Greetings Tobias Families!
Crystal Apple nominees
Congratulations to two very special staff members at Tobias. Mrs. Suzanne Parolek, Counselor and Mrs. Nicole Chronister, AM/PM Kindergarten teacher, have both been nominated for the Crystal Apple Award. Good luck to the wonderful and amazing ladies!
Panda Express fundraising night - Friday February 28th!
Join us at the Panda Express on 21895 NW IMBRIE HILLSBORO, OR 97124. We will receive credit for meals whether you dine in, take food to go or pick up a Panda Express catering order.
Box Tops Contest
February 3, began our awesome Box Top contest! It will run from Monday Feb. 3rd – Friday Feb. 28th. Top two winning classes will earn an ice cream party (first place) and a popcorn party (2nd place). Flyers/forms were sent home on Friday.
The Retro Dance is coming!
Grab your poodle skirt and Mary Jane's; it's almost time for the Retro Dance. This family friendly dance is scheduled for Friday March 7th, from 6:30-8:30 pm. We would love to have some Parent Volunteers/Chaperones to help with this event.
We'll have pizza and plenty of goodies at the concession stand as well as a Costume contest! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and boogie to the greatest tunes of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's!
*Adult supervision is required for this event.
To volunteer for this event, please contact Becca Wozny – email@example.com or Karen Norris - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Our school has a need to replenish copy paper. If you are able to donate plain white copy paper, please bring into the office.
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.
Hillsboro Schools Foundation
Cold Stone Creamery night is Thursday Feb. 20th. This is a nice treat and an easy way to support HSF.
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
Parents-please join us and Crime Prevention Specialist Lee Blevins, for an important program during the February PTO meeting
The program that night is for parents to learn what to watch for and how to protect their child(ren). Due to the nature of the subject matter nobody under 18 will be admitted into the cafeteria during the program. Free childcare will be provided in the gym.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Detectives present this free eye-opening training that debunks common myths associated with child molesters and teaches you ways to keep kids safe.
Who: Adults 18 (strictly enforced due to subject matter)
When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Tobias Elementary School: 1065 SW 206th Ave, Aloha OR 97006
Please contact the Tobias Office at (503) 844-1310 or sign up at the front office to reserve your number of spots.
For more information about this training contact Crime Prevention at (503) 846-2781 or email email@example.com
The training will explore topics such as: Different types of offenders, Why and how people abuse children, How to protect your children, Effectiveness of background checks, Talking to children about abuse, Specific local cases, Factors that place children at risk, Predictable/repeated habits of grooming behavior, and Reporting abuse.
Dates to remember
Monday February 17
- President's Day (No School)
Thursday February 20
- Special PTO meeting, w/Washington County Crime Prevention Specialist Lee Blevins, in cafeteria w/FREE childcare 6:30-8 pm
Tuesday February 25
- Hearing Screening
Friday February 28
- Panda Express fundraiser night
Friday March 7
- RETRO DANCE! 6:30-8:30 pm