Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (2/5/2021)
This week an email was sent to our K-5 families outlining a general plan to bring back elementary students for Hybrid Instruction (part in-person/part online) on April 5, at the earliest. Families will need to choose whether to remain in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) or move to Hybrid by completing a survey in ParentVue. The survey must be completed by February 15th. Additional information about Hybrid can be found in the video below.
We know that you may have questions about this change. We will be hosting two Zoom Q & A Sessions on Tuesday, February 9th: a morning session at 10:00am and an evening session at 6:30pm. Click here for the Zoom Link. You can submit questions ahead of time at: https://forms.gle/ScwtRWxW8raokHnD9
Before submitting your question, please be sure you have read through all of the information sent by BSD, including:
*the letter sent from Superintendent Grotting: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/communications-community-involvement/bsd-news/bsd-news-details/~board/bsd-homepage-news/post/lipihybridbsd-connect
*the video explaining hybrid (see below)
We will try our best to answer the questions in the meetings as well as send out the answers to the most frequently asked questions. We understand that this is an important decision and are available to support you in making the best decision for your family.
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
- Technology Support & Library Check Out 11:00am-12:00pm
- K-5 Return to School Parent Q & A Sessions 10:00am and 6:30pm
- Library Check Out 8:30am-10:00am
- Classroom Book Pick Up 7:30am-12:30pm
- Springville Bookmobile 1:30pm-3:00pm
Library Check Out: 3:00pm-4:00pm
February 15: President's Day - No School
February 17: Regular Synchronous School Day
February 23: Kindergarten Information Session, 6:00 pm
February 22: Springville Fundraiser (through March 5)
February 24: Staff Development Day - No School
Happy Heart Hunt PTO Community Activity
We are thrilled to announce a fun activity in our community leading up to Valentine's Day this year - the Happy Heart Hunt! (See flyer)
Before February 13th we ask everyone in our community to:
Create Colorful Hearts and Place then in the Windows of your Home!
On February 13th + 14th we can all walk or drive through our neighborhoods to see how many hearts we can spot in the windows. This is a great way to spread some joy and fun in our Springville Community this year!
More updates closer to the event can be found here: https://springvillepto.org/pto-events
PTO - Thanks A Brunch to Celebrate Staff
Dear Springville Families,
It's time to show your appreciation for our Springville Staff & Teachers! They have put a lot of time and effort to help our children have a great school year in these unusual circumstances. Come show your appreciation in the following ways -
- Sign up for providing items for breakfast boxes. Click here and sign up for purchasing items that will go into a breakfast box that the staff can pick up and enjoy. Bring all donated items to the school on Thursday, Feb 18th between 11am-12pm and 5-6pm. We will be there outside of the school near the lunch distribution area with a cart set up to drop off your items.
- Bring your kids to write notes of appreciation for our staff members. Volunteers will be present at the school on
- Tuesday, Feb 9th from 11 am-12 pm near lunch distribution
- Wednesday, Feb 10th from 10:30 am -12:30 pm near the library books pickup
- Thursday, Feb 11th from 11 am -12 pm near lunch distribution
If you cannot make it to school to write the notes, no worries. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass them to the staff.
We hope you will help us in making this event a memorable one for our staff!
Literacy Supports for Families
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University recognize that in these unprecedented times you are working hard to support your child’s literacy learning at home as best you can. They want to help. To that end, they have created free offerings for families.
We hope this is helpful to your students' families with their at-home learning! View families resources here: https://readingandwritingproject.org/resources/supports-for-familes
K-2 Phonics Video
We are starting to plan for our Kindergarten Orientation and Registration. If you have a student who will start Kindergarten or have a friend with an upcoming Kindergarten student, we will host two KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION SESSIONS this year.
- Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. - via Zoom
- Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. - in person (if possible) or via Zoom (TBD)
Online registration will begin in the coming months. We will keep you posted!
Springville Reading Rally: February 22-March 5
The Springville PTO is proud to announce the debut of a new fundraising event this year: Springville Reading Rally
The Reading Rally is a fundraising event organized by the PTO, and made possible by our community sponsors, families and businesses alike. We are counting on every student, teacher, administrator, and parent to join us in a cooperative effort to reach our financial goals and celebrate student literacy!
More information will be coming soon! For a sneak peek: https://springvillepto.org/reading-rally-fundraiser
OBOB battles have gone well over Zoom these last two weeks. We are impressed with how students have been patient, flexible, and good at learning and following rules and procedures. In some battles, the excitement and intensity is palpable (even through Zoom)! Battlers have one more week of battling in the Round Robin Tournament before the top 5 teams of each grade advance to the Double Elimination Tournament. Standings are posted on the website.
We have also gotten some terrific submissions for OBOB activities, and have given out prizes for lucky drawing winners and writing contest winners. All 3rd, 4th & 5th graders are welcome to participate in the weekly activity posted at wolvesread.org.
Activism Club Event
*Come join us to watch and learn from some activists who are passionate about their opinions about saving their world!
We are the 2020 - 2021 activism club leaders! We will be hosting an event this Monday at 5:00 giving an opportunity for all our wonderful activists to share their approach to environmental problems!
We will have 3 groups who will be presenting, Speech & Debate will choose an environmental related problem and split into 2 different sides with two different opinions and debate over it. STEM, will have an Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematical approach to an environment related problem. And last but not least, we will have Creative Writing who will get their opinions through by writing a creative form of writing.
If you are interested to watch and inspire yourself to make a small change in your daily life, to help our environment, then come on over and join us to make a difference!!
