Bulldog Bulletin

Awbrey Park Elementary School Newsletter

School Events & Important Dates

8/31: Learn to Ride a Bike Event (Ed Center, 4:30-7:00)

9/6: Meet the Teacher! (12:00-1:00pm @ Awbrey Park)

9/7: First Day of School (8:30am-3:00pm)

10/13: School Picture Day!

10/14: Staff Professional Development/Planning Day (No School)

11/9-11/10: Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Welcome Back!

Dear Awbrey Park Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! It is with great pride and excitement that I write to you as the new principal of Awbrey Park Elementary School. I am honored to join such a dedicated staff and school community focused on providing a safe, positive learning environment for all students.

As we begin the new school year, I am eager to create new memories and partner with families to provide the best educational experience for our students. I look forward to meeting each of you in the coming weeks and feel grateful to be part of the Awbrey Park community!


Jared Tiecke, Principal

First Day of School

All Grades: Wednesday, September 7th, 8:30am-3:00pm.

Regular School Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:00pm

Friday, 8:30am-1:45pm (Early Release)

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

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. More information to come on arrival and dismissal procedures. Stay tuned!


If your child will need to take any medication at school, please drop if off at the school office before the first day. Thank you!


If you have a Kindergarten student, please click here for more information about KinderZone!

Register Today!

Our office is now open for new student registrations. If you know of any new or kindergarten age students in the Awbrey Park community, encourage them to contact the school office and register today! Our office is now open from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm daily. Families may also call the Awbrey Park office at (541) 790-4050 or email our Kristie Long at long_kristie@4j.lane.edu for more information.

Enrollment information is also available on the 4J website: Click link here!

Meet the Teacher Event

Join us for a Meet the Teacher event on Tuesday, September 6th from 12:00-1:00pm at Awbrey Park Elementary School! This is a wonderful opportunity for students and families to see their classrooms, meet their teacher, and get to know classmates. From 12:15-1:00pm we invite families to the playground area for cool treats, socializing, and an opportunity to connect with the school community. Hope to see you there!

Class assignments will be emailed to families the afternoon of Friday, September 2nd. Be on the lookout for a welcome email from your new classroom teacher!

School Supplies

With the help of the district and our community partners, school supplies will be provided to all Awbrey Park students this school year! Students should still bring a backpack and water bottle to school each day (headphones are optional). If you have any questions or concerns regarding school supplies, please contact our Student Success Coordinator, Kristen Gianforti (gianforti_k@4j.lane.edu) at 541-790-4050.

Before & After School Care at Awbrey Park!

The YMCA offers before and after school care here at Awbrey Park! At this time, our programs are full, but it's not too late to get on the waitlist!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the YMCA website or call 541-686-9622.

Message from the 4J Safe Routes to Schools

As you gear up for the school year, it’s time to think about how your child(ren) will get to school. September weather and the start of the school year are a great time to set new goals for the family. Making small changes to your daily routine can lead to a surprising number of benefits for your family and community! We encourage students to walk, bike, skate, scoot, bus or carpool to school for their health and readiness to learn, the safety and congestion in our parking lot, and the environment. If you’ve got to drive, but still want the health and academic benefits for your child and want to avoid the challenge of the parking lot, try parking a few minutes from school and walking the rest of the way. It’s a great time to connect with your child and could become a favorite part of your day!

If you have concerns about your route or would like help planning a walking/biking route or starting a biking or walking group, contact 4J’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator at mazze_s@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-7539.

You can find tip sheets on walking and biking and more on the Safe Routes to School regional website at www.eugenespringfieldsrts.org/local-resources.

Interested in Learning How to Ride a Bike?

Learn to Ride a Bike - A Free, All Ages, Drop-In Event! Wednesday, August 31st, stop by any time between 4:30-7:00pm 4J District Office parking lot, 200 North Monroe Street

Do you or your child want to learn how to ride a bike? Get the instruction and practice needed to balance and glide before trying pedaling in order to take that next step with skills and confidence. Some will learn to pedal in one session, while others may need to participate in future events or practice on your own to reach that final goal. Regardless, we’ll send you away with new skills and with activities to work on to continue to make progress.

Join Safe Routes to School, Cascadia Mobility, the City of Eugene and Shift Community Cycles for this fun event with pedal-powered smoothies, bike checks, information about bike share, and possibly a chance to head to the streets for some traffic safety instruction and experience in a group setting.

You don’t need your own bike to participate, but please bring a helmet and bike if you have one. Contact Safe Routes to School at (541) 516-0887 or mazze_s@4j.lane.edu with questions or to volunteer.

Are you interested in finding your child’s bus stop information?

The 4J transportation department has provided an online resource to help students and families find their bus stop and eligibility information for bus transportation. For more information, please take the following steps:

1. Go to the 4J website at https://www.4j.lane.edu/

2. On the tabs at the top, select the “I want to…” tab (last one)

3. Then select, “Find my Bus Stop”

Free Breakfast & Lunch!

All students will be provided breakfast and lunch free of charge this school year. No paperwork is necessary, however please be sure to communicate allergy information to the school office and classroom teacher.

The cafeteria opens at 8:05am daily for breakfast. When students are finished eating, they should walk to their designated entrance and be ready for class at 8:30am. Students arriving late will have the option of a grab-and-go breakfast in the office. Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J website here! (Be sure to filter to Awbrey Park Elementary School)

4J Parent Checklist

As you prepare for the new school year, be sure to check out the 4J Parent Checklist on the district website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided, please reach out to the school office at (541) 790-4050.