Kinnaman Coyotes

September 6, 2019

What A Great First Week!

Dearest Kinnaman Community,


Thank you for a fabulous first week of school! We have spent a lot of time teaching expectations for students to be safe, respectful, and responsible across settings, ensuring that our entire school knows how to demonstrate #KinnamanKindness (check out the photo to the left... even a squirrel participated in our bus evacuation drill!). We are looking forward to seeing everyone again next week, but wanted you to have all the information you need for a successful start to the school year nice and early... please read on!


Sincerely,

Ashlee Hudson & Carmen Anderson

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Back To School Night & Annual Title I Information Night

Thursday, September 12th

5:30 to 7:00, PTO Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m.


This is a Kinnaman Family Event. Attendees will have opportunity to tour the school, visit classrooms, and meet staff. Also meet the PTO and learn how the Title I program benefits our students and community.


· Free Food!

· Tour the School

· Visit Classrooms

· Meet Teachers

· Sign up to Volunteer

· Meet the PTO

· Connect with Friends

· Learn about our Title I plan


SCHEDULE:

5:30: Pizza Dinner

6:00: First Classroom Session

6:30: Second Classroom Session

7:00: PTO Meeting

A Message From Our STEAM Teacher

Hello! My name is Michael Reed and I am extremely excited to be the new STEAM teacher at Kinnaman. What is STEAM you ask? It’s an acronym (education LOVES acronyms) for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Throughout the year, students will be guided through STEAM concepts by engaging in project based learning and problem solving. As often as possible, this will be aided through the use of 3d printing. For example, as students learn about the life cycle of plants (Science), they may measure the dimensions of a space for a planter (Math), sketch out a design (Art), 3d model their design (Art/Engineering), and print out the end result (Technology). Projects like this will be the basis of many lessons in the STEAM specials rotation. Students will also learn how to be safe, respectful, and responsible online and with social media (hello 5th graders…), the basics of computer programming, and learn the joy of bringing their creative visions to life. Through this program, I hope to prepare Kinnaman students for success in the technical classes which their middle and high schools offer, and give them a leg up for the high skill, high paying jobs that await them as adults. After all, the job of education is to prepare students today for jobs which do not yet exist! Please feel free to email me with any other questions you might have (or make an appointment to stop by!) at michael_reed@beaverton.k12.or.us


Also, if you are interested in helping support this program, please visit the link below to help fund a grant for the STEAM program to develop a 3d printing lab so students are able to quickly print out their designs: https://bit.ly/2kyTwfJ

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#EveryDayMatters

Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.

#EveryDayMatters

*Source: Attendance Works

Apply for Meal Benefits Today

Remember that the 30-day Rollover Period for 2018-2019 meal benefits will end in early October. Be sure to apply TODAY so your students don’t have a lapse in benefits. Any families whose students go into “Paid” status will be responsible to pay for all meals charged in school cafeterias. Don’t let this happen to you!


Click on the link below to go to SchoolCafe, and see all the things that you can do:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services/meals/schoolcafe

All you need is your student’s ID number. If you don’t have that, you can call your school office

or the Meal Benefits line (503-356-3957). Here are some of your options in SchoolCafe:

  1. Create an account
  2. Apply for Meal Benefits
  3. View and print Meal Benefits letters
  4. See what items your student is getting in the cafeteria.
  5. Check your student’s account balance.
  6. View cafeteria menus
  7. Set up low balance alerts
  8. Set up auto-pay (when balance gets to an amount that YOU set, the account is replenished from your credit card)


If you do not have access to a computer, you can also apply for Meal Benefits on paper. Applications are available in the school office and cafeteria.


If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.

OREGON HEALTH STANDARDS - HEALTH CURRICULUM - LETTER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Here in the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards and fightchildabuse.org to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law. Continue reading for more information on each resource.


Oregon Health Education Standards

The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the new Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students. If you would like to preview the materials, this document outlines the process for previewing the curriculum and for information on opting-out.


Erin’s Law

An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety and assertiveness.


Your child’s teacher will be sharing these sexual abuse prevention lesson outcomes with you prior to teaching them, but you can also find the full lessons and videos on fightchildabuse.org. Please contact me if you have any further questions or for opt-out information. Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.


Sincerely,

Principal Hudson



References:

Oregon Health Education Standards

Materials Preview Process

Fightchildabuse.org

Calendar of Events

9/12 Back To School Night 5:30-7:00 p.m.

9/12 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

9/27 Jog A Thon

10/9-10/23 Cookie Dough Sales

10/10 Kinnaman Picnic 6:00-8:00 p.m.

10/11 No School for Students (Staff Development Work Day)

10/16 Picture Day

10/23-10/24 Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

10/25 No School for Students

12/10 Cookie Dough Pick-Up

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.


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