December 7, 2017

Quick snippets on what’s ahead at Terra Linda!

Upcoming Events:

  • Running Club: Every Tues. & Thur. during lunch recess
  • OBOB  Meeting: Dec. 8
  • Passport Club: Dec. 19
  • PTC Meeting: Jan. 10
  • Coding Club: Jan.12
  • Movie Night:  Jan. 19
  • Dining for Dollars @ Subway: Jan. 25

Middle School Open Houses:  December 

  • Cedar Park: TODAY, Dec. 7
  • HS2: Dec. 12
  • ACMA: Dec. 13

For more information for each of these events: click here.

Current Needs:

Teachers are looking for more volunteers to help in the classroom.  If you are already an approved volunteer, please check out the opportunities in the Volunteer System.

If you are not an approved volunteer yet, please submit an application.  See more information on our volunteer page to learn more.

PTC Club and Event Happenings:

A special thanks to:

  • Kristine Baker for serving as the PTC Secretary for the past 6 months.  She has volunteered in many different roles at Terra Linda and we are grateful for her time.  She is passing the baton on to Emily Struthers who is our new PTC Secretary.
  • Mrs. Piper for sharing her love and understanding of Common Core with Terra Linda Parents at last night’s PTC meeting.  She is full of ideas on how to support your child from home!  We will be posting some of these ideas on social media in the days to come.  Stay tuned!

Wish List

Tis’ the season for giving!  Treat your student’s classroom to an item from their teacher’s Wish List.

Don’t forget our specialist teachers too!

Jog-A-Thon Update

With corporate sponsorship commitments still rolling in, we are projecting that you raised $24,000.

A huge THANK YOU, to each and everyone of you who have supported these efforts.  You make all these programs possible!

OBOBOregon Battle of the Books

The next OBOB meeting will be held on Friday, December 8 after school in the library.  The meeting will end at 4:00 and pick up will be in the library.


The focus book for the December meeting will be The Case of the Case of the Mistaken Identity.

We will be registering teams at the December meeting.  Registration can be completed on paper or electronically.  Please send a $5 donation to offset expenses.

Please fill out this: Registration Form


Running ClubRunning Club

Congratulations to our second half marathoner of the year, Dylan W. from fourth grade!

Running Club has completed 595.75 miles this year.  We recently had our annual Turkey Trot on Tuesday and are looking forward to a Evergreen Tree run in December.  On special runs every runner receives a commemorative token to add to their necklace or key chain.

Running Club also wanted to thank all of our new volunteers who have come out to cheer on the kids.


Coding ClubCoding Club

Coding Club will be returning to Terra Linda for a second year.  This after school program is taught by volunteer IT professionals and aims to introduce computer science skills to students.

This program will take place one Friday a month after school until 4:15.  The program is limited to twenty 4th and 5th students.  Students that are interested in joining this program must commit to attending every session and completing assigned homework.  There is a suggested $5 donation to offset the cost of materials.

Coding Club Dates for 2018
January 12
February 9
March 16
April 20
May 11
June 8

Coding Club will focus on having each student build a website that showcases their technical skills.

Please submit this application before Friday, December 15.  Students will be notified via email if they have been selected for the class on Wednesday, December 20.  Selections will be based on computer skills/interest and on a first come first served basis.


Passport Club

December’s check date has been changed to Tuesday, December 19th due to a scheduling conflict.***

Online study maps can be found: here  Password (case sensitive): HelloWorld.

We would love to have any interested parents join us in the lobby on the 19th anytime between 8:30-12:30 to see how Passport Club works and help quiz students.

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

After School Fine Arts Class with Veronica Lake 

Fine Art Classes are returning again on January 17th and scheduled for Wednesdays from 2 – 5 pm.

That is RIGHT…. three FULL hours of instruction!  Space is limited.  For more information on how to sign up, click here.

Girls on the Run

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Does this sound like a program you’d like to bring to Terra Linda?  We are looking for Committee Chair to head up this initiative. If you are interested in learning more about Girls on the Run or would like to head this up, please contact:

Did you know?

  • You can now find the Terra Linda PTC on Instagram: @terralindaptc
  • Our Pizzicato fundraiser was a success.  Congrats to Cate Collette who was ‘budding chef’ winner!!  Thank you to Pizzicato for their generous donation $450.00!





Quick snippets on what’s ahead at Terra Linda!

Upcoming Events:

  • Running Club: Every Tues. & Thur. during lunch recess
  • Canned Food Drive: Nov. 13-17
  • Dining for Dollars, Pizzicato: Nov. 14
  • Passport Club: Nov. 16
  • OBOB Meeting: Nov. 17

Middle School Open Houses:  NOVEMBER

  • ISB: Nov. 14
  • HS2: Nov. 15
  • Rachel Carson: Nov. 15
  • ACMA: Nov. 16
  • Springville: Nov. 16
  • ISB: Nov.28
  • ACMA: Nov. 28
  • Raleigh Hills: Nov. 29
  • HS2: Nov. 30

For more information for each of these events: click here.

