Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:
It’s been a whole week since Oshogatsu. I can’t believe how quickly time flies! Speaking of Oshogatsu, I want to thank the many parents, students, staff, and community members (JAA and taiko groups) who gave their time to put on such an amazing event. I believe there were more people at this year’s event than the one we held during our 30th anniversary year. We gave out 300 passports last Thursday night, and there were a total of 400-500 people in attendance. Special thanks to Nancy Sensei who coordinated the event.
It’s been some time since we had a 5-day week. Last week was a 4-day week, and next week will also be a 4-day week due to Grading Day being next Friday. Please mark your calendars.
Principal, Kocho Sensei
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary
Eugene School District 4J
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541.790.4640
Friday Early Release at 1:45 PM
Here’s a friendly reminder that Friday is early release. Students are released at 1:45 PM.
Makeup, Toys and Other Small Items
YG Families, please remind your students that they need to leave makeup, toys, and other small items at home. Some students have been using their personal items while at school.
YG is participating in Popcorn Fridays!
It is a quarter per bag, with max 4 bags per student. Teachers will collect money and a total number of bags.
The 5th graders will be collecting the money and the order sheet around 9:00 AM. Popcorn will be delivered to students right before school is out.
Eugene Math Festival
The University of Oregon is hosting the Eugene Youth Math
If you are interested, here’s the link with more information:
School Choice is here for the 2022-2023 school year!
4J School choice information and program updates are available on the School Choice website at www.4j.lane.edu/schoolchoice.
If you know anyone who would be interested in learning about Yujin Gakuen, please let them know about our tour and meeting schedule. Potential parents and their children are also invited to attend our Oshogatsu event on Thursday, Jan 19th, 5:30-7:30pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Tamar Moyse at email@example.com or leave a message at 541.790.7553.
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:
Substitute Job Opportunities for Eugene School District
Do you know someone who would be interested in subbing for the Eugene School District? Click the link below to search job opening for the Eugene School District!
Wondering About Winter Weather?
How to know if schools are closed or delayed • No news = No change
When winter weather makes conditions hazardous, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. The school district decides 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.
How to find out if there is a change:
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 is available on the snow routes page.
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.
*Note: It is impossible to guarantee text message delivery 100% of the time, and it is possible your alert may be delayed or blocked. If you are concerned about the weather and have not received a text alert by 6:30 a.m., check the 4J website, social media, radio or TV for information about closures, delays or snow routes.
Virtual Film Screening
WHAT: Virtual screening of LIKE
Eugene School District 4J is pleased to present a virtual screening of the film LIKE. LIKE breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling whom, and gives viewers the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the ‘LIKE’ button, experts in brain science, and teenagers.
Medical and science experts explain the behavioral changes that come from chemical effects on the brain. But the 49-minute-long LIKE does not leave you with a sense of fear and foreboding.
The core of the documentary is built around the kids and teens interviewed, and the empathy that they build with their audience as they look honestly at their usage and dependence on these tiny devices, consider the good that can come from and be transmitted via social media and rethink the relationship to one where they are much more aware and in balance.
4J families also have the opportunity to watch the film online. Students are encouraged to watch and have conversations with their parents regarding the topics.
LIKE is the third film in 4J’s four-film series presented this school year to help spur conversations about important social issues faced by today’s youth.
To watch the LIKE trailer and learn more, visit www.thelikemovie.com
Friday, January 27, Inside-Out/Backwards Day
Friday, February 3 – No School, Grading Day
Thursday, February 16
3:15-4:00, Site Council Meeting
6:30-7:30, PTO Meeting
Monday, February 20 – No School, Presidents Day
Friday, February 24, Wacky Hair Day