The PTC takes an active role in supporting many of the enrichment opportunities for students and parents at Terra Linda.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS (OBOB)
The Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. Students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. For more information on how to form a team, contact: Kelly Olsen — email@example.com
This competition engages students in naming capitals, mountain ranges, and countries, among other geographical facts. Find out more and volunteer here.
The annual Science Fair is held on a Friday in April and features science projects from Terra Linda students and demonstrations from OMSI. Combines student-completed science exhibits with hands-on science activities and an exciting Science Show.
The annual Art Blast will proudly display the art techniques and styles students learn through the year in the Art Literacy program. Personal art projects will be judged by a small panel of peers, so that your child may gain recognition for his/her achievements. Sign up today and be a part of your child’s creative development!
The Art Literacy Program is a supplemental school-wide art education program coordinated and administered by school volunteers in collaboration with classroom teachers. The mission is to provide the tools for our students to increase awareness and appreciation of artists, art, its history and how it enriches our lives. Visit Terra Linda’s Art Literacy Page here.
The Terra Linda Running club encourages kids to get exercise by tracking their milage and running a marathon (or more!) with their friends on Wednesday mornings before school and Fridays during lunch recess.
Coding Club is sponsored by the PTC and is a free after school program designed to introduce computer coding skills to students. The club will take place in the computer lab for 2nd – 5th graders using SCRATCH. Students will complete a project each monthly session and have the ability to work on a larger year long project.
Back to School Picnic
A night set aside for the community of Terra Linda to gather, meet teachers, drop off supplies and enjoy dinner together.
Bike and Walk to School Day
A day set aside to teach and encourage students to bike or walk to school if they are able to do so in a safe way.
There are both Usbourne and Scholastic Book fairs throughout the school year. Volunteers promote, set-up and staff the week-long fair, often helping students find particular books and organizing the shelves. A teacher wish list board is also created to better support our classrooms.
A jam packed couple hours of field day fun for our student who have worked so hard. PTC with the help of many 5th grade volunteers and local HS students, coordinates field day activities. It’s always the most favorite day of the year.
No one wants to miss the fall dance! DJ’d by a parent volunteer, our students and parents get down and boogie!
PTC is proud to be able to fund field trips for all grades. Students have gone to the Zoo, OMSI, Musicals, capital tours and so much more!
From Box tops, to dining for dollars, our very generous parent support enables all these programs happen.
Support to teachers and administration
Many parents and community volunteers come to read with students one on one and help where ever needed in the classroom. Each classroom is assigned a volunteer coordinator and a party parent.
We are so grateful for our staff and all that they do for our children. We provide treats through out the grading seasons and set aside a whole week of pampering fun. Prizes are donated too!
A group of volunteers that meet weekly to prepare classroom materials for teachers. Tasks include copying, cutting, gluing, laminating, and binding. It’s always a party!
Provide resources to our community
Backpack Food Program Volunteer
St. Vincent DePaul delivers food to Terra Linda on Friday mornings for kids who are in need of food over the weekend and have signed up for the Backpack Food Program. Volunteers help deliver food to classrooms on Friday afternoons at 2:30 pm.
Volunteers help cover Terra Linda’s day at the Beaverton Clothes Closet.
Parent Education Presentations
Quarterly, the PTC will invite a guest speaker to share with the Terra Linda Community.