Family Bulletin, February 10, 2023

Hello, Churchill families and students;

Happy Super Bowl weekend!  If you choose to watch the game or not, it should still be a super weekend with sun, friends and family.

This weekend CHS will host their Winter Formal Masquerade dance on Saturday, our swim team will be participating in Districts (and we should do really well!), and we also have two spirit weeks coming up as school (see the themes for each day below.). So many things are happening around Churchill, it’s a great time to be a Lancer for sure!

I hope you all have a great week ahead, and be on the look out for mid-term grades to be arriving in the mail soon!

Go, Lancers!


Missy Cole, Principal
Churchill High School


See the full calendar at the end of the newsletter.


School and Student Information

Midterm Grades

Until all grades are finalized, students and parents will not be able to access Term-2 grades in StudentVUE or ParentVUE. You can check on grades in Canvas while report cards are processed. Grades will be available to view and grade reports will be mailed after all grades are finalized.


Taking Care of School Laptops: Theft and Loss Prevention

You see a backpack. Thieves see a treasure chest.

Never leave your backpack unattended, even at school. If you need a safe place to store your backpack, see Kym in the attendance office to request a locker.

For more tips on keeping your school laptop safe, visit our Caring for School Laptops page.


Valentine’s and Black Excellence Week Spirit Weeks

Student Leadership has planned a fun week for students for the week of Valentine’s Day.  In addition to a spirit week, there will be fun activities for students happening during lunch at the planters.  The themes for the spirit week are:

  • Monday 2/13- Cozy PJ or Blanket Day
  • Tuesday 2/14- Red, White, or Pink Out
  • Wednesday 2/15- Crazy Hat, Hair, or Socks
  • Thursday 2/16- BBQ Dad v. Soccer Mom
  • Friday 2/17- Dress Like Your Type

BSU has also planned a great spirit week during Black Excellence Week.  It will be a great way to wrap up Black history month!  There will also be activities during lunch time sponsored by our very own BSU and other affinity groups.

  • Monday 2/20 – no school
  • Tuesday 2/21 – Black Super Hero Day (musician, sports player, activist…)
  • Wednesday 2/22 – Black Greek Colors (fraternity and sorority)
    • Freshman = Blue and White
    • Sophomores = Purple and Gold
    • Juniors = Pink and Green
    • Seniors = Crimson and Cream
    • Staff = Black and Gold
  • Thursday 2/23 – Dress to impress – Suited and Booted!
  • Friday 2/24 – Hoods up Day – In honor of Trayven Martin


Valentine’s Day Gifts and Deliveries

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the day to share gifts, flowers, balloons, and sweet treats with our loved ones.  This is great, but can also be a distractions at times.  If gifts are delivered to the front office for students, we will not be able to take them down to the classes.  We can send a note saying they have a gift in the front office to pick up at a later time.  We want to limit the amount of distractions for teachers and for students during class time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Sports are right around the corner!!

Spring sports registrations and physicals are due Tuesday, Feb. 22..  Please make sure you register online and bring a copy of your student-athletes physical into the office for our Athletic Director to have.  Practices for Spring sports starts on Monday, Feb. 27th. 



Career Exploration Opportunities

Attention students who are interested in the trades!

Are you interested in the building trades like carpentry, sheet metal work, and electrical work? On Friday, February 17th, at lunch in the STEM conference room, there will be a representative from the Youth Trades Academy to talk about how to get started in the trades. Bring your lunch and find out how you can make a family-wage career without going to college!


Career Exploration Opportunities Through Elevate/Connected Lane

Summer Internships

Spend time this summer gaining valuable PAID experience working with local companies. High school juniors and seniors can apply for a 200-hour summer internship in the career area of their interest. Application Window: Feb 20 – Mar 30 6-Week paid internship at a local company for High School students in 11th & 12th grade. This makes a super LEAP project for current juniors. Registration information and link will be coming in February.



More career-related opportunities through Elevate can be found here


From the College & Career Center

Pre-College Mentors from the SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program at UO on our campus!

We are again fortunate to have Pre-College Mentors from the SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program at UO on our campus. Mentors can work with students in all grades to help them research, explore and plan for life after high school. Mentors help seniors with college, scholarship, and financial aid applications, essay writing, and navigating the system to prepare for their Freshman year in college. Mentors are located in the College & Career Center on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Mentors are available M-F during the following hours:

Monday – 9:00am-3:30pm
Tuesday – 8:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday – 8:30am-3:30pm
Thursday – 8:30am-3:30pm
Friday – 8:15am-10:00am


What are the OSAC Scholarship and Oregon Promise Applications?

Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) Scholarship Application

The OSAC Scholarship Application provides current and future Oregon students access to over 600 scholarships through one application. Scholarships can be awarded based on a variety of characteristics including intended major, high school, merit, financial need, and more.

Oregon Promise

This is funding from the State of Oregon that helps students pay tuition at any Oregon Community College. The application is not long, but students must fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA to be considered. We recommend that you fill out the Oregon Promise application even if going to a community college is not your first choice.  We don’t want you to miss deadlines! For more information and to apply go to:

OSAC is available to help.

