Oak Hills Newsletter
Week of January 9, 2023
Message from the Principal
Dear Oak Hills Families,
Students adjusted so well to the routines of school last week! Thank you for helping them ease back into their evening sleep and waking up routines. Lots of smiles last week from students sharing memories from the break and others who were so ready to be with peers and staff again.
Please pay close attention to the school calendar below in January and February as there are "No School" days coming up for national holidays, staff development work days, and Grading Day. Thank you for your attention to that.
We are here for your students. Please reach out to their homeroom teachers or Care Team if you have any questions about their progress or need support.
Please also take a moment to review the updates from the PTO below. There are many student and family events coming up this winter and spring. The PTO wants to keep you in the loop about things your children can look forward to and ways for you to get involved. The next PTO meeting is next Wednesday at Oak Hills. You can attend in person or listen in on zoom.
Have a great week!
Vision Screening, Tuesday, January 17
All students at Oak Hills will have their vision screened Tuesday, January 17th. It is a simple camera style screening, with a photo taken of the child's eye and no subjective elements. However, notify the front office or your child's teacher if you wish to opt your student out of the screening.
5th Grade Celebration Planning Meeting
Tuesday, January 17 at 7pm @ Oak Hills Rec Center
January PTO Meeting
Our next PTO meeting is Jan 18th at 7pm in-person and on zoom and it will be a big one. If you’re going to come to (or listen in on) any of the PTO meetings this year, this is the one!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 833 6434 3917
As with all our meetings, the principal will present some school and district updates and then we’ll be talking about some exciting events coming up this spring. We would love your ideas and involvement. We'll even have light refreshments :)
We'll be looking for volunteers to help with:
Family Bingo Night
Staff Appreciation Week
Please click on the link for sign-ups and more info (separate sheets for each event)
We are in the process of cleaning up our website www.oakhillspto.org. If you are not yet on the PTO distribution list, you can add your email at the side bar there or contact email@example.com.
Looking for popcorn fairies NEXT FRIDAY, January 20th! Please sign up here: Popcorn Fairies Fri Jan 20th. The kids love this so much and all proceeds benefit the 5th grade celebration. Information about volunteering for popcorn Friday will be coming out soon.
NEW VOLUNTEER COORDINATING TEAM
We are getting reorganized post-pandemic!
Action needed: if you’re not already, PLEASE take 4 minutes to register in MyImpact so you can stay up-to-date on happenings at school (even if you work during the day!). This will help a lot with communication.
Totally new to volunteering?
Check out our FAQs including how to register, where to go, etc. Have ideas or want to get involved? Contact our school coordinator, Laura Hoffman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have questions about volunteering? Contact any of us:
1st Grade: email@example.com
2nd Grade: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade: email@example.com
4th Grade: firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade: email@example.com
FRIENDSHIP DAY, FEBRUARY 10th
Upcoming fun: Friendship Day parties in February! Make sure you’re a registered volunteer now to join your child’s party.
Change of Clothes in Backpacks
As January brings rainy, wet days, students still love to play outside for recess. It's a bit muddy in the soccer field and surrounding grass. And you never know where the random mud puddle will spring up just needing a student to enjoy a good splash through it!
Our supply of extra clothing is very low. We send a lot home, and we thank those of you who do return the items clean and ready for the next student. We would ask you to send your student with a full set of extra clothing in their own backpack. Please include undergarments and socks too. Mud has a way of soaking through layers very quickly.
And if you have extra clothing you can donate to us to have on hand for all Oak Hills students in need, please drop those items off at the front office. We especially need 4-6. 7-8, 8-10 pants/leggings for boys and girls.
Library News from Ms. Larsen
As of Dec 31st. We circulated 7,028 library books! Our goal is 20,000 for the year. Let’s READ in 2023!
Bookmark Contest - Congratulations to Liberty Carpenter for receiving the most student votes on her bookmark design!
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
Lunch time practice will continue on Jan 9th, 11th and 12th.
School Battles will begin the week of January 17th.
Please email Lindsay Sandor, OBOB Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer for lunch recess practices or school battles. We are scheduling time slots now!
To prepare your child for battles now is a good time to review the books with your child and jot notes of trivia in a notebook. Many of the OBOB questions will ask about names, places, lists, colors, descriptions, About the Author information, numbers and more. The more details they can remember, the better!
To keep in touch with all things Library, check out the LIBRARY WEBSITE for:
Helpful Library Links for students and parents
How to View Your Student’s Library Account (Slides 1-7), View the Library Catalog (slide 8), Put Books on Hold (Slides 9-10), Renew books (slides 11-12), Pay Library Fines (Slide 13)
Ordering Books From Scholastic for your home collection
If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Larsen at email@example.com
Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars
Monday, January 9 PTO Chess Club
Wednesday, January 11 PTO Story Club starts today (2:35-3:30pm); PTO Pokemon Club
Thursday, January 12 Science Ambassadors Club (2:45-4:15pm)
Friday, January 13 No School for students-Staff Development Work Day
Monday, January 16 No School for students--In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 17 Vision Screening
Wednesday, January 18 PTO meeting 7pm; Zoom listening-in option available; PTO Story Club; PTO Pokemon Club
Friday, January 20 Popcorn Friday
Monday, January 23 PTO Chess Club
Friday, January 27 PTO Family Movie Night 6-8-pm
Thursday, February 2 Science Ambassadors Club
Friday, February 3 No School for Students--Grading Day
Wednesday, February 15 PTO 7pm
Monday, February 20 No School for Students and Staff--In observance of President's Day
Tuesday, February 21 No School for Students--Staff Development Work Day
Wednesday, March 15 PTO 7pm
March 27-March 31 Spring Break
Thursday, April 6 STEM Family Night
Thursday, April 13 No School for Students--Staff Development Work Day
Friday, April 14 No School for Students--Grading Day
Wednesday, April 19 PTO 7pm
Wednesday, April 26 Music Showcase (Kindergarten and 2nd grade)
Wednesday, May 3 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, May 4 No School for Students-Parent Teacher Conferences (AM and PM)
Friday, May 5 No School for Students and Staff
Preparing for Inclement Weather
Beaverton School District Inclement Weather Information
When we have inclement weather, school schedules could be affected. School closure or delayed start decisions will typically be communicated to media outlets and posted on the district website, ParentSquare and social media by 5:30 a.m. The District makes decisions based on the ability to operate school buses safely, the ability of parents and students to drive safely, and the ability of students to walk safely. Decisions are made for the entire District. However, we encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their children based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their locations.
For the latest inclement weather information:
- Check the district website. A page pop-up will be posted if there’s a change in school
- The BSD Public Safety webpage has information about inclement weather procedures and snow routes.
- Follow us on: Twitter @BeavertonSD, Facebook @BeavertonSchoolDistrict or Instagram @beavertonsd
- Tune into media outlets for updates.
Changes to Going Home Plans (Repeat)
Absences and dismissal changes can be reported to us via the Oak Hills website. There are buttons where you can click and report an absence or changes to how your child will be going home. For dismissal, please report the changes before 1:30 PM since this is when we will be delivering the information to our teachers and students. Thank you in advance for utilizing this communication tool. It will free up our phone lines for families, staff, and community members who urgently need to get in touch with the office.
Oak Hills website: