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School Newsletter — September 18

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Note from the Principal

Dear Hazeldale Families,

The Student Success Act needs your input—Speak Up for Student Success

Our October 14th PTO Meeting, 6:30-8 pm, will give you opportunity for discussion and input. We will also have a Spanish translator available at this meeting. There are also other opportunities for community involvement, listed below.


Speak Up 4 Student Success: HB 3427 - Student Success Act

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in Spring 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. The Beaverton School District could be able to access an estimated $34 million per year through a state application process.

School districts are required to apply for funds, and must engage their community in a needs assessment process prior to the application for funds. We will host a series of Community Conversations - Speak Up 4 Student Success in several locations throughout the BSD. Schools will also be engaging their communities in these conversations during September and October.

Please join us to talk about what student success looks like in the Beaverton School District? What is going well in Beaverton schools? What areas/services/programs could we improve?

Your voice matters! We welcome your perspective and opinion.

Speak Up 4 Student Success Community Conversations offered in English & Spanish:

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Southridge High School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Cedar Park Middle School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 at Stoller Middle School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 at Aloha High School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Budget Listening & Learning Session)

For more information, and to complete a BSD Needs Survey, please visit the Student Success Act webpage.


De su Opinión sobre el Éxito Estudiantil: HB 3427 - Ley de Éxito Estudiantil

La Legislatura de Oregon aprobó y el Gobernador firmó la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de $ 2 billones (HB 3427) en la primavera de 2019. Esta es una inversión histórica y muy necesaria en las escuelas K-12. El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton podría acceder a un estimado de $ 34 millones por año a través de un proceso de solicitud estatal.

Se requiere que los distritos escolares soliciten fondos y deben incluir a su comunidad en un proceso de evaluación de necesidades antes de la solicitud de fondos. Organizaremos una serie de conversaciones comunitarias para qué de su opinión sobre el Éxito Estudiantil, en varios lugares del BSD. Las escuelas también incluirán a sus comunidades en estas conversaciones durante septiembre y octubre.

Hope to see many of you at our October 14th PTO Meeting for discussion and input opportunity.

Angela Tran


PTO Family Fun Night on the Playground—Friday, Sept. 20th 6 - 8 pm


Chalk art!!

Food- Kona Ice & Retrolicious food trucks!

credit cards accepted- Kona Ice donates 20% back to Hazeldale!

*In lieu of movie nights this year we are offering a super fun night with games, food trucks, chalk art & music! Parents, please make sure you stay with your child at the event.

Thank you! ~The Hazeldale PTO

Hustle for Hazeldale—PTO Fun Run!

Coming up in only 9 days! Have you created your child's online profile on Pledgestar.com/Hazeldale? We have a THPRD Gift Card for $20 we will be raffling off for whomever has created a Pledgestar profile by September 20th! You can create the profile and share it with friends & family to help raise money for our amazing school! Our goal this year is $15,000! Help us reach our goal! We will be collecting donations until October 10th & announce winners at the assembly on October 18th!

Pumpkin Patch

The Hazeldale PTO had the opportunity to partner with Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch on Sauvies Island for a ticket fundraiser- the tickets are $8 (adults) or $6 (children/senior) and Hazledale get's 50% of each ticket sold to the Bella Organic Corn Maze! It is 2.8 miles and includes games along the way! Bella Organic also has a pumpkin patch, organic store & farm animals! Please complete the attached form and return to the school with a cash or check made out to Hazeldale PTO and we will include tickets for your student to take home. We will also be selling tickets at the Family Fun Night (9/20) & Harvest Festival (10/10).

Nutrition Services and Meal Benefit Information

Nutrition Services information is easier to access this year, and we have lots of cool information to share!

Remember that the 30-day Rollover Period for 2018-2019 meal benefits will end in early October. Be sure to apply TODAY so your students don’t have a lapse in benefits. Any families whose students go into “Paid” status will be responsible to pay for all meals charged in school cafeterias. Don’t let this happen to you!!

Click on the link below to go to SchoolCafe, and see all the things that you can do:


All you need is your student’s ID number. If you don’t have that, you can call your school office

or the Meal Benefits line (503-356-3957). Here are some of your options in SchoolCafe:

  1. Create an account
  2. Apply for Meal Benefits
  3. View and print Meal Benefits letters
  4. See what items your student is getting in the cafeteria.
  5. Check your student’s account balance.
  6. View cafeteria menus
  7. Set up low balance alerts
  8. Set up auto-pay (when balance gets to an amount that YOU set, the account is replenished from your credit card)

SchoolCafe can provide amazing amounts of information!

If you do not have access to a computer, you can also apply for Meal Benefits on paper. Applications are available in every school office and cafeteria.

If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Information

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office. Completing this form gives our school TAG committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of its completion.

Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.

The Parent Information Form must be completed and returned to the school’s office by October 31.

Estimados Padres:

Cada año se ofrecen servicios para alumnos identificados como talentosos y dotados por medio del programa TAG (Talented and Gifted por sus siglas en inglés) en el Distrito Escolar de Beaverton. Estos servicios son proporcionados por los maestros de la clase. Si Ud. piensa que su hijo(a) sobresale en el ámbito de la capacidad académica e intelectual, favor de llenar el formulario de información de padres disponible en la oficina de la escuela o en la página web del distrito. Por medio del formulario Ud. tendrá la oportunidad de proporcionar información importante acerca de su hijo(a), misma que será analizada por el comité de TAG. Todos los alumnos que califiquen serán considerados, independientemente del llenado del formulario.

La ley de Oregon y la politica del Distrito definen como estudiantes talentosos y \dotados a todos aquellos alumnos cuyo puntaje esté arriba del 97 percentil en el examen de habilildad mental y logros academicos, mismo que es estandarizado y nacionalmente normado. El comportamiento académico, el aprendizaje y/o el desempeño son también considerados antes de identificar a un alumno para los servicios de TAG. La escuela evaluará a los alumnos nominados por padres o maestros en el mes de Noviembre.

Upcoming Events

Key Dates and Events Coming Up:
  • Friday, September 20th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section on the bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests)
  • Friday, September 20th—PTO Family Night on the Playground @ 6-8 pm (See information above including downloadable flyer)
  • Friday, September 27th—PTO Fun Run (Hustle for Hazeldale)—main fundraiser of the school year
  • Monday, September 30th—Art Literacy Training 10-11 am in Art Literacy Room
  • Thursday, October 3rd—Picture Day (Retakes November 15th)
  • Friday, October 11th—No school for students (Staff Development/Teacher Workday)
  • Monday, October 14th—PTO Meeting 6:30-8 PM and Student Success Act Discussion and Input Opportunity (Spanish Translator will be present)
  • Friday, October 18th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests)
  • Wednesday, October 23rd—Conferences 4- 8 pm (regular school day for students)
  • Thursday, October 24th—Conferences 12 - 8 pm (no school for students)
  • Friday, October 25th—No school for staff or students (compensation day for two 12 hour conference days)
  • Friday, November 1st—No school for students (Grading Day)
  • Sunday, November 3rd—Daylight Savings Ends (Fall Back)

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Hazeldale’s Mission and Vision

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.

We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting, and service.

Hazeldale Elementary School

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