Category Archives: School News

Summer Free Lunch Program

From Food for Lane County

We invite all children and youth age 18 and younger to eat lunch for free during the summer months. Staff and volunteers serve meals at schools, parks and community centers located throughout Lane County. Each summer, FFLC serves thousands of lunches and breakfasts to children through the Summer Food Program.  See flyer for lists of sites!

New and exciting additions from the PTA

Edgewood to meet technology/furniture needs next year, thanks to PTA

PTA members voted to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged.

Pick up your Medications.

No Medications Left Behind!

All student oral medications will be discarded on June 18th.  No Exceptions!

Set yourself a reminder to pick up medications no later than June 15th, the last day of school.  We cannot keep medications over the summer and we cannot check them out to your child. Epi pens and inhalers will be sent home with your child only with permission.  Call 541-790-8700 to arrange this.

Appreciations

An extra special thank you to David Van Slyke for his role as PTA treasurer this year! We appreciate all of the work you put into this role and writing oh-so-many checks!

 

Another extra special thank you to Tracie Harness for her role as PTA vice-president this year! We appreciate all of the work you did keeping track of so many members and for your leadership in remodeling the staff room!

 

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this school year fabulous! It takes hundreds of volunteers throughout the year to pull off all the fundraising and community building events, field trips and classroom activities each year. Thank you for stepping up and taking on some of these tasks!

Have a great week and we will see you next year!

Field Day!

Tomorrow is Field Day! – Tuesday June 12

Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to help!  It is going to be a great day!

KG-2nd Grade – 9:30-11:00 (Volunteers show up at 9:00 or 8:30 for set up)

3rd-5th Grade – 1:10-2:40 (Volunteers show up at 12:45 or 12:20 for set up)

 

The weather looks sunny and hot! Please consider having your kids put on sunscreen, bring a water bottle, wear a hat and have an extra set of clothes as they may get wet!  The fields may still be wet from this weekend’s rains.  Please also consider packing extra socks and shoes to change into if needed.

Reminders

Popcorn sales end this week

June 6th–this Wednesday–is the last time popcorn will be available for sale after school until next year (if we have a popcorn coordinator). Be sure to tell your students! The sale of popcorn helps the K-2 graders go on field trips!

 

Check for library books at home!

Reminder: All Library books are due back at school now! Parents, please help your kids with being responsible and returning their library books.

 

Lost and Found

Items missing? Please be sure to check out our lost and found. We will be donating all of our lost and found items on Friday, June 15th at 1:00.

FREE DONUTS!!

FREE DONUTS for parents at PTA information table Thursday, June 7

Co-presidents Beth Casper and Julia McMorran will have a table set up after school on Thursday, June 7, to hand out free donuts to parents and answer any questions you have about the PTA and see if one of our volunteer opportunities fits you! We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities, including Popcorn Coordinator, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor, that need to be filled for next year. These things won’t happen next year without volunteers! If we all donated an hour a month, what a difference it would make! Stop by and say hi!

PTA- last meeting this year

Last PTA meeting June 5

Our PTA meeting is now the first week of June. It is Tuesday, June 5th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Childcare is provided by the Edgewood PTA free to parents in the cafeteria. At the budget meeting in early May, PTA members agreed to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged. This proposal will be voted on at the June meeting. Also on the agenda is a presentation by Sarah Mazze, the school district’s safe routes to school program manager.

 

Community forum

School Bond Measure – Share your views

Bond measure comment form • Community forum Wed., May 30

The 4J school board is considering a potential bond measure to be placed on the November 2018 ballot to replace and improve aging school buildings and learning materials, continuing the district’s long-range facilities plan.

You are invited to learn more and share your views before final decisions are made.

A community forum has been scheduled on Wednesday, May 30, 7–8 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

A comment form also is available online through Wednesday, May 30. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts. Your voice is important!

Box Tops

 

Remember the Box Top’s Challenge runs through the end of the year, so PLEASE send any you still have laying around to the school. So far this year we have already received almost $900.00 from Box Top’s for Education. So keep sending them in, remember to include your student’s name and room number so their class gets credit for it. Thanks so much for all your support throughout the year.

 

All Comers Track Meet

TrackTown Youth League has meet for all-comers May 22

The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin.  No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

 The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets

Oregon Battle of the Books

Come find out about OBOB next week!

Curious about OBOB? Please join us for an informational meeting about next year’s OBOB program on Wednesday May 30 from 1:45-2:15 in the library. This meeting is intended for current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders (next year’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) who are NEW to Obob. Come meet the coaches, see a practice mini-battle, and find out more about Obob. Questions: edgewoodobob@gmail.com.

Spencer Butte Info Sessions

5th Grade Families – Spencer Butte Info Sessions this week

Our 5th graders will go down with their teachers to Spencer Butte on Wednesday, May 23 to visit the school and learn important information about 6th grade.  There will be a parent information evening on Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 at Spencer Butte for parents of 5th graders.

Fun Night Photo Booth

Fun Night Photo Booth photos are in!

Remember those fun photos you took at the photo booth during fun night?  They are ready for pick up in the office. 

 

Thank you Ben Quady for the fabulous Fun Night Photo Booth photos.  We love them!

Donate some time

Less than one month of school is left and we have some exciting end of year events coming up.  The details are still being sorted out, but here are some areas where we can use your help!  Please let the office know if you can help!

 

Field Day, Tuesday June 12

8:15 – Help with setting up Field Day

9:00-11:00  – Volunteer at a station for KG-2nd grade

12:20-2:45 – Volunteer at a station for 3rd – 5th grades

 

5th grade Promotion Breakfast Thursday, June 14th- We would love for non 5th grade parents to help out with this event.

Wednesday, June 13th 6:00pm – Set up – Many hands make this quick and easy.  We need help setting up tables and chairs in the gym for our 5th grade families.  30 minutes

Thursday, June 14th

6:30-9:30am – Help in the kitchen!  We need a few early birds to help prep the breakfast in the kitchen and set up the serving tables.

7:00-9:30am –  Help serve breakfast for the 5th grade families

PTA Information

PTA meeting tomorrow night

At the monthly PTA meeting, tomorrow, Tuesday May 15, PTA officers for next year will be voted in and the budget will be finalized. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Childcare is available in the cafeteria and free to parents, thanks to the PTA.

 

PTA set to fund furniture needs, upgrade to outdated technology

At the budget meeting last week, PTA members agreed to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged. This proposal will be discussed at the May meeting and voted on at the June meeting—Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library.

 

No thanks, we don’t need any more PTA volunteers!

JUST KIDDING! We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities, including Movie Night Coordinator, Popcorn Coordinator, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor, that need to be filled for next year. These things won’t happen next year without volunteers! If we all donated an hour a month, what a difference it would make! Let Tanya know if you are willing to help!

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

 

Eugene Science Center

Eugene Science Center (formerly Science Factory) is hosting 10 weeks of full-day summer camps for rising 1st – 5th graders (completed k – 5th in June 2018). Camps run from 9 AM to 4 PM with extended care available from 8 AM to 5 PM. Eugene Science Center members receive 10% off, and scholarships are available; receive an additional 10% off after your first week of camp. Campers will explore engineering, nature, astronomy, anatomy, paleontology, and other STEM topics in fun and exciting ways. For more information, and to register online, please visit: eugenesciencecenter.org/events/camps-and-workshops/science-adventures-camps/

 

South Eugene Basketball Camp

The purpose of the South Eugene Basketball Camp is to provide instruction of all fundamentals of the game of basketball to all children between the ages of 5-15. The camp is directed by the head coach of the South Eugene Boys’ Basketball program, Dave Hancock and the Head coach of the South Eugene Girls’ Basketball program, Don Brown. Current high school players will assist the head coaches. The camp runs from June 18-21 (Monday through Thursday), at the South Eugene Main & Small Gym, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  It costs $75 per player or $60 if two or more siblings. https://seathletics.com/main/campsclinics

 

Nearby Nature

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

 

Whole Earth Nature School

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.

View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org

 

OCC Summer Camps

Are you interested in music? Register for summer camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com. For the K-5th-graders, there is an OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong from Aug 13-17 9am-1pm at 1376 Olive St.

 

South Eugene Soccer Camp

At South Eugene High School Soccer Camp, your child (for students entering grades 1-9) 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 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.

 

Volleyball camp

University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.

Registration is available at duckvolleyballcamps.com. Questions – email: rbeick@uoregon.edu

Youth Track Meet

TrackTown Youth League meet for all-comers May 22

The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin.  No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

 The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets

5th Grade Promotion Breakfast

5th grade Promotion Breakfast Thursday, June 14th 7:30am

5th grade families – Please come celebrate your 5th graders at our 5th grade promotion breakfast on Thursday, June 14th.  The cost of the breakfast is $4/adults and $1.40/Child. 4J students are free. Scholarships available upon request.

 

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to come early on Thursday to help with the breakfast!

 

Tanya needs your help setting up tables and chairs for the 5th grade breakfast!!  Wednesday 6:00 Gym

We could still use help setting up tables and chairs for the 5th grade breakfast in the gym on Wednesday, June 13th  at 6:00pm. Many hands make this quick and easy.  We need help setting up tables and chairs in the gym for our 5th grade families.  30 minutes. Please let the office know if you are available!

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Nearby Nature

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. For registration as well as scholarship information, see http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/daycamps or call 541-687-9699.

 

Whole Earth Nature School

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly.

View the camp schedule and register online at NatureCamps.org

OCC Summer Camps

Are you interested in music? Register for summer camps at www.oregonchildrenschoir.com. For the K-5th-graders, there is an OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong from Aug 13-17 9am-1pm at 1376 Olive St.

 

South Eugene Soccer Camp

At South Eugene High School Soccer Camp, your child (for students entering grades 1-9) 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 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.

 

Volleyball camp

University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.

Registration is available at duckvolleyballcamps.com. Questions – email: rbeick@uoregon.edu

 

Save All Summer with 1PASS!

1PASS combines accessible transportation with free admission to kid-friendly attractions — pools, museums, mini golf and more — all for one low price.  https://willamalane.org/1pass/