Terra Linda Tiger Tale

November 19, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

As we head into Thanksgiving Break next week, I hope you are able to find ways to safely connect with family and friends and enjoy time together - even on Zoom or FaceTime. I hope you get an opportunity to appreciate what you are thankful for and share gratitude with those around you. Simply reaching out and sharing gratitude with others can remind us all that there are good things happening around us.


I continue to be thankful for each of you as you support your children in learning from home. Thank you for cheering them on, encouraging them when something is difficult, and helping them to notice that their hard work is helping them learn. You are important teaching partners! Thank you!


Below are a number of articles, resources, and updates. Please take a moment to read through them.


With appreciation,

Christy

Assembly Tomorrow at 8:30am on Zoom

Each family is invited to sign into the assembly Friday, November 20 at 8:30am using the same device.

  • Zoom Link

  • Meeting ID: 996 9234 5465

  • Passcode: Tigers


We hope everyone wears Terra Linda Gear or something Blue or Yellow or something with a Tiger to the assembly!

Holiday Assistance for Families - Requests due by Friday, 11-20

Terra Linda typically runs a food drive in November and then offers Food Boxes to Terra Linda families who request a box. When families picked up their food box, they also received a grocery gift card from our PTC to help them supplement meals over the long Thanksgiving Break.


This year, due to COVID-19, we have decided not to collect food for redistribution. This is for safety reasons but also because there are many opportunities in our community to get a weekly food box, either by drive through pick up or by delivery. See below for a list. The Terra Linda PTC would still like to support Terra Linda families who need additional items over the Thanksgiving Break.


Winter Break is another time when families might need additional support. Every year, we offer families a delivery of food and gifts for the upcoming Winter Break by connecting families to local agencies. We are offering this opportunity this year, too.


Please call us at Terra Linda at 503.356.2490by 4pm on Friday, November 20 to request assistance for either Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, or both.

Tuesday Grab & Go is for All Grades!

Families of students in all grades K-5 are invited to stop by Terra Linda this Tuesday from 11:00-12:00. You can exchange books, pick up Library books that you've reserved, and pick up Lunch.


Be sure to login to Destiny this weekend and reserve some library books so you have plenty to read over the Thanksgiving Break! Or fill out this form to request a Book Bundle! Then pick up books this Tuesday during Grab & Go.


Did you know that you can pick up supper meals for your school-aged children along with breakfast and lunch for children ages 1-18? Meals can be picked up every Tuesday and Thursday at Terra Linda from 11-12.


On Tuesday, November 24, we will distribute 3 days of meals to cover Tuesday, Wednesday, and the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. Hope to see you in the line!

Week of November 23

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snack & Chat with Ms. Britta on Zoom


4th & 5th Grade: Play & Connect with Friends at 2:30 on Zoom; activities provided by Sunset High School students


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Grab & Go Day 11:00-12:00

  • Free Meals for all children - Pick up near the Flag Pole
  • All Grades: Pick up Book Bundles and/or Library Books placed on hold by 11/23
  • Food Backpack Pick-up


2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat with Ms. Britta 11:30-11:50


Book Mobile by School Bus

  • 2:40-3:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st
  • 3:15-3:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot


Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Play & Connect with Friends at 2:30 on Zoom; activities provided by Sunset High School students


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

School Closed for Thanksgiving Break


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26

School Closed for Thanksgiving Break


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

School Closed for Thanksgiving Break


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Snack & Chat AND Play & Connect with Friends Zoom Info (same link for all!)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Week of November 30

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snack & Chat with Ms. Britta on Zoom


4th & 5th Grade: Play & Connect with Friends at 2:30 on Zoom


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

Grab & Go Day 11:00-12:00

  • Free Meals for all children - Pick up near the Flag Pole
  • Grades 3-5: Pick up Book Bundles and/or Library Books placed on hold by 11/30
  • Mrs. Cyphers's class: Pick up items from your teacher


2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat with Ms. Britta 11:30-11:50


Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Play & Connect with Friends at 2:30 on Zoom


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

12:00-2:00 Outdoor Library at Terra Linda


Book Mobile by School Bus

  • 2:40-3:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st
  • 3:15-3:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

Grab & Go Day 11:00-12:00

  • Free Meals for all children
  • Food Backpack Pick-up
  • Grades K-2: Book Exchange
  • Grades K-2: Pick up Book Bundles and/or Library Books placed on hold by 12/2
  • Mrs. Hefty's class: Pick up items from your teacher


4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat with Ms. Britta 11:30-11:50


2nd & 3rd Grade: Play & Connect with Friends at 2:30 on Zoom


Principal Chat 6:30 pm on Zoom

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
  • Passcode: Tigers


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

(No assembly on 12.4)


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Snack & Chat AND Play & Connect with Friends Zoom Info (same link for all!)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Zones of Regulation Cards

If you collected items at the Grab and Go this week, you might have noticed a laminated sheet with the Zones of Regulation on one side and Coping Skills for kids on the other side. These are tools for helping students identify and regulate their own emotions so that they can feel more focused and ready to learn.


We recommend that students keep these sheets accessible in their workspaces as Ms. Britta and Mrs. Edmunds will be using these strategies frequently in their Wellness Wednesday lessons and classroom teachers may also ask students to use them throughout the day. As students continue to learn about the Zones of Regulation, this will be a tool that they also begin to utilize independently. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks on how you might use these strategies at home with your students!

A Kids Guide to Coping with the Pandemic

Book Bus Moves to Wednesdays starting December 2

We are keeping the new Book Bus stop times, but we are moving them to Wednesdays starting December 2. Now you have three places you can pick up books on Wednesdays!

