The Voice of Raleigh Park — February 28, 2020

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TONIGHT (February 28): Family Math Night

Join us for Family Math Night Tonight! The Raleigh Park PTO is hosting Family Math Night, in conjunction with Mathnasium tonight, 6:30-8:00p. Developed by Mathnasium, this evening is designed to involve families and increase interest in STEM subjects through an enjoyable and shared math experience. Parents and children will participate together in the activities together, led by Mathnasium staff and volunteers. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided (thanks Subway for the donation!).

Coming soon...

Hello Tigers!

Spring Break is on the horizon, and with it, some important dates that will be here before you know it!

Conferences are right around the corner, April 1 and 2. I anticipate our online scheduler to be ready to go by the end of next week, so please stay tuned for an email with additional details. As a reminder, our spring conferences are student-facilitated, so please plan to bring them with you. Our students and teachers put a lot of work into preparing for this event so that they can share their learning journey with you.

Kindergarten Orientation ("Round up") is April 8. If you have an incoming kindergartner, or know anyone who does, please save the date. We will start at 9:00a with a presentation for parents and some classroom time (and a bus ride!) for our incoming Tigers.

And don't forget the Spring Auction Fundraiser, Saturday, April 18, 6:00-10:00p. It's a wonderful community builder with plenty of fun to be had. Rumor has it that Mr. Curl has been known to bust a move on the dance floor in a manner that looks a little like THIS.

Please enjoy Leap Day!

My best,


Twitter @brianmcurl

In This Issue:

  • Coronavirus Update
  • Save the Date: Summer School
  • Summary from Dr. Mary Ehrenworth Event
  • News from Your PTO
  • District Information
  • Dates to Remember
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Oregon Health Authority: Coronavirus Update

The Oregon Health Authority in collaboration with the Washington County Health Department is providing us with information and guidance regarding coronavirus. This link will take you to a fact sheet. Updates will be provided as available.

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Heads Up: "Camp Achieve" Summer School

Summer is coming, and the days away from a regular routine can set students back and take away learning gains from the school year. If students leave school in June and don't read or practice their math skills all summer, they can return in the fall at the skill level they were at back in January. Students then spend the first three months of the school year trying to regain what they had already learned the prior school year. This is called Summer Slide.

How can you stop Summer Slide from happening? One way is to sign up for Camp Achieve this summer! Applications will be sent home soon, pending the approval of our Beaverton Education Foundation grant application.

Here’s how Camp Achieve will work:

  • Students will sign up for (2) 3-day minicamps: June 23, 24, 25 and July 28, 29, 30 from 9:30-2:30 daily plus one lunchtime meet-up at a park the week of July 7. Teachers will check in with students at home who are unable to meet up the week of July 7. Teachers will remain connected with their class via Seesaw from June 23 through August 14.

  • During the minicamps, students will engage in STEAM activities and prepare for time away from camp - which includes picking out books to take home with them, practicing Dreambox, and choosing a journal. While students are away from school, teachers will check in with them via Seesaw to encourage them to read, complete Dreambox lessons, and write in their journal.

This year, Camp Achieve will be held at Vose Elementary School. Students from Raleigh Park, Raleigh Hills, Montclair and Vose are invited to attend. We will provide bus transportation to the (2) minicamps from a few specific bus stop "hubs". Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students for free.

There will be a Family Meeting in early June, and a Parent/Guardian is expected to attend one of the available meetings dates. Dates will be sent out in May. At this meeting, we will explain the summer expectations and address any technology questions. We will also check out devices to families who need one over the summer. In order to participate in Camp Achieve, students must have signed Google Permission forms on file at their home school.

We hope you plan to reserve your spot in Camp Achieve! We anticipate applications will be available after Spring Break. The first 150 students to apply from these four schools are guaranteed a spot (pending approval of our BEF application)! Your students will get the opportunity to have a summer-long connection with a teacher who is reminding them to read, write, and think mathematically, suggesting new book titles, and cheering for their progress. Please consider signing up!

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In Case You Missed It...

On February 12, Dr. Mary Ehrenworth, Senior Deputy Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a global literacy think tank at Columbia University, spoke about reading to a crowded gymnasium at Springville K-8. In case you missed it, the following is a summary of her presentation...

Reading is powerful, transformational, and significant to academic success. Parents and caregivers can support the reading lives of their children in the following ways:

  • Fit more reading into kids’ lives. Protect this time.

  • Read at night/afterschool, read more on the weekend, even more on longer weekends, even more on holidays and breaks from school, and even more over the summer.

  • When kids don’t read for five weeks, they drop a reading level.

  • When this happens in the summer, it takes until February to catch up to where they were in June.

  • When they do read over the summer, children move up reading levels.

  • Help kids fall in love with reading. When kids love reading, they find more time to read.

  • Give kids access to books they find fascinating. A book is a good book if your kid likes it. Channel their passions in book form.

  • Read aloud (picture books, early readers, series books above child’s reading level, fascinating chapter books and nonfiction).

