ATA: Week of 4~22~19

Spirit Week! This Week!

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Crazy Hair

Twin Day

Professional Day

ATA Wolfpack School Spirit

Animal/Vine Day

 

4J Schools Closed Wed., May 8

School day canceled May 8 due to staffing shortages from planned teacher walkout

Eugene School District 4J schools will be closed on Wednesday, May 8, due to a planned teacher walkout strike.

The Oregon Education Association has called for teachers to make May 8 a “Day of Action” to advocate for increased state investment in public education. Teachers’ unions in Eugene and in several other Oregon school districts are planning a one-day teacher walkout strike on May 8.

The district has determined that teacher absences and substitute shortages will exceed our ability to provide safe and adequate supervision for our students, and we must cancel the school day on May 8.

Eugene School District 4J shares the goal of improving school funding in Oregon to provide smaller class sizes, more learning time, increased health and safety services, and a well-rounded education. However, the district does not endorse or condone walkout strikes or any activity that disrupts student learning.

We know that this change will be challenging for our families, and we apologize for the disruption. We hope that knowing about the school closure well in advance will help families plan for childcare and other arrangements.

The Eugene School District’s developing plans for May 8 include:

  • Free school lunch will be provided at selected school sites.
  • Student transportation services will continue to non-4J programs that are open on this day.
  • Athletic contests will continue as planned.
  • Scheduled AP and IB tests will continue as planned.
  • We are exploring options regarding Outdoor School scheduled on May 8 for three elementary schools.
  • We also are encouraging local organizations to offer childcare services on May 8 as they do on regularly scheduled no-school days.

The missed school day will be an unpaid day for teachers and will not be made up at the end of the year. Make-up snow days have already extended the school year and many families have already changed summer plans due to those added days.

The needs of our students are at the forefront in considering these decisions.

More detailed information will be posted about these plans as they develop.

 

April/Begin May Calendar ATA Glance:

April 22-26 – ATA SPIRIT Week! 

Tuesday, April 23 – 3:45 – Site Council

Wednesday, April 24 – 6-7 p.m. – Field School Chaperone Information Meeting (8th grade)

Thursday, April 25 –  1:45-6:30, Churchill High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 26 – 6:30, Cafeteria & Library – Family Movie Night

Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2 – 6th grade Forest Field Day

Thursday, May 2 – Sub District Track Meet

Friday, May 3 – No School – Progress Report Day

May 6 – 10 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 8 – No School

Keep up to date by checking the ATA google calendar: ATA Calendar

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ATA: Week of 4~15~19

Thank you…

to all the parents and families who participated in last week’s fundraising events – pizza on Tuesday and BINGO on Friday. It was all great fun and fabulous prizes were won! 

 

4J Parent Leaders Network Meeting: April 15, 2019

  • Meeting Topic: Advocacy opportunities; parent involvement for social change locally and statewide
  • Guest Speakers: Rose Wilde, Oregon School Boards Association, Lane ESD and Karen Pérez, Ed.D. 4J Equity, Instruction & Partnership Administrator
  • Date: 04/15/2019 (Mon.)
  • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm MDT
  • Location: Eugene School District 4J, 200 N Monroe St, Eugene, OR 97402
The 4J Parent Leaders Network is a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support meeting quarterly at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street. Space and refreshments are provided by Eugene School District 4J. More details at https://parentleadersnetwork.org/

ATA Parent Involvment!

Please join us this Tuesday for our monthly WolfPAC meeting. Topics include BINGO and Papa’s Pizza Fundraising review, nominations for next year’s PTO board, next School Dance planning…and more!

Churchill Football

Coach Robinson will be holding a meeting for 8th grade students interested in high school football on Wednesday April 17th in room 144 during 8th grade lunch at 11:15. 8th grade students interested are encouraged to bring their lunch and come find out more!

Thursday Track Meet – CORRECTION

We misposted in last week’s update about this week’s track meet…
This week’s meet is at CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL this week!

April Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30 – WolfPAC (PTO) Meeting, Library

Thursday, April 18 – 1:45-6:30, Churchill High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 19 – Synergy ParentVue/StudentVue updated

April 22-26 – ATA SPIRIT Week! More to come!

