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Spartan Update 11-27-2019

Spartan Update 11-27-2019

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

November 27, 2019

Coming Events:

Nov. 28 & 29                                                  NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2                                                              NO SCHOOL – Trimester Grading Day

Dec. 3                                                              Beginning of 2nd Trimester

Dec. 6              7:00pm – 9:00pm                    Dance/Activity Night

Dec. 10            7:00pm                                    Parent Meeting – Topic: iPads

Dec. 12            7:00pm                                    7th/8th Grade Band Concert w/Jazz Band

Dec. 16                                                            All School Field Trip to Duck Women’s Basketball Game

Dec. 18                                                            Dine and Donate at BJ’s Restaurant

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                                              Winter Break

Jan. 6                                                               NO SCHOOL – Professional Development

Jan. 7                                                               Classes Resume

ACTIVITY NIGHT WILL BE CANCELLED IF WE DO NOT HAVE VOLUNTEERS

On Friday, December 6th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, we will be having another Activity Night/Dance.  During middle school years, it is imperative to keep family and school connections strong.  We also feel it is important for us to offer safe activities for our students, as these activities help build community and encourage fun connections with our students and school. We really need at least 12 volunteers to make this a successful/safe event for our students.  If you can help out, Please contact Heather Acharya (acharya_h@4j.lane.edu) to volunteer.

DONATE 3 NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND GET ENTRY TO THE DANCE FOR $3

Student Council has organized a way to support our school based food drive by reducing dance entry for those who bring in non-perishable food items.  Dance bracelets will go on sale Thursday and Friday during the school day and the reduced price will be honored at the door the night of the dance as well.  Entry will be $5 for those who do not bring in food.

AVID TUTORS NEEDED

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Spencer Butte?  We are looking for a few AVID Tutors to work with our 7th/8th grade AVID program.  AVID students have what is called Tutorials, which is a time to work collaboratively in a team of peers to problem solve academic questions coming up in their classes.  Tuesday and Thursdays 2:39-3:35, we will provide the training prior to starting.  Training will be provided before Winter Break and will start the beginning of January.  If you are interested please contact Tracy Ross at ross@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-8230

SCHOOL CENTS FUNDRAISER CONTINUES!

Please continue to submit receipts for any and all purchases made at Valley River Center (including BJ’s, Texas Roadhouse, and Regal) by dropping them off at the SBMS office, entering them online at SHOPANDLOG.COM/VRC or by emailing a picture of your receipt to Amy Johnson at johnson_a@4j.lane.edu. All receipts dated and submitted between November 16 and January 15 earn QUADRUPLE points (20 points per dollar spent). You can also earn 500 points for our school by posting a photo of yourself, at Valley River, on social media (Example is attached). You must include the school’s name, #vrcschoolcents and tag Valley River Center, or email a screenshot to me. Thank you for your continued participation in this fun and easy fundraising competition!

DECEMBER WALK & ROLL DAY

The first Wednesday, December 4th, is December Walk & Roll Day! We’re encouraging all students to gear up for the weather and walk, bike, skate, scoot, carpool or ride the bus to school. If you live a long way from school, try parking a ten minute walk from school and walking the rest of the way to wake up your brain and body for the day. With clothing to keep us dry and warm, it’s still healthy to active outside!

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER AND PRESENTATION
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 2019, at 6:30pm

Location: Catholic Community Services of Lane County (1025 G St, Springfield, OR 97477)

Presentation: Interactions with Law Enforcement, Removal Defense Options, and Legal Resources for Immigrants.

We invite you to join Pueblo Unido PDX, Catholic Community Services of Lane County, and Centro Latino Americano for a free dinner and community presentation on Monday, December 9th from 6:30-8pm at 1025 G St, Springfield, OR 97477.

6:30pm: Welcome, Serve Dinner

6:45pm: Immigration attorneys Katrina Kilgren, Vannia Glasinovich, and Abigail Molina will present about:

  • Interactions with law enforcement and how criminal charges can affect immigration proceedings
  • Legal options for immigrants, including bonds and defenses against deportation; and,
  • Do’s and Don’ts for dealing with ICE agents at check-ins, at home, and in public.

7:15pm: Pueblo Unido PDX will present about legal resources for people who are:

  • In removal proceedings at the Portland Immigration Court; or,
  • Detained for removal in the Pacific NW.

7:45pm: Audience Q&A with attorneys and host organizations

This event will be led in Spanish, including a Free dinner and child watch will be provided.