Family Bulletin, November 2, 2023
Hard to believe that we are now into November, that we have been in school for two months, and that we are half-way through the semester! Time flies when you’re having fun and staying busy at school.
Next week we will only be in school for Monday (A day), Tuesday (B day) and Wednesday (C day). Teachers will have a grading day on Thursday, Nov. 9th, without students. Then on Friday we will all observe Veteran’s Day. Thank you so much to all who have served, we so appreciate you!
Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences are also coming up soon. This is the first time that 4J High Schools have done this in a very long time, and we are excited to connect with you and your student!! Monday, Nov 20th, and Tuesday, Nov. 21st, we will be hosting group and individual student/parent/teachers conferences, as well as offering different informative mini-sessions and drop in times. We want to support and connect with each of our students and families who need this, plus offer time for families to come in and ask questions, or learn more about: applying for College and scholarships, FAFSA, Digital media and literacy, how to get connected with ParentVue and Canvas, so you too can see what your student’s grades are and when they are turning in assignments, and much more. Check out our Student/Parent/Teacher link on our CHS website. More information will be coming out soon via emails, social media, letters home, and phone calls.
Have a great weekend. Go, Lancers!!
Missy Cole, Principal
|Monday, 11/6 A Day||Tuesday, 11/7 B Day||Wednesday, 11/8 C Day||Thursday, 11/9 NO SCHOOL Grading Day||Friday, 11/10 NO SCHOOL Veterans Day Observed|
|NOVEMBER 6 – 10||3-day School Week: A B C|
|Monday, November 6||Winter Athletics Registration Due|
|Wednesday, November 8||Club Fair (during Advisory class)|
|November 9, 10, 11||7:00 PM||Churchill Thespians Present Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”|
|Thursday, November 9||NO CLASSES — Midterm Grading Day|
|Friday, November 10||SCHOOL CLOSED — Veterans Day observed|
|OCTOBER 13 – NOVEMBER 17|
|Monday, November 13||Winter Athletics Practices Begin|
|Lunch||Landmark College Visit|
|Tuesday, November 14||7:00 PM||Band Concert|
|Wednesday, November 15||Lunch||Portland State University Visit|
|6:30 PM||Career and College Extravaganza!|
|Thursday, November 16||Lunch||George Fox University Visit|
|5:30 PM||4J Neurodiversity Parent/Student Town Hall|
Churchill Student News
CHS Thespians’ fall play, William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, is opening this Thursday, November 2 with additional performances on November 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. Set on a space station somewhere in the future, come and be thrilled by this classic tale of magic, love, revenge, and the willingness to forgive. Tickets are $10 for adults and only $7 for students. Curtains are at 7:00 p.m. You can purchase your tickets from any CHS Thespian, using the QR Code found on our posters, or even just at the doors.
From the College & Career Center
Upcoming College Visits:
Introducing the NEW AND IMPROVED College & Career Center Instagram!!Find information on scholarships, financial aid, upcoming events, resources, volunteer opportunities, and a whole lot more. It’s one-stop shopping for your college & career planning needs.
SAVE THE DATE!
College & Career Extravaganza is coming!! Raffle Prizes! including a $1,000 Scholarship to the college of your choice
Who: All Churchill students and their families
What time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, join us beginning at 5:45 pm for some tasty tidbits both savory and sweet!
Where: Churchill High School Campus
What is the Extravaganza? Your opportunity to attend workshops on financial aid, scholarships, options beyond high school, writing essays for colleges & scholarships, resume building, getting hired for your future, job search strategies, understanding the trades and apprenticeships, teen finances, college 101, careers in the military, careers in health care, 2-year vs. 4-year colleges, and a whole lot more.
From the School-to-Career Center
Lane Community College has a free college readiness class available for Seniors! This class at LCC will be held in person on their main campus. Over the span of 5 weeks students will learn the basics of what LCC has to offer including resources and degrees, how to transfer to a 4-year university, and how to navigate the world of scholarships and financial aid information. The deadline for student registration for the session beginning November 1st is November 1st. For more information and to find more sessions visit lanecc.edu/rtec101.
Code OR Create
Do you know a high school student interested in website design, coding, graphic design, or game design? Register them for CodeOrCreate – no experience needed! It’s FREE. Students work with a professional mentor from the local tech community. Sponsored by Connected Lane County, a career exploration organization.
When: Dec. 8th – 10th at Spark at Booth-Kelly in Springfield. For fun and learning, plus Seniors can use this event (with verification) as a LEAP.
Register here: https://go.connectedlane.org/cc22 (closes Nov. 27th).
What to expect: Friday, Dec. 8th: Challenges released at noon + Half work day (virtual); Saturday, Dec. 9th: Full work day at Spark on 7th with help from mentors; Sunday, Dec. 10th: Half work day + Presentation Prep + Showcase at 12pm at Spark at Booth-Kelly. Seniors, this makes a great LEAP project.
3D Modeling Workshops
Workshops are scheduled on no-school days as a child-care alternative for Middle and High school-aged youth.
Workshops are a great way to engage your child on their no-school days. Workshop fees cover lunch, snacks, beverages, and all the necessary equipment and supplies. Workshops are scheduled on no-school days for Eugene School District 4J, Springfield Public School, & Bethel School District. Register here
Grad Party Fundraiser
Attention Churchill HS Senior Parents: We need your help to plan and fundraise for the Churchill HS 2024 Grad Party. Please come to our next grad party meeting this Monday, October 23 @ 7 p.m. in the library. The grad party’s first fundraiser begins today. Consider ordering and purchasing a holiday wreath and garland for your home, friends, co-workers, or family. If you would like more information or would like to become involved with the CHS 2024 grad party please attend our next grad party meeting or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the wreath and garland fundraiser pdf attachment for order and purchase information.
