1.18.18 Thursday Note
No School Monday, January 22nd
There is NO SCHOOL on this coming up Monday, January 22nd for teacher report card day. Please note the school office will also be CLOSED on January 22nd.
Dear TVA parents:
Our Christmas Concert is on TUESDAY, January 23rd at 6:30 pm. I have chosen an earlier time to better accommodate the younger students, and the program will be shorter, closer to an hour and 15 minutes.
The theme is Ring the Christmas Bells, as most classes are ringing bells.
With that said, please have your students back to the school and in their classrooms no later than 6:15 pm.
The children are welcome to wear anything that would be considered festive and dressier than regular school clothes. Boys can wear slacks, button down shirts, sweaters, bowties, regular ties, etc. No sweaters or ties with flashing lights and no jeans, please. Girls can wear slacks, dresses, skirts and tops, or sweaters. Also, no jeans or flashing lights.
If you have specific questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school and leave me a message. I’ll be sure to get back to you.
Thank you! I’m looking forward to a great concert!
Do you have a student entering Kindergarten next fall?
Come spend a day in Kindergarten to see what we are all about! Your child will join our Kindergarten class for circle time, music, PE, lunch and crafts. Parents will meet with the principal, take a tour of the school and get to know other TVA families.
We have two more Kindergarten preview events this year:
January 30 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 13 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Space is limited, so please call our school office at 503.649.5518 to reserve your spot.
We look forward to seeing you there!
It’s hard to believe the school year is almost half over! We’ve enjoyed our time with your student this year. It is our joy to watch them grow as readers.
Overdue fines began this quarter (Q2) and notices will be sent home the week of 1/23/18. Notices for elementary students will come home in homework or weekly folders. Junior high students will receive notices via USPS. Payment is due upon receipt. Please put the amount due in an envelope with your students name on it and turn it into the office. Any fines not paid will appear on your final statement with a $3 service fee.
Lost library materials happen. If your student has misplaced an item at home and you are still looking for it, please drop us an email so that we can renew the material and you can avoid overdue charges until the material is found. If the material is truly lost, please let us know as soon as possible so we can flag the material in our system. Fines for lost materials aren’t charged until the last statement of the school year. Lost material tends to turn up by the end of the school year so keep looking. There are two options for lost materials. You may pay the replacement fee as noted or you may purchase a replacement copy of the material on your own and turn it in to the office.
As always feel free to direct questions to me at email@example.com or drop in for a chat!
Speed Stack Competition
Please mark your calendars...this year’s speed stack competition will take place on Friday, January 26th during chapel. Join us for this fun event.
Our SERVICE program was created in an effort to improve communication between our school and our parents, as well as to increase parental involvement. Your help is not only needed and appreciated but is vital to our success as a school.
Through our SERVICE program, families share their time and talents with the school by completing SERVICE hours. SERVICE hours can be earned in a variety of ways. Almost anything you do that shows your involvement with TVA can be applied to your SERVICE commitment.
Parents with a desire to help in the classroom should contact the child’s teacher to find out the needs of the teacher. We encourage classroom help from parents and do so with the understanding that the teacher is responsible for the classroom and will therefore set the parameters for classroom help.
SERVICE Program Requirements:
Each TVA family with students in grades K-10 are responsible for completing a minimum of 20 SERVICE hours a year.
Single parent families and Preschool families are responsible for 10 SERVICE hours a year.
The SERVICE year extends from July 1st through the last day of school in June.
How do I get credit for my SERVICE hours?
Parents are responsible to enter the amount of time they have spent on SERVICE activities in the SERVICE program log located on the table outside the front office. On a bi-monthly basis you will receive a SERVICE statement with your billing invoice. This statement will show what hours are required, how many have been completed and how many hours remain. All unfulfilled SERVICE hours will be billed at a rate of $10 per hour on the last statement for the current school year.
Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session
2017-2018 After School Program: Winter Session - Thursdays: 3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
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 encount aged. 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.
To register online, please visit our website.
Thursday Class Dates: January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15
Grades: K – 5th
Fee: $50.00 for 5 week session
For a full class description, please visit our website.
For questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to turn in your boxtops!
Each class will collect boxtops starting Monday, January 15th with the last day to turn in being Friday, February 16th.
Each class that meets the mark of 400 boxtops will get an opportunity for a class prize, and the class with the highest amount will get a bigger prize.
In addition, any class that collects more than 1000 will be able to keep 20% of what they bring in for their classroom. Grades 7 through 10 get to keep 50% of the money earned for what they collect!
This can be a great fundraising opportunity for your class! Thanks for supporting TVA through boxtops!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Please mark your calendar, teacher appreciation week will be held the week of February 22nd to March 3rd. We will be sending more information home soon.
Volunteer opportunities: We will be needing at least 2 parents volunteers per classroom to help out with this event.
If you would like to help out, please contact Angie Peterson at 503-523-8115 or you can e-mail her at email@example.com.
Jr. High and High School Ski Trip is Coming!
The Jr. High and High School ski trip is just around the corner. It will take place February 7th to the 9th. Information about the trip will be coming home soon.
Home and School Needs Your Help!
Home & School is looking to fill the following two positions:
if you have a passion for the school and want to be involved in all the fun events, please join home and school!
If you want to get involved please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Home & School
Speed Stacks for Sale
Is your child into speed stacking? By the end of next week the school office will be selling different Speed Stacks and mats at a great price. Come join in the speed stacking fun!
Standard cup sets $16/set
Pro Series $20/set
Timer and Mat $16/set
We have SCRIP (gift cards) available at the front office for anyone to buy.
We will be placing the next SCRIP order on Tuesday, November 14th. Please make sure we receive your order by 10:00 a.m. on November 14th. Your SCRIP order will arrive on Friday, November 17th.
Thank you for supporting our school!
The office now has See's lollipops for sale. Each one is $1.00.
The current flavors are chocolate and butterscotch, but we will be adding vanilla and coffee in November.
All money from these sales go to support Mrs. Wendt's wacky science program with Susie Scientist.
TVA Eagles Shirts
We are now selling TVA t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and coffee mugs at the front office for $6.00 each. We have youth small, medium, and large. We also have adult small, medium, large, and extra large.
Spirit day is every Thursday so make sure you wear your TVA t-shirt on that day!
We have SMENCILS at the front office for a $1.00 each or 5 for $4.00.!
All proceeds will go towards improving the teacher’s workroom.
Some of the scents we have are...
PB & J