Terra Linda Tiger Tale

May 25, 2020

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day - No School

Wednesday, May 27 10:00 am-12:00 pm Office Staff in Module Building

  • Stop by to pick up or drop off paper enrollment forms
  • Watch for a sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane!

Wednesday, May 27 3:00-4:00 pm Principal Chat

Thursday, May 28 8:30 am All-School Assembly: Pajama Day!

Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 pm: PTC Meeting - All are welcome!

Thursday, June 4 8:30 am: All-School Assembly: Celebrating 5th Graders!

  • This is an assembly for all of our students - please join with one device per family

Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I hope you enjoyed our long weekend and you found a way to celebrate Memorial Day safely. We have a lot of information in this week's Tiger Tale, so be sure to look through all of the articles:

  • Family Activities
  • Pajama Day Thursday
  • Food Resources in our Community
  • Information from our counselor and nurse
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Toy Fundraiser
  • Book Fair
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Input for ODE
  • Summer Reading Resources
  • Preschool Openings
  • Storytime Resources
  • Daycare Openings
  • Safe Routes to School Survey
  • Recent Tiger Tale links
  • How to Contact Us

Please consider applying for Meal Benefits through our School District (information below). If you are eligible, you will automatically receive additional benefits.

Our final Principal Chat for the year is Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm. See the Zoom link above. Stop by if you have any questions.

I miss each and every one of our students and look forward to seeing them again in person. For now, we are settling for Zoom connections. Please mark your calendars for 8:30 am for the next three weeks. We hope each family joins us for our all-school assemblies!

With Appreciation,


Family Activities This Week

Check out this Family Activities link for an optional activity you can do as a family each day of the week this week. Activities are also pictured below.

this thursday's assembly: pajama day!

Thursday's assembly at 8:30 am is for all students. Here is the Zoom information:

Join your friends and teachers for Pajama Day! Students are invited to wear their pajamas.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced recently that Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school even if they have been accessing meals from schools during the closure. This means you can access the free meals available at areas schools Monday-Thursday and receive additional benefits. Families affected by COVID-19 may still apply for free and reduced meals for this school year.

Oregon is the recipient of a grant to provide funds to children experiencing food insecurity during this Pandemic. The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs is supporting the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program by collecting data from schools. If your child is eligible, you will be contacted shortly by the Department of Human Services (DHS). Instructions will be included to activate or refuse benefits.

For more information please read the Press Release.

Local Food Resources for Any Family

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. 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

St Pius X Catholic Church

1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details: Food boxes are available for pickup from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Families should arrive early. Food boxes are distributed on a first come, first served basis until they run out of food.Enter the campus on Saltzman Rd and exit via 123rd Rd. This will allow us to serve all quickly and efficiently.

At St. Pius, choose one of three different boxes: The weight of each box is approximately 20–25 pounds. Dimensions are 16x12x10. Boxes vary in type each day.

  • DAIRY: Eggs, milk, butter, yogurt, cheddar cheese & jack cheese

  • PRODUCE: Apples, oranges, strawberries, potatoes, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, carrots

  • COMBO: Deli ham & turkey, milk, cheddar & jack cheese, carrots, apples, celery, lettuce, tomatoes

St. Anthony and Aloha High School distribution sites may have these same options but we didn't receive these details.

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Ms. Britta, School Counselor

Does your child need to talk with our School Counselor? Britta is available for drop-in visits by students or families during her Office Hours:
  • Tuesdays 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:00
  • Thursdays 2:00-3:00

Zoom Information for Ms. Britta:

  • Meeting ID: 991 7391 4109
  • Password: kelso

You can also leave Britta a message anytime at 503-356-2494

Terra Linda Nurse Communication

As our school year is coming to an end in just a few short weeks, our school nurse, Alexandria Wesenberg, will be emailing families who have students with identified health conditions for a brief health update and to start preparing for next school year. Please keep an eye out for this email. If you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of resources, please continue to reach out to her. You can reach her by email at alexandria_wesenberg@beaverton.k12.or.us or phone at 503 356-3842.

Kindergarten registration is open online for the 2020-2021 school year. Paper enrollment packets can be picked up and dropped off every Wednesday. Our office staff will be available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Wednesdays. Due to construction, we will be based out of a Module classroom. Look for the sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane (see pictures below).

Please help spread the word to any families and neighbors who have children ready for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must be at least five years of age on or before September 1, 2020 per state statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.


NEW: Paper enrollment packets can be picked up Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm from our module located on the north end of our building. Look for the black sign in the bus lane! Completed packets can also be dropped off Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the same location.

Toy Fundraiser

Piccolo Mondo Toys is partnering with several Beaverton Elementary Schools to provide Surprise Toy Bags for students in need. At Terra Linda, Piccolo Mondo is hoping to provide Surprise Toy Bags to each family who receives a weekly food delivery. If you would like to donate to this fundraiser, check out the information on this website:


To support toys for students at other area schools, go here:


Thank you to Piccolo Mondo Toys for supporting Beaverton families!

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!

New Bicycle Racks

Thank you to Vanessa Benedetti for donating 10 bicycle racks to Terra Linda! And thank you to the BSD Maintenance Department for installing them. Installation was completed last week which doubled the number of bicycle racks available to students. We are looking forward to putting these to good use!

Provide Input to ODE

The Oregon Department of Education is currently creating a plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Their hope is to share this plan in June. Your ideas, concerns, questions, and continued involvement are welcome. Please complete this short survey to share your perspective. For more information on ODE's COVID-19 response go to: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Pages/COVID19.aspx.
ODE Survey

Provide input to ODE

Summer Reading 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.


Pre-K Opportunity for 2020-2021

Are you or someone you know looking for a Pre-K program for 2020-2021? Apply now for Pre-K at Bonny Slope Elementary. It is open to students living in the Bonny Slope and Terra Linda attendance boundaries. Children must turn 4 by September 1, 2020.

Program Details:

  • A certified Beaverton teacher and two assistants in each classroom
  • Morning or afternoon session (maximum of 18 students in each session) M/T/W/Th
  • Mealtime (breakfast or lunch) is included with each session (for purchase or bring your own)
  • Family support and involvement opportunities
  • Tuition is $300/month or free tuition for those who qualify

Who Can Apply:

  • Children who live in the Bonny Slope or Terra Linda attendance boundary (this will be verified by showing appropriate documentation upon enrollment)
  • Children who are 4 years old or will turn 4 by September 1

To Apply:

  • Click on the link below for the application.
  • Once you have submitted your application, our district will review all submissions for completeness and eligibility. We will have information the week of May 25th about next steps in the registration process.
  • Please contact Bonny Slope by email if you have any questions:

Pre-K Application Information

Storytime Resources

Check out these resources. Use them in the evenings, when your children need some quiet time, or just a way to engage with a story in a different way. Enjoy!

Storytime Resources

Child Care Openings

Are you in need of childcare?

Please read the message below from Amanda Lybarger, Field Manager and Marketing Coordinator for Club K After School Zone. Her phone number is 503-643-9059 ext. 206 Amanda will connect you with registration or you can contact their registration department directly: regdept@clubkafterschool.com

Club K website: www.clubkafterschool.com

Safe Routes to School Survey - Due by May 31

A message from Leah Biado-Luis, Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator:

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.

The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

Email: bsdsaferoutes@gmail.com

Website: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

Follow us on Facebook! @BeavertonSafeRoutes

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

  • Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
  • Fill out this form to send us an email.
  • Use ParentVue to send a teacher a message.
  • Use the Seesaw Family App to message any teacher connected to the class.
  • Call Britta, our School Counselor, at 503-356-2494
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