Terra Linda Tiger Tale

November 1, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

Thank you for your generous support of the PTC-Sponsored Tiger Trot. I sent out the Tiger Trot celebration video last Friday, but I've added it below in case you didn't get a chance to watch it. Though it's 10 minutes, I hope it makes you smile. It was fun to see the students running and cheering each other on!

I've also linked the Middle School Options Presentation slides below. We shared this information with 5th grade students a few weeks ago, and we shared it at the start of the PTC meeting last Wednesday. Please contact us at school if you have any questions.

Be sure to read through the articles below. We have a lot to share this week!

With appreciation,


Tiger Trot Fall '21
BSD Back-to-School Information & FAQ

Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.

This Week

Monday, November 1

Tuesday, November 2

Wednesday, November 3

Thursday, November 4

Friday, November 5

9:00am Principal Chat on Zoom

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
  • Passcode: Tigers

COVID Screening Test Kits in Backpacks

**Set Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00am**

Week of November 8

***November Food Drive This Week***

Monday, November 8

Send COVID Screening Samples to School

Tuesday, November 9

Wednesday, November 10

Thursday, November 11 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Veteran's Day Holiday

Friday, November 12 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Grading Day

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Reminder: Set your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday, November 7

On Sunday, November 7, daylight saving time ends, meaning it gets darker earlier. With shorter days this time of year, all road users should be extra alert. Here are some suggestions to keep everyone safe:

  • Wear bright reflective clothing when walking or rolling.

  • Don’t assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.

  • Keep eyes and ears open, especially while crossing the street.

  • Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets. It’s the law.

  • Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slow down in the dark and rain. Be on alert for people on foot or on bikes at intersections, in crosswalks (marked and unmarked), in bike lanes and in school zones.

  • Don’t text and drive.

Fall & Winter Assistance for Terra Linda Families

The November and December breaks can be challenging for families who are having difficulty paying for food or other basic items. We wanted you to know we will be collecting non-perishable food items from Monday, November to 8 through Wednesday, November 17. All collected items will be sorted into boxes and will go to Terra Linda families who need additional items over the November Break.

Winter Break is another time when families might need additional support. Every year, we offer families a delivery of food and gifts for the upcoming Winter Break by connecting families to local agencies working with Terra Linda. We are offering this opportunity this year, too.

If you would like to donate items for Terra Linda families for Winter Break or if you would like to request a food box for the November Break and/or a food & gift box for Winter Break, please call the office at 503-356-2490 anytime between now and Monday, November 8. Thank you!

Clothing Donations Needed

Sometimes students need a change of clothes during the school day, so we provide this to students in the office. However, we have given away most of our extra clothing.

We are in urgent need of these new (or gently used) items:

  • Girls leggings size extra-small, small, medium, and large
  • Boys sweat pants size extra-small, small, medium, and large

Thank you very much for your generosity!

Pledge of Allegiance Videos

We would like to feature our students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during our Monday morning announcement videos. If your student would like to participate in this opportunity, please have them email Mrs. Batsell a recording of themselves reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. There is no guarantee that we will use every video, but we will select from the videos submitted.

Email videos to christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us

Thank You For Supporting the Sock Drive!

Thank you for donating new socks to be shared with BSD's Clothes for Kids and With Love Oregon. We were able to collect over 1,300 pairs of socks! Thank you for your generosity.

Covid-19 Weekly Screening Program Delayed - Materials will be Sent Home This Friday

For families who opted in to the Covid-19 Weekly Screening Program, OHSU is experiencing supply chain issues/ We received the labels late Friday afternoon, so we will sending home materials this Friday, November 5. Saliva samples are due Monday, November 8 by 9:00am.


The test is done with saliva and needs to be collected first thing in the morning before eating, drinking or brushing teeth. Send samples to school with your student. If your student is absent on the Friday or the Monday, they will just miss participating for that week. Families are welcome to pick up test kits on Fridays if their child is absent. If a student forgets to bring the sample, you can bring it to school for them. The sample needs to arrive by 9:45 to be included in the testing program that week. After 9:45am, there is no guarantee that it will be included. Samples are picked up by OHSU staff and we cannot ask them to wait.

Watch the video below for complete instructions.

You are welcome to enroll in this program anytime. You can also unenroll anytime by contacting us at Terra Linda.

COVID-19 Screening Program
COVID-19 Weekly Screening Program

This is the same slide deck that is shared in the above video

Answer the Call for Beaverton’s students!

Every fall, student volunteers from all Beaverton public high schools ask community members to participate in our annual Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) fundraiser – Answer the Call. Early donors will receive a MATCHED donation from our generous partner, First Tech Federal Credit Union. The campaign runs November 2 through November 17.

The BEF Answer the Call campaign funds innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs for all students in Beaverton’s public schools. Your investment makes an impact.

More information here: https://www.beavertonedfoundation.org/phone-a-thon/

Accessing BSD Apps at Home (Repeat)

For students in grades K-2, we will be sending home their BSD email address and password that you can use to access BSD Applications from a computer or a tablet. Watch the video below for instructions.
Accessing BSD Apps from Home

Dreambox (Repeat)

Dreambox provides students with wonderful visual models of different math concepts. It also supports the development of mental math strategies. Dreambox also adjusts the tasks it gives to each student based on how they answer each question. Therefore, it's important that grown-ups don't provide help with entering the correct answers; otherwise, Dreambox will provide harder problems that could cause your child a lot of frustration. When students enter wrong answers, Dreambox will adjust the level of problems and/or the type of problems to help build the skills the student needs to answer correctly in the future. If your child is struggling with a particular problem, encourage them to make their best guess, even if it is wrong. Then celebrate with your child. Mistakes are where we learn the most!

