Monday, June 10, 2019

1. Happy last week of school! This week’s events:

-The freshman cohort breakfast is this Wednesday. All freshmen should report to Amber’s class as usual and then walk over to Off the Waffle at 8:45 am, for a special breakfast.

-Friday is our last day of school. Please report to your Friday morning classes. Teachers will take students to Alton Baker Park at 10 am for food, fun activities and our 8th grade graduation. Early release will be at 1 pm from Alton Baker Park.

We will be playing Knockerball at Alton Baker Park on our last day. Any student who is under 18 must have a parent complete a waiver in order to participate. Students 18 and older may sign a waiver for themselves. The waiver can be completed online — click here for a link to the waiver. Dustin will also have a hard copy at the park — but please, if at all possible, complete the waiver before Friday.

2. Last Saturday, 28 seniors graduated (and a couple of juniors)! Thank you to Denise for all her incredible work and to all the teachers and volunteers who made graduation a really special event!

3. Office hours: This week, Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10 - 11am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

4. Clubs this week (but check in with teachers to make sure all clubs are still happening):

Monday –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesday - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic Club is after school in Wendy’s room.

Wednesday - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursday – Choir in the Music Cottage.

5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

6. Summer is nearly here. Please remember to be safe, to make good choices, and to look out for one another. Student safety is our number one priority and we want everyone to have a safe and healthy summer.

7. We had 34 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and five names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

8. This week’s end of day cleaners: Tom and Alec’s classes. Both classes can help so it is extra clean for the end of year.

Have a fabulous last week of school everyone!!

Monday, June 3, 2019

1. Tomorrow, June 4th, Hot Mama's Wings is having a fundraiser for Network. Present a flyer, either digitally or hard copy, and 15% of your tab will be donated to NCS. A link to the flyer is on the home page of the website and Jon has hard copies in the front office. Hot Mama's Wings is located at 420 West 13th (@ Lawrence St) in Eugene. Come raise funds for NCS, while enjoying some great food!

2. Thursday, June 6th is a half day — all students will be released after lunch.

3. HIV Alliance is looking for help with data entry this summer. Mature, responsible students who need volunteer experience or to earn community service hours, please see Denise.

4. Art of Community will host a "thrift" swap Friday during lunch. Place TBA! Bring anything for exchange- but don't bring your pets. Watch for details on FB community page!!

5. Students can earn community service hours by helping with graduation this Saturday, June 8th, anytime between 9 am and 2 pm. Please see Denise for more info.

6. Freshman breakfast and award ceremony is at Off the Waffle this coming Friday morning, June 7th, at 8:30! 

7. Office hours: Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday, from 10 - 11 am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

8. Clubs this week

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic Club is after school in Wendy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

9. CAHOOTS is here this morning from 10am-12pm and Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:30pm. See Jon to sign up.

10. We had 39 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and five names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

11. This week’s end of day cleaners: Billy (MWF) and Mari (TTH).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

1. We hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend! We have returned to our regular bell schedule, starting today.

8:25 am — school starts

9:45-10 am — breakfast

11:25-12:25 pm — lunch

1:45-2 pm — snack/afternoon break

3:25 pm — school ends

2. All freshman meet at HeartWise for seminar - Thursday, May 30th, in the morning only.

3. Upcoming events

- The Talent Show is this Thursday, May 30th, at 12:30 at Wow Hall. Sign up in the hallway by the front door.

- Graduation: Saturday, June 8th, 11 am, at the Village School

- Last day of school is Friday, June 14th and is an early release day.

4. Students who are interested in Job Corps? The first step is to attend an informational meeting. Heather is available to take interested students to an informational meeting TODAY at 12:30. We will return to school by 2:30 pm. Interested students: please let Heather (in the office behind Jon's) know this morning. Space is limited to the number of seats in Heather’s minivan.

5. On Tuesday, June 4th Hot Mama's Wings is having a fundraiser for Network. Present a flyer, either digitally or hard copy, and 15% of your tab will be donated to NCS. The flyer will be emailed to all parents, Jon has hard copies in the front office, and the flyer is available on the home page of our website. Hot Mama's Wings is located at 420 West 13th (@ Lawrence St) in Eugene. Come raise funds for NCS, while enjoying some great food!

6. Credit counseling and scheduling have begun for next fall. Denise has been meeting with students to help them choose classes, but unfortunately, many students have been absent recently. Students who are not at school, and thus don’t meet with Denise before June 14th, will have fall classes assigned to them. Next fall, class changes will only be allowed for academic reasons, so please come to school and meet with Denise before the summer break.

7. Office hours: Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday, from 10 - 11 am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

8. Clubs this week

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic is after school in Wendy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

9. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

10. We had 13 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and five names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

11. This week’s end of day cleaners: Carly (MWF) and Wendy (TTH).

Monday, May 20, 2019

1. On Thursday, May 23rd @ 12:30 pm all classes are invited/welcome to attend a reading of local play write Eric Braman's original play Shedding The Antlers. The event will take place at Tsunami Books. Admin has offered to supervise students who need to complete school work instead. Please talk with Mari if you have additional questions. 

2. This is the last week of the modified schedule, with an 8:15 am start time. Beginning next week, NCS will return to the regular schedule, as follows:

8:25 am — school begins

9:45-10 am — break/breakfast

11:25 am-12:25 pm — lunch

1:45-2 pm — break/afternoon snack

3:25 pm — school ends

3. Graduates: all work is due May 31. During the week of June 3rd, graduates will still need to report to classes, until Dustin or Denise confirm that all graduation requirements have been met.  

4. Credit counseling and scheduling have begun for next fall. Denise has been meeting with students to help them choose classes, but unfortunately, many students have been absent recently. Students who are not at school and thus don’t meet with Denise will have fall classes assigned to them. Next fall, class changes will only be allowed for academic reasons, so please come to school and meet with Denise before the summer break. Fall class scheduling will resume May 28.

5. Office hours: Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday, from 10 - 11 am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

 6. Clubs this week

Mondays –No Smash Brothers this week — sorry!

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic the Gathering is after school in Wendy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

 7. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

 8. Upcoming events

- No school on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

- The spring NCS Showcase is on Thursday, May 30th. This Friday/24th is the last day to sign up. Please see Jon about the practicing requirements. Also please talk with Jon if the sign up list if full but you wish to perform.

- Graduation is Saturday, June 8th at 11 am, at the Village School (3411 Willamette Street, Eugene).

9. We had 33 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and five names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

10. This week’s end of day cleaners: Amber (MWF) and Michelle (TTH).

Monday, May 13, 2019

1. On Thursday, May 23rd @ 12:30 pm all classes are invited/welcome to attend a reading of local play write Eric Braman's original play Shedding The Antlers. The event will take place at Tsunami Books. Admin has offered to supervise students who need to complete school work instead. Please talk with Mari if you have additional questions. 