PTC Club and Event Happenings:

Wish Lists

NEW THIS YEAR!  We are very THANKFUL for our teachers! To show a little appreciation and to make their jobs a little easier, we have asked teachers to put together a Wish List of items they need or want for their classroom.

Please view the Wish Lists on the Terra Linda PTC website


Jog-A-Thon: UPDATE

The Jog-A-Thon committee is working hard to get all the generous donations counted and prize winners identifed. Results will be announced at the 11/29 assembly. Stay tuned!

PTC Meeting

You may have noticed that we’ve changed the format of the PTC meetings this year. We’re sending out the agenda and updates before the meeting, so everyone can see the topics ahead of time.

The updates will not be reviewed, in the meeting, unless parents/staff have questions. It’ll give us more time to discuss PTC business that requires parent input and feedback.  Please bring questions or concerns to the meeting.  We welcome your input!

We’re hoping this will help streamline the meetings, so we can discuss topics that really matter to our Terra Linda community. We’d love to see you at our next meeting!

Some months we will have guest speakers on topics that matter to you.  Save the date for the December PTC meeting:  Wednesday, Dec. 6

We’ll learn about how BSD elementary schools are approaching math instruction this year.

  • What are students doing during the school day?
  • How can you be supportive at home?
  • How do the math skills and strategies build from year to year?

Join us for an interactive presentation beginning at 7:00 pm followed by a brief discussion of PTC activities and events.

Scholastic Book Fair

Last week’s book fair was a success!

The PTC received 25% of sales, over $1,200, so we were able to purchase every book that teachers and Mrs. Nelson, our librarian, had requested.

Thank you to the many parent volunteers and Sunset HS students who made this event possible!

Canned Food Drive

Don’t forget our annual canned food drive is coming up next week.

If you are able to donate this year, please bring non-perishable food items to the Terra Linda lobby from 11/13 – 11/17.

All food collected will be distributed to Terra Linda families in need, along with a PTC-funded gift card to round out a Thanksgiving meal. Sturdy, medium-sized boxes are also needed to package the food. Please drop off boxes in the office.

Here are the most needed items:

  • Peanut Butter and Almond Butter
  • Rice
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Beans (canned or dried)
  • Pasta
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Shelf-stable Milk
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Other nutritious foods

Again this year, the fifth-graders are managing this project with the leadership of Mrs. McAndie.

If you would like to apply for this, or other food benefits available at Terra Linda, please contact the office.

Piccolo Mondo shopping fundraiser

Want to get a jump on your holiday shopping and help Terra Linda at the same time?! Piccolo Mondo Toys is generously hosting a shopping fundraiser for local schools including Terra Linda.

Shop at Piccolo Mondo from Sunday 11/12 – Friday, 11/17 and mention you are shopping to benefit Terra Linda when you check out, and 15% of your total purchase amount will be donated to Terra Linda. It is easy as that!

PizzicatoDining for Dollars

We are partnering with the Cornell Pizzicato for our next Dining for Dollars event on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

They will be donating 20% of their entire day’s sales to Terra Linda!

The restaurant has very limited seating, so it’s recommended that you call in advance for take out orders, or have it delivered to you!  Check out their menu.

If you are unable to participate that day, you are able to order gift cards by emailing by Friday, November 10th.

Running Club

Running Club

Running Club had another successful month in October.  We passed out pumpkin tokens on Halloween to everyone that ran a lap.  This year students have run 575.75 miles!

Congratulations to our first half marathoner, third grader, Gabriel T.!

Thanks to our new track we have only had to cancel two running club sessions this year.  We are looking forward to a winter of running and more half marathons soon!



The next OBOB meeting will be held on Friday, November 17 in the library after school.  The meeting will end at 4:00.

We will be assisting teams with registration, discussing the different types of questions and how battles are scored, and practicing battles with questions from Dash.

We also have a special letter to read to the class that Kirby Larsen, the author or Dash, wrote to the Terra Linda OBOB group!

Passport Club

Our next Passport Club check day is fast approaching!

Canada, Panama, Turkey, Algeria, and Mongolia are some of the countries we’re locating. Please help/encourage your child to study!

Online study maps can be found: here. Password (case sensitive): HelloWorld.

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

***Please remember that December’s check date has been changed to Tuesday, December 19th due to a scheduling conflict.***

Did you know?

  • For every box top you turn in, our school receives $0.10.  That adds up real fast!
  • Terra Linda PTC could be receiving a donation every time you make an eligible purchase on Amazon! All you have to do is sign up for their Amazon Smile program.