April 3-7

 Week at a Glance 

  • 27-31 – No School – Spring Break
  • 3 – No School; 2nd Trimester Grading Day
  • 4 – 3rd Trimester Begins
  • 7 – Early Release; 12:45 PM (Advisory, 1, 2, & 3)

Coming Soon

  • 10 – 8th Grade Party Planning meeting; 6:30 PM
  • 10 – Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting (Parent Group); 7:00 PM
  • 11 – Site Council; 3:40 PM
  • 13 – Track Meet

You can always check the Kelly calendar on our website for days off and early release days. The Kelly calendar has been revised to reflect the changes made by the school board for make-up weather days.
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8th Grade Promotion Party
Your Help Needed!
Party planning is under way for the 8th grade Promotion. It’s a tradition for the 8th grade parents to plan a party/dance at the school following the 8th grade promotion at the end of the year. We need lots more help to plan a successful event. The next meeting will April 10, 6:30 pm in the Kelly Library. Hope to see you there!

High School Science Curriculum Open House
New curriculum is being considered for 4J high school science classes. Parents and students are invited to a science adoption open house to learn about and give feedback on the curriculum being considered — Tuesday, April 4, 5–6 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Oregon’s academic standards for science have changed. Our school district is looking to adopt new high school science curriculum to replace aging learning materials, using bond funds approved by voters in 2013. New science curriculum already has been adopted for elementary and middle schools. Now, updated curricula are being considered and community input is invited for five high school science courses: physical science, biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics.

Curriculum recommendations will be considered by the school board for adoption this spring. New materials could be in use as soon as next fall.

AVID Strides for Education Run/Walk
Please read about this healthy way to support our school!  On April 9, 2017, we are joining all middle and high schools to participate in the 1st Annual “Eugene 4J 6K Strides for Education” run/walk to celebrate AVID and raise funds to support this program in each of our schools.  On-line registration ($20 for adults; $10 for 4J students) is now available at the following link:  http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/4j-6k-strides-for-education.html

This will be a professionally managed 6 kilometer run/walk on the bike path along the banks of the Willamette River.  The proceeds will support having college tutors at our school, sending students on college visit field trips, and more.

Parents and friends, in case you didn’t know, our school is one of many AVID sites in the Eugene School District.  AVID is a college and career readiness system; it stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”   Hundreds of 4J teachers have been trained to utilize AVID strategies to improve instructional practice.  You can learn more about AVID at http://www.avid.org

Tweens, Teens and Technology
A workshop for parents to learn the basics about social media and cyber safety will be held Tuesday, April 18 at the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley.

Breakout Sessions

  • Rebecca Fitkin; Looking Glass Human Trafficking Expert
  • Local Detectives and Juvenile Prosecutor
  • Technology Gurus
  • REV: Youth-led education group

Location: 1545 W 22nd, Eugene, OR
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Childcare and refreshments are provided
RSVP encouraged, please call 541-682-5312.
Hosted By: Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth (ECASEY)

Office Reminders

Picking Your Student Up Early?
If it’s a pre-planned appointment just send a note with your student. They show the note to their teacher to be excused from class and then they drop the note by the office to check out. They can then be in the office waiting for you! If you forget to send a note or have something unexpected come up please call the office with as much advanced notice as possible so we have time to locate your student and get them up to the office. This helps eliminate unnecessary class interruptions.

ParentVue is available for you to be able to monitor your student’s grades. Activation code information was sent home with your student at the beginning of October. If you did receive your activation code, please contact the front office. ParentVue is now available for Android or iPhone users just go to the app store and download for free.

Contacting Teachers
Do you have questions about how your student is doing? You can reach teachers through an email or a phone call. Simply go to the Staff Directory page on the Kelly website. There you will find staff email addresses and phone numbers.

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