From the Eagles Nest


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Save the Date

Tuesday, June 15

  • 5th Grade Drive Through Celebration 5:30 PM
Wednesday, June 16
  • Last Day of School
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From Principal Nihill

Dear Mary Woodward Families,

Please join me in welcoming Rachel Van Horn to our staff at Mary Woodward. Rachel has accepted our head secretary position, which was open due to Lindsay Darr retiring later this month.

Rachel currently works in the office at Templeton Elementary and has worked as a Title I Instructional Assistant, DIBELS Core Team member, PSO Board Member, and as a long-term substitute secretary in TTSD. Her children also attended TTSD schools.

Our interview team was very impressed with Rachel's knowledge of our district and with her familiarity and high skill level of our district procedures and programs. She has juggled many roles at Templeton and we are really excited to have Rachel be able to share her expertise with our school.

Rachel's co-workers described her as calm and reassuring at all times, even when juggling many stressful situations.

Welcome to the Mary Woodward community Rachel!


Jerry Nihill


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Not Returning to Mary Woodward?

If your student will not be returning to Mary Woodward in the fall, please contact Lindsay Darr at, or 503.431.4701. Thank you!
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Yearbooks still Available

Yearbooks have arrived! Yearbooks that were ordered will be coming home with Hybrid students today. CDL classes should check with the teacher before coming by the school to pick up yearbooks. Some CDL teachers were planning to send the yearbooks home with other materials and have the yearbooks with them. If you need to come to the school, please avoid the time frames for arrival and dismissal. It gets very busy at the school between approximately 7:50-8:05 AM and 10:40-11:00 AM, and also from 12:00-12:15 PM and 2:55-3:10 PM.


Also, It's not too late to purchase a yearbook. You can still purchase one online and customize your pages pages and have it mailed to your home over the summer. The price is $25.00.

Go to and enter our school passcode 1016021825331240. More information is attached to this email.

We also have a few extra non-custom copies in the office for sale. Price is $25.00.

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iPads and Summer

5th grade students are the only grade that will be turning in iPads for the summer. All other grades, K-4 will keep their iPad over the summer.

5th grade students will turn in their iPads at the 5th Grade Drive-Through Celebration Tuesday, May 15.

If your child in grades K-4 will not be attending Mary Woodward in the fall, please turn in the iPad no later than Friday, June 18.

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Kona Ice Fundraiser

Our next fundraiser is coming up next week. It's a 2-day event with the Kona truck! They will be parked at King City Park on Tuesday 6/8/21 from 5 pm - 7 pm and are offering a pre-order delivery route on Wednesday 6/9/21 from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please review the attached flyers for more specifics and pre-order instructions.

20% of all sales will come back to the school and fund additional enrichment opportunities for our children at Mary Woodward. Enjoy!

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2021-22 TTSD Calendar

The 2021-22 TTSD Calendar is now posted on the TTSD website.

A copy of the calendar is also attached to this email.

Please note that the first day of school for grades 1-5 is September 8. Kindergarten classes begin Sept. 14.

The office will be closed over the summer, and will reopen Monday, August 16.

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New Internet Filter Lightspeed

TTSD will be implementing a new internet filter in the coming weeks. This new filter will provide teachers and students with more advanced internet filtering options. Students on their iPads will see a new app ("LightSpeed Agent") when installed on their iPads. We are choosing this time of the year (after some successful testing) to ensure students have the best internet filter before we break for summer. If you have any questions or trouble, please call the IT Help Desk at 503-431-4051.
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Free Pre-Kindergarten in TTSD

TTSD’s free Pre-Kindergarten programs are expanding! Enrollment is open to all four-year-olds within the district. Starting fall 2021, Pre-K classes will be available at:

  • Templeton Elementary, in TTSD's new Early Learning Center;
  • Byrom Elementary, located in the Tiny Timberwolves classroom at Tualatin High School;

  • Durham Elementary, located in the Little Tigers classroom at Tigard High School;

  • Tualatin Elementary, located inside Tualatin Elementary;

  • Metzger Elementary Preschool Promise classroom for three- and four-year-olds. This is a Two-Way Spanish-English Immersion Prek located in Metzger Elementary.

To find out more and start the process, please complete our one-page Free Preschool Program Interest Form. You may:

  • email your completed form to

  • text a photo of the form to 971-330-5930

  • deliver to your neighborhood Tigard-Tualatin elementary school, or

  • mail the form to the Early Learning Coordinator TTSD 6960 SW Sandburg Street Tigard, OR 97223

Please see Early Learning page on the TTSD website. On the site please find recordings from recent Virtual PreK Open Houses, one in English and one in Spanish. In the videos we offer a glimpse of our programming and info on our coordinated enrollment to all free, public PreK in the Tigard-Tualatin community.

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Social Emotional Learning

The focus skills this week are:

  • Responsible Decision Making

  • Thinking ahead

  • Self-Control and Decision Making

  • Developing Integrity

Here are the Family videos for this week: Integrity


Ensenar Integridad

Handout for families to use at home:

Integrity/ Ensenar Integridad

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Enroll for Kindergarten 2021-22

If your student will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 please go to the Kindergarten Enrollment page to find your school and complete the online enrollment process. Please spread the word with your friends and neighbors.

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Home Base COVID-19 Screening Symptom Guidelines

As we return to school buildings take a moment to become familiar with the Home Based Daily Symptom Screening Protocol. The Exclusion Guidelines provide additional information for determining when ill staff or students can return to school.

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COVID-19 Testing Available for Students and Siblings

Neighborhood Health Center at Tualatin High School is now able to test symptomatic children ages 2 and older. Contact the health center to make an appointment or for questions at 503-941-3180.

  • The School-Based Health Center is available to all TTSD students and siblings.
  • COVID testing is Free
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Drive -Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

There will be a Drive-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Neighborhood Health Center, on June 5 at Tualatin High School. This is open to all people ages 12 and older. Call to schedule an appointment 503.848.5847. Informational flyer attached to this email.
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Staying Connected with TTSD

This link show a chart on all the different ways to stay connected to what is going on in TTSD.