February 15, 2018

Quick snippets on what’s ahead at Terra Linda!

Upcoming Events:

  • NO SCHOOL: Feb. 19
  • Passport Club: Feb. 22
  • OBOB Meeting: Feb.23
  • Scholastic Book Fair: Feb.27 – Mar.2
  • Bingo Night: Mar. 2
  • Running Club: Every Tues. & Thur. during lunch recess

Current Volunteer Needs:

Please see the current volunteer opportunities below and visit our Volunteer Page for the current needs and information on how to become a volunteer.

Read to Me: Kindergarten
Monday – Friday, ongoing, multiple shift times.
Volunteers will have time to read to two students. Link above will take you to Opportunities, scroll down to Read to Me: Kindergarten to sign up.  Brief training required. Please contact Kristy Edmunds (Kristine_Edmunds@beaverton.k12.or.us) to setup a training session.

Read with Me: 1st Grade
Marlia – Schrader – Schroeder
Monday – Friday, ongoing, multiple shift times.
Volunteers will have time to read to two students. The links above will take you the shifts for each teacher where you can sign up.  Brief training required.  Please contact Kristy Edmunds (Kristine_Edmunds@beaverton.k12.or.us) to setup a training session.

Read with Me: 2nd Grade
Monday – Friday, ongoing, 8:30 – 9:00
Volunteers will have time to listen to/help two students read. Brief training required. Please contact Kristy Edmunds (Kristine_Edmunds@beaverton.k12.or.us) to setup a training session.

Scholastic Book Fair
Volunteers are needed to help ring up sales and/or helping student select books. The link above will take you to Opportunities, scroll down to Book Fair to sign up.

Art Literature is in need of classroom helpers.  It is a once a month commitment, helping students put together art projects.  Interested,  Contact: Lizz Ostley

PTC Club and Event Happenings:

Clothes Closet: Donations Needed

Thank you to everyone for their recent donations! We received 2 large boxes that will go straight to the BSD Clothes Closet.

Terra Linda’s Clothes Closet is running low on boys sweats, size 4-7.  Please bring new or gently used donations to the school office.

Scholastic Book Fair

This year’s spring book fair is            Feb. 27 – Mar. 2

Open hours:

Before School   8:10 – 8:30

Lunch Time   10:45 – 12:45

After School   3:05 – 3:30,  1:35 – 2:00 on early release Wednesday

The Book Fair will also be open during Bingo Night, Mar. 2, 6:00 – 8:00

Bingo Night

Mar. 2 @ 6:30

Lots of prizes will be given away as well as Krispy Kreme donut holes. You don’t want miss out on this FAMILY FUN night for the whole family!   Let’s be honest, we had you at Krispy Kreme, didn’t we??

2018/2019 Parent Teacher Club                                Board & Committee Chair Vacancies

We have many committee chair veterans whose students are moving on to middle school. The following committee chair vacancies need to be filled by May 2018, in order to be considered for next year’s PTC Budget.

Committee Chair Vacancies: 

  • Clothes Closet
  • Back to School Picnic
  • Walk and Bike to School Day
  • Green Team
  • Coding Club
  • Fall Dance
  • Movie Night
  • Science Fair
  • OBOB Co-Chair

For a description of each of these opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Page, under Volunteer Opportunities.

PTC Board Vacancies:

  • Vice President of Fundraising
  • Communication Coordinator

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact:  Rick Collett

Passport Club

Do the Olympics have you searching maps to see where athletes are from? Have your own family geography Olympics and compete with your children to find countries! Chile, North Korea, Botswana and Denmark are among some of the countries kids will be quizzed on next week. Please help them get ready!

Online study maps: Password (case sensitive): HelloWorld.

Links to special itinerary study guides for 3rd-5th can be found here.

Remaining Passport Club check days:

February 22    March 22    April 26

May 24    June 7 (2nd chance day)

Cast your VOTE

The Beaverton School Board on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 unanimously adopted a resolution to place a five-year Local Option Levy Renewal on the May 15, 2018 ballot. This is a vote-by-mail election.

If approved, the Local Option Levy Renewal would allow Beaverton schools to preserve 300 teaching positions, maintain class sizes, and help ensure students are prepared for post-high school success. The levy renewal costs $1.25 per $1,000 assessed property value. Homes with the median assessed value of $238,000 would continue to pay less than $25 per month. The levy could raise approximately $31-$35 million a year.

In 2013, voters approved a five-year local option levy to restore teaching positions that had been cut due to repeated state funding shortfalls. The levy has raised $128 million, and 100% has remained in Beaverton schools to fund approximately 300 teaching positions and reduce class sizes. In the 2017-2018 school year, 158 of these positions were allocated to Beaverton’s elementary schools, 53 to middle schools, 70 to high schools, and 18 to options schools. The current levy pays for five full time teachers at Terra Linda.

Did you know?


 Jog-A-Thon will now be held on Tuesday, 10/24.

Because of forecasted thunderstorms we need to change the date of Jog-A-Thon to ensure student safety.

The running times remain unchanged.

Jog-A-Thon Schedule:

9:00-9:40 4th Grade

9:40-10:20 3rd Grade & SRC (Mrs. Eckrode)

10:20-11:00 1st Grade & SRC (Mrs. Hefty)

11:00-11:40 5th Grade

12:00-12:40 Kindergarten

12:40-1:20 2nd Grade

Questions? Please contact Charity Dart at charitydart@gmail.com or Jennifer Collett at vpfundraising@terralindaptc.org with any Jog-A-Thon questions.

Please join us for our next PTC Meeting this Wednesday, 10/4, at 7:00pm in the Terra Linda Library!

We’re changing the format of the PTC meetings a little bit. We’d like to send out the agenda and updates ahead of time, so everyone can see the topics. The updates will not be discussed, in the meeting, unless parents/staff have questions. We’re hoping this will help streamline the meetings and keep them to an hour. It should also free up some time to have guest speakers.

You can check out the PTC Meeting Agenda here:

Terra Linda PTC Meeting Agenda October 4 2017

At this month’s meeting, we’re excited to have Kristy Edmunds and Christy Batsell as our guest speakers…


Growing Our Readers

Last spring, Reading Specialist Kristy Edmunds trained volunteers how to read with first graders by explaining what skills and strategies students needed at each reading level.  All the parents said, “I wish I would have known this sooner for our own children!”

Kristy Edmunds and Christy Batsell will share this same information, but expanded to all grade levels. Learn how students move up in reading levels from Kindergarten “Read to Me” through 5th grade “Orange” and beyond. Hear how our teachers support students in this progression and take home some strategies to use with your own children.


2017-18 PTC Board

Tamara​ ​Peters​ ​-​ ​President

Jenn​ ​Collett​ ​-​ ​VP​ ​of​ ​Fundraising

Rick​ ​Collett​ ​-​ ​Volunteer​ ​Coordinator

Brain​ ​Baldwin​ ​-​ ​Treasurer

Michele​ ​Fordice​ ​-​ ​Communications​ ​Coordinator

Kristine​ ​Baker​ ​-​ ​Secretary