TVA Summer Activities Guide

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Summer is almost here and there are lots of fun things happening at or near Tualatin Valley Academy! Check out the information below for fun summer activity suggestions for kids of all ages.


Volleyball Camp

Who: Anyone going into grades 3 - 6 (boys and girls)

What: A five day camp for both beginner and experienced players. The camp is designed to teach the basic skills of volleyball including serving, passing, setting, hitting, and basic footwork, as well as foster a love for the sport of volleyball

When: June 25th - 29th Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Where: TVA Gym

Instructors: The camp will be run by Sarah Halversen and Kaiulani Chamberlain. Sarah and Kaiulani both graduated from TVA, played on their high school and college teams, and have coaching and camp experience.

Cost: $75 if you register by June 22nd, $100 after June 22nd

Registration: To register please send an email with your child’s name and grade. A registration form will then be emailed to you. The registration form and fee will be collected the first day of camp

Questions: Contact Sarah at or Kaiulani at

Learn Computer Programming Using Scratch


Games * Art * Animation

Have fun while learning computer programming with Scratch!

Scratch is project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab.

Using Scratch software, 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. They will learn concepts of computational thinking: using data and variables, sequencing, conditionals, loops, events, and mathematical operations. While adding more challenges to their games, they will become familiar with computational practices: incremental programming, testing, debugging, modularizing, abstracting, reusing, and remixing.

Summer camp dates and times: June 18th – 22nd (Monday- Friday) , 10:45AM - 12:15PM

Grades: 3rd-5th  

Cost: $120

Space in class is limited to 12 students. To register, please send an email to by June 10, 2018.

Program contact: Vibha Nayyar Vera Learning Inc. Phone: (503) 848 - 6728

Summer Piano and Voice Lessons

Do you need suggestions for activities for this coming summer?


Have your kids study music! 

If you have an interest in piano and vocal lessons during the summer for yourself or your child, please let us know. We're organizing the schedule to receive our students during the months of June, July and August. These prices are including a $30 material fee.

4 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $130
4 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $170

8 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $230
8 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $290

10 classes (30 minutes/lesson): $280
10 classes (45 minutes/lesson): $355

Contact the school office or Mr. Ferreira for more details.

Helio Santiago Ferreira, M.Ed, Th.D: 971-732-9779

Application available here

Lego Robotics Camp


Using LEGO®: WEDO ROBOTICS 2.0 kit and software, students will explore their inner makers as they follow the engineering design process to solve open-ended themed challenges. They will create and test models of simple machines and make improvements in their design/programs. The class is designed to enhance skills in science, mechanical engineering, technology, coding and teamwork.

Time: 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Cost: $120

Grades: 3-5

Dates: June 18th - 22nd (Monday - Friday)

Location: TVA Computer Lab

Space in the class is limited to 12 students. To register, send an e-mail to

Program Contact: Vibha Nayyar Vera Learning Inc.

Play Reading BINGO, Win a Prize From Our Library!


Here you will find several BINGO cards with different reading activities. I love these cards because they include reading activities that aren’t just limited to books. Some examples are map reading, poetry, reading and making something from a recipe, reading road signs, reading to a younger child and visiting the library.

Remember, reading to your student counts too! Students that complete a BINGO card and return it to the TVA library when school starts will receive a special prize.

Happy Summer!

Mrs. Coggin

Washington County Library Summer Reading Program


Summer reading is really important to help kids prevent the summer slide or brain drain that happens. Mrs. Coggin, our school librarian, would love to see each and every TVA student’s name on the list from the library at the end of summer.

A representative from WCCLS provided TVA students with an introduction to the Summer Reading Program on May 25th during chapel. 

The summer calendar of events is up for the library and Mrs. Coggin encourages you to go to and check it out. There is always a wide variety of activities and programs to take part in. One of Mrs. Coggin's family favorite summer events occurs Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45 pm at the Hillsboro Main Library. Kids have an opportunity to Read to the Dogs. The dogs are so gentle and they love lying next to the kids as they read. If you are interested in participating in this event, sign up early, the schedule fills up lightning fast.

Beaverton SDA Church Vacation Bible School

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Get ready for an exciting VBS happening in June at the Beaverton Adventist Church!

Plan to join us June 25-29 from 9:00am to noon for a super fun and spiritual week. Registration will open on June 9th on our website.

This year’s program, Sea of Miracles, will help kids see that Jesus is Rabbi, Healer, Son of God, Messiah, and Lord. Though it is geared especially for ages 5 to 10, younger children are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian and those older than 10 are encouraged to help volunteer. See you at the sea shore!

Hillsboro SDA Church Vacation Bible School

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Where: Hillsboro SDA Church 367 NE Grant Hillsboro, OR 97124

When: June 25 – 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Who: All are invited, ages 4 – 12

Crafts, games, snacks, stories and fun!

For more information call: 503-648-3922 or 503-985-7881

Crosspoint Adventist Church Vacation Bible School

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Kids in grades Kindergarten to 5th Grade are invited to join us for a fun week of learning about being Rescued by Jesus! 

VBS is happening July 30th - August 3rd from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Crosspoint Adventist Church. 

Register at

Big Lake Youth Camp

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Building relationships, learning new skills, and having fun in a positive environment has been Big Lake’s goal since 1962. Each summer our carefully selected staff lead hundreds of young people from over 15 countries on a seven-day journey of adventure.

Life can be unpredictable. Culture and society changes, but Big Lake offers a constant in the lives of young people. This constant is the love of Jesus that permeates everything we do. Our Christ-centered program illustrates that faith in action is fun! Our campers continually report that the awesome excitement of learning new skills is only topped by our even more exciting Christian campfire programs and newly made friendships.

A week at Big Lake provides campers with the environment and the opportunity to gain better self-awareness, set and achieve goals, and have a blast. We offer friendship, encouragement, adventure, and enough fun to make memories for a lifetime.

Check out Big Lake's website for more information.