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Rock Creek Elementary- May 6, 2021

NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

MAY

5/11 PTC Zoom Meeting 6:30 pm

5/14 PTC'S Papa Murphy Online Order Fundraiser (see below)

5/31 SCHOOL CLOSED- Memorial Day

JUNE

6/2 Synchronous Day-(In Person Hybrid Attend School & CDL Students Live Zoom )

6/2 No Library Book Bus

6/10 PTC Zoom Meeting

6/18 Student's Last Day of School



Curbside Library every Thursday 2:45-4:00 pm

Wednesday Library Book Bus - New times - Times and routes are in the Library section below and on our school website under Academics-Library Curbside & Book Bus

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SHOW US YOUR TALENT

The Rock Creek Talent Show is coming to our May assembly. If you have a talent you would like to share, please send your videos to Mrs. Downing.


Here is what you need to know to be included in the assembly:

  • your video must be taken with the camera held horizontally
  • your video cannot be more than 2 minutes long (1 minute would be best)
  • your video must contain content that is school appropriate
  • your video must be submitted to marjorie_downing@beaverton.k12.or.us by May 20th
  • Mrs. Downing reserves the right to edit videos

We can't wait to see our awesome students and maybe a few teachers' talents.



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OFFICE STAFF UNAVAILABLE PHONE HOURS

Our office is not staffed to answer phone calls from 8:40-9:05 am (We are out on arrival duty) and from 11:15 am to 11:25 am (dismissal duty) Please leave a message and we will call back as soon as possible. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451.

Thanks for your understanding!!

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STUDENT PLANS FOR 2021-22

If your student won't be returning to Rock Creek or if you are unsure of your plans, please complete this brief form to help us in planning for the fall. You do not need to fill this form out if your student WILL BE attending Rock Creek in the fall. If you are unsure of your plans, please give us the best information you have at this time. Please complete by May 14, 2021. Thank you!

Student Plans

OPTIONAL PARENT INPUT FORM

Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To create class groups, grade level teams use a number of data points about each student including: gender; reading, writing and math levels; learning characteristics; behavior/social characteristics; and more. Achieving balanced classes is a complex process. If you feel that there is information we need about your child's placement, please fill out this optional form. Please note we are not able to honor individual teacher requests. Please submit responses by May 14, 2021


Parent Input Form

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PAPA MURPHY'S FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR ROCK CREEK

Pizza Pie + (hopefully) Blue Skies! The Rock Creek Parent Teacher Club is partnering with our local Papa Murphy’s for a fundraising event. Visit the Papa Murphy’s at 2515 NW Town Center Drive, Hillsboro 97006 on Friday May 14th and Papa Murphy’s will donate 30% of your online only purchase to the Rock Creek PTC! When placing your online order, use the promo code of "GIVE30". See the attached flyer for details

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CAMP ACHIEVE-WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS

We will have Camp Achieve this summer! Save the date!

It will be held this July, 4 weeks, Monday-Thursday, 6 hours per day at Rock Creek!

Federal funding is allowing us to expand Camp Achieve and more details are coming soon.

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CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We have a volunteer opportunity for Rock Creek volunteers that have already been background approved. Our cafeteria needs a committed volunteer on Wednesday and on Thursday to help bag fruits, vegetables, entrée items and helping assemble the bags that will go home.Volunteers can commit to one day or both days. Volunteer hours would be between 8:30 and 10:30 am.


If interested please complete this form: Rock Creek Cafeteria Volunteer


For more information please contact Jessica at 503-356-2452 or email jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us

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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB

THE PTC NEEDS YOU

A note from the PTC President


Happy May! I'm excited to invite you to be part of the PTC Board Elections during our Tuesday, May 11 monthly meeting of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). As a parent/guardian of a Rock Creek student, you are an included member of the PTC and your vote matters.


Each Board member is a one-year term so all positions are up for re-election. If you have questions about any of the positions and the duties, let us know. We have current PTC Board members running for re-election, some new candidates for positions that will be available, and we have one open position. The Secretary position is open and an excellent way to get involved with the PTC Board!


