ATA: Week of 2~18~19

8th grade students attending Churchill 2019-2020

NOT FORECASTING!!

Churchill High School 8th Grade Forecasting Parent/Student Meeting on Wednesday February 27th 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.

All incoming Freshman are highly encouraged to attend this event to select their course requests learn about courses and requests for 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:
  • If your student is currently attending a 4J school please note our staff will work with your student to forecast for classes at ATA the same or following week
  • 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

The Eugene Family YMCA is offering a Red Cross Babysitter Training course on Saturday, February 23.

 
We are trying to get the word out to children and parents who would be interested in signing up.  It would be wonderful if you could help spread this information to students and parents.  
 
I’ve attached a flier to this email and below are the specifics about the class that could be used in an email:
 
What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
When: Saturday, February 23
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.  
 

Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-7:30  – WolfPAC PTO, Library

February 21 – CLC students on Field Trip

February 26, 3:45-4:45 – Site Council

Week of March 4 – Classified Staff Appreciation

March 6, 7, 8 – Spirit Week (Career Theme)

 

 

Click here for the links to previous newsletters

 

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ATA: Week of 2~11~19

Track & Field (via Coach Morphis)

Time to get physicals for Spring Track & Field Season!
Here’s what’s coming up…
Impromptu Track meeting in the cafeteria for 6th and 7th grade lunches on Tuesday February 19th. 
I will get into the 8th grade lunch on Wednesday February 20th.
First day of practice is Monday March 18th.
First dual meet is Thursday April 11th. Meet start times are hopefully 3:45, but are subject to district approval of athletes being let out of school early to accommodate high school coaches demands. We are already cutting an entire meet out of our season to meet their demands.
2nd dual meet is Thursday April 18th. (3:45 start time subject to change)
3rd dual meet is Thursday April 25th.  (3:45 start time subject to change)
Sub District meet Thursday May 2nd (12:30 start time subject to change)
District Championship meet is either Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 8, 9, 10 (12:30 start time subject to change)
Track packets will be in the main office. A link will be on the website as soon as they are translated translated into Spanish.

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Pokemon Spirit Day

By request, tomorrow will be ATA’s offical, unofficial Pokemon Spirit Day!

Students are invited to wear a pokemon shirt, or color of their favorite Pokemon, and bring playing cards for play and trade at their lunch time!

(This day has been requested by a group of students…there is nothing official planned, just a fun thing to do!)

 

Attn: 8th Graders

Churchill H.S. AVID Applications are   DUE to the ATA office THIS WEDNESDAY!

Available in the office.

 

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Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, February 12 – Band to Spencer Butte

Friday, February 15 – Parent/StudentVue Progress Update

Monday, February 18 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-7:30  – WOlfPAC PTO, Library

February 21 – CLC students on Field Trip

Week of March 4 – Classified Staff Appreciation

 

ATA: Week of 2~4~19

Winter Weather – Reminder:

Winter Weather: Snow Day Decisions and Notifications  

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

How the decision is made:

Typically, weather-related school schedule decisions are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern and the reason for any school closure is the safety of our students and staff.

How to find out if there is a change: 

If the district decides to make a change to the school schedule or bus routes, it is communicated as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

What does the announcement mean?

School Closure: There is no school for students, although some staff will be at work. The district will decide by noon about whether any after-school student activities or community use of buildings may take place.

Two-Hour Delay: School will start two hours late and end at the usual dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time. Buses will drive cautiously, adjusting to conditions, so pickup and return may be delayed.

Snow Routes: ATA does not have any snow routes. More information is at www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes

Parent Choice: When school is in session during wintry weather, families are encouraged to consider the road conditions in their areas, make their own decisions based on safety, and notify the school if their student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about student absences for hazardous weather safety reasons will be honored.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather

 

Attention 8th Graders!

