Parent Newsletter September 4th, 2023

September 4, 2023

Hello Gilham Families, 

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 

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.

Arrival Procedures  — All students will enter the building through their assigned areas at 7:50. Students arriving before the doors open should wait in line outside. Parents will drop off their students outside by the entrance. 

Entrances — 
K/1/2 will enter through the main door. 
3/4/5  will enter through the side entrance to the right of the main door. 

How is your student getting home – Please make sure you fill out the form sent in your welcome letter.  This will give us the information to know how your student is getting home.  

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)

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.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus – Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J Menu Website.  Make sure you filter to Gilham Elementary.

Important Dates —
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

Lavinia Page 

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