The Growler

May 16th, 2021 Edition

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Dear Families,

The last few weeks have been filled with some amazing teaching and learning, and lots of fun too! Our socially distanced recess games are filling our fields with creativity, laughter, exercise and teamwork. Thank you to our student advocate, Julie Claycomb, for keeping our kids going on the playground!

What a joy it has been to be a part of Bellview School in a new role this year! The opportunity to get to know all of our students and families, work with every single staff member, and spend time collaborating with other schools in our district, has been a truly rewarding experience. I am pleased to announce that I will be spending another year as your interim principal and look forward to having more time learning and growing in this role. The entire school community has been so supportive throughout this school year and I am so grateful to be a part of it.


Lindsay Gates

Interim Principal

Bellview Talent Show & Spring Auction!

Hello Bellview parents!

The Talent Show is May 19 at 5:30pm

Come out to support our Bobcats without even leaving your house.

Starting at the same time as the Talent Show, we will be having a Spring virtual auction and raffle! You will have a week to enter into a raffle and/or auction to raise funds for an outdoor classroom setup. Even as students are back in classes, having outdoor classroom space has been a longtime goal for Bellview. (Raffle and auction will run for 1 week, from 5:30pm May 19-26.)

· Click Auction or text 'Bobcats2021' to 855-202-2100 to get a link to bid

· Click Online Raffle or text 'Bellviewraffle21' to 855-202-2100 to get a link to buy raffles

For any questions, please email Princess Franks at See you in cyberspace on the 19th!


Bellview PTO


Families who have experienced significant income loss may now be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Apply online or contact your local school.

DHS will continue to work with federal partners to provide help to Oregonians in need. To apply for Nutrition Assistance, visit or call 2-1-1. Read the full details here.

If you need help paying your electric bill, check out the Oregon Energy Fund. It provides funds for energy assistance to more than 30 partner agencies and nonprofits in Oregon. Find more information here.

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Covid update from the district office

This week the CDC released new guidance related to fully vaccinated individuals and the use of face coverings and physical distancing.

Governor Brown issued a video statement on how this new guidance will be implemented in Oregon. In her statement she shared, "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance." This also applies to all other individuals on school campus, including but not limited to: family members, volunteers, visitors, SROs, and other partners.

ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year.

Erin's Law Lessons Begin May 24th

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Bellview Elementary

Vision: Inspiring future leaders to imagine and build a better world through thoughtful action and kindness.

Mission: Bellview values diversity, builds essential skills, and fosters relationships to empower our students to become capable, independent, lifelong learners.