Check out the information in this week’s eNEWS to find out about upcoming activities including the SEHS Incoming 9th Grade Student Info Night, the 4J Natives Program, the May 1st Parent Education Night, summer camps, and a Community Forum on School Schedule changes. Volunteers are still needed for Showcase and the Book Fair. Please sign up if you can help out!

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Upcoming Events

April 17 (T) – South Eugene High School: Incoming 9th Grade Student & Parent Information Night
April 18 (W) – Community Forum on School Schedules 5:30–6:30 p.m. (4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe)
April 18 (W) – Natives Program Wednesday event 6:30 PM (Bailey Hill School)–see more info in this week’s eNEWS
April 19 (Th) – Track meet vs. Monroe 4:30 PM
April 25 (W) – Natives Program Wednesday event 6:30 PM (Bailey Hill School)
April 26 (Th) – Track meet vs. Spencer Butte 4:30 PM
April 27 (F) – Yearbook orders due
April 27 (F) – Showcase Roosevelt 6:00-8:30 PM
May 1 (T) – Parent Education Night 6-8:00 PM (Library) Nurturing Independence Without Losing Influence: How to Team with Your Teen


Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to all the wonderful 8th Grade Picture Day volunteers, Trevor Means, Victoria Robinson, Bridget Kronholm, JoAnn Hoffman, Jennifer Lamberg, and Maureen Sherman who made the day a success. We appreciate all you do!

South Eugene High School:
Incoming 9th Grade Student & Parent Information Night

April 17th 6:30pm-9:00pm

Topics to be addressed:
o  Scheduling/Forecasting – Instructions, Packets & Curriculum Guides
o  Course requirements, offerings and descriptions
o  Bell schedules and the trimester format
o  How to get involved at South
o  Important school resources, including Synergy, the SEHS website, and the College & Career Center
o  An overview of upcoming guidance events
o  Introduction of SEHS Administrators, Counselors, and Department Chai


Come Together a Showcase of Roosevelt: April 27th 2018

Come Together, a Showcase of Roosevelt Middle School, will take place Friday, April 27th from 6-8:30 PM. This is our annual spring celebration and fundraiser. Funds raised will be used for Roosevelt programs.

HOUSE BASKETS: Help out by contributing to your child’s House Basket! House Baskets are auctioned off during the Silent Auction and all money raised goes toward supporting Roosevelt Programs. Please send in donations by this Friday, April 20th.

Chava Beinin’s Basket: I Love my Dog
Michael Bell’s Basket: Made in Oregon
Matt Byer’s Basket: Summer Fun
Meredith Coelho’s Basket: Coffee House Treats
Karen Doerfert’s Basket: Spring Garden
Jack Fertal’s Basket: Hiking the Great Outdoors
Jennifer Filary-Loop’s Basket: Cookies And Cooking
Kay Fullerton’s Basket: Up All Night/Sleepover
Chad Heidtke’s Basket: Sports, Activities and Games
Coach’s Basket: BBQ
Jenoge Khatter’s Basket: Anything about Sheep
Richard Leebrick’s Basket: Eccentric Extravagance
Karen Marashi: In the Kitchen
David Roderick’s Basket: Oregon Ducks
Dee Ryley’s Basket: Movie Night
Hollie Schultze’s Basket: Dinner and A Movie
Virginia Seefeld’s Basket: Relax and Rejuvenation
Marty Smith’s Basket: Around the World
Chris Stober’s Basket: Coffee, Chocolate and Tea
Daven Tubb’s Basket: A Little Chocolate Moment
Catherine Wiebe’s Basket: A Day in France
Craig Wiebe’s Basket: Picnic
Jeff Wyman’s Basket: Spa Day


Volunteers Needed for Showcase

We have many spots open for Showcase volunteers. Your High School students are welcome to help too–it is a great way for them to work on their volunteer hours. Please sign up by clicking on the button below. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Fuhriman – fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu

Wine Wall: Donate a $20 (or more) bottle of wine for the Wine Wall at Showcase. This is an easy way to make a difference! You can drop the wine off with Karen in the front office or call Cindy Gupta 541-335-1051 to pick up

Baked Goods: We are in need of single serve desserts for Showcase. Please donate yummy treats to the office Friday April 27th before end of school day in the office, or prior to Friday you can drop off with Jennifer Ensminger 949-677-2005.

Cake Walk: Donate a store-bought or homemade baked good for the annual cake walk at Showcase. Please label homemade goods, including any common allergens (nuts, milk, gluten, etc.). Donations may be brought to the school office anytime before 4:00 pm on the day of the event. If you’d like to see your favorite teacher featured on a cake, leave a check made out to RMS for $15 with a note of teacher’s name on it and we will have one created. Then, stop by the cake walk to try and win it!

Sign up to help with any of the Showcase activities listed above by clicking on the button below!
Showcase Sign-Up


Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

The 2018 Scholastic Book Fair will take place during the week of Showcase (April 25-April 30th). The Book Fair helps raise money for OBOB books and new titles for our school library. Please join our volunteer team to:
• Set up the fair (organize books, put up signs and decorations)
• Run the check-out and help shoppers find books
• Take down fair

Shifts are before and after school, during lunches, and at Showcase. As a “thank you” to volunteers we’ll be offering $10 raffles. For every shift you work, you’ll get a chance to win it to spend on anything at this year’s Scholastic Fair. No prior experience is necessary. Contact Thishya Narayanan at thishya_n@yahoo.com with any questions. Please sign up by clicking on the button below.
Book Fair Sign-Up


Yearbook Purchase Deadline Approaching
If your student has not purchased a 2017-2018 yearbook yet, then the time to do so is NOW. The April 27 deadline is fast approaching and if you miss it, you will not be able to purchase a yearbook later. Quantities are limited, so purchase your yearbook now. If you are not sure whether your student has purchased a yearbook yet, then check in the office. The price is $30 and is payable by check or cash in the front office.


