Terra Linda Tiger Tale

October 22, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

Thank you for everything you are doing right now to support your children at home. We are thankful to have you as our partners!


Did you know we send out text messages each Tuesday and Thursday morning with reminders about what is available for pick-up during Grab & Go? If you aren't receiving the text messages and would like to be included, follow these steps:

  • Using your cell phone, subscribe or opt-in to receive SMS by texting the word “YES” to 67587. Your current mobile number must be on file in your child’s school records.
  • Once the mobile number has been successfully subscribed, a confirmation message will be delivered to your cell phone.
  • You can modify your communication preferences within the SchoolMessenger mobile app or online at go.schoolmessenger.com.
  • If at any time you opt out of any messages from Terra Linda or the District, you will no longer receive any text messages at all.


We are providing an opportunity for students to participate in the voting process by helping us name our Tiger - see details below. You might also talk as a family how this is similar to what adults get to do in our country every year. Help your student cast their vote for our tiger's name. Then bring them along with you when you drop off your ballot at any of the local drop boxes or have them walk with you when you take your ballot to the mailbox.


Finally, you received an email this week asking you to fill out a survey. My hope is that every Terra Linda family fills out the survey for each of their children. Though the results are anonymous, I would like to see 310 results - one for each of our students. This means that if you have three children in Beaverton schools, please submit the survey three times. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Your input is important.


Here is a link to the survey: Community Survey about Limited In-Person Instruction or Hybrid Model


With appreciation,

Christy

Week of October 26

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

Middle School Options Information Night 6:30-7:00pm

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 899 6173 6462
  • Passcode: terralinda


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

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 10/26
  • Grade 3: Pick up math and science supplies
  • Grade 5: Pick up items provided by your teacher


Book Mobile by School Bus

  • 1:40-2:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st
  • 2:15-2:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

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


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

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 10/28
  • Grade 2: Pick up items provided by your teacher

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

All-School Assembly at 8:30am

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 996 9234 5465
  • Passcode: Tigers

Week of November 2

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Middle School Options Information Night 6:30-7:00pm

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 899 6173 6462
  • Passcode: terralinda


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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 11/2
  • Grade 5: Pick up items provided by your teacher


Book Mobile by School Bus

  • 1:40-2:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st
  • 2:15-2:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

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


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

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 11/4


Principal Chat 6:30pm on Zoom

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

  • Cedar Mill Chipotle Dining for Dollars - PTC Fundraising Event

Round 2: Help us Name our Tiger!

Round 2 begins on Friday!

Here is the Google Form for students to select the three names that they like the most out of all the name suggestions submitted by classmates:

https://forms.gle/qVGnuoYUdyzMa1Yy6

(The form will be turned on Friday morning, October 23)


Here is the schedule we will follow:

  • 10/23-10/29 Students vote for their 3 favorite names from the full list
  • 10/30-11/4 Students vote for their top choice out of 3 names (end date changed to Wednesday, 11/4)
  • Friday, 11/6 We will announce our Tiger's name!

Snack & Chat for Students

Students are invited to join a Virtual Lunch Bunch with Ms. Britta!

Hang out with other students in your grade!

Questions? Email Ms. Britta at britta_mccarter@beaverton.k12.or.us


Mondays: Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Tuesdays: 2nd & 3rd Grades

Thursdays: 4th & 5th Grades


Zoom info:

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Sora

Your students can check out eBooks on Sora!


Login information: The easiest way for students to login is through Clever.

  1. Login to Clever.

  2. Click on the Sora icon. This will take you to the Sora launch page.

  3. On the Sora launch page, click “find my school.”

  4. If Terra Linda Elementary School is an option, click it. If Terra Linda Elementary School is not one of the choices, click on “My school isn’t listed” at the bottom of the page (you will then be asked for the name of your school, type Terra Linda into the search bar and when the name pops up, click it).

  5. When it says “sign in to your school” select K-5 from the drop down menu. This will bring you into your student’s homepage. Happy exploring!

More information about Sora can be found here.

Consider Supporting the CDL Student Engagement Team Fundraiser

Check out this link for more information. All donations will support BSD students and families.

Student Study Corner (Repeat)

A Study Corner is your child’s very own space dedicated for learning. It has many benefits! The Study Corner system supports children with the organization of materials and important information. It limits distractions during distance learning and improves focus. It gives your child their own personalized space for engaging in distance learning and sets your child up for a successful year. And it can also be easily folded away at the end of the learning time each day to save space and clutter.


We have included an image of what a Study Corner might look like. Terra Linda is supplying the basic materials needed to create this system, which includes:

  • trifold board
  • binder clips
  • hook to hang headphones
  • sheet protectors to display items such as daily schedule, Zones of Regulation, or other student-selected items


There are many ways for your child to set up and use the Study Corner. The Visual schedule and Zones of Regulation Templates can also be a great tool to provide supports and structure too. Please involve your child, even let him/her take the lead, be creative and have fun!


Please fill out the information in the form request below and you will be notified when your supplies are ready for pick up. If you would like to request a study corner kit for multiple children, please submit one form for each child.


Student Study Corner Request Form

Scholastic Online Book Fair - October 19th - November 1 (Repeat)

It's time for our PTC-Sponsored fall book fair! Bring the joy of reading home and help students discover favorite characters, series, and collections, with the option to shop for books directly from the booklist flyer. Plus, our school will get 25% in Scholastic Dollars™ that we can use to purchase more books for classrooms and the library.
  • Same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fairs
  • Orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases benefit our school
  • The online fair runs October 19th - November 1


Please click on the link below to start shopping


Scholastic Fall Online Book Fair


Please contact our book fair chair Rick Collett with any questions at bookfair@terralindaptc.org


*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion. Learn more.

TAG Nomination Process (Repeat) - Forms Due Friday, November 13

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, our evaluation process will look different this year. We will administer in-person TAG testing after January 11, 2021. Until then, teachers will collect evidence on how your student responds to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. This evaluation may include: file reviews, teacher and student observations, a collection of work samples, and/or individual or group assessments. This process may take some time, but every effort will be made to complete the evaluation in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of their school’s in-person testing dates in January.


If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked below. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.


Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to our office at Terra Linda by Friday, November 13. You can drop it off during any of our Grab & Go events, you can send it by mail, or you can send it as an attachment in an email to elizabeth_sarles@beaverton.k12.or.us


Form for K-3 Students - English

Form for 4-5 Students - English

Form in Spanish

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 below to find Family Resources we've included in previous Tiger Tales. Here are the topics:
  • Family Toolkit
  • 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

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

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