Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

January 29, 2021

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Classroom Spotlight - Ms. Chou's Class

Visit a newsletter created by Ms. Chou's 2nd grade class.

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ELMN Virtual Assembly - January
Elmonica Newsletter January 29 2021
Resumen del boletín de Elmonica 29 de enero de 2021

Dear Families,

You received information this week that our K-2 students may have the opportunity to return to school for a half day of Hybrid learning in April. Linked below is a video highlighting the key points of the Hybrid model at this point in time.

Next week you will receive a survey to inform the school district if you will choose for your child or children to attend Hybrid or remain home in comprehensive distance learning. This survey is required. Please look for the survey in your email on Monday, February 1.

Here are a few questions I anticipate you will be wondering about:

  1. At this time we do not know the start and stop times for the am and pm sessions. We will get that information out as soon as it has been determined.
  2. It is not possible for us to share which students are in AM and which students are in PM sessions for hybrid. This will be confirmed once we know how many students select hybrid and we can even out the numbers in the sessions.
  3. All students from the same family in the same school will be assigned to the same AM or PM hybrid session.

Please watch the video and read through the Hybrid FAQ document linked below. If your question is not answered, please feel free to email me your question.

Hybrid (English): https://youtu.be/9BH4Sly3vCc
Hybrid (Spanish): https://youtu.be/3gi59sMyMEk

Hybrid FAQ's


Kalay McNamee, Principal


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Calendar / Monthly Theme

Monday, February 1

Tuesday, February 2

11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up

Wednesday, February 3

Library Book Bus (Return books or unused school technology)

1:35 Schendel Avenue

2:10 Hurrell Lane & 174th Place

Thursday, February 4

11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up

Friday, February 5

NO SCHOOL - Grading Day - No Students

February Word of the Month is ANTI-RACISM!

Please join our school in our commitment to being inclusive, tolerant, and allies/partners with our black, indigenous, and persons of color (BIPOC) community.

02/01 - 02/05 - Kindness Week! - Do a random act of kindness for someone in your family!

02/08 - 2/12 - Reading w/ New Characters - look and explore new books with characters that might look different than you, live somewhere different or those who have different customs and traditions.

02/15 - 2/19 - Crazy Week! Crazy hair? Crazy socks? Crazy clothes? All of the crazy?!? Dress up and snap a picture during the week to show how crazy you can be :)

2/22 - 2/26 - Anti-Bullying / Anti-Racist - create and work on signs, posters, and art that we can display when students return to school to remind them that an Elmonica Engineer stands up to bullying and racism.

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Music and PE Supply Kits

Hi Elmonica families! Our parent club has generously worked together with Mrs. McNamee and our music and PE specialist team to fund and put together music and PE kits for all Elmonica students! Next week you can come to Elmonica on Wednesday or Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM to pick up your child's kit if you haven't already received it. The kits will be organized under the covered area of the playground by grade level/teacher and are labelled with students' names. Please be sure to only touch your child's kit and maintain six feet of distance from anyone else who may be picking up a kit. In order to minimize potential crowding, we are asking that if you are picking up a kit for a K-2 student please try to come between 8:30 and 12:00, and if you are picking up a kit for a 3-5 student please try to come between 12:00 and 4:00. If you are unable to collect your child's kit during these days/times please contact one of our music or PE specialists.

Specialist contact info:

Sarah Heatherly: sarah_heatherly@beaverton.k12.or.us

Katie DeGandi: katheryn_degandi@beaverton.k12.or.us

Karl Gustafson: karl_gustafson@beaverton.k12.or.us

Bret Skagerberg: bret_skagerberg@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Congrats to Ms. Stauffer's 4th grade class

Ms. Stauffer's class reached their goal to buy 100 new historical fiction books and series! Thank you to all the donors who are helping to expand this classroom library. You're not just buying a book, but helping a student fall in love with a new genre because they have the right book in their hands. It's truly a wonder how something so small can spark such great learning when the right tools are available.
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Kids Heart Challenge

Elmonica Elementary has officially started Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Have you met the Heart Heroes yet? Each Heart Hero has a special message to keep our students’ hearts happy and healthy! And, students can earn members of the Heart Heroes when they raise life-saving donations to help those with special hearts.

Sign up online at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge

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BCL Grab and Go Library at Main

BCL Grab & Go is now available at the main library! This service includes limited browsing of the collections (both floors), holds pickup (with staff assistance), returns, quick help with questions and reading suggestions, library cards, self-checkout machines, copiers, and lobby restrooms. While BCL Grab & Go is not currently available at the Murray Scholls branch, BCL To Go holds pickup by drop-in and by appointment remain available at both library locations.

At the main library, the service hours for BCL Grab & Go, BCL To Go, and Computer Lab are Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday - Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (closed Thursday). These are also the hours for Ask the Library phone service. At the Murray Scholls branch, BCL To Go is in service Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. (closed Monday, Thursday, and Sunday).

The library continues to provide many services you can access at home - virtual events and recorded videos for all ages, eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming video, language learning, and more - all for free.

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Winter Food Resources

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Technology Help and Support

Student Help Deck

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F



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Community Resources

Winter Food Resources and Other Family Support

Elmonica Shared Photo Album 2020-2021

Share your Elmonica child's photos with teachers, staff and others in our community! We will happily share our students photos on Elmonica's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). You can find short webinars about Canvas, SeeSaw, Dreambox, and much more.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion, and international-mindedness.

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