October 18, 2019
Thank you for prioritizing conferences last week. The special school schedule afforded teachers, specialists, parents and our older students the important opportunity to collaborate closely around each student’s learning and wellness at school. We all took the opportunity to reflect on strengths and areas for growth and use this information to set goals for the school year. Be sure to keep these goals alive by checking in with your child about them regularly. In our home, we do this by keeping the goal sheet on our refrigerator for easy reference.
I appreciate families welcoming me, as well as our specialists, into your conferences so that we have the chance to know each student and family better. I believe our home and school team collaboration is vital to each child’s success in school and in moving Trillium Creek toward our vision of creating a culture of excellence and equity within a community of care.
Thank you again for adjusting your schedules and making sure each of our children had a meaningful experience with conferences.
Thank You So Much!!!
Hi Trillium Families!
Our teachers had an awesome catered dinner on Tuesday during conference week thanks to all of you! Every teacher we spoke with was SO excited and thankful to have a delicious meal from Olive Garden after a long day at the school.
Thank you to everyone who donated! We appreciate your generosity and so do the teachers!
We could not do this without you!
Courtney Beall & Holly Baldwin
Student Directories will be going home next week! You can still order yours online at trilliumcreekpta.org or bring $5 cash or check to the office. Don’t miss out!
Green Team Information
THANK YOU to all of the families who helped out at our first Community Care Day of the year! Trail construction is off to a great start, and the front of the building looks gorgeous with fresh cedar mulch!
Don’t worry if you missed this event. The next Community Care Day will be on November 3. Mark your calendars!
Yummy Garden Goodness
Harvest Happenings-October 25th, 5:30-7:30
It's Box Top Time-Last Week To Turn Them In!
Last week for Box Tops!
Please remember to turn in any clipped Box Tops you may have by October 25th. Also, go to www.BTFE.com to download the new Box Top app so you can start scanning your grocery receipts! This will be the new way we earn money for our school…No more clipping! Thank you for all your support for our school!
Yearbook Cover Contest at Trillium Creek
WLHS Robotics Camp for Primary Students
Digital Families Workshop
TCPS PTA’s Digital Families Workshop is back! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 20th, from 6pm-8pm. Join us for an evening of engaging conversation addressing issues like online presence and privacy, family media agreements, what apps are bad news for our kids, and what apps can help parents navigate this tech world we live in.
Safety Spotlight — District Leaders Join First Responders for Standard Response Protocol Review
West Linn-Wilsonville schools practice a wide range of safety protocols and drills throughout the school year. Created by the I Love You Guys Foundation, district safety response protocols include evacuation/fire drills, lockout drills, lockdown drills, and shelter in place drills.
West Linn-Wilsonville leaders regularly review Standard Response Protocols (SRPs), meeting with local law enforcement, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue officials, and other safety partners to improve practices. West Linn-Wilsonville hosts quarterly joint safety meetings, bringing key safety stakeholders together for this work.
The district hosted safety partners on Wednesday, Oct. 9 to review the four SRPs and participate in table-top scenarios, talking through potential safety situations. The four Standard Response Protocols that schools practice include:
Lockout — A lockout secures and locks the building’s entryways while safely sheltering all students, staff, and visitors inside the school building. This protocol allows the school day to continue within the building. A lockout is typically called when there is danger outside the school or in the surrounding area. This could be police activity or a dangerous animal in the surrounding area.
Lockdown — A lockdown secures students, staff, and volunteers within classrooms while leaving entrances open for emergency personnel and law enforcement to clear the building. Lights are turned out, curtains are drawn, and staff and students hide out of sight until further instruction is given. A lockdown is called when there’s a threat of danger inside the building.
Evacuate — An evacuation requires students, staff, and visitors to relocate to another area in the event of a fire, earthquake, or other emergency situation. Students and staff regularly practice evacuations, with designated areas student groups.
Shelter in Place — A shelter in place protocol requires students and staff to take shelter inside the school in the event that hazardous materials are released into the atmosphere, or extreme weather circumstances exist. This protocol can vary on the situation.
To learn more about standard response protocols, as well as other safety measures in place in West Linn-Wilsonville, please visit the Safety and Security portion of the District Website.
Learn All About Capital Bond and Local Option Measures By Visiting Bond Website
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board has placed two measures on the upcoming November Election ballot. Those measures include a $206.8 million capital bond to fund several construction projects as well as a local option levy renewal that funds approximately 80 teachers across the district. Neither measure is expected to increase the current tax rate. Please take a moment to learn about these two measures by visiting www.wlwvbond.org.
Dia de los Muertos Festival at Wilsonville HS
Upcoming Events at Trillium Creek Primary
- October 23, 12:10 PM. Professional Growth Early Release
- October 25, 5:30-7:30 Harvest Happenings
- October 30, 3rd grade field trip to Bonneville Fish Hatchery
- November 5, Picture Retake Day
- November 7, 6:30 PM, 3rd Grade Music Concert
- November 8, 5:30 PM, Kinder-2nd Grade Movie Night at TCPS
- November 12, 3rd grade field trip to Chief Lelooska
- November 13, 6:00 PM, PTA Meeting
- November 15, 5:30 PM 3rd-5th Grade Movie Night
- November 18 (week of), Book Fair this week
- November 18-21, Forest Flyers
- November 25-29, No School for Students
Sign Up Now to Volunteer at Trillium Creek
If you are NOT registered as a volunteer, you can not help in the classroom or go on a field trip. Thank you for being proactive.
Please make sure you are on the current ListServe. To manage your West Linn-Wilsonville ListServ subscriptions please go to the following URL:
Sign up for Flash Alert
For "Inclement Weather Closure Status" sign up on Flash Alert to be notified. Snow will be arriving before we know it: https://www.flashalert.net/login/
Sign up to Volunteer at Trillium Creek
PLEASE remember to register as a volunteer. All parents and guardians MUST be registered as VOLUNTEERS to help in classrooms or attend field trips. You can take care of this at home through our school website, (just click on the parent link).