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Rock Creek Elementary- March 31, 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

APRIL

4/1-PTC Papa Murphy's Fundraiser

4/4-Art Literacy Training-Virtual at 9:00 am and in Portable #1 at 7:00 pm

4/6- District Event SPED Resource Fair

4/6 -District Event Conversations Around Race

4/12-Hearing Test for 2nd grade students 8:45 am

4/14- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Staff Workday

4/15-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Grading Day

4/19-Early Release 1:00 pm

4/19-Virtual PTC Meeting 6:30 pm

4/21-2022-23 Kindy Orientation- more information to come

4/28-NO SCHOOL FOR ROCK CREEK STUDENTS-Parent-Guardian/Teacher Conferences

4/29-NO SCHOOL FOR ROCK CREEK STUDENTS

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear RC Families,

We hope that you all enjoyed Spring Break. It was fun to hear the children talk about visits with family and friends. As you begin to think about summer, I want to let you know that Rock Creek will not be hosting Camp Achieve this summer, due to construction at our school. The school district determines which projects will be worked on each summer and this summer is our turn. We know that Camp Achieve is something that many families have looked forward to in the past and we will keep that in mind when it's time to apply for the Beaverton Education Foundation grants for Summer 2023.


More news that we would like for you to know about~

The District will be hosting an in-person community-wide Bond Q&A at the Beaverton High School Cafeteria on Monday, April 18 from 7-8 p.m. On May 17, voters in the Beaverton School District will be asked to decide on a $723-million proposed bond. We want you to fully understand what's included in the proposed bond and why. Please watch this short video. Then head to our bond website to see what proposed projects are planned for our school.


Thank you for supporting our school,

Tiffany
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SCHOOL BREAKFAST

Breakfast is available for students at 8:15 am. Students need to finish their grab and go breakfast by 8:28 am so that they can be in their classrooms to begin the day at 8:30 am. If a student arrives after 8:20 or If a student does not finish their breakfast they may save it for snack time.
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REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN NOW TO RECEIVE ORIENTATION INFORMATION

Help us get the word out: It’s time to register for Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. Children need to be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2022, to be eligible for Kindergarten next school year. Parents can register online here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten


Our Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for April 21st. Please register your kindergarten student now so we can add you to the mailing list. We will send out more information about the orientation next month.


Please call the office at 503-356-2450 with any questions .


Welcome to Kindergarten Guide LINK

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MARCH BIRTHDAYS

March birthday list
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NEWS FROM MICHELLE SCHIMPKE, SOCIAL WORKER

Hello Families!
The Washington County Department of Health and Human Services facilitates quarterly groups for parents/caregivers and their children, ages 10-14. In these groups, parents/caregivers learn strategies that help effective parenting for young teens while the children develop positive ways to handle stress, anger, and peer pressure. Please see the attached fliers for more information about the groups and how to register.
Thank you!--Michelle Schimpke, School Social Worker
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Walking and Rolling is Good for the Earth!



April is the month we celebrate Earth Day and one way you can help our planet and combat climate change is to replace car trips with active ones! 2 miles of driving = 1.6 lbs of carbon emissions. Think about local car trips that your family takes often. Maybe it is a trip to the park or a friend’s house. Map your route and try walking or biking instead. We often think places are farther than they seem. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your location and be amazed at what your body can do for you!

¡Caminar o andar sobre ruedas es bueno para el planeta tierra!

Abril es el mes en que celebramos el Día de la Tierra y una forma en que puede ayudar a nuestro planeta a combatir el cambio climático ¡es no usando su automóvil, y mejor caminar o andar en bicicleta! Conduciendo 2 millas = 1.6 libras de emisiones de carbono. Piense en el tiempo que su familia anda en automóvil localmente. Tal vez sea ir al parque o a la casa de un amigo. Trace su ruta e intente ir caminando o en bicicleta. A menudo pensamos que los lugares están más lejos de lo que parecen. ¡Tómese el tiempo suficiente para llegar al lugar y sorpréndase de lo que su cuerpo puede lograr!

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HEARING SCREENING FOR 2ND GRADE STUDENTS

Hearing screening will be conducted by BSD Health Assistants for students in second grade only on Tuesday, April 12th. A second screening will be conducted a couple weeks later for those students who did not pass the initial screening. Parents will be notified of results after a second failed hearing screening.

