Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- November 4, 2021

NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

NOVEMBER

11/5- PTC Papa Murphy's Pizza Fundraiser (See below for details and Flyer)

11/7- Fall Back One Hour-Daylight Saving Ends

11/9- Virtual PTC Meeting 6:30 pm

11/11-SCHOOL CLOSED- Veteran's Day

11/12-NO SCHOOL- Grading Day

11/22-NO SCHOOL- Staff Development Day (UPDATED CALENDAR)

11/23-SCHOOL CLOSED (UPDATED CALENDAR)

11/24-SCHOOL CLOSED

11/25-SCHOOL CLOSED-Thanksgiving Holiday

11/26-SCHOOL CLOSED

DECEMBER

12/3- School Picture Retake Day

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NEW TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL GUIDELINES

The Too Sick for Guidelines has been updated. Please review the new policies. If a student vomits or has diarrhea they will need to stay home for 48 hours after the last episode. Please see the pictures below for all the guidelines.
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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB (PTC)

PTC Meeting

Please join us for the virtual PTC meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Zoom codes will be sent out by ParentSquare on Tuesday, November 9th. The agenda is attached below.

PTC Fundraising Event

Let’s kick off November with Pizza Day! The Rock Creek Parent Teacher Club is partnering with our local Papa Murphy’s for a fundraising event this Friday, November 5th. Visit the Papa Murphy’s at 2515 NW Town Center Drive, Hillsboro 97006 on Friday November 5th and Papa Murphy’s will donate 30% of your online only purchase to the Rock Creek PTC! When placing your online order, use the promo code of "GIVE30". See the attached flyer for details!


Stay Connected! Website: http://rockcreekptc.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockCreekElementarySchool Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockcreekptc/


All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!

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FIVE OAKS 5TH GRADE ZOOM PARENT NIGHT

The zoom link is on the actual pdf flyers, not the photos below.

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Just a friendly reminder- No parking along the red fire lane or along the cones.

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ROCKET WEEK FUNDRAISING REMINDERS

Primary Fundraiser // Rocket Week: Help us reach our goal – as of last week’s count our donations totaled $12,000 (versus our goal of $25,000). Please turn in all remaining donations by November 10th so we may close out our event. Thank you for supporting the Rock Creek PTC!

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NATIVE AMERICAN/ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH

In 1990, former President George H.W. Bush signed the proclamation declaring the month of November as Native American Heritage Month. The proclamation celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants of the United States of America. In September 2020, the Beaverton School Board adopted a resolution, acknowledging the month of November as Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month.

Join us in celebrating the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and contributions of Native people.
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

t's Time to Gear Up for Fall

As our days turn a bit darker and much wetter, with the right gear, you can keep walking and rolling all month long. Use these tips to make it easier to get out the door with the things you need to keep your children warm and comfortable for their trip to school.

Fall Safety Tips

Every year thousands of people are injured due to daylight savings time changes and the changing of the seasons. Autumn means all road users should be extra alert.

  • Wear bright reflective clothing when walking or rolling.

  • Don’t assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.

  • Be alert! Keep eyes and ears open, especially while crossing the street.

  • Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets – it is the law.

  • Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slowdown in the dark and rain. And remember, do not text and drive!

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Very Important: Please label your students coats, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles etc with their names.

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APPOINTMENTS

We cannot stress how important it is to have students in class all day, with as little interruptions as possible. Please schedule appointments before or after school whenever possible.
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IMPORTANT ABSENCE INFORMATION

We are required to track all student absences and illness symptoms. When calling in your student's absence please leave detailed information ie. if your student is ill and has a fever or not, if they have a cough or not, vomiting, etc and the date symptoms started. Also, please contact us if students will be on vacation or have an appointment.If we do not have detailed information we are required to call parents. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451 and our emails are jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

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NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS EXCEPT FOR CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS

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OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS

Option School Application Process Begins October 18

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on October 18. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.


Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.


Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.

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FAMILY RESOURCES

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DISTRICT AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY LINK

The District has a community flyer page that list all approved extra curricular flyers such as chess clubs, soccer camps, childcare etc. It is updated monthly. Please Click on the link below to find approved extra curricular activities for students.

Approved After School Activities Link

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WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE


We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


View the BSD website in Arabic

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


View the BSD website in Chinese

请浏览中文版的BSD网站


View the BSD website Japanese

BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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Rock Creek School


4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450

Attendance-503-356-2451

Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.