Principal Update

11/1/20

Greetings

This year has been very challenging. We have been tested in every area of our lives. There are some things that we have control over, and there are others that we have to mitigate as best as we can. Those things that are out of our control continue to mold our character, by how we deal with them and our attitude as we go through them.


As Principal of Beaumont, I am grateful to our staff. They are working diligently to create an online instructional experience to meet the needs of all of our students. Thank you Beaumont families for the support that we have received from the community. Feel free to reach out to us as needed so that we can continue to refine our work.


As we complete our weekend, things in America are getting a little tense. As a district, our goal is to prepare students for graduation with the skills and training that will prepare them to contribute to society in a way that is collaborative, respectful empathetic, and meaningful. We will continue to create academic and social-emotional experiences that allow our students to build the characteristics listed in the PPS Graduate Portrait. We invite you to review the district document at your leisure.


Next week is a 4 day school week. There will be no classes on Friday, November 6th. This is a Professional Development day for teachers. The following week, we will celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th. The week of the 11th will be modified by eliminating the "skinny day." This is the day where students see all of their teachers. That being said, the instruction that typically happens on Wednesday will be pushed to Thursday, and the instruction from Thursday will be pushed to Friday.


On November 10th the Beaumont Parents for Racial Equity will meet at 7 PM. We invite you to see the agenda and details below.


Thank you to those of you who participated in last week's Spirit Week! We had so much fun showing our school spirit and learning about each other. There will be other fun events/activities coming down the pike - stay tuned! Please check out our students' and staffs' 15-second Flipgrid videos. Stay Tuned for more information on the 2020-2021 yearbook. It will be a bit different this year. More news to come shortly.


Also in this message, you will see information about ParentVue, Canvas Observer, Health-based Centers, and DreamBox Math, a new tool that is being used by our math teachers. You can find the district updates for Distance Learning here.


Finally, we would like to introduce Mr. Patrick Stoudt who has joined our team. He is currently teaching 7th Grade Language Arts and the Creative Writing Elective classes that were previously taught by Ms. Dulin.


Have a safe week.

Regards,


Harriette Vimegnon

10 Steps That You May Consider During These Challenging Times

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ParentVue and Annual Student Verification Form and Canvas

Have you updated your personal contact information in ParentVue? If not, we invite you to log on to ParentVue to review your personal information and emergency contacts. If the information is the same, you will select to confirm the information. However, if the information is outdated, please enter the new information. Thank you in advance for completing this step. This will ensure that we are able to communicate with you as needed to support your student.


You can find more information about signing up for ParentVue by following this link.


As a reminder, to locate information about Canvas Observer, you can find information here in English or in Spanish. Additional there is a video that explains how to Navigate Canvas.

PPS School Based Health Centers

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Dear PPS Families,

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in children accessing preventative medical services like vaccines and well-child checks. We’re happy to announce that we have re-opened two of PPS’ school-based health centers to provide access to medical services for students while the district continues to hold classes remotely. School-based health centers offer quality, affordable health care by doctors and Family Nurse Practitioners for children and youth with no out of pocket cost.

The opening of the Benson Wellness Center will join the Roosevelt Student Health Center as the second school-based health center to re-open in PPS. These centers provide students an additional option to access health care aside from their primary care provider and serve students who don’t have access to health care.

Benson Wellness Center

  • Where: Benson Polytechnic High School, 546 NE 12th
  • Serves: All PPS students ages 7 to 21
  • Partners: Oregon Health Services University, Multnomah County, Multnomah Education Service District
  • Services: Regular check-up, sports physicals, primary care, immunizations, injury evaluation, mental health and substance use evaluation and treatment, sexual health, other medical questions. The center does not offer COVID-19 testing but can refer patients to testing sites sponsored by OHSU or Multnomah County.
  • If you need care: Call 503-494-8505 to register for first-time patients; call 503-418-0409 to make an appointment, in-person or virtual. Please note that face masks are required during appointments.

Roosevelt Student Health Center

  • Where: Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central St.
  • Serves: All K-12 youth that lives in Multnomah County
  • Provider: Multnomah County
  • Services: Check-ups, sports physical, immunizations, illness or injury, flu shots, COVID-19 testing, reproductive health, prescriptions, lab tests, counseling.
  • If you need care: Call 503-988-3909 to schedule an appointment (in-person or virtual)
  • Other options: Any PPS student can utilize, at no cost, the Multnomah County Student Health Centers at David Douglas High School (call 503-988-3554) and Parkrose High School (503-988-3392), including COVID-19 testing. More information is available at the Multnomah County Student Health Center website.

Also, we’d like to remind families that medical insurance is available at no cost to any youth 18 or younger, regardless of immigration status, through the Oregon Health Plan. Please see the OHP flyer for more information.

If you have any questions about student health services, feel free to contact Leti Ayala, PPS Health Services Coordinator, at layalaguillen@pps.net.

Beaumont, Rigler, Alameda Parents for Racial Equity November 2020 Newsletter

Meeting Agenda


Join Us for a Conversation on Student Affinity Groups

Tuesday, November 10th, 7 pm - 8 pm

Click Here for the meeting agenda with Zoom link


Featuring Beaumont Faculty

Bryan Butcher, Black Student Union

Dianne Brennen, Queer Straight Alliance

Christopher Eltagonde, Asian Pacific Islander Union

Crystal Marion, Girls of Color

Oscar Campos, MEChA Latinx Group


What are Student Affinity Groups? Why are they important?


