Summer Activities

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Looking for summer activities? We have a few suggestions!


It is Summer! Make plans to continue your child’s learning over the summer.

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Great Summer ideas include:

  • Make Vocabulary Flash cards

  • Get Multiplication flash cards

  • Put up clocks and ask your child the time of the day throughout the day

  • Give your child money to pay for things and count change and calculate costs

  • Read, Read, Read go to the library every other week

  • Play board games and card games that require reading, adding and subtracting

  • Attend a summer educational camp to continue learning (see below!)

Make learning fun!


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Summer Volleyball Camp

Who: Anyone going into grades 3-8 (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 foser love for the sport of volleyball.

When: June 17-21st

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Where: TVA Gym

Instructors: The camp will be run by Sarah Halversen and Kaiulani Chamberlain. Saraha nd 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 14th, $100 after June 14th

Registration: To register please send an email to Sarah at sarahhaversen21@gmail.com 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 sarahhalversen21@gmail.com


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TVA Summer Camp and Tutoring

Tamberly Couch has arranged for support classes this summer in the form of camps and private tutoring at TVA for students in first through sixth grade. Tamberly Couch (who has assisted with Ms. Priddy’s teaching programs) will be teaching.

Camps need a minimum of 4 students to stay on the schedule. Camps are a combination of math and language arts, and students will receive support based on their individual skill levels. The focus will be on strengthening core skills.

Private tutoring is available to anyone. Feel free to sign up for camps or tutoring that will work around your summer vacation plans.

Please contact Tamberly Couch directly if you need any special arrangements or times. Contact information and camp tuition is listed here. Reservations for your spot must be made by June 17.


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Read, Read, Read!

Check out your local library for a summer reading program, a teen summer reading artwork contest, and all sorts of fun family activities!


Vacation Bible School - Beaverton SDA Church

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All roads lead to Rome! Join friends for VBS and learn about Paul and the underground church!

When:

June 17-21, 9am - noon

To register:

Register online at beavertonsda.com or attend pre-registration night on June 16 from 4-6pm.


Vacation Bible School - Hillsboro SDA Church

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Roar: Life is wild, God is good!

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to VBS at Hillsboro SDA Church!

When: June 24-28 from 9-11:30AM

Address: 367 NE Grant, Hillsboro, OR

For more information, call 503.648.3922.

A parenting class will also be available during the VBS programs.


Fourth Graders, Explore National Parks for Free!

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Did you know that fourth graders and their families can get a free national parks pass?

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at www.everykidinapark.gov. This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2019. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting www.everykidinapark.gov.


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Explore the Zoo!

The Oregon Zoo offers Twilight Tuesdays during summer months. Families can visit the zoo from 4-9pm (gates close at 8) for a reduced admission price. If you already have a membership, it’s free!

Dates: June 18, July 16 and August 20.

$5 general admission tickets are also available to qualifying individuals through the Zoo for All program.


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Explore OMSI!

On the first Sunday of every month, enjoy $2 General Admission with access to OMSI's permanent exhibits and labs, and $5 pricing for each additional attraction (Theater, Planetarium, Submarine, Motion Simulator).

OMSI also offers $5 general admission tickets through the Arts for All program.


Explore the Portland Children’s Museum!

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Second Sunday Savings offers reduced admission to the Museum: just $3 per person between 9 a.m.–noon every second Sunday of the month. Once you’re here, stay to play all day! 

Upcoming dates:
July 14, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 11, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


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Visit an Art Museum!

Kids 17 and under get free admission to the Portland Art Museum, and Fridays after 5pm admission is just $5! The first Thursday of the month is also free admission from 5-8pm.

Looking for a way to make your visit more engaging? Look at the art online before you go and create a scavenger hunt for you and your child to do together when you go!


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Go For a Swim!

Every week at least one of your local THPRD pools will have free open swims for the public. Click here for details on when and where!


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Big Lake Youth Camp

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.


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Basketball Camps

Several basketball camps are being offered this summer!

June 24-27 - Basketball Clinics with Westside Basketball (Amazing camps designed specifically for Basketball ONLY skills) be sure to say you're from TVA for your discount - See flyer.

July 15-18 - Basketball Clinics with Westside Basketball (Amazing camps designed specifically for Basketball ONLY skills) be sure to say you're from TVA for your discount - See flyer.

August 26 & 27 - Basketball with Coach Jerry at TVA. Contact the school office for more information.


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…And Others!

There is always more to do. Go for a hike, take a trip to the coast, and/or get involved in church activities. Consider volunteering in your local community or here at the school. Spend time together as a family.

Have fun, and enjoy your summer! We’ll see you next fall!

