CFT Weekly Wildcat

Week of February 9th


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Reminder No School on the Following Dates

Mark your calendars as there is no school

on the following days:

Friday, February 14, 2020 - Teacher Training Day

Monday, February 17, 2020 - Presidents Day Holiday

Lost & Found Cleanout

Lost & Found will be cleaned out and donated first thing in the morning on Thursday, February 20. Please encourage your student take a look and see if they have any items in the Lost & Found. And feel free to stop by school to check it out yourself by the end of day on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Immunization Information

We want to remind all our students and families that Exclusion Day is coming up on February 19, 2020. Under Oregon state law, if your students aren’t up to date on their immunizations, or have not obtained medical or non-medical exemptions for those required immunizations, they won’t be able to attend school, starting on Feb. 19th.


The Neighborhood Health Center is offering an immunization clinic at Templeton Elementary School (9500 SW Murdock St, Tigard, OR 97224) on February 10, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will accept most health insurance plans, or if you do not have coverage, will work out a plan for you. We will send updates with more information from the Neighborhood Health Center as we receive them. Thank you!

Kindergarten Sign-Up

CFT Open House will be February 13, 2020

You may register incoming Kindergarten students who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 at the CFT Open House on February 13, 2020 from 3:30PM-5:00PM.


Please note to register a student you are required to bring with you the following information:


  • Birth Certificate issued from the state or country the child was born in
  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Proof of Address (i.e. utility bill, lease agreement, etc - cannot be drivers license)


Please see flyer below for dates of Kindergarten open houses. CFT will host our Kindergarten open house on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 3:30PM -5:00PM.

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Winter Boxtop Contest

It's time to kick off another Box Top Contest! The classroom that has turned in the most Box Tops between November 1st and February 28th will win a Hot Chocolate Party! We happily accept clipped Box Tops on collection sheets or in baggies/envelopes. Remember to write your student's name and their teacher on all incoming Box Tops- we want to give your child and their class credit towards our current or upcoming contest. Box Tops can also be credited to the school instantly by using the Box Top app. Simply download the app, scan your store receipts within 14 days, and type in your student's name & teacher using the "give credit" function to submit your Box Tops and enter school contests. Feel free to "double dip" by clipping and scanning when available!!

Art in the Burbs Need

Art in the Burbs at Risk for 2020

Art in the Burbs Board Members Needed!


Art in the Burbs still needs 5 board member positions filled. We need a new webmaster and 4 artist category leads. Category leads head up specific categories of types of art to recruit new artists to participate in our show. If you like to go to local art and craft fairs - this is for you! Check out our link for descriptions on open roles: https://artintheburbs.org/volunteer/ Contact Keala Hill and Mariah Dunaway at chair@artintheburbs.org or 971-285-5400.

Parent Support Organization (PSO) Information

Yearbook Photos

Have you taken pictures at school events, at lunch, in class or recess? Send them to cftyrbk@gmail.com to have them considered for this year's yearbook.

Valentine Bingo

Valentine Bingo

February 13, 2020

6PM-8PM

For more information download the flyer below.

PAWS for a CAUSE

Please join CFT parents, staff and friends at our spring event, Paws for A Cause, on April 18th, 2020 at Bull Mountain Bar and Grill. This event not only raises money that directly supports our students, but it also gives time to connect families, staff and friends of CFT. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Paws for A Cause webpage (Paws for A Cause)

Foundation Fund Drive

Click on the picture below to be directed to the Foundation Website.

CFT Attendance Statistics

December 2019 - Attendance School-wide Percentage 93.97%

We know that students who regularly attend school learn more and are more connected with their teacher and friends. At CFT we reward the grade level with the best attendance at each Golden Awards Assembly with the "Golden Clock" award. Below are last month's percentages. Help your child's grade by getting them to school every day and on time. If all grades get over 97%, we all get an award!

