Terra Linda Tiger Tale

February 11, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

We loved seeing many of you and your children this week during our School Picture Day! The energy in our gym and on our playground was wonderful!


Return to School Survey

I know many families are still trying to decide whether they will remain in CDL through the end of the year or will send their children for in-person hybrid instruction on or after April 5. Either decision is a good decision, depending on what your child or family needs. Please know we need your decision by February 15. You can enter your decision in ParentVue anytime, you can call our office through Friday at 4:00pm and we can enter it for you, or you can email me with your decision anytime through February 15 and I can enter your decision for you. You're also welcome to email me anytime with questions.


To help you make your decision, you could read information on the Return-to-School webpage

or watch this Return to School Q&A Session that was recorded last night. District leaders answered several questions from parents in our community regarding the differences between both options.


Families are also welcome to change their choice through February 15. After February 15, you will not be able to change your choice.


I know this is a difficult decision for families. Please know that we will do our very best to take care of your children whether you choose to remain in CDL or join Hybrid in April.


Progress Reports

Tomorrow, February 12, you will be able to login to ParentVue and view your child's Progress Report for first semester. As you read in a message from our District last week (included below the calendar for your reference), the format is different than in prior years. Please review this document for a detailed explanation of how to interpret the information shared by your child's teacher on the Progress Report. Here is the same information in Spanish and in Arabic.


If you need help logging into ParentVue or finding your child's Progress Report once in ParentVue, please call us at Terra Linda. 503-356-2490. We are happy to help!


PTC-Sponsored One School One Book - Mark your Calendar!

Next week, all families are encouraged to stop by Terra Linda during Grab and Go or anytime Tuesday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm to pick up a copy of the book we will be reading as a school community. This is such a fun event. We are ALL going to read the SAME book at the SAME time! Think of it like a Terra Linda Community Book Club! You will receive a bookmark with your book that lists a reading schedule. Our hope is that you read each set of pages out loud as a family. We will post a link to a Read Aloud on Seesaw in case you'd like to listen to the story as a family instead.


Join me and other Terra Linda staff for our Community Kick-Off Event on Zoom on Monday, February 22 at 6:30 pm! We will be reading the first twenty pages out loud and previewing the rest of the book.

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 882 6910 1336
  • Passcode: tigers


February 17 PTC Meeting

Steve Sparks will be presenting about the District's Long Range Planning and offering ways for our community to give input. I will be sharing what our staff has been learning about Equity and Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist Education and some of the work we are doing with students. I hope you are able to attend this month's PTC meeting!


With appreciation,

Christy

RTS Elementary Q&A Session

Week of February 15

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Schools Closed - President's Day

Deadline to submit choice for Hybrid or CDL


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Specials will be like a typical Monday

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go - pick up one book for your family for One School One Book

11:30-11:50 2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 K & 1st Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom, 4th & 5th Connect with Friends


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Synchronous Learning Day

Specials will be like a typical Tuesday

No Outdoor Library this week

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

6:30pm PTC Meeting on Zoom

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 403 219 777
  • Passcode: 7a6rcE


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go - pick up one book for your family for One School One Book

11:30-11:50 4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 2nd & 3rd Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom, 4th & 5th Connect with Friends


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19


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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 February 22

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

11:30-11:50 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom

Kick-off to One School One Book

6:30 pm Join Terra Linda Staff on Zoom and listen to a read aloud of pages 1-20

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 882 6910 1336
  • Passcode: tigers


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom

Dining for Dollars PTC Fundraiser - The Old Spaghetti Factory Tanasbourne


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

No School for Students

Professional Development Day

Walk & Roll Day (details below)

Dining for Dollars PTC Fundraiser - The Old Spaghetti Factory, Tanasbourne


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom

6:30 pm Incoming Kindergarten Q&A on Zoom

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 963 8238 7115
  • Passcode: Tigers

Dining for Dollars PTC Fundraiser - The Old Spaghetti Factory, Tanasbourne


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26



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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

Message Sent to Families February 5, 2021

Dear BSD Families,

We want to thank you for the work that you’re doing each and every day to support your child’s learning. We appreciate you taking on your role as an instructional guide. We couldn’t do this without your partnership.


This year’s elementary progress report looks a little different. Assessing a child’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) is a challenge, and the assessment tools and assignments we normally use as evidence for progress may not accurately represent how your child is doing this year. Teachers provide feedback to daily work and assess along the way, but we acknowledge that children are still missing the multitude of opportunities to show what they know like they would with in person instruction; therefore, it’s not equitable to provide a summary judgment.


