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March 2021 Newsletter
West Tualatin View Elementary School
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 Ana_Brown@beaverton.k12.or.us. 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 email@example.com
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.
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!
St. Patrick's Day Zoom Party sponsored by Sunset HS Student Club
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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:
- Request a virtual meeting by clicking on this link
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 503-356-2514 (does not receive texts)
- Explore my West TV Counseling Website
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.
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 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, email@example.com or 503-356-4548.
- 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 http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
Specialists at West TV
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.