December Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are grateful to have such a wonderful community. Thank you for supporting our Food Drive and helping with our current Toy Drive. We love helping families within our community!


We appreciate all the holidays celebrated this time of year and throughout the year. We hope that whatever holidays your family celebrates that you find joy with your family and friends!


Sincerely,


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Masks

With the new guidance, students, staff and parents are no longer required to wear masks outside. They may continue to wear masks outside if they choose to.


If you would like your child to continue to wear their mask outside please have that conversation with them. We are not able to monitor outside mask wearing at school.


Masks are still required inside the building.

Winter Toy Drive

We are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring a Toy Drive Dec. 1-15. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to be given to Scholls Heights Families and the Beaverton Community. We are collecting toys from birth to high school age. We are excited to help spread joy!

BEF Grant Fundraiser Above to Benefit Schools Heights Students

Community building circles are an essential part of restorative practices. Current distancing guidelines make it challenging for students to be heard during circles because students are spaced so far apart. Voice amplifiers will help us to build community.


Here is the link: https://fundrazr.com/SHE_Community_2021?ref=ab_4CUnDYbmC934CUnDYbmC93

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December 17 Spirit Day

December 17 is a Spirit Day. It is Pajama/Comfy Clothes Day. We are encouraging staff and students to come to school in their weather appropriate pajamas and comfy clothes.

Vision Screening

Vision screening for all students will be on December 16, 2021. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they are wearing them for the screening.


If your student fails the vision screen you will be notified. We will not notify you if your student passes the screenings.


Please let the office know if writing if you do not want your student(s) screened.

School Buses/Parking Lot

Thank you to those who are helping with our parking lot function and safety. It makes a difference if you are not parking by the fire hydrant and when pulling into our parking lot you remain in your car and next to the sidewalk but NOT blocking the crosswalk. Thank you for your help.


I am hoping to have public safety come out again and look carefully at our systems to see if they have any further recommendations besides not parking on both sides of Loon or illegally by the hydrant.

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Lost and Found

Missing something? If so, please encourage your child to check lost and found. We are beginning to get a collection of coats and other items. Please remember to label your child's belongings. We will go through the lost and found periodically and are able to return labeled items to students.
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News From Beaverton Library

English video: https://youtu.be/QepM_5ojYYo

Beaverton City Library has books, movies, games, Activities-to-Go, and lots of great online and onsite events over winter break. And it's all free!


Spanish video: https://youtu.be/7Aow4DgFcrM

La Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Beaverton tiene libros, películas, juegos, Actividades Para Llevar y muchos eventos excelentes en línea y en la biblioteca durante las vacaciones de invierno. ¡Y todo es gratis!


Video to share: Reading Recommendations

Looking for your next read? MacKenzie shares over 20 books in under 7 minutes to give you some ideas of a few things to read during your time off from school!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmkMt6pwspE


Oregon Battle of the Books—Zoom Challenge, January 2

Attention all 3-5 grade OBOB readers! Beaverton City Library is hosting a Zoom OBOB Challenge on Sunday, January 2nd at 2:00 PM. We’ll ask library-created questions from all 16 of this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books, so grab your pencils and get ready to test your knowledge. Register starting Dec. 2 at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/OBOB


OBOB Coordinators--We will post all of our unofficial questions for you to use in practice. Visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/OBOB for the complete battles in early January.

Arrival

Reminder- For safety, please do not drop your child off before 8:15 AM. We do not have any supervision before 8:15 AM.

Food Drive

Thank you to everyone who was able to support our Food Drive. We were able to support several wonderful Scholls Heights Families! We appreciate your help!

Bottle Drop Fundraiser

Do you have cans and bottles at home that you are willing to donate to our PTO? We have blue collection bags in the office or you can reach out to PTO for one. You can bring these bags to school the first Friday of every month. Here are the Bottle Drop Fundraiser Dates: January 7, February 3 (Thursday), March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3.

PTO in the Know

Join the PTO on Social Media
We are on Facebook and Instagram.

Join us to get the latest information and announcements!

Get our Newsletters
Go here to sign up to get the SHPTO monthly newsletters

Interest in Volunteering?
Please fill out this form and our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch.
Volunteer Interest Form

Get Answers on the Web
We update our website a few times a week. You can usually find answers to frequently asked questions there.
www.shpto.org

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PTO- Mabels Labels Fundraiser

This year-long fundraiser has seasonal options. Looking for a way to label your student's clothing, shoes, lunch box, sports equipment? Look no further. 20% of your purchase comes back to the school!


Mabels Labels


• Go to www.MabelsLabels.com


• Select Support a Fundraiser in the top right of the menu


• Search for Scholls Heights Parent Teacher Organization (Beaverton) and select.


• Shop! It's just that easy.

District Antiracist Vision Statement

Every student and employee has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive school environment that honors their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and national origin.


Beaverton School District owns that our student outcomes currently point to our part in perpetuating institutional racism, and we commit to actions that address the current culture that is leading to these outcomes. Schools are critical in providing safe and creative opportunities for people to learn about different cultural and racial identities, have conversations about pressing issues and correct injustice wherever it exists. We commit to eliminating the structures, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in our schools and in our community.


Beaverton School District will authentically engage each student, family and staff member to build connection, uplift understanding and truly value the diversity of our school communities. We will work to dismantle policies and systems that perpetuate institutional racism and barriers to education and other school-related activities. Students and families of color will see themselves represented in curriculum, materials, instruction, classrooms and all school activities in our district. Our district will honor, respect, represent, engage with and be accessible to students and adults from all communities.

Eliminating racism and all forms of bias is fundamental to our work — not just a part of our work. We commit to removing racism, white supremacy, hate speech and all forms of bigotry from our schools and communities.


Our district will:

  • Seek and incorporate student, family, educator and administrator input in decision-making processes.
  • Provide ongoing anti-bias and antiracist education to every staff member.
  • Enforce Every Student Belongs procedures to prevent, interrupt and stop racist and biased incidents among students and between staff and students or community members.
  • Create an inclusive learning community that honors, respects, represents, engages and is accessible to learners from all communities.
  • Create permanent district funding and resources to promote equitable policies, structures and practices for BIPOC students and other marginalized groups.
  • Implement policies, procedures and professional development to confront and eliminate conscious and unconscious racism and review these policies and procedures regularly to ensure we are meeting our commitments.

Meal Program Info

Students can access free meals at school all year! Check out this link for information.

Too Sick For School- Health Information

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