Bulldog Bulletin

  • 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

     
     
  • 12/14/2020

    December 14, 2020

    校長から
    From the Principal

    As we enter the final week of instruction before our Winter Break, some students, families, and staff are beginning to ask questions about our district’s plan for instruction in Quarter 3 (which begins on 02/01/21). At this point, no decisions have been made about whether or not distance learning will continue in the third quarter. If you are interested in learning more about how the decision will be made, I encourage you to consider attending this evening’s district event, Schools, COVID, and Shared Understandings, a two-hour virtual panel discussion where the Board of Education and audience members will hear from public health experts and district leaders on the district’s decision-making for school re-entry. The event takes place from 6:00-8:00 pm on the district’s Youtube channel. You can access the event at this link

     

    I hope you have a safe and restful Winter Break and I look forward to a better 2021!

    Stay healthy and 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.

    This week  (12/14, 12/17):  Group B (last name N-Z)

    *If you missed last week, you are welcome to stop by this week. We want to make sure everyone has books for Winter Break!

     

    Student Personal Belongings Pick-Up

    Student personal belongings/classwork collected from desks and lockers last year will be available to pick up this week on Monday and Thursday, 11am -3pm at the cafeteria door / parking lot.  Hope to see you there!

     

    From Our Counselors

    Hello Richmond Families:

    The counseling team wants to share some resources. Please reach out to us or Anne Mulligan-Brinson, our social worker, if you need any assistance or additional resources. 

    • Oregon Food Bank. Click the link to find local areas providing food assistance.  
    • 211 Info is a great way to find resources for a variety of needs, such as utilities, clothing, and health. To find more information click here
    • Resources for LGBTQ and QTBIPOC community can be found here and here

    ⛄Spirit Day Friday 18th

     Celebrating Winter

    Dress in a way to celebrate winter. Maybe that’s wearing your snow gear. It could be you wearing a sweater or a fuzzy hat. Maybe wrap yourself up in a scarf. You could also celebrate winter by dressing up and being fancy. Let us welcome winter with some fun. Bundle up on Friday the 18th as we head to winter break.

     

    TAG Talk

    To nominate your child for the TAG program, please submit the Richmond TAG Parent/Guardian form by the extended deadline, December 18.  Also, please notify your child's teacher so they can complete their part of the process.

     

    From Nutrition Services: December Meal Services 

    The Nutrition Services department will be providing extra meals each service day to help keep our students with access to food as we head into the winter break. Each service day through December 16, we will be providing 3 days worth of meals for each child. On Friday, December 18, we will provide each child with a food box that will contain enough food for 7 days. We will not be serving or delivering meals on Monday, Dec 21 through Friday, January 1.  Meal services will resume Monday, January 4.

     

    Please feel free to visit our website where you can find resources such as our menu to help guide families with what we plan to serve for each day and enrichment activities, or contact us at nutritionservices@pps.net with any questions and requests for home meal delivery. 

     

    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Read 4 Richmond

    Exciting news! The PTA’s annual Read4Richmond will be coming up quickly in the New Year, running from January 11-22, 2021! Keep your eyes open after we return from Winter Break for more details on how to register, participate, and log those wonderful reading minutes!

    PTA Read4Richmondのお知らせ

    うれしいニュースです! 毎年恒例のRead4Richmondが今年は通常よりはやく、来年1月11日〜22日に開催されることになりました。

    冬休みの後、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!

     

    PTA Winter Craft Fair Event

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

    Step 1: Sign up by following this link, include your email address to participate.

    Step 2: Wait for craft instructions to be sent via email by December 19th. The deadline for mailed supply packages has passed, but you can still participate with your own home supplies!

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

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

     

    Class Photos

    We hope by now you’ve heard about the class photos project that our PTA classroom representatives are working on. If you have, and have submitted a photo for your child, thank you—you don’t need to read further!  And if you haven’t gotten to it yet, the good news is that you have plenty of time!

     

    While we hope you'll send your photos in as soon as you can,  we have decided that it makes sense to move our deadline for submitting photos to after the holidays. And, while you are still welcome to send your photos directly to your room rep if you have their email address handy, we have also set up a new email address you can use to get your photos in.  Please submit your photos (shoulders up with a nature background) no later than January 24, 2021 and send them to: richmondclassphotos@gmail.com, or directly to your room rep. 

