Principal's Update

February 22nd - February 26th

Dear BMS Families,

We recognize that last week may have been a difficult week with navigating inclement weather and power outages. If your family is in need of community resources during this time, please either connect with a school counselor or visit 211info.org. We appreciate each of you for getting creative with helping your child attend online classes. We also recognize and understand there were families, who were not able to connect - that was absolutely okay too.


After many hours/weeks of planning for the arrival of our Limited In -Person Instruction (LIPI), I am proud to let you know that we are right on schedule. This week we will welcome a small cohort of 6th grade students back into the building!


As we close out our last week of Black History Month, take time to reflect on the many Black pioneers and activist who have paved the way for so many of us. I encourage you to put into action the things that you would like to see changed, whether it be now or for our future.


Have a splendid week,

Robbie Davis

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Black History Month Assembly

Assembly Schedule

Our BHM assembly is on Tuesday, February 23rd. Here is the assembly schedule for your reference. Please remind your student to check the schedule so that they are prepared and remember the start times of classes.

Forecasting

2021- 2022 Forecasting

Thank you for your patience. Our BMS forecasting survey to be shared with families March 1st, 2021 via our newsletter and website.


In addition, 6th grade families will also have various opportunities to learn about the programming offered at BMS. If you have an incoming 5th grade student (or know of a family within the Beaumont boundary), please join us for BMS 5th Grade Family Night/Open House (see flyer with details here).

Junta para padres - Drogas y Alchol/Parent Meeting - Drugs and Alcohol



La reunión de padres se llevará a cabo el

Miércoles 17 de marzo.

El tema será Drogas y Alcohol (la reunión será en español)


Join Zoom Meeting
https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/88272137306

Meeting ID: 882 7213 7306
Dial by your location
253 215 8782


English

The parent meeting will be held on

Wednesday March 17th.

The topic will be Drugs and Alcohol (the meeting will be in Spanish)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/88272137306

Meeting ID: 882 7213 7306

Dial by your location

253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 882 7213 7306

Girls' Night Out

Girls' Night Out

Virtual Girls Night Out will be Friday, March 12th from 4:00-5:30 pm. Things will be a little different this year, but we’re still planning on having lots of fun together so we hope you join us.

There are 75 open spots so get your Form turned in early. Submit your Google Form by 4pm Tuesday March 9th. The event will include an art activity, SEL Counseling activity, Kahoot and an escape room, plus a goody bag with art supplies and a treat. Join the fun and attend Virtual Girls Night Out on March 12th from 4:00-5:30, Google forms due by March 9th.


See you there.

Ms. Mittelstadt, Ms. Goodwin, Ms. Davis, and Mrs. McMillan


Questions? Contact jmittels@pps.net or rgoodwin@pps.net

Mindfulness at BMS

6 Week Mindfulness Series

The Beaumont Counseling Team is offering a 6 Week Mindfulness Series, hosted by Ria Goodwin, in order to introduce those interested to the concepts and practices of Mindfulness. Each week will cover a different mindfulness concept, starting with an Introduction to Mindfulness, with each following week having a specific focus: Breath Awareness, Body Awareness, Focus on Gratitude, Kindness Towards Self & Others, and Open Awareness. We will be learning and practicing on Wednesdays at 1:45, starting February 17th and ending March 31st, using Google Meet, with a meet code of Mindfulness. If you have any additional questions or would like more information please contact Ria Goodwin at rgoodwin@pps.net

Announcement from the Yearbook Crew:

8th Grade Baby Ads, Submit by March 1st!

It's time to submit your baby ads for the Yearbook. Find for that adorable photo to submit and send off your 8th grader to High School with a wonderful memory or message. Please pay via SchoolPay, cost is $15. All payments and photos must be submitted by March 1st, submit HERE (baby ad link). No late submissions allowed. Thank you, Yearbook staff!

Math Help and Resources

Is your student having trouble completing their asynchronous math work? Are you having trouble helping them? Our Instructional Math Specialist, RaeAnn Suckow, has put together a website that might help. Here is a sampling of what you will find there:

  • Information on DreamBox

  • Information on Free Tutoring done by PPS high school students

  • Links to resources by grade level, course, and unit

  • Information about Multnomah County Library live homework help

  • Visual Math Dictionaries and other tools

You can find the website here.

If you have any questions about the website, DreamBox, or other math related topics please contact RaeAnn Suckow at rsuckow@pps.net.

Successful Schools Survey

Successful Schools Survey

It is time to make your voice heard once again. The portal for the Successful Schools Survey opens for families on Monday, February 8th. This survey is very important because:

  • Only time we hear from students, staff, and families system-wide

  • Gathering these data will help us understand experiences at our schools

  • School climate is a key component influencing outcomes for students

  • We will be able to see improvements from last year to understand how our work in schools has changed perceptions

  • We will use results to identify areas for improvements

Starting Monday, February 8, go to the following link to complete the survey: surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

The survey is available in Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, and Chinese. If you cannot complete an online survey we are able to provide you with a paper copy. Call Beaumont Middle School at 503-916-5610, or email the School Climate Specialist at ericjohansson@pps.net.

Community Resources


School Based Resources

Food Box Distribution

If your family would like a food box, please complete the Food Box Request link. Please know even if you are not able to complete the survey, you are most welcome to pick up a box. As a reminder, food boxes are distributed every Wednesday, from 3:30PM- 5:30PM (enter on the Fremont side of the street and drive around to the gym).


West Psychological Services

The pandemic has brought up different feelings for many of us. If your child is in need of therapy or counseling services. There is help available, please connect with your child's school counselor; they can support you through the process.




District Resources

Parent & Caregiver Tips for At-Home Learning workshop When: Friday, February 26, 2021

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. [principals, see linked flyers in the five supported languages]