Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, a request for yearbook help, a reminder about Parent Education Night this Tuesday, the 4J Parent Leaders Network (meeting this Monday), a November School Bond Measure, and information about the Little French School.Read this week’s eNEWS for a notice of upcoming events, a request for yearbook help, a reminder about Parent Education Night this Tuesday, the 4J Parent Leaders Network (meeting this Monday), a November School Bond Measure, and information about the Little French School.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 1st (M) – 4J Parent Leaders Mtg. (6:30-8:00) at District Office (200 North Monroe Street)
  • Oct. 2nd (T) – Parent Education Night (6:00-7:30 pm):New School, New Kids: What You Need To Know About the 5th to 6th Grade Transition
  • Oct. 11 (Th) – No School (mid-term grading)
  • Oct. 12 (F) – No School (statewide inservice)
  • Oct. 15 (M) – Picture retakes (8:30-10:00 AM)
  • Oct 18 (Th) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)Oct 19 (F) – PAR Meeting (9:15 AM)
  • Oct 19 (F) – 6th Grade Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
  • Oct. 26th (F) – Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD)
  • Oct. 26th (F) – Activity Night (6:30-8:30 PM)

Yearbook Help Needed

The Yearbook Club needs a few parents to help with the 2018-2019 Yearbook. Club meetings are on Wednesdays from 3:40- 4:40 pm. No prior experience necessary! Ideally you have a student interested in being in the Yearbook Club. The commitment includes attending the club weekly, running it on occasions, learning the Lifetouch software (easy), taking pictures, coaching kids on page ideas and meeting deadlines.
Graphic design experience/expertise, photography experience and editorial experience all a bonus but not necessary. If you cannot be at club weekly and want to help take pictures or you are a graphic artist that can help design the cover let us know!
If you are interested come to the Yearbook meeting this Wednesday at 3:40 in Alicia Chamness’ room

Parent Education Night: THIS TUESDAY, October 2nd

New School, New Kids: What You Need To Know About the 5th to 6th Grade Transition
Parents to new 6th-Graders! Please come join your new school community to take part in a special evening meeting created just for you, at RMS on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6 to 7:30pm. Led by RMS teachers, School Counselor Lee Baker, and local psychotherapists Rachel Cazavilan and Paul Bolle, this interactive meeting is meant to help prepare parents for what lies ahead in the transition from elementary school to middle school.

Discussions will be centered around ensuring good communication between home and school, learning what supportive resources are available to your student, how you and your child can be involved in the school community outside of class time, managing increased stress and meeting the new level of expectations, and creating healthy habits and home life to support this critical developmental transition.
We plan for the time to be very interactive, so you’re welcome to engage as you feel comfortable. We’ll leave some time at the end to discuss and ask questions. We hope to see you there!

4J Parent Leaders Network

The 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 15: Advocacy; 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.

La Red de Padres LíderesLa 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.

School Bond Measure on November Ballot

A measure that would provide local funding for Eugene public schools is on the November 6 election ballot.

The bond measure, Measure 20-297, would allow Eugene School District 4J to:

  • Make improvements at every school
  • Improve student safety, security and equity across the district
  • Provide better learning environments and materials for students
  • Boost career technical education at all 4J high schools
  • Repair and update schools that are more than 50 years old
  • Replace three aging buildings that are worn and have high energy and maintenance costs

By law, bond money can only be spent on capital improvements such as facilities, equipment, curriculum and technology. It cannot be used to pay for teachers, school days or school programs.

If the measure is approved, property tax rates for Eugene School District 4J bond debt would increase by about $0.66 per $1,000 assessed value. Property taxes would increase by about $135 a year for the median homeowner in the district, with an assessed property value of $204,000.

Voters must be registered by October 16 to vote in this election. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 17 and must be returned to the county elections office or an official ballot drop box by November 6, 8 p.m.

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

Propuesta de Emisión de Bonos Para las Escuelas

Una propuesta de emisión de bonos en la boleta del 6 de noviembre podría proporcionar fondos para las escuelas públicas de Eugene.

Los fondos obtenidos a través de la propuesta de emisión de bonos, Propuesta 20-297, le permitirían al Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J:

  • Realizar mejoras en todas las escuelas
  • Mejorar la seguridad y equidad estudiantil en todo el distrito
  • Proporcionar mejores instalaciones y materiales educativos para los alumnos
  • Mejorar la educación técnica y profesional en todas las escuelas preparatorias
  • Reparar y actualizar las escuelas que tienen más de 50 años
  • Reemplazar tres edificios deteriorados cuyo energía y mantenimiento resulta muy caro

Por ley, el dinero de los bonos sólo puede ser utilizado en mejoras de capital como instalaciones, equipo, currículo y tecnología. No puede ser utilizado para pagar a los maestros, días de escuela, o programas escolares.

Si la propuesta es aprobada, los impuestos a la propiedad para la deuda del bono del Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J aumentarían aproximadamente en 66 centavos por cada $1.000 de valor limitado de tasación. Los impuestos a la propiedad aumentarían aproximadamente en $135 al año para los hogares promedios del distrito, que estén avaluados en $204.000.

Los votantes deben estar registrados antes del 16 de octubre para votar en esta elección. Las papeletas de votación se enviarán por correo a los votantes registrados a partir del 17 de octubre. Las papeletas se deben devolver a la oficina de elecciones del condado o a una urna electoral hasta las 8 p.m. del 6 de noviembre.

Para mayor información, por favor visite www.4j.lane.edu/bond o llame a 541-790-7707.

Little French School

The Little French School currently has spots in their preschool (for 3 to 4 years old) and Pre-K Plus (4.5 – 5 years old). Enrolling children in the Little French School is a good way for students to strengthen their French in a loving and caring environment and ease their transition into Charlemagne. They have a very good teacher/student ratio of one to five for the preschool and one to ten for Pre-K and Pre-K Plus.

The Little French School also offers an after-school program from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm every day, Monday through Friday specifically for Charlemagne students but they also accept students from other schools. For more information contact the Little French School at:

1717 City View St.Eugene, OR 97402
bonjourlfsl@gmail.com
541-345-3818