November Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

Thank you!

Thank you for coming to Parent/Teacher Conferences and partnering with us for the success of all our students!


We would also like to thank the following people who brought in delicious food to fuel our staff:

Lissett Bickford, Brigitte Marenin, Nicole Lewis, Krystle Gard, Angie Steger, Heather West, Sheena Jarvis, Kori Cohen, Patty Grunwald, Karina Viezzer, Jessica Dalcour, Gina Zahn, Andrea Bonard, Audra Gans, Jill Wilkey, Jennifer Plath, Donna Moser, Yvonne Earnshaw, Amisha Shah Punj, Melinda Avery, Esther Danforth, Grace Peel, Hyewon Shin, Liz Schmidt, Kaleigh Roberts, Mary Bell, and anyone else we may have missed that contributed!


(If you are missing a dish you brought, we still have it.)

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School Spirit Days

School Spirit Days help build school spirit and community. Here are the School Spirit Days for this year:

November 20- Sports Day (Wear a team shirt, team colors, sports attire...)

December 21- Pajama Day

January 25- Sock Day

March 1- Book Character Day (In honor of Dr. Seuss)

March 22- Vacation Day (Dress like you are on vacation. Ideas: Hawaiian shirt, Ski Gear, Hiking...)

April 26- Mismatch Day (Wear things that don't match or go together.)

May 31- Crazy Hair or Hat Day

Picture Re-take Day

Picture re-take day is Thursday, November 8. If you would like your child to re-take their photo, please return their picture envelope. In addition, it would be helpful for the photographer to know what you did not like about the photo so they can do their best to resolve the issue. For example, did you want a different background color, if it was their hair, etc.

A Knight to Celebrate: Feast and Fundraiser Midnight Masquerade 2019

Join the Scholls Heights PTO for a magical evening celebrating our school’s students and staff at our second annual “A Knight To Celebrate: Feast and Fundraiser - Midnight Masquerade.” That’s right…we’re adding a theme to this year’s event, so hit those post-Halloween sales and grab your masquerade mask to add to the fun!


“A Knight to Celebrate” will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6pm-10pm at the Celebrate Conference Center in Lake Oswego and feature passed hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, silent auction, live auction, and entertaining games!


Book your childcare and buy your tickets TODAY! Early bird pricing starts NOW!


Ticket Purchase Options:

* Early Bird Individual Tickets (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31) - $60 each, includes 1 drink ticket

* Reserved Table of 8 (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31) - $600, includes a table sponsor (you get special swag!), plus two bottles of wine

* Reserved Table of 10 (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31) - $750, includes a table sponsor (you get special swag!), plus two bottles of wine

* Starting January 1st, ticket prices increase to $75 each (includes 1 drink ticket).

Reserved tables will not be available for purchase.


How to buy tickets? Purchase online through the SHPTO website: http://www.shpto.org/spring-gala.


Questions? Contact fundraiser@shpto.org


All proceeds from the event benefit the Scholls Heights PTO (SHPTO) to help support our school community!


Don’t miss the magic!

McTeacher Night Dining for Dollars

Come join some staff members at McDonald's on Tuesday, November 13th from 4:30-7:30PM. Scholls Heights' PTO will earn money on the purchases made.

Thank you to our Host Families and Katoh Elementary for a fun and educational student exchange!

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Book Fair

Thank you to the amazing volunteers who helped put books in the hands of our students and teachers. Thank you to the parents and PTO who purchased books for the classrooms.

Early Release Wednesdays

AMAZING work is going on after students are released early on Wednesdays! Here are some examples of what we are doing:

-Receiving training on best practices for teaching your children.

-Analyzing student data so we know where students are and can teach to their specific levels and needs.

-Creating units and lessons together that grade level teachers will implement.

-Scoring and creating common assessments.

-Meeting with teachers from other BSD schools to learn new strategies.

-So much more to make your child's educational experience the best it can be!

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November 4: Clock Fall Back

On November 4, 2018, we set our clocks back an hour, making it darker earlier in the afternoon. With shorter days this time of year, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians need to be extra alert to see each other in low light situations.


Improving visibility means improving safety for all road users. Wearing light colors or reflective clothing is one of the simplest things pedestrians and cyclists can to do keep themselves safe.


Here are additional suggestions to help keep you safe while walking and biking:

  • Wear bright, reflective clothing and shoes when walking or biking.

  • Don’t wear headphones, text or talk on a cell phone while crossing the street.

  • Be aware of vehicles around you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.

  • Don’t assume that cars see you or are going to stop.

  • Driving or biking…. expect and slow down for pedestrians in popular walking areas, around schools and parks, and near crosswalks.


When more people walk, bike and take the bus, it makes the route to school safer, less congested and more fun for everyone.


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School and District Report Cards

School and District report cards for the the 2017-18 school year are available at https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (Select Beaverton in the school or district search bar). We welcome the opportunity to share this information with you on the progress we are making to improve academic achievement for each student in the Beaverton School District. We are making progress.


In 1999, the Oregon Legislature enacted ORS 329.105 requiring that the Oregon Department of Education produce and issue annual report cards for all schools and districts. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance.


The redesigned School At-A-Glance Reports: The school and district report cards have been redesigned to reflect changes to Oregon's educational system so that parents and community members are provided with the most current, relevant, and important information about their school and districts. The new report cards allow schools and districts to better tell their unique stories in a more visual and user-friendly way.


There is no school on November 12 in honor of Veterans' Day.

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Options School Application Process for 2019-2020

The application timeline has changed for the 2019-2020 school year. The lottery application phase has been shortened to make Second Consideration applications available earlier. This will allow students more time to work on their applications and schools more time to review them.


Please note that the ​School Of Science and Technology (SST) Open House​ will now be held on ​Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.​ at the SST, 18640 NW Walker Rd., Beaverton, 97006.


For a list of all of the Beaverton School District’s Option School Open Houses, and application process timeline, please visit the​ ​Learning Options Information​ ​webpage.

OFFICE OF LEARNING OPTIONS

Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

New Options Application Timeline

Mon., October 15, 2018 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.

Fri., December 7, 2018 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.

Wed., December 12, 2018 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2019-20 School Year.

● Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email.

● Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied.


Thurs., January 10, 2019 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools. Wed., January 30, 2019 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST


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Parent Resources

If you haven't had a chance to check out the District's Parent Resources page I highly recommend that you take a look.

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/PS/Pages/Parent-Bookmarks.aspx