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Rock Creek Elementary- June 10, 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

JUNE

6/10 PTC Zoom Meeting

6/10 Library Book Return 2:45 -5:30 pm (Free Discard Books Available)

6/10 PTC 5th grade Celebration Sign Pick-Up 4:30-6:00 pm (details see below)

6/11 The Meating Place Fundraiser 9 am - 6 pm

6/14 PTC 5th Grade CDL Treat Box & Sign Pick-Up 3:00-6:00 pm(details see below)

6/16 Library Book Bus- Accepting Returns and Giving Away Free Discard Books

6/16 5th Grade Zoom Send-Off Party 2:45 pm

6/17 5th Gr Yearbook Signing Event 2:45 pm-3:30 pm (If attending must sign up)

6/18 Student's Last Day of School (Return all Chromebooks, Stylus, Chargers, iPads& Hotspots to the school- more information below)

6/18 Papa Murphy's Fundraiser

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5th GRADE CELEBRATION SIGN & CDL TREAT BOX PICK-UP

5th Grade Families,

If you purchased a celebration sign for your 5th grade student, we have two pick-up dates.

We will be having a Celebration Sign ONLY pick up on Thursday June 10 4:30-6pm at the front of school.

On Monday, June 14th from 3-6 pm, we will be having a CDL treat box pick up at the front of the school. If you purchased a Celebration sign for your 5th grade students, they will also be available at this time.

Hybrid students will get their treat box from teachers on Tuesday June 15 at school.

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5TH GRADE CELEBRATIONS NEXT WEEK!


Next week we'll have two 5th grade activities to celebrate our Rockets leaving Rock Creek!



  • Wednesday: Zoom party! Prizes! Baby Slide Show and K-5th grade Memory slide show! 2:45-? on Katie Murry's zoom link: ID: 505 097 2475 Password: AGS2


  • Thursday: Yearbook signing! 2:45-3:30 at Rock Creek! Proper spacing and mask wearing protocols will be in place.

Hope to see all the 5th graders at both events!

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THE MEATING PLACE & PAPA MURPHY'S FUNDRAISERS

The Meating Place + Papa Murphy’s are supporting Rock Creek with two events you will not want to miss!

Head to a place where everyone will learn your name... and, that place is The Meating Place. The Meating Place has been in business for over 40 Years and a LONG-TIME supporter of the Rock Creek PTC! The Meating Place and your PTC invite you to visit the Butcher Shop on Friday June 11th from 9am to 6pm to purchase your favorite steaks, bacon, lunch meat, pepperoni, and more – custom processing and the café are excluded. The Meating Place will donate 50% of profits to our PTC. The Meating Place is located at 6585 NW Cornelius Pass Road. Please show the attached flyer to have your purchase contribute to the fundraising event.


Celebrate the last day of school with a hip-hip-hooray and a Pizza Day! The Rock Creek Parent Teacher Club is partnering with our local Papa Murphy’s for a fundraising event. Visit the Papa Murphy’s at 2515 NW Town Center Drive, Hillsboro 97006 on Friday June 18th 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!

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE AT FIVE OAKS

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Click link below to sign up

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RjzJ-9RxpFYLcIODrbCi8OuljxvkBopaEbA2BAepIHU/viewform?ts=60b00bca&edit_requested=true

NOTE: Please check website and social media platforms for Spanish translation.

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RETURN ALL DISTRICT CHROMEBOOKS, IPADS AND HOTSPOTS ON JUNE 18TH

Rock Creek students will return their Chromebooks and iPads(along with power cords and the stylus on the newer Chromebooks) and any Hotspots on June 18th.


Any family using a district issued hotspot will need to return the hotspot as soon as the school year ends.


Any student whose device is damaged should send an email to shd@beaverton.k12.or.us that includes the following information as soon as possible:

  • Name

  • Contact information (phone number)

  • School

  • Student ID

  • Description of the issue


Hybrid students will bring their Hotspots, iPads and Chromebooks to school (including power cords and the chromebook stylus) on Friday, June 18th.


CDL students will bring their Hotspots, iPads and Chromebooks (along with power cords and the chromebook stylus) to a car drive-thru at Rock Creek on June 18th from 2:45 -3:45 pm. Please bundle the items together with your student's name, grade and teacher name.

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TIME TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS!

Time to gather up library books and return them to school. Look for the Rock Creek barcode on the front of the book it will also have a call number on the spine (which makes looking on bookshelves easier) or if it is a thin book on the front left bottom.


On June 16th, you can join me at a bus stop to return books and pick up a bundle of DISCARD books to take home and keep.

June 10th I will be in front of the school for book returns from 2:45 - 5:30. You can also pick up a DISCARD bundle at that time.


I will be sending out overdue notices every week through the end of the year so that you know what books need to come back.


Discard books are yours to keep, they are books that have been well used and replaced with new books. When you are done with them, please pass them on to someone else to read.