The Secretary position is our content manager for all of our meeting business discussions and decisions. It is essential that we have a record of each meeting aka meeting minutes (aka taking notes and typing them up) as part of our non-profit standing. The Secretary is a voting position and has the ability to vote and weigh-in on all decisions made regarding budget, activities, and programs provided by the PTC. Let us know if you have a spark of interest or questions regarding the duties, role, time commitment, etc.


Ballot Positions / Candidates

President / Jodi Bean (re-elect)

1st VP / Chanel Sheragy (candidate)

2nd VP / Marianthe Tufts (re-elect)

Secretary / open

Volunteer Coordinator / Michele Simantel (re-elect)

Communications / Erica Johnson (candidate)

Treasurer / Leda Mareth (re-elect)

Past President / Sharon Zell (not an elected position)



Please join us on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. The PTC monthly meeting will be via Zoom and the login information will be sent via email from the school that afternoon. Come vote in the PTC Board Elections, hear about the upcoming dine out nights and 5th grade Send Off plans!


A special thank you to all of our volunteers and Board members for their support of Staff Appreciation Week this week! We appreciate the teachers and staff of Rock Creek Elementary School and hope this week has demonstrated how glad we are for the Rock Creek community.


Warmly,

Jodi


Jodi Bean

PTC President at Rock Creek Elementary School and Mom of four (5th grade, 3rd grade, PreK, and a toddler)

Email at: president@rockcreekptc.org





All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!
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FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG

Parenting Classes: There is a great opportunity to participate in two different parenting classes on Zoom.

- Incredible Years for parents with children 3 to 8 years old. See attached flyer to register. (I've taught this class before, and it has been so helpful for parents. If you need to borrow an Incredible Year's book, please contact me.)

_ Circle of Security Parenting for parents of children 4 months - 6 years old. See attached flyer to register



Michelle Solberg, Counselor

Creek Elementary School
503-356-2454
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

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 following link 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.

Thank you,

Leah Biado-Luis

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Parent Survey Link: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=9717630

On May 6th, special items were placed on bikes that students rode to Rock Creek School.
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May Walk + Roll Challenge Week

Please join Beaverton Safe Routes to School for our final Walk + Roll event of the year! Over 100 prizes will be raffled, and the Wheel Fairy will visit elementary schools to attach an extra prize on any wheels they find in the racks. All students (any grade level, hybrid and CDL) can enter our raffle by completing the May Challenge form. There are five activities to choose from and an extra raffle entry for each activity completed. Find more information at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

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ATTENDANCE FOR IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENTS

If an in person hybrid student is not physically present during in person instruction time, they are marked absent and are not eligible to participate with CDL afternoon class. The only exceptions to this is if a student is out due to a rare long-term occurrence i.e...out due to quarantine, Covid 19, broken leg etc. Parents will need to contact the principal and school nurse if these circumstances arise. In person hybrid students that are on vacation are not eligible to switch to CDL, they will be marked absent.

SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME?

Keep ill students home (english)
keep ill students home (Spanish)
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2021-21 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION SLIDESHOW

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PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only certified service dogs allowed on school grounds

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PLEASE VOTE!

On May 18, voters will elect four Beaverton School Board members to four-year terms. While candidates are nominated from the Board Zone in which they live, all voters in the District vote on all positions. We currently have two candidates running in each of the four races. For more information on the candidates, visit the May 2021 School Board Election webpage.

We’d strongly encourage all voters in the district to cast their ballots in May. Board members are instrumental in setting the tone and direction of the district.
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APPLY TO SERVE ON THE DISTRICT BUDGET COMMITTEE

BSD has a vacancy on the Budget Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool to finish the current term, expiring June 30, 2022. The position is in School Board Zone 4 — School Board member Donna Tyner. The District schools represented in this zone are Aloha-Huber Park K-8, Beaver Acres, Errol Hassell, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, Mountain View, Aloha and the International School of Beaverton (ISB). School Board Zones don’t entirely match school attendance areas, so please check the zone maps on the District website.

Interested candidates must live in the School Board Zone that they represent, be a qualified voter of the district, have lived in the district for one year and cannot be a BSD employee. Budget Committee members are appointed by the School Board.


