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Spartan Update 1-31-2020

Spartan Update 1-31-2020

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

January 31, 2020

Coming Events:

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 Night on Mental Wellness

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

Feb. 25            7:45am                                    Site Council Meeting

Feb. 27            7:00pm                                    Art Extravaganza

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

March 12                                                         NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

March 13                                                         NO SCHOOL – Staff Development and Planning

March 17/18    6:30pm – 7:30pm                    School Play Performance “Midsummer Nights Dream”

March 23 – 27                                                 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

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

DANCE/ACTIVITY NIGHT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Our next Dance/Activity Night will be on Friday, February 7th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  So far we only have one parent volunteer for this dance and we need several volunteers to make this a successful event.  Please contact Heather Acharya (acharya_h@4j.lane.edu) to sign up.

FROM THE COUNSELOR

Dear families: We will be presenting a Mental Wellness Parent night on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00pm in the Spencer Butte Library.  Over the years we have noticed that February has been the time of year where we see an increase in student stress, depression, anxiety as well as self-harm and suicidal ideation. We will be having  a presenter from Lane County prevention to discuss the importance of mental wellness. Please mark your calendars and join us for this informative night full of suggestions for prevention and interventions.  At the Tuesday meeting we will discuss this information and on Thursday, February 13th we will be hosting a ‘Family Make It Night’ – a night of family fun to make creative preventative products to take with you. If you have any questions about either event, please contact our Counselor Margaret Albright at albright_m@4j.lane.edu

YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED

If you have taken pictures of extracurricular student events this school year and would like to share with our yearbook staff, please contact Jenn Kotlarek (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu).

Please specify all students pictured (if SBMS) and details of the event. Thank you for supporting our yearbook!

7TH GRADE VISION SCREENING

Vision screening for all 7th graders will take place on Thursday, February 6th during the school day.  If you are a parent of a 6th or 8th grader and would like your student screened as well, please contact Heather Acharya in the front office.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR FAMILY MAKE-IT NIGHT

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!   The items that we would like donated for this event include: 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.

LIBRARY SEEKING PUZZLE DONATIONS

Our puzzle table is a big hit again this year but we’re in need of some new ones. If you have any puzzles, preferably in the 100-300 piece range, and would like to donate or let us borrow, please contact Jenn Kotlarek (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu) or simply drop off in the office. Thank you!

GENEROSITY FEEDS EVENT – DATE CHANGE

This year, we are working with Generosity Feeds to create meals for our Food Pantry We have changed the date of  this event to May 16th.  Stayed tuned for more details.

START PREPARING FOR THE TRACK SEASON

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 (acharya_h@4j.lane.edu) in the front office.

CONNECTING THREADS – A COMMUNITY EQUITY FORUM ON SUPPORTING GENDER DIVERSITY

There will be a 4J Equity Forum on Thursday, February 6th at the Eugene School District Office Auditorium (200 North Monroe Street, Eugene OR 97402).  Doors will open at 5:30pm, with the presentation starting at 5:40pm.  The Forum will start with a short introduction followed by time to learn and ask questions about community services, support agencies, health care providers for LGBTQ Students, parents, staff and community.  ASL Interpretation upon request and Spanish translation provided via headsets system.  Childcare will be provided.  This is a free event.  See the attached flyer for more information.

WOMEN IN FLIGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

At Women in Flight, our goal is to raise awareness and financial support across all UO’s Women Sports Programs. We find it just as important to increase the visibility and accessibility of sports to girls in our community! Having said all of this, we are happy to announce Women In Flight will be hosting a FREE festival for National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 8th. We would love for your kiddos to join us!

Program Details:

WHO: Girls & Boys under the ages of 13!

WHAT: Women In Flight’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day Festival

WHEN: Saturday, February 8th from 3:00-6:00pm (please notice event starts at 3:00pm now!)

WHERE: University of Oregon’s Moshofsky Center (Next to Autzen Football Stadium)

PRICE: FREE Community Event!

REGISTRATION: Click Here!

We believe this will be a great opportunity for your kids to learn more about the Women’s Sports at University of Oregon, get exposure to new sports, receive autographs from our favorite Student-Athletes, and leave excited to stay healthy & active! We are so excited for the FUN!