Bonny Slope Elementary
January 21, 2021
Dates To Remember
1/26 Jan Birthday Lunch Celebration K/1/2
1/26 Principal Chat 6pm
1/26 BSCO Winter Community Meeting 7:00pm
1/27-1/29 1st Grade Supply Pick up
1/28 Jan Birthday Lunch Celebration 3/4/5
1/29-2/3 PreK Supply Pick up
2/3-2/5 Kindergarten Supply Pick up
2/5 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day
2/12 Report Cards Available Online
2/15 NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Books for Bobcats K/1/2 7:30 am - 4:00 pm at the front of the school
BSE Library Book Bus 1:30pm-4pm find route information here
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
I hope this letter finds you and your families in good health. It has been an incredible week. I spent my evening last night watching a recap of the Presidential Inauguration. I was in awe of Amanda Gorman and her poetic talents, especially at such a young age. Her poem spoke to so many hearts in our nation and around the world. I was also moved by the momentous occasion of having our first woman, the first Black American and the first South Asian American to be elected Vice President. The hope this must give to all our students as the historical barriers to success are beginning to fade. I also feel a sense of hope when I see our teachers giving it their all over Zoom, and when I see our students engaging in more difficult academic tasks successfully. I know that we are nowhere near the end of these difficult times, but I do know that we are moving closer to a life filled with hugs instead of distance and one where we will once again get the chance to learn together safely.
You may have heard that Governor Brown has changed the metrics and made them advisory. While I do not have any specifics about the return to school, I imagine more information will be available in the weeks to come. Please be on the lookout for District communication on both the district website and in your email.
We have over 180 students signed up for our Bonny Slope Pen Pal program! Pen Pal packets with information, postage, and supplies may be picked up tomorrow, Friday, from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. We are hoping that this activity will help students feel more connected to a peer while learning remotely. Tiffany Rodgers (our school counselor) is leading this charge. If you have any questions, Tiffany can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, students are invited to grade-level lunch bunches. Information about what day each grade level meets can be found in the Counselor section of this Paw Prints.
As our District faces uncertain budgetary times, it is looking for input from parents about priorities for spending. You will find a short video and a survey to share your thoughts here:
Video link: https://youtu.be/JT9iJhOAzO8
Survey link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/budget
Finally, next week Jim Hiller and I will be hosting a Principal Chat at 6:00 PM on January 26th right before the BSCO Community meeting at 7:00 PM. (We will send out the link for the Principal Chat next week to the Bonny Slope community.) We are looking forward to seeing you!
Wishing you and your families much happiness, learning and health.
Janet Maza and Jim Hiller
Grade Level Virtual Lunch Bunch
Students will have the opportunity to socialize with grade level alike peers. Play games and socialize with others while eating lunch. Students do not have to sign up to be involved, but will be given a link to join the lunch bunch on a certain day of the week. (Links are included)
4th Grade 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m
Meeting ID: 842 5069 2657
5th Grade 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
Meeting ID: 871 7934 5077
3rd Grade 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Meeting ID: 863 9342 3964
1st Grade 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
Meeting ID: 810 9367 5404
2nd Grade 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Meeting ID: 851 7049 9233
Meeting ID: 857 1983 4366
I look forward to spending time with your children at lunch as well as sending out packets for the pen pal program.
Tiffany Rodgers - Counselor
Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.
TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring
Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer
Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer
Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall
Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall
In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification
Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria
No change in admission criteria, only tests used
Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests
ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)
Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available
Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates
Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021
Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, email@example.com or 503-356-4548.
Gracias por su paciencia mientras administramos los exámenes TAG/Summa durante el año escolar 2020-21. Se han realizado las siguientes actualizaciones a nuestros procesos de identificación actuales para reflejar el aprendizaje a distancia y la investigación sobre la estabilidad de la puntuación de los exámenes.
Exámenes TAG / Summa
Los exámenes TAG para los estudiantes nominados por los padres o maestros ocurrirán en la primavera
Los estudiantes actuales de 5º grado tendrán la oportunidad de ser considerados para el programa Summa mediante el examen a fines de la primavera/verano
Las oportunidades de exámenes al aire libre para TAG/Summa también estarán disponibles a principios del verano
Los estudiantes actuales de 3º y 4º grado tomarán exámenes de rendimiento en lectura y matemáticas (ITBS) en el otoño
Los estudiantes actuales de 2º, 3º y 4º grado tomarán un examen de evaluación de habilidades cognitivas (CogAT) en otoño
Además de las normas nacionales, se explorarán las normas locales para la identificación de TAG/Summa
Exámenes y criterios de calificación de SUMMA
No hay cambios en los criterios de admisión, solo se utilizan exámenes
Los resultados de los exámenes CogAT en los grados K-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA
Los resultados de los exámenes de rendimiento en los grados 3-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA
Exámenes de literatura y matemáticas del Sistema de Evaluación Estatal de Oregón (OSAS)
Las oportunidades de exámenes se publicarán en la página BSD TAG a medida que estén disponibles.
Las invitaciones para el examen se enviarán a través de School Messenger antes de las fechas del examen.
Los estudiantes elegibles para Summa serán notificados antes del 15 de enero de 2021
Dirija sus preguntas a Heidi Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org o al 503-356-4548.
Bonny Slope Elementary
Principal: Janet Maza
Assistant Principal: Jim HIller
11775 NW McDaniel Rd.
Portland, OR 97229