HPH Newsletter November 15th, 2021

November 15th, 2021 

Hello VDLI Families! 

First, we want to thank everyone who supported the HPH Egg Roll Sale Fundraiser! We were able to raise over $4,000! RCP PTO would also like to share their gratitude to everyone who supported their Apples and Pears as well as their Pie Sale Fundraisers. Your support will help our students and school for the school year.  We were thrilled with the turnout and generosity of families at the Trick or Treat and Food Drive event that took place at RCP on October 22nd.  HPH warmly welcomes RCP’s new 2nd-grade teacher at RCP (neighborhood program), a wonderful VDLI substitute last year: Ms. Mindy Tran! 

School Events in November 

  • RCP Parent Volunteers Needed for Safety Monitor and Lunch Helper from 11/1 – 11/30
    Any parents interested, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4badac2fa0f9c07-november
  • Pick-up Egg Roll Sale – Wednesday November 17th from 3:00 – 4:00PM at RCP
    Families who placed an order with HPH for egg rolls, will be ready for pick-up after school.
  • HPH Monthly Board Meeting – Wednesday November 17th from 6:00 – 7:00PM Virtual
    Join us as we discuss what our committees are currently working on for this school year to support the VDLI program in PPS. Google Meet link: meet.google.com/vui-qkrr-zqa
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL) – 11/22 – 11/23
    Your teachers will send out their own correspondence involving this event.
  • Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL) – 11/24 – 11/26
  • RCP School Picture Retakes – Tuesday November 30th at noon

Dual Language Immersion Restructuring

Portland Public Schools recently sent out information that dual language immersion programs in the future will use a “whole-school model for K-5 schools instead of co-locating them with neighborhood programs”, and is planning to implement this model for DLI programs located in Southeast first, and then expand to elsewhere in the District. We don’t know yet if or how this may affect the VDLI program at RCP as PPS also noted in its newsletter that DLI programs that do not have enough students for a whole-school model will remain co-located for now. HPH is following this closely and will advocate on behalf of the VDLI program. If you have feedback or input on this topic, please contact us.

FREE COVID-19 Vaccines for the 5-11 Age Group Are Now Available 

  • RiteAid Pharmacies: Many locations are now scheduled into December. You can schedule online at: https://www.riteaid.com/
  • Sellwood Medical Clinic: is scheduling drive-through appointments at Oaks Park. To schedule, visit:  https://www.sellwoodmd.com/
  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital: available appointments are updated daily on weekday mornings until filled. You can schedule online at: https://www.ohsu.edu/health/vaccine-scheduling-oblc#section-1597926
  • Multnomah County: COVID-19 Vaccines by appointments and walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments are highly recommended. Please call 503-988-5588 to book an appointment. COVID-19 Vaccines are available at these sites: 

Reynolds Middle School, North Gym:
1200 NE 201st Ave, Fairview, OR 97024

  • 11/17/2021 from 3:30PM to 7:15PM
  • 12/08/2021 from 3:30PM to 7:15PM

David Douglas High School, South Campus:
1500 SE 130th Ave, Portland, OR 97233

  • 11/22/2021 from 3:30PM to 7:15PM
  • 12/13/2021 from 3:30PM to 7:15PM
  • Contact Your Child’s Pediatrician’s Office to see if they have any available COVID-19 vaccines for the 5-11 age group, and book an appointment.
  • Portland Public Schools (PPS) is offering Vaccine Clinics at 8 selected schools, and it will be held in the afternoon and evenings to make after school and after work easier for parents. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. PPS will be offering booster shots as well as flu shots to parents and guardians while supplies last. The schools selected are:
    • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary 620 N Fremont St. Portland, OR 97227
      11/17/2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (1st dose)
      12/08/2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (2nd dose)
    • César Chávez K-85103 N Willis Blvd. Portland, OR 97203
      12/16/2021 from 2:15pm – 6:15pm (1st dose)
      01/06/2021 from 2:15pm – 6:15pm (2nd dose)
    • Faubion PK-8 2930 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211
      12/02/2021 from 3:30pm – 7:30pm (2nd dose ONLY)
    • Lent Elementary5105 SE 97th Ave. Portland, OR 97266
      11/16/2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (1st dose)
      12/07/2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (2nd dose)
    • Rigler Elementary 5401 NE Prescott St. Portland, OR 97218
      11/19/2021 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm (1st dose)
      12/10/2021 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm (2nd dose)
    • Rosa Parks Elementary 8960 N Woolsey Ave. Portland, OR 97203
      12/15/2021 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm (1st dose)
      01/05/2021 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm (2nd dose)
    • Scott Elementary 6700 NE Prescott St. Portland, OR 97218
      11/15/2021 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm (1st dose)
      12/06/2021 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm (2nd dose)
    • Sitton Elementary 9930 N Smith St. Portland, OR 97203
      11/18/2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (1st dose)
      12/09/2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (2nd dose)

Ways To Connect With HPH

HPH is always needing parent volunteers to help us. If you are interested in helping us out, please reach out and let us know! We have plenty of areas that would love to have volunteers! To sign-up for volunteers opportunities, visit: Hội Phụ Huynh Volunteer Form – English 

We wish you a wonderful November and times together with your family as we enter the holiday season. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at:  

E-mail: hoiphuhuynh.vdli@gmail.com
Website: https://hphpdx.org/ 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HoiPhuHuynh.VDLI 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hph_pdx/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HPHPDX
Text Only: (503) 893-5527