Rock Creek Elementary-June 2, 2022
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
6/3-PTC Papa Murphy's Fundraiser
6/6-Return all Library Books
6/10-OBOB Popsicle Party 12:15-1:20 for OBOB participants
6/14-OMSI visiting 3rd grade
6/15-5th Grade Send-Off Event
6/17- 2nd Grade Field Trip
6/20-JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY-SCHOOL CLOSED
6/21-Early Release 1:00 pm (Last day of school for students)
6/21-School Medication Pick-up day- Please pick up your student meds
6/30-Office Closed for Summer-Reopens August 1st, 2022
Dear Rock Creek Families,
How can it be that June is now here? It's so wonderful that our students have this time to wrap up the year together, reflecting on their learning and looking forward to what the next year will bring. The end of the school year can bring all kinds of emotions for all of us: excitement, sadness, worry, joy. Wherever your student is with this time of change is absolutely ok and we are here to support them during the transition. Please stay in contact with your child's teacher as the school year comes to an end. Let us know if you need any support.
We are here for you!
With Appreciation and Respect,Tiffany
BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED JUNE 6TH
Books, Books, Books
Calling for the return of all library books. After June 3rd, students will no longer be checking out books. Our target date for getting all checked out books returned is Monday, June 6th.
I will be sending out notices via email to show all the books that are currently checked out on your student(s) accounts. Starting June 6th, the library system will be sending out overdue notices frequently. As soon as the books are returned, the emails will stop.
At the end of the school year any book checked out will become a fine on your student’s account. You can pay these fines through the BSD website online payments.
You can also replace the book with the same title and author, it doesn’t need to be a new book but must be in good shape.
Library Media Assistant
CHANGE OF ARRIVAL PROCEDURE
We want to notify you of a change of our arrival procedures beginning Tuesday, May 31st. Students will no longer go to their exterior classroom doors in the morning. We will be using designated controlled access entrances for each grade level. Staff will be positioned by the designated doors. Each designated door has a card reader and staff will admit students no earlier than 8:20 am.
Kindergarten and 2nd grade will enter through the K-2 double doors in our breezeway area.
1st grade will enter in the 1st grade double doors in the breezeway area.
3rd and 5th grade will enter through the front doors of the building.
4th grade will enter through the back Playground/Bathroom door across from the playground.
*Please see map
All controlled entrance doors will have a green sign. These doors are locked at all times. Staff will be located at each of the main entrance and controlled access points. Students will not be admitted until 8:20 AM.
Students that eat breakfast at school will line up at the main entrance and Staff will let them in at 8:15 am to go to the cafeteria where they will remain until it is time to go to their classroom.
For the safety of our children, please do not have students that walk, ride bikes or are parent drop-off arrive before 8:20 am. We have no adult supervision until this time.
Dismissal will remain the same as it has been all year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our principal, Tiffany Wiencken at email@example.com
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE
We are unable to answer the door or phone during Dismissal 3:00 -3:10 pm.
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!
PTC NEWS AND EVENTS
PTC PAPA MURPHY'S FUNDRAISER- JUNE 3, 2022
🍕It's the last Papa Murphy's/PTC Fundraiser of the school year!!🍕
The Rock Creek Parent Teacher Club is partnering with our local Papa Murphy’s for a fundraising event.
Place your online Papa Murphy’s order this Friday, June 3rd and Papa Murphy’s (Tanasbourne) will donate 30% of your online only purchase to the Rock Creek PTC!
Online Orders Only • Use Code GIVE30
2515 NW Town Center Drive, Hillsboro 97006
Field Day this June!
Field day is back! This is a fun day that Mr. Bigham, or fearless PE teacher, has put together for the kids, but he needs your help! Volunteers are needed as follows for Field day on Thursday June 16th:
8:40-10:30: Run the stations for grades 3 - 5. We will need 34 volunteers during this time.
8:40-10:30: Face Painting for grades 3 - 5. We will need 6 volunteers during this time.
1:05-2:55: Face Painting for grades K - 2. We will need 6 volunteers during this time.
The 5th graders will be running the stations for grades K - 2. This will be a great leadership opportunity for them!
Sign up in Better Impact: FIELD DAY SIGN UP
All volunteers must have their vaccination card or exemption uploaded into better impact. For instructions on how to do this, copy and paste this address in a new window. How to Upload Your Vaccination Card on My Impact Page - Rock Creek PTC
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!
REPEAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW
HEAD START AT ROCK CREEK 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
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.
This is just a reminder that the last week of testing will be June 13th. The last test sent out will be on Friday, June 10th. BSD will not be offering OHSU Weekly COVID Screening testing during the summer. Additionally at this time, BSD will not be participating in the OSHU Weekly Screening program for the 2022-23 school year.
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
Have a Safe Summer!
As you and your children get ready for a summer of fun and adventure, review the PALS slogan to help all have a healthy, happy, fun- filled summer!
P – Polite: Respect all road users.
A – Alert: Keep your eyes, ears, and brain open and ready.
L – Legal: Obey all signs and signals, know your rights AND responsibilities.
S – Safe: Know your abilities to make good choices.
This summer try mapping your route to school, community center, pool, or park. List positives and negatives about the trip. What can you/we do to make it better? Try writing a letter to your local newspaper or schoolteacher about where you’ve gone, how many miles traveled, and what improvements you’d like to see on those routes. Maybe we can make them better!
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.
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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