Cougar Update!

A bi-monthly newsletter for Greenway families

December 6th

A Message from Mrs. Whitten

Hello Families- I can hardly believe that it is already December! It does seem like it was just September with long afternoons filled with sunshine and outside play. However, when I walk around classrooms each day, I see your children gaining confidence in their skills, growing and maturing in so many different ways. I am proud of each and every one of our students for all of their growth! Take time in the next few weeks to pause and recognize what your child is doing well. Give specific compliments about a new skill they may have learned, or how they persist on a task. Focusing on what is going well can help build confidence and resilience!

Today at our assembly we read the book. I am Human. This book is the kick off to our month long study of empathy. Ask you child about the book we read!

Parking Lot Reminders: Our parking lot is very busy. We ask that you be patient during pick up and drop off times. These are busy times during our day, and safety is our number one priority.

Morning Drop Off: If you are dropping off your child, be sure to pull forward to allow for several cars to drop off at once.

Afternoon Pick Up: Parents may not wait in the parking lot for an available space. Drivers must circle around until a spot opens up. Staff will direct you to keep driving until a spot opens up.

Students and teachers recognized for kindness!

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Important dates!

December 16th to December 19th Book Fair!

December 17th Music Program Grades 3-5. Begins at 6pm, students arrive by 5:45 pm. Book Fair also open to families that evening.

December 20th All School Pajama Day, Winter Sing a long, and Winter Parties

Winter Break: December 23rd - January 6th

Upcoming Event: PTO Meeting with Guest Speaker Angela Healow on January 8th at 6pm. Event will feature strategies to support the social and emotional growth of your children at home and school. Look for more information in the next few weeks!

Book Fair is Coming!

We are excited about the book fair. Please see the video below about setting up and ewallet for your child.

Applications for Middle School Options Due Friday!

Report Cards Going Paperless

Report Cards are Going Paperless

The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that by January 2020.

There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. You will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in your child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.

Please contact your school if you need help setting up or accessing your ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.