Black Bear Bits

August 19, 2022

Important Dates

8/31: Welcome Back Family Barbeque ~ 4:00-6:00 p.m.

9/5: Labor Day ~ No School

9/6: First day of school for 1st-5th Grades

9/13: First day of school for PreK and Kindergarten

Welcome Back Family Barbeque

On Wednesday, August 31st, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. we will be hosting a free family barbecue with our partners at Horizon Community Care! The barbecue will be held on the patio at the back of the school. Watch for more details in the upcoming week. This is a great time to meet other families prior to the start of school!

Important Information and dates

Please be aware of the following dates:

  • Teacher assignments for students in grades 1-5 will be emailed to parents/guardians by Monday, August 29th. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your SPAM folder. If you need assistance, please contact the office. (503-431-4800 or
  • Teacher assignments for students in Kindergarten will be emailed to families by the end of August.
  • Preschool welcome letters will be emailed by the end of August.
  • Bus Routes typically are finalized prior to Labor Day weekend. As soon as we receive them, we will upload to our website and will have them in the Black Bear Bits on Friday, September 2nd.

Nutrition Services Update

The universal free meals waiver with USDA has expired. Beginning the 2022-2023 school year meals will be charged to the student accounts.

Please set up your student's meal account or apply for free meals through the Titan Program Website. TTSD is no longer using the My School Bucks Program. All funds that were in your student's account with Myschoolbucks have been carried over and will be accessed through Titan.

See the Expanded Income Guidelines here for more income guidelines. Oregon has expanded the income guidelines so more families will qualify. Even if you have not qualified before, you may now. (Example: A family of four with a combined household income of less than $83,250 would qualify for free meals.)

Some reminders:

  • A new meal application is needed to apply each school year.
  • 1 application per household.
  • Families can apply anytime during the school year if their economic status has changed.

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the TTSD Nutrition Page

School Supplies and Backpacks

In order to lessen the impact on families, Tualatin Elementary will be providing the basic school supplies needed for students this year. Please send your student with a backpack and reusable water bottle (labeled with their name).

If you need assistance in providing a backpack and reusable water bottle for your student, please fill out this form or contact Ana Uriostegui, our Family Partnership Advocate, at 503-431-4767 or

Teachers are accepting donations of kleenex, individually wrapped snacks, and baby wipes. Contact the office to donate other supplies.

PTA Meeting

The first meeting of the Tualatin Elementary PTA will be held virtually on Tuesday, August 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. You can access the meeting through Google Meet. Soon the meetings will be held in person at the school! (Staff members need to sign on with their personal emails to have access to the meeting.)
2022-2023 TTSD Approved Calendar

See the approved calendar for the school year.