Family Bulletin, October 13, 2023

Churchill Families,

I hope you have had a great, restful three-day weekend.  Teachers were doing professional development on Friday, and also using the extra time to plan and collaborate with their peers.

We are heading into the middle of October, so that also means that we are getting closer to mid-terms – Nov. 9th is mid-terms, so 4 weeks away!  I’d encourage you to talk with teachers and your student to see how their classes are going, how they are doing on assignments, and attendance.  That way, when mid-terms do happen there are no surprises!

I hope you have a great week ahead!!


Go, Lancers!

Missy Cole, Principal



4J High School ABC Days 2023 – 2024

Monday, 10/16

A Day

Tuesday, 10/17

B Day

Wednesday, 10/18

C Day

Thursday, 10/19

A Day

Friday, 10/20

B Day


OCTOBER 16 – 20
Monday, October 16 lunch
Oberlin College Visit in F36
Tuesday, October 17
lunch Grand Canyon University Visit in F36
Wednesday, October 18
lunch Colorado College Visit in F36
Thursday, October 19 8:30 AM –12:20 PM Picture Retake Day
  lunch Syracuse University Visit in F36
Friday, October 20 SENIORS: Graduation Orders Early-Bird Deadline
(order online at
  7:00 PM LSU Movie Night
OCTOBER 23 –27
Monday, October 23 7:00 PM Grad Party Planning Meeting
(for info, email
Tuesday, October 24 Period 6 Lockdown Drill
Wednesday, October 25 7:45 AM Student of the Month Breakfast
  lunch University of Puget Sound Visit in F36
6:30 PM “Autumn Festival of Song” Choir Concert

Churchill Student News

Graduation Orders Early-Bird Deadline: October 20

Caps, tassels, and gowns; announcements; senior swag

Senior Students/Families,

It is time to place your order for the Class of 2024 Graduation through Miners Graduate Services.

  • Orders can be placed online at
  • Order online by October 20th and pick up your Class of 2024 Gear (sweatshirts, bling tassels) at CHS during Lunch on Tuesday, October 24th.
  • Graduation announcements and other printed materials will be distributed in early April.
  • Cap and gown units will be distributed in late May.


Miners Graduate Services
1885 River Road • Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 689-4588 •


Lancer Class of 2024 Graduation Announcements Design

Churchill 2024 Grad Announcement Digital Mock-Up (PDF)


Autumn Festival of Song


Information from the CHS Registrar

Have you accessed ParentVUE/CANVAS yet?

If you have no idea what these words mean, chances are you have never activated your parent accounts. These accounts give you access to your student’s attendance, grades, class schedule, and more! Both accounts should be accessed from the CHS or 4J websites, do not download the apps as they do not always work. For assistance, please reach out to our registrar, Dorothy Catanese, and she can send you your own unique codes along with easy-to-follow steps to activate your accounts. The best way for her to share this information is via email so please send requests to If you need assistance in person, please call her at 541-790-5108 to make an appointment before coming to the school.


Incomplete (I) Grades Update

Please have your students check their 4J emails for an “Incomplete” (I) grade update from our registrar. All students who earned an “Incomplete” (I) during Tri 2 or Tri 3 of last year as a high-schooler must complete all coursework by November 9th at 4 p.m. All Incompletes that are not completed by the deadline will be changed to an “F” grade, and that grade cannot be changed after the fact. Make sure your students connect with their teachers to see what work they need to turn in to change their “Incomplete” (I) to a letter grade ASAP.


From the College & Career Center

Upcoming College Visits:

Tuesday, 10/17 – Grand Canyon University

Wednesday, 10/18 – Colorado College

Thursday, 10/19 – Syracuse University





You may have heard that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) will be changing for 2024-25. Due to the intense behind-the-scenes programming, the FAFSA will not open until sometime in the month of December. ORSAA will open as soon as possible, but most likely in December as well. Stay tuned as we will share further information and details as we get them.
You can still create your FSA ID (username and password) now so you are prepared once the FAFSA opens in December. It’s very important to create an FSA ID for each FAFSA contributor PRIOR TO completing the FAFSA. Families who attempt to create FSA IDs at the time of FAFSA completion will not experience the benefits of the simplified FAFSA. It takes three days to verify the identity of FSA ID applicants, which means that individuals who have yet to be verified will have to complete additional questions by hand.


But the good news is, the Oregon Promise Application is open now! The Oregon Promise is funding from the State of Oregon that helps students pay tuition at any Oregon Community College. The application is not long, but students must fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA when it is available to be considered. We recommend that you fill out the Oregon Promise application even if going to a community college is not your first choice.  We don’t want you to miss deadlines! For more information and to apply go to:



Expert Tips on Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Paying for College 

TuesdayOctober 17 at 4:00 p.m.


Virtual Paying for College (English)

October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Register at

Virtual Pagar la Universidad (Spanish)

26 de octubre at 6:30 p.m.
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6th Annual Seattle Black College Expo
Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Rainier Beach High School, 8815 Seward Park Avenue, South Seattle, WA 98118
Contact:  877.427.4100
Sponsor:  National College Resources Foundation

Free registration:

Meet with Colleges – Bring transcripts to get ACCEPTED on the spot

Join us for our 6th Annual Seattle Black College Expo on Saturday, November 4th at Rainier Beach High School. High School Juniors and Seniors and College Transfer Students meet one-on-one with HBCUs, other colleges, universities, and educational programs. Get answers right on the spot.  EVERYONE is Welcome… The Expo is for Students of ALL Ages.

  • Get Accepted on the SPOT, students bring your transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores (high school juniors and seniors)
  • College Transfer Students this is a great opportunity for you to get accepted on the spot! Bring your transcripts from all colleges that you have attended
  • Scholarships on the  SPOT
  • Applications fees waived

Black College Expo™ is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be entertainment, featuring a Scholarship Presentation, Entertainment, Cash Giveaways, and a special “Dance Off” for Cash hosted by our Celebrity Ambassadors.


Student Computer Upgrades

This upgrade is not optional. Please upgrade your student computer if you haven’t already.

Students who checked out computers at Back-to-School Days do not need to perform this upgrade task. The computer you received has already been upgraded.

Before you start: If you haven’t been using your student computer over the summer, the computer battery may have drained, and you will need to charge it and turn it on to allow the clock to update before the operating system upgrade will work. You may need to restart the computer a few times.

Follow these instructions carefully: Quicksheet – Upgrade macOS 2023

This big upgrade may take several hours to complete. Do not attempt to complete this update using a cellular signal or hotspot. Make sure your computer is in a safe place where it can remain plugged in and will not be disturbed during the upgrade.

If you are unable to complete the upgrade at home, please exchange your student computer at the Technology Office, Room F40. 


4J Community News

Learn to Ride a Bike!

4J Safe Routes to School program and partners are hosting another free, all-ages learn-to-ride-a-bike event for “not-yet-riders” at the 4J Ed Center at 200 N. Monroe St., Oct 19th, drop-in 4 – 6 pm. Click here for more information
4J Rutas Seguras a la Escuela programa y socios están organizando otro evento gratuito, para todas las edades aprender a montar en bicicleta (para las personas que aún no montar en bicicleta) en el 4J Centro de Ed, 200 N. Monroe St., 19 de octubre, 4-6pm. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información

Good Trouble

Good Trouble Poster


EEF 5K for 4J: Saturday, October 14

Peer-to-Peer Registration

Individual Registration 5k Toolkit

FAQ for Schools and Parent Groups 2023 Final.docx


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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.



Community News

Sing with the Oregon Children’s Choir!

The Oregon Children’s Choir welcomes 1st – 12th graders to join one of our fun and inspiring choirs for the 2023-2024 school year! Develop new singing techniques,  learn new songs, and make new friends. Choirs meet once per week and perform four concerts per year. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. Registration and information at

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