September 13, 2019
Order Your Spirit Wear!
Backyard BBQ is Tonight!
Please join us for Trillium Creek’s Annual Backyard BBQ! We only accept CASH & CHECKS!
Sept 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
The PTA is kicking off the school year with a wonderful event that allows us to reconnect with Trillium Creek families and welcome new families to our school! Hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs, along with sides and drinks will be served. Fun activities and a DJ will ensure that TONS of FUN will be had!
MAP-Music and Arts Partners
Join us for an afternoon of music and art at St. Josef’s in Canby!
Please join West Linn-Wilsonville Music and Arts Partners (MAP) on Sunday, September 15th from 3:30-6:30 for musical performances, skits and art displays by students and staff. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase including ice cream from Jr. Scoops! MAP Board Members will be available to answer questions and accept donations to MAP (includes membership), including the Lynne Detrick Memorial Instrument Fund (LDMIF). St. Josef’s is located at 28836 S Barlow Rd, Canby, OR 97013.
MAP is an independent, volunteer, nonprofit organization that works to support and promote arts and music education in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.
FOREST FLYERS Begins Next Week!!!
We are looking forward to another amazing year of Forest Flyers! September laps will be run next week, Monday-Thursday. If your child would like to participate, please remind them to wear appropriate shoes every morning. For Trillium parents new to the program, Forest Flyers is a voluntary program that kids can participate in four days a month during their lunch recess. There will be dedicated weeks each month for kids to run, walk or skip the forest loop. Running 20 laps a month, September through April, and 50 laps in May will earn them a full marathon (26.2 miles). Each month if a student runs 1 lap they will earn a shoe charm, if they run 20 laps or more they ALSO earn the special charm designated for that month. They can, and are encouraged to run more than 20 laps and “bank” them towards their marathon goal. At the end of each week, we will distribute charms to all students. If the student is absent during charm day, their charms will be given to their teacher. Beginning Monday, each student will receive their own electronic scan card that has a unique QR code that is located outside of their classroom in a pocket chart. It is attached to a breakaway lanyard that they can wear around their neck. Please remind your owl to keep their scan card at school. It should never come home with them. If you see it at home please send it back to school immediately. Lost cards will be replaced as soon as possible and to ensure it doesn’t interrupt their running they will use a manually marked card until their replacement card is made for the next month. Please volunteer through the school’s Help Counter to help scan and cheer for our owls. As always, please contact any team member with questions or concerns.
Gita Hald (Lena 4th)-email@example.com
Gail Greenman (Ava 3rd, Gabrielle 5th)–firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Reiner (Audrey & John 5th)-email@example.com
It's Box Top Time
It’s Box Top time, so start clipping! Please send in any Box Tops you’ve been collecting to your child's classroom. We will be collecting until Friday, October 25th, so send in as many as you can before collection day. The classroom with the most Box Tops will win a party!
Box Tops are also going Digital! Many products have started switching over to digital Box Tops, so hop on the AppStore to download the “Box Tops app” and start scanning your receipts to continue to make money for our school! Don’t forget to tell friends and family they can scan for us too! Learn more at WWW.BTFE.COM
New Attendance Link
Primary Strings Registration
The registration fee is $199 for the year (2 days/week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Stafford Primary.)
Payment can be made online https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/mip/MbSn or via check/cash.
Any general questions can be directed my way. Nathan will also be hosting a Parent Information Night on Tuesday, September 24 at the District Office from 6:30-7:30. Parents and students are invited to this and many questions will be answered around instruments, instrument sizing, etc.
A Note from PTA President-Christy Riehm
I was a volunteer before I was a PTA member. That first year at TCPS, I volunteered in the class and helped out at Harvest Happenings. I didn’t go to any PTA meetings. I didn’t know much about PTA. Something about parents, and teachers, working together for students, right? Yes,THAT, and so much more! It’s more than what happens at TCPS or in WLWV District, or even in Oregon. I discovered that PTA is so much bigger than us! PTA is a national advocacy association working hard for the education and wellness of students, including yours and mine, across the nation. As soon as I learned that, I knew it was something I wanted to support.
My $15 membership goes towards advocacy for school and education improvements, building coalitions to make positive change, and training local leaders (you and me) to plan programs and build better relationships with families and school administration. It goes towards grants that National PTA can offer to PTA’s across the country in areas of STEM, Digital Safety, Bully Prevention, Health and Safety, and Literacy. We were awarded a National PTA grant last year for Digital Safety and Awareness, which we wouldn’t have been able to do without our membership dues. There is not enough space in this Tweet to list out all the things PTA is working so hard to accomplish. But bottom line, they’re working for our kids at national, regional, and local levels, and they can’t do it without membership! With schools facing challenges like budget reduction and loss of programming, PTA is more important than ever!
Becoming a member of PTA does not require you to volunteer or come to PTA meetings; Of course, we’d love for you to come to a meeting or live-stream us so we can connect with you, or buy chips and dip for Staff Appreciation, or do a 30-min shift at Harvest Happenings (I know your kiddo would love that!). And volunteering does not obligate you to be a PTA member, but I hope you see the relationship. I hope you see the benefits of your $15 membership and that you’re putting that money towards the bigger picture-empowering PTA to advocate, and provide opportunities, for each of our kids. Please be a member of something bigger, that impacts so many students around the country, and then help us out here whenever you can!
TCPS Annual Fund-Donate Today!
Reminder to please donate to the Annual Fund! This is our main fundraising event for the PTA. All funds go towards bettering the classroom and your child's education.
Come join the PTA! Only $15.00 to join and participate in meetings!
Attached is a flyer to join or you can donate and join online by clicking here. If you fill out a flyer and attach at check, have your child turn it in to the office.
Join us and our parent communities from Stafford, Willamette, and Trillium for a parent enrichment opportunity at Stafford Primary School on Thursday September 26th from 6-7:30 pm. The focus will be on creating calm, connection, and resilience for our children. If you need childcare or translation services please RSVP by September 19th to Megan Prior, school counselor, at 503-673-7150 x 7144. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. We hope to see you all there!
Green Team Corner
"Welcome back to another fun year of Green School Fun! We are beginning our clean plastic recycling program thru TREX again so feel free to bring in your clean plastic to put in the bins by the front entrance. If you are wondering what those items are, watch the attached YouTube video and look at the attached flyer."
Click here to watch the video.
Lost and Found
Upcoming Events at Trillium Creek Primary
- September 15th, Last Day to Order Trillium Creek Spirit Wear
- September 16-19, Forest Flyers
- September 25th, 12:10 PM, Professional Growth Early Release
- September 27th, Picture Day
- October 8-11 Parent-Teacher Conferences
- October 9, No School for Students
- October 10, No School for Students
- October 11, No School for Students, Staff In-Service Day
- October 14-17 Forest Flyers
- October 23, 12:10 PM. Professional Growth Early Release
- October 25, 5:30-7:30 Harvest Happenings
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).