SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE
September 14, 2018
Sept. 21 Picture Day
Sept. 26 7:00pm Open House
Oct. 10 6:45am – 4:00pm 8th Grade Field Trip to Lava Butte
Oct. 11 NO SCHOOL – Mid-Trimester Grading
Oct. 12 NO SCHOOL – Statewide Inservice
Oct. 14 11:00am – 4:00pm Autumn Gift Show/Fundraiser
Oct. 26 9:00am Picture Retakes
Oct. 26 6:00pm – 8:00pm Dance/Activity Night
Thank you Spencer Butte families, for a strong start to the year! ParentVue is an on-line parent/guardian portal that offers secure, private access to school and student information including assignments, grades, attendance, school calendar and teacher contact details for all students you have enrolled in the school district. If you have not accessed ParentVue before, please e-mail or call Salena Bowen (email@example.com)for an activation key to set up your account. We will also available at Open House to set up access and assist if needed.
WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Our website is currently being updated to a different format. We apologize for the inconvenience during this time and will let you know when the new website is up and running.
SAVE THE DATE – AUTUMN GIFT SHOW AT SPENCER BUTTE
Please plan to join us on Sunday, October 14th anytime from 11:00am to 4:00pm. We will be hosting our first ever Autumn Gift show with a variety of vendors with goods such as aromatherapy, bath products, jewelry, massage, pottery, clothing, pillows, plants, honey, fine art, soaps and a whole lot more. Raffles and a Silent Auction will be held throughout the day as a fundraiser for Spencer Butte. If you are interested in having a vendor booth please contact Jill Krol (541-654-8957 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Picture day is on Friday, September 21st. Picture order packets will be sent home with students next week.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS (OBOB) TEAM
We are still seeking a volunteer to help with our Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) team this year. In order for Spencer Butte to participate we need to start up our team very soon. Generally, the meetings take place once a week with a team of students. Check out this website for more details (https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/). The books are already here and all administrative tasks will be taken care of for you. If you would like to work with an enthusiastic group of students that LOVE to read, please contact Jennifer Kotlarek (email@example.com) and she can help get things organized with you.
PICTURE DAY PARENT VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for 2 parents to help with picture day on Friday, September 21st from 8:45am to 3:15pm. In exchange for your time you will receive your student pictures for free. If you are interested, please contact Heather Acharya – Acharya_h@4j.lane.edu
OPERATION SCHOOL BELL
Operation School Bell (Eugene Assistance League) provides new clothing, shoes and personal grooming products to children from families with need. There will be shopping events in October and we currently have 15 more spots available. If you would like to be considered for this program, please contact Heather Acharya in the front office – 541-790-8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, The Assistance League of Eugene has a Gently Used Thrift Shop located at 1149 Willamette Street. Quality clothing, linens and household items as well as books and magazines are available for very affordable prices. The shop is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday throughSaturday.
Please bring Box Tops into the school office. Box Tops are found on hundreds of participating products throughout your grocery store. General Mills, Betty Crocker®, Pillsbury®, Kleenex® and Ziploc® are just a few of the brands you’ll recognize. Although Box Tops coupons appear on most sizes and flavors of participating brands, there are a few exceptions.
SING WITH THE OREGON CHILDREN’S CHOIR!
The Oregon Children’s Choir welcomes K-12th graders to join one of our fun and inspiring choirs for the 2018-2019 school year! Develop new singing techniques, learn new songs and make new friends. Choirs meet once per week and perform four concerts per year. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. Registration and information at www.oregonchildrenschoir.org.
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS
In these tough economic times, many families are finding their finances tighter than ever. The school meal program may be able to help. The program is confidential, easy, and good for both your budget and our school. A new application (one per household) must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Applications are available online (https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp/default.aspx), in the school office, and at the 4J Education Center (200 North Monroe, Eugene), and can be returned to your school or to the 4J Education Center.
VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS
Community and parent volunteers new to a school need to complete an online volunteer background check at – https://www.helpcounterweb.com/welcome/apply.php?district=eugene. All information on the application is sensitive and will be maintained in a confidential manner.