Brrrrrrrr…… The weather has definitely taken a turn for the cold. Please remember to have your kids dress appropriately for the weather each day. We try and send the students out for recess as much as possible so they can run around in the fresh air- this includes when it is cold and when there is a light rain. Today, several students came to the office looking to borrow coats and jackets, because they had not worn them to school. We hardly have any left to lend out anymore.
Missing a jacket? – Our lost and found is filled to brim. If your child is missing a jacket, please have them look for it there. When the weather is dry, we will also choose a few days to spread out the lost and found along the breezeway for kids to locate missing items.
The office needs long sleeves and pants! Along with the wet weather, we have kids coming in needing to change clothes from slipping in the mud or simply getting wet. Our supply of extras has dwindled significantly. If you have any pants, jackets or long sleeve shirts that your kids have outgrown, they can be donated to the office. We can definitely use them!
Winter Weather: How to know when schools are closed
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When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. School districts decide early in the morning whether there is a need to change the school schedule or bus routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.
There are several ways to find out if there is a change on snowy or icy days:
- Text-message alerts via Twitter — to sign up, just text FOLLOW 4JWEATHER to 40404
- 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu
- KRVM 91.9 FM
- Other radio and television news stations
If there is a school closure or other change, the school district will announce it before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.
Parents of students who ride school buses that have alternate snow routes have been informed of what to do. Snow route information can be found on the district website at www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.
If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.
For more information, visit www.4j.lane.edu/weather.
Días de mal clima en el invierno: Cómo saber si las escuelas estarán cerradas
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Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobúses pueden cambiar a las rutas de nieve. Los distritos escolares deciden temprano en la mañana si es necesario cambiar el horario escolar o las rutas de los autobuses. Estas decisiones son tomadas por el distrito entero y son las mismas para todas las escuelas de 4J.
Los padres de familia tienen varias formas de informarse si hay un cambio en las escuelas en los días cuando hay nieve o hielo:
- Antes del mal tiempo, puede suscribirse a las mensajes de texto para avisos (en ingles) — enviar a 40404 un texto que dice FOLLOW 4JWEATHER
- Puede marcar el número de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738
- Puede visitar el sitio web del distrito www.4j.lane.edu (en inglés)
- También, puede escuchar a la estación de radio KRVM-FM 91.9 (en inglés), o otras estaciones de radio y de televisión que también estarán anunciando si las escuelas están cerradas.
El distrito escolar anunciará al público antes de las 6:30 a.m. si las escuelas estarán cerradas debido al clima o si los autobuses han sido activados para las rutas de nieve. El distrito no hará ningún anuncio al público si los horarios y rutas no son cambiados.
Los padres de los estudiantes que viajan en los buses que utilizan rutas de nieve han sido informados de lo que deben hacer. Información sobre las rutas de nieve se puede encontrar en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.
Si las clases están en sesión, tome en cuenta la condición de las carreteras en su área para tomar una decisión dando prioridad a su seguridad. Respetaremos la decisión que tomen los padres de familia en cuanto a la asistencia a clases.
Para más información en inglés, visite el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 8th, Bill and Tim’s BBQ will donate a percentage of its food sales to Edgewood. Flyers will come home with your student this week. See you at Bill and Tim’s BBQ, 201 E. 13th Ave.
Just a reminder that the PTA meets on Tuesday, Dec. 13th instead of the regular third Tuesday of the month due to the busy holiday season. The PTA meetings are in the Edgewood library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Over Winter break, we would like to help support families with food boxes consisting of non-perishable items and items such as milk and eggs. More information will be coming soon as to how to help for this. Please let the office know, if your family could benefit from a food box over winter break.
Please join Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School, AARP, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, point2point Solutions at LTD, and the For Every Kid Coalition for this community event to:
- Find out what’s new with the Eugene, Springfield, and Bethel Safe Routes to School programs
- Learn about the For Every Kid Coalition and their work to make it safe for every kid to walk, bike, and access transit to schools in Eugene, Springfield and Oregon
- Hear from Representative John Lively about his interest in Safe Routes to School and why streets matter for all generations
- Learn how you can help to make sure that every kid in Eugene has a safe route to school!
SRTS Town Hall
Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E 24th Ave.
Tuesday, December 6th
Don’t forget to save any Box Top coupons you may have on the products you purchase at the grocery store. Your student brought home a collection sheet where you can affix the coupon and return it to school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents! Thank you for paying attention to the Box Tops!
Thank you Edgewood Village!
Thank you to everyone that helped contribute to our Thanksgiving food drive! We were able to put together 25 Thanksgiving food boxes filled with produce, pies, stuffing, canned food, turkeys and more!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped put together the baskets and distribute them. We are so appreciative of our Edgewood Community!
Have a happy holiday weekend and we will see you on Monday!
We are so grateful to everyone who has signed up to contribute to our Thanksgiving baskets. We will be filling 25 boxes this year. If you are still interested in contributing, please call the office to see what all is needed. (We have enough turkeys coming our way!). Please bring your donations by the end of the day on Tuesday. We will also accept cash donations that can be used towards the Thanksgiving boxes or the Winter Break boxes. Thank you to all the volunteers who are helping out with this!