Monday Minute

West TV PTC - September 11, 2023


9/12: Volunteer Orientation


10/6: All Star Dash


Volunteer Orientation

September 12th

For community members who are interested in helping out at the school, there will be two volunteer orientations. Please join us for either:

Morning session from 8:30 to 9:30
Evening session from 7:00 to 8:00.

Click here for a brief description of the volunteer opportunities and program information at WTV and check the MIP home page for open coordinator positions.

You will have an opportunity to have your picture taken at either meeting for volunteers who do not already have a WTV I.D. badge.

See the PTC website, for more information.


All Star Dash

The All Star Dash date has changed, but our goal is the same - to raise $40,000 and fully fund programs, activities and events supported by the Parent Teacher Club. We also have a new s-t-r-e-t-c-h goal: $8,000 for an artist in residence program. If we meet the goal, we will work again with Mark Brody, who helped us complete this tile mosaic project in 2017.

Please mark your calendar for the All Star Dash set for Friday, October 6. It will be a day of fun, fresh air and activity at the Catlin Gabel track.

It's time to start collecting pledges for the All Star Dash! It is the only major fundraiser for the entire 2023-2024 school year and 100% of the money raised goes directly to OUR school to support OUR kids!

Fundraising goal: $40,000

Special Funding Request: $8,000 (Artist In Residence)

Tax Deductible Donations: Donations are tax deductible. ​The West TV PTC Tax ID #93-1166559. You can request a receipt for your donation by emailing A complete list of companies who offer donation matching is available in the school office.

Pledge Online: Follow the simple instructions to set up your online fundraising tracker, send emails to family and friends, and help raise money to support programs at our school!

  1. Visit

  2. Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

  3. Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

  4. Follow the instructions on-screen to register students, set up your personal page, and decide who you would like to invite to support your student

  5. When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.

Matching: Double your impact! Ask your employer if they match employee donations to non-profit organizations. Here is a list of companies in our community that match donations. Check it out! Your employer is likely on the list and if not, please ask if they match.

How it works:

All students, kindergarten through 5th grade, participate in this fun event on Friday, October 6th. Starting now, students collect donations (flat donation or per lap) with the pledge packet or online using Pledgestar, detailed below. Donations are due October 20.

On the day of the All Star Dash, students choose to walk, jog, or run with their class around the West TV track as many times as they can in 30 minutes. A mile on the track is 4 laps. For those who choose to pledge per lap, kids run on average 8-12 laps. The number of laps completed in 30 minutes will be recorded on a certificate and sent home the next day. Music plays, STAR, the mascot will be there and everyone has a great time getting exercise and raising money to support programs and events our students and teachers love!

Take Action:

  • Spread the word and collect pledges - Encourage your students to collect pledges from friends, family, and neighbors. Use either Pledgestar (online) or the paper pledge sheet, which was sent home with students on Friday, September 8.

  • Double the impact - Check with your employer to see if they match employee donations.

  • Prize procurement - We are seeking items and gift certificates to award our students for their hard work. Please contact if you can help source prizes or have items to give, which will be awarded at an assembly. (QR Code Below)

  • Volunteer! More information on volunteer opportunities will be shared soon.

Next week, we'll highlight the awards. If you're eager to learn more now, head over to the All Star Dash Event Information and read up!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Current Committee Coordinator/Team Needs:

  • Spooktacular Team: Help plan and coordinate this fun WTV community event in October
  • Star Showcase/Talent Show Coordinator: Lead needed or will not have an event this spring
  • Yearbook Co-Coordinator: Help this year, lead next year. Dorian studios provides software platform
  • Photography Team: Take pictures of events or class activities and upload to the social media
  • Family Art Night: Help this year, lead next year
  • Spirit Wear coordinator: Work with vendor that sells West TV spirit wear

Current and upcoming volunteer needs:

  • Fall Theater Club: We need one parent per session to monitor snack time, escort students to the gym, and stay for the duration of play practice run by NWCT
  • All Star Dash: Come support runners at this fun school tradition on Friday October 6th
  • Kindergarten library time: Come help kids pick out books and read aloud.
  • Continent Club: 6 check days this year. For each event we'll need 16-18 volunteers to be successful. First event will be Thursday October 26th
  • Art Literacy: 2-3 volunteers needed minimum per classroom. First training is on Tuesday October 3rd.

Please e-mail if you are interested in fulfilling any of the coordinator/team needs or sign up via MyImpact for the volunteer opportunities.


Pack 198 Cub Scouts

Does your child enjoy being outdoors? Hiking, biking, camping, learning survival skills, taking field trips, building and racing Pinewood derby cars, or making new friends?

If any of these sound like your child I’m sure they would love to be a part of our local West TV Scout Pack 198 (One of the oldest Cub Scout packs in the Portland metro area) We typically gather two to three times per month. Our regular pack meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month in the evening, and then we have an additional fun gathering usually on a weekend. Scouting teaches responsibility, teamwork, leadership, helpfulness, kindness & courtesy through fun adventures with friends!

We will be hosting a no commitment pack meeting on September 13th at Mitchell Park @ 6:00 PM. Feel free to stop by and check it out!

If you’re curious to find out more please send an email to Kyle Becker at


Kids Yoga

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NWCT WTV after school Theater Club is back!

This year we will be doing two plays, one in the fall and one in the winter!
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West Tualatin View Parent Teacher Club

The West TV PTC meets once a month. Our website is full of information about programs, meetings and more. Check it out! You’ll find all of the financial statements and meeting minutes for the current year, including the most recent ones, here.


West TV Spirit Wear

Would you like to purchase a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other item with West TV logo? Check out the Spirit Wear shop and order your gear!