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Rock Creek Elementary-June 9, 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

JUNE

6/10-OBOB Popsicle Party 12:15-1:20 for OBOB participants

6/10-PTC The Meating Place Fundraiser- see below in PTC News for more info

6/14-OMSI visiting 3rd grade

6/15-5th Grade Send-Off Event

6/16-Field Day

6/17- 2nd Grade Field Trip

6/20-JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY-SCHOOL CLOSED

6/21-Early Release 1:00 pm (Last day of school for students)

6/21-School Medication Pick-up day- Please pick up your student meds

6/30-Office Closed for Summer-Reopens August 1st, 2022

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IPADS , CHROMEBOOKS AND CHARGERS


We are missing Chromebooks and iPads and chargers. If your student had a BSD iPad and charger or BSD Chromebook and charger to use while on Temporary Remote Learning, please make sure you return them before June 17, 2022.

Our IT department thanks you!

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LOST AND FOUND

Our Lost and Found areas are overflowing! Please have your student check for lost items in the cafeteria closet and our small items shelf in the hallway by the gym doors. If items have a name, we will deliver them to the classroom. All items left after June 29th will be donated to the Beaverton Clothes Closet.
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MEDICATION PICK-UP BY JUNE 21, 2022

Did you bring medication to the office for your child to take at school this year? If so, it will need to be picked up by June 21st. All medication must be picked up by an adult and cannot be sent home with students. Medications remaining after June 21st will be discarded. We are not allowed to keep medications for next year, new medications and forms are required for each school year. If you have any questions please contact the school office at 503-356-2450
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INCOMING 2022-2023 KINDERGARTNERS

KINDERGARTEN ADVENTURE CAMP!

We are so lucky to be able to offer Kindy Adventure Camp this summer for our incoming Rock Creek kindergartners! If you know of anyone who has an incoming kindergartner, please encourage them to get registered asap, so that they can be on the list to participate in this amazing opportunity! Our Rock Creek Kindergarten teachers will be with the students this August 8-11 from 8 am to 11am daily. There will be bus transportation available for those that live outside the walking zone, too! Please fill out this form to reserve your child's spot today!


Kindy Adventure Camp Reservation Form

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2022-2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST LINK

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ROCK CREEK JUNE BIRTHDAYS

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LIBRARY NEWS

BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED JUNE 6TH

Books, Books, Books

Calling for the return of all library books. After June 3rd, students will no longer be checking out books. Our target date for getting all checked out books returned is Monday, June 6th.


I will be sending out notices via email to show all the books that are currently checked out on your student(s) accounts. Starting June 6th, the library system will be sending out overdue notices frequently. As soon as the books are returned, the emails will stop.


At the end of the school year any book checked out will become a fine on your student’s account. You can pay these fines through the BSD website online payments.


You can also replace the book with the same title and author, it doesn’t need to be a new book but must be in good shape.


Connie Hilger
Library Media Assistant

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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE

This summer, children can access free breakfasts and lunches through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the BSD Nutrition Services Department. All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible. There is no application or registration required. Children must be present and eat all meals on-site. Adults are welcome to purchase and enjoy a meal with their children. Breakfast is $2.75 and lunch is $4.75.
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For more information, up-to-date serving times and a map of Summer Meal Service sites, visit the Summer Meal Service webpage.

SCHOOL MEALS FOR 2022-2023

Next school year, breakfast and lunch will no longer be free for all students. USDA meal waivers that have permitted all students to eat for free the last two years are set to expire June 30, 2022.

Families can apply for meal benefits for school year 2022-2023 beginning July 1 online at: www.schoolcafe.com

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PTC NEWS AND EVENTS

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Thank You and Let's Welcome Our New PTC Board!

Greetings Rock Creek Families,


I can't believe we are at the single digit countdown for summer break! Before we say goodbye to the year I wanted to thank YOU for making our Rock Creek Community the great place it is. Many of you have volunteered on campus, given time outside of the classroom and donated in many fashions to support our campus staff and students. While we would have liked to have hosted more in-person events, I'm thankful for what we were able to make happen this year. Such as the Rock Creek Family Fun Run last month, which had 196 registants and raised over $5,300, WOW!


This year was supported and lead by a very talented Rock Creek PTC Board. They guided us all through unknown times, policy changes, and lots of "hope" we can make this work. I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with these women who have made our school and community stronger alongside Tiffany's leadership on campus.


Thank you to Sharon Zell, Leda Mareth, Marianthe Tufts, Becky Erion, Erica Johnson, Michele Simantel, Jodi Bean and all of the many Committee Volunteers. You all made this year possible with your creativity and energy!


