Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

April 16, 2021

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Mrs. Hower's Classroom Spotlight Newsletter

by Mrs. Hower's Fourth Graders

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Elmonica Newsletter April 16, 2021

Dear Elmonica Families,

We have finished our second week of in-person (IPH) and CDL instruction! We are so pleased to serve students in a manner that best suits every family.


Gratitude

Our school playground and field are closed all day M-F until after 4:00 pm. We appreciate how well this has been honored during the past two weeks. Thank you!


We are grateful how almost everyone remembers to wear a mask and remain 6 feet apart from non-family members. You are wonderful!


Reminders

As you are likely aware, Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Washington County. Please be vigilant with following safety protocols to avoid the virus. Thank you for your support.


Lunch Opt-Out

Please fill out the In-Person HYBRID form linked below to STOP receiving lunch/supper/breakfast meal bags from school. Students will continue to bring food home until the family informs us they no longer wish to receive meal bags.


Health Information for Parents/Guardians

Please read the information about health instruction in this newsletter.


Business with the School Office

Appointments: If you need to conduct business with the school office staff, please call to schedule an appointment. We are only receiving visitors in the office with one family (two people) at a time. 503-356-2080.


Paperwork: If you need to return paperwork, there is an office mailbox on the window to the left side of the school front doors. Please call to let the office staff know you have dropped off paperwork. 503-356-2080.


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

Elmonica Newsletter - April 16, 2021
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Calendar / Monthly Theme

April 19 - Demonstrating Responsibility - do the right thing!


April 20- Kindness Day - do something kind for a family member.


April 21 - Read and Work Outside!


April 22 - Silly socks, clothes, and hair day!


April 23 - Birthday Lunch Meetings with Ms. McNamee

11:35 - 11:55 - Kindy - 2nd

11:55 - 12:15 - 3rd - 5th

Wear your red, white & blue Spirit Wear!

April Word of the Month is: Responsibility

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Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidance

Beaverton School District Health & Safety Protocols

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Health Information for Parents/Gurdians

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.


Sincerely,

Kalay McNamee


References:

Oregon Health Education Standards:

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/health/Documents/2016ORHEStandards.pdf


Materials Preview Process:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eV2_2zifeQshFC4uOP8v3Fkvs4zvYSuTEXInyTvag2Q/edit?usp =sharing


Erin’s Law Resource: Fightchildabuse.org

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School Sealant Online Consent Forms

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Meal Information

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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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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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