Raleigh Hills Newsletter
October 11, 2019
Dear Raleigh Hills Families,
Whether you are a teacher or a parent, watching children construct their own knowledge of the world around them is so incredible. At recess, these third graders (see picture below) were pointing at the clouds and comparing the shapes to hippos, elephants, and alligator buses. At the same time, they were also discussing which clouds were stratus clouds turning into strata nimbus clouds or cumulas clouds turning into cumula nimbus clouds. They were predicting which ones might become "harsh" storm clouds. How exciting that the third grade teachers' lessons are translating outside their walls!
In this newsletter, we will be sharing some more examples of the creativity and curiosity that our Raleigh Hills students share. Whether they are discussing cloud formations, creating a newspaper, or writing poems., we are inspired by the teaching and learning that happens in all areas of our school!
Jennifer and Lindsay
The Red and Black Student Newspaper - Check It Out!
"Where I am From" 8th Grade Poetry in Mr. Lee's Class
De donde soy
yo soy de México,
donde Día de los Muertos se celebra
El olor a recién cocinar los alimentos y el canto.
Soy de elotes con queso
Donde se vende en todas partes en las calles
Soy de música hip hop
Donde se escucha todos los días
Soy de mi madre
Quién creció en México
Con una hija orgullosa para ser hispana
Soy de mi padre
Quién trabaja todos los días que Yo cebada puedo verlo.
Soy de una familia desordenada
que tiene a Brotheres provocando
. Soy de ser la única chica de la familia
donde se establecen las reglas.
Soy de una familia estricta
donde certien las cosas no están en voz alta.
Soy de luchas
para sacar buenas notas en la escuela.
Soy de donde están colgadas las fotos del bebé en la pared
. Soy de ser el más joven de la familia
. Soy de ser perezoso.
De ser alguien que quiere trabajar en ese objetivo.
Where I am from
I am from Mexico
Where Dia de los Muertos is celebrated
The smell of freshly cooked food and singing.
I am from elotes with cheese
Where they’re sold everywhere on the streets
I am from hip hop music
Where its listened to everyday
I am from my mom
Who grew up in Mexico
With a proud daughter to be Hispanic
I am from my dad
Who works every day that I barely get to see him.
I am from a messy family
Who has Brothers arguing
I am from being the only girl in the family
Where rules are set.
I am from a strict family
Where certain things aren’t allowed.
I am from struggles
To get good grades in school.
I am from where baby pictures are hung on the wall
I am from being the youngest in the family
I am from being lazy
To being someone who wants to work on their goal.
Each poem holds a special power to students, and they are works of self-awareness and acceptance, which we appreciate and value.
Families who are currently receiving meal benefits, who have not yet applied for meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year, must reapply before October 15, 2019 to continue to receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch for their children.
The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and available through SchoolCafe.com.
All you need is your student’s ID number. If you don’t have that, you can call your school office
or the Meal Benefits line (503-356-3957).
If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.
Fall Digital Citizen Week October 14-19
As part of the Future Ready pledge and Child Internet Protection Act, we will “work together to protect student privacy and to teach students to become responsible, engaged, and contributing digital citizens.” With this, it is our responsibility as a district to infuse schools with access and technology as well as provide training and support for teachers to use the tools and teach students the safe, legal and ethical use of technology.
Spring Conference Date Change
Picking Up Students During the Day
Upcoming volunteer opportunities for the month:
October 15 - Safety backpack prep (stuff backpacks with emergency supplies) 12:45-2:30 Safety prep
10/15 - Volunteer Orientation @ 6:00pm
October 19 - Garden clean-up (9am-11am) Garden
October 23 - Clothes Closet ( assist at CC admin building) Clothes Closet day
October 25 - MS Bingo Night (now accepting prize donations) myimpactpage.com >opportunities >bingo nights
Library helper - shelving, book covering, check-in/out, production Library help
Read To Me 500 - reading support for Kindergartners Read To Me
Wanna get more involved at RHS? Become a chairperson for a PTO committee! Openings:
- Panther Pacers Coordinator (March 30 - June 2)
- Bottle Drive Coordinator (every first Saturday from 10am - 1pm, truck/trailer required)
- Co-coordinator for Volunteers (contact me firstname.lastname@example.org)