6.7.18 Thursday Note

You're Invited

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The 3rd and 4th grade classes will be presenting the musical, Herbie and the Good News Garden, tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.

An offering will be taken following the performance with all proceeds going toward our class ADRA project. This year we will be donating funds to help build home gardens in needy places around the world. If you would like more information, please visit www.adra.org and check out the Gift Catalog, gift #18. We hope you will prayerfully consider supporting this worthy project.

Thank you,

Mrs. Halversen & Miss Chadwick

Summer Reading and BINGO Challenge


Hello parents!

The countdown to summer vacation has begun (at least it has in my house)! We were fortunate to have a representative from the Hillsboro Library talk with our students about the summer reading program at chapel last week. Summer reading is really important to help kids prevent the summer slide or brain drain that happens. I would love to see each and every TVA student’s name on the list from the library at the end of summer.

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


8th Grade Graduation

TVA’s 8th Grade Graduation will be held at our school’s gym on June 12th at 7:00 p.m. Please join us as we Celebrate with our 8th grade students.

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Summer Office Hours

The school office will be closed Thursday, June 14th and Friday, June 15th.

Staring June 19th the school office will be opened Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Summer Child Care

Attention Parents! This summer Mrs. Somers will be providing child care at her home. If you are interested, please contact her at 503-329-6676.

Lost and Found

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Please take a moment to look through out lost and found and see if there are any of your child’s clothes. Any clothes left after June 14th will be donated to a local charity.


Summer 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.

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 veralearningcenter@gmail.com by June 10, 2018.

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

Lego Robotics Summer 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 veralearingcenter@gmail.com.

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


End of Year Library News

Thank you, parents, for helping your students remember to get their library materials turned in as we wind down the school year. This will make our inventory process much easier. Notices will be sent out the week of May 29th for students that have fines or lost books. Fines are payable in cash only at the office. Please put payment in an envelope with your child’s name on it and turn it into the office.

If your student has a lost book, it may turn up during inventory. If that happens, I will contact you via email. All charges for lost books will appear on your June statement.

Important dates for the rest of the school year:

June 12th – Last day to pay overdue fines

If you have any questions please email me at library@tvja.org.

Washington County Library Summer Reading Program:

A representative from WCCLS will be providing TVA students with an introduction to the Summer Reading Program on May 25th during chapel. I believe registration forms will be available and sent home with students that day. Official registration starts June 1st.

The summer calendar of events is up for the library and I encourage 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. A family favorite summer event of ours 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.

Mrs. Coggin

VBS at Beaverton SDA Church

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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!

VBS at Hillsboro SDA Church

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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

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