February 2, 2017
February 3rd is the end of the semester and it is a grading day. 

Get your Superbowl pizza
at a discount 

(And help the 5th Graders Japan Trip Fundraising)

We will be selling these after school in front of YG. Look for us TODAY!
The 5th grade class is selling Papa’s Pizza coupon sheets for $15 each. Use the coupons for your Super Bowl party - or any of your fun gatherings this winter/spring. One coupon alone is good for a free small pizza which allows the purchaser to recoup almost their full purchase price and still have eight coupons remaining.
A vote for a $10,000 expenditure request to cover two six-month interns will take place at our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 21st.
The PTO is asking for $10,000 to pay for two International Society of Educational and Cultural Exchange interns from Japan for a six month period.  These interns will be a part of the Japanese Assistant Teacher Program and will assist our staff during the school day just as our short term interns have done for years.
The interns from ISECE do not pay us a stipend to come to our school and so it will be up to the PTO to cover those costs.  $10,000 will cover a $450 monthly stipend to the host family, a bus pass, lunches, and possible English language lessons that they require for both interns.  The Japanese immersion school in Portland uses ISECE for up to 20 interns per year.
If the PTO membership agrees to cover the $10,000 cost for two six-month interns, they will arrive at the end of August and leave in late February for the 2017-2018 school year.  $10,000 is far less than the cost of hiring an education assistant from 4J.  For example, the PTO paid $35,000 for one five-hour-a-day Education Assistant this year.  If this is approved and having two interns next year is successful, then it is something the PTO can decide whether to have interns for the whole school year in subsequent years.
Cans for Japan
Just in time for your Super Bowl party! The 5th grade class is collecting cans throughout the school year! Just pick up a blue bag from the front office and drop of the bags at:
2105 W Broadway
Eugene, OR 97402
Hours: 9am - 6pm daily

If you cannot drop it off we can come get it!
Just text Linsay at
541.521.0062 and pick it up for you.

What can you do to support the Auction? 

Make a delicious dessert of the “Dessert Dash" 
Donate a bottle of wine for the “Wine Pull"

Ask the businesses you frequent for a donation
Ask your place of work to donate an item
Share your vacation home as an auction item

And DEFINITELY, buy tickets and attend the YG Auction on April 21!  

Thank you for supporting the YG Annual Auction.

Tax Help for Your 2017 Filing
Click on the links below to get more information, details, and locations for several free help sessions to ensure your family understands all its eligible tax positions. Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Help available in both English and Spanish.
Along with some other fun fundraisers (looks for them in this newsletter), the 5th Grade has started a Go Fund Me page.  You can find it under 2017 YG Japan Experience or click here. Visit, donate, share, and support this life-changing trip to Japan! 
  • Friday, February 3: Semester Grading Day. No School.
  • Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19: Oregon Asian Celebration @ Fairgrounds
  • Monday, February 20: Presidents Day. No School.
  • Tuesday, February 21: PTO Meeting @6:30pm YG Cafeteria
  • Monday through Friday, March 27 - 31: Spring Break.
  • Monday, April 3: Professional Development Day. No School.

A new LAST DAY of school to be announced in the coming weeks.

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YG PTO Website
Tom Piowaty - YG Principal
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