3.14.19 Thursday Note

Open House


TVA is getting ready for enrollment for 2019-2020! Open Enrollment will start on Tuesday, March 12. We are having an Open House registration fee special of $50 that will end Sunday, March 17. The registration fee will be:

  •  $75 from March 18 to April 14

  • $100 from April 15 to May 19

  • $125 after May 20

The updated registration information will be available on our school website on Monday, March 11. For any questions, please call the school at 503-649-5518 or send an email to tvja@tvja.org. You are welcome to set up an appointment with the principal if you would like more information.

We are excited for the 2019-2020 school year!

Friday, March 15 is a Minimum Day and it’s also Spirit Day!

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Friday, March 15 is a Minimum Day and it is also Spirit Day! Come to school dressed like a book character!

Minimum Day Dismissal Schedule is as follows…

Preschool and Kindergarten dismissal at 12:00 P.M.

1st and 2nd grade dismissal at 12:15 P.M.

3rd through 10th grade dismissal at 12:30 P.M.

There is no hot lunch on Minimum Days. If your child will be going into BASE after dismissal please have them pack a lunch.

Spring Break, Monday March 18 through March 29, 2019


Spring Break is March 18 through March 29th.

The office will be closed.

Classes resume on Monday, April 1, 2019. Have a safe and blessed Spring Break!

Class Boxtops Totals


Preschool:  249

Kinder: 68

Wendt:  639

Darby:  60

3rd Grade:  293

4th Grade:  659

5th Grade:  163

6th Grade: 499

The Winner is 4th Grade who will get donuts, and Mrs. Wendt's class and 6th grade have earned Popsicles!  Start collecting now for next year!

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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