Spartan Update 5-31-2019

Spartan Update 5-31-2019


May 31, 2019


Coming Events:


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 to Seal Rock

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 14                                                            Fun Day – Modified Bell Schedule

June 17                        7:00pm                        8th Grade Promotion

June 18                                                            Last Day of School for Students



The dance that was scheduled for June 7th has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict with the South Eugene High School Graduation.  Instead, we have rescheduled the DJ to come during the school day on June 14th for our fun day.



This week 6th and 7th graders were given elective forecasting sheets for next year.  Please check in with your student about this and get it turned in as soon as possible.  There are copies of the form attached to this email for your convenience and extra copies in the front office.



Spencer Butte 8th graders will be finishing their middle school years soon!  Family and friends of all of our 8th graders are invited to join us on Monday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Gym for the 8th Grade Promotion.  Be sure to mark your calendars, and join us as we celebrate the achievements of our 8th graders.  If your student will not be attending the promotion ceremony please contact Heather Acharya (acharya_h@4j.lane.ed)



Congratulations to all of our students that participated in the Brain Bowl Competition today at LCC.  Over 200 Lane County students, which made up 39 teams, competed today.  Congratulations to Bilii Blackhorn, Hailey Bull, Augustus Fox, Charlie Fox, Chiara Gianforti, Mizuki Maddock and Gavin Stecher whose team won 2nd Place in the 5th/6th Division.  In addition, Ryan Carey, Rowan Davis, Brendan Fingal, Nick Fox, Callaway Macovis, Sofia Tassi and Izel Tavallai’s team who won 3rd place in the 7/8 Division.  We are so proud of our students!



Interested in learning a new sport or improving your skills? Want a fun, welcoming and inclusive environment for all levels of experience and athleticism, that focuses on being kind, respectful, and spirited? You should try playing ultimate frisbee! This summer, Eugene Middle School Ultimate (a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides youth ultimate leagues and camps) will have three middle school camps that are perfect ways to introduce yourself to the sport of ultimate or really hone your skills. The camps are all co-ed, for incoming 5th graders to outgoing 8th graders, and feature an excellent group of professional counselors. The three camps are June 24th-28th, July 22nd-26th and August 19th-23rd – each camp runs from 9 am – 3 pm. Camp registration costs $180, but we offer scholarships for any students who need, so cost should not be a deterrent. Players will also receive a disc and shirt, and the opportunity to win other fun prizes. Head to our website ( to register and for more info!  There is also a fall and spring league between school based teams, so your player could continue to play next year as well (Spencer Butte has had a strong team the last 4 years and we hope to see new players this fall!). We have heard from countless parents and players about how much they appreciate the way ultimate and our league operates and focuses on inclusivity and fun, and less on pressured competition. Our community has been life changing for many and we hope to continue to grow and expand! If you have any questions about summer camps, EMSU, or ultimate in general, reach out to EMSU’s Executive Director Russell Arkin at