Rock Creek Elementary- May 20, 2021
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
5/31 SCHOOL CLOSED- Memorial Day
6/2 Synchronous Day-(In Person Hybrid Attend School & CDL Students Live Zoom )
6/2 No Library Book Bus
6/10 PTC Zoom Meeting
6/17 5th Gr Yearbook Signing Event 2:45 pm-3:30 pm (must sign up on the google form that was sent out 5/12/21)
6/18 Student's Last Day of School
Curbside Library every Thursday 2:45-4:00 pm
Wednesday Library Book Bus - New times - Times and routes are in the Library section below and on our school website under Academics-Library Curbside & Book Bus
5TH GRADE SEND-OFF EVENTS
5th grade families only, please fill out the following surveys for your 5th grade student as soon as possible.
Onsite Yearbook Signing Event- All 5th grade students need to have this form filled out by May 21st.
PTC Sponsored 5th Grade Celebration Treat Box & Sign- All 5th grade students need to have this form filled out by May 28th.
DEADLINE IS LOOMING-SHOW US YOUR TALENT
SUBMIT BY TONIGHT MAY 20TH!
The Rock Creek Talent Show is coming to our May assembly. If you have a talent you would like to share, please send your videos to Mrs. Downing.
Here is what you need to know to be included in the assembly:
- your video must be taken with the camera held horizontally
- your video cannot be more than 2 minutes long (1 minute would be best)
- your video must contain content that is school appropriate
- your video must be submitted to email@example.com by May 20th
- Mrs. Downing reserves the right to edit videos
We can't wait to see our awesome students and maybe a few teachers' talents.
If an in person hybrid student is not physically present during in person instruction time, they are marked absent and are not eligible to participate with CDL afternoon class. The only exceptions to this is if a student is out due to a rare long-term occurrence i.e...out due to quarantine, Covid 19, broken leg etc. Parents will need to contact the principal and school nurse if these circumstances arise. In person hybrid students that are on vacation are not eligible to switch to CDL, they will be marked absent.
OFFICE STAFF UNAVAILABLE PHONE HOURS
Our office is not staffed to answer phone calls from 8:40-9:05 am (We are out on arrival duty) and from 11:15 am to 11:25 am (dismissal duty) Please leave a message and we will call back as soon as possible. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451.
Thanks for your understanding!!
OBOB book/ice pop info!!!!
CAMP ACHIEVE IS COMING -WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS
This summer for 4 weeks in July, Camp Achieve is coming.
Camp Achieve will be open to students who will be in 1st through 5th grade in the 2021-2022 school year. The registration / application process is being designed at the District level and we will share that as soon as it is available. As in prior years, priority registration will be given to students with the most need. Students will attend Camp Achieve four hours per day, four days per week. The primary focus is on enrichment (community building, activities, arts, STEM, and more) while also providing a continuation of academic skills and social and emotional support.
Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.
The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.
Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education/Foster Care Program Specialist
Beaverton School District | McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
Office: 503-356-5071 | Mobile: 503-819-7300
CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We have a volunteer opportunity for Rock Creek volunteers that have already been background approved. Our cafeteria needs a committed volunteer on Wednesday to help bag fruits, vegetables, entrée items and helping assemble the bags that will go home.Volunteers can commit to one day or both days. Volunteer hours would be between 8:30 and 10:30 am.
If interested please complete this form: Rock Creek Cafeteria Volunteer
For more information please contact Jessica at 503-356-2452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB
Stay Safe + Show Your Rock Creek Pride!
Two types of face masks are available to purchase directly from our local vendor and Rock Creek supporter, Gear Up Sports. Order here: https://rockcreek.gearupsports.net/index.php?route=common%2Fhome&fbclid=IwAR2s_4m5vTZjH_OHXZeUabUgN0lBusUA_cw5iiWebg42ex93Qy_oDA44P8E
FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG
Have your child's sleep patterns changed with their new routine? These articles provide useful strategies to help your child calm their anxieties at night and help them settle in for a good night's sleep.
Michelle Solberg, Counselor
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys
It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of the program is to make walking and rolling 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 combined with classroom tallies 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 for three weeks starting May 1st.
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
Rock Creek Families, please complete the survey. We have only had 10 families complete is so far.