Here are a few tips when supporting your students on Dreambox:

  • Celebrate mistakes
  • Ask questions if your child is stuck: What is the problem asking you to do? What have you tried? Have you clicked on all of the options? What do you think the answer could be? Go ahead and enter that.
  • Avoid providing paper & pencil to solve problems. All problems should be able to be solved using mental math strategies. If you need paper, it's probably too hard. And it's okay to answer incorrectly so Dreambox will adjust to an easier problem.
  • Watch this video for more ideas: https://youtu.be/GLY8V5w0rvk

Dreambox is designed to provide students with productive struggle: not too hard but not too easy. If you've provided help to your child and feel like the math problems are now too difficult, contact your child's teacher. We can reset the grade level if needed.

To login to Dreambox at home, follow these instructions:

Read through these Dreambox FAQs for Parents/Guardians and find out how to set up a Parent Account. You can track your student's progress in math, just like classroom teachers.

Interested in Subbing at Terra Linda? (Repeat)

The community-wide worker shortage is making it difficult to find substitutes when our staff are unable to come to work. If you or anyone you know is interested in working for BSD as a substitute, please encourage them to apply to be a Classified Substitute. Click here for more information and to apply. Once you apply, please email christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us so that Christy knows you have submitted an application to work as a substitute.

Beaverton also has many open positions. If you know of anyone looking for a regular position, please encourage them to check out the job listings on the BSD website.

After School Opportunity (Repeat)

Play.Fit.Fun is offering after school activities on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm. It will start as soon as the minimum number of registered students is reached.
Flyer with Details Here

If you register, you need to call the office and let us know that your child's Going Home Plan will change on Tuesdays to go to Play.Fit.Fun. Students will gather with Play.Fit.Fun staff near our lobby. The activities will happen under the covered play area near our Library at the north end of our building. You can pick them up at 4:00 by parking in the staff parking lot near the THPRD Park and waiting on the sidewalk near the library.

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COVID 19 Response for Students (Repeat)

Please take a look at the flowchart below showing the process that our school nurses and principals follow to determine who will need to be isolated or quarantined. As you can see, it's a very complex process! This is a repeat of information sent out by Community Involvement on Friday, but we wanted to be sure you read through it. Click on the picture for a larger view.
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Too Sick for School? (Repeat)

Parents/guardians should perform a daily health evaluation before sending students to school. If a student is exhibiting a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell or any of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School - Keep Ill Students Out of School flyer, the student should stay home.

For more information, you can also visit the Washington County Health & Human Services Department School Exclusion webpage for guidance, rules and communicable disease facts.

Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

  • Fever: With fever greater than 100.4° F; student may return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea: Any unexplained vomiting episode. May return 48 hours after last episode. Diarrhea equals three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 48 hours after last episode.
  • Cough: Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Rash: Any new rash accompanied by a fever. May return after rash goes away or clearance given by a health care provider.
  • Skin Lesions/Sores: Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.
  • Other: Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide.

Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.

Volunteers Needed (Repeat)

Breakfast & Lunch

We are looking for volunteers to help with Breakfast and Lunch. Duties will include assisting in staff in the Kitchen while students select their meal items or working with staff in the cafeteria. Volunteer opportunities available all school days from 8:10-8:40 and 10:30-1:00.

For All Volunteers

Volunteers must be approved through the BSD volunteer system. Beginning October 18, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption on file.

The above volunteer opportunities will be available for sign-up by tomorrow, 9/21. To sign up and to upload vaccination cards or exemption forms, go to this link: Better Impact Volunteer Page

Community Resources

Click on this link for a range of resources, including clothing, food, housing, and counseling.

Return to In-Person Family Handbook

Please read the details in this Handbook so you and your students are prepare for the first day of school.

Club K After School Zone (Repeat)

Club K will be operating again at Terra Linda after school. If you're interested in registering, please go to their website for more information: www.clubkafterschool.com

They do not yet have enough students interested in morning care. If you're interested, please fill out the ParentSquare form that we sent out today. We will take all names of interested families and share with Club K. If we can get morning care started, you would then need to register with Club K.

Morning Care (if it is offered) would be available from 6:45am to 8:15am on school days. Cost for morning care would depend on the number of days needed.

Club K Rates

Check out this link for AM only, PM only, and partial week rates.

Links to View the BSD Website in your Home Language (Repeat)


Go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Click on the button that says "translate" at the top and select your preferred language.


Vaya a https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Haga clic en el botón que dice "traducir" en la parte superior y seleccione su idioma preferido.






https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school로 이동
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Truy cập https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích của bạn.


Booqo https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
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Перейдите на https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school.
Нажмите на кнопку с надписью «перевести» вверху и выберите желаемый язык.


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Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

  • Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
  • Go to ParentSquare and send a message to both Maria Anast AND Liz Sarles
  • Fill out this form to send us an email.
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