ATA: Week of 5~13~19

It’s a Beach Party!

This Friday is our final dance of the school year! We are looking for parents to support the event by chaperoning, setting up, cleaning up, selling concessions.  Please click here https://signup.com/go/mtZFkKq to sign up!

State Testing

Students will be beginning the Smarter Balanced State Testing next week, May 20-24th.  Testing sessions are scheduled during the first 2 hours of each day, in advisory classes. To provide students with the utmost opportunity of success:

  • Be sure your student(s) get good sleep each night
  • Be on time for school  – we start promptly at 9 a.m.
  • Students should eat a healthy breakfast: school serves breakfast starting at 8:20 a.m.
  • Encourage positive thinking, this testing should not create stress for students
  • Pack a healthy snack, if able – we will be providing time for nourishment during the testing times. Refrain from sugary snacks.

8th Grade Students

Incoming freshman are invited to come enjoy the school campus (wherever you are attending), meet some friends, mentors and high school staff. This program is from August 12th-16th from 9am-3pm.  Students can earn .25 high school credit by attending Summer Bridge everyday, meeting all school behavior and participation expectations, AND attending Freshman Day on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. You can also earn .5 high school credit by meeting the conditions above AND participating in SAIL or Rites of Passage.  More information is on the attached handout: Summer Bridge Handout

Downhill…5 weeks!

We are in our final 5 weeks of the trimester…and school year! Please check in with your student frequently and check ParentVue to monitor assignment completion. Email teachers with questions or concerns.

 

Calendar ‘ATA’ Glance:

Friday, May 17 – School Dance (BEACH theme!!)

May 20-24 – 9 -11 a.m. Schoolwide State Testing (Smarter Balanced)

Tuesday, May 21 – Jazz Band Fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza (Band performing at 6:00)

Tuesday, May 21 – 6:30 pm WolfPAC (PTO) meeting, Library 

Monday, May 27 – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28 – 3:45 Site Council

Fridays, May 17 & 31 – Synergy Assignment Updates

 

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

 

 

 

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ATA: Week of 5~6~19

Thank you, Teachers!We-Love-Our-Teachers

This week marks National Teacher Appreciation week. Please remind your student(s) to take an extra moment to thank their teachers for everything they do! Our ATA teachers work hard and care deeply  for their students. We are lucky to have them!

 

May 8 No School Day Update!

Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch  will be served at Churchill High School & Chavez Elementary School. Just like Summer Lunch Programs, all students eat FREE and no ID required!

Breakfast will be served from 8 – 9 a.m.

Lunch will be served from noon – 1 p.m.

If you do not live within the Churchill region, please check out the 4j website for other Breakfast/Lunch locations within the district.

Additionally… the Churchill Health Clinic will be open.

And…ALL Evening Activities are CANCELLED. NO TRACK PRACTICE. NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.

For more information on the No School Day, please visit the 4j district website.

8th Grade Students

Incoming freshman are invited to come enjoy the school campus (wherever you are attending), meet some friends, mentors and high school staff. This program is from August 12th-16th from 9am-3pm.  Students can earn .25 high school credit by attending Summer Bridge everyday, meeting all school behavior and participation expectations, AND attending Freshman Day on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. You can also earn .5 high school credit by meeting the conditions above AND participating in SAIL or Rites of Passage.  More information is on the attached handout: Summer Bridge Handout

 

Summer Camps

Attached are some summer camp opportunities for Middle School students. Be checking this blog regularly for updates, as well as the Arts & Technology Academy Facebook site for shared information.

Science Camp:  Camp-SPICE-Flyer_2019

 

Calendar ‘ATA’ Glance:

May 6 – 10 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday & Tuesday, May 6 & 7 – 8th grade Field Trip to Old Growth Forest

Wednesday, May 8 – No School

Friday, May 10 – 12-2:15 Beginning Band Field Trip

Friday, May 10 – 1 p.m. District Championship Track Meet at Silke Field, Springfield

Friday, May 17 – School Dance (BEACH theme!!)

May 20-24 – 9 -11 a.m. Schoolwide State Testing (Smarter Balanced)

Tuesday, May 21 – Jazz Band Fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza (Band performing at 6:00)

Tuesday, May 21 – 6:30 pm WolfPAC (PTO) meeting, Library 

Monday, May 27 – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28 – 3:45 Site Council

Fridays, May 17 & 31 – Synergy Assignment Updates

 

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

 

ATA: Week of 4~29~19

8th grade Boys interested in Churchill Basketball: See the attached flyer for information.

2019 Summer Basketball Schedule

Field Trips happening this week:  Two 6 grade groups are attending a Forest Field Trip and the other half of 7th graders will be going to the UO Museum.  Please be sure your student dresses appropriately!

No School Friday! Progress reports will be updated and posted on ParentVue.

Calendar ‘ATA’ Glance:

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

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

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.