Falco Newsletter Nov. 1st- 14th

2021-22 Newsletter for Five Oaks Middle School

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A LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Happy Halloween and Feliz Dia De Los Muertos AND we want to wish all of our families beginning the celebration of Diwali this week a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity and joy to you and your family!


We have had a very busy week at Five Oaks culminating in Spirit Day! It was so fun to see students in their Five Oaks gear and costumes! As we go through the year we will have more spirit weeks planned by our newly forming student leadership group.


Beginning Monday, November 1, we are making changes to our afternoon bus pick up. After school Monday, you’ll notice all busses will pick up students in the back of the building. This means there will no longer be busses in the front where parents pick students up. While this will create more opportunities for parents to be in the front and not waiting on 173rd, I wanted to remind everyone of some important safety points for drop off and pick up:

  • Drop off and pick up is only in the right lane (curb side). It isn’t safe to have students running to cars or getting out in the lane furthest from the curb.

  • Students should be dropped off and picked up in front of the building, not in the park area on the south side of the parking lot.

  • Drive slowly!

  • Please do not block the crosswalk area.

  • The left lane is a pass through lane, please stay to the right if you are picking your student up.

  • Please follow the directions of school staff who are outside trying to keep everyone safe!

It will take time to learn our new patterns, so please be patient with school staff and one another as we adapt to something new. It would be a big help to remind your student that the only people who should be in the back are students riding the bus. Students who walk or are waiting for their parents to pick up need to exit the front doors only.


We are seeing more troublesome behaviors as we inch closer to the end of the first quarter. In the last week the following behaviors have become a daily occurrence:

  • Intentionally throwing water on one another, and spilling water on the concrete floor creating a safety hazard (and more work for support staff)

  • Vandalism (everything from writing on walls, mirrors, and tables, to squirting water on a mural in progress)

  • Play fighting - we’ve explained that this looks like the real thing and is scary to peers

  • Phone use - at Five Oaks student devices are supposed to be off and away during the school day. We are seeing more and more examples of bullying and harassment, over social media, reported to us by students.

  • Students eating outside of the cafeteria - this is a concern due to masking requirements and cleanliness (we’d like to keep FOMS mice and rat free!).


We would appreciate help reinforcing that these behaviors are not acceptable at school.


We appreciate all of the support sent our way these past few weeks. In this season of giving thanks, I thought it would be nice for staff to be able to hear any positive wishes you may want to share. Here is a form you can use if you’d like to send our staff a personalized message. There is space on the form to identify a teacher you are thankful for or you can say a group.


Have a great beginning to November families! Please reach out if you have any questions kelly_laverne@beaverton.k12.or.us.




¡Feliz Halloween y Feliz Día De Los Muertos Y queremos desear a todas nuestras familias que comienzan la celebración de Diwali esta semana un Diwali que les traiga felicidad, prosperidad y alegría a usted y su familia!


¡Hemos tenido una semana muy ocupada en Five Oaks que culminó con el Día del Espíritu! ¡Fue muy divertido ver a los estudiantes con su equipo y disfraces de Five Oaks! A medida que avanzamos el año tendremos más semanas de espíritu planeadas por nuestro grupo de liderazgo estudiantil recién formado.


A partir del lunes 1 de noviembre, vamos a realizar cambios en el servicio de recogida del autobús de la tarde. Después de la escuela el lunes, notará que todos los autobuses recogerán a los estudiantes en la parte trasera del edificio. Esto significa que ya no habrá autobuses en el frente donde los padres recogen a los estudiantes. Si bien esto creará más oportunidades para que los padres estén al frente y no esperen en la 173, quería recordarles a todos algunos puntos importantes de seguridad para dejar y recoger:

  • Dejar y recoger es solo en el carril derecho (lado de la acera ). No es seguro que los estudiantes corran hacia los autos o salgan en el carril más alejado de la acera.

  • Los estudiantes deben ser dejados y recogidos frente al edificio, no en el área del parque en el lado sur del estacionamiento.

  • ¡Conducir lentamente!

  • No bloquee el área del paso de peatones.

  • El carril izquierdo es un carril de paso, por favor manténgase a la derecha si va a recoger a su estudiante.

  • ¡Siga las instrucciones del personal de la escuela que está afuera tratando de mantener a todos a salvo!

