ATA: Week of 11~5~18

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Wreath Sales

The winter fundraising date has been moved up!! Packets with information will be coming out this week!

Conferences

If you have questions about your child’s conference time or procedures, please contact his/her/their advisory teacher directly. Each grade level team has determined conference schedules. The office will not be able to answer specific questions.

 

Community Event: Second Annual Sprout Children’s Business Expo

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Children of all ages get the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship by participating in a pre-expo business workshop taught by local business leaders and vending at the big Expo event December 7.

This event was a huge success last year with over 50 kids selling their products and services and over 200 people coming through to purchase and support them.

Registration is $25 and includes both the Kids Business Workshop and a spot at the Expo.
The Kids Business Workshop will be held Saturday November 10 from 10-2.
All kids who are registered are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on the registration form.

More information and registration here!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezpGepr8T6cEYGBMDXL-6NGt8gDMsnHHZS9BWPKyZZ2UpiOA/viewform

Additional opportunity!!
Mindworks Boutique and Holiday Fair:  https://goo.gl/forms/onhLDjy5a8sRAhl13

 

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Lost & Found

There is a large collection of water bottles, lunch boxes, sweatshirts in the lost and found.If your child has lost something, have him/her check there!  It will all be on display during conferences November 8 – stop by and take what’s yours.

 

Natives News/Indian Education: Title VI Events

4J school district is part of the NATIVES program: located at Bailey Hill School, 2295 Four Oaks Grange Rd., Eugene, OR 97405, 541-790-5900

Here are some upcoming events and links:  All events are 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: Read & Feed
    • Salmon Dinner w/ frybread
    • Boarding Schools
    • Christmas Decoration Craft
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14
    • Drum, Dance, Tutors, Totem Poles
  • Wednesday, November 21
    • NO CLASS
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28
    • Drum, Dance, Tutors, Totem Pole
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5: Read & Feed
    • Hamburger/Hot Dog
    • Food in a Jar Curriculum & Craft
  • NO CULTURE CLASSES in December (Winter Break Dec 24-Jan 2)

Click here for Information of November – National American Indian Heritage Month

Click here for Tribal Outreach Christmas 2018 Gifts


Calendar “ATA” Glance:

Date Change!!  Monday, November 5 – Wreath Fundraising Packets go Home

Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 – 8th grade Parent Meeting, library

Thursday, November 8 – No School, Conferences all day

Friday, November 9 – No school, District Professional Development

Monday, November 12 – No school, Veteran’s Day Observed

Wednesday, November 14 – Picture Retakes

Friday, November 16 – School Dance – More to come…

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ATA: Week: October 29, 2018

Food Reminders:

Parents, we understand that middle school students are growing and always hungry (or even hangry at times!)  We do need to set some guidelines for the snacks students bring:

  • Please refrain from NUT products.  We have students with severe nut allergies nutsand try our best to not allow nuts into classrooms.
  • Snacks should be healthy – fruit (fresh or dried), trailmix, granola bars, pretzels, even an extra sandwich – and quick to munch.
  • Drinks should be in closed containers.
  • Water is preferred, in water bottles or closed containers – NO GLASS containers
  • Sodas, drinks and open cans will need to be disposed of by the start of class.
  • Note: Many teachers do not allow food or drink in their classrooms. Students may be asked to put food and drinks in lockers during classtime.  If the drink is open, it will need to be disposed.

Many of our students stop at Albertsons or 7-11 on the way to school and show up with other items…Takis, donuts, cookies, Slurpees…While these are fun and tasty treats, it’s important that students also understand healthy food guidelines. The 4J Wellness Policy, School Board Policy EFA can be found by clicking here.

Halloween – October 31

October 31 is a school day – Wednesday.  It will be a regular school day.

Costumes are allowed:

  • No masks
  • No weapons
  • No gore or inappropriate
  • Shoes must be worn
  • No candy at school

There will be costume judging during advisory by our Justice Wolves (8th grade student leaders) and announced at the end of the day.

Categories include:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Original
  • Best of Show

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Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest Flyer

Visit this link to find out more about catergories of writing and submission: Details here

Band Informance the Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

All are invited to attend our first band concert of the year. Click here for information about the evening and guidelines for students participating via Beginning, Symphonic, Concert and Jazz band.

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The Evening’s Itinerary

6:00pm     Percussion/guitar sections arrive to set up percussion/amps and set stage.
6:30pm     All Band students (Beginning, Concert and Symphonic) arrive, check their stage set up, warm up in the bandroom, and prepare.
7:00pm     Concert starts: Beginning plays first, then Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Band.
8:00pm     Concert is over, students re-set up Band room. When done, we all go home.
Musician of the Month certificates will be awarded to those musicians whom have earned them.
Parents of Band students, click Informance Remind for more information.

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Teacher emails:  Check you SPAM or JUNK box!

Teachers frequently send out emails to remind parents about classwork, update on behaviors, or share other information. Confirm we have your correct email and that ourmessages are getting to you. You may also email teachers at any time.

 

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November Lunch Menu – click here.

 

 

 

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Next week: Bond Community Conversations

You’re invited to meet with district leader and staff to learn and ask questions about the school bond measure on the November 6 ballot

 

  • Monday, October 29, 7 p.m., North Eugene High School library, 200 Silver Lane
  • Friday, November 2, 3 p.m., Camas Ridge Elementary School, 1150 E. 29th Ave.

Do you have questions about the school bond measure on the November 6 ballot? Community members are invited to discuss the measure with Superintendent Gustavo Balderas and other 4J staff at a pair of community meetings next week. This is an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the bond measure before ballots are due.

Measure 20–297, the school bond measure on the November 6 ballot, would repair schools, improve security, update technology and learning materials, support career technical education, address overcrowding and replace three aging school buildings.

If the bond measure is approved by voters, property tax rates would increase by $0.66 per $1,000 of assessed value, to a total rate of $2.25 per $1,000 assessed value for Eugene School District bond debt. For the median homeowner in the district, with an assessed property value of $204,000, property taxes would increase by about $11 a month or $135 a year.

For more information about the bond, please visit: 4j.lane.edu/bond

 


Calendar “ATA” Glance:

Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 Band Informance

Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween, see above

Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 – 8th grade Parent Meeting, library

Thursday, November 8 – Conferences all day

Friday, November 9 – No school, District Professional Development

Monday, November 12 – No school, Veteran’s Day Observed

Tuesday, November 13 – Wreath Fundraising Packets go Home

Wednesday, November 14 – Picture Retakes

Friday, November 16 – School Dance – More to come…

ATA: Week of 10~22~18

movie nightMovie Night

Join us this Friday evening for movies ata ATA. This is a free event, with concessions for purchase.

BPBlack Panther in the Cafeteria beginning at 6:30 – this movie is rated PG-13 and is 2:14 long.

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Beetlejuice in the Library beginning at 7:00 – this movie is rated PG and is 1:32 in length.

 

 

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Middle School Conferences are scheduled for November 8. More information on scheduling and process will be sent home by teachers soon.

If you have concerns or questions about your child’s performance or grades, please email you child’s teacher.

Teacher email address link here.

 

Latino Family Night:

This Wednesday at 6:00 in the Library  –  Our Latino Families are invited to attend a follow-up evening to last year’s meetings. This is an opportunity to share your voice and concerns, hear what’s coming up and how to become more involved. Dinner, Spanish and English interpretation & childcare provided.

 

 

 

ATA: Week of 10~15~18

Build-It Night

We look forward to seeing families this Wednesday (Oct. 17) at 6:30 for a Family STEM Event Evening!
Families can also bring whatever else they would like to bring to put together their contraption. (Box cutters can only be used by adults.)
**Each student who participates gets a free bouncy ball!**
See the attached flyer for more information!  Build it night

Halloween – October 31

October 31 is a school day – Wednesday.  It will be a regular school day.

