Twin Oaks Elementary
April 11, 2022
Dear Twin Oaks Families,
TOSA Fundraiser: The TOSA Fundraiser at Hot Mama's Wings is tomorrow (Tuesday, April 12th). Hot Mama's Wings is donating 15% of the total bill to our school. You will need to show them a printed flyer or digital image. We appreciate Hot Mama's Wings!
TOSA Meeting: Our April TOSA Meeting is also on Tuesday, April 12th, 7:00-8:00pm. Please join us! Zoom Link
Dismissal Update for Parent Pickup: Now that we have all of our buses back and fewer cars in the parent pick-up line, we will no longer be dismissing students a few minutes early. We value their time in the classroom and will be utilizing the extra 5 minutes of engaged learning! Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, April 12th) we will begin dismissing parent pick-up students at 2:20 and bus riders at 2:25. Thank you for your patience with us this year! We love our Twin Oaks Families!
No School Friday, April 15th: Friday is a no school day for all 4J students. The teachers and staff will be participating in professional development trainings.
Seasonal Allergies: It's Springtime, which means flowers are blooming and birds are chirping, but it also means many of our students are suffering from seasonal allergies. If your student has a history of allergies, please call the office and make sure we have their allergies documented. If a student is experiencing coughing, sneezing, congestion, etc. without the documentation of their typical allergy symptoms, we will treat it as illness. If you need to have seasonal allergies documented, medical forms are available in the office.
Hoping for more Spring weather (because we are done with snow)!
Ms. Denisa Taylor
TOSA Fundraiser @ Hot Mama's Wings ~ Tuesday, April 12th
Letter to Families regarding State Tests
April 8, 2022
Dear Twin Oaks Families:
Every year, students in grades 3–8 and 11 complete state tests (on the web go to osasportal.org). These assessments are only one measure of a student's academic success, but provide important information for students, parents and schools. State tests were suspended in the 2019–20 school year and reduced in 2020–21 due to the pandemic and schools’ shift to distance learning. For the 2021–22 school year, state testing is returning to normal and students will complete the annual state tests this spring.
Most students participate in state testing, but parents have the right to opt out if they choose. The opt-out form for math and language arts tests is available online at the 4J School District website. Parents can submit a written request to opt out of science testing on the basis of disability or religion. Students who opt out of state tests, beyond a certain amount, are counted as not proficient in their school's reported test results.
Some ways you can help your student be prepared for state testing include:
• Stick to normal routines.
• Avoid scheduling appointments on testing days.
• Show a positive attitude and encourage your child to give their best effort.
• Ensure that your child is well rested and well fed. A good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast help students start each morning alert and ready for learning.
• Help your child arrive at school on time, relaxed and ready for the day, with their FULLY CHARGED iPad in hand.
Twin Oaks will begin testing 3rd-5th graders the week of April 18th (Bailey and Reed) and April 25th (Hamel and Morrison), 2022. All students will complete two tests each in English Language Arts and in Math – the multiple choice CAT, and the written answer Performance Task Assessments. 5th graders will also take a Science Assessment. We will spread the testing dates out over the months of April and May, with a plan to administer the 5th Grade Science test after Outdoor School in late May. This means that most students will finished by the end of May.
Thank you for partnering with us to help your student succeed in school and beyond. If you have any questions about state testing, please contact the principal, Denisa Taylor, or me.
Debbie Miller (Twin Oaks School Counselor/School Testing Coordinator)
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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