• 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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  • 1/25/2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    January 25, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    As we approach the end of the second quarter of the school year, I know there are many questions and concerns about what to expect in the third quarter. Adding to those concerns have been some confusing reports in the news media. Today, I’d like to provide you with some limited information about what to expect. I am doing my very best to stay apprised of rapidly changing information and to be deliberate and thoughtful as we plan for the second half of this very unusual school year. My understanding is that PPS will send additional communication this week with further details. 

    As of today, I anticipate that Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) will continue for the next several weeks. Beginning in late February/early March, Richmond JDLI is scheduled to offer Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) to a small cohort of Kinder and 1st grade students. This instruction will be in addition to students’ daily CDL. The offerings will be 1-2 times per week for about 2 hours each time. Our LIPI will focus on students needing additional academic support in reading and math (based on data). Participation in LIPI will be 100% voluntary for invited students, all other students will continue in CDL. 

    Thank you for your continued patience and support--I look forward to our Community Conversations evening event later this week where I can share more about what to expect from assessments and Quarter 2 report cards. 

    Have a great week,
    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    Community Conversations Thursday, January 28 at 6:15 pm

    We will be hosting our next Community Conversations event for our Richmond families on January 28, 2021 at 6:15 pm. Our focus for this session will be on Assessment: How can we assess student learning during CDL? You can submit a question for the school team here. Join us for the event via Google Meet at meet.google.com/daw-yjrd-tei You can also call in to the meeting with the following ‪+1 662-527-2143‬ PIN: ‪159 992 500# Not able to attend? No worries, we’ll record the event and share in the following week’s Bulldog Bulletin. 

    Survey Series Sharing & Supports

    Thanks again for all the responses to our Richmond CDL-experience survey that closed in December! Here's another 'Did You Know' for supporting students when big feelings are happening during CDL: Students and families can access the district's MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) pages anytime to visit the Virtual Calming Rooms or explore their newer CDL 'At-Home' Strategy resources that are being updated on a weekly basis. Bookmarking helpful pages & practicing tools together may help students to remember there are options they can use when they need them. Some of these supports may look familiar from the Counseling Team's Bulletin messages or Teacher Newsletters, and our Support Team is always happy to help with other ideas too, so please reach out if you want more support!

     

    From the Library

    Let’s Get Reading! The Richmond library team is looking out for you! We follow ODE's Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance to ensure library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone's safety. We love seeing you on Mondays/Thursdays and can’t wait to get more books into your hands! Pick ups/returns are from 11am-3pm at the Richmond cafeteria/parking lot. Don’t forget to drop off your previously borrowed library books at the same time. Stop by and grab a bag of library books to go!

    Jan/Feb Schedule:

    This week  (1/25, 1/28): Everyone welcome!

    Next week     (2/1, 2/4): Everyone welcome!

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families:

    If you rent your home and have questions, please click the link here. There are all kinds of information about the rights of renters. And if you need information on resources, please click here.

     

    Don't forget:
    Bree's office hours are Monday and Thursday at 1-1:30. Code is BreeOpenHours. Candor's office hours are Tuesday at 1-1:30. Code is CandorOpenHours.

    Recess is Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:15-11:55. Code is RichRecess.


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Read 4 Richmond begins today!

    PTA’s annual Read4Richmond begins TODAY and ends February 5! This year, funds raised from Read4Richmond will be used to purchase instructional materials to support our students’ educational recovery following the impacts of the pandemic. 

    Towards this very important objective, we have another pair of fantastic school-wide incentives this year! 1) If the school together reads at least 150,000 minutes, Principal Young will read a book out loud for the students. The book will be selected by the class that logs the most minutes. 2) If the school together raises at least $8,000, Principal Young will give himself a mohawk hairstyle cut. The class that raises the most money will get to pick the color he dyes it!  

    Read4Richmond is managed online, where your child can track their reading time, participate in reading challenges and quickly request pledges from family and friends. ALL reading minutes count -- audio books, independent reading, read alouds, etc! Please help register your child(ren) at www.read4richmond.com. (You will need to register your child again this year even if they participated last year.) Let’s get reading!

