Terra Linda Tiger Tale
October 4, 2021
Dear Terra Linda Families,
We have a few things happening this week, so be sure to read through all the information below:
- International Walk+Roll to School. Day
- Picture Day
- Registration for free weekly COVID screening
- Principal Chat
- No School Friday for Students
- Ongoing: PTC-Sponsored Tiger Trot Fundraising (see the PTC Blast for details)
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups Coming Soon!
Tuesday afternoon, October 5, between 3:30 and 4:00, teachers will send out a ParentSquare post with an opportunity for you to sign up for a 20-minute conference on either Wednesday evening, October 20, or Thursday, October 21 (no school for students on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22). Parents who requested a conference with an interpreter already have a day and time reserved, so you do not need to sign up. If you have more than one student at Terra Linda, you will need to sign up for a conference with each teacher. All conferences in October will be on Zoom. Teachers are looking forward to the opportunity to talk with you!
Thank you for your continued support!
Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.
Monday, October 4
Tuesday, October 5
Between 3:30 and 4:00 - teachers will send out Parent-Teacher Conference sign-ups
Wednesday, October 6
International Walk + Roll to School Day
Thursday, October 7
Signed COVID testing consent forms due (if you want to be included in the first round of testing)
Principal Chat, 6:30pm on Zoom
- Zoom Link
- Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
- Passcode: Tigers
Friday, October 8
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Development Day
Week of October 11
Monday, October 11
Indigenous People's Day
Tuesday, October 12
Wednesday, October 13
Thursday, October 14
Tiger Trot during PE - bring a water bottle with your name on it
Friday, October 15
Tiger Trot during PE - bring a water bottle with your name on it
Conferences October 20 & 21 - No School for students on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22
International Walk + Roll to School Day October 6
On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet!
Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:
- Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.
- More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.
- Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.
- Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.
- Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.
For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
School Pictures are on Thursday, October 7
Picture Day is Thursday, October 7. Please check your child’s backpack for the school pictures order form. Please send the completed order form with your student, including payment (or mark that you ordered online). Student will give the order form to the photographer on picture day. You may order pictures online by going to dorianstudio.com, entering Terra Linda Elementary School, and selecting Thursday, October 7.
Pictures are taken in the morning and are done by 11:15am. Please do your best to be on time on Thursday, October 7! If you need to be absent, we will have a make-up Picture Day along with retakes on Thursday, November 18.
COVID Screening Consent Forms Due Thursday, October 7
- COVID-19 General Once a Week Screening Consent Form (fill out front and back)
- OHSU COVID-19 K-12 Testing Authorization Form (fill out the front)
Forms and information were sent home in backpacks last week. The OHSU form is in the stapled packet. The Consent Form was sent home separately (the one stapled in the packet is incomplete). If you received a packet in Spanish, the packet was complete so you did not receive a second consent form.
Please call us at Terra Linda if you have any questions.
After School Opportunity
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.
2020-2021 School and District Report Cards
On Thursday, October 7 our 2020-2021 school profile will be posted on our school webpage under About Us, School Profile, Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-2021 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.
State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.
The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.
If you have questions about our report card or would like a printed copy, please contact us at Terra Linda.
Donor's Choose Project is Funded!
Thank you for supporting Mrs. Henning's Zen Den project! The project was funded in full, and the order has been placed! We are excited to have new items for all Terra Linda students to access as they need them.
Principal Chat (Repeat)
Christy will hold Principal Chats on Zoom throughout the school year. These are optional opportunities for parents/guardians to hear what is happening at Terra Linda and to ask questions about anything at school. Mark your calendars!
October Principal Chat: Thursday, October 7 at 6:30pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
Friday, November 5 at 9:00am
Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30pm
Thursday, January 6 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00am
Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30pm
COVID 19 Response for Students (Repeat)
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)
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 & LunchWe 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.
Dorian Studios staff needs two volunteers to assist with school pictures on Thursday, October 7 from 8:45am to 12:00pm. Duties will include giving students their picture card and helping to keep students distanced for safety.
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
Click on this link for a range of resources, including clothing, food, housing, and counseling.
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)
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.
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.
Vaya a https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Haga clic en el botón que dice "traducir" en la parte superior y seleccione su idioma preferido.
상단에 "번역"이라고 표시된 버튼을 클릭하고 원하는 언어를 선택하십시오.
Truy cập https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích của bạn.
Guji badhanka ku qoran "tarjum" xagga sare oo dooro luqadda aad doorbidayso.
Перейдите на https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school.
Нажмите на кнопку с надписью «перевести» вверху и выберите желаемый язык.
https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school انتقل إلى
انقر فوق الزر "ترجمة" في الجزء العلوي وحدد لغتك المفضلة.
Recent Tiger Tale Links
- August 18: https://www.smore.com/ktf3m
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- September 10 https://www.smore.com/g4x2k
- September 20: https://www.smore.com/ywu3r
Questions? Contact Terra Linda
Options for contacting us at Terra Linda
- Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
- Go to ParentSquare and send a message to both Maria Anast AND Liz Sarles
- Fill out this form to send us an email.