Bulldog Bulletin

Awbrey Park Elementary School Newsletter

School Events & Important Dates

12/19-1/3: Winter Break (No School)

1/4: Classes Resume

1/9: Awbrey Park PTO Meeting (6:30pm, Room 16)

1/16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

1/18: School Board Meeting (7:00pm via Zoom)

1/19: Awbrey Park School Choice Presentation & Tour (9:00-10:00am - Virtual via Zoom)

1/24: Site Council Meeting (3:15pm, Conference Room)

1/26: Awbrey Park School Choice Presentation & Tour (6:00-7:00pm - Gym)

2/3: Grading Day (No School)

January News, Events & Updates

Dear Awbrey Park Families,

Welcome back! I am so excited to see our students and families again after an eventful winter break. I want to extend a special thank you to all the families who attended our Family Reading Night in December. It was exciting to see everyone engaging in reading activities and I am grateful for the opportunity to host in-person events again.

As we return from winter break, this is a great opportunity to remind families of our arrival and dismissal procedures at Awbrey Park. Please be sure to read the information below for more details.

This month we will be hosting our school choice events on Thursday, January 19th from 9:00-10:00am (via Zoom) and Thursday, January 26th from 6:00-7:00pm (in-person). The presentation will also be recorded for parents/guardians who are unable to attend.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Have a great Wednesday!


Jared Tiecke, Principal

Arrival & Departure Procedures (Reminder)

Arrival Procedures:

All students will enter the building through the front exterior gates and will be greeted by staff to help guide them to their classroom. For students who are interested in breakfast, cafeteria doors will open at 8:05am and classroom doors will open at 8:20am. If your child is not eating a school breakfast, please wait until 8:15am to drop your student off at school.

Students arriving before the classroom doors open should wait in line outside their assigned entry locations. See the list (and map) below for your assigned grade level entrance:

  • Kindergarten: Side Gym Door (Awbrey Park Staff will greet your child as you arrive, check them in & walk your student to the gym)
  • 1st Grade: Outside of Red Hallway (Near North Exterior Gate)
  • 2nd Grade: North Exterior Gate
  • 3rd Grade: South Exterior Gate
  • 4th Grade: South Exterior Gate
  • 5th Grade: South Exterior Gate

To help with the flow of traffic, we ask that parents/guardians dropping off their student enter and exit through the east parking lot entrance (green arrows) and proceed to the back of the building. Please avoid using the west parking lot (staff lot) or front parking lot (bus zone) to drop off your child. Students may be dropped off along the curb/pick-up/drop-off zone in the back parking lot.

Dismissal Procedures:

At the end of the school day, students will exit the building with their classroom teacher, using their designated entry/exit locations. Bus riders will be escorted by staff to their bus. Students biking or walking will exit with their teacher. Students waiting to be picked up will wait with their teacher in the designated waiting areas near the back parking lot.

Parents/guardians may “pause park” along the curb to pick up their student(s) at dismissal (back parking lot).

Please note the following rules for “pause parking:

  • Drivers must remain in their vehicles at all times.
  • Drivers should pull forward as space becomes available.
  • When getting in or out of the vehicle, students must use the door closest to the sidewalk. Student should not exit the vehicle on the driver’s side for both safety and traffic flow reasons.

Drivers should follow the one-way direction traffic flow indicated in the map below. K-2 drivers should display their student name plates in vehicle windows at pick up.

If you are walking with your child before or after school, please meet your student in the front of the school and use the designated cross walk areas. Thank you!

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Family Reading Night!

Join the PTO at Awbrey Park!

Our January PTO meeting will be on Monday, January 9th at 6:30pm in Room 16. We have invited Sara Justice (4J ELA Teacher on Special Assignment) to talk about our new English Language Art Curriculum, Wit & Wisdom.

If you interested in volunteering and/or helping to organize events at Awbrey Park, consider joining our Parent-Teacher Organization! Our PTO meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Please contact Kellie Rushing karushing22@gmail.com or Katie Schnider katie@ohdeugene.com for more information.

What Are Your Childcare Needs?

The Early Learning Division is asking for feedback on your family’s experience searching for and using child care. Take the survey and help make a difference! Your input will help the state understand family needs and increase support for child care providers. Parents and caregivers who complete the survey will receive a $20 Amazon gift card!

Visit https://redcap.link/ChildcareSurvey2022-B to complete the 15-minute survey.

Survey closes January 31, 2023.

Questions? Contact Denise Ford with ODI at (916) 205-6851.

Volunteering at Awbrey Park! (REPEAT)

We are excited to welcome volunteers back into our schools! If you are interested in volunteering at Awbrey Park Elementary School, please contact your child’s teacher for upcoming opportunities.

Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application on the district website and be approved prior to volunteering. Please contact Kristie Long or Jade Chrissis in the school office at 541-790-4050 for more information.

Inclement Weather (REPEAT)

With the possibility of inclement weather quickly approaching, this would be great time to double check that your contact information is updated in the event of a school closure or delay. Information will be communicated through our regular notification system (via text, voicemail and email) from the district office. You can subscribe to our flash alert notification system by visiting the Eugene School District website or by logging into ParentVue and updating your contact information.