DOLPHIN DIGEST 4/27/20

Community Newsletter for Arleta School

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SPRING IS IN BLOOM AT ARLETA!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week - scroll down to learn how to participate
  • May 12: VIRTUAL PTA Meeting | 6-7:30pm

FAMILY SUPPORT SURVEY

Arleta counselors are here to help families get connected to resources. Please fill out this survey if you'd like help accessing resources, such as food, health care, technology or if you'd like a counselor to contact you > https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2JM5ncPSdwX9FzN718EHmg2pucbpTpor2cNDRvx7GTI0J_g/viewform

FOOD BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits.

https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/pages/index.aspx

DAILY MEAL SITES OPEN

PPS is providing free breakfast and lunch sack lunches, as well as learning packets, at school sites around the city. Check out the times and locations here: https://www.pps.net/coronavirus

SPECIALS START APRIL 27

Beginning on Monday, April 27th, our “Specials” Classes - Music, Physical Education, and Library for K-5, as well as Band, Art, Health, Spanish, and ESL for middle school. Check your regular online classrooms for more information.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS MAY 4-8

May 4-8 is National Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Even though we are separated this year, we can still celebrate and honor our wonderful teachers, staff and para-educators. The PTA is organizing a TOP SECRET plan and WE NEED YOUR HELP. Go to our website, arletapta.org for more details *teachers, no peeking! Or email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com to get the information sent to you.

DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES

Bookmark these websites to keep up to date on distance learning resources:


https://www.pps.net/arleta: The Arleta School website is continually updated with news from PPS and will be your go-to resource for distance learning.


pps.net/hd: This is the main page for all Home-based Distance learning.


pps.net/parent and pps.net/student: Both of these direct you to the PPS Student and Parent Portal. This page is full of great information, the IMPORTANT LINKS TO PLATFORMS and FAQs about how to sign on and how to get support.


https://sites.google.com/pps.net/counselor-corner/home: This is the page set up by our awesome counselors, Allison List and Samantha Lannom, to address the emotional and support needs of students and parents.They will be adding Youtube videos and more.


Chromebook Help in Multiple Languages: We realize that some of our families may be unfamiliar with using Chromebooks. Google offers information on their site in multiple Languages.

For other languages, visit the English link above and scroll to the bottom of the Help Page to find a listing of languages. Or post any URL into translate.google.com to generate a link to the page translated into a different language.


Free Internet and Wifi: https://www.pps.net/page/1913

KINDER REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Do you have, or know of, an incoming kindergartner? It's hard to plan for the future in these uncertain times, but school will go on in one way or another, and registering now allows Arleta to plan for enough teachers and support staff. Registration can be completed online here: https://www.pps.net/Page/2899
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PTA MESSAGE

Critical board spots are open for next year! Please contact us at ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail for more info!


  • We need a Treasurer to join our board! Training and support provided, we have easy-to-use software and most of the work can be done from home. This role is critical for us to maintain our non-profit status.
  • We are also seeking a Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Events Coordinator and Grant Researcher/Writer


Read about the positions available here.


Thank you for supporting the Arleta PTA!

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Our neighborhood has so many wonderful restaurants and businesses that are struggling right now. If you're able, please consider supporting them by ordering online, getting take out/delivery or purchasing a gift card.


Nayar Taqueria

Char Pizza

Thunderbird

Fried Egg I'm in Love

Hammer & Jacks

Henry Higgins

Bread & Roses

Glasshaus Gardens

Favela

Tabayan

Mercado

An Xuyen Bakery

Pizzeria Otto


What businesses are we missing? Send them our way so we can add them to our list - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com


#PledgeLocalPDX

BIKE TO BOOKS DESIGN CONTEST

Youth across Multnomah County are invited to design bike lane art for Portland's streets


Students living in Multnomah County, from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, can participate in the design contest. Design pages are available for download or you can request a copy to be mailed to you in nglish, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.


Once your design is complete, scan or take a photo of both sides of your form and email it to PBOT at biketobooks@portlandoregon.gov. We accept .jpgs, .pngs, and .pdfs. Make sure your image is clear and a higher resolution if possible. Make sure to keep the original copy.


Entries must be the original artwork of children in the following grade brackets: Pre-Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd through 6th grade, and 7th through 12th grade. Multiple entries are welcome. Grand prize winners will have their bike lane art installed on a Portland street by PBOT’s striping crews.


More information can be found here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORPORTLAND/bulletins/2881217

BOTTLE DROP IS STILL OPEN

Bottle Drop redemption centers are still open. While we encourage families to stay home as much as possible, if needed, redemption centers are open to take bottles and cans. If you'd like to arrange a no-contact pick up or drop off of Bottle Drop bags, email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com

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

And instructions can be found here: http://www.arletapta.org/ways-to-help---join.html

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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. Grab a blue bag from the school office and FILL it up then take it to a Bottle Drop site, OR email arletabottledrop@gmail.com and someone will come pick it up. (Arleta pays a fee for the bags, so let's fill them to the top!)

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COMMUNITY NEWS

FILL OUT US CENSUS 2020

Did you know that the US has counted its population every 10 years since 1790? The US Census 2020 is the latest update. Mail notifications have been sent out already and now is the time to stay home & send your household information online, by phone, or by mail. It's quick, safe, secure, and confidential. As our neighborhood grows it is important that every person is included in the count. Federal funding for schools, roads, fire fighters, hospitals, and other services depend on census data. More information is available at https://2020census.gov/.


REGISTER TO VOTE BY 4/28 | PRIMARY ELECTION IS 5/19

Register to vote or update your registration. Update voter registration information before April 28th. Mailers go out at the end of April.


Candidates & Measures on the May 2020 Primary Ballot (56.43 KB)

STAY CONNECTED!

Like and follow the Arleta School and Families United Facebook page, check out the arletapta.org website for news and updates or email us anytime arletaschoolpta@gmail.com

PPS District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. BP 1.801.020. Not all outside groups comply with the District’s non-discrimination policy. Families are strongly encouraged to review all materials closely.