Family Bulletin, May 26, 2023

Churchill Families,

Happy three day weekend!  I hope you all can take time to relax, remember what the weekend is all about, and rejuvenate so we can all push through the last three weeks of school.  (Two weeks of you are a Senior!!)

These next few weeks will fly by and summer will be here before you know it.  Please make sure to check-in with your students, and their teachers, about grades, assignments, projects, and class room attendance.  A little “spring-fever” seems to be happening since the sun has come out, so I’d encourage you to see where your student is at, how their classes are going and maybe even redirect them if needed.  We are all a bit tired, but also need to stick with it until the end.  We can do it!!

Seniors are coming up on the end of their high school career.  It is a joyous time as well as an emotional time as one chapter in life is coming to an end and another one is starting.  If you are a senior, or a family of a senior, make sure to check out the G’Lancer for all your senior needs, information and questions.  There you will find all the information and resources you need to wrap up the final weeks of your high school career.

Have a great weekend.   Go Lancers!

 

Missy Cole, Principal

 

See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.

 

School and Student Information

Incoming 9th grade Open House – Tuesday, May 30th @ 6 pm

We are so excited to have an Incoming 9th grade Open House this year! On Tuesday, May 30th at 6pm we will be in the cafeteria with a small dinner (vegetarian options available) to serve to any incoming 9th grader and their family. When you get here you will have a chance to eat, meet some staff members, hear a short presentation, and take a tour led by a leadership student if you would like. We look forward to having you and your family on campus!

 

Student Climate and Culture Survey

Students will need to take the Districts Climate survey again before the end of the year. The information gathered from the survey will be shared with the district and each school so we can better understand how our students feel while they are in school, how we can better support them, and what is needed to improve each school from the student’s perspective.

Below are the links regarding the survey:

English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4jsecondaryclimate23

Spanish version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ambientesecundaria4j2023

Directions:

  1. The survey is for grades 6 to 12 and will be open until the last day of school, June 15th.
  2. Answers are completely confidential and we will not know how each student responded.
  3. The survey is the same one we used previously; the average student took about 12 minutes to complete the survey

Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our Climate and Culture at each secondary school.

 

STI/HIV Advisory Lesson Wednesday, May 31st

Dear 4J families –

Upcoming Advisory classes will be reviewing HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections in all 4J high schools.  Each year, ODE requires that we review this content annually with all students, grades 9-12 (OAR 581-022-2050). Health classes are not required for every grade level, therefore we are using advisory to ensure we meet this state mandate.

The topics will include:

  • Differences between viral and bacterial infections
  • Consent
  • What is a STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)
  • Types of STIs
  • Difference between HIV and AIDS
  • How STIs are transmitted
  • Prevention Strategies
  • National and Oregon data on STIs
  • Community Resources for testing

The curriculum is available for you to review upon request at the school site. The materials used for these lessons are not OWL. They have been sourced from local health community partners. If you would like to opt your student out of this advisory lesson and participate in an alternative activity or study hall, the District opt-out form is attached.  Please return the opt-out to the main office by 4 pm on Tuesday, May 30th

Click here to download the opt-out form. (PDF)

Sincerely,

4J Instruction Department

Taking Care of School Laptops

How to Request Tech Help

Students and families: You can request help for your student computer online.

Go to technologysupport.4j.lane.edu and look for the red button in the top right corner. (You can also find this link on the CHS website under the Students menu, then Technology.) The Technology Support page has lots of helpful information about commonly-asked questions, or you can fill out a tech support ticket and a Technology Support Specialist will respond.

Students do not need to leave the classroom to request tech help. Students can submit a tech support ticket while on campus and our Technology Support Specialist can respond by email.

For the best response, please give complete information about the problem you are experiencing.

Never leave your student laptop unattended.

Reminder: NEVER leave your student laptop unattended. Do not leave it in a classroom or hallway. Take it with you or put it in your locker when you are not using it. Never leave a computer in your vehicle. Do not leave your backpack in a vehicle where it can be seen by potential thieves. From a thief’s perspective, any backpack might have a valuable laptop computer inside.

 

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

 

School-to-Career News

Lane Community College Drop-in Workshop for LCC-bound Seniors

Seniors and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the Lane Community College Drop-in Workshop for LCC-bound seniors at Churchill on Wednesday, May 31st, from 2:20 – 4 pm, in room F39. Lane’s Admission Recruiter Rosa Maria Banuelos-Uribe will be on hand to help seniors get set up for success and complete a Lane application, find their course placement for writing and math, check on the Oregon Promise grant, and other financial aid, complete their online orientation, and set an appointment for academic advising. Seniors should bring their student laptop. For more information, contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, School-to-Career coordinator, elam_m@4j.lane.edu, 541-790-5262.

Career Exploration for Spring & Summer

Spring – Summer 2023 Opportunities abound for high school students in all grade levels. Check out all the action at the School-to-Career Career Exploration website: http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/career-exploration-2

Job Opportunities for Teens

Whether teens are graduating and looking for full-time employment or just want a summer gig to save some money, find out which companies are hiring at the School-to-Career Job Opportunities webpage: http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/job-opportunities

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 lancer-gradparty2023.squarespace.com, or email Churchillgradparty2023@gmail.com to be added to the email list.

Please email churchillgradparty2023@gmail.com 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.

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.

Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4FABAD2DA2FC1-grad

 

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Sarah Howe (Party Chair) 541-913-4344
Rhiannon Demings (Party Co-chair) 541-954-8597
Churchillgradparty2023@gmail.com

 

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

 

Pride Fest 2023

Friday, June 2, 3:00–6:00 pm.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with the Pride Fest, please spread the word!

Volunteers go here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44abaa2da0f9ce9-4jpride#/

 

 

Recreation Apprentice Program

Recreation Apprentice Program Flyer

Eugene Rowing Club Summer Programs

It’s never too late to learn how to row. Athletes join SERC as early as 8th grade and as late as their senior year. No experience is necessary, so it’s never too late to give it a try. Whether you are looking for a new sport or just want to try something different, our coaches are ready to get you out on the water.

Try rowing this summer! Learn more at eugenecrew.com.

 

Learn to Ride a Bike!

Learn to Ride a Bike!

June 4th, Drop in between 1-3 pm
Meadow View School
A free, all-ages event. Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own

 

¡Aprende a Andar en bicicleta!

¡Aprende a Andar en bicicleta!

domingo, 4 de junio
Taller con horario abierto entre las 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meadow View School
¡Un evento gratis y sin cita, para todas las edades! Bicicletas proporcionadas o trae su propia bicicleta y casco.

Lane African American Black Student Success Black Graduation Ceremony

Sign up here for the Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 pm at the Hult Center.

https://lesd.link/laneblackgrad

Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony 2023

 

Nearby Nature Teen Outdoor Leaders

Nearby Nature’s Teen Outdoor Leaders (PDF)

 

SAIL

Curious about college? Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2023 Student Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Summer Program! SAIL is a FREE week-long summer program hosted on UO campus where students get to experience college firsthand through exciting, hands-on, and interactive activities taught by distinguished UO Faculty. We offer in-person Day Only programs as well as Day + Residential Programs where selected students will get to stay in a UO Dorm Hall!

Discover what college life is all about with SAIL! Visit our website sail.uoregon.edu for additional details.

SAIL SUMMER FLYER 2023

2023 Spanish SAIL Summer Program Flyer

 

Move EUG Community Planning Project

The City of Eugene Transportation Planning Team wants to hear from you! Do you walk, bike, or take the bus to get around? Do you have safety concerns when walking, biking, or driving a car? If so, visit the Move EUG Engage Eugene page to share your transportation project ideas via an interactive map, and take a survey about your experiences while walking and biking in town. If you’d like to share your challenges and ideas in person, attend one of the many events this spring, all listed on Engage Eugene.

https://engage.eugene-or.gov/move-eug

For more information contact Willow Hamilton, Community Engagement Coordinator, at whamilton@euegne-or.gov, 541-682-5471

 

Muévense EUG

¿Camina, anda en bicicleta o toma el autobús para moverse? ¿Tiene preocupaciones de seguridad al caminar, andar en bicicleta o conducir un automóvil? Si es así, comparta sus desafíos de transporte e ideas de proyectos a través de un mapa interactivo en línea o en un evento en persona.

• Acceder al mapa interactivo en línea
• Visite al Equipo de Planificación de Transporte en el evento Hazlo Tú Mismo el 21 de mayo en el Centro Comunitario Peterson Barn de 12:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m.

https://www.eugene-or.gov/5085/Informacin-de-transporte

Contáctenos (se habla español):
Shane Rhodes
srhodes@eugene-or.gov
541-682-5094

 

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.

https://www.eugene-or.gov/2983/Youth-Camps

Applications are due no later than May 19, 2023.

 

Parker Learning Gardens

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

Internships

Classes

Workshops

 

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: https://parkerlearninggardens.org/youth-discovery-project/

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.

 

Ophelia’s Place Summer Calendar

Registration is already happening fast! For more info, you can visit OpheliasPlace.net/activities-workshops.

OP Summer Calendar 2023 (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

A parent group for LGBTQ+ students has formed! We have met and want to include more parents. This group is for parents of students of all ages in Eugene schools. Please join us for:

  • safe space for support & community
  • education regarding LGBTQ+ youth issues
  • education regarding LGBTQ+ student rights
  • exposure to school & community resources
  • advocation for LGBTQ+ student-inclusive schools in unity with other parents

Contact Lisa with questions or to request childcare: 541-517-4775, kinser_l@4j.lane.edu.

 

Calendar

chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar

NOW–JUNE 9 GRADUATION TICKET DISTRIBUTION DURING LUNCH PERIOD

 

MAY 29–JUNE 2

MONDAY, 5/29 — SCHOOL CLOSED 
MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY, 5/30
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office

WEDNESDAY, 5/31 — ADVISORY
7:45 AM — Student of the Month Breakfast
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
2:30 PM — LCC Admission Workshop
6:00 PM — Grad Party Planning Meeting (community-sponsored)
4:30 PM — Cheer Tryouts

THURSDAY, 6/1 
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
4:30 PM — Cheer Tryouts
7:00 PM — Band Concert

FRIDAY, 6/2 — ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE
SENIOR ASSEMBLY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
4:30 PM — Cheer Tryouts

 

JUNE 5–9 – GSA Pride Week

SPIRIT WEEK (theme days)

MONDAY, 6/5
SUPERHERO DAY
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM — Eugene IHS farewell assembly @ SEHS Auditorium
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
1:00 PM — Senior Parade @ Elementary Schools
3:30 PM – Cheer Practice

TUESDAY, 6/6
BEACH DAY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
1:10 PM = Fire Drill
5:00 PM – Tennis Banquet – CHS Library
7:00 PM – Choir Concert

WEDNESDAY, 6/7
WACKY WEDNESDAY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
6:00 PM —Grad Night Planning – CHS Library
6:00 PM – KMS Band Concert
7:00 PM – Power Tough

THURSDAY, 6/8
CELEBRITY LOOK-A-LIKE DAY
7:45 – AM – Safety Team meeting
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM – Jazz Concert

FRIDAY, 6/9 – EARLY RELEASE, SENIOR’S LAST DAY
RAINBOW COLORS DAY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM – IHS Graduation @ The Hult Center

 

MONDAY, 6/12 – GRADUATION 7 PM @ THE HULT CENTER

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