Spring Updates

Dear Spring Creek Families,
It is hard to believe it is already May! Before we know it, summer will be upon us and the school year will be ending. Although the weather is getting warmer, we still have plenty of learning to do before this school year slips away. Please read below for some important information and dates.
Important Dates:
  • May 8th- Student Safety Trainings
  • May 9th– Students practice safety drills
  • May 29th– No School- Memorial Day
  • June 15th 5:00-8:00- Spring Creek Annual School Carnival
  • June 20th 6:30-7:30-  5th Grade Promotion
  • June 22nd– Last Day for Students, Dismissal at 11:10


School Safety Training for Students:


Students’ safety is of the utmost importance. In Eugene School District 4J we have updated school safety protocols with best practices to keep everyone as safe as possible in an emergency. These updated safety strategies, known as ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), are recommended by law enforcement. ALiCE strategies expand on our traditional safety practices and empower staff and students with more options during a life-threatening emergency, the kind we all hope never happens. The student safety training will be age-appropriate and sensitive to students’ special needs.


At elementary schools, students will have age-appropriate class discussions, practice evacuating, and talk about barricading. At middle and high schools, class discussions will include more specifics about potential dangers and options, and students will practice evacuating, sheltering or barricading in response to a threat. Student training will not include the active-shooter simulations that staff have participated in.


Here at Spring Creek Elementary, class discussions will occur on May 8th and student drills will occur on May 9th.




Walk & Roll Challenge!

Spring Creek Elementary is participating in the May Walk+Roll to School Challenge and we need your help! The Walk+Roll to School Challenge is a week-long encouragement event in which students are encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or bicycling to and from school. Our goal is to encourage as many students as possible to increase their physical activity by using active transportation modes like walking, biking, scooting, skating, etc. This year we have great incentives and prizes to encourage our students to get active!


Students walking and rolling to school will get free stickers and be entered into a prize raffle (helmets, locks, or helmets). The grand prize is a free scooter! Students will have their names put into a raffle that will take place the day after each event in the morning on the school announcements. 


Parents looking for tips on how to use active transportation for fun, health and safety should check out resources here https://www.thestreettrust.org/parents-teachers/.




Preschool Promise- Free Quality Preschool!

The United Way of Lane County is offering a free preschool program for children from 3 to 5 years old at Madison Middle School. This high quality program is right down the street from Spring Creek! If you or if you know any families looking for preschool, please share the attached Flyer. If you have any questions, please call or email Ann Salminen at 541-741-6000 or earlylearningalliance.org




Free Tutoring for KG and 1st Students

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Clinic at the University of Oregon has openings for their summer reading and math tutoring program for current Kindergarten and 1st Grade students to receive intervention services. Attached here is the Flyer for more information. Families can contact Anna Ingram (annad@uoregon.edu) with questions or to submit an application.


I hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful spring weather! As always, please don’t hesitate to call, email or drop by if you have any questions.



Raquel Gwynn