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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Family Literacy Night, Field Day and More--May 31, 2016

Dear Sexton Mt. Families:  

After last week’s newsletter went out Deb told me I copied her slogan.   Her family is also focused on finishing strong during these last few weeks of school!  I would guess that many families are counting the days until vacation begins.  We have many exciting things planned in the upcoming weeks!  The big event this week is Family Literacy Night on June 2 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Beaverton City Library (Hall and 5th Street in Beaverton). Please bring your family and check out the range of resources available to enhance summer learning.    The simple act of reading, then talking about what was read, builds vocabulary, content knowledge, thinking skills and perspective! 

Please schedule regular visits so that children will maintain their reading stamina throughout the summer.  Some families visit the library on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings in conjunction with a visit to the Farmer’s Market.  The music and produce provide great conversation starters for kids as well. 

Students will also enjoy an extended time outside on Friday for Field Day.  There will be a range of activities for students to enjoy on Friday, June 3.  Thanks in advance to all the volunteers who will make this day special for our children.  Students should:

(1) bring water bottle clearly labeled with their name

(2) wear shoes for moving and athletic-type clothing

(3) wear a hat if they’d like

Now that Allergy Season seems to be in full swing, some families are bringing in the over the counter medications and signing them into the office so that supplies are on hand when kids need it.  Remember that all medications must be brought to school and signed in by an adult. 

Our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration will be Friday, June 10.  We rely heavily on our volunteers for a range of things.  Students and staff will express appreciation for all you do.  Please plan on joining us in the cafeteria from 2:00-3:00pm for special performances and treats. 

During the month of June we will be doing a CEREAL drive to benefit the Sunshine Pantry.  During the summer many children don’t get breakfast or lunch because schools are closed so local food pantries are called upon to support families.  Students are invited to bring boxes of cereal to help address the need in our community.  Other non-perishable food donations are welcome as well.   From the simple act of giving a smile to giving in other ways, focusing on the needs of others helps our students grow.

Great things are happening at Sexton Mt. School.  Thank you for sharing your children with us!

With Gratitude,

Teresa Clemens-Brower
Principal

Reminders
  • ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK AND APPLICATION USING NEW SYSTEM-Better Impact (myvolunteerpage.com)-At last count 260 people had completed the process.  Please make sure you have this done. For directions for creating a profile with the Better Impact, click here.  Parent/Guardian Application
    Community Volunteer Application
  • After School Pick up—Please let the office know if BY 2:00pm if after school plans change or if someone not on your approved list will be picking up your child after school. 

Wish List-These are things or jobs that make a difference to our kids, teachers, school and community. Send in items or let Mrs. CB know if you can volunteer.
  • One more wagon is needed for a “lunch wagon” next year.  If you have a wagon to donate to our school, know we will put it to good use.  
  • Volunteers are needed to help make information videos about school procedures.  The short videos will be used as a teaching tool for new families and students.  From parking lot routines to lunch procedures, we would love to create a useful library of visuals to make for a smooth transition in the fall.  Contact Mrs. CB if you are interested in helping with this project or assisting our students as they make videos.
  • Volunteers are needed to narrate movies students make about school procedures.  We hope to have Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean options for those who will watch the videos.  Contact Mrs. CB if you are interested in helping with this project or assisting our students as they make videos.

Upcoming Events
June 2 Sound Science PTC Sponsored Assembly
June 2-Family Literacy Night at Beaverton City Library 5:30-6:30pm
June 3-Field Day
3rd, 4th, 5th -9:45-11:30 (volunteers arrive at 9:15)
K, 1st, 2nd- 1:00-2:45 (FD volunteers arrive at 12:30)
June 5 Ramadan begins-FYI-- Ramadan falls during the school year this year so students may note friends not eating or drinking during the day for this reason.
June 10-Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 2:00-3:00pm
June 11-Run with the Eagles 5K  https://www.facebook.com/runwiththeeagle5k/
June 17- Assembly at  8:35pm
June 17  Fifth Grade Send Off Celebration
June 17-Last Day of School

September
6 - 1st-5th Grade-First day of School
6 – First day for Half of Kindergarten-Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with A-L First Day (M-Z do not have school this day)
7 – First day for the other Half of Kindergarten-Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with M-Z First Day  (A-L do not have school this day)
15  Back to School Night
K-1-Teacher Presentations- 6:15 to 6:40
2-3 Teacher Presentations- 6:45 to 7:10
4-5 Teacher Presentations- 7:15 to 7:40

Trimester 1
2016
Trimester 2
2016-2017
Trimester 3
2017
September 2016
1  Ice Cream Social/Supply Drop Off 4:30-5:30pm
6 First Day for Kinder A-L and 1st-5th
6 BooHoo and Yahoo Party on the Stage for Parents at 8:30am
7 First Day for Kinder M-Z
7 BooHoo and Yahoo Party on the Stage for Parents at 8:30am
15  Back to School/Curriculum Night
6:00-7:00-Kindergarten and First Grade-Open Rooms from 6:00-7:00-K-1-Teachers Present- 6:15 to 6:40
6:30-7:30-Second and Third Grade-Open Rooms from 6:30-7:30-2-3 Teachers Present- 6:45 to 7:10
7:00-8:00-Fourth and Fifth Grade--Open Rooms from 7:00-8:00-4-5 Teachers Present- 7:15 to 7:40
27  PTC Meeting @ 3:05pm
October 2016
3--6-Book Fair
14  Staff Development Day-No School for Students
20-21  Family/Teacher Conference Day-No School for Students
25  PTC Meeting @ 3:05pm
28  PTC Dance 6:30-8:00pm
November 2016
10  Staff Development Day-No School for Students
11 Veterans Day Holiday-No School
24-25  Thanksgiving Break No School
28-Grading Day-No School for Students
29-PTC Meeting at 3:05pm

December 2016
2 Report Cards Go Home with Students
19-Winter Break Begins
January 2017
2  Schools Closed-No School
3  School Resumes
16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School
19  Family Bingo Night-6:30-7:30pm
28 Staff Development Day-No School for Students
31 PTC Meeting at 3:05pm
February 2017
10  Kindergarten Orientation 5:30-6:30pm
10  Family Movie Night 6:30-8:30pm
20  President's Day-No School
28  PTC Meeting at 3:05pm
March 2017
2  Conference Day-No School for Students
3  Conference Day-No School for Students
9  Talent Show
10  Grading Day-No School for Students

March 2017
17  Report Cards Go Home
21 PTC Meeting at 3:05pm
27-31  Spring Break
April 2017
25 PTC Meeting at 3:05pm
27  Jog-a-thon
27 STEAM Fair 6:30-8:00pm
28 Staff Development Day-No School for Students
May 2017
1-5  Staff Appreciation Week
19  Carnival 5:30-7:30pm
26 Assessment Day-No School for Students
29 Memorial Day-No School
30 PTC Meeting at 3:05pm
June 2017
1 Family Literacy Night (kick off summer reading season)
3 Sexton Mt. Run with the Eagles 5K
19  Grading Day




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