“Students need to be able to be themselves at school—and that’s where affinity groups come in. A group of students who share an identity are going to relate to each other in ways they can’t with peers who can’t or don’t understand their experience. It’s about safety and, in some cases, about fundamental issues of injustice.” says Monita Bell of Teaching Tolerance.


Affinity groups offer many benefits. They support students' feelings of belonging. They help students develop a positive racial identity, which links to academic achievement.


Affirming identity, building community, cultivating leadership: these 3 steps support youth’s positive racial development, says Dr. Beverly Tatum, renowned psychologist.


Children’s racial identity development starts early and builds as they grow. Young children typically do not have affinity groups. Instead, parents can talk to children about race, early and often, especially white parents.


For white students and adults, affinity group experience can help their own racial identity development and increase their understanding and action for equity.


Keep the conversation going at Home

Short video of Barbie & Nikki discuss racism and white privilege

12 Inspiring Movies featuring Latinx Families

21 Anti-racism videos to share with kids


Did you know?

Oregon recently passed a law called All Students Belong, which prohibits hate symbols and requires schools to adopt policies to respond to bias incidents.

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Beaumont, Rigler, Alameda Parents for Racial Equity

Novembre , 2020 Boletin Informativo


Únase a nosotros para una conversación sobre

Grupos de afinidad de estudiantes

Martes, 10 de noviembre, de 19:00 a 20:00


Haga clic aquí para ver la agenda de la reunión con el enlace Zoom


Con Líder de la facultad de Beaumont

Bryan Butcher, Black Student Union

Dianne Brennen, Queer Straight Alliance

Christopher Eltagonde, Asian Pacific Islander Union

Crystal Marion, Girls of Color

Oscar Campos, MEChA Latinx Group


¿Qué son los grupos de afinidad de estudiantes? ¿Por qué son importantes?


“Los estudiantes deben poder ser ellos mismos en la escuela, y ahí es donde entran los grupos de afinidad. Un grupo de estudiantes que comparten una identidad se relacionarán entre sí de formas que no pueden con sus compañeros que no entienden su experiencia. Se trata de seguridad y, en algunos casos, de cuestiones fundamentales de injusticia,” dice Monita Bell en Teaching Tolerance.


Los grupos de afinidad ofrecen muchos beneficios, por ejemplo como este grupo para niñas Latinas. Apoyan los sentimientos de pertenencia de los estudiantes. Ayudan a los estudiantes a desarrollar una identidad racial positiva, que se vincula con el rendimiento académico.


Afirmar la identidad, construir una comunidad, cultivar el liderazgo: estos 3 pasos apoyan el desarrollo racial positivo de los jóvenes, dice la Dra. Beverly Tatum, reconocida psicóloga.


El desarrollo de la identidad racial de los niños comienza temprano y se desarrolla a lo largo de la escuela primaria. Los niños pequeños normalmente no tienen grupos de afinidad.


En cambio, los padres pueden hablar con los niños sobre la raza, desde temprano y con frecuencia, especialmente los padres blancos.


Mantenga la conversación en casa

Un articulo ¿Cómo hablar con mis hijos de racismo?

12 películas inspiradoras con familias latinas

21 videos contra el racismo para compartir con los niños


¿Sabías?

Oregon aprobó recientemente una ley llamada Todos los estudiantes pertenecen, que prohíbe los símbolos de odio y requiere que las escuelas adopten políticas para responder a los incidentes de prejuicios.


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DreamBox for Math

DreamBox is an online math program that is both engaging and proven to boost your student's math performance. Whether your learner is a math whiz or needs help filling in some gaps, the DreamBox platform provides your student with the individualized lessons they need to succeed. Below are some resources about the program.

Introduction to DreamBox Video

Parent Letter and How to Access Your Family Dashboard

Using the Family Dashboard Video

If you have specific questions about your student please contact their math teacher.

If you have any general questions about DreamBox or other math-related topics please contact me at rsuckow@pps.net. I look forward to the year ahead.


Introducing Mr. Patrick Stoudt

My name is Patrick Stoudt and I am excited to join the staff, teaching creative writing and social studies. I use the pronouns he/him/his. I can't wait to get started and find out what exciting things have been happening so far this year. I live in Portland with my partner, Charity, and our two dogs, Bohdi and Bernie (the pups may make a few appearances on camera this year). I am passionate about reading, writing, eating, and never using Oxford commas. I was born and raised in South Los Angeles, so I still wear shorts year-round, watch Dodgers games and call freeways “The 5” or “The 405”.


I read every day, and usually have two or three books going simultaneously. I enjoy many different styles, however this year I have mostly read historical nonfiction. I'll never shy away from a recommendation though, so be sure to let me know if you read anything good! I also write every day, but I bet you do too. Whether it’s sending a text, replying to an email, commenting on a friend’s story, or scribbling, “Have a great day” on a post-it note that you stick on the top of your loved one’s computer, we’re all writers. And we should be.


Thank you all for welcoming me into the community. I look forward to working with you!

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Upcoming Dates

  • November 6th Teacher Planning Day: School Closed

  • November 10th: Beaumont Parents For Racial Equity Meeting

  • November 11th: Veterans Day: School Closed 7 PM

  • November 23 and 24: Parent-Teacher Conferences (day and evening).

  • November 25-27: Fall Break: Schools are closed.