Northwest Children's Outreach: Assembling Care Packages

The Outreach has organized another NWCO event! Please consider working with your child to help create a special care package.

Northwest Children's Outreach is a fantastic non-profit that focuses on helping children in the community. Work alongside your child (age 6 and over, please) for a short shift gathering items on the list that will make a huge impact! This will be a great opportunity to have fun, fill a need and model caring for people in need. Note that you're free to leave prior to the end time if that's too late for your family.

A link to the organization and what they do can be found here:
http://www.northwestchildrensoutreach.org/volunteer.php

This is also a wonderful organization to consider when making donations (bonus points for bringing with you).

Date: 05/08/2019 (Wed.)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Location: 5525 SW Menlo Drive Beaverton, OR 97005 **Operating out of Westside Church of Christ Entrance is to the back of the building on the Southwest corner

To sign up, please follow this link.

Best,
The Community Outreach Team

Volunteers Needed for Beaverton Clothes Closet 2/20

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Come join fellow Bonny Slope Parents and Staff and volunteer at the Beaverton Clothes Closet.  The Clothes Closet is operated by volunteers from the School District's parent groups and Beaverton community to provide free clothing for students in grades K-12 from families with limited income. It's a truly wonderful experience to help children and families in our own community.  Shifts are for 2 hours and run from 9:15AM-4:30PM on Wednesday, Feb 20th.

Sign up here- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4bafab2ba1fc1-2019

BSE Food Pantry Needs Your Help

Happy New Year BSE Families!

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I hope you had a wonderful, restful break. I am reaching out for your help. Our food pantry has become quite depleted and we are in urgent need of more food. I have reached out to our community partners, but if you could either send in food with your students next week, it would be much appreciated. Please contact Ali Montelongo with any questions. Thank you in advance!!!

BSCO Community Outreach Volunteer Morning at the Children's Book Bank

Looking for an opportunity to give back this holiday season!  Looking for a great way to spend time with your child over the holiday break?  Join us for a morning of book cleaning and repairing at the Children's Book Bank 

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WHAT:   Volunteer Book Cleaning at The Children's Book Bank

WHERE:   1915 NE 7th Avenue, Portland 97212 (Just two blocks north of NE Broadway)

WHEN:  Saturday, January 5th 9:30-11:00 AM

Let's come together to help prepare donated books for kids by cleaning covers, erasing scribbles and taping torn pages.  This is such a great opportunity to have fun as a community and  make a big impact on kids in need and have fun with their team!  Sign up here!

It’s time to RESTOCK the pantry!

In advance of the holidays, we are hoping to restock the pantry to keep the Bonny Slope Backpack Food Program up and running!

Specific items needed are:

  • Canned fruit

  • Tuna/Chicken

  • Cream of mushroom soup

  • Canned vegetables

  • Breakfast items (oatmeal, Nutri grain bars, cereal)

  • Rice

  • Pasta/Pasta Sauce

  • Beans

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Donations can be dropped off outside of the office in the large bins! Thank you for your support!

The Bonny Slope Backpack Food Program is a joint initiative between the Community Outreach Team and Bonny Slope Admin/Staff.

The Community Outreach Team members are:

Karen Rasor-Cohen, Victoria Foord, Sara Peters, Barbara Simon-Evrenosoglu, Currie Reese, and Tracy Siegel. The Outreach Team and VP Ali Montelongo and Counselor Tiffany Sidwell are working together on several joint initiatives including the Backpack Food program, and partnering with the Sunshine Pantry. Focus is to help our direct and local communities through monthly donation drives and volunteer opportunities.

Keep an eye out for the Outreach Team FB Page where you can keep up to date on all ways you can help our local community! If you want to do a drive or fundraiser let us know, we can help!

outreach@bonnyslopebsco.org

Take Action! Family Support for the Holidays

In the Bonny Slope community, we like to take action and show we care! We will be supporting Bonny Slope families by collecting and distributing gift cards to assist them over the holidays. If you would like to contribute, please bring gift cards to the office by Friday, December 21st. Below is a list of gift cards that we feel would be especially helpful. Of course, any cards will be appreciated.

