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                                                                                                                Volume 23, April 8, 2011
 Charles F. Tigard
 Elementary                                    A Message from our Principal, Mrs. Bunker...
 12855 SW Grant Avenue                         Bond Measure would fund repairs, textbooks and com-
 Tigard, OR 97223                              puters
 Phone: (503) 431-4400                         
     The Tigard-Tualatin School District has placed a $20 Million bond measure on the
 Attendance line: (503)431-4405                May 17 ballot. It would fund building repairs and improvements that have been delayed
 FAX: (503)431-4410                                due to budget reductions.

                                                      Among the repairs and updates that would be made are:
       Coming Attractions                             - Roofs at two schools would be replaced to prevent structural damage. Portions
                                                      of roofs at other schools would also be repaired.
                                                      - Repairs and updates would be made to electrical, lighting, energy and heating
               Monday is a day 3
                                                      and ventilation systems throughout the district.
            in our Specials Schedule
                                                      - Some floor coverings, equipment and furnishings would be replaced in older
                                                      buildings.
Mon, April 11: BUY SCRIP! A small percent-            - Handicapped accessibility would be updated at every school.
age of your purchase is given back to the PSO         - Leaking windows would be replaced.
by the vendors. All proceeds benefit CFT kids!         - Emergency lighting would be installed and exterior pavement would be re-
Order form attached.                                  paired.
•GOLD CLUB, 2:30-4:30pm                               - A small facility would be constructed for bus parking.
•After school Monday classes, 2:30-3:30.              - Tracks at several schools would be resurfaced or repaired.
                                                      

Wed, April 13: CFT Chess Tournament,                  It would also pay to replace outdated textbooks and for computer technology
2:00-5:00pm                                           replacement and upgrades.
Thurs, April 14: END 3rd Quarter                      
       The districtʼs high school and middle school science textbooks are 14 years
                                                      old; the elementary curriculum is 9 years old. These books and materials need
• GOLD CLUB, 2:30-4:30
                                                      updating and replacement. Similarly older computers need replacement and addi-
•After school Thursday classes, 2:30-3:30.            tional computers/technology are necessary to give greater student access to com-
Fri, April 15: NO SCHOOL, Teacher work day            puter technology.
for report cards.                                     
       Because the school district is facing a $9.5 Million budget shortfall, neither
                                                      science textbooks nor computer technology has been included in the districtʼs pro-
Thur, April 21: Art Night, 6:30. Details to
                                                      posed 2011 -12 budget.
come!
Fri, April 22: Mary Kay Party for Moms and            Impact on 2011-12 Budget and Bond Cost information:
Friends, 3:00-6:00. Drop in and do a mini-            
      Using bond dollars to pay for these facility repairs and improvements would
facial and see what’s available in the Mary           make it possible to complete deferred projects while allowing more of the district's
Kay cosmetics line. Facials, snacks and child-        operating budget to be used for classroom instruction and to keep class sizes
care! 10% of your purchase supports an after          smaller.
school Spanish literacy program next year. This       
      For property owners, the cost of this $20 million bond measure is expected
will be a bi-lingual presentation.                    to be about 36 cents per $1,000 of assessed value or about $6 a month on a home
Tues, April 26: 4th Graders on Field Trip             assessed at $200,000.
                                                        
    To reduce interest costs, this bond measure would be repaid in 6 years. If
Thur, April 28: Kindergarten Music Program,           approved at the May election, $10 million of the bonds would qualify for interest-
6:30. Bring a can of food for our local Food          free financing which would also reduce the cost to taxpayers.
Bank.
Fri, April 29: Family Dance, 6:30-8:00.. Come
join CFT families in dance, music, food, and a        Do you have any ideas for how to tap the tremendous parent talent in our
raffle for a laptop. Cost: $1 per person. Raffle        school? Come share your ideas with Dr. Bunker. Tuesday, April 12th,
tickets for $5.00. Latino food from a local res-      1:45-2:30 in the library. Bring a friend if you would like. RSVP at 503-431-
taurant for sale. Proceeds support an after           4400 or vbunker@ttsd.k12.or.us
school Spanish literacy program next year.
Mrs.
Schmidtmann’s
kindergarteners
have
been
en‐
grossed!