    PTAの毎年恒例のRead4Richmondは今日から2月5日まで開催されます! 今年のRead4Richmondによって集まった寄付金は、パンデミックの影響で遅れている生徒たちの学習をサポートする教材を購入するために使われます。

    この目標を達成するインセンティブとなるように、二つのお楽しみを用意しました!

    1)学校全体で合計150,000分以上の読書を達成した場合には、ヤング校長先生が生徒たちのために本を読み聞かせてくれます。合計読書時間が一番長かったクラスに、そのための本を選ぶ権利があたえられます。

    2)学校全体で8,000ドル以上の寄付が集まった場合、ヤング校長先生がモヒカンに散髪します。一番多い額を集めたクラスが校長先生の髪の色を選べます!

    Read4Richmondはオンラインで子供達が読書時間を記録したり読書チャレンジに参加して、家族や友達からプレッジ(寄付)を受けるという形で行われます。オーディオブック、通常の読書、音読等すべての読書時間がカウントされます。www.read4richmond.comでお子さんの登録ができますので、ぜひご参加ください。(昨年参加された方でも再度登録が必要です。)

    Join us in zoom for the New Year’s Festival 2021! 

    January 31st (Sun) 10:00 - 10:45 click and join!

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86865116222?pwd=cXdjT3AzZnFzUkZ2dW9jTGNLREh3QT09

    Meeting ID 868 6511 6222, Passcode 648873

    Let’s celebrate 2021 together with Japanese music and more!

    Japanese Cultural "Edutainer", Yumi Torimaru (founder/director of Takohachi, and a creator of Kotori Japanese Music) www.KotoriJapaneseMusic.com     www.takohachi.org

    Origami craft, Te-Asobi (singing and playing with hands), Mochi explainer video...

    If possible, please prepare a little ahead of time:

    - Origami or square paper (any size but around 6-8’ or so)

    - Te-Asobi (singing and playing with hands)  will be a game with two persons, please enjoy with kid(s)!

    ニューイヤーズフェスティバル ’21

    1月31日(日)10:00〜10:45

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86865116222?pwd=cXdjT3AzZnFzUkZ2dW9jTGNLREh3QT09

    Meeting ID 868 6511 6222, Passcode 648873

    2021年を日本の音楽、その他盛りだくさんで一緒にお祝いしましょう!

    Japanese Cultural “Edutainer” の Yumi Torimaru さんをお迎えします。(founder/director of Takohachi, and a creator of Kotori Japanese Music) www.KotoriJapaneseMusic.com     www.takohachi.org

    折り紙、手遊び、お餅ができるまでのビデオなど…

    可能でしたら、折り紙か正方形の紙をご用意ください。

    手遊びは二人でのゲームです。ぜひ、お子さんと一緒に楽しんでくださいね!

    From PTA Cultural Committee 

    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。 

    Ally: Someone who makes the commitment and effort to recognize their privilege (based on gender, class, race, sexual identity, etc.) and work in solidarity with oppressed groups in the struggle for justice. Allies understand that it is in their own interest to end all forms of oppression, even those from which they may benefit. Allies commit to reducing their own complicity in oppression and invest in strengthening their own knowledge and awareness of oppression. Source: Racial Equity Tools, with editing for brevity by Richmond PTA

    Japanese: 味方:自分の持つ特権(性別、階級、人種、性同一性などに基づく)を認識し、抑圧されたグループと連帯して正義のために闘うことに取り組み、奮闘する人を指す。味方である人々は、あらゆる形態の抑圧(自分が恩恵を受ける可能性のあるものも含む)を終わらせることが、彼ら自身のためになるということを理解している。味方は、抑圧に対する自分の加担を減らし、抑圧に関する自分自身の知識と認識を深めることに取り組む。出典:Racial Equity Tools、リッチモンドPTAによる編集あり (Translation:Mami Kikuchi)

    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

    ONK General Meeting 2/10

    Please join the Oya No Kai Board for a General Meeting on Zoom at 7 p.m. Feb. 10. We’ll have updates on these topics and more: 

    • Honoring Yoko Niki-Breyfogle

    • Planning for our 2021 Virtual Auction on April 3

    • PPS Enrollment & Program Balancing 

    • Japanese Cultural Partners 

    • Exchanges (Trips & Interns) 

