Principal Newsletter

March 22nd - March 26th

Newsletter Preview: Dreambox Challenge, Hybrid, Forecasting...

Dear BMS Families,


First, I want to take a moment to encourage a moment of silence and reflection for the victims who lost their lives at the hands of targeted heinous violence. My heart goes out to those impacted and those of Asian descent communities. Hate and discrimination has no place at Beaumont. We stand in solidarity with our Asian communities.


As we pause for a moment for Spring Break, I would like to encourage our students to take time to unplug and enjoy their time with family. Students will be on Spring Break from March 22nd - March 26th. Please remember that teachers are off as well, so they will likely be unavailable and offline. Students resume classes on Monday, March 29th.


Sincerely,

Robbie

Recognizing Women's History Month: Susan Castillo

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"Susan Castillo was the first Hispanic woman to be seated in the Oregon Legislature and the first to be elected to a statewide office. Prior to entering politics, she enjoyed a career as a broadcast journalist. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in communications and worked for Oregon Public Radio and later for KVAL-TV in Eugene. Her political career began in 1996, when she was appointed by the Lane County commissioners to fill a vacancy in the Oregon Senate, then won re-election in 1998. She became vice-chairwoman of the Education Committee, dealing with such issues as charter schools, teacher tenure and school reform. She served in the Senate through 2002, and then was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She held that office from 2003 to 2012, overseeing a department serving more than a half-million students in more than 1,200 schools. She was an advocate for students of color and those from low-income households, supporting increased Head Start coverage, full-day kindergarten, and English for second-language learners. After resigning, she joined the nonprofit education organization Project Lead the Way as its western regional vice president."


Source: Statesman Journal

Looking Ahead

THE DREAMBOX SPRING CHALLENGE

Your students this year have completed 20,937 lessons in DreamBox. DreamBox is the math program we use to help individualize student learning. We are seeing tremendous math growth in students as they work through lessons each week.


From March 22nd to May 2nd your student has a chance to win prizes simply for continuing to utilize this program during…


THE DREAMBOX SPRING CHALLENGE

Who: Any student who completes AT LEAST 5 Lessons per week is entered in the drawing

When: For 6 weeks (March 22nd to May 2nd)


Please see the flyer below for more information:

Spring Math Challenge (English)

Spring Math Challenge (Spanish)


Questions about the challenge or about DreamBox in general? Talk to your math teacher or email our Math Instructional Coach, Ms. Suckow at rsuckow@pps.net

Hybrid

At Beaumont we are finalizing our schedule and Hybrid plan. Beaumont's schedule is very similar to the one that was shared earlier via PPS communications.


Here is what currently know:

1. Middle school families have an opportunity to complete a Hybrid survey. Surveys are now live and due March 21st. If you have yet to receive your survey, please email Ms. Davis or connect with your student's counselor.

2. Students will be in cohorts. These cohorts will be predetermined by school administration.

3. The reopening of 6th-12th grade schools are projected to open April 19th, 2021

4. For additional information, please check out the PPS Hybrid FAQs

Forecasting (due date extended)

2021- 2022 Forecasting


Our BMS forecasting survey is still live and the due date has been extended. Please click on the links to complete the BMS Google Forecasting form. See below for information about the forecasting process:


  1. Forecasting forms are due April 9, 2021.
  2. Families should complete the forms together with their children.
  3. Please carefully read through the forms, as there will be one submission per student. In the event that you made and mistake and accidentally submitted your form, you will need to email Ms. Davis at rdavis@pps.net.
  4. Please remember that schedule change requests will not be accepted once the school year begins (unless under unique circumstances).
  5. Please know we try to meet the requests of students; however, there are no guarantees that students will be scheduled for every class in which they forecast for.


Below is a list of documents to support the 2021-2022 forecasting process


Mindfulness at BMS

6 Week Mindfulness Series

The Beaumont Counseling Team is offering a 6 Week Mindfulness Series, hosted by Ria Goodwin, in order to introduce those interested to the concepts and practices of Mindfulness. Each week will cover a different mindfulness concept, starting with an Introduction to Mindfulness, with each following week having a specific focus: Breath Awareness, Body Awareness, Focus on Gratitude, Kindness Towards Self & Others, and Open Awareness. We will be learning and practicing on Wednesdays at 1:45, starting February 17th and ending March 31st, using Google Meet, with a meet code of Mindfulness. If you have any additional questions or would like more information please contact Ria Goodwin at rgoodwin@pps.net

Math Help and Resources

Is your student having trouble completing their asynchronous math work? Are you having trouble helping them? Our Instructional Math Specialist, RaeAnn Suckow, has put together a website that might help. Here is a sampling of what you will find there:



  • Information on DreamBox

  • Information on Free Tutoring done by PPS high school students

  • Links to resources by grade level, course, and unit

  • Information about Multnomah County Library live homework help

  • Visual Math Dictionaries and other tools

You can find the website here.

If you have any questions about the website, DreamBox, or other math related topics please contact RaeAnn Suckow at rsuckow@pps.net.