Summer Volleyball Camp

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Who: Anyone going into grades 3-8 (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 foser love for the sport of volleyball.

When: June 17-21st

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Where: TVA Gym

Instructors: The camp will be run by Sarah Halversen and Kaiulani Chamberlain. Saraha nd 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 14th, $100 after June 14th

Registration: To register please send an email to Sarah at sarahhaversen21@gmail.com 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 sarahhalversen21@gmail.com

Lego Robotics After School Class

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Is your child a budding engineer? Home and School is sponsoring a fun after school STEAM class with Adventist Robotics!

Adventist Robotics

First Lego League Jr is for students ages 6-10. The Mission Moon Challenge will give the students the opportunity to explore, create, test, and share what they have learned. Each group will be provided with a LEGO inspire set to create and develop their findings. Students will also be creating a "Show me" Tri-fold Poster board regarding their results. Students will be given journals to write and illustrate their results. They will be presenting at symposium during TVA's Open House. (March 14)

First Lego League is designed for students grades 4th-8th. The Into Orbit Challenge will focus on the core values Discovery, Innovation, Inclusion,Teamwork, and Fun.  This group will be applying science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real world problems. These students will be working and creating with the Lego Mindstorm Robot.

These programs are free for TVA students, paid for by funds raised at the annual Walk-a-thon. Space is limited. Please remember when signing up, you and your child are committing to this program. Each session the students are learning and building on a specific task. After the 12 week program each group will be presenting at symposium during open house. 

Coaches are volunteers and will be contacting you when your group will be starting this adventure. If you would like to volunteer to be a coach or to mentor one of the teams, please email hands@tvja.org.

Learn more about this program by watching this video.

To sign up, please contact the school office.

Come learn with us!

Holiday Bazaar

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

It’s that time of year!

The annual Holiday Bazaar is just around the corner. Come do your holiday shopping and support local artisans in the process!

When: Sunday, November 11 from 10AM-3PM.

Where: TVA Gym

Interested in being a vendor? If you or someone you know is interested please contact us through our email tvaholidaybazaar@gmail.com

See you there!

Piano, Voice and Music Theory Lessons

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Is your child interested in learning to play piano, taking voice lessons or music theory lessons? 

This week starts our new school year and Mr. Ferreira only a few available spots to receive new music students. The application form is available here. Both 30-minute and 45-minute lessons are available. 45-minute lessons are encouraged for an older, more advanced or highly motivated student.

Sign up soon to take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your child's education!

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.


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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 tosarahhaversen21@gmail.com 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 sarahhallversen21@gmail.com or Kaiulani at kaiulani.chamberlain@wallawalla.edu.


Learn Computer Programming Using Scratch

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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 veralearningcenter@gmail.com by June 10, 2018.

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


Summer Piano and Voice Lessons

Do you need suggestions for activities for this coming summer?

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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.

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

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

PLAN C:
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

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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 veralearingcenter@gmail.com.

Program Contact: Vibha Nayyar Vera Learning Inc. www.veralearning.com


Play Reading BINGO, Win a Prize From Our Library!

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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

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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 https://www.wccls.org 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 www.crosspointadventist.com


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. 

Summer Piano and Voice Lessons

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Do you need suggestions for activities for this coming summer?

Have your kids to 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.

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

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

PLAN C:
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

Computer Programming After School Classes

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Is your student interested in learning computer programming? TVA is offering programming classes for third through eighth graders this quarter! 


Scratch programming Level II   (Grades 3-5)

Fridays, April 13 - June 1, 2:15 to 3:15 pm

For more information, click here


Python programming for Beginners (Grades 5-8)

Tuesdays, April 17-June 5, 3:20-4:20 pm

For more information, click here

Passport Club

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We are happy to announce that we are starting the Passport Club for Grades K-5 at on Monday, January 29, 2018. This free after school activity happens on the following Mondays: 

  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 12
  • April 2
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • June 4

The Passport Club will start right after school and end at 4:30 p.m.

  • K-2 = 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • 3-5 = 3:15-4:30 p.m.

This after school activity is available to the first 12 students that register from each grade, so please sign up your student as soon as possible if you are interested in this opportunity. We can open it up to more students once we have additional parent volunteers.

For more information on Passport Club, click here

To learn more about how Passport Club works, click here

Thank you to our Home & School for financially supporting this activity so that it can be offered at no charge to you.

Please click here to register. Once you submit the registration form, you will receive an additional notice that will include pick up location. 

Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session

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Bricks4Kidz Winter Session of classes at Tualatin Valley Academy starts on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  Take a look at the attached flier to register your student for this fun after school class!

