May 5, 2016

Survey invites parents’ input 

How well does our school communicate, engage and partner with you as parents? We would like to hear from you about your experiences and preferences, to help us improve in the future. 

Please take a few minutes to complete our school’s annual Parent & Family Engagement and Partnership Survey. The survey is online here: (click on link) If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, you can pick up a copy in the school office. 

This survey asks questions about our specific school and is different from the 4J Vision 20/20 district survey which was focused on strategic district visioning and planning. If you have questions or input about this survey, please call the 4J Instruction Department at 541-790-7550.


Thank you for your time and input. Your feedback will be used to inform our efforts to continually improve our school and our partnership with parents to help students succeed. 

MAY 6th
Professional Development Day for staff
Looking for something to do on Friday?

The 5th grade students going to Japan this summer is holding a bowling fundraiser tomorrow.  Bring in the attached flyer (click on link below) to be sure to have your play credited to the cause!

See you at Emerald Lanes!
Cool Stuff
​What a great opportunity to learn about both government and community building!  Yesterday, Liam Tam (3rd grade) was able to attend the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month proclamation signing by Governor Kate. Here's a great shot from the day along with his dad, David Tam.

It's a time of clean-up in Japanese schools. YG students pitched in on Earth Day last week to help beautify our school and common areas.  Enjoy the pictures and learn more about SOJI in this fun video:
Here are April's Student's of the Month:
They were all chosen for being great examples of
KG: Serenity Sadler
1st: Izumi Godall
2nd: Levi Millsap
3rd: Sophia Anderosn
4th: Toa Soeby
5th: Suyrei Bartoldus

Time for Japanese Summer Camp!

Jeanne Mandrapa has partnered with the YG PTO to bring her summer camp to the YG building this year. There will be two weeks of camp -  the last week of July and the first week of August.

Camp is in session from 9am - 3pm, Monday through Friday
Bring a lunch each day (snacks provided)
Before & Aftercare can be provide for an extra fee.

This year's camps will work to incorporate a community cultural elements that will enhance the experience and allow our students to showcase their talents. 

  • Week 1: Obon Festival Camp Provides students with Japanese speaking and writing practice as well as dancing skills that will culminate with students attending the local Obon Festival on Saturday, July 30th. 
  • Week 2: Nagasaki/Hiroshima Commemorative Camp Provides students with additional Japanese speaking and writing practice as well as singing practice that will culminate with students performing at the Nagasaki/Hiroshima Commemoration on August 6th.

Attendance at the weekend events is expected, times to be determined. Please check in with Jeanne if you have any concerns.  Attendance for is free and both events are held at Alton Baker Park. 

Prices have dropped from $185 in previous years and is now $125.  To keep this low price, we need a large number of students to sign up!  We are hoping for 40 students each week for maximum fun. Monica Sensei (Kumiko Sensei's daughter) will be teaching with Jeanne, along with high school volunteers.

Registration booklets can be found on the wall by the front door of the school. Please contact Jeanne Mandrapa at (541) 342-5990 for more information.

May Days - Every Wednesday!

Pirate Day

May 11th

Hawaiian Day
May 18th

YG Spirit Day
May 25th

MAY 18th
is YG's next restaurant fundraiser.
We received 50% of the proceeds during the event -
so plan for dinner out that night!

  • Friday, May 6: Professional Development Day. No School.
  • Thursday, May 12: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in cafeteria. Childcare provided.
  • Saturday, May 14: Children's Day. Details above - look for more next week.
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day. No School.
  • Friday, June 3: YG Science Fair in cafeteria. Details to come.
  • Thursday, June 9: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in cafeteria. Childcare provided.
  • Thursday, June 9: Field Day, 1-3 pm. Details to come.
  • Friday, June 10: Grading Day. No School.
  • Thursday, June 16: POSSIBLE last day of school. To be confirmed soon.

YG Facebook Page
YG School Website
Diane Brock - YG Secretary
PTO Facebook Page
YG PTO Website
Tom Piowaty - YG Principal
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