• Until further notice, like most PPS Schools, the Richmond school building is physically closed to non-employees/hybrid students & emergency childcare partners. The campus is also closed to all but those groups from 7:45am-2:45pm on the Hybrid school days M/Tu/Th/Fri. PPS Informational Updates are posted on the District News pages. PPS Calendars are HERE. Refer to our weekly Bulletin info for Richmond-specific updates - archived below.

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    Leading up to the start of in-person instruction and hybrid learning, see the latest updates and resources at pps.net/reopen2021

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  • 4/19/2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    April 19, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Thank you for making our transition to continued distance learning and new in-person instruction such a success over the last few weeks. Things have been running relatively smoothly and we’re thankful for the continued community support and ongoing problem solving. Here are just a few important bits of information that I’d like to highlight this week: 

    • For families participating in in-person learning: Our arrivals and dismissals are working well and we’re noticing that we have more time than we need for our health and safety screenings. Therefore, beginning Thursday, April 22 and for the remainder of the year, our staff will begin arrival duty at the regular times (7 minutes before the start of the school day). For the AM cohort, this means school staff will be outside to greet students at 7:53 am (rather than 7:45 am) and for the PM cohort we’ll be outside to greet students at 12:08 pm (rather than 12:00 pm). We hope these few extra minutes help all members of our community with getting safely to Richmond and as the weather returns to more seasonal temperatures, it will reduce the amount of time that students are waiting outside. 
    • For families of students in 3rd-5th grades: Last week you should have received district communication about your students’ participation in the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. 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, the district will use this data to design learning recovery programming for students across schools and the district. 
    • For all families: 3rd Quarter Report Cards should be complete by the end of this week. Students who are participating in in-person instruction will receive a printed copy of the report from their teacher on Friday. Students who are participating in continued distance learning will receive a printed copy of the report through USPS. 

    I hope you find this information helpful and I hope you enjoy this week and warm weather and sun that we’ll have (at least for the first few days), 

    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    From the School - Updates & Reminders:
    - No Oregon State Testing this year for our students per the PPS School Board vote last week.
    - If your child was at school on Friday, please thank them for great Earthquake & FireEvac drill practice. We ended up doing more than we had planned; apologies for any stress this surprise extra may have caused. The good news is that all the campus emergency system upgrades are working well & our community knows what to do! We have a few PDX Neighborhood NET Team tips to share with families related to personal Earthquake preparation. 
    -- Helpful Tips on what to do in the 1st 5 min after an Earthquake
    -- Out of state emergency contacts. You know you need at least one. Be sure they know they are yours! How to have them identified in your phone: 
    --- On iPhones: Any contact who has been "favorited" can also be added as an emergency contact. When looking at the contact info, scroll to the bottom and click "Add to emergency contacts". This person will now have a * after their name and is on your emergency list. 
    ---On Androids: Go to Settings/About Phone/Emergency Information. Enter the info you want to share by tapping on the category and following the prompts.  

    From Our Counselors and Social Worker
    Dear Richmond Families,
    There is a free book download from A Kids Book About group. This book is called "A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate" by Kim Pham. Click here to download it. There will be options on where to download, such as to your computer or reading device. 

    Ride Connection is providing free rides to people who need to get vaccinated at the age of 60+ and/or have disabilities. Learn more here

    District wide supports and crisis recovery for Black students, click here. For more information please contact one of the facilitators: Maurice Phillips mphilli1@pps.net or Jonicia Shelton jshelton@pps.net.

    From the Library
    Students & Families!  
    It’s Spring Cleaning time at your School Library! 
    Do you have library and textbooks materials at home you are not using? 
    Please check your shelves, under the bed, behind the couch, everywhere! for books to return to the library.  Bring them to the book bag exchange on Wednesdays from 11-3 PM or return them to your classrooms for pick up.  Contact hwaters@pps.net or mgeorge@pps.net if you have any questions.  Help us keep our library and textbook materials available for all to use and enjoy. 

    Let’s Get Reading!  We have changed location and distribution days during hybrid in-person instruction. Book bags are available on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are supplying books from the stairwell door on the south side of Richmond. CDL students may also pick up books placed on HOLD during this time. Invariably, we will continue to follow ODE’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance to ensure library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone’s safety. See you Wednesdays! 

    Dismissal Plan
    For families with students attending in-person: If you haven’t already, be sure to submit a Dismissal/Bus Plan (formerly After School Plan) response to our new GForm asap. You may use this same form to submit same day and/or permanent changes to your student’s dismissal plan.

    Continuing at Richmond Next Year? 
    Attention KG - 4th Grade Families: If you do not plan to return to Richmond for the 2021/2022 school year, please let us know by emailing Kirstin at kyamakawa@pps.net. Thank you!


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    Breakfast in the Garden is back!
    In honor of Earth Day, please join the Super Green Team for Breakfast in the Garden BYO style, and help us beautify the school grounds. 

    When: Saturday April 24, 9a-noon
    Where: Richmond Elementary - meet in the school parking area at the circle of benches in the Nature Path. 
    What: Breakfast in the Garden is our monthly work party where we maintain the school garden and natural areas. We remove weeds and clean up the garden beds, turn over the compost in the learning garden, and prune as needed. Bring your gloves, garden tools, and enthusiasm! Children welcome! We will follow the CDC’s Covid guidelines, masking and maintaining distance from those not in our households. We will not provide breakfast treats due to Covid, but we can enjoy conversation and make our grounds more beautiful together. 
    Special request - persimmon trees need pruning, if you know how, please stop by!  

    Plant Sale Pick Up
    Thank you to everyone who ordered vegetable starts and flowers from the PTA plant sale. Please sign up here and choose a time to pick up your order on Friday May 7, between 2-5pm at Bleeding Hearts Kettlebell Club, 2043 SE 50th Ave. You will drive up and volunteers will load your order into your vehicle. Any questions/concerns please reach out to Kristina at greenteamrichmond@gmail.com   

    Bulldog Gear
    Bulldog Gear is coming back! Show off your school spirit with the Richmond Bulldog logo proudly emblazoned upon clothing in youth & adult sizes, bags, facemasks, and other great items. We’ll have a website link going live for two weeks starting Wednesday 4/21. All orders must be placed online by May 5th, and can either be shipped directly to your home with a small shipping fee, or picked up at Richmond on May 26th. Keep an eye out in the next couple days for the link to order from on Facebook and Konstella.

    3rd-5th grade families: It’s Time for Books Do Battle - This Year’s OBOB Celebration
    Many Richmond students have been waiting for their chance to do Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB). Maybe your family already has the books, and your kids have been reading and enjoying them. And maybe they haven’t started yet. It’s all good - it’s not too late to celebrate! The COVID pandemic has required us to get creative about OBOB, but we are still here to celebrate books, the love of reading, and *especially* the places reading can take us in a year constrained by COVID.

    This year’s OBOB celebration runs from April 26 to May 24 - but reading can start anytime! Learn more about OBOB and register here.

    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。

    Whiteness: The term white, referring to people, was created by Virginia slave owners and colonial rules in the 17th century. It replaced terms like Christian and Englishman to distinguish European colonists from Africans and indigenous peoples. European colonial powers established whiteness as a legal concept after Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, during which indentured servants of European and African descent had united against the colonial elite. The legal distinction of white separated the servant class on the basis of skin color and continental origin. The creation of ‘whiteness’ meant giving privileges to some, while denying them to others with the justification of biological and social inferiority. Source: https://www.racialequitytools.org/glossary

    ホワイトネス(白人性):17世紀のバージニア州の奴隷所有者と植民地規則によって、「ホワイト(白人)」という用語が特定の人々を示す語として作り出され、クリスチャンやイギリス本国人といった呼称の代わりに、ヨーロッパ系入植者とアフリカ人や先住民を区別するために使われました。1676年にヨーロッパ系とアフリカ系の年季奉公人が結束して植民地の上流階級に反抗した「ベイコンの反乱」後、ヨーロッパの植民地権力者は、ホワイトネスを法的な概念として確立し、白人という法律区分によって、肌の色と大陸の出自に基づいて使用人階級を分断しました。「ホワイトネス」が作り出され、生物学的・社会的に劣っているとの主張を正当化することで、特定の人々にだけ特権を与えられることになりました。出典:Racial Equity Tools、 (Translation:Mami Kikuchi)  

    Would you be interested in joining an affinity space at Richmond? Please fill out the short anonymous form to let the Equity committee know what type of affinity space would best meet your needs. Link to form.
    リッチモンド小学校のアフィニティグループに参加しませんか?
    どのような活動をご希望か簡単な匿名アンケートにお答え下さい。Link to form

    Learn more:
    Watch this 10 minute PBS video explaining The Origin of Race in the USA.
    Read this article about Dismantling White Supremacy in Your Everyday Life.
    Listen or read this NPR article about how being ‘Not Racist’ is not enough: Putting in the Work to be Anti-Racist.

     
     
  • 4/12/21

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    April 12, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    This week, I’d like to share an update regarding our district’s practice to provide COVID-19 testing onsite during the school day. 

    On March 30, PPS shared a message regarding a Health and Safety Reminder - Consent Form. As we shared, PPS is requesting consent from student’s families to test symptomatic students for COVID-19 onsite, during the school day. Your consent is optional. 

    Here are a few options to turn in a signed COVID-19 Testing Consent Form: 

    • Install the Adobe software to enter your certified signature. The consent form can be signed with DocuSign. You can email them to the school secretary.
    • You can print this form at home, sign it and return the form to your school.
    • Schools can send a printed copy to parents/guardians upon request. Families can fill it out and return it with their students. Please reach out to Kirstin Yamakawa (kyamakawa@pps.net) for this option. 

    Tests will only be given to test students who have a consent form on file or to staff who agree to the test.  You can find the forms by clicking in the links below:

    1. English
    2. Spanish
    3. Vietnamese
    4. Chinese
    5. Somali
    6. Russian

    The Student Success & Health Department in partnership with Multnomah Educational Service District (MESD) will oversee the implementation of the program following the COVID-19 Testing in Oregon’s K-12 Schools guidance provided by OHA and DHS. 

    The COVID-19 Testing in Oregon Schools FAQ is linked here.

    Have a great week,
    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    From the School - Updates & Reminders:
    --To support a trauma-informed approach, we are letting our families know that we'll be having a mandated morning and afternoon Earthquake & FireEvac drill on Friday 4/16 so that all on-site students experience this important safety practice. Online synchronous sessions that may be happening for students in CDL during this ~10 mins will only be impacted IF the teacher is teaching the class from inside the building (because they would also need to evacuate). Teachers in that situation have been asked to let their families know about any adjustment to their Friday schedule.
    --We'll continue to add Q&As to the top of our Family Answer Doc and respond weekly to the Q's we get through our Family Q&A Form for as long as it is helpful to the community. We did not receive any new questions last week.

    From Our Counselors and Social Worker
    Due to the addition of hybrid, the counseling team has made some changes to our schedules, such as office hours, recess, and QSA. Click here to see the new schedule. 

    Childcare during hybrid and CDL. Click here for a list of schools hosting child care programs. Also, check here for more outside of school resources. 

    Now, more than ever, safe community gathering spaces are important. To meet the need for this, several Richmond parents and alumni have come together to create a Richmond BIPOC affinity group. The group is meeting every other Wednesday with the next meeting on April 14 from 7-8 PM. Please see the flier for more details or email RichmondBIPOCcommunity@gmail.com

    From the Library
    Let’s Get Reading!  We have changed location and distribution days during hybrid in-person instruction. Book bags are available on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are supplying books from the stairwell door on the south side of Richmond. Enter from the gate located south of the main entrance by the field and grab a bag of library books to go! Invariably, we will continue to follow ODE’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance to ensure library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone’s safety. For additional reading options (eBooks/audiobooks & more), check out the Richmond Library Website. See you Wednesdays! 

    211INFO CHILD CARE
    211info Child Care provides free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care in Oregon.

    For information and resources on finding quality child care, click here.

    To speak with a Parent Educator about child care resources:

    CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 
    TEXT keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211)
    EMAIL children@211info.org
    HOURS Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm

    To search for child care providers online, click here. Materials can also be downloaded here. Bilingual staff and interpreters are available to serve families in all languages.


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    Richmond Foundation リッチモンドファウンデーション

    Greetings Richmond Community,
    We are looking for community members who would like to volunteer their time to help support Foundation goals through serving on the Foundation board. The Foundation has members that are graduating with their child and therefore need some new folks to join the team. If you’d like more information, please reach out at rsf.pdx@gmail.com or check out our new website https://www.richmondschoolfoundation.org/.

    PTA

    Japanese Cooking Event!
    There are several ways to participate:

    1. Gather ingredients
    2. Join one of the informational Zoom meetings
    3. Cook
    4. Share!

    Over 200 families signed up for curry packages provided by PTA. Don’t worry if you do not have a kit, you can still get cooking with your own ingredients! You can join one of the zoom events on Friday 4/16 or Saturday 4/17, and then cook that weekend or any day that works for your family. Snap a photo and share on social media with our community.

    This project was made possible by a grant from National PTA to help provide support to families during the pandemic. Richmond PTA has tried to create something that bolsters community spirit, sparks joy for families, and brings everyone together, at least virtually, to enjoy Japanese culture, food and fun. 

    Below are details for:
    - Online 'learn about curry' Zoom events
    - Kit contents and online resources

    Join us online to learn about curry!
    See Zoom meeting times below.
    The fun will include curry quizzes, songs, origami and more! We won’t be making curry together, just learning about it and practicing our Japanese!

    We’ll be hosting two Zoom meetings. Both cover the same content and activities, so choose the best one for your schedule. We hope to see you there!
    オンラインでもカレーのイベントをします。ご参加お待ちしています!!

    4/16 Fri. 4:00–4:45pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84526446538?pwd=VHVVT1FMK0VaNHBwRkVlRW1LK0VTZz09
    Meeting ID: 845 2644 6538 Passcode: 928948

    4/17 Sat. 10:00–10:45am
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82483229374?pwd=MWlXOG1sZEJLWGxKZGkzTXN2bVQ2Zz09
    Meeting ID: 824 8322 9374 Passcode: 898622

    Here are the contents of the kits PTA put together, you can purchase some or all of these items if you did not sign up for a kit.
    *curry sauce box    
    *rice packet   
    *origami paper      
    *stickers     
    *activity placemats/ sheets

    We recommend that you look through the contents of the kit and spend some time enjoying the activities and making the dinner together as a family. Many resources including the curry recipe, a cooking demo, origami instructions, Japanese Bingo and more can be found on this Padlet: https://padlet.com/jmprich2032/srgoklb10e0fkgfh Password: jpcurry

    We encourage families who are members of the Richmond JDLI Community Facebook page to share photos of your family enjoying the activities on the PTA Japanese Curry Cooking event page. Let’s create some excitement and memories with our kids!

    カレーイベントへのご参加ありがとうございます!

    パンデミック時における家族支援の一環として、PTA全国協議会が助成金を提供してくれたことで可能になったこのプロジェクトを通し、少しでも日本の文化、食をご家族で楽しんで頂けたら嬉しいです。

    このキットには、ゴールデンカレー一箱(甘口)、お米(2合)、折り紙、シール、ランチョンマット/ アクティビティシートが含まれています。

    キットの中身をご確認頂き、ご家族で一緒にアクティビティを楽しんだり、夕食を作ったりすることをお勧めします。カレーのレシピなどは下記のリンクよりご利用ください。

    https://padlet.com/jmprich2032/srgoklb10e0fkgfh  Password: jpcurry

    FacebookのRichmond JDLI CommunityグループにPTA Japanese Curry Cooking Eventという投稿がありますので、ご家族でアクティビティをしている所や、カレーを作ったり食べたりしている写真などを是非投稿して下さい。子供達と一緒にワクワクとした思い出を作りましょう!

    リッチモンド小学校PTA一同より

    カレーイベントへのご参加ありがとうございます!  

    キットを受け取った後、ご家族にとって一番都合のよい日に、皆さんでカレーを作って楽しんでください!ご家族でアクティビティをしている所や、カレーを作ったり食べたりしている写真などを、このイベントページに是非投稿して下さい。

    キットがないご家庭でも、下のPadletを参考にアクティビティを楽しんだり、家族で作ったカレーを食べている写真を投稿してください!

    下のpadletのリンクを見ていただくと、お子さんと一緒に楽しめるアクティビティやレシピ等があります。ぜひチェックしてください!https://padlet.com/jmprich2032/srgoklb10e0fkgfh  Password: jpcurry

    パンデミック時における家族支援の一環として、PTA全国協議会が助成金を提供してくれたことで可能になったこのプロジェクトを通し、少しでも日本の文化、食をご家族で楽しんで頂けたら嬉しいです。

    皆さんの作ったカレーを見るのを楽しみにしています!
    ありがとうございました。

    New Family Tea April 19th at 8:30am!
    Families New to Richmond! Please join Richmond PTA for our second New Family Welcome event of the year. Grab your favorite beverage and join fellow parents, administration, and parent organizations for this virtual event. After many months of this most unique school year, we want to check-in, connect you with your community, offer advice and tips and answer any questions you may have. 

    When: Monday, April 19th at 8:30am
    Where: Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85385655087?pwd=NWE4cGFtT2xnRTJzQ1E4UTFFVllqUT09
    Meeting ID: 853 8565 5087 Passcode: 219417

    Bulldog Gear
    Keep an eye out in next week’s Bulldog Bulletin for an opportunity to place an order for clothing, bags, and facemasks emblazoned with the Richmond Bulldog logo. Orders can be placed beginning April 19th until May 3rd, with mail or pickup options. 

    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。

    Race: Race is a made-up social construct, and not an actual biological fact. Race designations have changed over time. Some groups that are considered “white” in the United States today were considered “non-white” in previous eras (for example, Irish, Italian, and Jewish people).
    The way in which racial categorizations are enforced (the shape of racism) has also changed over time. For example, the racial designation of Asian American and Pacific Islander changed four times in the 19th century. That is, they were defined at times as white and at other times as not white. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as designated groups, have been used by whites at different times in history to compete with African American labor. Source: https://www.racialequitytools.org/glossary 

    人種:人種とは、作り物の社会的な概念であり、実存する生物学的な事実ではありません。人種の呼称は時代とともに変化してきました。現在、アメリカで「白人」とされるグループの一部の人々は、以前は「非白人」と見なされました(例えば、アイルランド人、イタリア人、ユダヤ人など)。
    また、人種的区分(人種差別の様式)も時代によって変化します。例えば、アジア系アメリカ人や太平洋諸島人の人種呼称は、19世紀に4回も変更されています。つまり、ある時は白人と定義され、またある時は非白人と定義されたのです。アジア系アメリカ人と太平洋諸島人と呼ばれる人々は、アフリカ系アメリカ人の労働力と競争させるために、歴史上のさまざまな時期に白人に利用されました。出典:Racial Equity Tools、 (Translation:Mami Kikuchi)

    Learn more:
    Read this article and watched the video from Robin DiAngelo, “How has your life been shaped by your race?”
    Listen to this podcast about How Race was Made on the series ‘Seeing Whiteness’ from Scene on Radio.
    Listen and read why the CDC just declared Racism a Public Health Threat 

    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!

    Oya No Kai おやのかい

    Virtual ONK Auction Raises $45,000!
    Thank you to all those who joined us at Oya No Kai’s first virtual auction! Our generous donors and enthusiastic online bidders helped us raise $45,000 for our intern program, trip scholarships, and supplemental Japanese education opportunities. We are so grateful for your support.

    Special thanks to Sean Egusa, our emcee, and Andre Salcido, our auctioneer, for another fun and successful evening. Big thanks also to Yumi Wong, Courtney Knudson, Tricia Waineo and everyone who volunteered behind the scenes to deliver meals, edit videos, and provide technical and moral support. We couldn’t have done it without you!

    If you missed out on the auction, there's still an opportunity to join some fun sign-up parties: https://onk.tofinoauctions.com/auction2021/catalog. The online catalog closes April 30. 

    Thank you very much!  ありがとうございました!

     
     
  • 4/5/2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    April 5, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    It is with great excitement that I welcome our Richmond students and families back to the Richmond campus for in-person learning and/or back to our virtual campus for continued distance learning. The teachers and staff members at Richmond are thrilled to resume instruction after a week of Spring Break and a week of asynchronous learning. No matter how our students will finish this school year, we are confident that our school year will end on a positive note. 

    Most grade levels are beginning slightly altered learning schedules this week; because each grade is unique, please look for direction from your child’s teacher and reach out to them directly with any questions. 

    We’ve got many additional updates/reminders in this issue of the Bulletin, so please take some time to read through carefully. 

    Have a great week,
    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    From the School - Updates & Reminders:
    We'll continue to add QnAs to the top of our Family Answer Doc and respond weekly to the Q's we get through our Family Q&A Form, and also hope the info below is helpful.

    MAP Growth Score Reports & State Testing - for families with students that completed distance Map benchmarking, the district will be mailing the individual student MAP Growth Reports to parents toward the end of next week. Here is a sample of the report. PPS will not be hosting a Spring MAP benchmarking round. You may have also heard in the news that the federal government denied Oregon's waiver for state standardized testing this spring. ODE is submitting an amendment for limited testing that they believe will be approved. PPS will be planning and communicating more information about this soon.

    Hybrid Safety Maps - for all families, we shared a link last week, but have been making updates (minor) as logistics are refined and this link may be easier to use & flip through the slides, especially if you select the 'Enter full screen' option from the lower right kabob (3 vertical dots) if you see that option.
    ---You'll see that we have 2 Grab & Go Meal locations happening at both hybrid day (M/Tu/Th/F) dismissals for ALL families, one in front of the school by the South gate to the field, and one in the back on the blacktop near the East gate entrance. Our Nutrition Services Team of Yoshiko Brines and Kumiko Fiske deserve a big shout out for all of their hard work! Locations across the city can also be found here.  
    ---Our Let's Get Reading Book Bag distribution time and location has changed to: Wednesdays 11am-3pm at the South door to the field just up the steps from the Library

    Reminder that Campus is closed 7:45-2:45: Now that our school is open to students, our campus and play areas are closed to all but PPS employees, students attending their Hybrid session, and the on-site emergency childcare program students/staff from 7:45-2:45 on Hybrid days (M/Tu/Th/F). Please help spread this message to other families and community members. At AM dismissal, this means we need in-person pick-ups to leave the campus through the gates as soon as their students are released to them and they've picked up any Grab&Go Meals. The campus re-opens to the public after our PM dismissal officially ends at 2:45pm, so we ask that folks please stay clear of the class line areas before and after student release (maybe move to the fence) since we have a lot of children moving to Bus Lines until then and more bodies makes this confusing for our littles. 

    QFSA Kick-Off Event
    Reminder that we are hosting our very first Queer Families and Students Alliance (QFSA) event, a fantastic kick-off night to build community this Thursday, April 8th from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Please come if this sounds meaningful to your family. Use the info below to Join is for chat and games (have some paper & coloring tools on hand : ) Feel free to ‘bring’ your snacks/dinner and get ready to have fun with other LGBTQ+ kids and families. 

    Link meet.google.com/fik-byky-sau
    Phone Numbers(‪US‬) ‪+1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪805 887 193 2030#‬

    For families with students attending in-person: If you haven't already, be sure to submit a Dismissal / Bus Plan (formerly After-School Plan) response to our new GForm asap; we have also updated the links in our Hybrid Handbook & Safety Maps to the PPS poster version for engaging your child(ren) in the COVID 19 Daily Self Screening before leaving home each day and prior to arrival on-site. 

    --4/9 is a No School for any students (including no asynchronous assignments) for a Teacher planning day

    From Our Counselors and Social Worker
    The Social Work/Counseling department has put together some resources, tips, and tricks for parents and guardians to help students who are feeling distressed by the upcoming shift in school plans. Whether your student is remaining in CDL or shifting to returning for hybrid and in person learning, check out this PowerPoint for some helpful tips and even some sneak peek pictures of the school! Click here

    Due to Hybrid and ongoing changes. Recess, office hours, and QSA will be on pause the week of April 5th-9th. 

    Now, more than ever, safe community gathering spaces are important.  To meet the need for this, several Richmond parents and alumni have come together to create a Richmond BIPOC affinity group. The group is meeting every other Wednesday with the next meeting on April 14 from 7-8pm. Please see the flier for more details or email RichmondBIPOCcommunity@gmail.com.

    From the Library
    Let’s Get Reading!  We have modified location and distribution days as hybrid in-person instruction emerges. Book bags are now available on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are supplying books from the stairwell door on the south side of Richmond. Basically, we’re on the opposite side of the building. Enter from the gate located south of the main entrance by the field and grab a bag of library books to go! Invariably, we will continue to follow ODE’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance to ensure library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone’s safety. See you Wednesdays!

    Continuing at Richmond Next Year? 
    Attention KG - 4th Grade Families: If you do not plan to return to Richmond for the 2021 / 2022 school year, please let us know by emailing Kirstin at kyamakawa@pps.net. Thank you!


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    Richmond Foundation リッチモンドファウンデーション

    Greetings Richmond Community,
    We are looking for community members who would like to volunteer their time to help support Foundation goals through serving on the Foundation board. The Foundation has members that are graduating with their child and therefore need some new folks to join the team. If you’d like more information, please reach out at rsf.pdx@gmail.com or check out our new website https://www.richmondschoolfoundation.org/.

    PTA

    New Family Tea April 19th at 8:30am!
    Please join PTA for our second New Family welcome event of the year. And what a year it has been! We invite parents and caregivers who are new to Richmond this year to get together via Zoom for a chance to connect, ask questions and just talk about how the year is going so far. 
    Zoom link for April 19th at 8:30am:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85385655087?pwd=NWE4cGFtT2xnRTJzQ1E4UTFFVllqUT09
    Meeting ID: 853 8565 5087
    Passcode: 219417

    Super Green Team - Spring Plant Sale - Final Week! 
    The spring plant sale will end this week on April 10th. Thank you to the many of you who have already ordered! All orders are online through the PTA Store: https://richmond-pta.square.site/
    Pick-up is scheduled for May 7th at Bleeding Hearts Kettlebell Club, SE 50th Ave/Lincoln (Richmond family business!). You will drive up and we will load your plants into your vehicle. There will be a sign-up closer to the pick-up date. 
    One caveat:  The greenhouse, New Leaf Greenhouse, has been sold and options are fewer. They are selling their bestsellers this year:  tomatoes, vegetables, geraniums, and planters.  
    Any questions please reach out to Kristina with Super Green Team: greenteamrichmond@gmail.com
    Thank you for your support!  

    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。

    Affinity Groups/Caucus: White people and people of color each have work to do separately and together. Affinity groups provide spaces for people to work within their own racial/ethnic groups. For white people, an affinity group provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege, and to increase one’s critical analysis around these concepts. A white affinity group also puts the onus on white people to teach each other about these ideas, rather than relying on people of color to teach them (as often occurs in integrated spaces). For people of color, an affinity group is a place to work with their peers on their experiences of internalized racism, for healing and to work on liberation. Source: www.racialequitytools.org

    アフィニティ グループ:白人と有色人が一緒または 同じ人種、民族、文化グループに分かれて活動するグループです。白人グループでは意図的に白人の特権や文化を明確にし、個人の厳密な解析力を高めていきます。また白人グループでは、有色人に教えを頼るのではなく、自分たちで向き合い理解していく事を重視します。有色人グループでは、差別体験などをシェアしてお互いに癒される事を目的とし、自由に向けて活動します。 (Translation by: Tomoyo Uemura)

    Would you be interested in joining an affinity space at Richmond? Please fill out the short anonymous form to let the Equity committee know what type of affinity space would best meet your needs. Link to form.
    リッチモンド小学校のアフィニティグループに参加しませんか?
    どのような活動をご希望か簡単な匿名アンケートにお答え下さい。Link to form

    Learn more: 
    Read this article about why people of color need spaces without white people. 
    Read this one to understand how affinity groups are the secret sauce in antiracist schools.
    Richmond BIPOC Community Meeting will meet every other Wednesday from 7-8pm 
    Next meeting is 4/14. See link to flyer for more info and contact.

