Parent & Community Newsletter- June 2019
A few thoughts from Mrs. Singleton & Mrs. Holz
And June is here! We are so proud of the amazing year we've had at Vose this year. Here are just a few of the things we have to celebrate:
- Vose continued to be awarded with the esteemed Premier Oregon Green School, through many efforts of students, staff and parents
- Our STEAM/Green Team night was another fun, educational event for families to learn all about the science, technology, engineering, art and math activities students and teachers have created together...we had over 20 community groups and agencies partner with us as well!
- There were nine Coffees with the Principals, with over 70 parents participating in sharing and learning together
- We had many after school programs to provide a variety of experiences for our students including Unicycle Club, Marathon Running Club, Mallet Club, Choir, Knitting Club, Dance Club and Bey Blade Club with over 200 students participating!
- Our PTO did a fantastic job fundraising, offering over $8000 in grants to teachers, funding field trips for every grade level and planning amazing events like Friendship Dance, Dia del Niño carnival and sponsoring various activities like Unicycle Club, Art Literacy and our Community Run
- Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by our Vose Alumni Scholarship Committee to six amazing former Vose students to help them continue their education as they pursue their dreams!
- Compared to fall scores, 71% more Vose students now read at grade level in English!
(That’s 90 newly proficient readers)
- Compared to fall scores, 126% more Vose students now read at grade level in Spanish!
(That’s 116 newly proficient readers!)
We wish you all a fantastic summer of fun times, learning and making memories!
All good things,
Monique & Melissa
NOTE: Due to Summer School being in session June 24 - July 18th, Monday-Thursday, our playground will be closed between the hours of 8:00am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday, to ensure safety for our summer school staff and students. The playground will be open to the public after 12:00pm on Monday-Thursday, as well as all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday as usual, during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Vose is a FREE Summer Meals Site!
Lunch will be served June 24 - August 13, Monday-Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm
FREE for Everyone 18 years and younger.
Vose Lending Library during Summer Lunch Times!
Vose Library will be Open Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm in Summer
Our staff talked with students this week about summer slide. If students are not engaged and reading, writing or math over the summer for at least 2-3 hours a week they will have huge learning loss.
Did you know that kids could lose up to three months of academic progress over the summer? This is called the “summer slide.” Summer slide is when students forget some of what they have learned or slip out of practice of reading during the summer months. Help us continue this growth by signing up for the summer reading programs like the one at the BEAVERTON LIBRARY.
Here are three tips from Scholastic to prevent the summer slide:
Read at least six books during the summer
Read something every day
Keep reading aloud
The Beaverton School District has put together a list of great local summer reading programs to help students prevent “summer slide.”
Other great resources include:
Summer School & Credit Recovery at District comprehensive high schools: (Aloha, Beaverton, Mountainside, Southridge, Sunset, Westview) visit the 2019 Summer Session webpage for information.
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District Summer Camps and Classes
Summer Day Camps at the Oregon Zoo
Portland Children’s Museum Summer Camps & Classes
Library Summer Reading Programs:
6 weeks are spent re-learning old material in the fall
Books in the home is most important
Beat summer slide read 2-3 hours a week
*Dont lose 2 months of growth- read over the summer
As you may know, Summer Reading officially started on Saturday, June 1st. We currently have kids registered for SRP, 10 of those are from Vose! Last year 148 students from Vose registered for summer reading—think we can get more this year? Beaverton Library is going to give a prize to the school with the most improved sign-up rate in 2019!
Our Summer Reading Program flyer in English and Spanish: https://www.beavertonlibrary.org/DocumentCenter/View/5087/PDF-of-BCL-SRP-info-for-BSD-2019
Remember that Summer Reading isn’t just for kids! Adult Summer Reading is for you to help
“ Read for Bees!” (get it? Because we’re in BEEverton). For every 700 hours the community reads our sponsors will donate 1 beehive to Mercy Corps! Check out http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/SRP and click on “Read for Bees” for all the details and to register!
