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.
Recognizing Women's History Month: Susan Castillo
Source: Statesman Journal
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 email@example.com
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:
- Forecasting forms are due April 9, 2021.
- Families should complete the forms together with their children.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please remember that schedule change requests will not be accepted once the school year begins (unless under unique circumstances).
- 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 SeriesThe 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.