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Rock Creek Elementary- April 16, 2020

Newsletter for Rock Creek Elementary School

Rock Creek is a candidate school for
the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

"We empower all students to achieve post-high school success"

It is finally here.. Rock Creek Staff's Parade Route for Sunday, April 19th

Important Information for the Parade that will be held on Sunday, April 19th

1. We are so excited to see you and wave.

2. Please remember to respect social distancing measures both from teachers/staff and each other/neighbors. Don't run up to the cars. Please spread out on the sidewalk.

3. We have tried to include as many streets as possible as we wind through the neighborhoods. We are not able to come down every street. Some families may need to walk a couple blocks to participate while still social distancing.

4. We are starting at 2:00 pm, from the Rock Creek Parking lot. Please see the map for exact route. It will take us a little over an hour to complete depending on traffic. Please be patient.

5. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Remote Classrooms

Are you wondering what your teacher's new remote classroom looks like? Rock Creek teachers are sharing photos of their new remote learning environments!

Check it Out! Rock Creek's Virtual Assembly

Please click the link for Rock Creek's 2nd virtual assembly!

Want to show your talent in upcoming assemblies?

See the guidelines below!

BEF is featuring books for RC kids!!

We are so amazed! Our BEF grant to get books for students was completely funded in under 24 hours!!! Thank you for supporting our kids!


Every Friday night April 10, 2020 through June 12, 2020 at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time), all BSD stadiums will light up for 20 minutes in honor of our seniors. Please do not congregate on or near stadiums and observe all social distancing rules.

Student Help Desk is Available

For students needing help with the BSD student device or applications, IT has created a student help desk. Students can email the help desk at or call (503) 356-4656 for support. Please visit: for more information.

Also, parents have been asking how to log in with Clever. This information can be found here. Do not know much about Clever? Here is a snippet from BSD IT:

  1. Students are best served logging into Clever FIRST, and then selecting their learning app. All K5 students only need this one login to get them in to all their applications.
  2. Students can log in using a Clever QR badge (scanned into the iPad app or from on a computer/Chromebook) or with their username and password by clicking “sign in with active directory” (Grades 3-5 mostly).
  3. For families using iPads at home, they need to download Clever, Seesaw Class, and Dreambox apps

Helpful Hint: When students login to Seesaw, they can switch between their classroom seesaw and specials seesaw in top left of their screen.

UPDATES from Beaverton School District

Below is information for your reference that has been sent previously by BSD.

Updated Meal Delivery Sites

Free breakfast & lunch for all students and children ages one (1) to 18 will be available through June 12, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at designated school sites (listed below).

Beginning Monday, April 13, two additional sites have been added to the Grab & Go Meal service, Springville K-8 and Westview High School. We’ve also made changes to the Meal Distribution Bus locations and times beginning Monday, April 13 - Please visit the Meals for Students webpage for all of the details.

Remote Learning Link

Safe Routes to School WE Walk Challenge

Join students and families from across the District on a weekly scavenger hunt! Participate in the Safe Routes to School WE Walk Challenge.

Chromebooks For Elementary Students

Parents or guardians of elementary students still needing a Chromebook should inform their child’s teacher. Teachers will collect this information and schools will follow up with you for Chromebook pick-up instructions

Community Resource Fund and Food Box Program Update

We completed our first week roll-out with a very successful 725 boxes distributed!

Funds are shared with a Food Pantry order team (last week that was $10,000 order, 38,000 lbs. of food). The food gets delivered to the Disaster Response Site (DRS) at Beaverton Foursquare Church on Thursday, and is then packed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Delivery teams of BSD Staff arrive at the packing site, load up their cars on Tues., Wed., Thurs., and then distribute 50 boxes each at 11:00 a.m. to select BSD Grab & Go meal sites over two weeks. Families can take a box while the kids get their lunch bag on a first come, first served basis.

The more money that is raised the more food we can buy, boxes prepared, sites we can add and served more often. In just 10 days we've grown from 200 to 725 boxes!

Here is the current schedule, more added next week:

week one: 4/7 Barnes, Vose; 4/8 McKinley, BHS; 4/9 Hazeldale, Aloha Huber Park

week two: 4/14 Barnes, SRHS; 4/15 William Walker, SHS; 4/16 Fir Grove, Whitford. Repeats with week one schedule.

Contact Christina Mackin if you have any questions.

Childcare Referral Hotline for Essential Workers

Oregon has set up a Childcare referral hotline for Essential Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis. Examples of categories and occupations considered Essential Workers can be found here. The attached information sheet will show how families are prioritized for childcare. Please share as needed to those who might benefit from this resource as they carry on critical functions.

Additionally, Oregon's Early Learning Division (ELD) is actively recruiting childcare substitutes. People can apply to be a substitute here. Please share with anyone you know looking for Childcare work who might be willing to support your colleagues and neighbors performing vital missions.

Assistance for Families

During these changing times, we are aware that some families may experience loss of income or a reduction in income.

Our counselor, Michelle Solberg can help connect families with resources 503-356-2454 or

Families can directly contact The Pantry
Their hours are Tuesdays 9-12 & 4-7

They are located at 4470 NW 185th Ave

Portland, OR 97229

Helpful Tips for Families

Keep to a new weekday schedule: Have set times for waking & sleeping, have regular meal times. This will help your family stay grounded and feel in control of the day.

-Spend time outside, everyday. Take walks, go for a picnic or plant a new garden.
-Enjoy your weekends as usual, even though you are spending most time at home. Have fun weekend plans, whether it’s having a family pizza & game night on Friday evenings or a Saturday evening popcorn & movie night.
-For students, it’s best to schedule work to be done on weekday mornings and early afternoons.

Now is a great time for kids to learn how to:

-Prepare meals and follow recipes
-Do laundry and other tasks to care for themselves and others
-Complete small household projects & repairs
-Help people in need
-Research future careers
-Research colleges

It is also a great time to have fun with your kids and teach them resilience. It's a time where old and new hobbies can be explored and some competitive board games can begin. Movies and video games can be enjoyed as a family and just maybe we can all learn something new across generations. So take out the old sewing machine and teach your kids how it works, pull out pictures when you were young and share old stories. This is the time to come together, as families, as neighbors and as communities. Let's show our kids how grateful we are for them and all that we can enjoy together. This is a time to change to a new normal and to appreciate what we have at this moment. It will be a temporary situation, let's make the best of it!

Most importantly, our kids need to learn to be aware of the situation and still not live in fear. The best we can do is to be prepared to care for ourselves and one another while still enjoying each and every moment.

As parents, we are seeing things we may have not seen before and our kids are learning from us as we go through this new process. What do you want to teach them about you? How about teaching them that we can't let this rattle us, that we will be resilient together, and perhaps we can make the world a better place in the process.

Register for 2020/2021 Kindergarten Online!

Connect with your Parent Teacher Club!

Volunteer opportunities, events and fundraising, oh my! Get the latest news on all your favorite PTC activities by connecting with us.



Text: text @rcptc to 81019

For online links to academic and extra-curricular activities offered in the community, please use this link:

Rock Creek School

4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450


Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

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