2.28.19 Thursday Note

Please Take Time for This Survey


Greetings Families,

It is time to check in with all of our families to see how things are going. Your input is valuable to TVA. Please take the survey below to help us recognize what we are doing well at TVA and help us identify areas where we can become better. This survey is confidential and it is not linked to your email. The information from thissurvey will be used for our school evaluation and accreditation that will be happening in April. Your participation is needed. I suggest that each parent take the survey. Please click on this link: TVA ParentSurvey 2019 to take the survey. Most questions are rated on a scale from 1 to 5. There is an optional comment box available. A few open-ended questions are at the end of the survey. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you prefer a paper copy, you can pick one up at the school office or reply and I can attach it to an email. 

Saludos Padres,

Es tiempo para ver como esta todo con respeto a la escuela. Valoramos sus comentarios. Por favor, llene la encuesta abajo para ayudarno a reconocer lo que estamos haciendo bien en TVA y para ayudarnos a identificar las areas donde necesitamos mejorar. La informacion de esta encuesta se usara para nuestra evaluacion de la escuela y la acreditacion que sera en abril. Se requiere su participacion. Yo sugiero para cada padre tome esta encuesta. Haz clic en  TVA Parent Survey 2019 para tomarla. Si necesita traduccion, por favor llamame para que le ayude con la traduccion.

Have a wonderful weekend. Que tenga un lindo fin de semana. Que Dios les bendiga.

God Bless,

Christina Orozco Acosta

Please Join Us at Noodles and Co. Thursday, March 7 from 4-8 P.M.

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Mark your Calendars! Please Join us at Noodles and Co. on Thursday, March 7 from 4-8 pm . 7216 NE Cornell Rd. Hillsboro, Or. 97124. 25% of the proceeds go to the 8th grade class. Thanks for your support!

Ms. Somers is offering Childcare


Are you looking for a safe and fun place for your child to spend No School days, Spring Break and the Summer? Ms. Somers offers childcare for TVA kids ages 3 and up. Please call her at 503-329-6676. Thank you!

Inclement Weather Information


In preparations for inclement weather during winter, we want to make you aware of TVA’s policy. We follow most late starts and closings for the Hillsboro School District, but we will announce on the local channel news, our school website, our school’s Facebook page, and send out a Flash Alert. In Case of a two-hour delay, school will begin at 10:00 am.

You can also go to our school website www.tualatinvalleyacademy.org to confirm any delays or school closures. Tune into your local television or radio news stations for information concerning school closures or late starts within the Hillsboro School District.

To sign up to get weather alerts for TVA, sign up at www.flashalert.net and follow the directions.

  1. Go to www.flashalert.net

  2. Click on View Local News

  3. Click on Portland/Vancouver/Salem

  4. Click on Private/Charter School

  5. Scroll down and click on Tualatin Valley Academy

  6. Follow the directions to sign up

Help us Raise Funds for the 8th Grade Class!

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Greetings TVA families, I’m excited to announce the 8th Grade Class will be providing a recycling bin in the main lobby to collect any glass, plastic or cans to recycle with deposit. This fundraising event will occur all school year long. All we ask is that you leave your recycling in the bin. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Werner and the 8th Grade Class.

The Art Smart Q3 Project is titled “Mexican Talvera-Inspired Plates”

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This is a 2 Session project.

Session 1: Students will be making their air-dry clay plates.

Session 2: Students will paint the plates with acrylic colors. It’s a time consuming project so if you are available to volunteer for more grades, it will be highly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support!

Parents/Grandparents who would like to volunteer, please text Rachna Patro  @ 503-887-3253 with your name, and class you would like to volunteer for. Volunteer hours count towards your service hours and you are welcome to join us for any or all the classes. :)

Thank you,

Rachna Patro (Art Smart Director)

Please Check Out the Lost and Found

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TVA families, please stop by the Lost and Found. We have a large amount of missing items. Thank you!

2019 Open House at the TVA Library


One of the many fantastic things about TVA is that our school is full of readers!  Open House is the perfect time to showcase the wide variety of books that our bookworms enjoy.  Our Open House display this year will feature short book reviews written by students. This year, I would like to highlight favorite OBOB books students have read.  If your student has participated in OBOB, please encourage them to think about a book that they felt a particular connection to and ask them to fill out the review.  Additionally, if you have pictures of your student participating in an OBOB competition, would you forward those to me at library@tvja.org?  I get so busy with the competitions that I forget to take pictures. 

