Hello from ACMA

July 2019

Message from Principal Paige


ACMA Transition to "ACMA @ 118th"

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy has moved to ACMA @ 118th Avenue until June 2021. The accessibility to our office will be limited.

Office Hours starting June 24, 2019 through August 12, 2019 will be:

Monday - Thursday 8-2pm.

Main Office:

650 NW 118th Ave

Portland, OR 97229


"Sometimes people ask me what Timberland, our temporary home in 2019-2021 will be like. I tell them yellow." Bjorn Paige

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ACMA Day - Monday, August 19th

On Monday, August 19th, is our yearly ACMA DAY. We will be open from 7:30am through 4:30pm for you and your student to drop by. Students will have the opportunity to have their school picture taken, pick up their new schedule, pay class fees, pick up their chrome book and other beginning of the year items. There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of our new campus. Depending on the time of day, all of these items should be able to be completed in approximately 30-45 mins.

PTO Ice Cream Social and Back to School Night - Thursday, August 29th

On Thursday, August 29th, is ACMA's annual BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! Yes, before the school year starts! On this evening, parents and students are invited to bring their new class schedule and meet their new teachers.


6:00pm - The ACMA PTO will be providing ice cream to all students and families.

6:30pm - Welcome by Bjorn Paige, Principal

6:45pm - Classroom visitation begins. A schedule will be provided when you arrive.

BTSN - TAG & Health Information

Both the TAG Coordinator (MaryAnn Campbell) and Health teacher (Beth Deal) will be available prior to the Ice Cream Social/Back to School Night on August 29th. They will be talking about their programs and answering your questions. Please join them at 5:30pm. Room TBD.

When Is Your First Day of School?

  • The first day of school for students in grade 6 and all "new to ACMA" is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

  • The first day of school for all remaining students is Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

So many opportunities...

Throughout the school year there are numerous opportunities to volunteer at ACMA:

  • ACMA Day
  • Dance Recitals
  • Music Concerts
  • PTO's "The Spectacular"
  • School Dances
  • Theater Productions
  • Graduation
  • Field Trips

and many, many more. If you have not registered to be a volunteer at ACMA, click the link below to get started. Do not wait!


School Supply List 2019-2020

Updates to District Calendar for 2019-2020

Due to budget cuts the District Calendar has been updated for the 2019-2020 school year (see picture below). Please visit the District Calendar webpage for updated 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 revised District Calendars.

Because of this change ACMA has made date adjustments to our ACMA Day & Back To School Night. Here are the new dates:

  • Monday, August 19th - ACMA Day (school photos, online verification, fee payments, collect class schedule) 7:30am thru 4:30pm
  • Thursday, August 29th - Back-To-School Night/PTO Ice Cream Social 6:00pm

Please mark these dates on your Calendar!

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A/B Day Calendar

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2019 Summer Meals Program

This summer, children can enjoy free lunches through the Summer Food Service Program

sponsored by Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department. The Summer Food

Service Program is a federally-funded nutrition program open to all children ages 1-18 years.

Adults can eat for just $3.50. No applications or registration are necessary, and all children

and teens are welcome. In addition to lunch, some sites offer breakfast in conjunction to

scheduled summer school programs.

There are 18 school sites providing meals this summer. All children are encouraged and

welcome to come join in the fun! Bring your children or tell a friend. Days of service can

be different for some sites, so please check the Nutrition Services Summer Meal Program

website for dates, locations, and times. Lunches will be served Mon. - Fri., June 18 through

August 16, 2018 at most of the following sites:

Elementary Schools:

Beaver Acres, Chehalem, Elmonica, Greenway, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, McKay, McKinley, Raleigh Park, and Vose

Middle Schools:

Meadow Park, Mountain View

High Schools:

Beaverton, Merlo Station (Mobile truck), Mountainside, Southridge, Sunset and Westview

In addition, lunches will be delivered to the following park and apartment locations:

•Beaverton City Park, 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton 97005

•Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, Portland 97225

•Eichler Park, 13710 SW Farmington Rd. Beaverton 97005

•Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd., Portland 97223

•Kinnaman Townhomes Apartments, 17647 SW Kinnaman Rd, Aloha, OR 97007

•LynMarie Apartments, 3660 SW 117th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

•Merlo Station Apartments, 032 SW Merlo Rd., Beaverton 97007

•Mountain View Champions Park, 5915 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton, 97007

•Patrician Apartments, 18000 SW Shaw St, Aloha, OR 97007

•THPRD Skate Park, 15707 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton, 97006

•Willow Springs Apartments, 3340 SW Doyle Place, Beaverton 97007

•Wonderland Park, 6400 SW King Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97008

This year, the BSD, in collaboration with multiple community partners, will offer the

following FREE enrichment opportunities at select sites during the meal program: Kids

Yoga, iBopKids song and dance classes, THPRD’s RecMobile and Nature Mobile, Story Time

with the Beaverton City Library, OSU Extension Service’s “Food Hero” Cooking Classes and

a special BSD Books & Bytes program. Please check the BSD Nutrition Services / Summer

Meal Program website for additional details

AVID Volunteer Tutors Needed!

AVID=Advancement Via Individual Determination

The Beaverton AVID Program teaches students the skills and behaviors necessary for academic success in high school, college and beyond.

· AVID volunteers (we call them 'tutors') work with small groups of students under the supervision of a teacher.

· Volunteers are trained to use specific strategies that help develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.

· Volunteers are needed mainly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and times vary depending on the school and volunteer's availability.

· Training and ongoing support provided.

· Community or Parent Volunteer Application and Background Check required.

For more information contact: BSD-AVID-Tutor@beaverton.k12.or.us

Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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