2. Middle school students will take state tests next week (May 20th - 24th). Pam will administer the tests in the mornings and then students will have an early release at noon. 7th graders should not attend on Friday/24th at all because the science test is for 8th graders only.

3. Office hours: Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday, from 10 - 11 am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

4. Clubs this week

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic the Gathering is after school in Wendy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

 5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

 6. Upcoming events

- The National Parks class is going to Bryce and Zion National Parks the week of May 20th.

- No school on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

- The spring Talent Show is on Thursday, May 30th. Sign up in the hallway, by the front door.

7. We had 30 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and five names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

8. This week’s end of day cleaners: Denise’s classes.

Have a fantastic week everyone!!

Monday, May 6, 2019

1. No school this Wednesday, May 8th — our teachers will be participating in the statewide Day of Action, calling for increased state investment in public education.

2.  Nearby Nature is looking for high school Outdoor Leaders to help our staff run summer day camps for children ages 3-13. Outdoor Leaders help with outdoor adventures, games, crafts, storytelling, scientific discovery, and more. Volunteering as an Outdoor Leader is a great way to earn community service credit and develop leadership skills -- and it's lots of fun!  Students interested in becoming Outdoor Leaders should talk to Wendy or Denise to learn more about how to apply. Required training happens on June 8 and 9. 

3. Office hours: This week, Dustin’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10 - 11 am. Melissa’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

4. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic is in Wendy’s room after school.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

6. We had 25 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and five names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

 7. This week’s end of day cleaners: Alec’s classes.

 8. If you would like to read announcements, please see Jon.

 This is Teacher Appreciation week! Please thank your teachers for all the hard work they do!

 Have an amazing week!

Monday, April 29, 2019

1. Many thanks to everyone who helped with prom. The support of our community makes events like prom possible!

2. When eating a meal at main site and using a plate, bowl or cup, please remember to scrape any left-over food into the compost and pour out any extra liquids in the designated bucket before putting items in the bus bin. In the kitchen, we have noticed a large number of plates and bowls with food scraps still on them in the bus bins. This adds an unnecessary step for the folks washing dishes, and it encourages pests. Please, scrape all plates and bowls and empty cups before putting them in the bus bins. Thank you!

3. Nearby Nature is looking for high school Outdoor Leaders to help their staff run summer day camps for children ages 3 - 13. Outdoor Leaders help with outdoor adventures, games, crafts, storytelling, scientific discovery, and more. Volunteering as an Outdoor Leader is a great way to earn community service credit and develop leadership skills -- and it's lots of fun!  Students interested in becoming Outdoor Leaders should talk to Wendy or Denise to learn more about how to apply. Required training happens on June 8 and 9. 

4. Credit counseling and fall scheduling starts this week, beginning with seniors. No credit reconciliation sheets will be distributed prior to each student’s scheduled meeting with Denise. Thanks for understanding — this process helps avoid confusion.  

5. Self Defense Club will be meeting on Tuesday, after school until 5pm. Students don't have to come to every week — drop-ins are welcome.  We review skills every week, so it will be easy to catch up. If you are new to self defense, that's great! If you have experience in martial arts, come into the space and share your knowledge!

6. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room, during lunch time. Magic the Gathering after school, in Wendy’s class.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

7. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

8. We had 24 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

9. This week’s end of day cleaners: Tom’s classes.

10. Dustin’s office hour this week will be Tuesday from 2 - 3 pm.

Monday, April 22, 2019

1. Thanks to all the teachers and students who participated in community service or testing last Friday!

2. Nearby Nature is looking for high school Outdoor Leaders to help their staff run summer day camps for children ages 3 - 13. Outdoor Leaders help with outdoor adventures, games, crafts, storytelling, scientific discovery, and more. Volunteering as an Outdoor Leader is a great way to earn community service credit and develop leadership skills -- and it's lots of fun!  Students interested in becoming Outdoor Leaders should talk to Wendy or Denise to learn more about how to apply. Required training happens on June 8 and 9. 

3. Prom is Saturday, April 27th, from 7 - 10 pm at the Elks Lodge (2470 West 11th, in Eugene). Prom is free for currently enrolled NCS students, 9th - 12th grade. Students who wish to bring a guest (i.e. someone who is not a current NCS student) must complete a form (ask Jon for the form) and pay $10. Parent volunteers are welcome to help with set-up from 10 am - 2 pm.

4. Students can earn community service hours on Saturday, April 27, starting at 10 AM, by helping set up for Prom at the Elks Lodge. See Denise for more information. 

5. Reminder to students who signed up for the Hands on Career Day at LCC. Meet at school at 8:15 this Friday morning.  

6. Independent living students report to class on Tuesday.  DO NOT MEET AT THE UNIVERSITY. 

7. On Thursday, April 25, Denise will be offering a financial aid workshop in her classroom, starting at 12:30. Teachers —please excuse students who need to attend. Thank you. 

8. Credit counseling and fall scheduling will start the week of April 29, beginning with seniors. No credit reconciliation sheets will be distributed prior to each student’s scheduled meeting with Denise. Thanks for understanding — this process helps avoid confusion.  

9. Self Defense Club will be meeting on Tuesday, after school until 5pm. Students don't have to come to every week — drop-ins are welcome.  We review skills every week, so it will be easy to catch up. If you are new to self defense, that's great! If you have experience in martial arts, come into the space and share your knowledge!

10. Recently, we have heard that there are questions about changes in Network’s policies regarding grading and attendance. We want to make sure that students are well informed when changes occur at NCS. One of Dustin's key responsibilities is the oversight and maintenance of students' grades and records, so he is very familiar with the new policies and how they will affect students. Dustin will be in the cafeteria this Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch to answer any questions and hear concerns. He welcomes all students, teachers, and administrators to join the conversation.

11. Office hours: Dustin’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10 - 11am. Melissa’s office hour will be on Thursday, from 2 - 3pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

12. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room, during lunch time. Magic the Gathering after school, in Wendy’s class.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

13. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

14. We had 30 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

15. This week’s end of day cleaners: Billy (MWF) and Mari (TTH).

16. Lastly, let Jon know if you would like to read Monday morning announcements in the future!

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Students who are interested in reading the weekly announcements over the walkie talkie on future Mondays, please sign up with Jon. 

1. This Friday, April 19th is Work Keys testing and community service. Here is the schedule:

 7/8th grades: Meet Pam outside of the music cottage. Community service in the morning, eat lunch, and then an early release at noon.

 9th and 10th grades: Community service all day. Lists of where students should go will be posted around the school on Wednesday.

 11th grade: Students should go to Amber’s room for testing in the morning. Students will have lunch and then either finish testing after lunch or do community service with Carly in the kitchen or Denise in her room, if testing has been completed.

 12th grade: Students should go to Alec’s room for testing in the morning. Students will have lunch and then either finish testing after lunch or do community service with Carly in the kitchen or Denise in her room, if testing has been completed.

Any questions? See Melissa.

2. Prom is Saturday, April 27th, from 7 - 10 pm at the Elks Lodge (2470 West 11th, in Eugene). Prom is free for currently enrolled NCS students, 9th - 12th grade. Students who wish to bring a guest (i.e. someone who is not a current NCS student) must complete a form (ask Jon for the form) and pay $10. Parent volunteers are welcome to help with set-up from 10 am - 2 pm.

3. It is important to keep our school clean. Teachers have found pretzels on top of emergency exit signs, oranges hidden behind books on bookshelves, full glasses of juice and soda cans left in the bathroom, and more. Please respect the school and the amazing opportunity we have to eat such great meals here and let's not invite the rats back in! 

4. Office hours: This week, Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10-11am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2-3pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

5. Clubs this week

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic Club is open again! Students who want to learn the game are welcome and current students will help newbies build a first deck (in Wendy’s room after school).

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

6. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

7. Community Service opportunity: volunteer at the Ducks baseball game this Thursday/18! See Denise for details and to sign up.

8. We had 38 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

9. This week’s end of day cleaners: Carly (MWF) and Wendy (TTH).

Monday, April 8, 2019

We are trying something new! Monday morning announcements will be read over our walkie talkies by students. Students who are interested in reading announcements, please ask Jon to add your name to his list. Students can read individually or with a friend. Now, on to the announcements…

1. Compost rules have changed…from now on, compost bins can ONLY have food scraps. Please do not throw paper, tea bags, or anything except food in the composting bins. Thank you.

2. Thursday, April 11 is the last day of 3rd quarter. Students — get your work turned in!

3. No school this Friday, April 12th (grading day).

4. Dustin will be teaching a self-defense class on Tuesdays from 3:40 - 5pm, for the rest of the school year. All students and staff are welcome. Meet at main site, if you are interested.

5. The Network Charter Student Council (NCSC) met last week and we want to know when the best meeting days and times would be for those who are interested. Students will receive soon a brief survey asking about convenient meetings dates, and about issues or ideas for the student council to work on.

6. Office hours: This week, Dustin’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10 - 11 am. Melissa’s office hour will be on Tuesday from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

7. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic Club is open again! Come play MTG. Students who want to learn the game are welcome and current students will help newbies build a first deck (in Wendy’s room).

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

8. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

9. We had 32 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

10. This week’s end of day cleaners: Amber (MWF) and Michelle (TTH).

Have superb week!!

Monday, April 1, 2019

1. There are two upcoming community service opportunities: a) Come to Denise’s room during lunch this Wednesday for information on how to volunteer for GSA; b) Students can earn community service hours this Sunday/7th by working at a baseball game. See Denise for more information. 

2. Graduation meeting in Denise's room this Tuesday at lunch. Seniors — please attend to learn important information about the big day. 

3. The next Network Charter Student Council (NCSC) meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 3, in Tom’s room during lunch. Note that these meetings may alternate between Wednesday and Thursday in subsequent weeks.

4. Prom is April 27, at the Elks Lodge in Eugene. Guest forms for prom are available in the front office.

5. Admin office hours this week: Melissa: Wednesday from 10 - 11 am. Dustin: Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

6. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise's room at lunch time. Magic Club is open again! Come play MTG. Students who want to learn the game are welcome and current students will help newbies build a first deck (in Wendy’s room).

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

 7. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.  

 8. We had 23 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

 9. This week’s end of day cleaners: Denise’s classes.

 Have an awesome week everyone and happy April Fool’s Day!!

Monday, March 11, 2019

1. In order to make up our snow days, we will be on a modified schedule from now until Memorial Day. NCS classes will begin 10 minutes earlier, at 8:15 am, starting today. Our end-of-day release time remains unchanged.

8:15 - 9:45 AM 1

9:45 - 10:00 break

10:00 - 11:30 AM 2

11:30 - 12:15 lunch

12:15 - 1:45 PM 1

1:45 - 1:55 break

1:55 - 3:25 PM 2

2. Want to voice your opinions and make positive changes at Network? Want to start a student council? Please come to our first meeting next week, Tuesday, March 19th, during lunch. If you have questions in the meantime, please talk with Haley, Tom, or Melissa.

3. Self Defense Classes:

Thank you to everyone who has shown interest in a self defense class at Network. We have scheduled the first class for Monday, March 18th from 3:45 - 5:00 pm at the main site. If you are a little late because you are traveling from off-site, that's no problem. Come anyway! Please wear normal street clothes about which you won't feel heartbroken if they get torn or damaged. Also, we will be doing a lot of physical activity, so bring a towel and a water bottle if you have one. We will supply water if you don't. It's not too late to express your interest in joining the class. Just stop by Dustin's office to add your name to the list.

Warrior Sisters is a community of women who believe that free, empowerment-based self defense education should be available to every woman. Their free drop-in women's trainings are held every single Sunday from 11 am - 12:15 pm at Art of War MMA, located at 164 W Broadway in Eugene. Sunday trainings are always completely free of charge. A mix of physical, verbal, and awareness defense skills, these trainings are intended to be accessible to women regardless of prior experience or fitness level. All exercises can be modified for different levels of ability and range of motion. Women of all gender identification and presentation are welcome. Girls 12 and up are welcome if a parent signs off on their participation.

4. Office hours: This week, Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10 - 11am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2 - 3 pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before you leave class.

5. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

6. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.  

7. We had 38 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

8. HIV Alliance will be here this Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am - noon — see Jon to sign up if you are interested. 

9. Gay the Fourth planning meeting during GSA this week! Community service hours for helping plan the event.  

10. This week’s end of day cleaners: Tom’s classes.

Monday, March 4, 2019

1. Since NCS does not have phones in classrooms or an intercom system, we are now going to be using walkie talkies to facilitate communication among staff. Please be patient as we all learn to use this new system.

2. Dustin and Melissa will be holding student office hours so that no matter how busy we are, we each have an hour of time carved out for you, our students. Students can come in to chat, to share concerns, to ask questions, and get our undivided attention. This week, Melissa’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10-11 am. Dustin’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2-3 pm. Be sure to get teacher’s permission before leaving class.

3. Melissa’s title has changed. Her previous title was Director of Curriculum and Instruction, which was confusing and didn’t fully represent her role here. Melissa is now officially the Principal of Network! 

4. Please review the following excellent safety reminders from Billy:

The buddy system is always good.  If your buddy/friend is absent, ask another group of students if you can join them. Please be kind if a student asks to walk with you. Looking out for each other is what we do at NCS.

At the main entrance of Alton Baker park, there is a housing agency called Homes for Good. Billy has made contact with this organization and they have agreed to be a safe place if a student, or students, are having a problem with someone in the park. There is a phone in the lobby for students to use, if necessary. 

Other safe places are the LTD Downtown bus station. Remember that local businesses are also a good option if a student is in distress because of an interaction with someone downtown.  Ask to use the phone and/or call the police if necessary. Eugene is a supportive community and there are many people willing to help. ASK FOR HELP!

Downtown Red Caps, Security Guards, and EPD are all on foot, walking in the downtown areas. They are a resource for you if assistance is needed.  

Avoid walking in alleys and other places where there are no, or few, people around. Avoid talking to people you don't know during your commute from class to class. Without being rude, you can just indicate that you have to be somewhere and that you are running late. 

If you feel like you are being harassed on the bus by an individual, move to where the driver is and stand next to the driver if there are no seats available. Let the driver know if you are feeling unsafe and would like help. Having earbuds in your ears is a good way to avoid unwanted interactions with an individual on the bus. 

Use your instincts: if a situation looks off or unsafe, go in a different direction. It is okay if you’re late to a class because you had to go the long way to be safe. Your safety is our priority at NCS. Put the main site number in your phone: (541) 344-1229. Please don't hesitate to call if you need help.  As always, call 911 in an emergency. Know your location (street address) so first responders can get to you asap.

Additionally, Dustin has offered to teacher a basic self-defense class after school. Dustin practiced Judo in high school and college, Xiaolin Kung Fu in China, Thai Kickboxing, and Dai Jitsu in Japan. Altogether, he has 18 years experience in martial arts. There is a sign-up sheet in the front office. All ages and genders are welcome. If you have any questions, please talk with Dustin.

Finally, remember to treat each other well! If you witness any harassment or bullying behavior, please remind your peers to treat each other with respect and kindness. To report bullying or harassment, please send an email to bullyfree@networkcharterschool.net.

5. NCS has a washer and dryer which students can use to wash their clothing, if need be, at no cost. Students can ask Rebecca or anyone else in admin for help with this.

6. Graduates need to get their graduation gown forms in by this Friday!  Haven't got a form yet? See Denise. 

7. Prom is set for Saturday April 27. It will be Greek themed this year. All high school students (grades 9-12) are invited and there is no fee for students, although guests will be asked to pay a fee. More information coming soon. 

8. Meme March: please share your favorite memes with Denise via email — denise@networkcharterschool.net. These will be displayed on our Facebook page, on Instagram or displayed on the walls!


9. Clubs this week:

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room at lunch time. 

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

10. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10am-12 pm and Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.  

11. We had 36 students who had 1 or no absences the previous week of school. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

12. This week’s end of day cleaners: Carly (MWF) and Wendy (TTH).

 Have a lovely week everyone!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

1. Reminder to Garden Crew PM2: meet at the bus stop after the break for a field trip to BRING on Tuesday, Feb 19th. 

2. Students who don’t log out of chromebooks are sometimes experiencing harassment through password changes, profile picture changes, and the like. Students who discover a chromebook which is still logged in to another student's account — please, simply log out the other student, and log yourself in. There is no need to mess with other people's stuff. We all make mistakes once in a while. Be the bigger person and make the right decision not to harass someone for making a simple mistake. Thank you.

3. Students new to Network this year who need a large or extra large Network t-shirt, and didn’t get one a few months ago, please see Melissa or Dustin in the office for a Network t-shirt.

4. Starting this week, Dustin and Melissa will be holding rotating, regular, weekly student office hours so that no matter how busy we are, we each have an hour of time carved out exclusively for students. Students can come in to chat, to share concerns, to ask questions, or get our undivided attention for anything. This week, Dustin’s office hour will be Wednesday from 10-11am. Melissa’s office hour will be on Tuesday, from 2-3pm. Be sure to get teacher permission before leaving class.

5. Clubs this week:

Mondays – Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

6. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.   

7.  Along Came Trudy is hosting a free prom dress giveaway on March 31st. Flyers will be posted around the school soon.  

8. We had 37 students who had 1 or no absences last week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

9. Please remember to wear school-appropriate attire – please refrain from wearing clothes with marijuana images, hate speech, drug references, etc If you are not sure if it is school appropriate, then it probably isn’t. Thanks!

10. 11th or 12th grade students who are are not done with state testing, please check in with Melissa, Ethan or Michelle to continue testing. We want to finish up this week, if possible.

11. Denise will be meeting with all seniors, starting this Wednesday/20th. Please be patient…there are many seniors so it will take Denise some time to get to all seniors.

12. This week’s end of day cleaners: Amber (MWF) and Michelle (TTH).

 We hope you all have a healthy and educational week!!

Monday, February 11, 2019

1. Thank you to all students who took state tests last week and to all who went to classes off-site. Students who need to finish testing should see Melissa and plan to finish this week. Students who have suggestions about how to make testing week even better next year — please see Melissa with recommendations.

2. Students who are graduating this year and haven't picked up graduation information, see Jon or Denise. 

3. Anime now meets at lunch on Tuesdays, not after school. 

4. Mark your calendars: the NCS Prom is Saturday, April 27. Prom is open to all students in grades 9-12. More information coming soon.  

5. Graduating seniors: please see Melissa during lunch or breaks to pick up your Network sweatshirt! Sweatshirts will be passed out only during breaks, lunch and after school, not during class.

6. There is no school next Monday, February 18th (President’s Day).

7. Clubs this week:

Mondays – Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room, at lunch time.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

8. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

9. We did not tally absences last week because of testing week. We will offer attendance prizes again next week.

10. This week’s end of day cleaners: Denise’s classes.

We hope everyone has a productive, educational, and amazing second semester!

Monday, February 4, 2019

1. This is testing week! Practice tests will be given to all juniors and seniors throughout today at main site only. Teachers will release students for practice testing when it is a good breaking point in class. Students will go to the mentor center to practice, and then return to class.

Testing starts tomorrow! All 11th graders and most 12th graders will be testing. The list of who goes where is posted all around the school! Please find your grade, and then find where you will be going this Tuesday – Friday.

7-8th graders will come to main site every morning, have class with Pam, then have an early release at 12 pm.

9th graders will have class at HeartWise Tuesday though Friday, with an early release at 1 pm. Lunches will be provided at HeartWise.

10th graders will either go to Mecca, the Yurt or Culinary this week. Please see the list of where to go. Students will eat lunch off site and be released at 1 pm.

11th graders will either be testing in Tom or Alec’s class. See the lists posted in the halls for which room report to. Students will be released after lunch at 12 pm.

12th graders will be testing in Amber’s class and will be released at 12 pm, after lunch. Students who complete the state test early will then complete work samples or take the Work Keys test. We want to make sure all 12th graders graduate and passing one of these tests IS REQUIRED for graduation.

Attendance is mandatory for all students this week and counts towards your new second semester classes.

All testers: Please get lots of rest, eat breakfast before coming to school, and be on time during testing week! It is important that 11th and 12th graders attend this entire week, and complete the tests to the best of their ability! Network Charter is graded, by the Oregon Department of Education, on student test scores. Network receives a non-passing score for each student who opts out.

Questions? Please see Melissa or Denise. Thanks!

2. Helene is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with teens and young adults in the Eugene area for over 10 years.  Here is a statement from Helene about her work: “Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, down, irritable, or frustrated in your friendships and relationships? I fully believe that we’ve all tried many ways to heal and resolve issues before seeking out therapeutic services, and I find that people are the experts in their own lives. My role is to  provide the space and tools to help reinforce the positive changes you want, and  access your internal strengths to ride the waves of life more mindfully.  I’m currently at Network Charter School on main site Monday and Tuesday mornings to meet with students and/ or their families. If you’re interested in starting counseling, please get the intake forms from Jon at the front desk to be completed, handed back in, and we can go from there.  If you’re under 14, your parents will need to sign paperwork as well.  Feel free to call or email me with any questions.”  541-654-2441 / helene.krothe@gmail.com

3. Clubs this week

Mondays –Smash Bros in Amber’s room (movie club is on hold).

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room during lunch and Magic the Gathering is closed.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

4. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

5. We had 52 students who had 1 or no absences this week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

6. This week’s end of day cleaners: Alec’s class.

Have an awesome week everyone!!

Monday, January 28, 2019

1. No school this Friday, February 1st (grading day) — this Thursday/31st is the last day of the 2nd quarter. Speak with teachers about any missing assignments and make sure to get all work turned in by this Thursday!

2. Thank you to all who participated in the talent show! It was amazing to see so much talent. Thanks to Jayden and Bailey for MCing, and to Denise and her event planning class for organizing yet another awesome Network event!

3. New schedules come out this week! On Monday and Tuesday during lunch, students with last names starting with A-L should pick up schedules from Jon in the front office. Students with last names starting with M-Z should pick up schedules from Dustin in the admin office.

4. Next week is testing week. On Monday/4th, all students will follow regular second semester schedules. Testing starts on Tuesday/5th. Deadline to opt out of testing is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th. See Jon for the form.

Middle school students should report to main site in the morning on Monday/4th, as usual, for a full day of school. Please note that middle school students have a new afternoon class & class location: the yurt at Alton Baker Park. Middle school students will be released at 12:25 Tuesday/5th through Friday/8th, after lunch. Middle school students will take state tests later in the year.

The basic testing schedule is as follows:

Monday/4th is a regular school day for all high school students, who will attend their Monday classes, morning & afternoon. Teachers will cover their syllabi and will also share the testing week schedule with students.

Tuesday/5th – Friday/8th: early release for all high school students at 1pm.

9th graders will all be at HeartWise for freshmen focused activities, Tuesday - Friday, 5th - 8th.

10th graders will either be at the yurt with Wendy and Billy, at Mecca with Perry or in culinary class with Carly, Tuesday through Friday, 5th - 8th.

11th graders will be testing either with Alec or Tom, Tuesday through Friday, 5th - 8th.

12th graders will be testing with Amber, Tuesday through Friday, 5th - 8th.

 Ask Melissa or Denise if you have questions about testing week.

5. There will inevitably be students (and maybe even a teacher now and again) who forget to log out of their Chromebooks.  Please, do not change their login information, their personal pictures or the format of their setup. Simply log them out and log yourself in. Thank you. 

6. Independent Living is going to Lane Community College for lunch and a tour on Tuesday. 

7. Clubs this week:

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room during lunch (not after school) and Magic the Gathering is closed.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

8. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

9. We had 55 students who had 1 or no absences this week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

10. This week’s end of day cleaners: Tom’s classes

Have a productive and educational week everyone!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1. The NCS Showcase (Talent Show) is this Thursday, starting at 12:30 pm. The location has changed — the Showcase will now be at Tsunami Books (2585 Willamette Street). Students should attend their usual morning classes, eat lunch at main site, and then walk to Tsunami. Students who would like to be in the Showcase — it is not too late to ask Jon for a sign-up sheet! Students will be released early from Tsunami Books — approximately 2:45 pm.

2. We have (donated) warm winter socks and a couple pairs of black leggings in the admin office. Come see Dustin, Melissa, or Rebecca if any of these items would be helpful.

3. Testing week is coming up!

Monday, February 4th is the first day of the new term. All students should attend their (new) MWF classes, both morning and afternoon, that day only. High school students will be released at 3:25 pm on Monday/4th. The remainder of the week (Tuesday, February 5th through Friday, February 8th) will be a testing schedule.

All 11th graders and about half of the 12th graders will take state tests starting Tuesday, February 5th. Testing students will be released from school at noon each day, after lunch. It is important that 11th and 12th graders attend that week, and complete the tests to the best of their ability! Network Charter is graded, by the Oregon Department of Education, on student test scores. Network receives a non-passing score for each student who opts out.

Middle school students should report to main site, as usual, and will be released at noon the 4th through the 8th, after lunch. Middle school students will take state tests later in the year.

9th grade students will attend classes at Heartwise all week. 10th grade students and non-testing 12th grade students will either go to the yurt with Billy or Wendy, or will go to Mecca to attend class and participate in community service for the week. All non-testing high school students will have an early release time of 1 pm, Tuesday/5th through Friday/8th.

High school students who are not testing also have the option, during testing week, of working in the kitchen with Carly.

4. Clubs this week

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise’s room and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays: – Choir in the Music Cottage.

5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

6. We had 43 students who had 1 or no absences this week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

7. This week’s end of day cleaners: Billy (MWF) and Mari (TTH).

Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Monday, January 14, 2019

1. Ophelia’s Place is a local non-profit which supports teenage girls in many different ways. They offer drop-in activities every day after school, from 3-6 pm. Every Monday, from 4-5pm, they offer a drop-in group counseling session for young women who want to talk about any kind of problem. Ophelia’s Place is at 1577 Pearl Street, #100, which is fairly close to HeartWise.

2. Individual counseling at NCS: Helene Krothe, a licensed marriage and family therapist, offers individual counseling to NCS students, at NCS main site, on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Helene currently has a few open spaces. Students who are interested need to have a guardian complete intake forms, including providing insurance information. Helene is happy to work with students covered by OHP. Helene can be reached at 541-654-2441, or via email at helene.krothe@gmail com (please don’t send any personal information in an email). Jon has intake forms in the front office. More information about Helene is available on her website: http://helenekrothe.com/

3. The NCS Showcase (next Thursday, January 24th, 12:30, at the WOW Hall) is looking for students interested in sharing their talents. Please grab a form from Jon in the front office.

4. Clubs this week

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise’s room and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Tuesday and Thursday this week (prepare for the ShowCase) – Choir in the Music Cottage.

5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

6. We had 39 students who had excellent attendance last week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

7. This week’s end of day cleaners: Carly (MWF) and Wendy (TTH).

Monday, January 7, 2019

1. Happy New Year! We hope you had a relaxing and fun holiday break. We’re glad you’re back!

2. Seniors who have not yet chosen a sweatshirt color and size, please see Melissa this week to order a sweatshirt! Melissa is placing the order this Thursday.

3. Clubs this week

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise’s room and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

4. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

5. We had 39 students who had excellent attendance the week before winter break. Their names were entered into an online randomizer and 5 names were selected. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was chosen.

6. Today is the first day for breakfast and lunch charges. Students do not need to have money in hand to receive a meal. We will keep a tally of meals served over the month and send a bill home. Students who are unsure if they qualify for free or reduced meals should see Dustin. Applications for free or reduced meals can still be submitted. Please ask Jon or Dustin for a copy of the form. And if there are questions, please see Dustin.

7. The NCS Showcase (Thursday, January 24th) is looking for people interested in sharing their talents. Please grab a form from Jon at the front office.

8. This week’s end of day cleaners: Amber (MWF) and Michelle (TTH).

Monday, December 17, 2018

1. There is an all-school feast this Friday/21st at 11:30 am. Families are encouraged to join us! Students will be released from classes after the feast. Enjoy the winter break. Classes resume Monday, January 7th.

2. Seniors who have not yet chosen an NCS sweatshirt color and size, please see Melissa this week to order a sweatshirt!

3. Students who have had the flu and missed school entirely, or missed a class or two for other reasons — make sure to check in with teachers about doing makeup work.

4. Network was in the news! We were featured in a Register-Guard story about CAHOOTS and the mental health services they provide to NCS and other schools. We are fortunate to have CAHOOTS here, especially because the holidays and wintertime can be hard for some people.

Students who are feeling depressed, anxious, or if this is a particularly challenging time, please sign up for CAHOOTS or talk to an adult. We can help get you support. Any student who is having suicidal thoughts should call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit:

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

https://www.safeoregon.com/report-a-tip/

5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

6. Clubs this week

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise’s room and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

7. We had 45 students who had excellent attendance last week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer. Please see Jon before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was selected.

8. This week’s end of day cleaners: Admin!

Have an awesome week, and safe and happy holidays!

Monday, December 10th announcements

1. All visitors must check in with Jon BEFORE entering the main area of the building, including family and friends. This includes lunch time.  Also, parents who are dropping something off, or picking up a student, please check in first with Jon in the front office.

2. Having a state-issued ID is required for things like getting a job or taking the GED. Students who would like help in obtaining a state-issued ID should see Dustin or Denise.   

3. Amber’s Imperialism class is going to OMSI on Wednesday, December 12th. Students in this class must be at school at 8:15 am. The bus will depart main site no later than 8:25 am.

4. Clubs this week

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - no Anime Club this week. Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

5. CAHOOTS is here this morning from 10 am - noon, and Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. See Jon to sign up.

6. We had 38 students who had excellent attendance this week. Their names were entered into an online randomizer. Please see Jon for your award before or after school, or during lunch or breaks, if your name was selected.

7. This week’s end of day cleaners: Denise’s classes.

Have a great week everyone!!

Monday, December 3rd announcements

Happy December!

1. Students enrolled in “In the News:” on Friday, December 7th, please meet Amber at 975 High Street for a City Club discussion at 11:30. This is a mandatory field trip. Other NCS teachers will release students early from morning classes.

On Wednesday, December 12th, Amber’s Imperialism class is taking a trip to OMSI in Portland. This trip is mandatory and will be all day. 

2.  Do you like to paint? Are you artistic? Do you need more community service hours? Mari is looking for 2-3 students interested in painting the front entry mural, on Thursday afternoons.  Talk to Mari for details. 

3.  Please be mindful of our dirty dish organizing system at the bus bins in the dining room. There are 2 buckets: one for dirty silverware; another for excess liquids. There is a green compost bin for food scraps, paper towels and paper plates. The two bus bins are for dirty dishes only, once extra food has been scraped off. Thank you!

4.  Interested in seeing the movie Boy Erased tomorrow morning, Tuesday, December 4?  See Jon or Denise for more information — parent and teacher permission is required for this R-rated film/middle school students may not watch this film. Boy Erased summary: Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

5. NCS Showcase (Thursday, January 24th) is looking for people interested in sharing their talents. Please grab a form from Jon at the front office.

6. Roz, long-time NCS board member, brought the following amazing opportunity to our attention. Ashley Furniture gives away beds, mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animal to families in need. Absolutely no strings. They do this annually, and they're definitely looking for people to gift. If your family is in need of a new bed or bedding, call Jim Leonard, Ashley Furniture, at 458-201-4549 (cell: 360-770-9614). To learn more about the program, you can go to: https://www.ahopetodream.com. Thanks for passing this along, Roz!

7. Clubs this week:

Mondays – Movie club and Smash Bros in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime club in Denise's room and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Thursdays – Choir in the Music Cottage.

8. CAHOOTS is here this morning from 10am-12pm and Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:30pm. See Jon to sign up.

9. We had 43 students who had excellent attendance last week (1 or no absences). If your name was selected in the drawing, please see Jon for your award before or after school, or during lunch or breaks!

10. This week’s end of day cleaners: Alec’s class.

11. Last but not least, thank you to Carly, her culinary students and everyone who pitched in to make the feast a huge, delicious success!!

 Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Monday, November 26th announcements

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a relaxing week off.

1. Clubs this week

Mondays – Movie Club in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise's room, Smash Bros is in Amber's room and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room.

Thursdays – Choir in music cottage after school.

 2. CAHOOTS is here Monday from 10:00 am to noon and Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3:30pm. See Jon to sign up.

 3. We had 54 students who had excellent attendance the week before the break (1 or no absences). Their names were entered into an online randomizer. If your name was drawn, please go to the office for your award before or after school, or during lunch or breaks!

 4. This week’s end of day cleaners: Tom's classes.

Have an awesome week everyone.

Tuesday, November 13th announcements

Welcome back from your 4-day weekend!

1. Calendar Reminders

Today is the first day of the second quarter. Please start your second quarter off strong —

attend every day and turn in all of your work!

Parents and guardians, please join us for a Thanksgiving community feast at main site on Friday 16th, at 11:25 am!

Thanksgiving Break is coming — NO SCHOOL Monday, November 19th through Friday, November 23rd.

Classes resume Monday, November 26th.

2. TODAY, Tuesday/13th, the kitchen is going to be inspected by staff from the Child Nutrition Program (CNP). It's likely that breakfast and lunch are going to be plated, with all of the food groups, so that we are in compliance with the CNP Breakfast and Lunch program guidelines. It is important for us to do well during this inspection so we're more likely to have our free meal program reinstated. To reiterate, please just take the meal that you are offered, even if you don't want all of the components (fruit or salad). For today, please just take the entire plate of food that you are served.

3. Denise will not be at Network this week so there will be no guidance counseling hours or after school clubs that she hosts (Anime or GSA). Jon is also out of state until Thursday so please see Dustin, Rebecca, or Melissa if you need anything or have questions.            

 4. Clubs this week:

Mondays – Movie Club and Smash Brother’s in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

If interested in choir, please sign up or see Jacob for details.

5. CAHOOTS will be here Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3:30pm. See Jon sign up in the front office.

6. We had 49 students who had excellent attendance last week (1 or no absences). Their names were entered into an online randomizer. Please go to the front office for your award before or after school, during lunch or breaks!

7. This week’s end of day cleaners: Billy’s class (MWF) and Mari’s class (TTH).

 Have an awesome week everyone!!

\Monday, November 5th announcements

1.   Upcoming calendar items to note:

Thursday/8th is the last day of the first quarter.

No school this Friday, November 9th or Monday, November 12th.

Classes resume on Tuesday, November 13th.

Parents and guardians, please join us for a Thanksgiving community feast at main site on Friday 16th, at 11:25 am!

Thanksgiving Break is coming — NO SCHOOL Monday, November 19th through Friday, November 23rd.

Classes resume Monday, November 26th.

2. Tuesday, November 6th, is the last day to vote. Students (who are 18 or older) who need help understanding how to fill out a ballot or would like to discuss either candidates or measures, please join Pam and Denise in their classroom for non-partisan assistance during lunch. Students can also bring ballots to school on Tuesday/6th to ask for assistance, if need be.

3. Clubs this week:

Mondays – Movie Club and Smash Brother’s in Amber’s room.

Tuesdays - Anime Club in Denise's room, and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room.

Wednesdays - GSA during lunch in Denise's room. 

Jacob wants to start a choir club – details to come.

4. CAHOOTS is here this morning from 10am-12pm and Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:30pm. See Jon to sign up.

5. Please don’t take plates, bowls, cups, silverware, etc off campus.

6. 46 students had excellent attendance this past week (1 or no absences). Their names were entered into an online randomizer — please see Jon to claim a prize if your name was chosen.

7. This week’s end-of-day cleaning classes: Carly (MWF) and Wendy (TTH).

Happy four day week, everyone!

 

Monday, October 29 announcements

1. Many thanks to Denise, the entire event planning class and everyone else who made the Haunted House and dance so epic!! All your hard work is really appreciated!

2. If you are currently receiving services from McKinney-Vento or have in the past, please stop by Dustin's office to let him know. We need accurate records to maintain our free lunch program.  Your private information is always safe and confidential.  If you are struggling with an unstable housing situation or would like more information about McKinney-Vento services, please see Dustin or Denise.

 3. Spirit Week is this week, Monday through Friday. There will be prizes each day for dressing up.

 October 29: Tie Dye Day

October 30: Idol Day

October 31: Halloween Day

November 1: Pajama Day

November 2: Favorite Color Day

Please remember when dressing for Spirit Week (which includes Halloween), one should not dress as another person's race. A costume can be of a character or an individual who is of another race or ethnicity; however, costumes should not be a caricature or mocking representation of a racial or ethnic group. And, as always, please don’t wear anything that is drug related.

 4. Clubs this week

Smash Bros now meets Mondays in Amber's Room.

Movie Club also starts out Mondays in Amber’s room.

Anime Club meets in Denise's room on Tuesdays.

Magic the Gathering is also Tuesdays in Wendy/Billy’s room.

GSA meets Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room. 

New club: Jacob wants to start a choir club! People who are interested can contact him at 541-221-6508 or jacoboueissinginggroup8@gmail.com

 5. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - 12 pm and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Note that CAHOOTS will not be here on Halloween. See Jon to sign up.

6. At main site, we are no longer allowing students to leave campus with tableware, i.e. plates, bowls, cups and silverware. These items are being found all over the neighborhood on a daily basis, or not being returned at all. Losing so many plates etc. makes it hard for Declan to be able to serve everyone breakfast or lunch. Also, Carly would like to encourage students to sit down and take a moment to enjoy and appreciate their food and friends. We don't have a budget to replace lost items, or to purchase single-use items so that food can be eaten on the run. There will be a small number of single-use items for students, if there is an urgent need or in unusual circumstances.

7. We had 54 students who had 1 or no absences last week, whose names were entered into an online randomizer. Please see Jon for your award before or after school or during lunch or breaks!

8. This week’s end of day cleaning classes: Amber (MWF) and Michelle (TTH).

Have an awesome week everyone!!

Monday, October 22 announcements

1. Network t-shirts in a dark teal color arrived and we almost immediately ran out of larges and extra larges. We will be placing another order this week. If you would like to order a t-shirt, please give Jon $10 by Friday at the latest, and let him know your size.

2. If you are currently receiving services from McKinney-Vento or have in the past, please stop by Dustin's office to let him know.  This information is important in order to maintain our free lunch program, and we need accurate records.  Your private information is always safe and confidential.  If you are struggling with an unstable housing situation or would like more information about McKinney-Vento services, please see Dustin or Denise.

3. The all-school dance is on Friday, October 26 from 7-9 pm. Students are allowed to bring one guest. It is free for students and $5 per guest. Get guest permission forms from Jon in the office. A Haunted House will follow the dance. There is no fee but donations are accepted, but not expected. The Haunted House is also for NCS friends and family.

Volunteer opportunities this week:

Please see Denise after school every day and during lunch every day, except Wednesday, to help with the Haunted House. There is also a need for helping set up the dance on Friday, starting immediately after school. Please see Denise for more information.

 If you are working in the Haunted House please come to as many of the after school and lunchtime meetings as possible. We will meet in the house.

 4. On Wednesday,  October 24,  during lunch, GSA is hosting an ice cream social. It will be a safe place to ask questions with no judgment — just a friendly discussion. If you want to ask questions anonymously, there is a drop-box in the office. We will read and answer questions during the ice cream social. We ask that you come with an open mind and a positive mental attitude — and stay/participate.

 5. Spirit Week is next week, October 29 - November 2. There will be prizes each day for dressing up.

 October 29: Tie Dye Day

October 30: Idol Day

October 31: Halloween Day

November 1: Pajama Day

November 2: Favorite Color Day

Please remember when dressing for spirit week (which includes Halloween), one should not dress as another person's race. A costume can be of a character or an individual who is of another race or ethnicity; however, costumes should not be a caricature or mocking representation of a racial or ethnic group. 

