Timely Tidbits

May 6, 2022

Templeton staff would like to thank the TSO committee for all their hard work and dedication this week for teacher and staff appreciation week!

May 11th-No School-Teacher Planning Day

Incoming Kinder 2022-2023

Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30-7pm

9500 Southwest Murdock Street

Tigard, OR

You’re invited…

TEMPLETON Kindergarten Kick-Off!

for all incoming Kindergarten students (2022-23)

Wednesday, May 25th 5:30-7:00pm

In-person at Templeton Elementary

Incoming Kinders and their parents/caregivers are invited

  • Meet the Kindergarten teachers, classmates, and their families

  • Learn how to be ready for Kindergarten

  • Take home materials for summer practice

  • Students visit classrooms

  • Family bus ride!

  • Popsicles & fun on the playground

  • Wear your TTSD Kindergarten T-Shirt for a class photo!


A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022 to enter Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Enter your address in the Find Your School map if you do not know which school attendance area you live in.

Parents/guardians will need the following to complete the enrollment process: *child's birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residence (utility bill or lease agreement)

Go to the Enrollment page to complete the online registration process

Please contact the front office for more information. Lauri Barry: Head Secretary/Registrar: lbarry@ttsd.k12.or.us - 503-431-4852


18 spots left, apply now!

You’re invited to the TTSD Summer Kindergarten Jump Start at Templeton Elementary this year! Kindergarten Jump Start is a program for those students entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2022. Please complete this form by June 1, 2022 to have your child be considered for placement in summer school!

Summer School Dates:

August 1 - August 4

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

August 8 - August 11

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Please return to the front OFFICE no later than June 1, 2022

Questions? Please call Jennifer Scypinski 503-431-4896 or send an email at: jscypinski@ttsd.k12.or.us

Our Furry Friends

We love our furry friends, and the school district has updated a Board Policy (KGB #18) that outlines new guidelines for bringing animals on school property in order to keep animals and humans safe. Please be sure that animals are on a leash and in control at all times. At Templeton, we ask that dogs are kept away from areas where there are clusters of students, such as the cafeteria doors and the main front doors. If you are bringing a dog to drop off or pick up your student, please make a plan to be in an area that is visible by school staff, but not in congested areas. Thank you!

Lockdown Drill on May 18th

On Wednesday, May 18 at 10:15 AM, we will be conducting a safety drill at Templeton. This will be to practice our Lock Down procedure. Tualatin Police Department and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will be invited to participate and offer feedback.

We use the following Standard Response Protocol:

The school is notified of a lockdown over the internal speaker system. Students gather in a corner of their classroom where they sit together silently. Staff are responsible for locking the classroom door, turning off the light, taking roll to account for students, and joining students in sitting together as quietly as possible. Staff and students remain sitting quietly until First Responders open the door.

Students will be aware of the scheduled drill and will have an opportunity to ask questions during Morning Meetings. We will conduct all procedures swiftly and calmly.

We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or concerns by phone, email or in person. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. More information will be shared in an upcoming email.

Message from the Principal

What You Plant Today, You Will Harvest Tomorrow

With spring finally here, it’s a great time to encourage kids to get away from their screens and get outdoors. Why not invest some time in a family garden? Make your plans and plant your seeds now, and you will have your pick of flowers and food come summer. You’ll also cultivate some essential life skills. When kids tend to plants, they learn to care for the little things and one another. Keep in mind that gardens can be started in containers just as easily as in a bed in the yard. The most important thing is to find a place that will receive the greatest amount of light during the day.

Here are a few other tips to help start your family garden:

  1. Prep the soil by turning the soil over and breaking up any dirt clods. Supplement the soil with compost (this can come from your very own food waste).

  2. Plant your seeds or seedlings, making sure to cover the seeds or roots without going too deep. Herbs, squash, tomatoes, marigolds, sunflowers, and sweet peas are easy to grow and will provide instant gratification.

  3. Water immediately and keep the soil consistently moist.while plants are small. After a few weeks, taper off the watering to two or three times a week.

  4. Harvest frequently in order to encourage the plants to keep producing.

So get your family garden on and reap the benefits of fresh food and flowers as well as quality time spent together in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors!