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  • Fred Meyer

  • Winco

  • Other Grocery Stores

  • Target

  • Walmart

  • Gas Stations

  • Trimet Passes

  • Ross

  • Dollar Tree

  • Powell’s Books

  • Barnes and Noble

In addition, we will be collecting clothing, toys, art supplies etc. to be able to put together Christmas gift baskets for these families as well.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity during this holiday season.

The Bonny Slope Staff

Bonny Slope Backpack Food Program

We are pleased to announce the first ever Bonny Slope Backpack Food Program. This program provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch and breakfast is unavailable on a weekend or school holidays. Each food backpack contains nutritious, nonperishable items. These are provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and academic achievement of every student that participates.

Operation Conference and a Can!!

To get our pantry started, we are asking families to donate one or more of the following non-perishable items when coming to conferences:

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  • Canned fruit/Dried fruit

  • Canned vegetables

  • Protein such as canned tuna or peanut butter

  • Beans/Rice/Pasta/Pasta Sauce

  • Cereal/Oatmeal

  • Soups/Stews/Chili

  • Shelf stable milk/Soy milk

  • Granola bars

  • Cooking oils

  • Applesauce/crackers/pretzels/trail mix

  • Pet foods

Remember we will be collecting items during fall conferences! For more information or questions, please contact Tiffany Sidwell or Ali Montelongo.

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!

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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.

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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 volunteers@bonnyslopebsco.org.

Mr. Vaughn
5th Grade
Bonny Slope Elementary

Third Annual Vision Fun Run Returns to BSE May 20th

The third annual Vision Fun Run is taking its mark on Sunday, May 20th, 2018, right here at Bonny Slope Elementary. Participants will embark on a fun filled morning that not only includes running/walking with your family and friends but also raffle items, a bouncy house, face painting and some yummy treats!

Register now at www.visionfunrun.com.

The fun, casual, and family-friendly event is organized by Bonny Slope fourth grader, Ella Osborne, and her mom, DeDe Osborne.  Ella was born with a subcapsular cataract and unspecified amblyopia, began patch therapy at just three months old, and started wearing glasses at two years.  Fortunately, these services were provided by her family, but many local children do not have the same opportunity.

The mission of the Vision Fun Run is to raise funds and awareness for children with visual and hearing needs, while encouraging families to be more physically active and involved within their community. All proceeds support The KEX Kids Fund, a non-profit organization established to provide students with free comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses and/or hearing aids.

Schedule

  • Check-in/opening ceremony - 1:30pm
  • Leg 1 -2:00pm - 2:25pm
  • Leg 2 - 2:30pm - 2:55pm
  • Leg 3 - 3:00pm - 3:25pm
  • Leg 4 - 3:30pm - 3:55pm
  • Leg 5 - 4:00pm - 4:25pm
  • Closing ceremony/raffle - 4:30pm-5:00pm

We invite registrants to participate in as many legs as they'd like!

Registration Fees

  • Stroller & one adult ($10)
  • Individual runner  - any age ($15)
  • Family Pass- up to five family members ($35)

Register now at http://www.visionfunrun.com

Common FAQs

Q: Is it required that I run?
A: Absolutely not!  This event is designed to be family friendly for all ages and abilities.  We welcome runners, joggers, skippers, walkers, and tortoises alike!

Q: What is the total distance?
A: The run is not tracked in terms of distance, but rather broken into 25 minute intervals.  

Q: What if it rains?
A: Wear a hat :)  We'll be there, rain or shine!  This is Oregon, after all…

Local Option Levy - Tuesday, May 15th Election

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The Beaverton School Board is proposing a 5-year Local Option Levy renewal that will appear on the May 15, 2018 ballot.  It has the same tax rate as the existing levy which is expiring. If passed, the levy would allow Beaverton schools to retain 300 teaching positions, and maintain class sizes.

 

At Bonny Slope, three classroom teachers and support staff will be lost if the Levy does not pass.  If you have any questions about BSE impacts please contact Janet Maza or Ali Montelongo.

 

If you are a registered voter, watch for ballots to start arriving in the mail starting April 25, 2018. (If you are not registered, you can register here by April 24.)

For additional Levy information please see the following links from Beaverton School District:

Frequently Asked Questions