• Weekly, January 14-18


    January 14-18

    Winter After School Activities (ASA) begins tomorrow, January 14, and runs through February 28. It is NOT too late to sign up. However, students MUST have their registration in before they can participate. There are activity buses for your students to ride home. There are several fun options: Basketball, Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB), Dance Fitness, Digital Design and Decals, Set Design Club for the Play, Young Adult Book Club, Lacrosse, Gaming Club, Laser Engraving & 3D Print, Volleyball, Chess Club, Dodgeball, Yoga, Black Student Union, Gay Straight Alliance, Hispanic Outreach Team, Pacific Islander/Asian Affinity Group and Homework Help (limited to 35 students). The registration form is available on the website in the “News” section.

    Congratulations to Fowler Band students Alexis Arellano and Lakyn Reed, who have been selected to participate in the OMEA District 14 Middle School Honor Band this weekend!  They will be representing Fowler Middle School in an honor band of about 75 students from the Tigard-Tualatin, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Newberg, Sherwood, and West Linn-Wilsonville School Districts.  Congratulations also to Fowler flutist Elise Jenkins, who was selected by audition to participate in the OMEA All-State Middle School Honor Band coming up in February.  Congratulations, Fowler musicians!

    Congratulations to Fowler Choir students Brooke Baxter, Haley Boatman, Mark Gibson, Katie Goodell, Jacob Graham and Dayana Guerra Villatoro for earning a spot in the District Honor Choir! They will participate with other Middle School students from the area January 25 - 26, with a performance (open to the public) on Saturday afternoon, January 26. We’re proud of you!

    Auditions for The Little Mermaid are this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:40-4:40pm. Students should come with a song prepared AND wearing clothes and shoes they can dance in. The Callback List will be posted on January 17th. Students will need to check the list outside of Room 37. The Cast List will be posted on January 18th. Parents, please mark your calendar for a Parent Meeting for all parents of cast members on January 24, 6-7pm.

    Calling all great spellers! The Fowler Spelling Bee will be held after school on Tuesday, January 29th. Students can sign up in the library by Friday, January 25th, and pick up a study list from Mrs. Schmidt. The bee will take place after school in the library, and participants can ride the activity bus home. The winning speller will represent Fowler at the regional bee on Saturday, March 9th. Please contact Ms. Scheubrein, ascheubrein@ttsd.k12.or.us, or Mrs. Schmidt, aschmidt1@ttsd.k12.or.us, if you have any questions.

    Thank you to all parents who participated in the SCRIP orders in December! Our overall numbers were up considerably. It’s all money to support our students at Fowler! SCRIP orders are due again tomorrow, January 14, in the Main Office by the end of the school day. Valentine Candy order options are currently available. The gift cards will  be available for pick-up by Friday, January 18, in the Main Office.

    The Carniv-ALL is coming! January 31. Carniv-ALL is an an all-inclusive celebration that includes a variety of activities students will sign up for.   

    • Individual activities will cost a certain amount of tokens (TBD).  
    • Tickets can be purchased with tokens to throw a pie at Mr. Busch, Ms. Watts or Mr. Knipe.
    • Tickets can also be purchased for a “treat-walk” activity.

    The Student Store is closed for the month of January in order for students to save tokens to participate in the celebration. The Carniv-All provides an activity that all students can participate in, have fun and celebrate the end of of Semester 1.

    Immunization Exclusion Day – February 20, 2018. State law requires that all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities have up-to-date immunizations. Parents or guardians will receive a letter in early February if their child's immunization record shows that he or she has not received the required vaccinations. Children will not be able to attend school starting February 20, 2018, if their records on file show missing immunizations.  For additional information visit the Oregon Health Authority Website.  If you are unsure whether this applies to your student, please contact Janine Graves, jgraves@ttsd.k12.or.us, or 503-431-5020.

    Sign up for Strengthening Families Program. This is a once a week class for Parents and Youth beginning January 29, 2019 and running every Tuesday through March 12, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare and dinner will be provided. In addition, a $50 gift card will be awarded to parents who have good attendance.

    • Youth will learn ways that you can handle stress, anger, and peer pressure.
    • Youth will learn to have fun with their family and friends.
Parents will practice strategies that help them to effectively parent teens.
Parents will learn what to expect from their middle schooler. 
Share and discuss parenting issues with other parents. 

    Click the link above for even more information. To sign up please call, or email, Ms. Hernandez Gabriel at 503-431-5054, mhernandezgabriel@ttsd.k12.or.us.

    The next PSO Dining Out is coming on February 5. Mark your calendars, plan on not cooking and support our PSO. Chipotle is the destination! Click here for more information.

    The Tigard Mayor is inviting fourth grade to High School students to participate in this years "If I Were Mayor, I Would, Contest." There are three important requirements:

    • The student must have a Tigard address
    • Must have a sponsoring teacher name written on the application
    • Must have a parent or guardian signature

    The local winner in each category will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card and be entered in the statewide contest where winners can win an iPad Air2 from the Oregon Mayors Association. There is a lot more information available on the TTSD Website: https://www.ttsdschools.org/cms/lib/OR02215771/Centricity/ModuleInstance/7162/2019%20If%20I%20Were%20Mayor_flyer.pdf

    Registration is open for the SEED Enrichment Program. Topics for 6th-8th Grade include:

    • The Wonders of Flight (Model Aircraft)
    • Intro to Rock Guitar
    • Improvisational Comedy
    • Youth Leadership
    • Don’t be Scared, Be Prepared
    • Build a Video Game
    • Intermediate Digital Photography

    Classes begin January 27.

    January 20 is the deadline to register for the Tigard Ski Bus. Questions? Contact Ms. Barendse, jbarendse@ttsd.k12.or.us.

    Tigard Youth Lacrosse Registration is open now through February. Click here for more information. Click here to access their website to sign up.

    USLacrosse is offering an opportunity for students who have never played lacrosse before, but are thinking they might want to. TryLax is a 90 minute introductory lacrosse experience for kids.

    Community Events/Resources - Check out our website for more information regarding:



        January 21        No School, Martin Luther King Day

        January 24        TAG Field Trip

        January 24        Little Mermaid Cast Parent Meeting, 6:00pm

        January 25        Lit4Fun Field Trip

        January 28        SCRIP Orders Due

        January 28        8th Grade Oregon Healthy Teens Survey

        January 29        Spelling Bee

        January 30        ASA Basketball Jamboree   

        January 31        End of 2nd Quarter

        February 1        No School, Teacher Workday

        February 4        No School, Staff Development   



    MONDAY, 1/14

        Regular Schedule

        SCRIP orders due

        Magic Mondays, Lunch Groups

        ASA (After School Activities), 3:40-4:40pm

        Little Mermaid Auditions, 3:40-4:40pm


    TUESDAY, 1/15

        Regular Schedule

        ASA (After School Activities), 3:40-4:40pm

        Homework Help, 3:40-4:40pm

        Little Mermaid Auditions, 3:40-4:40pm

        PSO Meeting, 5:30pm


    WEDNESDAY, 1/16

        Late Start Schedule

        ASA (After School Activities), 3:40-4:40pm

        Little Mermaid Auditions, 3:40-4:40pm


    THURSDAY,  1/17

        Regular Schedule

        Magic Thursdays, Lunch Group

        ASA (After School Activities), 3:40-4:40pm

        Homework Help, 3:40-4:40pm

        Little Mermaid Callbacks, 3:40-4:40pm


    FRIDAY, 1/18

        Regular Schedule

        7th Grade Homeroom Assembly

        Little Mermaid Cast Posted, 3:35pm




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