  • When reading, don’t stop to ask questions about words. Act like you find the book fascinating.

  • Representation matters. Look for books featuring diversity, and pick books written and illustrated by “own voice” writers and artists.

  • These books build empathy and provide prospective.

  • Use audiobooks.

  • If you are a multilingual household, read books in all the languages spoken in your home.

Sources cited in this talk:

    1. Kids Who Read, Succeed.” from Scholastic

    2. Outliers: the Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

    3. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell

    4. Untangled: Guiding Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour, PH.D.

    5. The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

    6. Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University

BSD Resources for Finding Books that Kids Find Fascinating:

    1. School Libraries

    2. Sora app for e-books and audiobooks

    3. BSD Librarians Recommend: booklists for K-12, updated regularly

    4. Beaverton City Library: all BSD students have library cards

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News from Your PTO

Save the Date for Raleigh Park’s Annual Spring Auction and Fundraiser on April 18

Join us for the Blue Jean Ball on April 18, from 6:00-10:00p for an evening of fun, food, and libations! We’ll have silent and live auctions, and a new online bidding feature. More details to come soon, but book your babysitters now!

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Pizzicato Night on Tuesday, March 3

Our last Dough for Dollars event this year on Tuesday, March 3, at the Beaverton Pizzicato! Any order, all day, helps support our school. So, it’s pizza for dinner on Tuesday! Did you know you can order online now?

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Upcoming PTO Meetings and Topics

Join us for these topics at our monthly PTO meetings this semester! All meetings are on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00-8:00p in the school library.

  • March 10: Screen time strategies
  • April 14: Safety and emergency preparedness
  • May 12: Volunteer opportunities
  • June 9: To be announced

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District News, Information & Resources

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Beaverton School District is Now Enrolling for Kindergarten

The Beaverton School District is now enrolling for Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2020 is now eligible to enroll for Kindergarten at their designated home school. Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. After the online application has been submitted you will want to schedule a visit to your child's school, prior to the first day of their attending. This visit is important as you may receive ​school-specific forms to complete. ​Parents/guardians will need to provide a birth certificate and immunization record at the time of enrollment.

Each elementary school will offer parents an orientation to find out more about the Kindergarten program at their spring Kindergarten information events. Please check the Kindergarten webpage or with your neighborhood school to see when the orientation is scheduled.

If you are uncertain about which elementary school is your home school, you can check any address to see what elementary, middle or high school attendance boundary it is located in using the District Address Locator or call 503-356-4500. For more information on registering your child for Kindergarten, including a list of 2020-2021 Kindergarten Orientation Dates, Immunization Requirements and much more, please visit the Kindergarten Information webpage.

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Common Middle School Experience

The Beaverton School District is working on a common comprehensive middle school experience, which includes middle school course offerings and schedules that are standardized across the District. Currently, period lengths vary and the number of elective courses students can access are not consistent.

The Beaverton School District is seeking your input. All feedback received will be used to help Superintendent Grotting make a decision about how best to move forward.

Feel free to reach out to our middle school principals with any additional questions or if you need any more information. Your feedback in this process is greatly appreciated.

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The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act requires we annually notify parents concerning asbestos-containing building materials in the school their child attends, and that the management plan for that building is available for their review.

Just because...



  • 28 - RPTV
  • 28 - PTO Math Night, 6:00p


  • 3 - Dough for Dollars @ Pizzacatto
  • 4 - 4th Grade to Oregon Symphony, 10:00a - 12:30p
  • 10 - PTO Meeting, 7:00p
  • 11 - Community Gathering Assembly, 8:10a
  • 12 - 5th Grade Music Program, 6:30p
  • 18 - Passport Club, 7:30a
  • 18 - 4th Grade to Winningstad Theater, 11:00a - 1:15p
  • 20 - RPTV
  • 24 - 27 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break


  • 1 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00p
  • 2 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8:00a - 8:00p
  • 8 - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00 - 10:15a
  • 10 - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day
  • 14 - PTO Meeting, 7:00p
  • 15 - Community Gathering Assembly, 8:10a
  • 18 - Raleigh Park Auction "Blue Jean Ball", 6:00 - 10:00p
  • 20-24 - Spring Play Rehearsals
  • 23 - RPTV
  • 24 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development
  • 25 - Spring Play
  • 29 - Passport Club, 7:30a
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ESTA NOCHE (28 de febrero): Noche familiar de matemáticas

¡Únase a nosotros para la noche familiar de matemáticas esta noche! El PTO de Raleigh Park está organizando la Noche Familiar de Matemáticas, junto con Mathnasium esta noche, 6: 30-8: 00p. Desarrollado por Mathnasium, esta noche está diseñada para involucrar a las familias y aumentar el interés en las materias STEM a través de una experiencia matemática agradable y compartida. Los padres y los niños participarán juntos en las actividades juntos, dirigidos por el personal y voluntarios de Mathnasium. Se proporcionarán bocadillos y bebidas (¡gracias Subway por la donación!).