I'm (already) looking forward to the fall and our incoming PTC Board, who are busy working on the plan for next year, get excited! Please join me in congratulations to our new 2022/2023 Rock Creek PTC Board, who will lead our next chapter at Rock Creek.


I wish you all a fantastic summer with lots of memories made with your families!


Cheers-

Chanel Sheragy

Rock Creek PTC President

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TreeRing will plant 81 trees in our name, thanks to PTC purchasing year books!

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!

Field Day this June!

Field day is back! This is a fun day that Mr. Bigham, or fearless PE teacher, has put together for the kids, but he needs your help! Volunteers are needed as follows for Field day on Thursday June 16th:


8:40-10:30: Run the stations for grades 3 - 5. We will need 34 volunteers during this time.

8:40-10:30: Face Painting for grades 3 - 5. We will need 6 volunteers during this time.

1:05-2:55: Face Painting for grades K - 2. We will need 6 volunteers during this time.

The 5th graders will be running the stations for grades K - 2. This will be a great leadership opportunity for them!


Sign up in Better Impact: FIELD DAY SIGN UP

https://app.betterimpact.com/Login/Login?returnUrl=%2FVolunteer%2FSchedule%2FOpportunities


All volunteers must have their vaccination card or exemption uploaded into better impact. For instructions on how to do this, copy and paste this address in a new window. http://rockcreekptc.org/2021/09/27/how-to-upload-your-vaccination-card-on-my-impact-page/

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Meating Place Fundraiser this Friday!!

Head to a place where everyone will learn your name... and, that place is The Meating Place. The Meating Place has been in business for over 40 Years and a LONG-TIME supporter of the Rock Creek PTC! The Meating Place and your PTC invite you to visit the Butcher Shop on Friday June 10th from 9am to 6pm to purchase your favorite steaks, bacon, lunch meat, pepperoni, and more – custom processing and the café are excluded. The Meating Place will donate 50% of profits to our PTC. The Meating Place is located at 6585 NW Cornelius Pass Road. Please show the attached flyer to have your purchase contribute to the fundraising event.

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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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CLUB K NEWS

Join Club K for a Virtual Information Night on Monday June 13th at 6:30 pm to learn about Program Operations and Registration procedures for the 2022-2023 school year. As we head into a new school year, Club K is excited to be running programs at all of our school communities to support working families! During the information night, families will learn about programming and enrichment supports, safety guidelines and package options for tuition. We will also have a questions and answer session to answer important questions from our families as they return to after school care with Club K After School Zone. We hope to see you there!


Click on the link below to register: Club K Information Night

Rock Creek School provides the above information as a resource only for families and does not constitute an endorsement of the provider.
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REPEAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW

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CEDAR MILL AND BETHANY LIBRARY NEWS

Summer Reading Started June 1st


Summer is a great time to read what you like, learn new things, and have fun! Read Beyond the Beaten Path is our Summer Reading program for all ages! Summer Reading launched on June 1st.


Summer reading is simple for kids from birth through fifth grade! Set a reading goal, read or be read to, and track your reading progress using Beanstack (an online reading program) or our printed reading log.

Between July 15 and August 31, stop by Cedar Mill or Bethany Library, report your completed your goal, and choose a free prize book to take home! Find more details on our summer reading kids page. We’ll have in-person storytimes and free events for all ages throughout the summer- see our events calendar. Are you a teen or adult? You can participate in summer reading too!

Join us for an after-hours Summer Reading Festival, on Friday June 24 from 6-8 pm at Cedar Mill Library. Kids can make crafts, play carnival games, play giant board games like Jenga and more. Adults can enter to win several great raffle prizes.

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PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE

We are unable to answer the door or phone during Dismissal 3:00 -3:10 pm.

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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OHSU TEST KITS

This is just a reminder that the last week of testing will be June 13th. The last test sent out will be on Friday, June 10th. BSD will not be offering OHSU Weekly COVID Screening testing during the summer. Additionally at this time, BSD will not be participating in the OSHU Weekly Screening program for the 2022-23 school year.


Thanks!!

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Have a Safe Summer!

As you and your children get ready for a summer of fun and adventure, review the PALS slogan to help all have a healthy, happy, fun- filled summer!

P – Polite: Respect all road users.
A – Alert: Keep your eyes, ears, and brain open and ready.
L – Legal: Obey all signs and signals, know your rights AND responsibilities.
S – Safe: Know your abilities to make good choices.


This summer try mapping your route to school, community center, pool, or park. List positives and negatives about the trip. What can you/we do to make it better? Try writing a letter to your local newspaper or schoolteacher about where you’ve gone, how many miles traveled, and what improvements you’d like to see on those routes. Maybe we can make them better!

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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

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.

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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.