Rock Creek Elementary- June 17, 2021
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
JUNE6/17 5th Gr Yearbook Signing Event 2:45 pm-3:30 pm (If attending must sign up)
6/18 Student's Last Day of School (Return all Chromebooks, Stylus, Chargers, iPads& Hotspots to the school- more information below)
6/18 Papa Murphy's Fundraiser
7/6 1st day of Camp Achieve for Registered Participants 8:30 am-12:30 pm
7/17 PTC Park Day for Incoming Kindergartners & 1st grade students 10 am (see below)
8/7 PTC Park Day for Incoming Kindergartners & 1st grade students 2 pm
8/28 PTC Park Day for Incoming Kindergartners & 1st grade students 10 am
Happy Summer RC Rocket Families!
You made it! What a year we had! Whether you were on CDL or in person hybrid, you amazed us with your ability to stay engaged and be flexible. You have all earned a restful and restorative summer break!
As we look forward to next year, we know that it will be very different. We know that we have all lived through many challenges and we will need to build our stamina for a full school day. We will do this with intention and joy. Your children are precious and we are looking forward to re-imagining our school day to support their growth.
There are many ways that you can support your children as we think about next school year. One way is to speak positively about the year ahead. Remind your children that they will be coming to a school full of adults who love them and are excited to learn with them. They are not alone. We will be in this together, as the amazing Rock Creek community that we all love.
We also want to wish a happy retirement to two of our fabulous staff members, Intervention/Student Success coach Sherry Krueger and Kindergarten teacher Joan Peck.
Happy Summer~ We've Got This!
5TH GRADE YEARBOOK SIGNING!
This event is for 5th grade students only. Due to District Covid Capacity Guidelines parents/guardians and siblings are not allowed. The yearbook signing event begins at 2:45 pm for students only. The event is on the field by the track.Staff will help direct students to their class/yearbook Each class will have a circle of cones with student names and a student yearbook. Please have students bring the pen from their treat box. Student will sign year books and enjoy a frozen treat. Please wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle!
Dismissal will be at 3:30 pm at the front of the school.
Each class will have a pick up lane with the teacher's name. Students will wait socially distanced by their teacher's lane. Parents please have a paper with the student's last name visible on the dash.
Lane 1- Beil
Lane 2- Helm
Lane 3 -Long
FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM OUR BUS DRIVERS
For safety reasons, glass items, balloons and aerosols are not allowed on the bus. Please do not send any of these with your students.
ROCK CREEK END OF THE YEAR ASSEMBLY!
OPPORTUNITY FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS
Our focus will be: building relationships with students and provide them time to explore and settle into the school environment. Help them to establish routines and build excitement for school.
Sign your Incoming 2021-22 Kindergarten student up below:
PAPA MURPHY'S FUNDRAISER
Papa Murphy’s is supporting Rock Creek with an event you will not want to miss!
Celebrate the last day of school with a hip-hip-hooray and a Pizza Day! The Rock Creek Parent Teacher Club is partnering with our local Papa Murphy’s for a fundraising event. Visit the Papa Murphy’s at 2515 NW Town Center Drive, Hillsboro 97006 tomorrow (Friday June 18th) and Papa Murphy’s will donate 30% of your online only purchase to the Rock Creek PTC! When placing your online order, use the promo code of "GIVE30". See the attached flyer for details!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
Do you have a special talent that you would like to share with Rock Creek Students? We encourage parents/guardians with a current BSD background check to volunteer this fall and share their talents with our students ie. teaching yoga, art, chess master etc.
RETURN ALL DISTRICT CHROMEBOOKS, IPADS AND HOTSPOTS ON JUNE 18TH
Rock Creek students will return their Chromebooks and iPads(along with power cords and the stylus on the newer Chromebooks) and any Hotspots on June 18th. Please do not return the the chromebooks in the boxes they came in.
Any family using a district issued hotspot will need to return the hotspot as soon as the school year ends.
Any student whose device is damaged should send an email to email@example.com that includes the following information as soon as possible:
Contact information (phone number)
Description of the issue
Hybrid students will bring their Hotspots, iPads and Chromebooks to school (including power cords and the chromebook stylus) on Friday, June 18th.
CDL students will bring their Hotspots, iPads and Chromebooks (along with power cords and the chromebook stylus) to a car drive-thru at Rock Creek on June 18th from 2:45 -3:45 pm. Please bundle the items together with your student's name, grade and teacher name.