4J Community News
4J Neurodiversity Parent/Student Town Hall
Bike Theft Prevention
Fighting Bike Theft (PDF)
Given the prevalence of bike theft in our community, we encourage you to follow these tips to reduce the risk of bike theft:
- Always lock your bike, even if you’re just leaving it for a minute.
- Lock to something secure, not something like a chain link fence that is easy to cut through.
- Do not leave your bike locked at school overnight.
- Lock with a U-lock, not a cable lock.
- Lock the bike through one of the triangles of the frame, not through the wheel, as that can easily be removed.
Dada la prevalencia del robo de bicicletas en nuestra comunidad, le animamos a seguir estos consejos para reducir el riesgo de robo de bicicletas:
- Cierre siempre la bicicleta con llave, aunque sólo la deje un momento.
- Átala a un lugar seguro, no a una valla metálica que pueda cortarse fácilmente.
- No dejes la bici encerrada en el colegio durante la noche.
- Asegúrala con un candado en U, no con un candado de cable.
- Bloquea la bicicleta a través de uno de los triángulos del cuadro, no a través de la rueda, ya que se puede quitar fácilmente.
Help Us Clear the Air at School
No_Idling_Flyer_Eng_Span_2023 We are pleased to share good news regarding our district’s commitment to creating a healthier environment for our staff and students. Recently, our school board passed a No Idling policy. What does this mean for you? When you’re waiting to pick up your students from school, we kindly request that you turn off your car’s engine. This action may seem small, but it can make a big difference. Why No Idling?
- Improved Air Quality: Idling cars emit harmful pollutants that can irritate children’s developing lungs and put them at risk for respiratory issues like asthma. By turning off vehicles at arrival and dismissal, we can significantly improve the air quality around our school.
- Environmental Impact: Did you know that if all of us stop idling for just five minutes a day, it’s equivalent to taking half a million cars off the road?
- Save money! Most people waste 1-2 entire tankfuls of gas each year by idling.
Myth Busted: Some believe that turning off and restarting your car’s engine uses more gas or harms the engine. The truth is, idling for more than 30 seconds uses more fuel than restarting the engine, and frequent restarting doesn’t harm the engine. By joining our “Idle-Free Zone,” you are contributing to a cleaner and safer environment for our children and the community. We appreciate your support and participation in this initiative.
Ayúdenos a limpiar el aire en la escuela
Nos complace compartir buenas noticias sobre el compromiso de nuestro distrito de crear un entorno más saludable para nuestro personal y nuestros alumnos. Recientemente, nuestro consejo escolar aprobó una política de No Ralentí. ¿Qué significa esto para usted? Cuando esté esperando para recoger a sus estudiantes de la escuela, le pedimos amablemente que apague el motor de su coche. Esta acción puede parecer pequeña, pero puede marcar una gran diferencia. ¿Por qué no ir al ralentí?
- Mejora la calidad del aire: Los coches al ralentí emiten contaminantes nocivos que pueden irritar los pulmones en desarrollo de los niños y exponerlos a problemas respiratorios como el asma. Apagando los vehículos a la llegada y a la salida, podemos mejorar significativamente la calidad del aire alrededor de nuestro colegio.
- Impacto medioambiental: ¿Sabías que si todos dejáramos de circular al ralentí sólo cinco minutos al día, equivaldría a retirar de la circulación medio millón de coches?
- ¡Ahorra dinero! La mayoría de la gente gasta entre 1 y 2 cisternas enteras de gasolina al año por estar al ralentí.
Mito desmentido: Algunos creen que apagar y volver a encender el motor de tu coche consume más gasolina o daña el motor. La verdad es que dejar el coche al ralentí durante más de 30 segundos consume más combustible que volver a arrancarlo, y hacerlo con frecuencia no daña el motor. Al unirse a nuestra “Zona sin ralentí”, está contribuyendo a un entorno más limpio y seguro para nuestros hijos y la comunidad. Agradecemos su apoyo y participación en esta iniciativa.
Eugene Parent Support Space
A peer-support space for caregivers and parents of LGBTQ2SIA+ and questioning kids in the Eugene area. Meetings are in the Sheldon High School Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. To request childcare, contact Lisa at 541-517-4775 or email@example.com.
Community Events and Resources
Annual FREE Holiday Meals for the Community!
What: A FREE HOLIDAY MEAL FOR THE COMMUNITY and FREE food bags!
When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: Lane County Youth Services/Carmichael Room – 2727 MLK Blvd, Eugene, Oregon. Across from Autzen Stadium on the Serbu Youth Campus
Why: Free food with friends! Enjoy a great meal with friends, family, and the community. Eat delicious turkey n’ fixings, baked ham, and pie!
Questions?: Contact Shelley: (458) 234-3180
***No RSVP Required!!
14th Annual Holiday Meal (PDF)
Connected Lane County is offering Drop-in Services!!
We are excited to offer drop-in services at Spark at Booth-Kelly in Springfield!
What are “drop-in services?”:
This is a time and space for you to receive support from our staff and volunteers in a variety of areas. You can use our space to study, enjoy free snacks, and access shower and laundry facilities.
Support Areas Include:
• Resume and cover letter writing
• Interview practice
• Career mentorship
• Employment navigation
• Housing and healthcare resources
• College and scholarship applications
CLC Drop-In Flier (PDF)
Oregon Driver Training Institute