January 24, 2020
The aquatic center was fantastic this week! Students had fun playing inner tube water polo, swimming through obstacle courses, working with teams in relays, and of course, the free swim today. Another highlight today were the pool’s vending machines! Hopefully, all students found that during the winter, being at the pool is quite amazing.

We have our annual State of the School meeting this coming Thursday. It will be an opportunity to look back at the first half of the year and look forward to all the great events ahead. We will be talking curriculum, board goals, upcoming dates (at least all the ones we have set) ODS/4-5 week, and the board will be talking strategic plan. We could also use some help with baked goods for our night. If you are willing to provide some baked goods please contact the office . Gatherings are always better with yummy treats!

We are in the height of flu/cold season. We are doing everything we can here to keep the building and surfaces as clean as possible. If your child is staying home please contact the office as soon as possible. Here are the guidelines TRCS follows as recommended by Clackamas County Health Authority.

Cold and Flu policy:
  • Your child needs to stay at home until the fever is below 100.5 for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine.
  • If your child is sent home due to a fever, they must stay home and be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine.
Vomiting or Diarrhea:
  • Your child needs to stay home until symptoms are gone for 24 hours.

Compassion thought of the week: As we continue to celebrate MLK, I wanted to share a quote I saw this week. It is not one of his most common quotes, but I enjoy its simplicity and message, "No person has the right to rain on your dreams." We live in a society with a lot of quick inputs via the internet and social media. I think it is more important now than ever to encourage each other and believe that we can achieve what we dream. We can also achieve more when we do things together! Keep dreaming and keep supporting those around you to chase those dreams. 

Have a great weekend and we will see everybody on Monday!

Nic Chapin
January 27-30: MAP testing
January 27: Last day to register for Engineering for Kids class
January 30: Technology Meeting, 7:40 am
State of the School, 6:00 pm
Candy Sales Orders Due
January 31: No School
February 5: All School Spelling Bee, 8:15 am
February 5: Early Dismissal @ 12:00 pm
February 20: ODS Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm
Did you hear?
Megan Elston and Ethan Connolly are back as our Masters of Ceremonies!

Your tickets to this special evening in the tropics are available now!

Thank you to those who have reached out with ideas for item donations!
Keep them coming ~ including the following:
• Vacation homes or timeshares – near and far!
• Unique experiences – performances, tours, golf outing, sporting events, etc.
• Household services – cleaning, interior design, landscaping, construction labor
• Certificates – for restaurants, spas, family-friendly activities, etc.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the Item Donation Form.

Think about people who you know, again near or far, would they be willing to donate to support TRCS? Have questions if a donation would be a good fit? Contact Stephanie at .

Party Boards:
Would you like to host an event, get together, or dinner? This is a great way to support TRCS and build our community at the same time! Contact Jenny Ostergard at with your ideas.

Event Tickets:
Early Bird ticket pricing is available through February 29th!  CLICK HERE for your Early Bird Tickets and invite your friends and family. On March 1st, ticket prices will increase. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Do you have a business and would like to show your support of TRCS? Sponsorships are a win-win and at start at $250. Sponsors at the $500 level and above receive complimentary event tickets.  CLICK HERE to check out our sponsorship opportunities for all benefits and recognition and ask the business you know to partner with TRCS in exchange for advertising.

Questions, ideas, interested in helping?
Contact Stephanie Knapick at 413.896.5512 or at

West Linn and Wilsonville High Schools have important info for parents of incoming freshmen for the 2020-21 school year.  West Linn HS  has a info night for parents on March 9th at 6:00 pm. We will also be contacting parents about a visit to WLHS scheduled for March 5th during the school day.  Wilsonville HS  has an info night for parents on March 11th at 5:30 in Spanish and 7:00 in English. Any 8th graders interested in attending Wilsonville should contact the high school office directly to arrange a visit/tour.
Our Oregon Battle of the Books teams have been preparing for months and our school battles begin next week! The following students are participating this year:
Oregon Belugas: Ella C, Lily H, Sarah W, Brooke W
Lightening Readers: Aarush V, Dev S, Akshay S
Page Penguins: Elise O, Olivia B, Asia R, Anvi S
Screaming Elders: Lauren S, Olivia S, Anshu M, Bruce L, Asher O
We are proud of all of these students and the work they have done on their teams. Good luck to all the teams!
This afternoon, each grade level competed in a classroom spelling bee. The top spellers for each grade level are: 4th -Dev S & Akshay S, 5th - Anvi S & Anshu M, 6th - Arush G & Annika M, 7th (3-way tie) - Suhaani G, Annamika K & Sophia M, 8th - Ethan Y & AJ T. These 11 students will go on to compete in the all school spelling bee on February 5th, starting at 8:15 am. Parents are welcome to come and watch! The winner of the all school bee will go on to compete in the Portland Regional Scripps Spelling Bee on March 14th at the Hollywood Theatre beginning at 9:00 am! Congratulations and good luck to these students!
The Penny War continues at TRCS with much enthusiasm! The "war" will run now through January 30th. Pennies are positive for each individual grade level and "silver" coins are negative points for OTHER grades. All proceeds from our penny war go to support purchasing new recess equipment. The winning grade level gets to help select equipment to be purchased. This is designed to be a friendly and fun competition between the grade levels!
Please plan on joining us Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 pm for the 2020 State of the School meeting. Come and hear about upcoming events, Student Success Act, board goals/strategic plan, outdoor school and 4/5 week. We ask that at least one representative from each family attend, and that students stay at home. This is a time to stop mid-year to see where we have been and where we are going. We are looking for a few volunteers to bring in baked goods that we can serve at the meeting. Please email the office if you can help us out!
Our last fundraiser for ODS is here! Our See's Candies Valentine Fundraiser has begun. Please have your student stop by the office for an order packet if they are interested in participating. All orders and payments must be received by January 30th due to deadlines from the company. 7th and 8th grade students can earn money off of the ODS fee of $450. All students can participate in this fundraiser. If 4th and 5th graders would like to participate, they can earn money towards the 4/5 week activity fee. Please note, this fundraiser is optional.
We are now accepting applications for outdoor school counselors! This year we will be heading to Camp Tapawingo, outside of Salem, March 9th - 13th, 2020. If you know any high school juniors, seniors, or possibly sophomores who would be a great candidate please have them fill out an application. We will be accepting applications until January 31st, 2020. The application can be found on our website and by clicking here . This is a great opportunity for high school students to gain experience for job and college applications!
Deadline is Monday, January 27th! There is still room for the opportunity next Friday for students to attend a class at TRCS from Engineering for Kids , which introduces kids to the fun aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and math. There are two classes offered: for 4th and 5th graders - LEGO EV3 Robotics: Robo Battles and for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders - LEGO EV3 Robotics: DaVinci's Designs . Please note, this is not a school sponsored event. All registration, supervision, and curriculum is provided by Engineering for Kids. Please direct all questions to them.
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