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January 2021 Newsletter
West Tualatin View Elementary School
Attendance Line: (503) 356-2511 - messages can be left 24 hours
Fax: (503) 356-2515
West TV Contact Form - click on form to send an email
Having technical issues?
You may reach out to our Technology Assistant Mrs. Brown directly via email at Ana_Brown@beaverton.k12.or.us. If she is unable to resolve the issue, she will have you request support from the BSD Student Help Desk.
Call: Student Help Desk at (503) 356-4656
Email: the Student Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you call and have to leave a message, please include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number in your message.
The school offices throughout the district are not currently open to the public for everyone's safety. However, the secretaries are working and will respond quickly to phone calls and emails.
Dear West TV families,
Effective December 3, 2020, the state will use a new health and safety framework comprising of four different risk levels for all counties and based on their level of COVID-19 spread. These risk levels are ‘Extreme Risk’, ‘High Risk’, ‘Moderate Risk’, and ‘Lower Risk’. Washington County is currently in the ‘Extreme Risk’ level. Associated with each risk level is a summary of activities (social, restaurants, recreation, fitness) and limitations associated with these activities. At this time there is no change to the district measures sent on November 17, 2020. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) stated the new framework has no operational implications for schools and districts under the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance. BSD will continue to monitor positive case and testing rate updates and plan accordingly.
Report Cards at the elementary level are prepared twice a year - at the end of each semester. They are posted in ParentVue. Semester 1 report cards will be available February 12. Semester 2 report cards will be available June 25.
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
The deadline to sign up for OBOB is December 18th. *This opportunity is for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 only. See below for more information and to sign up.
Need some ideas for what to read during Winter Break for your child? Here are some lists curated by our BSD Librarians and other book experts - this year's best books.
Wishing you all wonderful winter break and joyful holiday season!
Winter Break School Closure
Wed. Jan. 20 is a Synchronous Day
Message from BSD Safe Routes to School
Cold Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside!
With the change in weather it can be tempting to stay indoors. We know that our kids need to move every day and the extensive associated benefits of physical exercise. Here are some tips to help you build healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day:
- Start your day by taking a walk or a bike ride. Do you still travel to a different location for school? Then make that trip an active one! Too far to walk? Try parking halfway and walking the rest. Commit to walking or biking 2 days a week and start building those healthy habits.
- Take movement breaks in between classes or at lunch time. A brisk walk around the block will get your heart pumping and re-energize you for the rest of your day.
- Need to pick up your library holds or free lunch? Bike over to your pickup location and reap the benefits of an active trip while checking off your to-do list.
Oregon Battle of the Books - OBOB
OBOB is an academic competition that promotes reading for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
Participants read books from the list below, form a 4-5 student team, select a team name, strategize and practice answering questions. Reading and rereading the books, learning the titles coupled with the author’s name and practicing the rules of play with team members builds self-confidence, literary and social skills. Teams may be mixed grades. Modified rules will be used this year as we will be using Zoom for our battles. A battle is much like a trivia game asking each team details of the books they have read. Teams score points for correct answers and will move through a tournament bracket.
If you have any questions, contact Barb VanKleek - West TV Library Media Specialist - by calling the school office or email Barbara_Van_Kleek@beaverton.k12.or.us
OBOB Books 20-21
3rd to 5th Grade Division
- Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle
- Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
- A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
- Changeling by William Ritter
- The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
- Front Desk by Kelly Yang
- The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
- Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
- Power Forward by Hena Khan
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
- Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
- Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
- The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
- A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
The BSD Clothes Closet is open, and appointments are available now!
The button to schedule an online appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website. Or, families can call 503-356-4322. (Online preferable.) To see open appointment slots, families need to select either Large Family (4 or more students) or Small Family (1 - 3 students). Open appointments for the date selected will be on the right side of the screen. They need to click on a time that works for them and then complete a short form to book the appointment.
In addition to scheduling the appointment, if needed and appropriate, you can shop for the family. You would just need to know student needs, sizes, and preferences. If you'd like to shop for several students, or if you think you'd need more time, please book a 45 min time slot. Volunteers will be there to help you.
When you book the appointment, you can leave your information under the contact questions and fill out the remainder of the form with the student's information. On the day of the appointment, you will be asked to complete another very short form with the student's information.
Coordinator, District Volunteer Services
Beaverton School District | Communications & Community Involvement
16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
21-31 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break
1 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break
8 Spirit Day "Scarf Day"
18 SCHOOL CLOSED - MLK Jr. Day
19 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm
20 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)
5 No School for Students - Grading Day
5 1st Semester Report Cards mailed home
12 Spirit Day "College Gear Day" - wear your favorite college gear
15 SCHOOL CLOSED - President's Day
17 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)
19 Picture Day (2:30-7:00pm)
23 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm
24 No School for Students - Staff Development Day
All information below has been shared previously
Message from the Counselor
Hello West TV Families!
My name is Kaija Daniel-Hoffman and I am the school counselor here at West TV. As a professional school counselor, I serve students in our school through whole class lessons, small groups, and individual counseling to support students in their social, emotional and academic growth. If you and/or your child would like to connect with me, you can do so in any of the following ways:
- Request a virtual meeting by clicking on this link
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 503-356-2514 (does not receive texts)
- Explore my West TV Counseling Website
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
Specialists at West TV
Alli Bieker - Psychologist
Nicole Cereda - PE Teacher
Kaija Daniel-Hoffman - Counselor
Ali Fisque - Speech Language Pathologist
Lisa Gerig - Learning Specialist
Susan Leonard - Student Success Coach/Intervention Teacher
Krasi Nikolov - Music Teacher
Monica Paas - ESL Teacher
Alexandria (Zandi) Wesenberg - Nurse
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.