Newsletter 11/02/2015

Dear Awbrey Park Families,


Are you gAWP-Park01oing to the Oregon-California Football game this Saturday?  Park at EWEB and support Awbrey Park.  For this weekend’s game, all proceeds for parking at EWEB, at 500 East Fourth Avenue, go directly to our school.  The costs for parking is $10.  Come and support the Ducks and Awbrey Park–what a double bonus!


PTO is tonight at 6:00 in the Library.


 We have a fundraiser at BJ’s Restaurant on Tuesday.  The flyer is in your child’s Monday Mailer.


Get your Awbrey Park Bulldog Spirit Gear (Order Form Here).  Orders are due by Monday, November 9.


Dr. Gustavo Balderas, our new superintendent, is inviting parents and the public to stop in, get to know him, and share their thoughts and questions about Eugene’s schools.“Meet the Superintendent” drop-in sessions will be held around the district. Please join us.
Thursday, Nov. 12
5:30–6:30 p.m. English
6:30–7:30 p.m. Spanish
Kelly Middle School library
850 Howard Avenue
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Cal Young Middle School library
2555 Gilham Road

Parent Conferences are coming up the week of Thanksgiving Scheduling for 425 students is complicated and we appreciate your willingness to be flexible.  The form is in today‘s Monday Mailer.  Please send it back to school by Friday, November 6.

Mon, November 23rd         Conferences 4:00 pm –8:00 pm

Tues, November 24th        Conferences 8:00 am –8:00 pm   NO SCHOOL for students

Wed, November 25th       NO SCHOOL for students

Thurs, November 26t h    NO SCHOOL for students – Thanksgiving Break

Fri, November 27t h        NO SCHOOL for students – Thanksgiving Break

Our top runner/walkers from the Jog-A-Thon are:
Kindergarten: Jordan G., Dakota D., Grace H., & Kaelynn R.
First Grade: Isaac B., Ben R., Payton B.
Second Grade: Jayden A-K., Cole W., Maria T.
Third Grade: Kyzer N., Rachel Y.
Fourth Grade: Michael B., Parker O., & Hope S.
Fifth Grade:  Hyrum W. & Tiana M.


We also had students who were Principal For The Day.  These were students who were randomly picked after bring back their Jog-A-Thon packet.  The students wore ties, handed out PAWS and got to excuse students to recess.  They had a blast.
Here is an article by one of our Student Council member about the Jog-A-Thon.
Dear Awbrey Park Families,
We had a great time at our 2015 jog-a-thon last week. We are very glad that the kids and some parents ran the track. We hope you all had a great time. While I was walking I had the chance to talk to some people, Alisha Woodruff, ”The jog-a-thon is a great time to earn money for your school.”  Michele Rodeen,”It gives kids a good time to exercise with their friends, also a good way to work together for a common goal.”  Kristen Heck, ”A good way to exercise with each other, also a good way to earn money for field trips.” Britney Clove,”You get to spend time, work together, and making money for your school.Yes, I have a lot of fun at the jog-a-thon.” Thats all the parents I talked to but I also talked to some Awbrey Park student. Heileigh said,” It was pretty cool, I definitely made my goal.” Nora said, “It was fun but I never want to run that much again.” Kelvin said, “Running is good exercise.” One of Awbrey Park staff members, Mrs.Jill said, ”It’s a good way to have fun together.” A big thanks to everyone who let me interview them. I hope all parents, teachers, kids, and grandparents had a great time.Thank you.
Sincerely yours,
Student Council Historian Writer,
Abigail Patton


Do you believe that your child may qualify for TAG (Talented and Gifted)?  Gifted and talented students are those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special services to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:
  • General or specific intellectual ability
  • Specific academic aptitude in reading
  • Specific academic aptitude in math
  • Potential to Perform

For further information regarding TAG you can visit the 4j website at

At Awbrey Park, we will be testing for TAG during the week of December 7-11.  If you are interested in TAG testing for your child or further information please contact Kristen Gianforti (School Counselor/TAG coordinator).


Picture retakes are on November 10.  Students must bring back their old packet that they are not satisfied.  Students who were absent when pictures were originally taken will also be photographed.
Michael Riplinger
Awbrey Park Elementary School
Eugene, OR 97404
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