Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

September 11, 2020

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Elmonica Families,

Thank you so much to the hundreds of parents and students who watched our teacher's Back to School Presentations and participated in the question and answer zoom meetings. We are happy to hear that those presentations helped families feel good about starting this unique school year.


Technology Questions, Answers & Needs

Many parent questions were focused on technology this week. Unfortunately, we also had to cancel pick up appointments today due to air quality.


  • All K-2 students must have an iPad.
  • All 1-2 students with Chromebooks from last spring, please exchange for an iPad.
  • All 3-5 students need a school issued Chromebook.
  • We strongly recommend school equipment for the best apps and tech support.
  • Broken chromebooks can be exchanged by appointment shd@beaverton.k12.or.us.
  • If you have a Chromebook from another Beaverton school, it will work with your student's username and password.
  • If your child does not have technology yet, teachers will be flexible with attendance this next week. Do the best you can.
  • If we do not hear from your student on the first day of school, an Elmonica staff member will contact the family to determine how we can get students connected as soon as possible



Technology Needs & Problems

Please contact the Student Help Desk if your child still needs to pick up an iPad (k-2) or get a chromebook (grades 3-5) and does not have an appointment to pick up today (9/11). Please also contact the help desk if you are having any trouble with the technology.


Student Help Desk

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F

503-356-4656

shd@beaverton.k12.or.us



Internet Connections

If you are having difficulty with your current internet connection or have financial restrictions, please view these resources. You may also contact the Student Help Desk for support.


We are off to an extraordinary start! Students, parents, and staff will all stretch and grow in new and different ways in our virtual approach to teaching and learning this year. We've got this!


Elmonica is a Title I School

Typically, at our Back to School Night presentations we share our annual notice to parents that Elmonica Elementary is a public school that receives Title I funding from the federal government. We receive this aid to employ additional staff members for student learning support, supplemental materials and supplies for students, and ongoing professional development for staff.


In addition, we are required to complete a parent-school compact with the parent/family member at the beginning of the school year and to review progress during scheduled meetings during the school year.




The compact describes the role and responsibility of the school and parent to work in partnership to support their child’s learning and success in school. Please click on the link to complete a google form indicating you have received notice and have viewed the education compact. Thank you for your support.


Title I Education Compact

Pacto de Educación Título I


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Calendar

Monday, September 14

First Day of School 8:30-2:30 Grades 1-5

Kindergarten Individual Consultations (by appointment)

9am - 12pm Technology Pick-up

9am - 12pm School Success Kits - School Supply Pick up


Tuesday, September 15

Kindergarten Individual Consultations (by appointment)


Wednesday, September 16

2 - 6pm Rescheduled Kindergarten Drive-Thru Meet the Teacher

Event details emailed to Kindergarten Parents


Thursday, September 17

First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names A-L)


Friday, September 18

First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names M-Z)


School Calendar

A school events calendar can be found on the school website. This calendar will have our most current events and will be updated on a regular basis. The District Calendar is available through this link.

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Information

The First Day

  • The first day of school for grade 1-5 students will be Monday, September 14 @ 8:30 am
  • First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names A-L)
  • First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names M-Z)



School Hours

Our current plan is for the school day to run from 8:30am-2:30pm, every day, Monday-Friday. Teachers will send parents and students their individual daily schedules.


School Office Hours

You may call the school office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call with your questions or if you need help. Please leave a message if the call goes to voicemail. If you have papers to return to school, please take a clear picture or scan your documents to evelyn_warmflash@beaverton.k12.or.us.


Technology - Student Help Desk

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F

503-356-4656

shd@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Basic Daily Schedules - Video from the BSD

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School Meals

Our Nutrition Services department has developed a plan for providing meals during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We have just received waivers from the USDA which allow any child (age 1-18) to pick up free meals.


  • Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.
  • Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Meals will be packaged with breakfast and lunch together.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.
  • Meals can be picked up by driving up to the cafeteria doors @ Elmonica.


Visit https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals for bus stop locations.

Curbside Grab-and-Go School Sites

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Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). They will be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

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BLC to Go! Beaverton City Library Service

BCL to Go curbside check out service

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Link to Elmonica Newsletters

Did you miss our first newsletter of the new school year? Look for it on our school webpage.

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Still Have Questions? Email or call the office @ 503-356-2080

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SchoolMessenger

Did you know that you can manage your preferences for receiving email, texts and phone calls from BSD? Just download the SchoolMessenger app to your phone and follow the instructions on the BSD webpage. You also can sign up for text message alerts from BSD. Just text “yes” to 67587. Know that your current cell phone number must be on file in your student’s school records.

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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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