Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín
December 11, 2020
Dear Elmonic Families
If your child is struggling please reach out to your child's teacher or any staff member who provides student support. We are here to help.
Greg Nelson, Student Manager
Kristine Kenyon, Counselor
Georgia Hastings, Student Success Coach
Monday, December 14
Tuesday, December 15
11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up
Wednesday, December 16
Library Book Bus
*Return any library books or unused school technology
1:35 Schendel Avenue
2:10 Hurrell Lane & 174th Place
Thursday, December 17
11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up
Friday, December 18
December Birthday Lunch
A zoom link will be emailed to parents.
Kindergarteners, first graders & second graders @ 11:10-11:30
Third, fourth and fifth graders @ 11:35-11:55
Spirit Day - Wear your Red & Blue
WE NEED YOUR HELP - PLEASE RETURN BOOKS & DEVICES
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com), 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.
Winter Break 2020 with Beaverton City Library
Beaverton Safe Routes to School invites your school community to go on a Snowflake Hunt!
To participate make a snowflake and place it in a window facing the street and then go for a walk and count how many snowflakes you find. We hope this provides your family with a fun activity and a little encouragement to get outside for a walk or roll. Use the link below for a snowflake making tutorial and make sure your trip is counted in the following ways:
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of snowflakes you found. BSD students (or parents) please include how many students participated and what school they are from.
2. BSD elementary students can also log their miles on their Marathon Kids account. If you need information on how to set up a Marathon Kids account, contact your PE teacher.
Device Fees / Tarifas del dispositivo
Most families have opted into paying the Beaverton School District’s Student Device Damage and Loss Protection program but have not yet paid the $20 fee. Please pay this fee as soon as possible, as we rely on this money to repair and replace student devices.
The fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the Permission to Share Form. If this applies to you, please complete this form.
The Online Payment system and information about using it can be found here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/business-services/online-payment-system
More information about the Damage and Loss Protection Program, including what it covers, can be found below as well as on the Student Device Resources page on the BSD website.
ELMN Passport to Literacy!
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! The 'Elmonica Passport to Literacy' is still available for families to explore and experience.
To join in on the journey and expand your cultural literacy, please visit https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fJGXODCWDinDQlw2HD91FqedsDBNg8lz3eF5gtcf2ok/edit?usp=sharing
Every country slide has a link to the following:
- Culturally Responsive Read Aloud read by ELMN Staff (Youtube)
- Country Fun Facts and Other Information
- Activity Village (Coloring Sheets, Art Projects, Word Searches, and MORE)
In addition to our Passport to Literacy slideshow, you can also access all the individual YouTube read alouds from Elmonica Elementary’s own YouTube channel!
Click and follow the link HERE ! Make sure you subscribe!
Cold Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside!
With the change of weather, it can be tempting to stay indoors. We know that our kids need to move every day and the extensive associated benefits of physical exercise. Here are some tips to help you build healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day:
- Start your day by taking a walk or a bike ride. Do you still travel to a different location for school? Then make that trip an active one! Too far to walk? Try parking halfway and walking the rest. Commit to walking or biking 2 days a week and start building those healthy habits.
- Take movement breaks in between classes or at lunchtime. A brisk walk around the block will get your heart pumping and re-energize you for the rest of your day.
- Need to pick up your library holds or free lunch? Bike over to your pickup location and reap the benefits of an active trip while checking off your to-do list.
December Word of the Month is GRATITUDE!
The quality of being thankful, showing appreciation, and returning kindness to others!
12/1-12/4 - Writing a letter or drawing a picture of someone you care about!
12/7 - 12/11 - Present a person or item you are thankful and grateful for! Complete SEESAW/CANVAS Activity posted by Ms Ault!
12/14 -12/18 - Kindness Week - Do something kind for a family member!
Fridays are always Elmonica Spirit Days! Wear your Red and Blue!
This winter, the Communications & Community Involvement Department is collecting donations for grocery gift cards. With many churches and community groups canceling or scaling back their holiday food programs this year due to COVID-19, BSD families are in need. We'd like to provide 700 families — who've been identified by our school counselors — with gift cards to be used at local grocery stores. Are you able to help?
Please donate here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/community-resources
- Click on the Donate to the BSD Community Resource Fund button
- Select Beaverton School District as the School
- Select Beaverton Schools Community Resource Fund as the Item
- Write Season of Giving in the Memo
- Type in your desired amount - any amount will be accepted
- Click on Buy
Thank you for supporting the Beaverton families!
Behavior Health & Wellness Resources
Wellness includes access to healthy food. If you or your family need any support in getting food, please reach out to email@example.com and I will work with you to get you connected to food resources. If you do not have transportation to pick up food, please reach out and we will work with you. Here are some local resources below.
Beaverton School District Free meals for all children Find free food school bus stop locations and free food box pick up https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services/meals
Oregon Food Bank
Find free food pick up locations nearest you. Quick Links to Map Finder: https://foodfinder.oregonfoodbank.org/
Rock Creek Church Food Pantry
Shares parking lot with Westview.
Every Tuesday 3pm-6pm
Shopping Pantry Waiting List: You can sign up to reserve your place in line starting at 2pm. From your computer, cell, or their kiosk.
Sunset Presbyterian Church Food Closet
14986 NW Cornell Rd Portland OR, 97229
- Open during pantry hours: Wednesday 930-11:30am and 4-6pm
- Limited home delivery, need care to share account
Care to Share Locations
- Call to make an account: 503-591-9025
- Limited home delivery and multiple pick up locations
Unity of Beaverton
12650 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
Hours are Tues - Wed 10AM - 4PM
St. Juan Diego St. Vincent De Paul Pantry
5995 NW 178th Portland OR 97229
- When the family arrives, they are asked the number of people in the household and are given a list of items. They have gluten-free and dairy-free options - may want to call in advance to see what is in stock.
- COVID hours: Mondays (4-530pm) Thursday (10-1130am) and Friday (11am-1230pm)
Do not hesitate to reach out for more resources to firstname.lastname@example.org
Add your pictures to our photo album for sharing!
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.
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.
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.