Terra Linda Tiger Tale

April 27, 2020

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 28: Seesaw Tips for Parents Webinar

Friday, May 1: All-School Assembly at 9:30 am on Zoom

Wednesday, May 6 8:30-9:30 am Principal Chat

Wednesday, May 6 at 5:30 pm - Terra Linda Staff Parade

  • Parade Map coming soon!

Tuesday, May 12 - Pick up Student Supplies; Drop off Books

  • 10:30-11:30 Student Last Names A - G
  • 11:30-12:30 Student Last Names H - O
  • 12:30-1:30 Student Last Names P - Z

Wednesday, May 13 3:00-4:00 Principal Chat

Friday, May 15: Family Survey & Input Form due

Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

We had another fun assembly on Friday last week. If you missed it, here are the two links:

Here is a link to the last two Tiger Tale Newsletters:

With this new format of learning, I will be offering Principal Chats in May. Please feel free to join me for one, some, or all! I'm alternating between mornings and afternoons to provide access for different work or family schedules. I will share a few updates, answer questions and discuss any ideas you have:

  • Wednesday, May 6 8:30-9:30 am
  • Wednesday, May 13 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 20 8:30-9:30 am
  • Wednesday May 27 3:00-4:00 pm

Zoom Link for all Principal Chats:

On Tuesday, May 12, we will be distributing all remaining student supplies and items left in classrooms. Please see the plan below. Please bring with you any books you are finished reading that belong to Terra Linda.

As we continue with Remote Learning, it is really important that students continue to read each day. If they could read one hour each day, that would be amazing! They could actually grow a reading level this way! At a minimum, they should read 30 minutes every day. This will help them maintain their current reading level.

As a reminder, completing at least one lesson in Dreambox everyday will help students maintain their math skills.

Here is the Zoom information for ALL of our Friday assemblies:


Meeting ID: 973 305 310

Password: 085799

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep your children engaged in learning!

With Appreciation,


Student Supplies Pick-Up Plan

Classroom teachers have been packing up student supplies and materials that were left behind in classrooms. This includes items in desks and cubbies. Each student will have one plastic bag filled with their items and labeled with their name.

Please plan to come to Terra Linda during the 1-hour window below to pick up your student's bag of items.

In addition, please return any Terra Linda Library Books or books you borrowed from teachers that you are finished reading. We will have a bin available for returning Library Books (these books have a barcode on the front that is printed with Terra Linda Elementary). We will also have a bin for each teacher where we will place books loaned to you by classroom teachers

Vehicles will drive through the bus lane on the north end of the building near the Terra Linda park. You will drop off books at one station and pick up one bag of supplies per student at another station.

Tuesday, May 12 Pick-up Times:
  • 10:30-11:30 Student Last Names A - G
  • 11:30-12:30 Student Last Names H - O
  • 12:30-1:30 Student Last Names P - Z

Remember to bring library books and other books from school that you are finished reading!

Family Resources

Click on the above image or here: Family Resource newsletter for a list of resources for our families.

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.
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Terra Linda Tigers Community Challenge: Pictures Due Tuesday, 4-28

Share messages of encouragement and positivity in a window, on your sidewalk, on a sign you are holding, or any other way you can think of to let your friends and neighbors know you care and that we’re all in this together. Take a picture and post it on Seesaw by Tuesday, April 28 and we will share some of them at our Friday, April 28th Assembly!

Students just need to login to Clever, go to Seesaw, and find the Specials Class (click on their name in the upper left corner to reveal the Specials class). Then find the picture activity. Submit a picture of your message of encouragement and positivity!

Hat Day Challenge: Pictures Due Tuesday, 5-5

On Friday, May 8 we will play a slide show of students wearing their favorite hat from home or one they made. Find the Hat Day Seesaw Activity in your Specials Class, put on a hat, take your picture, then upload to Seesaw. We can't wait so see everyone's fun hat!

Seesaw Tips for Parents

Learn tips for navigating Seesaw by attending one of our webinars on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The free 30-minute webinars will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You also have the option of watching the webinars on the District Facebook page. We will be recording them and posting them to YouTube after the events.

2 p.m. webinar: https://bit.ly/3cKWGml

Password: Seesaw4Fam

7 p.m. webinar: https://bit.ly/2RVhyiA

Password: Seesaw4Fam

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Weekly Planning Sheet

You are welcome to print off this sheet (or draw a copy of it on your own paper) if your students would like a template for keeping track of things they need to do each week.

Weekly Planning Sheet

Zoom Meetings & Recordings Opt-Out Form

If you wish to exclude your student from Zoom meetings and/or Zoom recordings, please fill out the form below. If you do not fill out this form, we will assume you ARE allowing your student to participate in Zoom meetings with Terra Linda staff and that you ARE allowing Terra Linda staff to record the meetings.

English: https://forms.gle/SzZ1yoT5j5QftyER7

Spanish: https://forms.gle/h48LGbdm8HGdmENV9

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Terra Linda Staff "We Miss You" Parade

Our staff will visit Terra Linda students by driving around the school community together. We will drive by the major bus stops and Terra Linda neighborhoods. Be ready to wave at us from your home or a nearby sidewalk!

We will Depart the Terra Linda parking lot in our vehicles on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:30 pm. Here is the driving route we will follow.

It is very important the students and families follow these Safety Guidelines:

  1. Students and families may not approach cars or run into the street.
  2. Students that are by themselves must have parent/guardian permission to be outside.
  3. Everyone should practice social distancing guidelines by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others. This means you cannot give hugs or high fives to friends or neighbors.
  4. Spread out along the Parade Route. You can stand with those in your home, but everyone must spread out from neighbors.
  5. Current guidance is to wear a mask when outdoors - this is up to each family.

Family Survey & Input Form for 2020-2021

This year, we would like ALL Terra Linda families to answer at least the first 3 questions of our Family Survey & Input Form.

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If you would like to add additional input before we make decisions about class placements for the upcoming school year, please answer the remaining questions. You can provide input for any or all of your students who are planning to attend Terra Linda next year.

While we do not take requests for specific teachers, parent/guardian input will be considered in the formation of classes. Teachers carefully consider a number of factors to create balanced classes, including gender, academic levels, second language needs, special education needs, talented and gifted needs, and behavior needs. Families will be notified of class placements prior to the Meet your Teacher event in August.

Family Survey & Input Form is due by Friday, May 15.

Family Survey & Input Form

Use this form to share your plans for next year and to provide input about class placements for the fall.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten registration is open online for the 2020-2021 school year. 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.


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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