Counselor's Corner 2021-2022

With Ms Darla

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BEGINNING STRINGS for Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade – Registration starts Oct 18th!/ ♫ FECHA LÍMITE DE INSCRIPCIÓN: OCT. 29 de octubre ♫


String Academy is a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass! The Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is once again offering this wonderful program online. Teachers are experienced professionals with a passion for bringing the joy of music to young students. Our online program includes fun and educational activities to keep children engaged and learning! And they provide the instruments!


Watch this fun String Academy Video of our teachers playing songs and introducing instruments! http://safesha.re/tringcademyeaser


• Online classes meet twice a week over Zoom starting November 1st either M/W or .
• Times available: 7:25-8:10am or afternoons 3:45-4:30pm or 4:30-5:15pm.
• Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Income-based scholarships available!

♫ DEADLINE TO REGISTER: OCT. 29th ♫

Find out more and sign up here: https://esyorchestras.org/programs/string-academy-i/

String Academy opens the door to the joy of making music, with benefits that can last a lifetime!



COMIENZO DE CUERDAS para estudiantes de 3º, 4º y 5º grado - ¡La inscripción comienza el 18 de octubre!


La Academia de Cuerdas es una oportunidad divertida y emocionante para que su hijo aprenda a tocar el violín, la viola, el chelo o el bajo. La Orquesta Juvenil de Eugene-Springfield (ESYO) vuelve a ofrecer este maravilloso programa en línea. Los profesores son profesionales experimentados con pasión por llevar la alegría de la música a los jóvenes estudiantes. Nuestro programa en línea incluye actividades divertidas y educativas para mantener a los niños comprometidos y aprendiendo. ¡Y nosotros proporcionamos los instrumentos!


Mira este divertido vídeo de la Academia de Cuerdas en el que nuestros profesores tocan canciones y presentan los instrumentos. http://safesha.re/tringcademyeaser


• Las clases en línea se reúnen dos veces a la semana a través de Zoom a partir del 1 de noviembre ya sea M/W o .
• Horarios disponibles: 7:25-8:10am o tardes 3:45-4:30pm o 4:30-5:15pm.
• La inscripción es por orden de llegada.
• ¡Becas disponibles en función de los ingresos!


♫ FECHA LÍMITE DE INSCRIPCIÓN: OCT. 29 de octubre ♫
Más información e inscripciones aquí: https://esyorchestras.org/programs/string-academy-i/

La Academia de Cuerda abre la puerta al placer de hacer música, con beneficios que pueden durar toda la vida.

Fall Conferences/Conferencias de otoño


Parent - Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 from 3:25 pm – 7:25 pm and Wednesday, November 10 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. There will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday that week.


Conferences will be over Zoom. Watch for scheduling information form your child’s teacher.


Meeting with your child’s teacher should help build strong parent-teacher partnerships. Partnerships are needed if you and your child’s teacher are to reach your common goal: helping your child get the best education possible.



Conferencias de otoño


Las conferencias de padres y maestros están programadas para el martes 9 de noviembre de 3:25 pm a 7:25 pm y el miércoles 10 de noviembre de 8:00 am a 8:00 pm. No habrá escuela el miércoles, jueves o viernes de esa semana.


Las conferencias serán a través de Zoom. Esté atento a la información de programación de la maestra de su hijo.


Reunirse con el maestro de su hijo debe ayudar a construir una fuerte asociación entre padres y maestros. Las asociaciones son necesarias si usted y el maestro de su hijo van a alcanzar su objetivo común: ayudar a su hijo a obtener la mejor educación posible.

Site Council Parent Reps/Consejo Escolar de Padres


Holt’s Site Council works with staff to develop, implement, and provide oversight of our School Improvement Plan. In addition, input regarding school programming and initiatives, curriculum, and family involvement efforts is at times solicited. This group meets one Thursday a month, from 5:00 - 6:00. The Council membership includes two parent representatives with the term lasting two years. If you are interested, please return the linked Site Council Application Form to principal Allan Chinn by email (chinn@4j.lane.edu) or to the front office by Monday, October 25th.


Consejo Escolar de Padres


El Consejo Escolar de Holt trabaja con el personal para desarrollar, implementar y supervisar nuestro Plan de Mejoramiento Escolar. Además, a veces se solicita la opinión sobre la programación y las iniciativas de la escuela, el plan de estudios y los esfuerzos de participación de las familias. Este grupo se reúne un jueves al mes, de 5:00 a 6:00. La membresía del Consejo incluye dos representantes de los padres con el término que dura dos años. Si está interesado, por favor devuelva el formulario de solicitud del Consejo del Sitio vinculado al director Allan Chinn por correo electrónico (chinn@4j.lane.edu) o a la oficina principal antes del lunes 25 de octubre.

Holt Night Out Fundraiser - Chipotle Mexican Grill, 11/9-Recaudación de fondos para Holt Night Out - Chipotle Mexican Grill, 11/9


Calling all burrito lovers! Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 460 Coburg Road for a Holt Night Out Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 9th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Just show the flyer at the restaurant or order only using the code 7FX73NR. Can't wait to see you!

Click here for additional details. https://tinyurl.com/yjju3ag9



Recaudación de fondos para Holt Night Out - Chipotle Mexican Grill, 11/9


¡Llamando a todos los amantes de los burritos! Olvida tus planes de cena y pasa por el Chipotle en 460 Coburg Road para una recaudación de fondos de Holt Night Out el martes, 9 de noviembre de 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Sólo muestre el volante en el restaurante o pida sólo usando el código 7FX73NR. ¡No puedo esperar a verte!

Haga clic aquí para obtener más detalles. https://tinyurl.com/yjju3ag9

Free COVID–19 Testing for All/ Pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 para todos


4J students can register for free weekly COVID-19 testing through their school. Students who sign up will receive a take-home saliva test each week to be screened for COVID-19. The screening testing program is conducted by the UO and test results are made available to families using a secure online portal. Sign up today!




Los estudiantes de la 4J pueden inscribirse en las pruebas semanales gratuitas de COVID-19 a través de su escuela. Los estudiantes que se inscriban recibirán una prueba de saliva para llevar a casa cada semana para ser examinados de COVID-19. El programa de pruebas de detección es llevado a cabo por la UO y los resultados de las pruebas se ponen a disposición de las familias utilizando un portal seguro en línea. ¡Inscríbase hoy mismo!

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Holt Spirit Day, 10/29 - Dress Up Day!


Friday, October 29th is the monthly Holt Spirit Day and this time it's Dress-Up Day! Come to school in a favorite costume or fancy outfit. The following costume dress code will be enforced:


• NO weapons or weapon-like props
• NO masks (except with teacher permission in class)
• NO especially scary or gory costumes
• NO inflatable costumes
• NO dressing as another race, ethnicity, or culture

October Library Choice Board

Click on the image to check out the October Choice Board! There are so many fun activities to try!

October is Fire Safety Month

October 9th is Fire Prevention Day-


Check out this 4J virtual field trip to a fire station!

4J Virtual Field Trip: Eugene/Springfield Fire Station 4

October is bully prevention month

These are from the website- stopbullyingnow. It is a great site to watch videos, get information, and learn how you can stop bullying now!



What Kids Can Do


Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the kids you know safe from bullying.


Treat Everyone with Respect


Nobody should be mean to others.

  • Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
  • If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend.
  • Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others.
  • Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different.
  • If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. Everyone feels better.

What to Do If You’re Bullied


There are things you can do if you are being bullied:

  • Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. It could catch the kid bullying you off guard.
  • If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.

There are things you can do to stay safe in the future, too.

  • Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying.
  • Stay away from places where bullying happens.
  • Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around.
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Bullying (with captions)

Dates to Remember/Fechas para recordar


9/27, Safety Week
10/6, School Picture Day
10/6, Walk+Roll to School Day
10/14, 5:00-6:00, Site Council Meeting (Zoom)
10/14, 6:00-7:00, PAHS (Parents at Holt School) Meeting (Zoom)
10/15, No School, Professional Development Day




9/27, Semana de la Seguridad
10/6, Día de la Fotografía Escolar
10/6, Día de Caminar y Rodar a la Escuela
10/14, 5:00-6:00, Reunión del Consejo Escolar (Zoom)
10/14, 6:00-7:00, Reunión de PAHS (Padres en la Escuela Holt) (Zoom)
10/15, No hay clases, Día de Desarrollo Profesional

REMINDER: Nut Free Home Lunches & Snacks/RECORDATORIO: Almuerzos y meriendas en casa sin frutos secos


Home lunches or snacks need to be “Nut Free,” meaning to peanut or tree nut products, such as:


• Peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, etc.
• Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
• Granola Bars with nuts
• Cookies with nuts
• Trial Mix with nuts
• Cereal with nuts
• Or any products that contain nuts


In normal times we can have nut free tables at lunch for students with allergies, but that is not possible this year.