TIME TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS!
We will have a Library Return Book Bin by the front doors 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday-Friday thru 6/29/21
Time to gather up library books and return them to school. Look for the Rock Creek barcode on the front of the book it will also have a call number on the spine (which makes looking on bookshelves easier) or if it is a thin book on the front left bottom.
I will be sending out overdue notices every week through the end of the year so that you know what books need to come back.
Discard books are yours to keep, they are books that have been well used and replaced with new books. When you are done with them, please pass them on to someone else to read.
Connie HilgerLibrary Media Assistant
2021-22 ROCK CREEK SUPPLY LIST
DIGITAL SUMMER ACCESS WEBSITE
The Beaverton School District is very excited to be adopting a new and improved platform for communication. Beginning June 28th, we’ll be transitioning to a product called ParentSquare to keep families better informed. ParentSquare will replace SchoolMessenger and any other texting/messaging apps like Remind or Talking Points that individual schools and teachers may be using. It will not replace ParentVUE, StudentVUE, Canvas or Seesaw.
ParentSquare provides a safe way for administrators, teachers, staff and parents to:
- Send and receive district, school and class information in your preferred language
- Share pictures and files
- See calendar items
- Sign up for conferences
- And much more… all in one place!
ParentSquare Parent Videos
Padres — Introducción a ParentSquare
District, school, grade level and classroom information will be sent to your computer and/or phone via email and/or text. Or you can download the free iOS or Android app.
ParentSquare has a familiar design, similar to a social media feed. Families will only receive notifications that are relevant to their students. In addition to district- and school-wide messaging, teachers and staff will have access to two-way messaging with real-time translation. Families will be able to receive and send information in their chosen languages.
You don’t need to take any action to receive emails, texts or phone calls prior to the July 1 launch. Our student information system will sync contact information directly with ParentSquare. If you’d prefer to use the app, simply download it from the app store on or after July 1 and follow the prompts.
To learn more about ParentSquare, visit our webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG
To help our children with their emotional health, we need to help them to be physically healthy. Here is an article with some tips for the summer:
Michelle Solberg, Counselor
MOVING THIS SUMMER?
Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To help keep our classrooms balanced we need your help. If your family is not planning on attending Rock Creek in the fall, please fill out this short survey.
ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB
Play in the Park for Future Kindergarten/1st Grade
Going to school is a big step! To ease this step, we would like future kindergarten students to get to know each other over the summer and parents to connect. Kids will have familiar faces to start school. Therefore, the PTC has organized three play in the park events.
Similarly, some of this year's kindergarten students have never met their classmates in-person and are welcome as future first-graders to join the play in the park.
We welcome your family at Pirate park on the following Saturdays:
July 17 at 10 am
August 7th at 2 pm
August 28th at 10 am
You will also find this and more information on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @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!
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
to help all have a healthy, happy, fun-filled summer!
P – Polite: Respect all road users.
A – Alert: Keep your eyes, ears and brain open and ready.
L – Legal: Obey all signs and signals, know your rights AND responsibilities.
S – Safe: Know your abilities to make good choices.
This summer try mapping your route to school, community center, pool or park. List positives
and negatives about the trip. What can you/we do to make it better? Try writing a letter to
your local newspaper or school teacher about where you’ve gone, how many miles traveled,
and what improvements you’d like to see on those routes. Maybe we can make them better!
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE
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.
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
View the BSD website in Chinese
View the BSD website Japanese
View the BSD website in Korean
View the BSD website in Russian
View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese
Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:
- Family Toolkit
- All the Information about the Hybrid Day
- Child Care Subsidies for Families
- Cedar Mill and Bethany Library News
- Signal to Noise
- Safe Routes to School
- Zoom Information
- TAG Info
- Help with Technology
- Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
- Applying for Meal Benefits
- Local Food Resources
- Setting up a Home Learning Environment
- At Home Learning Tips
- Visual Schedule & Zones of Regulation Templates
- Placing Holds on Library Books - Video
- Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for BSD Devices at Home
- Clothes for Kids
- Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
- BSD COVID-19 Resources
- Behavioral Health Phone Line
- Mental Health & Washington County Resources
- Community Resources during CDL
- 2-page Resource for Community Resources in Washington County
- Washington County Cooperative Library Information for Families and Students
- 2021-2022 Full-Time Learning Options Lottery & Admission Information
- Safe Routes to School
Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL