August 28, 2023
Hello Gilham Families,
Here are a couple reminders for the start of the year. For more detailed information, please click here for the Welcome Back Newsletter.
Attendance Matters – Start the School Year Right
Getting into the habit of daily attendance is more important than ever. Sending your child to school regularly helps to:
- Build routines that help reduce stress.
- Make it easier to connect with friends and teachers.
- Support learning.
When students attend regularly (missing no more than one day a month), they are much more likely to read proficiently by third grade, do well in middle school, and be on track to graduate from high school.
Volunteering Background Check Info – If any parents or guardians would like to volunteer at Gilham, you’ll need a completed background Check. See the Volunteer in Eugene School District 4J Webpage for details.
First Days of School —
KINDERGARTEN: First day of school is Wednesday, September 6th, 7:55-1:10.
GRADES 1 – 5: First day of school is Thursday, September 7th, 7:55-2:25
New! Kindergarten Smart Start – Kindergarten families should visit the 4J Kindergarten Smart Start Website for details.
Regular School Schedule — The school schedule this year.
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday starting at 7:55 and ending at 2:25.
Wednesday starts at 7:55 and ends at 1:10.
Enrollment/Registration — If you have enrollment/registration questions please contact the Gilham Office at 541-790-6200 or email Hollie at email@example.com.
Meet the Teacher is Tuesday, Sept. 5th at 2:00-3:00 – This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to view their new classroom and introduce themselves to their new teacher and classmates. Please plan on attending!
Kona Ice after you “Meet Your Teacher” @ 2:30! – Get some tasty shaved ice
Class Assignments — Classroom placement letters will be emailed to families the afternoon of Friday, September 1st, just prior to Labor Day weekend.
School Supplies — Students will Need —
- A Backpack
- A water bottle
- Headphones to be used in class (would prefer not ear buds)
- Box of Kleenex (for the classroom)
- Box of Band Aids (for the classroom)
- Breakfast & Lunch Menus – Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J Menu Website. Make sure you filter to Gilham Elementary.
- Important Dates —
9/1 — Classroom Placement Letter emailed to parents
9/5 – Meet the Teacher at 2:00 – 3:00
9/6 – Classes Begin: Kindergarteners Only
9/7 – Classes Begin: Grades 1-5
9/26 – Open House/Curriculum Night, 5:30 – 6:30
10/6 – Jog a thon – if you want to volunteer, connect with PTO and fill out volunteer forms now
10/13 – No School — Professional Development/Planning Day
10/16 – 10/20 – Scholastic Book Fair (Library)
10/19 – School Picture Day