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August 21, 2017

Dear Spring Creek families,

It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you back to another great school year at Spring Creek Elementary.  I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities while enjoying the wonderful sunshine.  How quickly summer concludes and our thoughts turn to preparing for the start of school.  This is always one of my favorite times of the year!  I love the excitement of beginning each new school year and eagerly await welcoming our new and returning students.

I’m thrilled to be part of a team comprised of teachers, staff, parents and students who want to achieve great things! Our faculty, staff and I are looking forward to a new school year and are working hard to see that your child’s learning experience at Spring Creek is a successful and happy one.

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Ice Cream Social & Meet Your Teacher September 5th

You will have the opportunity to meet our staff at our annual Ice Cream Social on September 5th from 12:00-1:30 PM. You will have a chance to meet the teacher, see the classroom, drop off school supplies and enjoy a cool treat under our beautiful trees in the front of our school. 

School Supply List 2017-2018

Bring Your Bike to the Social!

Bring your family’s bikes to the ice cream social for free bike checks, donated by Klink Cycles! 4J’s Safe Routes to School program will be giving away free helmets and sharing tips for safe walking and biking to school!

First day of school: Wednesday, September 6th

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Registration & School Hours

If you are a new to the area or have an incoming Kindergartner, please come in and register!

Office Hours: Our office is open daily from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 

  • Main Number- 541-790-4870
  • Attendance Line– 541-790-4873

School Hours

  • 7:25- 7:45– Free breakfast available to all students
  • 7:45- Teachers pick-up all students in cafeteria
  • 7:55- School day begins
  • 2:10– Regular Dismissal
  • 1:10– Wednesday Dismissal

 

New Staff Members

As is customary in education, we have a few staff changes for the 2017-18 school year.  It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce our newest staff members.  We welcome Shannon Henderson to our 2nd grade team, Jennifer Shadwick to our 3rd grade team, and Renee Henderson to our 5th grade team. We have some changes in specialist positions as well. Chiffonia Lam joins our team as our Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC) teacher, Carolyn Clements as our English Language Development teacher, and Susan Boettcher as our Speech/Language teacher. Finally, Heather Kendrick joins us as our new School Secretary.

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Program News & Open House

Spring Creek is entering our second year of implementation of the AVID elementary program. This program is aligned to the AVID secondary program that is currently being taught at all 4J middle and high schools.  The purpose of AVID is to help all students to become college and career ready through organization, higher-level thinking skills and rigor.  Grades K-2 will begin their first year with grades 3-5 deepening their second year of implementation. You will hear more about AVID and our other exciting programs at our annual Open House on October 5th from 6:00-7:00 PM. Mark your calendar for this fun and informative event!

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Free and Reduced Meals

The school meal program is confidential, easy, and can help both your budget and your child’s school.  Please allow up to three business days for application to be processed.  Official approval or denial letters will be mailed after applications have been processed by Nutrition Services.

APPLY ONLINE: 

Online Application English and Spanish

They are many benefits for signing up for Free and Reduced meals! Click the English and Spanish links for more information.

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Parent Partnerships

Here at Spring Creek Elementary, we want to let you know we appreciate your communication and the support you provide to us in helping to educate your children. Parents often ask, “How can we help our children do better in school”? I often pause and respond that attendance on a regular basis is paramount, along with reading with your children, and establishing consistent bedtime and homework routines. Once again we will be focusing on supporting regular attendance throughout the 2017-18 school year. We know being punctual to school and attending on a regular basis is crucial for our students to learn and reach their fullest potential. We thank you for all your efforts to support your child’s educational program.

 

The staff and I are eagerly waiting to welcome you to another wonderful school year and look forward to seeing families and students very soon! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call me at 541-790-4870, contact me by email at: gwynn_r@4j.lane.edu, or stop by my office.

We wish you the best for a successful and rewarding school year!

Sincerely,

Raquel Gwynn

Principal