Students contribute to Sandy Hook

Students and parent teacher associations across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District joined forces with the National PTA in the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. PTAs across the district made and collected paper snowflakes that will be mailed and used to decorate Sandy Hook once students return from winter break.

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Kindergarten registration Jan. 7

Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year will begin Jan. 7. Parents may pick up registration forms from any of the primary schools or download the forms off the district website. Completed forms can be turned into the home school as early as that same day.

There is no registration day; instead, parents can return completed paperwork to their school office. An all-day kindergarten class will be provided at every primary school next year. Admission to all-day classes will be confirmed to families who register by Feb. 1.

After Feb. 1, admission will depend on space availability. This continues to be a tuition-based class; monthly payments are $390. A deposit of $125 is required at the time of registration and applied to the first month’s payment.

Scholarships are available; these application forms are included in the registration packet. Registration interest in the Spanish dual language programs at Trillium Creek is included on the same kindergarten registration form.

For more information or for a registration form, visit or call 503-673-7100.

H.O.T. campaign raised $25,000

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation honored more than 400 teachers and educators and raised $25,000 during its annual Honor Our Teachers holiday campaign. The money will be donated to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District in an effort to maintain teaching positions this spring.

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Reynolds honored by OSBA

Betty Reynolds, member of West Linn-Wilsonville School Board, was one of five school board members in Oregon to receive the Gold Leadership Award from the Oregon School Boards Association at the OSBA annual convention.

Reynolds completed three of the four levels of awards offered through OSBA’s Leadership Institute, in recognition of a significant level of achievement in board leadership and development. Reynolds was also selected as a member of OSBA’s Leadership Oregon program, and serves on OSBA’s Legislative Policy Committee.

Enter literature contest

Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program for readers in grades fourth through 10th, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

To enter, readers must write a personal letter to an author, explaining how the author’s work changed their view of the world or themselves. Entry deadline is Jan. 11, 2013.

Judges representing the Oregon Center for the Book will select one winner, one runner-up and potential honorable mentions at each competition level. The three Oregon winners will receive $100 in cash and runners-up and potential honorable mentions will receive cash prizes or gift certificates.

The Oregon winners will advance to the national competition. Each national winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and runners-up will receive a $150 cash award. Oregon winners will be announced in April and a reception will be held in their honor.

For guideline details and the required entry form, visit

Submit a safety video

High school students across Oregon are invited to enter the annual video contest “Speak up. Work Safe.” Teens have used special effects, humorous storylines and creative characters to promote young worker safety and health in past videos.

Submission deadline is Feb. 1. The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500 and students will earn a matching amount for their school. Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event to be announced in the spring of 2013, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube.

The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people. Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of “Speak up. Work Safe.” Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Participants are encouraged to use humor, creativity and share the message “Speak up. Work shouldn’t cost you your future.”

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