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  • BEH Weekly Family Message

    Hello BEH Families,

    This will be my last Weekly Family Message for this school year. I will likely send a few updates over the summer, but they will not be weekly and will likely not start again until closer to August. Additionally, the district is moving away from School Messenger and wanting to only utilize Remind for these types of communications, so I will have to shift over to that platform. This will likely take some adjustment and adaptability from all of us.

     
    Promotions:
    It was great to have our Promotions Ceremonies for PK, K, & 5th grade last week. We will miss our 5th graders as they transition to middle school next year, but know that they are prepared for this next step in their education as they move forward. We look forward to welcoming most of our PK & K students back to BEH next year as they move up grades.
     
    Juneteenth Celebration:
    We ended the school year a little differently this year as we closed out with a Juneteenth Celebration as a whole school for the afternoon of our last day of school. Our student council opened our celebration by sharing their knowledge and what they learned about Juneteenth with the school and then we had The Norman Sylvester Band here to build off that and share some amazing music with our community.
     
    Office Hours:
    We will have secretaries in the office from 8:00-3:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of this week. If you need to drop anything off, pick anything up, or just have questions you want answered, these are the days to get that done. Once secretaries leave, the office will be closed until August. We will have summer school staff here in July, but they will only be working on summer school info and support. I will be available via email all summer and will be in and out of the building if you have needs during these times.

    Report Cards:
    Teachers are finishing up report cards on Monday and Tuesday this week, so they will be getting out in the mail on Thursday and you can expect to see them showing up in your mailbox sometime next week.
     
    Juneteenth Community Events:
    There were many community events for Juneteenth throughout the weekend, but in case you missed out or want to know of more events happening around the area and beyond, here are a list of events that are planned on Juneteenth this week:
     

    The Miracles Club Juneteenth Celebrations - The Miracles Club is hosting two Juneteenth celebrations back-to-back. Head to Dawson Park for a celebration with food, free haircuts, a domino tournament, sports contests, a TikTok dance contest and an art station. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Dawson Park, 1 N. Stanton St.; free to attend. On June 19, there will be a barbecue with guest speakers, live music, vendors, and activities for kids at the Miracles Club. Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Miracles Club, 4200 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.; free to attend; miraclesclub.org/special-events

     

    Juneteenth Cookout - Celebrate Juneteenth with a cookout party by Chef Montgomery with food, an open bar, live music, dancing and photo opportunities. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 205 N.W. Fourth Ave.; purchase tickets online; eventbrite.com, search “Juneteenth cookout.”

    In Freedom’s Footsteps – Community Walk: The second Juneteenth Community History Walk offers guided and self-guided tours around downtown Salem to explore the legacy of the Rev. Daniel Jones, a Civil Rights advocate. Limited spots for guided tours; pre-registration is recommended. 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, beginning at the Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. S.E., Salem; free to attend. Register for the event online; willametteheritage.org/freedomsfootsteps

    Albany Juneteenth - The NAACP Linn Benton Branch is holding its annual Juneteenth celebration with food, music, a Black-owned Business Expo and activities for the whole family. 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany; free to attend; linnbentonnaacp.com/Events

    The Largest Juneteenth Celebration in Washington State is June 19, 2024, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Steward Heights Park 5715 Reginald Gutierrez Lane, Tacoma, WA. For more information (juneteenthwa.com)


    The Summer of Soul Juneteenth Celebration is June 19, 2024, 12:00 – 800 pm at Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA. For more information www.summerofsoulseries.org

     
    This has been a fun and productive year at BEH. We look forward to continuing to learn and grow together as we move into next year. Our first days of school for next year will be: Tuesday, August 27th for our 1st-5th graders, Tuesday, September 3rd for our kindergartners, and Monday, September 9th for our pre-k students. We will have a Back to School event before then to welcome everyone back and learn who your students will have for teachers next year.

    Have a great summer, 
    Mr. Kaveh
  • BEH Weekly Family Message

    Hello BEH Families, 

    It is officially the last week of the 2023/24 school year. I can't believe we are closing out the year and about to go on summer break. As usual, we still have a lot going on at BEH this week, so please make sure and get your students here consistently this week, as they will not want to miss any of it. Here are some of the upcoming events to remember:
     
    Yearbooks:
    Our amazing PTA has put together another amazing yearbook for this school year, and it will be sent home for free with all students. Keep your eye out this week for it to be sent home.
     
