Principal's Update

March 8th - March 12th, 2021

Newsletter Preview: Hybrid, WHM, Forecasting, Latino Family Night...

Hello BMS Families,


Welcome to the second week in March! Spring break is fast approaching. Last Friday, many of us learned about our Governor Kate Brown's expectations for schools to begin offering in person instruction to students across Oregon (for more information about the Governor's statement, read here). With our district's recent welcoming of students participating in LIPI, we are right on track with our Governor's plan.


I believe PPS will be sharing more concrete details about what hybrid or in person instruction will look like. Please know as soon as details are released, I will be communicating the plan to our Beaumont community. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school sooner, rather than later.


Moreover, Ms. Stevie Newcomer has completed the portion of her substitute assignment at Beaumont. We are sending her off with the best wishes, as she continues her retirement. For the next few weeks, Ms. Carol Campbell (retired principal at Grant High School) will be supporting our school, as the substitute administrator. I will still be supporting the Interim Principal role during Ms. V's time off. If you have questions or need support, you are welcome to continue to contact me, or you are welcome to reach out to Ms. Campbell at ccampbell@pps.net.


Sincerely,

Robbie

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"In 1949, Jean Richardson was the first woman to graduate from Oregon State University’s Civil Engineering program. Jean Richardson voluntarily worked for free during the first month of her first job out of college. Her goal: Prove to the company that her work was just as good as the male engineers at the firm. By the end of the month, she made her point and the firm hired her for pay. (How much? And how did it compare to her male counterparts? We can only guess.)

After working in Alabama and taking time to raise a family, Jean returned to Oregon where she became the first woman to head maintenance engineering for the City of Portland where, towards the end of her career, she designed the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Today, one of Portland’s Aerial Tram cars is named “Jean” to honor her legacy and contributions to the City as a trailblazing female engineer."


Source: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/725484

Looking Ahead

Forecasting

2021- 2022 Forecasting


Thank you for your patience. As mentioned last week, our BMS forecasting survey is live today.

Please click on the links to complete the BMS Google Forecasting form. See below for information about the forecasting process:



  1. Forecasting forms are due March 19, 2021.
  2. Families should complete the forms together with their children.
  3. Please carefully read through the forms, as there will be one submission per student. In the event that you made and mistake and accidentally submitted your form, you will need to email Ms. Davis at rdavis@pps.net.
  4. Please remember that schedule change requests will not be accepted once the school year begins (unless under unique circumstances).
  5. Please know we try to meet the requests of students; however, there are no guarantees that students will be scheduled for every class in which they forecast for.


Below is a list of documents to support the 2021-2022 forecasting process


Junta para padres - Drogas y Alchol/Parent Meeting - Drugs and Alcohol

La reunión de padres se llevará a cabo el

Miércoles 17 de marzo.

El tema será Drogas y Alcohol (la reunión será en español)


Join Zoom Meeting
https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/88272137306

Meeting ID: 882 7213 7306
Dial by your location
253 215 8782

English

The parent meeting will be held on

Wednesday March 17th.

The topic will be Drugs and Alcohol (the meeting will be in Spanish)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/88272137306

Meeting ID: 882 7213 7306

Dial by your location

253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 882 7213 7306

Mindfulness at BMS

6 Week Mindfulness Series

The Beaumont Counseling Team is offering a 6 Week Mindfulness Series, hosted by Ria Goodwin, in order to introduce those interested to the concepts and practices of Mindfulness. Each week will cover a different mindfulness concept, starting with an Introduction to Mindfulness, with each following week having a specific focus: Breath Awareness, Body Awareness, Focus on Gratitude, Kindness Towards Self & Others, and Open Awareness. We will be learning and practicing on Wednesdays at 1:45, starting February 17th and ending March 31st, using Google Meet, with a meet code of Mindfulness. If you have any additional questions or would like more information please contact Ria Goodwin at rgoodwin@pps.net

Girls' Night Out

Girls' Night Out

Virtual Girls Night Out will be Friday, March 12th from 4:00-5:30 pm. Things will be a little different this year, but we’re still planning on having lots of fun together so we hope you join us.

There are 75 open spots so get your Form turned in early. Submit your Google Form by 4pm Tuesday March 9th. The event will include an art activity, SEL Counseling activity, Kahoot and an escape room, plus a goody bag with art supplies and a treat. Join the fun and attend Virtual Girls Night Out on March 12th from 4:00-5:30, Google forms due by March 9th.


See you there.

Ms. Mittelstadt, Ms. Goodwin, Ms. Davis, and Mrs. McMillan


Questions? Contact jmittels@pps.net or rgoodwin@pps.net

Math Help and Resources

Is your student having trouble completing their asynchronous math work? Are you having trouble helping them? Our Instructional Math Specialist, RaeAnn Suckow, has put together a website that might help. Here is a sampling of what you will find there:

  • Information on DreamBox

  • Information on Free Tutoring done by PPS high school students

  • Links to resources by grade level, course, and unit

  • Information about Multnomah County Library live homework help

  • Visual Math Dictionaries and other tools

You can find the website here.

If you have any questions about the website, DreamBox, or other math related topics please contact RaeAnn Suckow at rsuckow@pps.net.

Successful Schools Survey

Successful Schools Survey

It is time to make your voice heard once again. The portal for the Successful Schools Survey is open for families.This survey is very important because:

  • Only time we hear from students, staff, and families system-wide

  • Gathering these data will help us understand experiences at our schools

  • School climate is a key component influencing outcomes for students

  • We will be able to see improvements from last year to understand how our work in schools has changed perceptions

  • We will use results to identify areas for improvements

Following link to complete the survey: surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

The survey is available in Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, and Chinese. If you cannot complete an online survey we are able to provide you with a paper copy. Call Beaumont Middle School at 503-916-5610, or email the School Climate Specialist at ericjohansson@pps.net.

Community Resources

School Based Resources

Food Box Distribution

If your family would like a food box, please complete the Food Box Request link. Please know even if you are not able to complete the survey, you are most welcome to pick up a box. As a reminder, food boxes are distributed every Wednesday, from 3:30PM- 5:30PM (enter on the Fremont side of the street and drive around to the gym).


West Psychological Services

The pandemic has brought up different feelings for many of us. If your child is in need of therapy or counseling services. There is help available, please connect with your child's school counselor; they can support you through the process.


District Resources