Tomará tiempo aprender nuestros nuevos patrones, así que tenga paciencia con el personal de la escuela y con los demás mientras nos adaptamos a algo nuevo. Sería de gran ayuda recordarle a su estudiante que las únicas personas que deberían estar atrás son los estudiantes que viajan en el autobús. Los estudiantes que caminan o están esperando que sus padres los recojan solo deben salir por la puerta principal.


Estamos viendo comportamientos más problemáticos a medida que nos acercamos al final del primer trimestre. En la última semana, los siguientes comportamientos se han convertido en una ocurrencia diaria:

  • Intencionalmente arrojarse agua unos a otros y derramar agua en el piso de concreto creando un peligro para la seguridad (y más trabajo para el personal de apoyo)

  • Vandalismo (todo, desde escribir en las paredes, espejos y mesas, hasta arrojar agua en un mural en progreso)

  • Jugar a pelear - hemos explicado que esto parece real y da miedo a los compañeros

  • Uso del teléfono - en Five Oaks se supone que los dispositivos de los estudiantes deben estar apagados y fuera durante el día escolar. Estamos viendo cada vez más ejemplos de intimidación y acoso en las redes sociales que nos informan los estudiantes.

  • Estudiantes que comen fuera de la cafetería: esto es una preocupación debido a los requisitos de enmascaramiento y limpieza (¡nos gustaría mantener libres de ratas y ratones FOMS!).


Agradeceríamos ayuda para reforzar que estos comportamientos no son aceptables en la escuela.


Agradecemos todo el apoyo que nos han enviado estas últimas semanas. En esta temporada de dar gracias, pensé que sería bueno que el personal pudiera escuchar cualquier deseo positivo que desee compartir. Aquí hay un formulario que puede utilizar si desea enviar un mensaje personalizado a nuestro personal. Hay espacio en el formulario para identificar a un maestro por el que está agradecido o puede decir un grupo.


¡Que tengan un gran comienzo para las familias de noviembre! Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con kelly_laverne@beaverton.k12.or.us.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November

4 Picture Retake Day

9 5th Grade Parent Night (6pm - 8pm)

11 Veterans Day Holiday - no school

12 Grading Day-no school

18 PTO Meeting at 7PM

November 22 - Staff Development - no school

November 23 - 26 - No School Thanksgiving Break

November 29 - Regular School Day


December

7 Sealants

20-31 Winter Break-No School



noviembre

4 fotografía Día retomar

9 5º Grado Padre la noche (6 pm - 8 pm)

11 Día de los Veteranos de vacaciones - no hay clases

12 Día-no Grading escuela

18 Reunión PTO a 19:00

de noviembre de 22 - Desarrollo del personal - sin escuela

23 de Noviembre - 26 - No hay clases de Gracias

de noviembre de 29 - Día escolar regular


diciembre

7 deSelladores

20-31 Vacaciones de invierno-No hay clases

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Words From FIve Oaks Library

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Let’s “Dewey” this! How much do you remember about the Dewey Decimal System? If you think it’s antiquated, you are partly correct. However, it is still the best way we know how to categorize subjects in the school library.


Students learned all about Five Oaks Library’s non-fiction section. We have TONS of new books about all kinds of subjects just waiting to be read. Need a Dewey refresher? Check out this four minute video to brush up. https://youtu.be/jt2SrLIC_JkDewey Classification at the Five Oaks Middle School Library


If you have any questions about categories in our library, email andee_zomerman@beaverton.k12.or.us

Happy Reading!

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FUNDRAISER UPDATE

WE HIT $17,750!

STUDENTS AND FAMILIES DID A GREAT JOB!


funds raised will go to directly support our students.


Thank you for all your support!

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What is AVID? (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.



At Five Oaks we implement AVID Schoolwide.

AVID is schoolwide when a strong AVID system transforms the Instruction, Systems, Leadership, and Culture of a school, ensuring college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities.

  • Instruction: Entire instructional staff utilizes AVID strategies, other best instructional practices, and 21st century tools to ensure college readiness for AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students.

  • Systems: Systems are in place that support governance, curriculum and instruction, data collection and analysis, professional learning, and student and parent outreach to ensure college readiness for AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students.

  • Leadership: School leadership sets the vision and tone to promote college readiness and high expectations for all students in the school.

  • Culture: School’s beliefs and behaviors which reflect and demonstrate an increase in the number of students meeting college readiness requirements.