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 encouraged. 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.

Grades: K – 5th

Fee: $50.00 for 5 week session

We hope your child will join us for a new theme and fun builds as we learn, build and play... the Bricks4kidz way!

K-2 After School Basketball Program

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Calling all Kindergarteners, First Graders and Second Graders who want to learn basketball!

Parent volunteers are offering a basketball program on Friday afternoons from 2:30-4:00 PM in the school gym. The program is just for fun to build skills for when the kids start basketball in 3rd grade. 

Parent volunteers are welcome! 

Each student will need to bring their own mini basketball, gym shoes and appropriate clothes to run around in. There is no uniform. Participating students' parents will take turns providing snacks. 

To sign up, please contact the school office. 

Second Quarter Homework Club

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Homework club is back!

Students are invited to join Ms. Priddy for an after school program that helps them complete and check homework, study for tests, receive explanations for homework questions when needed, and work on Accelerated Reading (AR) to get reading hours and take AR tests. Homework club is a group, not private tutoring or 1:1 instruction. 

To sign up, complete this form and turn it into the school office. 

Feel free to email Ms Priddy with questions:  jerilynep@tvja.org

The Logistics: 

Grades 1 and 2:  Parents pick up their child at 4 pm outside the classroom or in the foyer.  If a parent is not there, then the child is taken to BASE.

Grades 3 – 6:  Students will be taken to BASE at 5:20 pm.  Parents can pick their child up in front of BASE.  If a parent is not there, the student will be signed in to BASE and  charges apply.

Please send snacks/drink for homework club.

 

Bricks 4 Kidz Fall Schedule

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Bricks 4 Kidz is back! 

Bricks 4 Kidz is 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 encouraged. 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.

When: Thursdays, Oct. 19 and 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30, Dec. 7 and 14 from 3:20-4:20 PM.

Who: Grades: K – 5th

How Much: $80.00 for 8 week session

Check out the flier here

Learn Computer Programming!

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We are pleased to offer after school computer programming classes for students in 3rd-10th grade this year! Classes are being offered in Scratch and Python. 

Computer programming is a unique language that is becoming more and more essential in almost all career fields. Learning these skills early in life will give students a leg up in college and their chosen career path. 

Classes start September 25th and 26th. Sign up today!

Grades 3-5, click here. 

Grades 6-10, click here

Homework Club

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Ms. Priddy in Student Services is offering Homework Club again this year! 

Does your student need a quiet place to work on homework or study for tests after school? Do they need a little extra help or coaching with their homework? Would you like for them to work on accelerated reading (AR)?

Ms. Priddy's Homework Club can help. 

Click here for the registration form. Forms can be dropped off at the front desk. 

Please contact Ms. Priddy if you have any questions. She is excited to support TVA's students with Homework Club this year!

Looking for Summer Activities?

Make plans to continue your child's learning over the summer in fun new ways!

Activities at TVA:

Basketball Camp
Academic Summer Camps and Private Tutoring

Community Activities: 

Vacation Bible School at Crosspoint August 14-18, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Vacation Bible School at Beaverton July 31-August 4, 9AM - 12PM
Vacation Bible School at Tabernacle August 7-11
Vacation Bible School at Hillsboro August 7-11
Library Programs
Summer Camp
Swimming Lessons
Sports

Things You Can Do at Home: 

Ms. Priddy has some great recommendations for learning at home this summer!

  • Make Vocabulary Flash cards
  • Get Multiplication flash cards
  • Put up clocks and ask your child the time of the day throughout the day.
  • Give your child money to pay for things and count change and calculate costs. 
  • Read, Read, Read!!  Go to the library every other week.
  • Play board games and card games that require reading, adding and subtracting.
  • Attend a summer educational camp to continue learning.
  • Make learning Fun!

Learning Summer Camps and Private Tutoring

Looking for something to strengthen your child's core academic skills this summer? Ms. Priddy, Tamberly Couch and Jourdan Trudeau are offering summer camp classes and private tutoring for students in grades 1-6 at TVA!

Camps are a combination of math and language arts, and students will receive support based on their individual skill levels. The focus will be on strengthening core skills and they will be FUN!

Camps will include a snack, educational games and take home materials to continue summer learning. We need a minimum of 4 students for the camp session to stay on the schedule. 

Please contact Ms. Priddy directly at jerilynep@tvja.org if you need any special arrangements or times. 

If students in grades 7-10 would like a camp, please let Ms. Priddy know.

Jourdan Trudeau is also offering private tutoring at $15/hr. 

To register for private tutoring or the summer camp, click here to download the registration form.

We hope to see you there!