Bobcat Bulletin

Week of Jan. 4th

Principal Petrick Message

Happy New Year Bobcat Families!

I'm not one that normally gets too excited about New Years, but I must admit that I was pretty happy to see the calendar move forward to 2021. I'm hopeful that we will be able to make steady progress towards normalcy this year. I'm most looking forward to getting our Bobcats back to in person learning.

Since the pandemic started, we have been required to follow guidelines from the Governor's Office, Oregon Health Authority and Washington County Health. On December 23rd the Governor made an unexpected announcement that school districts would no longer need to follow the same metrics we have been following that determine the instructional model for students. This announcement seemingly has given school districts more flexibility to consider in person learning. I anticipate that in the next couple of weeks we will learn more about how the Governor's announcement will impact us in the 2nd half of the year. I will keep you updated.

Have a great week!

Mr. Petrick

Bobcat Broadcast Arrives Next Week!

We are very excited for our new in 2021 Bobcat Broadcast! 6th Grade Students will create and staff the media production, which will be shared school wide on Mondays, starting on Monday January 11th.
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Restaurant Night - January 14th @ Red Robin

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Staff Transitions

We are excited to welcome back Ms. Cruickshank (1st grade) from her Maternity leave. Ms. Cruickshank will be returning to the classroom on Monday Dec. 7th and will be splitting teaching duties with Ms. Hawthorne for the remainder of the year.

We are appreciative of the contributions of Speech Language Pathologist Jane Murphy. Ms. Murphy came out of retirement to help us with SLP duties to start the year. We now have Ms. Lee Decouteau taking over the SLP duties. We are currently in a transition period to get Ms. Decouteau onboarded. If you have questions about SLP scheduling you can contact Paice Adams.

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FVPAE Needs Can Driver Volunteer

Farmington View's Can and Bottle Recycling Program is looking for a volunteer to take over transporting the bags of sorted cans/bottles to the Oregon Beverage and Recycling Center in East Portland. Our current volunteer, Dick Meeuwsen, is an FVES alumni father who continues to do FVPAE a huge service out of the kindness of his heart! He is needing to "retire" from his volunteer position due to health reasons but is willing to stick around to show the new volunteer the ropes. If you're interested in volunteering or have questions please contact Natasha at

Details: He uses an 18ft trailer but 16ft would also work. Typically he takes one load per month, although it has increased to two loads since COVID started.

Donating to FVPAE through Fred Meyer and Amazon

An easy way to donate to the Farmington View Parents for Academic Excellence is through linking your Amazon or Fred Meyer accounts.