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Awbrey Park Announcements 01/13/2020

Awbrey Park Announcements 01/13/2020

Dear Awbrey Park Families,

How are you connected to the world?  Come to our Community Cultural Night on Thursday, January 23 from 5-7 pm and find out how your children are connected.  Each student has come up with their own project, “The Best Part of Me.”  This is where students have written poems with pictures and graphics telling about the best part of themselves.  “The best part of me is my eyes because they are just like my grandma’s eyes and they are full of kindness.”  These projects show how students relate to the world around them.  It gives them an opportunity to give a candid sense of themselves by describing a part of their body and how it allows them to navigate their world.   Students build cultural awareness, self esteem, and spread knowledge about ones’ background.   They are also photographed showing an important line from their poem.
It will be a night of food, music, dance, photographs, and student projects.  We will have a free chili feed for all families.  Come anytime for a great experience.  We have professional photographers who are taking free optional family portraits.  We will give one copy to the family and another will adorn our walls to continue the tradition we started years ago.  Even when a family moves on because their child is going to 6th grade, they are still part of community in spirit and in photographs on our walls.
Musical and dance entertainment will be provided:
5:15–Taiko Drummers
5:45–Kinder and 1st Graders

6:00–2nd and 3rd Graders

6:15–Community Performers
6:35–4th and 5th Graders
School Choice is the transfer process where families can consider different schools for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students can attend their home school such as Awbrey Park or look to attend other schools in the district.  If you live in our attendance area and want to attend Awbrey Park, you don’t need to apply.  If you are attending Awbrey on a boundary waiver, you also do not need to apply again.  If you are attending Awbrey this year, but have moved out of our school boundaries, you do need to apply.  If you live out of our boundary area and have a kinder for next year, you will also need to apply for the kinder.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.
KEY DATES:
  • School Choice: Transfer applications from 4J residents to be included in lottery: January 1-31.
  • Open Enrollment: Transfer applications from non-residents: March1-March 31.
  • Awbrey Park visitation dates are: January 14 at 6:00 pm, January 16 at 1:00 pm, January 21 at 9:00 am.
Our Awbrey Park community was able to help almost 50 families with gifts and food during Winter Break.  Thank you so much.  It makes such a big difference for our families.
PTO is tonight in our Library at 6:00.  Please come and join the fun.
Every Day Matters!  When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates.  A few missed days a month adds up to more than an entire month missed in a year.  Especially, Kindergarten and first grade are critical for your child.  Absences during these early years makes it more difficult to learn in later years.
Winter Weather: Snow Day Information
When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made by the school district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school.
Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.
• Sign up for alerts via Twitter: 4j.lane.edu/weather/#texts
• Check the district website homepage: www.4j.lane.edu
• Follow district social media channels:
  – Facebook: facebook.com/4Jschools
  – Twitter: twitter.com/4jschools and twitter.com/4Jweather
• Tune in to local news media
No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.
For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

Clima de invierno: Información de días de nieve 
Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones se toman en la mañana antes del inicio de las clases, y aplican a todas las escuelas de Eugene 4J.
Notificaciones de día de nieve: Nuestro distrito escolar comunicará cualquier cambio de horario de jornada escolar o rutas de autobuses lo mas pronto posible de varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m.
• Regístrese para recibir alertas de mensajes de texto por medio de twitter: 4j.lane.edu/weather/#texts
• Revise la página web del distrito
• Revise las páginas de red sociales del distrito
  – Facebook: facebook.com/4Jschools
  – Twitter: twitter.com/4jschools and twitter.com/4Jweather
• Marque el numero de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738
• Consulte las estaciones de noticias locales por radio, televisión o internet
Ninguna notificación = Ningún cambio. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.
Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.
There is no school on January 20 on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The end of the first semester is on January 30.  There is no school on January 31 because it is a grading day.  Report cards will go home with students on February 10 in the Monday Mailer.  If you don’t get one, please contact our office.
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