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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Family Literacy Night-June 1 at Beaverton City Library

Dear Sexton Mt. Families

Please plan to join us for Family Literacy Night this Thursday, June 1 at the Beaverton City Library. 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 library 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. 

Great readers make plans for future reading.  Encourage your child to stay on track this summer by signing up for the summer reading program.


Teresa Clemens-Brower, Ed. D.

School Goals  and Successes
·      Students starting the year Below Grade Level will make 1.5 years growth in reading achievement as measured by IRLA.
o   89Students have made 2+ years of growth in reading as measured by IRLA
o   48 Students have made 1.6-1.9 years of growth in reading as measured by IRLA
·      Students starting the year at or above grade level will make at least one year of growth in reading achievement as measured by IRLA
o   139 Students have made 1-1.59 years of growth in reading as measured by IRLA
o   391 Students are working at or above grade level in reading
·      We have 1620 minutes of literacy instruction still to come between now and summer break.  We will finish strong!   

There have been a few isolated cases of head lice reported to the school recently. Head lice is a common condition. It is not associated with a lack of cleanliness or any particular life style. Head lice should be suspected when there is intense itching and scratching of the scalp and the back of the neck, or when there is known infestation in the community. A close examination of the scalp will reveal small, whitish, tan or opaque eggs (nits) firmly attached to the hair shaft, especially at the nape of the neck or above the ears. They are about the size of this comma (,). Although dandruff may resemble eggs, dandruff can easily be removed from the hair. The louse egg is firmly attached to the hair and not easily removed by gently pulling on it.

·      Early Release Starts Fall of 2017 - When planning for next year, please remember that the District will implement an early release model beginning September 13.  Sexton Mt. will release students at 1:35 on Wednesdays throughout the school year beginning September 13, 2017
·      Thanks for keeping the office informed of any updated contact information. 
·      All medication (including allergy medicine and cough drops) must be signed in and out of the Health Room by an adult.
·      Volunteer Background Checks must be completed by all volunteers.  With so many field trips and special events coming up, please complete your background check today if you haven’t already OR call if you’re not sure if you have completed the updated form.  Volunteers must complete Background Checks and must have been approved to volunteer prior to any event.

*Wish List-These are items we’d love to have donated.  If you have something on the list you’d like to donate, please send items to the school office.
·      Birding Books-We have several students who have shown great interest in the birds in our area.  If you have bird identification books you no longer use, I’m sure we can find a good home for them.

*Help Wanted-These are tasks with which we’d love to have help.  If you are able to help, email Mrs. C.-B. at and make sure your volunteer background check has been completed.

Emergency Backpack Restock-We regularly replace consumable items in our emergency backpacks.   We will have a work party from 2:00-3:00pm on Thursday, June 15 in the staff room.  Volunteers will replace 5 water bottles and 5 fruit snacks in each emergency backpack.  Water and snacks currently in backpacks will be used for Field Day.

Appreciation to:
·      Thanks to those in our community who continue to encourage safe, respectful and responsible behaviors of those on our campus during non-school hours.  Thanks for those who call the Washington County non-emergency line when you see vandalism happening on our property.  Thanks for sending pictures to help with identification.

Upcoming Events
·      June 1 Family Literacy Night at Beaverton City Library @ 5:30pm
·      June 2 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 2:00 – 3:00 pm
·      June 3 Run with the Eagles 5K
·      June 7 4th and 5th Grade Music Program at 6:30pm
·      June 16 Field Day (Volunteers must complete Background Checks prior to the event)
·      June 16-Field Day Clean Up Party at 2:45pm-Please help bring items in from the field and get them sorted and put away. 
·      June 22- Last Day of School for Students.  At 3:00pm we will make a “Send Off Archway” for our 5th Graders
    • Kinder through Fourth Graders have backpacks on and line hallway with backs to wall at 3:00pm-  As 5th graders walk by, younger students do the silent Sexton Mt. Cheer (high arm jazz hands)
    • Fifth grade students leave cafeteria, travel past lost and found, work room, first grade pod, fifth grade pod, purple pod restrooms, 4th grade pod, kinder pod, office, back to cafeteria to meet up with parents or to buses or pick up area (they can’t stop by office or we will have a traffic jam).
    • Other students dismiss as usual
·      June 23 All Lost and Found Items not picked up by 4:00pm will be donated
·      June 26 All Medications not picked up from the Health Room by 4:00pm will be disposed of.
·      Aug. 2  School Office Open 8am-Noon
·      Aug. 9  School Office Open 8am-Noon
·      September 5-First Day of School for 1st-5th Grade
·      September 5-First Day of School for Kindergarten Students Last Name A-L
·      September 5-No School for Kindergarten Students Last Name M-Z
·      September 6-No School for Kindergarten Students Last Name A-L
·      September 6- First Day for Kindergarten Students Last Name M-Z
·      September 6-This is the only Wednesday of the school year with a 3:05pm dismissal due to it being the first day of school for some kindergarten students and some students at the middle and high school level too.
·      September 13-Early Release Wednesdays Begin-Sexton Mt. students will be dismissed at 1:35pm

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