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    Register your students for the 2020-2021 School Year 

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    PPS Roosevelt Student Health Center Is Open 

    This fall, while schools are engaged in Comprehensive Distance Learning, PPS Roosevelt Student Health Center will be open starting Monday, September 14th for phone, video and in-person visits. Monday-Thursday  8:45 am-4:45 pm and Friday for phone and video appointments only. Call 503-988-3909 to make an appointment. 

    Any Multnomah County K-12 youth can visit the center and there are no out of pocket costs. We also can connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance. 

    Student Health Centers at David Douglas & Parkrose high schools are also open. For more information visit https://multco.us/health/student-health-centers. Stay connected via Facebook and Instagram.

    Link to fliers in multiple languages: English   Spanish   Chinese   Russian   Somali   Vietnamese 

     

     

    Free COVID Testing Event  

     
     
     

     

    Buckman Videos to keep you informed: 

    Here is a video from our Principal, Teresa Seidel, with welcoming words and a brief tour! https://youtu.be/vkRR0jl3C4E 

    Back To School Information from our Principal, Teresa Seidel!

    What Will Buckman's Arts Program Look Like This Fall? Watch this video and find out!

     

     
     Buckman Distance Learning Log In Information:
     

    Buckman Counseling Website:

     

     
    Notes from Principal Seidel:

    Friday, September 18, 2020

    Hello Buckman Bears,

    September 15-October 15, is National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you would like to be a guest speaker in your child’s/children’s classrooms, we invite you to let your child’s teacher know you are interested in being a guest speaker. Check out these videos from OPB to learn more about unsung heroes and dive into Hispanic Heritage.

    Thanks to those who attended our first ever Virtual Open House. Here are the slides we used to talk about our programs at Buckman and the student rights and responsibility handbook. Also, huge shout out to PTA and Green Team for donations of supplies, books, headphones and time, getting supplies ready for our students.  

    Staffing update: We have been allocated another FTE for our 4th grade! The 4th grade team and I will be conducting interviews next week and I hope to announce our new hire soon. Also, our Therapeutic Intervention Coach position has been inactivated, and funds restored to our Foundation. Coach Alex was assigned here briefly, and then decided to take another position within the district. If we return to in person school, I will revisit opening that position back up.

    In a traditional school year, teachers use a variety of assessments to determine where students are at academically. We then use that data to form instructional groups and practices. While we are in digital learning, we will be using a tool that the district has been using in schools for several years now. It is called the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test. 

    The MAP will be administered remotely to all of our K-5 students, in reading and math. Teachers will be given the month of October to administer the test, and they will mostly happen during Synchronous instruction times. The test takes 45-75 minutes to complete, and is designed to where students should get about 50% of the questions correct. Here is the parent guide to the MAP test. Please note how to disable popup blockers, as well as a video on how to set your student up for MAP testing (pro tip - start at minute 5 of the video if you want to see how to log on). Click here to run a diagnostic test to make sure your child’s device will work with the MAP assessment. 

    Thanks for hanging in there this week - it has been tough and I am sure many of you are ready for the weekend. Take care everyone.

    Warmly,

    Teresa 

    Important dates and reminders:

    • Ongoing and as needed 10am-2pm Chromebook Pickup (Call school office for Appointment)

    • Mon/Wed/Fri 3-5pm - Grab and Go meals for students https://www.pps.net/fall2020meals

    • 10/10 District to decide on format of second quarter  

    • 10/12 8:30am, 6pm Buckman Community Meeting  

     


     
     SUN NEWS

    Resource Assistance and Support    New to Buckman or seeking basic resource support? Buckman SUN can help! Please complete this survey or reach out to Katie, Buckman SUN Site Manager, at kolson@impactnw.org or 503-858-0230. You can also connect with someone from the student/family support team during meal distribution along Pine St every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 3 and 5pm. 

