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June 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 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 shd@beaverton.k12.or.us

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,


Thank you so much for showering us with gifts, kind words, and amazing treats during Staff Appreciation Week! I would like to thank Heather Sorensen, Amy Bradford and the PTC for making sure that our staff felt the love especially during this very difficult year. We looked forward to a yummy breakfast on Monday, personalized notes and artwork on Tuesday, a bouquet of flowers on Thursday and lunch from Panera on Friday. We also enjoyed treats from other parents as well - candy, donuts and more...thank you all!


Every day I feel so fortunate to be the principal in this most supportive community. Thank you for showing us that you care and appreciate the work that we have done this year. Your recognition means so much to all of us.


Save the date!

Our 5th graders will be invited to participate in a car parade on the last day of school (Friday, June 18) to celebrate their final day as Allstars. The parade will start at the school - at 5:30pm and then travel through the West TV neighborhood. The staff will cheer for them as they drive through the school parking lot and families can cheer for them as they drive through the West TV neighborhood! A map of the car parade route will be coming soon!


Bingo Night

Thank you to all the families and community members who came to Bingo Night - it was a huge success! I'd like to give a special thank you to the many volunteers who organized this fun event: Sarah Loumena, Karri Iverson, Jenny Jenkins, Amy Flaxel, Jason Cowart, Jenna Sells, Sara Barber, and Tom Losch - thank you all for your time and energy to make this happen!


Retirements

At the end of this school year, Mrs. Martin (Principal's Secretary), Mrs. Van Kleek (Library Media Assistant) and Mrs. Gray (SCC Paraprofessional II) will be retiring. We will miss them dearly and appreciate their years of contribution to West TV!


Staffing changes for next year

Next year each elementary school will have an additional Student Success Coach/Intervention teacher. Our 3rd grade teacher Darleen Anderson will be moving into this role and our Kindergarten teacher Katie Hoffman will be moving to 3rd grade.


Summer updates

I'll be sending the final newsletter for this school year in mid-June. As additional information comes my way this summer regarding next school year, I'll be sure to keep you informed with updates!


Principal Valentine

Message from Mrs. Van Kleek in the Library

The West TV Library is already preparing for our next big year. Please return books as soon as you have read them. *An email for overdue books and materials was sent Thursday, May 13.


Books may be returned in the classroom collection boxes for Hybrid students or at Curbside Monday & Thursday 2:30-3:30 or Wednesday 11:00-12:00 for both Hybrid and CDL students.


After May 21, students will be allowed to checkout one book at a time only if they have returned all other books and paid for lost items.


All library books are due on Monday, June 7.


Please contact the Library Desk at Barbara_Van_Kleek@beaverton.k12.or.us​ or 503-356-2516 with questions.

Field Day This Year

As we approach the end of the year, we start planning Field Day. With the current safety guidelines, Field Day will be virtual this year. However, instead of just one day for Field Day, students will enjoy 2 weeks of Field Day activities during their CDL time for PE starting June 7th. All of these activities can be done at home with family members too. Our hope is to provide students and families with fun fitness activities that can be done throughout the summer as well. Thank you for helping us create the best experience possible for our students and I hope you have a great time experiencing Field Day together.


Ms. Cereda

PE Teacher

Annual BSD Parent Survey

The 2021 Annual Parent Survey is now open!


The Parent Survey is for everyone who has a child in the Beaverton School District. Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parent/guardians to complete the survey.


This survey is voluntary. You may opt out of completing the survey at any time. All survey data will be summarized so that each person who answers will remain anonymous. Nothing in the survey or District software will be used to identify you.


It is OK to go back and change your answer to a previous question, but you must finish the survey in one sitting.


The survey closes on Wednesday, June 2. *The link to the survey was mailed to families on Sunday, May 16 by the district.


These surveys are extremely important, and results are shared with the School Board and community each year. Thank you in advance for participating in the Parent Survey!

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys

Dear West Tualatin View Parents and Guardians,


It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and fun.


Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.


The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.


The school’s survey will be open for responses until May 31.


We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.


