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Spartan Update 5-24-2019

Spartan Update 5-24-2019

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

May 24, 2019

 

Coming Events:

 

May 27                                                            NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

May 28 – 31                                                    ELA & Math State Testing

June 4                          7:45am                        Site Council Meeting

June 5                          7:00pm                        All Bands End of Year Concert

June 6                          7:00pm                        5th Grade Parent Night

June 7                                                              6th Grade Field Trip

June 7                                                              All Library Books Due

June 12                        1:00pm – 3:00pm        8th Graders to Amazon Pool

June 12 & 13               7:00pm                        Play Performance – Annie Jr.

June 14                        9:00am                        Talent Show

June 17                        7:00pm                        8th Grade Promotion

June 18                                                            Last Day of School for Students

 

STATE TESTING NEXT WEEK – MAY 28 – MAY 31

Next week we will be administering ELA and Math state testing.  Students will test for the first part of the day and then attend 3 classes in the afternoon.  See below for the bell schedule for each day of the week.

 

LOST AND FOUND

Our Lost and Found pile is overflowing!!  Please remind your student to check for lost items and you are welcome to come by and look through it.  We will be donating all of our lost and found items after the 31st of May.

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS STILL BEING ACCEPTED

There are approximately 50 yearbooks left for sale. If you would like to purchase one, please do so in the front office as the online site is now closed. If you would like to check your order status, please contact advisor, Jenn Kotlarek directly via email (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu).

 

LIBRARY BOOKS OUT AND FINAL LIBRARY BOOK DUE DATE FOR THE YEAR

All library books will be due FridayJune 7th.  Please help your student look for any overdue library books that might be at home. Overdue lists are posted outside of the library and updated weekly. There are approximately 2 weeks left for books to circulate before the final deadline, so we want all available books back in the library for as many students as possible. Any books not returned by the last day of school will be marked lost in the student’s account. We do not assign late fines, only a final bill if an item is lost and that will remain on the account until paid. Students can always stop in the library to check their account with staff or parents may email Jenn Kotlarek directly for status updates on individual accounts (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu).

 

BELL SCHEDULES FOR TESTING WEEK – MAY 28TH THROUGH MAY 31ST

 

Tuesday, May 28th and Thursday, May 30th

9:00-10:20 Testing Block #1

10:20 – 10:37 Break

10:41 – 12:01 Testing Block #2

12:01 – 12:35 Lunch

12:39 – 1:35 Period 1

1:39 – 2:35 Period 2

2:39 – 3:35 Period 3

 

Wednesday, May 29th

9:00-10:20 Testing Block #1

10:20 – 10:37 Break

10:41 – 12:01 Testing Block #2

12:01 – 12:35 Lunch

12:39 – 1:35 Period 4

1:39 – 2:35 Period 5

2:39 – 3:35 Period 6

 

Friday, May 31st

9:00 – 10:12 Testing Make Ups

10:12 – 10:27 Break

10:31 – 11:01 Advisory

11:05 – 12:01 Period 4

12:01 – 12:35 Lunch

12:39 – 1:35 Period 5

1:39 – 2:35 Period 6

 

REMOVAL OF WILDFIRE LADDER FUELS AND INVASIVE PLANT MATERIALS

RE: Letter of support for 4J School District’s proposal to remove wildfire ladder fuels and invasive plant materials in selected forested areas on school property between Edgewood Elementary and Spencer Butte Middle School.

To Whom It May Concern;

After discussing the plan with Daniel Temple, 4J Building & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, and Alex Rahmlow, Fire Planning Coordinator with Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), I am writing to express our agency’s support for the proposal put forth by Mr. Temple, as recommended by Mr. Rahmlow and ODF, to remove potential wildfire ladder fuels (dead branches and low-level, small-diameter woody material) and invasive plants  (such as English ivy, Scots broom, blackberry, and holly) in the forested area on school property between Edgewood Elementary and Spencer Butte Middle School. This proposal is in accordance with best management practices (BMPs) for both catastrophic wildfire prevention and ecological preservation/restoration.  The plan also takes into account a number of important social, legal, and aesthetic considerations, and does not involve the removal of significant living trees (those over 8” diameter). Lastly, it is  my understanding that careful site inspection will occur immediately prior to the prescribed work to ensure that nesting birds on site are not impacted (as required by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act).  Overall, this effort will be very similar to the project that the City of Eugene completed just last year on Skinner Butte, and will have significant environmental benefits/safety implications for the immediate neighborhood and the larger community.

