Terra Linda Tiger Tale

September 24, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I hope you were able to attend Curriculum Night with your child's teacher(s) last night. If you missed it, teachers will be sending out a video link along with their slide presentations so that you can view these at your convenience.

Below, I've added a welcome video from me as well as an overview of PE, Music and our Wellness Wednesday lessons. Please take a few minutes to watch each of their short videos as more context Comprehensive Distance Learning.

I've also included a video of an Alicia Keys song as performed by One Voice. If you haven't seen it yet...tissue warning...you may want to grab a box. Even though you may not always feel it, you are doing a good job for your children, your family, our school and community. Thank you for making Terra Linda such a wonderful community and school.

As a reminder, if you place a book on hold from the Terra Linda Library by Monday night, you can pick up the books on Thursdays between 11:00am and 12:00pm during our weekly Grab & Go events. Go to this link: https://library4.nwtoolbox.org/common/servlet/presentloginform.do?fromLoginLink=true and click on BSD User Login to place books on hold. Watch the video linked below for how to place books on hold.

Thank you for all you are doing to help your students login each day on Zoom and engage with their teacher and classmates in online learning. Without you, we could not make this happen!

With appreciation,


Upcoming Events

Friday, September 25: September All-School Assembly at 8:30am

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 925 4548 7257
  • Password: Tigers

Monday, September 28: Deadline to place a Hold on Library Books for pick-up on 10/1

Tuesday, September 29 Grab & Go Day 11:00-12:00

  • Free Meals for all children - Pick up near the Flag Pole

Thursday, October 1 Grab & Go Day 11:00-12:00

  • Free Meals for all children
  • Food Backpack Pick-up
  • 2nd Grade Supplies
  • Any Terra Library Books placed on hold by 9/28

Thursday, October 1: Multilingual Family Night 6:30-8:00pm (details below)

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 993 8594 4933
  • Passcode: Tigers

Monday, October 5: Deadline to place a Hold on Library Books for pick-up on 10/8

Tuesday, October 6: Grab & Go Day 11:00am-12:00pm

  • Free Meals for all children

Wednesday, October 7: Regular Day of School (like a typical Thursday)

  • 10/7 and 10/8 will run like a typical Thursday & Friday
  • Since there is no school on Friday for students, we are running 4 consecutive days of regular school this week.

Thursday, October 8: Grab & Go Day 11:00-12:00

  • Free Meals for all children
  • Food Backpack Pick-up
  • Any Terra Library Books placed on hold by 9/28

Friday, October 9: No School

  • Staff Development Day

See the full year BSD calendar here

Welcome to 2020-2021 at Terra Linda!
Curriculum Night 2020-21
Wellness Wednesday introduction
Navigating in Seesaw
Alicia Keys - Good Job | Cover by One Voice Children's Choir | A Tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Multilingual Family Night

Our first meeting this year will be Thursday, October 1 at 6:30pm. If you are planning to attend and need an interpreter, please contact us by phone or text so we can arrange an interpreter.

We will focus on helping families with resources for Comprehensive Distance Learning and answer your questions.

Any family who speaks a language other than English at home is welcome to attend, even if you are also fluent in English!

Zoom Information

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 993 8594 4933
  • Passcode: Tigers

Tips for Grab & Go Days: Every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00-12:00

What is Available? Grab & Go Days will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Terra Linda from 11:00-12:00. If items are available for an entire grade level, your child's teacher will let you know what day to come to pick them up. You can also watch News & Notes for details of upcoming Grab & Go Days. Be sure to look at the Upcoming Events calendar above to see what items are available each day.

Library Books: Anyone who has placed a hold on a Terra Linda library book by Monday each week can pick up the book(s) on Thursday each week.

Free Meals: All families are invited to pick up free meals for all children in their family during the Grab & Go times. On Tuesday, each child receives two breakfasts & two lunches. On Thursday, each child receives three of each meal. Children do not be present to pick up meals.

Masks Required: Please wear a mask to participate in Grab & Go.

Drive or Walk: You are welcome to arrive in a vehicle or walk up to our meal or supply distribution lines. We have a staff member stationed in our cross walk connecting the Terra Linda Neighborhood and our school.

Family Toolkit

BSD launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We'll be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

More about Math Fluency

Last week we forgot to attach the video about Math Fluency. Below is the original video plus a second video from Christina Tondevold. Watch closely for the visual in the video with 6+7 and all of the connections (like the pathways in the brain) that help students understand why 6+7=13 and how that is connected to 6+6, counting, visuals, etc.

She emphasizes the connections between facts and how discussions help students to build their mathematical mind. What discussions could you have at home with your children about math?

Video #1: Fast Does Not Mean Fluent

Video #2: Helping Kids Learn Math Facts

Behavioral Health

Lines for Life has recently launched a COVID-19 Emotional Support Line that is also being tapped to receive calls regarding the wildfires. Callers do not have to be in crisis to utilize this line and access supportive listening, compassion, and connection to resources. This line is 24/7 and the number is 855-238-8644 (non-800-number version is 503-575-3761)

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Family Resources

Click on the button below to find Family Resources we've included in previous Tiger Tales. Here are the topics:
  • Family Toolkit
  • Help with Technology
  • Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
  • Setting up a Home Learning Environment
  • At Home Learning Tips
  • Visual Schedule & Zones of Regulation Templates
  • Placing Holds on Library Books - Video
  • Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for BSD Devices at Home
  • Volunteering
  • Club K Daycare
  • Clothes Closet
  • Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
  • Applying for Meal Benefits
  • BSD COVID-19 Resources
  • Mental Health & Washington County Resources
  • Community Resources during CDL
  • 2-page Resource for Community Resources in Washington County

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

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