DOLPHIN DIGEST 3/19/2021
Community Newsletter for Arleta School
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
**NO MEALS OR BOOK DISTRIBUTION DURING SPRING BREAK **
- Mar. 22-26: SPRING BREAK - No School
- Mar. 25: CHAR Dine-Out, 4-9pm
- Mar. 29-Apr. 11: Give Oregon fundraiser
- Mar. 31: Yearbook photo submissions due
- Apr. 1-2: Hybrid starts for K-1
- Apr. 05: Hybrid starts for grades 2-5
- Apr. 8: End of Quarter
- Apr. 9: Teaching Planning Day - No School
- Apr. 19: Hybrid starts for Middle School
WELCOME TO ARLETA'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!
We’re so glad to have you as part of our school community!
This weekly newsletter is developed and sent in partnership between school administration and the PTA. If you have information you'd like shared in the newsletter, please email it to ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com. Keep scrolling for the latest.
I would like to add my overdue voice to the call to end the increasing violence against our Asian American community members. While the racist hate crime this week in Atlanta has caused unimaginable damage and pain it would compound the tragedy to categorize this act as an isolated incident. By one metric the rise in violent acts against the AAPI community has increased by 150% in the last year, including in Oregon. Racial violence and hate is a sickness that must be stopped, in all forms. I don't know what it will take to eliminate racial injustice and hatred but I know that I must increase my efforts to make a positive difference. I applaud the efforts of our staff members, in particular Aud Manansala who is one of our counselors, to provide a safe space for students and others to process this week's tragic and unforgivable acts of violence. I am very proud to work with so many gifted educators who are dedicated to improving the world. To our Asian American students, families and staff I am so very sorry. You deserve to feel safe everywhere, and nowhere safer than our Arleta community.
Of course there is a lot of information to share about our return to Hybrid Instruction and I will share that later next week in a separate communication.
ARLETA HYBRID INFORMATION
And a link to the presentation that Mr. Horn shared is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bA6IOijdG_FR0gXEI-F2guUQut57cxmZ4ILXg1LfRxA/edit#slide=id.gc80735b12c_0_61
Additional information will be sent out next week.
NO MEALS DURING SPRING BREAK - CHANGES TO MEAL SITES
PPS just announced that Arleta will no longer be a grab and go site for food. Moving forward Arleta will only be feeding the students in Hybrid. Students in Hybrid are welcome to take food home for the other children in their household.
For students that are remaining in CDL, as well as those other families in the community who are not in PPS, those families will have to go to a Grab and Go Site to receive food. The 2 closest Grab and Go Sites for the families around Arleta are Lane Middle School at 7200 SE 60th Ave or Madison High School Marshall Campus at 3905 SE 91st Ave. Hybrid families should also use the Grab and Go Sites for dates between March 29 and the first day of Hybrid (April 1 for K-1; April 5 for 2-5; the week of April 19 for 6-8). Their service times will be from 11:30am to 12:30 pm Mon-Fri. (More information to be posted to PPS.net/nutrition soon.)
Other food resources:
PDX Free Fridges around town: https://sites.google.com/view/pdx-free-fridge
CATCH THE 'BIG EARS' SHOW FOR ANOTHER WEEK
Streaming Showcase was developed in 2020 as a SUN program in order to give students the opportunity to learn theatre arts and acting, and to perform for a live audience in a manner that complies with social distancing guidelines.
On March 16, the Streaming Showcase Players presented an original musical production called "Big Ears" via Zoom and Youtube. The show was attended by a total of 93 devices! Thank you to our community for your support! Special thanks to the families and caregivers of our students, who helped make the show the success that it was. If you missed the show, you can still see it here for another week!
Even though many of us are going back to in-person learning, the program will continue, as guidelines still recommend against large gatherings. Session 3 will begin on April 12. If you are interested in joining us, please visit https://generic15.wixsite.com/streamingshowcase for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS OBOB TEAMS
Congratulations to all of our Oregon Battle of the Books teams!!! This year has been especially challenging and we are so proud of the hard work and dedication you all showed throughout this OBOB season. A huge thank you also to our parent volunteers, especially Chelsea Dore, our OBOB Chairperson. OBOB is only as strong as it's volunteer army and Arleta has always risen to the challenge. Thank you so much for making this program possible for our students.
This year's 3-5 Division Arleta Champions are the Reading Raccoons: Sabine Blair, Josephine Martinez, and Mabel O'Connor. Our 6-8 Division Arleta Champions are the Space Cats: Cal Kupper and Samantha Thomas. Also, our middle school welcomed a team from ACCESS Academy to join us this year, and our 6-8 Champions will compete against them on April 1st. Congratulations to all of our champions and good luck Cal and Sam in your next battle!!!
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK BY MAR. 31!
Please submit photos of your student(s) during distance learning - you can get creative with props at home, candid shots outside, include student art work, or a simple selfie is great. Send them in using this Google Form - https://forms.gle/pmCbTFNQyTaM4W7e8, or just email them to ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com. Please include your student's first and last name, grade and homeroom teacher. Send them in by March 31st.
