Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (5/14/2021)
Time is really flying as we are closing in on the last 5 weeks of school. While most of our attention has been focused on successfully implementing In-Person Hybrid and CDL Instruction, we are looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year. As Superintendent Grotting indicated previously, it is the intention of the Beaverton School District to welcome back all children at all grade levels for five full days of in-person instruction in the fall. Families who do not wish to send their students back for in-person instruction should apply to our permanent distance learning option, FLEX Online School.
We would like to know your family's plans for next year. If you have not had the opportunity to take the Springville Family Input Survey, we are asking ALL families of students in Gr K-4 and 6-7 to complete the survey by the end of the week. The first section of the survey asks you to let us know if your students will be returning to Springville in the fall. The second part is optional, and provides a space to share any input regarding learning needs of your student(s) as we begin the class placement process for 21/22. The survey can be accessed at this link: Family Input Survey
Finally, we would like to send all of you a big thank you for showering our staff with flowers, special notes and a yummy food truck provided by our amazing PTO during Staff Appreciation week. Your support means the world as we work hard helping students be successful learners and community members. We feel truly lucky to work in this community!
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
May 18: Parent Education - PAX Tools 6:30-8:30pm
May 19: Classroom Book Pick Up 7:30-12:30pm
May 19: Library Book Check Out 9:00-10:30am
May 20: 2021/22 Kindergarten: "Ready, Set, Play" 6:00-7:30pm
May 31: Memorial Day - No School
June 1-4: "Regular" School Days (no Wednesday asynchronous day this week)
June 2: Curbside Lunch Service for CDL students 11:30-12:15pm (note this time change)
Ready, Set, Play
Join us on May 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm on the Springville campus to connect with Springville staff and other future kindergarten families for “Ready, Set, Play: A Family Night of Kindergarten!" Families will have an opportunity to participate in several stations on the playground and undercover area, and learn more about the Springville kindergarten program.
In order to maintain safety for families, all family members must wear a face covering and maintain six feet of physical distancing during the event. We also ask that only future kindergarten students and their parents/guardians attend (no siblings, please). In addition, we are staggering the times of attendance by last name to reduce the number of families on our campus.
6:00-6:30pm Student last names A-H
6:30-7:00pm Student last names I-P
7:00-7:30pm Student last names R-Z
At your assigned time, enter the campus through the chain link gates on the playground. Staff will welcome you with a map and directions for the evening.
Countdown to Kindergarten Newsletter
Parent Education: PAX Tools
Registration link: PAX Tools Workshop
Volunteers Needed for Packing Meals
Did you know the nutrition services staff at Springville prepare, package, and distribute almost 5,000 meals each week? Many hands make light work and we need your hands to help with this big job!
We are looking for three volunteers each day, Monday through Wednesday, from 9-11am to assist staff with packing the meals. Sign up for multiple days, or a specific day each week, or just a day here and there that works with your schedule. The link here will show you all of the available shifts. We are so thankful for the hard work they've been doing to keep our little ones fed and this will be a great way to show them some support!
Click here to login to Better Impact, select the "Opportunities" tab, then sign up for your shifts!
Activism Club - Grand Event!
Dear activists, parents and guardians, and distinguished guests!
We will be holding another event on Monday, May 24th, 2021, to give a chance to all of our wonderful activists to present their creative and thoughtful presentations!
This event is our grand event because on Monday, May 24th, we will be crowning 2 new activists to become the new leaders of the Activism Club once we leave for middle school. We are very excited to share the beautiful presentations all these activists have created and crown 2 new amazing leaders!
Please join us on Monday, May 24th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. using these zoom details:
ID: 921 6056 8425
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Date: May 24th, 2021
Vidushi and Mihika
Classroom Book Bags
We're so glad the students have been enjoying reading the books in the Classroom Book Bags. Now it is time to organize the bookroom and classroom books to get ready for the next school year. Please return them at your earliest convenience.
We will have 2 more weeks of book pick-up on Wednesdays. The last day to pick-up a Classroom Book Bag will be May 26th. Wednesdays in June will be open for book bag returns. Thanks for searching high and low to help return all the books from our teacher’s classroom libraries.
