Family Bulletin, May 5, 2023

Churchill Families,

This past week we hosted our second annual Unified Basketball game.  Churchill’s unified team hosted Sheldon’s unified team, and it was a packed gym full of fun, cheering on of peers, smiles, high fives and some great basketball too.  Each team consisted of athletes (students experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities) and partners (general education / neurotypical students), to create an amazing inclusion opportunity for ALL learners.  Churchill and Sheldon’s Unified Athletes truely shined! (See Churchill’s Team below!) For more information about Special Olympics Unified Sports, check you the link here.

Over the past two weeks we have also been forecasting for classes next year.  With the swicth to semester, students were able to choose more classes and also have ampule opportunities to be a part of our wonderful CTE pathways and performing arts programs.  Counselors are cleaning up the forecasting requests, and we callling in any student who does not have a completed request list.  If you have any questions about your student’s request, pleaes contact their school counselor.

Finally, this week we wrapped up the first half of the third trimester.  Hard to believe that we have only 6 weeks left of the school year!  It is now that time of year where we start to “sprint to the finishline in the marathon we call the school year.”  I encourage you to keep checking-in with your student about their grades, assignments, attendnace (especially our seniors with senioritis…), and make sure they are staying on top of things.  Mid-term grades will be sent home in the next week and a half, so check the mail for those!  Also, if you have any questions about your student’s grades or classes, please reach out to their teachers, they are always willing to help.

Have a great weekend!  Go Lancers!


Missy Cole, Principal



CHS’ Unified Basketball Team


See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.


School and Student Information


Taking Care of School Laptops

Only put laptops in the laptop sleeves

Please don’t put anything except the laptop in the laptop sleeves. We’ve noticed students using the outside pocket of the laptop sleeves to store their chargers. This causes the charger to press against the laptop and crack the screen. We suggest storing your charger in a separate pocket on your backpack.

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

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

Parent & Family Engagement & Partnership Survey

We want to hear from you!!  Below is the link to the 2022/2023 Parent and Family Engagement & Partnership survey. (English and Spanish)  Please take a few minutes to answer questions about how we can improve as a school.  The questions range from academics, communication, support for your student, climate and culture of the school and classrooms, and preparing your student for the next grade level or life after high school.  We are always wanted to get better as a school, so your feedback is welcome.  Thank you for taking the time to help us as a school get better.

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. 


Hope Factory

Are you going to be a high school senior?

Do you have an interest in the trades, manufacturing and construction?

Check out the HOPE Factory now. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Application deadline: May 26

Read more HERE:

Apply here: or connect with your high school counselor or CTE teacher today.


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.

Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony 2023


Webinar: Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life

Each year college-bound students face excitement, and a bit of trepidation, when it comes to life in college. With mental health at the forefront of the conversation for Gen Z, it’s important to talk about the college transition before students arrive on campus. Encourage your students and families to attend our webinar to hear from university experts on overcoming common challenges faced by college students. Panelists will discuss wellness and student support resources to successfully navigate this next phase of the education journey.

Families, you can register for a free webinar to learn more. 

Register now for a free webinar:

Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life
Heading off to college soon? It’s such an exciting time! But college brings lots of new challenges, and it can be overwhelming. Let’s help you feel ready—join our webinar to hear from university experts on overcoming common challenges, mental health, and all the resources available to help you at college. The goal? Helping you succeed on campus and make it through to graduation.

Tuesday, May ‍9 at ‍6:30 pm ET | ‍5:30 pm CT | ‍4:30 pm MT | ‍3:30 pm PT

Panelists Include:

  • Corey Farris, Dean of Students, West Virginia University
  • Darrius Mooney, Financial Aid Counselor, MSW, MPS, Howard University
  • Kevin Sutton, former Assistant Director of Financial Wellness, Virginia Tech
Unable to Attend?

If you’re unable to attend on this date, go ahead and register—we’ll send you a link to the recording so that you don’t miss this valuable information.

