Cougar Bulletin

Janurary 4th, 2021

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Food Pantry resumes this THURSDAY at 3pm.

Lunch every Tuesday and Thursday!

Message from Mrs. Whitten

Hello Greenway Families- We begin 2021 with uncertainty about the continuing virus pandemic, the economic impact this has had on our families, and when our school will reopen. In times like these, I first take a deep breath, maybe a few actually! Then I think about everything we have done since last March to keep everyone safe, but also still learning. The incredible partnerships we have with our families inspires me to say aloud, we can do hard things. We have been doing hard things, and together we will continue to do hard things so that our children can thrive!


I do not have any new information about when we will reopen, but promise to send updates as soon as I have them.



Reading Challenge! See Details Below!


Parent Advisory Board: As I begin my second year at Greenway, I would like to begin a parent advisory group. Members would meet monthly with me to review our school goals, give input on a variety of issues. I would like to group to be representative of our diverse community. If you are interested, please email me at jennifer_whitten@beaverton.k12.or.us


Please come to our PTO meeting WEDNESDAY, January 13th at 6pm. Link will be sent separately!


Upcoming

January 18th Schools Closed Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 20th is a Wednesday but regular sychronous school day

Greenway Readers are you ready...because doing the heart work of reading helps us build empathy!

We are launching a reading challenge for the month of January. Teachers will show a video the first week we are back. Students are challenged to read at least 2 hours a week, and submit a weekly total.

What counts?


  • Independent reading
  • Reading to a pet or sibling
  • Having a sibling or family member read to the student
  • listening to a story online (MyOn or from the library)


Can Parents and Teachers Participate?

YES!! Parents are the best models for reading at home. Track your minutes as well and email us on January 31st. Incentives for parents and teachers as well! If you want a log to keep track, make a copy of this. Email Gabby at the end of the month with your total. Winning parent gets a prize!!


Parent Reading Log


Who is motivated?

Students in the class with the highest total will each get a new book!

For every 1000 hours students read, an anonymous donor will make a donation from Greenway students for the cost of one of these amazing bikes that change lives for people around the world through WorldBicycleRelief...more on this in our assembly!

Cafe Classes



Happy New Year! CAFE is back and ready to start Live Wednesday Classes! Below you will find the class schedule and course offerings for this term. This Wednesday (1/6/21) the Live CAFE Class sign up form will be sent to everyone who is registered for CAFE. If you would like to receive the class sign up form please fill out the CAFE registration form below.


¡Feliz año nuevo! ¡CAFE está de regreso y listo para comenzar las clases en vivo de los miércoles! A continuación encontrará el horario de clases y las ofertas de cursos para este trimestre. Este miércoles (6/1/21) se enviará el formulario de inscripción para la clase Live CAFE a todos los que estén registrados en CAFE. Si desea recibir el formulario de inscripción a la clase, complete el formulario de inscripción de CAFE a continuación.


CAFE registration form in English

Formulario de registro CAFE in Spanish

2nd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest.

This year’s theme is “Places We Love to Walk + Roll.” The deadline to enter is January 29. The grand prize is a new bicycle from WashCo Bikes. Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes for contest details.
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Greenway Library To Go



We have moved our Book Bus hours to facilitate non instruction Wednesdays!

The book bus will now run on Wednesdays 11 am-1pm.


That means we need to move evening curbside check out at Greenway to

Tuesdays: 4 pm to 6pm

and still keep the same lunch curbside time-

Fridays: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.


We will be distributing "book bundles" for k/1, 2/3 and 4/5, since students cannot peruse an actual library. Greenway also has 2 ways to get specific books into your hands. You can request to put a book on hold here:

Greenway library catalog

If you need help, this is a tutorial on how to place a book hold:

Book hold tutorial

OR you can fill out the Greenway to Go form and Mrs.Sprague will help you with what you are looking for: Greenway to Go!

Marathon Kids!

Marathon Kids 2020/2021

Beaverton School District

Greenway Elementary


Beaverton School District is excited to announce its partnership with Marathon Kids; a running club that will be available to your student THIS WEEK!


What is Marathon Kids?

  • An all inclusive running club

  • Students track miles run to earn Marathons

  • Rewards are available for students when they hit different mile markers


Marathon Kids mission is to get kids moving, one lap at a time, at the pace they choose. Walk, run, jog those laps until they have earned the goals they have set for themselves.


Why Marathon Kids?

We all know how much exercise and movement is important for not only our physical health but also our mental health. Research shows that incorporating consistent running/walking routines into students' lives, helps them both physically and mentally. No matter the students ability, they can run/walk/jog at their own pace and set their own mileage goals. This is the perfect activity for students and families to do safely and socially distanced from others, in the time frame that fits each family's schedule.


How will this work during CDL?

Students will run/walk/jog and track their own miles at home with their families. Parents will then submit the miles completed on the Marathon Kids website. Miles will then be approved by the student’s PE teacher- Mrs. Whitehead.

In order to have access, parents will receive an email to join the schools Marathon Kids Club. Be sure to click on the link in the email to get connected!


When does it start?

As soon as you receive your email and you are logged in, you can start running and tracking your students miles! Be on the lookout for an email from Marathon Kids to get connected.


Any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Whitehead at Celia_Whitehead@beaverton.k12.or.us


Happy Running!


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