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Rock Creek Elementary-June 16, 2022

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

JUNE

6/16-Field Day

6/17- 2nd Grade Field Trip

6/17-5th Grade Send-Off Activities (for 5th grade students only)

6/20-JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY-SCHOOL CLOSED

6/21-Early Release 1:00 pm (Last day of school for students)

6/21-School Medication Pick-up day- Please pick up your student meds

6/30-Office Closed for Summer-Reopens August 1st, 2022

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Amazing Rock Creek Families,


Wow! What a memorable year for all of us! Thank you for your continued support of your students and our school. We could not have made it through this year without your words of support and partnership with your students. As we head into our last days with students, we will all be reflecting on this year, unlike any other. Our students showed us time and again how flexible, caring and resilient they are. They adapted to change after change and did it with grace. Our students showed up, ready to learn and ready to make new friends. Our families reached out to teachers and staff in support of students. We are truly lucky to be together in the education of our Rock Creek students.

Rock Creek community is the BEST!


Have a wonderful summer!


With appreciation,

Tiffany

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SCHOOL MEALS FOR 2022-2023 WILL NO LONGER BE FREE

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Next school year, breakfast and lunch will no longer be free for all students. USDA meal waivers that have permitted all students to eat for free the last two years are set to expire June 30, 2022.

Families can apply for Free and Reduced meal benefits for school year 2022-2023 beginning July 1 online at: www.schoolcafe.com

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IPADS, CHROMEBOOKS AND CHARGERS


We are missing Chromebooks and iPads and chargers. If your student had a BSD iPad and charger or BSD Chromebook and charger to use while on Temporary Remote Learning, please make sure you return them before June 17, 2022.

Our IT department thanks you!

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LOST AND FOUND

Our Lost and Found areas are overflowing! Please have your student check for lost items in the cafeteria closet and our small items shelf in the hallway by the gym doors. If items have a name, we will deliver them to the classroom. All items left after June 29th will be donated to the Beaverton Clothes Closet.
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MEDICATION PICK-UP BY JUNE 21, 2022

Did you bring medication to the office for your child to take at school this year? If so, it will need to be picked up by June 21st. All medication must be picked up by an adult and cannot be sent home with students. Medications remaining after June 21st will be discarded. We are not allowed to keep medications for next year, new medications and forms are required for each school year. If you have any questions please contact the school office at 503-356-2450
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INCOMING 2022-2023 KINDERGARTNERS

KINDERGARTEN ADVENTURE CAMP!

We are so lucky to be able to offer Kindy Adventure Camp this summer for our incoming Rock Creek kindergartners! If you know of anyone who has an incoming kindergartner, please encourage them to get registered asap, so that they can be on the list to participate in this amazing opportunity! Our Rock Creek Kindergarten teachers will be with the students this August 8-11 from 8 am to 11am daily. There will be bus transportation available for those that live outside the walking zone, too! Please fill out this form to reserve your child's spot today!


Kindy Adventure Camp Reservation Form

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2022-2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST LINK

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2022-2023 District Calendar

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ROCK CREEK JULY AND AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

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LIBRARY NEWS

Calling for the return of all library books.

At the end of the school year any book checked out will become a fine on your student’s account. You can pay these fines through the BSD website online payments.


You can also replace the book with the same title and author, it doesn’t need to be a new book but must be in good shape.


Connie Hilger
Library Media Assistant

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JUNETEENTH RESOURCES

Sunday, June 19th marks the commemoration of Juneteenth, designated a federal holiday on June 17, 2021. This year, the day will be recognized as a holiday on Monday, June 20. The website Juneteenth Oregon offers information about the local celebration of Juneteenth, including the Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade on Saturday, June 18th.


To add to your own learning and understanding of Black history and anti-Black racism in Oregon, peruse the following resources, curated by Oregon Health Sciences University:


Articles


Videos


Primary historical sources


Reports and resource guides


Historical programs and initiatives

  • Oregon Black Pioneers, founded in 1993, aims to educate Oregonians about Black history in the state through exhibits, publications and programming.

  • Vanport Mosaic is a memory-activism project that aims to amplify, honor, present and preserve the silenced histories that surround us in order to understand our present, and create a future where we all belong.

  • Historic Black Williams Project is a community-led memory and art initiative, using collected stories, memories and histories from Black community members to create an art walk on Williams Avenue commemorating the history of the neighborhood.

  • A Hidden History: The stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities, by Walidah Imarisha and Oregon Humanities, is a Conversation Project program that reveals the stories and struggles of Oregon’s African American communities.

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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE

This summer, children can access free breakfasts and lunches through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the BSD Nutrition Services Department. All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible. There is no application or registration required. Children must be present and eat all meals on-site. Adults are welcome to purchase and enjoy a meal with their children. Breakfast is $2.75 and lunch is $4.75.
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For more information, up-to-date serving times and a map of Summer Meal Service sites, visit the Summer Meal Service webpage.
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PTC NEWS AND EVENTS

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Thank you PTC and Rock Creek Families!

Rock Creek Staff want to send a HUGE Thank You to the PTC Board and all the Rock Creek families that have supported our school, staff and students during these Covid crazy years! We truly appreciate each and everyone of you!


Wishing you all a relaxing summer!

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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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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Have a Safe Summer!

As you and your children get ready for a summer of fun and adventure, review the PALS slogan to help all have a healthy, happy, fun- filled summer!

P – Polite: Respect all road users.
A – Alert: Keep your eyes, ears, and brain open and ready.
L – Legal: Obey all signs and signals, know your rights AND responsibilities.
S – Safe: Know your abilities to make good choices.


This summer try mapping your route to school, community center, pool, or park. List positives and negatives about the trip. What can you/we do to make it better? Try writing a letter to your local newspaper or schoolteacher about where you’ve gone, how many miles traveled, and what improvements you’d like to see on those routes. Maybe we can make them better!

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NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS

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FAMILY RESOURCES & SCHOOL POLICY/INFORMATION

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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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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

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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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.