Twin Oaks Elementary
January 6, 2020
Happy New Year! I hope this newsletter finds you and your family healthy and well. We are very excited to have our students back at school after the Winter Break.
Read-a-Thon: The Twin Oaks Elementary Read-a-Thon is a TOSA sponsored event and is scheduled for January. Information will be sent home with your child soon. We have an amazing school library with a vast collection of fiction and non-fiction books. Our classroom teachers and library volunteers help your children find appropriate and interesting books every week. Families encouraging students to read those books is critical.
Ms. Denisa Taylor
The Power of Reading Every Day
Encourage your children to read over the Winter Break. Research has proven that 15 minutes of reading every day may be one of the most important things we can do for our students’ long-term outcomes. Reading for pleasure builds reading comprehension, increases background knowledge which is useful in all content areas, and increases student vocabulary skills. Reading has also been shown to increase our understanding of human behavior and help us to empathize with others.
SAVE THE DATE: Parent Symposium with Student Services Department
The Student Services Department is hosting some Parent Symposium Events this year and our kick-off event is January 13th from 6-7 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Education Center located at 200 North Monroe St. The topic for this event will surround Student Services visioning process and Student Success Act priorities. We hope to see you there. If you are in need of a translator please contact Kathy Anthony at 541-790-7868 and we will arrange for that.
We look forward to our partnership and collaboration,
SSD Leadership Team
Winter Weather Information for Eugene 4J
How to know if schools are closed or delayed
No news = No change
When winter weather makes conditions hazardous, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.
There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days:
- Sign up to receive text-message alerts via Twitter 4j.lane.edu/weather/#texts
- Check 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu
- Follow 4J on social media:
- Tune in to local radio and television news stations
If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.
Parents of students who ride school buses that have alternate snow routes have been informed of what to do. Snow route information is available on the snow routes page.
If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored
Link for more Winter Weather Information: