Time for school choice requests in Eugene
It's school choice time in the Eugene School District. Parents may choose their child's school, provided there is space available. Families can enroll in their neighborhood school at any time. Those interested in enrolling in a different school for 2013-14 can submit a school choice request online or on a paper form available at any school. Requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.
Families are invited to attend one of two information meetings: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday or 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. Spanish interpretation provided.
School Visitation Week is Feb. 25-March 1. Each school offers different activities and times when parents can visit. Phone ahead or see the schedule of events for details. Spanish interpretation available by pre-arrangement.
The deadline for school choice in-district requests to be included in the lottery is 5 p.m. March 22 at the Education Center, Instructional Services Office, 200 N. Monroe St.
Tickets still available for 'Desserts for Dreams'
Tickets are still available for the "Desserts for Dreams" event to begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Eugene. A $30 ticket buys a light salad buffet, desserts, coffee, tea, wine and champagne and a chance to win a loose-cut 1/2 carat diamond.
The event is sponsored by the directors' wives of the Oregon Logging Conference and is a benefit for the Bethel Education Foundation. For information, contact Lynda Hardwick at 541-953-5587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willamette High holds Recycling Round-Up
Recycle old computers, phones, TVs, electronics, household and other reusable items at Willamette High School's fourth annual Recycling Round-Up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. For more information, call David Novak at 541-689-0731.
Free conference focuses on parenting skills
Early Childhood CARES, in partnership with LaneKids, will host its sixth annual Power of Parenting Conference on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the HEDCO Building at the University of Oregon, 1655 Alder St. The free event is for parents in Lane County. Come meet other parents, hear a keynote speaker and learn parenting strategies on a broad range of topics. There will be bilingual and Spanish sessions, too. To see a list of session topics, download the conference flier at earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call 541-346-2578.
Kids, families can 'Meet a Scientist'
Kids and families are invited to "Meet a Scientist!" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome. The museum collaborated with faculty and students at University of Oregon's College of Arts and Sciences to present a day of demonstrations and activities led by guest scientists with a variety of backgrounds. Topics of exploration include states of matter, superconductivity, brain waves and rock identification. For more information, visit www.sciencefactory.org or call 541-682-7888.
Eugene Sudbury School holds open house
Eugene Sudbury School, a K-12 democratic immersion program, will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The school is at 2370 Parliament St. on the corner of Bailey Hill Road. For more information, visit www.eugenesudburyschool.org.
Middle College program expands
SPRINGFIELD - The successful Middle College program piloted last fall at Hamlin Middle School is expanding to Agnes Stewart Middle School. The program is seeking an additional 50 or so volunteers to check in with students periodically during the school year. The time commitment is about five 5 hours per year. Training sessions are set for March 5, 6 and 7 and volunteers only need to attend one session. The first mentoring session happens the week of March 14-18. Call Ali Noell at 541-726-3377 or visit www.springfield.k12.or.us/middlecollege for more information.