Awbrey Park Elementary School Newsletter
School Events & Important Dates
4/18: 5th Grade Outdoor School Parent Meeting (5:30-6:30pm, Gym)
4/19: School Board Meeting (7:00pm via Zoom)
4/24-4/26: 5th Grade Human Growth & Development Unit
4/25: Site Council Meeting (3:15-4:00pm, Conference Room)
4/28: ArtSpark West African Drumming Assembly
5/1-5/5: Math State Testing (3rd - 5th Grade)
5/3: School Board Meeting (7:00pm via Zoom)
5/4: ACE Award Ceremony (5:00-7:00pm, South Eugene HS)
5/8-5/12: ELA State Testing (3rd - 5th Grade)
5/8: Awbrey Park PTO Meeting (6:30pm, Room 16)
5/10: Awbrey Park Art Show (6:00-8:00pm, Cafeteria)
Parent & Family Engagement Survey
- English Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TWK56SG
- Spanish Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQHLW8D
5th Grade Outdoor School Parent/Guardian Meeting
The staff from Coyote Outdoor School will be here to share a little bit about their program, help parents/guardians complete the required paperwork, and provide an opportunity to connect with school staff. Hope to see you there!
PTO Volunteer Interest Form
2023-24 PTO Volunteer Interest Form
Please contact Kellie Rushing firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Schnider email@example.com for more information.
2023-24 YMCA Child Care Registration (REPEAT)
If you are interested in registering your child, please visit the Eugene Family YMCA website for more information!
State Testing Tips & Reminders (REPEAT)
State testing will begin the week of May 1st and conclude the week of May 22nd.
Consistent routines are important to student success at school. Nutritious meals, rest and positive communication are essential to supporting your child during this time. Thank you for your ongoing support in these efforts!
State Testing Notice (REPEAT)
Please click on the following link to learn more about each test and the opt-out/exemption process. Families wishing to opt-out of statewide testing must complete the required form/exemption process in the link above and turn it into the school office prior to April 14th.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office for more information.
Student Attendance & Tardy Reminders (REPEAT)
There is a strong correlation between good attendance and success in school. On the other hand, students who regularly miss school are also more likely to struggle in school.
Missed days add up quickly: Just two days a month (2 days x 9 months = 18 days/year or 10% of the school year) puts a child's success in jeopardy because students fall behind and disconnect. By third grade, it gets much more difficult to catch up. Students who regularly miss school can quickly feel hopeless, and returning becomes harder and harder (“Why Attendance Matters”, ODE).
It is our hope that we can work together to encourage your child’s regular attendance and success at school. When your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the attendance line at (541) 790-4054, before 8:30am and inform our office staff. You may also leave a message on our voice mail if you are calling before regular office hours. Please leave your child's name, their teacher’s name, and the reason for the absence.
If we can be of any support to you or your child in improving their attendance at school, please reach out to our Student Success Coordinator, Kristen Gianforti at 541-790-4050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
District News & Announcements
Sign up for KITS Today!
Is your child starting kindergarten this fall? Help them get ready with Kids In Transition to School's free summer program. Request to enroll in KITS by Friday, April 14.
KITS is a fun, interactive evidence-based school readiness program that builds children’s academic, self-regulation, and social skills, plus helps parents develop positive strategies to support learning at home and school. The two-hour classes are held Tuesdays through Thursdays from June 27–August 17 at three 4J locations. Enrollment is based on lottery system.
Learn more & apply by April 14: bit.ly/40aooBJ (English) • bit.ly/3YzY0Qq (español). For questions or assistance, please call (541) 790-5929.
2023-24 School Calendar Adopted
Key dates for 2023–24 include:
- First day of school for grades K, 6 & 9: Wednesday, Sept. 6
- First day of school for all other grades: Thursday, Sept. 7
- Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 23–Friday, November 24
- Winter Break: Mon., December 18–Friday, December 31 + Tue., January 2 (staff work day)
- Spring Break: Mon., March 25–Fri., March 29 + Mon., April 1 (staff work day)
- Last Day of School: Thursday, June 13 (or later if weather makeup days are needed)