Terra Linda Tiger Tale

January 21, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I hope you enjoyed our Story Time event last Thursday! Many families were able to sign in. If the time didn't work for you or if you were hoping to listen to additional stories, I have provided links to an online read aloud of each book. See the article below.


As you know, our District is working on plans for returning to school in a hybrid model. We will also provide a full CDL option through the end of the school year. Please be sure to watch your email. Our District will continue to provide you with updates as to specific plans.


Our District is also starting to make plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Please take about 11 minutes to view the video below to hear about the areas in which we need your input. Then, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/budget

The survey is also linked on the button below. Our District would appreciate having input from a wide range of staff and families as we make decisions for next year.


Please note the information below for School Pictures. You can start signing up for a picture slot today!


Hat Day is coming up next Friday! Students are invited to wear a hat to our January Assembly at 8:30 am on Zoom. You could wear your favorite hat, a silly hat, or something you designed out of anything you can find at home. I look forward to seeing everyone's hats on Friday!


Christy

Budget Listening Presentation - January 2021
Budget Input Link

Please complete this survey after you view the above video.

Week of January 25

MONDAY, JANUARY 25

11:30-11:50 K & 1st Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 4th & 5th Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 K & 1st Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom; 4th & 5th Connect with Friends


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

12:00-2:00 Outdoor Library

Book Mobile by School Bus

  • 2:40-3:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st
  • 3:15-3:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot


THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 2nd & 3rd Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom; 4th & 5th Connect with Friends


FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

8:30am Assembly on Zoom - Join as a family on the same device - Hat Day!

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 996 9234 5465
  • Passcode: Tigers


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Snack & Chat AND Play & Connect with Friends Zoom Info (same link for all!)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Week of February 1

Move-A-Thon Week!


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

11:30-11:50 K & 1st Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 4th & 5th Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 K & 1st Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom, 4th & 5th Connect with Friends


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

12:00-2:00 Outdoor Library

Book Mobile by School Bus

  • 2:40-3:05 on Marshall St between NW 130th and NW 131st
  • 3:15-3:40 in the St. Pius Church East Parking Lot


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 2nd & 3rd Grade: Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom, 4th & 5th Connect with Friends

6:30pm Principal Chat

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


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

No School for Students

Grading Day


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Snack & Chat AND Play & Connect with Friends Zoom Info (same link for all!)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Dear Families,


Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.


TAG/Summa Testing

  • TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring

  • Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer

  • Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer

  • Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall

  • Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall

  • In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification

Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria

  • No change in admission criteria, only tests used

  • Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

  • Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

    • Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests

    • ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)

Communication

  • Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available

  • Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates

  • Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021


Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, heidi_hanson@beaverton.k12.or.us or 503-356-4548.

J(US)tice League Stories on YouTube

Each of the stories we read Thursday evening last week are available on YouTube. Though they are read by people other than Terra Linda staff, you could still enjoy listening to the stories.


  • Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai - Link
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba - Link
  • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul - Link
  • Soda Bottle School: A True Story of Recycling and the Power of an Idea by Suzanne Slade - Link
  • Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue & Corinne Naden - Link
  • Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris - Link
  • The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca - Link
  • Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeannette Winters - Link
  • Side by Side = Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez by Monica Brown - Link
  • Superheroes are Everywhere by Kamala Harris - Link

School Pictures: Sign Up Today!

Dorian Studios will be here on Tuesday, February 9 to take school pictures. Click on the link below to sign up for a 10-minute slot per child. Slots are available from 2:30-7:30pm on February 9. Pictures will be taken in our gym. You will wait outdoors under the covered play area until it is your scheduled time for your picture.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAFA828A5FAC61-terra

Please schedule your appointment today!

February 17 will be a Synchronous Day, unlike most Wednesdays

Please note the change in schedule for the week of February 15:


Schools are closed on Monday, February 15 for the President's Day holiday. We will then have four typical school days. Wednesday, February 17 will follow the schedule of a typical Tuesday.

We will do the following:

  • Tuesday, February 16 will run like a typical Monday
  • Wednesday, February 17 will run like a typical Tuesday
  • Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19 will run like normal

School Attendance Matters! A message from Zandi, our School Nurse:

Good attendance, whether class is held in person or remotely, is important for your student’s health, wellbeing and academic success. As your School’s Nurse, we are here to help!


