Black Bear Bits
January 6, 2023
1/6: PTA BottleDrop Fundraiser 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
1/11: No School - Teacher Professional Development
1/12: Virtual Read-a-thon Planning Meeting 7:30 p.m.
1/16: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
1/17: PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the school library
1/19: 4th Grade Music Performance 6:30 p.m.
In this Edition
- Message from the Principal
- BottleDrop Fundraiser
- Krispy Kreme PTA fundraiser
- Now Hiring: Recess Ranger, Cafeteria Assistant, Title One Assistant
- New Bus Driver!
- Health Room Clothing Needed
- On the Horizon--Music Performances
- Art Rutkin Elementary News
- Memory Book Submissions
- Flu and Covid Information
- Volunteering at Tualatin Elementary
- Important Links
Message from the Principal
Black Bear Families,
I hope you had a great Winter Break, and enjoyed your family time together. Taking time to make special memories with those we love gives us the fuel to move forward during these very busy days.
The first week back after a longer break means our classroom teachers are spending time re-establishing their classroom routines and procedures that create positive and productive learning environments for our students.
Just so that you know, next Wednesday we have a staff inservice day, so students have that day off from school. These days provide opportunities for our staff to engage in purposeful professional development designed to support their classroom practices. This is a valuable time for our staff and we appreciate your understanding.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Working with you for kids,
BottleDrop Fundraiser TODAY! (And ongoing!)
Feel free to take a bag to work and collect those cans in your offices and lunchrooms! Save the environment and support Tualatin Elementary at the same time!
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are calling your name
Hey friends, Tualatin Elementary PTA has the sweetest offer for you. By ordering a dozen (or two) original glazed doughnuts, you can treat your family to the freshest doughnuts in town and 50% of the order will be donated back to Tualatin Elementary PTA!
From now until January 16, you can get your dozens using our fundraising sales page below.
How it works: purchase your dozens online, visit your nearest Krispy Kreme store & redeem using your code. You can also purchase doughnuts and gift them to friends and family, or perhaps some well deserving colleagues! Dozens are redeemable nationwide, so feel free to share this page with other doughnut lovers!
Thank you in advance for your support, we hope you enjoy this sweet offer.
Work at Your Child's School!
If you are interested in either of these positions, reach out to the office for more information (503-431-4800) or apply directly here.
Read-a-thon Planning Meeting
Then, join the PTA on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. for their monthly meeting in the school library. Everyone is invited!
Health Room Clothing Needed
Fourth Grade Music Performance
Our fourth-graders have been hard at work preparing for their annual Oregon Trail Concert! In fourth grade, students learn Oregon history, participate in an Oregon Trail re-creation, and present a fabulous musical extravaganza! Join them on Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars for upcoming musical performances this year.
5th grade music concert Feb 9, 2023
2nd grade music concert March 2, 2023
All concerts will be from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Winter Festival at Tigard High School
Art Rutkin Elementary - New TTSD Elementary School in Tigard
Please contact Jamie Kingery, Art Rutkin Elementary principal, for information about TTSD's new elementary school opening fall 2023. Current information about the school's location, attendance area boundary and enrollment can also be found in this Frequently Asked Questions document - Art Rutkin Elementary FAQ - and these slides from recent elementary school presentations at Alberta Rider, Deer Creek and Mary Woodward. Contact information: 503 431-3508 or email@example.com.
Memory Book Submissions
The memory book is accepting photos for the following activities. Please help make this year's memory book a success!
We are now accepting the following photos:
Spirit Week/Days (Hat Day, PJ Day, etc)
Classroom Field Trips
Are you volunteering?...document your time in the school and send us your pictures.
Please send your photo submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Sales won't begin until after the New Year.
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?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-431-4800) with any questions.