BSE Volunteers! Join us for Orientation 9/11

Bonny Slope Volunteers!  Come hang out with us and learn the ins and outs of being a Bonny Slope volunteer.  Get your picture taken for your badge as well.  You only need to come to one of these sessions.  

  • Tuesday, September 11th – 8:30-9:15am in the cafeteria.
  • Tuesday, September 11th – 6:00-6:45pm in the library.

Check out opportunities here and make sure to complete the background check, if you haven't already.

If you're new to Bonny Slope this year or you haven't volunteered before, look at our handy dandy New Family Checklist.

Looking for Yearbook Committee Lead

Did you know BSCO has over 30 committees?  Thanks to an amazing parent community, all but ONE of these are staffed for 2018-19.  We are still looking for folks to lead the yearbook committee:


Yearbook - You and your volunteers will design, photograph, layout class pictures and edit the pages of the yearbook which is provided for purchase each June. You can recruit volunteers from each classroom to help proof their classroom page and forward any special photos of their classroom kids during the year to the yearbook committee.

If you are interested, send Katie, Director of Committees, a note.  She can help connect you to resources that are already in place from previous years.

Thank you!

Thank you Committee Leads!

We appreciate every volunteer at Bonny Slope, but we’d like to give a special 'thank you' to the following parents for their committee leadership this year.  BSCO Committee Leads make such an impact on our community, your efforts have not gone unnoticed.  Bravo and thank you!


After School Programs           

·        Shubhangi Kulkarni (Chincholkar)

Art Literacy     

·        Maureen Louie

·        Melissa Manos

·        Joshua Madrid

·        Currie Reese               

Artist In Residence     

·        Cori Anger


·        Lauren McCabe

Author Liason  

·        Jennifer Mikovsky

Back to School Picnic  

·        Cara Cook

·        Nadia Wald

Blog Writers   

·        Bridget F Clark

·        Leigh Havelick

·        Hannah Donohue

Bobcat Trail Club        

·        Angie Bruxer

·        Kelly Matsushima

Book Fair         

·        Melissa Gatchell

·        Cindi Otis

Box Tops         

·        Nicole Reynolds


·        Kirsten Forsberg

·        Reilley Keating

Community Garden    

·        Christine Hyatt

Community Outreach/Clothes Closet

·        Melissa Rice


·        Brenda Mayland

Earth Week     

·        Michelle Huss

·        Shannon Bekins

Fifth Grade Activities

·        Rachael Pettit

·        Sheri Bauer

Geography Club          

·        Mindy Poorman

·        Stacey Stefanelli


·        Sydney Keister

·        Cara Cook

Library Volunteers      

·        April Hill

Matching Funds          

·        Julie Gupta

Monster Mash

·        Barbara Simon-Evrenosoglu

·        Hannah Donohue

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)  

·        Chevy Pham

·        Aparna Srinivasan

·        Kai Chen

Pancake Breakfast      

·        Leigh Havelick

·        Megan O'Malley-Cook

Parent Education        

·        Megan O'Malley-Cook

Production Team        

·        Michelle Mulholland

Science Night  

·        Holly VanderPloeg

·        Kate Resch

·        Aparna Srinivasan

STEM in Residency     

·        Erin Hire


·        Ryan Puntney

Staff Appreciation      

·        Stefanie Ebenal

·        Sierra Lavelle

Technology Advisor     

·        Elia Freedman

Walk to School Day     

·        Shannon Bekins

·        Leslie Zagelow


·        Melissa Manos

·        Jessica Gaibler


No Monster Mash Next Year?? Volunteers Needed for a Few Programs!


Thank you to the many parents who have volunteered to serve as a Committee Lead or Co-Lead next year.  We are lucky to have so many fantastic parents and community members who support our school and students in a variety of ways!  But, we still need your help because the following committee lead positions have not been filled for the 2018-19 school year. Without individuals or teams to run these committees, it is likely that these events and programs won't happen next year:

  • Monster Mash  

  • Auction Fundraiser

  • Yearbook

Please contact Katie Kammer or Holly VanderPloeg if you want to volunteer for Monster Mash or Yearbook.  Contact Ellen Rothery if you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Auction.

Calling Volunteers to Help a Neighbor School!

Good morning Bonny Slope volunteers!

Following is a message from one of our 5th grade teachers, Mr. Vaughn.  Please consider this unique volunteer opportunity -- it'll make you feel good to lend a hand!


June 8th: Are you willing to volunteer for one short shift at one of our neighbor schools to help them have a successful event? If so, read on!

Dear Parents,

Every year our 5th-grade students take on projects to study and battle the social injustices we see around us every day; it's inspiring to watch them take on causes they are passionate about.


One cause that comes up every year is the idea of school equality; our students know that they are very lucky to have a school like Bonny Slope, and that many of their neighbors don't have all of the benefits we do. What to do about it, though, has always escaped us. It's a very complex situation. But this year, some students who transferred from neighboring schools mentioned that at their old schools, one thing they didn't have a lot of was ... parent volunteers.

Light bulb!

We checked with our neighbor school, Barnes Elementary, and they confirmed it: their parent population doesn't have as much flexibility to volunteer as ours, which puts a lot of the burden for their field day/Jog-A-Thon back onto the teachers, and restricts what they can do.

After talking to several parents around here and to our volunteer leaders, it seems there is a will to help ... that's where you come in.

If we can get one parent volunteer per class to help out at Barnes Elementary on June 8th, it will make a huge difference to their staff and students. I know they're not our students ... but they're still part of our community. And what could be more Bonny Slope than taking care of our community?

Thanks for considering! If you're available to help on June 8th, please e-mail Jenna Dornblaser with your availability at

Mr. Vaughn
5th Grade
Bonny Slope Elementary

Classroom Party Coordinators Needed

There are just four classrooms left in need of a party coordinator -- Swardstrom, Breton, Watz & Basham.  Who's in?


There are three parties during the school year (Winter 12/20, Valentine's Day 2/14, and Year-End date TBD).  And if you’re a 5th grade party coordinator, you only need to plan two of the three since the year-end party has its very own committee.  Parties are coordinated by grade level.  For example, all 3rd grade classes should have similar party elements.  So, you'll be working as a team to throw the party, and then the day of the event, there are always plenty of hands on deck to help out.

This is a super fun way to volunteer (partner with your friends!), and you'll be your kid's hero.

We will hold a party coordinator training on November 16th (a morning session from 8:30-9:15am & an evening session from 6-6:45pm) and can help walk you through the process.

Let us know if you'd like to be your child's class party coordinator by contacting Jenna & DeDe --

Thank you!!

BSE Volunteers! Join us for Orientation 9/19 or 9/20

Come hang out with us and learn the ins and outs of being a Bonny Slope volunteer.  Get your picture taken for your badge as well.  You only need to come to one of these sessions.  

  • Tuesday, September 19th – 8:30-9:15am in the cafeteria.
  • Wednesday, September 20th – 6-6:45pm in the library.

Check out opportunities here and make sure to complete the background check, if you haven't already.

If you're new to Bonny Slope this year or you haven't volunteered before, look at our handy dandy New Family Checklist.

Volunteer Opportunity at the Beaverton Clothes Closet 9/13


Bonny Slope has an opportunity to serve the school children in our community. The Beaverton Clothes Closet is a volunteer service organization that provides new and gently used clothing to students (K-12) from limited income families. Beaverton School District parent groups and community volunteers staff the Clothes Closet. Students can find necessities like jeans, shoes, t-shirts, sweatshirts, warm coats, new socks and underwear.

Please consider signing up for a time slot on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

We are especially in need of volunteers in the 1:30-4pm slot, even if you cannot stay the whole time.

For more information about the clothes closet visit:

For other volunteer opportunities, see our volunteering page.