Bonny Slope Elementary
April 22, 2021
Dates To Remember
4/28 NO SCHOOL - Staff Work Day
4/28 NO Books for Bobcats/NO Curbside Library
4/30 Principal Chat - Rescheduled to 5/7
5/7 Principal Chat 12:00pm
5/18 May Birthday Lunch Celebration K/1/2
5/19 May Birthday Lunch Celebration K/1/2
5/26 May Birthday Lunch Celebration 3/4/5
5/26 Preschool Orientation 4pm
5/26 Kindergarten Orientation 6pm on zoom
5/31 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
6/9 Principal Chat 6pm (rescheduled from 5/19)
6/9 *BSCO End of Year Community Meeting 7:00pm (rescheduled from 5/19)
Each Wednesday (except 4/28):
Books for Bobcats K/1/2 9 am - 3:00 pm at the front of the school
Curbside Library 1pm-3pm at the Bus Lane doors
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
We are now a few weeks into welcoming some of our students back into the building and it’s been an amazing experience. Walking down the hallways, you hear teachers teaching their lessons with animation and joy. You see students sitting at their desks, reading books, occasionally doing brain breaks, and thoroughly enjoying their time. It’s starting to feel more normal in our building again, although we know that it won’t be totally normal until our entire community is welcomed back into the building.
This week we are celebrating School Volunteer Week! Volunteering at Bonny Slope looked very different this year. We had an active BSCO that planned events for our school, from a modified Monster Mash to a Valentine’s Celebration and even Art Literacy. We also relied on our families at home more than ever before by asking you to create optimal learning environments for your children, and supporting them daily in their learning. So we’ve expanded our concept of volunteers to include everyone in our community this year. Thank you for all that you have done for our students! To celebrate, we’ve created a little video for all of you.
We wanted mention the opportunity for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students this year to participate in state testing. To minimize the impact on classroom instruction, testing will be on Wednesdays in our building and will be open to students in those grade levels, whether they are in-person instruction or CDL. Please know that this is optional! You will not be receiving the amount of information you’ve usually received as these tests have been reduced significantly in length. Please let us know by April 30th whether or not you want your student(s) to participate by filling out this form.
We are also happy to share that Bonny Slope Jog-a-Thon lives! Students will be able to participate from their homes and gather their miles. The Jog-a-Thon will start on May 3rd and go until May 9th. Please see below for more information about this opportunity.
We recently had our Picture Day at our school. It was fun to see our students and families coming back to the campus, if even for a brief moment to participate in a time-honored tradition of school photos. If you were unable to attend and would like to purchase pictures, please contact Dorian Studios (800-826-3535) for other opportunities. If you would like to submit your own photo to be included in the yearbook, please see information below from BSCO.
During the first eight months of our school year, people would ask us how it was to be in our building without our students. “Empty” was our common response. We now have a deep appreciation for the fact that while four walls make up the school building, it’s the people that walk inside its walls that make the school. Thanks for making our school so special!
Jim Hiller and Janet Maza
BSE Community with students attending In-Person Instruction
Your students have adjusted to all of the processes in place to keep them safe and healthy and are steadfast in making sure learning is happening during their time in the building. There are a few items that we want to cover with you as we get used to being in the building:
- Please make sure that you make your appointments outside of your child’s time with the teacher. Our students have two hours and fifteen minutes to cover reading, writing, math and some health. We want to make useful of every single minute with your child!
- If you drop your child off in a car in the morning, the only place you may drop your child off is in front of the building. We have some parents dropping off their children in the lower parking lot or before they get in front of the school causing a back-up in the parking lot and onto the street. Please wait until you are past the crosswalk before having your child exit the vehicle. Additionally, if you need to get out of the car to help your child, please park in a parking space and walk your child to the school. As always, for the safety of our students, have your child exit on the passenger side of the car.
- If your child has an on-going illness or is quarantined, please let our office know and we will arrange to have your child in the CDL classes. Being quarantined or having an on-going illness are the only reasons students can attend CDL classes in the afternoon.
