Rock Creek Elementary- November 11, 2021
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
NOVEMBER11/11-SCHOOL CLOSED- Veteran's Day
11/12-NO SCHOOL- Grading Day
11/22-NO SCHOOL- Staff Development Day (UPDATED CALENDAR)
11/23-SCHOOL CLOSED (UPDATED CALENDAR)
11/25-SCHOOL CLOSED-Thanksgiving Holiday
12/3- School Picture Retake Day
November is Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month. This month presents an opportunity to educate the public about the proud history of Indigenous people in America, and to celebrate the rich and diverse tribal cultures that continue to thrive throughout Native American Country. Today, Native American cultures are alive and evolving within cities, rural communities, tribal communities, and nations across the United States.
Native Americans lived in this state long before it became Oregon. We need to teach youth about Oregon history by including the voice of Oregon’s Native American peoples – both past and present. Currently, ODE includes required teaching about Native Americans in ODE’s Social Studies State Standards. Tribal History / Shared History will create opportunities to expand those requirements across multiple content areas.
At Rock Creek, we are learning together through the implementation of the lessons that the tribes have created for us. During our staff development days, we have devoted time to this work and discussion about how our practices are changing and growing as we, too, are learning more about Tribal History in Oregon.
I would like to encourage you to learn more, too. Learning about tribal nations in Oregon is important for all students. As someone raised in Oregon, I have found this a valuable opportunity to learn more about our state. One of the best gifts we can give our students is the opportunity to learn and grow along side with them. This month, let’s all celebrate the traditions, languages and stories of Native people and ensure their rich histories and contributions can live on with each passing generation.
~With gratitude and appreciation,
School closure or delayed start decisions typically will be communicated to media outlets and posted on the District website, ParentSquare, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by 5:30 a.m.
Inclement Weather Information for families can be found on the Inclement Weather Information webpage.
Rock Creek does not have snow routes.
OHSU COVID TEST SAMPLES
ANSWER THE CALL FOR BEAVERTON STUDENTS
On Tuesday, Nov. 16 student volunteers from Westview High School will be contacting families from WHS feeder schools -- Rock Creek included -- asking them to Answer the Call with a gift to the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) to support programs for all 54 schools in the District. Online donations can be made directly anytime that is convenient too.
BEF's Answer the Call campaign funds innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs for all students in Beaverton’s public schools, including Rock Creek's recent 4th Grade Books and Tech Cart projects.
UPDATED SPECIALS DAY CALENDAR
Just a friendly reminder- No parking along the red fire lane or along the cones.
ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)
ROCKET WEEK FUNDRAISING INFORMATION
Primary Fundraiser // Rocket Week: Thank you for supporting Rocket Week! Thank you for ALL of your support – we are tracking steadily towards our goal! Event financials are being tallied and will be shared after Thanksgiving Break. T-shirts, prizes, and donation receipts are on track to deliver before Winter Break.
Stay Connected! Website: http://rockcreekptc.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockCreekElementarySchool Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockcreekptc/
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!
NATIVE AMERICAN/ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH
Join us in celebrating the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and contributions of Native people.
BSD JOB FAIR
BSD is holding a Job Fair this week at the District Administrative Office at 16550 SW Merlo Rd. in Beaverton:
📌 Wednesday, November 17, 3 -7 p.m.
📌 Thursday, November 18, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
We'll be sharing information about all job openings including substitute teachers, bus drivers, nutrition service workers, custodians, paraeducators, office staff and classified substitutes. Hiring bonuses range from $500-$3,300, depending on position and number of days worked.
To learn more, go to: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/jobs
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Fall Safety Tips
Every year thousands of people are injured due to daylight savings time changes and the changing of the seasons. Autumn means all road users should be extra alert.
Wear bright reflective clothing when walking or rolling.
Don’t assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.
Be alert! Keep eyes and ears open, especially while crossing the street.
Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets – it is the law.
Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slowdown in the dark and rain. And remember, do not text and drive!
Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.
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. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS
Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:
- Back To School Information (updated frequently)
- 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
DISTRICT AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY LINK
The District has a community flyer page that list all approved extra curricular flyers such as chess clubs, soccer camps, childcare etc. It is updated monthly. Please Click on the link below to find approved extra curricular activities for students.
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.
View the BSD website in Arabic
View the BSD website in Chinese
View the BSD website Japanese
View the BSD website in Korean
View the BSD website in Russian
View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese