December 12, 2016

The Eugene School District 4J is embarking on a visioning process for all four regions in the district. Beginning with the North Eugene High School Region (North Region), the district is gathering information from students, parents, staff members, community residents and business representatives. The goal is to formulate the vision for the elementary, middle and high schools in the North Region. This vision will be used to drive the strategic planning for the future direction of education in the North Region.


The school district has created a draft survey seeking your perceptions of the educational needs and priorities for schools in the North Region. The Yujin Gakuen Site Council will be reviewing this survey at its next meeting. We invite you to attend the meeting and provide your input on this survey.

Our meeting will be held on

Thursday, December 15th
at 3:55 PM in Room 17

(Ashley Sensei's Room)

Get ready for holiday shopping - and sign up to have your Amazon and Fed Meyer purchases generate small donations to of charge for you! Register and use the YG Amazon Smile connection when you shop on AMAZON this holiday season (and year-round). And click here to connect your Fred Meyer Reward card to the YG donation contribution machine! 

Hello YG Famillies!  

I am looking for  families that would like to host an intern this February.  All the interns will come from the Tokyo Women's Christian University. They will stay with you for 4 weeks (February 4 - March 3 or 4).  The interns will go school with your child at YG to help all of our kids in the classrooms and then weekends are all family time :)

This is a very fun program and your child and family will learn more about Japan, the language and Japanese culture.
If you are interesting hosting an intern please contact Nami Brown.
Looking for TWO parent volunteers
Our school district is looking for two parent volunteers from each school who the district office could use to help with communicating district info. For example during, open enrollment you might hang informational posters. We are looking for 2 people willing to help with this process.  Let Diane know if you are interested! 
The YG/Corridor back fence and shed are OVERFLOWING with your children's coats, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, notebooks, gloves, hats, name it and it's out there. Lost & Found will be donated over winter break so take a look to see what you are missing!
A big THANK YOU to parents Andrea Pierce, Sheila Hane, Tammi Smith, and Catalina Angeles Ramirez for helping out with the health screening on Tuesday. You went above and beyond to help out and make our students feel comfortable.
All incoming students in school year 2017-2018
need to complete a School Choice form!
School Choice Activities
Informational meetings about school choice:
  • Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 21 (during the School Showcase)
  • Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m.
Elementary School Showcase:

Saturday, January 21, 4J Education Center
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
School Activities:
Jan. 25 (W) 9:00-10:00, YG School Choice Tour
Jan. 26 (TH) 1:00-2:00, YG School Choice Tour
                     6:00-7:00, YG Evening Presentation
Feb. 21 (T) 1:00-2:00, YG School Choice Tour
Feb. 23 (TH) 9:00-10:00, YG School Choice Tour
School Choice Season is Coming!
In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. Requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.
To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply between Tuesday, January 3 and Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Non-district residents must apply between Wednesday, March 1 and Saturday, April 1 at 5 p.m. 
If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our school and their school choice options!
Elementary School Showcase
Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.–12 noon
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
One-stop opportunity to learn all about your school choice options: 
Learn about the school choice process (multiple information sessions offered)
Sign up for school visits 
Talk with representatives from every 4J elementary school
School Visitation Weeks
Monday, Jan. 23–Friday, Jan. 27
Tuesday, Feb. 21–Friday, Feb. 24
Visit your neighborhood school—and more!
Schools offer tours, open houses and more
Please phone ahead or check the schedule of each school's activities
School Choice Information Meetings
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7–8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (during the School Showcase)
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7–8 p.m.
Get answers about the school choice process
Learn more:
Elección Escolar:
¡Entérate de lo que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!
En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una educación excelente para nuestros estudiantes. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en la escuela de su vecindad en cualquier momento, o escoger una escuela diferente si hay espacio disponible. La lotería anual de opción escolar determina el orden en el cual se otorgan los cupos disponibles.
Residentes del distrito escolar deben completar una solicitud entre el martes, 3 de enero y el martes, 28 de febrero a las 5 p.m. Los residentes de fuera del distrito escolar deben completar una solicitud entre el miércoles, 1 de marzo y el sábado, 1 de abril a las 5 p.m.
Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén pensando en elegir una escuela, por favor, invitelos a conocer más sobre nuestra escuela y sus opciones de escuelas!
Exhibición de Escuelas Primarias 
sábado, 21 de enero, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene 
Una gran oportunidad para enterarse acerca de sus opciones para elegir su escuela: 
• Haga las preguntas que tenga sobre la elección escolar
 (varias presentaciones informativas serán ofrecidas) 
• Apúntese para visitar las escuelas
• Hable con los representantes de cada escuela primaria de 4J
• Se proveerán intérpretes en español 
Las Escuelas Estarán Abiertas Para Visitas
lunes, 23 de enero al viernes, 27 de enero
martes, 21 de febrero al viernes, 24 de febrero
• Visite la escuela de su vecindad—y mucho más!
• Las escuelas tienen diferentes actividades y horarios de visita para los padres

• Favor de ver el horario
 o llamar antes de visitar 
• Para información en español llame al 541-790-7707
Reuniones informativas para el distrito escolar
martes, 17 de enero, 7–8 p.m.  
sábado, 21 de enero, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (durante la Exhibición de Escuelas Primarias)
jueves, 16 de febrero, 7–8 p.m.
Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene 

• Información general acerca de las solicitudes y el proceso de inscripción

• Se proveerán intérpretes en español
Ver más información en:


Be the early bird and order the YG Yearbook

for the discounted price of $12!

After winter break the prince will increase to $15.

Online ordering is available here (for convenient/accurate order tracking).
enter in CODE 82943 and click NEXT...then you are on your way! 

To pay by cash or check, arrangements must be made with by email:

Advertising space is also available!  Businesses and parents can use the pre-designed templates to create their own ads and upload them directly to the yearbook site.
We have 3 new parents digging in to the yearbook project - welcome them and send them your latest YG photos too!   
Celeste Jacobi 
Anneka McMillen
Tamar Moyse
The UO Mathematics Department is hosting an international math competition, Math Kangaroo, for students in grades 1-12. It is especially good for the Elementary and Middle school students and is an excellent opportunity for the advanced learners to try their abilities at solving interesting problems. All participants receive T-shirts and gifts, and the winners receive extra prizes. For more information please check the Math Kangaroo in USA website:
The competition date is March 16, 2017 and the registration deadline is December 15. The registration is done through the national website:
  • Monday, Dec.19 - Monday, Jan. 2: Winter Break. No School.
  • Tuesday, January 3: Professional Development/Planning Day. No School.
  • Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No School.
New things are added to the calendar frequently -
check back each week for updates!

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