Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School

Focus on Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts and Math

620 N Fremont AvenuePortland, OR 97227Ph (503) 916-6171Fx (503) 916-2611

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Principal's Message

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  • BEH Weekly Family Message

    Hello BEH Families, 

    It was so amazing to welcome teachers and students back this morning. Everyone was so excited to see each other. Today we spent much of the day reteaching routines and rebuilding our classroom and school community. Here are a few of the updates for the week:

    Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday:

    The amazing Mississippi Avenue Businesses are holding their annual Giving Tuesday in support of BEH tomorrow. 10% of all sales at participating businesses will come to BEH to support our STEAM programming and specifically support field trips, assemblies, and projects for our students this year. If you have any plans to spend money on Mississippi, tomorrow is the day to do it!! Here is a flyer with a list of all of the participating businesses.

    No SUN School until Wednesday:

    SEI will need one more day to finish the transition back to BEH for SUN school. As a result there will be no SUN school today or tomorrow. Please make sure and arrange for pick-up plans for both days if your child normally attends SUN school.

    Driveway Construction:

    As many of you saw this morning, the paving of the parking lot entry was completed last week, but is still not cleared to drive on. As a result, the parking lot is still closed to families and buses. Please proceed to the west side of the building to pick up students for the time being.

    PTA Wreath Fundraiser:

    Our annual PTA Wreath Fundraiser is now live! Please consider ordering your holiday greenery from our Wreath Shop. The proceeds help provide meals at school community nights, support the food pantry, provide end of the year meals and gifts for families, and contribute to teacher’s needs for educational supplies. Flyer can be seen here. 

    THIS website LINK is live and we are taking preorders now. 

    Site Council Meeting:

    Our first Site Council Meeting with our new Site Council Team will take place virtually this Thursday at 5:30. If you are on the Site Council, you have received an invitation to the Google Meet. We will share the recording from this meeting with the BEH community in next week's message.

    Family Friday Morning:

    We will host our monthly Family Friday Morning this Friday in the BEH gym. Come and join us for some games, crafts, treats, and camaraderie starting at 8:00 AM.

    Principal Connect:

    This Friday, following the tardy bell at 8:45 AM, come and join me for a check-in around what we are working on at BEH. This is a time to ask any questions you may have and hear any updates we may have.

    Adjusted Run for BEH Fundraiser Deadline:

    We completed our Run for BEH Fundraiser in late October and we were out of the building when the deadline for turning in fundraising passed. For those that still have uncollected money/checks to contribute to the fundraiser, the new deadline is this Friday, December 1st by the end of the school day. Please make sure this gets to the classroom teacher or the office by then if you want it to be counted towards the fundraiser and student/class prizes.

    We are so glad to be back with students, tomorrow I look forward to seeing students  at our normal start time of 8:40 AM. Thanks as always for your ongoing support and commitment to our BEH community.

    Take care, 
    Mr. Kaveh

District News

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  • Harrison Park Embraces Its Inner Panther

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    Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.

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  • Roseway Heights Principal Honored for Commitment to Equity

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    Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.

    Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award. 

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  • The Sky's the Limit for Skyline's C.A.S. Clubs

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    Instructor with students outside

    Bird watching, Lego robotics, gardening, mindful art, coding, running and walking, the high-stakes world of self-governance. It’s all in a morning’s work for the students of Skyline K-8, where every Wednesday begins with participation in one of the school’s many C.A.S. clubs.

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  • Update on the Seventh Day of Mediation

    We need our community and PAT’s bargaining team to recognize that we are not unwilling to accept their proposal: we are unable. Even the proposal we have made will require at least $45 million in structural budget cuts over the next three years.

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