Sincerely, Scott Altenhoff, Urban Forestry Management Analyst

Eugene Parks and Open Space, a division of Eugene Public Works

1820 Roosevelt Blvd. Eugene, OR 97402   (541)682-4817

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN RITES OF PASSAGE SUMMER ACADEMY

The African American Rites of Passage summer academy is designed to address the cultural, career, academic and social needs of high school and middle school African American and multicultural students of African descent in Lane County. The academy is crafted in an academic and cultural framework for the purpose of connecting these students with the history, literature, traditions and folklore of the experience of African people in western civilization.  This year’s session will take place July 1-25, 2019 (9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday – Thursday).  The African American Rites of Passage Summer Academy at Lane Community College is an intense three-week program designed to address the cultural, career, academic and social needs of high school and middle school African American and Multicultural students of African descent in Lane County. This academy is crafted in an academic and cultural framework for the purpose of connecting African American and Multicultural students of African descent with the history, literature, traditions and folklore of the experience of African people in western civilization.  Since 1996, the academy has successfully served over 500 African American and Multicultural students of African descent. The academy provides academic and cultural enrichment experiences and opportunities for students enrolled in grades 6 through 12. The academy functions as a catalyst and support system for students aspiring to achieve personal and professional success.  For More information and to register, visit https://www.lanecc.edu/mcc/african-american-rites-passage

 

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN RITES OF PASSAGE SUMMER ACADEMY

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Rites of Passage (APIA-ROP) is a culturally appropriate program for self-identifying APIA students and allies entering 7th – 12th grade. We strive to help enrich the lives of students through an exploration of APIA history and a greater understanding of their cultural identity through leadership development, advocacy, empowerment, and support. This summer academy provides experiential and culturally specific learning activities to assist Asian and Pacific Islander American high school and middle school students in achieving success. The primary objectives are to promote and sustain cultural awareness, understand Asian and Pacific Islander American issues, increase intercultural skills, and develop personal and community empowerment skills.  What do we do?  We explore cultural history and experiences through film and facilitated field excursions. We share family and community connections through oral history and storytelling.  We understand the importance of indigenous knowledge through the cultural protocols of Hula.  We develop leadership and communication skills through facilitated teambuilding exercises.  We prepare college portfolios that include scholarship information, application processes and essays.  Course Dates: August 5-16, 2019 Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.  The program is free due to generous support from Lane Community College and Island Arts.  For more Information and to register, visit:https://www.lanecc.edu/mcc/asian-pacific-american-rites-passage-academy

 

2019 SOUTH EUGENE CROSS COUNTRY KICK OFF MEETING

The SEHS Cross Country Team is having an important meeting for any 8th students/parents interested in cross country on Monday, June 3rd at 3:45 pm at the track shed (located at the far end of the track).  This is an important meeting for brand new participants whether incoming freshmen or people from other years thinking about cross country as well as returning athletes. We will go over summer expectations, set forth the goals and requirements for camp participation, and review summer training and our season to come.  For more information visit:http://spikewrench.com/eug/south/xc/#   Any 8th grader is welcome to come to the early summer workouts without registering to see if they like it, then decide to join.

 

FAMILY BIKE RIDE WITH 4J SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, GEARS AND PEACEHEALTH RIDES

Everyone is welcome to join on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30pm, starting behind the 4j School District Office at 200 North Monroe.  We are going on an easy bike ride around the river path for about 45 minutes to an hour on a car-free and low stress route. We’ll talk about and practice bike safety. A great time to meet new friends and families! No bike? No problem! PeaceHealth rides will be there with bikes to lend for adults and Safe Routes to School can lend bikes for kids. Call 541-516-0887 to reserve.

 

SEHS BASKETBALL CAMP

South Eugene Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Camp will take place June 19th through the 22nd from 9:30am-12:00pm each day.  The director of the camp is Dave Hancock, South Eugene Head Boys Basketball Coach.  Register on-line at: https://www.familyid.com/programs/south-eugene-girls-and-boys-basketball-camp

 

ROSE CHILDRENTS THEATER

Rose Children’s Theatre is proud to present the fall junior musical, Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!  For more information, visit our website at https://rosechildrenstheatre.org/auditions-2/