May 1

New ELL Enrollment- When you receive enrollment inquiries/paperwork (incoming K – 12th) from a multilingual family, please continue to follow our Welcome Center protocol.  During the closure, that basically means: reach out right away to the Welcome Center (x6824 or [email protected]).  Our team will help complete paperwork if needed, conduct our multilingual family intake process (including explaining the deferral of proficiency testing, and access to services in the meantime), and will reach out to school staff with any follow-up at the conclusion of that process.  Feel free to email Kinsey with questions.  Thank you for sharing this with your registrars/front-office staff.

Safety Guidelines- Julianne asked that I share safety guidelines with you again just to be sure we are continuing to follow and use them in our planning. Thank you for the great job you are already doing.

Outdoor School- I will soon provide you with links to Tamarack remote outdoor school activities that you can use as you see fit. You can share with all families, not just fifth graders. In addition, schools who did attend outdoor school in the fall can also access the links. It will cost you nothing. I am working with Charlie and OSU extension on payment. Be on the lookout. It might be a great way to engage students as some slowly begin to checkout.

Creating Resilient Leaders- Here is a great PD opportunity for you offered by the ESD on becoming a resilient leader. Share if you like.

Title Furniture- We have a bit of spare Title furniture that is being cleaned out at the ed. center. If you are a title school and want any, please let me know and we’ll get it to you. First come, first served.

Teacher Appreciation Week- May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate our classroom teachers, counselors, school nurses and other certified staff members. Whether serving in person or remotely, we know these staff members care deeply about our students and this is a great opportunity to share our thanks!

Students and families – please share a quick video, drawing or photo saying thanks on Bend-La Pine Schools’ fun new webpage and we will share with our community to help our educators feel celebrated and appreciated.  Share your stories here

From Alandra- CALENDAR ART CONTEST- This year, we are getting creative with the production of our annual Family Handbook and Calendar, which is mailed home to families before the start of each school year. For the 2020-21 calendar, we are inviting students to submit artwork and photographs to be featured. Alandra is sharing this opportunity district-wide, but we also would like to invite teachers to share this opportunity with students (elementary classroom teachers, art teachers, photography teachers or anyone interested!).

The theme is #BLSproud. What makes you proud to be part of your school or your school district? Share a piece of artwork or a photograph that conveys that sentiment.

Deadline: May 25, 2020

Students can use this link to submit artwork.

Questions? Contact Alandra – [email protected]

Finally, check out some of the great things happening in our schools.

Pine Ridge writing lesson

North Star’s PE teacher’s youtube channel is not only being used by N. Star students, but an entire school in Arizona is sharing with their students.

North Star Kindergarten phonics fun

Juniper staff doing a little dancing. Skip to about 3:45 to see Dan’s moves.

Buckingham’s packet pick up going smoothly!

Book recommendations from Ponderosa staff.

Apologies if I missed something you sent to me. Please keep all these great things coming my way so we can continue to share ideas and celebrations. Thank you for leading through all of this.

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