4.13.17 Thursday Note
We are excited to announce that TVA will be having our 8th annual Walk-A-Thon on Friday, April 28th!
Each year Home and School uses funds raised at this event to benefit the school. Past projects have included re-paving the parking lot and upgrading the elementary school computer lab. This year we are raising funds to renovate the Spynergy Room in the upper grade building. It will be a classroom space that lends itself to TED Talk-style presentations for students at TVA and it will also double as a banquet space that can be rented out to raise funds for the school.
We will be sending the Walk-A-Thon pledge sheets home on Friday, April 14th.
We also need volunteers!! If you are available please join us from 8:30 a.m. - noon on the 28th.
Feel free to contact Angie Peterson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text at 503.523.8115.
Home and School Meeting
You are all invited to the next Home and School meeting next Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Spynergy Room in the Jr./ High school building.
Registration fees and due dates are different this year. Please pay close attention!
All New Students:
A non-refundable fee of $70 is required at the time of registration for all New Students registering by April 15, 2017. Thereafter the fee will be $120.
A non-refundable fee of $50 is required at the time of reenrollment for all returning students registering by April 15, 2017. Students registering after April 15th will have a fee of $100. Students registering after May 15 will have a fee of $120.
If your child will not be returning to TVA, please let us know. This will help us to plan for staffing for the new school year.
Spring Music Program - A Note From Mrs. Boyer
Our Spring Music Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 6 pm. The theme of the concert is, “Celebrating Diversity: Music from this world and beyond”….the beyond being the Star Wars theme for band.
As a part of this program, I desire to bring to light the many countries that are represented in the student population. I would like to enlist the parent’s help in this.
1. I would like to have the students dress in CLOTHING that represents your family’s country of origin. So, what this means is if you have traditional clothing representing your ethnicity, OR if your family ethnicity is mixed with several countries you can pick a country to represent…preferably the one that is the origin of your surname (last name) OR, if you are unaware of your ethnic origin feel free to represent the STATE in the US where the student was born. This clothing can include traditional festive clothing, or a soccer jersey or sports jersey, or the student can wear clothing that shows the colors of the country or state flag you are representing.
2. My next idea is for the finale of the program. My daughter, Leigha, spent 5 months in India with Youth With a Mission doing Discipleship Training School. Her group consisted of students from India, South Africa, Australia, and the United States. The students from India were from several different states in India, and while Hindi was the shared language, each Indian state had their own local language. One evening for Worship, they all sang the song, “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.” When they got to the repeated line, they sang it one at a time in their own dialect. Leigha was very moved. So much so that she suggested we do this very thing for this concert. SO as much as it is possible, can you teach your sons and daughters this line I COULD SING OF YOUR LOVE FOREVER, in your native dialect? If you would like to hear this song, here is the Youtube Link that you can go to and hear it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNVmpLQhK7Q
3. Lastly, if any of you have native dances or musical instruments and would be willing to share either a demonstration or short performance, I would really like to have as much world culture represented. Please contact me via email Twlvstrings@aol.com or by phone 303-881-2458 and let me know if you’re available to share your talents, or if you have any questions regarding any of the things mentioned in this letter. It’s my honor and great privilege to teach your students! I look forward to exploring and celebrating the diversity represented by Tualatin Valley Academy!
Blessings and Peace – Mrs. Boyer