Newsletter 10/04/2018

Dear Awbrey Park Families,
The Jog-A-Thon is tomorrow, Friday October 5.  Rain is predicted.  It is also suppose to rain next week.  We are going to do it tomorrow since the weather is not suppose to get much better for the next week. We know that many parents and family members take the day off to support our kids.  Our kiddos are tough.  They would rather go outside for recess than do inside recess any day.   Pledge envelopes are due on Monday, October 15.  Here is the schedule for the Jog-A-Thon:
1st & 2nd      8:50-9:50
3rd              10:05-11:05
4th & 5th     11:20-12:20
Kinder           1:00-1:30

Come and join us on Parent/Guardian Information Night on October 10

This is a great chance to meet your child’s teacher, get an idea of how the class runs, the best way to communicate with the teacher, and some key points of the curriculum. This night is for parents since the kids already know what is going on in the classes

K-2 will run from 6:00—6:30. Parents will go right to the classroom for the teacher presentation. At 6:30, parents will go to the gym for a short presentation about our Title Reading program and AVID
–3-5 grade parents will come at 6:40 for the Title and PBIS program in the gym. They will go to the classroom from 7:00—7:30 for the teacher presentation.

We will have daycare. The number of children we can take is limited. If possible, children should stay home. If not, they will be in the cafeteria while their parents go to the different presentations.

Parent Conferences will be on November 7 and 8.

There is no school on October 11 and 12.  On Thursday, Oct 11 we will do inservice on our Math curriculum and how to better engage students.  On Friday, Oct. 12 is the State-wide Inservice Day.

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Services-  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 either intellectually, academically or a potential to perform. 
Fall Testing: Each elementary school will offer one testing window open to all students recommended by parents, school personnel, or student (self) in the fall.  Both the Terra Nova (Academic) and NNAT (Intellectual ) will be given at this time. Kindergarten students may only take the NNAT in the fall. The norms for the Kindergarten reading and math Terra Nova do not start until spring thus testing of kindergartners will be for Intellectually Gifted only. The Terra Nova tests will NOT be offered for students in grades 3-11 in the spring; the district will use the OAKS/SBAC scores to determine TAG eligibility. If parents do not refer their student for testing during the available window, they will need to wait until the next window for testing.
Spring Testing: Students in grades 3-11 have the opportunity to quality for TAG in Math or Reading by scoring in the 97%tile or higher on OAKS/SBAC in the spring.  I will be reviewing student’s scores from last year to determine if they currently qualify.  Students in grades K-2  WILL be offered a spring window for both Academic and Intellectual TAG identification using the Terra Nova or NNAT.
If you would like more information regarding TAG or think your child may qualify for TAG please contact our Awbrey Park counselor/TAG coordinator, Kristen Gianforti at or at 541-790-4045.  If you are possibly interested in TAG testing please contact Kristen by Monday, October 29 as our first round of TAG testing for the year will take place the week of November 5th.
TAG Resources–  Are you interested in receiving information about community programs and other resources for high learners?  There is a parent resource page at the 4j website.  Visit, click on parents and scroll to the bottom to more parent links, click on Talented & Gifted under educational services, then click Parent Resources on the right in blue.  
St. Matthew’s Epiciscopal Church, at 4110 River Road, has a food pantry twice a month.  Families can get food and children can also get a book to take home with them each time.  The food pantry is is open:
The 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm
The last Saturday of each month 10-11:30am

October Newsletter Announcement 2018

The Eugene 4j School District administers both reading and math assessments to each of our students three times a year ~ fall, winter, and spring. Students scoring below the 20th percentile may be recommended, by the building-level team, to receive instructional interventions in reading and/or math. Students receiving interventions will have their progress monitored during regular intervals. At our school, all students receive 90 minutes of reading instruction and 70 minutes of instruction in the area of mathematics, each day. Parents/guardians will be notified if their child is recommended to receive additional reading or math instruction.


Boletín de Octubre Anuncio 2018
El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J administra evaluaciones de lectura y matemáticas para cada uno de nuestros estudiantes tres veces al año ~ otoño, invierno y primavera. Estudiantes que califican por debajo del percentil 20 se pueden recomendar, por el equipo de nivel de la construcción, para recibir intervenciones de instrucción en lectura y / o matemáticas. Los estudiantes que reciben intervenciones tendrán su progreso monitoreado durante intervalos regulares. En nuestra escuela, todos los estudiantes reciben 90 minutos de enseñanza de la lectura y 70 minutos de instrucción en el área de matemáticas, todos los días. Los padres / tutores serán notificados si se recomienda que su niño reciba la lectura adicional o instrucción de matemáticas.

Michael Riplinger
Awbrey Park Elementary School
Eugene, OR 97404
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