Twin Oaks Elementary
May 31, 2022
Dear Twin Oaks Families,
4J Parent and Family Engagement and Partnership Survey: As of today only 3 Twin Oaks families have completed the district survey that was shared in last week's newsletter. Our school will receive the survey results for Twin Oaks Elementary. The staff is very interested in what our families share in this survey. We are currently working on our school's Continuous Improvement Plan and the information from the survey will be important as we develop goals for our school. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey. It is important.
iPad, Chargers and Charging Cables Need to be Returned: We are collecting all iPads as well as the chargers and charging cables that were assigned to the students. Most of the iPads have been collected but we are missing many chargers. Chargers are expensive for us to replace. Please send back any technology that belongs to the school with your student.
TOSA Fundraiser: Our TOSA group has organized another fundraiser at Tap and Growler. If you purchase food and/or beverages between Sunday, June 5th and Thursday, June 9th, Tap and Growler will donate 15% of the sale to our school. We appreciate our local businesses that support schools in our area.
Volunteering at Twin Oaks: There have been fewer opportunities to volunteer at Twin Oaks since the beginning of the pandemic. As restrictions are lifted we will be able to welcome volunteers into our school, classrooms and library. Our hope is that in September we will be open to all volunteers. Many of you do not have a current volunteer application completed and the required documentation submitted. If you are considering volunteering in the future please review the information on the 4J website. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Jacelyn or myself.
Volunteer Application and Guidelines
- Volunteer Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability
- Volunteer Application
- About Background Checks for Volunteers
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Ms. Denisa Taylor
Eugene 4J Parent and Family Engagement and Partnership Survey
Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will be used to inform our efforts to continually improve our district, our schools, and our partnership with parents to help students succeed.
If you have more than one student attending school in Eugene School District 4J and have had a different experience for different students, please fill out a separate survey for each student. That provides the schools with information specific to each student’s individual educational experience.
If you have questions or input regarding this survey, please call the Instruction Department at 541-790-7550. Once again, thank you for your time and input.
Invitation to the Kindergarten Celebration for our Kindergarten Families
A Message for our 5th Grade Families
Hello Twin Oaks 5th grade Parents and Guardians,
Kennedy Middle School will be hosting a Welcome to Kennedy Night via Zoom for all incoming 6th grade parents and guardians. Please join us on Wednesday, June 15th from 6:00-7:00 as we go over what to expect here at Kennedy Middle School, and then open the call for Q and A.
We look forward to you joining us via zoom: https://4J-lane-edu.zoom.us/j/4189963543?pwd=Q0ErMGhvTUZ2OFVFL21RN3h3ck1vQT09
If you can't make it, we will record the zoom session and send out the link for viewing at your convenience. We will also be hosting a Welcome to Kennedy open house in early September. More details to come soon!
Hope to see you June 15th!
Interim Principal - Kennedy Middle School
What is AVID Elementary?
This is our 2nd year as an AVID Elementary school. There are only 6 AVID Elementary schools in the Eugene 4J School District - Awbrey Park, Chávez, Spring Creek, McCornack, Edison and Twin Oaks Elementary.
By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.
Our teachers are strong AVID educators and our students are learning valuable skills. Below are photos of some of the tools and strategies that are being taught.
AVID @ Twin Oaks Elementary - Year End Share
Tap and Growler Fundraiser for Twin Oaks Elementary - June 5th-9th
This annual resource contains recreation, respite, support, and service opportunities that families of children with disabilities can access.
Kids in Transition to School (KITS) Summer Program
The Eugene Kids In Transition to School (KITS) summer program is intended for students who will be entering kindergarten in Fall, 2022.
During the KITS program your kids will:
*Learn to make friends & cooperate
*Build beginning reading & counting skills
*Learn skills to reduce parenting stress
*Learn how to connect with your child’s school
KITS is free and open to all incoming Kindergarten students! We encourage all interested families to apply. Families will be notified about the status of their application by the start of June .
KITS is a 2 hour program and will run 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 28, 2022 through August 18, 2022. KITS will be located at three regional locations:
- Chávez Elementary
- Holt Elementary
- River Road Elementary/El Camino del Río.
- Transportation will be available.
- Morning and afternoon options available.
- The Eugene KITS Summer Program follows the Eugene School District COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
- For questions or assistance, please contact Gretta Sagolla at 541-790-7709.
- Please apply by Monday, May 23rd.
URL to link to English Application: https://forms.gle/WoPp1KC3R4BGGjmX6
URL to link to Spanish Application: https://forms.gle/LZZki5yo9PdtHK9J7
Care Solace - A Resource for 4J Families, Students and Staff
4J families, does your student or a family member need help with mental health care? Eugene School District 4J is providing students, staff and their families free access to Care Solace, a confidential care coordination service, to help provide an additional layer of care and address the growing need for mental health care and substance abuse treatment.
Care Solace will connect you to verified community care providers matched to your needs, including providers that accept your medical insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or sliding scale options for those without insurance. Their care companion team is always available. Get help finding care providers that meet your needs at caresolace.com/eugene or call 888-515-0595 anytime, day or night, in any language. (Note, Care Solace is not a mental health service provider or emergency response service. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255.)
Familias de 4J, ¿Necesitan ayuda con la atención de salud mental de algún miembro de su familia? El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J brinda a los estudiantes, el personal y sus familias acceso gratuito a Care Solace, un servicio confidencial de coordinación de cuidados, para ayudar a proporcionar una capa adicional de atención a la salud mental y tratamiento de abuso de sustancias para abordar la creciente necesidad de atención mental.
Care Solace le conectará con proveedores de atención comunitaria verificados que se ajusten a sus necesidades, incluidos los proveedores que aceptan su seguro médico, Medicaid, Medicare u opciones de pago por escala de ingresos para aquellos sin seguro. Su equipo de acompañantes de cuidados siempre está disponible. Obtenga la ayuda de contactos que satisfaga sus necesidades en caresolace.com/eugene o llame al 888-515-0595 en cualquier momento, de día o de noche, en cualquier idioma. (Tenga en cuenta que Care Solace no es el proveedor de los servicios de salud mental ni un servicio de respuesta a emergencias. En caso de una emergencia de vida o muerte, llame al 911 o a la Línea Nacional de Suicidio al 800-273-8255).