Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (12/4/20)
At Springville, there are five traits that we work to develop in all students: responsibility, collaboration, perseverance, integrity, and compassion. Teachers explicitly plan opportunities to develop character traits through collaborative work in learning expeditions, classroom projects, and community-building activities.
This month we have an opportunity for our students to practice and build compassion at home through "Springville Cares". We teach students that compassion means having genuine feelings for other people's struggles. Our goal is that they have empathy for all and respect others and the world around them. Compassion cannot be learned by talking about it. Children must practice compassion in their daily lives and watch others model compassionate behavior. They also learn compassion when they give to others without the need to receive something in return. More information about "Springville Cares" can be found in our newsletter this week. Thank you for helping us make a difference in our school community!
Stay safe, stay well, stay positive!
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
Winter Break Meal Information
Nutrition Services is pleased to be able to provide meals to children ages 1-18 during the Winter Break.
- To receive meals for the Winter Break this form must be filled out and submitted no later than 9:00 PM on December 11th. The information is needed ahead of time to order enough supplies for requested meals.
- Please be certain to fill in the number of children ages 1 to 18, who will be receiving meals.
- Meal boxes will consist of five breakfast and five lunch meals.
- Meal pick up will be on Tuesday, December 22nd, and Tuesday, December 29th, between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM.
Los Servicios de Nutricion se complace en poder proporcionar alimentos gratuitos a ninos de 1 a 18 años durante las vacaciones de invierno.
- Para recibir comidas para las vacaciones de invierno, el formulario de inscripcion debe enviarse a mas tardar a las 9:00 PM del 11 de diciembre. Para tener suficientes suministros para las comidas se requiere preinscripcion.
- Asegúrese de ingresar el número de niños, de 1 a 18 años, que recibirán los alimentos
- Las cajas de comida constan de cinco desayunos y cinco almuerzos
- Los alimentos estaran disponibles el martes 22 de diciembre y el martes 29 de diciembre de 11:00 AM a 12:00 PM.
Need Your Help - Please Return Books and Devices
As a district, we have more than 10,600 library books that are overdue or lost. In addition, we have more than 2,200 textbooks and devices (those that are NOT currently being used for Comprehensive Distance Learning) that also need to be returned. Some of these items are likely under your student’s bed or sitting in a backpack.
We desperately need to recover these items or the associated fines for the lost items. Only then can schools begin to replace books and devices for future use.
Please search for overdue and lost items: library books, textbooks from last school year and school-issued devices (iPads, Chromebooks) that your student isn’t currently using. Search your in-box, too, for any emails from (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com), which will indicate that your student has a missing item.
Then return that item to any BSD school. You have several options: (Please arrive in a mask.)
Return items to your school during regular school hours. Some schools also may offer evening drop-off hours. Check with your school’s newsletter for additional drop-off hours and directions.
Return items to any Library Book Bus stop. See schedule and map for days and times.
Pay lost fine through the district’s Online Payment System.
If you’ve already returned materials or items were left in classrooms last spring, please contact your school library staff via email to let them know. Library materials are quarantined for up to one week before being checked in, so it will take time for fines to be resolved in InTouch accounts.
Thank you for helping us get resources back to our schools so that they can be re-distributed to those students who need them.
Springville Cares Update
We've been so impressed and inspired by the generosity you've shown in our Springville Cares initiative!
We still have some families in our community whose needs we'd love to meet, including:
-a 9-year-old boy who needs warm PJs
-a baby girl in need of winter clothing
-several children in need of shoes and coats.
Let's help keep everyone warm this winter! Please check our link to see how you can help with these and other items. Thank you for all you do to support each other!
Donations will be collected outside the main entrance of the school on December 14th from 11:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Springville Kindness Boomerang!
To be a part of our boomerang:
*Complete acts of kindness in your home or community. Attached is a Kindness Challenge for the month of December if you would like to participate or need ideas!
*Ask a family member to record a few seconds of you demonstrating kindness (no sound necessary)
*Send it to Mrs. Arnold by December 10th: email@example.com
Intel Volunteer Matching Opportunity
Intel has an amazing program which matches volunteer hours for employees and donates that money directly to schools. Currently they have enacted temporary exceptions due to Coronavirus. For volunteer hours served from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, employees may track up to 5 hours per day for time spent on education. Hours should be tracked to the school the child attends. This amendment may be applied to the employee’s child/children as well as other children he/she may be instructing. This is an easy way to support Springville!
Device Insurance Fee
If your family has been notified by the District that you have an outstanding Device Insurance fee for the BSD iPad or Chromebook your child is using, please be sure to log into your online payment account and pay the fee listed under your child's name.
BSD Business Office
**The BSD Business Office has notified Springville that we have a combined total of over $3,000 due for Device Coverage. With the District budget shortfall, it would be very beneficial to have all fees paid as quickly as possible. The Insurance fee will cover repairs for those devices that are returned needing repairs. Please log into your ParentVue Online Payment account and make any payments that are listed as due now. Your prompt attention to this will help reduce the funds due to the district. Thank you so much!
Parents if you are not sure how to do this, please follow these steps.
1. Go to: Beaverton School District Website
2. Families > Apps for Parents/Guardians > Online Payment System - Login
c. Choose your student's name
d. Click on the red "View" button above Shop
Go to our website wolvesread.org for registration and other info.
Start reading your OBOB books and check out some of the OBOB resources. Especially handy is the Divvy Sheet (under Resources) where the captain can email a copy to teammates and have them sign up for books they would like to read. Coming mid-December, we’ll begin to post activities on the website that is open to everyone. Happy reading!
Springville Library Corner
Middle school OBOB books are now ready for you to enjoy!! Ask about them at checkout.
Book Check Out
The Bookmobile is on the road every Wednesday! We will be making 3 stops:
- 7284 NW 170th Ave @ Abbey Creek Park from 1:33 - 2:00 pm
- NW 167TH Ave @ Mid-block between Catalpa St & Trillium St from 2:05 - 2:35pm
- NW 183RD AVE@ at the walk path by the gazebo (past Chemeketa) from 2:40 - 3:10 pm
Don't forget these links:
Ms. B's Book Talk
This week, I recommend The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. This is not a book about fashion, as the title suggests. It’s about Wanda Petronski, the new girl in school who is bullied for being “different”. The other girls at school tease her constantly. As this is not a good environment for their daughter, Wanda’s family makes a decision. Wanda’s classmates later discover what a wonderful and talented person she is. They feel terrible for the way they treated her. Is it too late to apologize and become Wanda’s friends? Find out when you read this engaging historical fiction based on the author’s true experiences.
Bethany Library News
November's issue features:
- New Holds Pick Up Hours at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
- New and Notable Titles for All Ages and Across All Formats, along with many topical and leveled (IRLA) booklists
- Parenting During the Pandemic - An online workshop held on Zoom on December 10.
- Rockstar Readers Book Club - An online monthly book discussion for grades 3-5 that explores books from various genres with an emphasis on diverse stories.
- OBOB Trivia for Grades 3-5 - Registration information can be found on our OBOB website, along with practice questions for this year's books.
District Option School Process for 2021-2022
Option school applications for the 2021-2022 school year opened this week. Note: If you are a current Springville 6th or 7th grader, you do not have to re-apply to Springville for next year.
- Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.
- All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.
- Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office.
- Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.
- Students may only select one option on their applications.
- Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
- Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.
Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m. Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.
Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
- Contact information (phone number)
- Student ID
- Description of the issue
2020-2021 District Calendar
The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.
The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.