If your student has not participated in OBOB – that’s ok!  I’d love to hear about other book connections students have made.  All students are invited to participate!

Copies of the book review form are attached to the Thursday Note (Click Here) and will also be sent home with students in their homework folders.  Additional copies may also be found in the Library and in the Lobby.  Parents are encouraged to assist their younger student in completing the form.

All Book Reviews are due by the end of school March 12th.  Feel free to contact me with any questions via email, library@tvja.org.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Mrs. Coggin

8th Grade Fundraiser!


Anytime throughout the school year if you go to Godfather’s Pizza across the street from our school they will donate 20% of your purchase to our 8th Grade Class. All you have to do is mention TVA. Thanks for your support!

Do I Need to Keep My Child Home From School?

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Do I need to keep my child home from school?
The school policy is to informs TVA of conditions for which children are to be excluded from school until either recovered or diagnosed and cleared for inclusion by a physician. Unless otherwise indicated, students are excluded from attendance until they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours.

The conditions for exclusion are:
Chicken pox – excluded until at least six days after first vesicles appear or a doctor’s order, or all vesicles are dry (which ever occurs last).
Common cold – excessive coughing and nasal discharge.
Fever of 100 degrees or greater.
Fifth’s Disease – excluded with fever.
Flu - excluded with acute symptoms, fever chills.
Head lice – excluded until free of nits.
Impetigo – excluded until 48 hours of antibiotic therapy, and as long as sores drain.
Measles – return with doctor/health dept. permission. 
Meningitis – return with doctor/health dept. permission.
Mumps – excluded until swelling disappears.
New onset of rash with concurrent or preceding fever.
Pink eye – excluded until eyes are clear with no discharge.
Ringworm – excluded until therapy is initiated.
Rubella – return with doctor/health dept. permission.
Scabies – excluded until treated.
Stiff neck or headache with fever
Strep throat – excluded until 48 hours after antibiotic therapy is started.

School Parking Lot Safety.

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Our students’ and parents’ safety if a priority. Please remember the following details as you drive through the school

  • If you need to assist your child out of the car, please park your car first so as to lessen the traffic jam. Drop off should not take more than 30 seconds.

  • Do not block off the intersection between the Junior High/High School building and the elementary building. Please leave room for cars to drive into the elementary parking lot.

  • Drive slowly. There are parents and kids walking through the parking lot. Speed limit is 5 MPH.

  • Continually remind your child to look both ways when walking in the parking lot and to not run after getting out of your car.

  • Refrain from checking your phone while driving through the parking lot or while waiting for the cars to move forward.

  • Thank you for helping us keep our parking lot safe!

Mrs. Wendt’s STEMS Classroom Fundraiser

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Mrs. Wendt’s classroom STEMS fundraiser starts on Friday, October 26. See’s Lollypops will be sold for a dollar each and the See’s Chocolate candy bars for two dollars each. We have Vanilla, Chocolate, Cafe Latte and Butterscotch Lollypops. Stop by the front office to purchase your See’s Candies and help support Mrs. Wendt’s classroom STEMS fundraiser!

Volunteer Opportunities


We need volunteers for the following events/tasks:

  • Organize school supplies that were donated to TVA by Walmart - one time project, contact the front office or Mrs. Orozco-Acosta at princial@tvja.org

  • Shredding papers for the front office - on going all year

  • The refrigerator in the Elementary building needs to be cleaned out once a month.

Watch this space for additional opportunities for volunteering.


Background Checks

Parents with students in K - 10th grade, just a reminder that in order for you to be able to participate in any school field trips, coaching, and/or volunteer in your child’s classroom, you need to turn in the Oregon Conference Volunteer Information Form ASAP. 

If you have a child in our preschool program, you need to complete the CBR form and mail it to the address on the form. When you receive your approval, please bring a copy to the office. This form is used to run a background check on adults that want to help out at school/go on field trips.

If you need a form, please stop by and pick up a form or call the office and we will be happy to mail you a form.


Prearranged Absence Form

During the school year, if you are planning on going on vacation and your child will be absent from school for more than 1 day, please maker sure you complete a prearranged absence form 1 week before the event. This will give their teacher time to prepare the work your child will be missing during his/her absence.

If you need a form, you can pick one up at the front office or we will be happy to e-mail it to you.

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