Terra Linda Tiger Tale

July 16, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I need to postpone the Principal Chat scheduled for this afternoon. I will communicate with you a new date when I'm able to do so. If you have specific questions for me, you are more than welcome to email me at christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us I apologize for having to make this last-minute change.

No Principal Chat today.

You can also visit the BSD Return to School webpage for additional news and updates. The FAQ will be updated ongoing with questions presented by the community. The Communications and Community Involvement Department are doing their best to answer questions as quickly and as best as they can during these ever-evolving times.

We had another fun Summer Reading Challenge on Monday this week. Below you will find a link to the video of our 3:30 session and additional resources. Which movie short did you watch? Students are invited to join our next Reading Challenge on Monday, July 20 at 3:30 pm on Zoom and to come dressed as their favorite Scooby Doo character! We will learn about strategies for reading mysteries!

  • Zoom Link
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 981-0038-3174
  • Zoom Password: Read

Below you will find Community Food Resources, including new information about distribution at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton. Nutrition Services is also distributing lunches from Sunset High School Monday-Thursday from 11:00am - 12:00pm. More information here.

As a reminder, I am checking our school's phone messages throughout the summer. If you have any questions, please leave a message and I will call you back. 503-356-2490. You can also reach me at christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us

Thank you for continuing to encourage any families who move in nearby to enroll their children in school. You can tell them to go to the Beaverton School District website and click on "Enroll your Child" on the main page.

With appreciation,

Christy Batsell


Terra Linda Elementary

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 20: Summer Reading Challenge at 3:30 pm

  • Mystery Week: Scooby Do and All Things Mystery
  • Zoom Link
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 981-0038-3174
  • Zoom Password: Read

Friday, July 24: FLEX Applications due

Monday, July 27: Summer Reading Challenge at 3:30 pm

  • Books that teach us about friendship, empathy, and taking action for a better world!
  • Zoom Link
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 981-0038-3174
  • Zoom Password: Read

Monday, August 3: Summer Reading Challenge at 3:30 pm

  • Reading Without Walls Challenge!
  • Zoom Link
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 981-0038-3174
  • Zoom Password: Read

Monday, August 17

  • Terra Linda Office reopens
  • Resume regular office hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Reading Challenge

Each week through the week of August 3, students are invited to engage in a different Summer Reading Challenge. We kick off each week's challenge with a Zoom session on Monday at 3:30. Mrs. Batsell and Mrs. Chamberlain, principals at Terra Linda and Cedar Mill, are hosting each session. Students from both schools are participating.

Here is a link to the video of our second session on Monday, July 13: https://youtu.be/S2nYhd8zl7g

Students were invited to watch a movie short then use reading strategies to identify character traits and/or how traits change during the movie. This is the same type of thinking we do when we read! We encouraged students to write down character traits and post their notes to this padlet: https://padlet.com/amy_chamberlain1/bxmlvfl30twc3b9

We hope students can join us next Monday, July 20 at 3:30 pm as we explore strategies for reading mysteries!

Click the images or the button below to view an overview of sessions. Each session will be recorded and later posted to SeeSaw for those who are unable to join. If you do not want your child's image recorded and posted, feel free to sign in without your camera turned on.

Hope your children can join and keep up your summer reading!

Local Food Resources - New Site at Beaverton Foursquare!

Aloha High School

18550 SW Kinnaman Rd, Aloha, OR 97078

Every Wednesday at noon

Details: All families are invited to pick up a Weekly Food Box containing produce, dairy or a combination of both. Food boxes are available for pick up every Wednesday at Aloha High School. Boxes will be distributed beginning at 12 noon until supplies last.

Sunset Presbyterian Church Food Pantry:

14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am or 4:00-6:00 pm

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

Email serve@sunsetpres.org to request a weekly delivery

St. Cecilia Church

5105 SW Franklin Ave Beaverton, OR

Tuesdays 2:00 pm while supplies last

Details: Drive through to pick up a food box for your family.

St. Anthony Catholic Church

9905 SW McKenzie St, Tigard, OR 97223

Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 pm

Details: 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.

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

Beaverton Foursquare Church

13565 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton OR 97005

Every Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details: Beaverton Foursquare Church is partnering with Pacific Coast Fruit Company. Boxes can be picked up first come, first served until the boxes are gone, now through September. Anyone can pick up any quantity they want. The boxes can be different each week depending on what foods are available.

UPDATE: The Food Boxes that were being distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Pius have been discontinued.

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Summer Reading Resources

Cedar Mill and Bethany Library

School Resources

Students can login to Clever to access these resources all summer:

  • Bookshelf - books available by IRLA level
  • Sora - access to BSD e-books and audiobooks; if you pair your Washington County Library Card with Sora, you can also check out e-books from the public library; all students received their own library card this year (or already had one at home); email Mrs. Edmunds at kristine_edmunds@beaverton.k12.or.us if you need help with library cards
  • Tumblebooks - more e-books and audiobooks
  • Newsela - current events articles
  • Epic (through June 30) unless you sign up for Epic's Remote Student Access - Details were posted in Seesaw

District Resources

Elementary Summer Reading was prepared by our District Librarians and includes information regarding public library summer reading programs, recommended reading lists, new OBOB and ORCA title lists, how to access the district’s eBook library, and BINGO.

Buy New Books

Check out the article below about the Summer Book Fair through Scholastic. Please click on this link to start shopping: Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair. Plus, our school will get 25% in Scholastic Dollars™ that we can use to purchase more books for classrooms and the library!

Post your Reading Minutes

  • Login to Clever, then choose Seesaw. Go to your 2019-2020 classroom teacher's Seesaw page and click on the Journal; Click the green "Plus" button and make a post each week with how many minutes you read. You can draw a picture, record your voice, take a video, or make a note! All students who post reading minutes during the summer will be entered in a drawing for a prize!
  • Go to this site: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/more-ways-to-help/read-a-story Simply read and log your minutes – every minute added will unlock books and educational resources for kids in need.

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair- All Summer Long!

The brand new Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair is here! Bring the joy of reading home this summer 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 now through 9/4

Please click on this link to start shopping: Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair

*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.

Thank you to the Terra Linda PTC for organizing this opportunity!

Washington County Resources

We know that these are stressful times for everyone. Below are some updates from our community regarding accessing behavioral health and other basic county services.

If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. You can also reach out to other resources listed on the BSD Community Resources page.

Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm

Summer Parent Newsletter

If you are wondering how to talk about issues of race and inequity with your child, please take a look at this Parent Newsletter that was put together by educators in our community: https://www.smore.com/vys32 It is also posted below. There are many resources from which to choose. The Parent Newsletter also has additional resources for this summer. I hope you take a look!

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

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