Thank you,

Leah Biado-Luis

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator


Parent Survey Link: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=6016956

Message from the Public Library

Join us for Reading Colors Your World, our annual Summer Reading program. We offer reading fun for all ages. Summer Reading 2021 launches on Monday, June 1st and goes through August 31, 2021.


Learn how to participate in the summer reading program at Cedar Mill Library


Newsletter - Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries

School Supply Packs for next year

Each Spring we offer an opportunity for families to purchase the school supplies that teachers have requested for next school year. We have used this company for several years and they do a great job for us. This is a convenient way for families to avoid the stores before school begins but it is not required (it is optional). See below for ordering information. The School Supply Lists for 21-22 are also below.


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It's time to order school supplies for next year! Supplies will be bundled and shipped directly to school next fall and will be distributed to each student in time for the first day of classes.


Go to: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter West TV's school ID WES632.


Please also consider purchasing a few "donation packs" to help us pay for school supply kits for our West TV students in need. These are $5 "packs" that you can add to your child's order.


Questions can be directed to Jami Keene, the parent who is coordinating this service: jamikeene@hotmail.com

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Wednesday June 2

Since there is no school for students on Monday, May 31 due to the Memorial Day holiday, students will have a regular synchronous learning day (Hybrid in the morning and CDL in the afternoon) on Wednesday, June 2 as opposed to an independent asynchronous learning day.


  • Tuesday, June 1 will run like a typical Monday
  • Wednesday, June 2 will run like a typical Tuesday
  • Thursday and Friday, June 3 and 4, will run like normal

Last Day of School

The last day of school for Hybrid and CDL students (K-5) is Friday, June 18.

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Calendar

May

20 Kindergarten Orientation via Zoom @ 6:00pm

31 No School for Students - Memorial Day


June

2 Virtual School Assembly

2 Regular 'synchronous' school day - Hybrid in AM; CDL in PM

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

15 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

18 Last day of School for Students

18 5th grade car parade starting at 5:30pm

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All information below has been shared previously

COVID-19 test "Abbott BinaxNOW"

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) supports COVID-19 testing in public and private K-12 schools in Oregon for students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19. The Beaverton School District has registered to have Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing available for students and staff who develop primary symptoms of COVID-19 at school. Primary symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • New or different than usual shortness of breath

  • New or different than usual coughing

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New loss of taste or smell.


The Abbott BinaxNOW test will only be administered to students who have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian on file. The student must be capable and willing to perform a nasal swab test independently. The parent(s) or guardian can decline testing and opt to test their child with a healthcare provider. If there is any doubt as to whether a specimen may be safely self-collected by an individual, they should be referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Positive test results will be shared with the Local Public Health Authority to assist in contact tracing.


If you would like your child to participate in this testing program, please complete and return the consent form to the school office. You can find the consent form at this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/public-safety/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus/return-to-in-person-instruction/covid-19-health-safety-guidance under the COVID-19 Testing Information. For further information on the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test.

West TV Student Day in Hybrid

The information has been shared below in 2 different formats: the first is a slideshow (a student-friendly version with graphics) and the second is in a newsletter format (a cell phone-friendly version).


Please call the school office if you have questions (503) 356-2510.


West TV Student Day in Hybrid.pdf - slideshow

West TV Student Day in Hybrid - newsletter

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:


PTC

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 http://211.org/.
  • The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.

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

Allizon_Bieker@beaverton.k12.or.us


Nicole Cereda - PE Teacher

Nicole_Cereda@beaverton.k12.or.us


Kaija Daniel-Hoffman - Counselor

Kaija_Daniel-Hoffman@beaverton.k12.or.us


Ali Fisque - Speech Language Pathologist

Alexandra_Fisque@beaverton.k12.or.us


Lisa Gerig - Learning Specialist

Lisa_Gerig@beaverton.k12.or.us


Susan Leonard - Student Success Coach/Intervention Teacher

Susan_Leonard@beaverton.k12.or.us


Krasi Nikolov - Music Teacher

Krasi_Nikolov@beaverton.k12.or.us


Monica Paas - ESL Teacher

Monica_Paas@beaverton.k12.or.us


Alexandria (Zandi) Wesenberg - Nurse

alexandria_wesenberg@beaverton.k12.or.us

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.