Cheri's Weekly Update 1-18-13

posted Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day. No School
Friday, Jan. 25 Grading Day. No School
Monday, Jan. 28 Field Trip to House of Chen 

3-DAY WEEK: Only 3 days of school for students next week! Monday, Jan. 21, is a holiday and Friday, Jan. 25 is a grading day.  

Sharing theme (week of 1/21): A sign of winter (week of 1/28): A measuring tool 

Temperate Forest: Today the students paired up and read books about plants and animals of the Temperate Forest. Afterward they took turns sharing interesting facts with classmates. 

HOUSE OF CHEN: To complement our celebration of Chinese New Year and to bid farewell to our teacher-interns from China, , we’ll enjoy lunch at House of Chen Chinese Restaurant on Monday, January 28. Our buffet style lunch will include vegetarian choices and Mar Far Chicken. Students and adult supervisors will travel by LTD bus, leaving school at 9:15 and returning by 1:00. The cost is $7.00 per person. Student scholarships are available. If you would like scholarship information, please call the school office 541-681-9662. Permission forms were sent home Tuesday. 
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED – Please consider hosting a teacher-intern this semester!

Our Teacher- interns will return to China at the end of the month. The University’s program, Oregon International Program, provides an opportunity for student teachers from China, Taiwan and Japan to work in Eugene classrooms and learn from master teachers. At no cost to schools, interns work in the classroom four days a week, attend classes at the U of O, and live in area homes. We are looking for homestay hosts for student interns from China or Japan from Feb. 15 – June 20. 

Homestay situations can include households with one adult or large extended families – many hosts have been couples with children, others have been widowed or retired.

Interns need safe living situations with:

· A private bedroom & healthy food

· Access to public transportation

· Environments promising conversation, friendship, and inclusiveness

Homestay families will receive monthly stipends for room and board:

$500 per student for a single room or $450 per student for a shared room

Questions? Please contact: Linda Ellis (541) 346-5711;

For more information please visit the website at: 

We have so enjoyed our teacher interns this semester and will miss them when they leave.   Cheri and Azusa