Weekly Newsletter (5/1/20 edition)
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Teacher Appreciation Week - #ThankaBSDteacher
Whether they're teaching in person or remotely, BSD teachers are always working to help their students succeed! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we need help from our students and families to thank our exceptional educators! Either post your photos, drawings or short, 10-second videos thanking the teachers who’ve made a difference in your life on social media using #ThankaBSDteacher, or email your appreciation messages to email@example.com and we’ll share some of them on social media next week.
Kinnaman staff appreciations will be included in next week's staff newsletter.
Kinnaman students have completed 2,690 DreamBox lessons in the last 7 days, averaging 4% of growth, and and average of 0.7 standards proficient per student.
Congratulations to the classes with the highest average percentage of participation in the last 7 days:
- Mrs. Howard's class (82%)
- Mrs. Spidal's class (79%)
- Mrs. Johnson's class (76%)
- Ms. Dinsmore's class (69%)
- Mrs. Mansfield's class (69%)
Keep going, Kinnaman students!
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) #WEWalkChallenge: The Week 3 Winner Was From Kinnaman!
Thank you for participating in the SRTS WE Walk Challenge last week. We doubled our participation numbers and received so many beautiful photos of trees in our neighborhoods. Congratulations to Jack Reinebach, a Kindergarten student at Kinnaman Elementary School and our week #3 winner of the SRTS #WEwalkchallenge!
Please Apply for Meal Benefits
Did you know Kinnaman is a Title I school that receives grant money from the federal government based on the percentage of students who qualify for meal benefits? With such a significant budget shortfall expected for the coming school year due to the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever for our numbers to be accurate.
School staff do not have access to a list of families who qualify for meal benefits and are only privy to the overall percentage of students who qualify upon request by the principal. Your information will be kept confidential and your application is good for a year.
Even if you suspect you may not qualify, please complete an application. Families can apply for Free Meals ONLINE!
The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and available through SchoolCafe.com.
For more information about meal benefits and how to apply, click here.
Retrieving Personal Belongings from Kinnaman
We have been packing up student belongings from each classroom and started distributing these belongings back to our families today. We will be distributing alphabetically, by last name, so families with multiple students only need to come pick up belongings one time. Here are the details for the next two distributions:
Wednesday, May 6 10:30-noon, last names D-I
Thursday, May 7 10:30-noon, last names J-M
Where: Kinnaman - North end (parent pick-up) parking lot doors - PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CARS, belongings will be brought to your car.
Information needed for pickup: Student(s) grade, classroom teacher, and first and last name.
Other: Families are asked to please return all library books and/or other books that belong to the school at this time.
We will communicate future distribution dates next week for the remainder of the alphabet.
A Message From Your PTO: Chocolate Fundraiser Cancelled
Dear Kinnaman Families,
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. With everything that is still going on with Covid-19 and the difficulties surrounding delivery of the chocolate sales, we have made the tough decision to cancel this fundraiser. We will be reaching out to individual families next week in order to issue refunds. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that when roll up happens this year, all current Kindergarten through fourth grade students on a 2019-2020 Administrative Transfer, will be rolled back to their neighborhood school. If you have a child in grades kindergarten through fourth currently on an administrative transfer at Kinnaman, you will need to reapply, at your neighborhood school in order to be considered for next year.
There have been no changes to the hardship rules. All students must qualify for hardship in order to be approved for an Administrative Transfer regardless of grade level, sibling status on open enrollment, siblings of students in specialized programs, or parent employment with the district.
May Walk + Roll Challenge
Beaverton Safe Routes to School is launching our May 2020 Walk + Roll Challenge! Track your trips all month long and submit your tally card to earn prizes. Schools with the most student entries will be announced in June. Visit Beaverton SRTS to find all of the information you need to get started.
Make Healthy Choices! Help the Earth! Explore your Neighborhood! Earn Prizes!
Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Family Idea
Share stories of when someone in your family was brave. Stories of small and big moments of courage help your child to feel strong and connected.
Compartir historias de cuando alguien en su familia era valiente. Las historias de coraje ayuda sus hijos a sentirse fuerte.
School Pantry Food Boxes
Next week we had organic eggs and toilet paper while supplies last.
- If you are driving, please remain in your vehicle.
- A staff member will ask for your name, date of birth, how many adults live in the home, and how many children.
- Food boxes/bags are placed on the curb to be picked up by the recipient or placed in the vehicle by staff.
Grab and Go Meals/Bus Stop Meal Distribution Update
K-12 students and children ages 1-18 years old may pick up meals at any of the dedicated sites for the Grab and Go Meals. Meals are also available at a number of bus stops. Children do not have to be a student at a particular school to receive meals. Here is a link with more information.
Safe Routes to School Survey (Open Until May 31)
Dear Kinnaman Parents and Guardians,
It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking 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 used 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 until May 31.
We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator
1270 NW 167th Place
Beaverton, OR 97006
Follow us on Facebook! @BeavertonSafeRoutes
Estimados padres y tutores de Kinnaman:
Es hora de recopilar información nuevamente para el programa de Beaverton de Rutas Seguras a la escuela. El propósito de este programa es ir caminando y en bicicleta a la escuela de manera segura, conveniente y divertida.
El aporte de los padres y tutores acerca de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a la casa y su impresión de la seguridad de la ruta, es valioso, ya que la ciudad y el condado priorizan las mejoras necesarias para nuestras carreteras.
El siguiente enlace link fue generado por el Centro Nacional de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela y se utilizará para darnos una buena idea de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a casa, en todo el Distrito.
La encuesta de la escuela estará abierta hasta el 31 de mayo para recibir sus respuestas.
Agradecemos su ayuda al brindarnos información para que nuestro programa sea efectivo para todos los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton.
Coordinador de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Beaverton
1270 NW 167th Place
Beaverton, OR 97006
Follow us on Facebook! @BeavertonSafeRoutes
Enlace de la encuesta
Student Help Desk is Available
Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at email@example.com or call (503) 356-4656 for support.
Ensure you include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number. Please visit this link for more information.
Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert & engaged. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet right now.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
Mental Health & Washington County Services
We know that these are stressful times for everyone. Below are some updates from our community regarding accessing behavioral health and other basic county services.
The Hawthorn Walk-in Center is closed until further notice for walk-in care, but they are available for phone and video supports. Please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 to access services. The crisis line will work to determine the best option for response. This may include phone support to address concerns.
If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. While some offices may be closed, most providers are still offering telephone support to their enrolled clients.
Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.