Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

October 16, 2020

Message from the Principal


Happy Friday Findley Families,


I hope this message finds you all well. Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual fundraiser! We surpassed our goal. Wahoo! Information about prize pick-up will be shared soon. Also, we had the highest participation rate in the district on International Walk & Roll Day and as a result, our school won a variety of prizes we will be sharing with you soon. You rock, Dragons!


Thank you to those of you who have provided us with some information on how CDL is going for you. We appreciate the feedback and intend to use it to take some action steps. More on that soon. If you haven’t had a chance to submit a response, we’re keeping the survey open for one more week. If you’d like to tell us how it’s going, here’s a link to the form.


We really appreciate all of the support we are getting from those of you at home navigating CDL with your students and we recognize we couldn’t do this without you. I know for many families and learning coaches at home, the natural reaction when you see your kids struggle, is to want to jump in and help. The struggle is often where the learning lies, we call this the productive struggle. School (even though we’re virtual) plays an important role in teaching students about how to navigate various situations independently and what to do when they need help. Think of it like this, under typical circumstances, you wouldn’t be with your child during the day. When they are on zoom, they are in class, leaving them in the most capable hands of their teachers is ok. We will help them learn independence and self agency. It’s what we do! We will take good care of them. I promise.


I also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a few updates about some of your favorite PTO programming. Art LIteracy lessons will be sent out once a month via Seesaw. Students and families will have access to the lessons and are able to submit pictures of their finished works to be displayed in our virtual gallery! October’s Art Lit lesson was sent out yesterday. Be sure to check your Seesaw app for information. Passport Club will resume for students in grades 2-5 soon. Look for info coming out about how this will work. Lastly, Findley Flyers will also be returning soon. We will be using an on-line recording system called Marathon Kids to track progress towards our mileage goals. Students will be recognized for their accomplishments at our monthly assemblies. Again, more info on this soon.


Speaking of our monthly assemblies, they’re back! Our first virtual assembly was shown to students today during their morning connection time. Ask them what their favorite part was! We have posted a link to the video on our Findley Facebook page as well as right here in the newsletter. Enjoy!


Here’s to a great weekend, Dragons!

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.

Principal

FIndley Elementary


CDL Survey - Open through Oct. 23

Findley Families! We want to know how Comprehensive Distance Learning is going for you and your children. Your feedback is not required, but we would love to hear from you. Thank you in advance for taking a moment or two to let us know how CDL is going for you.

Click Here to complete short survey

Walk & Roll Day

We had a great turn out! Office McNealy dropped by and handed out prizes during the afternoon. Bracelets - Pencils - Stickers & Tattoos were enjoyed by everyone. Teachers loved seeing students!


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FINDLEY WON THE DISTRICT PARTICIPATION AWARD FOR MOST PARTICIPANTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT. WAY TO GO DRAGONS!!!!

Device Coverage Insurance

During Verification, did you choose the Device Coverage Insurance? If you did, don't forget to pay online.


Log Into ParentVue

Choose: Online Payments

Log in > Choose your student


If you owe any fees or fines there will be a red line at the top that says there are unpaid fines/fees for that student. You will need to click on each student in order to pay the fine/fee for each student.


If you have any questions, please contact the office, we will be happy to assist as much as possible.

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Assembly 10/16/2020

Assembly October 16, 2020

OBOB

Hello Findley Knight…


I know many of you have questions about this year’s OBOB program. Well, we do not have all the answers yet. I can tell you there will be no regional or state battles this year. We do not know yet if we will have school battles. We will not make that decision until later this year when we know if we are returning to school. We DO KNOW that Findley has registered and we will receive all the official questions. We DO KNOW that OBOB is still fun, and the list of 16 books are all great books to read. We DO KNOW we will be doing some modified program and acknowledging all the Findley Knights who want to participate. So for now, READ READ READ the OBOB books!!! If you have any questions please contact me. Mrs. Vennes

Device Swap

If your Device is not working or you are using a device that you picked up last spring, we are ready to swap out your Chromebook.


Please Email Mr. Temple-Morris using this link. - I need a Chromebook. He will be happy to set a time to meet to make the swap.


Mask and social distancing protocol will be followed. Make sure to bring your old device with you.

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Student Help Desk for IT Issues

Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at shd@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503) 356-4656 for support. Please visit this link for more information.
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Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Notes from the PTO Board:

Thank you to the Findley community for coming together and raising well over our targeted amount for this year's Dragon Dash! A big shoutout to our amazing lead Amy Humble and her team for putting together a successful event in the face of such adversity.



Here is a brief summary of the PTO programs for this year so far:


The following PTO programs will be running in a different format this year:


Art Lit - first lesson released today - a big thanks to Christa Brask for leading this effort!

Passport - online program with self-study maps and quizzes - email coming soon - thank you to Xiao Shi and Vothy Heang for putting this together!

Running Club - this will be a district-provided program with Findley parent volunteer support - more to come soon - thank you to Erica Boland for being our leader!



The OBOB and GeoBee competitions have been cancelled for this year. The decisions were made by the head organizations.

Dragon Dash Update!

Congratulations Findley! We reached our fundraising goal this year! In fact, we exceeded our

goal by 32% and raised $32,146 and an additional $5,530 in Company Matching. If your

employer matched your donation, please send a copy of the Employer receipt or confirmation

email to dragondashpm@gmail.com.


Additional congrats to Mrs. Arcangel's class who was the first to reach 90% class participation. They will receive a future class surprise! It was a close competition between 2nd and 4th grade classrooms in overall fundraising percentage. Congratulations to the SECOND GRADE students and families for the win! The second grade students will get to choose a book to be donated to the library in their teacher's name.


The Prize Assembly video will be shared with students ‪on Friday, October 30th‬ and a link will

also be emailed to parents. SAVE THE DATE! Prize and t-shirt pickup will be ‪Wednesday,

November 18th.‬ The drive-thru distribution will be staggered by last name and adhere to safety protocols for social distancing. Additional information will be shared closer to the pickup date.


Thank you to all families and friends who helped us reach our goal this year. And to the

amazing teachers who also helped support the cause.


Findley PTO

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Cub Scouts Pack 718, part of Findley PTO

Our Cub Scouts are in full swing, taking advantage of the good weather with a mix of outdoor activities and some online elements. Many of our Scouts were able to get out and meet our September biking challenge and have already begun working on their rank advancements. If you're looking for a way for your K-5 child to have an opportunity for social interactions while learning about the community, the outdoors, and being a kid, then check out more about our Pack here or sign up for a free "Adventure Kit" at https://cpcbsa.org/grit/



-Ryan

Up Coming Events


October

20th - Bus Book Drop Off

21st - Library Book Pickup 9:30 - 1:00 pm

23rd - Library Book Pick up 11:00 - 1:00pm

27th - Bus Book Drop Off

28th - Library Book Pickup 9:30 - 1:00 pm

30th - Library Book Pickup 11:00 - 1:00 pm


November

1st Time Changes (Fall back 1 hour)

9th - PTO Meeting 7pm Virtual meeting Click Here P/w Dragons 974 0821 0518

11th - No School - Veterans Day

13th - No School - Grading Day

18th - Dragon Dash Drive through prize pick up - times TBD

25 - 26 - 27 No School - Thanksgiving

Approved Flyers

Club K - After School Zone
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