The Budget Committee reviews the district's budget, recommends needed changes and approves the budget document to forward to the School Board for adoption in June. The Committee conducts business at evening public meetings held between November and June. The position is open until filled and those who wish to apply should complete an application and attach a letter of interest and/or resume.
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ANNUAL PARENT SURVEY

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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SCHOOL MEALS FOR EVERY IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENT UNLESS YOU OPT OUT

Click here for more Information

Please fill out the form and send it with your student or email it to

jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us

(May need to copy email address- link is sending it thru everytime, if you don't get a reply back, I didn't receive it)

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OBOB NEWS!!

OBOB participants! It is almost May which means books and ice pops! Team parents should forward an email from me with a survey to fill out so I know which book your child wants and how they want to get it! I wish we could also do an ice pop party outside the school, but most likely, it will be outside my house:) Please email me Katieemurry@hotmail.com if you did not receive the email from your team parent with the survey. Surveys have to be filled out by May 8th for OBOB participants to receive a book.

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OREGON HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

Here in the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards and fightchildabuse.org to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law. Continue reading for more information on each resource.

Oregon Health Education Standards

The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students.


Erin’s Law (Sexual Abuse Prevention)

An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety, and assertiveness.


Previewing Materials/Opting Out

The process for previewing materials and opting out of instruction will be slightly different due to the pandemic. Your child’s teacher will be sending communication home prior to instruction in human sexuality and sexual abuse prevention to address this.


Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.

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BINAXNOW TEST INFORMATION

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/public-safety/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus/return-to-in-person-instruction/covid-19-health-safety-guidance under the COVID-19 Testing Information. For further information on the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test.

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ROCK CREEK LIBRARY NEWS!!

No Library Book Bus on June 2nd!!

National Library Month Contest Winners

We had 65 participants in our contest with some of them guessing up to four times.

As I said many times, I didn't look to see how many books we had in the library until the contest was over. It turns out we have 20,592 books in our library. The winners in each grade level are:

5th grade Eyad E.

4th grade Jonah C.

3rd grade Thaddeus J.

2nd grade Jackson M.

1st grade Kaia T.

Kindergarten Paisley S.

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for coming to check out books!


How do students return their library books to the school?

In person Hybrid students can return library books to their classroom. Every teacher has a book return bin.

Books can also be returned to the black tub outside the school from 8:00 - 3:00 every school day. They can also be returned to the Thursday Curbside or Book Bus checkout on Wednesdays.




PLEASE NOTE: LIBRARY CURBSIDE SCHEDULE CHANGE


We will no longer have the Monday Curbside Check-out. We will continue to have the Thursday Curbside Library from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm.



Curbside Library & Book Bus Checkout

Please wear a mask and bring a bookbag.


New Library to go schedule:

Wednesday Book Bus 10:20 - 12:45

Thursday Curbside Library 2:45 - 4:00



WEDNESDAY LIBRARY BOOK BUS ROUTES

10:20 am NW ELK RUN DR @ NW 177TH PL

10:47 am NW HOLCOMB DR & NW MILLSTONE WAY

11:13 am NW BUCKBOARD DR @ MID BLOCK

11:42 am NW DEERFIELD DR & NW 180TH PL

12:12 pm NW ROCK CREEK BLVD @NW MAHAMA WAY (EAST ENT)


If you don't know how to place a hold here is a short video.Placing a Hold in Destiny


Returning Library Books and Devices- Please ring the doorbell if returning a device.

Rock Creek will have a book return bin waiting for your books outside the main office doors,

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on school days. Make sure the books you are returning have Rock Creek's bar code on them.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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WHAT TO DO IF STUDENTS ARE HAVING A TECHNOLOGY ISSUE

Who should you call? Student Help Desk 503-356-4656

If you are having issues with a BSD device please contact our Student Help Desk, not the school office. The student help desk has trained technicians that can problem solve issues and order student devices, the school office has moms that have to ask their kids how to use their smart phones. :)


If you are having a technical difficulties with apps, logins or devices, please check out the technology support page for help.


Technology Support Page

Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE


If you'd like to learn more about BSD's safety procedures, check out our new COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance webpage.

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

Check out this link for fun enrichment Ideas. It is updated every Friday with new activities.
Enrichment Ideas
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WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE


We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


View the BSD website in Arabic

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


View the BSD website in Chinese

请浏览中文版的BSD网站


View the BSD website Japanese

BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:


Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL
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Rock Creek School


4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450

Attendance-503-356-2451

Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.
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