TVA Summer Activities Guide

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Summer is almost here and there are lots of fun things happening at or near Tualatin Valley Academy! Check out the information below for fun summer activity suggestions for kids of all ages.


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Volleyball Camp

Who: Anyone going into grades 3 - 6 (boys and girls)

What: A five day camp for both beginner and experienced players. The camp is designed to teach the basic skills of volleyball including serving, passing, setting, hitting, and basic footwork, as well as foster a love for the sport of volleyball

When: June 25th - 29th Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Where: TVA Gym

Instructors: The camp will be run by Sarah Halversen and Kaiulani Chamberlain. Sarah and Kaiulani both graduated from TVA, played on their high school and college teams, and have coaching and camp experience.

Cost: $75 if you register by June 22nd, $100 after June 22nd

Registration: To register please send an email tosarahhaversen21@gmail.com with your child’s name and grade. A registration form will then be emailed to you. The registration form and fee will be collected the first day of camp

Questions: Contact Sarah at sarahhallversen21@gmail.com or Kaiulani at kaiulani.chamberlain@wallawalla.edu.


Learn Computer Programming Using Scratch

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Games * Art * Animation

Have fun while learning computer programming with Scratch!

Scratch is project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab.

Using Scratch software, students will design their own interactive stories, make art and animations, and design simple games. They will learn to create and share Scratch projects, learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. They will learn concepts of computational thinking: using data and variables, sequencing, conditionals, loops, events, and mathematical operations. While adding more challenges to their games, they will become familiar with computational practices: incremental programming, testing, debugging, modularizing, abstracting, reusing, and remixing.

Summer camp dates and times: June 18th – 22nd (Monday- Friday) , 10:45AM - 12:15PM

Grades: 3rd-5th  

Cost: $120

Space in class is limited to 12 students. To register, please send an email to veralearningcenter@gmail.com by June 10, 2018.

Program contact: Vibha Nayyar Vera Learning Inc. Phone: (503) 848 - 6728 www.veralearning.com


Summer Piano and Voice Lessons

Do you need suggestions for activities for this coming summer?

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Have your kids study music! 

If you have an interest in piano and vocal lessons during the summer for yourself or your child, please let us know. We're organizing the schedule to receive our students during the months of June, July and August. These prices are including a $30 material fee.

PLAN A: 
4 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $130
4 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $170

PLAN B:
8 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $230
8 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $290

PLAN C:
10 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $280
10 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $355

Contact the school office or Mr. Ferreira for more details.

Helio Santiago Ferreira, M.Ed, Th.D: 971-732-9779

Application available here


Lego Robotics Camp

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Using LEGO®: WEDO ROBOTICS 2.0 kit and software, students will explore their inner makers as they follow the engineering design process to solve open-ended themed challenges. They will create and test models of simple machines and make improvements in their design/programs. The class is designed to enhance skills in science, mechanical engineering, technology, coding and teamwork.

Time: 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Cost: $120

Grades: 3-5

Dates: June 18th - 22nd (Monday - Friday)

Location: TVA Computer Lab

Space in the class is limited to 12 students. To register, send an e-mail to veralearingcenter@gmail.com.

Program Contact: Vibha Nayyar Vera Learning Inc. www.veralearning.com


Play Reading BINGO, Win a Prize From Our Library!

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Here you will find several BINGO cards with different reading activities. I love these cards because they include reading activities that aren’t just limited to books. Some examples are map reading, poetry, reading and making something from a recipe, reading road signs, reading to a younger child and visiting the library.

Remember, reading to your student counts too! Students that complete a BINGO card and return it to the TVA library when school starts will receive a special prize.

Happy Summer!

Mrs. Coggin


Washington County Library Summer Reading Program

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Summer reading is really important to help kids prevent the summer slide or brain drain that happens. Mrs. Coggin, our school librarian, would love to see each and every TVA student’s name on the list from the library at the end of summer.

A representative from WCCLS provided TVA students with an introduction to the Summer Reading Program on May 25th during chapel. 

