Family Bulletin, March 17, 2023

Dear Lancer Families,

This past week has been a tough week for our school, our community, our students, and our staff. Know that I understand and share your concerns for all that is happening. It’s been hard on us all.  If you would like to read the Superintendent’s message that he shared at the Board meeting on 3/15, you can find that here.

In light of all that has happened, and the concerns expressed by our community and stakeholders, the Health 2- Human Sexuality classes that were scheduled to be taught during third trimester will be replaced by Nutrition.  A new health curriculum adoption is underway and scheduled to be completed by the end of the school year in time for the fall of 2023-2024. In accordance with district policies around instructional materials adoption, the 4J community will have an opportunity to view potential curriculum and share input prior to selection.

With the start of the third trimester 3 on Monday, we will continue to create warm, welcoming spaces for our students, continue building connections with them, and continue celebrating the positive, amazing things that occur at Churchill High School every day!

Go Lancers!


Missy Cole

Principal, Churchill High School


See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.


School and Student Information

Taking Care of School Laptops

On Spring Break!

Do not take your student laptop out of the Eugene area. If you are leaving town, store your laptop in a secure place where it will not be disturbed by people or pets, and it is out of sight of potential thieves.

  • in your school locker
  • on a flat, stable surface like a desk
  • in a drawer

Don’t stack items on top of the laptop!


Laptop sleeves will be distributed to students on Thursday.

Please use the laptop sleeve to protect your student laptop any time you are not using or charging the laptop.

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


School-to-Career News

Free LCC class for juniors and seniors

High School and GED Grads, class of 2023 and 2024

Enroll in one tuition-free course in Spring or Summer 2023 at Lane!

Get a jump start on your education by taking one course at Lane Community College at a discounted price! Lane will give you tuition money for one course. Fees are not included. For a 4-credit course, that’s at least 70% savings!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Register for one course during one of the terms (spring or summer) before the published term refund deadline
  • You are graduating from an Oregon high school or Oregon GED program in 2023 or 2024
  • Find out more here

Design Arts Internships

Spring Apprenticeship

The design arts apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities in graphic, digital, and physical design. Students pair with a professional designer, working alongside their mentor to understand the profession, explore specific ways to approach design, and begin creating on their own. In addition to learning a creative practice, students also explore the business aspects of a creative career, bolstering college and career readiness regardless of their chosen field.

Applications are due by: April 10th

Kickoff Event: April 19th

10-Week Apprenticeship: April 24th – June 30th*

Final Showcase: June 30th

Apply here for our 2023 Spring apprenticeships! En Español

Calling all current high school juniors and seniors!

The application for our PAID summer internship program is open through Monday, March 30th at 5:00 pm! Applications require one letter of recommendation. Those selected to move forward will participate in one interview before final interns are chosen. Limited seats are available so be sure to get your application in early and follow ALL steps to submit a complete application! Click here to apply and find out more!

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


Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!

Who is your 4J champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions at 4J’s annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit The nomination deadline is March 31.

Come see your nominee be honored at the awards ceremony on May 4, 5–7 p.m., at South Eugene High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at


¡Nomine a “Un Campeón en Educación” hoy!

Quién es su campeón 4J en educación? Un maestro inspirador? Una secretaria escolar alentadora? Un consejero escolar o una enfermera cariñosa? Un voluntario dedicado? Un director que predica con el ejemplo? Un chofer de autobús que siempre se toma el tiempo de escuchar? Un conserje que le ayudó en un momento de necesidad?

Ahora es el momento de reconocer sus contribuciones en los premios anuales ACE (A Champion in Education) del 4J!

Para obtener más información y nominar a un empleado o voluntario del 4J, visite El plazo de presentación de candidaturas vence el 31 de marzo.

Venga a ver a su nominado ser honrado en la ceremonia de entrega de premios el 4 de Mayo, de 5 a 7 p.m., en la Preparatoria South Eugene. Un nominado en cada una de las cinco categorías será nombrado campeón del Premio ACE.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, comuníquese con 4J Communications por


Family and Community Information

2023 Graduation Party

The grad committee is hard at work gathering prizes and donations to make this event spectacular! Tickets will be going on sale soon so keep an eye out for updates. You can visit our website, or email to be added to the email list.

Please email to be added to the email distribution list.

Grad Party Fundraisers

You’ve Been Flocked!

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.

Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets

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.

Donate Directly

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.


