CFT Weekly Wildcat

Week of January 13, 2023

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Principal's Message

Every day, students at CFT begin their learning with a morning meeting. In each classroom, students come together for 20 minutes to engage in social-emotional learning or SEL. In morning meeting, social emotional learning might include taking turns in conversations, listening and understanding our peers, and practicing empathy. Although morning meetings can look different in each class, most include opportunities to share our feelings or interests and get prepared for a day of learning together. Students use the skills they learn in morning meeting throughout the day to collaborate for learning, play together and solve problems independently and fairly.

I am proud of the social and emotional growth that our students make over the year and the ways in which morning meetings promote not only their social and emotional development, but their academic growth as well.

Tarehna Wicker


Mensaje de la Directora

Todos los días, los estudiantes de CFT comienzan su aprendizaje con una reunión matutina. En cada salón de clases, los estudiantes se reúnen durante 20 minutos para participar en el aprendizaje socioemocional o SEL. En la reunión de la mañana, el aprendizaje socioemocional puede incluir turnarse en las conversaciones, escuchar y comprender a nuestros compañeros y practicar la empatía. Aunque las reuniones matutinas pueden verse diferentes en cada clase, la mayoría incluye oportunidades para compartir nuestros sentimientos o intereses y prepararnos para un día de aprendizaje juntos. Los estudiantes usan las habilidades que aprenden en las reuniones de la mañana durante todo el día para colaborar en el aprendizaje, jugar juntos y resolver problemas de manera independiente y justa.
Estoy orgulloso del crecimiento social y emocional que nuestros estudiantes logran durante el año y las formas en que las reuniones matutinas promueven no solo su desarrollo social y emocional, sino también su crecimiento académico.

Tarehna Wicker

Mark Your Calendars

  • January 16, 2023 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • January 17, 2023 - Vision Screening Day (see details below)
  • January 25, 2023 - Dining Night Out - Chipotle off of Hall Blvd. 4PM-8PM
  • January 30-February 2 - Dental Screenings (see details below)
  • 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 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.



Tuesday, January 17th

If your child wears corrective glasses please make

sure they bring them to school for the screening.

Thank you!

CFT Title 1 Information

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


Visit the district Food Service page for information on Food Services or visit the MENU page for the current month's menu.

TTSD Parenting Workshop Occurring at CFT 1/24/23

This is just a reminder of the District's upcoming in-person PAX Tools workshop on Tuesday, January 24, from 5:30-7:30 at CF Tigard Elementary. See the short video below for more information or click on the link to register.

Glad the kids are back at school? Bring the family together this new year with TTSD's PAX Tools:

PAX Tools Training Promo*.mp4


Dental3 will be providing free dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride at your child’s school in the week of January 30th. Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth. Dental sealants are protective coatings put on the back teeth and are a quick and easy way to prevent cavities.

Click this link to sign the permission form for your child online.


Dental3 proporcionará exámenes dentales gratuitos, selladores y flúor en la escuela de su hijo la semana de 30 de enero. Los dientes sanos son importantes para la salud general de su hijo/a. El examen dental es un chequeo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para verificar la salud general de sus dientes. Los selladores dentales son unos protectores que se colocan en los dientes de atrás y son una forma rápida y fácil de prevenir las caries. Devuelva la hoja de permiso firmado para recibir este servicio gratuito o haga clic en este enlace para firmar el formulario de permiso en línea.

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

Health Curriculum Notification

This past week, our Health Curriculum Notification went out via email and hard copy mailed to your home address. Please make sure you review this information and let us know if you have any questions.

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.

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


¡Hola Comunidad Latinx de CFT!

Si le gusta cocinar necesitamos su ayuda. En años pasados hemos tenido un gran grupo de madres latinas que se han ofrecido a cocinar tamales u otros postres para venta en eventos escolares. Necesitamos un grupo de padres que puedan llevar la delantera y cocinar tamales. Necesitamos un grupo de padres que puedan liderar este esfuerzo que incluye organizar, cocinar y vender tamales. Nuestro próximo evento será el Bingo para el día de San Valentin que se llevará a cabo el 14 de Febrero. Si puede ayudar o quiere más información me puede llamar al 503-431-4403 o mandar un correo electrónico a

¡Muchas gracias por su ayuda!


Hello CFT Latinx Community!

If you like to cook we need your help. In years past we’ve had a great group of Latina mothers volunteer to cook tamales or other desserts for sale at school events. We need a group of parents who can lead this effort including organizing, cooking and selling tamales. Our next event will be Valentine Bingo which will take place on February 14th. If you can help or want more information you can call me at 503-431-4403 or send an email to

We appreciate your help!


Happy 3 day weekend Wildcats! Make sure to follow CFT PSO on facebook to find out ways to volunteer, keep updated with PSO and school events as well as share pictures with the CFT community! Speaking of pictures, do you have any that would be good for the yearbook? Email them to

Our next Dining Night Out is Jan.25th at Chipotle on Hall! Hopefully this time we all get to eat :). Thanks for continuing to support PSO and CFT by eating at the dining night outs!

“If I cannot to great things, I can do small things in a great way” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Rutkin Elementary - New TTSD Elementary School in Tigard

Please contact Jamie Kingery, Art Rutkin Elementary principal, for information about TTSD's new elementary school opening fall 2023. Current information about the school's location, attendance area boundary and enrollment can also be found in this Frequently Asked Questions document - Art Rutkin Elementary FAQ - and these slides from recent elementary school presentations at Alberta Rider, Deer Creek and Mary Woodward. Contact information: 503 431-3508 or


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

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.

Presentations for Parents on Substance Use in Adolescence

LifeStance Health, a mental health agency partnering with TTSD, is offering several virtual free presentations on Zoom for parents, caregivers, school staff, and students (14 and older) across the Portland metro area on a variety of topics having to do with Substance Use and Adolescents.

Two of the four virtual presentations are being offered in Spanish and English.

See the attached bilingual flyer.

FREE NAMI Mental Health Education Class for Parents

Do you want to learn more about youth mental health, and how to support the children in your life? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Washington County is offering a free class starting on January 25th. NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family members who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. It's taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they've been there too.

When: Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, January 25th - March 1st

Where: Countryside Community Church in Sherwood. 18810 SW Kruger Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140

And here is the link for parents to register (there's also a QR code on the attached graphic!):


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)