Rock Creek Elementary-June 9, 2022
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
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
6/17- 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
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!
LOST AND FOUND
MEDICATION PICK-UP BY JUNE 21, 2022
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!
2022-2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST LINK
ROCK CREEK JUNE BIRTHDAYS
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.
Library Media Assistant
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE
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
PTC NEWS AND EVENTS
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!
Rock Creek PTC President
TreeRing will plant 81 trees in our name, thanks to PTC purchasing year books!
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
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/
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.
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!
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
REPEAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW
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.
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!
OHSU TEST KITS
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!
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)
- Head Start Application at Rock Creek
- 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.
View the BSD website in Arabic
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View the BSD website in Korean
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View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese