• Online-Only Classes Will Continue Until At Least January 28

    Following state guidelines on coronavirus data, PPS will stay with Comprehensive Distance Learning through the second quarter. More information

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  • Until further notice, like most PPS Schools, the Richmond school building and campus are physically closed to non-employees/contractors at this time. Refer to Bulletin information for Richmond-specific updates.
    PPS Informational Updates are posted on the Fall2020 and District News pages. PPS Calendars are HERE.

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Richmond Elementary School

A Japanese dual language immersion program
日本語のバイリンガルイマージョンプログラム

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  • 11/30/2020

    November 30, 2020

    校長から
    From the Principal

    I hope that each of you had a restful, relaxing, and safe Fall Break last week. It was wonderful to have a sunny end to the break yesterday; I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. 

     

    Thank you for your patience and flexibility last week during our virtual Family Conferences. Today we kick off the three week stretch between Fall Break and Winter Break. Our goal is to keep things consistent and continue providing engaging distance learning opportunities to our students. I know that for each student, the balance of CDL can be different, so please keep in touch with teachers if you need to make some adjustments. 

     

    Welcome back and enjoy the week,

    Ron

     

    学校から
    From the School

    CDL Family Survey

    Last week for our CDL Family Survey. Many THANKS to all 194 respondents, about one third of our student community! We hope that your small break was enjoyable, and knowing how busy everyone is and to support engagement, we'll keep the survey open through the end of this week - Sunday December 6. We'd love to hear from as many families as possible so that perspectives represent across our community. As always, classroom-specific feedback should be communicated directly to teachers and isn't solicited in this survey. Your response is as anonymous as you want it to be. If you do want someone from our team to be back in touch, be sure to complete the contact-information area at the end. As always, we are also happy to help families with specific support, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our Staff Directory on the school homepage has links to classroom and staff contact information. If you haven't yet, please consider clicking now! Have a GREAT week 一週間楽しましょう!https://forms.gle/wxRmUTpijaD93tXUA

     

    Let’s Get Reading! is back! 

    We are excited to resume book bag distribution on November 30th and continue through December 17th. Pick ups/returns will be from 11am-3pm on Mondays/Thursdays at the Richmond cafeteria. Don’t forget to drop off your previously borrowed library books at the same time!

    This week     (11/30, 12/3):   Group B (last name N-Z)

    Next week    (12/7, 12/10):   Group A (last name A-M)

    Week three (12/14, 12/17):   Group B (last name N-Z)

     

    Student Personal Belongings Pick-Up

    Student personal belongings/classwork collected from desks and lockers last year will be available to pick up in December. Starting on Thursday, 12/3, please pick up belongings at the cafeteria door off the parking lot on Mondays and Thursdays, 11am-3pm until Winter Break.

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

    Usually this time of the year Richmond is starting a canned food drive. It is sad that we will not be doing that this year. If you would like to still support our local community or find resources to help your family, here is a list of organizations that you can use or donate to, if you like and are able. It seems that most places are taking monetary donations over receiving items directly because of Covid.  

     

    Looking for a way to help families during the holiday season? Here is a link to Toys for Tots.

    If your family is in need of resources from Toys for Tots, here is their link.

     

    If you are interested in donating to the Oregon Food Bank, which is where Richmond has donated to in the past, here is a link. Here is a link to Oregon Food Bank locations to get food resources.

     

    TAG Talk

    Thank you for your patience while the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination was being converted to a digital format. Please complete the following steps to nominate your child.

     

    1. Notify your child's teacher if you plan to nominate your child so they can complete their part of the process.

    2. Complete the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination by December 4.

     

    PPS Chromebook Distribution, Service and Exchanges

    Please contact the PPS district office if you need to borrow, service or exchange a PPS chromebook or wifi hotspot.

    When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Where: PPS district office (501 N. Dixon St). Please go to the lower level parking lot, which has an entrance on N. Larrabee Ave.

    Please bring: Your student’s school ID or ID number. If you are exchanging or returning a device, please bring the device and charger with you.

    Please be aware: We are asking everyone to use recommended social distancing practices, keeping at least 6 feet of space between groups and wearing a facemask or face covering, if possible.

    Please note that if you have a technical issue and are not sure if you should exchange a computer, you can also: Call: 503-916-3375, Email: support@pps.net

     

    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Winter Craft Fair Event

    Sign-up deadline is this Thursday!

    This year the PTA will host a Do-It-Yourself Craft Fair, and Virtual Art Gallery Show-Off Event! 

    Please click the link below for more information and to sign up to have a kit mailed to your home, compliments of Richmond PTA, or you can use your own supplies.

    Sign up at this link to participate.  https://forms.gle/HkVpLvg7h5Zi6q4X9 You have the option to use your own materials from home, or request a packet of supplies to be mailed to you. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR MAILED SUPPLIES IS THURSDAY DEC 3!! 

     

    PTA Distance Learning Event: 

    A Toolkit for Families

    When: Tuesday December 8, 2020 

    6:30 – 7:30pm

    Zoom link: TBA

    We have heard from many parents that there is a need for guidance on navigating Distance and Virtual Learning. 

    We are excited to welcome Ebonie Hubbard, as our Distance and Virtual Learning guest speaker

    Ebonie has designed a training that will improve parent’s understanding of how to effectively use strategies that support children’s learning and overall development.

     

    Training Course Description: As parents and families begin to take on more responsibility for their children’s learning, it is important that caregivers are supported to ensure that children are successful. This one-hour training is intended to help parents and families support children in their social, emotional, and academic growth during distance and virtual learning.

    Please contact PTA with any questions or to learn more prior to the event richmondptapdx@gmail.com

    We hope to see you there!

     

    Class Photos

    Send a candid photo of your Richmond student to your Classroom Representative today! Please send a photo showing your student from their shoulders up with a nature background. It doesn’t have to look professional! Please label photos (grade, class color, last name, first name).

    Not sure who your classroom representative is? Connect through Konstella, or email richmondptapdx@gmail.com

    Not signed up for Konstella yet?  Click here to get registered to receive communication from classroom representatives and your Richmond PTA today!

     

    Richmond PTA focuses on Equity

    In this section the Equity Committee will share and introduce language related to our equity work both in English and Japanese. This will allow us to learn, use common language and create an opportunity to discuss equity related topics; allowing us to collectively grow as a school community.

    リッチモンド小学校PTAは公平性に焦点を当てています。

    この章では、公平委員会が公平性への取り組みに関連した用語を英語、日本語の両言語で共有、紹介します。これによって、私たちは学習すること、共通言語を使用すること、そして公平性に関わる問題について話し合う機会を設けることができます。また、学校コミュニティとして共に成長することができます。

    Historically underserved students: Students whom PPS has historically placed at risk because of their race, ethnicity, English language proficiency, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and/or geographic location. Many students are not served well in Portland’s education system because of conscious and unconscious bias, stereotyping, and racism that is embedded within our current inequitable education system. Source: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents, with editing by Richmond PTA. Japanese translation by Aki Lendahls. 

    従来十分な教育が受けられていない生徒たち: 

    人種、民族性、英語力、社会経済的状況、ジェンダー、性的志向、能力、又は所在地に基づきPPSが従来リスクグループとする生徒のこと。不公平な教育システムに現存する意識的、無意識的な偏見、ステレオタイプや人種差別のため、ポーランドの教育システムは多くの生徒たちに行き届いていない。出典: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents(Richmond PTAにより一部編集)日本語訳: レンダルズ 亜紀

     

    Free PTA membership!

    We are now offering one complimentary membership to every household, including teachers and staff. You must sign up to become a member. To activate your free membership and its benefits please follow this link.

    Oya No Kai

    JDLI Family Survey and Meeting Update

    A big thank you to the more than 130 parents, teachers and administrators who attended our community meeting on Tuesday to learn and talk about proposed changes to the Japanese Dual Language Immersion (JDLI) program from the SE Guiding Coalition. We appreciate all of your thoughtful feedback as we navigate the PPS Enrollment and Program Balancing process. We welcome and value all the diverse voices in our community and want to hear from more families. 

    The Oya No Kai Board and Richmond PTA leaders will continue to track the progress and keep you updated. We are taking a solution-oriented approach to this issue. As part of our next steps, we are thinking creatively about ways to address all the concerns we are hearing in order to move forward together as the strong community that we are.

     

    日本語イマージョンプログラム(JDLI)家族アンケートと最新情報のお知らせ

    先週火曜日に行われた親の会のコミュニティーミーティングにおいて皆さん、ご多忙の中130名以上のご父兄、先生、学校関係者の方々に参加して頂いて誠にありがとうございました。SE Guiding Coalitionにおいて日本語イマージョンプログラムに関わる最新情報、それにおいて今回までに提案さている変更内容認識、それを踏まえての皆さんからの考慮深いご意見を沢山頂き、私共もPPS入学プログラムバランスプロジェクトをナビゲートしていきながらもっと皆さんからの正直なご意見を頂ければ幸いですこのコミュニティーの特徴である多様な皆さんのお声をぜひ引き続きお聞かせください。

    • 前回のミーティングに出席できなかった方はこちらにアクセスしてください。watch a recording of it on Zoom(パスコード: %^V8Mg!8)
    • こちらのアンケートで皆さんの声を是非お聞かせください。もしこの提案が実現されると皆さんのご家庭にどのくらいの影響を与えることになりますか?締め切り日12/4(金) Japanese Dual Language Immersion Family Survey
    • その他ご意見がある方やアドボカシーご希望の方はこちらまでイーメールをお願いします。info@oyanokai.org or richmondptapdx@gmail.com

    親の会とリッチモンドPTAの役員達はこれからも引き続き最新情報入手に心がけ皆さんにお知らせさせて頂きます。私共はこの問題において解決していく指向で進めていくつもりです

     

    次回はこれまでの全て提示されているご意見をどのように皆さんと一緒に前進していきながらクリエイティブに反映できるのかと検討中です。このパワフルなコミュニティーだからこそこの難解を成し遂げることができるのです。頑張りましょう!

     
     
  • 11/23/2020

    November 23, 2020

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Greetings Families,

     

    November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of the Native peoples of the United States. At Richmond, we acknowledge the stolen lands on which our school stands. That land has been home since time immemorial to the Native Nations of the Multnomah, Kalapuya, Chinook, Clackamas, Molalla, Kathlamet, and Tualatin peoples, among others. Our community honors and acknowledges the descendants of the original peoples of this land, those who have passed, as well as the land itself. We are honored to have Native students and families in our community, not just during this month, but all months of the year. 

     

    Please have a safe and restful Fall Break. We hope each of you stays healthy and we look forward to reconnecting on Monday, November 30 for the resumption of Comprehensive Distance Learning. Please remember to wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay six feet apart! 

     

    Have a good week,

    Ron

     

    学校から
    From the School

     

    Community Conversations Recording

    If you missed our Community Conversations event regarding the Japanese Instructional Language Program on November 19, you can view a recording here.

     

    CDL Family Survey

    Wow, our CDL Family Survey response rate tripled this week - we are up to ~150 entries! We know everyone is so so busy and doing so much, and yet we remain hopeful that even more families will share their perspective so that the info represents as much of the community as possible. To support that effort, we're keeping the survey open for a bit longer, through December 1. Please consider clicking on the link and checking it out now if you can! 

    ありがとうございます and Thank YOU!

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

    • Need help finding local resources, such as food or utilities? www.211.org is a great tool for locating resources in Portland or other locations around the United States. 
    • Sunshine Division is providing Thanksgiving food boxes. They also have resources for clothing. At sunshinedivision.org and you can also call their resource line is at 503-823-2102.
    • Trans Awareness Week was November 16-20th. Here is a link to resources and tips for allies. 
    • Here's a list of books with transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive children.  

    Ms. Bree’s Sign Up Schedule Link for Conferences. Please sign up two hours prior to appointment. I will send an invite to you for Google Meet. Conferences with Ms. Bree

    Mr. Candor’s Sign Up Schedule: Mr. Candor, Conference Schedule

     

    Let’s Get Reading!

    The Richmond Library book bag distribution and return have been cancelled for all of November to comply with COVID-19 county guidelines.  Please hang on to any Richmond Library books you currently have. Watch the Bulldog Bulletin for updates on when the book bag program will resume. 

     

    TAG Talk

    Thank you for your patience while the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination was being converted to a digital format. Please complete the following steps to nominate your child.

     

    1. Notify your child's teacher if you plan to nominate your child so they can complete their part of the process.

    2. Complete the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination by December 4.

     

    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Winter Craft Fair Event

    This year the PTA will host a Do-It-Yourself Craft Fair, and Virtual Art Gallery Show-Off Event! 

    Please click the link below for more information and to sign up to have a kit mailed to your home, compliments of Richmond PTA, or you can use your own supplies.

     

    Sign up at this link to participate. You have the option to use your own materials from home, or request a packet of supplies to be mailed to you. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR MAILED SUPPLIES IS DEC 1st!!  

    Step 1: Sign up.

    Step 2: Wait for craft instructions to be sent via email and/or mail by December 19th.  

    Step 3: Have fun crafting on your own at home over winter break! These crafts will be done on your own time, and not on a virtual event. 

    Step 4: Attend a virtual art gallery/show off on Monday, December 28th at 10am. Zoom link will be sent separately. This event will include a simple origami craft, a few fun activities and art spotlights for our crafters!

     

    Class Photos

    Send a candid photo of your Richmond student to your Classroom Representative today! Please send a photo showing your student from their shoulders up with a nature background. It doesn’t have to look professional! Please label photos (grade, class color, last name, first name).

    Not sure who your classroom representative is? Connect through Konstella, or email richmondptapdx@gmail.com

     

    Konstella tip of the week!  

    Not signed up for Konstella yet?  Click here to get registered to receive communication from classroom representatives and your Richmond PTA today!

     

    Richmond PTA focuses on Equity

    In this section the Equity Committee will share and introduce language related to our equity work both in English and Japanese. This will allow us to learn, use common language and create an opportunity to discuss equity related topics; allowing us to collectively grow as a school community.  

    リッチモンド小学校PTAは公平性に焦点を当てています。

    この章では、公平委員会が公平性への取り組みに関連した用語を英語、日本語の両言語で共有、紹介します。これによって、私たちは学習すること、共通言語を使用すること、そして公平性に関わる問題について話し合う機会を設けることができます。また、学校コミュニティとして共に成長することができます。

     

    Inclusion: The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. Inclusion involves authentic and empowered participation and a true sense of belonging. Source: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents, with editing by Richmond PTA. Japanese translation by Aki Lendahls.

    インクルージョン(包括): 

    一つのグループや構造に含む行動、または含まれる状態のこと。インクルージョンとは、確実で活気的な参加、そして真からの帰属感を伴うものである。出典:PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents(Richmond PTAにより一部編集)日本語訳: レンダルズ 亜紀

     

     

    Free PTA membership!  

    We are now offering one complimentary membership to every household, including teachers and staff. You must sign up to become a member. To activate your free membership and its benefits please follow this link: Free Membership

     

     

    Oya No Kai

    JDLI Community Meeting on Proposed Boundary Changes    

    Please join Oya No Kai and Richmond PTA leaders for a virtual community meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 to discuss proposed enrollment and program changes in Southeast Portland. (Zoom Meeting ID: 863 3395 4098, Passcode: 087430)

     

    The latest proposal from the Southeast Guiding Coalition would not impact Richmond Elementary or its feed into Mt. Tabor Middle School. However, it would send JDLI students to Madison High School instead of Grant High School starting in fall 2022.

     

    We would like to gather more feedback from families, teachers and administrators to help guide our advocacy for the program.

     

    We encourage you to review the full proposal, read our message to the community, and complete this PPS survey. Feel free to email us at info@oyanokai.org to share thoughts, questions or concerns to be addressed during this live forum. 

     

    Thank you for your help!

     
     
  • 11/16/2020

    November 16, 2020

    校長から

    From the Principal

    Greetings Families,

    We really miss having our students and families on campus and having in-person classes. In order to re-open our campus, we’ll need our public health statistics to meet state determined benchmarks. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing a surge of COVID-19 infections across our state and county. Please help us get back to the path for reopening by following Multnomah County’s guidance for the next two weeks:

    • Stay home if you can 
    • Avoid gathering with anyone outside your household 
    • Always wear a mask, wash hands, and stay six feet apart
    • Check your symptoms at c19oregon.com
    • If you must meet, keep it small (six people or less)

    Remember, next week is our Fall Break: there are no classes for students. If you’ve signed up for a conference on 11/23 or 11/24, please stay in contact with your teachers who are managing their own schedules this year. I hope you have a wonderful week and a restful and relaxing break!

    Have a good week,

    Ron

    学校から

    FROM THE SCHOOL 

    CDL Family Survey

    As mentioned in the Principal's Message in the Bulletin two weeks ago, we've created a GoogleForm CDL Family Survey to collect family perspective on Comprehensive Distance Learning in the first quarter. Many thanks to the ~50 voices who have shared, and we hope that many others will be able to find time to also share theirs by the 21st so we have more information about what's been working and what hasn't. As always, classroom-specific feedback should be communicated directly to the teacher and is not solicited in this survey. This survey is as anonymous as you want it to be. If you want someone from our team to be back in touch with you about specifics, you will see a contact-information area at the end. As always, we are also happy to help families with specific support, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our Staff Directory on the school homepage has links to classroom and staff contact information. Have a GREAT week 一週間楽しましょう !

     

    Community Conversations

    Please join us on Thursday, November 19 at 8:15 am for our next Community Conversations event. During this session, Principal Young will be discussing our Japanese Language Instructional Program and reviewing the district's instructional standards for each grade level. We'll share concrete examples of grade-level benchmarks in Japanese for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The event will be recorded and we'll share the links after the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Join us for the event via Google Meet at this URL. Have trouble with Google Meet?--check out these tips below. Not able to attend? No worries, we’ll record the event and share in next week’s Bulldog Bulletin. 

    Quick Guide: Google Meet Sign-in for Families

    November 19, 2020, 8:15 - 9:15 am 

    Meeting URL: meet.google.com/daw-yjrd-tei

    1. Open a web browser--Google Meet works best on Google Chrome (make sure you have the latest updates to avoid any access issues). 
    2. Type in the URL for the meeting 
    3. The “Ready to Join?” screen should open, you can check that your camera is working, mute your own microphone by clicking the button on the bottom left of your image and/or disable your camera by clicking the button on the bottom right. When you’re ready to enter, click the “Join now” button on the right side of the screen. 

    If the URL above doesn’t work:

    1. Open a web browser--Google Meet works best on Google Chrome (make sure you have the latest updates to avoid any access issues). 
    2. Type in the URL: meet.google.com
    3. Click “Join the Meeting” 
    4. Enter the code DAW-YJRD-TEI
    5. Follow step 3 from above. 

    You can also call in to the meeting with the following: Call (‪US‬)‪+1 662-527-2143‬ PIN: ‪159 992 500#‬

     

    Let’s Get Reading!

    Don’t forget to pick up/return your Let’s Get Reading! bag of books. Rain or shine, we are always happy to see you!

    November Book Bag Distribution Schedule

    Days (Mon, Thurs)

    Times

    Group

    Location

    11/16,  11/19

    11am-3pm

    Group A (last name A-M)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

    11/23, 11/24*

    11am-3pm

    Group B (last name N-Z)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

    11/30

    11am-3pm

    Group A (last name A-M)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *Tuesday due to Holiday

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

    Spirit Day, Friday the 20th, will be Sports Day. Students can dress to represent their favorite team or wear sports gear. All sports are welcome!

    Check out the counseling website for some updated resources and information. https://richmondcounseling.weebly.com/

    Registrations for Sunshine Division’s annual Thanksgiving holiday food box for local families and individuals in need are now LIVE! If you need more information click here. Click here for information in Spanish.

    TAG Talk

    Thank you for your patience while the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination was being converted to a digital format. Please complete the following steps to nominate your child.

    1. Notify your child's teacher if you plan to nominate your child so they can complete their part of the process.
    2. Complete the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination by December 4.

    From Nutrition Services re: NOVEMBER MEAL SERVICES

    Due to the upcoming fall break for conferences and Thanksgiving, the Nutrition Services department will be providing extra meals each day to help keep our students with access to food.  Each service day through November 20, we will be providing 3 days worth of meals for each child.  We will not be serving or delivering meals on Monday, Nov 23, and Wednesday, Nov 25.  More updates about our services in December will be provided later.  Home meal delivery sign ups will remain open this week.  Please feel free to visit our website or contact us at nutritionservices@pps.net with any questions. 

    Art4Life Spaces Available

    Art4Life has child care spaces available in southeast Portland! Kids can join some familiar faces for distance learning support, art projects, and recess fun! Learn more on the Art4Life website. All current PPS students are welcome to join and many families that did not previously qualify for state subsidies, may qualify now. More information on subsidies can be found here

     

    コミュニティから

    FROM THE COMMUNITY

    PTA NEWS

    From PTA’s Special Events Committee

    A huge thank you to Mrs. Stevens for joining us during our Virtual Harvest Festival event! Here is the recording for those of you who missed the live event. Thank you for celebrating with us, it was wonderful to see new and familiar faces!

    The Scholastic Book Fair is open! 

    Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading!

    Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school library directly (25% back in rewards!).

    Come visit the Fair during the next two weeks:

    November 9, 2020 - November 22, 2020

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/richmondelementary

    Some amazing features of our online store:

    • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
    • A Virtual Fair shopping experience
    • All orders ship direct to home
    • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25

    We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

    Richmond PTA focuses on Equity

    In this section the Equity Committee will share and introduce language related to our equity work both in English and Japanese. This will allow us to learn, use common language and create an opportunity to discuss equity related topics; allowing us to collectively grow as a school community.

    リッチモンド小学校PTAは公平性に焦点を当てています。

    この章では、公平委員会が公平性への取り組みに関連した用語を英語、日本語の両言語で共有、紹介します。これによって、私たちは学習すること、共通言語を使用すること、そして公平性に関わる問題について話し合う機会を設けることができます。また、学校コミュニティとして共に成長することができます。

    Diversity: 

    Any and all differences between and among people. Diversity cuts across categories of race, gender, age, language, geography, income, class, education, sexual orientation, religion and ability. Historically, however, some white people have used the term “diversity” in a coded way to mean “non-white people.” Source: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents, with editing by Richmond PTA. Japanese translation by Yuki Wallen.

    多様性:

    人々の間にある、ありとあらゆる違いのこと。 人種だけでなく、ジェンダー、年齢、言語、出身地、収入、階級、教育、性的志向、宗教、能力などの属性を含む。歴史的には、一部の白人のが非白人を意図する際のコードとして「多様性」という言葉を用いてきた過去がある。 出典:Source: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents(Richmond PTAにより一部編集)日本語訳 : ウォーレン 由紀

    Free PTA membership!

    We are now offering one complimentary membership to every household, including teachers and staff. You must sign up to become a member. To activate your free membership and its benefits please follow this link.

    Sign up for PTA Classroom Communications through Konstella!

    Not signed up for Konstella yet?  Click here to get registered to receive communication from classroom representatives and your Richmond PTA today!

     

    ONK NEWS

    ONK General Meeting Follow-Up 

    Thank you to everyone who came to Oya No Kai’s first general meeting of the 2020-21 school year! It was so nice to see all of you on Zoom. We appreciate your support, patience and 我慢 (gaman) as we adapt to many changes and challenges this year. If you missed the meeting, you can watch a recording on Zoom (passcode: 42t4J9!a).

    Here are links to more details on topics covered in the meeting:

    If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please talk with any board member or email us at info@oyanokai.org. We welcome your help guiding Oya No Kai into the future. ありがとうございました! Thank you!

    Enrollment Balancing Virtual Open House 11/19

    The Oya No Kai Board is carefully monitoring enrollment balancing proposals from the Southeast Guiding Coalition. We encourage families to review the latest scenarios, provide feedback, and attend the Virtual Open House at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. (PPS will send more details and a link to the meeting soon.) You can watch a video of the Nov. 12 Coalition meeting for a review of the scenarios. ONK will provide more advocacy guidance as the process develops.

     

     

     

     

  • 11/9/2020

    November 9, 2020

    校長から

    From the Principal

    Greetings Families,

    First, just a quick reminder that all schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day. To all those members of the Richmond Community who are veterans--we thank you for your service!

    Thank you Portland voters for supporting another Bond to benefit the students of Portland! To add to Superintendent Guerrero’s 11/2 message to families, I want to share that as educators who are uniquely situated and directly responsible for supporting our students’ learning and contextualization of this election cycle, we will continue to support our students as it unfolds. To do this, our teachers will 

    • Persevere in our routines to provide a sense of consistency for students
    • Share factual information about the electoral process with students
    • As appropriate hold space for students to share their feelings about the election in a productive manner 
    • Continue to help students develop skills of resilience

    I also want to take a moment to acknowledge the uncertainty, stress and anxiety that our students and families are experiencing related to this election, the pandemic and economic fallout, and impacts of climate change. We know our BIPOC students and families experience this trauma differently and more intensely, and are grateful that our district is centering itself on values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, seeking to dismantle the systems of institutional racism that have plagued us all. These are challenging times, and we are hopeful that our community will continue to support and show-up for one another and lean into optimism for the future. 

    If there is anything we can do to support your student or family, please feel free to reach out to the members of our School Support Team

    Have a good week,

    Ron

    学校から

    FROM THE SCHOOL 

    Community Conversations

    Please join us on Thursday, November 19 at 8:15 am for our next Community Conversations event. During this session, Principal Young will be discussing our Japanese Language Instructional Program and reviewing the district's instructional standards for each grade level. We'll share concrete examples of grade-level benchmarks in Japanese for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The event will be recorded and we'll share the links after the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Join us for the event via Google Meet at this URL. Have trouble with Google Meet?--check out these tips below. Not able to attend? No worries, we’ll record the event and share in next week’s Bulldog Bulletin

    Quick Guide: Google Meet Sign-in for Families

    November 19, 2020, 8:15 - 9:15 am 

    Meeting URL: meet.google.com/daw-yjrd-tei

    1. Open a web browser--Google Meet works best on Google Chrome (make sure you have the latest updates to avoid any access issues). 
    2. Type in the URL for the meeting 
    3. The “Ready to Join?” screen should open, you can check that your camera is working, mute your own microphone by clicking the button on the bottom left of your image and/or disable your camera by clicking the button on the bottom right. When you’re ready to enter, click the “Join now” button on the right side of the screen. 

    If the URL above doesn’t work:

    1. Open a web browser--Google Meet works best on Google Chrome (make sure you have the latest updates to avoid any access issues). 
    2. Type in the URL: meet.google.com
    3. Click “Join the Meeting” 
    4. Enter the code DAW-YJRD-TEI
    5. Follow step 3 from above. 

    You can also call in to the meeting with the following: Call (‪US‬)‪+1 662-527-2143‬ PIN: ‪159 992 500#‬

    Let’s Get Reading!

    Don’t forget to pick up/return your Let’s Get Reading! bag of books. Rain or shine, we are always happy to see you!

    November Book Bag Distribution Schedule

    Days (Mon, Thurs)

    Times

    Group

    Location

    11/9,   11/12

    11am-3pm

    Group B (last name N-Z)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

    11/16,  11/19

    11am-3pm

    Group A (last name A-M)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

    11/23, 11/24*

    11am-3pm

    Group B (last name N-Z)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

    11/30

    11am-3pm

    Group A (last name A-M)

    Staff parking, 

    Cafeteria Door

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *Tuesday due to Holiday

     

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

    The 98th annual holiday food box sign up is here. It is for Portland local families. There is a limit, so if you are in need, please sign up quickly. You can also contact Richmond counseling team for resources and support.  https://sunshinedivision.org/get-help/

    A group of PPS teens have helped create a project to bring awareness and support for Asian Americans with mental health needs. Project Lotus aims to break the stigma and stereotypes with community connections and resources. Check out their website at: https://www.theprojectlotus.org/

    Wednesday 11th is Veterans Day. So no Richmond Recess.

    TAG Talk

    Thank you for your patience while the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination was being converted to a digital format.  Please complete the following steps to nominate your child.

    1. Notify your child's teacher if you plan to nominate your child so they can complete their part of the process.

    2. Click "Send" and write the name of your nominated child in the "Message" (see in the screenshot below).  You can ask your child's classroom teacher if you need assistance.

    3. Send to kfleischman@pps.net

    4. Complete the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian nomination by December 4.

    From Our School Nurse

    Efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, have led to decreased use of routine preventive medical services, including immunization services. Ensuring that people continue or start getting routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for protecting people and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, including flu. Routine vaccination prevents illnesses that lead to unnecessary medical visits and hospitalizations, which further strain the healthcare system.

    For the upcoming flu season, flu vaccination will be very important to reduce flu because it can help reduce the overall impact of respiratory illnesses on the population and thus lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A flu vaccine may also provide several individual health benefits, including keeping you from getting sick with flu, reducing the severity of your illness if you do get the flu and reducing your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization. Please see these fliers on Free Flu Vaccinations in November, Student Health Centers, Oregon Health Plan Free Health Insurance Coverage Flier 

    Childcare During Distance Learning

    One of the district contracted programs, Champions, has plenty of open spaces in their programs at Lent and Creston E.S. Please see this Child Care Flyer for more information. 

    Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) has raised the income limits to 250% of the poverty rate to allow many more families who usually wouldn’t meet eligibility. For qualifying families, ERDC covers most or all child care costs. Qualifying families must be working and make less than 250% of the poverty rate. For more details, refer to the ERDC flyer

    PPS Chromebook Distribution, Service and Exchanges Update

    Please contact the PPS district office if you need to borrow, service or exchange a PPS chromebook or wifi hotspot.

    Computer distribution, exchanges, service, and returns

    When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Where: PPS district office (501 N. Dixon St). Please go to the lower level parking lot, which has an entrance on N. Larrabee Ave.

    Please bring: Your student’s school ID or ID number. If you are exchanging or returning a device, please bring the device and charger with you.

    Please be aware: We are asking everyone to use recommended social distancing practices, keeping at least 6 feet of space between groups and wearing a facemask or face covering, if possible.

    Please note that if you have a technical issue and are not sure if you should exchange a computer, you can also: Call: 503-916-3375, Email: support@pps.net

     

    コミュニティから

    FROM THE COMMUNITY

    PTA NEWS

    The Scholastic Book Fair is open! 

    Join your kids in exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading!

    Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school library directly (25% back in rewards!).

    Come visit the Fair during the next two weeks:

    November 9, 2020 - November 22, 2020

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/richmondelementary

    Some amazing features of our online store:

    • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
    • A Virtual Fair shopping experience
    • All orders ship direct to home
    • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25

    We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

    Richmond PTA focuses on Equity

    In this section the Equity Committee will share and introduce language related to our equity work both in English and Japanese. This will allow us to learn, use common language and create an opportunity to discuss equity related topics; allowing us to collectively grow as a school community.

    リッチモンド小学校PTAは公平性に焦点を当てています。

    この章では、公平委員会が公平性への取り組みに関連した用語を英語、日本語の両言語で共有、紹介します。これによって、私たちは学習すること、共通言語を使用すること、そして公平性に関わる問題について話し合う機会を設けることができます。また、学校コミュニティとして共に成長することができます。

    Racial Equity: In the school setting, racial equity seeks to raise the achievement of all students while narrowing the gaps between the lowest and highest performing students. Doing so requires eliminating barriers that make success or failure predictable along racial lines. It also requires dismantling teachers’ and parents’ biases, which stem from racist attitudes, about students’ behavior. Source: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents, with editing by Richmond PTA. Japanese translation by Yuki Wallen.

    人種の公平性:教育の文脈における人種の公平性とは、学習パフォーマンスの低い生徒と高い生徒のギャップを縮めながら、すべての生徒の達成度を向上させることを目指す。 そのプロセスにおいて、人種の違いによって予想されうる成否のバリアを取り払うことが必要となってくる。また、生徒の言動に対して教員および保護者が抱える、人種差別的な意識から生じるバイアスを取り除くことも必要である。出典: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents(Richmond PTAにより一部編集)日本語訳 : ウォーレン 由紀

    Free PTA membership!

    We are now offering one complimentary membership to every household, including teachers and staff. You must sign up to become a member. To activate your free membership and its benefits please follow this link: https://forms.gle/xPSeWc7cquihj1Wt5

    Konstella tip of the week!  

    Not signed up for Konstella yet?  Click here to get registered to receive communication from classroom representatives and your Richmond PTA today!

     

    ONK NEWS

    Oya No Kai General Meeting 11/11

    What’s the status of this year’s cultural exchanges? Are the Japanese interns coming in March? How can I find distance learning support for my child? Will there be an auction? Join the Oya No Kai Board at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for virtual updates on these topics and more. Plus, meet our 2020-21 board members. We hope to see you on Zoom!

    Zoom Meeting ID:  841 7816 4020

    Password: 423401

    Mobile Chinook Books are here! 

    Oya No Kai is excited to launch our fully mobile Chinook Book fundraiser this year. The 2020-21 Chinook Book is a fabulous, home-grown discount book with more than 250 valuable coupons to local, sustainable businesses — all on an easy mobile app. For $20, you get a one-year subscription to the app. And the best part is 50% of all sales goes directly back to Oya No Kai to support our Japanese cultural programs.

    Chinook Book partners are motivated to continue safely delivering good value and a good experience with the app. They are adding new online offers every month to local stores and restaurants, such as Columbia Sportswear, Broadway Books and Pizzicato. 

    Order yours today, and invite a friend, relative or neighbor to join you!

     

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