Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (3/19/2021)
This week we celebrated the end of the Springville Reading Rally! We loved seeing so many students setting reading goals and then working hard to meet them during these last two weeks. We want to thank our incredible PTO for planning zoom read alouds, spirit days and getting students and families excited about reading. The celebration drive through was a blast! We also want to thank all of you for supporting your students as well as donating funds to support our school. We appreciate you!
Also this week, we were heartbroken to hear about the tragic shootings in Atlanta. We stand in support of our Asian American and Pacific Islander families. As we work to become an anti-racist/anti-bias school, we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment where all students can feel safe. We are so grateful to work in a diverse community. We love working with and learning from your children.
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
March 22-26: Spring Break - No School
March 29-31: Hybrid/CDL Preparation & Staff Development - No School
March 31: School Pictures
April 1: Students return to CDL classes
April 5: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades K-2
April 5-9: 6th Grade Virtual Outdoor School
April 6: Parent Education (Save the date! More information coming!)
April 8: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades 3-5
April 19: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades 6-8
Click here for Hybrid/CDL Information, FAQ and other resources
Support for our AAPI Families
We want to take a moment to acknowledge the tragedy of more lives taken this week in Atlanta, GA due to racist actions and beliefs. As your neighbors we know how much fear and sadness this creates in our families around the current situation of hate in our society towards the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) community. We want you to know that we see your pain. If you or your family is experiencing feelings of sadness, frustration, anxiety, or depression from these events, or if you just want to connect with another individual who understands your feelings and experience, we encourage you to look at the following resources provided to find support. There is no place for this hate in our Springville community and we are here to make sure this is a safe space for your families.
Project Lotus destigmatizes mental health issues in Asian-American communities by tackling the model minority stereotype through culturally relevant education for the community and the empowerment of voices. Project Lotus advances the movement for Asian-Americans to be able to discuss, care for and advocate for mental health freely, without shame or stigma.
Experiencing racism takes a toll on an individual's mental health. The Equity Line is answered by BIPOC counselors, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., these individuals have experienced racism themselves they understand what you are feeling and are here to listen.
A directory of mental health professionals around the country (make sure to click on Oregon) that identify as Asian, Pacific Islander and South Asian American.
AHSC provides a safe and culturally sensitive place for Asians who seek mental health care. It’s a culturally competent and linguistically appropriate service that is offered in Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese. All staff members of the mental health program are multilingual and multicultural professionals who have extensive experience in the field. AHSC accepts Oregon Health Plan.
Grace McLaughlin, M.A.
School Counselor, Grades K- 2
K-5 CDL and Hybrid Preliminary Information
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we navigate the transition to new Hybrid and CDL schedules in April. This week we shared some critical information to begin preparing for what's to come, especially as it relates to schedules, meals and preliminary details.
No matter which model you have selected for your child, Springville will continue to foster our school-wide community connections with families and students. However, some future communications will be tailored to the model in which your child will be enrolled.
If you have not had the opportunity to read the communications, there is a link to each below.
If your K-5 student is remaining in CDL, please click here to read about important changes that will impact your child in CDL as well as an opportunity to sign up for weekly meal service.
If your K-5 child will be attending school in-person for the hybrid model, please click here to read critical information about hybrid and complete a survey to provide input regarding arrival, dismissal and meal service.
Middle School Attendance Group Clarification
Families received a message on Friday regarding your child's attendance group for hybrid instruction. The email was sent centrally and did not reflect the K-8 middle school hybrid model.
All Springville 6th-8th grade students attending in hybrid will come to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
- If your child has been assigned to attendance group 1, your child will come to school in the AM session (9:00-11:15).
- If your child has been assigned to attendance group 2, your child will come to school in the PM session (12:45-3:00).
There is no school for students on the upcoming Staff Development Days, March 29-31.
Please see the flyer below for information about an upcoming opportunity for school photos on March 31st. Here are some basics:
- If you have more than one student, sign up each student for their own time slot.
- You must sign up for an appointment. Students without an appointment will not be able to have their photo taken.
- Please park in the upper lot in the front of the school (the north side of the school) and walk around to the south side of the building.
- Come to the main gym doors. The rest of the school building will not be open for families.
- Only students may enter the gym at their assigned time. Parents must wait outside on the sidewalk.
