Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

April 9, 2021

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Boletín Elmonica - 9 de abril de 2021
Elmonica Newsletter - April 9, 2021

Dear Elmonica Families,

We had a wonderful and busy week with 42% of our students returning to school for In-person Hybrid learning. We had great success with our new routines and procedures to keep our students and staff socially distanced and safe while in a learning environment. We will continue to work diligently or all of our students in person and remotely from home.


Oregon Statewide Assessment

3rd-5th grade parents will have an opportunity to choose if their students will participate in OSA this spring. More information and detailed plans will be forthcoming.


Business with the School Office

Appointments: If you need to conduct business with the school office staff, please call to schedule an appointment. We are only receiving visitors in the office with one family (two people) at a time. 503-356-2080.


Paperwork: If you need to return paperwork, there is an office mailbox on the window to the left side of the school front doors. Please call to let the office staff know you have dropped off paperwork. 503-356-2080.


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Calendar / Monthly Theme

April 12 - Demonstrating Responsibility - do the right thing!


April 13 - Kindness Day - do something kind for a family member.


April 14 - Read and Work Outside! Enjoy the Sun!


April 15 - Silly socks, clothes and hair day!


April 16 - NO SCHOOL / GRADING DAY

April Word of the Month is: Responsibility

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Arrival and Pickup UPDATE

Thanks for making the arrival to school and the pickup go so smoothly in the mornings and afternoons. Here are just a few reminders and updates to keep things going great!


  • If there is a change in your student's plan going home (i.e. car pick-up instead of bus, going home with another family) please try and communicate that ahead of time with your child's teacher.


  • If you took a car to pick up your child, please do not park and walk in, use our curbside pickup after bus dismissal and remain in your car.

  • If you see a yellow line painted on the sidewalk (see above), that is for staff and students walking only. We have a yellow line painted down by our breezeway to allow kindergarten students shorter access to their classrooms. Please avoid coming beyond the yellow line, as we are having some issues with congestion in this area. If you want to walk your child to their classroom, you can walk them around the exterior of the building.

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Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidance

Beaverton School District Health & Safety Protocols

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BSD requires All Staff, Students & Visitors to wear face coverings while on school property

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Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required.


  • This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
  • Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
    Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
    Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
    Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
    Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
  • Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
  • For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.
  • If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us

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SPRING FOOD RESOURCES

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Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.

As students return to schools for in-person learning this month, arrival and departure times may be different than you are used to. While traffic and activities around Beaverton schools may look different, one thing is for sure – kids are out and about in our community. Some kids may be returning to school buildings while others will be continuing to learn remotely and taking breaks outside during the day. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Kids are everywhere. #DriveLikeIt.


Driving Safety Tips

Our community needs everyone to drive safely, be alert, and follow traffic laws, especially when observing students walking, biking, skateboarding, and scootering. Let’s work together to keep our students safe!

· Stop for school busses when red lights flash. Both directions of traffic must stop.

· Watch your speed. 20 mph is the school zone speed limit.

· Be ready to stop at all times. Kids may dart into the street without checking for traffic.

· Stop for people at intersections and when asked by the crossing guard. Check your blind spots before turning and behind your vehicle before reversing.

· Drive for conditions – This time of year is often rainy and foggy limiting visibility for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians so keep those headlights on to help others see you.

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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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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.


Instagram Elmonica YouTube Channel

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