Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- September 23 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

SEPTEMBER

9/28 -PTC Volunteer Orientation 5:45 pm/PTC Meeting 6:30 pm

9/30- PTC Virtual Volunteer Orientation 8:45 am


OCTOBER

10/1 -PTC Papa Murphy Fundraiser

10/8 -NO SCHOOL- Staff Workday

10/11-10/15- Rocket Run Events- More Information soon!!

10/12- PTC Meeting

10/20 -Earthquake Drill

10/21 -NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences

10/22- NO SCHOOL

10/26- School Picture Day

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IMPORTANT STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME

For the safety of our students, students that are parent drop off, walkers and bike riders are not to arrive before 8:20 am. Bus riders arrive at 8:15 am because the school buses need to leave earlier to pick up middle school students. Classroom doors do not open until 8:20 am. We do not have space or the supervision for all students to safely line up outside the doors until 8:20 am.
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BIRTHDAY TREATS AND INVITATIONS

Birthday treats /prizes not to be brought to school.

Due to student allergies, equity and the number of birthdays we celebrate each month we do not allow birthday treats/prizes at school. We will however, be recognizing and celebrating birthdays on their special day in other special ways!


We also ask that private birthday party invitations or other type of private invitations NOT be delivered and distributed at school. This can lead to hurt feelings among students. Please make an effort to deliver these important messages in another manner.

Thank you for your cooperation. It is greatly appreciated.

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ILLNESS SYMPTOMS

We are required to track all student absences and illness symptoms. When calling in your student's absence please leave detailed information ie. cough, fever, vomiting, etc. If we do not have detailed information we are required to call parents. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2450. Thank you for your cooperation!
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OFFICE UNAVAILABLE DURING ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

Our office staff is unavailable during arrival and dismissal times. We are all helping with arrival and dismissal duties. Please do not call or ring the doorbell during the following times:

Arrival -8:20 am to 8:30 am

Dismissal-3:00 pm -3:15 pm

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NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS

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PARKING FOR ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

Parking is not allowed on the grassy area (marked with red paint) at the end of the drive through lanes. We've had some close calls with kids walking on the grass and parents parking there. We know there are not a lot of parking spots. We are working on moving staff parking. In the meantime, If your student is routed on the bus, we highly encourage them to ride it. Please consider carpooling or walking to the school. Safety is always our top priority.
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BEF PROJECT FOR BOOKS FOR 4TH GRADE ROCKET READERS

Our wonderful fourth grade teachers are working with BEF to raise funds to support our wonderful 4th grade Rocket Readers with new and exciting books. If you are interested in helping please click the link below.
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LOST AND FOUND

Please label all your student's items, coats, gloves, hats, water bottles etc. We try our best to get items back to students, but without a name it is very difficult. We collect Lost and Found items at the end of the month and store them for the BSD Clothes Closet.
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IMPORTANT DISTRICT INFORMATION


WILL BREAKFAST & LUNCH BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS?


Yes, nothing is required for students to access one free breakfast and one free lunch each day. Students can just go to the cafeteria when breakfast or lunch is served and select what they would like to eat.

Please know that students who bring lunches from home do not qualify for free milk; milk is part of the free meals. Milk by itself costs 50¢.


If your student gets "seconds" their account will be charged.

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UPCOMING VIRGINIA GARCIA VACCINATION EVENTS

Virginia Garcia will host the following vaccination events the week of September 20:
September 24
Beaverton Wellness Center
2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. #200
Beaverton
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


September 24
Rose Grove Mobile Home
3839 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove
4 - 7 p.m.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

September 15th starts the month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This month, we honor the histories, stories, cultures and contributions of those with roots in Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

So, why does Hispanic Heritage Month start on September 15? The day is significant because it marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. On September 16, Mexican independence is celebrated, while Chile honors its independence on September 18.
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ROCK CREEK SPECIALS DAY CALENDAR

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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)

Join us to kick off the school year with our first in-person PTC meeting and Volunteer Orientation. Let's build community in a safe way and connect together; volunteers and family involvement are key parts of what makes Rock Creek so great.


Volunteer Orientation is an important step as you begin a fulfilling role as a Volunteer at Rock Creek Elementary School. Learn about opportunities, protocols, and more.


The first PTC meeting of the new school year is where we will discuss and pass the budget, talk about goals for the year ahead, and get to meet each other. This is a wonderful opportunity for all parents to voice and shape what the PTC will strive to accomplish this year.


Volunteer Orientation (in-person*)

Tuesday • September 28 • 5:45pm


PTC Meeting

(in-person*, with a zoom option, link will be sent out via email from the school)

Tuesday • September 28 • 6:30pm


* We will meet under the overhang at the back of the school. Bring a chair and you must wear a mask.


Volunteer Orientation (virtual via zoom, link sent via school)

Thursday • September 30 • 8:45am



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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DOWNLOAD THE PARENTSQUARE APP & STAY INFORMED!!

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL


International Walk + Roll to School Day is October 6th this year. This is a fantastic time to encourage our students and families to walk + roll to school and help with our extremely congested parking lots. Due to COVID restrictions, our celebration will look different this year:

For elementary and comprehensive middle schools:

Every elementary and comprehensive middle school will receive a scooter/helmet grand prize and five reflective drawstring bags with smaller prizes to raffle off to students. We will provide K-5th teachers and 6th-8th 1st period teachers with a checklist of their students to mark how they traveled to school that day. Students who walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus, or carpool to school on Oct. 6th are eligible to enter the raffle. The travel checklist will be the students’ raffle entry. Additionally, each K-8 school will receive a $20 prize to raffle off to teachers who turn in their checklist. Please add October 6th to your school’s calendar and share the newsletter article below, and attached graphics, with your school community. Additional instructions and prizes will be delivered to your school soon!

International Walk + Roll to School Day

On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:

1. Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.

2. More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.

3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.

4. Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.

5. Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.

For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

For options schools, high schools, and FLEX school:

Students are encouraged to walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, roll, bus, and carpool to school (or anywhere for our Flex students) on October 6th and fill out our google form to enter to win a scooter/helmet or a reflective backpack filled with safety accessories. Please add October 6th to your school’s calendar and share the newsletter article below and attached graphics with your school community.

International Walk + Roll to School Day

On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school (or anywhere) and enter to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! To enter fill out the google form and tell us how you traveled to school (or anywhere) on October 6th. For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

Google form: https://forms.gle/mgi5mGykBjY99Sry7

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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.
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