Churchill High School AVID Coordinator, Ian Ogden, a counselor, and CHS AVID students will be coming to visit ATA students this Wednesday during lunch.  If your student is interested / may be interested in joining AVID in high school, please encourage him/her to join us for a brief presentation, question/answer session, and to receive an application.  

Applications are due Wednesday, February 13.

 

Community Equity Forum

Please join us at our February Community Equity Forum February 7th  
WHAT: February Community Equity Forum will be on Gender Diversity
There will be a short introduction followed by time to learn and ask questions about and from community services, support agencies, health care providers and more specifically serving our LGBTQ students, parents, staff and community.
This Community Equity Forum is intended for all community members including people who want to know more.
WHEN: ThursdayFebruary 7th | Doors open at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Eugene SD 4J District Office – Auditorium
ASL Interpretation will be offered & Spanish Translation will be provided.

Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser (via Mr. Powell)

Well, our kids are on stage. Yep, the amazing ATA Jazzoids are at Papa’s Pizza (11th and Chambers) doing a fundraising gig for us this Thursday (2/7).
We play at 6:00.  Also the All High School Jazz Band plays a few songs at the end. They are some ATA alumni and other high schoolers.

School Dance (via WolfPAC)

We still  have MANY slots to fill for parent volunteer at this Friday’s dance… if you are interested and willing…here is the link – click here to sign up!

Churchill Babe Ruth Baseball

Churchill Babe Ruth Player Assessments will be held February 9th & 10th @ Churchill HS turf. These are mandatory for participation. For more information and to sign up please visit: www.churchillbaberuth.com

Calendar ATA Glance:

Week of Febraury 4 – National School Counselor Week

Thursday, February 7 – Jazz Band Fundraiser, Papa’s Pizza – Performance at 6 pm

Friday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – School Dance – DISCO theme!!

Monday, February 18, 6:30-7:30  – WOlfPAC PTO, Library

February 21 – CLC students on Field Trip

Week of March 4 – Classified Staff Appreciation


Clima invernal: Decisiones y notificaciones para días de nieve

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones son hechas para el distrito entero y aplican a todas las escuelas de 4J.

Cómo se toma la decisión:

Normalmente, las decisiones sobre cambios del horario de clases por el clima inclemente se toman en la mañana antes del inicio de las clases, cuando se pueden evaluar las condiciones del clima. Creemos que servimos mejor a los alumnos y a las familias cuando las escuelas están abiertas. Nuestra prioridad y el motivo de cualquier cierre de escuelas es la seguridad de nuestros alumnos y personal.

Cómo saber si hay un cambio:

Si el distrito decide cambiar el horario de clases o las rutas de autobuses, esto será comunicado lo mas pronto posible en varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.

¿Qué significa el anuncio?

Cierre de escuela (“Schools Closed”): No hay clases para los alumnos, aunque pueda ser que algunos miembros del personal estén trabajando. El distrito decidirá antes del mediodía si se permitirán actividades extracurriculares o el uso de las instalaciones por miembros de la comunidad.

Retraso de dos horas (“Two-Hour Delay”): Las clases comenzarán dos horas mas tarde y terminarán a la hora normal en un día escolar regular.  Si el retraso ocurre en un viernes, los estudiantes saldrán a la hora de salida temprana. Los autobuses conducirán cautelosamente, ajustándose a las condiciones, así que el horario para recoger y dejar a los estudiantes puede retrasarse.

Rutas de nieve (“Snow Routes”): ATA no tiene ningún ruta de nieve. Podrá encontrar más información en www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes

Opción de los padres (“Parent Choice”): Cuando la escuela este en sesión durante el clima invernal, se les urge a las familias considerar las condiciones de las carreteras donde viven, tomar su propia decisión basada en la seguridad, y notificar a la escuela si su estudiante no asistirá a la escuela. Las decisiones de los padres sobre la ausencia de sus estudiantes por razones de seguridad en el clima inclemente serán respetadas.

Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather

 

QUÉ: El Foro de Equidad Comunitaria de febrero será sobre la diversidad de género

Habrá una breve introducción seguida de tiempo para aprender y hacer preguntas sobre servicios comunitarios, agencias de apoyo, proveedores de atención médica y, más específicamente, a nuestros estudiantes, padres, personal y comunidad LGBTQ.

Este Foro de Equidad Comunitaria está dirigido a todos los miembros de la comunidad, incluidas las personas que desean saber más.

CUANDO: jueves 7 de febrero | Las puertas se abren a las 5:30 PM

DONDE: Eugene SD 4J Oficina de Distrito – Auditorio

Se ofrecerá interpretación de ASL y se proporcionará traducción al español.

SPAN- FEB Community Equity Forum -Connecting Threads on Gender Diversity

ATA: Week of 1~27~19

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State Tests and School Report Cards

This is a copy from the District’s email to all parents.

Every year, students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 complete state tests. These assessments provide useful information for students, parents and schools, although they are only one measure of students’ academic success.

Today‘s state assessments are not the multiple-choice “bubble” tests students experienced in the past. The questions are interactive and go deeper, allowing students to engage with texts, build equations and explain their answers. Students are challenged to think critically and analytically, and apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems.

Oregon’s Annual State Tests

Math & Language Arts: Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 take the OAKS math and language arts assessments each spring. These tests, also known as the Smarter Balanced assessments, match the content and skill standards Oregon has adopted to better prepare students for college and careers. They measure the skills and information your child has been learning in class.

Science: Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 complete the OAKS science assessment. This test is expected to change next year to align to Oregon’s current science standards, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. This phase-in gives school districts, teachers and students time to implement changes in curriculum and learning opportunities aligned to the new standards before the assessment changes.

Your School’s Test Results

The State of Oregon produces a report card for every public school and school district each year. The report cards include information on student test scores, school staff, attendance and other factors. The report cards for Eugene School District 4J and your school for the 2017–18 school year are available online.

Your Student’s Test Results 

If your student took state tests in a 4J school last spring, you may already have received the results in a parent-teacher conference or in other information from your school this fall.

Standardized test results provide a useful “temperature check” on how students and schools are progressing toward the learning standards and where extra attention is needed. State tests are low-stakes for students in elementary and middle school. For high school students, state tests are the simplest and most common way to meet certain graduation requirements, although other testing options are available.

State Tests This Spring

Students will take the state tests of math and language arts this spring. The statewide testing window is Jan. 8 to June 7, but 4J schools will begin later than January. Most students participate in state testing, but parents have the right to opt out if they choose. An informational notice about state testing and an opt-out request form are opt-out_form_2018-19

Learn More

If you have questions about your student’s test score report or your school’s report card, please talk to your school’s principal. Thank you for partnering with us to help your student succeed in school and beyond.

State Testing

School Report Cards


Calendar ATA Glance:

Thursday, January 31 – Final day to Submit School Choice Application

Thursday, January 31 – DND club CANCELLED!

Friday, February 1 – No School, Progress Reports

Week of Febraury 4 – National School Counselor Week

Thursday, February 7 – Jazz Band Fundraiser, Papa’s Pizza – Performance at 5 pm

Friday, February 8 – AVID Field Trip

Friday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – School Dance

Monday, February 18, 6:30-7:30  – WOlfPAC PTO, Library

February 21 – CLC students on Field Trip

Week of March 4 – Classified Staff Appreciation


Pruebas Estatales y Reportes de Calificaciones

Cada año, los alumnos de 3ro a 8vo grado y de 11vo grado toman pruebas estatales. Estas evaluaciones brindan información útil para los alumnos, padres de familia y escuelas, pero sólo son una manera en la que se mide el rendimiento académico de los alumnos.

