3.10.17 Thursday Note

Academy Day

On Friday, March 17 TVA is hosting Academy Day from 8:30AM-12:30PM! Students who will be entering grades 9 and 10 next year are welcome to come see what our high school program is all about. 

Students will experience a student-led Chapel, a school tour and art show, bell choir, our STEAM program, publications, math problem solving and science experiments. Lunch will be provided.

Financial aid options are available. Ask about them while you visit with us!

Call the school at (503)649-5518 or email tvja@tvja.org to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

Open House

Thursday, March 16 from 6-8PM is TVA's annual Open House! Current students, prospective students, friends family, alumni and anyone else who wants to come are welcome! Come see what our students have been up to this year, and come see what TVA is all about!

2017-2018 School Year Registration

Registration fees and due date are different this year. Please pay close attention!

New Students 

A non-refundable fee of $70 is required at the time of registration for all new students registering by April 15, 2017. Thereafter the fee will be $120.

Registration for new students starts on March 16th.

Returning Students 

A non-refundable fee of $50 is required at the time of reenrollment for all returning students registering by April 15, 2017. Students registering after April 15th will have a fee of $100. Students registering after May 15 will have a fee of $120.

Registration for returning students starts on March 15th.

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart is happening on March 17th!

February is American Heart Month and TVA's Kindergarten to 6th grade students participate by fundraising for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. Students practice healthy exercise habits and learn a little bit about how the heart works while helping raise funds to help kids with specials hearts.

If you would like to donate to this cause, please let a TVA student know.

Thank You!

Thank you everyone for your help with the Box Tops Collection this year! We collected a little over 5200 Box Tops.

Mrs. Springer’s 6th grade class won again for most collected with 1356! Second place went to Ms. Chadwick’s 4th graders with 1018! Great job to both classes! Their teachers will be getting 20% of their earnings back in their class funds.

Other Classrooms that earned parties are preschool, Mrs. Halverson’s 3rd grade, 5th grade and 9th grade. 9th grade also gets half of the money they earned in their class fund.

Time to start collecting for next year!

We will be sending in another batch of Box Tops that expire in 2017 by the end of the school year. If you have any that will expire in 2017, and want to have them count, bring them in to the office.

Home and School is currently counting and organizing Labels for Education to be submitted in May. This is probably the last submission we can do as the program is ending. If you have any Labels for Education around the house please turn them in ASAP! Labels that currently will count have to say “Labels for Education” on them.

Final Boxtop Count

Preschool: 400
Kindergarten: 130
1/2 Wendt: 251
1/2 Darby: 172
3rd Halversen: 462
3rd Youker: 257
4th Grade: 1018
5th Grade: 400
6th Grade: 1356
7th Grade: 118
8th Grade: 31
9th Grade: 401
EXTRA: 272
TOTAL: 5268

Library Corner

Open House is an exciting time in the library. Why you ask? It's an opportunity to showcase all our fantastic readers!

This year we'll be displaying student book reports throughout the library. Book report forms are available at school in the library and were emailed with the Thursday note. You'll find two book report forms; one for grades PreK through 2nd and the other for grades 3-6. For grades PreK through 2nd, students may pic whichever book they would like and answer the questions. (Parents may write for children who need help in PreK and Kinder) For grades 3-6, students must pick a book of their choice in their reading level and answer the questions.

Book reports are due to the library by March 13th by end of school day.

Each student that turns in a book report will find their awesome work on display at Open House. There is even a reward for the hard work! After Spring Break, students in grades PreK through 4 will be able to pick a free book to take home. Students in grades 5-6 will receive a Scholastic Book Certificate food for the free book of their choice through their classroom Scholastic Book Orders.

As always, contact me at library@tvja.org with questions.

Mrs. Coggin

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Need service hours? 

We're getting towards the end of the school year and for some of us, it's hard to get those last few service hours in.

We would like to offer you the chance to volunteer for specific activities towards your service hours. Many can be done on weekends or in the evening.

Please email Home and School at hands@tvja.org if you're interested in helping with any of our current projects. Project options include putting messages on TVA's marquee, writing grants, photography at school events, writing articles for the Gleaner and much more! 

Make Up Days

Please update your calendars to for the following changes:

1. There will be school on March 30th & 31st.

2. April 10th will now be a minimum day, with parent teacher conferences in the afternoon

3. June 9th is now a full day of school

4. There will be school on June 12th, 13th & 14th

5. June 14th will be the last day of school and is a minimum day.

Thank you for your patience as we've figured out how to deal with all the snows days this year!

TVA Shirts for Sale

TVA t-shirts and mugs are for sale in the school office! Show your Eagle pride with one of our t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and/or coffee mugs. Cost is $6.00 each. We have youth small, medium and large. We also have adult small, medium, large and extra large.

Remember, Spirit Day is every Thursday so make sure ou wear your TVA shirt on Thursdays!


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


Blue Raspberry
Root Beer
Black Cherry


Cookies & Cream


Cotton Candy


Bubble Gum
Jelly Bean
Cotton Candy
Tutti Fruitti
Sour Apple


Cotton Candy
Bubble Gum




Super Soldier Snow Cone
Rainbow Bridge Sherbert
Gamma Sour Apple Smash
Repulsory Cinna-Blast
Covert Cherry

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