Class placement for 2022-23

An end-of-year survey will be sent to all families on May 16th. There is a question in the survey about your child’s (or children’s) learning needs and other factors related to class placement. The class placement team will review these responses before finalizing classroom rosters for next school year. There is no need to submit any additional requests related to class placement.

Community Updates

APPLY NOW for Rental Assistance with Community Action.

Beginning Saturday, May 7th, Community Action’s Emergency Rent Assistance Program will temporarily limit new applications. All applications from eligible households who apply by end of day May 6, 2022, including current pending applications, will be processed.

As of May 7th 2022 Emergency rent assistance will temporarily only be available to Washington County residents who; Have received a 10-day eviction notice, and are below the 30% Area Median Income and have not applied or received rent assistance in the past twelve months.

  1. Call 503-615-0770 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:00 am

  2. Fill out the online prescreening request, so that they may call you back to schedule a phone appointment caowash.org

  3. Contact Caitlin Brown, cbrown2@ttsd.k12.or.us or 503-431-4888 for more information or with questions


Student Debt Workshop Thursday, May 12 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, presented by the Tigard Library

Have you heard about the recent changes to student loans? Presenter Joanne Di Paola of DevNW, will dive deeper into dealing with student loans, discuss up to date changes, and teach strategies you can implement now to support your financial future. Register: bit.ly/tpldebt

TSO Highlights!

  • Thanks to the huge success of the Jog-a-Thon fundraiser, we are now at $55,720. This sets up our TSO very well going into the 2022-23 school year!
  • Field trips are on this spring. Each grade now has a budget for field trips.
  • There is an upcoming book fair this spring. Be on the lookout for an announcement soon!
  • Last and most important: TSO positions will be voted on at our next meeting along with the need for committee leads for a variety of positions. If we do not fill these positions we will need to cancel some of our favorite community activities that we all look forward to. Please look for a sign up genius via email to volunteer for the variety of positions needed.
  • Come join us at our virtual meeting the 3rd Tuesday in May (5-17-22) at 7 pm

Templeton Elementary’s Art Literacy Program

Highlight on our current artist:

Claude Monet 1840-1926

Monet was a French painter and one of the founders of Impressionist art. Monet is famous for his unique style of painting with short obvious brush strokes and liberal use of color. He was inspired by nature and the way that natural light affected his subjects. He was more concerned about conveying a feeling than trying to perfectly copy a scene.

Our current project: an Impressionism style watercolor painting inspired by Monet, with a Portland Bridge overlay.

Our last project is complete: black & white photographs taken by students, inspired by Ansel Adams. Each student who participated will receive a 5x7 print of their photograph thanks to a grant from the Beta Beta Foundation!

THANK YOU to all of our amazing Art Literacy Volunteers for bringing Art to Templeton students!

Check out our Art Literacy blog for more info: www.templetonartlit.blogspot.com

For information about Art Literacy please contact Laurie Gregory/Becca Johnson at tempartlit@gmail.com.

One School, One Book

Our school is about to take part in a special, communitywide shared reading event. Every family will receive a copy of the same book and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. Books will be distributed (one per family) on Friday, May 13th.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With this program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at Templeton. Everyone–students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff–will all be following along together.

Weekly COVID Screening

If you would like to be removed please make sure to email the front office: templetonoffice@ttsd.k12.or.us with your students full name.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or signing up for weekly screening tests, visit our website: OHSU Screening Program or call Templeton's front office at 503-431-4850 with questions.

Upcoming Town Happenings (and summer camp options!)

For general questions, feel free to reach out to Caitlin Brown, Family Partnership Advocate, cbrown2@ttsd.k12.or.us or 503-431-4888

Some scholarships available directly with programs & reimbursement available through the Family Resource Center.

--Every Wednesday May 4 to June 15, 6:30 -8:30 pm
Strengthening Families Workshop
Free & virtual opportunity with both Spanish and English speaking families of students ages 10-14. English Flyer and Spanish Flyer

  • There are two separate parent groups (English & Spanish) so you can participate in their preferred language. All youth participate in the same session that is facilitated in English.

