Oak Hills Elementary Jargon

Art Literacy

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.

Art Night

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.

Attendance Line

(503) 259-7335 – Phone number to call when your child will be absent from school.

Battle of the Books

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.

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.

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.

Curriculum Night

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.

Field Day

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 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.

Movie Night

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

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.

S.T.E.M. (i.e. Science Fair)

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.

Spirit Days

Days throughout the year where students have opportunities for themed dress and activities during the school day.

Student Meal Account

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

Volunteer Badge

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.