- Students must be wearing a mask over their nose and mouth until they are seated with a photographer.
- You can pre-order and pay for photos ahead of time. Paper flyers will also be available if you wish to purchase photos on site.
To sign up for a time, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4bafa828a5fac61-springville
Final OBOB Update
Congratulations to all the battlers for finishing a fully virtual OBOB season! Especially congrats to Dragon Scholars who persevered through tough battles to clinch the title of All-School Battle Champion! They will compete in a Mini-Regional after spring break. Wish them luck!
We were impressed with how battlers exhibited Springville's character traits. They showed responsibility by attending battles, perseverance by being patient during glitches, collaboration by coming up with answers with teammates, integrity by resisting the temptation to look at books and notes during battles, and compassion by expressing positive thoughts to those who did not win their battles. Springville's teachers have taught them well! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who have done an excellent job of hosting and moderating the battles! And thank you, parents, for supporting your students!
To celebrate the end of the season, we will have a drive-by ice cream party (TBD in April) for all of this year's battlers. Happy spring break!
Jen & Paige
In the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards to grades K-5 and fightchildabuse.org to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law for students at all grade levels. Continue reading for more information on each resource.
Oregon Health Education Standards
The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students.
Erin’s Law (Sexual Abuse Prevention)
An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety, and assertiveness.
Previewing Materials/Opting Out
The process for previewing materials and opting out of instruction will be slightly different due to the pandemic. Your child’s teacher will be sending communication home prior to instruction in human sexuality and sexual abuse prevention to address this.
Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.
Mrs. B's Booktalk
Have you ever been to an escape room? While reading Escape From Mr.Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, I felt like I was solving puzzles in an escape room. This is my favorite type of book, a page-turner that’s also fun. You will not be able to put this book down. You will be playing a board game, solving a mystery, reading a lot of silly puns, and going on an adventure all at the same time. The author has also included a secret puzzle for you to decode. The clue in the book: “Forget the Industrial Revolution, my first idea might be your best solution.” If you figure it out, email Ms.B with the answer.
Chris Grabenstein has had many careers. He is a former comedian, advertising executive, a screenwriter, and a playwright. Now he enjoys writing fun fast-paced novels for adults and children.
Springville Library Corner
Book Check Out Updates
Beginning April 5, Book Check Out will shift to Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30 at the front entrance.
Students in Hybrid will have an opportunity to check out books once a week or come to the school to check out books on Wednesday mornings.
Don't forget these links:
Bethany Library News
March's issue features:
Parent Information Series: Join us for one or all of our virtual parenting series on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Upcoming workshops include Supporting Dual Language Learners on March 16 and Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home on April 1.
NEW and NOTEABLE Titles for All Ages and Across All Formats: Find what's available now, including graphic novels and early readers.
If You Liked Narwhal by Ben Clanton: Short, fun and easy to read graphic novels-perfect for 2nd-4th grade.
Rockstar Readers Book Club - An online monthly book discussion for grades 3-5 that explores books from various genres with an emphasis on diverse stories.
Distance Learning Resources: Your libraries are ready to support parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources for distance learning. Find live tutoring, homework help, online reference materials, e-books, writing help and much more for all grades in both English and Spanish.
Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
Marathon Kids Spring Run 2021
From Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 28, walk or run a route of your choice. No need to sign up. We have prepared suggested running maps that are roughly 1-mile in distance for each of our elementary school attendance areas.
For more information, please go to: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/physical-education-pe-elementary/spring-run
For more information, please visit: https://www.smore.com/hacb3
Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair
The Special Education Department and Special Education Parent Advisory Council are hosting our Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair on April 27th from 6:00-8:00pm via zoom.
Parents will have a chance to listen to presentations from different non-profit organizations, businesses and more that serve children with disabilities and their families! Parents will also have a chance to ask questions of presenters after their formal presentations.
The fair will include presentations from:
- International Dyslexia Association- Oregon Branch
- Camp Yakety Yak
- Family to Family Resource Center through OHSU
- NWRESD- ECSE
- Paladio Planning-Financial trusts and planning for students
- Specialty Athletics
- Swindell’s Resource Center
Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
- Contact information (phone number)
- Student ID
- Description of the issue
2020-2021 District Calendar
The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.
The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.