Falco Newsletter May 3rd - 7th

2021 Newsletter for Five Oaks and Rachel Carson MS

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A LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Falcon Families!


Happy May!


This week is Staff Appreciation Week! Our staff has done incredible work this year to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to learn in both CDL and hybrid. For instance:

  • Our nutrition services staff has been working non-stop to ensure everyone has access to no cost, healthy meals.

  • Our custodial staff is working constantly to make sure students and staff are safe and healthy by sanitizing hourly in addition to all the work they’ve done to prep the building for a return.

  • Our office staff has made countless phone calls and has been incredibly creative with ideas on how to get information and supplies to students.

  • Our counseling team has done hundreds of home visits to help students reconnect with school and troubleshoot issues.

  • Our technology team has made sure that every students has access to a working chromebook and, if needed, a hot spot to connect to the internet.

  • Our vice principals and student manager have worked with teachers and support staff to deliver supplies and food to students and to ensure that our staff have what they need to be successful.

  • Our incredible teaching staff has taken on the challenge of learning multiple new platforms, completely modified their teaching styles and routines and has adapted to multiple changes with a passion to ensure that ALL students have access to high quality education in the midst of caring for their own families.


The entire staff of Five Oaks and Rachel Carson worked tirelessly during a global crisis to continue to provide for our students. I am humbled by our entire staff and I hope that you all can take a moment at some point this week to send a note of appreciation to your student’s teachers! We have challenged our students to do the same and will have boxes to drop them in during lunches (we will quarantine the notes for 24-48 hours to ensure safety)!


A note about Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the success during the Battle of Puebla. Not all Latinx cultures celebrate Cinco de Mayo outside of Puebla, Mexico. We want to ensure that instead of tokenising this event we honor the historical significance by relaying accurate information and trying to clear up misconceptions for instance; it is not Mexican Independence Day (that is September 16). I invite you to do your own research and even ask your student about what they learned in regards to Cinco de Mayo this week!


There’s a lot happening this month, so please make sure to read the flyers and messages below! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out kelly_cox@beaverton.k12.or.us.


Kelly Cox




¡Feliz Mes de Mayo!


¡Esta semana es la Semana de Agradecimiento al Personal! Nuestro personal ha hecho un trabajo increíble este año para asegurar que todos nuestros estudiantes tengan la oportunidad de aprender tanto en CDL como en el modelo híbrido. Por ejemplo:

Nuestro personal de servicios de nutrición ha estado trabajando sin descanso para garantizar que todos tengan acceso a comidas saludables y sin costo alguno.

Nuestro personal de conserjes trabaja constantemente para asegurarse de que los estudiantes y el personal estén seguros y sanos desinfectando cada hora además de todo el trabajo que han realizado para preparar el edificio para el regreso a clases en persona.

El personal de nuestra oficina ha realizado innumerables llamadas telefónicas y ha sido increíblemente creativo con ideas sobre cómo obtener información y suministros para los estudiantes.

  • Nuestro equipo de consejería ha realizado cientos de visitas domiciliarias para ayudar a los estudiantes a reconectarse con la escuela y solucionar problemas.

  • Nuestro equipo de tecnología se ha asegurado de que todos los estudiantes tengan acceso a un Chromebook que funcione y, si es necesario, a un punto de acceso para conectarse a Internet.

  • Nuestros subdirectores y el administrador de estudiantes han trabajado con los maestros y el personal de apoyo para entregar suministros y alimentos a los estudiantes y para garantizar que nuestro personal tenga lo que necesiten para tener éxito.

  • Nuestro increíble personal docente ha asumido el desafío de aprender múltiples plataformas nuevas, ha modificado completamente sus estilos y rutinas de enseñanza y se ha adaptado a múltiples cambios con pasión para garantizar que TODOS los estudiantes tengan acceso a una educación de alta calidad mientras cuidan de sus familias también.


Todo el personal de Five Oaks y Rachel Carson trabajó incansablemente durante una crisis global para continuar proveyendo a nuestros estudiantes lo que necesiten. ¡Me siento honrada por todo nuestro personal y espero que todos puedan tomarse un momento esta semana para enviar una nota de agradecimiento a los maestros de su estudiante! Hemos desafiado a nuestros estudiantes a hacer lo mismo y tendremos cajas durante los almuerzos para que dejen las notas de agradecimiento ahí (¡pondremos las notas en cuarentena durante 24-48 horas para garantizar la seguridad)!


Una nota sobre el Cinco de Mayo: El Cinco de Mayo es una celebración del triunfo durante la Batalla de Puebla. No todas las culturas latinas celebran el Cinco de Mayo fuera de la ciudad de Puebla, México. Queremos asegurarnos de que, en lugar de simbolizar este evento, honremos la importancia histórica transmitiendo información precisa y tratando de aclarar conceptos erróneos, por ejemplo; no es el Día de la Independencia de México (es decir, el 16 de septiembre). ¡Lo invito a hacer su propia investigación e incluso preguntarle a su estudiante sobre lo que aprendieron con respecto al Cinco de Mayo esta semana!


Están sucediendo muchas cosas este mes, así que asegúrese de leer los folletos y mensajes a continuación. Como siempre, si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con kelly_cox@beaverton.k12.or.us.

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CONGRATUALTIONS TO OUR COVER WINNERS:

SAMANTHA SAECHAO AND TASHVI KHARE

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WE ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING TESTING SEASON!

