The
Wave
December 6, 2019
Happy Friday to you! We hope you had a great break with family and friends! After our week break, we have officially started Term Two and hit the ground running. We have some fun events planned between now and Winter Break. It was a full house for gingerbread night and we hope the students that attended had a great time!
 
This week our PE unit took us to the Paddle Palace for Ping Pong, or Table Tennis! The students had a blast and the staff said it was so fun watching all of our kids play and move. The employees at the Paddle Palace had nothing but great things to say about our students and were very impressed with how much they improved over the course of two days. This is what makes TRCS so special. When we are out in the community we get so many people that are impressed. Keep it up TRCS!
 
We will be sending out Term One report cards to every family next Friday via email. We are doing the final proofreading, as well as getting everything attached and ready to send. All report cards will be sent electronically, including a review of the first term curriculum in the TRCS Times!
 
Compassion thought of the week: “I believe that compassion is selflessly putting others before yourself, especially if they are struggling, without wanting or requesting anything back.” - TRCS 6th grade student. It is great to hear our students give their thoughtful ideas about compassion. I hope we can continue to show compassion on a daily basis.
 
Have a fun weekend and we will see you on Monday.

-Nic Chapin
Team TRCS
The spring auction is our biggest fundraiser and community event of the year. We are thrilled to announce that we are ‘open for business’ and to invite you to “Escape to Paradise” with us!

Event Tickets:
Ticket sales are open – and this year we are offering Early Bird Ticket Pricing !

Item Donations:
Item Donations are being accepted, we are looking to provide our guests with an array of silent and live auction items and experiences. This is a great time of year to ask for donations from businesses, family, and friends while you are out and about. 

With many social gatherings over the next few weeks, think of who you know who might be able to offer a unique experience – think locally and outside of Oregon (and the US); timeshares or rental homes, sporting event tickets, shadow a professional in an exciting career, host a private dinner party with a meal prepared by a chef, join a member at a private golf club for a round of golf, visit backstage at a theater performance or concert, etc.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorships are a win-win and at start at $250! When a business partners with TRCS, they will enjoy immediate recognition on our event website and newsletters, and sponsors at the $500 level and above will receive complimentary event tickets. Check out our sponsorship opportunities for all benefits and recognition.

Think about the vendors and service professionals you do business with (dentist, orthodontist, landscaper, attorney, financial advisor, realtor, caterer, plumber, electrician, chiropractor, car dealers, etc). Or, do you have a business and would like to show your support of TRCS? Let us know!

All procurement materials (Item Donation Forms, Donation and Sponsorship Request Letters) can be found here .

We need your help to make this a success. Contact Stephanie Knapick ( TRCSFundraisingCommittee@gmail.com or 413.896.5512) with questions, thoughts, ideas, comments etc. or if you would like to be more involved on our auction team. 

TRCS Fundraising Committee
With winter upon us, we would like to remind all parents that we follow the decisions of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District when it comes to school closures or delays. You can find this information on their website , on local TV and radio stations, or through the FlashAlert system. We encourage all parents to subscribe to FlashAlert and you will receive notifications whenever an announcement is made by WLWV.
We have another lunch opportunity coming up on . We are now accepting orders for a burrito lunch from Baja Fresh. Please click here for the order form and make payment. The lunch will be served on December 19th and orders need to be in by Monday, December 16th at noon. Orders will be accepted online only for this lunch. We cannot accept late orders due to deadlines with the restaurant.
Attention - Parents of 8th Graders!!! The Yearbook Club needs a baby picture from each current 8th grade student. The photos can be sent digitally to Ms. Bremont . They can also be brought to school in hard copy to be scanned and returned. Please make every effort to send us your photo before Winter Break!
Come see our own 4th grader Natalie Katko, who is performing in the Nutcracker Ballet at the Keller Auditorium on Friday December 20th at 2:00 pm for a special reduced price of $18 per ticket. Feel free to invite your whole family. Please email Gretchen Katko or text 503-860-4704 for tickets or if you need additional information.
Our Pajama Drive to support Bloomin' Boutique , is in its final week and ends Friday, December 13th. We have collected 87 pair of pajamas so far. Our school-wide goal is to collect 250 pairs of new pajamas children's sizes newborn all the way up to size 7/8. We hope you can help us meet this goal! Thank you to all of the families and staff members who have donated so far. Know that your generosity will make a difference in the lives of children in our community!
Missoula Children’s Theater is presenting Gulliver's Travels in Space this Saturday at Cedaroak Primary. There will be two showings at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for students/ children, lap children are free. Tickets can be bought at the door the day of the production. TRCS is proud to announce we have students performing! Best of luck to: Grant Hawkins (Gulliver 1); Timothy Wieland (Gulliver 2); Ashlynn McConkie (student assistant director); Kiera Taylor (Yahoo), and Sarah Wieland (Green Alien).
SAVE THE DATE
December 19, 2019
Winter Elective Showcase

Look in the next Wave for more details!

Krakens is a middle school girls rugby program. They believe that for every girl, there is a place in the fastest growing sport in America. No experience necessary! Rugby is a sport that is all inclusive, meaning that there is a place for every person, regardless of size or ability. Their club philosophy is that while winning is a gameday goal, life skills and personal growth are even more important. Rugby isn’t only about the game, but about life. They are dedicated to enhancing player’s coordination and athletic skills and confidence, as well as helping develop their character and HAVING FUN. Kraken operates out of Wilsonville, and are actively welcoming players from anywhere in the Southwest Portland metro area. Learn more.
Anxiety 102 - Join us for a parent night! Guest speakers, Social Workers Sarah Hiatt, LCSW and Brittany Bucholz, LCSW, will facilitate an interactive evening with parent discussion and practice to support your child. This event builds upon the basics shared at Anxiety 101 parent education night, but is open to all to attend. Parents are encouraged to come to any night that works even if it is not at their child's school. Learn more.

VISION STATEMENT
Academic excellence and leadership experiences will empower us all to change the world.

MISSION STATEMENT
Build a community with the belief that by becoming creative, compassionate, accountable learners, we will positively change all of society.

CORE VALUES
Innovative Education, Respect, Passion for Excellence, Integrity, Enthusiastic Learning, Supportive Community, Honor Individual, Unique & Diverse Contributions
Your Life Is What You Make It!
Three Rivers Charter School
2565 SW Ek Road
West Linn, OR 97068
503-673-7850