Saturday, September 20, 2014
Upcoming Events
September 18th, Thursday
PTO meeting

Cafeteria (Free childcare)
6:30 – 8 pm

September 24th, Wednesday
Vision Screening

September 26th, Friday
Bookworm Bash

September 26th, Friday
Spirit Awards/Assembly
1:30 pm

October 3rd, Friday
15th annual Tobias Tiger Trek

Greetings Tobias Families!


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 at

Running Club with Mr. Phillips
When: Mondays and Thursdays, September 22nd - November 20th
Time: 2:20-3:20
Where: Meet in Tobias Gym
Who: 1st-6th Graders
Contact: Mr. Phillips with any questions, or 503-844-1310 ext. 6882
Volunteer: If you would like to help volunteer, please sign up when registering your student. (forms went home last Friday)

Tobias Action Photo Shots
Parents, we are going to add another 20-25 new photos (students who aren’t already on the wall) to our gym walls. The photos that we currently have up have brightened our gym and inspired our students. If you wish to participate, please e-mail your favorite/best “action” photo shot of your child to Mr. Phillips at It can be one of them involved in sports, or just being physically active. Once photos are submitted, 20-25 will be selected for enlargement, laminating and display in the gym. The deadline to e-mail pictures is Friday, October 24th! Please limit your photos to one or two of your best. If you have any questions, Mr Phillips at 844-1310 x6882,

15th annual Tiger Trek jog-a-thon and Crazy hair day is coming!
Tiger Trek pledge packets will go home on Friday September 19th! Parents, if you would like to volunteer, we would love to have your help! Each session includes at least one full grade level and each class has their own color station.* Volunteers are needed to give out rubber bands for laps, set-up, clean-up, water station and cheering! (Friday October 3rd- all day). Students are encouraged to be creative and make their hair crazy! The schedule and sign-up are available at

*Approved background checks are required for this event. If you need further info please contact Becca Wozny,

Tobias Elementary School Picture Day will be Thursday, September 18th
Picture Day ID: FO744061Q0 (for online use- Parents can create their own package from the expanded online selection. Quickly order and pay for portraits online and pay by credit card.

Vision Screening

Vision screening programs are intended to help identify children who may have undetected vision problems and refer them for further evaluation. Tobias Vision Screening for Kindergarten through 3rd grade will be on Wednesday September 24th, 8 am – 1 pm, in the gym. We still need approximately 20 volunteers to help at this important event. The training is on-site, quick and simple. If your background check has been approved and you're available to volunteer, please email Becca Wozny –

Bookworm Bash
Invitations went out this last Friday for those who completed the Summer Library Reading Program at the Hillsboro Library. If your child did not receive an invitation, but completed the Summer Reading Program (possibly registered at a different Washington County Library) please contact

Hillsboro Schools Foundation Announcement!
For the FIRST TIME EVER , Oregon International Air Show Run on the Runway 5k to benefit HSF!(September 21, 2014) Take off for your morning run on the Hillsboro Airport runway. The Oregon International Air Show is hosting a run, right on the runway, right next to the airplanes and helicopters. It's a flat course, with so much to see! It's our first one, so it's limited to the first 500 participants. We can't do this without sponsors, so special thanks to the Port Of Portland, New Balance, TriQuint, The Oregon International Air Show, Synopsys, Dr. Rask, Umpua Bank and Providence. Log onto and sign up TODAY! For more information, feel free to call our office 503-726-2159! Remember, your participation helps support the GREAT programs in our schools like STEM, music, reading, and more. Go ahead! Sign up! It's for the kids! Sunday September 21, 2014 9am Start!

Tobias Chess Club
This year, Chess club will run from late October through February and will meet one day a week (most likely Tuesdays) for an hour after school. Mr. Sayre is looking for volunteers who play chess to help run the program. Ability to teach strategy is greatly appreciated! If you are interested in helping, or have questions, please contact Mr. Sayre at

Hillsboro School District to use Additional Gain Share Money for Full School Year, Staffing

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.

Dates to remember

Thursday, September 18th - First PTO meeting of the year! 6:30 – 8 pm in the cafeteria w/ FREE childcare.

Wednesday, September 24th - Tobias Vision Screening

Friday, September 26th - Bookworm Bash and Spirit Awards/Assembly @ 1:30 pm

Friday, October 3rd - 15th annual Tobias Tiger Trek!