Family Bulletin, March 3, 2023


See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.


School and Student Information

PreACT for all 10th graders later this month

Churchill High School, as well as other high schools within 4j, will be offering the PreACT assessment for all 10th graders later this month.  This assessment will replace the PSAT that next year’s 10th graders will take in the Fall.

If you would like your student to take the PreACT test during the school day, please fill out the Google Form at the link here:

Please have this form filled out by Monday, March 6, 2023, if you would like your student to participate in the PreACT assessment.

If you would like additional information, Here is a link to Oregon’s PreACT website.


Taking Care of School Laptops

Prevent screen cracking

Cracked screens are the #1 student laptop repair in 4J. If the screen on your student computer cracks or breaks, visit Jake in the technology office right away. You will receive a loaner device while the computer is sent out for repair.

To help prevent the screen from breaking follow these tips:

  • Close the lid on the laptop when you are not using it.
  • Do not grab the laptop by the screen.
  • Store the laptop on a flat, stable surface.
  • Do not leave the laptop unattended.
  • Never place the laptop on the floor where it might be stepped on.
  • In your backpack, the laptop is safest when it is cushioned between two flat, rigid items that are larger than the screen (like large textbooks or a binder with a smooth surface). You can also use a laptop sleeve to help cushion the laptop from the pointy corners of books and other smaller items that may cause pressure points from the outside of the screen.

Bonus tip: Keep the laptop away from magnets! A magnet can erase data from a computer’s hard drive.

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!

Youth Trades Academy for Juniors & Seniors!

Are you interested in the building trades like carpentry, sheet metal work, and electrical work? Then check out the Youth Trades Academy beginning in March at LCC and area trade training facilities. The academy is a program designed to give Juniors and Seniors a basic introduction to the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in an apprenticeship or pursue employment in the building trades. Find out more here.

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


Family and Community Information

2023 Graduation Party

Only 3 months until graduation! The grad committee is hard at work gathering prizes and donations to make this event spectacular! Tickets will be going on sale next week so keep an eye out for updates. You can visit our website, or email to be added to the email list.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 8th at 6:00 pm in the high school library. Please bring all procured items and funds with you to the meeting. We really encourage any senior student parent or guardian to attend to get information and sign up to volunteer in making this the best Graduation Party in CHS history!

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.

You’ve Been Flocked!

Venmo: @ChurchillGP-23

Mother’s Day Flower 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.


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

Venmo: @ChurchillGP-23


Ophelia’s Place Spring Calendar

Eugene 2023 Spring COE (PDF)


FREE Fun, Food, and Prizes at Neurodiversity Festival

The Eugene 4J School District invites students and families to a Neurodiversity Festival on Wed., March 15 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria at South Eugene High School, located at 400 E. 19th Avenue. The event will welcome everyone, with fun activities, prizes, art, food, and entertainment. Come celebrate Neurodiversity Week and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and see the wonderful gifts and strengths that all people contribute to our community. FREE fun, food, learning & enrichment for the entire family!


Group for Parents of LGBTQ+ Students

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


Parker Learning Gardens

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





Learn to Ride a Bike – A Free, All Ages, Drop-In Event! – Click here for the flyer

Thursday, March 9 stop by any time between 4:00-6:00 pm

Bob Keefer Center, 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR

Do you or your child want to learn how to ride a bike? We’ll start with balancing and gliding without pedals or training wheels. Some will learn to pedal in one session, while others may need more practice to reach that final goal.

Join Willamalane; 4J, Bethel, and Springfield Safe Routes to School programs; the City of Eugene; the City of Springfield; and Shift Community Cycles for this fun event with pedal-powered smoothies, bike checks, information about bike share, and workshops for families and individuals of all ages on biking for transportation.

You don’t need your own bike to participate, but please bring a helmet and bike if you have one. Contact Safe Routes to School at (541) 228-0699 or with questions or to volunteer.


¡Aprende a andar en bicicleta! – ¡Un evento gratis y sin cita, para todas las edades!

Jueves, 9 de marzo, puede presentarse en cualquier momento entre las 4:00 – 6:00 pm Bob Keefer Center, 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR – Haga clic aquí para el cartel

¿Usted o su hijo quieren aprender a andar en bicicleta? Recibe instrucciones y la práctica necesaria para balancear. Comenzaremos con el equilibrio y el deslizamiento sin pedales ni ruedas de entrenamiento. Algunos aprenderán a pedalear en una sola sesión, mientras que otros pueden necesitar más práctica para alcanzar ese objetivo final.

¡Aprovecha la oportunidad y ven al evento! Únase a Willamalane; 4J, Bethel y Springfield Safe Routes to School; la ciudad de Eugene; la ciudad de Springfield y Shift Community Cycles para este divertido evento de hacer licuados usando los pedales como fuente de energía, revisión de bicicletas, información sobre bicicletas compartidas y talleres para familias e individuos de todas las edades sobre usar bicicletas como transporte.

No necesita su propia bicicleta para participar, pero traiga un casco y una bicicleta si tiene uno. Comuníquese con el programa de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela al (541) 228-0699 o por correo electrónico si tiene preguntas o para ser voluntario.


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)


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)


High School Summer Exchange Opportunity

Many students hope for a chance to travel and experience the world. Since 2002 (excluding the past 3 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel precautions) area high school students have traveled to Jinju, South Korea as Youth Ambassadors to Eugene’s Sister City. Korea combines ultramodern bustle with ancient traditions of great beauty and peace. It is one of the most wired countries in the world, home of K-pop music, and Oregon’s 5th largest trading partner. Youth ambassadors enjoy two weeks in Korea where they develop strong bonds with their host brothers and sisters, represent Mayor Lucy Vinis to Jinju’s city officials, have fun day and night activities, learn traditional dance and martial arts moves, as well as visit castles and temples. After returning home, they unpack and get ready to welcome Jinju’s Youth Ambassadors for their activities in Eugene. In past years we have sent high school youth from Willamette, Sheldon, South Eugene, Springfield, A3, and Marist High Schools.

Come to Hilyard Community Center Tues., Feb. 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM to hear our program leaders and a few former youth delegate travelers tell about the planning and travel experience. A light casual cultural dinner will be provided free of charge.

Dates of the exchange: Approximately July 21-Aug. 3, 2023 Eugene students in Jinju and Aug. 3-17, 2023 Jinju students in Eugene.
Cost: Airfare (approximately $2,100.), host gifts, and spending money.
Perks: Community Service Credits
Hosting: Ideally, families of Eugene’s Youth Ambassadors host Jinju’s Youth Ambassadors for 1.5 weeks, but this is not mandatory. Stipends may be available to help with the costs of hosting.

Thank you for your help and your service to your school’s community.


Allyson Kim Hazlehurst,

Eugene Sister City Committee President and Mother of 2012 Youth Ambassador

The Eugene-Jinju (Chinju) Sister City Committee, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c) organization that has run Eugene’s Korean Sister City program under a service contract with the City of Eugene since 1961.



7:00 PM –  OSAA first round Boys Basketball game (OSAA tickets: Adults: $10.00      Students: $6.00, Purchase Tickets Online or Cash at Gate,

Online tickets can be purchased through the OSAA: or Direct Link to Churchill v. Crescent Valley


MARCH 6–10


MONDAY, 3/6 

4th Period — Fire Drill

6:00 PM — Graduation Party Planning Meeting in the CHS Library (community-sponsored)


6:30 PM — LSU Movie Night: Nacho Libre


MARCH 13–17

MONDAY, 3/13

TUESDAY, 3/14 
7:00 PM — Choir Concert

7:00 PM — Band Concert



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