Natives Program Upcoming Activities

Wednesday Night Events: April 18th & April 25th 6:30 PM
Tutoring, drumming class, dance class, totem pole carving, computer use provided, give away store available, school supply give away available. Bailey Hill School (2295 Four Oaks Grange Rd.)

In addition to these activities, we have youth club in the High and Middle School and one Elementary School each weekday, except Wednesday, during the lunch period(s). Our Youth Clubs currently serve all 4 high schools, 2 middle schools and 1 elementary school.  For questions, please contact Brenda Brainard at brainard@4J.lane.edu or call 541-790-5900 (office), 541-914-9985 (cell/text)


Roosevelt Parent Education Night: May 1st
Nurturing Independence Without Losing Influence: How to Team with Your Teen

Tuesday, May 1st: 6-8:00 PM (in the Library)

Join local psychotherapists Rachel Cazavilan and Paul Bolle, and Roosevelt school counselor Holly Schultze for this interactive presentation. Middle school marks a time of significant change and our preteens’ internal drive for independence during this transition time is STRONG! Come discuss and learn strategies and concepts for parents to encourage growth and autonomy while not losing influence or voice in their tween’s life.


Summer Camp Information

South Eugene Soccer Camp

Ages Entering Grades 1-9

At SEHS Soccer Camp, your child will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence!

Kids are grouped by the grade they’re entering in the fall, so they’ll see some old friends and meet new ones! Each soccer player receives a free soccer ball.

Camp held at YMCA field/SEHS turf and grass fields. Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 9am-2pm. $130 for first kid $110 for siblings $65 for free/reduced.

Register Online at: eugeneYMCA.org starting 4/26.

Oregon Children’s Choir Camp

Is your child interested in music? If so, check out Oregon Children’s Choir summer camps. You can register for camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com

• MS & HS Vocal Technique Camp with Brittany Rudoi & Amanda Smith – July 16-19, 4-7pm @ 1376 Olive St

• MS & HS Studio Recording Camp, Level 1 with Chris Dobson – July 30-Aug 3 8am-3:30pm @ SEHS Choir Room

• K-5th Gr OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong – Aug 13-17 9am-1pm @ 1376 Olive St


Community Forum on School Schedule Changes: April 18th

The district will hold a community forum on Wednesday, April 18, 5:30–6:30 p.m., before the regular board meeting. This is an opportunity to talk with school board members and district leaders about school schedules, ask questions and provide input. (Info: http://www.4j.lane.edu/2018/04/school-schedule-community-forum)

Eugene School District 4J is changing to have a standard schedule and consistent calendar for all schools in 2018–19. This will provide consistent, predictable schedules for families, increase learning time for most students, and ensure that all schools meet state standards for adequate instructional time.

The district wants to hear from community members about their views on school schedules and what various schedule changes would mean for them.

Starting this fall, all schools at each level will have the same calendar, without extra no-school days or half-days at individual schools. The calendars also are more similar between elementary, middle and high schools, with nearly the same no-school days at all school levels.

The daily and weekly schedule of school start and end times is under discussion now and will be decided this spring. A draft schedule has been published for discussion and feedback. This is not the final schedule; schedule decisions have not been made yet. Whatever final schedule is decided, it will require some bell schedule adjustments at every school.

Parents, students, staff and community members are invited to learn more about the draft schedules under discussion and talk with school board members at a community forum.

The community forum on school schedules will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 5:30–6:30 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

For more information, see www.4j.lane.edu/2018/04/school-schedule-community-forum.
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Foro Comunitario Sobre Horarios Escolares

El distrito escolar de Eugene 4J está cambiando a un horario estándar y a un calendario consistente para todas las escuelas en el año escolar 2018–19. Esto proporcionará horarios coherentes y predecibles para las familias, aumentará el tiempo de aprendizaje para la mayoría de los estudiantes y asegurará que todas las escuelas cumplan con los estándares estatales para proporcionar el tiempo de instrucción adecuado.

Al distrito le gustaría escuchar de los miembros de la comunidad su opinión acerca de los horarios escolares y lo que los diferentes cambios de horario significarían para ellos.

A partir de este otoño, todas las escuelas a cada nivel tendrán el mismo calendario. No habrá días adicionales en que no vaya a haber clases, ni habrá medios días tampoco. También habrá mas similitud en los calendarios de las escuelas primarias, secundarias y preparatorias, con casi los mismos días de no-escuela en todos los niveles.

Los horarios del comienzo y final del día escolar están siendo considerados y se decidirán en esta primavera. Un borrador del horario ha sido publicado para que el publico pueda dar su opinión. Este no es el horario fijo. Cualquiera que sea la decisión del horario fijo esto requerirá algunos ajustes de cuando suene la campana en cada una de las escuelas.

Se invita a los padres, estudiantes, miembros del personal y de la comunidad a un foro comunitario donde podrán enterarse mas sobre los horarios que se están considerando y hablar con los miembros de la junta directiva escolar. Se proveerá interpretación en español.

El foro se llevara a cabo el miércoles, 18 de abril de 5:30 a 6:30 p.m., en el Centro Educativo de 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St.

Para mayor información, ver en www.4j.lane.edu/2018/04/school-schedule-community-forum.