Los almuerzos o meriendas en casa deben ser "Nut Free", es decir, sin productos de cacahuetes o frutos secos, como


• Cacahuetes, nueces, almendras, pacanas, avellanas, anacardos, pistachos, nueces de Brasil, piñones, nueces de macadamia, etc.
• Bocadillos de mantequilla de cacahuete y gelatina
• Barras de granola con nueces
• Galletas con nueces
• Trial Mix con nueces
• Cereales con nueces
• O cualquier producto que contenga nueces

En tiempos normales podemos tener mesas libres de frutos secos en el almuerzo para los estudiantes con alergias, pero eso no es posible este año.

Dress for the Weather/Vestirse para el tiempo

Mornings are getting chilly and now with a little drizzle, so please help your child dress for the weather when they wait lined up outside in the morning to enter the building and for when they go out to recess. This will help to ward off colds and illness.


Las mañanas se están volviendo frías y ahora con un poco de llovizna, así que por favor ayude a su hijo a vestirse para el clima cuando esperen alineados afuera en la mañana para entrar al edificio y para cuando salgan al recreo. Esto ayudará a evitar resfriados y enfermedades.

Late Students to Office in Morning/Estudiantes que llegan tarde a la oficina por la mañana


Any students arriving at school after 7:55 need to check in at the office before going to class. We’ve given some grace the past couple weeks, but starting this week all other entrances will close at 7:55.



Estudiantes que llegan tarde a la oficina por la mañana


Todos los estudiantes que lleguen a la escuela después de las 7:55 necesitan registrarse en la oficina antes de ir a clase. Hemos dado algo de gracia las últimas semanas, pero a partir de esta semana todas las demás entradas se cerrarán a las 7:55.

School Spirit Day! This Friday!

School Hours
7:55-2:25 (Mon-Thurs)
7:55-1:10 (Friday)
Doors open at 7:45


This Friday is our First School Wide spirit day!
💜💚⚡️It is Ultimate Holt Spirit Day!⚡️💚💜


Wear as much green and purple as you can! Get crazy, and creative. We will be hosting a LIVE Zoom assembly starting at 7:55am to celebrate. There will be prizes awarded to some super spirited kids. Most importantly, Tickets will be getting pulled from the Zapp Ticket Spinner for some cool prizes!

Can’t wait to see your amazing Holt Bolt Pride this Friday, September 24th!


Horas de la escuela
7:55-2:25 (de lunes a jueves)
7: 55-1:10 (viernes)
Las puertas se abren a las 7:45


¡Este viernes es nuestro Primer día del espíritu de toda la escuela!
💜💚⚡️!Es el Día del Espíritu de Holt! ⚡️💚💜


¡Ponte todo lo verde y morado que puedas! Vuélvete loco, y creativo. Tendremos una asamblea LIVE Zoom a partir de las 7:55am para celebrarlo. Habrá premios otorgados a algunos niños súper animados. Lo más importante es que se sacarán boletos de la ruleta de boletos de Zapp para obtener algunos premios geniales.

¡No puedo esperar a ver su increíble Holt Bolt Pride este viernes, 24 de septiembre!

All Kids Eat Free This Year!

All Kids Eat Free This Year!

Free meals served for students learning on-site • Others can sign up for weekly meal boxes

School meals are free for all students during the 2021–22 school year.

Students attending school on-site will be served breakfast and lunch at school at no cost. Dinner also will be served during some after-school programs.

Students learning online and other youth age 18 and younger can register to pick up a weekly meal box at the district office. Families must sign up in advance.

Information Session on COVID-19

Info Session: What Would You Like To Know?

Health and safety measures protect students and staff and reduce risk of spreading COVID-19 • Parent information webinar will cover frequently asked questions about return to school buildings

Eugene School District 4J is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff. As the school year gets underway, the district is holding a parent information webinar to keep families up to date about the return to in-person learning.

District staff will provide an overview of COVID-19 health and safety protocols and preventive measures such as vaccines, face masks, distancing, ventilation, cleaning, testing, and what happens when there's a COVID-19 case identified at a school.

The webinar also will address some frequently asked questions provided in advance; it will not be a live Q&A session. If you have questions you'd like to see covered, please share them by Sunday, September 19.