The summer calendar of events is up for the library and Mrs. Coggin encourages you to go to https://www.wccls.org and check it out. There is always a wide variety of activities and programs to take part in. One of Mrs. Coggin's family favorite summer events occurs Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45 pm at the Hillsboro Main Library. Kids have an opportunity to Read to the Dogs. The dogs are so gentle and they love lying next to the kids as they read. If you are interested in participating in this event, sign up early, the schedule fills up lightning fast.


Beaverton SDA Church Vacation Bible School

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Get ready for an exciting VBS happening in June at the Beaverton Adventist Church!

Plan to join us June 25-29 from 9:00am to noon for a super fun and spiritual week. Registration will open on June 9th on our website.

This year’s program, Sea of Miracles, will help kids see that Jesus is Rabbi, Healer, Son of God, Messiah, and Lord. Though it is geared especially for ages 5 to 10, younger children are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian and those older than 10 are encouraged to help volunteer. See you at the sea shore!


Hillsboro SDA Church Vacation Bible School

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Where: Hillsboro SDA Church 367 NE Grant Hillsboro, OR 97124

When: June 25 – 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Who: All are invited, ages 4 – 12

Crafts, games, snacks, stories and fun!

For more information call: 503-648-3922 or 503-985-7881


Crosspoint Adventist Church Vacation Bible School

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Kids in grades Kindergarten to 5th Grade are invited to join us for a fun week of learning about being Rescued by Jesus! 

VBS is happening July 30th - August 3rd from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Crosspoint Adventist Church. 

Register at www.crosspointadventist.com


Big Lake Youth Camp

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Building relationships, learning new skills, and having fun in a positive environment has been Big Lake’s goal since 1962. Each summer our carefully selected staff lead hundreds of young people from over 15 countries on a seven-day journey of adventure.

Life can be unpredictable. Culture and society changes, but Big Lake offers a constant in the lives of young people. This constant is the love of Jesus that permeates everything we do. Our Christ-centered program illustrates that faith in action is fun! Our campers continually report that the awesome excitement of learning new skills is only topped by our even more exciting Christian campfire programs and newly made friendships.

A week at Big Lake provides campers with the environment and the opportunity to gain better self-awareness, set and achieve goals, and have a blast. We offer friendship, encouragement, adventure, and enough fun to make memories for a lifetime.

Check out Big Lake's website for more information. 

Summer Piano and Voice Lessons

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Do you need suggestions for activities for this coming summer?

Have your kids to study music! 

If you have an interest in piano and vocal lessons during the summer for yourself or your child, please let us know. We're organizing the schedule to receive our students during the months of June, July and August. These prices are including a $30 material fee.

PLAN A: 
4 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $130
4 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $170

PLAN B:
8 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $230
8 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $290

PLAN C:
10 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $280
10 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $355

Contact the school office or Mr. Ferreira for more details.

Helio Santiago Ferreira, M.Ed, Th.D: 971-732-9779

Application available here

Help Us Help Others!

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TVA is having a clothing drive April 16th to 20th to help those in our community that need a helping hand.

Would you be willing to help us help others?

We need gently used clothes that are in good condition. We can’t use clothes with stains, holes, rips or tears. Please talk to neighbors, friends, and church members to collect items they are not using anymore.

Thank you!

Computer Programming After School Classes

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Is your student interested in learning computer programming? TVA is offering programming classes for third through eighth graders this quarter! 


Scratch programming Level II   (Grades 3-5)

Fridays, April 13 - June 1, 2:15 to 3:15 pm

For more information, click here


Python programming for Beginners (Grades 5-8)

Tuesdays, April 17-June 5, 3:20-4:20 pm

For more information, click here

Enroll Now!

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It's time to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year!

Enrollment opens for returning students on Monday, March 12. Go to Renweb to register. Click here for re-enrollment instructions. 

New Student Enrollment begins Wednesday, March 14. Click here to get to Renweb to register. Click here for enrollment instructions. 

Register by Friday, March 16 to take advantage of our Open House special registration fee of $50!

Open house is Thursday, March 15 from 6-8 PM. All are welcome to join us! Registration assistance will be available at Open House. 

Important Dates: 

March 12th - Re-enrollment opens.
March 12th - March 16th - Open House Special! Registration fee is only $50.
March 14th - New Student Registration opens.
March 15th - Open House from 6-8PM.
March 17th - April 15th -  Registration fee is $75.
April 16th - May 15th - Registration fee is $100.
May 16th - Registration fee is $125.

Open House

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You're invited!

Come join us for our annual Open House on Thursday, March 15 from 6-8PM!

New students, current students, family, friends and neighbors are all invited to come see the amazing things our students have been up to this year! Come walk through our student art show, check out our classrooms and talk with our teachers and staff. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Student Scholarship Fund

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What if…

Every child who wanted to come to Tualatin Valley Academy could afford tuition.

You can help make it happen!

At TVA, we believe in our Christ‐centered education. We want to make it available to anyone, regardless of their financial state. While there are some financial assistance opportunities in place, not all students qualify. In order to make our school more affordable to those who need it, we have set up a special scholarship fund. This fund will fill in the gaps and keep our kids here at TVA.

There are a couple of ways to build this fund. One is to give a tax‐deductible donation. Another fun way is to purchase some cool TVA logo gear. All the profits from the sale of the TVA gear will go directly to this scholarship fund. You can show your school spirit AND make it possible for our school to grow!  Please stop by and check out what we have to offer. We have some great TVA hats, frisbees, fidget spinners, guitar pics, pencils, bpa‐free water bottles, bumper stickers, and magnets.

Passport Club

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We are happy to announce that we are starting the Passport Club for Grades K-5 at on Monday, January 29, 2018. This free after school activity happens on the following Mondays: 

  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 12
  • April 2
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • June 4

The Passport Club will start right after school and end at 4:30 p.m.

  • K-2 = 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • 3-5 = 3:15-4:30 p.m.

This after school activity is available to the first 12 students that register from each grade, so please sign up your student as soon as possible if you are interested in this opportunity. We can open it up to more students once we have additional parent volunteers.

For more information on Passport Club, click here

To learn more about how Passport Club works, click here

Thank you to our Home & School for financially supporting this activity so that it can be offered at no charge to you.

Please click here to register. Once you submit the registration form, you will receive an additional notice that will include pick up location. 

Academy Day 2018

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Thinking about joining us for high school next year? 

Come see what we're all about on Friday, February 2 from 8:30AM - 2:30PM for Academy Day! Shadow classes, participate in chapel, and enjoy a free lunch on us. 


Please let us know you're coming so we can plan for you!

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Do you have a question for us? Ask it here!
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Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session

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Bricks4Kidz Winter Session of classes at Tualatin Valley Academy starts on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  Take a look at the attached flier to register your student for this fun after school class!

Bricks 4 Kidz after-school classes deliver a high quality educational program where kids experience the hands-on fun of motorized and brick model construction using LEGO® bricks.

We Learn…

Problem solving & critical thinking skills are developed while creativity and self-confidence are encouraged. Lessons teach S.T.E.M based concepts across a variety of subjects like gear ratio, torque and friction, geography, space exploration, weather and MORE!

We Build…

Classes are multi-age with 2 levels of builds for each class; a beginner model for K-2, and advanced model for Grades 3-5. Working with a partner, students build a new model each week, from concept to completion.

We Play…

Math & Science are applied to real world situations while architecture and engineering concepts are explored through challenges and creative free play.

Grades: K – 5th

Fee: $50.00 for 5 week session

We hope your child will join us for a new theme and fun builds as we learn, build and play... the Bricks4kidz way!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

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At TVA, we believe that a major part of any strong Christian is the ability to have compassion for the world in need around us. That is why we have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help raise funds for cancer research. 

Each student at TVA has been given a "piggybank box" to collect loose change. Please help our students fill and refill their boxes by January 19, 2018. 

Thank you for helping us show compassion and care for those around us.

Mr. Chamberlain, Mrs. Halversen and the Student Council from TVA

K-2 After School Basketball Program

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Calling all Kindergarteners, First Graders and Second Graders who want to learn basketball!

Parent volunteers are offering a basketball program on Friday afternoons from 2:30-4:00 PM in the school gym. The program is just for fun to build skills for when the kids start basketball in 3rd grade. 

Parent volunteers are welcome! 

Each student will need to bring their own mini basketball, gym shoes and appropriate clothes to run around in. There is no uniform. Participating students' parents will take turns providing snacks. 

To sign up, please contact the school office. 

Apple Pie Sale

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Make your Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinner preparation easy with a ready to bake apple pie.

Buy several so you can freeze some for a future treat.

Proceeds to benefit the PE department & after school sports program. This year our goal is to make 500 pies!

You can order them through one of our TVA students or you can place your order at the school’s front office by calling 503-649-5518.

Please preorder your pies no later than November 16th by 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per pie

Pick Up: At TVA's cafeteria on November 19th between 1:00‐6:00 p.m.

Fall Food Drive

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One out of every five people in Oregon are food insecure. ONE in FIVE!

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This fall, TVA is giving back. Join us as we do a food drive for the Oregon Food Bank!

Bring non-perishable foods to TVA between October 31-November 10 or donate money to help restock the food bank's shelves. 

Most wanted foods: 

Shelf-stable milk
Rice
Beans (dried or canned)
Tuna
Peanut butter and almond butter (low or no sugar)
Canned tomatoes
Cooking oil
Whole grain cereal
Pasta

Want to help but don't have time for a run to the grocery store? You can donate money! Please make checks payable to the Oregon Food Bank and include our school's name on the note line. 

Thanks for helping us make a dent in hunger this fall! 

Second Quarter Homework Club

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Homework club is back!

Students are invited to join Ms. Priddy for an after school program that helps them complete and check homework, study for tests, receive explanations for homework questions when needed, and work on Accelerated Reading (AR) to get reading hours and take AR tests. Homework club is a group, not private tutoring or 1:1 instruction. 

To sign up, complete this form and turn it into the school office. 

Feel free to email Ms Priddy with questions:  jerilynep@tvja.org

The Logistics: 

Grades 1 and 2:  Parents pick up their child at 4 pm outside the classroom or in the foyer.  If a parent is not there, then the child is taken to BASE.

Grades 3 – 6:  Students will be taken to BASE at 5:20 pm.  Parents can pick their child up in front of BASE.  If a parent is not there, the student will be signed in to BASE and  charges apply.

Please send snacks/drink for homework club.

 

You're Invited to Kindergarten Preview!

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Do you have a student entering Kindergarten next fall? 

Come join us for a Kindergarten experience day! 

We have 3 Kindergarten Preview days scheduled for this school year: 
November 14
January 30
February 13

Students will integrate into the current Kindergarten class and will take part in circle time, crafts, PE, music and lunch.

Parents will meet with the principal, take a tour and get to know other TVA families. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Call 503.649.5518 or fill out the form below. 

We look forward to meeting you!


Register Here!

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Student's Name *
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Bricks 4 Kidz Fall Schedule

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Bricks 4 Kidz is back! 

Bricks 4 Kidz is a high quality educational program where kids experience the hands-on fun of motorized and brick model construction using LEGO® bricks.

We Learn… Problem solving & critical thinking skills are developed while creativity and self-confidence are encouraged. Lessons teach S.T.E.M based concepts across a variety of subjects like gear ratio, torque and friction, geography, space exploration, weather and MORE!

We Build… Classes are multi-age with 2 levels of builds for each class; a beginner model for K-2, and advanced model for Grades 3-5. Working with a partner, students build a new model each week, from concept to completion.

We Play… Math & Science are applied to real world situations while architecture and engineering concepts are explored through challenges and creative free play.

When: Thursdays, Oct. 19 and 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30, Dec. 7 and 14 from 3:20-4:20 PM.

Who: Grades: K – 5th

How Much: $80.00 for 8 week session

Check out the flier here