Tuesday, April 23 – 3:45 – Site Council

Wednesday, April 24 – 6-7 p.m. – Field School Chaperone Information Meeting (8th grade)

Thursday, April 25 –  1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 26 – 6:30, Cafeteria & Library – Family Movie Night

Keep up to date by checking the ATA google calendar: ATA Calendar

ATA: Week of 4~8~19

Papa’s Pizza

Tomorrow (April 9) is an ATA Fundraiser at West 11th Papa’s Pizza. Order to go (not delivery) or dine in ALL DAY long and ATA will receive 50% of your purchase – with the attached flyer. We are not allowed to pass these flyers out on site, so plan in advance, print and share with friends and coworkers.  Flyer:  Papa’s Fundraiser

B-I-N-G-O!! This Friday!

Save the date! Friday, April 12 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm is the third annual WolfPAC Bingo Night fundraiser. This is a community event with food, fun, and cool prizes! All are welcome and everything’s $1.

Amazing Family Fun Donations!

Ring Doorbell Camera System
Amazon Echo Dot
Enchanted Forest
High Desert Museum
AAA Membership
Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting for 4
Copic Markers Artist Set

Plus local donations from:
Abby’s Pizza, Benton Lane Winery, Bring Recycling, Bounce Gymnastics, Fiddlers Green, Fitness 1440, Folkways, Imagination International, InShape Fitness, Kidsports, Market of Choice, Metropol

 

UO Science & Invention Fair for K-8

Extended the registration deadline to Thursday April 11, 5pm!

The UO Science and Invention Fair for K-8 students is just around the corner on April 13th, 2019 from 11am-3pm. 
 
The UO Science Fair features not only great original science projects by area students, but also many hands on outreach activities. 
 
The event is free an open to the public. 
 
Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 11th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project. 

April Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, April 9 – ALL DAY – Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser 

April 11 – Symphonic Band to Shasta Middle School

Thursday, April 11 – 1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 12 – 5:30-7:30 – Family Fun: BINGO Night!

Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30 – WolfPAC (PTO) Meeting, Library

Thursday, April 18 – 1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 19 – Synergy ParentVue/StudentVue updated

April 22-26 – ATA SPIRIT Week! More to come!

Tuesday, April 23 – 3:45 – Site Council

Wednesday, April 24 – 6-7 p.m. – Field School Chaperone Information Meeting (8th grade)

Thursday, April 25 –  1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 26 – 6:30, Cafeteria & Library – Family Movie Night

Keep up to date by checking the ATA google calendar: ATA Calendar

ATA: Week of 4~1~19

Welcome Back to Spring Trimester!

We all hope that your and your student(s) got a well deserved rest, break from school, and perhaps some fun family time together!  April is a long month with five 5-day weeks!  There are many announcements and reminders included in this week’s update so please read all the way through…Remember, you can always reference these updates online at www.4jATA.wordpress.com to double check information.

Grades & New Schedules

Grades are available online via Student or ParentVue as of April 1. Report cards will be mailed home this upcoming week.

Schedules will be available the morning of April 1 during advisory classes.  If your chils has an issue with his/her schedule, please encourage him/her to come to the office and speak with the registrar.  No schedule changes are made (due to wanting other elective choices) for at least the first week of the trimester.

Contact Information

Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher with concerns regarding assignments, grades and classwork.  ParentVue is updated every 2 weeks on Friday so that you may check student progress on assignments and tests.  Teacher emails may be found on the ATA website, under Contact Us.

Absences & Attendance

It is important that parents call in student absences each day, regardless of reason for absence. We review attendance weekly and send letters regarding absences and tardies based on state law to do so.  You may contact us by calling the attendance line: 541-790-5725 or emailing ata_attendance@4j.lane.edu  Parents & guardians have 48 hours to notify the school of an absence.

Physicals and Health Services

Students needing sports physicals or just a visit for allergies and colds are able to attend the 4j Health Clinic at Churchill High School. Call 541-790-5227 to schedule an appointment. Also, check out the 4j website for more information: 4J Health Services

April 9 is a Great Day for PIZZA!

April 9 is an ATA Fundraiser at West 11th Papa’s Pizza. Order to go (not delivery) or dine in ALL DAY long and ATA will receive 50% of your purchase – with the attached flyer. We are not allowed to pass these flyers out on site, so plan in advance, print and share with friends and coworkers.  Flyer:  Papa’s Fundraiser

BINGO Night is COMING!

We are looking for volunteers to help with our 3rd annual BINGO Night! It is sure to be another fun event with many prizes donated from all over! Please plan to attend…and click the following link to sign up to help make it successful!  https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2745150/true#/invitation

 

April Calendar ATA Glance:

Monday, April 1 – Start of Trimester 3

Wednesday, April 3 – 8th grade Parent Meeting

April 5 – Synergy ParentVue/StudentVue updated

Monday, April 8 – End of Trimester 2 Assembly

Tuesday, April 9 – ALL DAY – Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser 

April 11 – Symphonic Band to Shasta Middle School

Thursday, April 11 – 1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meetril 16

Friday, April 12 – 5:30-7:30 – Family Fun: BINGO Night!

Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30 – WolfPAC (PTO) Meeting, Library

Thursday, April 18 – 1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meet

April 19 – Synergy ParentVue/StudentVue updated

April 22-26 – ATA SPIRIT Week! More to come!

Tuesday, April 23 – 3:45 – Site Council

Wednesday, April 24 – 6-7 p.m. – Field School Chaperone Information Meeting (8th grade)

Thursday, April 25 –  1:45-6:30, Sheldon High School – Track Meet

Friday, April 26 – 6:30, Cafeteria & Library – Family Movie Night

Keep up to date by checking the ATA google calendar: ATA Calendar


4J District News:

Help Shape Future School Designs

Thanks to voters’ approval of the 2018 bond measure, three of 4J’s aging school buildings will be replaced in the next few years: North Eugene High School, Camas Ridge Elementary School and Edison Elementary School.

 

Now is your chance to weigh in and help shape the design of the new schools!

Please take 5 minutes to share your priorities and values for school design and construction in the areas of Safety & Security, Equity & Accessibility, Health & Wellness, Sustainability & Resilience, and Teaching & Learning.

Share Your Views: Online Survey
Open until Tuesday, April 2

This survey is based on and will build upon the community input from a series of community workshops that were held earlier this month.

We also invite you to two community workshops in April to help continue the process of developing design guidance. Childcare, food and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

School Design Vision & Values Community Workshops 

Stage 2: Thursday, April 4, 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.

Stage 3: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30–8:30 p.m. at North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane

Thank you for taking a few minutes now to complete the online survey, and for joining us for the community workshops if you are interested and available.

Your insight and input will help make 4J’s new schools the best facilities they can be for our community.

 

Planning for 4J’s new school buildings is getting underway. This is an exciting time. It also requires some critical decisions to be made soon about how, where and when to rebuild Camas Ridge and Edison Elementary Schools.

 

No decisions have been made yet. The school district is exploring possibilities and seeking community input on how to move forward.

Please join us for a community conversation with neighbors, parents and other community members to discuss options and provide input.

Community Conversation: Construction Plan Options
for Camas Ridge and Edison Elementary School 

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
Childcare and Spanish interpretation will be available 

RSVP & invite friends 

School construction plan possibilities that will be discussed include: 

 • Construct the new Camas Ridge Elementary School building on the west end of the Camas Ridge site. Temporarily house Edison in the former Camas Ridge building during construction of Edison on the Edison site, then demolish the former Camas Ridge building.

• Construct the new Camas Ridge building on the former Willard school site at 29th & Lincoln, a mile to the west. Temporarily house Edison in the former Camas Ridge building during construction of Edison on the Edison site, then retain the former Camas Ridge building to house other programs.

• Create a temporary location for students, at the Willard site or another location, while the new school buildings are constructed on the existing Edison and Camas Ridge sites.

Learn more about potential construction plan options

Please join us on April 10 to learn more and share your thoughts. No decisions have been made yet. Additional opportunities to engage and provide input will be provided before any decisions are made. 

 

ATA: Week of 3~18~19

No School Friday – Grading Day!

Grading day is Friday, March 22. Synergy Parent/StudentVue access will be updated April 1. Report Cards will be mailed home the week following spring break.

 

G.S.A. ALLY Spirit Week

Students are invited to join in Spirit Week – sponsored by ATA’s GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance)

Ally Poster.jpeg

Future Calendar ATA Glance:

Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22 – GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Ally Spirit Week

Monday, March 18 – Track Practice Begins

Tuesday, March 19: 3:45 – Site Council

Tuesday, March 19: 6:30 – WolfPAC (PTO), Library

Tuesday, March 19: 7:00 – Band Concert, Gym

Wednesday, March 20: 4:30 p.m. – Parent Track Meeting

Wednesday, March 20: 6:30 p.m. – Drama Performance, ATA Cafetorium

Thursday, March 21 – End of 2nd trimester

Friday, March 22 – No School: Grading Day

Monday, March 25 – Friday March 29 – No School: Spring Break

Monday, April 1 – First Day of 3rd Trimester…No foolin’! 

Happy Spring! See you In April!

