Black Bear Bits
October 28, 2022
10/28: Fall Harvest Night Dance 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
10:31-11/4: Fun Run Spirit Week
10/31: Hat Day
11/1: Stuffy and PJ Day
11/2: Wacky Wednesday: Come in mismatched clothes or wear your clothes inside out
11/3: Dress-Alike Day - People dress similarly
11/4: School Spirit Wear/Favorite Team Day
11:4: Fun Run
11/6: Daylight Savings Time ends
11/9: End of Quarter 1
11/10: No School -Teacher Work day
11/11: No School -Veteran's Day
In this Edition
- Message from the Principal
- Feedback Requested
- Fall Harvest Dance
- Fun Run
- Fun Run Spirit Week
- Fun Run Wristband Sales
- Photo Gallery: PAX
- Photo Gallery: Den Leaders
- Memory Book Submissions
- Fall Weather is Here!
- Flu and Covid Information
- Special Parking Message
- Crosswalk Safety
- Volunteering at Tualatin Elementary
- Important Links
Message from the Principal
Black Bear Families,
We have two events coming up at our school that I’m really excited about. First, we have the return of our Fall Harvest Dance, sponsored by our fantastic PTA, tonight from 5:30-7:30. Costumes are allowed at this event, as long as they are age appropriate (and not too scary for our littlest ones!). If your costume has a weapon or full mask, please leave it at home. I hope to see you there!
Next week is the return of our Fun Run, which will be held on Friday, November 4th. Leading up to the Fun Run, we are having our first School Spirit week of the year. Our theme days are:
Monday - Hat Day
Tuesday - Stuffy and PJ Day
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday - Mismatched clothes or clothes inside out
Thursday - Dress Alike Day
Friday - School Spirit/Favorite Team day
A big thanks to our PTA for bringing back these events. Our students love them and they bring our community together which benefits everyone.
Finally, just a reminder that we do not allow costumes during the school day on Halloween. This is a long standing practice in our building. Our classrooms will be having Fall Harvest parties in their rooms, but please leave the costumes at home that day. Thank you for your help in remembering this.
Working with you for our kids,
We are asking for your help in filling out our Parent Event Feedback Form. We would like to know how you felt about our two school events to date, Open House/BBQ on August 31st and our Back to School Night on September 29th. This will help us plan for these events next year!
Fall harvest Dance
It's Fall, Y'all! Come out to the Fall Harvest Dance TONIGHT October 28th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Costumes allowed (at the dance, not during the school day!) but NO weapons or full face masks. Please be mindful of our smallest friends when choosing your costume. Blood and gore are not appropriate at a school function.
Pizza ($1 slice), treat bags, free pumpkins, and so much fun!
We will have an awesome photo booth and photographer with prints of the photos for $5.
Fun Run Activities
Exciting news! The highly-anticipated Fun Run is coming up on November 4th. Our Fun Run Fundraiser kicked off on October 24th but you can still register and start raising money to support our school and win cool prizes - at mybooster.com. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Tualatin Elementary!
See the flyers in the attachments or below for more information! Keep reading below for more Fun Run fun!
PAX at Tualatin Elementary!
Fire Drill, PAX-style
Dason was helping students follow our PAX rules at our recent fire drill.
School-Wide PAX Contest
Mrs. Fetherston, our Dean of Students, collecting our school-wide PAX Paws. Can't wait to see how quickly we can fill this container!
Pajama Day PAX Reward
Students love earning pajama days for PAX rewards. Here, Mrs. Fossati's class shows off their pajamas and stuffies!
School-Wide PAX Contest
Den Leaders in Action!
No Place for Hate
Den leader, Karla, presents "No Place for Hate" to Mrs. Bee's Kindergarten class.
Den Leader Presenters
These den leaders presented No Place for Hate to the classrooms.
Den Leaders Helping Out
Kaitlyn and Athziri are getting the Den Leader t-shirts ready for the Team of Den Leaders.
No Place for Hate
Memory Book Submissions
The memory book is accepting photos for the following activities. Please help make this year's memory book a success!
First Day of School - deadline is October 28th
Walk & Roll to School - deadline is also October 28th
NEW! We are now accepting the following photos:
Fall Harvest Dance - deadline is November 14th
Classroom Field Trips
Coming Soon: Spirit Week/Days
Coming Soon: Fun Run
Are you volunteering...document your time in the school and send us your pictures.
Please send your photo submissions to email@example.com AND label with the following information: student's grade, teacher's name, student's first and last name and the name of the activity, i.e. 2nd grade, Fossati, John Smith, First Day of School.
Have other memory book questions, please reach out to Ashley Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sales won't begin until after the New Year.
Fall Weather is Here!
Also, please take the time to subscribe to Flash Alert, the system that is used to send text messages when there is a school closure or delay. This is especially important to do before Winter weather sets in!
Flu and Covid Season is here!
With colder weather, comes more opportunity to spread cold, flu, and Covid-19 germs. We are seeing all three at Tualatin Elementary and ask you to do your part by following these recommendations:
- Please monitor carefully for the following primary COVID and Flu symptoms, and keep your student home if they exhibit any of the following:
Temperature of 100.4 or higher
Shortness of breath
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle or body aches
Nasal congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
- Please contact the school for assistance with the following:
Information on testing – We have at-home tests available at the school
If you test positive for COVID-19
If you have questions regarding symptoms and exclusions
- Wash hands often, especially after coming in contact with body fluids. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer
- Cover coughs and sneezes
Where Can I Get a Flu Shot?
The Washington County website has a list of locations offering the Flu Shot and other Vaccinations.
Where Can I Get a Covid Vaccine or Booster?
Special Parking Note
Parents, crosswalk staff arrive at the crosswalk at 7:45. Please consider waiting until they are in position before crossing, if possible.
Thank you for recommitting yourself to student safety and following all safety laws in the school zone.
Volunteering at Tualatin Elementary
We love our volunteers and are excited to welcome you back into the building this year! To volunteer at Tualatin, please follow the steps below. When your application is completed, you'll receive an email from the front office and you'll be able to schedule volunteer time at the school.
All volunteers must complete the checklist below to volunteer
- Complete a background check at: www.helpcounter.net/ttsd. (This needs to be renewed every three years.)
- Be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please provide vaccine documentation using the following link-TTSD Volunteer Vaccination Documentation or send a copy/photo of your card to the school office (email@example.com)
- OR If you have a vaccination exception, please fill out the form that applies to you- Religious or Medical and submit to the following link- TTSD Volunteer Exception Documentation
When the above has been completed, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-431-4800) and I will send you links to the training materials.
Masks will be optional in the building for volunteers that are vaccinated. We ask that if you are sick or have any symptoms, that you postpone your volunteering until you are well.
Volunteers with a vaccine exception on file will be required to:
Wear a mask while on TTSD property OR;
Be given a rapid test at the time and location of their volunteer assignment.
Please contact Amanda Thorderson (email@example.com or 503-431-4800) with any questions.