Cheetah Chatter

César E. Chávez Elementary School

JANUARY 2022

1510 W. 14th Street, Eugene, Ore. 97402

School Office Hours 7:30 am-3:00 pm

541-790-5300

carey_k@4j.lane.edu

http://chavez.4j.lane.edu

facebook.com/CesarChavezCheetahs

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

https://www.4j.lane.edu/calendars/elementary2021/

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!

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BIKE PATH FORUM A SUCCESS

Our Cheetah PACK Bike Path Community Forum was a success. Important issues about our neighborhood were raised, and there were many community stakeholders in attendance. Thank you to all of the families and staff who attended and contributed.


Please click on the link above to view a recording of the meeting. You can contact the Cheetah PACK at chavezcheetahpack@gmail.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 mayorcouncilandcitymanager@eugene-or.gov. Our local City Councillor is Emily Semple, and she can be reached at esemple@eugene-or.gov.

ATTENDANCE CORNER - LET'S CELEBRATE!

Our attendance rates are up this year compared to pre-pandemic. Our school staff would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing challenges our families face when it comes to getting kids to school on time, every day. We know you are working hard. We appreciate you!

CHEETAH PACK NEWS

Cheetah PACK newsletter ~


English https://mailchi.mp/348d00251841/cheetah-pack-december-newsletter-5708572


Spanish https://mailchi.mp/67cb29b9c583/cheetah-pack-december-newsletter-5712824


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
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/99996519837

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.


Warmly,


Alice Williamson and Debra McIntosh

Title One Coordinators

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

On December 17, Chávez students delivered all of the proceeds from our Canned Food Drive to our neighborhood Food Pantry, located across the street from our school.


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.

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GIVE TO THE SCHOOL?

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION OF SNACKS FOR YOUR STUDENT'S CLASSROOM.


THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT!

WELLNESS & SELF-CARE

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Site Council News

In December, Site Council met to review our ESSA plan, which is also known as our School Improvement Plan. Our ESSA plan focuses on three areas: 1) Improving Attendance, 2) Improving Math Growth, and 3) Implementing AVID.


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

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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: sell_s@4j.lane.edu or by phone at 541-790-5383 (direct office line).


Wishing you well,

Ms. Shannon


Shannon Sell, LCSW (she/her – why pronouns matter)

School Social Worker I Chávez Elementary School
Eugene School District 4J
sell_s@4j.lane.edu I 541.790.5383

AVID CORNER

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.

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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.