    Please be sure to include your child’s full name, grade, and class color to help us get their photo in with those of their classmates.

     

    リッチモンドファミリーの皆さん、こんにちは。

     

    今年度は通年のように学校での写真撮影ができそうにありませんねそこでクラスリーダーがクラス写真プロジェクトをしていることをご存知だと良いのですが。

    もうクラスリーダーに写真を送ってくださった方、ありがとうございます。ここから先は読まなくても大丈夫です!まだ写真を送っていない方も大丈夫、まだまだ時間はありますよ!

    (クラスリーダー= classroom representatives=各クラスの保護者代表者、イベントの取りまとめなどをします)

     

    クラスリーダーはできるだけ早く写真を送っていただきたいと思っていましたが、締め切りをホリデーの後にする方が良いと思いそのように決めました。

    もしクラスリーダーのメールアドレスをご存じなら、どうぞ直接写真を送ってください。またはメールアドレス richmondclassphotos@gmail.com を作りましたのでそちらでも構いません。写真は2021年1月24日までに送ってください。

    写真のメールにはお子さんの苗字と名前、学年、クラスの色や名前(赤、青、春、滝など)を書くことをお忘れなく。お子さんのクラスに、他のクラスメイトと一緒に写真を載せるのに助かります。

     

    クラス写真プロジェクト! 

    クラスメイトの顔写真をクラスごとに集めてクラス写真を作ろう。

    1、撮る!お子さんの顔写真を撮る。 (肩から上、外で撮って欲しいです)

    2、書く!その写真をメールに添付、苗字と名前、学年、クラスの色又は名前(赤、青、春、滝など)を書く。

    3、送る!クラス委員か richmondclassphotos@gmail.com に送信!

    締め切り:2021年1月24日 

     

    From Super Green Team: 

    Richmond grounds are open once again!  We now have access to the learning garden just off the playground along with the front garden and nature walk areas. Thank you!! to those who have spent some time weeding these areas this fall - any help is welcome and very helpful! Families can come on their own or arrange to meet a friend with social distancing measures. Weeds can be brought home if you'd like to bring your own receptacle or left near/behind the dumpsters if they are locked. We do not have a green compost bin at this time. Thank you for any weeding help you can provide!  Questions? Please email Kristina at greenteamrichmond@gmail.com

     

    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。

     

    Privilege: Unearned social power accorded by the formal and informal institutions of society to ALL members of a dominant group (e.g. white privilege, male privilege, etc.). Privilege is usually invisible to those who have it because we’re taught not to see it, but nevertheless it puts them at an advantage over those who do not have it. Source: Racial Equity Tools, with editing for brevity by Richmond PTA

     

    Japanese: 特権:社会の公式および非公式の機関によって、優位に立つグループの全メンバーに与えられている、労せずに得た社会的な力(例えば、白人である特権、男性である特権など)。私たちはそれを見ないように教えられているので、特権は通常、それを持っている人には見えない。が、それにもかかわらず、特権を持っている人々は、持っていない人よりも優位に立つ。Japanese:出典:Racial Equity Tools、リッチモンドPTAによる編集あり (Translation:Mami Kikuchi)

    Oya No Kai

    Coming Soon: JDLI Family Survey Results 

    We received 425 responses to our JDLI Family Survey about the PPS Enrollment & Program Balancing process. Wow and thank you! We are analyzing the data and will share it with the community soon. ありがとうございました!

     

    Holiday Cards and Gifts for Teachers 

    Richmond teachers have been working very hard to keep our students engaged in distance learning, and some families have asked us how they can show their appreciation by sending them some holiday cheer. If you would like to send a card or non-perishable gift to your teachers this week, you have two options: 

    • Drop them off at the school from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14 (today!) or Thursday, Dec. 17. Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing. (Mailing them is discouraged, because all school mail is being held at the post office over winter break and will not be picked up until January.)
    • Buy Scrip gift cards online for stores like Coco Donuts, Starbucks, New Seasons, and Hapa Ramen and support Oya No Kai at the same time. If you’d like, we can deliver the cards to the school for you. Just add a note to your order, and we’ll be in touch about the details. 

    Happy Holidays! Thank you for supporting our teachers! 

     

    Auction 2021: Please help! 

    Oya No Kai is planning a virtual auction on March 6, 2021, and we need your help to make it a success. The auction is our most important fundraiser of the year and provides funds for need-based scholarships for future outbound exchange trips, hosting Japanese teaching interns, and distance learning support. When we can resume traveling, we anticipate the need for scholarships will be greater than ever. Even though we can’t gather safely in person this year, we can still come together in spirit and on our screens to celebrate our program and support our students. But we can’t do it without you. Here’s how you can help: 

    • Donations
      Do you have high-quality goods or services that you or your business would like to donate? Or could you help send out emails, letters and online forms to solicit auction items from businesses? Please contact Yumi Wong at yumi.wong@oyanokai.org.
    • Class Packages 
      Richmond PTA room reps are helping to coordinate class packages to donate to the auction. If you have a vacation cabin, tickets to (post-pandemic) events, or other ideas for a package to offer up, please contact Victoria Winkle at vawinkle@gmail.com, and she can connect you to your room rep. 
    • Auction Art 
      This year will be a challenging year for getting art projects together, since we can’t gather students together in person. If you have any ideas on how we can create class art projects virtually, Yumi Wong (yumi.wong@oyanokai.org) would love to hear from you.

    Thank you for your support! ありがとうございました!

     

    Japanese Conversation Partners (JCP) 

    Oya No Kai is relaunching its Japanese Conversation Partners (JCP) program in January! The JCP was piloted last spring and summer to match older (senpai) and younger (kouhai) students for speaking practice in the absence of interns and in-school opportunities. The JCP matches small groups of students and provides a resource guide with ideas Senpai can use. The focus is conversation, not homework tutoring. Students coordinate weekly meetings independently.

     

    We hope to involve as many students as possible in 2021 and develop this concept as a component of the JMP beyond the current constraints of COVID-19. Please share among our students and families to help get the word out. The sign up form is here: https://forms.gle/9zfJiqhAystBaiYu7

    Foundation

    Warm Winter Greetings Richmond Families,

    The foundation has diligently been working on creating and launching a Richmond School Foundation website that we aim to share with you in the new year. Our goal is to provide a resource for all families to learn more about school funding, staffing at Richmond and ways our community can help support Richmond teachers.

     

    If you would like to make a tax deductible donation prior to the end of the year, 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.

     

    We wish all of you a healthy and restful winter break and look forward to sharing more with you in 2021.

     

    Sincerely,

    The Foundation

  • 12/7/2020

    December 7, 2020

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Thank you to the more than 220 Richmond community members who took the time to complete our CDL Family Survey over the last few weeks. We kept the survey open for a bit longer than we had originally planned and are pleased to see the additional responses that came through as a result. Beginning tomorrow, our School Support Team (composed of Counselors, Social Worker, and Administrators) will analyze and summarize the results. My goal is to use these data to inform future decisions about school practices and procedures during CDL. We’ll share more about the results in future issues. 

     

    Over the next few weeks, some grade levels will be rolling out some updates to schedules. I know the CDL schedule is challenging for many families and changes to those schedules can make things hard for all. Please trust that our teachers only make adjustments when the team feels it is in the best interest of student learning and only in circumstances when other solutions are not available. 

     

    Finally, we know that many students are needing less structured opportunities to socialize with their peers. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 11:15 - 11:55 am our counselors are hosting a Richmond Recess, where students can hang out with friends. Students can access this recess using the Meet nickname “RichRecess”. 

     

    Have a great and safe 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. 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    (12/7, 12/10):   Group A (last name A-M)

    Next week  (12/14, 12/17):  Group B (last name N-Z)

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families:

    We are facing a hard time right now. The counseling team wants you to know that we are here for you. If you have any concerns or are looking for resources, please check these links out. You may also reach out to the counseling team and Richmond's social worker, Anne Mulligan-Brinson, to help you connect to resources. 

    Don't forget Richmond Recess every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:15-11:55. The code to get in is RichRecess. It's a time for students to socialize and play games.

