The Bolton Buzz

November 27, 2022

Here's What's Happening:

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Plant growth projects done by Mrs. Terrall's class.

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4th and 5th grade students have had opportunities to play chess during lunch.

Salmon Update - November 27, 2022

Our Alevin continue to grow and gain strength!

Mrs. Terrall's Math Teams

Mrs. Terrall's students work in triads to solve multi-step math problems together.

Students in Mrs. Neumann's class learned about coding - one of the next activities happening in our Makerspace.

Bolton Food Drive

Our 2022 food drive for the West Linn Food Pantry is from December 1-16. We will have bins in the hallway for students and families to drop off items that will be donated before winter break. We will celebrate and thank our community for their donations with a short parade around Hammerle Park on the morning of the 16th. More information to come.

Winter Performance for Grades 1, 2, and 3

Mark your calendars because our first concert of the year is coming up! I am very excited to announce that, this year, grades one, two, and three are currently working towards a winter performance that will take place the week before winter break.

Theme: Winter Bells!


Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 at 7:50AM (during our morning community meeting)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 at 6:00PM

Who: All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students

Where: Bolton Gym

Interested in volunteering for this event? Email Ms.Maria Rivera (music teacher) at for more info!

Is Your Family in Need During the Winter Season?

Please let us know if you need any additional support this winter season by filling out this survey. If needs are indicated, the school counselor will reach out to you to get details. If you would like to contact the school counselor directly, please feel free to reach out to Suzanne Capri at

Family Math Night

Please join us for a Family Math Night on Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m. Families will have an opportunity to learn about math standards, good math habits, the progression of math concepts through the grades, what math fluency really means, why we teach math the way we do, and how to support your student at home. You'll have an opportunity to play some of the games our students play and to ask any questions related to math education.

PTA Updates

Bolton Directory

Last week to purchase a directory!

The directory has been finalized and is being sent to the printers! This is the last week you will be able to purchase them so don’t miss out! Directories will be distributed by 12/13!

Adult Social

Get your tickets for the adult social before 12/15 and save $$$!!!

The adult social will be held on January 20th at Willamette Cider House! Join Us!

Purchase tickets here!

2022-2023 Report Cards

This year, WLWV primary schools will start sending report cards out digitally through ParentVue (similar to the middle and high school levels). Our first report cards will be available in ParentVue on Friday, December 9th.

You are welcome to request a paper copy by contacting our office, but you can also print them directly from ParentVue.

All IEP or Student Services documentation will still be printed and mailed home.

Volunteering for Classrooms and Field Trips

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our district site to register. Registration takes about two weeks to process, so please plan ahead.

We look forward to having you in the building!

Trex Recylcing Program

Bolton is be participating in the Trex Recycling Program. This is a great opportunity to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Bring your plastic bags in and drop them off in the bin near the office.

From now until April, we will be competing against other local schools to collect as much plastic as we can. The top schools are awarded a Trex bench which would be perfect in one of our amazing outdoor spaces.

2023-24 Enrollment for Riverside High School Open Now

Riverside High School Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is open through November 30 for current 8th and 9th grade students. Students can enroll using this online form.

Learn More about Riverside

Riverside High School will open as a small comprehensive high school in the Fall of 2023 with 9th and 10th grade students. We will add 11th and 12th grade in the subsequent years, so that by 2025-2026 we will have grades 9-12 at Riverside High School. If you would like more information about Riverside High School before making your decision to enroll, please check out our website. Riverside will open as a small comprehensive high school with International Baccalaureate, three new Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways, and co-curricular activities including select athletics.

How to Enroll

The enrollment process for this open window is very simple. Please fill out this online form to enroll. We will host a Virtual Drop-in Session via Zoom on Wednesday, November 9th from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. for those of you who have questions as you are considering enrolling at Riverside.

Las inscripciones para el Año Escolar 2023-24 a la Escuela Preparatoria Riverside están abiertas ahora

Las inscripciones para el año escolar 2023-24 para la Escuela Preparatoria Riverside están abiertas ahora, durante el mes de noviembre hasta el día 30 de éste, para los estudiantes actualmente cursando los grados 8° y 9°. Éstos pueden inscribirse usando esta forma en línea.

