Twin Oaks Elementary

Family Newsletter

March 14, 2022

Dear Twin Oaks Families,


Silly Spirit Week ~ March 14th-17th: This week is Silly Spirit Week. Each day has a theme.

Monday - Silly Hat/Silly Hair Day

Tuesday - School Colors Day (blue, white, black)

Wednesday - Silly Sock Day

Thursday - Green and Rainbows for St. Patrick's Day

We must really like dress up days! We hope your children enjoy the week.


Read-A-Thon 2022: The Read-A-Thon continues until March 31st. Spring Break is the perfect time to read books. If you have friends and family who would like to sponsor your child and support our school they can go to http://pledgestar.com/twinoaks. The school goals are 35,000 minutes read and $4,000 earned. If we meet the funding goal we will be purchasing an Inchy's Bookworm Vending Machine. If we meet the goal for minutes read, the students get to vote to determine if I am going to kiss a pig or get green slimed! I will do almost anything for this school!


Twin Oaks Apparel: If you are interested in purchasing Twin Oaks t-shirts or sweatshirts the order is on March 18th. There will be other opportunities.


Important Dates:

Remember - there is no school for students on Friday, March 18th

Spring Break ~ March 21st - 25th


Hoping your family has a wonderful Spring Break!

Ms. Denisa Taylor

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Information from Nurse Jen Barwood

Masks are now optional, AND, students who are experiencing symptoms of any illness should stay home. Please call school to share students who have tested positive and students who are feeling sick.


Here is the latest Oregon Health Authority guidance for schools: anyone with a POSITIVE COVID-19 test will be excluded from school for 5 days and will be asked to wear a mask for 5 more days.


PRIMARY COVID SYMPTOMS:

- cough

- fever 100.4 or higher OR chills

- difficulty breathing OR shortness of breath

- loss of sense of taste OR smell


Any student experiencing ONE PRIMARY SYMPTOM may return after symptoms are improving and any fever has been resolved without medication for at least 24 hours.


Any student experiencing TWO OR MORE PRIMARY SYMPTOMS may return:

- negative COVID test result: same as one primary symptom

- if no test result: after 5 days exclusion

- if Positive COVID test result (see above for student who tests positive)


Other, related OHA guidance: Diarrhea ( 3+ watery stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools OR student unable to control bowel function when previously able OR vomiting. For either of these, student may return 48 hours after last episode.

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It's Silly Spirit Week!

The graphic art was created by Fifth Grade Student Leaders.
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Twin Oaks Apparel 2022!

We are excited to announce the 2022 Twin Oaks Apparel! Jake Siegel, a Twin Oaks parent, and his company Black Timber Graphics will be managing the apparel sales. Now through March 18th they will be collecting orders via the store website. Once all orders have been placed they will proceed with production for the initial run. After the initial production run Black Timber Graphics will continue to take online orders and ship them individually.


To make an order link to the web address:

www.blacktimbergraphics.com/twinoaks

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Read-a-Thon 2022

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Twin Oaks Staff are readers and excited about the Read-A-Thon. Go Mustangs!

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Nominate "A Champion in Education" Today!

Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A problem-solving tech support staff member? A dedicated nutrition services staff member? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A principal who is an inspirational leader?


Now is the time to recognize their contributions by nominating them for an ACE (A Champion in Education) Award!


To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit 4j.lane.edu/2022-ACE. The nomination deadline is March 31. (Note about volunteers: A small number of volunteers performing essential services have been permitted in schools this year. Though a much smaller force, their assistance is deeply valued.)


One nominee in each of the four categories (teachers & licensed specialists, classified staff, administrators, and volunteers), will be named an ACE Award champion and win a $250 grant from the Eugene Education Foundation for the 4J school or program of their choosing. Every nominee will be recognized as an exceptional educator at the virtual awards ceremony.

Join us in celebration of our amazing educators and cheer on the nominees at the virtual awards ceremony on May 10 at 6 p.m. (Watch for details)


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at johnson_hi@4j.lane.edu.

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Volunteer Opportunity for the Twin Oaks Community

Sleep In Heavenly Peace is an international nonprofit organization. The chapter in Eugene is very active with volunteers who are committed to the mission - no kid sleeps on the floor in our town! Many would be surprised by how many children in our community sleep on the floor every night because they do not have a bed.


We have organized a community build on Saturday, April 2nd. We are hoping that people who live in the Twin Oaks area will join us. Two Twin Oaks staff members are involved and we love the work.


Please read the flyer below and register using the QR code.

No experience required and all tools provided. We just need you!

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YMCA Spring Youth Sports

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Eugene 4J School District 2021-2022 School Calendar

(updated 11/29/2021)
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