There are fun things happening all summer long at the library!
Every week we have summer performers visiting the library—magicians, musicians, puppet shows, and more!
Murray Scholls: Every Tuesday at 10:15 AM
Main: Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM
Walkable Solar System: July 1- Aug. 31 you are invited to take a walk in the solar system! We’ve created a scale model of the solar system half mile walk from the Main library through down town Beaverton all the way to City Hall. Learn about the planets, our community, and get a good walk in all at the same time! Visithttp://www.beavertonlibrary.org/solarsystem for a map and directions in July!
BEEverton Bee Fest: Sunday, July 28 stop by the main library from 1-3 for the BEEverton Bee Fest! Learn all about bees and how you can help these treasured pollinators. Meet urban beekeepers, get your gardening questions answered, and learn how to build a mason beehive for your yard. Vendors will be selling honey and related products.
Araceli Acosta (she/her/hers)
Outreach Specialist, Youth Services (Hablo Español)
Beaverton City Library | 12375 SW 5th St | Beaverton, OR 97005
503-350-4092 | www.BeavertonLibrary.org
Work days: Tuesday-Saturday
The Beaverton School District is still enrolling for Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2019 is now eligible to enroll for Kindergarten at their designated home school. Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. After the online application has been submitted families will want to schedule a visit to their child's school, prior to the first day of their attending. This visit is important as they may receive school-specific forms to complete. Parents/guardians will need to provide a birth certificate and immunization record at the time of enrollment.
Each elementary school will offer parents an opportunity to find out more about the kindergarten program at their spring Kindergarten information events. Vose's Kindergarten Orientation & Dual Language Program Information Night will be Thursday, April 18th at 6pm.
If you are uncertain about which elementary school is the home school, families can check any address to see what elementary, middle or high school attendance boundary it is located in using theDistrict Address Locator or call 503-356-4500.
For more information on registering for Kindergarten, including a list of
2019-2020 Kindergarten Orientation Dates, Immunization Requirements and much more, please visit the Kindergarten Information webpage.
Teachers Collaboration on Wednesday Afternoons
This month teachers focused on writing for your students. We reviewed students' growth from the fall until now at the end of the year and there was much to CELEBRATE!
Celebrations at Vose
Community Fun Run was a success
Saturday June 3rd hundreds of Vose community members came to participated in a healthy life-style and have so fun running and walking. This was a fundraiser for the Vose Scholarship. Thank you Maestra Johnson Moreno for organizing!
SIx Vose scholarships were given out to former Vose students who are on their way to college. What a remarkable way to support learning pre-K through 12. Congrats to all, and thank you for Maestra Baker for leading the scholarship committee.
Choir and Mallet Club Performs
Congrats to the Vose mallet club and choir for their final performance for the 2018-2019 school year. Way to go teacher leaders Mr C. and Mrs. J!
Community Fun Run was a success
Congratulations to our Six Vose Alumni Scholarship Winners (see photo above)
Abigail Lopez Torrez: Abigail has a sibling (Gael) in 5th grade. She has a 3.857 weighted gpa and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has lots of experience in community service.She will be attending Portland State University to be a Nurse!
Ramiro Espindola Gonzalez: Ramiro has siblings Wendy (8th grade) and Guadalupe (5th grade Gonzalez). He has a 3.6 weighted gpa and is a member of the National Honor's Society. He is a hard worker having 5 different jobs since 2017. He is a DACA and is face lots of adversity with the future of his status. He will be attending Linfield in the fall to become a civil engineer.
Karla Rivas: Karla is a former Spanish Spelling Bee finalist who represented Vose at National Bee in New Mexico! Her mom is a regular volunteer at Vose (Ms. Janeth) and her sister, Valentina, is in Gonzalez' class. Karla will be attending the University of Portland in the fall with a double major in Organizational Communications and Spanish.
