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1065 SW 206th Avenue
Aloha, OR 97003

Andrew Bekken

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 503-844-1310
FAX: 503-844-1317
Attendance Line:

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Greetings Tobias Families!

Important Dates and Reminders

  • School starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:20 PM.  On Wednesdays school begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 1:50 PM.  Student supervision begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm.  In order to ensure student safety, please make sure your student is dropped off after 7:30 am and before 2:30 pm.  On Wednesdays, student supervision ends at 2:00.

  • Tuesday, May 24th - Night of the Notables (6th Grade) 6:30-7:30pm

  • Wednesday, May 25th - PTO Fundraiser, Chipotle 4:00-9:00pm *Must bring flyer or present on smartphone!

  • Thursday, May 26th - Last day of Running Club

  • Monday, May 30th - No School, Memorial Day

  • Tuesday, May 31st - Battle of the Books

  • Friday, June 3rd - Talent Show, 4th-6th - 8:30am; K-3rd - 1:15pm

  • Friday, June 10th - Tobias Field Day

  • Monday, June 13th - Three Piggy Opera 6:00-7:00pm - Kindergarten

  • Wednesday, June 15th - NO EARLY RELEASE, regular dismissal at 2:20 pm

  • Thursday, June 16th - Early release @ 11:20 am/ Last day of school!

  • Sunday, June 19th - Father’s Day

*Parents and students
We all know the end of this school year is creeping closer. While it is very exciting, it’s also very easy for our kids to lose focus on schoolwork. Students still have daily classwork and projects to do. Let’s help them finish this year strong by making sure they are getting enough sleep, eating well and arriving to school on time.

Book Fair Wrap-up
BIG Thank You to Karen Norris for running the book fairs this year! We raised enough to provide 1st - 6th grades with Scholastic News for the 2016-2017 school year!!! Thank you to all who attended to support the book fair and help us provide a FANTASTIC resource to our kids!

Chipotle Night
Please come to Chipotle at the Streets of Tanasbourne on Wednesday, May 25th between 4pm-9pm. *Bring your flyer and Tobias PTO will receive 50% of your meal purchase. These funds will help provide hands-on assemblies for our kids, as well as supporting art and reading literacy. Flyers come home in student backpacks on Friday, May 20th. Didn't get one? See attached flyer to Happenings, go to Tobias Facebook page, or pick one up in Main Office. Thank You for your Support!

Last Day Luau Potluck for Staff
NO peeking Tobias Staff!!! On the last day of school, PTO provides a luncheon for all Tobias staff. This year we would like to provide a Luau Theme. If you would like to sign-up to bring a dish and would like more details, please visit our Sign-up Genius Site at: There are plenty of spots still available. - Thank You

New Tobias PTO Board Members for 2016-2017 School Year
Drum Roll please!!

     President - Danica Barnes
     Vice President - Julie Carmean
     Secretary - Aubrey Brinkerhoff
     Treasurer - Carin Stronczek
     Volunteer Coordinators - Leah O'Dell and Becca Wozny

Thank you to our current and past Board members, especially PTO President Kim Cornie- it’s been a fabulous couple of years with you! Thank you ladies for stepping up and serving our school. You are AMAZING Wonder Women!!

Tobias Field Day
Field Day is approaching on Friday June 10th. If you would like to help hand out Otter Pops to your child's class, you are welcome to do so. Check with your student’s Teacher for your classes’ scheduled time.

Tobias 2015-2016 Yearbook
Yearbook pre-orders are complete. Pre-orders will be delivered to child's classroom when they arrive. There will be additional limited supply yearbooks available, to be sold after-school and the price will be $10. When they are gone, they are gone. No re-orders. Please be on the lookout in the Happenings for dates and time of Yearbook sales, if you are interested.

Tobias Running Club
*Parents- please make sure your child is picked up promptly @ 3:20 pm. Monday May 23rd & Thursday May 26th will be the last two days of running club. Thanks to Mrs. Peterson and all the Parents who volunteered their time to do this wonderful club.

