Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- October 14, 2021

NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

OCTOBER
10/14-
10/15- Rocket Run Events
10/18-22- Digital Citizenship Week

10/20 -Earthquake Drill

10/21 -NO SCHOOL- Parent-Guardian/Teacher Virtual Conferences

10/22- NO SCHOOL

10/26- School Picture Day
NOVEMBER

11/5- PTC Papa Murphy's Pizza Fundraiser

11/9- Virtual PTC Meeting 6:30 pm

11/11-SCHOOL CLOSED- Veteran's Day

11/12-NO SCHOOL- Grading Day

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

I just want to do a quick SHOUT-OUT to our wonderful Rock Creek Rockets! You are all doing an amazing job completing Rocket Run Events! There are two days left to complete all the fun activities; I can't wait to see what all you have accomplished!! I also want to thank our PTC Rocket Run Committee for all your hard work to make this event happen.


With gratitude and appreciation,

Tiffany

PTC Rocket Run Rock Creek Kind Kid's Bulletin Boards

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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK

Oct. 18-22 is Digital Citizenship Week! Being a good digital citizen means staying safe while connected and understanding both the realities and opportunities of the digital world in which we live. Just as we teach children to be aware of how their actions can impact others in face to face communication, the same holds true for online actions. In essence, a good citizen should also be a good digital citizen.

One way to introduce your own children to these concepts is to engage in honest discussions about digital habits. Below are some “dinner time” or “commute time” discussion prompts to get the conversation started.

K-2 questions:

What are three rules you can use to stay safe when you use the internet? (Sample responses: Stick to places that are for kids, always ask a grown up first, only talk to people you know)

How do you feel when your television or computer time is over and you have to turn it off?

Grades 3-5 questions:

How can your behaviors online affect others?

How can some media choices be more or less healthy that others?

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Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.

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PARENT-GUARDIAN/TEACHER CONFERENCES SIGNUPS

Teachers sent out conference signups by ParentSquare on Friday, October 8th.

As a reminder, there will be no school for students on October 20th and October 21st due to Conferences.

Note: Unfortunately, our schedule does not allow us to hold separate conferences for separated families. Please inform the main office if there is a court order that mandates an exception to this policy. If two conferences for the same student are booked, the later of the two conferences will be canceled.
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ROCKET WEEK 2021-OCT. 11TH THRU OCT 15

It is Rocket Week!!

Rocket Week will be this year’s primary fundraiser for the Rock Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Club – Our fundraising goal is $25,000 (approximately $55 per student). Event Packets were sent home last week from classroom teachers. If you have misplaced it or you did not receive one, please download this message’s attachment.

Now is the time to start reaching out to family, friends, and neighbors for donations. The easiest way to donate is Paypal or your employer’s company match program – check and cash are also accepted. Like prior years, all students will receive a FREE t-shirt*. Size estimates were made for students who did not have a size submitted.

Stay Safe,

Chris + Marianthe Tufts

rocketrun@rockcreekptc.org

*COVID-19 restricts the number of employees our vendor can have in their facility at one time. We will have a more accurate date for t-shirt distribution once soon.

Mrs. Kerns' 1st grade students doing laps in PE for Rocket Run Week!!

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MASKS

Our students are doing a great job wearing masks. Wearing them all day they sometimes become soiled/wet. Please send an extra mask in your student's backpack each day so they have a backup mask.

thank you!
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NEWS FROM ROCK CREEK SOCIAL WORKER

Michelle Schimpke, Rock Creek's part time school social worker has included some tips and a recording for you to watch with your child and practice ways of calming our bodies amid uncertainty. As positive cases continue to occur in our community, it is imperative to remain calm and remember we never know the whole story of why a student may leave in the middle of the day--it may not always be COVID!
COVID and BIG Feelings
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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 jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

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OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS

Option School Application Process Begins October 18

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on October 18. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.


Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.


Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.

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PICTURE DAY IS COMING! 10/26/21

We will be sending home hard copies of the picture forms on Monday, 10/25/21

Parents also have the ability to order pictures online by visiting https://www.dorianstudio.com/ and searching for your school’s name. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day.


