Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

August 31, 2018

A Message from Dr. Marsh

Findley Families~

What a great first week back! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your kiddos and the greater Findley community. It was wonderful to be able to meet so many parents this week as well, whether it was at Back to School Night, at lunch or before or after school. Everyone has been so warm and welcoming, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Your learners have been busy this week getting back into the groove, building their classroom communities, learning new routines and procedures, and setting goals for the new school year. Also, our first assembly was today. As you can see, we had a lot of fun. Some students even gave me some great advice on what it means to be Findley Dragon.

Don't forget, next week is a short week. No school on Monday, Sept. 3 due to the Labor Day holiday and Early Release starts Wednesday Sept. 5, with dismissal at 1:35. Also, on Friday we will have our Dragon Dash kick-off assembly!

Have a great LONG weekend,

Dr. Marsh

We Love Parent Volunteers!

Anytime you come to visit or volunteer at our school, please follow these simple but important rules:

1. Sign in on the volunteer computer.

2.Wear a badge or visitor sticker while on campus.

(Volunteers must complete the district background check prior to volunteering in the school).

Our Amazing Counseling Team!

We are excited to welcome back Emily Gottfried, our counselor on a part time basis. She will be working with our other part time counselor, Kaily Filkins. Please check out the link to their newsletter and website. These can also be found on the Findley Website under. Our counselor would appreciate if the parents would take this brief survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebDV2KaQOJKqlek_vc3fWE05p5UHO801W7mjfEwf6oKJ1pRw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Spotlight on a new staff member!

We are excited to welcome Lucy Potocki to our 4th grade team. Lucy is an experienced educator with many years of experience in the Beaverton School District. Welcome Mrs. Potocki!

Welcome Back to School from the 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.

Parent volunteers like you power the amazing programs PTO offers throughout the year. Be on the lookout for opportunities to help out through email announcements from Findley PTO or by checking the “opportunities” tab in your mVP volunteer profile at www.myvolunteerpage.com.

"Dragon Dash is hitting its stride!

We're all gearing up for the October 5th Jog-a-Thon. Please remember to login to www.pledgestar.com/findley to start raising money. The suggested donation is $145/student. Let's beat our goal of $88,740! There are wonderful prizes to be earned and won! Come cheer your child on at the Dragon Dash. Thank you for making Findley fabulous! Go Dragons!"

Save the Date! Findley PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General Meetings (Findley Library) – Presentations and staff updates. Open to all interested parents!

* Monday, Oct 29 - 7pm

* Monday, Feb 11 - 7pm

* Monday, May 20 - 7pm

Upcoming Events


3rd No School Labor Day

5th Early Release- 1:35 Dismissal

11th Volunteer Orientation (9:00 am)

12th Volunteer Orientation (7:00 pm)

26th Passport Club

28th Movie Night

Other Important News!

SchoolMessenger Notification System

The Beaverton School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to send automated phone calls, emails and texts to parents, guardians, students and staff. These include attendance notifications, inclement weather messages, and important reminders.

SchoolMessenger InfoCenter:

Parents can update their notification preferences via SchoolMessenger InfoCenter. Visit the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter website https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/, or download the app.

Check out this quick video on how to manage your preferences.

BSD Annual Survey Results Now Available

Thank you for taking the time to complete the 2017-2018 BSD annual survey last spring. The survey is a way for you to share your thoughts and opinions, and provides valuable information for school and District leaders for improvement, innovation and customer service.

District results from the 2017-18 school year now are posted on the BSD Research & Reports https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/district/research-reports webpage. If you are interested in seeing results for a particular school, please contact the school Principal.

You will receive an invitation to take the 2018-2019 Annual Survey in early to mid-spring of the 2018-19 school year. Please take the time to complete that survey and share your thoughts with the Beaverton School District.

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Nutrition Services Information

Beaverton School District Nutrition Services (NS) Department serves meals that meet the

nutrition standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These meals are funded by USDA reimbursements and meal sales. Breakfast and lunch is served at all schools, and afternoon snacks are served in qualifying schools.

The Oregon legislature provided funding to eliminate the reduced payment for School Breakfast and Lunch. For the school year 2018-2019, breakfast and lunch will be accessible at no charge to students who qualify for reduced price meals.

Note: If a student does not bring a meal from home and has a zero cafeteria account

balance, then the District Meal Charging Procedures will be followed.

Payments for school meals can be made by:

  • Sending a check made out to "BSD-Nutrition Services" or sending cash.
  • Making payments online at the SchoolCafé website. SchoolCafé is an online payment system that is linked to your student's cafeteria. Parents can register for a free SchoolCafeaccount on the SchoolCafe website.