ATA: Week of 3~11~19

Track & Field Update

Attention parents, track and field season starts on Monday March 18th, only athletes with current physicals on file in the main office can participate.. Please encourage your student to join and if you would like information we will be having a track parent meeting on Wednesday March 20th at 4:30. The coaches will be at practice and will meet you in the library at 4:30. You can enter through the front doors and follow signs to the library.

See you there!

-Coach Morphis

St. Patty-Grams

The BSU is selling shamrocks with sweet treats for $1.00 through the month of March. Purchases may be made in the Family Room during lunch.

 

Revised School Calendar

The 4j School Board has approved the attached  calendar, modified because of the snow days.

Calendars you can print and post on your fridge or bulletin board are posted here:
Highlights of change:
  • Thursday, March 14 (previously scheduled as a no-school grading day at secondary schools) will be an instruction day for all schools.
  • Friday, March 15 (previously scheduled as a no-school, professional development and planning day at all levels) will be an instruction day for all schools.
  • Friday, March 22 (the Friday before spring break) will become a no-school, grading day at secondary schools.  The day will remain an instruction day at the elementary level.
  • Monday, April 1 (first day back from spring break) will mark the beginning of the new trimester for the secondary level.
  • Monday, June 17 will be ATA 8th grade promotion.
  • Tuesday, June 18 will be the last day for students.
  • Wednesday, June 19 will be a grading day.

Future Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, March 12: 6:30 p.m. – Drama Performance, ATA Cafetorium  CORRECTION!!

Friday, March 15: 7:30 a.m. – Jazz Band to Clackamas

Saturday, March 16: 8:30 a.m. – OBOB Regionals: Oaklea Middle School

Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22 – GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Ally Spirit Week

Monday, March 18 – Track Practice Begins (see above)

Tuesday, March 19: 3:45 – Site Council

Tuesday, March 19: 6:30 – WolfPAC (PTO), Library

Tuesday, March 19: 7:00 – Band Concert, Gym

Wednesday, March 20: 4:30 p.m. – Parent Track Meeting

Wednesday, March 20: 6:30 p.m. – Drama Performance, ATA Cafetorium

Thursday, March 21 – End of 2nd trimester

Friday, March 22 – No School: Grading Day

Monday, March 25 – Friday March 29 – No School: Spring Break

Monday, April 1 – First Day of 3rd Trimester…No foolin’! 

ATA: Week of 3~4~19

8th grade Families

Here is an email you should have received rescheduling the Churchill evening visit from last week:

Churchill High School 8th Grade Forecasting on Wednesday March 6th 6:30pm in the Cafeteria (at Churchill).

All incoming Freshman are highly encouraged to attend this event to learn about graduation requirements and courses available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please review our Course Catalog for course descriptions: https://chs.4j.lane.edu/scheduling/

If you are unable to attend this event please note the following:

– Churchill staff will be at Kennedy Middle School March 7th to work with students on their forecasting

– Churchill staff will be at Arts and Technology Middle School March 8th to work with students on their forecasting

– If your student is currently enrolled in a non-feeder 4J school please ensure your Middle School Registrar has you pointed to Churchill for 2019-2020. Churchill staff will work with your student to forecast for classes at a later date TBD

-If your student is not currently enrolled in a 4J school please contact the Registrar Trisha at jackson_tr@4j.lane.edu to process enrollment

Thank you,

Eugene School District 4J

Babysitter’s Training Course – Round 2

We had such a positive response, that we are offering another classSunday, March 10.
Because of the weather, our timeline is a bit short, and the Registration Deadline is Friday, March 8!
What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
When: Sunday, March 10
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm
Who: Those 11 years and older
Where: EUGENE FAMILY YMCA
Cost: $85 for Members – $95 for Non-Members (financial assistance available if needed)
 
In the course, students will learn how to:
 
– Supervise children and infants
– Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing
– Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys
– Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
– Care for common injuries such as burns, cuts and bee stings
– Communicate effectively with parents
– Find and interview for babysitting jobs
 
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certification in Red Cross Babysitter‘s Training.  
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information.  

4J Bond Update: Learn What’s Next & Help Shape Future School Design

Thanks to voters’ overwhelming approval of the school bond measure in November, our school district has new school buildings and other improvements in our future! The bond measure will fund improvements at every 4J school and new buildings for three aging schools: North Eugene High School, Camas Ridge Elementary School and Edison Elementary School.

Design work for the new buildings will begin soon. You’re invited to come learn what’s next and help shape the future design of the new schools.

