Principal Update

January 24th - January 29th

Wow!

This month has passed by extremely quickly. It seems like we just returned from Winter Break. The students are engaged in the virtual learning sessions, and we are constantly in a discussion about ways to make this unpredicted situation more palatable for our students. We are also seeing new ways to engage students at the social-emotional level. At the February 10th PTA meeting, we have a guest from Western Psychologist and Counseling Center, that will share how parents can support their students at home with Social Emotional Learning needs. We invite you to join us. This session will be in English and we will also support the Spanish Speaking Parents with interpretation service. Additionally, Western will provide a session in Spanish also in February. I will send out the date as soon as possible. You can learn more about the PTA by reading their latest newsletter.


The Beaumont Parents for Racial Equity will have their next meeting on February 2nd. See the website here.


We have experienced great success with the Food Box dispersal. We will deliver them every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. If you have any questions you can contact our Sun School Coordinator Mr. Malcolm Parker at maparker@pps.net. The link to sign up is here.


We are In the home stretch for the first semester. Friday there will be no class, due to teacher planning day. If you are curious about your child's progress, you can review their Canvas courses with the parental observer feature. You can also email their instructions.


Have an awesome week!


Dr. Vimegnon

Hands on Science for 6th Graders

Thank you, 6th Grade Science Team for assembling kits for hands on learning. Please see the message from the 6th grade Science team:



Every 6th Grade student will need to pick up a science energy unit kit from Beaumont. The kits will be handed out from the field side of the new gym Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Come get your kit this week!

Each kit includes:


  • D Cell Battery
  • Light Bulb
  • Wire
  • 2 magnets
  • Iron Nail
  • Thermometer
  • Paperclips

Schedule Updates

Dear BMS Families,

Please see the information below in regard to our Quarter 3 schedule updates:


Teacher Planning Day

We are at the end of the grading quarter. Friday, January 29, 2021 is a district-wide teacher planning day. Thus, students will not attend classes. BMS will be functioning off of our regular weekly schedule (with the exception of Friday's cancelled classes). If your students has incomplete assignments, they are welcomed and encouraged to turn in assignments next week.



Schedule Change Requests

As we gear up for Quarter 3/Semester 2, we are beginning to receive an influx of schedule change requests. We apologize; however, we are not accepting class change requests. If you have a unique circumstance, please connect with Ms. Davis or your student's counselor.



Quarter 3/Semester 2 Class Codes

Please note, the majority of our class codes are not changing; however, if your 6th or 7th grader is participating in the elective wheel option, there will be a class change for the start of the 3rd quarter (Monday, February 1, 2021). Click on the link to view our BMS Quarter 3 Class Codes .

MAP Assessments Message From Dr. Bird


English | Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Soomaali | Русский

Dear PPS Families,

In early February, schools will offer students the opportunity to take the MAP assessment in grades 3-8 to understand the progress they have made during this extended period of Comprehensive Distance Learning. We understand that students have been working under extraordinary circumstances since last March. The MAP assessment will give you, students, teachers, and administrators valuable insight into areas where students are meeting learning targets and areas where we will need to design programming in order to help students catch up upon our return to school.

The data gathered from this assessment is in no way designed for high-stakes decisions on individual students or to pass judgment on teachers. Instead, we will use this data to design learning recovery programming for our students across schools and the district. Simply put, MAP assessment data will be important to our decisions about where and how to direct resources to best support students--this is especially important to know in February, as we work through budget planning for next school year.

We understand that administering an assessment in a non-school physical environment is not ideal. We do, however, believe it is important to go forward with the MAP assessment, particularly given the likelihood that SBAC testing will not take place in Oregon this year. We plan for this year’s MAP schedule to be more abbreviated than in years’ past, with students being asked to spend only one to two hours taking the assessment.

We thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding.

