Timely Tidbits

April 1st, 2022

April 8th-No School-Teacher Planning Day

April 15th-No School-Teacher Work Day

K-5 Vision Screening

Wednesday, April 27th, 8am

Templeton Elementary School

Make sure students bring their glasses.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Info Night

Wednesday, April 27th, 6:30-8pm

Twality Middle School

This event is for parents/guardians & their incoming 6th grade student who will be attending

Twality Middle School in the Fall of 2022

Incoming Kinder 2022-2023 Kick-Off

Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30-7pm

Templeton Elementary School

You’re invited…

TEMPLETON Kindergarten Kick-Off!

for all incoming Kindergarten students (2022-23)

Wednesday, May 25th 5:30-7:00pm

In-person at Templeton Elementary

Incoming Kinders and their parents/caregivers are invited

  • Meet the Kindergarten teachers, classmates, and their families

  • Learn how to be ready for Kindergarten

  • Take home materials for summer practice

  • Students visit classrooms

  • Family bus ride!

  • Popsicles & fun on the playground

  • Wear your TTSD Kindergarten T-Shirt for a class photo!

Kinder Registration 2022-2023

A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022 to enter Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Enter your address in the Find Your School map if you do not know which school attendance area you live in.

Parents/guardians will need the following to complete the enrollment process: *child's birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residence (utility bill or lease agreement)

Go to the Enrollment page to complete the online registration process

Please contact the front office for more information. Lauri Barry: Head Secretary/Registrar: lbarry@ttsd.k12.or.us - 503-431-4852

Message from the Principal


It’s hard to believe that the third quarter of school will be coming to a close soon. As the year winds down, and the weather gets better, it takes an intentional effort to support our children in having a strong finish to the school year by coming to school each day. School attendance is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or about 17 days, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month! Research also shows that when students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

Here are some suggestions to keep your child coming to school each day:

•Keep each day routines as consistent as possible such as meal time and bed time.

•Make it a nightly routine of preparing the school backpack for the next school day.

•Set an after school “break” activity as a reward for the hard work completed at school.

•Ask each night for your child to share something to look forward to at school the next day.

•Keep dialogue open around any issues that may be coming up for your child during the school day. Problem solve with your child possible solutions.

Taking a few intentional steps in preparing your child for the remaining months of school will make sure that a strong finish is accomplished which will lead into a well-deserved summer break!


Emergency Rental Assistance Available through Family Promise of Tualatin Valley! The prevention grant is designated to prevent families from losing their current housing. Visit https://www.familypromiseoftv.org/rent-and-utility-assistance for more information or to apply.

General questions can be directed to Caitlin Brown, Family Partnership Advocate, cbrown2@ttsd.k12.or.us or 503-431-4888

April 2nd, 5th & 9th: AARP Tax Help at the Tigard Library: Get help doing your taxes with AARP! IRS certified volunteer tax preparers will prepare your taxes for you. Call 971-213-8102 to make an appointment.

April 5th- May 17th: LifeWorks NW & Parenting Together’s Strengthening Families; a free class designed specifically for parents and caregivers with their 10-14 year old child/adolescent. Families practice strategies that help you effectively parent young teens and youth learn positive ways to handle stress, anger and peer pressure. Every Tuesday 6:30- 8:30 pm. Call Angelica Cruz 503-887-9149. In English and Spanish. English Flyer here. Spanish Flyer here.

April 7th - May 12th (Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm)

Providence & Help Me Grow is sharing -

Baby Steps – Virtual support group for new parents and caregivers of babies

April 9th: Free Tell, Talk, Sing, Read! Every Child Read Virtual Workshop Spanish: 9:45 am - 10:45 am. English: 11:00-12:00 pm. (with Washington County Collaborative Library Services). Spanish link (here). English Link (here)

April 9th

Sibshops – Special Needs Support Group for Brothers and Sisters

Sibling group for brothers and sisters, ages 8-13,of children with special developmental needs. 10:00 am - 11:30 am Free

April 20th: Need help getting valid government ID? Can’t afford to replace yours? Come to the Tigard Library ID workshop to get help with renewing, replacing or applying for an Oregon Identification Card. 12 pm - 3pm at the Tigard Public Library Community Room (13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard)

Summer Kindergarten Jumpstart Application

You’re invited to the TTSD Summer Kindergarten Jumpstart at Templeton Elementary this year! Kindergarten Jumpstart is a program for those students entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2022. Please complete this form by June 1, 2022 to have your child be considered for placement in summer school!

Summer School Dates:

August 1 - August 4

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

August 8 - August 11

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

TSO Highlights

-The Jog-a-thon is coming up Thursday April 14th 8:15-11:15 am . Thanks to Heather Frederick for putting this entire thing together with Marcy Watts assistance! They have done an outstanding job and we are excited to finally be able to have our biggest fundraiser back! Look for an email soon with sign up links to volunteer!

-Field trips are back! Biztown for 5th graders and the zoo for 1st grade.

-TSO elections are held in May. Nominations need to be in by the next TSO meeting in April. All positions are available. Please look for flyer to come which describes positions in further detail.

-Our next TSO meeting is on April 19th at 7 pm! We hope you join us!


Reminder to keep receiving donations and turn in the day of the event.


Thursday, April 14th, 2022


Twality Middle School Track

14650 SW 97th Ave, Tigard, OR 97224



9:15 - 9:45am

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

10:05 - 10:35am

2nd and 3rd Grade

8:25 - 8:55am

4th and 5th Grade


We are here to help! Feel free to direct any questions about this event to jogathon@templeton-pso.org

Art Literacy

Templeton Elementary’s Art Literacy Program

Highlight on our current artist:

Ansel Adams 1902-1984

Ansel Adams changed the perception of photography during his lifetime. It was viewed as a nice hobby, but Ansel Adams transformed it into an accepted art form with his keen eye and stunning photographs.

Our current project: black & white pictures taken by students, inspired by Ansel Adams

Check out our Art Literacy blog for more info: www.templetonartlit.blogspot.com

For information about Art Literacy please contact Laurie Gregory/Becca Johnson at tempartlit@gmail.com.

Weekly Covid Screening

If you would like to be removed please make sure to email the front office: templetonoffice@ttsd.k12.or.us with your students full name.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or signing up for weekly screening tests, visit our website: OHSU Screening Program or call Templeton's front office at 503-431-4850 with questions.


Important announcement!!!

Templeton Support Organization is having a sticker fundraiser. Help support the TSO and share your support with these Templeton Tiger, 3 inch, white or holographic stickers on sale for $2. Purchases can be made in the front office (cash or check). We have limited quantities so don’t wait, act fast and don’t miss out!

Spirit wear

We are excited to launch our first Templeton Spirit Wear event for this school year!! We have tees and hoodies available to purchase, both offered in adult & youth sizes and in 3 color options.

The Templeton Online Store is now open! The online store will be open to shop through March 27th. All ordered products will be delivered to your child’s classrooms the week of April 11th.

Get your new Templeton gear ordered now!!!


Dental3 Application

Dental3 will be providing free dental screening and sealants the week of May 31 at your school. 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: https://hipaa.jotform.com/Dental3/free-school-sealant-program-english