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September 8, 2017

Welcome to the new school year!

Principal's Message

I am pleased to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. Our entire staff has been looking forward to working with your children in a caring and positive learning environment. We all know we must partner with you and share the responsibility of creating successful, life long learners who make a positive difference in a global community.


To support your children's' learning we ask that your children do the following ;


1. Attend school daily and arrive on time - ready for the day's learning experience

2. Read daily to develop a love for reading, improve literacy skills, and become more knowledgeable

3. Share school experience with you so you are aware of his/her school life

4. Inform you if he/she needs additional support in any area

5. Understands you have high expectations for him/her to succeed in school and go on to a post high school career or college.


PTC Back To School Picnic - TONIGHT

Please join me tonight for the Back to School family gathering and celebration. It has been a tradition at West TV for more than 40 years. This PTC sponsored event is tonight, Friday, September 8, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The PTC will provide the entire picnic dinner!


Back To School Night

Next Thursday, September 14, we will be holding a Back to School Night event for parents and guardians. Your child’s teacher will share grade level curriculum, homework expectations, classroom routines and procedures, and special activities. The first classroom presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, followed by a Welcome/School Information session in the gym at 7:00, and then repeat presentations at 7:30 for parents and guardians with two or more children. Our specialists will be gathered in the library for conversations. This event is intend to be for adults only. Kids Klubhouse is generously offering an enrollment discount for West TV families who need their services for that evening.


Theme for the Year - In Our School - You Be You

We are intentionally creating a school environment that embraces a culture of care. We will explore themes of diversity, individuality, and acceptance, with an emphasis on the development of empathy, acknowledging similarities and differences, kindness, and taking action to make our world a better place.


You may have received a rock fish in the mail in August to complete for homework. One way to create a culture of care is by intentionally getting to know people. We would like all students to participate by completing the rock fish so we can all learn about one another. Please encourage your child to finish their rock fish and return it as soon as possible. If your child never received one or needs a new one, we will have more available. Just have your child ask their teacher for one. The directions are on the back of the rock fish paper.


I feel privileged to be part of this amazing school community. I thank you for your endless support and look forward to a fantastic school year.


Respectfully,


Kalay McNamee

Calendar

SEPTEMBER

9/8 - Back to School Picnic 6pm - 7:30pm

9/14- Back to School Night 6pm- 7:30pm

9/15 - Volunteer Orientation 9:30am

9/18 - Community Partnership Team 3:30pm

9/19 - Principal’s Coffee 8:30am

9/20 - PTC 7pm


Important Dates to Remember 2017-2018

The IB Learner Profile Attribute for September

Attribute: Risk Taker We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


Ask your child how they are a risk taker at school.

Early Release Wednesdays

Early release begins Wednesday, September 13, and will continue every Wednesday for the remainder of the school year. Dismissal will be at 1:35pm. If you would like more information about early release and teacher collaboration time, please follow this link to the District website.

Volunteer

Please volunteer at West TV! There are many activities and programs that you can support by volunteering. If you are interested in helping out, please respond to PTC requests for help. A background check is required for all volunteers for all Beaverton schools. Please visit the District website and click on Community and Volunteer . It can take several weeks to get on the approved volunteer list at the beginning of the year, so please complete the background check as soon as possible. Contact our school's volunteer coordinator Karri Iverson if you need to help getting connected.


Siblings

Volunteers should not bring younger siblings and babies to the school when they are scheduled to volunteer. It is a safety issue. Moreover, it is distracting in the classroom and other areas, and causes disruption when there are additional children in a classroom or other learning space. Thank you for your understanding.

Ear Buds

We would like each family to provide their child(ren) with their own personal ear buds for use on computers and iPads for the 2017-2018 school year. Send the ear buds to school as soon as you are able. If there is a financial hardship, please contact the school office.

Student Takes Action - Update on Dominican Republic

Hi, My name is Barrett Fedderly and I just graduated from West TV this June. In July, my parents and older brother went on a trip to the Dominican Republic to help build a school in a poor community. We had been told that I was too young to go and work, so I tried to think of other ways I could help. We knew that besides the new building, they also needed more school supplies, so thought I could try to collect donations at West Tualatin View before the end of the school year. I met with Mrs. McNamee and she agreed to my proposal. The trip was a huge success! The new school building is freshly painted and ready to open in September, and West TV students donated over 380 pounds of school supplies! My family was able to bring the maximum weight that the airline would allow. And thanks to you, 90 kids now have school supplies to help them in their education.

The new school building is great, but there is still more to be done. This December, groups are going back to build a kitchen and dining hall. For most of the kids it will be their best meal of the day. If you want to help, you can contribute money to sponsor students or teachers, or you can come to the Dominican Republic with us! In the summer of 2018, my family and I will be going back to Rio Grande to build a multi-sport court and playground, providing safe places for the kids to play.

You can see more details about the organization, and background for my family’s trip here: http://www.buildinglegaciesintl.org/student-service-project-2017/ A new page should be added soon with details for next summer’s project; the planned dates are July 30-August 6, 2018. Best of all—there are NO AGE LIMITS! Anyone that wants to come will be able to contribute, whether they are a preschooler, senior citizen or anything in between.

My mom, Wendy, will be doing an informational meeting soon to share more details on how you can help. If you are interested in attending that meeting to learn more, or trying to decide if you’d like to come to the Dominican Republic to help, you can contact me at barrett.fedderly@comcast.net and my mom at wfedderly@alum.mit.edu. My family and I would be happy to share more info with you!


Barrett Fedderly


West TV Class of 2017

Beaverton School Based Health Center

We at the Beaverton School Based Health Center want to WELCOME you BACK TO SCHOOL!

Your Beaverton School Based Health Center (SBHC) is open for the 2017-2018 school year. We specialize in pediatric primary care, child and adolescent counseling, as well as preventative pediatric dentistry and we serve all students and employees in the Beaverton School District. Please recommend sending your students and their families to us as an access point for medical care, counseling and preventative dentistry.

The SBHC can bill most private health insurance plans and may collect a co-pay at the time of your visit. Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is also accepted, which does not require a co-pay. Contact the SBHC to see if we can take your insurance.

In primary care, we are an excellent resource for well child checks, sport physicals, immunizations, and flu shots. We have general counseling on an ongoing basis available for individuals and families. Dentistry provides sealants, cleanings and referrals. Your school based health center is an excellent place to begin to address your students medical, mental health and dental needs.

We look forward to working together throughout the school year and beyond to implement access to well child care, counseling and preventative dentistry.

We are also running a program called I’m Healthy/ Soy Sano that helps children and teens connect to free healthcare services if they:

· Do not qualify for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)

· Under 19 years old

Please see attached flyers with a little more information about your SBHC as well as the I’m Health/ Soy Sano program.


Beaverton School Health Center Flyers

Contact Us

At West TV we aspire to create successful, lifelong learners, who make a positive difference in the global community.

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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