Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

April 30, 2021


Greetings Findley Families,

Next week we celebrate our teachers and staff. This year, in particular, they have gone above and beyond to create learning experiences both online and in person. Please join me May 3-7 in appreciating all our teachers and staff and all that they have done this year.

Also next week, we will be participating in the Spring Safe Routes Walk and Roll to School event. In person students are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes or scooters to school on any day next week. Each day, staff will be handing out small prizes to students who are able to participate. On Wednesday, May 5, our students who are in Comprehensive Distance Learning are encouraged to walk or ride up to school anytime between 9-11am. We look forward to seeing you!

Lastly, it’s the time of year when we ask for parent input about next year. Included in this newsletter is a link to a form for parents to provide our school staff with information about your child that will be helpful as we begin to put together classes for the 2021-2022 school year. While we don’t take requests for specific teachers, we do value parent input about your student’s optimal learning environment.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.



FIndley Elementary




BSD statement on Black Lives Matter

BSD Board Resolution on Indigenous Peoples' Recognition

Go Dragons!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you know of someone or do you have a future Dragon that will turn 5 on or before September 1?

If you do, it is now time to register for Kindergarten Fall 2021/2022. We will have another Kindergarten roundup on May 20. We will send details when we are closer to that date as to if this will be a Zoom orientation.

Register online now for 21/22! We look forward to welcoming our new Dragons!

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Parent Input form ready

It's that time of year to start thinking about next fall. It seems like we only just started the school year!

Any parent that would like to give us some information regarding their student, please complete the Input form and we will get your thoughts.

Parent Input form - Click Here

Congratulations Findley Chess Players

A team of Findley Dragons - Krishav A (4th Grade), Varun I (3rd Grade), Laasya L (2nd Grade) participated in the annual Oregon State Chess Scholastic Team Championship tournament last weekend April 10.11.

This fabulous Findley Chess Team successfully won their section and the plaque for our school, leading past 10 other teams from all over Oregon. Great team work!!

In the individual Oregon State Chess Elementary Scholastic championship, several other Findley students including Anisha S, Andy M, Jonathan Z & Varun I participated successfully, winning several medals and plaques. Congratulations to all of them!

We are very happy that all of them were very successful. Please see the tournament results here at Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation link

Did you know?

Our office handles most of the day to day information flow through our school. Please include them in any emails regarding the following

  • Attendance - CALL - 503.356.2100 option - leave a reason for absence
  • Meal - opt-in / opt-out
  • Go Home Plan changes

When in doubt, include the office, they will make sure that all parties that need specific information are made aware of changes. If your students teacher is out of school, this will also guarantee that the substitute is updated with the information necessary for that day.

Findley’s Library To Go

Curbside Pickup Schedule:

*Monday: 11:45-1:45.
*Wednesday: 9:00-1:00.
*Friday: 11:45-1:45

Returning library books:

*During Curbside Pickup hours.
*To a bin in the classroom.
*To a bin in the Findley front entrance foyer

Last day for Curbside is June 2, all books need to be returned by June 7

OBOB update

Hello Findley Dragons…

ICE CREAM...ICE CREAM....Who likes ice cream?!

Thank you to all the participants of the 2020-2021 OBOB season. It was a different year, but still very fun! I would like to invite all students who participated this year to a drive up ice cream party next Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 5th 11:30am - 1pm

Mrs.Vennes will be on the sidewalk in front of the school, drive, bike or walk up and I will give you an ice cream treat, certificate of participation, and OBOB bookmark. (If you are a Hybrid student I will put the certificate and bookmark in your classroom prior to next Wednesday).

If you have any questions please contact me. Mrs. Vennes

Findley April Assembly
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Get your prize

During the Walk & Roll Challenge week, In-Person Students may Ride / Walk / Roll to school Monday - Tuesday - Thursday or Friday and get great prizes. Also during the week, the District Walk & Roll committee will be leaving special prizes on Scooters and Bikes parked in the bike racks during the school day!!

On Wednesday, any student in CDL may Walk & Roll to school between 9 -11am and get a prize.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Clothes for Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout

Community Resources

Community Resources

Bethany & Cedar Mill Library

Inter District Transfers

Inter District Transfer forms for 2021-2022 are available beginning April 1, 2021. There are TWO ways to apply for an Inter District Transfer. More information is available on the TRANSFER website.

Construction Update for Thompson Road starting Fall of 2021

PGE has dollar-for-dollar payment matching available to help customers with past-due balances get back on track. Call 800.542.8818 They can assist in over 200 languages over the phone. PGE Payment Match

Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

We have openings on the PTO Board starting in May for the upcoming school year. It is a fun group of Findley parents that meets as an Executive Board once a month and then on a quarterly basis, we hold a General PTO meeting.

Here are the open positions along with a quick recap of the job:

Treasurer - Role includes writing checks, balancing statements, making deposits, presenting financials at monthly meetings

Volunteer Coordinator - Role includes approving new volunteers, sending out emails, setting up new volunteering events in Better Impact/mVP

Co-President - Role includes running meetings, acting as liaison between the principal and the PTO Board and overseeing PTO-related activities

Dragon Dash Project Manager - Role includes overseeing the Dragon Dash event and coordinating various volunteers

*Training is available for all of these roles.

We are always happy to welcome a Member-at-Large position as well, which can be tailored to a particular interest.

Feel free to contact me directly at amyheang@gmail.com with questions about the roles or if you are interested in joining the PTO Board.

Thank you!

Amy Heang

PTO President

Don't miss out - get your yearbook now

This year has been like no other year! One day you'll look back and wonder exactly how you experienced school during the pandemic. What was it like when you stayed home AND went to school? That's when you pull out your yearbook from this year and take a trip down memory lane!

But in order to do that you need to reserve your yearbook to ensure there is one waiting for you at the end of the year. There will be a limited number available when they arrive and they go fast!

Click on the link and get yours reserved today!


Up Coming Events


Mondays & Fridays 11:45 - 1:45

Wednesdays 9:00 - 1:00


5th - All Students CDL Wednesday

5th - Cinco Da Mayo

5th - 7th - Walk & Roll Challenge

12th - All Students CDL Wednesday

12th - Ramadan ends

12th - 13th - Eid al-Fitr

16-17th - Shavout

19th - All Students CDL Wednesday

20th - Kindy roundup - Location TBD

21st - Findley Spirit Day - Inside/Out - wear your cloths inside out!

26th - All Students CDL Wednesday

28-29 Ascension of Bah'u'llah

31st - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

State Testing dates and times at Findley:

Wednesday, May 12
9:00-11:15 Grade 5 ELA
12:45-3:00 Grade 3 ELA

Wednesday, May 19
9:00-11:15 Grade 5 Math
12:45-3:00 Grade 3 Math

Wednesday, May 26
9:00-11:15 Grade 5 Science
12:45-3:00 Grade 4 ELA

Wednesday, June 9
9:00-11:15 Grade 4 Math


2nd - Normal school day with In-Person & CDL

2nd - Library Curbside 9am - 1pm - FINAL DATE

7th - Library books due to school

9th - All Students CDL Wednesday

16th - All Students CDL Wednesday

18th - Last Day of School for 2020/2021

Approved Flyers

Club K - After School Zone
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