December Newsletter 2020
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There were two class overall winners, one for K-2 and one for grades 3-5. Each group was tracking something different (books versus minutes).
K-2 winning class: Ms. Dorfman's class (they read over 800 books!)
3-5/ISC winning class: Mrs. Spidal's class (they read more than 4,450 minutes!)
Congratulations to the top participants in each class:
Congratulations to the top earners at each grade level:
1st grade: Cullen
2nd grade: Jensen
3rd grade: Glenn
4th grade: Lucy
5th grade: Giovanni
Prizes will be available for pick up next Tuesday and Thursday (December 8th and 10th) from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in front of the school by the library pick up. Thank you all for your participation and for helping to make this fundraiser a success!
A Message from Our PTO
Thank you for supporting our school and kids in the First Kinnaman Read-A-Thon. It was a great success. We raised over $7,500. Our K-2 classes read 3,814 total books and our 3-5 classes read 20,227 total minutes. We have already been able to use some of the money raised to buy more books for the library for curbside pick ups. If your child won a prize we will be contacting you. They can pick up their prize Tuesday December 8th and Thursday December 10th from 11am-12 pm at the school by the library curbside pick up.
We have some teachers that are looking for Volunteers to help in Zoom breakout rooms. If you have extra time and can help please let me know. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-22 Option School Application Process Now Open
Option school applications for the 2021-2022 school year open today.
Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.
All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.
Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office.
Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.
Students may only select one option on their applications.
Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.
Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m. Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.
Notes from the School Nurse: The 3 W’s for a Safe Holiday
WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, WASH your hands
This year the Oregon Health Authority has encouraged everyone to participate in low-risk holiday activities to keep all Oregonians safe during the pandemic, because we know social gatherings have been the catalyst for a significant level of spread of the Coronavirus. If you are planning on gathering with family or friends this holiday season, it is important to remember the 3 W’s to keep you and your family safe - wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands!
Low risk ideas for this holiday season:
● Make seasonal dishes with the people you live with
● Enjoy time outside and plan a family walk
● Meet virtually
● Shop locally or online
It is safest to stay home and celebrate. If you are planning on traveling or having someone who does not live with you attend your holiday activities, it is important to take precautions and celebrate safely.
Tips to help keep you and your family safe:
● Stay home and avoid others when you are sick or have been exposed to illness ● Get your flu vaccine
● Wear your face covering and only remove it to eat
● Wash your hands frequently
● Maintain 6 feet of distance
● Limit the gathering to 6 or less people
● Take your seasonal activities outdoors
● Prepare individual food plates to limit the sharing of utensils
● Drive instead of fly, if possible ● Get COVID-19 tested before going anywhere or reduce interaction with others outside of your home for 2 weeks before a social gathering
If you want more information, see additional CDC recommendations. Have a safe and joyous holiday season!
Need Help Navigating Online Platforms or Want Ideas for Setting Up A Learning Space At Home? Click On The Family Toolkit Link Below
Student Help Desk is Available
Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at email@example.com or call (503) 356-4656 for support.
Ensure you include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number. Please visit this link for more information.
Because of COVID-19, the Clothes Closet has moved to an appointment-only scheduling system. To schedule an appointment, families need to sign up online at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/clothes-closet.
To view open appointments: select either Small Family (1-3 students) or Large Family (4 or more students). If you are unable to access the online calendar, call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment.
The Clothes Closet is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 2:30, and on Wednesday from 12:30 to 5:30.
Free Food Boxes
- If you are driving, please remain in your vehicle.
- A staff member will ask for your name, date of birth, how many adults live in the home, and how many children.
- Food boxes/bags are placed on the curb to be picked up by the recipient or placed in the vehicle by staff.
Internet Connectivity Update
Good news! BSD and Comcast have extended their partnership to provide free internet service to additional BSD families! We’re also extending free internet service for those families who have already signed up for the BSD-Sponsored Comcast Internet Essentials program through June 30, 2021. The program is open to students who qualify for free or reduced-priced meal benefits. Applications are available online.
If you know an elementary or middle school student who does not qualify for the Internet Essentials program, have them fill out this form to request a hotspot.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
12/21-1/2: Winter Break- No School
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.