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June 1, 2020

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 pm: PTC Meeting - All are welcome!

Wednesday, June 3 10:00 am-12:00 pm Office Staff in Module Building

  • Stop by to pick up or drop off paper enrollment forms
  • Watch for a sign on the sidewalk in the bus lane!

Thursday, June 4 8:30 am All-School Assembly: Celebrating our 5th Graders!

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
  • 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

  • Return all Terra Linda Library books and books belonging to teachers' classroom libraries
  • 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 belonging to teachers' classroom libraries
  • 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,

As we come to the final two weeks of school, we continue to navigate learning at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are also experiencing the events transpiring across our country and in cities around the world in response to the unnecessary and tragic death of George Floyd. I have been reflecting on what actions I can take as both an individual and a leader towards demonstrating a commitment to anti-racism and social justice in our school and our community. I continue to work towards these goals as I know I am never finished learning and growing. My heart goes out to all of our families and our greater community who have been affected and traumatized by these events.

Teachers will be listening to students this week and offering whatever support and space students may need. Our counselor, Ms. Britta, is also available for additional support. We also plan to continue Literacy and Math lessons and activities as well as additional content over the next two weeks.

I am so proud of our students and all they have endured during this unprecedented time. I miss them a lot and can't wait until the day we return to normal. While we don't yet know specific plans for September, please know our District is working on different scenarios so we are prepared for the start of the 20-21 school year.

This week's assembly is focused on our 5th graders. We hope all students attend to honor our exiting class. You'll get to see pictures of each of them as Kindergarteners AND 5th graders, so I hope all students join! It's also important for us to gather as a community and celebrate the differences that we bring. Our assemblies provide a time to come together and celebrate each other.

Thank you for everything you are doing to support your children at home. I continue to be amazed at how you all have become home school teachers and handled it with grace over these last two months.

With Appreciation,


Camp Achieve Summer 2020

Overview: Each summer, Terra Linda has offered a summer program called Camp Achieve. This summer, we will continue to have Camp Achieve, but it will be all online. We initially opened spots to specific students who teachers felt could most benefit from Camp Achieve. However, we have not yet filled all of the available spots. So we are now opening up Camp Achieve to any Terra Linda student up to the first 50 who register. All others will be placed on a waiting list. If additional spots open up, we will contact you and let you know.

Registration is due on Friday, June 5 at 4:00 pm.

Program Description: The structure for Camp Achieve 2020 will be similar to how we finished the school year during Distance Learning for All. Students will be connected with a Beaverton teacher from June 29 through August 21. Students will be expected to read at least 30 minutes daily and complete at least one Dreambox lesson per day throughout the summer. Teachers will check in on student progress via Seesaw. Teachers will also assign one reading reflection, one writing prompt, one wellness activity, and one Social Emotional Learning activity each week. Students are expected to complete these activities each week. Teachers will also host four class meetings on Zoom during the 8-week camp to check on progress, build connections, and address any questions. We will also mail at least $20 in books if you participate!

Our goal is that you are reading and maintaining math and writing skills throughout the summer!

When: Family meetings on Zoom will be scheduled between June 8 and June 26. Student participation in Camp Achieve is June 29 through August 21, all online

Who: Students currently attending Barnes, Cedar Mill, Chehalem, Elmonica, Fir Grove, Montclair, Oak Hills, Raleigh Hills K-8, Raleigh Park, Ridgewood, Rock Creek, Sexton Mountain, Terra Linda, and Vose Elementary Schools or who are registered at one of these 14 schools for 2020-2021.

Grade Levels: Camp Achieve is open to next year's 1st grade through next year's 5th grade students.

Registration: Fill in this online form:

English: https://forms.gle/89cWYr8dSFbfJz7D7

Spanish: https://forms.gle/iygpBNyoguduZx3d6

Registration is due Friday, June 5 by 4:00 pm.

Cost: The suggested fee for participation is $10, but we will accept any amount between $1 and $10. Payment is due by Friday, June 5.

Payment Options:

  1. Our preferred format is an online payment through your ParentVue Account. Once you log in, look for the "Online Payment" options in the menu on the left.
  2. You can send cash or a check by mail to Terra Linda, 1998 NW 143rd Ave. Portland, OR 97229. Checks should be written to Terra Linda and marked as "Camp Achieve 2020 Registration." Please include your student’s ID number in the envelope.
  3. You can also drop off cash or checks on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Module. Look for a sign in the bus lane.

Waitlist: If you are placed on a waitlist, we will let you know by email. Anyone on the waitlist does not need to pay the registration fee until they are accepted into Camp Achieve.

Virtual Field Day

We will be participating in a Virtual Field Day this year!

On Wednesday, this week, watch your Specials Class on Seesaw for a Field Day slideshow with 20+ activities for you to do at home as a family.

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.

This Thursday's Assembly: Celebrating our 5th Graders!

Thursday's assembly at 8:30 am is for all students. Here is the Zoom information:

Last Day of School for Students

The last day of school is Thursday, June 11.

Chromebooks over the Summer

All students, including 5th graders, are welcome to keep their Chromebooks over the summer.

If you are moving to a different school district for fall 2020, please return the Chromebook and charger to Terra Linda on Monday, June 15 between 9:00 and 11:00 am. If this time window doesn't work for you, please leave a message at 503-356-2490 and we will contact you to make different arrangements.

Please Return All Terra Linda Books

We are collecting all Terra Linda Library Books and all books borrowed from Terra Linda teachers on Monday, June 15 between 9:00 and 11:00 am. If this time window doesn't work for you, please leave a message at 503-356-2490 and we will contact you to make different arrangements.


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.

Local Food Resources for Any Family

Aloha High School

18550 SW Kinnaman Rd, Aloha, OR 97078

Every Wednesday at noon

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

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

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

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.


NEW: 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.

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:


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


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.


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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