Sincerely,

Shawn Bird, Ed.D., Chief of Schools

Parents For Racial Equity

Check out Parents for Racial Equity's February newsletter It features 4 events to attend for Black History Month.


This coming Weds at 4 pm, PPS hosts a parent workshop on Oregon's Racist history.


Next Tuesday, February 2 at 7 pm, join us for a presentation and conversation on Portland’s history of racist housing & zoning policies, featuring Kathrryn Hartinger and Andrea Pastor, from Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Portland’s neighborhood segregation and its gentrification is rooted in this history. Click here for Agenda and Zoom link. Interpretation in Spanish will be provided.


You can find more information about these and other events in the newsletter, along with resources for Black Lives Matter week of action in schools.


Thank you!

Parents for Racial Equity



Aquí está el boletín de febrero de Parents for Racial Equity. Presenta 4 eventos a los que asistir durante el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana.


El primero es el próximo miércoles a las 4 pm, un taller para padres sobre la historia racista de Oregon, organizado por PPS.


El próximo martes 2 de febrero a las 7 p.m., únase a nosotros para una presentación y conversación sobre la historia de Portland de políticas racistas de vivienda y zonificación, con Kathrryn Hartinger y Andrea Pastor, de la Oficina de Planificación y Sostenibilidad de Portland. La segregación del vecindario de Portland y su gentrificación tiene sus raíces en esta historia. Haga clic aquí para ver el enlace Agenda y Zoom. Se proporcionará interpretación en español.


Puede encontrar más información sobre estos y otroseventos en el boletín, junto con recursos para la semana de acción Black Lives Matter en las escuelas.


Gracias!

Padres por la equidad racial




PPS PARENT WORKSHOP - RACISM IN OREGON HISTORY



The Humanities Department is offering a virtual workshop in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society on Jan. 27, 2021, designed to help parents understand how both racism and justice are at the heart of Oregon’s history and are crucial to our ability to build a better future. For more information including a flyer and the registration, click here.


Jennifer Hernandez, Assistant Director, Humanities, jhernandez1@pps.net

Parent Resources

Saturday Academy Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering Program (grades 9-11)


Portland State University Music Scholarships Application for 2021-22

The PPS Humanities Department is offering a virtual workshop in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society, designed to help parents understand how both racism and justice are at the heart of Oregon’s history and are crucial to our ability to build a better future. This workshop will be available starting January 27th. Parents can tune in live via Comcast channel 28 or via zoom link. PPS will be providing that link upon registration the week of the workshop. Interpretation is available upon request.


FREE/REDUCED ELIGIBILITY FOR PEBT AND OTHER BENEFITS: While meals are served at no cost to children ages 1-18 at several Portland Public School sites this year, there are several benefits for eligible families to submit a meal application this school year.
  • Families approved for free and reduced-price meals may be eligible to receive future potential government assistance such as Pandemic EBT benefits.

  • Families may be eligible for other benefits such as school-related fee reduction or waivers, low-cost internet, and health coverage.

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

  • 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.

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

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

Eligible families who would like to submit a meal application have the following options:

  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.

For meal benefits-related questions, please email mealbenefits@pps.net or call (503) 916-3402


Introducing Mrs. Madison

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Mini Biography: I have been an educator for 34 years. Three of those years have been at Beaumont, with another three years at Faubion. The rest of my career has taken place in Washington state, where I currently reside.

I have been married to my husband for almost forty years. We have three grown children and three granddaughters. To round out the family we have a ten-year-old boxer/pit mix dog named Jackson.

When I am not teaching, I like to read, travel and visit with the grandkids.

Important Dates

January 27th Beaumont Food Boxes: 3:30 to 5:30 PM

January 29th Teacher Planning Day: No School For Students

February 2nd Parents for Racial Equity Meeting

February 10th Beaumont PTA Meeting at 7 PM: Topic Social-Emotional Learning

February 11th Latino Parent Meeting: Topic Social-Emotional Learning 4:30-6 pm