1ST GRADE POSTER WALK FEATURES STUDENTS & THEIR FAMILIES
2021 CONNECT TO KINDERGARTEN
If your child or a child you know will be five before September 1st, this message is for you! PPS is kicking off a Reimagined Connect to Kindergarten campaign. Our goal is for every Kindergarten 2021 family to feel connected to their school community and confident about starting school in the fall. To learn more about our Connect to Kindergarten resources, supports and events, please watch our Welcome to Kindergarten video. And, on behalf of the Early Learners Department, welcome to PPS!
To submit Kindergarten questions and join our PPS Kindergarten mailing list, please complete this short survey: Kindergarten Interest Survey
Register online for PPS Kindergarten at this link.
PTA INCLUSION COMMITTEE NEWS & RESOURCES
Black History Month may be over, but our learning must continue. Here are some resources about Oregon’s own history:
What to watch:
“Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History”
A Conversation with Walidah Imarisha, PSU author and adjunct professor
What to read:
“When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white' state"
By DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post, June 7, 2017
To view this article, click here and log in with your Multnomah County Library account. Access to The Washington Post is free through the Multnomah County Library.
GIVE OREGON - SUPPORT LOCAL MAKERS & SUPPORT ARLETA
The Give Oregon spring fundraiser is a way to shop for local Oregon made goods while supporting Arleta School! The catalog will open March 29 and run through April 11. This is a great time to shop for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3 -7) and Mother's Day (May 9th)!
THANKS FOR CELEBRATING PI(E) DAY WITH US
GILRSTRENGTH WORKSHOPS IN MARCH
GirlStrength has workshops for the month of March, including some spring break options! Our workshops are designed to be fun, interactive, and physical (when relevant).
Generally workshops are open to girl-identified, non-binary and trans youth ages 10-14. LGBTQ+ workshop is open to any student that belongs to the LGBTQ+ community regardless of gender identity. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Upcoming Workshop Dates!
Tuesday, March 23rd (10-11:30): Self-Defense Basics
Our introductory class open to all new students (and anyone who might want a refresher). We will cover self-defense basics, talk about the role of intuition in keeping us safe and practice some physical skills!
Wednesday, March 24th (1-2:30): Self-Defense for LGBTQ+ Students!
A class just for LGBTQ+ students! We will talk about intuition, assertive communication and learn some basic self-defense moves and strategies.
Thursday, March 25th (2-3pm): All About Healthy Relationships
In this workshop we will explore what makes a relationship healthy, red flags to look out for and how to communicate our boundaries to the people we care about.
PORTLAND PARKS & REC YOUTH CONSERVATION CREW OPPORTUNITIES
Do you know of any youth looking for a job this summer? Do you know any youth who would love working outdoors and/or are interested in the environment? If so, please share this opportunity with them.
Portland Parks & Recreation Youth Conservation Crew will be hiring youth (ages 14-19) and adult crew leaders for summer 2021.
- Youth Job application – due April 9. The application will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete.
- Adult Crew Leader Job application will be coming soon!
Email Sadie Atwell, Arleta SUN Coordinator, if you have any questions - Sadie.Atwell@portlandoregon.gov
FREE MEDICAL CARE
If your child is currently in need of medical services or shots and you aren't sure where to go, Multnomah County Student Health Centers are open. School based health center resources and fliers in multiple languages are found here: https://www.multnomahesd.org/shs-student-health-centers.html
RESOURCE FOR COPING DURING COVID-19
A new toolkit was created by Multnomah County students, parents and public health communicators to empower youth and families to cope during the pandemic: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families.
The guide is available in both English and Spanish at this time, and is accessible and continually updated on the Multnomah County webpage.
TOOLS FOR NOTICING MY EMOTIONS
FREE SHIPPING ON ARLETA SPIRIT WEAR THROUGH 3/23
Did you know there are Arleta logo face masks available in the online spirit wear store?
And FREE SHIPPING UNTIL 3/23 with this code: FREESHIP321ef7609.
Shop online 24/7 and have your items shipped to your home - https://arletaschool.threadless.com/
PTA IS COLLECTING BOTTLES & CANS
AMAZON SMILE IS EASIER THAN EVER
You can get full instructions here
AMAZON WISH LIST FOR TEACHERS & STAFF
Throughout the school year, supplies are consumed and new needs arise. That’s why Arleta now has an Amazon Wish List of items added by teachers and staff. Please consider adding an item or two when you do your regular Amazon shopping. And when you use Amazon Smile and link your Amazon account to Arleta School PTA, Amazon will also donate 0.5% of your total purchase (at no additional cost to you)! Questions – email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
Link to Wish List is: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3S713LRBVHEI6
NO COST WAYS TO SUPPORT ARLETA
The Arleta PTA participates in THREE no-cost shopping rewards programs - Fred Meyer Community Rewards, AmazonSmile and Bottle Drop.
1. By linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Arleta PTA and scanning your rewards card when you shop, a percentage of your purchase goes to the PTA. Sign up here. (And you'll still get your cash back rewards!)
2. Amazon has a similar program, called AmazonSmile. Select "Arleta School PTA" as your charitable organization to receive donations when you shop Amazon. Once you sign up, just go to smile.amazon.com to do your usual Amazon shopping. While there is no app, you can create a shortcut on your phone by going to smile.amazon.com in your browser, tap the Share button, then tap Add to Homescreen.
3. Donate your redeemable cans and bottles to Arleta through Bottle Drop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request some blue bags. (Arleta pays a fee for the bags, so let's fill them to the top!)