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Online survey open through winter break • Your input will help inform development of 4J’s $12 million spending plan
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Share your thoughts on how to target new funds
to support greatest needs for student success 

What’s Your Priority?
Weigh In on Investments for Student Success

Online survey will help inform district plan for $12 million in funding

Oregon’s Student Success Act is expected to provide Eugene School District 4J about $12 million per year—a 5% increase in the district’s general fund budget—through the law’s Student Investment Account, starting next school year.

Each school district must develop a plan for how to invest these funds to increase academic achievement, close gaps between groups of students, and meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs. We want to hear your thoughts about how to target funds to best support student success where there is the greatest need.

Last month, 4J held a series of community forums to share feedback from the needs assessment completed this fall, and seek input on example investments to address the priorities and needs identified by our staff and community.

Now, a survey about potential investments, incorporating input from the forums, is posted online to seek additional feedback. If you weren’t able to attend the November forums or prefer to share your thoughts in another format, this online survey is another opportunity to weigh in. The survey is open through winter break.

Please take 20–25 minutes between now and January 7 to complete the survey.

Your input will help guide the district’s investment plan to best support our students’ success. The plan will be developed this winter, approved by the school board this spring, and submitted to the Oregon Department of Education by April 15.

Thank you. Your input is an investment in our students’ future. 

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Coming Up in 4J

12/12 Equity Committee Meeting
12/16 Edison Design Open House
12/17–19 Parent Training Nights: Preventing Cyberbullying & Sexting
12/18 School Board Meeting
12/23–1/6 No School: Winter Break
(1/6 is a staff work day)
1/1–31 School Choice Season
1/7 Student Success Act Survey Ends
1/8 Coffee With the Superintendent
1/9 Equity Committee Meeting
1/11 Elementary School Showcase
1/14 School Choice Info Night
1/15 School Board Meeting (new time)
1/21 North School Design Open House

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Welcome Back to 2018!

Dear Edison Community,

I am extremely excited to welcome you back to what I know will be an incredible year! The 2016/2017 school year marks Edison’s 90th year! The faculty and I feel honored to be able to teach in a school with Edison’s supportive community and it’s time-honored traditions. Our rich history calls those of us at Edison today to remember that education is about both the individual and the community. We seek to nurture the creativity, imagination, and love of learning in each of our students and in ourselves.

The kind of education we strive to create for students at Edison calls us all to live lives of purpose, meaning, service, and to take on the very real challenges facing our world, and to commit ourselves to the common good of our communities.

In my years as Edison’s principal, I have seen our students wonderfully demonstrating their concern for one another and their care for the school community that they share. I have witnessed their commitment to making our world a better place and their emerging realization that they are powerful thinkers and doers. Their intellectual vigor and excitement, their collaborative and problem-solving skills, their evolving dedication to community service, make me, and the faculty at Edison, proud beyond belief.

We have a number of wonderful changes this year at Edison. Jenny Vondracek will be partnering with Laura Harris as part of our first grade team. I would also like to welcome Sarah Lacey to Edison. Sarah is our new fourth grade teacher and she comes to us with an incredible wealth of teaching experience.

Music and physical education will continue to be integral to Edison programs. The first half of the year we will host Martha Van Wormer as our music teacher. Chrisanne Mehl will be joining our faculty as our Physical Education teacher. In addition, through our solid partnerships with the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Lane Arts Council, and other local professionals, we will continue to bring yoga and additional art and music classes to Edison throughout the year.

As we begin this, the 90th year of Edison Elementary, I hope that we continue to strengthen the connections that make this community so incredible. Connections create and maintain vibrant communities, and I look forward to being able to be a part of our already strong community. Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” We are planting some wonderful seeds.

Warmest regards,

Thomas Horn, Principal

Edison Elementary

Tel: 541-790-8900

Upcoming Events

There are a number of important upcoming dates to be aware of:

  • Tuesday September 6th: You may find out your child’s teacher by looking at the grade level class-list posted on the wall inside the Edison lobby beginning at 12:00pm.
  • Tuesday, September 6th: Back to school open house. New family orientation will begin at 5:30 in the Edison cafeteria. At 6:00, new families will have an opportunity to meet their teacher in the assigned classroom. At 6:30 our all school/community picnic will take place on the field next to the garden.
  • Wednesday, September 7th: First day of school grades 1st through 5th. Kindergarten students with last names starting with A-L start.
  • Thursday, September 8th: Kindergarten students with last names starting with M-Z start.