Bond Info Sessions: What’s Next for New Schools

Come hear about the school design and construction process, get answers to your questions about what to expect, and learn how to stay informed and engaged as each of the upcoming school replacement projects is underway.

  • North Eugene High School: Monday, March 4, 6:00 p.m., 200 Silver Lane
  • Camas Ridge Elementary School:Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., 1150 E. 29th Ave.
  • Edison Elementary School: Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m., 1328 E. 22nd Ave.

Join In: School Design Vision & Values Workshops

 In March and April, families, staff, neighbors and other community members are invited to engage in community workshops to help shape the design of 4J’s new schools. Food, childcare and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Four workshops with the same format will be held around the district in early March. Join us at the one that is most convenient for you, and participate in one of the five design areas: Safety & Security, Sustainability & Resilience, Equity & Accessibility, Health & Wellness, and Teaching & Learning. Participants are invited to continue the process at two additional workshops in April.

First Stage

  • Thursday, March 7, 5:30–8:30 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane
  • Monday, March 11, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
  • Thursday, March 14, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.

Second Stage

  • Thursday, April 4, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th

Third Stage

  • Tuesday, April 16, 5:30–8:30 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane

Please join us! Your insight and input will help make 4J’s new schools the best facilities they can be for our community.

For more information visit www.4j.lane.edu/bond.

 

Future Calendar ATA Glance:

Week of March 4 – Classified Staff Appreciation

Friday, March 8 – Jazz Band Tea Dance


Actualización sobre el bono de 4J: Entérese de los siguientes pasos y ayude a dar forma al futuro diseño de las escuelas

Gracias a la enorme aprobación de los votantes de la medida de bonos escolares en noviembre, ¡tenemos nuevos edificios escolares y otras mejoras en el futuro de nuestro distrito escolar! La medida de bonos financiará mejoras en cada escuela de 4J además de nuevos edificios para tres escuelas envejecidas: la escuela preparatoria North Eugene, y las escuelas primarias Camas Ridge y Edison.

El proceso de diseñar los nuevos edificios comenzará pronto. Usted está invitado a informarse sobre los siguientes pasos y ayudar a dar forma al futuro diseño de las nuevas escuelas.

Sesiones de información sobre el bono: ¿Qué sigue para las nuevas escuelas?

Venga a informarse acerca del diseño de las escuelas y el proceso de construcción, obtenga respuestas a sus preguntas sobre lo que puede esperar, y manténgase informado e involucrado con respecto a los programas de reconstrucción de las escuelas.

  • Escuela Preparatoria North Eugene, 200 Silver Lane: lunes, 4 de marzo, 6:00 p.m.
  • Escuela Primaria Camas Ridge, 1150 E. 29th Ave.: miércoles, 13 de marzo, 6:30 p.m.
  • Escuela Primaria Edison, 1328 E. 22nd Ave.: martes, 19 de marzo, 6:30 p.m.

Acompáñenos a los talleres con relación a la visión y los valores que se reflejaran en el diseño de las escuelas

En marzo y abril, las familias, el personal, los vecinos y otros miembros de la comunidad están invitados a participar en talleres comunitarios para ayudar a dar forma al diseño de las nuevas escuelas de 4J. Se proveerá comida, cuidado de niños e interpretación al español.

Cuatro talleres con el mismo formato se llevarán a cabo alrededor del distrito a principios de marzo. Asista al que sea más conveniente para usted, y participe en una de las cinco áreas de diseño: Protección y Seguridad, Sustentabilidad y Resiliencia, Equidad y Accesibilidad, Salud y Bienestar, y Enseñanza y Aprendizaje. Se invita a los participantes a continuar el proceso en dos talleres adicionales en abril.

Primera etapa

  • jueves, 7 de marzo, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria North Eugene, 200 Silver Lane
  • lunes, 11 de marzo, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Escuela Secundaria Roosevelt, 500 E. 24th Ave.
  • martes, 12 de marzo, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Academia de Artes y Tecnología, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
  • jueves, 14 de marzo, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Escuela Secundaria Cal Young, 2555 Gilham Rd.

Segunda etapa

  • jueves, 4 de abril, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Escuela Secundaria Roosevelt, 500 E. 24th Ave.

Tercera etapa

  • martes, 6 de abril, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria North Eugene, 200 Silver Lane

¡Por favor únase a nosotros! Su conocimiento y su aporte ayudarán a que las nuevas escuelas de 4J sean las mejores instalaciones que puedan ser para nuestra comunidad.

Para más información visite www.4j.lane.edu/bond.