Corbett Grade School
We have just completed our first trimester for the 2022-23 school year. Our new progress reports were either emailed or mailed to our families on Tuesday, November 22. If you didn't receive progress report, please contact your child's teacher. Read more about our new progress reports in this newsletter.
Our next couple of weeks are packed with music concerts, our Corbett PTA Book Fair, and lots of opportunities to donate food and other items to support members of our community. A reminder that we will begin Winter Break on December 16 and return to school on Tuesday, January 3. There will be school on Friday, January 6.
In this newsletter:
- New Standards Based Progress Reports
- Corbett PTA Book Fair
- Food Drive
- Holiday Chicken
- Giving Tree
- Boxes of Love
- Music Performances
- Inclement Weather
Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Corbett Grade School Principal
Standards-based Progress Report System
Using a standards-based progress reporting system will allow parents an opportunity to see which skills students have mastered and what learning still needs to happen to meet end of year expectations. Parents will know that students who are proficient are prepared to move on to the next level of learning.
It helps teachers teach:
Using a standards-based progress report helps teachers identify gaps in learning and focus on areas where students need more instruction. It allows teachers to identify areas where students are needing additional support and instruction to become successful. In addition to a standards-based progress report our teachers are also providing additional opportunities to demonstrate understanding in our priority standards.
It makes learning clear:
Standards set a clear set of expectations for the knowledge and skills students need to master at each grade level. Students and teachers have clear learning targets for every standard. Students understand what they know and are able to do and what learning still needs to happen to reach proficiency.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about our new progress reports.
Corbett Grade School Principal
Corbett PTA Book Fair
Corbett Grade School PTA is excited to present their annual Scholastic Book Fair. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the fair:
It will take place from December 5 through 8, 2022
The Book Fair will be in the Longhouse in the Grade School
Students from each classroom will have an opportunity to browse for books
The book fair will be open before school at 7:40am and after school at 3:40pm for families to shop
Students will have opportunities to purchase with their class and at selected recesses
Corbett PTA Book Fair offers eWallet as a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books.
Any unused funds can be spent at the Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.
If you can’t make it to the fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.
Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair.
We look forward to seeing your child there!
Boxes of Love
Dear Corbett Grade School Staff and Families,
This year during the holiday season, the grade school will be supporting a local nonprofit called The Boxes of Love Project. This organization was founded by one of our Corbett school parents! The mission of Boxes of Love is to provide babies, children and teens entering foster care with a large bin full of brand new clothing, shoes, pajamas, toiletries and other comfort items to call their own. Most children enter the foster care system with nothing other than the clothes that they are wearing, and it is the mission of The Boxes of Love Project to change this for children in our area.
Starting November 28th, Corbett Grade School will be hosting a Giving Tree for Boxes of Love. Gift tags will be hung on a display on the bulletin board in the lobby. Please feel free to stop by and choose a tag or two. You will then shop for the items on your tags and return them to the bins in the lobby (unwrapped please) by Thursday, December 15th.
Please help us support this wonderful organization this holiday season!
You can read more about Boxes of Love here http://www.boxesofloveproject.org/donate. "
Winter Music Programs
Please make sure that you have completed the 2022-23 CSD Emergency Closure Form to let us know your family's plans in case of early release from school due to weather.
Dog Man Performed by Mrs. Meadows' Class
Corbett Grade School students were entertained by Mrs. Meadows' very talented classroom before our Thanksgiving Break. Her students worked hard to create and deliver their version of Dog Man - The Musical. We LOVED it!
Increased Respiratory Illnesses in the Grade School
Increased Respiratory Illnesses
We have noticed a recent increase in respiratory illness at Corbett Grade School. We will continue to work with the Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD) and the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) to manage communicable diseases in our school, and will provide further information at the direction of our public health partners.
Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Please take a few moments to go over the following information with your student:
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, rubbing for at least 20 seconds.
- Do not share food, drinks, or personal items.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or by completely covering your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow.
Here are some ways to protect your family and community:
- Stay up-to-date on all vaccines, including COVID-19 boosters and influenza.
- Limit close contact with anyone who is sick or has a new rash.
- Disinfect high-touch surfaces daily.
- Wear a well-fitting, multi-layered mask indoors and on public transit if local COVID-19 cases are high or you were around someone with a respiratory illness.
- Check for symptoms of illness before leaving your home each day:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- New rash or sores
- Sore throat
- Red eyes with drainage
- Anyone who has symptoms of illness OR tests positive for COVID-19 should:
- Stay home and notify their child's teacher and the grade school office.
- Wear a well-fitting, multi-layered mask around other people.
- If symptoms last longer than 24 hours, consider testing for COVID-19 or visit a healthcare provider.
- Our grade school has free COVID-19 home tests available, contact the office for more information.
If symptoms of illness appear while at school, students will wait in a space away from healthy students until they are picked up by a parent/guardian. Make sure the school has correct phone numbers so that someone can be reached in case your student needs to be picked up.
If you have health questions, call your school nurse or your healthcare provider.