February Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Scholls Heights Families,


This month is Kindness Month. Although we practice kindness all year round, we put an emphasis on Kindness during the month of February. Each month we are focusing on a different character trait.


Classes will be having Friendship Parties on February 11 and February 14 is Kindness Day. We are encouraging everyone to wear red on February 14, Kindness Day.


We have no school today to allow teachers time to work on grades. Reports cards will be available on ParentVUE on Friday, February 11. Here is more information about ParentVUE for those who might need it:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/parentvue-studentvue/parentvue-studentvue-faqs


There is no school on February 21 in honor of Presidents' Day. There is also no school for students on February 22, as it is a Staff Development Day.


Take care,


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

OHSU Testing message (from OHSU)

With the omicron variant, we are seeing more students testing positive for COVID. Those students who test positive should not participate in our program for 90 days after receiving their results, as they will continue to test positive during this time period. These repeat positive tests consume testing supplies and staff time, and distract us from helping students who are healthy or are just being diagnosed with COVID for the first time. Students with a positive result do not need to opt-out of the program, but they do need to pause their participation until the 90-day period has ended.

If you are pausing the program, you can return your test kit to the school office.

Love the Bus 2022

Join us as we celebrate the big yellow school bus February 14-18th. During Love the Bus week we invite parents, students, and staff to take a moment to thank the 270 bus drivers that safely transport 28,000 students to our Beaverton schools daily. Elementary students are invited to create a card and show appreciation for their bus driver during the week. For more information and to download a card template visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes #lovethebus #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes

Erin's Law and Great Body Shop

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Here in the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards and fightchildabuse.org to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law. Continue reading for more information on each resource.


Oregon Health Education Standards

The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students.


Erin’s Law (Sexual Abuse Prevention)

An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety and assertiveness.


Previewing Materials/Opting Out

The process for previewing materials and opting out of instruction will be slightly different due to the pandemic. Your child’s teacher will be sending communication home prior to instruction in human sexuality and sexual abuse prevention to address this.


Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.



Sincerely,

Tracy Bariao-Arce

Erika Heslin



References:

Oregon Health Education Standards: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/health/Documents/2016ORHEStandards.pdf

Materials Preview Process: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eV2_2zifeQshFC4uOP8v3Fkvs4zvYSuTEXInyTvag2Q/edit?usp=sharing

Erin’s Law Resource: Fightchildabuse.org

BSD Kindergarten Registration is Open

Please share this information with anyone who has an incoming kindergarten student. https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten

Playful Inquiry

Are you curious about Playful Inquiry? Here is some information: https://www.smore.com/f03rq-playful-inquiry

News From Beaverton Library

Student Library Cards

New library cards are in the hands of nearly 3,000 BSD students! We have seen many of these “Let’s Go to the Library” cards being used for the first (or second, or third) times, and the kids are so excited to pick out their own books and use their own cards. If you would like a librarian to zoom into your classrooms to talk about the library or read to your class let me know!


Storytime

Beaverton City Library’s Virtual storytimes start up this week with Family Storytimes, Toddler Storytime, and “Let’s Get the Wiggles Out!” Visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Storytime to see all the storytime options this winter.


Beaverton City Library Community Clothing Swap
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022- 10 am-2pm (Clothing donations accepted Feb. 10 from 1-3 pm and Feb. 11 from 1-5:30 pm.)

The Beaverton City Library is holding a Community Clothing Swap on Saturday, February 12 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is free, and everyone is welcome to take home items for themselves and their families. No donation is required to receive clothing.

Flyer: https://www.beavertonlibrary.org/DocumentCenter/View/7345


Youth Media Awards

Last week the 2022 Youth Media Awards from the American Library Association were announced.


Just in case you missed the results:

· Newbery (for writing): The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

· Caldecott (for illustrations): Watercress by Andrea Wan, illustrated by Jason Chin

· Coretta Scott King (BOTH author and illustrator awards): Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

· Children’s Literature Legacy Award: Grace Lin


For a full list of winners and honorees visit the ALA press release.

Safe Routes to School February Message

Walk and Bike: It’s Good for Your Heart!


Whether you walk or bike a few blocks to school or close to a mile, your active commute is good for your heart, your whole body and it’s invigorating and fun! With colder winter weather, children spend less time playing outside, but a nice brisk walk or bike ride to school will help achieve their recommended 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day. This will help prevent childhood obesity and support healthy bones.


Walking and biking to school is also a great way for kids to get the physical activity needed for healthy minds. Kids who are more physically active have better academic performance. Studies are beginning to show that exposure to nature and free outdoor play can reduce stress and relieve ADHD symptoms. If that isn’t enough to get you out of your car, think about the air quality around a school when dozens of parents sit in idling cars while their children jump out. Air pollution has contributed to childhood asthma rates doubling between 1980 and the mid-1990s. Asthma rates remain at historically high levels and cause 14 million missed school days every year. Walking and biking to school is healthy for kids, healthy for communities, and healthy for the planet.

Dining For Dollars

Please mark your calendar for upcoming Dining For Dollars. This is a great way to enjoy delicious food while supporting Scholls Height.


February 16- Joe's Burgers Murrayhill

March 16- Mod Pizza Greenway

April 13- McTeacher Night

May 18- Panera Washington Square

June 18- Menchies

Arrival- Do NOT drop off before 8:15

Reminder- We continue to have students being dropped off at school or walking before 8:15. This is a safety concern. We do not have any supervision before 8:15 AM.
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Our 2022 Scholls Heights Auction

Our Scholls Heights Auction Fundraiser is back by popular demand (and hosted virtually again!) This is one of our biggest events of the year, where the proceeds will directly benefit our students and staff by providing funds for many enrichment programs.


Donations Needed!


The Parent Teacher Organization is seeking donations from prominent businesses in the community, as well as local families for this fundraising event. Your 100% tax deductible donation can be in the form of an item (s), gift certificate, service or cash.


Your donation is critical in allowing the Scholls Heights PTO to continue Art Literacy, Science Fair, Passport Club (a geography club), Battle of the Books, class field trips, Teacher Classroom Grants, and many more curriculum enhancing activities.

You may use the attached form to print and submit your donation. We also have an online form if you prefer. We are happy to arrange to have your item picked up by one of the event chairs listed below.


If you wish to send your donation, it can be mailed to:


Scholls Heights Elementary School

Attn: SHPTO Donations

16400 SW Loon Dr

Beaverton, OR 97007


Our Organization’s Tax-Exempt number is: 93-1275774

We realize that you receive many requests throughout the school year, and we appreciate what the continued support gives to the education programs of Scholls Heights Elementary School.


As a thank you for this generous donation, your business or family will be recognized on the Scholls Heights website and event signage.


Thank you, in advance, for your time and consideration!


Sincerely,

Randy Majors, Fundraising Chairperson

Allison Ziarnik, Auction Committee Chairperson

fundraiser@shpto.org

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: March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3.


The PTO is also willing to arrange a bottle bag pick up at your home. The next home pick up is Monday, February 15. Simply reach out to the PTO.

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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