Rock Creek Elementary- April 27, 2022
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
APRIL4/28- NO SCHOOL FOR ROCK CREEK STUDENTS-Zoom Parent-Guardian/Teacher Conferences
4/29- NO SCHOOL FOR ROCK CREEK STUDENTS
5/2- Staff Appreciation Week
5/6- PTC Papa Murphy's Fundraiser
5/8- Mother's Day
5/19-Virtual PTC Meeting
5/22- Rock Creek Family Fun Run and Walk
5/26- Early Release at 1:00 pm
5/30- SCHOOL CLOSED-Memorial Day
Dear RC Families,
Thank you for participating in our spring conferences. Conferences, at this time of year, can be a celebration of the amazing growth that students have made. A time, to reflect and make plans to support students to finish strong. Although I miss the days of families in our schools going from classroom to classroom to meet with our teachers during conferences, I hope that this year of zoom conferences has made it easier for you to connect.
On another note-- this week I had a milestone birthday. My 24 year old student teacher self can NOT believe that I am 50! I continue to reflect on the joy, the challenges and celebrations that this profession has brought me over the years. It is such an honor to be an educator. Celebrating with the sweet messages and smiles from your children was a joy! Please let your students know that I read every single card and admired the pictures. What fun!
Rock Creek is a special place~
Have a WONDERFUL weekend! ~Tiffany
NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH AND 29TH DUE TO CONFERENCES!
OPTIONAL PARENT INPUT FORM
Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To create class groups, grade level teams, sped team and our school counselor use a number of data points about each student including: reading, writing and math levels, learning characteristics, gender, behavior/social characteristics, and more. Achieving balanced classes is a complex process. If you feel that there is information we need about your child's placement, please fill out this optional form. Please note we are not able to honor individual teacher requests. Please submit responses by May 12, 2022
OUR VERY OWN ROCK STAR LOURDES BOSQUEZ INTERVIEWED BY THE DISTRICT!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR APRIL BIRTHDAY STUDENTS
STAFF APPRECIATION MAY 2ND THRU MAY 6TH
PTC Events to Celebrate Rock Creek Staff Appreciation Week!
ROCK CREEK FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK
The Family Fun Run and Walk will begin at 9:30am. The course will be an out and back through the Rock Creek neighborhood and Bethany Lake park covering 2.4 miles. Strollers are welcome but please leave your furry friends at home. Registration is $25 per person. Click HERE to sign up today!
Let's do this Rock Creek!
Volunteers are still needed for the current art lesson and for our next Art Literacy lesson. If you have been thinking about signing up for this fun and rewarding opportunity, it's not too late! Reply to this email or reach out to Amanda Rust, the Art Literacy Coordinator at email@example.com.
PLEASE JOIN THE ROCK CREEK PTC BOARD
5th GRADE YEARBOOK PICTURES
We need your help with this year's yearbook. Please submit a baby photo of your 5th grader + any fun pictures you have from your student's time at Rock Creek (first day of school, Rocket Run, field trips, Color Run, class parties, Zoom class, etc.).
All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!
OHSU TEST KITS-DATES AND HOW TO WITHDRAW
Just a reminder for OHSU authorized enrolled students, test kits went home Wednesday and need to be returned on Monday by 8:30 am. We cannot accept late test samples. All late test samples need to be discarded.
If students are enrolled in the program they should take a test kit home (unless you have notified Jessica Vogel that you are on a hiatus).
If you would like to withdraw from the OHSU testing, please email Jessica Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org with your student's name.
FROM THE DESK OF MICHELLE SCHIMPKE
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
ARRIVE ON TIME-READY TO LEARN
Make arriving to school on time a priority. Students should arrive at school between 8:15 (if eating breakfast) and 8:25 am and be in their classroom ready to learn by 8:30 am. Students who arrive late disrupt the entire class and miss important information teachers share about the plans for the day. Children who exhibit chronic lateness often struggle with organization in general. They may find it hard to keep track of personal items or forget to turn in homework. Helping them establish the habit of timeliness tends to have a positive ripple effect to other areas of life.
Help your child have a good start to their day by making sure they arrive to school on time!
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Please join Beaverton Safe Routes to School this May as we celebrate spring and encourage students and families to walk and roll to school! This year there are two ways to celebrate:
1. During the week of May 2nd -6th ride your wheels to school. The Wheel Fairy will be visiting all Beaverton schools to attach small notes and prizes to any wheels found in school racks.
2. On May 18th walk, bike, scoot, skate or bus to school to get active, be green, spend time with friends, have fun and win prizes!
Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes for more information
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys
It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and fun.
Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.
The following links will take you to a district survey and will be combined with classroom tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.
The district survey will be open for responses for four weeks from May 1st until May 31st.
We appreciate your help in giving us information to make the Safe Routes to School program effective for all Beaverton School District students.
Tiếng Việt https://forms.office.com/r/CBbDtCvkLY
BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND 2022
IMPORTANT ABSENCE INFORMATION
We are required to track all student absences and illness symptoms. When calling in your student's absence please leave detailed information ie. if your student is ill and has a fever or not, if they have a cough or not, vomiting, etc and the date symptoms started. Also, please contact us if students will be on vacation or have an appointment.If we do not have detailed information we are required to call parents. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451 and our emails are email@example.com and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us. If sending an email please include both Jessica and Diana. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
CHANGE OF AFTER SCHOOL PLANS
Please be sure that your child knows what they are doing after school, before they leave in the morning. If there is a change to their normal dismissal plans, please send a note, email or ParentSquare message the teacher. If the teacher is not notified of the change by a parent, students will be sent home per their normal plan. We ask that phone calls with change of plans be limited to emergencies only. Urgent messages should not be left on teacher voice mails during the school day. We cannot guarantee that last minute messages will be delivered before the end of the day. Thanks for helping us limit classroom disruptions.
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE
If you call the school and don't get an answer, please leave a message. We often have only one person in the office answering calls, the doorbell and escorting kids to and from class and may not always be able to answer right away. We are unable to answer the door or phone between 3:00 -3:10 pm. Your call is important to us and we will call back as soon as we can.
Thanks for your understanding!
CAR/WALKER ARRIVAL TIME 8:20 AM- CLASSROOM DOORS LOCK AT 8:30 AM
For the safety of our students, students that are parent drop off, walkers and bike riders are not to arrive before 8:20 am (8:15 am if eating breakfast). Bus riders arrive at 8:15 am because the school buses need to leave earlier to pick up middle school students. Classroom doors do not open until 8:20 am. We do not have space or the supervision for all students to safely line up outside the doors until 8:20 am.
Classroom doors shut and lock at 8:30 am. If your child is not in the classroom by 8:30 am, please walk them to the main front doors and ring the doorbell. Staff will escort them to class.
Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS
FAMILY RESOURCES & SCHOOL POLICY/INFORMATION
Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:
- Back To School Information (updated frequently)
- Help Center Newsletter
- Parent Support Group
- Approved After School Activities Link
- School Arrival Time
- Reporting School Absence Information
- Birthday Treats and Invitations
- Toys/Electronic Policy
- Change of After-school Plans
- Covid Testing in School
- Cedar Mill and Bethany Library News
- Learning Options- Application Deadlines
- Arrival Time at Rock Creek
- Birthday Treats/Prizes Policy
- Calling in Ill Student Policy
- Lost & Found
- District Back to School Page
- Safe Routes to School
- TAG Info
- Help with Technology
- Applying for Meal Benefits
- Local Food Resources
- Clothes for Kids
- Community Resources
WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE
We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.
If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.
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