Twin Oaks Family Newsletter ~ May 6, 2019

Twin Oaks Elementary Family Newsletter ~ May 6, 2019

Dear Twin Oaks Families,
Tomorrow, May 7th, is National Teacher Appreciation Day.  Twin Oaks has amazing teachers who care about their students.  They work hard to provide strong instruction.  Their lessons are rigorous and relevant as they meet the needs of a diverse classroom of learners.  This week is an excellent time to thank your child’s teacher!

NO SCHOOL DAYS:  Eugene 4J School District schools will be closed on May 8th due to a planned “Day of Action”.   There is clear indications that teacher absences and substitute shortages will exceed the school district’s ability to provide safe and adequate supervision for our students, therefore it has been determined that it is necessary to cancel the school day on May 8.  More information can be found on the Eugene 4J School District’s web page at https://www.4j.lane.edu/2019/04/school-closure-wednesday-may-8/

TWIN OAKS FUN RUN:  The FUN RUN is happening soon!  Fun Run packets went home with students last Thursday.  Please support your child when collecting pledges and donations.  This is the largest fundraiser of the year.   Money collected will support future field trips, teacher supplies for special projects, special assemblies and so much more.   The Fun Run is scheduled for next Friday, May 17th.  This week is the COIN DRIVE.  On Monday we will be collecting pennies, Tuesday will be nickels and dimes, Thursday will be quarters and on Friday we will be collecting any and all coins.  Classrooms will be competing to see which one can bring in the most coins. 

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK:  Message from TOSA

Please join TOSA in celebrating all of our wonderful staff members at Twin Oaks!
Next week, May 13-17th, our staff will be showered with treats to recognize all that they do for our school and students. TOSA raised funds will be used to provide a coffee cart visit, ‘room service’ snack delivery, and a catered lunch for all staff members at Twin Oaks.
YOU can help by bringing a store-bought or home-made treat for the Breakfast Club or Dessert Bar on Thursday, May 16th. Please see our Sign-Up Genius link for details and let us know what you can bring to make this day extra special for the people who do so much for our school.  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a044caaab2eaaf49-twin

KENNEDY TRANSITION ACTIVITIES for INCOMING 6th GRADERS:  Kennedy Middle School; has scheduled 3 events in May/June for our 5th graders who will be transitioning to 6th grade in the Fall of 2019.   All families are invited to a Welcome to Kennedy Family Night on Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:00-7:00.   Kennedy Middle School student leaders will be visiting our 5th graders at Twin Oaks on Friday, May 24th, 12:00-12:45.   On Monday, June 10th, 9:30-10:30 the 5th graders will be touring Kennedy. 

FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION CELEBRATION:  The date  of the Fifth Grade Promotion Celebration has been scheduled.  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 13th, 6:30-7:30 pm.  More details will be shared soon.

Best Regards!
Denisa Taylor
Principal