Twin Oaks Elementary
May 9, 2022
Dear Twin Oaks Families,
My apologies that you did not receive a Family Newsletter last week and that this week's newsletter is a day later than usual. We try to send a Family Newsletter weekly on Mondays.
TOSA Meeting: Our May TOSA Meeting is Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00-8:00 (TONIGHT). We will be meeting via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 541 790 3423. Passcode: TwinOaks
Teacher Appreciation Week: We are so grateful to have an amazing staff at Twin Oaks Elementary. THANK YOU to TOSA and our families for making us all feel so loved and appreciated. This is a wonderful community!
Rainy Day Gear: We go outside for recess whenever possible. Occasionally it will start sprinkling when we are outside. Please have your kids wear appropriate clothing so that they stay warm and dry. We really appreciate when families write their child's name on the inside of coats and sweatshirts. This helps us when they end up in lost and found.
Volunteering at Twin Oaks: There have been fewer opportunities to volunteer at Twin Oaks since the beginning of the pandemic. As restrictions are lifted we will be able to welcome volunteers into our school, classrooms and library. Our hope is that in September we will be open to all volunteers. Many of you do not have a current volunteer application completed and the required documentation submitted. If you are considering volunteering in the future please review the information on the 4J website. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Jacelyn or myself.
Volunteer Application and Guidelines
- Volunteer Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability
- Volunteer Application
- About Background Checks for Volunteers
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Ms. Denisa Taylor
Mrs. Pike and Ms. Reed's Buddies Read Together
Mrs. Black's Kindergarten Scientists
Mrs. Kenney's 1st Grade Gardeners
Kids in Transition to School (KITS) Summer Program
The Eugene Kids In Transition to School (KITS) summer program is intended for students who will be entering kindergarten in Fall, 2022.
During the KITS program your kids will:
*Learn to make friends & cooperate
*Build beginning reading & counting skills
*Learn skills to reduce parenting stress
*Learn how to connect with your child’s school
KITS is free and open to all incoming Kindergarten students! We encourage all interested families to apply. Families will be notified about the status of their application by the start of June .
KITS is a 2 hour program and will run 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 28, 2022 through August 18, 2022. KITS will be located at three regional locations:
- Chávez Elementary
- Holt Elementary
- River Road Elementary/El Camino del Río.
- Transportation will be available.
- Morning and afternoon options available.
- The Eugene KITS Summer Program follows the Eugene School District COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
- For questions or assistance, please contact Gretta Sagolla at 541-790-7709.
- Please apply by Monday, May 23rd.
URL to link to English Application: https://forms.gle/WoPp1KC3R4BGGjmX6
URL to link to Spanish Application: https://forms.gle/LZZki5yo9PdtHK9J7
Care Solace - A Resource for 4J Families, Students and Staff
4J families, does your student or a family member need help with mental health care? Eugene School District 4J is providing students, staff and their families free access to Care Solace, a confidential care coordination service, to help provide an additional layer of care and address the growing need for mental health care and substance abuse treatment.
Care Solace will connect you to verified community care providers matched to your needs, including providers that accept your medical insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or sliding scale options for those without insurance. Their care companion team is always available. Get help finding care providers that meet your needs at caresolace.com/eugene or call 888-515-0595 anytime, day or night, in any language. (Note, Care Solace is not a mental health service provider or emergency response service. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255.)
Familias de 4J, ¿Necesitan ayuda con la atención de salud mental de algún miembro de su familia? El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J brinda a los estudiantes, el personal y sus familias acceso gratuito a Care Solace, un servicio confidencial de coordinación de cuidados, para ayudar a proporcionar una capa adicional de atención a la salud mental y tratamiento de abuso de sustancias para abordar la creciente necesidad de atención mental.
Care Solace le conectará con proveedores de atención comunitaria verificados que se ajusten a sus necesidades, incluidos los proveedores que aceptan su seguro médico, Medicaid, Medicare u opciones de pago por escala de ingresos para aquellos sin seguro. Su equipo de acompañantes de cuidados siempre está disponible. Obtenga la ayuda de contactos que satisfaga sus necesidades en caresolace.com/eugene o llame al 888-515-0595 en cualquier momento, de día o de noche, en cualquier idioma. (Tenga en cuenta que Care Solace no es el proveedor de los servicios de salud mental ni un servicio de respuesta a emergencias. En caso de una emergencia de vida o muerte, llame al 911 o a la Línea Nacional de Suicidio al 800-273-8255).