Estas no son las mismas pruebas de opción múltiple que antes tomaban los alumnos. Las preguntas son interactivas y más profundas, lo cual le permite a los alumnos explicar sus respuestas, participar con textos, y realizar ecuaciones. Se le da un desafío a los alumnos para que piensen de manera crítica y analítica, y para que apliquen su conocimiento y habilidades en problemas de la vida real.

Las pruebas estatales en Oregon

Matemáticas, lectura y escritura: Cada primavera los alumnos de 3ro a 8vo grado y de 11vo grado toman las pruebas estatales OAKS de matemáticas, lectura y escritura. Estas pruebas “Smarter Balanced” van al nivel de los estándares de contenido y habilidades que Oregon ha adoptado para preparar a sus alumnos de mejor manera para cuando vayan a la universidad y comiencen sus carreras. Las pruebas miden las habilidades e información que su hijo ha aprendido en la clase.

Ciencias: Los estudiantes en los grados 5to, 8vo y 11vo completan la evaluación de la ciencia de Oaks. Se espera que esta prueba cambie el próximo año para alinearse con los estándares científicos actuales de Oregon, los estándares de ciencia de la próxima generación (NGSS), que fueron adoptados en 2014. Esta fase proporciona a los distritos escolares, maestros y estudiantes tiempo para implementar cambios en el currículo y oportunidades de aprendizaje alineados con los nuevos estándares antes de que la evaluación cambie.

Los resultados de las pruebas de su escuela

El Estado de Oregon crea un reporte para cada una de las escuelas públicas y cada uno de los distritos escolares todos los años. Los reportes incluyen información sobre las calificaciones de las pruebas, del personal docente, la asistencia a clases y otros factores. Los reportes del distrito y de su escuela están disponible por Internet.

Los resultados de las pruebas de sus hijos

Si su estudiante tomo las pruebas estatales en una escuela de 4J la primavera pasada, usted puede haber recibido los resultados en una conferencia de padres o junto con alguna otra información de su escuela. Para asegurarnos que usted tenga acceso a esta información acerca del progreso de aprendizaje de su estudiante, los resultados también serán enviados por correo. Los resultados de las pruebas estandarizadas son generalmente de poco impacto para su estudiante pero proveen un vistazo útil del desempeño de las escuelas y los alumnos según los estándares de aprendizaje y nos indica donde se necesita mas atención.

Las pruebas estatales de esta primavera

Los alumnos en Oregon pueden tomar las pruebas estatales de matemáticas, lectura y escritura esta primavera entre el 8 de enero y el 7 de junio, pero las escuelas 4J comenzarán las pruebas después de enero. La mayoría de alumnos participarán en las pruebas estatales, pero los padres de familia tienen derecho a decidir que no tomen la prueba. Un aviso informativo sobre la prueba estatal y una solicitud para no tomar la prueba vienen anexos a este mensaje y están disponibles por Internet.

Si tiene preguntas sobre el reporte de calificaciones de sus hijos o sobre el reporte de la escuela, por favor hable con el director(a) de la escuela. Gracias por colaborar con nosotros y ayudar a que los alumnos se desempeñen bien en la escuela y la vida.

Reportes de las escuelas

Pruebas estatales

ATA: Week of 1~21~19

ATA Mentor Coordinator

We are seeking a new Coordinator at ATA. Please let me know if you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about this Volunteer role, it’s about 3 hours a week. ATA has a location, theme and student population that are a big draw in our community, so we often have Mentor applicants waiting to be matched. ATA students are very well served by this program and as a Coordinator you would be making a huge difference in our community.
Additionally…if you/your child is interented in participating in the lunch mentor program, please complete and return the attached permission to Counselor Scott.

Girls yoga/dance class

A fun class where girls dance and do partner yoga

Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm in the ATA STEM Room 130, $10 per class

To register, contact Mandy Baucum

mandybaucum@gmail.com or 541-912-4244

girls yoga & dance class

 

13th Annual (AAYLC) African-American Youth Leadership Conference

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) 8:30am – 1:10pm

For middle school and high school youth

More information and Permission attached (13th AAYLC information packet for parent(s))


Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, January 22, 3:45 – Site Council

Thursday, January 24 – DND club CANCELLED!

