Family Bulletin, November 9, 2023

Churchill Families,  

Mid-terms are done, and grades should be finalized by Monday.  Look for them to be mailed home next week, and as always, you can look them up on ParentVue, or in Canvas if you are an observer in your student’s classes.  (You can become an observer in Canvas by emailing their teacher and asking for this permission setting!)

Next week we will have our first Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences in a long time.  Traditionally, conferences were just for K-8 grade, but this year we are bringing them back to high school as well.  Please see our Conference information on the top banner on our CHS website.  Here you will see how to sign up for a 10-minute conference with your student’s teachers, or if you want to see more than 4, you can sign up for a group conference.  You can also email your student’s teachers about reserving a time slot to come in on Monday the 20th or Tuesday the 21st to speak with them.

Finally, I hope you all have a restful, long weekend, and thank you so much to all who have served, or who are currently serving.  We honor you this weekend and are so grateful for all that you have and do for us. 


Go, Lancers!!
Missy Cole, Principal  


4J High School ABC Days 2023 – 2024

Monday, 11/13 A Day Tuesday, 11/14 B Day Wednesday, 11/15 C Day Thursday, 11/16 A Day Friday, 11/17 B Day


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
Monday – Tuesday, November 20 – 21   Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences 2023
Wednesday, November 22   SCHOOL CLOSED
Thursday – Friday, November 23 – 24   THANKSGIVING BREAK

Churchill Student News

Celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Tuesday, November 14, 2023

On November 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges made history at age 6 by walking alone to her first day at an all-white school. The US Supreme Court had ruled for an end to racial segregation in public schools with Brown v. the Board of Education in 1945. However, integration did not happen right away, as southern states continued to resist. Ruby spent kindergarten in a segregated classroom. In 1960 a federal court ordered Louisiana schools to desegregate. Ruby passed the entrance exam and was ready to enter William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans with two other African-American students who were going to attend with Ruby. When the other two students decided to stay in their home school, Ruby went by herself with four federal marshals to school, facing discrimination from white students and parents.

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day (RBWTSD) gives children the opportunity to celebrate Ruby’s courage by walking to school. Churchill High School and all 4J students will have the opportunity to celebrate and honor Ruby by walking to school together on Tuesday, Nov. 14th. Those that want to participate, will need to meet at Lane School’s parking lot (1717 City View St. Eugene, OR) at 7:45 am, the walk begins at 8 am. Below are the details for this amazing event!

WhenTuesdayNovember 14th
Where: Lane School parking lot (by building B): 1717 City View St, Eugene, OR 97402
Time: 7:45 am (meet up) 8:00 am (walk begins)

Snacks will be provided by Lane AABSS. Please dress for cold/rainy weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

“My message is really that racism has no place in the hearts and minds of our children.”



The Tempest

CHS Thespians’ fall play, William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, is playing for 2 more nights: November 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

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! Nov. 15th!!!

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!

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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



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: (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.

CodeOrCreate (PDF)

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  


4J News

POSTPONED — 4J Neurodiversity Parent/Student Town Hall

The Neurodiversity Parent/Student Town Hall is postponed. Please keep an eye out for the new date in 2024. 

4J Neurodiversity ParentStudent Town Hall (PDF)


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

No_Idling_Flyer_Eng_Span_2023 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



Community News

Community Events and Resources

Annual FREE Holiday Meals for the Community!

When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023,
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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) 14th Annual Holiday Meal Flyer (Spanish) (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

Churchill (PDF)

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