YG Family Newsletter- October 28th, 2021

YG Family Newsletter- October 28th, 2021

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

This is our last week in October, and many of our students (and staff) are excited that the holiday season is fast approaching. The weather has shifted, and it’s really starting to feel like fall. Students (and staff) are looking forward to being together tomorrow and celebrating the change in seasons.

Whatever you do to celebrate fall, I hope you get to enjoy this time with loved ones. Wishing you all a spooky, yet safe weekend. 🎃

Yours sincerely,
Kocho Sensei

Please see below for announcements.

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U of O Concession Booth Helpers Needed!

Dear wonderful YG families,
The PTO needs 12 volunteers for the Duck game this Saturday, October 30th!  We will be working our usual beverage booth.  Please sign up here:
This game is sponsored by the 1st grade!  Any parent of a 1st grader will earn an extra $25 towards their class.
If you have any questions or would like more information, email the PTO at
Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm!
Yujin Gakuen PTO
Lifetouch Picture Retakes October 9th - Parker Middle School

Picture Retake Day

Lifetouch will be coming back to the building for our picture retake day. Our retake day is Friday, November 19th.

If your student was absent on picture day or would like to retake their photo, November 19th will be their opportunity!

If you would like to order photos that your student previously took, you can go to:

And use this access code: EVT49V2VB

Lost and Found

One of our wonderful evening custodians, Stacy Sensei, set up a Lost and Found rack near the front office. If your student is missing anything, please have them check our new Lost and Found! We will roll it out at the North entrance on Fridays during pickup.

Classroom Activities- 4th Grade

Last week, our 4th grade class learned about the bones in the human body while in PE by utilizing games and movement. Here are some photos!

Lane African American Black Student Success Parent Night – Churchill High School

Black Student Parent Night

Lane ESD’s African-American Black Student Success Program’s Parent Night event will be on November 16th, 2021 from 6-7:30pm.
Here is the agenda for the event with the Zoom link for parents to log in. This is a space of support, updates, and resources for families.

Taiko Drums:

Last spring our wonderful PTO purchased Taiko Drums from Japan. We are so proud of our drums and we wanted to share them with families. The last picture shows Kumiko Sensei on her last day.

A Message from Nurse Robin Sensei:

Health Screening- December 10th, 2021

Our vision screening this year will be Friday, December 10th during the school day for grades K-3. This vision screening will be done by a “Spot Test” with the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation volunteers and does NOT take the place of a thorough eye examination by an eye health specialist, as serious or eye health problems can be missed.  If the results of the vision screening indicate your student needs a thorough eye exam, you will be notified of results after we receive them, generally 2-4 weeks after the screening date.  The volunteers are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Our dental screening this year also will be Friday, December 10th during the school day, for grades K-5.  This is an oral health screening, a quick look, and DOES NOT take the place of a complete examination by a dentist.  Serious oral health problems may be missed in a brief visual screening.  The screening is performed by the Community Health Centers of Lane County, Dental Prevention.  Additionally, if an authorization for Dental Hygiene Services was returned, the Dental Prevention Program may offer a fluoride varnish treatment during the screening.  There is a possibility that dental insurance would be billed, as mentioned on their consent form.

PTO Meeting- Last Thursday, October 21st

The October PTO meeting was held last Thursday. The agenda for the meeting is reprinted below:
1) Teacher introduction
2) Kocho Sensei Report
3) Treasurer’s Report
4) Tee shirt update
5) Parent Survey – Auction, fall celebration ideas, fundraising and volunteer opportunities/interest other than Duck games.
6) Q&A

Families who missed the PTO meeting can view the recorded meeting at this link.

Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held on zoom. Details will be shared in the November 10th newsletter.

Information about the YG PTO is available here:

Site Council Meeting Last Thursday

We held our site council meeting last Thursday. See the linked site council notes.


Parent conferences are scheduled for the evening of November 9th and all day November 10th. Conferences will be on zoom again this year. Conferences will be held:

Tuesday, November 9th, between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 10th, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Families will be receiving invitations to sign up for a virtual conference today.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 21, 2021
3:15-4:00, Site Council Meeting on Zoom
6:30-7:30, YG Site Council Meeting on Zoom

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Regular School Day
Parent Conferences in the Evening

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – No School – Parent Conference Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021 – No School – Veterans’ Day

Friday, November 12, 2021 – No School – Parent Conference Day

Thursday, November 25, 2021- No School – Thanksgiving (no COVID-19 testing through U of O)

Friday, November 26, 2021- No School – In observance of Thanksgiving 

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