  • Kindergarten - 91.69%
  • First Grade - 92.62%
  • Second Grade - 94.64%
  • Third Grade - 95.32%
  • Fourth Grade - 95.56%
  • Fifth Grade - 94.63%
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Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History Information and Training Session

Community Resources and Flyers:

Please note new flyers will be added to the newsletter the first week we receive them, but then will be placed on our current flyer page on our website. They are also posted on our community board in the front hallway.


Click HERE for the CFT Flyer page on our website.

Public Housing Program Wait List

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Sponsored by: Housing Services Department, Housing and Tenant Services Division

Public Housing Program Waitlist to open February 10, 2020

Este comunicado de prensa esta disponible en español: https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/Programs/apertura-de-la-lista-de-espera-del-programa-de-vivienda-p%C3%BAblica.cfm

The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) will accept applications for the Public Housing Program Waitlist between February 10 and February 24, 2020. The Public Housing Program provides subsidized, decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. In Washington County, the program is administered by HAWC and consists of a variety of publicly-owned housing units in various locations throughout the community.

Waitlist applications may be submitted online at https://portal.wchousingauthority.org/ beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 10 through 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24. Applications will only be accepted online unless special accommodations are requested via email at 2020_Public_Housing_Waiting_list@co.washington.or.us or, by calling the Waitlist Hotline at 503-846-4532. Requests may also be made in writing to: Waitlist Opening, Housing Authority of Washington County, 111 NE Lincoln Street Suite 200-L MS 63, Hillsboro OR 97124.

Although the application portal provides access in several languages, anyone needing additional language assistance can obtain help through the special accommodations request process. Requests for special accommodation should be made before February 10, 2020, if at all possible, to ensure assistance can be arranged in time..

For those who do not have access to a computer to make the online application, many Washington County library locations have computers with internet access, available for public use. Information on library hours and locations is available online at https://www.wccls.org/your_libraries or by calling 503-846-3222.


Only one application per household will be accepted. Households who are already on the Public Housing Waitlist do not need to re-apply. HAWC will exhaust the current waitlist, established in 2015, before serving clients who submit applications in February.

Once the application period closes, a random lottery will be used to select a total of 1,500 households for the new waitlist. All applications received between February 10 and February 24, 2020 will have an equal chance of being selected for the waitlist.

There is never a fee to apply for HAWC assistance. Any person asking for money in return for help with the waitlist application should be reported to the Housing Authority.

HAWC is committed to providing assistance without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, age, source of income, marital status or familial status.


For more detailed information on income limits and other general information please go to https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/Programs/public-housing.cfm.


This is not an opening of the Section 8 voucher waitlist. For more information on the Section 8 Program, please go to https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/Programs/section-8.cfm.

Media Contact:
Josh Crites, Assistant Director, Housing Services
503-846-4761
Joshua_Crites@co.washington.or.us

This media release is also available at:

English version: https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/Programs/public-housing-program-waitlist-opening.cfm

Spanish version: https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/Programs/apertura-de-la-lista-de-espera-del-programa-de-vivienda-p%C3%BAblica.cfm

Parent Night out at Tigard High School

Fundraiser for Tigard High's "Team Ellie"

February 11, 2020 at Tigard High School from 5PM-8:30PM, students are hosting a Parent Night Out in order to raise funds for Tigard High School's sparrow, Ellie (see below for more information about Ellie). Ellie has been adopted as a Sparrow to Tigard High School. Students will work hard to not only love and support her but raise money for Ellie through sponsored community service (such as this Parent Night Out) for additional therapy, medical and daily expenses. They hope to fill the cafeteria with children living in the Tigard community for a fun night while the parents can go out and enjoy themselves for a couple of hours.


Click HERE for a link for parents who would like to donate additional funds; it does NOT cover the cost of the parent night out, which can only be payed at the door. If parents want to donate you will select "tigard high school", "raise to raise", and then must type "Team Ellie" and the amount you want to donate.

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