Twin Oaks Elementary
January 9, 2023
Dear Twin Oaks Families,
Our Twin Oaks families are very important to us. We are excited to share some fun future events scheduled for our families and community. We have planned a Heart Crafts Family Night, an Art Walk Family Night , and a Talent Show. There are also two fundraisers that will involve your children and family. The annual Read-a-thon and the very popular Fun Run fundraiser. The dates are listed below. Please add these events to your calendars.
TOSA Fundraiser: Our parent group has organized another fundraiser for our school. Hot Mama's Wings has generously offered to donate 15% of your bill to Twin Oaks Elementary. Plan on wings for dinner on Tuesday, January 24th. You can print the flyer or show them an electronic copy.
TOSA Meeting: The January TOSA Meeting is tomorrow/Tuesday at 6:30pm. We will be meeting on Zoom. We would love to have you join the meeting and learn how you can get involved and support your child's school. Zoom LINK
School Choice Activities: January is School Choice season in the Eugene School District 4J. I have included information in this newsletter. If you know a family interested in attending Twin Oaks Elementary please share with them two events that are scheduled this month. We will host a Virtual Information Night via Zoom (LINK) on Wednesday, January 18th, 6:00-7:00pm. We have also scheduled a tour of our school on Thursday, January 19th, 9:00-10:00am.
Martin Luther King Holiday: Each year on the third Monday of January, America honors the birth, life, and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As this is a Federal holiday all Eugene School District 4J schools will be closed. No school on Monday, January 16th.
Thank you for the care and support you provide our staff. We appreciate our community.
Ms. Denisa Taylor
TOSA Fundraiser ~ Hot Mama's Wings
Mrs. Miller's Counseling News
Twin Oaks Families: If you haven't seen the classic 1987 film The Princess Bride, I recommend that you do so immediately. Not only is it hilariously entertaining, but so many people make references to its iconic one-liners that your pop culture IQ will increase immediately!
4J Parent News
The district is working with a national foundation to reduce suicide and substance misuse and strengthen mental health services at 4J's high schools for lasting change. Over the next three years, the JED Foundation, through its JED High School program, will provide 4J's high schools with expert support, best practices and guidance to protect student mental health and prevent suicide.
Upcoming Family Events for our Twin Oaks Community
School Choice Time in Eugene School District 4J
It’s School Choice Time
See what our schools offer!
In Eugene School District 4J, students may request to enroll in any school. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.
January is school choice season: Virtual school choice visits and in-person school visits are scheduled in the month of January. 4J residents must apply between January 1 and January 31 to be included in the annual school choice lottery. Non-district residents must apply for an interdistrict transfer between March 1 and March 31 to be included in the lottery.
Who needs to apply: All students who wish to enroll in a school other than their neighborhood school must submit an application. This includes incoming siblings of current students, students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year, and fifth grade students who want to enroll in a middle school other than their neighborhood school. Their enrollment is not automatic.
Who does not need to apply: If your student is already enrolled in our school and has not moved, you do not need to reapply to continue attending our school next year.
See our schools: If you or any of your friends are interested in exploring school choice options, all 4J schools will hold virtual visits or in-person info sessions with an opportunity to ask questions during the month of January. Additionally, the district is holding school choice information sessions on January 10 at 6pm in English and January 12 at 6 p.m. in Spanish. Visit 4j.lane.edu/choice for details.
If you know a family interested in attending Twin Oaks Elementary please share with them two events that are scheduled this month. We will host a Virtual Information Night via Zoom (link) on Wednesday, January 18th, 6:00-7:00pm. We have also scheduled a tour of our school on Thursday, January 19th, 9:00-10:00am.
More information: www.4j.lane.edu/choice
Winter Weather: Be In The Know
How to find out if there is a change:
- Receive text message from the district (if you are not currently receiving occasional text messages with important information from 4J, learn how)
- Check the district website, www.4j.lane.edu
- Follow 4J social media: Facebook, Twitter @4Jweather & @4Jschools
- Tune in to local radio and television news stations
No News = No Change. School closures and other changes are decided early in the morning and announced by all of these methods before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedules, there will NOT be an announcement.
Twin Oaks Elementary
Location: Twin Oaks Elementary School, Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR, USA