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June 8, 2020

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 10 10:00 am-12:00 pm Office Staff in Module Building

  • Stop by to pick up or drop off paper enrollment forms
  • Drop off Terra Linda Library Books or books you borrowed from classroom teachers
  • Watch for a sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane!


Thursday, June 11 8:30 am All-School Assembly to Celebrate the Year!


Monday, June 15 9:00-11:00 am Book Return Day

  • Return all Terra Linda Library books and books you borrowed from classroom teachers
  • For any families who are moving to a different School District or who don't want a device over the summer, you can drop off Chromebooks and chargers
  • Look for the sign near the Module in the bus lane - staff will be there to assist you.


Wednesday, June 17 10:00 am-12:00 pm Office Staff in Module Building

  • Last day our Office is open until mid-August
  • Stop by to pick up or drop off paper enrollment forms
  • Return any remaining Terra Linda Library books or books you borrowed from classroom teachers
  • Return any Chromebooks & chargers if you are moving to another district.
  • Watch for a sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane!

Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

It's hard to believe we have come to the last week of school! Thursday is the last day for students. On Monday, June 15, teachers will finalize report cards for the second half of the year. You will receive a notification by email when Report Cards have been uploaded into ParentVue. Students in our SRC will receive their SRC Report Card by email. All students eligible for Special Education services will receive Progress Notes by email as well.


In order to access Report Cards in ParentVue, you will need to login to ParentVue here. If you have any trouble accessing Report Cards, please leave a message at school at 503-356-2490 and we will call you back. I've included more details about report cards in an article below as a repeat of a message we sent several weeks ago.


The many events over the past two weeks have weighed heavily on me as I think about our students, staff, families, and our greater community. Inequality, classism and institutional racism still persist in our country despite efforts to root them out. As educators, we must talk about race and the intolerance that is facing our nation. As someone who has benefited from white privilege, it is difficult for me to articulate the plight of the African American community. That being said, I believe we can all talk about fairness and the desire to live in an unbiased world. Terra Linda is a microcosm of our larger community, one with multiple voices and perspectives. We have tried to remain true to the idea that all are accepted, appreciated and honored at our school. I also know that we can be better.


As we finish this school year, one thing I believe we need to do is to continue to talk courageously about race and inequity. Teachers will do that in their classrooms and families will do that in their homes, but together we can stand up to intolerance and racism. If you are wondering how to talk about these issues with your child, please take a look at this Parent Newsletter that was put together by educators in our community: https://www.smore.com/vys32 It is also posted below. There are many resources from which to choose. In addition, please reach out to me any time you notice opportunities where we can be better at Terra Linda. Our intentions may be right but the impact of our policies, procedures, or actions may be causing harm. Please join me in raising awareness and helping us make our school, community, and world one in which everyone can live and thrive.


The Parent Newsletter has additional resources for this summer. I hope you take a look! I hope all students continue to read independently every day, that you select books to read aloud as a family, and that students continue working on Dreambox lessons all summer. I also hope you find other interesting activities in which to engage: run science experiments, play board gams or card games as a family, research something you're interested in, write stories, and play outdoors. This summer is full of possibilities!


I will continue to send out updates throughout the summer, especially as we get closer to the start of the 2020-2021 school year. While we don't yet know the structure of school, I am confident that our teachers will be ready to greet their new students in the fall and make next year amazing!


With Appreciation,

Christy

This Thursday's Assembly: School Year Memories!

Thursday's assembly at 8:30 am is for all students and their families. As a reminder, please join using the one device per family. We will celebrate July birthdays and show pictures from the entire school year.


Here is the Zoom information:

Family Activities This Week

Check out this Family Activities link for an optional activity you can do as a family each day of the week this week. Activities are also pictured below.

Last Day of School for Students

The last day of school is Thursday, June 11.

Please Return All Terra Linda Books

On Monday, June 15 from 9:00-11:00 am, we will be available to collect all remaining Terra Linda Library books and books your students borrowed from their teachers.


Please bring a piece of paper with your students' first and last name written on it. This time we will collect the paper along with the books you bring so teachers know which books you have returned.


If you are unable to stop by Terra Linda Monday morning, you can also visit us in the Module on Wednesday this week between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm or next Wednesday, June 17, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. If none of these times work, you can also leave a message at 503-356-2490 and we will contact you to make different arrangements.


If you are moving away or do not want to keep your Chromebook over the summer, you can drop off the Chromebook and charger along with Terra Linda books.


Below are instructions for looking up the list of Library Books checked out to your student.

Locating Books at Home

Classroom Library Books

If you are curious which books your student borrowed from their teacher, check Seesaw. Most teachers will be posting pictures of the books students borrowed.


Terra Linda Library Books

If you're wondering which books your student checked out, you can look online. Watch this video https://youtu.be/YTenGbuOhcs - or follow these steps:

  • Go to the Terra Linda Library Page https://terralinda.beaverton.k12.or.us/academics/library
  • Click "Find Books"
  • Click "Login" (in the upper right corner)
  • On the left side of the screen, click "BSD User Login" (do NOT use the Destiny login)
  • Enter your student's information which is the same username and password they are using to access Clever or their BSD Chromebook
  • Click "Sign in"
  • Click on "My Info"


You will see a list of books your student has checked out. Please know you will not receive a fine letter during our school closure.


To check a Terra Linda library list for another child, you must completely quit the browser you are using. Then you can login with another child's username and password.

School Supply Lists for 2020-2021

We are working on School Supply lists for fall 2020. We typically ask each student to bring a set of supplies that are shared by the classroom community. For the fall, we are shifting our plans so that each student brings supplies that will only be used by that student. We will add optional items that families can choose to donate to our school, such as hand sanitizer, Kleenex, reams of paper, etc. but we will focus on the supplies each student will use individually. We appreciate all donations but understand that each family's situation may be different this summer and fall than in previous years. If your are unable to purchase school supplies for your student, please contact us at school and we will make sure your student has supplies to start the year.

Elementary Grading and Reporting - Second Semester 2020

As a reminder, Report Cards can be accessed through ParentVue after you receive the email notification from the Beaverton School District that Report Cards are available. If your student is in our SRC, you will receive your report card by email.


After Governor Kate Brown announced the closure of schools for the remainder of the academic year, Teaching & Learning began working towards Phase 3 of our Remote Learning plan. Elementary content Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs) established priority learning targets and units in Reading, Writing and Math. Lessons in Health, Science and Social Studies were also provided during this time. The lessons and learning activities for teachers and students were created with the goal of creating a common experience for all.


Even with a consistent curriculum, we are aware that the ability to access learning will look very differently for students. While learning remotely for some will be an easy reach, for some grade levels the learning will first be about the technology and then the lessons themselves.


During this time, teachers continue to reach out and provide students with whole group and small group instruction. While engaging with students, we acknowledge assessing students would look very different from classroom to classroom and child to child. While some students will adapt quickly and thrive, others may be uncomfortable sharing their knowledge and understanding in this format.


To help relieve the pressure on students, families and teachers, we are implementing a more standardized grading approach at the elementary level for the second semester. The intent of the report card is to provide information about a child’s engagement and participation during this closure.


When you receive the elementary report card this year you will see the changes described below.


Behavior Marks

X - Not assessed this semester

Each report card will also include the following auto-populated comment.

School closure was ordered by Governor Brown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic Progress is marked with an X as teachers do not have adequate summative assessment data for students. Comments in Reading, Writing, and Math reflect the participation and engagement of students during the period of Remote Learning. Paper packets which mirrored the learning of the Remote Learning classrooms were given to some students. During this closure, the social emotional health of a child was our number one priority.


Academic Progress for All Subject Areas

X – Not assessed this semester

In the areas of Reading, Writing and Math, teachers will include a comment that reflects the students participation and engagement during this time. Report card comments will also reflect a goal for moving forward. PE and Music specialists will also be including information about the concepts and skills instructed during the period of Remote Learning.


Thank you for partnering with us to help educate your child. We acknowledge that these are challenging times and that we are learning together. Thank you for allowing our teachers into your home each day. If you need assistance, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher for support.

Summer Movement Activities

Our PE teacher, Mr. Dalebroux, shared the following link on Seesaw, but we wanted to highlight it here as well. We hope everyone keeps moving all summer and enjoys a lot of time outdoors!


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRYKRDZY_V26GmcDbq8U-V_MurDwV-xK0x8i_V3FaxjTBNKEdSSBjaud1fEKap793ACJQ79PWkv_ni4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.g83005a105f_0_331

PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (P-EBT) PROGRAM- APPLY NOW!

Families affected by COVID-19 may still apply for free and reduced meals for this school year.


Oregon is the recipient of a grant to provide funds to children experiencing food insecurity during this Pandemic. The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs is supporting the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program by collecting data from schools. If your child is eligible, you will be contacted shortly by the Department of Human Services (DHS). Instructions will be included to activate or refuse benefits.


For more information please read the Press Release.

Summer Meal Program: June 15 through August 14

This summer, children can enjoy free breakfast and lunches through the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded nutrition program. All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible for breakfast and lunch. All children and students from the community are welcome to participate. There is no application or registration required. Parents or guardians are able to pick up meals for children who are not present.


There are 15 school sites providing curbside grab & go meals this summer. Breakfast and lunches will be served (together) Monday through Thursday, June 15 through August 14, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the following sites:


Elementary Schools: Aloha-Huber Park K-8, Elmonica, Fir Grove, Greenway, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, McKay, McKinley, William Walker, and Vose.


High Schools: Beaverton, Southridge, Sunset and Westview.


The following apartment sites will also serve grab & go meals (serve time to be determined):

  • Willow Springs Apartments, 3240 SW Doyle Pl, Beaverton, OR 97003

  • Merlo Station Apartments, 2032 SW Merlo Ct, Beaverton, OR 97003

  • LynMarie Apartments, 3660 SW 117th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005


For more information, and a map of Summer Meal Service sites, visit the Summer Meal Service webpage.


Sunset High School is the closest Meal Site to Terra Linda Elementary School.

Local Food Resources for Any Family

Aloha High School

18550 SW Kinnaman Rd, Aloha, OR 97078

Every Wednesday at noon through June 30

Details: All families are invited to pick up a Weekly Food Box containing produce, dairy or a combination of both. Food boxes are available for pick up every Wednesday at Aloha High School. Boxes will be distributed beginning at 12 noon until supplies last.


Sunset Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am or 4:00-6:00 pm all year

Details: Drive by Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am or 4:00-6:00 pm and pick up a food box for your family.

Email serve@sunsetpres.org to request a weekly delivery


St. Anthony Catholic Church

9905 SW McKenzie St, Tigard, OR 97223

Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 pm through June 30

Details: St. Anthony Catholic Church is partnering with Pacific Coast Fruit Company: Drive by Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 pm and pick up a fresh produce and dairy box. Any family can pick up one box per week.

Email info@satigard.org or call 503-639-4179 for more information


St Pius X Catholic Church

1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm through June 30

Details: Food boxes are available for pickup from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Families should arrive early. Food boxes are distributed on a first come, first served basis until they run out of food.Enter the campus on Saltzman Rd and exit via 123rd Rd. This will allow us to serve all quickly and efficiently.


At St. Pius, choose one of three different boxes: The weight of each box is approximately 20–25 pounds. Dimensions are 16x12x10. Boxes vary in type each day.

  • DAIRY: Eggs, milk, butter, yogurt, cheddar cheese & jack cheese

  • PRODUCE: Apples, oranges, strawberries, potatoes, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, carrots

  • COMBO: Deli ham & turkey, milk, cheddar & jack cheese, carrots, apples, celery, lettuce, tomatoes


St. Anthony and Aloha High School distribution sites may have these same options but we didn't receive these details.

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Ms. Britta, School Counselor

Does your child need to talk with our School Counselor? Britta is available for drop-in visits by students or families during her Office Hours:
  • Tuesdays 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:00
  • Thursdays 2:00-3:00


Zoom Information for Ms. Britta:

  • Meeting ID: 991 7391 4109
  • Password: kelso


You can also leave Britta a message anytime at 503-356-2494

Kindergarten registration is open online for the 2020-2021 school year. Paper enrollment packets can be picked up and dropped off every Wednesday. Our office staff will be available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Wednesdays. Due to construction, we will be based out of a Module classroom. Look for the sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane (see pictures below).


Please help spread the word to any families and neighbors who have children ready for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must be at least five years of age on or before September 1, 2020 per state statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/enrolling-your-child


Paper enrollment packets can be picked up Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm from our module located on the north end of our building. Look for the black sign in the bus lane! Completed packets can also be dropped off Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the same location.


Check out the general Kindergarten FAQ populated by the Beaverton School District's virtual Kindergarten Q&A session that was held on May 19. It is a work in progress. This FAQ is not meant to answer questions related to the 2020-21 school year and COVID-19. The District has a team working on return to school plans and that information will be shared this summer.

Toy Fundraiser

Piccolo Mondo Toys is partnering with several Beaverton Elementary Schools to provide Surprise Toy Bags for students in need. At Terra Linda, Piccolo Mondo is hoping to provide Surprise Toy Bags to each family who receives a weekly food delivery. If you would like to donate to this fundraiser, check out the information on this website:

https://www.piccolomondotoys.com/buy/terralinda20/terra-linda-elementary-school-surprise-activity-bag


To support toys for students at other area schools, go here:

https://www.piccolomondotoys.com/shop/1063/donations-for-kids-in-need


Thank you to Piccolo Mondo Toys for supporting Beaverton families!

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair- All Summer Long!

The brand new Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair is here! Bring the joy of reading home this summer and help students discover favorite characters, series, and collections, with the option to shop for books directly from the booklist flyer. Plus, our school will get 25% in Scholastic Dollars™ that we can use to purchase more books for classrooms and the library.

  • Same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fairs
  • Orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases benefit our school
  • The online fair runs now through 9/4


Please click on this link to start shopping: Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair


*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion. Learn more.


Thank you to the Terra Linda PTC for organizing this opportunity!

Summer Reading Resources

Elementary Summer Reading was prepared by our District Librarians and includes information regarding public library summer reading programs, recommended reading lists, new OBOB and ORCA title lists, how to access the district’s eBook library, and BINGO.

https://www.smore.com/56xuz

Pre-K Opportunity for 2020-2021

Are you or someone you know looking for a Pre-K program for 2020-2021? Apply now for Pre-K at Bonny Slope Elementary. It is open to students living in the Bonny Slope and Terra Linda attendance boundaries. Children must turn 4 by September 1, 2020.


Program Details:

  • A certified Beaverton teacher and two assistants in each classroom
  • Morning or afternoon session (maximum of 18 students in each session) M/T/W/Th
  • Mealtime (breakfast or lunch) is included with each session (for purchase or bring your own)
  • Family support and involvement opportunities
  • Tuition is $300/month or free tuition for those who qualify


Who Can Apply:

  • Children who live in the Bonny Slope or Terra Linda attendance boundary (this will be verified by showing appropriate documentation upon enrollment)
  • Children who are 4 years old or will turn 4 by September 1


To Apply:

  • Click on the link below for the application.
  • Once you have submitted your application, our district will review all submissions for completeness and eligibility. We will have information the week of May 25th about next steps in the registration process.
  • Please contact Bonny Slope by email if you have any questions:


Pre-K Application Information

Child Care Openings

Are you in need of childcare?

Please read the message below from Amanda Lybarger, Field Manager and Marketing Coordinator for Club K After School Zone. Her phone number is 503-643-9059 ext. 206 Amanda will connect you with registration or you can contact their registration department directly: regdept@clubkafterschool.com


Club K website: www.clubkafterschool.com

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

  • Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
  • Fill out this form to send us an email.
  • Use ParentVue to send a teacher a message.
  • Use the Seesaw Family App to message any teacher connected to the class.
  • Call Britta, our School Counselor, at 503-356-2494
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