Principal's Update

1/15/21

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Greetings Beaumont Families

Thank you for your patience as we work with the district to plan for the next steps for Virtual Learning. We are working to identify additional ways for students to connect with their classmates in non-academic ways. We have reached out to the Sun School coordinator to begin a conversation about how the Sun School program can be incorporated into Distance Learning.


There is no school on Monday the 18th as we recognize Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Below you will find the instructional schedule for next week. Here is the Holiday Schedule. The schedule is provided in English and Spanish.

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Also, below we invite you to investigate resources for the holiday and about the newly established Beaumont Resilience Program that is being facilitated by the Beaumont PTA.


We will continue to provide Food Boxes to families on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. If you would like to sign up for next week, here is a link to Google Form. If you are having trouble with the link, you can call the office for support.


Have a restful weekend.


Respectfully,


Dr. Vimegnon

Beaumont Middle School Establishes a Family Resiliency Fund

As we look to the year ahead, please support Beaumont Middle School families-in-need by making a charitable gift to the Beaumont Family Resiliency Fund. Micro-emergency grants to families, gift cards, and personal hygiene supplies for middle schoolers to complement the free food boxes and other onsite food services are made possible from gifts like yours.

The Beaumont Family Resiliency Fund was established in fall 2020 to become ongoing support of Beaumont students and their families who are experiencing emergencies that may impact a student's overall well-being and ability to be successful in school. The Beaumont Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hopes to support families-in-need throughout the school year starting in February 2021 and beyond, in partnership with the Beaumont Middle School administration and counseling team. In the month of December 2020, over $7,000 funds were raised.

Two ways to help out right now:

1) Make a tax-deductible donation by clicking on the link provided: https://app.memberhub.gives/beaumontbobcats

2) Purchase needed items for the Personal Hygiene Drive through AmazonSmile Wish List: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/1KF2SXCFEBX8N/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl


Contact Principal Harriette Vimegon at vimegnon@pps.net or Marty Stockton, Beaumont Middle School PTA President, at ptabeaumontpresident@gmail.com with questions and/or ideas on how to support Beaumont Middle School

MLK Resources

Martin Luther King Celebration on KOIN News


A Sneak Peek of the Virtual Martin Luther King which will air on January 18th on https://www.worldartsfoundation.org/


Thank you World Arts Foundation for bringing our community together for 36 years to honor Dr. King.

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Family Resources


FREE, bilingual, 90-minute webinar for students in 6th – 12th grade and their families. Mensaje en español


Greetings,

You’re invited to attend the virtual Road to College, hosted by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund! This is a FREE, bilingual, 90-minute webinar for students in 6th – 12th grade and their families, where you will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education!

HSF’s Road to College is tailored to address the needs of middle and high school students and their parents. People of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Presentations will be delivered by subject-matter experts, in both English and Spanish, on the following topics:

  • Preparing for and applying to college

  • Researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities

  • Understanding the real cost of a college education

  • Maximizing the college experience

  • Preparing for a career after college

Below are the dates and registration links for each of the three HSF Road to College webinars:

Registration will close once capacity has been reached. Secure your spot by registering today! We hope to see you there!


SNAP Benefits: The federal economic relief package passed late last month included a temporary increase of approximately 15% in SNAP benefits. These benefits are planned to be distributed this month in Oregon. To see the details please read this news release. SNAP Emergency Allotments will continue for January as well, meaning families will still receive their maximum household allotment of SNAP benefits. Please see these FAQs for more information.


Meal Services: Due to Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day falling on a meal service day, the Nutrition Services department will be providing extra meals on Friday, January 15, and Wednesday, January 20 in order to continue to cover meals for all 7 days. On Friday, January 29 (a teacher planning day), meal services will continue as scheduled. For PPS families not near a meal pickup location or who need assistance accessing meals and would like to request home meal delivery, please contact nutritionservices@pps.net with:

  • Family name

  • Address (where meals should be delivered)

  • Contact phone number

  • Number of children in the household

  • School(s) attended

Requests submitted by end of day Monday will begin receiving meal deliveries on the following Monday. For cancellations, changes or updates, please contact nutritionservices@pps.net. Please feel free to visit our website or contact us at nutritionservices@pps.net with any questions.


Saturday Academy Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering Program

January 18: Dr. King Day of Service - No School

February 10: Beaumont PTA Meeting: Western Psychological and Counseling Services Guest Speaker

Introducing Oscar Campos

Óscar Campos is the newest member of the Beaumont Middle School Counseling Department. He comes to us with a diverse working background in architecture, analytics, and sales. As a counselor, he is dedicated to advocacy, empowerment, and mentorship, particularly within the historically underserved communities.

When he is not at school, he enjoys spending time with his partner and 2 boys. As a family, they often travel to sunny places, ride bikes, find new swimming holes, and take hikes around the NW. He and his family recently started backpacking into the woods for overnight trips.
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