YG Family Newsletter- May 5, 2022

YG Family Newsletter- May 5, 2022

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen,​

We are approaching the end of our first week in May, and the end of Teacher Appreciation Week. I want to thank all our wonderful teachers, specialists, and counselors who work in the 850 Howard building. As is our custom, we also recognize our wonderful classified staff who do so much to support our students and families. It’s an honor and a pleasure to work with such fine professionals.

I would also like to thank the individual parents to brought gifts and made a special effort to recognize our staff. We are fortunate to have such a caring community.


Kocho Sensei

Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day)

In Japan, Kodomo no hi, or “Children’s Day,” is celebrated every year on May 5. On this national holiday, children are respected and honored for their individual strengths and happiness is wished upon them. Kodomo no hi is particularly well known for the unique traditions and decorations that are associated with the celebration of the holiday.

On Kodomo no hi, Koinobori, or cloth carp streamers, are flown on poles outside of public buildings and private houses to bring luck and good fortune to the children inside. Koi fish, or Carp, are believed to be strong, spirited fish and are revered for their determination in fighting as they swim upstream and through powerful waterfalls. Koinobori symbolize the desire for children to become brave and strong individuals.

We want to take recognize all our students for their hard work and the determination they show us as they continue to grow stronger each day. We hope you will take a moment to recognize your child(ren) and celebrate all that they have accomplished this year.

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We would love to give a big THANK YOU to the YG PTO, all EA’s, volunteers, YG families, and our wonderful Nutritional Service Staff. Thanks to you all, our teachers have felt appreciated and valued. Take a peak at some of the yummy food our wonderful teachers have been able to enjoy.


Site Council Elections

We are approaching our May Site Council meeting, and it’s time to elect new parent representatives.

We usually have two parent representatives on site council, each on a two-year term but staggered. This year we will be asking for one parent to serve a one-year term and the other parent to serve for two years.

If you are interested in being on site council, please download and complete one of the following:

Please submit your application by May 11th. Candidates can send their applications via email. If anyone has difficulty with printing and sending applications, please contact the office at: 541-790-4640.

Applications should be sent by email to: Or, paper copies can be dropped off at the office.

We will hold an election, announcing our candidates, in the May 12th newsletter and counting votes at our May 19th Site Council meeting.

For more information see our Site Council page on the YG website.

Lost and Found

Families, please look at the pictures below to see if you recognize any lost items. We may bring these tables out on the front patio (North side) but you may also request to get items you know are yours.

**We strongly encourage you to write your child’s name on a tag or inside so we can more easily reconnect items.

WWW SCCPSS Kindergarten Orientation Scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2022

YG Kinder Orientation Recording

For those who were unable to attend our Kinder Orientation last week, the below information will direct you to a recording of that meeting.

Topic: YG Kindergarten Orientation
Date: Apr 19, 2022 05:18 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:


Access Passcode: i+&Ngu1g

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We have been getting inquiries from parents about volunteer opportunities at Yujin Gakuen. With COVID restrictions, 4J had not allowed volunteers in the building, but restrictions have been eased. Now parents can volunteer, but on a limited basis. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, please contact the office or me so I can fill out the required forms so that volunteers can be cleared to enter the building. Please see below about volunteer applications and guidelines.

Volunteer Application and Guidelines:

More information available on the 4J page: Volunteering in Eugene School District 4J

About – Eugene Education Foundation

EEF Fundraiser 

Eugene Education Foundation raises funds for Eugene School District 4J. These funds make possible hundreds of grants each year within the district that enhance the education of students in 4J schools. EEF awarded over $223,000 to schools and district level programs this year, and that figure doesn’t even cover their efforts to promote reading fluency by third grade via their Literacy Initiative, and grant support through Urgent Needs and Rosie’s Fund, which provide support for individual interventions to students who are in crisis or are facing other significant barriers to learning.

EEF helps make learning happen in 4J through community support. Their largest fundraiser of the year, their Annual Dinner, is on May 13.

For more information about EEF and their 2022 Annual Dinner: On Track for Success, visit their website:, or the event registration page:

Oregon Family Support Network

Navigating the Tough Stuff

In this second session of Navigating the Tough Stuff we will address the topic of youth suicide prevention from the family perspective. We will explore together how the 5 Family Protective Factors framework can enhance our prevention efforts through identifying and building upon a family’s individual strengths and skills in each of the protective factor categories.

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: This is an online event.

Cost: Free 

Click here for more information!

*Registration is required for this event.* There is limited seating. Register Now!

Keep Schools Safe, Stay Home When Sick

Check for wellness each day before coming to school

To help everyone at school stay healthy, students and staff need to be healthy when they come to school. If your student is feeling unwell, or if they or anyone in their home has symptoms of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases, they need to stay at home.

Symptoms that should keep a student home include:

  • Fever of 100.4º or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting – home for 48 hours after or release by healthcare provider

If your student has any of these symptoms, please keep them at home and call your school’s attendance line.

If your student has been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, or is waiting for test results to check on COVID symptoms, please keep them home and notify our office.

If your student has a chronic health condition that could look like COVID symptoms—including conditions that cause a cough or shortness of breath, such as asthma or allergies—please talk to our nurse and document it in their health history, or they may be sent home from school if they are showing these symptoms.

Thank you for helping students and staff stay healthy in our school buildings. More Information: Health & Safety Protocols

Upcoming Events

May 30 (M) – No School – Memorial Day Holiday

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