DOLPHIN DIGEST 3/5/2021
Community Newsletter for Arleta School
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MEAL DISTRIBUTION AT ARLETA MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS - 3:00-4:30pm
LIBRARY BOOK DISTRIBUTION AT ARLETA ON WEDNESDAYS - 2:00-5:00PM
Every Monday: GSA for grades 3-5 - 2-2:30pm - Zoom link
Every Thursday: GSA for grades 6-8 - 1:30-2:15pm - Google Mee
Every Thursday: Lunch Social - Grades 6-8 - 11:30-12:15pm - Zoom Link
- Now-Mar. 12: Enter Raffle to Win a Pie for National Pi Day!
- Mar. 1-5: Classified & Non-Represented Staff Appreciation Week
- Mar. 8: PPS Learn Your Options for K-5 Students Next Year Virtual Event - 6-8pm https://www.pps.net/Page/17190 Zoom link
- Mar. 9: PTA Meeting at 6pm, with special guest Kellogg MS principal Richard Smith
- Mar. 16: Streaming Showcase "Big Ears" 7pm
- Mar. 19: Successful Schools Survey due date
- Mar. 22-26: SPRING BREAK - No School
- Mar. 25: CHAR Dine-Out, 4-9pm
- Apr. 8: End of Quarter
- Apr. 9: Teaching Planning Day - No SchooL
WELCOME TO ARLETA'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!
We’re so glad to have you as part of our school community!
This weekly newsletter is developed and sent in partnership between school administration and the PTA. If you have information you'd like shared in the newsletter, please email it to ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com. Keep scrolling for the latest.
About the time I started to write my weekly addition to the Dolphin Digest I received the following letter from Oregon Governor, Kate Brown. Kate Brown Letter 3/5/21
Governor Brown is ordering all schools in the state to begin in-person learning for grades K-5 by the week of March 29 and for grades 6-12 by the week of April 19. Needless to say this is causing Portland Public Schools to make adjustments to the plans we were developing for Hybrid learning.
I can’t tell you how things will be adjusted but you will be receiving communication from PPS within the next day or so. More detailed information will be coming next week.
Stay tuned for more information. Be well.
THANK YOU TO OUR CLASSIFIED AND NON-REPRESENTED STAFF!
(pictured are Candice and Sumika doing meal distribution)
PTA MEETING MAR. 9 WITH SPECIAL GUEST, PRINCIPAL OF KELLOGG MS
Join Zoom meeting:
-or- dial in: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 818 8693 4614, Passcode: 701914
Agenda and notes from the last meeting are here http://www.arletapta.org/pta-meeting-materials.html
PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU
**CALL TO ACTION** The PTA is looking for three or more community members to join a Nominating Committee to help recruit board members for next year. Parents, Teachers, Staff, Community Members, can you give 3-4 hours of your time between now and the end of April for a couple virtual meetings and outreach? No experience necessary, and this would be a HUGE help! Please email if you are interested or want to learn more - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
** LLAMADO A LA ACCIÓN ** Estamos buscando tres o más miembros de la comunidad para unirse a un Comité de Nominaciones para ayudar a reclutar miembros de la junta para el próximo año. ¿Puede dedicar de 3 a 4 horas de su tiempo entre ahora y finales de abril para un par de reuniones virtuales y actividades de divulgación? No se necesita experiencia, ¡y esto sería de GRAN ayuda! Envíe un correo electrónico si está interesado o desea obtener más información: ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
** GỌI ĐỂ HÀNH ĐỘNG ** Chúng tôi đang tìm kiếm từ ba thành viên cộng đồng trở lên tham gia Ủy ban Đề cử để giúp tuyển dụng các thành viên hội đồng cho năm tới. Bạn có thể dành 3-4 giờ thời gian của mình từ bây giờ đến cuối tháng 4 cho một vài cuộc gặp gỡ và tiếp cận ảo không? Không cần kinh nghiệm và đây sẽ là một trợ giúp LỚN! Vui lòng gửi email nếu bạn quan tâm hoặc muốn tìm hiểu thêm - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
** လှုပ်ရှားမှုအတွက်ခေါ်ဆိုခြင်း ** လာမည့်နှစ်တွင်ဘုတ်အဖွဲ့ဝင်များကိုကူညီရန်အမည်စာရင်းတင်သွင်းသောကော်မတီတွင်ပါ ၀ င်ရန်အသိုင်းအဝိုင်းသုံးခုသို့မဟုတ်ထိုထက်မကကိုကျွန်ုပ်တို့ရှာဖွေနေသည်။ ယခုအချိန်Aprilပြီလကုန်ပိုင်းမှ3-4ပြီလကုန်ပိုင်းတွင်စုံတွဲအစည်းအဝေးများနှင့်အဝေးရောက်များအတွက်သင်၏အချိန် ၃-၄ နာရီအချိန်ပေးနိုင်ပါသလား။ အတွေ့အကြုံမလိုအပ်ပါ၊ ၎င်းသည်ကြီးမားသောအကူအညီဖြစ်ပါလိမ့်မည်။ သင်စိတ်ဝင်စားပါကသို့မဟုတ်ပိုမိုလေ့လာလိုပါကအီးမေးလ်ပို့ပါ - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
** អំពាវនាវឱ្យធ្វើសកម្មភាព ** យើងកំពុងស្វែងរកសមាជិកសហគមន៍បីនាក់ឬច្រើនជាងនេះដើម្បីចូលរួមក្នុងគណៈកម្មាធិការតែងតាំងដើម្បីជួយជ្រើសរើសសមាជិកក្រុមប្រឹក្សាភិបាលសម្រាប់ឆ្នាំក្រោយ។ តើអ្នកអាចផ្តល់ពេលវេលា ៣-៤ ម៉ោងនៃពេលវេលារបស់អ្នកនៅចន្លោះពេលនេះនិងចុងបញ្ចប់នៃខែមេសាសម្រាប់ការប្រជុំនិមិត្ដរូបនិងការផ្សព្វផ្សាយជាក់ស្តែងបានទេ? គ្មានបទពិសោធន៍ចាំបាច់ទេហើយនេះអាចជាជំនួយដ៏ធំមួយ! សូមអ៊ីមែលប្រសិនបើអ្នកចាប់អារម្មណ៍ឬចង់ស្វែងយល់បន្ថែម - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
** تماس برای اقدام ** ما به دنبال سه یا بیشتر اعضای جامعه هستیم تا برای کمک به جذب اعضای هیئت مدیره برای سال آینده به کمیته نامزدی بپیوندند. آیا می توانید 3-4 ساعت از وقت خود را از هم اکنون و اواخر آوریل برای چند جلسه مجازی و ارتباطی اختصاص دهید؟ هیچ تجربه ای لازم نیست ، و این یک کمک عظیم خواهد بود! اگر علاقه مند هستید یا می خواهید بیشتر بیاموزید لطفاً از طریق ایمیل ارسال کنید - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL SURVEY WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
Greetings Arleta families!
It is that time of year again for our school community to share their experiences here at Arleta by completing the Successful Schools Survey. Your student(s) may have already taken part in the student portion of the survey, and now we are also inviting parents to provide their feedback as well. This survey helps inform us of how to be a more inclusive, caring, and equitable learning community and we truly appreciate your feedback.
To complete this survey, please visit this link: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily and select Arleta from the list of schools to choose from. Please note that the survey must be completed in one sitting. Once you have finished, please press the blue ‘submit’ button to complete the survey.
The survey is available in all 5 PPS major languages and will be available for families until March 19th. Click the Successful Schools Survey Flyers link below to view in other languages. If you have any questions, please reach out to Aud Manansala (Arleta school counselor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we can be a more awesome Arleta!
ENTER RAFFLE TO WIN PIE FOR PI DAY (3.14)
Win a pie for National π Day!!
$2 per entry, or $10 for 6 entries / $3 per entry for pizza gift cards
Raffle ends March 12th at Midnight with winners drawn March 13th at Noon and notified via email and/or phone.
Pies will be delivered March 14th (SE Portland city limits, outside addresses by arrangement).
Check out the options and enter to win here: https://app.memberhub.gives/nationalpiday2021
Your support helps the PTA raise funds for Faculty Grants, teacher appreciation, future events, student recognition, end of year celebrations, and more!
STREAMING SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE "BIG EARS" ON MARCH 16
Webinar ID: 898 2619 7970, Passcode: 800564
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,89826197970#,,,,*800564# or +13462487799,,89826197970#,,,,*800564#
Or Telephone: (253) 215-8782
Streaming Showcase was developed in 2020 as a SUN program in order to give students the opportunity to learn the craft of acting and to perform for a live audience in a manner that complies with social distancing guidelines. For more information, visit us online at https://generic15.wixsite.com/streamingshowcase.
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK!
UPDATE ON KELLOGG MIDDLE SCHOOL
2021 CONNECT TO KINDERGARTEN
If your child or a child you know will be five before September 1st, this message is for you! PPS is kicking off a Reimagined Connect to Kindergarten campaign. Our goal is for every Kindergarten 2021 family to feel connected to their school community and confident about starting school in the fall. To learn more about our Connect to Kindergarten resources, supports and events, please watch our Welcome to Kindergarten video. And, on behalf of the Early Learners Department, welcome to PPS!