Absences can add up quickly and missing school can have a big impact on your student’s learning and overall health. Did you know missing just 2 days a month can lead to chronic absenteeism?...But we know, there are some reasons for absenteeism that cannot be avoided!


Common Causes:


How Can Parents Positively Impact Their Student’s Attendance?

  • Establish routines – getting a good night’s sleep (about 10+hours depending on your student’s age) is important for helping your child wake up and show up for class on time.
  • If your child has a chronic mental or physical health condition, inform your student’s school nurse, teacher, or school counselor.
  • Try to schedule medical and dental appointments before or after school and schedule extended trips during school breaks.
  • Talk with your student about why they do not want to go to school. If your child seems anxious about school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or ask the school nurse for advice.


What Does Attendance Look Like in Distance learning?

Distance learning can be difficult for many students. Your student’s health and safety is our number one priority. In order for your student to learn and be successful while at school, it is important to address their physical and mental health. There are many options for attendance in distance learning. If your student is struggling, please reach out to the teacher, counselor, nurse, or administrative staff so we can help create a plan for your student’s success.

Incoming Kindergarten Q&A February 25

Do you know a family who lives in our Terra Linda boundary and who has a student ready for Kindergarten in the fall? Please let them know about our Kindergarten Q&A session we will be hosting on Zoom on Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-7:15pm.
  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 963 8238 7115
  • Passcode: Tigers


We will share information about registration and current plans for the fall and allow time for questions. All families with incoming Kindergarteners are invited to attend. If you know of a family who would benefit from an interpreter during the meeting, please ask them to email christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us or call our school. They are welcome to email in their home language.


Students must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021 to be eligible for Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, May 6 at 6:30pm

Please save the date for our annual Kindergarten Orientation for all incoming Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians. We are hoping this event will be able to be held in person as we have done in previous years. More details to come. And please share this date with any neighbors or friends who may have a child ready to start Kindergarten in the fall.

Save the Date! Community-Wide Conversation Around Race: March 10 4:00-6:30pm on Zoom

Parent Resources from Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University

You may have seen your children watching videos during Distance Learning about a reading, writing, or phonics skill. These videos are produced by staff at Teachers College in New York who help train classroom teachers how to use the Units of Study in Reading, Writing, and Phonics - the literacy curriculum we use in Beaverton.


If you would like more resources to support your child at home or if there is an area of literacy in which you would like to better support your child, please take a look at these two resources:

Resolve to Be More Active! & Art Contest Details

January is the perfect time to build new healthy habits. Try to incorporate a walk or bike ride into your daily routine. The CDC recommends children get 60 minutes of daily physical activity.


BSD students in grades K-5 are encouraged to enter the 2nd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Places We Love to Walk + Roll.” The deadline to enter is January 29. The grand prize is a new bicycle from WashCo Bikes. Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes for contest details.

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Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom

Remaining connected to your classmates and friends is so important right now! All students are invited to join the zoom session for their grade and participate in some fun activities! All start at 2:30 pm.


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch


High school students are organizing fun activities for each session. Students get to choose what they want to do then spend time with students in their grade. All for fun!


4th & 5th graders are invited to all three sessions. We will have planned activities on Mondays, and we will offer a chance to chat with friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Family Toolkit

BSD launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We'll be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

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Family Resources

Click on the button above to find Family Resources we've included in previous Tiger Tales. Here are the topics:
  • Family Toolkit
  • Eat, Sleep, Move! Tips from Zandi, Our School Nurse
  • Immunizations & Flu
  • Help with Technology
  • Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
  • Local Food Resources
  • Setting up a Home Learning Environment
  • At Home Learning Tips
  • Visual Schedule & Zones of Regulation Templates
  • Placing Holds on Library Books - Video
  • Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for BSD Devices at Home
  • Volunteering
  • Club K Daycare
  • Clothes Closet
  • Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
  • Applying for Meal Benefits
  • BSD COVID-19 Resources
  • Behavioral Health Phone Line
  • Mental Health & Washington County Resources
  • Community Resources during CDL
  • 2-page Resource for Community Resources in Washington County

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

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