Attention Beaumont Parents of Talented and Gifted (TAG) students or Potential TAG students!
Our annual TAG Parent meeting will be on October 20, 2020, at 6:00 PM. Our virtual meeting can be accessed by:
Sign In using your child's PPS login.
This is a google meet.
The access code will be: beaumonttagmeeting
If you are unable to attend the meeting, I will post the slide deck on the Beaumont website.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.
Family Community Resources
During these very different times, we understand that families may need or want to access community resources. Below is a list of community resources and agencies that support housing/rental assistance, nutritional needs and other basic everyday living needs. Resources will also be posted on our main website.
- Food/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits application process available here. There is a language option and support for families who would like a live person. The application can be found here.
- Oregon Food Bank Food Finder (in the upper right corner there is a language option).
- 211 is a great resource! They have a database which contains just about every county resource available to families. Here families will find a one-stop shop for housing, food and childcare resources.
- PPS Nutrition Hubs- Beaumont is a designated nutrition hub.
- Hacienda is a resource that provides culturally specific resources and outreach to families.
This fall, while schools are engaged in Comprehensive Distance Learning, the PPS Roosevelt Student Health Center will be open starting Monday, September 14th for phone, video, and in-person visits. Monday-Thursday 8:45 am-4:45 pm and Friday for phone and video appointments only. Call 503-988-3909 to make an appointment.
Any Multnomah County K-12 youth can visit the center and there are no out of pocket costs. We also can connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance.
Parents for Racial Equity Website and Newsletter
If you have not had the opportunity to view the website created by the Beaumont Parents for Racial Equity. Please see their website here.
Today we're launching our new newsletter. We'll send one on the first Monday of each month.
This one outlines some of our plans for this year. For those new to this email list and group, this newsletter (in English and Spanish) explains a little more about this group and its focus.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you virtually, and hopefully in person this year, too.
Hoy lanzamos nuestro nuevo boletín informativo. Enviaremos uno el primer lunes de cada mes.
Éste describe algunos de nuestros planes para este año. Para los nuevos en esta lista de correo electrónico y grupo, este boletín (en inglés y español) explica un poco más sobre este grupo y su enfoque. Gracias y esperamos verte de forma virtual y, con suerte, en persona también este año.
Beaumont, Rigler, Alameda Parents for Racial Equity
Textook Distribution: Wednesday Noon to Five PM
Introducing Ms. Tracy Temple: Science Teacher
A little about myself.
I was born Tracy Hays (my parents were going to call me Dusty! Dusty Hays would have probably gotten me beat up in school) in Portland many, many, many years ago. I was raised in Salem Oregon with my two sisters and a brother (I am the oldest). My favorite subject in middle school was art and my favorite thing to do, when I was in middle school, was dance during our lunchtime dances. Each day we would dance in the gym during lunch and our PE teacher, Mr. Peas, (his first name was Harry and he said his middle name was Eats. I don’t know if this is true.) would teach us some new moves. We had a lot of fun!
That is me in the 7th grade with my new bike that I got for Christmas. In the 10th grade, my parents moved our family out to the country and I went to Silverton High School. I was not happy! I felt like we moved to a foreign country. I remembered sitting in the office one day and a boy showed up late and he said to the secretary “Sorry I'm late Ms. Powell, my cows got out.” I thought, oh really?!, and she believed him!!!
After graduation, I went to Oregon State, where I met my future husband, and the following summer we were married. We celebrated our 38th year of marriage at the end of August. I took 10 years to decide that I wanted to be a science teacher and during that time we had two daughters. Erin is now a Geologist and Rachel who works for a technology company in Clackamas. We live in the country (yes, we moved our family out to the country when the kids were in the 5th and 2nd grades). We have 5 acres (plenty of room for social distancing), 10 chickens, two dogs, and two cats. I still have Tank the tortoise, two snakes: Gizmo (the white snake) and Boo, and of course Skittles the leopard gecko.
My favorite things to do (other than teaching) are kayaking, biking, hiking, reading, and gardening. I like to do different kinds of art (painting, ceramics, drawing, stained glass, fused glass, carving) and I practice yoga.
I am committed to teaching science in the most engaging and effective way possible during our new normal. I am a lifelong learner and I hope that you will be too! Life is so fascinating! Go explore!