This year, we’re suspending the practice of assigning proficiency to end-of-year learning targets. The progress report won’t show 1-4 proficiency marks. Instead, each section will indicate which targets have been taught during the semester, and another mark will reflect the student’s learning progress according to the evidence gathered during CDL. The Behavior, Language and Speaking & Listening sections won’t be assessed and will be grayed out.


The revised progress report is a reflection of how we continue to use our equity policy as a guide in our decision-making. And while we are pausing the traditional way in which we assess elementary students, we will return to proficiency-based grading at the elementary level when we move back into full in-person instruction.


Thank you for your continued support and partnership.


Beaverton School District

Message sent to BSD Families February 1, 2021

To Terra Linda Families: Please know you can call us with your choice at 503-356-2490 or enter it in ParentVue.


Dear BSD Elementary Families,

As we indicated last week, we are planning to bring back elementary students for Hybrid Instruction (part in-person/part online) on April 5, at the earliest. Of course, this move is dependent on our continuing to meet the advisory health metrics set by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority (≤ 350 positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over the previous two-week period in Washington and Multnomah Counties). We are hopeful that COVID-19 cases will continue to decline.


The first group of students to begin Hybrid Instruction will be Pre-Kindergartens, Kindergartens, 1st Graders and 2nd Graders. After we’ve had a smooth transition with our youngest students, we’ll consider bringing back Grades 3-5, possibly one grade per week.

For a full picture of what the Hybrid Instruction model will look like for students, please watch this video (English and Spanish). You also can read our Return-to-School FAQ for elementary students.


If you’re not comfortable sending your students back for in-person instruction, they can continue to remain in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL).


We’ve been asked by teachers and parents whether the District considered offering a third option of allowing families to choose to stay with their teachers, regardless of the method of instruction. Yes, the District fully vetted this idea. However, depending on the outcome of the survey, it wouldn’t have been possible to guarantee that the District could still offer a Hybrid option because of the complexities of staffing. Not offering Hybrid instruction to our families is not an option.


Please know that the District will do everything that it can to maintain current teacher-student relationships at the elementary level, where possible. However, no student — whether CDL or Hybrid — will be guaranteed the same teacher as the one instructing them now. Again, please refer to the video for a full explanation.


ALL elementary families (with the exception of FLEX families) must choose whether to remain in CDL or move to Hybrid. This decision will apply to the rest of the school year; no switches will be allowed. We do not know the exact start and end times for the morning and afternoon sessions, and you won’t know if you’ll be assigned the morning or afternoon session before making the choice. Please do not call your school asking this question. The information is not available.


To make your decision:

  • Access your ParentVue account.
  • Navigate to the upper right-hand corner and click on “Family Updates and New Student Enrollment” and then follow the instructions in the blue box.
  • You’ll need to make a choice for each of your elementary students.
  • If you don’t have a ParentVue account, read the sign-up instructions on our website.


You also can go to our Return to School webpage and follow the directions to submit your decision.


All decisions must be made by February 15.


Thank you for your cooperation.

Hybrid Explainer for Elementary Families (English)
Hybrid Explainer for Elementary Families (Spanish)

A Message from our PTC Move-A-Thon Committee

The Move-A-Thon may be over, but there is still time to enter your Movement Minutes and donate!


Entering Movement Minutes: If you have not entered your Movement Minutes yet, please use this link to enter your minutes of exercise from each day last week. You must submit your Movement Minutes through the Google Form by 2/19/21 to be eligible for a chance to win the grand prize.


Move-A-Thon Grand Prize: One grand prize winner will be chosen from each grade at random from all those students who entered their Movement Minutes on the Google Form by 2/19/2021. The grand prize will include a $25 Piccolo Mondo gift card and more!


Prizes from the Move-A-Thon Week: If your student's teacher announced last week that your student won a prize during the Move-A-Thon, you will find the prize in their Grab and Go bag. You can pick up prizes this week or next week.


Donations: Donations can still be made to the Terra Linda PTC through Pledgestar (link below) through 2/19/21. Donations will go toward future supplies, events and projects at Terra Linda. Every $10 donated for a student will earn one raffle ticket for the student's parents/guardians. Pledgestar link You can also donate to the PTC by dropping off cash or a check at school in an envelope addressed to the PTC Move-A-Thon. Cash or check donations will also be eligible for raffle tickets if received by 2/19.


Raffle: To be eligible for the raffle, at least one $10 donation needs to be made under a student's name AND the student Movement Minutes must be submitted through the Google Form. We will start notifying the randomly drawn winners on 2/22 via email. Thank you to all those who participated in our Move-A-Thon and to those who have donated!

Library To Go Schedule Changes

February 17

  • No Outdoor Library because this will be another synchronous school day, similar to a typical Tuesday.
  • We will still operate the Book Bus in the afternoon like normal.

Dining for Dollars

The next PTC dining fundraiser will be through ONLINE ordering with The Old Spaghetti Factory in Tanasbourne.

They are partnering with us for THREE days, February 23rd-25th! When you place your online order at osf.com during those three days, please use code TLPTC to have 10% of your purchase donated back to the school! Currently the restaurant's hours are 11:00AM-8:00PM. See the attached flyer for more details!

Asian Health and Service Center: OHP (Repeat)

Many people in the Asian community are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety relating to COVID-19 conditions. Now you can reach out for private, confidential support in the language you prefer, from someone who understands.

  • Find coping strategies.
  • Learn about resources that are available in your language.
  • Help others in your family.

The next step is to call.


繁體中文 (503) 772-5894 Cantonese

简体中文 (503) 772-5895 Mandarin

한국어 (503) 772-5896 Korean

Tiếng Việt (503) 772-5897 Vietnamese

English (503) 772-5893 English


Website with more information: https://www.ahscpdx.org/cccp-english

Winter Walk + Roll Day is February 24th! (Repeat)

Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on February 24th!

The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:

  • Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
  • Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on dark, winter days.
  • Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.


After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include: reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.

https://forms.gle/kkWkVeo1WwUnHcSv7

Free Office Hours for Parents and Caregivers: Ask a Literacy Expert (Repeat)

New: This opportunity continues every week through June!


Do you have questions about your child’s reading or writing? Talk it over on Zoom with Lucy Calkins and experienced Teachers College Reading and Writing Project faculty. You might…

  • Check in about your child’s literacy development.

  • Ask what you can do (and should not do) to support your child at home with particular issues, or in general.

  • Inquire about what to expect across developmental stages in reading, writing or language acquisition, early to later years.


Schedule for office hours - be sure to register using the link below:

K-2 Families: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm Pacific Time through June

3-8 Families: Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm Pacific Time through June


REGISTER HERE!


When you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom information for all of the the K-2 and the 3-5 sessions. You only need to register one time. Then just attend the sessions that work for your schedule.

Winter Food Resources (Repeat)

Please take a look at these links. Food Boxes are available for pick-up at several locations around Beaverton:

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer


The site closest to Terra Linda with a USDA-sponsored food box distribution is not listed on the above flyers. It is at Beaverton Foursquare Church / B4Church

13565 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR

Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am through February 25

Incoming Kindergarten Q&A February 25 (Repeat)

Do you know a family who lives in our Terra Linda boundary and who has a student ready for Kindergarten in the fall? Please let them know about our Kindergarten Q&A session we will be hosting on Zoom on Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-7:15pm.
  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 963 8238 7115
  • Passcode: Tigers


We will share information about registration and current plans for the fall and allow time for questions. All families with incoming Kindergarteners are invited to attend. If you know of a family who would benefit from an interpreter during the meeting, please ask them to email christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us or call our school. They are welcome to email in their home language.


Students must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 to be eligible for Kindergarten.


More information about Kindergarten Registration is in the videos below (English and Spanish).

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration - Español

Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, May 6 at 6:30pm (Repeat)

Please save the date for our annual Kindergarten Orientation for all incoming Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians. We are hoping this event will be able to be held in person as we have done in previous years. More details to come. And please share this date with any neighbors or friends who may have a child ready to start Kindergarten in the fall.

Save the Date! Community-Wide Conversation Around Race: March 10 4:00-6:30pm on Zoom (Repeat)

Parent Resources from Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University (Repeat)

You may have seen your children watching videos during Distance Learning about a reading, writing, or phonics skill. These videos are produced by staff at Teachers College in New York who help train classroom teachers how to use the Units of Study in Reading, Writing, and Phonics - the literacy curriculum we use in Beaverton.


If you would like more resources to support your child at home or if there is an area of literacy in which you would like to better support your child, please take a look at these two resources:

Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom (Repeat)

Remaining connected to your classmates and friends is so important right now! All students are invited to join the zoom session for their grade and participate in some fun activities! All start at 2:30 pm.


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch


High school students are organizing fun activities for each session. Students get to choose what they want to do then spend time with students in their grade. All for fun!


4th & 5th graders are invited to all three sessions. We will have planned activities on Mondays, and we will offer a chance to chat with friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

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