Parent Survey Link: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=9717630
2021-21 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION SLIDESHOW
PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Only certified service dogs allowed on school grounds
APPLY TO SERVE ON THE DISTRICT BUDGET COMMITTEE
Interested candidates must live in the School Board Zone that they represent, be a qualified voter of the district, have lived in the district for one year and cannot be a BSD employee. Budget Committee members are appointed by the School Board.
The Budget Committee reviews the district's budget, recommends needed changes and approves the budget document to forward to the School Board for adoption in June. The Committee conducts business at evening public meetings held between November and June. The position is open until filled and those who wish to apply should complete an application and attach a letter of interest and/or resume.
ANNUAL PARENT SURVEY
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 Sunday, May 16. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, June 2.
Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia
¡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 el domingo, 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es el domingo, 2 de junio de 2021.
SCHOOL MEALS FOR EVERY IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENT UNLESS YOU OPT OUT
ROCK CREEK LIBRARY NEWS!!
No Library Book Bus on June 2nd!!
National Library Month Contest Winners
We had 65 participants in our contest with some of them guessing up to four times.
As I said many times, I didn't look to see how many books we had in the library until the contest was over. It turns out we have 20,592 books in our library. The winners in each grade level are:
5th grade Eyad E.
4th grade Jonah C.
3rd grade Thaddeus J.
2nd grade Jackson M.
1st grade Kaia T.
Kindergarten Paisley S.
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for coming to check out books!
How do students return their library books to the school?
In person Hybrid students can return library books to their classroom. Every teacher has a book return bin.
Books can also be returned to the black tub outside the school from 8:00 - 3:00 every school day. They can also be returned to the Thursday Curbside or Book Bus checkout on Wednesdays.
PLEASE NOTE: LIBRARY CURBSIDE SCHEDULE CHANGE
We will no longer have the Monday Curbside Check-out. We will continue to have the Thursday Curbside Library from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm.
Curbside Library & Book Bus Checkout
Please wear a mask and bring a bookbag.
New Library to go schedule:
Wednesday Book Bus 10:20 - 12:45
Thursday Curbside Library 2:45 - 4:00
WEDNESDAY LIBRARY BOOK BUS ROUTES
10:20 am NW ELK RUN DR @ NW 177TH PL
10:47 am NW HOLCOMB DR & NW MILLSTONE WAY
11:13 am NW BUCKBOARD DR @ MID BLOCK
11:42 am NW DEERFIELD DR & NW 180TH PL
12:12 pm NW ROCK CREEK BLVD @NW MAHAMA WAY (EAST ENT)
If you don't know how to place a hold here is a short video.Placing a Hold in Destiny
Returning Library Books and Devices- Please ring the doorbell if returning a device.
Rock Creek will have a book return bin waiting for your books outside the main office doors,
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on school days. Make sure the books you are returning have Rock Creek's bar code on them.
PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
WHAT TO DO IF STUDENTS ARE HAVING A TECHNOLOGY ISSUE
Who should you call? Student Help Desk 503-356-4656
If you are having issues with a BSD device please contact our Student Help Desk, not the school office. The student help desk has trained technicians that can problem solve issues and order student devices, the school office has moms that have to ask their kids how to use their smart phones. :)
If you are having a technical difficulties with apps, logins or devices, please check out the technology support page for help.
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE
ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
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
View the BSD website in Chinese
View the BSD website Japanese
View the BSD website in Korean
View the BSD website in Russian
View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese
Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:
- Family Toolkit
- All the Information about the Hybrid Day
- Child Care Subsidies for Families
- Cedar Mill and Bethany Library News
- Signal to Noise
- Safe Routes to School
- Zoom Information
- TAG Info
- Help with Technology
- Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
- Applying for Meal Benefits
- Local Food Resources
- Setting up a Home Learning Environment
- At Home Learning Tips
- Visual Schedule & Zones of Regulation Templates
- Placing Holds on Library Books - Video
- Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for BSD Devices at Home
- Clothes for Kids
- Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
- BSD COVID-19 Resources
- Behavioral Health Phone Line
- Mental Health & Washington County Resources
- Community Resources during CDL
- 2-page Resource for Community Resources in Washington County
- Washington County Cooperative Library Information for Families and Students
- 2021-2022 Full-Time Learning Options Lottery & Admission Information
- Safe Routes to School
Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL