Newsletter 01/09/2015

Dear Awbrey Park Famlies

Our students came back from Winter Break excited to see their friends and school.  The cold fog has not kept them down.  They have so much exurberance.  It is a blast to be around them.

School Choice will be starting district-wide.  There will be an informational fair at 4J Education Center on January 24, at 9 a.m.–12 p.m.  This is a one-stop information fair for parents considering their elementary school options. Spanish interpretation will be available.

If you know of any Awbrey Park families who will be coming to kindergarten, please have them contact us.  We would love for them to come to school and go on a tour.  We will have other activities coming up in the spring and want to make sure we get in contact with these families.
We will have tours of Awbrey Park on:

Jan. 28 (W), 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Jan. 29 (Th), 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Feb. 24 (Tu), 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Feb. 26 (Th), 12:00–1:00 p.m.

We are going to have a Spirit Day on Monday in honor of the Oregon Ducks playing for the National Championship in football.  Show your spirit by wearing your team’s colors. It doesn’t matter if you are a Duck or Beaver fan—wear your colors. This means wear either green and yellow for Ducks or black and orange for Beavers. If you don’t have Duck or Beaver shirts, just wear your colors.  We like to have fun at Awbrey Park. We work hard and we play hard.

We will have some fun football music videos at lunch on Monday. We will also be playing tailgating games at lunch and at PE. Student Council will be running the games. Students will eat like normal in the cafeteria. We won’t be inviting parents. Parents can come if they want to, but it isn’t a special lunch like we did for the Civil War.  So on Monday, show your spirit. Wear your colors. Go Ducks, Go Beavers.
We received a check for $354.00 from Box Tops for Education! We appreciate all of you who have been sending in these box tops. We’d like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to an Awbrey Park parent and our Box Top Coordinator, Sonja Madsen, who has spent countless tedious hours trimming, counting and shipping our Box Tops.
We couldn’t do it without you, Sonja!

We will have the Read-A-Latte Cafe on January 22 and 23 to celebrate students who read during Winter break.  As we tell students all the time–the more you read, the smarter you get.

We want to thank our awesome PTO for donating $6,000 so that students can go on field trips.  This makes such a difference in our students’ educational experience.  It is one of the many reasons why Awbrey Park is such a special place.
Here is a great link to support your children in their education.  It has some great ideas of how you can make a difference with your kiddo http://awbreypark.4j.lane.edu/parents/helping-children-learn.

Flu Vaccines – Not too late

Influenza typically continues through April. It isn’t too late to benefit from Seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines. There is a “Flu Vaccine Locator” button on the website www.flu.gov that has information on clinics, also you may check with the Public Health Department at 541-682-4041.   We encourage all children to be vaccinated.

Vacunas para la influenza – No es demasiado tarde

La influenza normalmente continua hasta el abril. No es demasiado tarde vacunarse a usted y sus niños. Para localizar en donde hay clínicas se puede hablar a la oficina de Salud Pública al 541-682-4041. Le sugerimos que se vacunan a todos los niños.

Fever Free – Remember, your student must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medications for at least 24 hours, before returning to school after an illness. Your child also must remain home until 24 hours after last vomiting or diarrhea episode. Thanks for helping reduce spread of illnesses.

Sin Fiebre – Recuerde que su estudiante no debe regresar a la escuela hasta que no tiene fiebre por 24 horas sin usar medicina cuando ha estado enfermo. Si ha tenido vómitos o diarrea debe quedar en casa hasta 24 horas después de la última vez. Gracias por reducir la transmisión de enfermedades en la escuela.
Michael Riplinger
Principal
Awbrey Park Elementary School
Eugene, OR 97404
541-790-4050

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