AVID uses the acronym WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading) to refer to the use of layered instructional strategies that engage students and help them get more out of the lessons taught in all classes. Over the next few months we will spotlight each component of WICOR.


This is AVID
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LIGHTSPEED

Lightspeed is the filter that BSD uses on the Student Chromebooks. Parents should be receiving an email on Sundays with a report of your child's activity on their Chromebook. If you have multiple students in BSD you will receive multiple emails. At the bottom of that email there is a link to connect to a Parent Portal which will give you even more information about your child's activities. This link will take you to the information page on the BSD website.


https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/internet-activity-parent-reports

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PreACT8/9 Information for 8th grade families



We share a responsibility to ensure your child is on track for college and career readiness. This year we are administering the PreACT8/9® as one of the first actionable steps your eighth grader can take to become ready for college and plan for the future.


With PreACT8/9®, you can get useful information to help your child choose the right high school courses, think about ways to work on areas for improvement, and even begin discussions about their college and career interests.


We are administering the PreACT8/9 on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 & 17 during science and math classes.


We’re confident your child will do their best. This is an opportunity to see your student’s potential performance on the ACT® test. To learn more about the test, please see the Quick Facts below or call our office at [phone number].


PreACT8/9® Quick Facts

· PreACT 8/9 provides a practice opportunity for the ACT within a shorter test window covering all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading, and science.

· Total test time is 2 hours and 10 minutes (with approximately 60 minutes of pre-test activities):

· PreACT8/9 is a multiple-choice, paper and pencil assessment.

· Provides both current achievement and predicted PreACT8/9 and ACT test score ranges on the familiar 1–36 ACT score scale.

· Provides Item Response and Detailed Results to help identify specific areas of strength and weakness.

· ACT Interest Inventory results provide students with a personalized view of interests and college and career alignment.

· Provides Indicators of College and Career Readiness and Progress toward the National Career Readiness Certificate.

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PTO Meeting – November 18 @ 7pm

Mark your calendar - the next PTO meeting is November 18th at 7pm. Join us to find out all the latest goings on at school!

Make A Difference at Five Oaks!

Join the PTO team - we are looking for a President or Vice President to help make good things happen at our school. Message us at fiveoaksmspto@gmail.com and let’s talk about how you can help! Elections will be held at our meeting on November 18th.

Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser - November 12th

The 2nd Friday of every month for the remainder of the school year is Five Oaks Night at Papa Murphy’s in Tanasbourne. Order online and use the code GIVE30 and the Five Oaks PTO will receive 30% of your purchase. Papa Murphy's Fundraiser — Five Oaks PTO

Volunteer Opportunities

Earn money for your PTO and help our cafeteria staff! BSD will pay $10 a shift for volunteers approved by the District to assist students and staff daily in the cafeteria. Various shifts for all the grades based on advisory and non-advisory days are available by signing up through myimpactpage.com. Get to know Five Oaks students and staff - it’s easy and fun!

Help is needed on November 4th for Picture Retake Day! Escort students and assist the photographer as needed. Two shifts are available between 9:15 and 1:30 via myimpactpage.com.

Meet the PTO Board

Visit our new website to see who’s on the board and find out what the PTO is all about and how you can get involved! www.fiveoakspto.org

Let’s Get Social!

Stay up to date on all the latest PTO events and news! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Sign up for text messages from the Five Oaks PTO text @5oakspto to 81010

Katie Hickenbottom

Communications Coordinator

Five Oaks PTO

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2020-21 School and District Report Cards

School and District report cards will be made public on October 7th. By January 15, a copy of the state-provided school and school district performance reports shall be made available to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of each child enrolled in a public school by doing one or more of the following: (a) Mailing a copy; (b) Electronically sending a copy; or (c) Providing a link to a state or district web site containing the reports and also making copies available in local schools


Teaching and Learning will send each school this month a small number of print copies of the school and district report cards in English and in Spanish to satisfy option (c) above.


Here is the direct link to the ODE school and district report cards webpage where you can direct parents and where you can obtain electronic copies of the report cards to print or email. (http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx ). The link is also posted on your school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card


Please make parents aware of the report card availability through your newsletter. Newsletter article Google doc

If you are mailing or emailing the report card to parents, remember to include the district report card with the school report card.