Date: February, 8th, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Source of meeting: Zoom
Meeting Id: 974 1240 5243
Need Your Help - Please Return Books and Devices
As a district, we have more than 10,600 library books that are overdue or lost. In addition, we have more than 2,200 textbooks and devices (those that are NOT currently being used for Comprehensive Distance Learning) that also need to be returned. Some of these items are likely under your student’s bed or sitting in a backpack.
We desperately need to recover these items or the associated fines for the lost items. Only then can schools begin to replace books and devices for future use.
Please search for overdue and lost items: library books, textbooks from last school year and school-issued devices (iPads, Chromebooks) that your student isn’t currently using. Search your in-box, too, for any emails from (email@example.com) or (firstname.lastname@example.org), which will indicate that your student has a missing item.
Then return that item to any BSD school. You have several options: (Please arrive in a mask.)
Return items to your school during regular school hours. Some schools also may offer evening drop-off hours. Check with your school’s newsletter for additional drop-off hours and directions.
Return items to any Library Book Bus stop. See schedule and map for days and times.
Pay lost fine through the district’s Online Payment System.
If you’ve already returned materials or items were left in classrooms last spring, please contact your school library staff via email to let them know. Library materials are quarantined for up to one week before being checked in, so it will take time for fines to be resolved in InTouch accounts.
Thank you for helping us get resources back to our schools so that they can be re-distributed to those students who need them.
A reminder from your School Nurse to please ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Any child not up to date on immunizations will be excluded from on-campus activities and/or learning on exclusion day (February 17th, 2020) until immunizations are complete. Please contact your health care provider and start any immunization "catch up” your child may need now. Vaccines are also available through Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School Based Health Centers, or find another location at https://vaccinefinder.org/
Be a Flu Fighter this year! Cold and flu season has arrived, and this is a great time to get your flu vaccines. There are many flu vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is that all people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Talk with your provider about which flu vaccine is best for you and your children.
Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Please feel free to contact your school nurse at email@example.com with any questions. Your school nurse can also provide you with additional resources about vaccinations and other health topics. To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents
Springville Library Corner
Middle school OBOB books are now ready for you to enjoy!! Ask about them at checkout.
Book Check Out
The Bookmobile is on the road on Wednesdays! We will be making 3 stops:
- 7284 NW 170th Ave @ Abbey Creek Park from 1:33 - 2:00 pm
- NW 167TH Ave @ Mid-block between Catalpa St & Trillium St from 2:05 - 2:35pm
- NW 183RD AVE@ at the walk path by the gazebo (past Chemeketa) from 2:40 - 3:10 pm
The Bookmobile will NOT be delivering books on February 24th or March 24th.
Don't forget these links:
Bethany Library News
January's issue features:
- Current Services at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
- STEM for School Age Kids: Books with activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for kids.
- Picture Book Biographies About Ground Breaking Females: New picture book biographies about women and girls who have done extraordinary things.
- Picture Books for Lunar New Year: Celebrate Lunar New Year!
- Multi-Age Family Read Alouds: Great read alouds for families with kids 8 and up.
- Parenting Power: New titles in the Parenting Collection.
- How to Search by IRLA Reading Level: This video shows you how to search the WCCLS catalog for IRLA books.
- Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
- Cedar Mill Library OBOB Page: Find OBOB practice questions and OBOB Trivia Grades 3-5 on Kahoot!
Community-Wide Conversation About Race
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
In our ongoing efforts to ensure equitable access, inclusion, and opportunity for our students, families, and staff, the Beaverton School District is engaging in the second of hopefully many community conversations around race, and as a valued member of our community we would like to cordially invite you to attend and participate! On Wednesday, March 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., we will be welcoming students, families, staff, and community members from throughout Beaverton and the surrounding region to join us in a virtual Southridge High School event. The afternoon will include the elevation of student and adult voices from our schools and community partners in two breakout sessions focused on specific topics within the conversation around race.
BSD Long Range Planning
Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.
TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring
Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer
Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer
Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall
Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall
In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification
Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria
No change in admission criteria, only tests used
Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests
ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)
Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available
Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates
Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021
Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-356-4548.****
Gracias por su paciencia mientras administramos los exámenes TAG/Summa durante el año escolar 2020-21. Se han realizado las siguientes actualizaciones a nuestros procesos de identificación actuales para reflejar el aprendizaje a distancia y la investigación sobre la estabilidad de la puntuación de los exámenes.
Exámenes TAG / Summa
Los exámenes TAG para los estudiantes nominados por los padres o maestros ocurrirán en la primavera
Los estudiantes actuales de 5º grado tendrán la oportunidad de ser considerados para el programa Summa mediante el examen a fines de la primavera/verano
Las oportunidades de exámenes al aire libre para TAG/Summa también estarán disponibles a principios del verano
Los estudiantes actuales de 3º y 4º grado tomarán exámenes de rendimiento en lectura y matemáticas (ITBS) en el otoño
Los estudiantes actuales de 2º, 3º y 4º grado tomarán un examen de evaluación de habilidades cognitivas (CogAT) en otoño
Además de las normas nacionales, se explorarán las normas locales para la identificación de TAG/Summa
Exámenes y criterios de calificación de SUMMA
No hay cambios en los criterios de admisión, solo se utilizan exámenes
Los resultados de los exámenes CogAT en los grados K-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA
Los resultados de los exámenes de rendimiento en los grados 3-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA
Exámenes de literatura y matemáticas del Sistema de Evaluación Estatal de Oregón (OSAS)
Las oportunidades de exámenes se publicarán en la página BSD TAG a medida que estén disponibles.
Las invitaciones para el examen se enviarán a través de School Messenger antes de las fechas del examen.
Los estudiantes elegibles para Summa serán notificados antes del 15 de enero de 2021
Dirija sus preguntas a Heidi Hanson, email@example.com o al 503-356-4548
For more information, please visit: https://www.smore.com/hacb3
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.