DOLPHIN DIGEST 4/6/20
Community Newsletter for Arleta School
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Now-Apr. 28: School is out
- Apr. 13-17: VIRTUAL Spirit Week
- Apr. 14: VIRTUAL PTA Meeting | 6pm
- Apr. 29: Return to school (fingers crossed!)
STAY CONNECTED TO ARLETA SCHOOL
DAILY MEAL SITES OPEN
Portland Public Schools continues to provide updates and resources for families and staff: https://www.pps.net/Page/15080
Borrow a computer for free: PPS is offering loaner chrombooks for PPS students. Fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR9vU1RGTJigjBOlpYQwi4DHLNbZVJ07PdhAsj3c13VeqMxQ/viewform
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Multnomah County Crisis Services, Crisis Line: (503) 988-4888
Urgent Walk-In Clinic 4212 SE Division (503) 963-2575 (Like Zoom Care for Mental Health)
DAILY 7am-10:30pm - OHP, insurance not a barrier
Kaiser Crisis Line: (503) 331-6425
National Suicide Prevention Hotline, English: 1 (800) 273-8255, Spanish: 1 (800) 628-9454
Oregon Youthline: Text: Teen2Teen to 839863 to instantly text with another person
Trevor Project: Text START to 678678 or TrevorLifeLine 1(866) 488-7386
Comcast Internet Essentials is providing two free months of Internet service to anyone who signs up: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
How to talk to your children about COVID-19: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
PDX Parent COVID-19 Resources for Portland Families
VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK 4/13 - 4/17
4/13: PJ Day
4/14: Draw a picture of Arleta School
4/15: Wacky Wednesday
4/16: Chalk your walk (draw/write a happy message with sidewalk chalk, or use rocks/petals/ sticks, etc)
4/17: Formal Friday (let's get fancy!)
Share your photos starting 4/13 by messaging them on Facebook (@ArletaK8), commenting on our upcoming Facebook posts or email them to ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
RUN FOR THE ARTS CANCELLED :(
Teachers and staff are putting all their energy into new distance learning, which unfortunately means that Run for the Arts is cancelled for this year. On the bright side, Arleta has a healthy arts budget for next year so we can look forward to some great programming!
Please join the virtual PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 14th from 6-7:30pm. We'll be discussing ways to support Arleta families during the pandemic, hear from administrators about distance learning and have time to ask questions, share feedback and connect with other parents.
Join the meeting by clicking this link:
Meeting ID: 309 452 372
Got other ideas to improve our school? Consider taking on a board or committee role starting next school year. The commitment can be as little or as much time as you can give and all are welcome! Read about the positions available here. Email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com if you have questions.
Thank you for supporting the Arleta PTA!
BOTTLE DROP IS STILL OPEN
AMAZON WISH LIST FOR TEACHERS & STAFF
Throughout the school year, supplies are consumed and new needs arise. That’s why Arleta now has an Amazon Wish List of items added by teachers and staff. Please consider adding an item or two when you do your regular Amazon shopping. And when you use Amazon Smile and link your Amazon account to Arleta School PTA, Amazon will also donate 0.5% of your total purchase (at no additional cost to you)! Questions – email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
Link to Wish List is: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3S713LRBVHEI6
And instructions can be found here: http://www.arletapta.org/ways-to-help---join.html
NO COST WAYS TO SUPPORT ARLETA
The Arleta PTA participates in THREE no-cost shopping rewards programs - Fred Meyer Community Rewards, AmazonSmile and Bottle Drop.
1. By linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Arleta PTA and scanning your rewards card when you shop, a percentage of your purchase goes to the PTA. Sign up here. (And you'll still get your cash back rewards!)
2. Amazon has a similar program, called AmazonSmile. Select "Arleta School PTA" as your charitable organization to receive donations when you shop Amazon. Once you sign up, just go to smile.amazon.com to do your usual Amazon shopping. While there is no app, you can create a shortcut on your phone by going to smile.amazon.com in your browser, tap the Share button, then tap Add to Homescreen.
3. Donate your redeemable cans and bottles to Arleta through Bottle Drop. Grab a blue bag from the school office and FILL it up then take it to a Bottle Drop site, OR email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will come pick it up. (Arleta pays a fee for the bags, so let's fill them to the top!)
FILL OUT US CENSUS 2020
Did you know that the US has counted its population every 10 years since 1790? The US Census 2020 is the latest update. Mail notifications have been sent out already and now is the time to stay home & send your household information online, by phone, or by mail. It's quick, safe, secure, and confidential. As our neighborhood grows it is important that every person is included in the count. Federal funding for schools, roads, fire fighters, hospitals, and other services depend on census data. More information is available at https://2020census.gov/.
REGISTER TO VOTE BY 4/28 | PRIMARY ELECTION IS 5/19
Register to vote or update your registration. Update voter registration information before April 28th. Mailers go out at the end of April.