We
just
3inished
learning
about
safety
and
the
peo‐
ple
in
our
community
who
help
keep
us
safe.

We
have

started
a
new
unit
called
“Buggy
About
Spring!”

It
is
very

interesting
to
read
about
bugs
and
lots
of
fun
to
draw
and

write
about
them!
As
a
special
treat
on
Dr.
Suess’s
birthday,

Starbucks
brought
us
hot
chocolate
and
read
us
stories.


Check
us
out!




                                                                     Congratulations to this week’s PAWS winners! Benny,
                                                                     Laura, Lily, Maritza, Vanessa, and Ernesto. Love catching
                                                                     you being SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL!


                                                                                              2nd
GRADE
TAG
TESTING
COMING

                                                                                              SOON
Miss
Witt’s
second
grade
class
in
Room
108
has
been
very
                                     In
the
spring
of
each
year,
2nd
graders

busy
with
writing
projects.

Students
are
now
writing
two
                                    are
tested
for
exceptional
intellectual

paragraph
essays.

We
just
completed
a
project
describing
                                    ability
using
the
NNAT
test.
High

our
spring
breaks.

From
reading
them,
I
see
that
there
were
                                 scores
on
this
test
can
qualify
a
stu‐
some
fun
activities
that
students
experienced
over
the
break.                                 dent
for
TAG
(Talented
and
Gifted)

In
science,
we
are
just
wrapping
up
our
magnet
                                               services.

More
information
will
come

unit.

Students
have
been
discussing
how
opposite
                                            later,
but
here
are
answers
to
some
of

sides
attract
and
the
same
sides
repel.

Also,
we
                                           the
frequently
asked
questions.
have
done
several
strength
test
experiments
using
                    1.
What
does
the
NNAT
measure?
different
types
of
magnets.

                                         The
Naglieri
Nonverbal
Ability
Test
(NNAT)
assesses
school

                                                                      learning
ability
without
requiring
a
student
to
read,
write
or

Mrs.
Foote’s
fourth
grade
class
has
been
on
a
whaling
re‐             speak.
Instead,
students
rely
on
reasoning
and
problem

search
mission.

We
have
created
slideshows
using
a
Keynote
          solving
skills
to
complete
the
test
items.


presentation
to
integrate
technology
and
learning.

They
are
         2..What
types
of
questions
are
on
the
NNAT?
now
using
their
slideshows
to
create
entertaining
speeches
           There
are
four
categories
of
questions
on
the

about
their
whales.

As
we
migrate
out
of
our
whale
studies
          NNAT:
          we
will
be
facing
the
hardships
of
the
Oregon
Trail.

      •
Pattern
completion
            Our
class
will
journey
along
the
trail
and
test
their
    •
Reasoning
by
Analogy:
            fates
with
the
long
trail
west.                           •
Serial
Reasoning
            In
math
we
just
worked
our
way
through
fractions
         •

Spatial
Visualization
            and
are
now
conquering
decimals.

The
students
           3.
How
long
is
the
test?
            have
made
connections
between
money
and
deci‐             The
test
has
38
items
to
be
completed
in
30
min‐
            mals
which
has
helped
their
understanding.                utes.
Towards
the
end
of
the
month
we
will
get
ready
for
our
sec‐           4.
How
does
the
NNAT
help
my
child
qualify
for
TAG?
ond
round
of
state
testing.

As
the
month
ends
we
will
take
a
        A
score
at
or
above
the
97th
percentile
on
a
standardized,

3ield
trip
to
the
water
festival.

Fourth
grade
has
many
spring
      nationally

normed
test,
with
behavioral,
learning
and/or

events
to
engage
our
students
in
meaningful
learning
oppor‐           performance
information
would
qualify
a
student
for
TAG
in

tunities.                                                             the
area
of
intellectual
ability.




  Family Art Night – Come and enjoy an evening of art projects for the entire family,
  Thursday, April 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Learn a little about impressionist paint-
  ing, blending colors, painting your emotions and more. Volunteers still needed,
  please contact Stephanie.hoke@comcast.net if you can help out.

				
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