Parent Partnership

News & Resources from your School Counselor & Success Coach

Hi Findley Families!

It is so wonderful to be back at school! It brought me so much joy to see some of your students during hybrid instruction for the first time in over a year! My heart was bursting! I am so looking forward to seeing all students on Wednesdays for SEL lessons on zoom and at the weekly lunch groups per grade level. It truly is such an honor getting to be the school counselor at Findley and I am excited to finish the year out with your children!

I have spent the last three months at home with my new baby boy, Jude. He is three months old now and is such a sweet and snuggly baby! I couldn't help myself and included a picture of him below :)

Please reach out to me or Mrs. Hargrave, we are here to support you and your children. Thank you for being such an incredible community to serve. We appreciate you!

Emily Gotfried

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Clothes For Kids

As students slowly return to in-person learning and as the weather changes, please remember that Clothes for Kids, formerly known as the Clothes Closet, is open and is well stocked!

Clothes for Kids, previously known as the Clothes Closet, is open and well stocked! The link to schedule an online Clothes for Kids Appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Appointments are not needed to make a donation. For the program, donations are best when the program is open during the times listed above. Or, there are two donation bins on the walkway in front of the program that are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Spring Food Resources

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Need Volunteers to Help with Meal Prep at Elementary Schools

Nutrition Services is very excited to be serving so many in the community. The do however need extra assistance to put the meals together and are asking for volunteers to assist with bagging and wrapping of meal components that go home daily.

We will be allowing volunteers into the building to assist with this task. Please make sure that you have your background checks completed prior to signing up for these times. We will need 2 volunteers daily 8am - 11am (hours can be flexible if needed)

We know many of you have reached out to find volunteer opportunities and are excited to have this need in our school.

Upcoming SEL Lessons

May 5th -

K- Live Zoom and Seesaw Lesson

1&2- Live Zoom and Seesaw Lesson

3-5- Seesaw Lesson Only

May 12th -

K- Seesaw Lesson Only

1&2- Seesaw Lesson Only

3-5- Live Zoom and Seesaw Lesson

May 19th -

K- Live Zoom and Seesaw Lesson

1&2- Live Zoom and Seesaw Lesson

3-5- Seesaw Lesson Only

May 26th-

K- Seesaw Lesson Only

1&2- Seesaw Lesson Only

3-5- Live Zoom and Seesaw Lesson

Kindergartners continue to learn about Kelso's Choices. Big problems are when we feel unsafe or in danger, and we tell an adult. Small problems are problems we can solve by ourselves trying out a few of Kelso's Choices: Go to another game, Share and Take Turns, Talk It Out, Walk Away, Ignore It, Tell Them To Stop, Apologize, Make a Deal, & Wait and Cool Off.

Students are asked to try 2 of Kelso's Choices when they have a small problem. If they still can't solve it, then they should ask an adult for help.

1st & 2nd Graders wrapped up a unit on Problem Solving. This unit is designed to help students learn problem-solving skills:

  • Accept and value different feelings and perspectives.
  • Develop empathy
  • Identify and generate solutions to interpersonal problems.
  • Understand how to compromise with others
  • Practice self-regulation

3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders wrapped up learning about Problem Solving and this week they started a new unit on Peer Relationships. Children practice positive social skills and learn the qualities that are important to friendship, the consequences of bullying, and how to provide peers with support. In our first lesson, we identified qualities important to friendships.

A Note from our Findley Social Worker: Sarah Healy

New this Term: Expanding Centro de Bienvenida: We have expanded our special registration assistance center to serve additional languages. We continue to have bilingual staff and volunteers serving Spanish-speaking patrons. This term we are partnering with community-based organizations to accommodate even more languages. Details are still being finalized, but we anticipate having in-person translation for Arabic, Farsi, Somali, and more. All non-English speakers needing extra assistance are encouraged to attend this event. Running from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 1 at THPRD’s Howard M. Terpenning Complex at 15707 SW Walker Rd.

Financial Aid and scholarships are available. Households whose income falls below the Federal Free Meal Guidelines are eligible to receive up to $200 per person annually in financial aid.

¿Necesita ayuda para inscribirse a clases?

Acompáñanos a este evento gratuito el cual se lleva a cabo el día en que se abren inscripciones de verano. Tendremos personal bilingüe quienes le ayudarán a seleccionar campamentos de verano, clases, ligas deportivas, acceso al gimnasio o alberca y ver que más opciones THPRD tiene para usted y su familia.

¡No olvide preguntar sobre nuestro Programa de Asistencia Financiera!

Do you need help registering for classes?

Join us at THPRD’s administration office on Registration Day. We will have bilingual staff members that will support you in finding summer camps, fitness classes, sport leagues, access to the gym, swimming and other opportunities that THPRD has for you and your family.

Ask us about our Financial Aid Program!


Sarah Healy

Beaverton School District | Behavioral Health and Wellness Team

Aloha Huber, Bethany, Findley, Jacob Wismer, Kinnaman and Oak Hills Elementary

District School Social Worker

Phone: 503-356-5067

Your SEL Team - We are here for you!

Emily Gotfried - School Counselor

Susan Hargrave - Student Success Coach