Spartan Update 1-24-2020

Spartan Update 1-24-2020


January 24, 2020


Coming Events:


Jan. 30             6:30pm – 8:30pm                    Family Trivia Night

Jan. 31                                                             NO SCHOOL – Progress Reports

Feb. 6                                                              7th Grade Vision Screening

Feb. 7              7:00pm – 9:00pm                    Dance/Activity Night

Feb. 11            7:00pm                                    Parent Meeting

Feb. 13            6:00pm – 8:00pm                    Family Make-It Night

Feb. 17                                                            NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

Feb. 20                                                            Choir Field Trip to “Just Sing It” Music Festival

March 10         7:00pm – 8:00pm                    Parent Meeting

March 12                                                         NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

March 13                                                         NO SCHOOL – Staff Development and Planning

March 18/19    6:30pm – 7:30pm                    School Play Performance

March 23 – 27                                                 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

April 1             7:00pm                                    South Eugene H.S. Incoming Freshman Orientation



Family Trivia Night will be on Thursday, January 30th from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  Team registration will begin at 6:30 and concessions will be available to purchase.  Please note that we will not be serving dinner at this event.  Trivia will be from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and cost $10 per team (with teams of up to 8 people).  Questions will range in difficulty to assure participation of all age groups and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Throughout this week, we have been giving our students an opportunity to answer trivia questions in their classrooms during the morning announcements.



We will be hosting a night with Edgewood Elementary where families can learn about various calming methods and strategies while having a chance to create their own products to take home.  There will be stations set up to create glitter jars, stress balls, feelings flashcards, slime, rice pouches, and so much more!   If you are interested in volunteering please let us know by signing up on the following link:

We are also accepting donations of items to help with this event: Voss plastic water bottles, Regular and clear glue, Glitter, Flour, Uncooked Lentils/Split peas, Baking soda, Cream of tartar, Rice, Salt, Cooking oil, Borax, White 8 1/2 x 11 Paper (regular weight or heavy stock), Coloring supplies – markers/colored pencils/crayons, Clean and empty 20 oz or 1 liter bottles.


The track season will begin early March.  If you think that your child might be interested in participating, please schedule a physical now.  Students must have a physical exam that is no more than 2 years old (dated no earlier than May 16, 2018).  We have a school record of latest physical dates, which you may consult if you need verification – call or email Heather Acharya ( in the front office.



Our next Dance/Activity Night will be on Friday, February 7th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  We need several parent volunteers to make this a successful event.  Please contact Heather Acharya ( to sign up.


Our Student Council has organized an event to help the relief efforts of the fire and flood damage in Australia, in the form of a Penny War.  Students are being encouraged to bring in spare change to support this competition.  Each grade level has their own collection receptacle.  Every penny is worth one point, while silver coins and paper money work as negative points, for example: A student in 7th grade will want to put pennies in their grade level jar and put other coins and dollars in the grade levels to give them negative points.  Our penny war will conclude on February 7th after the Activity Night.  This is a great way to have friendly competition while supporting a cause that is near and dear to our student’s hearts.



This year, we are working with Generosity Feeds to create meals for our Food Pantry This program will help many Spencer Butte students that may not have sufficient food over the weekends and school breaks. We are working with Camas Ridge Elementary School to raise money for this program and the amount we hope to raise is $5000.00. If you would like to help get this program up and running, you can donate and/or sign up to volunteer at the event. There will be a kickoff event and volunteer opportunity on March 14th, 2020 to prepare the meals for distribution to students. If you are interested in helping with this program, please contact Heather Acharya ( or 541-790-8300).



The Y is excited to be hosting another up-coming middle school night! I wanted to make sure you got the information so that you are able to pass it along to any students who may be interested in attending.

What: Middle School Night (January Jammies – wear your PJ’s & Onesies!)

Where: The Eugene Family Y (2055 Patterson Street in Eugene)

When: Saturday, January 25 from 8:00pm – 10:45pm

Swimming, music, games, snacks and other fun will be had! This event is free for Y members and $5 for community members. Students may register over the phone, at the Y or online; every participant must have a signed health form in order to attend.  The Health Form is attached to this email.



The South Eugene Babe Ruth Baseball 2020 season is fast approaching.  Please plan to bring your ball player to both sessions of player evaluations in February – Saturday, February 1st and Saturday, February 8th in the South Eugene High School Gym at the following times:
Ages 7, 8, & 9 9:00am-10:00am
Ages 10 & 11 10:15am-11:15am
Ages 12 & 13 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch Break 12:30pm-1:00pm
Ages 13, 14, & 15 1:00pm-2:00pm
If your player is new to South Eugene Babe Ruth please bring the birth certificate and proof of residency.  Bring bat, glove, hat, catcher’s gear (if needed) and indoor gym shoes.  Players may borrow gear if necessary.  Attending both player evaluation sessions is ideal.  On-line registration will be open soon.  Go Axe!