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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- May 7, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,

It has been an amazing staff appreciation week! All of our staff have enjoyed the thoughtful daily gifts/treats from the PTO as well as individual kind words, emails and gifts from families. We feel so appreciated and want to extend our sincere thanks!

Kindergarten orientation is coming in two weeks (Thursday May 20th). We will offer a live or zoom option. Because of COVID restrictions we need to have the on-campus event finished by 4:30 so the live session will be 3:00-4:00 and the Zoom session will be at 7:00pm. We currently have 35 students registered and are anticipating another 30 students to register (based on projections of the demographer). If you know of anyone with a child who will by 5 by September 1st, please let them know about the event or to call the school for help with registration or for the zoom link. Flyer below.

SEL sing-a-long is this Wednesday!. Join Mr. Sanborn, Ms Zins and Ms. T, along with special guests, Mr. Malderelli and Ms. Strait. Use your normal SEL zoom links.

Thank you for notifying the office if your child has any of the primary symptoms of COVID (listed in the photo above). Our office or health staff would reach out to gather additional information and give you guidance. It takes the efforts of the community to keep everyone safe. Primary symptoms listed above.

Let's all enjoy our last few weeks of school. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's teacher or the front office.


Angee Silliman


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PTO Corner

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Chehalem Challenges!!!

The PTO is sponsoring three optional, fun challenges for students. There's a different challenge each month and winners will be sent a gift card. BONUS: The teacher who has the most students participate in the challenge will also receive a gift card. Help your teacher win! Submissions will be done through a Google Form. See the flier for more details.

It's time for Chehalem Challenge #3! Gratitude Challenge!

Email completed challenges to

DUE: Wednesday, 5/19!

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News From Beaverton Library

Free Books at Meal Pick-Up

I’m excited to come back to Chehalem to give away free books for babies, kids, and teens! I’ll be there Wednesday, May 12th from 11-Noon, and have lots of new books to give away.
I’ll have plenty of books, so everyone is welcome whether you are picking up meals or not.

Ready Set Kindergarten
Beaverton City Library invites all incoming kindergartners to a special storytime series “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!” that meets via Zoom starting Saturday, May 15. Each week we’ll read stories, sing songs, and get excited for Kindergarten together!

Kids will also get free books for attending.

Register here:

Please share with anyone who has a soon-to-be-kindergartner!

La Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Beaverton invita a todos los estudiantes que van a empezar kínder a una serie especial llamada “En sus marcas, listos, Kínder.” La serie será a través de Zoom a partir del sábado, 15 de mayo. ¡Cada semana leeremos cuentos, cantaremos canciones y nos emocionaremos con el aprender juntos!

También ganaran libros gratis por asistir.

Regístrese aquí:

Manejando los Antojos de una Manera Sana (Managing Cravings in a Healthy Way)

Padres, únase a WIC y la biblioteca de la ciudad de Beaverton virtualmente el 16 de mayo a las 4 pm para aprender sobre consejos para equilibrar la necesidad de satisfacer los antojos con una dieta saludable. Se requiere registro:

Parents, Join WIC & Beaverton City Library virtually on May 16 at 4pm to learn about tips to balance the need to satisfy cravings against a wholesome diet. Registration is required for this Spanish Language event.

Heads up for Chehalem Teachers and Staff: Summer Reading Program begins June 1st

We are looking forward to another Summer of reading! Like last year, there is no registration-- babies, kids, and teens can start keeping track of the time they read starting June 1, culminating in a free book of their choice from the library! Interested in giving reading logs to your hybrid students? Let me know and we’ll get them printed and delivered to your school!

Have any questions? Ideas for working together? Let me know! I’m here to help you,

Jennifer Wolf

Children’s Librarian

Beaverton City Library | 12375 SW 5th St | Beaverton, OR 97005

Work days: Sunday – Thursday

Currently working remotely Mondays and Thursdays

Contact the Beaverton Library for Additional Information on Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

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Character Trait of the Month

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Latino Parent Night at Highland Park with DACA Information

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Spring Food Resources

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Safe Routes to School Parent Survey

Dear Chehalem Parents and Guardians,

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and fun.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.

The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.

The school’s survey will be open for responses until May 31.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

Thank you,

Leah Biado-Luis

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Survey Link:

Estimados padres y tutores de Chehalem,

Es hora de recopilar información nuevamente para el programa de Beaverton de Rutas Seguras a la escuela. El propósito de este programa es ir caminando y en bicicleta a la escuela de manera segura, conveniente y divertida.

El aporte de los padres y tutores acerca de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a la casa y su impresión de la seguridad de la ruta, es valioso, ya que la ciudad y el condado priorizan las mejoras necesarias para nuestras carreteras.

El siguiente enlace link fue generado por el Centro Nacional de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela y se utilizará para darnos una buena idea de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a casa, en todo el Distrito.

La encuesta de la escuela estará abierta hasta el 31 de mayo para recibir sus respuestas.

Agradecemos su ayuda al brindarnos información para que nuestro programa sea efectivo para todos los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton.


Leah Biado-Luis

Coordinador de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Beaverton

Enlace de la encuesta:

Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary