Bonny Slope Elementary

January 21, 2021

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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

Each Wednesday

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



Dear Parents,

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 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:

Survey link:

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

Passcode: 414369

5th Grade 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.

Meeting ID: 871 7934 5077

Passcode: 734537


3rd Grade 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

Meeting ID: 863 9342 3964

Passcode: 580108

1st Grade 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.

Meeting ID: 810 9367 5404

Passcode: 441588


2nd Grade 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

Meeting ID: 851 7049 9233

Passcode: 028217

Kinder 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m

Meeting ID: 857 1983 4366

Passcode: 857452

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


TAG/Summa Update

Dear Families,

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/Summa Testing

  • 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, or 503-356-4548.

Estimadas familias,

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)

    • ITBS/Logramos


  • 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, o al 503-356-4548.



Nutrition Services continues to offer free meals to all children ages 1-18 curbside at school sites and bus stop locations. A complete list and interactive map can be found online at:
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Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: