Bridgeport Newsletter

October 23, 2020

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A letter from Jordan Mills

Dear Bridgeport Families,


Conferences

We are really looking forward to seeing you next week at virtual conferences! If you still need to schedule a conference, please reach out to your student’s teacher or call our office so that we can make an appointment for you. We are looking forward to hearing more about your student’s experience with distance learning. Teachers will also share about what they are working on in class and you will work together to set some goals for this year.


Student survey

We also wanted to let you know that next week we will be taking students through a short survey with ten simple questions asking how they feel about school. The questions ask if they feel included at school, feel they have friends, and generally feel supported. These will not be used to monitor individuals but rather to identify school wide themes and needs so that we can improve our programs.


i-Ready

Starting as early as next week, students will also begin taking the i-Ready assessment. This video shows how it works. It adapts to student skills and gives us information about what they still need to learn. Students are not expected to know the answer to every question! This information will help us plan lessons for the class and meet individuals’ needs. i-Ready will replace some of the reading and math tests we have used in the past.


Every student at Bridgeport will use the i-Ready assessment app to take the test during their usual reading and math time but the exact day will vary a bit by grade level. All students will take the math assessment. The reading assessment will only be for some grade levels. The reading assessment is in English and will also be given to TWI students so that we can monitor their reading progress in both languages.


It’s important that you do not help your student with the answers on this assessment. This way we can be sure the scores really show their skills. You can, however, encourage and support your child! We are working hard to plan for this so that it is successful for your student and not overwhelming. Please reach out if you have any questions!


We are in this together!

If you have needs related to distance learning, we are here for you and want to help in any way we can! Reach out to our office, your student’s teacher, or me anytime. I am impressed by the resilience and flexibility our students are showing in navigating this new learning environment. It has been a pleasure to watch students develop their independent study skills and persevere through challenges. Thank you for showing your students how to always give their best effort and stay positive. Our bulldogs are incredible!


Sincerely,

Jordan Mills

Reminder about Conferences next week Oct. 29 & 30!

This is the perfect time for each family to connect with their student's teacher and discuss their progress! Families were sent a link to SignUp Genius to choose a time to meet.

If you have not signed up for conferences yet, please contact your teacher or our office to help schedule a time!.

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Pick Up Event on October 27 from 3- 5 pm!

You will be able to pick up more than just supplies!! So don't miss out!

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Everyone is invited to come pick up a Gratitude Pumpkin, new materials from your student's teacher, AND a Rockin' Rocktober t-shirt!

Holiday Help Survey/Asistencia durante las fiestas

Due to the current situation and to respect social distancing guidelines, the way in which gifts will be given will look different than years past. The gifts will come in the form of gift cards versus wrapped gifts from the donating families.

Rolling Hills Christian Church continues to be a generous partner and donor to our Bridgeport community and we thank them for their generosity!

By completing this form you consent to share your information with Rolling Hills Christian Church.

Debido a la situación actual y para respetar las reglas de distanciamiento social, la forma en que se darán los regalos será diferente a la de años anteriores. Los regalos vendrán en forma de tarjetas de regalo frente a los regalos envueltos de las familias donantes.


La Iglesia Cristiana Rolling Hills continúa siendo un socio y donante generoso para nuestra comunidad de Bridgeport y les agradecemos su generosidad!Al llenar esta forma usted da el consentimiento de compartir su información con la iglesia Cristiana de Rolling Hills.

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News from Mrs. Anton....We’re almost ready for Library!

Hi Bulldogs!

This is Mrs. Anton from the library. I miss seeing you all at school! I have been working hard to get the library ready for you to check out books - even while you are all working so hard with Distance Learning.

First, we have to get in the routine of returning those library books. Once we have practiced for about two weeks, I get to start checking out books for you to borrow. I’m so excited! Here’s what you need to know.


  • Drop off your books in the new book return box located outside near the front doors. Just books please, no devices. It’s out there and ready anytime you are.

  • Take a look and explore in Destiny to see what books are in the library. There are a lot of new ones. If you sign in to Destiny with your account then you can make your wish list.

  • Watch and listen for when you get to check out books starting sometime in November.


That’s it gang. Don’t forget to read, read and read some more.

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Mr. Karr's Counseling Corner

Click on the photo below will take you directly to Mr. Karr's website.

Hi Bridgeport families,


I hope you are doing well. I created a space where members of our community could find counseling, food, and other community resources. I hope this website will help us stay connected during this unsettling time. On the website you will find resources for supporting students at home, such as breathing and relaxation tools, ways to support children in identifying their emotions, and strategies for managing difficult behaviors. I will also post read alouds periodically and will be picking stories that seem relevant to the current time and the current needs of our students.


Thank you,

Jordan Karr

Bridgeport Family Partnership Advocate, Vilma Madrigal

Bridgeport Families,


Vilma Madrigal, our new Family Partneship Advocate, created a website that would be a central place for you to find food, technology help, advice, and daily resources to stay involved in your children's education. If you don't find exactly what you need on her website, feel free to email her at vmadrigal@ttsd.k12.or.us or call (503) 431-4250. Our school is fortunate enough to have such a person that is so incredibly motivated, passionate and caring about helping others. Please click below to open to Mrs. Madrigal's website.

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Video Links to the iPad Webinar held on October 13th

Please take a moment to view the following video that demonstrate new tools like screen recording and Assistive Touch on your student's iPad.
iPad Setup for Elementary Parents
Noche de tecnología familiar K-5

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WOU Math department is offering free Zoom math homework help weekday evenings.

Grades 4-12, all students welcome.

Bilingual (Spanish) support is also available on Tuesdays.

