Astro February Update #4

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,


Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. If you haven't completed it, we will be reaching out to you to gather the information. I know that there are still questions about exactly what in-person and distance learning will look like this spring. This will be a new experience for all of us just like last spring and this fall was. What we do know is we will do our best to meet the needs of all students. Prior to spring break, I will be sharing a video with you that will show how arrival and dismissal will look as well as other parts of the in-person school day. We will always prioritize the health and safety of students and staff.


Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help.


In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Kindergarten Registration

We are so excited to begin welcoming new Kindergarteners. If you have a child who will be in kindergarten next year please register them online.


https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/6083


We also need a copy of these documents. You can scan them and email them to AnsariC@hsd.k12.or.us or drop them off at the office.



  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Address - gas/electric bill, lease agreement


Also, 1st grade – 6th grade families that will be new to Ladd Acres they can also register. Call 503-844-1300 to get that started.


There will be more information on the Kindergarten Orientation coming soon.

Parenting Tools Workshop

We are offering a free, on-line parent training and behavior management resource; Paxtools. Paxtools is designed to reduce conflict, help kids manage their own behaviors, and improve relationships, all while building self-regulation skills and improving cooperation.

This evidence-based, trauma-informed training is based on decades of research.

This program comes with a free kit of materials, and the free app, Pax Tools, is a great resource as well.

Our next training is on March 10, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 pm, virtually

Quote from previous participants:

“I've been a mom for 17 years, and have spent that whole time trying to come up with tools like these. Mine are always too complicated and too hard to follow through on, and I would always put all my energy into creating them. The PAX tools are simple enough that I can actually use them, and the presentation and materials made it so I don't have to put much thought or energy into implementation. I also really loved hearing the science behind each tool.”

Please click on the appropriate link below to register:

English:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-6r__-sjokVnIVzpBP3_36PwlGewJMQS/view?usp=sharing


Spanish:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12vfltVXsGiQA6JDeESw_tWgaup2Ltu9X/view?usp=sharing

Girls on the Run - Running Club

Founded locally in 2007, Girls on the Run of Portland Metro is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a subsidiary council of Girls on the Run International. Since their start, they have partnered with more than 100 elementary schools and served over 5,500 girls in Portland.

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind through their after-school running program. The only program of its kind, it focuses on the important connection between mind and body. The research-based lessons and accessible physical activity instill confidence and nurture care and compassion in every girl!

Girls on the Run is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, and positive volunteers to join their coaching community for their spring 2021 season.

Volunteers will co-coach teams of 6-10 girls from April 12th to June 5th for 90 minutes twice a week. Coaches do not need to have previous experience coaching, and all GOTR Coaches will receive the training, supplies and support needed to create an unforgettable experience for participants. Girls on the Run has also modified its program curriculum and policies to adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions. Visit https://www.girlsontherunpdx.org/Coach to learn more and sign up

Ladd Acres Library

Books can be checked out from the Ladd Acres library. See the attached fliers for more information or watch the videos to find out how to check out books.


Upcoming Dates

February is Black History Month

Feb. 22 OSAA Season 2 begins

Feb. 25 SPED Parent Partnership meeting, 5:30 pm

Information About Returning to In-Person Learning

For more information about Comprehensive Distance Learning, Washington County metrics and the HSD Board decision, please visit our 202-21 School Year website.

Community Events & Information

Crystal Apple Award Nominations. The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Crystal Apple Awards, recognizing excellence in education in the greater Hillsboro community. Nominations can be made of any K-12 staff member - licensed, classified, or administrator - who you feel goes above and beyond to support students and promotes lifelong learning as a key to their future success. Learn more on their website and submit nominations by Friday, Mar. 12

Ladd Acres Yearbook

Ladd Acres Families,


Please use the links below to upload pictures for our 2020-2021 yearbook. We are hoping to be able to recreate the class pages, which means we would love to have a head/shoulders shot of each student and staff member. Photos need to be from this school year. Photos should be of high resolution with at least 300 dpi. Photos taken off social media are usually reformatted with lower resolution and do not meet this requirement.


We will also be creating the extra pages in the yearbook with photos of distance learning, pets, essential workers, arts, athletics, etc. We hope that we are able to create a fun and unique yearbook for this unique year.


If you have any questions, please email Jessi at Yearbook@LaddAcresPTA.com.


Traditional Portrait Submission: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g5KhnKuAVyHvLOtzbHBarnMSqJacffRsxZoBU0R070E/edit?usp=sharing


Other Yearbook Photos: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Dsl6Vje1tegFwrkDUyIyNUn0BoHQG_QBBqLiG-JiurY/edit?usp=sharing


Thanks,

Jessi Mottern

Ladd Acres PTA Yearbook Co-Chair

Construction Update

Construction is underway on our new gym and other projects. You can check out the progress on the gym construction site by clicking on the link to the webcam.


Webcam Link

Our Astro Stars Website

Have you had the chance to check out our new community ASTRO website? If not, check it out here: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/our-astro-stars/home! This website is a fun space designed to help connect us all during comprehensive distance learning. Students can send a photo or video to share a new scientific discovery, short film, creative writing, art project, Covid- friendly adventures, book or game reviews, cooking/baking recipe, funny jokes, Lego creations, musical talents, pets, athletic talent, or something else that comes to mind. Submissions to the website must be sent to Teri Dunlop at dunlopt@hsd.k12.or.us.

Note: the website is only accessible through an HSD student account. Winter break is a great time to create something to share and don’t forget to check back frequently for new submissions! We can’t wait to see what you have to share!

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't yet joined the PTA, there is still time. Membership information can be found on the website.


Ladd Acres Yearbook.


We are doing a yearbook this year.


We are hoping to be able to get a portrait of each student and staff member for the traditional yearbook pages. We have also created a google form for submitting other pictures to the yearbook. Thanks!

Traditional Portrait Submission: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g5KhnKuAVyHvLOtzbHBarnMSqJacffRsxZoBU0R070E/edit?usp=sharing

Other Yearbook Photos: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Dsl6Vje1tegFwrkDUyIyNUn0BoHQG_QBBqLiG-JiurY/edit?usp=sharing


Ladd Acres PTA website


Easy ways to support Ladd Acres

Support for Comprehensive Distance Learning

Being Successful While Working from Home


  • Stick to a routine.
  • Set realistic expectations of what you can accomplish
  • Have a to-do list


See more tips and resources on the Wellness Newsletter that is attached.

Need some extra support? We're a team, reach out so we can help!


School Counseling Website: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/ladd-acres-school-counseling/home


Student Success Coach Website: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/sscresources/home

Resources

Resources for Families


This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.


Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.