Autoridad de Salud de Oregón: Coronavirus Actualización

La Autoridad de Salud de Oregón, en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Washington, nos proporciona información y orientación sobre el coronavirus. Este enlace lo llevará a una hoja informativa.

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Aviso: Escuela de Verano

Se acerca el verano, y los días que faltan para una rutina regular pueden retrasar a los estudiantes y eliminar los logros de aprendizaje del año escolar. Si los estudiantes dejan la escuela en junio y no leen o practican sus habilidades matemáticas durante todo el verano, pueden regresar en el otoño al nivel de habilidades que tenían en enero. Luego, los estudiantes pasan los primeros tres meses del año escolar tratando de recuperar lo que ya habían aprendido el año escolar anterior. Esto se llama Summer Slide.

¿Cómo puedes evitar que ocurra Summer Slide? ¡Una forma es inscribirse en Camp Achieve este verano! Las solicitudes se enviarán a casa pronto, a la espera de la aprobación de nuestra solicitud de subvención de Beaverton Education Foundation. Así es como funcionará Camp Achieve:

  • Los estudiantes se inscribirán en (2) minicampamentos de 3 días: 23, 24, 25 de junio y 28, 29 y 30 de julio de 9: 30-2: 30 diariamente más una reunión a la hora del almuerzo en un parque la semana del 7 de julio. Los maestros se registrarán con los estudiantes en casa que no puedan reunirse la semana del 7 de julio. Los maestros permanecerán conectados con su clase a través de Seesaw del 23 de junio al 14 de agosto.

  • Durante los mini campamentos, los estudiantes participarán en actividades STEAM y se prepararán para el tiempo fuera del campamento, lo que incluye elegir libros para llevar a casa, practicar Dreambox y elegir un diario. Mientras los estudiantes están fuera de la escuela, los maestros se registrarán con ellos a través de Seesaw para alentarlos a leer, completar las lecciones de Dreambox y escribir en su diario.

Este año, Camp Achieve se llevará a cabo en la escuela primaria Vose. Los estudiantes de Raleigh Park, Raleigh Hills, Montclair y Vose están invitados a asistir. Proporcionaremos transporte en autobús a los (2) minicampamentos desde algunos "centros" específicos de paradas de autobús. Se proporcionará desayuno y almuerzo a todos los estudiantes de forma gratuita.

Habrá una reunión familiar a principios de junio, y se espera que un padre / tutor asista a una de las fechas de reuniones disponibles. Las fechas se enviarán en mayo. En esta reunión, explicaremos las expectativas de verano y abordaremos cualquier pregunta tecnológica. También revisaremos dispositivos a familias que lo necesiten durante el verano. Para participar en Camp Achieve, los estudiantes deben haber firmado los formularios de permiso de Google en el archivo de su escuela de origen.

¡Esperamos que planees reservar tu lugar en Camp Achieve! Anticipamos que las aplicaciones estarán disponibles después de las vacaciones de primavera. ¡Los primeros 150 estudiantes que se postulen de estas cuatro escuelas tienen garantizado un lugar (pendiente de aprobación de nuestra solicitud BEF)! Sus alumnos tendrán la oportunidad de tener una conexión durante todo el verano con un maestro que les está recordando que lean, escriban y piensen matemáticamente, sugiriendo nuevos títulos de libros y animando su progreso. Por favor considere registrarse!

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton ya tiene abiertas las inscripciones de kindergarten para 2020-2021

En el Distrito Escolar de Beaverton ya están abiertas las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el ciclo escolar 2020-2021 en todas las escuelas primarias. Todos los niños que cumplan cinco años de edad el 1 de septiembre de 2020 o antes, pueden inscribirse en Kindergarten en la escuela que les corresponde por su domicilio. La inscripción en línea está disponible para los nuevos estudiantes. Después de llenar la solicitud en línea, programe una cita para visitar la escuela de su hijo antes de que inicien las clases. Esta visita es importante ya que usted puede recibir formularios específicos de la escuela que necesita completar. Los padres/tutores deberán proveer un comprobante de la fecha de nacimiento y una tarjeta de vacunas en el momento de la inscripción.

Cada escuela primaria dará más información a los padres de familia sobre el programa de kindergarten en sus eventos informativos en la primavera. Por favor, cheque el sitio web de Kindergarten o pregunte en la escuela que le corresponde para saber cuando tendrán sus eventos.

Si no está seguro qué escuela primaria le corresponde por su domicilio, puede verificar cualquier dirección en el localizador de direcciones del Distrito District Address Locator o llamando al 503-356-4500 para saber que escuela primaria, secundaria y preparatoria le corresponde.

Para recibir más información sobre cómo inscribir a su hijo en Kindergarten, la lista de las fechas de las orientaciones de Kindergarten de 2020-2021, requisitos de vacunación y mucho más, por favor visite el sitio web Kindergarten Information webpage.

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