What’s Happening September 1 – September 11

Dear Camas Families,

Welcome Sarah Lacey – 5th Grade Teacher
Please join me in welcoming Sarah Lacey to Camas Ridge Community School. Sarah will teach 5th grade in Rm. 1 this year, while Chris Evans is on medical leave. Sarah started her teaching career at Parker Elementary School and has recently moved back to Eugene with her family. We are fortunate to have such a skilled, passionate teacher join the Camas Ridge Staff.

Welcome New Camas Ridge FamiliesSee Tom’s Aug. 24th Welcome Back Message
Diane and Jennifer have been busy registering new families. We registered over 50 new students this past week. This puts our enrollment at 415 students. We were anticipating between 390 – 400 students. New families are encouraged to read my welcome back message that went out to parents last week. (See attached)

15 -16 Homeroom Class Lists – Sept. 4th 3:30 p.m.
Homeroom class lists will be e-mailed to families and posted outside of the office on Friday, Sept. 4th at 3:30 p.m.

2015 – 16 School Supply List

no nutsPeanut/Nut Free Zone Policy – Please review the Camas Ridge Peanut/Nut Free Zone Policy and suggestions for peanut/nut free snacks with your child. In essence foods with peanut/nut ingredients are not allowed in classrooms and other instructional spaces Students are allowed to bring a lunch that includes foods with peanut/nuts to be eaten in the cafeteria only. There is a peanut/nut free section of the cafeteria designated for students with peanut/nut allergies

School Bus Routes Link to the 4j website to find your bus stop and times: http://findyourstop.4J.lane.edu/liveweb/webquery/

School Lunch/Breakfast
Link to the 4j website for information about school meals and the online application for the Free Lunch program: http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/

Camas Ridge PTO – Off and Running!!
The Camas PTO has already sponsored summer play dates and garden work parties, hosted a wildly successful ice cream social and are now looking for volunteers to help with our first fundraiser of the year – The U of O Game Day/EWEB fundraiser to be held on Sept. 5th. Parents interested in volunteering for this fun event can click on the following link:

What’s Happening Sept. 1 – Sept. 11

Tues. Sept. 1 Teachers return!

Wed. Sept. 2 Classified Staff return!

Fri. Sept. 4
3:30 p.m. 15-16 Homeroom Class Lists posted and e-mailed

Sat. Sept. 5 Duck Football Home Opener
2:00 – 8:00 p.m Camas Ridge U of O/ EWEB Parking fundraiser EWEB

Mon. Sept. 7 Labor Day

Tues. Sept. 8
2:45 – 3;15 New family Welcome & Orientation (Families who registered after June 11)
3:15 – 4:00 Open House

Wed. Sept. 9 Students Return! (1:10 Early Release)
8:00 – 1:10 Grades 1-5 and Kinders A-M attend

Thurs. Sept. 10
8:00 – 2:10 Grades 1-5 and Kinders N-Z attend

Fri. Sept. 11
8:00 – 2:10 All Students K-5 attend
12:30 – 1:00 Welcome Back Assembly (Parents Welcome) Gym

Looking forward to seeing new and returning families at our Back to School Open House on Sept. 8. New family welcome and orientation 2:45 – 3:15, All school open house 3:15 – 4:00

Take Care and enjoy the final days of summer vacation.


Welcome Back

Dear Camas Ridge Families,

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather. The 2015 – 2016 school year is fast approaching. Diane, Brad and I and many of our teachers are busy getting ready for Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and the first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 9th! (Kinders N-Z begin on Thursday, Sept. 10th)

Important Information
To help prepare families for the first day of school please see; the What’s Happening Aug. 24 – Sept. 11, a full year “At a Glance” Calendar of important school events, the Daily School Schedule, Health information from Helana, School Supply list, Lunch Menu, as well as Resources and Opportunities for Families in Need of clothing, school supplies etc.

Joyce Cedarlund

Welcome Beth, Joyce, Sofie, Donna and Ronny!
Please join me in welcoming the newest members of the Camas Ridge Staff. Beth Shershun will teach 1st grade. Joyce Cedarlund will teach 3rd and 5th grade math in the mornings and she will help her fellow teachers develop enhanced math opportunities for students who exceed the grade level math standards taught in their homeroom math classes. The additional half time math position allows us to offer 3 math classes in 3rd and 5th grades and it reduces class sizes and prevents 2/3 and 4/5 blended classroom teachers from using 2 separate math programs.

Donna Wynn

Donna Wynn

Sofie Prideaux will provide small group reading instruction for K-1 students and she will organize our efforts to increase the percent of students who meet or exceed grade level standards in Reading. Donna Wynn will teach music full time and Ronny Mason will teach P.E half time during the first half of the school year. Students will have at least 2 music classes and one P.E. class per week through January. Students will not have the benefit of a music specialist during the second half of the year. They will have at least 2 P.E. classes per week taught by P.E. specialist Mark Thornton. Parents will receive an updated staff list with teaching assignments, room numbers and e-mail addresses in the Sept. 4th What’s Happening.

Donna Van Deurzen

Donna Van Deurzen

Staff Changes
As many of you know Donna is moving from 4th/5th grade to teach 2nd grade this year and Grace is moving from 3rd grade to teach our 4th/5th blend. Chris Evans is taking a leave this year. We are in the process of hiring a 5th grade teacher to fill in for Chris for the entire school year. We hope to have our new 5th grade teacher on board by Friday, Aug. 28th.

Communication is the Key – What’s Happening & At a Glance
Diane, Grace and I will provide families with the weekly “What’s Happening” & “At a Glance” calendar in English and Spanish. Families who do not have e-mail will receive a paper copy in their child’s Friday Folder.

Communication is the Key – Camas Ridge Website and Facebook pages
The Camas Ridge PTO has worked dilengently to create multiple sources of school and community news for Camas Ridge Families. Parents are encouraged to check out the Camas Ridge website and the Camas Ridge Community School & the Camas Ridge PTO Facebook pages. Continue reading

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