What’s Happening at TVM?

  • The Tukes Valley PTO is currently running the annual Payback Book fundraiser. We are hoping each student can sell at least one book. Each student received one book to take home. Payback Books are due back September 20th. Orders will be filled and sent home the following week.
  • Most students have now been issued a Chromebook for the year. Please note that students will not receive a Chromebook until all paperwork and assurance fees are submitted in the office. We have ordered Chromebooks for all students who are new to the district, but have not yet received them. As soon as we do they will be issued to students.
  • Our September theme is “Commitment.” Students have been setting goals in their advisory classes. Please talk with your student about what they are committing to this year!
  • All grade levels have started diagnostic testing using the iReady assessment for reading and mathematics. This assessment gives us a clear picture of each student’s current skills. This information allows us to tailor our instruction for whole group, small groups, and individual students. You can ask for a score report later this month when all students have finished testing – just have your student request one from his/her teacher.
  • All students have reviewed school expectations. You can refer to this link for as a quick reference for student expectations at TVM.

How can I support my child’s success in class?

This is a question that all parents wonder, especially as students enter middle school and have more classes and teachers. There are a number of options for parents to keep track of assignments and progress. They differ by classroom, but some of the most common options are:
  • Remind.com – many teachers use this text message service to update students and parents on a regular basis.
  • Many of our teachers have websites that you will find helpful. These are linked through the Staff page on the TVM website.
  • Google Classroom is a service that most of our teachers use with students. Parents can access the classroom through a special parent log-in or ask their student to show them their Google Classroom account.
  • Skyward is where all of our student’s grades are maintained. All parents have a unique log-in that allows them to access all of their students in Battle Ground Public Schools. Please contact our office for assistance. There is also a mobile app that can be configured to send alerts and progress reports.

Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • September 26, Thursday – Parent Night Meeting at TVM topic Bullying Prevention & Education (see more info and RSVP below)
  • September 26, Thursday – Mandatory exclusion day for students without complete immunization records (see more info below)
  • September 30, Monday – School Picture Day
  • October 8, Tuesday & Thursday – After School Homework Help begins for all grades (info to come home soon)