To submit Kindergarten questions and join our PPS Kindergarten mailing list, please complete this short survey: Kindergarten Interest Survey
Register online for PPS Kindergarten at this link.
LIBRARY BOOK PICK UP ON WEDNESDAYS
Library books are available for pick up every Wednesday from 2-5pm out of the Red Room.
Grades K-3 - just show up to pick up a book bag. Grades 4-8 - reserve books with Destiny Discover here: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/20750. Here is a tutorial on Destiny Discover: https://youtu.be/qydK3LXi2Xc
WHEN RETURNING YOUR BOOKS, PLEASE DROP OFF EXTRA CLEAN, REUSABLE/CLOTH GROCERY BAGS SO WE CAN SAVE MONEY FROM PURCHASING NEW BAGS.
EXPLORE K-5 OPTIONS VIRTUAL EVENT - MARCH 8 AT 6PM
Dear PPS Families,
This virtual event will provide information to families with K-5 students interested in thematic focus options, alternative and charter schools, and dual language immersion programs – and will include a general session to learn about connecting to your neighborhood school and applying for transfer, followed by two chances for deeper explorations in school breakout rooms.
The general session and dual language program break out rooms will be available in multiple languages, and interpretation will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Learn more about K-5 options, including additional instructions for the March 8 event, at pps.net/k-5options. Please also note that the deadline for applying to most elementary school options is March 16. You can apply at pps.net/schoolchoice.
SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
FREE CODING RESOURCES FOR KIDS
Information provided by Coding with Kids -
To help students on their coding journey, here are a few free online coding resources that families can use at home.
Code.org - A great option for coders of all ages. Code.org is an ideal first step for new coders and helps build an understanding of foundational coding concepts that will pave the way for more complex coding in the future!
Lightbot.com - Available as an app, this coding game is great for your youngest coders and aims to teach the most fundamental concept in computer programming - “Code is a series of instructions.”
Scratch by MIT - Developed by MIT for the purpose of teaching young coders programming, Scratch is a block-based platform that is a great place for students who are ready to start building games and stories on their own!
Khan Academy - Developed for older students and experienced coders, Khan Academy’s coding resources will help students learn the essentials of web development and SQL databases. A great starting point for students who are exploring coding as a future career and are eager to dig deeper in their skill development.
FREE MEDICAL CARE
If your child is currently in need of medical services or shots and you aren't sure where to go, Multnomah County Student Health Centers are open. School based health center resources and fliers IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES are found here: https://www.multnomahesd.org/shs-student-health-centers.html
RESOURCE FOR COPING DURING COVID-19
A new toolkit was created by Multnomah County students, parents and public health communicators to empower youth and families to cope during the pandemic: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families.
The guide is available in both English and Spanish at this time, and is accessible and continually updated on the Multnomah County webpage.
TOOLS FOR NOTICING MY EMOTIONS
ORDER ARLETA SPIRIT WEAR ONLINE
Have you ordered your Arleta spirit wear yet? Shop online 24/7 and have your items shipped to your home. There are t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, mugs and more. Check out the new store here: https://arletaschool.threadless.com/
(image is just a sample of the available items)
PTA IS COLLECTING BOTTLES & CANS
AMAZON SMILE IS EASIER THAN EVER
You can get full instructions here
AMAZON WISH LIST FOR TEACHERS & STAFF
Throughout the school year, supplies are consumed and new needs arise. That’s why Arleta now has an Amazon Wish List of items added by teachers and staff. Please consider adding an item or two when you do your regular Amazon shopping. And when you use Amazon Smile and link your Amazon account to Arleta School PTA, Amazon will also donate 0.5% of your total purchase (at no additional cost to you)! Questions – email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
Link to Wish List is: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3S713LRBVHEI6
NO COST WAYS TO SUPPORT ARLETA
The Arleta PTA participates in THREE no-cost shopping rewards programs - Fred Meyer Community Rewards, AmazonSmile and Bottle Drop.
1. By linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Arleta PTA and scanning your rewards card when you shop, a percentage of your purchase goes to the PTA. Sign up here. (And you'll still get your cash back rewards!)
2. Amazon has a similar program, called AmazonSmile. Select "Arleta School PTA" as your charitable organization to receive donations when you shop Amazon. Once you sign up, just go to smile.amazon.com to do your usual Amazon shopping. While there is no app, you can create a shortcut on your phone by going to smile.amazon.com in your browser, tap the Share button, then tap Add to Homescreen.
3. Donate your redeemable cans and bottles to Arleta through Bottle Drop. Email email@example.com to request some blue bags. (Arleta pays a fee for the bags, so let's fill them to the top!)