Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Upcoming Events
No Spirit Assembly this month

April 22nd, Tuesday
Earth Day

April 24th, Thursday
Kindergarten Orientation
3:30pm - 4:30pm

April 29th, Tuesday
Wendy’s night fundraiser
No flyer necessary
4:00pm - 8:00pm

May 5th – 9th
Staff Appreciation week

May 15th, Thursday
PTO meeting

Greetings Tobias Families!

Pancake Breakfast
Thanks to everyone who came to the Dad’s Flying pancake breakfast! This year, funds will be used towards Tobias’ Arts programs.

We would like to thank the donors for the pancake breakfast for their support of our school. WinCo, Office Max, Fred Meyer, Oil Can Henry’s, Cinetopia, Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center, Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center, SyKart, PF Chang’s, Oregon Gymnastics Academy, Goody's Ice Cream and Sweet Shop, Pho Nam, TNT Martial Arts Hillsboro, Hillsboro Hops, Costco and Starbucks have all shown tremendous community spirit. Their donations of goods, supplies, and gifts for the raffle help make our fundraising efforts more of a success. Visiting these local businesses would be an excellent way to show our appreciation for their generosity.

Tobias Yearbook
We need more pictures for the 2013-2014 Yearbook! I would really appreciate parents and teachers to send me any photos they have taken throughout the school year and are fitting for the yearbook. These would be school events i.e.: tournaments, school activities, classroom events, clubs, field trips etc. Please send these photos to Beryl Brown- emeraldoriginals@hotmail.com Thanks bunches, Beryl Brown

Wendy’s fundraiser night
Tobias’ annual Wendy’s night is coming! This event will be held on Tuesday, April 29th, from 4-8 pm. (Drive thru or dine in.) 7530 W Baseline Rd., next to Albertson’s. No flyer necessary!

The current PTO board positions are available for next year. Board elections will be held during the May 15th PTO meeting. We need new fantastic people to step in to the following roles:

  • PTO President
  • PTO Vice-President
  • PTO Secretary
  • PTO Treasurer
Without a PTO board we could not support teacher requests for equipment, field trips, classroom projects, assemblies, etc….. All PTO fundraising events will still have their event coordinators, and all board positions will have past advisers to help with questions. We just need a few GREAT people to step in to make some decisions on how to support the school. Please contact: Karen Norris (karen_norris@comcast.net) if you are interested in any of the above board positions or would like more information. This is a rewarding experience and a great way to get to know your school. It also makes a positive impact on your kids in learning how to volunteer their time and improve their school. WE NEED YOU!!!

Plant Sale and Garden Faire
Mrs. Schlecter wrote and received a grant to build a school garden from The Aloha Garden Club. They have an annual plant sale that funds their grants, and asked us if we could let people know about it.Here is the info: Plant Sale and Garden Faire. Saturday, April 26th, from 9:00-2:00 @ Aloha-Huber Park School, 5000 SW 173rd Ave., Beaverton. Please help support the local business’ that support Tobias!

Tobias Book Fair is coming!
The Tobias book fair will be held in the library Monday, May 10 - Wednesday, May 12. For more information or to volunteer, please visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/louisctobiassch

Do you have a Collegiate / Alumni flag?
Show your former school spirit off at our school! Tobias is setting up a collegiate pennant/flag wall at the end of the main hallway. This could be a fun an exciting way to show our kids the many different pasts that made up their future.We already have OSU, UO, Multnomah University, and Linfield University and hoping for more from other colleges.

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.

Moby Max school wide contest
We are continuing the incentive program for mobymax.com math. The top 3 students in each class (for moby max math minutes each month) will be entered into a school wide drawing. Three winners will be drawn at each Spirit Assembly. The winners get to bring a friend to pizza lunch with Mr. Callaway.

Want to know more about STEM at Tobias?
Be sure to check out the STEM tab on the school website - http://schools.hsd.k12.or.us/tobias/STEM/tabid/343/Default.aspx

If you would like to donate items for STEM, please mark as "STEM" and give to our office staff. Be sure to check the STEM wall and grade level posters in the hallway for more updates.

Tobias Kindergarten registration
If you have a child who is 5 or will be by September 1st, please stop by the Tobias office and pick up a registration packet. We are looking forward to meeting our newest graduating class- the class of 2027.

Kindergarten Orientation will be Thursday April 24, 2014 from 3:30-4:30.Questions? Please call the Tobias office: (503)844-1310 ext. 0.

HSD Background checks
Background checks are required to volunteer and expire every two years. Prior to volunteering, we ask that you complete the volunteer application process.

Link - https://volunteer.hsd.k12.or.us/volunteerapp/Pages/application.aspx

Dates to remember

(No Spirit Assembly this month)

Thursday April 24th - Tobias Kindergarten Orientation 3:30- 4:30

Tuesday April 29th - Wendy’s night fundraiser 4-8 pm (no flyer necessary)

May 5th - 9th Staff Appreciation week @ Tobias

Thursday May 15th - PTO meeting (including Board elections)