Oak Hills Elementary Jargon
A volunteer staffed elementary art education program. The program consists of volunteers who go into classrooms to give a visual presentation on an artist which is followed by a hands on art project with the students. Typically during the year there are six different lessons presented. Volunteers are trained for every lesson they teach by a site based coordinator at each school.
The program’s curriculum at present is based on more than 100 artists, including European masters, renowned American artists, cultural arts, some living and local artists.
A night scheduled toward the end of the school year where student’s art work created in our Art Literacy and Ceramics programs are on display. Students have a chance to show off their art and even teach their parents how to do some of the projects.
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA):
ACMA is a arts magnet middle/high school option, serving students in grades 6 -12. ACMA students receive a rigorous academic program combined with rich pre-professional experiences in an array of artistic disciplines. The combination of high expectations and an art-focused curriculum produces graduates who are well prepared for post-secondary study in a wide range of pursuits, both within and outside of the arts.
(503) 259-7335 – Phone number to call when your child will be absent from school.
A statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-5th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
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.
A curriculum that combines in class learning with a daylong visit to this fully interactive simulated town facility. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. Through daily lessons, hands on activities, and active participation in this simulated community designed to support differentiated learning styles, students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.
Box Tops for Education
A way to earn money for our school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Subscribe at http://www.2ways2earn.com, enter your Safeway Club Card number & Oak Hills as your school, to earn eBox Tops too!
Parent who coordinates classroom volunteers and volunteer assignments for a specific teacher/classroom.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
A coherent progression of learning expectations in English language arts and mathematics designed to prepare K–12 students for college and career success.
Parent only event held during the first week of school. Parents are welcomed by principal, given school wide updates and announcements, and invited to meet with classroom teachers to hear specific teaching philosophies, curriculum, and student expectations.
Dinners Night Out – Oak Hills PTO partners with various local restaurants for a Dinner Night where a percent of each sale will be donated to the PTO.
Field Day is filled with fun and games and marks the culmination of a rigorous school year. The children participate in all kinds of fun track and field type events and help is needed to plan, set up and run each of the event stations.
Oak Hills PTO buys the gift cards of many retail stores through two regional clearinghouses. Participating stores (which include many local merchants) donate a portion of the monies spent on the gift card to the PTO and cardholder receives the full face value of the gift card. The amount of the donation, from two to fifteen percent or more, is retained by the Oak Hills PTO as revenue.
An annual event when parents can fill out a form and give any dollar amount as a gift for specific Oak Hills teachers and staff. The gifts are then combined across the school and SCRIP gift cards are purchased for the recipients. Each SCRIP purchase returns a certain percentage of the card value to Oak Hills PTO.
Health and Science School (HS2)
Health and Science School is a middle/high school learning option, that serves 6th – 12th grade students. with an interest in science, medicine and engineering. HS2 is a powerful learning community in a small school setting for students from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds. As a part of this college prep program, students learn in small, teacher-led investigative teams that foster communication, engagement, research skills, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students are able to earn college credit through our partner college Portland State University in Engineering, Math, Spanish, and Writing in grades 9 through 12. As a result, students will be well prepared to pursue a career in the science, health, or engineering professions.
Internet based software that keeps track of volunteer database, volunteer assignments, and volunteer hours worked. Also used to send messages to registered volunteers. The link above will allow you to enter your volunteer hours from home.
Oak Hills Elementary PTO’s primary method of fundraising for the school year. Children have the opportunity to run laps at a designated time and get sponsors to donate to the school.
Lost and Found
Locations for misplaced student belongings. Main location is in the cafeteria near the main doors.
Website that allows access to your student’s meal account. You can check balances and add funds to account.
PTO sponsored events held several times throughout the school year on a Friday night. G or PG film is shown and snacks are available for purchase. Pillows and blankets are encouraged.
On the Move is fitness program that encourages students to walk or run laps around the track behind the school during their lunch recess. As students accrue miles they earn small prizes to encourage them to continue moving. When they reach mile 26, they earn an “On the Move Marathon” t-shirt.
Oak Hills Elementary
Classrooms that are separate and outside (behind the school near the soccer field) of main school building.
Parent Teacher Organization
Rachel Carson School of Environmental Science:
The Rachel Carson School for Environmental Science (RC) is a middle school learning option located within Five Oaks Middle School, that serves 6th –8th grade students with a high interest in the sciences. Working with a focus on environmental science and community service, students at RC experience a rigorous, integrated curriculum. This challenging, science-focused academic program provides authentic science experiences in a variety of the core sciences and other subject areas. Almost weekly field experiences enrich the classroom experience.
Request for Funds/Payment – Check Request made to the Treasurer for items/services that are related to a specific and approved budget line item (e.g., reimbursement for teacher stipend) or that are either part of an approved general committee budget, but not specifically defined in the budget or requests for funds for items not included in the budget.
Science Technology Engineering Math (S.T.E.M.) is a school-wide evening event where students present their science projects. Parent reviewers interview each participant, and exhibitors from the community share examples of real-world science applications. S.T.E.M. allows our students to show how technology is connected to science, engineering, and mathematics.
PTO sponsored event with food, music, and fun based around a 1950’s type event.
Days throughout the year where students have opportunities for themed dress and activities during the school day.
T-shirts and sweatshirts with the Oak Hills logo that are purchased through the PTO T-shirt coordinator.
Each student is assigned their own individual meal account which they can access using a Personal Identification Number, (PIN). The meal account is a debit account, so students who purchase full and reduced price meals must deposit money into their accounts before they can purchase meals.
SUMMA is a middle school learning option located within Meadow Park Middle School, that serves 6th – 8th grade highly-gifted students. The SUMMA ma program provides a differentiated, challenging curriculum that meets the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of highly gifted students, while being sensitive to their developmental level. In an environment surrounded by their intellectual peers, SUMMA students challenge, support, and empower one another to reach new heights in their educational experience. SUMMA students are united by their inquisitive nature and their strong ability to acquire and reflect upon their learning.
Talented and Gifted Program
Photo identification that needs to be worn at all times when working in a volunteer capacity at school. Click the link above to sign up for a volunteer badge. The school district will run a background check and issue you a badge. You only have to sign up once. Badges are good for the entire time your children attend Oak Hills Elementary.
Our online volunteer scheduling service primarily used for On the Move volunteers to sign up for different recess shifts.