Thursday, January 31 – FInal day to Submit School Choice Application

Friday, February 1 – No School, Progress Reports

Week of Febraury 4 – National School Counselor Week

Thursday, February 7 – Jazz Band Fundraiser, Papa’s Pizza – Performance at 5 pm

Friday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – School Dance

Monday, February 18, 6:30-7:30  – WOlfPAC PTO, Library

February 21 – CLC students on Field Trip

Week of March 4 – Classified Staff Appreciation

 

ATA: Week of 1~7~19

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!


It’s School Choice Time

Come see what our schools offer!

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Thursday, January 31, at midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings, students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school, and students who are attending on a one-year interdistrict transfer.

School visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school and their school choice options!

ATA’s School Choice Visitation Events

ATA will host three School Choice Tours: January 15 at 5:30 p.m., January 17 at 10:00 a.m., and January 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Elementary School Showcase

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.–12 noon

One-stop school choice information fair

Learn about the school choice process

Talk to representatives from every 4J elementary school
Spanish interpretation provided

School Choice Information Meetings

4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe St.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (part of the School Showcase)

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Get answers about the school choice process
Spanish interpretation provided

 Learn more:

www.4j.lane.edu/choice

 

Winter Weather: Snow Day Information  

school-closings

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snowroutes. These decisions are made by the district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school.

Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

School schedule:

School Closure = No school for students. Decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.

 Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the usual school dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time.

Snow Routes: Some school bus routes have alternate “snow routes” that avoid higher and steeper elevations. If you need information about your student’s bus route, please see www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Parent Choice: Please consider the road conditions in your own area in making your decision about school attendance, and notify the school if your student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about absences for weather-related safety reasons will be honored.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.


 Clima de invierno: Información de días de nieve

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones se toman para el distrito entero y aplican a todas las escuelas de Eugene 4J.

Notificaciones de día de nieve: Nuestro distrito escolar comunicará cualquier cambio de horario de jornada escolar o rutas de autobuses lo mas pronto posible de varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m.

Ninguna notificación = Ningún cambio. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.

Horario de clases:

Cierre de escuela (“Schools Closed”) = Los alumnos no asistirán a la escuela. Decisiones sobre actividades extracurriculares se tomarán antes del mediodía.

Retraso de dos horas (“Two-Hour Delay”): Las clases comenzarán dos horas mas tarde y terminarán a la hora normal en un día escolar regular.  Si el retraso ocurre en un viernes, los estudiantes saldrán a la hora de salida temprana.

 Rutas de nieve (“Snow Routes”): Algunas rutas de autobuses escolares tienen rutas alternativas de nieve (“snow routes”) que evitan elevaciones mas altas y empinadas. Podrá encontrar más información en www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Opción de los padres (“Parent Choice”): Por favor considere las condiciones de las carreteras donde vive al tomar la decisión de mandar o no a su estudiante a la escuela. Notifique a la escuela si su estudiante no asistirá a clases. Las decisiones de los padres sobre la ausencia de sus estudiantes por razones de seguridad en el clima inclemente serán respetadas.

Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.


Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser

January 14 – ALL Day…use the attached flyer when purchasing carry out or dine-in and ATA receives 50% of your purchase. This offer is valid ALL DAY!!  Click here for flyer: ATA Pizza January


Calendar ATA Glance:

Tuesday, January 8 – Classes Resume

ATA School Choice Tours:

  • January 15 at 5:30 p.m.
  • January 17 at 10:00 a.m.
  • January 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 14, all day – Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser (see above for flyer)

Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 – Parent Group (WolfPAC) meeting, library

Friday, January 18 – Family Movie Night

Monday, January 21 – No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22 at 3:45 – Site Council

Friday, February 1 – No School, Progress Reports