Principal Update

10/2/20

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Greetings

Dear Beaumont Families,


90% of students are participating in class meets, and we are continuing to work on getting to 100%". I know that many of you have questions about the updates for the schedule. We will have the updates to you later this week. We are working with teachers to identify specifics at this time. Thank you for your patience with this matter.


You have received information about the postponement of the MAPs Testing sessions. Previously there was a plan to use MAP assessments for the purpose of identifying students that would be identified for single subject acceleration in math. Please see the most recent document below from the TAG department regarding single subject acceleration. Here is a link to the application.


In our next communication, we will also share with you the recorded Back to School Night Event. Unfortunately, there was a technical issue with the YouTube Livestream. We will send the event out shortly. Thank you for your patience with regard to this matter (SSA).


If you have not signed up for the Observer platform for CANVAS, please find the information below that will allow you to see your student's classes, assignments, and the teacher feedback on assignments. For Mid Term Grades, teachers will give grades for students that are in danger of failing. All other marks can be found in CANVAS. If you have questions about your student's marks, please contact the teacher for the content area of the question.


Have a great week.


Sincerely,

Harriette Vimegnon

Parents as Observers In Canvas

It is highly recommended that parents follow this guide to add themselves to their student’s Canvas account. This will allow them to follow all of their students' courses with ease viewing course content, assignment, and feedback/grades in Canvas.

It is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15th to October 15th in the United States. Every week we would like to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. We will showcase two individuals each time. This week we would like to share the following two people and their contributions so that we can celebrate and learn about their efforts.


https://brink.com/wonder/10-unsung-hispanic-heroes-that-changed-history/

By Joel Foster


3. Hector P. Garcia – Helped bring recognition to Hispanic World War II Veterans

Hector P. Garcia led a long, decorated career as a US Army officer who served in World War II, earning six Bronze Stars for his efforts. But perhaps his bravest mission involved putting his name on the line for a fellow fallen soldier. In 1945, Army Private Félix Longoria was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Philippines. Longoria’s body was returned to his native Three Rivers, Texas, where his family sought to use a funeral chapel in the town. However, Longoria’s family was rebuffed when the funeral director stated that “the whites won’t like it” if the service were held at the chapel. After hearing about Longoria’s story, Garcia lobbied then-President Lyndon B. Johnson to correct the situation. Johnson eventually heard about Garcia’s efforts and agreed that Longoria is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

4. Dolores Huerta – Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union

Huerta is perhaps the best known on the list, as she’s considered one of the most important labor activists in US history. In 1960, Huerta founded the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA), where she set up voter drives and lobbied politicians to provide pensions and public assistance for non-citizen migrant workers. Alongside Cesar Chavez and Gilberto Padilla, Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA). While Chavez served as the charismatic leader, Huerta played an equally valuable role in organizing and negotiating with businesses to provide fair treatment for workers. In 1965, Huerta oversaw the merging of the AWA and the NFWA to create the United Farm Workers. This group went on to organize the famous strike by California grape pickers that led to 26 companies agreeing to improve working conditions. Throughout the past four decades, Huerta continued her fight to improve the often-overlooked plight of migrant farmworkers. Last month, a documentary film about Huerta’s life, titled Dolores, was released in US theaters.

Introducing Ms. Jaimie Carr

Hello, I'm Jaimie Carr. I am a 6th grade integrated science teacher. I truly love teaching middle school science! I have been a teacher for 13 years. Before choosing to become a teacher I was a wildland firefighter, a vet assistant, and a research biologist. Science is so much fun and I can't wait to share it with your students.

At home, I have a 6-year-old daughter, a husband, a cat, and a dog. We spend most of our free time enjoying the natural world. One of my life goals is to visit every national park in the United States. I have been to 26 so far. Most weekends we are on the river kiteboarding or learning to wind wing.


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Thank you -
Jaimie Carr

6th Grade Integrated Science Teacher
Beaumont Middle School
jcarr1@pps.net

503-916-5610 ext: 70412
http://bit.ly/Carr6thGrade

District Updates

  • Important Information About Meal Benefits

While meals are served at no cost to children ages 1-18 at several Portland Public School sites through December, there are several benefits for eligible families to submit a meal application this school year. 1) To ensure eligible students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals continue to receive meals at no cost for the entire school year (past December) 2) Families approved for free and reduced-price meals may be eligible to receive future potential government assistance such as Pandemic EBT benefits. 3) Families may be eligible for other benefits such as school-related fee reduction or waivers, low-cost internet, and health coverage.

Families have the following options to submit a meal application:

  1. Online at www.schoolcafe.com/pps.

  2. Print, complete, and mail back a paper meal application (https://www.pps.net/Page/2464) to PPS Nutrition Services, 501 N. Dixon St., Portland, OR 97227.

  3. Request a paper meal application be mailed home from mealbenefits@pps.net or call 503.916.3402.

Families do not need to submit a meal application if any of the following apply:

  1. A meal application has been submitted and approved for the 2020-21 school year.

  2. The household received a 2020-21 Direct Certification Approval letter.

  3. All students in the household attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (list located online: https://www.pps.net/Page/2088) where students eat meals at no cost.

  4. The household does not meet the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines

For meal benefits-related questions, please call 503.916.3402 or email mealbenefits@pps.net.

Important Date

10/9 Statewide Inservice Day: No School For Students

10/14 Beaumont PTA Meeting @7PM

10/20 Beaumont TAG Night @6PM

10/21 Beaumont Foundation Meeting @7PM

10/22 Latino Parent Welcome Meeting @ 4PM