Tobias Elementary Family Survey
We value your opinions and feedback. The survey helps our school and teacher(s) evaluate progress in educating your child and planning for the future. Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey. The survey data will be summarized so that each person who answers will remain anonymous. The survey will close on Tuesday, May 31st. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our school. You can take the survey in English or Spanish. Links are below.

English Survey:

Spanish Survey:

Thank you, Andrew Bekken Principal

Nosotros valoramos su opini?n y respuestas. Esta encuesta servir? de ayuda para la escuela y los maestros eval?en el progreso de la educaci?n de su hijo/a y podamos planear para el futuro. Nuestra meta es que cada miembro de nuestra escuela y comunidad se sienta bienvenido, valorado e informado. Por lo tanto es muy importante que todos los padres y/o tutores completen esta encuesta. Los datos ser?n resumidos y de esta forma cada contestaci?n se mantendr? an?nima. La encuesta se cerrara el martes 31 de mayo. Por favor t?mense unos minutos y compartan lo que piensan sobre nuestra escuela con nosotros. La encuesta la pueden hacer en ingl?s o espa?ol. Utilice el enlace de abajo.

Encuesta en ingl?s:

Encuesta en espa?ol:

Muchas gracias, Andrew Bekken Director

Community Events
*A big thank you to the following businesses for donating food and gift cards to Tobias PTO for Staff Appreciation week and the upcoming 6th grade Movin’ On breakfast: Chik-fil-a, Costco and Einstein Bros Bagels. Thank you for your support! It is greatly appreciated.

Staff vs. Students Game of the Century!
Please join us on May 25th, 2016, Century High School would like to invite you and your family to our first ever Student staff basketball game, “Game of the Century”. This event is partnered with the Oregon Food Bank and will have raffles to win prizes such as gift cards, designer wallets, and timber tickets. The event is at Century High school it will be held from 4:00pm -6:30pm.Ticket prices are $4 or $2 with 2 canned food items. All canned proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank and all donations will go to the Century High School DECA program. Hope to see you there.

Rosetta Stone Available for Staff and Parents
The District is offering the Rosetta Stone community program which provides access to parents and staff. Rosetta Stone lets you to learn a second language the way you learned your first, with an intuitive, immersive method. To access the community Rosetta Stone portal, go to the district web site

Click on Community>Community Resources>Rosetta Stone. New users will create their own account.

A reminder for Tobias student and parent safety
During pick-up and drop-off times, we need parents to stay behind the yellow line in the bus area. Buses are having a hard time making the turn because parents are encroaching over the line which makes the bus drivers unable to safely maneuver.

Background checks
Friendly reminder: Background checks must be renewed every two years. Background checks are required to participate in volunteering, Spirit Assemblies, field trips and any event during schools hours. You can renew or complete yours now! Link to HSD -

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Fred Meyer Community Rewards program & Tobias-Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to (non-profit) at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (Tobias Elementary PTO / NPO# 84680).

Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Tobias PTO earn a donation!

You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

For more information, please visit

Keep on Shoparooing Tobias!
Easier than Boxtops! Save your shopping receipts!!!! Snap a picture of them and our school gets cash from Shoparoo! Shoparoo is the most hassle-free school fundraiser around. Shoparoo is a free app for iOS and Android phones that allows anyone and everyone to take pictures of their shopping receipts to earn cash donations for the school of their choice! (Tobias). There is no registration required, and no set up process - anyone can raise money for any school. Just take a few moments to snap a picture of your grocery receipt on your smartphone, and voila - you've made an instant cash donation! You can also take pictures of your non-grocery receipts (like clothing stores, electronics stores, restaurants, home improvement stores, and more) for entries into Shoparoo's $1,000 and $15,000 sweepstakes. Tobias has already received a check from last year, head over to their website and sign-up for Tobias Elementary School today!

Reminder for parents
When dropping off students, please use the vehicle drop off loop. Students should not be dropped off in front of the school, in between traffic, or where the buses pull in. The school does have signs indicating where/not to drop off. Let's all be courteous, respectful, safe and set a good example.