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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- October 23, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,

We have some fun activities coming up before the end of the month. Remember to participate in Character day on the 30th for all students and the special pumpkin activity for Kindergarten students on the 28th!

As always, reach out if you need anything.

Sincerely, Angee Silliman


Be a Character Day on October 30th!

Feel free to dress up as your favorite character next Friday as you participate in your zoom meetings throughout the day. Follow individual teacher guidance on costumes please.
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New Counselor Joining Our School

Goodbye Miss. G and Hello Miss T.!

Miss T starts Monday as our new counselor! She doesn't have email until then, but her email will be once she starts.

Supply Pick Up

In addition to picking up classroom materials or supplies from the office, Ms. Blanchard has offered to bring materials out to her curbside library book check-out times. We thought the evening hours might help parents who can not get to school between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00. This would include Chromebook pick-up as long as we know ahead of time so that the device could be checked out and ready to go. Call the office to arrange pick-up at 503-356-2060.

Tuesday and Thursday: 11-12 and 4:30-6:00

Remember the Book Bus Next Monday!

Ms. Blanchard, Mr. Sanborn and Ms. Harder all went out on the book bus last week and 24 students checked out sets of books. Let's try to beat that number this week! Every Monday they will be going to 5 stops in our attendance area. Bus Map Here. You can zoom in to see the stops closer up and figure out your walking route to get to the closest one. The approximate bus stop times are listed on the map. We are trying to get these times shifted to start after 2:30 so students don't miss instructional time, and the order of stops might change in the future. I will share that updated information with you.

If your child wants to request specific books, please have them complete the following book request forms.

Ms. Blanchard's Google Form to put books on hold (This is the shortened version for K-1 grades)

Ms. Blanchard's Google Form to put books on hold

Ms. Blanchard will be curbside with books for students to check out during the lunch pick up times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12 and again in the afternoon from 4:30-6:00. She has book bags by either reading levels or interest/topic for students to choose from.

You can return books any day by placing them in the blue tub near the entrance of the school. Books are left to sit for at least 3 days before being re-shelved or put back into circulation.

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PTO Corner



Congratulations to all the students who entered minutes for the Move-A-Thon. Together students logged 25,578 minutes. Everyone who participated gets a sticker and the other prizes will be awarded soon. The grade level challenge winner was 5th grade: prepare for the obstacle challenge teachers! Together we raised $5500. You can still enter minutes and pledges on Family Site | Pledgestar.

Costume Contest:

Dress up in your favorite costume and submit a picture by Nov. 1 to enter into the Chehalem costume contest. Send all pictures to We will post pictures of our entries!

Fred Meyer Rewards:

We were recently enrolled into the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program and wanted to let teachers and families know that they can now register their rewards card to Chehalem Elementary PTO.

To Use the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:
Visit Once logged into your Fred Meyer account you can search for Chehalem Elementary PTO either by name or RB857 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card. When making purchases just swipe your rewards card or enter your linked phone number. The card must be registered to the Community Rewards program in order for their purchase to count towards our school.

Also, a reminder that our first Dining for Dollars event is this Saturday from 5-9pm at Chipotle off Cedar Hills Blvd.

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Dine Around at Chipotle

Help our school earn money and give yourself a break from cooking on Saturday, October 24th from 5-9pm. Remember to mention your purchase is to support Chehalem.
Please consider donating to the Beaverton Education Foundation to support students in need.
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School Calendar

Please note that on October 30th it is Be a Character Day. Please listen to your teacher for guidance on appropriate/inappropriate costumes for characters.

Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary