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March 2021 Newsletter

West Tualatin View Elementary School

Phone: (503) 356-2510

Attendance Line: (503) 356-2511 - messages can be left 24 hours

Fax: (503) 356-2515

West TV Contact Form - click on form to send an email

Having technical issues?

You may reach out to our Technology Assistant Mrs. Brown directly via email at If she is unable to resolve the issue, she will have you request support from the BSD Student Help Desk.

Call: Student Help Desk at (503) 356-4656

Email: the Student Help Desk at

If you call and have to leave a message, please include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number in your message.

The school offices throughout the district are not currently open to the public for everyone's safety. However, the secretaries are working and will respond quickly to phone calls and emails.

Principal's Message

Dear West TV families,

I want to take a moment and acknowledge the many families that have reached out to the school with words of kindness and appreciation. We are so encouraged by the sentiment and heartfelt appreciation.

When we return to school we will be utilizing every moment to help kids fill in their learning gaps and to focus on students’ social emotional needs. Our work is a community effort, one that strives to support our children, and the entire wellness of the community, well into the future. “Our” work means all parents/guardians, grandparents, teachers, classified staff and anyone that helps West TV students achieve success. We are stronger when we work together and our children are better off because of our collaboration.

Parent Survey Results

The Hybrid/ CDL survey results are in:

  • 48.54% have chosen CDL
  • 51.46% have chosen Hybrid (In-Person Instruction)

The tentative start date for Hybrid (In-Person Instruction) is April 5th for grades K, 1, and 2 and is April 12th for grades 3, 4, and 5.

For Hybrid: The session times have still not yet been determined.

If you selected Hybrid (In-Person Instruction), you will be notified who your child's teacher will be and if your student is in the AM or PM session as soon as the information is available. *Your child's teacher may change.

If you selected to remain in CDL, you will be notified who your child's teacher will be as soon as the information is available. *Your child's teacher may change.

The Book Fair is coming!

The West TV Scholastic Online Book Fair is March 3-16! The date has been extended 4 days (it previously was scheduled to end on March 12). See below for more information.

And don't forget that Walk & Roll Day is tomorrow - Wednesday, February 24th!

Principal Valentine

St. Patrick's Day Zoom Party sponsored by Sunset HS Student Club

Helping Hands is a Sunset after school club composed of high schoolers eager to volunteer with elementary school children! This month, we will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Zoom Party, where the high schoolers will lead elementary schoolers step-by-step arts and crafts in breakout rooms. Sign up through the RSVP form here! For more information about the event, please contact
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Book Fair

West TV will be having a Scholastic Book Fair this spring! Our book fair will be online beginning March 3 and ending March 16. The most popular titles, favorite characters, great new authors and attention-grabbing storylines are available--over 6,000 titles in all.

Book trailers will be featured during your Wednesday library classes March 3 and 10. You can find the book fair homepage at .

eWallets are a safe and secure payment option. They are free to set up, make funds immediately available and allow family and friends to contribute to the student’s book purchases. eWallet how-tos are at the site shown above. Donations to teachers and classroom libraries can be made through eWallets, too.

Pick up a flyer at Curbside Mondays and Thursdays or at the Book Bus on Wednesdays, March 3 or 10.

Walk & Roll: It’s Good for Your Heart

Whether you walk or bike a few blocks or over a mile, physical activity is good for your heart, your whole body, and it’s fun! With cold winter weather, children spend less time playing outside, but a nice brisk walk or bike ride will help achieve their recommended 60 minutes daily exercise and help prevent childhood obesity and support healthy bones.

Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on February 24th!

The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:

  • Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
  • Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on dark, winter days.
  • Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.

After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include: reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.

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Virtual Talent Show

2021 West TV Virtual Talent Show:

Great news! The West TV Virtual Talent Show is back! We will be displaying student talent videos during our virtual Wednesday assemblies on April 7th, May 5th, and June 2nd of 2021.

If your child would like to be featured in one of the Talent Show videos, please submit your video no later than Friday, March 19 by using this Google Form. Then look out for our West TV Wednesday assemblies through the end of the school year to watch the West TV All Stars showcase their talents!

If your child would like to submit a talent video, please follow the guidelines below and make sure a parent/guardian completes this Google Form with their email address as permission for posting videos to our West TV Talent Show video collection.

Talent Show Guidelines:

- Talent video must be no longer than 2 minutes

- Talent must be appropriate for all audiences age 5-11.

- Please use the talent video file upload attached at the bottom of this Google Form.

- Talent suggestions: a video performance of dancing, singing, karate, instrumentals, solos, magic tricks, juggling, appropriate skits or joke telling, and more!

*Videos must be submitted with parent/guardian email address as permission for posting videos in the West TV Talent Show video collection. Videos uploaded using the google form will go directly to Mrs. Daniel-Hoffman.

2021 West TV Virtual Talent Show - video submissions

2020-2021 West TV Assemblies

Kindergarten Orientation

This is an opportunity for parents with incoming Kindergarten students to learn about the school and Kindergarten curriculum. It will be held virtually via Zoom on May 20th at 6:00pm.

West TV Kindergarten Orientation via Zoom

Thursday, May 20th at 6:00pm

Zoom Link: 995 8719 0438

Password: allstars

Please share this with neighbors, friends and relatives who have incoming 2021-22 West TV students!

Families are encouraged to register now so that they can start receiving information monthly from the school.

Registration for 21-22

Registration for Kindergarten and all new students for the 21-22 school year is open now. Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 is eligible to enroll for Kindergarten. Families are able to register online. Link to register online: click here.

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3 Virtual School Assembly

3-16 Scholastic Online Book Fair

5 Spirit Day "Book Character Day" - dress up as your favorite book character

16 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

22-26 SCHOOL CLOSED - Spring Break


2 Spirit Day "Crazy Hair Day"

7 Virtual School Assembly

16 No School for Students - Grading Day

20 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

28 No School for Students - Staff Development Day


5 Virtual School Assembly

7 Spirit Day "Mismatch Day"

18 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

20 Kindergarten Orientation via Zoom @ 6:00pm

31 No School for Students - Memorial Day


2 Virtual School Assembly

4 Spirit Day "Dress to Impress Day" - dress in your best clothes

15 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

18 Last day of School for Students

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All information below has been shared previously

Message from the Counselor

Hello West TV Families!

My name is Kaija Daniel-Hoffman and I am the school counselor here at West TV. As a professional school counselor, I serve students in our school through whole class lessons, small groups, and individual counseling to support students in their social, emotional and academic growth. If you and/or your child would like to connect with me, you can do so in any of the following ways:

Inclement Weather Information During CDL

All classes and school schedules will continue on time in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), even if district facilities are closed due to inclement weather. In other words, we will not have any "snow days" in CDL.

If district facilities are closed, any on-site classes/programs including Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) will be canceled. All daytime and evening activities/events also will be canceled. For more information, please visit the Inclement Weather Information webpage.

TAG/Summa Updates

Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.

TAG/Summa Testing

  • TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring

  • Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer

  • Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer

  • Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall

  • Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall

  • In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification

Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria

  • No change in admission criteria, only tests used

  • Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

  • Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

    • Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests

    • ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)


  • Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available

  • Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates

  • Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021

Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, or 503-356-4548.


The West TV Parent Teacher Club (PTC) is an independent organization that seeks to enhance the scholastic and extracurricular lives of West TV students. PTC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. The dates for each month's meeting can be found on the school and PTC websites. Visit the West TV PTC website to learn more and connect with us!

Community Resources

  • Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at
  • The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information:

Specialists at West TV

If you would like to connect with one of our Specialists, please email them directly at their email address listed below and they will arrange a time for a Zoom meeting.

Alli Bieker - Psychologist

Nicole Cereda - PE Teacher

Kaija Daniel-Hoffman - Counselor

Ali Fisque - Speech Language Pathologist

Lisa Gerig - Learning Specialist

Susan Leonard - Student Success Coach/Intervention Teacher

Krasi Nikolov - Music Teacher

Monica Paas - ESL Teacher

Alexandria (Zandi) Wesenberg - Nurse

At West TV we aspire to develop empowered lifelong learners who make a positive difference in the global community.

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