    • Kurabu 

    • Fundraising 

    Join Zoom Meeting: ONK General Meeting 2/10

    Meeting ID: 837 8992 4201, Passcode: 045221

    Richmond Foundation リッチモンドスクールファウンデーション

    写真を募集中です。

    今私たちは、ファウンデーションの新しいウェブサイト作りの最終段階に入っているところです。ウェブサイトで使用するための写真を募集しています。特に、リッチモンド小学校の写真(内装と外装の写真)とRun for Richmondの写真を探しています。気を付けないといけないのが、子供たちの顔が写っている写真は使えないという点です(ぼやけているものは大丈夫です)。もしお手持ちの写真で使えそうかなと思うものをお持ちで、なおかつウェブサイトで使っても良いという方は、rfs.pdx@gmail.com までお送りください。

    Looking For Photos
    We are on the home stretch adding the finishing touches to the new Foundation website. We are in need of pictures for use on the website. We are specifically looking for general Richmond School (interior and exterior shots) and Run for Richmond photos. The tricky part is we can’t have children’s faces in the photos (blurred is fine). If you have something you think might work and are willing to have it showcased on our website, please send the picture(s) to rsf.pdx@gmail.com.

     
     
  • 1/19/2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    January 19, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Two announcements for this week: 

    Community Conversations Thursday, January 28 at 6:15 pm

    We will be hosting our next Community Conversations event for our Richmond families on January 28, 2021 at 6:15 pm. Our focus for this session will be on Assessment: How can we assess student learning during CDL? You can submit a question for the school team here. 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 the following week’s Bulldog Bulletin. 

    Quick Guide: Google Meet Sign-in for Families

    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 ‪+1 662-527-2143‬ PIN: ‪159 992 500#

    Also, this morning I shared an announcement video for this year’s Read4Richmond fundraising event. I posted the video directly to Seesaw for our students to enjoy. Teachers may also share with their students. If you’d like to see the video announcement, including a surprise ending thanks to last year’s excellent reading, click here

    Have a great week,
    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    Thanks again to everyone who engaged in our Richmond CDL-experience survey! The district's annual Successful Schools Climate Survey will be launching in February, and we hope that everyone will participate. We reached out directly to individual survey participants who requested that and are using our overall survey responses to inform our ongoing CDL efforts as a school and within our teams. While we know clicking on links (and taking surveys ; ) can create fatigue and some frustration, especially in our currently distanced-online-world, we hope that you'll continue to read through our weekly Bulldog Bulletins, Classroom Newsletter (usually sent on Fridays with the Specials Team's linked note) for info, updates, and shifts. If you aren't receiving your class's Newsletters, please be sure to connect with your teacher so they can be sure your email address is correct in our systems - and of course keep letting teachers know how they can help! Here's a quick Did You Know that came up through the Survey (and that Media Specialist Library Teacher Harold Waters has since been including in the Specials News page): Our Get Reading Books go through a quarantine period process before they are recycled into new bags - and Mr. Waters and Library Assistant Michelle George are always so happy to see families when they come to pick-up/drop-off their bags!

    Let’s Get Reading! 

    The Richmond library team is looking out for you! We follow ODE's Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance to ensure library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone's safety. We love seeing you on Mondays/Thursdays and can’t wait to get more books into your hands! Pick ups/returns are from 11am-3pm at the Richmond cafeteria/parking lot. Don’t forget to drop off your previously borrowed library books at the same time. Stop by and grab a bag of library books to go!

    January Schedule:

    This week   (1/19*, 1/21):  Everyone welcome!

    Next week  (1/25, 1/28):    Everyone welcome!

    *Tuesday due to MLK Jr Day

    From Our Counselors

    Hello Richmond Families,

    Here are some resources that might be helpful. If you need help with resources or have concerns, please contact Ms Bree, Mr. Candor, or Mrs. Anne. We are here to help. 