Academic and Student Success Coach
Binax NOW Covid-19 Rapid Testing Information
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) supports COVID-19 testing in public and private K-12 schools in Oregon for students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19. The Beaverton School District has registered to have Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing available for students and staff who develop primary symptoms of COVID-19 at school. Primary symptoms of Covid-19 include:
New or different than usual shortness of breath
New or different than usual coughing
Fever of 100.4 or higher
New loss of taste or smell.
The Abbott BinaxNOW test will only be administered to students who have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian on file. The student must be capable and willing to perform a nasal swab test independently. The parent(s) or guardian can decline testing and opt to test their child with a healthcare provider. If there is any doubt as to whether a specimen may be safely self-collected by an individual, they should be referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Positive test results will be shared with the Local Public Health Authority to assist in contact tracing.
If you would like your child to participate in this testing program, please complete and return the consent form to the school office. For further information on the the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test
Springville Playground and Field Closed During the School Day
During the school day (8:00am - 3:15pm), our outdoor school facilities — playgrounds, field, and paths — will be closed to the general public for the safety of our students and staff.
After school families are welcome to use the playground, field, and paths and do so at their own risk. Please be mindful and respectful to staff that continue to work in the buildings after in-person instruction is complete for the day.
Please note that playground equipment will not be sanitized by school staff. Playground visitors are recommended to take precautions for health and safety:
- Follow state guidelines on outdoor recreation activities and face coverings.
- Wash hands before and after visiting the playground.
- Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate household.
- Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for use on surfaces that you touch.
- Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.
Bethany Library News
May's issue features:
Expanded Express Browsing: Our libraries have expanded express browsing to allow more access to collections!
Summer Reading Program: Join us for Reading Colors Your World, our annual Summer Reading program. We offer reading fun for all ages. Summer Reading 2021 launches on Monday, June 1st and goes through August 31, 2021.
Picture Book Pride!: Celebrate Pride Month with picture books.
LGBTQ Books for Elementary Age Kids: Share inclusive stories to celebrate Pride Month!
Juneteenth: Juneteenth (June + 19th) marks the day that Union troops marched into Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation of 2 years earlier.
New Non-fiction Series for Kids: New non-fiction series for kids K-6th 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.
Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
PTO Board Openings for 21-22
The Springville PTO supports all activities that enrich our children school experience: movie nights, cultural nights, OBOB, graduation celebrations, enhancements and improvements to classrooms, classroom books, field trips, Outdoor school and much more. Without the PTO volunteers, none of these would be doable and our community would not thrive as it has been in past years. BUT, to continue the PTO tradition, we need YOUR time as board member volunteers for next school year 2021-2022.
We need you to sign up for one of these roles: Volunteer Coordinators, Fundraising Coordinators and Community Relations Coordinators.
If interested and to get details, please email Flori Perjeru (PTO president) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys
It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and fun.
Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.
The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.
The school’s survey will be open for responses until May 31.
We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Es hora de recopilar información nuevamente para el programa de Beaverton de Rutas Seguras a la escuela. El propósito de este programa es ir caminando y en bicicleta a la escuela de manera segura, conveniente y divertida.
El aporte de los padres y tutores acerca de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a la casa y su impresión de la seguridad de la ruta, es valioso, ya que la ciudad y el condado priorizan las mejoras necesarias para nuestras carreteras.
El siguiente enlace link fue generado por el Centro Nacional de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela y se utilizará para darnos una buena idea de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a casa, en todo el Distrito.
La encuesta de la escuela estará abierta hasta el 31 de mayo para recibir sus respuestas.
Agradecemos su ayuda al brindarnos información para que nuestro programa sea efectivo para todos los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton.
Coordinador de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Beaverton
Enlace de la encuesta: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=8815125
BSD Annual Parent Survey
Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.
A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on May 16th. The deadline to participate is June 2nd.
¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.
Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de SchoolMessenger es 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es 2 de junio de 2021.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Funds
- Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
- New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
- Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
- Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
- Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
- For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.
- If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.
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.