    Lost & Found:
    If your child has lost a coat or other items over the last few weeks, please remember to come and check the lost and found in the hallway outside of the office. Anything left after the school year has ended will be donated to the PPS Clothes Closet.
     
    5th Grade Promotion:
    We will have our 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony this Thursday, June 13th, at 5:30 in the BEH Gym. Please get students here 15 minutes early to get set up and ready.
     
    PK Promotion:
    We will hold our PK promotion in the gym on Friday, June 14th at 9:00. Students need to be to their classrooms by 8:45 so that they can get set-up and families can wait in the gym for the ceremony to begin.

    Kindergarten Promotion:
    Our Kindergarten promotion will be held in the gym at 10:00 on Friday, June 14th. Students should be at school on time at 8:45 so that they can practice and prepare before the ceremony begins.
     
    Juneteenth Celebration:
    On the afternoon of the last day of school (Friday, June 14th) we will have one final school gathering to talk about Juneteenth as a community. We will have the Norman Sylvester Band joining us to share their music as well. This will be accompanied by some treats for the students and wrapping up the day with some fun competition between our 5th graders and our staff in a kickball game.
     
    Last Day of School & Report Cards:
    The last day of school for students is this Friday, June 14th. Next week, teachers will be working on completing report cards and closing up classrooms for the summer. We will mail report cards home by the end of the week and you should receive them by the following week at the latest. If you have questions or paperwork to complete with the office, you should get it done by Tuesday, June 18th, as the office will be closed following this date.
     

    Blick Art Supplies Donation:

    Blick Art Materials plans to donate art supplies to BEH for our art programming for next year and will begin collecting donations in BLICK retail locations on June 3rd and continue through July 14th. During that period, each customer who purchases art materials for donation to BEH will receive an exclusive 20% off entire transaction thank you coupon, valid on purchases made 7/15/24 - 7/31/24. They will have donation bins and signage set up in stores, plus plenty of online marketing activity planned over the next several weeks.

     
    Summer Health Center Options:
    Two student health centers will be open for health services over summer break:
    • Parkrose Student Health Center June 17-August 23
    • David Douglas Student Health Center - July 23-August 21 ( Tuesdays-Thursdays)
    All other Multnomah County student health centers will be closed. Call for an appointment.
     
    I always miss seeing our students consistently over the summer. I hope that everyone has some fun plans with family and friends, and please stay safe for the break. I will be around this summer and continuing to track emails, so if you have any questions or anything comes up that I can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out and let me know.

    Take care, 
    Mr. Kaveh
  • BEH Weekly Family Message

    Hello BEH Families, 

    It was amazing to see so many families and staff show up to support the BEH PTA on Friday. Drag BINGO was a ton of fun and connecting with everyone was a great time. Also, if you missed cheering on Ms. Ellie at the Starlight Parade on Saturday night check out some of the recordings of that, as she got to ride with the Clown Prince to honor her in her final year of teaching before she jumps into retirement. Here is what to expect this week:
     
    Field Trips:
    We have two more field trips planned for this week. Our third grade is going on a trip with the Portland Spirit to observe the bridges that they learned so much about. Additionally, the second half of our fourth grade will be going on their canoe trip this Friday. If you have a student who is going on either of these trips, please check with the teacher to make sure that you have all permission slips completed, as both are considered wilderness trips and require additional permissions.
     
    Field Day:
    This Friday is our annual BEH Field Day. This year, 3rd-5th grades will be participating in the morning and PK-2nd grades will be participating in the afternoon. This will be a fun day with many stations and activities for students to participate in. This event is made possible with the support of family and community volunteers, so if you are able to volunteer for this, please sign up here.
     
    Promotions:
    • 5th Grade Promotion - BEH Gym - Thursday, June 13th @ 5:30 PM
    • PK Promotion - BEH Gym - Friday, June 14th @ 9:00 AM
    • K Promotion - BEH Gym - Friday, June 14th @ 10:00 AM
     
    Site Council Meeting:
    We had our last Site Council Meeting of the year last week. We were able to review data, class sizes, student council updates and more. You can check out the meeting recording here.
     
    Last Day of School:
    Our last day of the school year is Friday, June 14th. Teachers will then work on report cards the following week, and we will mail them home as soon as they are completed.
     
    Well, we are officially in June and the weather has not warmed up, but it looks like we may be getting there by the end of the week and our field trips and field day may be set up for some beautiful weather. I look forward to closing out this week with some more fun.

    Take care, 
    Mr. Kaveh