Cheetah Chatter

César E. Chávez Elementary School

January 2021

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

School Office Hours 8:00 am-3:30 pm

541-790-5300

gee_a@4j.lane.edu

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

facebook.com/CesarChavezCheetahs

A Message From Ms. Pearson

Dear Parents and Families,


Welcome back from Winter Break. Our staff is rested, rejuvenated, and ready to jump back into learning with your children! See the Wellness section below for ways that Chávez staff members are committing to keep themselves healthy in the new year.


There is a lot of talk in the air right now about returning to In-Person Hybrid learning, and what shifts will need to take place in order to make that happen. As you know, some families do not want to return in-person, and here in 4J, we do have options for continuing to learn online for the rest of the year. There are many moving parts to all this, and the best place for updated information is the 4J website. On the main page, there is a dropdown menu called CORONAVIRUS with links to the latest updates, FAQ, and resources.


In the meantime, here at Chávez we are focusing on our students, and how we can all do our best every day. To get students back in the swing of things after Winter Break, teachers are leading discussions about how to keep materials organized during distance learning. Some guiding questions are: What should I write on? Where should I keep my pens and pencils? Where should I keep all the school stuff? How do I make sure my iPad is charged? By thinking of these things ahead of time, and making a plan, students are set up for success.


Thank you all for your continued partnership. Please remember that Chávez is more than just a place for academics. We are also here to support with family needs like food, clothing, and mental health. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need help finding resources.


Take care,

Ms. Deirdre Pearson, Principal

Spotlight On...The Learning Center Staff

FREE LUNCH DELIVERY FOR ALL SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN. CLICK ON THE FOOD RESOURCES LINK BELOW.

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ALL STUDENTS CAN RIDE LTD FOR FREE !!

LTD will continue letting students ride for free (without a current pass) until schools return to in-person instruction.

Staff Favorites for Wellness and Self-Care in 2021

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CHEETAH PACK NEWS:

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Make School Attendance a Priority

ONE THING YOU CAN DO: Communicate with the School

    • Contact your child’s teacher(s) and let them know how to reach you.

    • Get and post your child’s class schedule and log in information on the refrigerator or your child’s desk.

    • Practice logging in to virtual classes and make a plan for supporting learning for children. Contact the school if you need help logging in.

    • Call the office if your child will be absent or if you have questions about our attendance policy. 541-790-5300.

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DATES TO KNOW

January Dates to Remember

Jan.12 PACK Meeting

Jan. 18 No School - MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 21 School Supply Pick-up Day

Jan. 25 Site Council Meeting

Jan. 28 Last Day of Semester 1

Jan. 29 Inservice Day

Feb. 1 Semester 2 Begins

March 22-26 Spring Break



Click here for the full-year 4J Elementary Calendar.

TITLE ONE READING GROUP REMINDER



Dear Title One Families,

Welcome back to school! We've missed you and are looking forward to seeing you every day in our Title One reading groups. Here are some reminders about the Title One reading group schedule and supplies that students need.


Title One Reading Groups meet the following days and times:

Kinder: 9:50-10:20 M, Tu, Th, F No group on Wed

First: 8:35-9:05 M, Tu, Th, F and 8:50-9:20 Wed

Second: 11:10-11:40 M, Tu, Th, F and 11:25-11:55 Wed

Third: 10:25-10:55 M, Tu, Th, F and 10:05-10:35 Wed

Fourth: 9:10-9:40 M, Tu, Th, F No group on Wed

Fifth: 11:45-12:15 M, Tu, Th, F No group on Wed


Please make sure your child has his/her supplies ready when they come to their Title One reading group.

1st grade needs the Blue Folder with stories or workbook pages, their manila folder with velcro letters inside and a spiral notebook or paper and pencil.

2nd and 3rd grade needs the blue folder with stories or workbook pages, a spiral notebook or paper and pencil. (Ms. Alice's third grade groups have two green workbooks.)

4th grade has a three ring binder called Dreams on Wheels and also needs a spiral notebook or paper and pencil.


If your child needs another spiral notebook or has lost his/her Title One Reading book or workbook please email Ms. Alice at williamson@4j.lane.edu and she will get another one ready for you to pick up at the next supply distribution day.


Sincerely,

Alice Williamson, Debra McIntosh and Steve Korin

Title One Coordinators

LIBRARY CHECKOUT

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Library Checkout is Happening Now!

Great news! Students are now able to borrow library books from our Chávez library. Books can be checked out online in advance, then the book will be pulled from the shelf and brought to the office for pickup. The first pickup day is December 3rd.


To check out a book, visit the 4J Virtual Library and click on Follett Destiny. Select "Chávez Elementary" and log in with the username and password on your Clever Badge. Click "HOLD" to check out a book. The book will be here waiting for you at the next library book pickup day. See your teacher for more information.


BOOK PICKUPS WILL BE THE 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.

DURING BUILDING OFFICE HOURS: 8 A.M.- 4 P.M.

NEW LIBRARY NEWS. CLICK THE LINK TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING!!

AVID CORNER

We are kicking off 2021 with a focus on organization. As we all know, organization in the physical classroom looks different than in distance learning. In December, we rolled out an "organizational menu" to be shared on Seesaw and in Zoom. Using the options provided in this lesson, students can identify how to best organize their materials and learning space. Our next step will be to help students set a goal around their organizational needs and put a plan in place to achieve that goal.

SITE COUNCIL NEWS

SITE COUNCIL DID NOT MEET IN THE SHORT MONTH OF DECEMBER.

OUR NEXT MEETING IS JANUARY 25TH.

CHAVEZ DAILY SCHEDULE BY GRADE

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TECHNOLOGY HELP

PARENT TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

  • Parents and students, go to https://technologysupport.4j.lane.edu/ to view online materials and instructions for iPads, App Troubleshooting/Tutorials, and Internet/Hotspots.
  • To get help with a technology issue, click HERE to submit a Help Request ticket to our 4J Tech Team. Someone will read your message and contact you.
  • To leave a voicemail at our support line, call 541-790-7770 or 541-790-7531 for Spanish.

4J Technology Agreement: Appropriate Use and Protection Plan

Click below to read about the 4J Tech Use Guidelines (updated 10/20/2020). This document summarizes the expectations for technology use and guidelines for distance learning. Also included is a device protection plan, including cost to you if your technology is lost, broken or damaged. Please take the time to read this important information.