After the 4-day grace period expires, a personalized access key will be sent home with picture delivery. A $7 shipping and handling fee will be added to all orders made with a personalized access key and orders will ship directly to your home.


Los padres pueden ordenar fotos en línea en https://www.dorianstudio.com/ buscando el nombre de su escuela. Su pedido en línea se puede realizar antes y hasta cuatro (4) días después del día de la foto.


DESPUÉS DE QUE EXPIRE EL PERÍODO DE GRACIA DE 4 DÍAS: Un código de acceso personalizado le será enviado a su hogar con sus pedidos. Estas órdenes incluyen una tarifa de $7 de envío.

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OBOB INFORMATION FOR 3-5 GRADES

OBOB 2021-2022 - Registration is OPEN!

All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have watched an introduction and FAQ video about OBOB this week during their library class (click on the link if you’d like to watch it). They should also have bought home a flyer, bookmark and letter/contract. If your student is interested is forming or joining an OBOB team this year, parents should complete the contract page before October 31st and return it to your class teacher.


If you have any questions please email Shawna and Rowan at obob@rockcreekptc.org.

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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)

Conference Week - Staff Appreciation Snacks

Help us thank our amazing Rock Creek teachers and staff during Fall Conferences with some yummy snacks and beverages! Please CLICK HERE to sign up in Better Impact to bring a snack item that will be distributed to the teachers and staff at Rock Creek! Snacks will be need to be dropped at one of the following times/locations:

  • Sunday 10/17 from 10am - 5pm at 4330 NW Columbia Ave, 97229
  • Monday 10/18 from 3pm - 3:30pm at the Rock Creek Parking lot

Contact Chanel at 503-442-1296 to coordinate drop off.

Our teachers and staff love our students so much! Let's show them how much we love them too. Please reply to this email with any questions.



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!

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OCTOBER IS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Celebrated in October, Filipino American (Fil-Am) History Month honors the history, pursuits, accomplishments and legacy of Filipinos in the United States.

Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American group in the nation. The celebration of Filipino American History Month in October commemorates the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States, which occurred on October 18, 1587, when “Luzones Indios” came ashore from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza and landed at what is now Morro Bay, California. In 2009, U.S. Congress recognized October as Filipino American History Month in the United States.
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NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS

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CAR ARRIVAL DROP-OFF TIME FOR STUDENTS IS 8:20 AM

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Congratulations to our International Walk + Roll Day Raffle Winners

Grand Prize Scooter and Helmet Winner

Noah O.

Drawstring Bag Winners

Emma S

Iris C

Oliver C

Diego G

Alexandra G

Maela D

Be Mindful in the Parking Lot

When dropping off your student on school grounds, be sure to follow the school’s arrival/departure procedure to help ensure safety and efficiency for all.
  • Know the plan, follow directional arrows and staff

  • Pull forward as far as possible before dropping off

  • Students MUST enter/exit vehicle from the right side when in the drop-off lane

  • Students must cross at crosswalks: DO NOT wave students across travel lanes

  • Park only in designated spaces- Do not park in grass, anywhere that has a red paint or along side cones
  • 3 mph/maximum speed on school property

  • When dropping students off, driver must stay at the wheel

    Thank you for keeping the parking lot flow smoothly so everyone can stay safe and be where they need to be in a timely fashion.

Park & Walk

Park + Walk is simple: drive to a park or other safe location near school and then walk the rest of the way! Park + Walk is for families who don’t feel comfortable walking or biking the whole way to school. This may be due to distance or another hazard along the route.

Why Park + Walk to school?


  • Be part of the solution – fewer cars around schools makes it safer for everyone.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint and limit unhealthy pollutants.

  • Squeeze in some extra steps with a quick walk.

  • Save money by driving less.

    Ask your school if they have a Park + Walk location, if not, contact us and we’ll help you set one up. To learn more or ask questions: bsdsaferoutes@gmail.com or www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

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FAMILY RESOURCES

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DOWNLOAD THE PARENTSQUARE APP & STAY INFORMED!!

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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.

Approved After School Activities Link

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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

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


View the BSD website in Chinese

请浏览中文版的BSD网站


View the BSD website Japanese

BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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Rock Creek School


4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450

Attendance-503-356-2451

Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.
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