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January 2021 Newsletter

West Tualatin View Elementary School

Phone: (503) 356-2510

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 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

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.

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Principal's Message

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

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!

Principal Valentine

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Winter Break School Closure

There is no school Monday, December 21st through Friday, January 1st. School will resume on Monday, January 4th.

Wed. Jan. 20 is a Synchronous Day

Please mark your calendars: Because there is no school for students on Monday, Jan. 18, we will have a regular synchronous teaching day (like Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays) on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

To sign up, click this link. The deadline to sign up is December 18th.

If you have any questions, contact Barb VanKleek - West TV Library Media Specialist - by calling the school office or email

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

Clothes Closet

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.

Johanna Shrout
Coordinator, District Volunteer Services

Beaverton School District | Communications & Community Involvement
16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
Office: 503-356-4443



21-31 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break


1 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break

8 Spirit Day "Scarf 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

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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:


The West TV Parent Teacher Club (PTC) is an independent organization that seeks to enhance the scholastic and extracurricular lives of West TV students. PTC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. The dates for each month's meeting can be found on the school and PTC websites. Visit the West TV PTC website to learn more and connect with us!

Community Resources

  • 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
  • The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information:

Specialists at West TV

If you would like to connect with one of our Specialists, please email them directly at their email address listed below and they will arrange a time for a Zoom meeting.

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.