Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (2/19/2021)
Last week was a tricky week with ice and snow. While late winter cold weather was fun for awhile, power outages created challenging situations for staff and students. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. We are certainly looking forward to spring!
As we head into a busy week at Springville, there are several activities for parents and students that we would like to share with you.
First, we are excited to announce an opportunity for students in all grades to socialize with each other. Beginning this week, Springville staff members will be hosting lunchtime zoom sessions for students to see each other, talk and play. Each grade level has been assigned a different day and time. The zoom codes are published in a table below!
The Springville Reading Rally starts on Monday! The Reading Rally is a fundraising event organized by the PTO. We are hoping that every student, teacher, administrator, and parent to join us in a cooperative effort to reach our goals and celebrate student literacy! For more information about the Reading Rally, visit the PTO website: https://springvillepto.org/reading-rally-fundraiser or read the information shared in this week's newsletter.
Then on Tuesday evening we have our first information session for future Kindergarten families. If you know anyone who will have a Kindergarten student starting at Springville in the fall, please share the meeting information that is listed below. We will be talking about Springville, registration and how to prepare for fall. Classroom teachers will share more detailed about the Kindergarten program at the May 20th session.
Finally, Wednesday is a Staff Development Day and there is no school for students. The Bookmobile and library check out are canceled for Wednesday but we will still have classroom book pick up from 7:30am-12:30pm.
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
Reading Rally Fundraiser Starts (through March 5)
- Tech Support & Library Check Out 11:00am-12:00pm
- Kindergarten Information Session 6:00-7:00pm
- Staff Development Day - No School
- Classroom Book Pick Up 7:30am-12:30pm
- Library Check Out and Springville Bookmobile - canceled
Library Check Out: 3:00pm-4:00pm
March 5: Last Day of Reading Rally
March 22-26: Spring Break - No School
Springville Reading Rally: February 22-March 5
Rev up your engines, Wolves! Monday is the first day of the Springville Reading Rally!
Students will set their reading goals and then track their progress toward meeting their goals. Donations of any size will be collected. Funds will be used to purchase library books, classroom supplies, and provide resources for community building events, teacher education. If we surpass our financial goal, the PTO plans to purchase a BOOK VENDING machine for Springville! This is our only fundraiser this year, so we hope to have 100% participation from families.
A celebration is being planned for the end of the event (socially distanced, of course!).
If you didn't have a chance to pick up a Reading Rally Packet at school last week, we still have them in the office, or you can print your own: https://springvillepto.org/reading-rally-document
We are starting to plan for Kindergarten next fall. If you have a student who will start Kindergarten or have a friend with an upcoming Kindergarten student, we will host two KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION SESSIONS this year.
- This Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. - via Zoom
- Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. - in person (if possible) or via Zoom (TBD)
Online registration is open! After the online application has been submitted you should contact Springville for school-specific forms to complete, schedules and other information to make your child’s transition a smooth one. If you register online, you can also upload your child’s certificate of immunization, birth certificate and proof of address. If you know anyone with an incoming Kindergarten, please share this information!
Student Social Opportunities
Members of the Springville Behavioral Health and Wellness Team (Counselors, Administration, Student Success Coach, and more) are opening Zoom sessions to give students opportunities to have social time with peers during lunch.
Students can join a Zoom meeting during the time outlined in the schedule below. Come join us for some social fun time!
Return to School Q&A Meeting Slidedeck
Oregon's Kid Governor is Inaugurated!
We are so proud of you, Taneesh!
Literacy Supports for Families
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University recognize that in these unprecedented times you are working hard to support your child’s literacy learning at home as best you can. They want to help. To that end, they have created free offerings for families.
We hope this is helpful to your students' families with their at-home learning! View families resources here: https://readingandwritingproject.org/resources/supports-for-familes
OBOB Update 2/19/21
Congratulations to all 29 teams for battling! This was one crazy OBOB season but everyone put in a great effort! The top 5 teams of each grade will begin the Double Elimination Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 24. They are guaranteed two more battles. Final Standings and Double Elimination Brackets are posted at wolvesread.org/battles.
Due to overwhelming interest in more battles, we're doing something new this year! For teams who did not make it to Double Elimination, they'll be put into a Knockout Tournament for another chance to battle. In this tournament, they need to win to stay in. If they lose, they are knocked out of the tournament. Since there's no CDL, most teams will battle Wednesday morning.
Please check your emails on Monday/Tuesday for Zoom links and wolvesread.org for announcements. The schedule will be posted as soon as it's finalized.
A reminder from your School Nurse to please ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Any child not up to date on immunizations will be excluded from on-campus activities and/or learning on exclusion day (February 17th, 2020) until immunizations are complete. Please contact your health care provider and start any immunization "catch up” your child may need now. Vaccines are also available through Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School Based Health Centers, or find another location at https://vaccinefinder.org/
Be a Flu Fighter this year! Cold and flu season has arrived, and this is a great time to get your flu vaccines. There are many flu vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is that all people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Talk with your provider about which flu vaccine is best for you and your children.
Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Please feel free to contact your school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Your school nurse can also provide you with additional resources about vaccinations and other health topics. To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents
Springville Library Corner
Middle school OBOB books are now ready for you to enjoy!! Ask about them at checkout.
Book Check Out This Week
The Bookmobile will NOT be delivering books on February 24th!
Don't forget these links:
Bethany Library News
February's issue features:
- Current Services at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
- Parent Information Series: Join us for one or all of our virtual parenting series on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Upcoming workshops include Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home on March 4 and Supporting Dual Language Learners on March 16.
- Picture Books by Black Authors: Own voices picture books great for K-2nd grade.
- Fantastic Fiction by Black Authors: New own voices titles for ages 8+
- Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids: Encourage kids to breathe, slow down and be present.
- Experiment Books for Young Scientists: Science experiments that even young children can do with adult help.
- Distance Learning Resources: Your libraries are ready to support parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources for distance learning. Find live tutoring, homework help, online reference materials, e-books, writing help and much more for all grades in both English and Spanish.
- Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
Community-Wide Conversation About Race
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
In our ongoing efforts to ensure equitable access, inclusion, and opportunity for our students, families, and staff, the Beaverton School District is engaging in the second of hopefully many community conversations around race, and as a valued member of our community we would like to cordially invite you to attend and participate! On Wednesday, March 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., we will be welcoming students, families, staff, and community members from throughout Beaverton and the surrounding region to join us in a virtual Southridge High School event. The afternoon will include the elevation of student and adult voices from our schools and community partners in two breakout sessions focused on specific topics within the conversation around race.
BSD Long Range Planning
For more information, please visit: https://www.smore.com/hacb3
Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
- Contact information (phone number)
- Student ID
- Description of the issue
2020-2021 District Calendar
The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.
The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.