All Star News
Newsletter: August 23, 2022
West Tualatin View Elementary School
Summer Office Hours
August 8 through September 2
Open Monday through Friday (school is closed Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday)
7:30am to 3:30pm
Phone: (503) 356-2510
Fax: (503) 356-2515
Dear West TV families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
This is my 4th year as principal at West TV. Prior to serving as principal at West TV, I served as principal at Errol Hassell Elementary School in the Beaverton School District and as assistant principal at Meadow Park Middle School in the Beaverton School District.
I’ve lived in Beaverton for 22 years and I’m a native Oregonian - born and raised in Corvallis. My parents met in college while attending OSU and have been married for over 50 years. My two sisters and I also graduated from OSU - go Beavs! Before coming to work in the Beaverton School District as an administrator, I was a teacher in the Portland School District.
When I’m not working at the school, I enjoy reading and being active - each week I spend several evenings at the gym doing Zumba classes - my favorite classes to take! I have one child, my 29-year-old daughter Rachel, who graduated from Westview High School in 2011 and now resides in Los Angeles, California. She is my everything and I visit her as often as I can.
Please take time to read all of the information in this newsletter. There are some important updates for the coming school year.
West TV is a wonderful learning community, with committed and highly qualified staff. At West TV students are exposed to a rich and rigorous curriculum. In addition to academic learning, the staff at West TV are committed to fostering an environment that creates responsible citizens in our school and community. We are all anticipating a wonderful school year and I look forward to seeing you in September!
Events coming up:
Meet & Greet - Thursday 9/1 (4:30-5:30pm)
Come meet your new teacher, drop off school supplies and take a self-guided tour of the school. Families will find out in an email on Wednesday 8/31 who their child's teacher is this year.
Back-to-School Picnic – Friday 9/9 (6:00-8:00pm)
We are excited to be able to bring back this fun event that has been a tradition at West TV for more than 40 years.
Back-to-School Night – Thursday 9/15 (6:00-7:30pm)
Back-to-School Night will be on Thursday, September 15th, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Last year the district changed the name to 'Community Engagement Night' but decided this summer to return to calling it 'Back-to-School Night'. Please put this date on your calendar. Your child’s teacher will share grade level curriculum, homework expectations, classroom routines and procedures, and special activities. Please note Back-to-School Night is for parents/guardians only.
Mask wearing is optional at all times during the school day.
Students are no longer required to be physically distanced.
Students will be encouraged to wash their hands or sanitize before eating and when transitioning in and out of the classroom.
First Day of School
Students in grades 1 through 5 will begin on Tuesday, September 6.
Please note: the first day of school for Kindergarten students is not the same day as students in grades 1 through 5.
Sep 8 - First day of school for Kindergarten students (last name starting with the letter A-L)
Sep 9 - First day of school for Kindergarten students (last name starting with the letter M-Z)
Sep 12 - First day of school for all Kindergarten students together
School start/end time
The school day begins at 8:00am and ends at 2:35pm.
Student arrival time
Students can arrive anytime between 7:45-8:00am (for safety reasons students are not allowed to arrive before 7:45am as there will be no adult supervision). Students arriving after 7:50am will go directly to class through the cafeteria. Students arriving between 7:45-7:50am will be supervised under the covered area and stand in grade level lines until the bell rings at 7:50am. Students having breakfast can go into the cafeteria at 7:45am.
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast and lunch are served beginning the first day of school. Students may arrive for breakfast in the cafeteria at 7:45am. Meals are no longer free to all students (last year breakfast and lunch meals were free to all students in the district).
Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year: Breakfast $1.65 - Lunch $3.05
Our school has a 24-hour school Attendance Line. If your child is absent from school for any reason, please call 503-356-2511. Please refrain from calling the school office. The Attendance Line is checked multiple times each day, so please do not call the main office to report an absence.
We would like each family to provide their child(ren) with their own personal earbuds/headphones for use with chromebooks and iPads. Send the earbuds/headphones to school as soon as you are able. If there is a financial hardship, please contact the school office.
Enrollment verification is all online. Please take the opportunity to update important family information, give technology permissions, and acknowledge reading important school and District information. Follow this link for information about enrollment verification to verify your child(rens) enrollment. If you have any difficulty, please contact the school office.
Beaverton School District Student/Family Handbook and West TV Family Handbook
The District expects families to read the BSD Student & Family Handbook. West TV has two additional handbooks. One is the West TV Family Handbook and the second is our Recess Handbook. Please read all handbooks thoroughly so you and your child understand BSD and West TV expectations. The handboooks can be found on our school website.
Most policies and procedures in the handbooks are developed to enhance opportunities for learning, or to keep our school a safe place for all students and staff. The District requires that we have each family acknowledge that they have received, read, and discussed the Student/Family Handbook with their children.
West TV PTC (Parent Teacher Club)
The West TV PTC (Parent Teacher Club) is comprised of West TV parents/guardians who volunteer their time to organize opportunities for families to connect and also fundraise for programs and extra curricular activities for students and to provide support for the needs of teachers and the school. The PTC Board meets once each month in the evening and all parents/guardians are welcome to attend the meetings. PTC information will be emailed to you every week throughout the school year on Mondays in the "Monday Minute".
Please consider donating your time, energy, and ideas for West TV and the PTC. There are currently several positions open and these programs can’t be provided without volunteer support. Go to the PTC Website to see a list of open positions.
West TV All Star News, PTC Newsletter & Beaverton School District News
In an effort to reduce the amount of paper used for communication, most of the information shared by the school, the PTC, and District will be through email and the school and district websites.