    Safe and Strong Hotline: 24/7 hotline that anyone can call for up to three confidential counseling sessions with a mental health professional, 1-800-923-HELP (4357). Brochures in English & Spanish  

    Every Thursday, 12-2 pm at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church: Black Mental Health Oregon Free Food Market from the Oregon Food Bank. This food is free and fresh and anybody is welcome; No ID, name, or address needed; Please bring bags or boxes.  

    Virtual Recess is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:15-11:55. The code is RichRecess.


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Read 4 Richmond

    PTA’s annual Read4Richmond will begin next week, starting January 25 and ending February 5! We are so excited! This year, funds raised from Read4Richmond will be used to purchase instructional materials to support our students’ educational recovery following the impacts of the pandemic. 

    Towards this very important objective, we have another pair of fantastic school-wide incentives this year! 1) If the school together reads at least 150,000 minutes, Principal Young will read a book out loud for the students. The book will be selected by the class that logs the most minutes. 2) If the school together raises at least $8,000, Principal Young will give himself a mohawk hairstyle cut. The class that raises the most money will get to pick the color he dyes it! 

    Read4Richmond is managed online, where your child can track their reading time, participate in reading challenges and quickly request pledges from family and friends. ALL reading minutes count -- audio books, independent reading, read alouds, etc! Please keep an eye out for registration information through your children’s teacher communications and Konstella/Facebook at the end of this week. (You will need to register your child again this year even if they participated last year.) Let’s get ready to read!!

    PTA Read 4 Richmondのお知らせ
    PTAの毎年恒例のRead4Richmondがいよいよ来週、1月25日から2月5日まで開催されます!参加申し込みに関しての詳細、そして学校全体で目標時間を達成した場合の特典に関しては今週金曜の先生方からの連絡(KonstellaもしくはFacebook)をご確認ください。このイベントによって集まった利益は先生や子供たちに還元されるようになっており、リッチモンド小学校をよりよい環境にするために大きな役割を果たしています。ぜひご参加ください!

    New Year’s Festival 2021!  

    From PTA Cultural Committee

    January 31st (Sun) 10:00 - 10:30

    Let’s celebrate 2021 together with Japanese music and more!

    Japanese Cultural "Edutainer", Yumi Torimaru 

    (founder/director of Takohachi, and a creator of Kotori Japanese Music)

    www.KotoriJapaneseMusic.com   www.takohachi.org

    Origami craft, Te-Asobi (singing and playing with hands), Mochi explainer video...

    We are looking forward to seeing your smile!

    (Zoom link will be in a future bulletin)

    ニューイヤーズフェスティバル ’21

    1月31日(日)10:00〜10:30

    2021年を日本の音楽、その他盛りだくさんで一緒にお祝いしましょう!

    Japanese Cultural “Edutainer” の Yumi Torimaru さんをお迎えします。

    (founder/director of Takohachi, and a creator of Kotori Japanese Music)

    www.KotoriJapaneseMusic.com   www.takohachi.org

    折り紙、手遊び、お餅ができるまでのビデオなど…

    皆さんの笑顔にお会いできますように!

    (参加のリンクは後日ブリテンに掲載します。)

    Class Photos

    We are starting to close in on the deadline to submit your children’s photos for our class photos project!  Several grades have completed their entire class photo already and they are looking GOOD! If you have not yet submitted your child’s photo (shoulders up with a nature background), please send it to your room rep or to richmondclassphotos@gmail.com no later than January 24, 2021.  Please be sure to include your child’s full name, grade, and teacher/class color to help us get their photo in with those of their classmates.

    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。

     "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 16, 1963

    “First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." 

    “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

    Read the full letter here. 

    Listen to King read the full letter here.

    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

    Order your 2021 Amabie Gear!

    Oya No Kai’s online store is open for orders of T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, totes and doggie tees featuring our new 2021 Amabie design. This year’s design, by JDLI parent Polly Linn, combines an image of Amabie, a mythical Japanese creature said to ward off pandemics, with the kanji for gaman (我慢), which means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.” You can order the new ONK gear online, and it will be shipped to you, fully contact-free! Choose from a variety of rich colors, sizes and styles, including women’s racerback and slim-fit tees. The initial batch order will close on Saturday, Jan. 23, and merchandise will be shipped February 3-11. Order soon! 

