Parent Newsletter September 11, 2023

September 11, 2023

Hello Gilham Families, 


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.

Early Release Wednesday – Dismissal at 1:10 – Students are dismissed early on Wednesdays at 1:10. This is a change from last year when the early release day was a different day of the week.

Open House/Curriculum Night Sept. 26th at 5:30-6:30 – Open House/Curriculum Night will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26th. This is a great time to see the classroom, learn about the year, connect with the teacher, and see the curriculum. This is not a conference time but instead a time to connect with the classroom.  Hope to see you there.   

Extra Yards for Teachers Nomination – Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond for their students? The University of Oregon Athletic Department and the Pac-12 Conference have partnered with the College Football Playoff Extra Yards for Teachers program to be able to award four lucky teachers with over $1,500 each! Nominate a Teacher today, before the Oct. 21 deadline!

FROM EUGENE SCHOOL DISTRICT 4J: Carpool Connection! Join a virtual meeting to meet other families for shared walking, biking or driving trips to school.
Wednesday, Sept 20th (North Region Elementary, All Middle, ECCO)
Wednesday, Sept 27th (Sheldon, South, & Churchill Region Elementary)
Registration required – links below
This meeting will provide an opportunity to connect with other families around carpooling as well as walking or biking together. Participants will join breakout rooms with families from their region or school to connect and share contact information. You will be able to talk directly with other families who may live nearby or on your route to school. Register now and you will be sent details about joining the meeting. Translation services will be provided upon advance request by contacting Sarah Mazze at  or 541-516-0887


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


PTO Updates:
The PTO is so excited to be back to school. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!!

#GilhamDinnerClub: Watch for the Doughmo Cookies fundraiser flier going in homework folders on Friday. They will create a special cookie for us using our school colors! Treat the family and go check them out with us on Sept. 19th. 

Please join us at our PTO meetings this year. They are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 in the library. We have a lot of fun and discuss all of the exciting plans ahead. Our next meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 21st. We welcome everyone to join us and see what we’re all about. Don’t miss it!

Sign up here to receive our monthly newsletter where we share all things Gilham PTO, including our meeting minutes.

Stay tuned for info on new Gilham Gear, including sweatshirts & and HOUSE colored t-shirts.
Check your child’s homework folder this Friday.


Important Dates — 
9/15 – 5th grade Bottle Rockets Launch at 1:10
9/19 – Doughmo Cookies fundraiser
9/21 – PTO meeting at 5:30 in the LIbrary
9/26 – Open House/Curriculum Night at 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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