    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!

    Oya No Kai おやのかい

    Three cheers from Oya No Kai!

    It’s been a big week for Richmond and Oya No Kai, and we’d like to take a moment to thank our community for coming together to support our students. Three big cheers for: 

    1. Everyone who made our first virtual auction on Saturday night a big success. Thanks for attending, donating, volunteering and helping in countless other ways. It felt good to celebrate our program and raise funds for future trip scholarships, interns and our other Japanese educational and cultural programs. We are so grateful!
    2. Richmond students who are transitioning to hybrid instruction or continuing CDL this week. Welcome back!
    3. Our teachers and staff who have worked so hard to make the partial return to campus as smooth and safe as possible. We appreciate you! 

    Thank you very much!  ありがとうございました!

     
     
  • 3/30/2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    March 30, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Today I am writing to share some important updates about the Richmond Reopening plans. We’ve been working hard the last few weeks, including last week, to prepare for the return of students to in-person instruction. There is a lot of information in this Bulletin to share, so please take some time to read. We’ll have all hands on deck on Thursday, April 1, Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5 in order to assist students and families with a safe arrival to and dismissal from school. Here are some highlights: 

    • You’ll find our detailed Hybrid Safety Maps which include an overview of the arrival and dismissal procedures and the location of the designated entrances/exits for each class. 
    • We’re also providing an updated (and abridged) version of our Family & Community Handbook specific to Hybrid/CDL that has much more detail on many topics.
    • Finally, and perhaps most important for the students coming in-person, here’s a link to a new electronic format for our Dismissal/Bus Plan system (formerly known as the After-School Plan.) It is a hopefully easy Google Form that we need completed for every in-person student BEFORE their first day on campus so we know how they should be released at the end of their sessions (bus, authorized pick-up, etc.) We’ve layered in Bus Route/Stop info that we hope will result in our capacity to generate Bus Tags so families do not have to write one. The Form will also be used for Temporary or Permanent Changes in Dismissal Plans, so you may want to bookmark it. 

    The information in these resources is important for everyone, whether your student is remaining in CDL or joining us for In-Person Hybrid Instruction. IF you need help with the form or notice a glitch we should fix, or other elements of the Handbook and/or Maps please email AP Alicia Kyoto sensei at amcmillen@pps.net.

    As a general reminder, In-Person Hybrid instruction for AM cohort students in grades K & 1 will begin on Thursday, April 1, 2021. In-Person Hybrid instruction for PM cohort students in grades K & 1 will begin on Friday, April 2, 2021. All other students will begin In-Person Hybrid instruction on Monday, April 5, 2021. 

    CDL students will begin their schedules (which may have some changes) on Monday, April 5, 2021. Teachers will communicate CDL schedules directly with the families of their students this week. 

    Thank you for your continued support and partnership, 
    Ron


     

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    From the Community

    PTA

    SPRING PLANT SALE UPDATE:
    ​​​​​​​Super Green Team - Spring Plant Sale! 

    The spring plant sale has begun and will extend through April 10th. All orders are online through the PTA Store:
    https://richmond-pta.square.site/

    Pick-up is scheduled for May 7th at Bleeding Hearts Kettlebell Club  SE 50th Ave/Lincoln (Richmond family business!). You will drive up and we will load your plants into your vehicle. There will be a sign-up closer to the pick-up date. 

    One caveat:  The greenhouse, New Leaf Greenhouse, has been sold and options are fewer. They are selling their bestsellers this year:  tomatoes, vegetables, geraniums, and planters.  

    Any questions please reach out to Kristina with Super Green Team:  greenteamrichmond@gmail.com

    Thank you for your support!

     
     

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