Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

September 4, 2020

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Elmonica Families,

This week teachers and staff have been working hard learning better ways to deliver instruction to meet the needs of our learners in a distance learning environment. Yesterday you should have received an email from your child's new teacher. Today teachers are producing Back To School Night videos for parents and families to view next week. Each video will be followed by a live question and answer session in the late afternoon or early evening. Please refer to the schedule below for the dates and times for your child or children.


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). They will be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

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Calendar

September 8, 9, 10

Back to School Presentations - see schedule below.


Thursday, September 10

School Success Kit for pick up @ 2pm-4pm

To reserve a success kit for your child, please read the article below.


Monday, September 14

First Day of School 8:30-2:30 Grades 1-5

Kindergarten Individual Consultations (by appointment)


Tuesday, September 15

Kindergarten Individual Consultations (by appointment)


Thursday, September 17

First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names A-L)


Friday, September 18

First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names M-Z)


School Calendar

A school events calendar can be found on the school website. This calendar will have our most current events and will be updated on a regular basis. The District Calendar is available through this link.

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Back To School Presentations

Presentation Schedule

Next week Back To School Presentation YouTube links will be emailed to families. You will have a day or more to view the video. In the late afternoon and evenings, following the videos, we will be holding a Question and Answer session for each grade level with teachers. We also plan to have interpreters available for families. We can have up to 5 interpreters at one time. Spanish and Japanese have been secured. We are working to provide Cantonese, Russian and Vietnamese as well.


When you are emailed the YouTube video link, please put any questions you have in the comment section of YouTube video. Proctors will read through questions in preparation for the Live Question and Answer Zoom meeting.

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Information

The First Day


  • The first day of school for grade 1-5 students will be Monday, September 14.
  • First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names A-L)
  • First Day of School 8:30 am - Kindergarten (last names M-Z)



School Hours

Our current plan is for the school day to run from 8:30am-2:30pm, every day, Monday-Friday. More information will be forthcoming in the next several weeks as teachers return and begin to plan their daily schedule.


School Office Hours

You may call the school office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call with your questions or if you need help. Please leave a message if the call goes to voicemail. If you have papers to return to school, please take a clear picture or scan your documents to evelyn_warmflash@beaverton.k12.or.us.


Technology - Student Help Desk

The student help desk will resume operations beginning Tuesday, September 8.

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F

503-356-4656

shd@beaverton.k12.or.us


Child needs Technology?

All students grades K-2 are assigned an iPad. All students grades 3-5 are assigned a Chromebook. If you were unable to pick up on September 4, please complete a student helpdesk request at shd@beaverton.k12.or.us to arrange a date and time for technology pick up.

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School Supplies Success Kits

With the school year approaching fast and knowing you share our eagerness to get back to learning and a ‘normal’ routine, we wanted to make sure you all had the supplies needed at home to tackle remote learning. Elmonica and the Beaverton School District understand the importance of having the necessary school supplies available at home, and realize that this could cause additional stress obtaining them. We have 190 supply bags available to families in need of supplies. The list of supplies within the bag can be found below to help you decide if you are in need of a bag or not. We have a supply pick up window on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 from 2PM-4PM @ Elmonica Elementary. Additional details will follow.


Items Included in Supply Kits:

  • Earbuds

  • Pencils and pens

  • Spiral notebooks or composition books

  • Colored Markers

  • Glue stick

  • Small dry-erase board with dry-erase marker


We know that this is not a comprehensive list, and that teachers may be asking you to have more items on hand, but this should allow your child instant access to their comprehensive distant learning education.


If you need a kit and would like us to reserve one for you, please click on the link below and complete the form. Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, September 10th, from 2PM-4PM to pick up your child(ren’s) kit. See you then!


Student Supply Reservation Form - CLICK HERE

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School Meals During Fall 2020 Online Learning - Updated Information

Last week the USDA extended the meal service waivers that we have been operating under since the closure in March. Using these waivers Nutrition Services will continue serving free meals for all children ages 1-18 through December 31. All children can receive meals, there is no meal application or enrollment requirement under these waivers. Students may go to any school to receive a meal.

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New Elmonica Staff

Kami Smith

Kami Smith, our new first grade teacher, was married this May and her new husband is also a teacher. She graduated in 2019 with her masters in special education with a general education endorsement, and she spent her first year teaching in a special education life skills classroom. She feels incredibly lucky to be able to become a part of the first grade team. Kami is so excited to start the new year.


Jody Moon

Jody is a new paraeducator at Elmonica. She has worked in the school district to support a medically fragile student for the past several years. In addition, working with teachers on special projects and supported the learning of other students in the classroom. Jody will be working primarily with second graders in zoom classrooms.


Linda Day

Linda has been a paraeducator at Hazeldale in a specialised special education program classroom. She will be joining Elmonica for the duration of our comprehensive distance learning in every zoom classroom to provide small group instructional support.


Allison Shrader

Allison is our new school social worker. Here is a one minute introductory video to get to know a little bit about Allison.

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Verification of Enrollment (Repeat)

The parent/guardian of every new and returning student received a request for enrollment verification. This email produces a lot of confusion. If you receive the email, your child is currently enrolled. Verification is the process to review the information and update the information for accuracy. Please do not create a new student registration.


Please click on the second line down that reads "2020-2021 Fall Verification and Family Updates".

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Link to Elmonica Newsletters

Did you miss our first newsletter of the new school year? Look for it on our school webpage.

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Questions? / Preguntas?

Utilice este enlace para obtener respuestas a sus preguntas. / Please use this link to get your questions answered.

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Still Have Questions? Email or call the office @ 503-356-2080

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SchoolMessenger

Did you know that you can manage your preferences for receiving email, texts and phone calls from BSD? Just download the SchoolMessenger app to your phone and follow the instructions on the BSD webpage. You also can sign up for text message alerts from BSD. Just text “yes” to 67587. Know that your current cell phone number must be on file in your student’s school records.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion,

and international-mindedness.


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