1.25.18 Thursday Note

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Academy Day

Students entering high school next year are invited to join our high school students for Academy Day on Friday, February 2nd from 8:30AM - 2:30PM. Students will get the chance to get to know our current high school students, get a taste of the classes we offer, and participate in a special high school chapel. Lunch will be provided.

Please let us know you're coming by clicking here and filling out the registration form, or by calling the office at 503.649.5518.

Please spread the word to anyone you know who is looking for a high quality Christian high school education for their child.

All are welcome!


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Kindergarten Preview

Do you have a student entering Kindergarten next fall?

Come spend a day in Kindergarten to see what we are all about! Your child will join our Kindergarten class for circle time, music, PE, lunch and crafts. Parents will meet with the principal, take a tour of the school and get to know other TVA families.

We have two more Kindergarten preview events this year:

January 30 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 13 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Space is limited, so please call our school office at 503.649.5518 to reserve your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Birdseed Needed!

Please help our 7th - 10th grade science classes feed the birds this winter by bringing donations of sunflower, birdseed mix, and suet cakes.

So far this month our students have observed 23 species visiting the feeders at our bird blind.

See Mr. Kahler for information or to drop off birdseed.

Thank you!


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Speed Stack Competition

This year’s speed stack competition takes place on Friday, January 26th during chapel. Join us for this fun event.


Jr. High and High School Ski Trip

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The Jr High and High School ski trip to Mr. Bachelor will take place from February 7th
to February 9th.

We have e-mailed the applications to parents. If you need a printed copy, please stop by the office and pick one up. The packet contains the itinerary, packing list, and permission slip.

Please turn the permission slip into the office no later than Friday, January 26th.
Our principal, Mrs. Orozco-Acosta, is working on a plan for those students not attending this trip.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chamberlain at jamesc@tvja.org.


Library Corner

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It’s hard to believe the school year is almost half over! We’ve enjoyed our time with your student this year. It is our joy to watch them grow as readers.

Overdue fines began this quarter (Q2) and notices will be sent home the week of 1/23/18. Notices for elementary students will come home in homework or weekly folders. Junior high students will receive notices via USPS. Payment is due upon receipt. Please put the amount due in an envelope with your students name on it and turn it into the office. Any fines not paid will appear on your final statement with a $3 service fee.

Lost library materials happen. If your student has misplaced an item at home and you are still looking for it, please drop us an email so that we can renew the material and you can avoid overdue charges until the material is found. If the material is truly lost, please let us know as soon as possible so we can flag the material in our system. Fines for lost materials aren’t charged until the last statement of the school year. Lost material tends to turn up by the end of the school year so keep looking. There are two options for lost materials. You may pay the replacement fee as noted or you may purchase a replacement copy of the material on your own and turn it in to the office.

As always feel free to direct questions to me at library@tvja.org or drop in for a chat!

Mrs. Coggin


SERVICE Program

Our SERVICE program was created in an effort to improve communication between our school and our parents, as well as to increase parental involvement. Your help is not only needed and appreciated but is vital to our success as a school.

Through our SERVICE program, families share their time and talents with the school by completing SERVICE hours. SERVICE hours can be earned in a variety of ways. Almost anything you do that shows your involvement with TVA can be applied to your SERVICE commitment.

Parents with a desire to help in the classroom should contact the child’s teacher to find out the needs of the teacher. We encourage classroom help from parents and do so with the understanding that the teacher is responsible for the classroom and will therefore set the parameters for classroom help.

SERVICE Program Requirements:

Each TVA family with students in grades K-10 are responsible for completing a minimum of 20 SERVICE hours a year.
Single parent families and Preschool families are responsible for 10 SERVICE hours a year.  
The SERVICE year extends from July 1st through the last day of school in June.

How do I get credit for my SERVICE hours?

Parents are responsible to enter the amount of time they have spent on SERVICE activities in the SERVICE program log located on the table outside the front office. On a bi-monthly basis you will receive a SERVICE statement with your billing invoice. This statement will show what hours are required, how many have been completed and how many hours remain. All unfulfilled SERVICE hours will be billed at a rate of $10 per hour on the last statement for the current school year.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session

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2017-2018 After School Program: Winter Session - Thursdays: 3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

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 encount aged. 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.

To register online, please visit our website

Thursday Class Dates: January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15

Grades: K – 5th

Fee: $50.00 for 5 week session

For a full class description, please visit our website.

For questions, please email: b4k.oregon@gmail.com


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Boxtops

It’s time to turn in your boxtops!

Each class will collect boxtops starting Monday, January 15th with the last day to turn in being Friday, February 16th.

Each class that meets the mark of 400 boxtops will get an opportunity for a class prize, and the class with the highest amount will get a bigger prize.

In addition, any class that collects more than 1000 will be able to keep 20% of what they bring in for their classroom. Grades 7 through 10 get to keep 50% of the money earned for what they collect!

This can be a great fundraising opportunity for your class! Thanks for supporting TVA through boxtops!


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Teacher Appreciation Week

Please mark your calendar, teacher appreciation week will be held the week of February 22nd to March 3rd. We will be sending more information home soon.

Volunteer opportunities: We will be needing at least 2 parents volunteers per classroom to help out with this event.

If you would like to help out, please contact Angie Peterson at 503-523-8115 or you can e-mail her at hands@tvja.org.


Home and School Needs Your Help!

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Home & School is looking to fill the following two positions:

Vice President
Treasurer

if you have a passion for the school and want to be involved in all the fun events, please join home and school!

If you want to get involved please email : hands@tvja.org

Thank you

Home & School


Speed Stacks for Sale

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Is your child into speed stacking? By the end of next week the school office will be selling different Speed Stacks and mats at a great price. Come join in the speed stacking fun!

Standard cup sets $16/set

Pro Series $20/set

Timer and Mat $16/set


SCRIP

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We have SCRIP (gift cards) available at the front office for anyone to buy.

SCRIP available:

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We will be placing the next SCRIP order on Tuesday, November 14th. Please make sure we receive your order by 10:00 a.m. on November 14th. Your SCRIP order will arrive on Friday, November 17th. 

Thank you for supporting our school!


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Sees Lollipops

The office now has See's lollipops for sale. Each one is $1.00.

The current flavors are chocolate and butterscotch, but we will be adding vanilla and coffee in November.

All money from these sales go to support Mrs. Wendt's wacky science program with Susie Scientist.

Thanks!


TVA Eagles Shirts

We are now selling TVA t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and coffee mugs at the front office for $6.00 each. We have youth small, medium, and large. We also have adult small, medium, large, and extra large.

Spirit day is every Thursday so make sure you wear your TVA t-shirt on that day!


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SMENCILS

We have SMENCILS at the front office for a $1.00 each or 5 for $4.00.!

All proceeds will go towards improving the teacher’s workroom.

Some of the scents we have are...

STRAWBERRY
ORANGE KIWI      
BLUE RASBERRY
PB & J      
MARSHMALLOW
BUBBLE GUM    
COTTON CANDY
BLUEBERRY    
CUPCAKE


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