YG Family Newsletter- September 29, 2022

YG Family Newsletter- September 29, 2022

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful school year! We are excited to see you at our annual Curriculum Night. Curriculum Night is an opportunity for you to come to school and learn about the class and about the new curriculum we will be implementing. You will have a chance to meet your child’s teacher and see some of the work they have been doing. See below for details about the time.

Please note: we do not have childcare for this event. Please keep your student(s) at home as we are unable to provide child care. Please also take into account the limited parking available. I recommend that you give yourselves time to park and walk to the building.

If you have questions, please contact the office (541-790-4640) or give me a call or email.

Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.

Thomas Masaru Piowaty

Principal, Kocho Sensei
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary
Eugene School District 4J  |  541.790.4640

Curriculum Night - BATON ROUGE CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTSCurriculum Night – Thursday, September 29

6:00-6:40, Grades 3,4, and 5
6:45-7:25, Grades 1 and 2

Parents and guardians are invited to visit your classroom teachers, onsite in their classrooms. This will be an opportunity to learn about

  • the general flow of a typical day
  • classroom expectations
  • homework policies
  • how families can support their child’s learning
  • introduction to the curriculum

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of our staff and administration. We look forward to seeing our kindergarten families in person.

Note about childcare: We will not be providing childcare during this event. We ask that you keep students at home. We cannot accommodate all our students and their parents at the same time.

Volunteers Needed!

Oregon Ducks 2021 College Football Preview - MEGALOCKS

Hello YG Families!
The PTO is looking for volunteers to man the beverage booth at the UO vs. Stanford game Saturday, October 1st starting at 5PM.  Bus passes and parking passes for carpooling are available.
An OLCC license is required for most positions but not required to help out in a small number of other positions.   The PTO will also reimburse all testing and licensing fees for the online course and government certification needed.  If you have the time, please sign up here:
Thank you so much for your continued support!

News & Announcements - Eastview Elementary School

Kelly Middle School Pet Supply Drive

The KMS Community Service class is holding a pet supply drive until Wednesday, October 12.  We are collecting collars, leashes, pet food (canned and dry), pet beds, pet food/water dishes, blankets and other pet supplies.  All donations go to Pro-Bone-O Clinic at the Eugene Mission.

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2022-2023 YG Directory

Dear Yujin Gakuen families, each year we offer an opportunity for families to be included in our YG directory. If you would like your child to be included this year, please follow this link to indicate the information you would like to have included. The deadline is 10/13/22, and a PDF of the directory will be emailed to families shortly after. Please contact Scott Sensei if you have questions.

Hispanic Heritage Event

El Camino del Rio will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Event on September 30th. Check the above flyer for more information!

Eugene Public Library Cards

Información en español

What’s the most powerful school supply? A library card! All students enrolled in Eugene School District 4J schools can get a Eugene Public Library card for free, whether or not they live within Eugene’s city limits.

Plus new this year: all children from birth to kindergarten who live in Eugene School District 4J can also get a free library card, even if they live outside city limits. 

Eugene Public Library offers print books, ebooks, audiobooks online and on CD, movies and television shows streaming online and on DVD/Blu–Ray, magazines and comics in print and online, music on CDs and online, videogames on discs, learning kits and a Library of Things. 

A Eugene Public Library card is also the key to free online benefits including: 
• Live tutors, study
tools and practice tests (BrainFuse)
• Animated read-along books (TumbleBooks)
• Educational children’s shows,
including PBS (Kanopy Kids)
• Language lessons (Mango Languages)
• Technology
and career tutorials (LinkedIn Learning)
• The Great Courses (Kanopy)

For 4J families who live outside city limits, the usual non–resident fee is being waived through a partnership of Eugene School District 4J, Eugene Public Library and Eugene Public Library Foundation. 

Support your student’s educational growth and success with a Eugene Public Library card. Visit or call to sign up today  and discover a universe of learning, enrichment and fun! 

Sign up for a free library card
More information about Eugene Public Library

Students: This partnership program is available to students enrolled in 4J neighborhood and alternative schools. It is not provided for private, parochial, charter or home school students.