Sallie Mae

PS: Be sure to connect with us on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram for sharable content that you can use to help your students.


Welcome to Kindergarten

Kindergarten Welcome Event Flyer (PDF)


SEAL: Summer Enrichment and Academic Learning

Teaching Internship Information

Submit an application to Casandra Kamens ( by Friday, May 12.

SEAL Program: Cultivating Joy, Connection & Curiosity through Well-rounded

Summer Learning for rising Grades 1-8

Job Description

  • A teaching intern provides support to a lead teacher in charge of a classroom. Also known as teacher’s aides, these individuals reinforce lessons by tutoring individual students or small groups.
  • Typical duties include:
    • helping students with their learning, often with a particular focus on math, reading, and writing
    • supervising group activities
    • setting up equipment for lessons and keeping classrooms safe and tidy
    • motivating and encouraging students
    • helping with school events and activities.

Additional Information

  • SEAL Curriculum: Literacy, Math, STEM projects, and Enrichment Activities
  • SEAL Elementary Locations: Chavez Elementary, River Road Elementary, Holt Elementary
  • SEAL Middle School Locations: ATA, Cal Young, Kelly
  • SEAL program dates: July 13August 11 (M-F),
    • 8:00 am–2:45 pm (Holt, River Road, Cal Young, Kelly MS)
    • 9:00 am–3:45 pm (Chavez, ATA)
  • Credit Available: up to 1.0 OS “Summer Teaching Internship” available
  • Can count as Extended Application / Senior Project with a reflection
  • Free program t-shirt
  • Free Eugene Rec 1Pass
  • Training dates: July 5, 6 9:00 am–3:00 pm & July 10-12, Location TBD

Required Skills and Expectations

  • Effective Communication
  • Positive Attitude
  • Self Directed
  • Is Available for the entire program
  • Academically Successful
  • Responsible
  • Dependable (Good Attendance)
  • Works Well With All Students and Adult

SEAL Teaching Intern Application:


Nearby Nature Teen Outdoor Leaders

Nearby Nature’s Teen Outdoor Leaders (PDF)


Volunteer for Free Bikes for Kids

We recently collected 400 bikes from the community and at the moment we are in need of folks to help clean and fix them in preparation for our Giveaway Day, where we match the bikes with kids. There is no experience necessary to volunteer. We are running 4 refurbishment sessions a week (3 weekday evenings, and on Saturday mornings as well). This would be a great opportunity for students looking to get involved in their community, and our volunteers have lots of fun while working to help a great cause.

If you would like to learn more about FB4K and what we do you can check out our website here:



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 for additional details.


2023 Spanish SAIL Summer Program Flyer


Yellow Jacket Traps

Every summer yellow jackets become a safety issue for 4J students, staff, and community members; requiring hazardous nest removal, extensive labor, and occasional pesticide treatments. As a preventative measure, Facilities sets non-toxic pheromone yellow jacket traps around school grounds in early spring to reduce the number of nests that are established.

Though these traps are intrinsically safe for staff, students, and beneficial pollinators, they are considered a pesticide by ODA and we are required to send out notifications just as with other pesticide applications. All school sites are part of this program.

Yellow Jacket Trap Notification 4-23

YJ Warning Sign 2023


4J School Calendars for next year


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.


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.

For more information contact Willow Hamilton, Community Engagement Coordinator, at, 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.

Contáctenos (se habla español):
Shane Rhodes


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.


Ophelia’s Place Summer Calendar

Registration is already happening fast! For more info, you can visit



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,


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







MONDAY, 5/8 
Lunch — Peer Ambassadors Meeting

Middle School Track Day

4:30 PM — Cheer Open Gym

Middle School Track Meet
7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

SUNDAY, 5/14
2:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)


MAY 15–19

MONDAY, 5/15 



7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

SUNDAY, 5/22
2:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

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