Math Madness
Now is the time to get your Math Madness pledges in. Studetns may turn in Math Madness pledges until Thursday. Parents will be accepting pledges in the breezeway, students/parents may turn them in to Heather in the office or teachers may send them to the office with attendance. We will have raffle type drawings at the end of each day to motivate students to get their pledges in.

Math Madness Timeline
1/23 – 1/26
Students turn in pledge envelope with corrected math packet and pledge money
1/23 – 1/26 2:35
Raffle drawings winners from each classroom
1/30  8:30 a.m.
Announce winners of Dickie Joe’s lunch raffle and top participating classroom
2/17 11:00 – 12:20 p.m.
Dickie Joe’s Lunch

Calling All Box Tops…
Get clipping and bring in those Box Tops. Search your drawers for old ones you have stashed away. I will be making my next submission for Box Tops soon. We are just shy of being halfway of meeting our goal of $500 for the school year. It doesn’t seem like much, but who wants to turn away “free” cash, especially in the current budget. It’s a great program, and they send us a check for cash twice a year. What a deal! Check out http://www.boxtops4education.com/Image.aspx?id=3878 for a list of all products participating in the program. Drop off your Box Tops in the big barrel in the front office.

If you shop at Albertson’s or Safeway, you can earn more Box Tops when you use your grocery card. If you shop at Albertson’s, register your Albertson’s card at www.GrowingLocalLearning.com. If you shop at Safeway, register your Safeway card at www.2ways2earn.com. Points earned with your grocery purchases are credited to the school automatically. Easy!

From District 4J – It’s School Choice Time!
Families in 4J have a choice of schools. 4J’s school choice policy means that families may send their children to any school in the district, provided there is a place available. School choice request forms are being accepted now and must be turned in to the district office by March 23 at 5 p.m. to be considered in the school choice lottery.

New this year: You may have heard that a new state law is changing how transfers between school districts work. 4J will accept out-of-district students into some of our schools for the 2012–13 school year. The district will receive state school funds for each student. These students will be placed in schools after the regular school choice process. Transfer applications from out-of-district students are due April 1.

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school!

School Showcase – NEW EVENT! Chávez Elementary, 1510 West 14th Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get answers about school choice. Talk to representatives from every 4J school

School Visitation Weeks
Monday, Jan. 30–Friday, Feb. 3
Monday, Feb. 27–Friday, Mar. 2
Schools offer tours, open houses and more

School Choice Information Meetings
4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe St.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7–8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7–8 p.m.
Out-of-district transfers: April 1

Learn more: www.4j.lane.edu/choice

Coming Events (1/23 – 3/1/12)
1/23 – 26    Math Madness pledges due
1/26        End of Semester
1/26        District School Choice Meeting
1/27        NO SCHOOL Grading day
1/30        School Choice Tour
2/1        School Choice Tour
2/2        School Choice Tour
2/6         Report Cards Home
2/8        Site Council
2/16        NNAT Testing
/20        NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day
2/21        PTO Meeting
2/23        School Choice Info Meeting-District
2/24        Mardi Gras and Silent Auction
2/28        School Choice Tour
2/29        Evening School Choice Orientation
3/1        School Choice Tour