YG Family Newsletter- June 9, 2022

YG Family Newsletter- June 9, 2022

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen,

We had quite an eventful day. We had around 40 ninth grade students who walked over from North Eugene High School to run field day. Our students had a lot of fun getting to play various games, and I think the ninth graders had fun too! They were certainly tired at the end of the day. I think the first graders and kinders wore them out.

Today was the last day students got to see the interns, so we ended the week on a sad note. Speaking of the end of the week. Remember! There’s NO SCHOOL tomorrow! We have grading day.

We hope you have a nice three-day weekend, the last weekend before school is out for the year.

Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen. 🌸

Yours sincerely,

Kocho Sensei

Early ReleaseEarly Release – June 17th at 11:45 AM

The last day of school will be on Friday, June 17th. Note we will release at 11:45 AM that day, not 1:45 PM as usual. Please mark your calendars.

Students who want a lunch will have the option of picking up a “Grab-And-Go” sacked lunch to take home with them.

Mingle Stock Vectors, Images & Vector Art | ShutterstockYG Family Mingle

Families will be allowed to come to the YG playground to mingle with other parents and community members.
Please check the below schedule to see when your student(s) grade level is having their mingle event.
June 10th1st grade: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
June 13th2nd grade: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

News about Taylor Sensei

I have some news to share about Taylor Sensei. She will not be returning to Yujin Gakuen next year. Taylor Sensei is moving the the greater Portland area.

We were fortunate to have Taylor Sensei teaching our kindergarten students this year. Her background in preschool and her focus on the social and emotional needs of our youngest students was just what we needed during our first full year back after COVID interrupted on site schooling. I know our students felt comfortable and safe with Taylor Sensei leading their class. She will be missed, but I’m confident that she will land another teaching job next year. Taylor will be missed by students and staff alike. We wish her well.

McKenzie Sensei to Continue at YG

In case you were wondering about McKenzie Sensei, she will be returning next year in her role as first grade English teacher. McKenzie Sensei made a big impact on our first grade, having started in mid-year during distance learning and then teaching on-site this year.

Our first grade students appreciate McKenzie’s calm and friendly approach to working with young ones. She has been a great teacher this year, and I know she will be even better next year. We are grateful to have her continue in first grade at YG.

Hiring a Kindergarten Teacher

In case you are wondering who will teach kindergarten next year, we held interviews late Thursday (yesterday) afternoon. We will be making an announcement in next week’s newsletter.

Tamagaka Interns- Fairwell Party

Last week, we celebrated our interns. Today was their last day with students. We are very thankful to have had them this year. We wish them well as they return to Japan.

Here are some photos from the intern appreciation event!

Rea View Elementary PTO - PTO Elections for 2020-21 to Be Held Online May 6-11PTO Board Member Elections

PTO board member elections are taking place NEXT meeting!

The positions available are Vice President, Secretary, and Volunteer Coordinator.  These positions are open to all parents and teachers. Any interested individuals should email the YG PTO for more information at

One more thing… the PTO will be seeking a parent to represent YG families at the newly North Region Revisioning Committee. More information will be shared with families at the meeting.

Panther Nation Summer Reading 2020 - Woodlawn High School

4J’s Summer Reading Program: Stay on Track

4J’s Summer Reading Program is ready to roll! Students that read ten minutes a day by June 30th can enter a drawing to win tickets to the World Track and Field Championships coming this July at Hayward Field!
Please check the below attachment for more information.

4J Summer Reading Letter

315 Taiko Drum Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

Waka Daiko

Are you interested in Japanese Drumming? Check the below flyer out to join Eugene’s youth taiko drumming group.


New Zone Gallery 110 E 11th Av 12-6pm Daily - New Zone Home

Summer Art for Kids- New Zone

We want to let you know that New Zone Gallery in downtown Eugene is now offering Summer Art Classes! Most of the classes are for elementary-aged students with some options for teens. They have a “Build-A-Tiny House Summer Camp” for kids 8-12, a bi-monthly Saturday arts program that is free/by donation called “Engage Your Imagination” for ages 9+, and a cool Steampunk workshop for students who like gadgets, gears and tech/contraptions.
New Zone Gallery is a collective of over 60 local artists, making and supporting the visual arts since 1984. They are excited to offer arts enrichment for youth for the first time!
For more information, please check out the below flyer.

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

June 10 (F) – No School – Grading Day

June 15 (W) – 5th Grade Promotion @ 5PM

June 16 (Th)
3:15-4:00, Site Council Meeting on Zoom
6:30-7:30, PTO Meeting on Zoom

June 17 (F) – Last Day of School 11:45 Release
Sack lunches available

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