Log in now to start your 2023-24 OSAC Scholarship Application!


Presentación de admisiones de LCC

Jueves 23 de Febrero, 6:30–7:30 pm en la biblioteca

Aprenderá cómo inscribirse a LCC y los muchos programas que tienen para ofrecer. Habrá tiempo para preguntas. Se anima a las familias a que asistan.


4J District Information and Events

Vaccine Exclusion Day is February 15

The Lane County Health Department is doing walk-in vaccinations 8:30-4:30 on Tuesday the 14th and Wednesday the 15th.

Lane County Public Health
151 W 7th Ave Suite #310
Eugene, OR 97401


Vaccine Exclusion Day Walk-Ins at the NEHS School-Based Health Center

The 4j School-Based Health Center at North Eugene High School (200 Silver Lane) will be holding a walk-in vaccine clinic on Exclusion day, 2/25/2023, from 8:00-3:30. The Clinic will be seeing patients on a first come, first serve basis. It’s unlikely we will be taking calls for questions or scheduling on Exclusion day. Families may walk in, sign up on the posted sign-in sheet, and be prepared to wait for their turn.

Exclusion Day Walk-in Information

Spanish Exclusion Day Walk-in Information


Virtual Movie Screening

WHAT: Virtual screening of LIKE
WHEN: February 6-13, 2023
WHERE: Link to follow
WHO: 4J students, families & staff

Eugene School District 4J is pleased to present a virtual screening of the film LIKE. LIKE breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling whom, and gives viewers the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the ‘LIKE’ button, experts in brain science, and teenagers.

Medical and science experts explain the behavioral changes that come from chemical effects on the brain. But the 49-minute-long LIKE does not leave you with a sense of fear and foreboding.

The core of the documentary is built around the kids and teens interviewed, and the empathy that they build with their audience as they look honestly at their usage and dependence on these tiny devices, consider the good that can come from and be transmitted via social media and rethink the relationship to one where they are much more aware and in balance.

4J families also have the opportunity to watch the film online. Students are encouraged to watch and have conversations with their parents regarding the topics.

LIKE is the third film in 4J’s four-film series presented this school year to help spur conversations about important social issues faced by today’s youth.

To watch the LIKE trailer and learn more, visit

Family and Community Information

2023 Graduation Party

Urgent Grad Meeting Monday, February 13th at Gryff’s Pub at 6 pm. Delegation of duties is the goal of this meeting. Please email to be added to the email distribution list. The next monthly meeting will be March 1st, 6 pm location TBD.

Grad Party Fundraisers

Calling all gardeners, green-thumbs, and produce connoisseurs! We are doing a Seed Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the Senior Class. All order forms are due to our email, or to the school office, no later than February 28th, 3 pm. We are accepting checks (made out to Churchill Grad Party), cash, or Venmo. Please include your order specifications and your contact information on the order form. This is a great opportunity to get friends and coworkers involved in supporting our senior class. Master and amateur gardeners it’s time to plan your gardening plots and start your seedlings. Spring is almost upon us, so get your seeds ordered and planted soon while also supporting the graduating class of 2023!

Seeds Fundraiser Catalog 2023

Seeds Fundraiser Order Form 2023

Venmo: @ChurchillGP-23


We have some pesky red/white/blue flamingos making their debut in people’s yards over the next few months. If you have the name and address of someone you would like “flocked” please email us. Please be advised they should have a good sense of humor and a willingness to support our Senior Class? You’ve Been Flocked! will be in effect from March until June.

You’ve Been Flocked!


In May, we will be selling Mother’s Day 12” Hanging Flower Baskets. More information is forthcoming about that event. Preorder sales and on-site sales will be available.


If you would like to simply donate funds to sponsor a raffle basket, pay for prizes, or sponsor a student’s entry to the event, we would appreciate any assistance. Use the Venmo code, send cash or check to the school office, or contact one of the committee members for donation payment arrangements. We are a non-profit, parent-sponsored event.

Venmo: @ChurchillGP-23


Thank you for your time and consideration,
Sarah Howe (Party Chair) 541-913-4344
Rhiannon Demings (Party Co-chair) 541-954-8597


Eugene Schools Group for Parents of LGBTQ+ Students

Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:00–7:30 PM at the Sheldon High School Library

Contact Lisa with questions or to request childcare: 541-517-4775,

LGBTQ+ parent group flyer (PDF)






MONDAY, 2/13


1:00–3:30 PM — ASVAB Testing (sign up here)
6:30 PM — Presentación de admisiones de LCC


FRIDAY, 2/17




3rd Period — Fire Drill

WEDNESDAY, 2/22 — ADVISORY (Advisory Bell Schedule)
BLACK GREEK DAY (9th: blue and white; 10th: purple and gold; 11th: pink and green; 12th: crimson and cream; staff: black/gold)
7:45 AM — Student of the Month Breakfast

DRESS TO IMPRESS DAY (“suited and booted”)
6:30 PM — Presentación de admisiones de LCC
7:00 PM — Solo & Ensemble Concert

FRIDAY, 2/24

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