The school newsletter (All Star News) and PTC Newsletter (Monday Minute) are emailed to you. Emails will include school and PTC flyers, community flyers, and other helpful resources and information.
Bus Route Information
Using your child's student ID number, you may look up the specific route and bus stop information by visiting Transportation website. The Transportation Department will send an email or autodial phone call to families with bus stop information.
Students are expected to be at their bus at least five minutes early until our drivers learn their routes. Don’t worry if the bus is late for pick-up and drop-off during the first few weeks of school. Please note, bus drivers do not wait for an adult to be present at the afternoon bus stop.
Parking Lot Safety
Our school has a very small and busy parking lot. Students who walk to school or ride bikes are asked to be extremely cautious. It is important for students to remember to watch the crossing guard at the crosswalk and obey the stop signs. A crossing guard will lead students across the driveway to the gym and the routine is reversed for walking home.
A school events calendar can be found on the West TV school website. This calendar has our most current events and is updated on a regular basis.
Please volunteer at West TV! There are many activities and programs that you can support by volunteering. If you are interested in helping out, please respond to PTC requests for help. A background check is required for all volunteers for all Beaverton schools. Please visit the District website and click on Community and Volunteer. It can take several weeks to get on the approved volunteer list at the beginning of the year, so please complete the background check as soon as possible.
All volunteers must be registered in our volunteer management system and complete a criminal background check.
Will volunteers be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination?
All volunteers will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to volunteer in a school or an exemption.
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Leaving West TV?
Please email our office secretary, Andrea Martin, at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child will not be attending West TV this year.
West TV Staff 22-23
Kindergarten - Traci Higdon, Angie Regali
1st grade - Megan Brock, Andrew Paul
2nd grade - Brooke Bailey, Kellie Tichenor
3rd grade - Heather Griffin, Katie Hoffman
4th grade - Andy Blanc, Courtney Hauser ((substitute teacher for first 12 weeks of school year: Pam Perrin)
5th grade - Amy Corris, Marisa Knudsen
Music - Krasi Nikolov
PE - Nicole Cereda
Library - Sharon Papadopoulos
Technology - Devyn Larson
ESL - Rachel Youm
Learning Specialist (Resource Room) - Lisa Gerig
Success Success Coach - Susan Leonard
Academic Coach - Darleen Anderson
Psychologist - Alli Bieker
Speech - Ali Fisque
Social Worker - Natalie Colbert
Counselor - Margaret Sherbourne
General Paraprofessionals - Jackie Brophy, Kris Mehlschau, Tandi Rose
Custodians - Luis Martinez, Adolfo Vega
Kitchen - Lisa Hackney, Sue Barry
Nurse - Jennilyn Vowell
Principal's Secretary - Susan Boos
Office Secretary - Andrea Martin
Principal - Scarlet Valentine
Important Dates for September
1 Meet & Greet event 4:30-5:30pm *come meet your new teacher and drop off school supplies
6 First Day of School (grades 1-5)
8 First Day of School 1/2 Kindergarten (last name starting A-L)
9 First Day of School 1/2 Kindergarten (last name starting M-Z)
9 Back-to-School Picnic 6:00-8:00pm *sponsored by the West TV PTC
12 Volunteer Orientation 7:00-8:00pm
13 Volunteer Orientation 8:30-9:30am
13 PTC Meeting 7:00-8:00pm
15 Back-to-School Night 6:00-7:30pm *an evening for parents to learn about the curriculum from their student's teacher
30 All Star Dash (school fundraising event)
West TV Parent Teacher Club (PTC) 22-23
Co-Presidents - Gordon Battaile and Drinda Battaile
Vice President - Danika James-Brayboy
Treasurer - Ross Segelken
Secretary - Tina Lee
Volunteer Coordinator - Liz Hamilton
Fundraising Chair - Monique Lance
PTC Website: www.wtvptc.org
Child Care Options for 22-23
Each year at West TV there is an on site child care provider - it is the YMCA. YMCA offers both before and after school child care. Please contact the YMCA directly to reserve a spot for your child. Call 503-608-3126.
Barnes-Miller Learning Tree
This child care option is off site - one of our school buses will bring students to/from the school that attend Barnes-Miller Learning Tree. Please contact them directly to reserve a spot for your child. Call 503-292-7847.
This child care option is off site - one of our school buses will bring students to/from the school that attend Kindercare. Please contact them directly to reserve a spot for your child. Call 503-641-6758.
Thrive (Cedar Hills Rec Center) offers after school child care only and has a van that picks up from West TV. Please contact them directly to reserve a spot for your child. Call 503-629-6340.
Flyers from various organizations in our community
Throughout the school year, the District may share materials from various organizations in our community that offer or support educational and/or extra-curricular opportunities for your student and/or family. These materials may be shared via school/district communication channels and/or posted on the district’s After-school Activities webpage. All materials are reviewed by Communications & Community Involvement prior to distribution. Beaverton School District does not discriminate against any community member or organization on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes. The District does not sponsor or endorse the activities or information contained in these materials.
Little Free Library
The Little Library was started by Andy Owens, who attended West TV from 1992 -1996. He decorated the Little Free Library and every week would come to West TV to clean up and reload books for children of all ages. It was a free library and children could take books, borrow books, or leave books.
Andy Owens passed away in 2017
All families are welcome to use the Little Free Library - donate a book, take a book or both!
At West TV we aspire to develop empowered lifelong learners who make a positive difference in the global community.
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.