Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

February 19, 2021

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Boletín Elmonica 19 de febrero de 2021
Elmonica Newsletter February 19, 2021
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Dear Elmonics Families,

Thank you for completing the survey about remaining in Hybrid (in-person) or CDL. If we were unable to reach you by the end of this week, the default choice for your student is to remain in CDL at home.

Changes and Information to Come

In the coming week, we will be creating classes based on the survey information and assigning teachers. We should have information to share with families well before spring break at the end of March. Information about classrooms, schedules, and routines, and procedures will be shared as soon as they are available.

Merlo Station Preschool - Begins in March

Children who are 4 on or after September 1, 2020, may qualify for a NEW online preschool beginning in March. Share this link with any families in the Elmonica and Beaver Acres neighborhoods. This pre-school will also run next school year. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Arabic العربيةChinese - 中文PDF Japanese -日本語PKorean – 한국어Russian - РусскийSomali - SoomaaliVietnamese - Tiếng Việ

Elmonica In-Person Preschool *Update*

The district was planning to open its own in-person preschool in the fall of 2021. We have fallen a year behind in our planning due to the pandemic. Please look forward to learning more about preschool at Elmonica in 2022.

Headstart 2021

Headstart is seeking the use Elmonica's space to run an in-person preschool in the fall of 2021. Families are welcome to visit their website for information: https://caowash.org/programs/early-childhood-development/head-start.html

They can also email HeadStart@caowash.org or call (503) 693-3262.


Kalay McNamee



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Classroom Spotlight - Mrs. Skjeie's Class

View a newsletter created by Mrs. Skjeie's students.

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Calendar / Monthly Theme

Monday, February 22

Tuesday, February 23

11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up

Wednesday, February 24

NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

NO Library Bus

Thursday, February 25

11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up

6:00 New Orientation (2021-2022) Webinar

Friday, February 26

Birthday Lunch K-2 11:10 (zoom link emailed to parents 2/24)

Birthday Lunch 3-5 11:35 (zoom link emailed to parents/students 2/24)

Elmonica Spirit Day


February Word of the Month is ANTI-RACISM!

Please join our school in our commitment to being inclusive, tolerant, and allies/partners with our black, indigenous, and persons of color (BIPOC) community.

2/22 - 2/26 - Anti-Bullying / Anti-Racist

Create and work on signs, posters, and art that we can display when students return to school to remind them that an Elmonica Engineer stands up to bullying and racism.

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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

English: https://youtu.be/CnBcOUyV0ic

¡Las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el año escolar 2021-2022 están abiertas ahora! Vea este video informativo de como iniciar el proceso y la importancia de matricularse temprano.

Español: https://youtu.be/zXR_s-yvVyI

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5th Grade AVID Information

Applications are ONLINE and due MARCH 12, 2021! Please click for more information, videos, and brochures.

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Most families have opted into paying the Beaverton School District’s Student Device Damage and Loss Protection program but have not yet paid the $20 fee. Please pay this fee as soon as possible, as we rely on this money to repair and replace student devices.

The fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the Permission to Share Form. If this applies to you, please complete this form.

The Online Payment system and information about using it can be found here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/business-services/online-payment-system

More information about the Damage and Loss Protection Program, including what it covers, can be found below as well as on the Student Device Resources page on the BSD website.

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American Heart Association

Dear Elmonica Families,

Our Kids Heart Challenge is almost over but it’s not too late to join!! Don’t forget to register and join in on the fun. Get started now by downloading the FREE APP called Kids Heart Challenge for Apple or Android OR visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search Elmonica Elementary to join our team and earn the Kids Heart Challenge wristband! It’s easy, and with your first online donation you can earn two of the Heart Heroes, Dash and Sam! Sam reminds us to always say NO to tobacco and vaping! Our Kids Heart Challenge event ends 2/26/2021. Thank you for helping our school and the American Heart Association save lives!

Mrs. DeGandi will be SLIMED during the March assembly!! For every challenge done in the Kids Heart Challenge virtual gym, students will get to vote on the color of slime, and which Elmonica staff member will get to pour it on Mrs. DeGandi!! Every student who registers online will get a vote also!

Double your donation! Find out if your employer offers matching gifts at www.heart.org/matchinggifts

Thank you so much for your support of the American Heart Association as we fight COVD-19 on a global scale. We’re investing a minimum of $2.5 million to investigate the implications of coronavirus. The Association has established a $2.5 million rapid research fund to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. For your COVID-19 questions, please click here for a comprehensive list of our resources, all made possible with your continued support.

Thanks for making our community heart-healthy!


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Technology Help and Support

Student Help Deck

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F



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Community Resources

Winter Food Resources and Other Family Support

Elmonica Shared Photo Album 2020-2021

Share your Elmonica child's photos with teachers, staff and others in our community! We will happily share our students photos on Elmonica's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). You can find short webinars about Canvas, SeeSaw, Dreambox, and much more.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion, and international-mindedness.

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