    New Auction Date: April 3

    We have moved the date of our 2021 Virtual Auction to Saturday, April 3. This year’s event will be free, online, and open to everyone! The auction is our most important fundraiser of the year, and we still need lots of volunteers to make it happen. We especially need help with donations, class packages and student art. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Yumi Wong at yumi.wong@oyanokai.org. Thank you for your support! ありがとうございました!

    Help Wanted: More Japanese Conversation Partners (JCP) 
    Oya No Kai continues to seek more students in 7th grade and up to volunteer as Senpai (先輩) for our Japanese Conversation Partners. We have had a great response from younger Kohai (後輩) who want to use their Japanese outside of classrooms, but we don’t have enough older kids yet to lead all the groups. To provide good quality conversations in the time they spend together, we request older grades (7th and up or JDLI alumni) to consider becoming Senpai. If you have older children, please encourage them to sign up on this Google form.  We are here to support them with tips and tools. Join the fun!

    Richmond Foundation

    Did you know…

    The foundation is in need of community support as a few board members will be stepping down this spring. In order to continue our fundraising mission to support staffing at Richmond, we need volunteers to fill the following positions.
    President- someone who can lead the team, confer with Mr. Young as budget shortfalls arise  
    Content Manager- someone who would be responsible for creating and submitting information to the Bulldog Bulletin (as needed) and the website
    Fundraising Manager- someone who can organize and manage the fundraisers, which include Run For Richmond, monthly sustainable giving and fundraising drives (as needed) 

    If you would like more information, you can reach us at rsf.pdx@gmail.com

    Warmly,

    Matt Moran-president

    Shaun Davidson-technology & monthly dining out coordinator

    Hidemi Mousavi-treasurer

    Kristin Mihalko-fundraising

    Anna Kapranos Moran-fundraising 

    リッチモンドスクールファウンデーション

    ご存知でしたか…?

    リッチモンドスクールファウンデーションでは、この春をもって現理事会役員の数名がそのポジションから退くのに伴い、コミュニティの皆さんのサポートを必要としています。リッチモンド小学校教員サポートのための募金活動を続けていくために、以下のポジションのボランティアを募集中です。
    プレジデント ‐ チームのリード、予算不足が起こるのに併せて行われるYoung校長との協議など
    コンテント・マネジャー-ウェブサイトと必要に応じてBulldog Bulletinに載せる情


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  • January 11th, 2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    January 11, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    I hope today’s Bulletin finds you well. Last week was upsetting as we witnessed a violent insurrection at the US Capitol and I hope you and your families were able to take time and space to reflect and reassure one another. Having grown up just outside of Washington D.C., my family spent the weekend connecting with friends and family members in the District; we are hoping that the next few weeks will be calmer and safer as our government transfers power. Our School Support Team is available to help families and students process the ongoing news related to this upsetting event. If you’d like some tips and other resources for talking to your children about the violence at the Capitol, consider this article from Common Sense Media

    Our teams have had an opportunity to consider individual grade level feedback from the family CDL survey that closed in December. We’ll be adjusting some of our practices based on that feedback in the coming weeks. We appreciate the high-quality feedback that our families provided on their experience. 

    Have a great week,
    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    Let’s Get Reading!

    Are your students asking for more physical books to read at home? We have the solution! Come down to Richmond and grab a bag of library books. Following ODE's guidance, library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone's safety! Pick ups/returns are from 11am-3pm on Mondays & Thursdays at the Richmond cafeteria/parking lot. Don’t forget to drop off your previously borrowed library books at the same time.

    January Schedule:

    This week   (1/11, 1/14):    Group B (last name N-Z)

    Next week   (1/19*, 1/21):  Group A (last name A-M)

    Week three  (1/25, 1/28):   Group B (last name N-Z)

    *Tuesday due to school closure

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

    The counseling team wants you all to know that we stand with you and support you all. The events of Wednesday were shocking and horrific. So we want to provide you some tools to talk to your child or children about what happened. Below are links to resources that might be helpful to have a conversation and help children with the feelings they might have about what happened. 

