PPS CALENDAR SITE
Richmond Items of Note - see below areas for any event meeting links/detail
✩ May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
✩ 5/19 Thurs. Connect to Kindergarten Virtual Information Night 7-7:45 PM - see details below
✩ Next Week is Spirit Week (see below for Student Council’s plan : )
✩ 5/24 Tue. Connect to Kindergarten In Person Playdate 6-6:30 PM - see details below
✩ 5/24 Tue. PTA General Meeting 6:30 PM
✩ 5/25 Wed. ONK General Meeting & Board Election 7:00 PM
✩ 6/3 Fri. Community Conversations 9-10 AM
✩ 6/5 Sun. PTA Super Green Team Last Work Party 9AM-Noon
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
SPIRIT WEEK is next Week 5/23-5/27 Student Council has planned a fun Spirit Week for next week and is hoping that everyone will participate! If you’re a plan-ahead kind of family, please talk with your kiddo about each day’s theme and how to show-up in school&weather-appropriate ways.
Monday ~ PJs / Bedhead /Stuffy (no slippers pls & consider layering for weather)
Tuesday ~ Be Your Hero - Super or otherwise, IRL or fictional (reminder, no masks)
Wednesday ~ Your Cultural Identity - think heritage (a great discussion at home)
Thursday ~ a Favorite Character (from any media) or Twin-Triple-It with others
Friday ~ Monochrome Rainbow (YOU dress in all ONE color & TOGETHER we’re a rainbow)
Chromebook end of the year process for 3G, 4G, 5G ALL CHROMEBOOKS need to be returned to school by Friday, June 3rd. 3G and 4G will have the opportunity to fill out a permission slip to hold onto their devices over the summer and brought home after 6/3. Here is a link to the permission slip. Hard copies will also be sent home. ALL 5G and students not returning to Richmond will need to turn in their devices.
From Our Health Room It's getting close to the end of the school year, which means it's also time to start thinking about picking up your student's medication. If your student has medication in the health room, please pick it up by the end of the school year. Per policy, medication that is not picked up by the last day of the school year will be disposed of.
Please contact the health staff, Toby Barrow (health assistant) firstname.lastname@example.org or Erika Wallin (nurse) email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
From Our Library Students & Families - It’s time to Bring Back the Books to the Richmond Library!
Do you have library books at home? Please check your shelves, under the bed, behind the couch, everywhere! for books to return to the library. Please send them to school with your student(s) for return during library class. Help us keep our library materials available for all to use and enjoy.
New as of 5/16/22 BUS RIDERS Please disregard the flier your student may have received or any information you receive from transportation and / or PPS regarding a transportation survey. Because we are not a neighborhood school, we are not able to participate in this survey. Please contact the Transportation department with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503 916-6901.
2022 / 2023 RISING KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES Lottery results have been sent out and we are preparing to welcome our new students and families to Richmond! Two events are scheduled for our rising Kindergarten families this month. Please join Principal Jill Bailey and our Kindergarten teaching teams this Thursday, 5/19 at 7pm for a Kindergarten Connect virtual information night. Here is the meeting link which is also posted on the school website calendar and Kindergarten page. It will further be shared in an email coming your way in the next few days. Then, on Tuesday, 5/24 at 6pm, please join us for an in person playdate on the Richmond playground. Meet rising families and students, mingle with staff, after care and parent support organizations, take home a goody bag.
NOT RETURNING TO RICHMOND NEXT YEAR? Please email Kirstin at email@example.com if you do not plan to return to Richmond next year. This is important information for grade-level enrollment numbers that may affect our PPS staffing allocations.
BUILDING ACCESS AFTER SCHOOL Staff use after school time for lesson planning and meetings. We love our families and students, but we unfortunately are not able to allow access for bathroom and other general use after school. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.
LOST & FOUND REMINDER Lost and Found is outside the Dance Studio during the day, so remind your kiddos to look as they come and go from class. Amazing family volunteers bring the racks out front after school on Wednesdays as possible; please sign up in Konstella if you can help with this. IF you’re missing something specific & need help, connect with one of us in safety vests outside at Arrival and Dismissal, or call the Office so we can support you. Student Council’s working on a picture gallery & GForm to get items back where they belong, so stay tuned!
COVID REMINDERS / OHSU TESTING & REPORT ILLNESSES REMINDERS
As the PPS Friday family email expressed last week, with the increase in cases in Multnomah County, families are strongly encouraged to have their child resume masking in school through the end of the year. The PPS Dashboard is here Covid+ cases in PPS and we continue to juggle with the ongoing substitute shortage (ex, PPS Unfilled Sub Job #s last Thurs=185, Fri=240, Mon=189.) Also, please note that when staff are absent, they are of course not working. So, IF your kiddo is also at home & you’re looking for learning activities for them, please consider this PPS resource site. (If teachers supplied other info, please refer to that, but this site was designed to support students when staff are out.) Doing the best we can & super love all of your support in Staying Informed & Using the Tools: Family Daily Illness Screening every day before coming to campus; Stay Home If Ill; communicate all absences/symptoms/positive-test-results to the office asap (503.916.6220 & select Attendance option to leave a detailed message or email Kirstin firstname.lastname@example.org); keep up on the news CDC, MultCo, and MultCo Vaccination opportunity info. These are links to: the 3/13 PPS Covid Update FAQ with answers to many common questions about current PPS policy & practice; our Richmond PPS Covid Safety Info & Updates GDoc, and PTA’s Richmond Families Doc. OHSU spit-test drop-offs are Tuesday mornings & please do not turn one in if positive within the last 90 days (it will likely be a positive result no matter what & ties up their system.) THANKS for making your family’s Masking-Optional expectations clear to your child(ren).
Looking for a different Bulletin reminder? Click HERE for the Bulletin Archive on our school website. We’re trying to not repeat ourselves so much : ) Covid - Binax - 5 day - masks - uptick - sub rates