Costumes are allowed:costume

  • No masks
  • No weapons
  • No gore or inappropriate
  • Shoes must be worn
  • Do not bring candy to school that day or following

There will be costume judging during advisory and announced at the end of the day. Categories include:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Original
  • Best of Show

Calendar “ATA” Glance:

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. WOLFPAC meeting

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. ATA Family Night: Build It Challenge

Tuesday, October 23 at 3:45 Site Council

Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 Latino Family Night

Friday, October 26 at 6:30 ATA Family Movie Night

Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 Band Informance

Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween, see above

ATA: Week of 10~8~18

Youth Volunteer Opportunity

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The Eugene Family Y has on-going volunteer opportunities in our afterschool programs that are ALWAYS open to youth interested in working with children. In addition to this, we are looking for volunteers for our annual Family Halloween Party, details of which are below. If you have any questions, or if there is someone else I should email this to, please let me know.
Halloween at the YMCA
FridayOctober 26th from 6pm to 8pm
Volunteers will help families navigate between and engage in all the fun: food, swimming, games, inflatables and more!
Interested youth can either email me, or fill out and return this volunteer application and noting whether they are interested in the halloween party, ongoing volunteering, or both.

Contact Amber by emailing amber@eugeneymca.org
More information on the attached flyer – here:  halloween 2018

Dress reminders:

Please remind your child of appropriate clothing choices. Revealing, strapless, crop tops or spaghetti strap shirts and short shorts (cannot be seen under shirt) are prohibited. Students not following the dress code will be asked to change their clothes.

Students participating in PE must wear tennis shoes and clothing making mobility easy for the activities each day.

This week:

There is no school Thursday or Friday this week. no school

  • Thursday is midterm Progress Reporting day – Your student’s grades will be updated and posted for viewing on ParentVue or via StudentVue. If you have questions about grades, please email the teacher directly.
  • Friday is a statewide inservice day.

Students have been participating in emergency drills over the past weeks. So far students have practiced fire and lockdown drills. This week we will discuss and practice what to do in the event of an earthquake.  Your student should be able to share procedures for each.

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. WOLFPAC meeting

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. ATA Family Night: Build It Challenge

Tuesday, October 23 at 3:45 Site Council

Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 Latino Family Night

Friday, October 26 at 6:30 ATA Family Movie Night

ATA: Week of 10~1~18

English & Spanish

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Please see the attached information to learn more about Arts & Technology’s Title One status.  T-I Parent letter English

Family Night

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We need cardboard boxes for our STEM Build It night which has a Rube Goldberg theme. This means constructing a simple contraption that will successfully transport a bouncy ball -there are loads of examples on the web for ideas.
Students and parents will work together as a team and families can join up together. The finished contraptions will be on display at the school.
An RSVP flyer will go home next week so we know how big a space to prepare. Please support our STEM Build It night on Wednesday Oct 17 from 6:30-8:00
See a sample of the activity here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-IDAgxl9Dk

Parent Leadership Opportunity

parent leadershipThe 4J Parent Leaders Network is a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. They meet at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street; space and refreshments are provided by Eugene School District 4J. This year’s meetings will be convened by Heather Sielicki (Camas Ridge Parent) and Rita Gillihan (Yujin Gakuen Parent) on 10/1, 12/3, 2/4, and 4/15 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

You are invited to participate with the parent leaders at your school. Please sign up to attend the Monday, October 1st meeting at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48acac2fa3f85-4jparent.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

  • October 1st:Back to school; policies and procedures that apply to parent groups, working with the Eugene Education Foundation, and communication best practices.
  • December 3rd:Understanding K-12 Funding in Oregon 101; working with the School Board, programs and ideas for raising additional funds for your school community.
  • February 4th:Community involvement; best practices to support the involvement of parents and families in the education of their children, how to get your neighborhood connected with your school.
  • April 15Advocacy; enhance your ability to impact educational opportunities and social change, mobilize volunteers and recruit future parent leaders.

For more information, please visit https://parentleadersnetwork.org. To add your parent leaders to the email list for meeting reminders and announcement, please email their contact information to parentleadersnetwork@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

 

PTOWolfPAC leadership roles open!

The ATA parent action committee, WolfPAC, “is a parent-teacher organization committed to enriching the school community through communication, support and advocacy.”

At the last meeting in the last school year, we were unable to fill the open Co-Chair position.  In August, per bylaws concerning Board vacancies, the Executive Committee, comprised of the Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, found and selected Shasta Quigley to serve as Co-Chair for this current school year.  A ratification vote of the active members shall take place at the October WolfPAC meeting.  If other parents are interested in being considered for the position, since we are in a new school year, please contact current Secretary, Margaret Alexander, at libtechlady@gmail.com.

