Rock Creek Elementary- March 31, 2022
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
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
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
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
NEWS FROM MICHELLE SCHIMPKE, SOCIAL WORKER
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
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!
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
ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)
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!
5th GRADE SEND-OFF FUNDRAISER
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 email@example.com with questions.
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.).
ART LITERACY TRAINING
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!
BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND 2022
4TH AND 5TH GRADE 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.
- 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
- After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify our school testing coordinator- Marjorie_downing@beaverton.k12.or.us
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>.
IMPORTANT ABSENCE INFORMATION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us. If sending an email please include both Jessica and Diana. Thank you so much for your cooperation!
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.
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!
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.
Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS
FAMILY RESOURCES & SCHOOL POLICY/INFORMATION
Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:
- Back To School Information (updated frequently)
- Help Center Newsletter
- Parent Support Group
- Approved After School Activities Link
- School Arrival Time
- Reporting School Absence Information
- Birthday Treats and Invitations
- Toys/Electronic Policy
- Change of After-school Plans
- Covid Testing in School
- Cedar Mill and Bethany Library News
- Learning Options- Application Deadlines
- Arrival Time at Rock Creek
- Birthday Treats/Prizes Policy
- Calling in Ill Student Policy
- Lost & Found
- District Back to School Page
- Safe Routes to School
- TAG Info
- Help with Technology
- Applying for Meal Benefits
- Local Food Resources
- Clothes for Kids
- Community Resources
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.
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View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese