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November 2020 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.

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Principal's Message

Dear West TV families,


I hope you are enjoying these beautiful autumn days!


West TV students are able to wear a Halloween costume during school on Friday, October 30th. Costumes cannot include face paint, blood, weapons, masks or blow-up costumes.


The PTC will hold a drive-thru/walk-thru Trick-or-Treat event this Friday, October 30th, from 4-6pm. This will be structured like the school supply pickup days where you can drive or walk through the breezeway. Grab a mask, your costumes (not required, but FUN) and the family and head over to West TV to pickup a Halloween goodie bag.


Counselor

Our counselor Kaija Daniel-Hoffman has returned from Leave - see below for a message from her.


Zoom Video Turned On

We would like for students to have their Zoom video turned when possible...see below for reasons why.


Fostering Independence Through Productive Struggle

  • Encourage your student to do their own learning.

  • Learners may need a few moments to think and sometimes will need a couple of attempts.

  • Notice-- Is your student looking at you before speaking or responding? This may indicate that your presence is getting in the way and your child is ready to take on more ownership of the learning.

  • If your student is stuck and asks for help, here are a few questions you could ask:

  • What might you try now?
  • How might you start this?

  • Exactly what part are you having trouble with?

  • What could be another way to approach this?

  • Maintain a growth mindset. Reinforce effort and persistence. Reflect on strategies used during the learning process.


I am so proud of teachers and students and all they have accomplished this fall. We have all been engaged in our own “productive struggle”. As always, do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or tips for how we can help you support your child at home.


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Message from the Counselor

Hello West TV Families!


My name is Kaija Daniel-Hoffman and I am the school counselor here at West TV. I have recently returned from my maternity leave and I look forward to reconnecting with our wonderful West TV students and community. 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:



I look forward to connecting with you! Next week I will begin 'Virtual Lunch Bunch' sessions with all grade levels: Virtual Lunch Bunch Schedule

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Zoom Video Turned On

Please have your children turn on their Zoom video so we can...


...read their facial expressions to see if they are understanding what is being taught, if they are confused about their assignment or if they need more instruction/directions.

...see if they are participating in a movement activity such as a game in PE, singing a song in music or giving a thumbs up or down to see if they understand a concept.

...increase their ability to build relationships with other students especially when they are working in breakout rooms.

...increase their ability to build relationships with the teacher, counselor, paraeducators and other trusted West TV staff.

...give them the means to share their work visually with other students.

...increase their whole class' perception that they are a classroom community.

...support your child to stay focused and be present as they learn.


We understand there may be reasons students choose not to have their video on and staff will respect those student decisions.

BSD Learning Options School Information

Attention 5th grade families:
It's the time of year when Options Schools applications open up. Please see the timeline below. In order to apply, please visit the BSD Learning Options Webpage or call the office for a paper application. You can also find information about Open Houses at the district's Options Schools.


Learning Options Webpage

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Calendar

October

27 Library Book Bus

29 Papa Murphy's Dining Night Fundraiser (off Beaverton Hillsdale near Fred Meyer)

30 PTC Trick-or-Treat event 4-6pm


November

6 Spirit Day "West TV Pride Day" - wear blue & yellow

10 Library Book Bus

11 SCHOOL CLOSED - Veterans Day

13 No School for Students - Grading Day

17 Library Book Bus

17 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

17 Chipotle Dining Night Fundraiser (4-8pm)

25-27 SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving


December

4 Spirit Day "Pajama Day"

15 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

21-31 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break


January

1 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break

8 Spirit Day "Scarf Day"

18 SCHOOL CLOSED - MLK Jr. Day

19 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

20 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)


February

5 No School for Students - Grading Day

5 1st Semester Report Cards mailed home

12 Spirit Day "College Gear Day" - wear your favorite college gear

15 SCHOOL CLOSED - President's Day

17 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)

23 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

24 No School for Students - Staff Development Day

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All information below has been shared previously

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!

West TV Spirit Wear

Would you like to purchase a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or other item with the West TV logo? Check out the Spirit Wear shop and order your gear!

Library Books

School Library

During Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), students can check out library books from the school library. Parents can assist with picking out the exact books and placing them on hold using the link below or the student can just show up at the school to checkout a book bundle - a variety of books bundled together grouped by reading level - we call this "curbside checkout".


Library book pick up/drop off days and times:

every Monday 2:30-3:30pm

every Thursday 2:30-3:30pm


Destiny is the tool that helps you find books and request them at your school’s library. Helpful screencasts are included here. Check it out.


Library Book Bus

Students can also check out books from the Library Book Bus. Come to the book bus to check out bundles of books to read! We will have several different bundles to choose from, including: picture books, early readers, everybody chapter books, fiction chapter books, or graphic novel/nonfiction book mix. These are assorted bundles and we hope you find something in them that you love. Bring them back to the bus the next week to try something new!


The Book Bus is on Tuesdays for West TV. See below or the stop locations and times. Teachers will build in flexibility for students needing a choice reading book to step away for a short time during their library book bus stop.


Stop 1: 81Fifty Apartments off SW Barnes Rd @ 82nd Pl (1:40-2:05pm)

Stop 2: SW Taylor St west of Winwood Way (2:15-2:40pm)

Stop 3: NW Torreyview Dr between Ash St & Copeland St (2:50-3:15pm)

COVID19 Metrics for Reopening Schools

COVID-19 Metrics for Reopening Schools

We continue to carefully watch the county and state COVID-19 metrics in anticipation of starting hybrid learning. Numbers are released weekly. While the Beaverton School District is located in Washington County, we are linked with Multnomah County because more than 10% of our employees live in that neighboring county.


Per the Governor's guidance from July 28, the following criteria need to be met to begin the hybrid model:


  • 10 or fewer cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row

  • Test positivity of 5% or less in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row

  • Test positivity of 5% or less statewide over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row


The following criteria need to be met to begin the hybrid model with PreK-3 students:


  • 30 or fewer cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row

  • Test positivity of 5% or less in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row

  • COVID-19 is not actively spreading in the school community

Zoom Privacy Guidelines

To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and ensure privacy of students and teachers during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), all parents/guardians/students are asked to follow these guidelines:


  • Please don’t video record, audio record, photograph, livestream or transmit in any other way any part of a Zoom virtual classroom session. This restriction includes social media posting.

  • Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating in Zoom virtual classroom sessions should not be collected, discussed or shared.


Thank you for your cooperation.

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/.

BSD Clothes Closet

Whether they’re in school physically or not, we know that kids keep growing and growing out of their clothes. The district-run Clothes Closet provides new or gently used clothing to any student who qualifies for free or reduced lunch.


Because of COVID-19, we’re moving to an appointment-only scheduling system. If you and your student(s) would like to select clothes for the upcoming school year, please sign up online. If you’re unable to access our online calendar, call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. Please note: all Clothes Closet visitors will need to wear masks and gloves. If you don’t have your own, we’ll provide them.

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

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.