Entérese más acerca de Riverside

La Escuela Preparatoria Riverside abrirá como una escuela de enseñanza integral en el otoño del 2023, con los estudiantes en los grados 9° y 10°. Se agregaran los grados 11° y 12° en los siguientes años, de tal manera que para el año escolar 2025-2026, tengamos en Riverside grados de 9° a 12°. Si usted quisiera tener más información acerca de ésta, antes de tomar la decisión de inscribir a su estudiante, por favor, visite nuestro sitio web. Riverside abrirá como una preparatoria de enseñanza integral con Bachillerato Internacional, tres trayectorias nuevas de Carrera y Educación Técnica (CTE-Career Technical Education), y actividades cocurriculares que incluye actividades de atletismo en particular.

Cómo inscribirse

El proceso de matriculación para esta ventana de inscripciones es muy simple. Por favor llene esta forma en línea para inscribirse. Estaremos presentando una Sesión de Puerta Abierta via Zoom el miércoles 9 de noviembre de 5:30-7:00 p.m. para aquellos de ustedes que tengan preguntas al estar considerando inscribirse en Riverside.

WLWV Community Bulletin Board

Families wanting information about resources and additional community partners are encouraged to access the district's Community Bulletin Board. The Community Bulletin Board is where community partners share relevant flyers and information about youth sports, camps and outside learning opportunities, enrichment opportunities, fundraisers, and other community-based opportunities. Community members can also post information to the Community Bulletin Board by submitting a PDF.

Important Dates

Mark your calendars. Here are a few important upcoming dates to remember:

* Thursday, December 1 - Canned Food Drive Begins

* Thursday, December 1 - Math Night for Families @ 6 p.m.

* Wednesday, December 14 - Winter Performance @ 6 p.m.

* Friday, December 16 - Celebration of Giving Parade @ 8:15 a.m.

* Community Meeting Assemblies are every Wednesday morning. Students will go directly to the gym during arrival.

Idling During Car Drop-off and Pick-up

We've had a few requests from families and neighbors about not having your cars idle during drop-off and pick-up. We would appreciate having your car turned off during these times.


Reporting absences can be done by logging into ParentVUE or by notifying the office. Additionally, if you know you're child will be absent for appointments or vacation, you can input the absences ahead of time in ParentVue.

Meal Information for 2022-2023

Just a reminder that all school lunches are being charged to accounts this year; including milk purchases.

You can pay for your child's lunches on School Pay.

For more information, please visit our district website.

Bolton Spirit Wear

Show your Bolton Primary spirit! Here is the link to order clothing and accessories. Go Bees!

What Does Kindness Mean to You?

During our Community Meeting, we heard from students about what kindness means to them. I was appreciative of the great examples they shared and I hope it will resonate with our community. Below is the video that was shared with students.
Bolton Jog-A-Thon 2022
Bolton Makerspace Animation

Chromebook Damage Policy

District Chromebook Damage Policy Begins October 18

Beginning October 18, West Linn-Wilsonville schools will charge fees for damages to Chromebooks that are checked out to students. Examples of Chromebook damage could include broken keys or keyboards, screen damage, or lost or broken power cords. The district provided grace for damaged devices during remote learning and the pandemic. This change is necessary to ensure that the district maintains an ample supply of functioning Chromebooks for schools and students, however.

Students who no longer require Chromebooks at home are asked to return them to their school. Students, particularly in high school, who have properly checked out a Chromebook this school year do not need to return their device. Families may return damaged or unneeded Chromebooks to their school through October 17 without incurring any fees for damaged devices.

Fee amounts will depend on the severity of damage. Money collected from damaged Chromebooks will allow for devices to be repaired or replaced.

La política de daño de Chromebook del distrito comienza el 18 de octubre

A partir del 18 de octubre, las escuelas de West Linn-Wilsonville cobrarán tarifas por daños a los Chromebooks que se prestan a los estudiantes. Los ejemplos de daños en Chromebook podrían incluir teclas o teclados rotos, daños en la pantalla o cables de alimentación perdidos o rotos. El distrito proporcionó gracia para los dispositivos dañados durante el aprendizaje remoto y la pandemia. Sin embargo, este cambio es necesario para garantizar que el distrito mantenga un amplio suministro de Chromebooks en funcionamiento para las escuelas y los estudiantes.

Se les pide a los estudiantes que ya no necesiten Chromebooks en casa que los devuelvan a su escuela. Los estudiantes, particularmente en la escuela secundaria, que hayan prestado correctamente un Chromebook este año escolar no necesitan devolver su dispositivo. Las familias pueden devolver Chromebooks dañados o que no necesiten a su escuela hasta el 17 de octubre sin incurrir en cargos por dispositivos dañados.

Los montos de las tarifas dependerán de la gravedad del daño. El dinero recaudado de Chromebooks dañados permitirá reparar o reemplazar dispositivos.