CFT Weekly Wildcat

Week of February 2, 2023

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No School - Friday, February 3 for Grading Day

Principal's Message

It’s a bit of a wonder that every morning and every afternoon in fewer than 20 minutes, nearly 500 students move in and out of CF Tigard elementary school. About 300 of these students ride our buses to school every day, and the rest of our students join us by walking, riding bikes or scooters or are dropped off by car. All of this movement in such a short time span can put a strain on both the folks trying to get in and out of CFT as well as on our neighbors and surrounding streets. If you drop your children off at school, please be mindful of one another and of our neighbors by:

  • Following the directions of CFT staff

  • Avoiding parking or driving on private property such as lawns, easements or driveways

  • Leaving mailboxes and driveways clear

  • Driving slowly and watching for adults and children in the roadway

If you see something or have concerns about drop off or pick up, please let us know. You can contact me directly with concerns at

Tarehna Wicker

No hay clases viernes 3 de febrero para el día de calificaciones

Mensaje de la Directora

Es un poco sorprendente que cada mañana y cada tarde en menos de 20 minutos, casi 500 estudiantes entran y salen de la escuela primaria CF Tigard. Alrededor de 300 de estos estudiantes viajan en nuestros autobuses a la escuela todos los días, y el resto de nuestros estudiantes se unen a nosotros caminando, andando en bicicleta o scooters o los dejan en automóvil. Todo este movimiento en tan poco tiempo puede ejercer presión tanto sobre las personas que intentan entrar y salir de CFT como sobre nuestros vecinos y las calles circundantes. Si deja a sus hijos en la escuela, sea consciente de los demás y de nuestros vecinos al:

  • Siguiendo las instrucciones del personal de CFT
  • Evitar estacionar o conducir en propiedad privada, como césped, o entradas de vehículos
  • Dejar buzones y entradas de vehículos despejadas
  • Conducir despacio y observar si hay adultos y niños en la calle

Si ve algo o tiene inquietudes sobre dejar o recoger, háganoslo saber. Me puede contactar directamente si tiene inquietudes a

Tarehna Wicker

Mark Your Calendars

  • February 2, 2023 - End of Quarter 2
  • February 3, 2023 - Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • February 6-10, 2023 - National School Counselor's Week
  • February 8, 2023 - Winter Walk & Roll to School Day
  • February 9, 2023 - Incoming (School Year 23-24) Kindergarten Informational Night 4:00PM-5:30PM
  • February 10, 2023 - Coffee with the Principal 8:15AM-9:15AM
  • February 14, 2023 - Valentine Bingo 6PM-8PM
  • February 15, 2023 - Immunization Exclusion Day (see details below)
  • February 20, 2023 - Presidents Day - Holiday - NO SCHOOL


School Schedule for the 2022-2023 School Year

7:45AM - Doors Open

8:00AM - School Starts

2:20PM - School Dismissal

Attendance Line: 503-431-4405*

*Even if you have told your teacher, please call the Attendance Line before 8:30AM the day of an absence. If the attendance line is not called by 8:30AM the day of the absence, the office might not be able to put the excused absence in the system before the automated phone calls go out to unexcused absent students.

CFT Title 1 Information

Click on the button to be taken to the Title 1 page on the CFT Website.


See attached information. Please remember if your student(s) do participate in Walk & Roll to School and you want to change their end of day transportation, please notify your teacher ahead of time or notify the office, Wednesday, February 8th by 12:30PM.

Incoming Kindergarten Informational Night (School Year 23-24) 2/9/23

We are looking forward to welcoming our incoming CFT Kindergarteners for the school year 2023-2024 at a casual informational night where incoming Kindergarten students and families are able to tour the classrooms and meet the teachers.

Join us on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 4:00PM-5:30PM.

Registration for the 23-24 Kindergarten school year opens on February 1st and we highly encourage registration prior to attending this event.


You are invited to Coffee with the Principal on the first Fridays of the month in the library at 8:15AM. Ms. Wicker would love to meet with you to talk about any questions, concerns or praises you might have about your experience here CFT. Below is the schedule for the balance of the 22-23 School Year:

  • Friday, February 10th - 8:15AM
  • Thursday, March 2nd (9AM PSO Meeting)
  • Friday, April 7th - 8:15AM
  • Thursday, May 4th (9AM PSO Meeting)
  • Friday, June 2nd - 8:15AM

Immunization Exclusion Day Coming!

The State of Oregon exclusion day for missing immunizations is coming up on Wed., Feb. 15, 2023. Washington County's Health Department will be mailing out letters to parents/guardians for those students who are missing immunizations. Please make sure your student's immunizations are up-to-date in the office.

Below are some resources for available clinics to get your student up to date on their immunizations.

Also please note: The SBHC will be open on Friday 2/3 – a TTSD no school day – we will be open for appointments for kids needing vaccines – families are encouraged to schedule ahead of time!

TTSD Families, we've got you!  Appointments available for any required vaccinations at Tualatin SBHC now. Extra appointments on Feb 10, 13, 14 and 15. Call 503-941-3180.  Immunization Exclusion Day on February 15
Familias de TTSD, las tenemos.  Citas disponibles para cualquier requerido vacunas en Tualatin SBHC ahora.  Citas adicionales el 10, 13, 14, 15 de febrero.  Llame al 503-941-3180 Día de Exclusión de Vacunación  15 de febrero


Last Friday, the CFT staff got to enjoy a yogurt breakfast parfait bar put on by the PSO! Thank you all for participating in dining night outs, PSO sponsored events, buying spirit wear and donating! Those fundraisers are what make these events for our wonderful CFT staff possible.

Speaking of events, Valentine's BINGO is coming up on Feb. 14th! 6:00-8:00 in the CFT cafeteria, don't miss the fun! We are still looking for donations for the Build-A-Bear prizes! You can purchase a bear and we will pick it up, you can venmo our BINGO coordinator and she'll get one for you, or you can drop off a gift certificate as well! Any questions or want to help, e-mail These donations allow us to fundraise at BINGO night which brings money, experiences and field trips directly back to our CFT students.

Next week is National Counselor Week - if you see Ms. Cowan in the hall, give her a shout out!

PSO will be at a table handing out prizes for students who participate in Walk and Roll to School day on Feb. 8th! You can walk, ride, scooter, rollerskate....

Have a great long weekend Wildcats!

Art Rutkin Elementary Enrollment Open:

TTSD’s newest elementary school is almost complete. Enrollment for Art Rutkin Elementary opened on Monday, January 23rd, for the 2023-2024 school year. Please direct any questions or needs for information to Jamie Kingery, Art Rutkin Elementary principal,, 503 431-3508.

Art Rutkin Elementary website

Art Rutkin Elementary School boundary map

Frequently Ask Questions


Listed below is information that has been provided to our Family Partnership Advocate, Ms. Tammie Mandujano.

Parenting Classes from Lifeworks Northwest in Spanish

See attached flyers for available classes.

Financial Education Information

New Series coming soon: Financial Education on Zoom

Thursday, February 16th: “Making Ends Meet”

Interpretacion/Español info and registration attached. Classes are FREE.

CANCELLED - Presentations for Parents on Substance Use in Adolescence

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we unfortunately have to cancel the family/ community and staff presentations for the remainder of this school year


Below are the community flyers that were provided to and approved by the TTSD District Office for this week. Please visit the CFT website HERE to view past community flyers.

Tigard-Tualatin School District is an Equal Opportunity School District. If you need interpretation of this document, please call our English Language Learner Department at 503-431-4123.

If you need interpretation services, please call our English Language Learner (ELL) Department at: (503)431-4123 (English) Si necesita servicios de intérprete, favor de llamar al Departamento de Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés (ELL) al: (503)431-4123 (Spanish) Haddii aad u baahantahay adeegga turjumaan, fadlan u wac Qaybta Barashada Luqada Ingrisiga ee Tel: (503)431-4123 (Somalí) (503)431-4123 (Arabic) Nếu như ông/bà cần dịch vụ thông dịch, xin vui lòng gọi bộ phận English Language Learner (ELL) của chúng tôi tại: (503) 431-4123 (Vietnamese) 若您需要語言翻譯服務,請聯絡我們的英語學習部門(ELL),電話:(503)431-4123。 (Chinese) Ika pwe ke mochen an emon epwe anisuk non pekin chiaku kose mochen kopwe kokori ei nampa: (503)431-4123 (Chuukese) Если Вы нуждаетесь в услугах переводчика, тогда, пожалуйста, звоните в наш Отдел для изучающих английский язык (English Language Learner- ELL), по номеру телефона: (503)431-4123 (Russian)