Connie Hilger

Library Media Assistant
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PARENTSQUARE

The Beaverton School District is very excited to be adopting a new and improved platform for communication. Beginning June 28th, we’ll be transitioning to a product called ParentSquare to keep families better informed. ParentSquare will replace SchoolMessenger and any other texting/messaging apps like Remind or Talking Points that individual schools and teachers may be using. It will not replace ParentVUE, StudentVUE, Canvas or Seesaw.

ParentSquare provides a safe way for administrators, teachers, staff and parents to:

  • Send and receive district, school and class information in your preferred language
  • Share pictures and files
  • See calendar items
  • Sign up for conferences
  • And much more… all in one place!

ParentSquare Parent Videos

Padres — Introducción a ParentSquare

District, school, grade level and classroom information will be sent to your computer and/or phone via email and/or text. Or you can download the free iOS or Android app.

ParentSquare has a familiar design, similar to a social media feed. Families will only receive notifications that are relevant to their students. In addition to district- and school-wide messaging, teachers and staff will have access to two-way messaging with real-time translation. Families will be able to receive and send information in their chosen languages.

You don’t need to take any action to receive emails, texts or phone calls prior to the July 1 launch. Our student information system will sync contact information directly with ParentSquare. If you’d prefer to use the app, simply download it from the app store on or after July 1 and follow the prompts.

To learn more about ParentSquare, visit our webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

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FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG

To help our children with their emotional health, we need to help them to be physically healthy. Here is an article with some tips for the summer:

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/move/healthy-summer-kids



Michelle Solberg, Counselor

Creek Elementary School
503-356-2454
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MOVING THIS SUMMER?

Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To help keep our classrooms balanced we need your help. If your family is not planning on attending Rock Creek in the fall, please fill out this short survey.

Student Plans 2021-22

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ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

Please call the 24 hour attendance line 503-356-2451 or email both Jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us if your student is going to be absent for hybrid or CDL. Teachers don't always have time to check their email and notify the office before attendance calls go out. When leaving messages please list the reason for the absence and symptoms of any illness.

If an in person hybrid student is not physically present during in person instruction time, they are marked absent and are not eligible to participate with CDL afternoon class. The only exceptions to this is if a student is out due to a rare long-term occurrence i.e...out due to quarantine, Covid 19, broken leg etc. Parents will need to contact the principal and school nurse if these circumstances arise. In person hybrid students that are on vacation are not eligible to switch to CDL, they will be marked absent.

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OFFICE STAFF UNAVAILABLE PHONE HOURS

Our office is not staffed to answer phone calls from 8:40-9:05 am (We are out on arrival duty) and from 11:15 am to 11:25 am (dismissal duty) Please leave a message and we will call back as soon as possible. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451.

Thanks for your understanding!!

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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB

Our last PTC Meeting of the Year is Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm. Zoom information will be sent out via school email on Thursday.


If you are interested in being next year's PTC Board Secretary, contact PastPresident@RockCreekPTC.org.



Stay Safe + Show Your Rock Creek Pride!
Two types of face masks are available to purchase directly from our local vendor and Rock Creek supporter, Gear Up Sports. Order here: https://rockcreek.gearupsports.net/index.php?route=common%2Fhome&fbclid=IwAR2s_4m5vTZjH_OHXZeUabUgN0lBusUA_cw5iiWebg42ex93Qy_oDA44P8E

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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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

As you and your children get ready for a summer of fun and adventure, review the PALS slogan
to help all have a healthy, happy, fun-filled summer!
P – Polite: Respect all road users.
A – Alert: Keep your eyes, ears and brain open and ready.
L – Legal: Obey all signs and signals, know your rights AND responsibilities.
S – Safe: Know your abilities to make good choices.
This summer try mapping your route to school, community center, pool or park. List positives
and negatives about the trip. What can you/we do to make it better? Try writing a letter to
your local newspaper or school teacher about where you’ve gone, how many miles traveled,
and what improvements you’d like to see on those routes. Maybe we can make them better!
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2021-21 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION SLIDESHOW

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PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only certified service dogs allowed on school grounds

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PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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WHAT TO DO IF STUDENTS ARE HAVING A TECHNOLOGY ISSUE

Who should you call? Student Help Desk 503-356-4656

If you are having issues with a BSD device please contact our Student Help Desk, not the school office. The student help desk has trained technicians that can problem solve issues and order student devices, the school office has moms that have to ask their kids how to use their smart phones. :)


If you are having a technical difficulties with apps, logins or devices, please check out the technology support page for help.


Technology Support Page

Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE


If you'd like to learn more about BSD's safety procedures, check out our new COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance webpage.

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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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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

Check out this link for fun enrichment Ideas. It is updated every Friday with new activities.
Enrichment Ideas
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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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FAMILY RESOURCES

Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:


Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL
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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.
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