Parent Message: End of October

2020

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Principal's Message

Greetings Mountain View Community,


There is a lot of information still coming out, and in order to avoid a very long newsletter, we will have 2 for October.


Our Book Bus is up and running! Your student can come to find books, and may arrange to have school supplies delivered through the Book Bus. Talk to your teachers if you need supplies, or email Mr. Z. School routes are shown below; our day is Monday.


Virtual Back to School Night is October 29th! Look for links from teachers and a special email with links to sessions from the school.


Our first Padres Unidos Meeting will be October 28th; email daina_ibarra@beaverton.k12.or.us for a link and more information. Our first PTO meeting will be November 2nd; email roberts.laparisienne@gmail.com for a link and more information.


Honored to Serve This Community,

Wendy Rider

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Free WiFi Hotspots the 2020-21 School Year

The Beaverton School District had a limited number of hotspots available for middle school student use. Unfortunately, at this time all hotspots have been distributed to students.


The Beaverton School District is working to secure additional hotspots for students in need. If you would like your student placed on the waiting list, please complete the following request form. (Please complete one form for each student).


HOTSPOT REQUEST FORM - MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Need Help?

Check out the BSD Family Toolkit


Email Us!

Teacher's emails are on your student's StudentVue account-one click away

or

Anne_carlson@beaverton.k12.or.us (Principal's Secretary)

Wendy_rider@beaverton.k12.or.us (Principal)


Call Us!

Our front office can help connect you to counselors, administrators, and office staff to help you

503-356-2660

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Doing anything to get books in kids hands:

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Call for Members of our Equity Advisory Team and Principal's Advisory Council

Every year I meet with a group of students once a month for the school year. This group is known as the Principal's Advisory Council; it's purpose is to discuss what is going well, and not going well at Mountain View. We brainstorm solutions to the identified issues, and create a plan of action. My goal is to create leadership capacity, and teamwork skills along the way.


This year, our students in this group will form the foundation for our Equity Advisory Team. Parents, teachers, and community members will join the students to create Mountain View's Equity Advisory Team. We will meet monthly, and have opportunities to collaborate with other Equity Teams across the district. The goal will be to identify issues and develop plans to address them; we will focus on issues that create unequal outcomes for our students that are predictable based on race, income, home language, and other factors. We want to be a community active in solving these deep rooted problems.


Please email me if you are interested in our Equity Advisory Team, or have your student email me if they are interested in the Principal's Advisory Council. wendy_rider@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Eat, Sleep, Move!

Healthy habits and routines are important to manage and improve both mental and physical wellness, even when students are participating in distance learning. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercise are linked with improvements in behavior, attention, mood, safety, school performance and attendance, and boosting immune systems. Here are a few tips.


Nutrition

· Try to make half the plate fruits and vegetables

· Limit sugary drinks. Did you know that in 12 ounces of soda, there are about 40 grams of sugar? That is 10 teaspoons of sugar in just one can!

· Focus on eating more fresh foods and less packaged foods.

· Occasional sweets are fine, but try not to make dessert a reward

· Let kids stop eating when they feel they’ve had enough

· Nutrition Resources: Free food resources are found on the Community Resources webpage. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn https://www.oregonfoodbank.org


Sleep

· According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to promote optimal health:

o Children 3-5 years old should sleep 10-13 hours per 24 hours

o Children 6-12 years old should sleep 9-12 hours

o Teenagers 13-18 years old should sleep 8-10 hours

· Set bed and wake-up times at the same time every day

· Have a bedtime routine

· Remove electronics from the bedroom, keep it quiet, and at a comfortable temperature

· Avoid large meals and caffeine before bed time

· Sleep Resources: www.cdc.gov/sleep

https:www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Supports-Childhood-Sleep-Guidelines.aspx


Exercise

· The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children and adolescents ages 6-17 do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.

· Make moving together a regular part of your family life. Walk the dog, have a dance party, do fitness activities during commercials, clean the house or yard together, and take the stairs!

· Exercise Resources: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-children https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/index.htm

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Student Health Survey

Our school is participating in the Student Health Survey (SHS), a survey sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division and the Oregon Department of Education. The survey will gather information about health risk behaviors of students in grades 6, 8 and 11. The survey will be conducted online either in the classroom or remotely and includes questions about:


· Student health and safety

· Student mental and behavioral health

· School climate and culture


Completing the Student Health Survey poses minimal risk to your child, who may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable answering some of the questions. Survey procedures have been designed to protect your child's privacy and allow for anonymous participation. If your child is not comfortable answering a question, he or she can leave it blank. While we encourage all students to participate, the decision to participate is voluntary. You may opt to send a refusal for your child’s participation. Alternatively, your child will have the opportunity to refuse at the time of the survey. There will be no action against you or your child if your child does not participate.


If you do not wish your child to take this survey, return this form to the principal’s office before the survey date. You need only email your child's PE/Health teacher or carol_balthazar@beaverton.k12.or.us if you do not wish your child to participate.

The survey is available on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health website for you to review before the survey date at: healthoregon.org/shs

If you have other specific questions about the survey, please feel free to call our office, or your child's PE/Health teacher.

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MESA Enrollment Open

  • Time for students to register!

  • We encourage teams of 3-4 to attend and compete in the TikTok Design Challenge sessions and the Elevator Pitch.

    • Individuals can enter if they want, teams are encouraged

      • teams will have to meet after Launch week hours to collaborate, but we estimate they'll spend 1.5hours maximum on the challenge

    • IG reels or Flipgrid can be used if students don't have Tik Tok

Other Resources

Need technology support? Please use the Student Help Desk


Want to learn more about Canvas for parents? Check out this Canvas help page


Looking for other help? BSD Family Toolkit is a great resource for questions and additional support.

Mountain View Middle School

WE are a community that inspires students to believe in themselves and successfully advocate for their future goals.