Chávez Cheetah Chat
Cheetah Chat for 1/12/2024
IMPORTANT DATES - More Information Below
1/18 CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE PARENT SESSION
1/19 PACK MOVIE NIGHT
1/23 TITLE I - K/1 FAMILY NIGHT
2/1 - 2/2 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - GRADING DAY
Dear Chávez Families,
I hope that this newsletter finds you well and warm on this wintery day. The winter weather has arrived and will get more severe this weekend according to the forecast. Please see the information below about how you will be notified about school closures or delays and be safe out there when hazardous weather arrives.
This was another week of fantastic learning at Chávez Elementary, with classes learning about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., showing us how much they know and can do on winter benchmark assessments, learning about the Apollo 13 mission, fractions and creative writing. Add in some art, music and science and you'll have an idea of the busy days we have here at school!
Something that I love about Chávez is that staff greet kids at every door as we welcome kids to school. From the unloading of the first bus and the stream of cars, kids on bikes and families strolling to school, students are met with welcoming staff at the curb, at the doors to the cafeteria, as they enter the gym and then flow down the halls to classrooms at the first bell. At each classroom, in every grade, teachers meet and greet kids, give a fist bump or a high five and help them settle in to begin their day.
These greetings and the positive energy at the start of the day help to set all our students up for success and have them feeling seen, valued and like they belong.
Please read on for news you can use and thanks for supporting us while we support our kiddos.
INCLEMENT WEATHER - BE PREPARED
Winter Weather is Here!
Winter is here and with the colder weather comes potential snow and ice. There are several ways to find out when hazardous weather conditions close or delay schools or alter bus routes.
How to find out if there is a change:
- Check the district website, www.4j.lane.edu
- Follow 4J social media: Facebook, X @4Jweather & @4Jschools
- Tune in to local radio and television news stations
- Text message from the district (If you are concerned about the weather and have not received a text by 6:30 a.m., check the 4J website, Facebook page, radio or TV.)
No news = no change. School closures and other changes are decided early in the morning and announced by all of these methods before 6:30 a. M. If schools and buses are on their regular schedules, there will not be an announcement.
Chávez Community Connections
Join us for our family movie night!
Friday, January 19th. 6:00 - 8:00. We will be watching the Mario movie.
- Start time is 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45
- We will have mats out for families to sit or lay on
- Wear your jammies!
- Popcorn and water will be provided by PACK (we will have a donation jar if you'd like to help offset the cost a little)
- We ask that ALL children stay with their parents/adults.
- Running around the gym will not be allowed since it interrupts those that are trying to watch the movie.
We could use help with setting up the mats and clean up after the movie. If this is something you can help with please contact PACK directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can't wait to see you there!
CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE - PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
Not too late to RSVP!
Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5:30-6:30p in our school library.
Dinner will be served from 5:00 - 5:20ish in the cafeteria so families can eat together and have time to get kids settled in childcare. Meeting will start promptly at 5:30 in the school library.
Dinner and childcare will be provided.
So we can plan accordingly for dinner and childcare, please RSVP here
Who should attend? Anyone in a parenting role of K-5 kids.
Learn how to increase connection, self-regulation and positive behavior management in your home, resulting in a happier and healthier home environment. Conscious Discipline skills and strategies will give participants tools to address challenging behaviors.
SAVE THE DATE
SUNDAY, APRIL 21st!!! Family Day at Eugene Emeralds Baseball Game!!
Save the date for this exciting family field trip to watch a baseball game! FREE to all Chávez families. More details to come as the date gets closer! We will send out a form in a few weeks to see how many families would be interested.
We will all meet here at Chávez at 4:15 and ride school busses to the game. Gates open at 5:00 and game starts at 6:05 and should end at 8:30. Busses will return to Chávez by 9:10.
Look for more information in a few weeks!
COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES
Is there someone you know that could use this FREE computer basics class?
The Career Pathways department at LCC is once again offering a FREE Computer Basics class to help people with little or no computer experience gain some familiarity with current technology. As previously, the classes will run in 5-week sessions. The first session of Winter term begins January 8th and the second session begins February 12th. Note: class days are changing to Tuesdays and Thursdays for both the morning and evening classes.
Morning class option:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 - 10:50am
LCC Main Campus, 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene
Evening class option:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 7:50pm
LCC Downtown Campus, 101 W 10th Ave, Eugene
Anyone interested in taking the class should contact Career Pathways at 541-463-4701, we will help them get registered.
Here are flyers with more information:
- Help families understand, access, and coordinate services and supports to meet basic needs including food, housing, medical care, respite, and job placement.
- Provide encouragement, emotional support, and continuity to reduce isolation and help families feel more in control of their lives.
- Arrange and attend (if necessary) school, medical, mental health, and other important meetings with families to ensure their voice is heard and promote cost-saving collaboration across providers.
- Ensure youth and family needs are met in a timely manner, without duplication and confusion, and before more expensive services are required.
Relief Nursery Community Resource Guide
You can click on Resource Guide OR 211 for more information.
ADDITIONAL FOOD RESOURCES
FOOD PANTRIES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE FROM CHAVEZ SCHOOL
EUGENE FAITH CENTER – FOOD PANTRY
1st & 3rd Thursdays in the winter months 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
1410 W 13th Ave
Phone: (541) 686-9244
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH – Fresh fruit and produce
1685 W 13th Ave Eugene
First and third Thursday of every month from 2-4pm. Weather permitting, this will be held outside the North Entry.
Produce Plus brings high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables to people in need at community and neighborhood locations free of charge. UUCE Food Justice volunteers partner with Food for Lane County to provide a distribution site for this effort.
Who can get Produce Plus?
- Households in Lane County living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level can qualify for the program.
- There is no program enrollment; all who come can be served as long as they sign the self-declaration statement that they meet the income requirement.
Contact: Barry Broadbent
Our Mission at César E. Chávez Elementary School
To create a diverse student community of academically and socially skilled individuals by encouraging independence, respect and visionary thinking.
The César E. Chávez Elementary School community believes a strong connection between parents, students and the school is the best way to promote student success. Chávez values parent involvement and collaboration. Our academic program focuses on literacy through systematic instruction. Our students have access to technology throughout their school day to enhance learning. Chávez is a respectful, caring community with high expectations. We honor individual successes and believe everyone can learn in an encouraging environment.
Have Questions? Contact Us!
Chávez Office 541-790-5300
Principal Kevin email@example.com
Ms. Karma, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Maria, Bilingual Office Assistant email@example.com
Ms. Angie, Family Resource Coordinator 541-790-5332 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (541) 790-5310
Attendance: (541) 790-5322
SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
7:30 - 7:50 -- Breakfast available to all students
7:55 am – Class Begins
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:25 pm
Wednesday 1:10 pm
School Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30am – 3:00pm
7:30am – 2:00pm