Parent Information Webinar
Monday, September 20, 5:30–6:00 p.m.
Invite friends | Zoom link

Welcome back to a new school year!

2021-2022 is going to be an awesome school year! I am so happy you are here at Holt and I look forward to meeting the new students and catching up with the returning students. See all of you soon!

Kona Ice- New Date!

UPDATE: Kona Ice - Welcome Back Shave Ice


Fundraiser, THURSDAY!


DUE TO RAIN AND COLDER TEMPS ON FRIDAY, Kona Ice is instead coming this Thursday at dismissal.


Kona Ice is coming to Holt on Thursday, September 16th from 2:15-3:15, and is giving a percentage of all sales to Holt!


See you there!



ACTUALIZADO: Kona Ice - Recaudación de fondos para el hielo de afeitar, ¡el jueves!


DEBIDO A LA LLUVIA Y AL FRIO DEL VIERNES, Kona Ice vendrá este jueves a la salida.


Kona Ice vendrá a Holt el jueves, 16 de septiembre de 2:15-3:15, y nos dará un porcentaje de todas las ventas a Holt.


¡Nos vemos allí!



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Top 10 keys to school success

1. Sleep Well- Students should be getting 8-10 hours per night. Sleep is critical for your body and brain to function well.


2. Eat Right - Healthy and balanced meals give your body and mind energy to work well throughout the day. Take extra time and effort to make sure you're not only eating enough but eating a mix of everything you need (fruits, veggies, dairy and whole grains).


3. Get Involved - Research shows that school involvement can be a big determining factor for your success. Kids who are involved with after school activities, sports and clubs are more likely to do well inside and outside of school.


4. Think Positive - Things are going to get tough and over whelming at times. It is important to stay positive and know that you CAN do whatever you put your mind to.


5. Ask For Help - Whether it is academic, social or emotional help, there are adults at the school ready and willing to help you. Seek out and ask for help when you feel you might need it.

NEED TO MEET WITH MS DARLA?

Here's how...

You may reach me by email: humbert_d@4j.lane.edu, office phone 541.790.6134, or Google Voice (voice and text) 541.972.3385. I am also available to Zoom. Please email or call to set up a Zoom appointment.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know are struggling with thoughts of suicide please reach out for help. Here is a local resource that can offer assistance. You can reach them at 1800-273-TALK or you may text 273TALK to 839863.

Crisis Lines and Mental Health Resources


Crisis (24/7/365)

  • Call 911 for any imminent danger to self or others

  • Non-Emergency Police/CAHOOTS: 541-682-5111 (Eugene); 541-726-3714 (Springfield)

  • Whitebird: 541-687-4000 or 800-422-7558

  • Child & Adolescent Crisis Response Team: 888-989-9990 (parents/guardians of youth ages 3-17)

  • Looking Glass Youth & Family Crisis Line: 541-689-3111 (resource for parents in crisis situations, as well as runaway and homeless youth ages 11-17)

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lines for Life): 800-273-8255

  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

  • Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth)

  • Lines for Life (11yo +) TALK call Lines for Life 877-968-8491; TEXT: teen2teen to 839863; EMAIL teen2teen@linesforlife.org; tips.safeoregon.com

Mental Health

  • 4J School-Based Health Centers (residents of 4J area, including siblings under 19): Churchill 541-790-5227, North Eugene 541-790-4445

  • Center for Family Development: 541-342-8437

  • Centro Latino Americano: 541-687-2667 (bilingual Spanish-speaking staff available)

  • The Child Center: 541-726-1465 (ages 17 and under)

  • Child & Family Center, University of Oregon: 541-346-4805

  • Direction Service Counseling: 541-344-7303 (for youth/families with OHP)

  • Lane County Behavioral Health: 541-682-7585

  • Looking Glass Counseling Program: 541-484-4428 (for youth 21 and under)

  • Options Counseling: 541-687-6983 (Eugene); 541-762-1971 (Springfield)

  • Oregon Social Learning Center: 541-743-4340

  • PeaceHealth Counseling Services: 541-685-1794

  • Roseburg Therapy: 541-654-8107

  • Vet Center: 541-465-6918 (combat veterans; also offers MST services)

  • VA Mental Health: 541-242-0440

  • White Bird Clinic: 541-342-8255

  • Willamette Family: 541-343-2993 (services for mental health & substance abuse disorders)