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Family Social-emotional learning (SEL) videos and questions

ENGLISH VERSION
Be a Good Listener:Family Video
SPANISH VERSION
Vídeo familiar: habilidades para relacionarse: saber escuchar

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Red Ribbon Week Starts today!!

October 23-31

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Red Ribbon Week Activities

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Start collecting those Box Tops!

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CARES* CHILD CARE FUNDING INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS

Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, TTSD has received a grant from Washington County for CARES Act funding to increase the number of child care slots available and to provide subsidies for families of Essential Workers through Dec. 31, 2020.


Here is more information on the program, with details on the child care providers offering these slots, and locations. Submit to TTSDchildcare@ttsd.k12.or.us. Please also contact the child care provider directly to enroll in an available spot.

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Tualatin Parks and Recreation would love your input about Stoneridge Park


¡Gracias por su ayuda para reimaginar el parque Stoneridge! Ahora tiene la oportunidad de elegir entre 2 nuevos rediseños del parque. Complete esta encuesta rápida para elegir su favorito y compartir más ideas con nosotros, visite: www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/reimagina-stoneridge


Thanks for your help to reimage Stoneridge Park! Now is your chance to choose between 2 new park redesigns. Take a quick survey to pick your favorite & share more ideas with us, visit www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/reimagina-stoneridge

Clackamas County Transit Service

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Clackamas County is planning transit service to better connect people to jobs, education, healthcare, social services, shopping, recreation, and more.

Weigh in at https://www.clackamas.us/planning/transit by Oct. 25 for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

For Spanish speakers, there will be a short bilingual presentation at the PTO meeting on Oct. 21. Same chance to win a $25 gift card if you join the meeting!

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How’s your Rockin’ Rocktober going?

Don’t forget to be like Boomer and complete your challenge sheet for our awesome Community Fundraiser. Check out the challenges and details here. Be safe, have fun, and keep rockin'! Submit photos of your kids’ completing their challenges at bridgeportelementarypto@gmail.com or to the Facebook page! The Rockin’ Rocktober fundraiser goes through October 28th. Just a few more weeks to get in on the fun! Each student will get a Bridgeport Community T-shirt to show their school spirit - pick-up on October 27th from 3-5pm at Bridgeport.

Bulldogs! We have just 5 days left to Rock Rock-tober!

This weekend is a perfect time for your student to complete the fun challenges! If they need some motivation you can remind them of the Grand Prizes:


  • Every student in the class with the highest participation gets lunch delivered to their door by Mrs. George!
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  • The class with the most students who complete all of the challenges gets a virtual class popcorn party!
We've just crossed the halfway mark on our fundraising goal and would love your support if you are able to make or request donations from your community.

Have fun, stay safe, and keep Rockin' Rock-tober!

If they need some encouragement to be silly and have fun, share this video of Mrs. Mill's lip syncing.

Ghostbuster Mills

Raise money for Bridgeport Elementary without thinking about it!

By simply linking some of your shopping accounts, you can earn money to support Bridgeport School without having to spend any extra money! You can support Bridgeport via Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer Rewards, Box Tops for Education or the Benefit Mobile App.
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Next PTO meeting: November 18 @7 pm

Próxima Reunión del PTO: 18 de noviembre @ 7PM

Mark you calendars for the Bridgeport PTO General meetings! Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month via Zoom. The next meeting will be Wednesday October 21st at 7pm. The meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84310246769?pwd=K2RFWlhaREhEcWRiN3l1NHlDMndZUT09

Meeting ID: 843 1024 6769

Passcode: BPEPTO

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Head over to the Bridgeport PTO Facebook page and “like” it today !

Click below to stay up-to-date on our school and community activities!

The Bridgeport PTO webpage has been revamped and updated - check it out to learn more about past, current and future activities and events. The 2020-2021 school is proving to be much different than years past, but your Bridgeport PTO is still busy working for our community.

Snag your Bridgeport Spirit Wear today!

Show your Bridgeport pride by rockin’ one of these awesome shirts or sweatshirts! https://bridgeport-elementary-pto.square.site/
    1. Supplies are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    2. If your order is unable to be fulfilled due to a stock sell out, you will be offered an alternative style and/or size or issued a refund.

    3. Orders placed before 5pm Sunday night will be available for pick up in the PTO Drop Box at school the following Monday, @ 4p.m. - Friday @ 4p.m. Orders not picked up will be removed for the weekend and brought back the following Monday.

Free Health Care Services

If you find yourself or someone you know in need of health care services, Boreland Free Clinic is a great resource. Below you will find important information about which services they offer and clinic hours.
If you need interpretation services, please call our English Language Learner (ELL) Department at: (503)431-4123 (English) Si necesita servicios de intérprete, favor de llamar al Departamento de Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés (ELL) al: (503)431-4123 (Spanish) Haddii aad u baahantahay adeegga turjumaan, fadlan u wac Qaybta Barashada Luqada Ingrisiga ee Tel: (503)431-4123 (Somalí) (503)431-4123 (Arabic) Nếu như ông/bà cần dịch vụ thông dịch, xin vui lòng gọi bộ phận English Language Learner (ELL) của chúng tôi tại: (503) 431-4123 (Vietnamese) 若您需要語言翻譯服務,請聯絡我們的英語學習部門(ELL),電話:(503)431-4123。 (Chinese) Ika pwe ke mochen an emon epwe anisuk non pekin chiaku kose mochen kopwe kokori ei nampa: (503)431-4123 (Chuukese) Если Вы нуждаетесь в услугах переводчика, тогда, пожалуйста, звоните в наш Отдел для изучающих английский язык (English Language Learner- ELL), по номеру телефона: (503)431-4123 (Russian)