Family Resource Newsletter

César E. Chávez Elementary School

May 1, 2021

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

Office Hours 8:00 am-3:30 pm

541-790-5389

Angie Gee, Family Resource Coordinator

gee_a@4j.lane.edu

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

facebook.com/CesarChavezCheetahs

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER


We are very excited for our Family Resource Center and all we will have to offer! Stay tuned and visit this page often!


If you read the March newsletter or called the school office lately you may have noticed that I am no longer the School Secretary. We were fortunate to receive funding to staff a Family Resource Coordinator here at Chávez. Landing this job and being able to focus on families is my dream job!

As we talk about what our Family Resource Center can offer to families, I can't help but think of the many resources, classes, and just the "safe space" I wish I would've had as a kid in public education. And as a parent, I think of the resources I could've used when my own sons were in school.


One of the big ones that stands out is the importance for us as parents to be involved in our child's education. Parents make a huge difference in the educational success of their child. Sometimes we hear that a parent's school experience wasn't all that great, but trust me, times have changed. We are partners with you, we believe in the whole child, and we are here to help guide you. You are not alone!


We are making plans to offer more parent education and connection opportunities for the fall. If there is something that you would like to learn more about, please let me know. We want to make sure to offer classes that will be beneficial for families.


I look forward to sharing this space with you when we are able to have families back in the building.


I do hope you stop by and say hi!

VOLUNTEERING

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 4J schools and facilities are closed to volunteers and visitors until further notice. We look forward to seeing our amazing volunteers again, possibly later this school year.


If you'd like to volunteer when we are able to have families in the building please click on the link below and fill out this form. It can take up to 14 days for clearance to volunteer. https://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/volunteers/

Some of the resources we are able to provide

The 4j Wrap Team has worked hard in compiling much needed supports for our families. This is not a complete list.


  • Food deliveries for families that don't have transportation
  • Connection to counseling programs
  • Help with filling out forms to get on housing wait lists
  • Bilingual/bi-cultural assistance
  • Resource for help with paying utilities
  • Clothes for students
  • Health resources for families

COUNSELING - MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Ms. Shannon, our school Social Worker, is available to support you and your students. For more intensive or ongoing needs, she can support you in accessing community based services. She can be contacted at 541-790-5383 or sell_s@4j.lane.edu.


Many of our local mental health resources are also listed below. Also included below is a partial list of crisis and mental health resources for youth and families in our area.


We partner with Roseburg Therapy to offer onsite appointments for students receiving their services during non COVID times. For right now Roseburg Therapy is offering support to families and students through telehealth.

PARENTING RESOURCES

Parent groups and events newsletter. Thank you to Jaime Hock for keeping this updated.


https://www.smore.com/n1f7t

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES

We are fortunate in the Eugene community to have CCS available for our families. Some of the resources they have to offer are listed here. If you need assistance with communicating or filling out forms with CCS please let me know.



  • Energy Assistance
  • Family Support
  • Food and Emergency help
  • Immigration legal services
  • SNAP (food stamp) enrolllment
  • Rental assistance
  • Cold weather motel shelter program
  • Partner agency connections


https://www.ccslc.org/

FOOD BAGS PROVIDED EVERY WEEK FOR UP TO 30 FAMILIES

First United Methodist Church of Eugene partners with Chávez in providing 30 bags of food for individual families every week. This partnership has been going on for several years and we are fortunate to continue this much needed resource. The food bags are delivered to the school every Wednesday after 11:30 am. If you are in need of a food bag please let us know. If you would like to pick one up every week we will add your name to the list, otherwise they are first come first served.

FREE MEAL BOX PICKUP FOR CHILDREN BEGINS MAY 5TH

Beginning May 5, Eugene School District 4J will provide 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger free grab-and-go meal boxes every Wednesday in place of the weekly food box delivery.


The weekly meal boxes can be picked up between 12:45–2:15 p.m. at all 4J middle schools, except Arts & Technology Academy.


Each meal box contains four “heat and eat” breakfasts and lunches, plus five dinner meals. Vegetarian, no gluten, reduced-fat milk/soy milk options, and other dietary restrictions or allergen options are available.

When: Wednesdays, May 5–June 30, 12:45–2:15 p.m.

Where:

Eligibility Information

  • Meal boxes are for ANY child age 18 and under
  • No income requirements apply, and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
  • Children do not need to be students in 4J

Free school meals will continue to be available through the summer and the 2021–22 school year.


COVID-19 protocols: Please keep in mind that masks must be worn and social distancing rules must be observed at all times. Students and families picking up meals must wear masks covering their nose, mouth and chin, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from any person who is not a member of their immediate household.

CLOTHES FOR STUDENTS

Have your children grown so much that they are in need of clothes? Please email or call me the sizes your child wears. We have a partnership with Bags of Love and I will make the request and pick up the clothes for you.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Looking for affordable housing or need transition housing?

https://www.svdp.us/what-we-do/affordable-housing/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RENT MORATORIUM EXTENDED AND OTHER FEDERAL SUPPORTS

Below is a PDF about the rent moratorium being extended until June 30, 2021 and other supports.