Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

February 12, 2021

انقر للترجمة (Arabic), ចុចដើម្បីបកប្រែ (Cambodian / Khmer), 點擊翻譯 (Cantonese), ભાષાંતર કરવા માટે ક્લિક કરો (Gujarati), अनुवाद करने के लिए क्लिक करें (Hindi), クリックして翻訳 (Japanese), ಅನುವಾದಿಸಲು ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ (Kannada), Guji si aad u turjunto (Maay), വിവർത്തനം ചെയ്യാൻ ക്ലിക്കുചെയ്യുക (Malayalam), भाषांतर करण्यासाठी क्लिक करा (Marathi ), Нажмите, чтобы перевести (Russian), Haga clic para traducir (Spanish), மொழிபெயர்க்க கிளிக் செய்க (Tamil ), అనువదించడానికి క్లిక్ చేయండి (Telugu ), Bấm để dịch (Vietnamese)

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Classroom Spotlight - Mrs. Dodson's Class

View a newsletter created by Mrs. Dodson's Kindergarten class.

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Elmonica Newsletter SP 2-12-21
Elmonica Newsletter February 12, 2021
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Dear Families,

Hybrid or CDL

Will your student stay in CDL for the remainder of the school year OR will your student begin hybrid when it’s safe to do so? You will find information and directions for making your choice on the district Return To School webpage. The decision deadline has been extended to February 18.

Please listen to the recorded Parent Q & A Session - Wednesday, February 10, for a very good conversation about hybrid.

The District released a memorandum summarizing HVAC operations and modifications (as needed) in preparation for hybrid learning. The memorandum is a resource on the steps being taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Refer to the linked document to view the memorandum.

Report Card Guide for Families

Please see the link in the button below for information for families about student progress reports.


Kalay McNamee, Principal


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Calendar / Monthly Theme

Monday, February 15


Tuesday, February 16

11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up

Wednesday, February 17

Regular School Day - Monday Schedule

Library Book Bus

7:00 pm PTO Meeting

Thursday, February 18

11:00-12:00 School Lunch Pick-up

Decision Due Date: Complete In-Person (Hybrid) or CDL Parent Survey


Friday, February 19

Elmonica Spirit Day


February Word of the Month is ANTI-RACISM!

Please join our school in our commitment to being inclusive, tolerant, and allies/partners with our black, indigenous, and persons of color (BIPOC) community.

2/16 - 2/19 - Silly Week!

Fanatical hair? Ludicrous socks? Out of this world clothes? All of the silliness?!

Dress up and snap a picture during the week to show how silly you can be !

2/22 - 2/26 - Anti-Bullying / Anti-Racist

Create and work on signs, posters, and art that we can display when students return to school to remind them that an Elmonica Engineer stands up to bullying and racism.

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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

English: https://youtu.be/CnBcOUyV0ic

¡Las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el año escolar 2021-2022 están abiertas ahora! Vea este video informativo de como iniciar el proceso y la importancia de matricularse temprano.

Español: https://youtu.be/zXR_s-yvVyI

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5th Grade AVID Information

Applications are ONLINE and due MARCH 12, 2021! Please click for more information, videos, and brochures.

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Most families have opted into paying the Beaverton School District’s Student Device Damage and Loss Protection program but have not yet paid the $20 fee. Please pay this fee as soon as possible, as we rely on this money to repair and replace student devices.

The fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the Permission to Share Form. If this applies to you, please complete this form.

The Online Payment system and information about using it can be found here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/business-services/online-payment-system

More information about the Damage and Loss Protection Program, including what it covers, can be found below as well as on the Student Device Resources page on the BSD website.

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Wet Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside !

Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on February 24th!

The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:

  • Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
  • Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on the dark, winter days.
  • Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.

After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include a reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover, and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.


¡El clima lluvioso no significa que deba permanecer adentro!

¡Únase a los estudiantes y familias de K-12 para una caminata de invierno en su vecindario el 24 de febrero!

Los siguientes consejos pueden ayudarle a mantenerse seguro y cómodo al caminar y/o andar sobre ruedas durante el invierno:

  • Cuídese - Manténgase a 6 pies de distancia de las personas que no formen parte de su familia inmediata y use una mascarilla.
  • Sea visible - Use ropa brillante y reflectante, utilice una luz para bicicleta y manténgase alerta en los días oscuros de invierno.
  • Esté preparado – Vístase apropiadamente para el invierno. Vestirse con varias capas y con ropa apropiada para la lluvia nos mantienen secos y cómodos durante toda la temporada.

Después de su paseo, haga clic en el enlace y complete el formulario. Ingrese su nombre si desea ganar uno de los premios de la rifa. Los 25 premios de la rifa incluirán: paraguas reflectantes, luces de seguridad con clip, fundas para el asiento de la bicicleta y luces para bicicleta. Etiquete #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes para aparecer en las cuentas de redes sociales de BSD.


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Appointments are available now!

The button to schedule an online appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website.

To see open appointment slots, families first need to select either Large Family (4 or more students) or Small Family (1 - 3 students). Open appointments for a date selected will be on the right side of the screen. They need to click on a time that works for them and then complete a short form to book the appointment. While online is best, families can call 503-356-4322. (1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)

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Technology Help and Support

Student Help Deck

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F



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Community Resources

Winter Food Resources and Other Family Support

Elmonica Shared Photo Album 2020-2021

Share your Elmonica child's photos with teachers, staff and others in our community! We will happily share our students photos on Elmonica's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). You can find short webinars about Canvas, SeeSaw, Dreambox, and much more.

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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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