     

    Parenting Through the Holidays During a Pandemic

    Portland Public Schools community partners Big Village and Volunteers of America are offering a FREE Parent Night on December 12th from 6:00-7:30pm. Topics will include mental health and wellness, celebrating during a pandemic, and mutual support break out groups for parents by grade level. This is a great opportunity for parents to hear some new ideas and connect with others who are facing the same challenges. Event Flyer

     

    PPS Chromebook Distribution, Service and Exchanges

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

    Computer distribution, exchanges, service, and returns

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Distance Learning Event Tomorrow!

    A Toolkit for Families

    When: Tuesday December 8, 2020 6:30 – 7:30pm

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87821030812?pwd=S3UyZ21TN1hQL3FqcjNSaEJNVmFYQT09

     

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

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

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

     

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

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

    We hope to see you there!

     

    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。 

     

    Social Justice: In a school setting, social justice looks like the elimination of academic achievement differences between different student groups and the accelerated achievement for historically underserved students. Source: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents, with editing by Richmond PTA. Japanese translation by Aki Lendahls  

     

    社会正義: 

    教育上での社会正義とは、様々な生徒の学習達成度の差を排除することや、従来十分な教育が受けられていない生徒の学習達成度を促進することによって示される。出典: PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice policy documents(Richmond PTAにより一部編集)日本語訳: レンダルズ 亜紀

     

    Free PTA membership!

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

     

    Join Konstella

    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

    Enrollment Balancing Update

    The SE Guiding Coalition is simplifying their proposal and focusing, for now, only on changes to the K-5 feeder patterns needed to open Kellogg Middle School in fall 2021. They will wait until spring to address any recommendations that would start in fall 2022, including Dual Language Immersion placements. 

     

    This schedule will give them more time to add representatives from all the impacted programs and schools, get more feedback, understand all the issues, and adapt to challenges of the pandemic, as many community members requested. There are two more coalition meetings in December before they submit their Phase 1 recommendations to the PPS Board of Education for approval in January. They expect to pick up Phase 2 in spring 2021. 

     

    The ONK Board and Richmond PTA leaders will continue to monitor the process and update you on any changes. Here’s what you can do: 

     
     
  • 11/30/2020

    November 30, 2020

    校長から
    From the Principal

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

     

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

     

    Welcome back and enjoy the week,

    Ron

     

    学校から
    From the School

    CDL Family Survey

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

     

    Let’s Get Reading! is back! 

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

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

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

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

     

    Student Personal Belongings Pick-Up

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

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

    TAG Talk

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

     

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

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

     

    PPS Chromebook Distribution, Service and Exchanges

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Winter Craft Fair Event

    Sign-up deadline is this Thursday!

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

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

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

     

    PTA Distance Learning Event: 

    A Toolkit for Families

    When: Tuesday December 8, 2020 

    6:30 – 7:30pm

    Zoom link: TBA

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

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

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

     

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

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

    We hope to see you there!

     

    Class Photos

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

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

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

     

    Richmond PTA focuses on Equity

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

    リッチモンド小学校PTAは公平性に焦点を当てています。

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

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

    従来十分な教育が受けられていない生徒たち: 

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

     

    Free PTA membership!

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

    Oya No Kai

    JDLI Family Survey and Meeting Update

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
     
  • 11/23/2020

    November 23, 2020

    校長から
    From the Principal

    Greetings Families,

     

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

     

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

     

    Have a good week,

    Ron

     

    学校から
    From the School

     

    Community Conversations Recording

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

     

    CDL Family Survey

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

    ありがとうございます and Thank YOU!

     

    From Our Counselors

    Dear Richmond Families,

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

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

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

     

    Let’s Get Reading!

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

     

    TAG Talk

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

     

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

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

     

    コミュニティから
    From the Community

    PTA

    PTA Winter Craft Fair Event

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

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

     

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

    Step 1: Sign up.

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

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

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

     

    Class Photos

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

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

     

    Konstella tip of the week!  

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

     

    Richmond PTA focuses on Equity

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

    リッチモンド小学校PTAは公平性に焦点を当てています。

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

     

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

    インクルージョン(包括): 

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

     

     

    Free PTA membership!  

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

     

     

    Oya No Kai

    JDLI Community Meeting on Proposed Boundary Changes    

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you for your help!