Raleigh Hills Newsletter

May 8, 2019

Weekly Message

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Dear Raleigh Hills Community,


First, I want to thank you for all of the kindness you showed the staff during staff appreciation week. You went above and beyond to make us feel special even at a distance. We simply cannot thank you enough for the notes, flowers, gifts and signs. This community embraces us and we are so appreciative of the additional effort it must have taken this year. So on behalf of the entire staff, THANK YOU!


I continue to be blown away by the work that is coming in. Thank you parents and guardians for playing such an integral role in your students' education during this time of distance learning. I've heard of so many innovative schedules and ways that parents are connecting with the assignments their students have. The best way to know what assignments are due or have been completed is to take 5 minutes and have your child explain to you where this information is located in their account. You can set up a routine time to check in on that each day or each week.


Hang in there everyone! We are really looking forward to when we will be able to see you and your students in person again.


Warm regards,

Jennifer

Click Below to See a Thank You Video from Staff

Pick Up of Student Belongings

We will have our final pick up on May 15th for last names beginning with N-Z. This is for all students K-8. Please use the lower lot for pick up. You will drive up and tell us who you're picking up for. A staff member will bring your student's things and set them on a table and back away. Then you can jump out and get your student's belongings and take them home. We will not be able to return any unlabeled items. If we're not sure who it belongs to, we will store it here. When school opens up again, we will have a day for families to come and claim unlabeled items. All items will be bagged for you. No one other than BSD staff are allowed in the building at this time.

Kindergarten Registration

We are able to accept registrations for next year. You can fill out the online registration forms now. If your student is already enrolled, you do not need to complete a new registration for next year. It is especially important that we register kindergarteners at this time. Please spread the word that families can fill out the enrollment forms for new students for next year.


Online Enrollment

Safe Routes to School Survey

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Parent Input

It is the time of year where we begin to think toward next year. Although we are living through this unprecedented time of change, we know that eventually we will get through this and get back to normal. With that in mind, we'd like to invite your input into class placements for next year. This is an opportunity for you to let us know what type of classroom environment works best for your child. If you'd like to fill this out to inform our decision-making about classes next year, please click the link to fill out the form.

Library Books and Other Materials

If you have library books or other materials checked out to your student, don't worry! Soon the due dates for all of those things will be changed to the fall. There will be no late fees or fines associated. You can keep those in a safe place until schools reopen.

Year Books

MS Families!

The RHS Middle School yearbook is still happening! You can order yours online at www.jostens.com for just $15. Order by May 30. I am working with the school to schedule yearbook pick up in June. Yearbooks can still be purchased at pick up, but the price goes up to $20, so order online today!!!


Thanks,

Brittney Clark

Beaverton City Library Resources

Summer Reading

Beaverton City Library Summer Reading Program starts June 1! It’s easier than ever to celebrate reading all summer long. I'll be in touch later in May with all the details and a video to share.

NEW services for kids and families:


Bilingual Facebook Storytime – On Fridays at 10:15 we will be offering this English/Spanish storytime on facebook.


Letter from a Librarian – Children ages 3 to 10 can receive a letter from a Youth Services staff member after their parent fills out a form.(Available in English or Spanish)

Real-Time Reading Recs – Library staff will respond in real time to readers looking for good books to read on facebook – Mondays 10 am-Noon, Wednesdays 1-3, and Fridays 2-4.


Aprende Zoom – A bilingual English/Spanish online meetup where kids and grownups can call in or join via Zoom videochat to practice and play with Zoom features (changing your background, muting & unmuting). Tuesdays starting May 5.

Parent Workshops – We're hosting 3 speakers in May and June live on Zoom for parents on topics like Growth Mindset, Simplicity Parenting, and tips for engaging with children musically. These sessions will also be recorded to watch when busy parents have a moment.

And we are continuing our other online programs including:

  • Weekly live storytimes,
  • Craft and Story videos every day
  • ebooks and downloadable audiobooks
  • Tumblebooks
  • Online homework help
  • and more!

Donate to BSD Community Resources Fund

The Beaverton School District is now accepting donations from the greater Beaverton community to support community-wide efforts to provide food boxes, toiletries and other essential items to our families during this emergency situation. Food Banks are working hard to remain stocked to feed communities. There are many Beaverton families who struggle economically even in the best of times, and this fund will enable the Beaverton School District to work with community partners to serve our families. We use this fund to triple the buying power and thus increase the amount of families we can serve, a number that increases daily. Pass this on to friends and neighbors (we can also honor matching dollars!)

To make a donation to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund, visit

https://or-beaverton-lite.intouchreceipting.com/,

Select “Beaverton School District” under School

Select “Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund” under Item

Add a donation amount

Click on Buy

Click on Checkout

We started by serving 200 families and are currently serving 650 families. WE would love to serve more ...and more often. Please consider donating to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund today! Together WE are better!

Resources

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District Meal Sites/Sitios de almuerzos del distrito

You can go to any of these/ puedes visitar cualquiera de estos sitios