Finally, thank you for your flexibility and grace as we work to make our arrival and dismissal as smooth as possible. We have really enjoyed having your children in the building and know that there are concessions made on your part to make sure they arrive and leave safely as well.
Student Plans for Next Year
Parent Input for 2021-2022 School Year
Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To create class groups, grade level teams use a number of data points about each student including: gender; reading, writing and math levels; learning characteristics; behavior/social characteristics; and more. Achieving balanced classes is a complex process. We are not able to honor individual teacher requests. Please submit responses by May 14, 2021
State Testing 2021 - Confirmation Needed
To maintain our federal funding, the Beaverton School District must offer testing to our students. Parents and guardians have the right to OPT OUT their students from testing. For more information on State Testing this year please see our district website:
To help us schedule transportation and deliver a safe and successful testing experience for every student, we need to know by April 30 whether your student will or will not participate. Please complete this form in English or Spanish.
If you need additional translation services, please call our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755
Yearbook Picture Opportunity
If your student missed our picture day this week, you can still submit a photo to the yearbook committee for the Bonny Slope yearbook.
The yearbook committee needs the following, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A photo of (ONLY) the student's head and shoulders, taken indoors against a neutral background
- The student's preferred first and last name
- The student's grade and teacher
Please contact the yearbook committee at: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Curbside Library is OPEN
Curbside Library Services
Where: Bonny Slope Elementary School - Bus Lane Doors
Time: 1:00- 3:00
- Click on the Bonny Slope Library Catalog to virtually browse and place holds on available books in our library.
- Or click on Borrow Ebooks to instantly check out our electronic book selections.
- Use BSD ChromeBook or iPad for instant login. Students can also access the catalog on any device with their student ID number and password. For more information on how to place holds, check out this video.
Book Bus Services have been canceled for the remainder of the year.
🏃🏼♀️🏅🏃🏼♂️2021 JAT is Underway
Now is the time to get your student registered for one of the schools most exciting events, The Jog-A-Thon! Raffle prizes are being given away every Friday, just for signing up on Pledgestar. On top of that dinner for 6 at the local favorite Helvetia Tavern and TWO Family Fun Nights at TopGolf will be awarded to lucky winners in the grade with the highest participation. So get registered today! Family Login Page | Pledgestar
New this year our runners and walkers will be on routes throughout the BSE Community. During the week of May 3rd several BSE staff will be out on the courses to cheer on the students, along with course markings, music and more! See this attachment for the links to the route maps, details on how donations are utilized, matching funds information, and FAQ’s. We look forward to seeing your students participate in this year's week long Jog-a-thon! Let’s hope for a weather week just like this one️
If you have any questions about this years event email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you on the course!
Clothes for Kids
Appointments are available now and the program is well stocked!
The link to schedule an online Clothes for Kids Appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Students do not need to be present.
To see open appointment slots, families need to click on either the Large Family (4 or more students) or a Small Family (1 - 3 students) options. After that, the next available appointment times for the date highlighted on the calendar will be on the right side of the screen. To book the appointment, they need to click on the time that works for them and then answer the questions listed under "Add Your Details". If times are not shown, either a family size has not been selected or no appointments are available for the date selected.
While online is best, families can also call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. (Press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)
May Walk + Roll Challenge Week is May 3-7!!!
Beaverton SRTS is hosing our final Walk + Roll event of the year!
May Walk + Roll Challenge Week is May 3rd – 7th
Please join Beaverton Safe Routes to School for our final Walk + Roll event of the year! Over 100 prizes will be raffled, and the Wheel Fairy will visit elementary schools to attach an extra prize on any wheels they find in the racks. All students (any grade level, hybrid and CDL) can enter our raffle by completing the May Challenge form. There are five activities to choose from and an extra raffle entry for each activity completed. Find more information at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
Bonny Slope Elementary
Principal: Janet Maza
Assistant Principal: Jim HIller
11775 NW McDaniel Rd.
Portland, OR 97229