Terra Linda Tiger Tale

August 18, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I hope you're having a good summer so far! I am looking forward to seeing students and families in person very soon! Whether this will be your student's first in-person experience at Terra Linda or you are returning for another year, we are ready to welcome your student and help them have a positive experience at school full of learning and new discoveries.

We have some plans in place for the fall, so be sure to check out the calendar of events below. Our first all-school event is scheduled for Thursday, September 2 between 4:30 and 6:30pm in partnership with our Parent Teacher Club (PTC). Please check out all of the details below!

With the most recent updates relating to mask mandates, you may once again find yourself in a place wondering what the coming year may bring. BSD is committed to opening 5 full days in the coming year and as of today, mask mandates, 3-foot distancing, and hand washing practices are the most critical guidelines to follow. Some of the other protocols from last year will remain in place as well. I will continue to share details with you over the next few weeks. In the meantime, BSD has the most up-to-date information based on frequently asked questions on the Back to School Information page and specifically around plans for full in-person learning.

Thank you for your patience as you await updates. It is my desire to give you the most accurate information in a timely manner without shifting gears more than necessary.

If you have any questions, please call our office anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm. 503-356-2490

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer. Thank you for encouraging your students to read and of course play a lot!

With Appreciation,


2021-2022 School Calendar Dates

Wednesday, August 25 at 10:30am or 6:00pm (choose 1): Kinder Family Welcome

  • 10:30am in person at Terra Linda
  • 6:00pm on Zoom

Thursday, August 26 at 6:30pm: New Family Orientation (grades 1-5) in person at Terra Linda

Tuesday, August 31 6:30pm: Principal Chat on Zoom

Wednesday, September 1 after 3:30pm: Check your email or ParentSquare for a welcome message from your new teacher

Thursday, September 2 4:30-6:30pm: Meet Your Teacher Night, Supply Drop Off & Back to School Picnic

Fall 2021

  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
  • Tuesday, September 7 - No School
  • Wednesday, September 8th - First day for grades 1-5, Kinder Check-Ins by appointment
  • Thursday, September 9th - 2nd day for grades 1-5, Kinder Check-Ins by appointment
  • Friday, September 10th - 3rd day for grades 1-5, Only Kinders with last names A-I attend
  • Monday, September 13th - 4th day for grades 1-5, Only Kinders with last names J-Z attend
  • Tuesday, September 14th - all students attend
  • Thursday, September 23 - Curriculum Night 6:30pm

Fall Conferences

Wednesday evening, October 20 & Thursday, October 21

School closed for conferences: Thursday, October 21 & Friday, October 22

Spring Conferences

Wednesday evening, April 27 & Thursday, April 28

School closed for conferences: Thursday, April 28 & Friday, April 29

New Family Orientation

For our new families who enrolled anytime after we closed down for the pandemic in March 2020, please join me at our New Family Orientation on Thursday next week, August 26 at 6:30pm at Terra Linda. I will share some of the procedures and practices our returning families already know and give you a chance to meet other new families. We will have frozen treats for the children, so please bring them with you! Our event will be outdoors, so you only need a mask if you need to use the restroom. You will gather under our covered play area near our playground. I look forward to meeting you!
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Kinder Academy & Kinder Family Welcome

Kinder Academy is next week! If you haven't registered, please call us at Terra Linda. All families with new Kindergarteners are invited to a Kinder Family Welcome on Wednesday, August 25. Choose the time and format that works best for you:
  • 10:30am in person at Terra Linda
  • 6:00pm on Zoom

Zoom Info for 8/25 @ 6:00 pm

If you have a Kindergartener and are also new to Terra Linda with older children, you are welcome to attend one of the sessions on the 25th, the New Family Orientation on the 26th, or both.

Building Tours

In-person building tours are available for students new to our school or who have not attended Terra Linda in person during a typical school day. Please call our office at 503-356-2490 to set up a tour.

Kindergarteners who are attending Kinder Academy will receive a building tour during Kinder Academy. If your family would also like a tour, please make an appointment with our office.

Terra Linda Staff 21-22

We are excited to welcome our staff back on August 30th. Some staff have retired or left for other positions, so I wanted to give you a summary.


Richard Will, John Taft, and Kathy Rebitzke made the decision to retire. Congratulations to all three of them!

New Staff

Taryn Scott-Wenz is our new School Counselor, replacing Britta McCarter

Courtney Neale is our new School Social Worker, replacing Terri Hammond

Heather O'Leary is our new School Nurse, replacing Zandi Wesenberg

Vittoria Tanisha is our new Special Education Resource Teacher, replacing Monica Collins

Anni Chatterton is our new School Psychologist, replacing Bryan Cummiskey

Andrea Bocchi is our new Health Assistant who also supports several other schools

Kaycee Schoellhorn is our new Para Educator, replacing John Taft

Asha Chacko is another new Para Educator, replacing Nicole McAllister

Britta, Terri, Zandi, Monica, Bryan, and Nicole are all working at other schools in Beaverton.

Staff changing roles at Terra Linda

Kristy Edmunds is our new full-time Academic Coach

Allison Henning is our new full--time Student Success Coach

Staff returning to Terra Linda

Katherine Bunting and Melissa Nazal will be working with students in our SRC classrooms

You can see our full staff list on our website: https://terralinda.beaverton.k12.or.us/

Need to Share Info Before September 8?

To reach our school counselor, our school nurse, or our school social worker with anything they need to know before the school year begins, you can email them or call us at Terra Linda and we will connect you with them.

School Contact Information

Teacher Assignments

Your student's teacher will send you an email message through ParentSquare after 3:30pm on Wednesday, September 1. Be sure to watch your email or ParentSquare app!

Meet your Teacher, Supply Drop-Off, & Back to School Picnic

The purpose of this event is for students to meet their new teacher, see their new classroom, and drop off their supplies. In addition, families are invited to our covered play area on the playground for a resource fair where they can meet some of our non-classroom staff, learn about participating in our Parent Teach Club (PTC), and learn about additional community resources and activities. Play.Fit.Fun will be on our field offering organized activities for children. Thank you to World of Smiles for sponsoring Play.Fit.Fun so that all activities are free!

Be sure to stop by the PTC table for a free bottle of water. Thanks to the PTC for sponsoring this event!


Thursday, September 2 from 4:30-6:30pm

In order to spread out visitors to classrooms, please try to attend according to the schedule below. However, if your need to join us in a different time window due to your family's schedule, please do so.

  • Last Names A-F: 4:30-5:00
  • Last Names G-N 5:00-5:30
  • Last Names O-Z 5:30-6:00

A maximum of three families can be inside each classroom at a time. Please plan to stay inside for about 5 minutes. Families will enter and exit through the exterior classroom door.


Our event will be held mostly outdoors. While outdoors, masks are not required. The only indoor portion will be when you meet your teacher or need to use the restroom.

What to Bring

  • School Supplies - Listed here by grade level
  • Mask - Masks are required when indoors
  • Optional: A picnic dinner or money to purchase from the Koi Fusion Food Truck - here is the menu so you can plan ahead
  • Optional: Picnic blanket or folding chair if you want to sit on something other than the grass
  • Students should wear closed-toed shoes so they can participate in the Play.Fit.Fun activities on the field

Do you need help with School Supplies?

Please call us at Terra Linda if you are unable to purchase school supplies this year or need a backpack or water bottle. We will make sure your student has what they need on the first day of school.

Student Medications

If your student needs to have medications available during the school day, please bring them to the office anytime Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm. A parent or guardian must sign a form at drop off. You are also welcome to drop them off at Meet Your Teacher Night on September 2.

Prescription medications must be in the original prescription packaging with the student's name listed. Any over the counter medications (Advil, cough syrup, etc) must be in a new, unopened container along with a child's dosage listed on the packaging.

Students cannot bring their own medications to school without prior permission from our office and/or school nurse.

ParentSquare for School Communication This Year

The Beaverton School District is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number. Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal. For more information, please visit the BSD ParentSquare webpage.

Be sure to customize your settings to match your preferences!

Need help? Just call us at Terra Linda. You can also watch the short video below.

ParentSquare Overview for Parents

Principal Chats on Zoom

Christy will hold Principal Chats on Zoom throughout the school year. These are optional opportunities for parents/guardians to ask questions about anything happening at school. Watch the school calendar for upcoming opportunities!

August Principal Chat: Tuesday, August 31 at 6:30pm on Zoom

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449

Passcode: Tigers

Plan Ahead for Mornings at Terra Linda

We will maintain similar arrival and dismissal procedures in September to those that we used last spring.

Morning Arrival

  • Student supervision will begin at 8:15 am. Students will need to wait at the fire gate until our crossing guard arrives or remain in vehicles until 8:15am.
  • Club K will be at Terra Linda and is offering before school care for those who need it. There may be other area daycare providers who offer before school care and also transport children to Terra Linda in the morning.
  • Students will enter their classroom from the exterior door, just like last spring. The only exceptions will be 5th graders who will enter from the Library door and students in the SRC will enter from the main Module doors.
  • All students who walk/roll to school or ride the school bus will walk onto campus through the north end of the playground near the library. They will then walk to their classroom door.
  • Students who would like to eat breakfast can go to the cafeteria.
  • From 8:15-8:25, students will have the option to sit at tables in the library, play outdoors on the playground, or play indoors in the gym. Students will then walk to their classroom at 8:25.
  • Classes begin at 8:30am. Please make every effort to have your student at school prior to 8:30am every day. Thank you!

Afternoon Dismissal

  • Classes end at 3:05pm
  • Parents/Guardians will provide Going Home Plans at the Meet Your Teacher/Supply Drop Off/Back to School Picnic on September 2.
  • Any changes to the plan you give us must be made by noon on the day of the change by calling us at Terra Linda.
  • Dismissal options will be riding the school bus home, walking/rolling home, or car line pick-up.
  • Staff will escort all students walking/rolling home across the crosswalk. If you want staff to hand your student off directly to you, you can request that on the Going Home Plan.

Breakfast & Lunch is Free for All Students in 21-22

All students are welcome to eat school-provided breakfast and lunch each school day. It is free for all students. Students are also welcome to eat breakfast at home and to bring their own lunch to school. You do not need to tell us your plan each day. Students will enter their lunch number after selecting their food items. We will have ID cards available for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students until they learn their lunch numbers (6-digit student ID number).

Meal Benefits

Did you know that your meal benefits application provides more than just free meals for your student?
Your free and reduced meal application also means:

  • Increased funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need.
  • Access to Comcast Internet Essentials for a reduced fee
  • Reduced fees at THPRD
  • Fee waiver for student device damage and loss protection program
  • Could make you eligible for federal funding programs

So even though all students will receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, you'll still want to fill out the application.

To apply, head to our website: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services

If you need help filling out the application, please call us at Terra Linda. We are happy to help! We also have paper applications available.

To access any benefits at school, you must check the box on the Meal Benefit Application to share information with the school district.

Back-to-School Resource Fair

The Beaverton Resource Center is hosting a Back-to-School Resource Fair on Friday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Center is located on SW Walker Rd. & SW Ecole Ave. next to Barnes Elementary School.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for ages 12 and older, as well as free school supplies and free masks and face shields.
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Volunteer Opportunities

As we gear up for the start of the 2021-22 school year, there are a number of volunteer opportunities at schools and the district. All volunteers must be pre-approved with a background check. Learn more and get started by going to this website:


Club K After School Zone

Club K will be operating again at Terra Linda both before and after school. If you're interested in registering, please go to their website for more information: www.clubkafterschool.com

Beaverton Education Foundation

Check out the projects sponsored by BEF. Camp Connect in particular supports students at all schools! Consider donating if you are interested!


Community Resources


Here are links for resources available in the community:


(The location for the resources may change, but you can find them by searching COMMUNITY RESOURCES on the Beaverton District Website)

COVID-19 Vaccination

You can access COVID-19 vaccines by calling 1-833-907-3520


Rental Assistance

Here is information on rental assistance for past due rent and utilities.



Free Community Counseling, 1-3 sessions and connection to other support. For anyone who has been negatively impacted by pandemic stressors. This is not just for people who have had COVID-19.

Email: CovidCounseling@co.washington.or.us

Call: 503-846-4578



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