Teachers: free library cards also are available to all 4J classroom educators for educational purposes (not for personal or household use).

The Eugene Public Library Foundation is a key partner in making this possible. For information about donating to support the foundation’s Public School Access initiative, visit the Eugene Public Library Foundation website or email

Learn to Ride a Bike – A Free, All Ages, Drop-In Event!
Friday, Oct 7th, stop by any time between 3:00-6:00pm
4J District Office parking lot, 200 North Monroe Street

Do you or your child want to learn how to ride a bike? We’ll start with balancing and gliding without pedals or training wheels. Some will learn to pedal in one session, while others may need more practice to reach that final goal.

Join Safe Routes to School, Cascadia Mobility, the City of Eugene, the City of Springfield and Shift Community Cycles for this fun event with pedal-powered smoothies, bike checks, information about bike share, and workshops for families and individuals of all ages on biking for transportation.

You don’t need your own bike to participate, but please bring a helmet and bike if you have one. Contact Safe Routes to School at (541) 516-0887 or with questions or to volunteer.

See attached flyer.

¡Aprende a andar en bicicleta! – ¡Un evento gratis y sin cita, para todas las edades!
Viernes, 7 de octubre, puede presentarse en cualquier momento entre las 3:00 – 6:00 pm
En el estacionamiento de la oficina principal del distrito 4J, 200 North Monroe Street

¿Usted o su hijo quieren aprender a andar en bicicleta? Recibe instrucciones y la práctica necesaria para balancear. Comenzaremos con el equilibrio y el deslizamiento sin pedales ni ruedas de entrenamiento. Algunos aprenderán a pedalear en una sola sesión, mientras que otros pueden necesitar más práctica para alcanzar ese objetivo final.

¡Aprovecha la oportunidad y ven al evento! Únase a Safe Routes to School, Cascadia Mobility, la ciudad de Eugene, la ciudad de Springfield y Shift Community Cycles para este divertido evento de hacer licuados usando los pedales como fuente de energía, revisión de bicicletas, información sobre bicicletas compartidas y talleres para familias e individuos de todas las edades sobre usar bicicletas como transporte.

No necesita su propia bicicleta para participar, pero traiga un casco y una bicicleta si tiene uno. Comuníquese con el programa de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela al (541) 516-0887 o por correo electrónico si tiene preguntas o para ser voluntario.

Early Release

Early Release at 1:45 PM

Here’s a friendly reminder that Friday is early release. Students are released at 1:45 PM.

Thank you for picking up your child on time!

Volunteer at Yujin Gakuen

Many of our parents asked what steps they need to take to volunteer at school. Please see the links below or visit the 4J webpage “Volunteer in the Eugene District 4J.”

As a parent or guardian, you may wonder how you can get involved in your child’s education. One great way to do this is by volunteering in the Eugene District 4J schools. Volunteering offers many benefits for both you and your child. It’s a great way to meet other parents and get to know the teachers and staff at your child’s school. It can also be a fun and rewarding way to spend some time with your child.

If you’re interested in volunteering, there are a few things you need to do. First, you’ll need to complete a background check. You can find more information about this on the 4J website. You’ll also need to complete a mandatory training session. Once you’ve done these things, you’ll be ready to start volunteering.

So why not give it a try? Volunteering is a great. See the links below to get started or visit “Volunteer in the Eugene District 4J.”

Volunteer Application and Guidelines

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 29 – Curriculum Night
6:00-6:40, Grades 3,4, and 5
6:45-7:25, Grades 1 and 2

Friday, September 30 – YG Shirt and Hat Day 🇯🇵👕

Upcoming Holy Days

Yom Kippur (Jewish)
sunset Oct. 4 through nightfall Oct. 5, 2022

Dussehra (Hindu) October 5

Friday, October 14 – No School
Professional Development and Planning Day

Friday, October 21 – Mismatch socks and shoes day 🧦👟

Tuesday, November 8
4:00-8:00pm, Parent Conferences

Wednesday, November 9
8:00-8:00pm, Parent Conferences

Thursday, November 10 – No School

Friday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – No School



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