César E. Chávez Elementary School
JANUARY DATES TO KNOW:
Jan 3 Teacher Inservice Day; No School
Jan 5 4J Mobile Food Pantry at ATA from 2:30-4:30pm
Jan 11 Cheetah PACK Meeting, 6:00-7:00, via Zoom
Jan 14 School Choice Virtual Info Session, 8:30am, via Zoom
Jan 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No School
Jan 21 Teacher Inservice Day; No School
Jan 24 Site Council Subcommittee Meeting
Jan 27 Conscious Discipline Parent Night, 6:00-7:00, via Zoom
Jan 28 Teacher Inservice Day; No School
Jan 31 Second Semester Begins
MASKS NOW OPTIONAL OUTDOORS
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) have announced a change in outdoor masking requirements for K–12 schools.
Starting in January, face masks will be optional outdoors for students at 4J schools, as well as for adults who can maintain 6 feet of distance and not be in close contact with others.
Masks are still required for everyone in indoor spaces.
4J Mobile Food Pantry provides free food to 4J families in need every Wednesday through February!
BIKE PATH FORUM A SUCCESS
Please click on the link above to view a recording of the meeting. You can contact the Cheetah PACK at email@example.com.
If you have concerns regarding the bike path and/or the unhoused camp across from our school, you can email our city government at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our local City Councillor is Emily Semple, and she can be reached at email@example.com.
ATTENDANCE CORNER - LET'S CELEBRATE!
CHEETAH PACK NEWS
Cheetah PACK newsletter ~
The Monthly PACK meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday, January 11th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Here is the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
TITLE READING: PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES
Dear Chávez Families,
César Chávez Elementary strives to provide the best possible learning environment that we can. Partnering with families is a very important part of making sure all of our students receive the best possible opportunities to learn. At parent/teacher conferences your child's teacher shared a link with you inviting you to read over and sign a Family/Student/School agreement with your child.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign the agreement, please click on the link below so you can participate in this important opportunity to partner with us. Once you have read over the agreement with your child we invite you to type your child's name and your name before submitting the form to help us know which families have had this opportunity.
If your child's teacher has already sent you this link and you have already looked it over and signed it, you DO NOT have to do it again.
Here is the link to the agreement in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX3P0q1NAMnu_AV4c2a-o9h_SwobjrlZok-S1i8u09KaRO1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Aqui es el enlace in Español: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsAYyx0SUqiIfcExL6brwgFDxgQyvqbHJoaJkHZLa9YxQhnA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this with your child.
Alice Williamson and Debra McIntosh
Title One Coordinators
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Here are some facts about the Food Pantry:
- It is operated by Eugene Faith Center.
- It serves about 100 - 150 clients, every other Thursday.
- They work with Food for Lane County.
- FDA also contributes. This insures that families are receiving healthy nutritious meals.
- They order fresh produce and fruits for families.
- Donations come from church members as well, so they are also giving back to their community.
- It's pretty much like a grocery store where the people can go in and shop for what their family needs.
WELLNESS & SELF-CARE
Site Council News
Our next full Site Council meeting is on February 28th. A smaller subcommittee will meet on January 24th to focus on our annual Events Calendar.
COUNSELING CORNER WITH SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER MS. SHANNON
Happy New Year! I hope your family had some opportunities to feel refreshed, connected, and joyful over the break. We have missed our students and look forward to seeing them all soon!
In terms of SEL (Social Emotional Learning), the focus in January is on re-connecting and re-establishing community, reviewing routines and expectations, and finishing up with the portion of our SEL curriculum focused on child protection and safety. I'll continue with classroom visits as well, focused on mindfulness and Sources of Strength.
As mentioned previously, we'll be starting Conscious Discipline parent nights this month. Save the date! Thursday, January 27 from 6:00-7:00 via Zoom. The wonderful Ms. Angie is working on a flyer and evite which will be sent out the week of Jan. 10.
I've continued to update my virtual office where you'll find a variety of resources, especially in the caregiver corner. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to discuss your student or family's needs. I'm available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 541-790-5383 (direct office line).
Wishing you well,
Shannon Sell, LCSW (she/her – why pronouns matter)
School Social Worker I Chávez Elementary School
Eugene School District 4J
email@example.com I 541.790.5383
One of our AVID priorities for the 2021/22 school year is writing. Check out these ideas for writing at home with your primary student.
Request Your Child's Free LTD Pass!
In 4J, elementary and middle school students will need parent/guardian permission to receive a student transit pass. To get a free LTD student transit pass, fill out the permission form at this link https://forms.gle/XLysqH3JjgCaEXHv6. The student transit pass can be used to get anywhere within the LTD service area, including on weekends and after school.