Spartan Update 8-30-2019

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

August 30, 2019

Coming Events:

Sept. 3                 11:00am – 3:00pm                    Back in Business Day – Drop in

Sept. 4             9:00am – 3:35pm                    First Day for 6th Graders and WEB Leaders

Sept. 5             9:00am – 3:35pm                    All Students Report

Sept. 5             6:00pm – 7:00pm                    Family Ice Cream Social

Sept. 10           7:00pm – 8:00pm                    SBMS Parent Meeting

Sept. 19           7:00pm – 8:00pm                    Parent Information Night – Topic: Middle School Success

Sept. 20                                                           Picture Day

Sept. 26           6:00pm – 7:45pm                    Open House

BACK IN BUSINESS DAY – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD

Drop in any time between 11:00am and 3:00pm to pay fees, pick up schedules and learn about volunteer opportunities.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 6TH GRADE

This day is designed to welcome our 6th grade students to Spencer Butte Middle School.  WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) leaders will work in groups to provide 6thgraders with information about Spencer Butte and strategies that will help them be successful in middle school.  Students will go through their class schedule and practice their locker combinations as well.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Please come to our Family Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 5th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Meet and socialize with other SBMS families.  We will be serving several different flavors of ice cream from Prince Pucklers, including a dairy-free option, for a suggested donation of one dollar per bowl.

PARENT VUE

ParentVue is an on-line parent/guardian portal that offers secure, private access to school and student information including assignments, grades, attendance, calendar and teacher contact details for all middle and high school students you have enrolled in the school district.  If you have not accessed ParentVue before, please e-mail or call Salena Bowen (bowen_s@4j.lane.edu) for an activation key to set up your account.  We will also available at Back in Business to set up access and assist if needed.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS (OBOB) TEAM

We are seeking a couple of volunteer coaches 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 have been ordered and all administrative tasks will be taken care of for you. If you would like to work with an enthusiastic group of students who LOVE to read, please contact Jennifer Kotlarek (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu) and she will help get things organized with you.

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/), 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.

BUS ROUTES ONLINE

You can use this service to find out where the nearest bus stops are located and whether your student is eligible for bus transportation.  Go tohttp://www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/ enter your address and your student’s grade level, then click on the school name to see the bus stop near your home.

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.