Awbrey Park Families,
Thank you again for supporting us through the Jog-A-Thon.  We raised almost $17,000.  This money will be used to fund field trips, assemblies, incentives for students and so much more.  PTO did an outstanding job of organizing this.  The Jog-A-Thon went like clockwork.  It was especially great to have the sponsorship by Overhead Door, Oakmont Family Dentists, and Harcourts West Real Estate to get shirts for every student in our school.  That really grows our sense of Awbrey Community.  Thank you for your support!  Students made their goal of raising $11,000.  This means on November 1, our staff will be in Tutus.  I am not sure why Student Council picked this, but I can’t wait to twirl in a tutu.  Students will be randomly selected to get to throw whip cream pies at their teachers.  From experience, the whip cream is fun, but after a half hour it turns to curdled milk and really stinks!  It will be a really fun day!
We have Movie Night on Friday, October 25 from 6:00-7:40.  We will be watching Toy Story 4.  The event is free.  We will have free popcorn.  Since it is an optional activity, students can wear costumes (since it is right before Halloween) or their jammies.  Costumes can’t have weapons or be too scary for elementary students.  Students can also bring a stuffed toy to cuddle with.  We will have mats out for families, but they get crowded.  If you have a pad, you might be more comfortable.  We will also have chairs around the wall of the gym and cafeteria.  We will be showing the movie in both the cafeteria and in the gym.  Students in the cafeteria will be very quiet as they watch the movie.  Students in the gym will try to be quiet, but will tend to whisper to their friends.  We know in the past, some students really try to watch the movie and listen to every word. Those students should be in the cafeteria.

On Thursday, October 31, students will have a Wacky-Tacky Sock Spirit Day.  Wear your craziest sock or shoes (no slippers).  We will not be wearing costumes on Halloween because some families don’t celebrate that holiday.  At Awbey Park, we do not want to exclude students from the regular school day.  If you want to wear your costume to school, come to the Movie Night on October 25.

Parent conferences are on Wednesday November 6 from 4-8 pm, and on Thursday, November 7 from 8 am-8 pm.  There is no school on Friday because it is conference compensation day.  There is no school on Monday, November 11 since it is Veterans day
PTO will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 4 at 6:00 pm.  They are an easy going group.  The PTO does so much for our school.  Please come and join the fun.
Our school is full of spirit! We will have our annual Awbrey Park Tailgater on November 27 in honor of the Oregon-Oregon State Football game later that week.  This is all about having fun and teaching good sportsmanship.  Parents/Guardians are invited to come and eat lunch with kids. We will set it up like a real tailgater with all of us eating outside. We will be under cover in case the weather isn’t wonderful—but it never rains at Autzen Stadium or Awbrey Park!
Thank you for all driving carefully as you drop off or pickup students.  School starts at 8:30.  On Friday, we have a short community building assembly in the gym.  Staff then take students to their classes after that.
Michael Riplinger
Awbrey Park Elementary School
Eugene, OR 97404



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