    Recess is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:15-11:55. Code is RichRecess


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Read 4 Richmond

    Update! The PTA’s annual Read4Richmond will be postponed slightly, now running from January 25 - February 5, 2021! More details on how to register, participate, and log those wonderful reading minutes coming soon!

    PTA Read4Richmondのお知らせ

    アップデート! 毎年恒例のRead4Richmondはわずかに延期され、2021年1月25日〜2月5日に開催されることになりました。改めてメールにて申し込みの手順や参加方法などの詳細をお知らせします。ぜひご参加ください!

    Class Photos

    We are starting to close in on the deadline to submit your children’s photos for our class photos project!  If you have not yet submitted your child’s photo (shoulders up with a nature background), please send it to your room rep or to richmondclassphotos@gmail.com no later than January 24, 2021.  Please be sure to include your child’s full name, grade, and teacher/class color to help us get their photo in with those of their classmates.

    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。

    Anti-Black: Anything that devalues Blackness while systematically marginalizing Black people. The first form of anti-Blackness is overt racism. Beneath this is covert structural and systemic racism that categorically predetermines the socioeconomic status of Blacks in this country. The structure is upheld by anti-Black policies, institutions, and ideologies. Source: Racial Equity Tools, with editing for brevity by Richmond PTA 

    Japanese: 反黒人:黒人を組織的に疎外する一方で、黒人的なものを低く評価する態度や考え方。反黒人性の第一形態は、あからさまな人種差別である。その下にあるのは、この国の黒人の社会・経済的地位を断定的に決めつけようとする、構造的でシステム化した、隠された人種差別である。この構造は、反黒人的な政策、制度、イデオロギーによって支えられている。出典:Racial Equity Tools、リッチモンドPTAによる編集あり (Translation:Mami Kikuchi)

    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

    Introducing our 2021 Amabie Design!

    We are excited to unveil Oya No Kai’s 2021 design and new online store for T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and totes. We even have an adorable doggie tee! 

    This year’s design, by JDLI parent Polly Linn, combines an image of Amabie, a mythical Japanese creature said to ward off pandemics, with the kanji for gaman (我慢), which means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.”

    In Japanese folklore, the Amabie (pronounced ah-mah-bee-eh) has the face of a bird, long human hair and a body covered in scales with three legs. It has become a symbol in Japan for fighting COVID-19, and we agree with Polly that it represents our situation very well. In Polly’s design, the Amabie’s body is the kanji for gaman, a term of Zen Buddhist origin that is generally translated as "perseverance,” "patience," or "tolerance."

    For the first time this year, you can order the new ONK merchandise online, and it will be shipped to you, fully contact-free! Choose from a variety of rich colors, sizes and styles, including women’s racerback and slim-fit tees. 

    Orders are completed in batches. The initial batch order will close on Jan. 23, and merchandise will be shipped February 3-11. This might be the only batch order we do, so don't miss your chance and order soon!

    Help Wanted: More Japanese Conversation Partners (JCP) 

    Oya No Kai continues to seek more students in 7th grade and up to volunteer as Senpai (先輩) for our Japanese Conversation Partners program. We have had a great response from younger Kohai (後輩) who want to use their Japanese outside of classrooms, but we don’t have enough older kids yet to lead the groups. To provide good quality conversations in the time they spend together, we request older grades (7th and up or JDLI alumni) to consider becoming Senpai. If you have older children, please encourage them to sign up on this Google form! 

    This is not only a great opportunity to build leadership skills, but also to improve their Japanese skills. Kohai (後輩) can’t wait to see them! Don’t worry if they don’t have any experience teaching; we are here to help and support them with tips and tools. They have already done this with book buddies and mentoring younger grades!

    ONK’s first Holiday Cultural Exchange was a huge success!

    Thank you to the families who shared your traditions in ONK’s first Holiday Cultural Exchange with our Japanese partners, ISECE and Tatsu Semi! You made it a huge success! We are already hearing requests to make this event annual, and we are looking forward to working with our Japanese partners to make it happen. If you missed the chance this time, please join our fun next year!