Luis Cabanilla Sanchez: Luis works two jobs to support his single Mother and siblings. His younger sister Jocelyn is currently in 6th grade, but comes back to Vose to volunteer. He was at Vose for only a year, because he came from Mexico at the end of 4th grade. Luis will be attending Portland State to be an environmental engineer.
Silvia Juliana Godinez Lainez: Silvia is a hard worker. She has maintained a job since her sophmore year, in order to support her Mother and siblings. She is also enjoys community service, She will be attending the University of Oregon with 12 credits to satisfy her world language requirement, as she has been able to maintain a high level of Spanish throughout school.
Daira Maldonado: Daira is the youngest in her family and the first to go to college. She has maintained a high gpa throughout high school of 3.93. She will be attending university of Oregon in the fall to major in Graphic Design.
Amazon Future Engineers Coding with Kids Summer Camps
Amazon has a new national program called Amazon Future Engineers. It does a lot of work from K through paid college internships. Portland was actually selected for Coding with Kids summer camps, hosted in the main building downtown (1320 SW Broadway Suite 400). This is one part of Amazon Future Engineer for younger students.
And Amazon is providing scholarships for students to attend; these camps are for ages 5-18. Most are half-day (two can be combined into a full day for 9am-4pm camp) but some camps are full day, too.
Camps in Portland this summer: https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/camp?loc=region_portland
Amazon scholarships for the camps here: https://www.codingwithkids.com/amazon/
Updated 2019-2020 Budget, Calendar and Compensation Information
I want to thank the Beaverton community, including our staff, for their careful attention to our budget process and projected shortfall for the 2019-20 school year. I am encouraged by recent news from our legislators that additional funding may be available in future school years to provide the education that we know every Beaverton student needs.
As we have gone through our budget and bargaining processes this spring, we have worked closely with our Beaverton Education Association leadership. They brought us information about obligations in the 2018-2019 contract. At their suggestion, we also have changed the May 13 Budget Committee Meeting to May 22 to provide the District more time to review and revise the Proposed Budget. As we complete our 2019-2020 budget process, we will make a few adjustments:
- The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration time expires on June 30, 2019. Pending negotiations, the District’s intent is to return to the original licensed contract language of 175 student days and 193 licensed employee days for the 2019-2020 school year and eliminate early release Wednesdays. The school year would be five days shorter.
- Teachers and administrators will receive a one-time salary adjustment equal to .5% of their annual pay as part of their June 20 paycheck for the 2018-2019 school year. This cost of living increase (COLA) was required as part of the 2016-2019 licensed and administrator contract based on trigger language agreed to in 2016. The classified contract has different provisions and classified staff are not impacted by this adjustment.
- District staff, including newly appointed Interim CFO Jim Scherzinger, will review and revise the proposed 2019-2020 budget. Revisions to the budget will be presented and discussed at future budget meetings scheduled for May 22 and June 17. The School Board will meet on June 24 to adopt the budget.
- District staff will release an updated school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year that includes 175 student contact days and the elimination of early release/collaboration Wednesdays.
As we revise the proposed 2019-2020 budget, I will be focused on staff and students and my highest priority will be minimizing class size increases.
Thank you for all you do for the students of the Beaverton School District.
Student Test Results in ParentVUE
REMINDER: State test scores are available in ParentVUE two weeks after both parts of the ELA or math test are completed. Science scores will not be available until next fall after passing scores are identified by the Oregon Department of Education. The Testing Information tab in ParentVUE has links to additional information about your child’s scores. If you need assistance activating a ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school. Learn more about ParentVUE. Please note: these scores are not currently available in the ParentVue phone app. Students whose parents/guardians do not have an active ParentVUE account will be mailed English Language Arts and Math test results over the summer, Students with at least one parent/guardian with ParentVUE access may request a printed report by contacting Kay Jenkins by email at email@example.com or by phone at 503.356.4594.
Important update for elementary schools: ODE’s combined test report generator is not working, so we are unable to send reports for you to send home with students whose parents do not have an active ParentVue account and who have completed ELA and math testing.