Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (3/5/2021)
You may have seen the Governor's announcement that K-5 schools need to be back to school in person by March 29th. Hopefully you received Superintendent Grotting's email in which he states that he is anticipating that there will be a mechanism that will allow our District to proceed with plans that are already in the works according to our current timeline. It is also anticipated that students will be allowed to remain in full-time Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), if they choose. We will continue to move forward with our plans to begin in-person learning for our K-2 students on April 5th. If anything changes, we will let you know! There has been a lot of information going out to families these past couple weeks. Thank you for taking the time to read these important communications. Please feel free to reach out with your questions and concerns.
We look forward to talking with Middle School parents this week for a Q&A regarding Hybrid Instruction. Our plans for welcoming students back to the building are full-steam ahead. We look forward to connecting with students in hybrid and CDL this spring.
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
- Tech Support & Library Check Out 11:00am-12:00pm
- Middle School Parent Hybrid/CDL Q & A Session 6:00pm Zoom Link
- Library Check Out 8:30am-10:00am
- Classroom Book Bag Pick Up 7:30am-12:30pm
- Springville Bookmobile 1:30pm-3:00pm
Library Check Out: 3:00pm-4:00pm
March 15: 6-8 Hybrid/CDL Survey Due
March 17: Reading Rally Drive Through Celebration
March 15-19: Spirit Week
March 22-26: Spring Break - No School
March 31: School Pictures - Save the Date!
April 5: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades K-2
April 12: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades 3-5
April 19: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades 6-8
Springville 6-8 Hybrid/CDL Parent Q&A Session
Click here for Hybrid/CDL Information, FAQ and other resources
Reading Rally 2021 has been a fun-filled two weeks! We have shared our curiosity, humor, culture, and so many interesting stories!
Many students have stretched their reading skills to a new level, by using perseverance to achieve challenging goals. We are so proud of each and every one of you, Springville Readers! Let’s give an extra big shout out to our 6th, 7th, & 8th graders who collectively read over 1,000 hours!
Reading Rally 2021 - EPIC CELEBRATION
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 17th. There will be live music, treats, and surprise rewards for all students! This is a drive-through event in the afternoon, and details will be announced this week.
There is still time...
(using a credit/debit card or PayPal account)
We are sincerely grateful for those who have generously donated to PTO. We have currently raised around 20% of our school goal of $25,000. Donation window is extended to this Friday, March 12th for those who haven’t had a chance to donate yet.
We would like to thank all the teachers, administrators, parents, and students who have participated in making this event a success. We are Springville Crew! This event is made possible by each of our teammates, including our sponsors (below).
With gratitude for all you do,
Your Springville PTO
Springville Spirit Week!
The countdown to Spirit Week has begun! From March 15th to the 19th, show your Springville Spirit by participating in fun activities throughout the week. We'll have a theme for each day, and invite you to join us as we celebrate Springville School Spirit! A description of each day's activity is below:
Monday: Crazy Hair Day...Show us your craziest hairstyles!
Tuesday: Team Spirit Day...Wear your favorite team colors or wear Springville Colors
Wednesday: Hero Day...Dress up like your favorite hero, a real-life hero or a fictional character!
Thursday: Hat Day
Friday: Mismatch Day
Please see the attached flyer for each day's theme/ activity. Go Wolves
Light the Fight Presents Don't Freak Out
Come learn the secret to staying calm and how to best help when those you care about need your support. Presented by David Kozlowski, Child and Family Therapist and Heidi Swapp, mom, and entrepreneur from the "light the fight" podcast.
Please join David Kozlowski and Heidi Swapp, for an evening virtual community event to learn how to partner with your children, help them combat anxiety and depression, and build high-quality relationships for life. March 11, 2021 from 7-9pm.
To register, click here: https://www.smore.com/db03p-sunset-hs-hosts-don-t-freak-out
Student Social Opportunities
Members of the Springville Behavioral Health and Wellness Team (Counselors, Administration, Student Success Coach, and more) are opening Zoom sessions to give students opportunities to have social time with peers during lunch.
Students can join a Zoom meeting during the time outlined in the schedule below. Come join us for some social fun time! Click on the button below the chart for zoom links.
Literacy Supports for Families
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University recognize that in these unprecedented times you are working hard to support your child’s literacy learning at home as best you can. They want to help. To that end, they have created free offerings for families.
We hope this is helpful to your students' families with their at-home learning! View families resources here: https://readingandwritingproject.org/resources/supports-for-familes
6 Ways to Help Your Child Find Success w At-Home Learning & Establish Executive Functioning Skills
OBOB Update 3/5/21
Half of the OBOB teams have completed all of their battles. These battlers can relax after doing such a great job battling this season! Despite OBOB being over Zoom, they've shown remarkable teamwork and have been so patient with glitches. They are still welcome to watch battles as audience members and participate in OBOB Activities posted at wolvesread.org.
For 13 teams, they are still hard at work reading! The questions and the opponents they will encounter this week are getting tougher. The Knockout battlers will have their semifinals and finals this Wednesday. And the Double Elimination battles will yield grade winners who will battle on March 17 for the title of School Champion.
Springville Library Corner
Book Check Out This Week
The Bookmobile is on the road for only two more Wednesdays! We will be making 3 stops:
- 7284 NW 170th Ave @ Abbey Creek Park from 1:33 - 2:00 pm
- NW 167TH Ave @ Mid-block between Catalpa St & Trillium St from 2:05 - 2:35pm
- NW 183RD AVE@ at the walk path by the gazebo (past Chemeketa) from 2:40 - 3:10 pm
The last day for the Bookmobile will be March 17th!
Don't forget these links:
Bethany Library News
February's issue features:
- Current Services at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
- Parent Information Series: Join us for one or all of our virtual parenting series on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Upcoming workshops include Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home on March 4 and Supporting Dual Language Learners on March 16.
- Picture Books by Black Authors: Own voices picture books great for K-2nd grade.
- Fantastic Fiction by Black Authors: New own voices titles for ages 8+
- Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids: Encourage kids to breathe, slow down and be present.
- Experiment Books for Young Scientists: Science experiments that even young children can do with adult help.
- Distance Learning Resources: Your libraries are ready to support parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources for distance learning. Find live tutoring, homework help, online reference materials, e-books, writing help and much more for all grades in both English and Spanish.
- Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
Community-Wide Conversation About Race
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
In our ongoing efforts to ensure equitable access, inclusion, and opportunity for our students, families, and staff, the Beaverton School District is engaging in the second of hopefully many community conversations around race, and as a valued member of our community we would like to cordially invite you to attend and participate! On Wednesday, March 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., we will be welcoming students, families, staff, and community members from throughout Beaverton and the surrounding region to join us in a virtual Southridge High School event. The afternoon will include the elevation of student and adult voices from our schools and community partners in two breakout sessions focused on specific topics within the conversation around race.
For more information, please visit: https://www.smore.com/hacb3
Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
- Contact information (phone number)
- Student ID
- Description of the issue
2020-2021 District Calendar
The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.
The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.