Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

May 7, 2021

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Dear Elmonica Families

We have all been in a new school routine for both in-person hybrid and comprehensive distance learning for the past four weeks. We have noticed many of us still need to make adjustments to our sleeping routine. We have students oversleeping in the morning, falling asleep in class, and even napping during CDL!


We need your help to get our students back into a good sleeping routine for the next 6 weeks of school. Below is an article about sleep for school-aged children.


Sleep in School-Aged Children

From: Mindell JA & Owens JA (2003). A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


What to expect

School-aged children need between 10 and 11 hours of sleep per night. Not getting enough sleep is common in this age group, given increasing school obligations (e.g. homework), evening activities, and later bedtimes. Sleep problems are also common in school-aged children, including sleepwalking, sleep terrors, teeth grinding, nighttime fears, snoring, and noisy breathing.


Signs of sleep deprivation in school-aged children can include:

  • Mood. Sleep deprivation may cause your school-aged child to be moody, irritable, and cranky. In addition, he may have a difficult time regulating his mood, such as getting frustrated or upset more easily.

  • Behavior. School-aged children who do not get enough sleep are more likely to have behavior problems, such as noncompliance and hyperactivity.

  • Cognitive ability. Inadequate sleep may result in problems with attention, memory, decision making, reaction time, and creativity, all of which are important in school.


How to help your school-aged child sleep well

  • Develop a regular sleep schedule. Your child should go to bed and wake up at about the same time each day.

  • Maintain a consistent bedtime routine. School-aged children continue to benefit from a bedtime routine that is the same every night and includes calm and enjoyable activities. Including one-on-one time with a parent is helpful in maintaining communication with your child and having a clear connection every day.

  • Set up a soothing sleep environment. Make sure your child’s bedroom is comfortable, dark, cool, and quiet. A nightlight is fine; a television is not.

  • Set limits. If your school-aged child stalls at bedtime, be sure to set clear limits, such as what time lights must be turned off and how many bedtime stories you will read.

  • Turn off televisions, computers, and radios. Television viewing, computer-game playing, internet use, and other stimulating activities at bedtime will cause sleep problems.

  • Avoid caffeine. Caffeine can be found in sodas, coffee-based products, iced tea, and many other substances.

  • Contact your child’s doctor. Speak to your child’s physician if your child has difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, snores, experiences unusual awakenings, or has sleep problems that are causing disruption during the day.


Please give yourself and your children the gift of a goodnight's sleep!


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us


Additional Resource:

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Here is how to tell

- YouTube
Boletín Elmonica - 7 de mayo de 2021
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Calendar / Monthly Theme

May 10 - Appreciate a Neighbor / Friend


May 11 - Appreciate a Family Member


May 12 - OSAS for those students previously registered

9:00-11:15 OSAS 5th Grade ELA

12:45-3:00 OSAS 3rd Grade ELA


May 13 - Apple Pie Day -- Appreciate pie!


May 14 - Wear your red, white & blue Spirit Wear!

May Word of the Month is: Appreciation

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Annual Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey!


Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.

A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on Sunday, May 16. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, June 2.


Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia


¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.


Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de SchoolMessenger el domingo, 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es el domingo, 2 de junio de 2021.

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Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys


It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of the program is to make walking and rolling to school safe, convenient, and fun.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.


The linked button below was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be combined with classroom tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.


The school’s survey will be open for responses for three weeks starting May 1st.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

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PTO Fundraiser - Chipolte

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PTO Events & Information

Dinner Out

May 12th: Dinner Night Out! Support Elmonica PTO by eating at Chipotle at the Streets of Tansbourne from 4-8 pm and mentioning our fundraiser.


5th Grade Parents

Interested in helping plan and volunteer for the 5th-grade party? Please contact elmonica.ptopresident@gmail.com to join the party planning committee


PTO Board

We are looking for new members to join the PTO Board. Please reach out to elmonica.ptopresident@gmail if you are interested in joining

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CLOTHES FOR KIDS

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at johanna_shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us.



Si su estudiante necesita ropa sin costo, Clothes for Kids está listo para servirle. Necesitará hacer una cita. Horario de Clothes for Kids: martes de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m., miércoles de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. y jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m.


Para hacer una cita, por favor complete el formulario de citas de Clothes for Kids o llame al 503-356-4322. Las visitas están limitadas a un adulto con cuatro niños o dos adultos con 8 niños. Todos los visitantes deben usar cubre bocas. Si no tiene uno, se lo proporcionaremos al llegar ahí.


También estamos buscando voluntarios para Clothes for Kids. Si está interesado comuníquese con Johanna Shrout a johanna_shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us
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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

English: https://youtu.be/CnBcOUyV0ic


¡Las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el año escolar 2021-2022 están abiertas ahora! Vea este video informativo de como iniciar el proceso y la importancia de matricularse temprano.

Español: https://youtu.be/zXR_s-yvVyI

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Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidance

Beaverton School District Health & Safety Protocols

Elmonica Shared Photo Album 2020-2021

Share your Elmonica child's photos with teachers, staff and others in our community! We will happily share our students photos on Elmonica's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). You can find short webinars about Canvas, SeeSaw, Dreambox, and much more.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion, and international-mindedness.


Instagram Elmonica YouTube Channel

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