  • Families can register by calling Angelica Cruz (bilingual) at 503-887-9149.

--Saturday, May 21st Mini Duathlon, Summerlake Park
Two race times, 9 AM or 9:45 AM | $5 per child | Ages 6-12
Grab your running shoes and bike and join Parks & Rec for a race around Summerlake Park. This event is designed for beginners who are interested in multi-sport racing. Participants will be running first and then biking. Bring your own bike and helmet!
Don’t have a bike? Contact Kaitlyn: kaitlynl@tigard-or.gov by May 18, 2022 to reserve one. Registration required

--May 21st Tigard Bike Clinic; Summerlake Park
10:00 - 12:00 pm presented by WashCo Bikes. Want to learn how to adjust, clean, and repair your bicycle in a friendly, encouraging and instructive atmosphere? Bring your bike and instructors from WashCo Bikes will teach you basic bicycle repairs and maintenance!

--Beginning Sunday May 22 (until supplies last) Grow Your Own Flowers: Take & Plant Kits! Plant your own nasturtium and dwarf sunflower seeds at home! Follow a short instructional video link provided with a take & plant kit, then watch your flowers grow. Available at the Tigard Library

--Sunday May 1- Tuesday, May 13th StoryWalk®
Enjoy reading and nature at the same time as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail behind the library. Pause along the way at displays of each page from a specially-chosen picture book. A new story will go up each month through October! Enter to win this month’s featured book.

--Saturday, June 4th; Tualatin Blender Dash 9 am- 1pm
Don't miss out on Tualatin's craziest fun run for kids ages 5-15! The Blender Dash will include a mix up of everyone's favorite themed runs, including color, foam, mud, obstacles, and zombies! Every participant will receive a race number, sunglasses plus a Blender Dash bandana. Make sure to wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty as no one will come out of this clean! REGISTER HERE $25 per person; Register by May 9 to receive a $5 discount!

--June 24th-26th Tigard Festival of Balloons
Located at Cook Park. Featuring live music, funtastic traveling shows and Kids Action Zone! Tickets available the first week of June. Visit http://www.tigardballoon.org/#about for more information!

--Summer Options; be on the lookout for more information about summer school with TTSD

--Summer Reading & Writing Skills Programs (preschoolers- 11th grade). Topics include phonics, fluency, comprehension, love of reading, textbook skills, vocabulary and reading speed. Weekend and weekday schedules available. Call 1-800-715-1498 or visit https://precollege.oregonstate.edu/summer-reading-programs-children-and-adults

--YMCA Summer Camps
Two locations in Tigard available; hosted at Alberta Rider Elementary or Deer Creek Elementary. Visit here to register and this website for more information

--Club K Summer Camp
Two locations available: hosted at Mary Woodward Elementary and Bridgeport Elementary, visit here for more information or this website to register: https://clubkafterschool.com/summer-camp-registration/

--Summer Bike Camp with WashCo Bikes
July 25- July 29, located at Fanno Creek House in Tigard OR

Aug 22- 26, located at TVF&R Firestation in Beaverton
Visit: https://washcobikes.org/ for more information

--Soccer Shots mini summer camp options; visit https://pdx.soccershots.com/search?txt=tigard

--SkyHawks has a mix of camps (flag football, cheerleading, basketball, multi-sport), visit https://www.skyhawks.com/search/

--Willowbrook Arts Camp in Tualatin, visit https://www.willowbrookartscamp.org/rates-dates for more information


Important announcement!!!

Templeton Support Organization is having a sticker fundraiser. Help support the TSO and share your support with these Templeton Tiger, 3 inch, white or holographic stickers on sale for $2. Purchases can be made in the front office (cash or check). We have limited quantities so don’t wait, act fast and don’t miss out!

Dental3 Application

Dental3 will be providing free dental screening and sealants the week of May 31 at your school. Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth. Dental sealants are protective coatings put on the back teeth and are a quick and easy way to prevent cavities. Click this link to sign the permission form for your child online: https://hipaa.jotform.com/Dental3/free-school-sealant-program-english