Bessie Brief (03/01)

Find the most current information about our school in our Bessie Brief.
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ACTION NEEDED

In Person Learning Survey

As a part of SFUSD’s Return Safely Together Plan all parents/guardians of PK-2nd grade students should have received an in person learning survey for each PK-2nd grade child in their home.  Please complete this survey, it is crucial to our reopening plan.  This week, we will contact all families who have not completed their child’s survey.  More information will be shared as we continue to prepare opening of SFUSD school on the SFUSD dashboard. 

Community Engagement Survey

No one knows your child better than you, YOU are their first teacher.  We want to hear from you!  Take a moment to watch this 10 minute video, https://youtu.be/E4oTSZ50-Ig, about our school priorities and most recent data.  Then take this quick survey, https://tinyurl.com/BessieSPSAsurvey, and give us your input about what you think we should focus on as a community to better meet the needs of each and every Bessie scholar.  This survey closes on 3/9.

UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS 

03/13: School Planning Summit - 9am

03/16: School Site Council (SSC) Meeting - 5pm

 

RESOURCES

Can’t pay your rent due to pandemic-related income loss? YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MOVE!

Call Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco for help 415-703-8644 (HRCSF.org). Visit SFADC.org for detailed information, sample letters to landlords, and a list of SF tenant rights organizations.

Click the FLYER for more information.

 

Emergency Financial Relief Funds for Immigrant Families

Mission Asset Fund is providing emergency financial relief funds for immigrant families that are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 stimulus check from the federal government, earned less than $99,000 or total household income below $198,000 in 2019 and have experienced an income disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click HERE for the application. 

 

Do you need to update your info for SFUSD? 

Click this FORM to change your: 

  • Home Address or
  • Student Name or Parent/Guardian Name, or
  • Race/Ethnicity, or
  • Phone Numbers.

 

Free Muni and Paratransit to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Starting on Tuesday, February 23, Muni and Paratransit will be free for those traveling to get vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes trips in both directions. These rides are good for trips to the city-sponsored high-volume vaccine sites, hospitals or anywhere else that is offering vaccines.

How to Ride Free on Muni: Catch the bus and head to where you need to go. Have your vaccine appointment confirmation or instructions ready in case SFMTA staff asks to see your proof of payment.

How to Ride Free on Paratransit: Paratransit van riders must call to make a trip reservation and indicate that they are going to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Staff will make a note in their records to alert the driver that the rider does not need to pay a fare for their trip.

For more information, call the Paratransit office 

at 415-351-7000 (M-F, 9am-4pm)

 

Please reach out if you are in need of resources. We are here to support you! 

(Pk-2) Kate Calimquim - calimquimc@sfusd.edu, (628) 900-3087

(3-5) Sam Frank - franks@sfusd.edu, (628) 900-3176 

(6-8) Katie Perdue - perduek@sfusd.edu, (628) 900-3108


You can also see updated resources on the Bessie Carmichael website!

 

DISTANCE LEARNING MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Middle School Lunchtime and After School Clubs

Your 5th-8th grade students can attend optional clubs during their lunch times and after school. These will be times to socialize with friends and connect with other caring adults at school. They can find the Zoom links in a slide deck linked to their class schedules or by asking their teachers!

  • Technology Support - Mondays 11:45-12:15 - Get help troubleshooting problems and learning helpful tech tips. 
  • 6th Grade Project Arrive - Wednesdays 11:45-12:15 - A group just for 6th graders where we hang out, play games and talk about what it’s like to become a middle schooler.
  • Alphabet Soup - Fridays 11:45-12:15 - Play games, discuss issues and plan activities to make our school inclusive and welcoming to all students! 

Students can also check out the clubs hosted by our Beacon, see below or reach out to your child’s teacher for more information!

 

Family Tech Support

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kx6KQHvI12YbXUKOB9B1QGkI74SpMFqRp8wFaaZrUkM/preview

 

Need Additional Tech Support 

To augment available SFUSD technology support for teachers and families, we’re collaborating with the San Francisco Education Fund to bring you  tech volunteers who are available to provide 1-on-1 phone and video support on basic questions about Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Seesaw. Appointments are available in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian, Cambodian, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Volunteers can support you for up to 30 minutes.  

Sign-up for 1:1 appointments at https://booking.appointy.com/volunteertechsupport

 

Family Tech Support

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kx6KQHvI12YbXUKOB9B1QGkI74SpMFqRp8wFaaZrUkM/preview

Need Additional Tech Support 

To augment available SFUSD technology support for teachers and families, we’re collaborating with the San Francisco Education Fund to bring you  tech volunteers who are available to provide 1-on-1 phone and video support on basic questions about Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Seesaw. Appointments are available in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian, Cambodian, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Volunteers can support you for up to 30 minutes.  

Sign-up for 1:1 appointments at https://booking.appointy.com/volunteertechsupport

 

BESSIE BEACON & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Mission Graduates Lunch Bunches & Enrichment

We are thrilled to announce that we have new themed Lunch Bunches and Enrichment Classes! Please click the flyer below to view our program offerings
TK - 2nd Grade               3rd - 5th Grade                   6th - 8th Grade

 

Mission Graduates: 

AAPAC: 3rd Annual Black History Month

We hosted an incredible event on Friday, February 26. Students were so thrilled to share what they had learned, especially about unsung African American heroes of our history. Thank you teachers for creating such engaging activities with the students. And of course, thank you families and students for attending the celebration!

 

Monthly Newsletters:

The month of February has been incredibly short, but our students sure had fun! They were learning, crafting, and celebrating Black History Month. Come read all about it in our newsletter.
 

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

 

San Francisco’s Citywide Black Student Union (BSU) is a youth-led collaborative that emphasizes the importance of Black Culture in San Francisco. Our focus is to create awareness and educate ourselves by learning a new level of consciousness about being a Black person in today's society. Our purpose is to be a supportive and networking outlet for Black students by uniting each other not only in words, but in action as well." Interested youth can sign up here: https://linktr.ee/sfcitywidebsu

 

Community Fund Drive

Please support Bessie Carmichael PTA Community Fund Drive.

 

Be a part of our Parent Teacher Association

Please click to join/renew membership to Bessie Carmichael PTA.  The next PTA meeting will be on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm via zoom. 

 

How to activate your SFUSD Family Portal, ParentVUE account:

For more information about creating your ParentVUE account, please visit sfusd.edu/parentvue. You will need an activation code to set up your account. Contact your school or the Family Resource Link at 415-340-1716 or familylink@sfusd.edu. 

 

Amazon Smile

Shop on Amazon? Know someone who does? Earn cash for Bessie Carmichael School PTA  while you shop at Amazon Smile. Please click link for details

 

In Need of Additional Support? 

Just check out the information below for who to contact based on your language needs. You can send them an email or give them a call.  Please be sure to include your child’s first and last name, and grade. 

Ms. Trini, OrozcoM@sfusd.edu, 415-615-8441 - (Spanish Bilingual)

Ms. Mary, SyM@sfusd.edu,  415-615-8441 - (Filipino and Manderin Bilingual)

Ms. Karina, morales-fernandezk@sfusd.edu, 415-291-7983  - (Spanish Bilingual)