Parent Blast - January 11, 2021
Wrapping Up Semester 1
Last week we spent time reconnecting with your awesome kiddos and reviewing expectations. This week we are diving into assessments as we begin to wrap up the first semester - can you believe we are almost halfway through the school year? Completing accurate assessments in CDL can be challenging, and many of our staff will be assessing your child/children in a small group or 1-1 setting. We need your help with this process!
- Please make sure you are reading updates from your child/children's teacher and checking in on their google classrooms so you can support them in showing up for these appointments.
- Schedules may be adjusted in order to make this all work - double check google classrooms for updates
- Review your child's work page (see pictures below) to ensure missing work is turned in and completed and review scores.
- Students can turn in late work and redo assignments for higher scores.
- Please step away and let your child show what they know. We tell our students it's ok to not know an answer - it means we need to do more teaching.
If you are unsure, please reach out directly to your child's teacher - we are here to help!
Asynchronous Work Counts!
Asynchronous work in google classroom and in our Wonders/Freckle platform provides our students with much need practice with content. Some of this practice is learning to apply new learning in different ways and some builds fluency and automaticity - the foundation for future learning. Each day there is a math and language arts assignment posted that students need to work on in addition to an integrated or writing assignment. Choice boards provide additional opportunities but are not required unless it is Wednesday. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you are unclear on asynchronous work requirements and work with your child on a good schedule for completing this work.
1/12 - Positive T-Shirt Tuesday
1/12 - Math Tournament Celebration at 2:15 pm
1/18 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/19 - Freckle Competition Begins
1/25 - Virtual Assembly during Morning Meeting
1/25 - Principal Read Aloud, 7:15-7:45 pm (link below)
1/28 - Last Day of Semester 1
1/29 - No School, Teacher Grade Prep (report cards)
2/1 - No School, Teacher Prep Day
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out: email@example.com.
Here to serve,
Principal, Patterson Elementary
Select the Classwork Tab at the Top of Google Classroom Page. Click on View Your Work.
Positive T-Shirt Tuesday
Return to School Planning
Our next set of updates from HSD are expected on Wednesday, following our School Board Meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 12th).
Principal Read Alouds
Monday - January 25th from 7:15-7:45 pm
Or dial: +1 530-395-0638 PIN: 227 115 309#
2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Nominate an outstanding teacher today for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2021 and move a step closer to being named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year!
The Teacher of the Year program was created to recognize exemplary public school educators who inspire students and make a positive impact in the communities where they live. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation and leadership. For 2022, exceptional teachers will be honored in up to 19 regions across the state, with Oregon’s Teacher of the Year selected from among the regional finalists.
Nominations are due by Sunday, Jan. 31. Learn more at oregonteacheroftheyear.org.
Free Parent Workshop
One of our community partners is holding a FREE family workshop series every Tuesday in January. The topics all relate to mental health and are titled "How to help your kids engage in virtual learning". Families must sign up for each session on EventBrite. Spanish sessions are 5-6 pm and English sessions are 6-7 pm. Zoom links to join and other information in the following links.
In-District Transfer Priority Window
School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Appreciation Month! And while COVID has certainly made things different, our Board is still working hard on behalf of students, staff, and families. If you would like to extend your thanks and/or appreciation, you can mail cards to our district office: 3083 NE 49th Place Hillsboro, OR 97124
Thank you to our HSD school board for their hard work and dedication to our students!