Please notify your child’s teacher if you prefer that your child not participate in the hearing screening. Students who are absent during school screenings will be screened individually with parent verbal request and consent

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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)

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PTC PAPA MURPHY'S FUNDRASIER-FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST

Friday is Pizza Day! The Rock Creek Parent Teacher Club is partnering with our local Papa Murphy’s for a fundraising event. Visit the Papa Murphy’s at 2515 NW Town Center Drive, Hillsboro 97006 on Friday April 1st and Papa Murphy’s will donate 30% of your online only purchase to the Rock Creek PTC! When placing your online order, use the promo code of "GIVE30". See the attached flyer for details!

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5th GRADE SEND-OFF FUNDRAISER

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Support this year's 5th Grade Send-off festivities and make your day delicious with yummy See's Candy. Simply place your candy order using our unique online store & 20% of your purchase will come back to Rock Creek! Order soon and you can have treats in time for Easter and Staff Appreciation week. Pretty sweet!

Please email leann_gentry@hotmail.com with questions.

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5th GRADE YEARBOOK PICTURES

We need your help with this year's yearbook. Please submit a baby photo of your 5th grader + any fun pictures you have from your student's time at Rock Creek (first day of school, Rocket Run, field trips, Color Run, class parties, Zoom class, etc.).


If your 5th grader didn't go to Rock Creek for kindergarten, please upload their kindergarten picture too! Please submit ONE form per picture.

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ART LITERACY TRAINING

There will be an Art Literacy Virtual training on April 4th at 9:00 am (Zoom codes will be sent before the meeting). We are looking for volunteers for grades 1st thru 5th. If you are interested and have completed your background check in Better Impact and have uploaded your vaccination/religious exemption card to your profile- We want you!
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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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BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND 2022

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4TH AND 5TH GRADE STUDENT SURVEY

Student Survey

Elementary school students will be surveyed this year through Canvas and Seesaw. The survey will be available in our District languages. The survey window is April 1-June 9.

Your student will take the survey during one of their Technology Specials Rotations.

Student Survey

  • Each year the district surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.
  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.
  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.
  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountability/research-reports



Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes

  • Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.

  • La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.

  • Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.

  • Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en


  • Después de revisar la encuesta, si usted no quiere que su hijo participe, por favor notifique a <insert school contact information>.

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IMPORTANT ABSENCE INFORMATION

Please read!

We are required to track all student absences and illness symptoms. When calling in your student's absence please leave detailed information ie. if your student is ill and has a fever or not, if they have a cough or not, vomiting, etc and the date symptoms started. Also, please contact us if students will be on vacation or have an appointment.If we do not have detailed information we are required to call parents. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451 and our emails are jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us. If sending an email please include both Jessica and Diana. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

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CHANGE OF AFTER SCHOOL PLANS

Please be sure that your child knows what they are doing after school, before they leave in the morning. If there is a change to their normal dismissal plans, please send a note, email or ParentSquare message the teacher. If the teacher is not notified of the change by a parent, students will be sent home per their normal plan. We ask that phone calls with change of plans be limited to emergencies only. Urgent messages should not be left on teacher voice mails during the school day. We cannot guarantee that last minute messages will be delivered before the end of the day. Thanks for helping us limit classroom disruptions.

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PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE

If you call the school and don't get an answer, please leave a message. We often have only one person in the office answering calls, the doorbell and escorting kids to and from class and may not always be able to answer right away. We are unable to answer the door or phone between 3:00 -3:10 pm. Your call is important to us and we will call back as soon as we can.

Thanks for your understanding!

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CAR/WALKER ARRIVAL TIME 8:20 AM- CLASSROOM DOORS LOCK AT 8:30 AM

For the safety of our students, students that are parent drop off, walkers and bike riders are not to arrive before 8:20 am (8:15 am if eating breakfast). Bus riders arrive at 8:15 am because the school buses need to leave earlier to pick up middle school students. Classroom doors do not open until 8:20 am. We do not have space or the supervision for all students to safely line up outside the doors until 8:20 am.

Classroom doors shut and lock at 8:30 am. If your child is not in the classroom by 8:30 am, please walk them to the main front doors and ring the doorbell. Staff will escort them to class.

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Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.

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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

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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.

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.