Sign up to volunteer:


Thank you for your time and consideration,

Sarah Howe (Party Chair) 541-913-4344
Rhiannon Demings (Party Co-chair) 541-954-8597


The Graduation Night Party is a community-sponsored event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers. 


4J School Calendars for next year

Información en español


NEW!  Approved 4J 2023–24 School Calendar

School Calendar Dates:   

One-Page Printable Calendar
Calendario Escolar Imprimible (español en página 2) 


**More information can be found on our District Web site here.

Fire Camp

Fire Camp is for any female-identifying youth that is between 15 and 19 years old and is June 26–30, 2023. All applications must be submitted by May 19th, 2023.

This unique camp instills self-confidence, teamwork, and leadership by utilizing fire service activities as a catalyst for this growth. Our curriculum is dynamic and physically challenging, but exceptionally rewarding for participants. During the camp you will be issued firefighting gear and participate in activities related to the fire service, emergency medical services, and other fields.


Parker Learning Gardens

STEAM-based, hands-on outdoor opportunities for students and families.





Youth Discovery Project Flyer (PDF)

The Youth Discovery Project is a weekly afterschool program on Tuesdays, 4–6 pm, for ages 13–17. Participants will design, build, craft, cultivate, laugh, lead, and learn while diving into inspiring projects that include: Bamboo Shelter Building, Earthen Cob Wall Construction; Bow and Arrow  Making, Living Willow Structures, Farm Animal Intelligence Experiments, Mushroom Log Propagation, Biochar Creation, Woven Garden Structures, Bowl and Mask Making, Giant Tree Hang-Out Designing, and Much More. More information, including a brief outline of the Spring Curriculum, can be found at:

The 2023 curriculum is designed to inspire excitement for the natural environment through a series of immersive hands-on, youth-led building, crafting, and planting projects.


Donate to Free Bikes 4 Kidz

FB4K 2023 Bike Donation Drive Flyer

You can help Eugene and Springfield children by bringing Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) your neglected bikes so they can give them a new purpose, helping kids unlock the keys to good health and independence. On Saturday, April 8, from 9 AM to 2 PM, FB4K is collecting bikes at all Eugene Market of Choice Locations and the Willamalane Bob Keefer Center in Springfield. You get a tax receipt, a roomier garage, and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done something special.

Collection Day locations:

Market Of Choice Delta Oaks — 1060 Green Acres Rd. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willamette — 67 West 29th Ave. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willakenzie — 2580 Willakenzie Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Franklin — 1960 Franklin Blvd. Eugene, OR
Willamalane Bob Keefer Center — 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR


Puede ayudar a los niños de Eugene y Springfield trayendo a Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) sus bicicletas abandonadas para que puedan darles un nuevo propósito, ayudando a los niños a descubrir las claves para una buena salud e independencia. El sábado 8 de abril, de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m., FB4K recogerá bicicletas en todos los Eugene Market of Choice Locations y en el Willamalane Bob Keefer Center en Springfield. Obtiene un recibo de impuestos, un garaje más espacioso y la satisfacción de saber que ha hecho algo especial.

Ubicaciones del día de recolección:

Market Of Choice Delta Oaks — 1060 Green Acres Rd. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willamette — 67 West 29th Ave. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willakenzie — 2580 Willakenzie Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Franklin — 1960 Franklin Blvd. Eugene, OR
Willamalane Bob Keefer Center — 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR


Ophelia’s Place Spring Calendar

Eugene 2023 Spring COE (PDF)


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,

GSA parent group march spa pdf

GSA parent group march eng pdf


Wordcrafters in Eugene

Wordcrafters offers engaging, robust writing education for youth in Lane County — most of which is free, by donation, or offers scholarships.

Our youth programs include:

  • Rainbow Reads — a monthly LGBTQIA+ teen book club
  • Write Club — monthly workshops for youth writers age 9+ on topics such as flash fiction, map making, writing about your life, and poetry
  • Summer camps and classes
  • Fiction Fantastic — an annual short story contest, free and open to all youth in Lane County


Mental Health Resources Poster Contest

The contest will accept entries until March 23rd.

mental health resources poster contest! (PDF)


Formalwear Donation Drive

Churchill Formal Wear Drive (PDF)

The Y is Hiring


2023 Jobs Flyer – Students – Spring Sports (1)



MARCH 20–24


MONDAY, 3/20 


5th Period — Earthquake Drill

7:45 AM — Student of the Month Breakfast


FRIDAY, 3/24 
office closes at 2:45 for staff meeting


Spring Break March 27–31







6:00 PM — Graduation Information Night (families and students)

FRIDAY, 4/7 

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