Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (12/18/20)
Today is our last day of school for 2020. While there have been challenges this fall as we adjusted to Comprehensive Distance Learning, there are many things to celebrate: Our teachers have established classroom communities and are working hard to meet the needs of their students Students are engaging in their virtual classrooms, learning new skills and content; Our classroom book bag program is serving more than 200 students each week; The Springville Bookmobile and Mrs. B are checking out loads of books; 128 students joined OBOB teams and are getting ready for January book battles; And, most recently, our community came together for our Springville Cares project to generously provide gift cards, warm clothes and other items to support Springville families.
We thank you for your kindness and compassion! Your generous donations are so appreciated. We would also like to thank our community partners at Remedy City for donating food boxes.
We are grateful for everything you do to make Springville a wonderful place, whether we are in the building or in CDL! We hope you are able to find time to spend with your family over the break We look forward to seeing you in January!
Stay safe, stay well, stay positive!
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
Friday, Dec.18-Sunday, Jan.3: Winter Break (Schools Closed)
January 4: Students Return from Winter Break
January 5: Library Check Out 11:00am-12:30pm
- Library Check Out 8:30am-10:00am
- Classroom Book Pick Up 7:30am-12:30pm
- Springville Bookmobile 1:30pm-3:00pm
January 7: Library Check Out: 3:00pm-4:00pm
All-School Gathering 12/18/2020
Literacy Supports for Families
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University recognize that in these unprecedented times you are working hard to support your child’s literacy learning at home as best you can. They want to help. To that end, they have created free offerings for families.
These include free video collections will help parents and caregivers with ways to support their children (grades K-8) with reading, writing, phonics, and finding and accessing books - especially digital book collections. The videos are between 3 and 9 minutes in length, on a variety of topics.We hope this is helpful to your students' families with their at-home learning! View families resources here:
TC Faculty will be holding open Office Hours for Families on Wednesdays (Grades K-2) and Thursdays (Grades 3-8) at 5:00 pm. Click here to register:
Need Your Help - Please Return Books and Devices
As a district, we have more than 10,600 library books that are overdue or lost. In addition, we have more than 2,200 textbooks and devices (those that are NOT currently being used for Comprehensive Distance Learning) that also need to be returned. Some of these items are likely under your student’s bed or sitting in a backpack.
We desperately need to recover these items or the associated fines for the lost items. Only then can schools begin to replace books and devices for future use.
Please search for overdue and lost items: library books, textbooks from last school year and school-issued devices (iPads, Chromebooks) that your student isn’t currently using. Search your in-box, too, for any emails from (email@example.com) or (firstname.lastname@example.org), which will indicate that your student has a missing item.
Then return that item to any BSD school. You have several options: (Please arrive in a mask.)
Return items to your school during regular school hours. Some schools also may offer evening drop-off hours. Check with your school’s newsletter for additional drop-off hours and directions.
Return items to any Library Book Bus stop. See schedule and map for days and times.
Pay lost fine through the district’s Online Payment System.
If you’ve already returned materials or items were left in classrooms last spring, please contact your school library staff via email to let them know. Library materials are quarantined for up to one week before being checked in, so it will take time for fines to be resolved in InTouch accounts.
Thank you for helping us get resources back to our schools so that they can be re-distributed to those students who need them.
Device Insurance Fee
If your family has been notified by the District that you have an outstanding Device Insurance fee for the BSD iPad or Chromebook your child is using, please be sure to log into your online payment account and pay the fee listed under your child's name.
BSD Business Office
**The BSD Business Office has notified Springville that we have a combined total of over $3,000 due for Device Coverage. With the District budget shortfall, it would be very beneficial to have all fees paid as quickly as possible. The Insurance fee will cover repairs for those devices that are returned needing repairs. Please log into your ParentVue Online Payment account and make any payments that are listed as due now. Your prompt attention to this will help reduce the funds due to the district. Thank you so much!
Parents if you are not sure how to do this, please follow these steps.
1. Go to: Beaverton School District Website
2. Families > Apps for Parents/Guardians > Online Payment System - Login
c. Choose your student's name
d. Click on the red "View" button above Shop
OBOB registration is now closed. We have 128 students signed up in 29 teams. Thank you parents for signing up your kids!
Confirmation emails for each team member have been sent out. Only team members' email addresses should receive the confirmation. If you did not get a confirmation email and have registered, email us right away. This is important as Zoom links will only be sent to those team member (TM) emails for battles. We hope to reduce the chances of glitches that may occur by limiting Zoom participants.
Next steps - Enjoy your OBOB books! Email or meet up online with your teammates. In January, look for an email with a Zoom link to attend our workshops 11:00 AM on January 6 (3rd grade) and January 7 (4th/5th grade).
If you want to do an OBOB activity (open to everyone), you can go to wolvesread.org and fill out the form to vote. By voting you can enter a drawing and win a prize. Only 1 vote per student.
OBOB Volunteers, please look for an email and fill out the form. Thank you!
Any questions? Go to wolvesread.org to fill out a Contact Us form. Thank you everyone and enjoy winter break!
Intel Volunteer Matching Opportunity
Intel has an amazing program which matches volunteer hours for employees and donates that money directly to schools. Currently they have enacted temporary exceptions due to Coronavirus. For volunteer hours served from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, employees may track up to 5 hours per day for time spent on education. Hours should be tracked to the school the child attends. This amendment may be applied to the employee’s child/children as well as other children he/she may be instructing. This is an easy way to support Springville!
Springville Library Corner
Middle school OBOB books are now ready for you to enjoy!! Ask about them at checkout.
Book Check Out
The Bookmobile is on the road every Wednesday! We will be making 3 stops:
- 7284 NW 170th Ave @ Abbey Creek Park from 1:33 - 2:00 pm
- NW 167TH Ave @ Mid-block between Catalpa St & Trillium St from 2:05 - 2:35pm
- NW 183RD AVE@ at the walk path by the gazebo (past Chemeketa) from 2:40 - 3:10 pm
Don't forget these links:
Ms. B's Book Talk
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is a book that was almost never published; it was initially rejected by 26 publishers. Written almost 60 years ago, it’s still a fun read. The genre is part science-fiction, part fantasy and part adventure. Meg and her brilliant five year old brother go searching for their father who has been missing for over a year. With the help of their friend Calvin and three special beings, the children travel through time and space to find their father. If you like science mixed with adventure, this is the book for you. Join in the quest and you will find that the shortest distance between any two points is not a straight line, but a wrinkle...in time.
Bethany Library News
December's issue features:
- Current Services at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
- NEW and NOTEABLE Titles for All Ages and Across All Formats: Find what's available now, including graphic novels, early readers, books in Chinese, Spanish, Tamil and more.
- One World Many Faiths: Celebrate the diversity of faiths in picture books!
- Winter Holiday Picture Books: Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah picture books to read for the holidays!
- Favorite Children's Non-fiction Books of 2020: A timely, beautiful and interesting selection of books that were published in 2020.
- Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
- OBOB Trivia for Grades 3-5 - Registration information can be found on our OBOB website, along with practice questions for this year's books.
Our libraries are excited to provide library materials and services for students during the winter break!
Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
- Contact information (phone number)
- Student ID
- Description of the issue
2020-2021 District Calendar
The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.
The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.