10.4.18 Thursday Note

Home & School Meeting on Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Home & School meeting tonight, Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm in the cafeteria/BASE room.

Get Ready For Our Walk -A-Thon on Friday, October 5, 2018!

Tomorrow is our Walk-a-thon! Some have asked why it was moved to the fall instead of having it in the spring, like in past years. At the end of last year, we noticed that our biggest school fundraiser was being done at the end of the school year and that funds that were raised would not be used until the following school year. We decided to move it to the fall so that the funds could be used for the current school year.


Here is some important information for tomorrow:

  • We still need volunteers. If you are able to volunteer, please call our front office, 503-649-5518

  • It might rain. Please send an extra change of clothes, socks, and shoes with your child

  • Have your child bring their pledge form. This form also serves as a permission to run and a waiver.

Parking Lot Safety


We are working on some ideas to make drop off and pick up go smoothly. There have been some concerns that have come up at pick up and drop off times. Here are some important procedures to follow:

  • If you need to assist your child out of the car, please park your car first so as to lessen the traffic jam.

  • Drive slowly. There are parents and kids walking through the parking lot.

  • Continually remind your child to look both ways when walking in the parking lot and to not run after getting out of your car.

  • Refrain from checking your phone while driving through the parking lot or while waiting for the cars to move forward.

  • Thank you for helping us keep our parking lot safe!

Soccer and Volley Ball Picture Day, Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Soccer and Volley Ball Picture Day is Wednesday, October 10. Pictures will be taken for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade Soccer, and for students in 5th grade through 8th grade, Volley ball. Please bring your uniforms and your order forms if you plan on purchasing pictures. We have more order forms in the front office.

No School On Friday, October 12, 2018

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There will be no school on Friday October 12, 2018. Teachers will be participating in professional development. Soccer Games will for Grades K-2 will be cancelled for October 12. Soccer Games for Grades 3-5 will continue as scheduled.

If your child is sick..

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The school policy is to informs TVA of conditions for which children are to be excluded from school until either recovered or diagnosed and cleared for inclusion by a physician. Unless otherwise indicated, students are excluded from attendance until they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. Click here to see a letter from the Washington County Health Department. Haz clic aqui para español.

The conditions for exclusion are:
Chicken pox – excluded until at least six days after first vesicles appear or a doctor’s order, or all vesicles are dry (which ever occurs last).
Common cold – excessive coughing and nasal discharge.
Fever of 100 degrees or greater.
Fifth’s Disease – excluded with fever.
Flu - excluded with acute symptoms, fever chills.
Head lice – excluded until free of nits.
Impetigo – excluded until 48 hours of antibiotic therapy, and as long as sores drain.
Measles – return with doctor/health dept. permission. 
Meningitis – return with doctor/health dept. permission.
Mumps – excluded until swelling disappears.
New onset of rash with concurrent or preceding fever.
Pink eye – excluded until eyes are clear with no discharge.
Ringworm – excluded until therapy is initiated.
Rubella – return with doctor/health dept. permission.
Scabies – excluded until treated.
Stiff neck or headache with fever
Strep throat – excluded until 48 hours after antibiotic therapy is started.

The Science Department is in Need of Bird Feeders


We are in need of 5-6 large covered platform and/or hopper type bird feeders that can be mounted on posts. We have lost several feeders due falling trees and bad weather the last couple of years out at our school bird feeding station. If you can build or donate feeders please see Mr. Kahler for details.

Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 11 - 10:00AM-3:00PM


The annual Holiday Bazaar is just around the corner on November 11, 2018. We are looking for more vendors to provide the best place around to shop for those holiday goodies! If you or someone you know is interested please contact HSA through our email tvaholidaybazaar@gmail.com

Reserve your space today!

Home and School Association

Clothing Drive

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We are having a clothing drive soon. Parents please go through your children’s closets. If you find items that no longer fit your child and are still in good shape, please bring them in. We will be collecting donation bags during our Week of Prayer during chapel. October 22-26. If you have any questions please contact Kristie Biggerstaff.

Water Testing Results


We recently tested our water for lead and we are happy to announce that all of our faucets and drinking fountains are well below the recommended guidelines for traces of lead. We want to ensure you that your child’s health is a high priority here at Tualatin Valley Academy.

Message from Mr. Chamberlain

Please make sure your child wears PE shoes (tennis shoes) to PE. Its very important for them to wear the appropriate shoes for participation and safety. In PE we do a lot of running, jumping, and are always on the move. We want to keep your kids safe and avoid any accidents.

Also, if your daughter wants to wear a dress/skirt to school, make sure they wear shorts under the dress/skirt for PE.

Thank you,
James Chamberlain
Athletic Director

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Volunteer Opportunities


We need volunteers for the following events/tasks:

  • Pick up Scrip Orders from the Tigard School District Office on Thursdays once a month, contact the treasure, Danielle Kriegelstein at daniellek@tvja.org

  • Organize school supplies that were donated to TVA by Walmart - one time project, contact the front office or Mrs. Orozco-Acosta at princial@tvja.org

  • Shredding papers for the front office - on going all year

  • Updating the school marquee in front of the school once a week, contact the front office

  • Volunteers needed for the Walk A-Thon

Watch this space for additional opportunities for volunteering.



TVA does not accept credit cards or debit cards as a form of payment. We only accept checks and money orders for payments over $25.00. We accept cash for payments of $25 or less.

Another option for payment is to authorize the school treasurer to automatically withdraw funds each month. By filling out the Authorization Agreement for Direct Payments (ACH Debits), you never have to worry about missing a payment or incurring late fees.

Thank you!


Background Checks

Parents with students in K - 10th grade, just a reminder that in order for you to be able to participate in any school field trips, coaching, and/or volunteer in your child’s classroom, you need to turn in the Oregon Conference Volunteer Information Form ASAP. 

If you have a child in our preschool program, you need to complete the CBR form and mail it to the address on the form. When you receive your approval, please bring a copy to the office. This form is used to run a background check on adults that want to help out at school/go on field trips.

If you need a form, please stop by and pick up a form or call the office and we will be happy to mail you a form.

Walking and Biking to/from School


If you would like for your child to walk/bike to and from school, make sure you stop by the front office and complete a permission slip.

Parents need to complete one every school year.


Prearranged Absence Form

During the school year, if you are planning on going on vacation and your child will be absent from school for more than 1 day, please maker sure you complete a prearranged absence form 1 week before the event. This will give their teacher time to prepare the work your child will be missing during his/her absence.

If you need a form, you can pick one up at the front office or we will be happy to e-mail it to you.

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