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Errol Hassell Family News- September 11, 2020


The first day of school is Monday! We are so excited to finally start the school year! If you haven't met with your child's teacher yet, don't worry. There are still opportunities to do so. The last two weeks went by like a blur, and teachers want to meet with you.

As the weeks progress, please know that there are consistent opportunities to connect with your child's teacher. Email is always an option, and there is time built in to Wednesdays for teachers to meet (virtually) with families to discuss your child's progress.

- Family Toolkit

- SchoolMessenger settings

Library Access

Destiny is a great tool for students to access all our print and digital resources, including eBooks, audiobooks. We will have regular times for book pick up. For book checkout and returns, we will follow all OHA and CDC guidelines for handling books.

Library book pick up times: TBD

Coming soon: Book Bus! We are coming into the neighborhood with a bus of books for students to check out.

  1. How to get to destiny:
  2. How to use destiny and place a hold:
  3. How to use Sora:

Book Bus is coming!: We are working to schedule a book bus in the neighborhood. The book bus will have bags of books that students can check out and return.

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Technology Updates

All students will be charged a $20 insurance for the device. You can pay the fee, opt out if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, or not pay. The $20 insurance covers loss or damage.

Beaverton City Library

BCL to Go! BCL to Go curbside check out service

Books for Kids

Partnering with BSD Nutritional Services we’ve given away 3,671 books through 38 Summer Meal Site visits.

Summer Reading Program

1,500 kids and teens completed Beaverton City Library's Summer Reading Program—it was a joy to see kids and teens pick their books!

Youth Access Card:

Nearly all of your children have public library cards! They can check out ebook and downloadable audiobooks, access online homework help and databases, AND check out up to 5 books or audiobooks from the library. Have questions? Just ask! We LOVE to help you and your students get the most out of these cards.

Each student’s Youth Access Card number is just BSD followed by their student ID number. The default PIN is just the last 4 digits of their student ID number.

For example: Library card number= BSD123456 PIN=3456

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Errol Hassell has been approved as a food site beginning Sept. 22. We will offer food for pick up on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In the meantime, Errol Hassell families may pick up food at any of the other locations.

BSD Meal Info

Meal benefits application

Clothes Closet

Errol Hassell Food Boxes and clothes closet: Coming soon! If you have connections for donations of (new and gently used) clothes, toiletries, books, and shelf stable food, please email Cynthia Moffett (

Aloha High School

18550 SW Kinnaman Road, Aloha. South parking lot entrance off of 185th Ave

Wednesdays only from 12:00-2:00 P.M. or while supplies last

Beaverton First United Methodist Free Food Market

12555 SW 4th Street Beaverton, OR 97005 USA 503-282-0555

4th Thursday of every month from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. or while supplies last. Open to anyone in need of food assistance, no income verification required. Please bring your own bags.

Merlo Station Free Food Market

2032 SW Merlo Ct. Beaverton, OR 97006 USA (503)746-6346 Open the second Thursday of the month from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m only or while supplies last. Open to anyone in need of food assistance, no income verification required. Please bring your own bag.

Holy Trinity Food Closet

13715 SW Walker Road, Beaverton 97005 (503) 641-1842 Normal Hours of operation are Tuesday: 10:00am—12:30pm, Wednesday: 10:00am—12:30pm, Friday: 10:00am—12:30pm

Aloha Church of God

18380 SW Kinnaman Road, Aloha 97078 (503 649-5678 Hours – 1:00pm to 3:00PM Wednesday and Thursday as well as 10:00AM to 12:00PM the last Saturday of each month. Bring your own bags.

Additional Resources:

Oregon Food Bank

Care to Share

Partners for a hunger-free Oregon

Food Boxes are loaded into the trunk of most vehicles in parking lots to keep everyone safe. Drivers and volunteers are asked to maintain physical distancing while distributing vital food resources, in accordance with CDC best practices... all while wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

Hornet Happenings

Office open 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Call (503) 356-2090.

Sept 14- First Day of school

Amazon Smile

Connect your Amazon app to Amazon Smile. Earn dollars for Errol Hassell PTO every time you shop. (Instructions here)

Volunteer info!