Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

May 14, 2021

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انقر للترجمة (Arabic), ចុចដើម្បីបកប្រែ (Cambodian / Khmer), 點擊翻譯 (Cantonese), ભાષાંતર કરવા માટે ક્લિક કરો (Gujarati), अनुवाद करने के लिए क्लिक करें (Hindi), クリックして翻訳 (Japanese), ಅನುವಾದಿಸಲು ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ (Kannada), Guji si aad u turjunto (Maay), വിവർത്തനം ചെയ്യാൻ ക്ലിക്കുചെയ്യുക (Malayalam), भाषांतर करण्यासाठी क्लिक करा (Marathi ), Нажмите, чтобы перевести (Russian), Haga clic para traducir (Spanish), மொழிபெயர்க்க கிளிக் செய்க (Tamil ), అనువదించడానికి క్లిక్ చేయండి (Telugu ), Bấm để dịch (Vietnamese)

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Mrs. McKibben's Classroom Spotlight Newsletter

by Mrs. McKibben's Kindergarteners

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Dear Elmonica Families

May Is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate the rich history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. It’s a great time to teach kids about these cultures and what an important role they play in our nation’s story.


In the year to come, I plan to highlight the many heritage groups that make up the Elmonica Community. If you have ideas or suggestions, and resources, please feel free to share them with me.


Here are ideas from an article by Connecticut Children's.


1. Get out the globe to explore the geography of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

If you don’t have an actual globe at home, go online! With Google Maps, your child can take a 3D “walk” through different places. Use Google Earth to “visit” historic locations.

Need a guide? Keep in mind that the term “Asian-Pacific” encompasses a wide array of cultures and geographies.

  • All of the Asian continent: This includes about 50 countries – from China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines to (in South Asia) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Melanesia: New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands
  • Micronesia: Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Polynesia: New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island

How many places can your child find on their own? (How many can you?) Which have they heard of?


2. Take a deeper dive with AAPI heritage sites.

Check out the National Park Service’s AAPI Heritage website, which makes it easy for you and your child to virtually explore parks, memorials, and historic sites around the country and U.S. territories that honor extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


3. Read a children’s book featuring Asian characters, written by Asian authors, or illustrated by Asian artists.

There are lots of great book lists out there: In addition to your friendly local librarian, PBS.org has a list of recommendations.


4. Learn about traditional Asian and Pacific Island music and instruments.

Do some research with your child at your local library or online, and prepare to be inspired. Here are a few YouTube videos to get you started.


5. Check out AAPI art museums and exhibits.

Lots of museums offer virtual gallery tours, like the Asian Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.



Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

Elmonica Newsletter
Boletín Elmonica 14 de mayo
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Calendar / Monthly Theme

May 17- Appreciate a Neighbor / Friend


May 18 - Appreciate a Family Member - Vaccinate an adult!

2:00-6:00 pm Free Walk-up Vaccine Clinic @ Elmonica

Hosted by Virginia Garcia Medical Center

Ages 18+


May 19 - Appreciate listening to music


May 20 - Appreciate people who rescue animals


May 21 - Birthday Lunch Meetings with Ms. McNamee

11:35 - 11:55 - Kindy - 2nd

11:55 - 12:15 - 3rd - 5th

Wear your red, white & blue Spirit Wear!

May Word of the Month is: Appreciation

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Annual Parent Survey (Repeat)

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey!


Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.

A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on Sunday, May 16. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, June 2.


Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia


¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.


Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de SchoolMessenger el domingo, 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es el domingo, 2 de junio de 2021.

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Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Survey (Repeat)


It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of the program is to make walking and rolling to school safe, convenient, and fun.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.


The linked button below was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be combined with classroom tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.


The school’s survey will be open for responses for three weeks starting May 1st.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

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PTO Information

5th Grade Parents

Interested in helping plan and volunteer for the 5th-grade party? Please contact elmonica.ptopresident@gmail.com to join the party planning committee


PTO Board

We are looking for new members to join the PTO Board. Please reach out to elmonica.ptopresident@gmail if you are interested in joining

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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

English: https://youtu.be/CnBcOUyV0ic


¡Las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el año escolar 2021-2022 están abiertas ahora! Vea este video informativo de como iniciar el proceso y la importancia de matricularse temprano.

Español: https://youtu.be/zXR_s-yvVyI

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Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidance

Beaverton School District Health & Safety Protocols

Elmonica Shared Photo Album 2020-2021

Share your Elmonica child's photos with teachers, staff and others in our community! We will happily share our students photos on Elmonica's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). You can find short webinars about Canvas, SeeSaw, Dreambox, and much more.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion, and international-mindedness.


Instagram Elmonica YouTube Channel

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