Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- October 28, 2021

NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

NOVEMBER

11/1- Rocket Run pledge money due to be eligible for school prizes

11/5- PTC Papa Murphy's Pizza Fundraiser

11/7- Fall Back One Hour-Daylight Saving Ends

11/9- Virtual PTC Meeting 6:30 pm

11/11-SCHOOL CLOSED- Veteran's Day

11/12-NO SCHOOL- Grading Day

11/22-NO SCHOOL- Staff Development Day

11/23-SCHOOL CLOSED

11/24-SCHOOL CLOSED

11/25-SCHOOL CLOSED-Thanksgiving Holiday

11/26-SCHOOL CLOSED

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

We had a near miss today with a family who was rushing to leave our parking lot and almost hit a child who was trying to get to the daycare vans and buses.


No schedule or activity is worth endangering our students. Please slow down and help us to keep the safety of our students everyone's top priority.



With gratitude and appreciation,

Tiffany

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Just a friendly reminder- No parking along the red fire lane or along the cones.

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ROCKET WEEK FUNDRAISING REMINDERS

Primary Fundraiser // Rocket Week

The countdown is on for turning in Rocket Week Donation Envelopes – please turn in your donation envelope by November 1st. Donation envelopes turned in beyond November 1st will be accepted, but the donations will not be applied to the school rewards. Contact rocketrun@rockcreekptc.org any questions.

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FALL CLASSROOM PARTIES

The PTC is providing fun activities fall activities for all the classrooms. Due to challenges we have with Covid, we will not be having costumes at our Fall parties. We appreciate your support and understanding as we make this change.
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REFRESHED GATE DECORATIONS

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to the Carolyn Conrad and family. They refurbished and repainted all the art that decorates our breezeway gate. They look FABULOUS!!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OCTOBER BIRTHDAY STUDENTS

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Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.

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APPOINTMENTS

We cannot stress how important it is to have students in class all day, with as little interruptions as possible. Please schedule appointments before or after school whenever possible.
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IMPORTANT ABSENCE INFORMATION

We are required to track all student absences and illness symptoms. When calling in your student's absence please leave detailed information ie. if your student is ill and has a fever or not, if they have a cough or not, vomiting, etc and the date symptoms started. Also, please contact us if students will be on vacation or have an appointment.If we do not have detailed information we are required to call parents. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451 and our emails are jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

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OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS

Option School Application Process Begins October 18

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on October 18. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.


Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.


Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.

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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)

PTC Fundraising Event

Mapel Boutique Shopping Event THIS FRIDAY!!!: Mapel Boutique in Bethany Village is partnering with the PTC this Friday October 29th... 20% of full price in store and online sales made ALL DAY on October 29th will be donated back to the PTC. Looking for an evening out??....Visit the boutique from 5-7pm on Friday October 29th and enjoy some beverages and sweets! View or download the flyer for full details!



Stay Connected! Website: http://rockcreekptc.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockCreekElementarySchool Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockcreekptc/


All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!

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OBOB INFORMATION FOR 3-5 GRADES

OBOB 2021-2022 - Registration is OPEN!

All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have watched an introduction and FAQ video about OBOB this week during their library class (click on the link if you’d like to watch it). They should also have bought home a flyer, bookmark and letter/contract. If your student is interested is forming or joining an OBOB team this year, parents should complete the contract page before October 31st and return it to your class teacher.


If you have any questions please email Shawna and Rowan at obob@rockcreekptc.org.

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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AT A GLANCE SCHOOL PROFILE

2020-21 school profile

Our 2020-21 school profile is posted on our school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-21 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.

State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.


The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.

At Rock Creek WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. You’ll find our current school improvement plan here: https://rockcreek.beaverton.k12.or.us/about-us/school-learning-plan. During the year I will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.

If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!



perfil del año escolar 2020-21

Nuestro perfil del año escolar 2020-21 está publicado en la página web de nuestra escuela y lo puede encontrar al hacer clic en About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card (Sobre Nosotros, Perfiles Escolares, Boleta de Calificaciones de Oregón). También hay un enlace en esta página a los perfiles de las escuelas para otros años y otras escuelas. El perfil del distrito del año escolar 2020-21 está publicado en la página web de boleta de calificaciones del distrito.

El reporte de desempeño de las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo el estado empezaron cuando la legislatura de Oregon en 1999 aprobó una ley que requiere que todas las escuelas públicas y del distrito reciban un reporte del Departamento de Educación de Oregon acerca de cómo les va en general. La Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA por sus siglas en inglés), firmada por el Presidente Obama el 10 de diciembre de 2015, reemplaza la Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás (NCLB por sus siglas en inglés) y otorga a los estados mayor flexibilidad. ESSA anima a las escuelas y educadores a innovar y crear sistemas que atiendan a las necesidades locales. Como parte de este trabajo, el Departamento de Educación de Oregón rediseñó las boletas de calificaciones de la escuela y el distrito para involucrar e informar a las familias sobre el enfoque de la escuela al aprendizaje, las ofertas académicas y extracurriculares, y el desempeño de los estudiantes. Las boletas de calificaciones también sirven como una herramienta importante para la planificación de mejoras continuas por parte de los políticos locales y estatales, en conjunto con las comunidades a las que sirven.


Los perfiles de las escuelas y los distritos para el período 2019-20 no incluyen datos de evaluaciones a nivel estatal, datos sobre el tamaño de las clases o datos de asistencia como resultado de los necesarios cierres de escuelas a nivel estatal y la implementación de la Educación a Distancia para Todos. Los perfiles presentan todos los datos disponibles no afectados por la respuesta del estado a COVID-19. Como parte de la respuesta federal al COVID-19, todos los estudiantes de nuestra escuela fueron elegibles para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas el año pasado. Como resultado, nuestro porcentaje de almuerzo gratis / precio reducido se informa como> 95%.


TODOS NOSOTROS en Rock Creek nos comprometemos a usar esta información para acoplarnos a los planes de mejoramiento y a los programas académicos de la escuela para satisfacer, de esta manera, las necesidades de cada estudiante. Usted encontrará nuestro plan de mejoramiento escolar en curso: https://rockcreek.beaverton.k12.or.us/about-us/school-learning-plan. Durante este año, yo me comunicaré frecuentemente con usted acerca de los programas y aprovechamiento estudiantil de nuestra escuela para fomentar el aprendizaje y el éxito.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de nuestro reporte de desempeño o desea obtener una copia impresa, por favor póngase en contacto conmigo. Usted también puede darnos sus sugerencias para mejorar. ¡Por favor compártalas! ¡Muchas Gracias!

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NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS

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FAMILY RESOURCES

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DISTRICT AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY LINK

The District has a community flyer page that list all approved extra curricular flyers such as chess clubs, soccer camps, childcare etc. It is updated monthly. Please Click on the link below to find approved extra curricular activities for students.

Approved After School Activities Link

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WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE


We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


View the BSD website in Arabic

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


View the BSD website in Chinese

请浏览中文版的BSD网站


View the BSD website Japanese

BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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Rock Creek School


4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450

Attendance-503-356-2451

Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.