    Richmond Foundation

    Did you know…

    The fundraising dollars: When money is raised (through dining out fundraisers, Run for Richmond, fundraising drives or monthly sustaining donations) it is directly deposited into an account at the district offices, where ⅓ of all money raised (after the first $10,000) is directed to the PPS Parent Fund for distribution to other PPS schools. The remaining ⅔ goes into a Richmond School specific account to be used towards funding staff at our school.

    Spending the raised money: Foundation members do not have access to the money raised and have no say, input or influence as to how the staffing money is ultimately spent. The decision for how the foundation dollars are spent is solely up to the building Principal. The Principal decides where the greatest staffing needs lie and plans accordingly to use Foundation money for the upcoming school year. 

    If you would like to make a tax deductible donation,  your support is greatly appreciated.

    The above link will take you directly to the Richmond School donation page. On the page there are options for a one time donation or signing up for monthly recurring donations. All dollars donated are used to fund staff positions at Richmond and as grants to other PPS schools through an equity model where 1/3 of all monies raised are used to help fund underserved schools.

     
     
  • January 4th, 2021

     
     
    A message from Portland Public Schools
     

    January 4, 2021

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Happy New Year to our Richmond Community; I wish each and every one of you a year filled with happiness and good health! I’d also like to officially welcome you back to virtual learning. I feel more hopeful than ever that our students will be able to return to in-person learning at some point in 2021. 

     

    Our Richmond Staff has put together a series of Welcome Back videos for students and families. Please check them out at the links below:

    Welcome Back Kindergarten

    Welcome Back 1st Grade

    Welcome Back 2nd Grade

    Welcome Back 3rd Grade

    Welcome back 4th and 5th Grade

    Welcome Back from the Office Staff

    Welcome Back from Specials Teachers

     

    Have a wonderful week and welcome back,

    Ron


    学校から
    From the School

    Let’s Get Reading!

    Are your students asking for more physical books to read at home? We have the solution! Come down to Richmond and grab a bag of library books. Following ODE's guidance, library books are quarantined and reorganized before redistribution for everyone's safety! Pick ups/returns are from 11am-3pm on Mondays & Thursdays at the Richmond cafeteria/parking lot. Don’t forget to drop off your previously borrowed library books at the same time.

    This week  (1/4, 1/7):        Group A (last name A-M)

    Next week  (1/11, 1/14):    Group B (last name N-Z)

    Week three (1/19*, 1/21):  Group A (last name A-M)

    Week four  (1/25, 1/28):    Group B (last name N-Z)

    *Tuesday due to school closure

     

    From Our Counselors

    Welcome back. We all hope you had a great winter break. 

     

    Recess is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11:15-11:55. Code is RichRecess. Invite friends and we will create safe spaces for all. Depending on numbers and interests, we might create separate "rooms" for students. 

     

    Visit our website for lessons and resources: https://richmondcounseling.weebly.com/


    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Read 4 Richmond

    Update! The PTA’s annual Read4Richmond will be postponed slightly, now running from January 25 - February 5, 2021! More details on how to register, participate, and log those wonderful reading minutes coming soon!

    PTA Read4Richmondのお知らせ

    アップデート! 毎年恒例のRead4Richmondはわずかに延期され、2021年1月25日〜2月5日に開催されることになりました。改めてメールにて申し込みの手順や参加方法などの詳細をお知らせします。ぜひご参加ください!

     

    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。

     

    Anti-racist: Anti-racists are people who support deliberate policies that reduce or eliminate racial inequity. They do that through their actions or expressed ideas, including the idea that racial groups are equals. Source: Racial Equity Tools, with editing for brevity by Richmond PTA

     

    Japanese: 反 人種差別主義者: 人種的な不公平を意図的に軽減または排除する政策を支持する人々を指す。反人種差別主義者は、行動や表現を通して、人種グループは平等であるといった考えを支持する。出典:Racial Equity Tools、リッチモンドPTAによる編集あり (Translation:Natsuko Llewellyn)

     

    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
    Honoring Yoko Niki-Breyfogle & Supporting Kento

    We have lost a dear and important member of our Oya No Kai community: Yoko Niki-Breyfogle, our longtime cultural exchange leader, intern coordinator, and a new Japanese teacher at Grant High School, died suddenly Dec. 16 of a pulmonary embolism. 