    Free online SUN Clubs    Buckman SUN will be offering free SUN clubs virtually this fall! We will host an online origami club for grades K-2 (Thursdays 3-4pm) and an online games club for grades 3-5 (Mondays 3-4pm), beginning September 21st. There will also be a low-cost Tae Kwon Do club on Friday afternoons. Register for all clubs here. This is a great space for students to have more creative and connection opportunities to enrich their learning.   

    Anti-Racist Movement at Buckman    Looking for ways to get involved in the anti-racist movement with Buckman? Keep an eye out for announcements to come about Race Forward events and a second round of the Me and White Supremacy book study. 

    Family Equity Team (FET)    Are you a parent or caregiver of color? Would you like to help influence what equitable practice looks like at Buckman? Join the Family Equity Team! Reach out to Katie to get connected. 

    Support SUN    Wondering how you can help support the SUN program and Buckman families? Buckman SUN is always seeking donations to assist our families in need. You can make donations here (be sure to write "Buckman SUN" in the special program of support field), or purchase Scrip from PTA. 

     


      

    PTA NEWS

    Back to School Information and Packets   Check out the Back to School folder on Konstella (located in “Files and Links” under the “More” tab). There, you’ll find information about PTA, Foundation, SUN, and our parent groups (e.g., Family Equity Team and Green Team), as well as have access to Buckman’s Family Handbook. For those preferring hard copies, back-to-school packets will be available for pick up weekdays in front of the school or during Scrip sales. **Kindergarten families, we have special packets for you and your kindergartener! These will also be available for pick up or email Amanda at pta@buckmanelementary.org

    Membership:    You can now join Buckman PTA online! To sign up, go to: https://buckman.new.memberhub.store/store

    Konstella 411:   Don’t forget to update your student’s classroom in Konstella! Log into your account, go to “Your Children”, then “Change Classroom”. This is required to receive classroom-specific communications. If you’re not on Konstella, check out this link for how to join. 

    Scrip:    Scrip sales are every other Thursday afternoon from 4-6pm. Bottledrop bags and back to school packets will also be available for pick up at this time. 

    Race Talk:    Save the date to join a virtual event on September 29th with Ijeoma Oluo, author of “So You Want to Talk about Race”, hosted by FVRLibraries. Click here for more information. 

    Website Help and Volunteers Needed!    Our school website, buckmanelementary.org, needs some TLC. Please email Amanda or Katie at pta@buckmanelementary.org if interested in helping us revamp and maintain this parent-run site.  We are also in need of room parents and individuals interested in joining next term’s PTA executive board. Email us for more information!

     


     
     LIBRARY NEWS

     

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Dines Out:    Our first Buckman Dines Out of the 2020-2021 school year was postponed to Wednesday, September 23! Order pick-up or delivery from neighborhood favorite Screen Door, any time from 11 am to 8 pm that day and Screen Door will donate 10% of proceeds to the Buckman Foundation! Offer is available only until food runs out; pre-orders highly encouraged.

    Apparel Sales:    Show your Buckman pride in Buckman apparel during your next Google meeting! Buckman gear (including face masks!) will be available from 4-6 pm in front of the school (credit cards preferred). You can also pick up SCRIP cards to benefit the PTA (cash or check preferred).

     


     
      

    DISTRICT NEWS

    Student Health Center:    This fall, while schools are engaged in Comprehensive Distance Learning, PPS Roosevelt Student Health Center will be open starting Monday, September 14th for phone, video and in-person visits. Monday-Thursday  8:45 am-4:45 pm and Friday for phone and video appointments only. Call 503-988-3909 to make an appointment. 

    Any Multnomah County K-12 youth can visit the center and there are no out of pocket costs. We also can connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance. 

    Student Health Centers at David Douglas & Parkrose high schools are also open. For more information visit https://multco.us/health/student-health-centers. Stay connected via Facebook and Instagram.

    Link to fliers in multiple languages: English   Spanish   Chinese   Russian   Somali   Vietnamese 

     
     

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