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May 18, 2020

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Upcoming Events

Every Wednesday: Office Staff Available in the Module to Assist with School Enrollment

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Watch for a sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane!


Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm: PTC Meeting - All are welcome!


Tuesday, May 19 6:30-7:30 pm: BSD Kindergarten Information

  • Livestreamed on Facebook


Wednesday, May 20 8:30-9:30 am Principal Chat


Thursday, May 21 8:30 am All-School Assembly

Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

Thank you for stopping by Terra Linda on Tuesday last week to pick up your students' supplies and return Terra Linda books. If you forgot any books at home or are still reading them, we will have another drop-off opportunity in June.


Dreambox Webinar

There will be two optional webinars this week for families who want to learn more about Dreambox. See details below.


Principal Chat

Our next Principal Chat is Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. See the Zoom link above. I will share a few updates, answer questions and discuss any ideas you have as we head into the final 3 weeks of the school year.


We Need Your Help!

We really need your help advertising in our community about enrolling in school. We are looking to enroll all of our future Kindergarteners before we are out of school in June! The more students we can enroll now helps us plan for the fall as well as maintain our teaching staff. It also helps us connect with families over the summer with tips for preparing for Kindergarten. So please spread the word to everyone. We are also accepting enrollment for students who are new to our area. Do you have a new neighbor? Please ask them if they have children who will be in Kindergarten through 5th grade next year. If so, encourage them to go to the Beaverton School District website and enroll their children in school. Or, they can stop by Terra Linda any Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. We have a temporary office in the module due to summer construction. Just watch for the sign in the bus lane!


Thank you for helping us get the word out to every family in the Terra Linda Boundary!


And thank you for your continued efforts with Distance Learning. We wish our students were sitting in our classrooms learning from teachers and each other. Thank you for making our current situation the next best thing!


With Appreciation,

Christy

Family Activities This Week

Check out this Family Activities link for an optional activity you can do as a family each day of the week this week. Activities are also pictured below.

Ms. Britta, School Counselor

Does your child need to talk with our School Counselor? Britta is available for drop-in visits by students or families during her Office Hours:
  • Tuesdays 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:00
  • Thursdays 2:00-3:00


Zoom Information for Ms. Britta:

  • Meeting ID: 991 7391 4109
  • Password: kelso


You can also leave Britta a message anytime at 503-356-2494

Dreambox: Free Webinars for Parents

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

https://bit.ly/2Wl6WME

Password: dreambox


Repeated

Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 pm

https://bit.ly/3biW5a5

Password: dreambox


Or go to Beaverton School District's Facebook Page to watch the livestreamed webinar.

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Storytime Resources

Check out these resources. Use them in the evenings, when your children need some quiet time, or just a way to engage with a story in a different way. Enjoy!


Storytime Resources

PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (P-EBT) PROGRAM- APPLY NOW!

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced last week that Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school even if they have been accessing meals from schools during the closure. Families affected by COVID-19 may still apply for free and reduced meals for this school year.


Oregon is the recipient of a grant to provide funds to children experiencing food insecurity during this Pandemic. The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs is supporting the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program by collecting data from schools. If your child is eligible, you will be contacted shortly by the Department of Human Services (DHS). Instructions will be included to activate or refuse benefits.


For more information please read the Press Release.

Local Food Resources

Sunset Presbyterian Church Food Pantry: Drive by Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am or 4:00-6:00 pm and pick up a food box for your family.

14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Email serve@sunsetpres.org to request a weekly delivery


St. Anthony Catholic Church is partnering with Pacific Coast Fruit Company: Drive by Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 pm and pick up a fresh produce and dairy box. Any family can pick up one box per week.

9905 SW McKenzie St, Tigard, OR 97223

Email info@satigard.org or call 503-639-4179 for more information

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Terra Linda Nurse Communication

As our school year is coming to an end in just a few short weeks, our school nurse, Alexandria Wesenberg, will be emailing families who have students with identified health conditions for a brief health update and to start preparing for next school year. Please keep an eye out for this email. If you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of resources, please continue to reach out to her. You can reach her by email at alexandria_wesenberg@beaverton.k12.or.us or phone at 503 356-3842.

Kindergarten registration is open online for the 2020-2021 school year. Paper enrollment packets can be picked up and dropped off every Wednesday. Our office staff will be available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Wednesdays. Due to construction, we will be based out of a Module classroom. Look for the sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane (see pictures below).


Please help spread the word to any families and neighbors who have children ready for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must be at least five years of age on or before September 1, 2020 per state statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/enrolling-your-child


NEW: Paper enrollment packets can be picked up Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm from our module located on the north end of our building. Look for the black sign in the bus lane! Completed packets can also be dropped off Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the same location.

5th Grade Families

We are working on creative ways to celebrate our fifth graders at the end of the school year. Stay tuned for more details as we finalize them!

Toy Fundraiser

Piccolo Mondo Toys is partnering with several Beaverton Elementary Schools to provide Surprise Toy Bags for students in need. At Terra Linda, Piccolo Mondo is hoping to provide Surprise Toy Bags to each family who receives a weekly food delivery. If you would like to donate to this fundraiser, check out the information on this website:

https://www.piccolomondotoys.com/buy/terralinda20/terra-linda-elementary-school-surprise-activity-bag


To support toys for students at other area schools, go here:

https://www.piccolomondotoys.com/shop/1063/donations-for-kids-in-need


Thank you to Piccolo Mondo Toys for supporting Beaverton families!

Pre-K Opportunity for 2020-2021

Are you or someone you know looking for a Pre-K program for 2020-2021? Apply now for Pre-K at Bonny Slope Elementary. It is open to students living in the Bonny Slope and Terra Linda attendance boundaries. Children must turn 4 by September 1, 2020.


Program Details:

  • A certified Beaverton teacher and two assistants in each classroom
  • Morning or afternoon session (maximum of 18 students in each session) M/T/W/Th
  • Mealtime (breakfast or lunch) is included with each session (for purchase or bring your own)
  • Family support and involvement opportunities
  • Tuition is $300/month or free tuition for those who qualify


Who Can Apply:

  • Children who live in the Bonny Slope or Terra Linda attendance boundary (this will be verified by showing appropriate documentation upon enrollment)
  • Children who are 4 years old or will turn 4 by September 1


To Apply:

  • Click on the link below for the application.
  • Once you have submitted your application, our district will review all submissions for completeness and eligibility. We will have information the week of May 25th about next steps in the registration process.
  • Please contact Bonny Slope by email if you have any questions:


Pre-K Application Information

Child Care Openings

Are you in need of childcare?

Please read the message below from Amanda Lybarger, Field Manager and Marketing Coordinator for Club K After School Zone. Her phone number is 503-643-9059 ext. 206 Amanda will connect you with registration or you can contact their registration department directly: regdept@clubkafterschool.com


With the new plan released by Governor Brown, daycares are reopening for working families.


Message from Amanda

Club K currently has space at the following locations:

  • North Beaverton - Terra Linda Elementary through 5/7, transitioning to McKinley Elementary starting 5/11
  • Tigard - Mary Woodward Elementary
  • Tualatin - Bridgeport Elementary
  • Wilsonville - Boones Ferry Primary


Our operating hours for May continue to be 7:30am-5:30pm. Starting in June, we will expand our hours to 7:00am-6:00pm. The daily cost to attend is $59. If children attend all 5 days a week throughout the entire month of May, there is a flat rate of $1200 for the month. Financial assistance may be available for those who need it. Families can request assistance when they inquire.


We are supporting the district's distance learning plans as best we can. We ask our families at the start of the week to share with us what school assignments they would like to have completed and what meetings (Zoom, Google classroom, etc.) they need to attend and when. Our teachers help the students complete their work and attend their meetings and report back at the end of day/week what was accomplished. We are also including additional engaging activities throughout the day while continuing to follow our social distancing and precautionary guidelines set forth by the state Office of Child Care.


If you have any further questions or would like any additional information about our current operations, please let me know.


Club K website: www.clubkafterschool.com

Safe Routes to School Survey - Due by May 31

A message from Leah Biado-Luis, Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator:


It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun.


Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.


The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.


We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.


Email: bsdsaferoutes@gmail.com

Website: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

Follow us on Facebook! @BeavertonSafeRoutes

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

  • Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
  • Fill out this form to send us an email.
  • Use ParentVue to send a teacher a message.
  • Use the Seesaw Family App to message any teacher connected to the class.
  • Call Britta, our School Counselor, at 503-356-2494
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