     

    Yoko enriched all our lives over the years by coordinating our outgoing and incoming exchanges. Many of us remember seeing her in the school hallways recruiting host families, talking with groups of nervous 5th graders preparing for their summer trip, and mentoring our teaching interns. As one former intern put it: "She was not only our coordinator, but like our mom for all interns."

     

    Her greatest love was her son, Kento, who has grown up in our community and is now a 14-year-old freshman at Grant High School. As we grieve her shocking and devastating loss, we are coming together to honor Yoko and support Kento. 

    • Please join Oya No Kai and her family and friends in contributing to a special fund for Kento’s welfare and education
    • You are invited to post photos and memories to Yoko in Our Hearts, a private Facebook group. 
    • We are coordinating with Yoko’s family in Japan to arrange a virtual remembrance ceremony in early 2021. We will send more details soon. 

    Our community has experienced loss before, and we are sure this loss raises many of those memories. Please reach out to us for support at info@oyanokai.org.

     

    Here are some resources to help you talk with your children about death and grief:

    Thank you for your generous support of Kento and your heartfelt tributes to Yoko. 

     

    日本語イマージョンプログラムのコミュニティの皆様へ

     

    私達、親の会コミュニティの重要な人であった仁木 ブレイフォーグル 陽子さんが12月16日肺血栓塞栓症で永眠されました。彼女は今まで文化交流のリーダー、インターンのコーディネーターそして新たにグラント高校での教員として活躍してくれました。

     

    陽子さんは長年にわたり私達の学校と日本との交流を豊かにしてくれました。沢山の方々が学校の廊下でのホストファミリーの募集そしている陽子さんの姿や、緊張している5年生達への夏の旅行の心構えの指導、インターン達への教育と指導をしている様子を見かけたことでしょう。インターンの一人は”陽子さんはコーディネーターだけではなく私達の母でもありました。”と言っていました。

     

    陽子さんが最も愛した息子の健翔君はこのイマージョンプログラムのグラント高校のに通う14歳です。あまりにも突然の悲報ですが、私達親の会は陽子さんへの感謝と追悼の意を込めて皆様と一緒に健翔君の支援をしたいと思っています。その方法として下記の選択があります。

    • 親の会、陽子さんのご家族そして友達と共に健翔君の今後の生活そして学費への寄付にご協力下さい。
    • Facebookのプライベートアカウントにて”陽子は心の中に”がありますので参加して写真や思い出を載せて下さい
    • 2021年上旬ヴァーチャルにて陽子さんの日本の家族と一緒にセレモニーを思案中。分かり次第お伝えしますのでどうぞご参加して下さい。

    過去にもコミュニティでは逝去を経験しています、このことでまた思いが甦るかも知れません。サポートが必要な時は info@oyanokai.orgへ連絡下さい。

     

    子供達と死と悲しみについての話をする時は下記のリソースをご参考下さい。

    健翔君への支援そして陽子さんへの賛辞に感謝します。

     

    Richmond Foundation

     

    Happy New Year Richmond Families,

    We hope the end of winter break finds you rested and hopeful for the year ahead. Our goal this year is to share with our community, all of you, useful information in hopes of creating a clear vision of the work foundation sets out to accomplish for Richmond School.

     

    For starters, the following is our Purpose: Foundation is unique in the fact that ALL money raised through foundation goes directly to staffing (teachers and educational assistants). We are the ONLY parent volunteer group that can raise money to go towards staffing at Richmond when there is a budget shortfall. Richmond is unique in that we have a 50/50 dual language immersion model. The district does not take into account the number of teachers needed to maintain this model at all grade levels when budgeting for staffing.

     

    If you would like to make a tax deductible donation,  your support is greatly appreciated.

    The above link will take you directly to the Richmond School donation page. On the page there are options for a one time donation or signing up for monthly recurring donations. All dollars donated are used to fund staff positions at Richmond and as grants to other PPS schools through an equity model where 1/3 of all moneys raised are used to help fund underserved schools. 

     

    Warmly,

    The Foundation

    Matt Moran

    Shaun Davidson

    Hidemi Mousavi

    Kristin Mihalko

    Anna Kapranos Moran

     
     

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