Leadership roles in other Subcommittee capacities are open, such as EEF Liaison, Grant Writer, Legislative Liaison, Newsletter, Publicity Coordinator, and Teacher Appreciation, and we encourage all parents to consider stepping forward and helping make this year the best possible for our children.  Please contact Margaret Alexander, Secretary, at libtechlady@gmail.com.

Expressions of interest will be due Oct 5, 2018.

We look forward to many wonderful activities and fund-raising opportunities this year.  Please join us in building parent community and helping support all our students!

thank Volunteers

 

Thank you so much to all the parents that joined us for the Jog-a-thon! Fun was had by all! What a great way to wrap up the week!

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Donations & pledges due by this Friday! Turn in envelopes to the office.

 


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stemNoche de Familia

Oportunidad por padres

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La Red de padres líderes (4J Parent Leaders Network) es una red de voluntariados que conecta a los líderes de las organizaciones de padres de familia para fomentar apoyo mutuo. Se reúnen en la oficina del distrito, ubicada en 200 North Monroe Street; el espacio y refrescos se proveen por el distrito escolar 4J de Eugene. La reunión de este año se convocará por Heather Sielicki (madre de Camas Ridge) y Rita Gillihan (madre de Yujin Gakuen), y tomará lugar en las fechas 10/1, 12/3, 2/4 y 4/15 de 6:30 pm a 8:00 pm.

Se le invita a participar con los padres líderes de su escuela. Por favor de apuntarse para asistir a la reunion del 1 de Octubre en este sitio https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48acac2fa3f85-4jparent.

Calendario de reuniones de 2018-2019

  • 1 de octubre: Regreso a clases; políticas y procedimientos que aplican a los grupos de padres, colaborar con la fundación de educación de Eugene y las mejores prácticas de comunicación.
  • 3 de diciembre: Introducción al financiamiento de K-12 en Oregon; colaborar con el consejo escolar, programas e ideas para recaudar fondos para la comunidad escolar.
  • 4 de febrero: Involucramiento en la comunidad; las mejores prácticas para apoyar la participación de los padres y las familias en la educación de sus hijos, cómo conectar su vecindario con la escuela.
  • 15 de abril: defensa/apoyo; mejorar su habilidad de impactar las oportunidades educativas y el cambio social, movilizar a los voluntariados y reclutar a futuros padres líderes.

Para más información, por favor visitar http://parentleadersnetwork.org. Para agregar a sus líderes de padres a la lista de email para recibir recordatorios de reuniones y otros anuncios, por favor mandar por email su información de contacto a parentleadersnetwork@gmail.com. Gracias por su apoyo.

 

Click here to print above information: The 4J Parent Leaders Network_SPANISH updated

 

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¡Hay puestos de liderazgo en WolfPAC!

El comité de acción de padres de ATA, WolfPAC, “es una organización de
padres y maestros que se compromete a enriquecer la comunidad escolar a
través de la comunicación, el apoyo y la defensa.”

En la última reunión del pasado año escolar, no pudimos llenar el puesto de
copresidente. En agosto, según los estatutos con respeto a las vacancias
del consejo, el comité ejecutivo, compuesto del presidente, tesorero y
secretario, encontró y seleccionó a Shasta Quigley para servir como
copresidente para el año escolar actual. Una votación de ratificación de
los miembros activos debe tomar lugar durante la reunión de WolfPAC en
octubre. Como ya entramos en otro año escolar, los padres interesados en la
posición se deben comunicar con la secretaria actual, Margaret Alexander,
al libtechlady@gmail.com.

También están abiertos los puestos de liderazgo en otras capacidades del
subcomité, como el intermediario de EEF, escritor de subvenciones,
intermediario legislativo, coordinador de publicidad y publicaciones y
apreciación al maestro. Les motivamos a todos los padres de considerar
presentarse para ayudar a hacer que este año sea el mejor posible para
nuestros niños. Por favor, comunicarse con Margaret Alexander, secretaria,
al libtechlady@gmail.com.

Las declaraciones de interés se deben entregar hasta el 5 de octubre del
2018.

Esperamos con anticipación las numerosas actividades maravillosas y las
oportunidades de recaudación de fondos durante este año. ¡Por favor,
acompáñenos a construir una comunidad de padres y a apoyar a todos nuestros
alumnos!