Last PTA meeting June 5
Our PTA meeting is now the first week of June. It is Tuesday, June 5th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Childcare is provided by the Edgewood PTA free to parents in the cafeteria. At the budget meeting in early May, PTA members agreed to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged. This proposal will be voted on at the June meeting. Also on the agenda is a presentation by Sarah Mazze, the school district’s safe routes to school program manager.
School Bond Measure – Share your views
Bond measure comment form • Community forum Wed., May 30
The 4J school board is considering a potential bond measure to be placed on the November 2018 ballot to replace and improve aging school buildings and learning materials, continuing the district’s long-range facilities plan.
You are invited to learn more and share your views before final decisions are made.
A community forum has been scheduled on Wednesday, May 30, 7–8 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
A comment form also is available online through Wednesday, May 30. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts. Your voice is important!
Popcorn sales end next week
June 6th–next Wednesday–is the last time popcorn will be available for sale after school until next year (if we have a popcorn coordinator!!). Be sure to tell your students! The sale of popcorn helps the K-2 graders go on field trips!
TrackTown Youth League has meet for all-comers May 22
The TrackTown Youth League is a series of 15 FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 7-14. Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbo javelin. No prior track & field experience is needed! Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon held in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships!
The meet in Eugene is Tuesday, May 22, at Churchill High School and check-in is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. To Register: http://www.tracktownyouthleague.com/meets
Come find out about OBOB next week!
Curious about OBOB? Please join us for an informational meeting about next year’s OBOB program on Wednesday May 30 from 1:45-2:15 in the library. This meeting is intended for current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders (next year’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) who are NEW to Obob. Come meet the coaches, see a practice mini-battle, and find out more about Obob. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA meeting tomorrow night
At the monthly PTA meeting, tomorrow, Tuesday May 15, PTA officers for next year will be voted in and the budget will be finalized. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library. Childcare is available in the cafeteria and free to parents, thanks to the PTA.
PTA set to fund furniture needs, upgrade to outdated technology
At the budget meeting last week, PTA members agreed to spend about $27,000 to upgrade severely outdated technology (for example, projectors that project images too small for kids in the back to see and computers as old as 2005) and furniture needs, such as kindergarten chairs and desks for a new kinder class next year and broken chairs that teachers are making due with. The money is available through a special fund that was set up when Evergreen Elementary and Edgewood Elementary merged. This proposal will be discussed at the May meeting and voted on at the June meeting—Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Library.
No thanks, we don’t need any more PTA volunteers!
JUST KIDDING! We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities, including Movie Night Coordinator, Popcorn Coordinator, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor, that need to be filled for next year. These things won’t happen next year without volunteers! If we all donated an hour a month, what a difference it would make! Let Tanya know if you are willing to help!
Recycle your Electronic waste this week at Edgewood!
The Electronic Waste Recycling barrels are here this week located in the hall way between the gym and cafeteria. Please bring your old computers, microwaves, lamps, cell phones……anything with a chord or that takes batteries! http://www.partnersforsustainableschools.org/ewaste1/
Field Day is on June 12!
More details are coming soon, but please mark your calendars for field day on June 12. We will be asking for a lot of volunteers on this fun-filled day. K-2 will have field day in the morning and 3rd-5th will be in the afternoon (times TBA).
Last Day of School – June 15th – Half day (11:45/buses 11:35)
It’s hard to believe that we only have one month of school left! Our last day is on June 15th. It is a half day ending at 11:45. Buses will be picking up students at 11:35.
Enrolling Kindergarten Families Now!
We are accepting Kindergarten enrollment now. It is so helpful for us to keep track of our numbers for the fall if the enrollment forms are turned in before summer starts.