  • 12:00-2:00pm at Terra Linda at our Outdoor Library
  • 2:40-3:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st at the Book Bus
  • 3:15-3:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot at the Book Bus

School Picture Update

Thank you for your patience as we navigate all of the safety measures in our community right now. We have rescheduled School Pictures with Dorian Studios for Tuesday, February 9 from 2:30 to 7:30 pm. A few weeks prior, we will send out a link to sign up for a time.

Season of Giving

Are you looking for ways to support families in the Beaverton School District community? Below are two options:


Opportunity #1:

Sunset Presbyterian Church supports over 500 families in our community, including Terra Linda families, as part of their annual Food and Toy program. This year, due to COVID-19, they have shifted their program a bit. If you would like to support their efforts, they are looking for donations of the most requested toys: STEM/building kits and art kits for boys and girls ages 6- 12. You can drop off kits at Sunset Presbyterian Church or you can bring them to Terra Linda during any Grab & Go on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12 or ring the doorbell at our office on school days between 8:00am and 4:00pm. We will then deliver to Sunset Presbyterian.

Deliver donated kits by Thursday, December 3.


Opportunity #2:

This winter, the Communications & Community Involvement Department is collecting donations for grocery gift cards. With many churches and community groups canceling or scaling back their holiday food programs this year due to COVID-19, BSD families are in need. Are you able to help?

Please donate here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/community-resources

  1. Click on the Donate to the BSD Community Resource Fund button
  2. Select Beaverton School District as the School
  3. Select Beaverton Schools Community Resource Fund as the Item
  4. Write Season of Giving in the Memo
  5. Type in your desired amount - any amount will be accepted
  6. Click on Buy


Thank you for supporting our families!

Winter Party with Sunset High School Students on Zoom

Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 13 from 1:00-3:00pm on Zoom!

Sunset High School Leadership students are inviting all elementary students who will eventually attend Sunset High School to participate in a Winter Party on Zoom. Check out the details in the flyer linked below. Just RSVP by clicking on the link in the flyer.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OY9sxt1UZTlqYAGEF1DMemPV9bIxYZek/view?usp=sharing

Help Decorate the Bethany Station!

Open the link below, print out the picture, and do your best coloring. Your artwork can help dress up the Washington County Sheriff's Bethany Station office for the holidays! You can mail your picture to the station, drop it off at the station, or drop it off at any Terra Linda Grab & Go and we will get your picture to the station.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19dW_FKR7sQumsLBoyxbFADoPU18ZGJ4B/view?usp=sharing

University of Chicago Parent & Caregiver Series

There is one remaining free session. Be sure to RSVP on the link!

https://uei.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/documents/SSA-UEI%20Parent%20Series%20Overview%20v8.pdf


How Parents Support Social and Emotional Learning at Home

Tuesday, November 24, from 5:00-6:00pm Central Time (3:00-4:00pm Pacific Time)

Social and emotional learning in the home means that you can use moments that happen organically to grow your child’s SEL skills while managing your own. Join us for this interactive presentation led by the Together for Students Chicago Initiative, including our partners at Thrive Chicago with CPS Competency Based Education, and Communities in Schools Chicago, to learn about strategies for intentional SEL application at home. The session will also cover what advocating for SEL at your child’s school looks like, and how modeling best practices can lead to an improved quality of life for your children and family.

A Message from Zandi, our School Nurse:

The 3 W’s for a Safe Holiday

WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, WASH your hands


This year the Oregon Health Authority has encouraged everyone to participate in low-risk holiday activities to keep all Oregonians safe during the pandemic, because we know social gatherings have been the catalyst for a significant level of spread of the Coronavirus. If you are planning on gathering with family or friends this holiday season, it is important to remember the 3 W’s to keep you and your family safe - wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands!


Low risk ideas for this holiday season:

  • Make seasonal dishes with the people you live with
  • Enjoy time outside and plan a family walk
  • Meet virtually
  • Shop locally or online


It is safest to stay home and celebrate. If you are planning on traveling or having someone who does not live with you attend your holiday activities, it is important to take precautions and celebrate safely.


Tips to help keep you and your family safe:

  • Stay home and avoid others when you are sick or have been exposed to illness
  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Wear your face covering and only remove it to eat
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Limit the gathering to 6 or less people
  • Take your seasonal activities outdoors
  • Prepare individual food plates to limit the sharing of utensils
  • Drive instead of fly, if possible
  • Get COVID-19 tested before going anywhere or reduce interaction with others outside of your home for 2 weeks before a social gathering


If you want more information, see additional CDC recommendations. Have a safe and joyous holiday season!

Family Toolkit

BSD launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We'll be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

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Family Resources

Click on the button above to find Family Resources we've included in previous Tiger Tales. Here are the topics:
  • Family Toolkit
  • Eat, Sleep, Move! Tips from Zandi, Our School Nurse
  • Immunizations & Flu
  • Help with Technology
  • Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
  • Local Food Resources
  • Setting up a Home Learning Environment
  • At Home Learning Tips
  • Visual Schedule & Zones of Regulation Templates
  • Placing Holds on Library Books - Video
  • Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for BSD Devices at Home
  • Volunteering
  • Club K Daycare
  • Clothes Closet
  • Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
  • Applying for Meal Benefits
  • BSD COVID-19 Resources
  • Behavioral Health Phone Line
  • Mental Health & Washington County Resources
  • Community Resources during CDL
  • 2-page Resource for Community Resources in Washington County

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

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