10.18.18 Thursday Note

Week of Prayer, October 22-26


Week of Prayer is next week. You are welcome to join us at 9:00AM, Monday through Friday to sing and pray with us. We will have a guest speaker deliver the main message. On Friday, 10/26, we will have our Agape Feast. This is a wonderful, spiritual event when students continue to experience Jesus’ love for us and His sacrifice for us.

Dress Up For Spirit Day.


Tomorrow, Friday, is Spirit Day at TVA. The theme is Dress Up. The Student Council met and decided on having students dress up this month. Please make sure that the attire/costumes/outfits are school appropriate and are not disrespectful, scary, or violent. We want this to be a fun and happy event for the students. Please feel free to contact your teacher or the principal, christina@tvja.org, if you have any questions. 

Walk A-Thon Prize. Slime the Principal and a Teacher!


During chapel tomorrow, Walk A-thon prizes will be given to students. Students who met a $200 goal will get to slime the principal and Mr. Darby tomorrow. You are welcome to join us and witness the sliming. If you want to slime the principal and Mr. Darby, it comes with a price! :)

Picture Retake Day is October, 24, 2018


Picture Retake Day is October 24. If you need an order form we have extra copies in the office.

RenWeb Will be Merging with Facts

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Renweb will be merging with Facts. This will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018. When you log into your account it may say Facts instead of Renweb. Somethings will remain the same for a time. For instance, you’ll see the RenWeb name used in some places, but it will be phased out completely by the end of next year. We will be sending out new information to you as soon as we can.

Free Thayer Birding Software for Kids- The New Young Birder Program


Free Thayer Birding Softwae for kids! Any young birders or students interested in birds and nature who are enrolled in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school can download the new version 7.7 of Thayer’s Birds of North America – for FREE.

Just visit www.ThayerBirding.com, select the Windows or the Mac download and enter our special code: OregonYoungBirder. Then click the Apply button and Free Checkout.

This amazing birding software, for Windows or Mac computers, features the 1,007 birds that have been seen in the continental United States and Canada. The software includes 6,856 color photos, 1,506 songs and calls, 552 video clips of birds in action, 700 quizzes and much, much more. Use the ID Wizard to identify unknown birds in your yard. Keep track of the birds you see. Compare any two birds side-by-side. Read all about the bird’s nests, eggs, feeding habits and more.

Thayer Birding Software's founder, Peter Thayer, decided that this would be the perfect way to celebrate his 70th birthday!  "It is time to give back something to the birding community and to the millions of young birders (and potential young birders) who just need a spark to get them started on a life-long quest for knowledge about our natural world and the importance of preserving the habitat we still have. What better way than this to celebrate the year of the bird? Our goal is to give away one million free copies of the birding program to kids everywhere."

Are you the local bird expert?  You soon will be!

College and grad school students, use the code STUDENT for a 50% discount. Teachers use the code TEACHER for a 50% discount.

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TVA families, please make sure that you have updated your emergency contacts with the office. We need at least two emergency contacts on file.

Harvest Party, Sunday October 28, 5 -8 PM.

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Our Harvest Party will be on October 28 from 5 PM to 8 PM in the school gym. There will be games, food and lots of fun! Don’t miss it!

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!

The 8th Grade Class Fundraiser

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Greetings TVA families, I’m excited to announce the 8th Grade Class will be providing a recycling bin in the main lobby to collect any glass, plastic or cans to recycle with deposit. This fundraising event will occur all school year long. All we ask is that you leave your recycling in the bin. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Wearner and the 8th Grade Class.

Art Smart Volunteering Opportunities

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Godfather’s Pizza Fundraiser


Anytime throughout the school year if you go to Godfather’s Pizza across the street from our school they will donate 20% of your purchase to our 8th Grade Class. All you have to do is mention TVA. Thanks for your support!

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!

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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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