Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

October 9, 2020

Elmonica Families,

Parenting, Caregiving & Learning in CDL

We love our kids and want to help and support you, parents, and caregivers, as well as we can while we all navigate comprehensive distance learning. Staff has forwarded information for me to share with you to support your learning as a parent and your children's social and emotional wellness. Please take the time to read the article attached to this and future newsletters and explore the websites recommended.


Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week

BSD will be promoting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week (October 12-16) to spread awareness of actions that we can all take to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns. Last school year, BSD staff completed 138 suicide screenings and/or interventions for elementary-aged students. Unfortunately, we suspect the number of students struggling with a mental health crisis was much higher.


As part of our effort to support student wellness, our students have been and will continue to receive Social-Emotional instruction to promote positive mental health and navigating their feelings. Children and young people in particular can be overwhelmed by stress during an event like the COVID-19 pandemic. These stressors include changes in routine, breaks in the continuity of learning, missing significant life events, and feeling less safe and secure due to loss of housing or a shortage of food resources.


We wanted to highlight a few resources for parents of elementary-aged children that can be found on our website. Learn more about mental health and how to engage kids in important topics by accessing the resources at eachmindmatters.org. The organization has gathered quite a list of resources. Specifically related to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a Parental Resources Kit. It includes resources, by age group, to help you support your child’s social, emotional, and mental well-being.


BSD Webpage - Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources


Thank you for your continued support.


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Calendar

10/12-10/16: Responsible Student Week

How are you being a responsible student?



Friday, October 16

Elmonica Spirit Day! Wear your Red & Blue

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Beaverton School District News

iPad & Chromebook Damage and Loss Protection

Please make a payment for damage and loss protection if you did not make this payment during enrollment or online verification.


Please use the Online Payment System. https://or-beaverton.intouchreceipting.com/


You will need an active ParentVue account to make an online payment. If you have not created one, please create an account first. Please read all the information and support documents carefully. Call the school office if you need additional assistance.

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Elmonica Spirit Wear! Order Now!

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Elmonica Weekly Themes

October's Word of the Month is . . . RESPONSIBILITY!!


Each of our weekly themes will provide a chance to snap a picture of your student being responsible and upload it to our Elmonica '20-'21 Google Photo Drive!


10/12-10/16: Responsible Student Week - How are you being a responsible student?

10/19-10/23: Reading Responsibility Week - Reading every day is responsible!

10/26-10/30: Superhero Week -Dress, act, and show responsibility as your favorite superhero!


Fridays are always Emonica Spirit Days! Wear your Red and Blue!


* Remember - participation can be however you see fit! Students don't have to dress up to demonstrate their responsibility. They can draw, act, use art, sing, dance, have props, speak, etc to express and capture what it's like to be RESPONSIBLE! Add your photo to the Elmonica Shared Photo Album.

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For 5th Grade Parents - Option Schools

2021-2022 Full-Time Learning Options Lottery & Admission Information

Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school or apply to a Learning Options Program. Transportation is provided. Please do some online research on the Learning Options Programs and attend one or more of the virtual open houses.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available starting October 19.


https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/learning-options/full-day-option-programs


Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office beginning October 19. Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application. Students may only select one option on their applications. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed. Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for the 7th and 8th grades.


Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Important dates, deadlines, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.

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Beaverton City Library Information

Youth Access Card Video to watch! We’ve made this fun video (2.5 minutes) for you to remind you of your Youth Access Card, and everything the library can do for you this year. BCL to Go upgrade: Drop-in (no appointment needed) AND Murray Scholls!


We’ve upgraded BCL to Go in two big ways: You can pick up your holds at Murray Scholls No appointment needed! During service hours, drop-by either Beaverton City Library location (Hall Blvd. For Main, and the Walgreens entrance at Murray Schools) and we’ll bring your books out to you. For folks who prefer to make an appointment for faster service, that is still an option.


Virtual Family Resource Fair Saturday, October 17, 2020, @ Noon.


Are there ways local organizations could be helping your family? We will be talking to some of our local partner organizations about the services they are currently offering to families. Our video conversations will be posted at noon on the Beaverton City Library's Facebook page.

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Technology Help and Support

Student Help Deck

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F

503-356-4656

shd@beaverton.k12.or.us

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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.

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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). 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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