Lego Robotics After School Class

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Is your child a budding engineer? Home and School is sponsoring a fun after school STEAM class with Adventist Robotics!

Adventist Robotics

First Lego League Jr is for students ages 6-10. The Mission Moon Challenge will give the students the opportunity to explore, create, test, and share what they have learned. Each group will be provided with a LEGO inspire set to create and develop their findings. Students will also be creating a "Show me" Tri-fold Poster board regarding their results. Students will be given journals to write and illustrate their results. They will be presenting at symposium during TVA's Open House. (March 14)

First Lego League is designed for students grades 4th-8th. The Into Orbit Challenge will focus on the core values Discovery, Innovation, Inclusion,Teamwork, and Fun.  This group will be applying science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real world problems. These students will be working and creating with the Lego Mindstorm Robot.

These programs are free for TVA students, paid for by funds raised at the annual Walk-a-thon. Space is limited. Please remember when signing up, you and your child are committing to this program. Each session the students are learning and building on a specific task. After the 12 week program each group will be presenting at symposium during open house. 

Coaches are volunteers and will be contacting you when your group will be starting this adventure. If you would like to volunteer to be a coach or to mentor one of the teams, please email hands@tvja.org.

Learn more about this program by watching this video.

To sign up, please contact the school office.

Come learn with us!

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. 

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!

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

Learn Computer Programming!

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We are pleased to offer after school computer programming classes for students in 3rd-10th grade this year! Classes are being offered in Scratch and Python. 

Computer programming is a unique language that is becoming more and more essential in almost all career fields. Learning these skills early in life will give students a leg up in college and their chosen career path. 

Classes start September 25th and 26th. Sign up today!

Grades 3-5, click here. 

Grades 6-10, click here

4th Quarter After School Activities

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We have several optional after school activities available during fourth quarter that we are very excited about!  

1. Mrs. Priddy's Homework Club will continue. Schedule and registration form can be found here.  

2. Python computer programming for grades 6-8 will happen on Mondays.  Registration form can be found here.

3. EG Robotics will continue and have a spring session called "Retro Gamepad " on April 20th, 27th, May 11th, 18th, 25th, & June 1st. Contact the school for details. 

Bricks4kidz Spring Registration Now Open!

Bricks4kidz is a fun, STEAM-based after school class for students in grades K-5 at TVA. Kids learn engineering using Lego! 

Bricks4kidz believes strongly in learning, building and playing using Lego:

We Learn– Teachers provide a 5-10 minute themed lesson
We Build– Students build the model of the day with simple step by step instructions
We Play– Students explore their own creativity through free play time.

Classes are on Fridays from 2:15pm-3:15pm, April 14-June 2. 

Register here. 

Bricks4kidz Winter Session Enrollment is Now Open!

Bricks4kidz is back!

TVA's Winter 2017 Bricks4kidz session is now open for enrollment! 

The nine week session begins on Friday, January 13 2017. We anticipate this class will fill up, so do not delay in signing up! 

Classes will be held on Fridays from 2:15-3:15PM for students in grades K-5. Cost is $90 for 9 classes. 

Students in this class learn problem solving and critical thinking skills, creativity and self confidence. Lessons teach STEM based concepts across a variety of subjects like gear ratio, torque and friction, geography, space exploration, weather and more! Math and science are applied to real world situations and architecture and engineering concepts are explored.

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

For more information and class dates, click here

Update: After School Programs

Update:

We have added an after school Mad Science class! For information, click here. If you register by Sept. 18th there is a discount. 


Home and School is putting together some great after-school programs for TVA this year! So far we have computer programming, chess club and Bricks 4 Kidz lego classes!

Check out the home and school after-school activities page for upcoming classes. 

To see photos from last year's Bricks 4 Kidz class, click here!

After School Computer Programming Classes

Would your student like to learn computer programming? 

This fall TVA is offering two after-school computer programming classes! 


Students grades 3-5 can enroll in the Scratch programming class.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab. During this 8-week course, 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. Classes are Mondays from 3:20PM-4:20PM and the cost is $150/student for 8 classes. For more information, click here. 


Students in 9th grade learn to program and do 3D modeling using Python in their Project Integration class. If your student is going to be attending TVA's 9th grade class in the next few years, this after-school Python programming class would give them a head start on what they will be doing their freshman year!

Students in grades 6-8 can enroll in the Python programming class. 

Python allows students to create games, analyze data, run websites and explore mathematical concepts. It is a simple to use, high level, versatile, portable, object-oriented programming language. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 3:20PM - 4:20PM. The cost is $160/student for 8 classes. For more information, click here


The Scratch and Python classes are being taught by Vibha Nayyar. Please contact him directly to sign up. Class size is limited, so sign up soon!