The link to all the information about State Testing is here. We are asking that you please fill out the survey by April 30th. To maximize in-person instruction time for Hybrid students and to provide testing opportunities for CDL and FLEX Online School students, the district will provide testing opportunities on Wednesdays (asynchronous learning days only) in May and June. Students will take the tests at their home schools; FLEX students will take the tests at the District’s Central Administration Center (16550 SW Merlo Rd.).


Transportation will be provided for students who live one mile (elementary) or 1.5 miles (secondary) from their home schools; FLEX families must provide their own transportation.

Please complete this form to tell us if your student plans to participate OR if your student plans to opt out of testing.


State Testing Confirmation


¡NOS ACERCAMOS RÁPIDAMENTE LA TEMPORADA DE PRUEBAS!


Sé que el distrito envió recientemente información para informarnos si su estudiante tomará los exámenes estatales esta primavera. El enlace a toda la información está aquí. Le pedimos que complete la encuesta antes del 30 de abril. Para maximizar el tiempo de instrucción en persona para los estudiantes híbridos y brindar oportunidades de exámenes para los estudiantes de las escuelas en línea CDL y FLEX, el distrito brindará oportunidades de exámenes los miércoles (solo días de aprendizaje asincrónico) en mayo y junio. Los estudiantes tomarán las pruebas en sus escuelas de origen; Los estudiantes de FLEX tomarán las pruebas en el Centro de Administración Central del Distrito (16550 SW Merlo Rd.).



Se proporcionará transporte para los estudiantes que vivan a una milla (primaria) o 1.5 millas (secundaria) de sus escuelas de origen; Las familias FLEX deben proporcionar su propio transporte.


Por favor complete este formulario para decirnos si su estudiante planea participar O si su estudiante planea optar por no participar en las pruebas.

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Words From FO/RC Library

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How do I see the books in the Library?

Covid may prohibit students from browsing in the library - but that doesn’t mean they can’t see what is available! Check out the following link to our library catalog. Have your student log-in and let the browsing begin! When they find a book they like, press the “HOLD” button and Mrs. Zomerman will find the book and get it to your student. Not quite as good as in person, but close!


https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/21010


Where do I return my Library books???


There are now 2 Library Book Return Bins at school: one in the front office foyer and the other in the back hallway past the fire doors. Students can also give books to any teacher and they will bring the books to Mrs. Zomerman.


Any questions can be directed to andee_zomerman@beaverton.k12.or.us

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HYBRID INFO AND SCHEDULE FOR ALL STUDENTS

All Students:

The bell schedule for all students will change on April 19. Please review the schedule to make sure your student understands when classes begin and when to transition to another class. Please note that lunch time will change for everyone. Students will no longer have an hour long lunch from 11-12, it will vary by grade or grouping. The new schedules is below - again it begins on April 19.


Screening

A new form was developed to help parents screen students at home. Students will need to be screened by parents before coming to hybrid daily. Please see the PDF of this form below.



Todos los estudiantes:

El horario de la campana para todos los estudiantes cambiará el 19 de abril. Revise el horario para asegurarse de que su estudiante comprenda cuándo comienzan las clases y cuándo pasar a otra clase. Tenga en cuenta que la hora del almuerzo cambiará para todos. Los estudiantes ya no tendrán una hora de almuerzo de 11 a 12, variará según el grado o grupo. Los nuevos horarios están a continuación, nuevamente comienza el 19 de abril.


Evaluacion

Se desarrolló un nuevo formulario para ayudar a los padres a evaluar a los estudiantes en casa. Los estudiantes deberán ser evaluados por los padres antes de venir a híbrido todos los días. Consulte el PDF de este formulario a continuación.

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Dear Five Oaks Parents,

The Five Oaks Parent Teacher Organization needs your help. All Board Positions are up for elections and we need your help to fill these positions. If you are someone who has never been a part of a PTO before, or has never even attended a meeting, we especially want you here. Your voice is essential to helping us craft the best possible organization for all parents, staff, and students. Over the last year everyone has been impacted by hardships, particularly the children. Now that we are picking up the pieces and moving forward we need your help. Here are a few ideas we want you to help make happen over the next school year:

• Fun, in person and online, events, such as Art Shows, Bingo Nights, Fall Festivals, etc.

• Fundraising to support amazing work being done by the clubs at Five Oaks Middle School

• PTO Fundraising

• Coming up with ways to support students and families that may be struggling

• Coming up with fun ways to recognize and reward exceptional staff and students

• Boosting our social media presence

• Facilitating activities with families, staff, and students in the community at-large, such as donation drives, community cleanups, and art exhibitions.

• Updating our bylaws

• AND SO MUCH MORE!!

Together we can make all this and more a huge success. Don’t be shy! Join us!

Review the Board Positions listed below, find one that fits what you want to do, and then either submit your self-nomination by email to pto.fo.rc@gmail.com by 4pm May 19th or toss your name in the ring at our 6pm May 20th PTO ZOOM meeting. Per the bylaws we will put all the nominations up for a vote and announce the winners in the next newsletter.

If none of the board positions are the right fit for you, No Worries! There are a lot of smaller roles available, every little bit helps. Together we can rebound from 2020 and launch into the future stronger than ever!

-River Hemken

PTO President

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FIVE OAKS/RACHEL CARSON SPIRIT STORE

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