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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 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.

McTeacher Night is coming!
Thursday March 23rd / 5-8pm @ Aloha McDonald’s, 19525 SW TV Hwy, Aloha 97006. 20% of counter sales will come to Tobias and 60% of cash cookies sales.

Please come help us raise money to support our Literacy program!

Calling all lens men/women, producers, editors and shutterbugs
Volunteering for yearbook committee can be an excellent way to dedicate some time while giving back to the school. The multitude of responsibilities ensures that there’s something for everyone, and a somewhat flexible schedule can accommodate parents that would otherwise have conflicts. As an added bonus, your work will help to capture the best memories throughout the school year.

We need your help to create and produce the 2017-18 yearbooks. No previous experience is necessary, but it would be helpful. We need a group with good organizational skills, patience, flexibility, creativity and passion if you got it!

This activity usually lasts throughout the school year, much more detail and dedication goes into this than I can list folks. Software is TBD.

This is Volunteer run program!

Please contact Tobias PTO as soon as possible if you are interested in this position(s) or would like more information.

Spring Carnival
Save the date: JUNE 2nd for the first annual TOBIAS SPRING CARNIVAL. That is right, Tigers...experience the first time that games, activities, food, prizes and fun collide at Tobias in the spring, creating an epic event. 5:30-8pm, rain or shine, inside or out... there will be fun for all.

*Want to join the awesome planning team? It’s not too late! - Contact Danica at

Tobias has started Jump Rope For Heart in PE
The money raised is used to fight heart disease. The deadline for turning in donations is March 24th. If you have questions please contact:

Richard Pitt
Tobias PE Specialist

Principal Coffee with Mr. Bekken
Join Mr. Bekken for Tobias Coffee with the Principal every 4th Friday of the month @ 8 am.

Upcoming Principal coffee chat dates:
Friday, March 24th
Friday, April 28th

Battle of the Books is coming soon! Be sure to check back for more info!

Hearing Screenings to Begin in February/ Los exámenes de audición empezarán en febrero
Starting in February, the District will conduct hearing screenings for students in grades K, 1 and 3 in partnership with the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Students who do not pass the initial screening will be re-screened within approximately 30 days to take into account any transient hearing loss (i.e. from a head cold). That second screening will be conducted by an audiologist from the Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD). Parents will be notified by mail if their child did not pass the second screening. An explanation of results along with resource information for possible consultation with a hearing specialist will be included in that notification.

Results for all students screened will be placed in the Health section of the students’ cumulative file. For more information or if you would like to opt your child out of the screenings, please talk to your school’s office manager or call the District’s Hearing Screening Team at 503-844-1553.

Los exámenes de audición empezarán en febrero

A partir de febrero, el Distrito realizará exámenes de audición para estudiantes en grados K, 1 y 3 en colaboración con la Fundación Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing.

Los estudiantes que no pasan la prueba inicial serán re-examinados en aproximadamente 30 días para tomar en cuenta cualquier pérdida auditiva transitoria (es decir, por un resfriado). El segundo examen será realizado por un audiólogo del Distrito de Servicios de Educación de la Región Noroeste (Northwest Regional Education Service District - NWRESD). Los padres serán notificados por carta si su estudiante no pasó la segunda prueba. Se incluirá una explicación de los resultados junto con la información de recursos en la notificación para una posible consulta con un especialista de audición.

Los resultados del examen de todos los estudiantes se colocarán en la sección de salud en el archivo acumulativo de los estudiantes. Para obtener más información o si desea que su estudiante no sea examinado, por favor hable con la secretaria administrativa de oficina en su escuela o llame al Equipo Examinador de Audición del Distrito al 503-844-1553.

TREX Film Plastic Recycling Challenge
Thank you for the plastic bags!

Can we bring in 130 pounds this week?

Remember: bread bags, Ziploc bags, pallet wrap, bubble wrap, newspaper sleeves, and more! Maybe you have a connection at work or through friends and family.

Thank you! Don't stop now. Ask neighbors, friends and family to bring you their plastic. Please help us win the prize for a TREX bench @ our school!

This year, all HSD schools are participating in the TREX Film Plastic Recycling Challenge, which runs through Apr. 15, 2017. Students, staff, family and friends are invited to bring in plastic bags and plastic wrap to a designated bin at each school. The winning schools, which will be announced on Earth Day, Apr. 22, will receive a TREX bench.

For more info-

Thank you for your help in supporting this recycling challenge!

Safe and Welcoming Schools
In light of the recent national conversation around immigration, we wanted to assure our community that Hillsboro schools are a safe place for students. We recognize the diversity and worth of all students, individuals and groups, and are committed to both educating and providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of their immigration status, race, color, religion or any other basis. In fact, HSD does not collect or track any information regarding a student's or their family members’ immigration or citizenship status.

We have been working with local law enforcement partners to develop some talking points and assurances around students’ safety while in our schools, and around the confidentiality of their personal information. Link for more information from HSD-

“7:50’s great, 8 is late!”
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.

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
Background checks- Background checks are required to volunteer (including classroom help, PTO and field trips) and expire every two years. Prior to volunteering, we ask that you complete the volunteer application process. Link-
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!