CFT Weekly Wildcat

Week of October 28, 2022

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Principal's Message

Over the past few weeks, we have welcomed a number of new students and families to the CFT community, and we now have over 480 students! It's wonderful to see the hallways, classrooms and playground full of children learning, playing and going about their days. That said, a growing student population needs a growing population of adults to support them.

We are hiring! We currently have several open opportunities to join the CFT team as a classified Instructional Assistant, and we would love for them to be filled by caring adults who might already have a connection to our community. If you are interested - or know someone who might be interested - in working with the best elementary school team ever, please consider applying for one of our open positions.

We are hiring:

  • 3 temporary assistants to support 1st grade. 5.75 hours with benefits after 65 days
  • 1 temporary health room assistant, 3.75 hours
  • 2-3 recess/lunch assistants, 2.25 hours
  • 1 temporary ELD assistant, 3.75 hours
  • 1 custodial assistant, 3 hours (after school)

Please see below for links to the application website and more information about the positions.

Tarehna Wicker

Mensaje de la Directora

Durante las últimas semanas, hemos dado la bienvenida a una cantidad de nuevos estudiantes y familias a la comunidad de CFT, ¡y ahora tenemos más de 480 estudiantes! Es maravilloso ver los pasillos, las aulas y el patio de recreo llenos de niños aprendiendo, jugando y pasando el día. Dicho esto, una creciente población estudiantil necesita una creciente población de adultos para apoyarlos.

¡Estamos contratando! Actualmente tenemos varias oportunidades abiertas para unirse al equipo de CFT como asistente de instrucción clasificado, y nos encantaría que las llenaran adultos comprensivos que ya podrían tener una conexión con nuestra comunidad. Si está interesado, o conoce a alguien que podría estar interesado, en trabajar con el mejor equipo de la escuela primaria, considere aplicar para uno de nuestros puestos vacantes.

Estamos contratando:

  • 3 asistentes temporales para apoyo de 1er grado. 5.75 horas con beneficios después de 65 días
  • 1 asistente de salud, 3.75 horas
  • 2-3 asistentes de recreo/almuerzo, 2.25 horas
  • 1 asistente temporal para el departamento de ELD, 3.75 horas
  • 1 asistente de conserjería/ limpieza, 3 horas (después de la escuela)

Consulte a continuación los enlaces al sitio web de las aplicaciones y más información sobre los puestos.

Tarehna Wicker


We have several open job positions at CFT. You can check the full list of open positions in the District HERE.

Below are the CFT specific postings:

Mark Your Calendars

  • November 9th - End of Quarter 1
  • November 10th - Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL
  • November 11th - Veterans Day - Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • November 21-22 - Fall Conferences/Family Partnership Days (after school 11/21 and all day on 11/22)


School Schedule for the 2022-2023 School Year

7:45AM - Doors Open

8:00AM - School Starts

2:20PM - School Dismissal

Attendance Line: 503-431-4405*

*Please call the Attendance Line before 8:30AM the day of an absence, otherwise we might not be able to put the excused absence in the system before the automated phone calls go out to unexcused absences.


Click on your student's teacher below and you will be directed to the Signup Genius for your classroom. If you cannot find a time on the Signup Genius that works for your family, please contact your teacher directly. If you have not signed up for a conference, your student's teacher will be contacting you to make sure you have a time slot.


Mrs. Darby

Mrs. McKee

Mrs. Pelser

Mrs. Redding

1st Grade:

Ms. Ahn

Ms. Merlino

Mrs. Wissmiller

2nd Grade:

Mrs. Gans

Ms. Holland

Mrs. Nichols

3rd Grade:

Ms. Brock

Mrs. Chargin/Mr. Steffan

Mrs. Parry

Mr. Petersen

4th Grade:

Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Kira

Mrs. Reed

5th Grade:

Mr. Bechtold

Mrs. Gooding

Ms. Young

HALLOWEEN GUIDELINES - Monday, October 31, 2022

This year, Halloween celebrations will continue to follow CFT Tradition:
    • Students may wear costumes for the final hour of school.

    • Classes may choose to have Halloween, Harvest or Fall parties during that time.

    • Any student may opt out of the Halloween festivities and go to the library for an alternate activity.

    • General guidelines for costumes:

      • Costumes should not appropriate a culture to which the student does not belong.

      • Students need to be recognizable; masks or makeup that make it difficult to identify a child should be left at home.

      • Costumes should not be scary, bloody or involve simulated weapons of any kind.

      • Costumes should not inhibit students’ ability to move safely and easily in school environments.


Este año, las celebraciones de Halloween seguirán la tradición CFT:

    • Los estudiantes pueden usar disfraces para la última hora de clases.

    • Los salones de clase pueden elegir tener fiestas de Halloween, Cosecha u Otoño durante ese tiempo.

    • Cualquier estudiante puede optar por no participar en las festividades de Halloween e ir a la biblioteca para una actividad alternativa.

    • Pautas generales para los disfraces:

      • Los disfraces no deben apropiarse de una cultura a la que el estudiante no pertenece.

      • Uno tendrá que poder reconocer a los estudiantes; las máscaras o el maquillaje que dificulten la identificación de un niño deben dejarse en casa.

      • Los disfraces no deben dar miedo, involucrar sangrar ni involucrar armas simuladas de ningún tipo.

      • Los disfraces no deben inhibir la capacidad de los estudiantes para moverse con seguridad y facilidad en los entornos escolares.


The TTSD Transportation Department has sent us updated bus routes that have added two stops on Route 14. These were effective as of 10/27/22.

TITLE 1 Information

Download the Title 1 Information below for more information on our CFT Title 1 program.
CFT Title 1 Information

Click on the button to be taken to the Title 1 page on the CFT Website.


Free Parenting Class PAX Tools provides great parenting strategies to create a healthy, happy

peaceful and productive home.

We’re offering four trainings this year and want to build them specifically to meet your needs in terms of:

- Virtual or in person?

- Transportation needs

- Time

- Day of the Week

- Location

- Language Offered

- Childcare needs

If interested, please click here to share your workshop preferences, so we can plan this for you! See flyer below for more information.


Visit the district Food Service page for more information or download the October Menu PDF below.


We are so excited the jog-a-thon has raised over $29,000! The money raised will go directly to classrooms, library books, staff appreciation, art lit and much more! We will officially announce the TOP 3 classes who earned a pizza, popcorn or popsicle party on November 1st. So get any last minute pledges in!


Listed below is information that has been provided to our Family Partnership Advocate, Ms. Tammie Mandujano.

IRCO Washington County

Download the flyer below for more information.


See attached flyer for more information about the Tigard Free Food Market. Market occurs the 4th Monday of each month. Flyer is in many languages.


Download the flyer below for information about receiving free formula in the Tigard area.

English Classes at Tigard Methodist

Download the flyer below for further information.


Download the flyer below for more information


Download the flyer below fore more information.


Below are the community flyers that were provided to and approved by the TTSD District Office for this week. Please visit the CFT website HERE to view past community flyers.

Tigard-Tualatin School District is an Equal Opportunity School District. If you need interpretation of this document, please call our English Language Learner Department at 503-431-4123.

If you need interpretation services, please call our English Language Learner (ELL) Department at: (503)431-4123 (English) Si necesita servicios de intérprete, favor de llamar al Departamento de Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés (ELL) al: (503)431-4123 (Spanish) Haddii aad u baahantahay adeegga turjumaan, fadlan u wac Qaybta Barashada Luqada Ingrisiga ee Tel: (503)431-4123 (Somalí) (503)431-4123 (Arabic) Nếu như ông/bà cần dịch vụ thông dịch, xin vui lòng gọi bộ phận English Language Learner (ELL) của chúng tôi tại: (503) 431-4123 (Vietnamese) 若您需要語言翻譯服務,請聯絡我們的英語學習部門(ELL),電話:(503)431-4123。 (Chinese) Ika pwe ke mochen an emon epwe anisuk non pekin chiaku kose mochen kopwe kokori ei nampa: (503)431-4123 (Chuukese) Если Вы нуждаетесь в услугах переводчика, тогда, пожалуйста, звоните в наш Отдел для изучающих английский язык (English Language Learner- ELL), по номеру телефона: (503)431-4123 (Russian)