Terra Linda Tiger Tale

October 11, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I wanted to share a change to what our school does related to Halloween and October 31. As you know, we have been working to create a more inclusive school community. In the past when our school celebrated Halloween, some students would either stay home, or when their class was engaging in the costume parade or the class party, they would go to a different space. This was because of concerns that the activities during the school day were in conflict with their cultural and/or religious traditions. Students felt different and left out of our community.

Last year, we were all on Zoom during Halloween, and we did not host any classroom parties or encourage students to wear costumes. This year we will transition to staff and students not wearing costumes at school. Instead, we will have a “Comfy Clothes Day” on Monday, November 1. Students can wear their favorite comfy clothes, such as sweat pants, school-appropriate pajamas, sweatshirts, etc. In addition, we are using the week of October 25 to support our community by having a sock drive. We will have bins in our lobby to collect new socks for local charities. As you may know, donation sites don’t accept used socks, and new socks are one of the top clothing items needed. We plan to make this an annual tradition to support our broader community!

Our staff decided to move forward with these changes for several reasons:

  • We want to honor and respect all families’ religious and/or cultural beliefs. We don’t want any family to have to choose between their family's beliefs and the school's activities during the school day. This should not be the choice parents and families have to make in an open, welcoming public school.

  • Families are still able to celebrate Halloween as their family chooses, after school when school is out for the day

  • Students, staff and families will still have other "school spirit dress-up days" (like Future Apollo Day, Hat Day, Comfy Clothes Day, etc.) during the school year to dress up while still maintaining our regular schedule

  • We will still have classroom celebrations during the school year that are guided by the classroom teacher and connected to what the students are learning.

We look forward to celebrating our school spirit on Monday, November 1 and to supporting our community with a New Sock Drive October 25-October 29.

In closing, I am sure there are some families and students who will be disappointed in this decision to no longer have time set aside to wear costumes at school on or around Halloween. I hope that each of us can consider the perspective of others and support our desire to prioritize inclusiveness. I have been so impressed with our Terra Linda community over the past seven years that I have been principal and the many ways in which we work to include all students and families in everything we do. I know that this decision is one more way that we are including all of our students in our school activities.

With appreciation,


BSD Back-to-School Information & FAQ

Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.

This Week

Monday, October 11

Indigenous People's Day

Tuesday, October 12

Wednesday, October 13

Thursday, October 14

Tiger Trot for students who have PE today - students should wear shoes you can run/walk in and bring a water bottle with their name on it

Friday, October 15

Tiger Trot for students who have PE today - students should wear shoes you can run/walk in and bring a water bottle with their name on it

Week of October 18

Monday, October 18

Tuesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 20

District-Wide Earthquake Drill and October Fire Drill

Conferences 4:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, October 21


Conferences 8:00am-8:00pm

Friday, October 22


Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up Reminder

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. Find information in a ParentSquare post or call us at Terra Linda. Conferences that will have an interpreter have already been reserved, and you should already know the day and time.

Conference Sign-Up Tips

As a reminder, teachers only have one conference slot per student. Once you sign up for a day and time, please let other adults who need to attend with you know this information as they won't be able to see the day and time you selected. The person who signs up for the conference will receive a reminder one day prior to the conference.

If you signed up for a conference on a phone, you will see a "star" icon next to the day and time you selected.

If you signed up for a conference on a laptop or computer, you will see something like the picture below.

Please know that for some teachers, some of the available conference times might be out of order. This is a feature of ParentSquare. Sorry about that!

If you forgot what day and time you selected, we can look that up for you. Just call our office.
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Today is Indigenous People's Day

Did you know that Beaverton School District, and Terra Linda Elementary, rests on the traditional homelands of the Tualatin Kalapuya?

The Tualatin Valley was the land of the Atfalati band of the Kalapuya Indians, after whom the Tualatin Valley is named.

We thank the Kalapuya for being the original care-takers and protectors of these lands, and for passing on their teachings and lifeways through future and present generations.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day and every day, we can reflect and learn more about the strength and contributions of the Indigenous Peoples of this land, both in the past and today.

Watch the video below for a brief story Tumwater and it's connection to Indigenous culture.

October is Filipino/a/x American History Month

From the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS): Filipino Americans are the second-largest Asian American group in the nation. The celebration of Filipino American History Month in October commemorates the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States, which occurred on October 18, 1587, when “Luzones Indios” came ashore from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza and landed at what is now Morro Bay, California. In 2009, U.S. Congress recognized October as Filipino American History Month in the United States. Various states, counties, and cities in the U.S. have established proclamations and resolutions declaring observance of Filipino American History Month.

Peruse these resources from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and from FANHS in Seattle for ideas about how you can acknowledge, celebrate and elevate the voices of our local and national Filipino/a/x community.

Options School Info Night on Zoom for Terra Linda Families 10.27 at 6:30pm

On Wednesday, October 27 at the start of the PTC meeting on Zoom, Taryn Wenz, our school counselor, will provide an overview of the different Middle School Options. 5th grade families are encouraged to attend so you know which Middle School Options Open Houses you'd like to attend this fall, if any. 4th grade families (or anyone from other grades) are also welcome to attend if you'd like to plan ahead.

Options Applications are due by 4:00pm on Friday, December 10, 2021, and each student can only apply to one Option School per year.

5th grade students will receive similar information during a presentation in their class this week.

More Information Here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/learning-options/full-day-option-programs

COVID-19 Once a Week Screening (Repeat)

You are welcome to enroll anytime. You can also unenroll anytime by contacting us at Terra Linda.

After School Opportunity (Repeat)

Play.Fit.Fun is offering after school activities on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm. It will start as soon as the minimum number of registered students is reached.
Flyer with Details Here

If you register, you need to call the office and let us know that your child's Going Home Plan will change on Tuesdays to go to Play.Fit.Fun. Students will gather with Play.Fit.Fun staff near our lobby. The activities will happen under the covered play area near our Library at the north end of our building. You can pick them up at 4:00 by parking in the staff parking lot near the THPRD Park and waiting on the sidewalk near the library.

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COVID 19 Response for Students (Repeat)

Please take a look at the flowchart below showing the process that our school nurses and principals follow to determine who will need to be isolated or quarantined. As you can see, it's a very complex process! This is a repeat of information sent out by Community Involvement on Friday, but we wanted to be sure you read through it. Click on the picture for a larger view.
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Too Sick for School? (Repeat)

Parents/guardians should perform a daily health evaluation before sending students to school. If a student is exhibiting a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell or any of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School - Keep Ill Students Out of School flyer, the student should stay home.

For more information, you can also visit the Washington County Health & Human Services Department School Exclusion webpage for guidance, rules and communicable disease facts.

Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

  • Fever: With fever greater than 100.4° F; student may return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea: Any unexplained vomiting episode. May return 48 hours after last episode. Diarrhea equals three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 48 hours after last episode.
  • Cough: Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Rash: Any new rash accompanied by a fever. May return after rash goes away or clearance given by a health care provider.
  • Skin Lesions/Sores: Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.
  • Other: Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide.

Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.

Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 (Repeat)

Please join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! We are inviting Terra Linda students, staff, and community to learn something new this month about Hispanic history, culture, and/or the contributions of Hispanic people. We then invite you to share what you learned with at least one other person!

Here are some resources for teachers that you could also look through in case you wanted to learn something new as a family: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/

Volunteers Needed (Repeat)

Breakfast & Lunch

We are looking for volunteers to help with Breakfast and Lunch. Duties will include assisting in staff in the Kitchen while students select their meal items or working with staff in the cafeteria. Volunteer opportunities available all school days from 8:10-8:40 and 10:30-1:00.

For All Volunteers

Volunteers must be approved through the BSD volunteer system. Beginning October 18, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption on file.

The above volunteer opportunities will be available for sign-up by tomorrow, 9/21. To sign up and to upload vaccination cards or exemption forms, go to this link: Better Impact Volunteer Page

Community Resources

Click on this link for a range of resources, including clothing, food, housing, and counseling.

Return to In-Person Family Handbook

Please read the details in this Handbook so you and your students are prepare for the first day of school.

Club K After School Zone (Repeat)

Club K will be operating again at Terra Linda after school. If you're interested in registering, please go to their website for more information: www.clubkafterschool.com

They do not yet have enough students interested in morning care. If you're interested, please fill out the ParentSquare form that we sent out today. We will take all names of interested families and share with Club K. If we can get morning care started, you would then need to register with Club K.

Morning Care (if it is offered) would be available from 6:45am to 8:15am on school days. Cost for morning care would depend on the number of days needed.

Club K Rates

Check out this link for AM only, PM only, and partial week rates.

Links to View the BSD Website in your Home Language (Repeat)


Go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Click on the button that says "translate" at the top and select your preferred language.


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  • Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
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