6. Clubs this week: Smash Bros now meets Mondays in Amber's Room. Movie Club also starts out Mondays in Amber’s room. Anime Club meets in Denise's room on Tuesdays and Magic the Gathering is in Wendy/Billy’s room. And as always, GSA meets Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room. 

7. CAHOOTS is here Mondays from 10 am - 12 pm and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Note that CAHOOTS will not be here on Halloween. See Jon to sign up.

 8. At main site, we are no longer allowing students to leave campus with tableware, i.e. plates, bowls, cups and silverware. These items are being found all over the neighborhood on a daily basis, or not being returned at all. Losing so many plates etc. makes it hard for Declan to be able to serve everyone breakfast or lunch. Also, Carly would like to encourage students to sit down and take a moment to enjoy and appreciate their food and friends. We don't have a budget to replace lost items, or to purchase single-use items so that food can be eaten on the run. There will be a small number of single-use items for students, if there is an urgent need or in unusual circumstances.

 9. We had 56 students who had excellent attendance. Please see Jon at break or lunch if your name was selected for an attendance incentive.

 10. Finally, thank you all for your service last Friday! You helped out your community and we appreciate all that you accomplished!

Monday, October 15 announcements

1. Picture day is THIS Wednesday in the afternoon — bring your smile. 

2. On Wednesday,  October 24,  during lunch, GSA is hosting an ice cream social. It will be a safe place to ask questions with no judgment — just a friendly discussion. If you want to ask questions anonymously, there is a drop-box in the office. We will read and answer questions during the ice cream social. We ask that you come with an open mind and a positive mental attitude — and stay/participate.

 3. The all-school dance is on Friday, October 26 from 7-9pm. Students are allowed to bring a guest. It is free for students and $5 per guest. Get guest permission forms from Jon in the office. A Haunted House will follow the dance. There is no fee but donations are accepted, but not expected. The Haunted House is also for NCS friends and family.

Haunted House happenings: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week, Denise will stay after school until 5 pm for decorating. There will be a Haunted House planning meeting in Denise's room Tuesday at lunch. Bring your costumes if you can.

 4. Spirit Week

October 29: Tie Dye Day

October 30: Idol Day

October 31: Halloween Day

November 1: Pajama Day

November 2: Favorite Color Day

 Prizes for each day you dress

 

5. Do you know a teen with a drug or alcohol problem? Adolescent and Family Services can help! With clinics located at Oregon Social Learning Center and Centro Latino Americano, AFS is providing a proven, family-based drug treatment program for teens (ages 12-18) in English and Spanish. 20-24 weeks of individualized treatment is provided at no cost to families, as part of a research study. Parents and teens learn new skills to deal with drug and alcohol problems in weekly one-on-one counseling sessions specialized to fit the needs of each family. For more info see https://www.odiclinic.org/afs/ or contact Julie Marchini at afs@oslc.org or 541-284-7560.

 6. The McKenzie River Gathering of the Robots (MRGR) is a FREE event on Saturday, November 10th from 10am-5pm. LaneSTEM, the U of O Computer Sciences and the South Eugene Robotics team invite anyone and everyone to join us at the U of O Ford Alumni Center (1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403) for a fun day filled with robots, live demos, STEM workshops and networking opportunities. 

Be sure to register if you plan to attend and encourage your students to do the same: https://sert2521.org/mrgr/ 

 7. Clubs this week: Smash Bros now meets Mondays in Amber's Room. Movie Club begins this Monday, after school, starting out in Amber’s room. Anime Club meets in Denise's room on Tuesdays and Magic the Gathering is in Wendy/Billy’s room. And as always, GSA meets Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room. 

 8. Don’t forget: CAHOOTS is here every Monday morning from 10am-12pm and Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:30pm. Sign up with Jon.

9. This Friday is Community Service Day! Go to your regular class and your teacher will take you on a Community Service project which will count towards your community service hours.

 10. 60 students qualified for the weekly drawing for excellent attendance, which is really wonderful! Please see Jon for your award before or after school, or during lunch or breaks.

 

Monday, October 8th announcements

1) There is no school this Friday, October 12th. If you enjoy working with younger kids, you are familiar with the yurt and Alton Baker Park, and need community service hours, Nearby Nature would love for you to volunteer at the No School Day Adventure this Friday 8:30-3pm.  The adventure will cover map and compass skills to find treasure along with fun games to hone sneaking skills.  Talk to Wendy or email ShyAnne - programs@nearbynature.org

2) Carly would like to remind students of the water drinking policy at main site: please use the drinking fountain in the morning (before breakfast) and in the afternoon (after lunch). Water service (including cups and mugs) will be available during mealtimes only. It's disruptive when people come into the kitchen to get a cup or mug during meal prep and cleanup. Carly appreciates your support with these matters. The kitchen is not capable of keeping up with the volume of non-meal time dishes - it adds up! Please utilize the water bottle filling station during all times outside of mealtimes.  

3) CAHOOTS is here every Monday morning from 10am-12pm and every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30pm, providing students support and resources for mental health and medical needs at this free drop-in clinic. Sign up with Jon to see a Cahoots counselor, if you wish.

4) Jon has the Student Feedback Form which students can complete when they would like to report on an issue of concern; something with admin, a teacher, or another student; concerns with facilities; etc.  Students can fill out the form anonymously if that is more comfortable.  Additionally, a student can request that an administrator address the issue directly, or ask for mediation. Completed reports should be submitted to Jon. Students have a voice in this community, and concerns will be taken seriously.

5) There’s another new club starting this week! Anime club meets in Denise's room after school on Tuesdays. Also on Tuesdays after school, we have Smash Bros in Amber's Room, and Magic the Gathering in Wendy/Billy’s room. Movie club begins this Monday after school in Amber’s room. Plus there is GSA every Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room.  

6) Thank you to everyone for cleaning at the end of classes and at the end of the day! This week, Tom’s classes will be in charge of cleaning the common areas. Get the list from Jon.

7) Remember to email bullyfree@networkcharterschool.net if you witness or experience any bullying. Emailing is always confidential. 

8) See K if you are interested in having your art displayed in the yearbook.

9) At main site, we are no longer allowing students to leave campus with tableware, i.e. plates, bowls, cups and silverware. These items are being found all over the neighborhood on a daily basis, or not being returned at all. Losing so many plates etc. makes it hard for Declan to be able to serve everyone breakfast or lunch. Also, Carly would like to encourage students to sit down and take a moment to enjoy and appreciate their food and friends. We don't have a budget to replace lost items, or to purchase single-use items so that food can be eaten on the run. There will be a small number of single-use items for students, if there is an urgent need or in unusual circumstances.

That being said, if anyone has leftover picnic/party supplies or extra tableware, please feel free to donate!

10) Upcoming Dates to Note

No School on Friday, October 12.

Picture day is Wednesday, October 17.

Community service day is Friday, October 19. Middle school students do not have school this day.

Spirit week is the week of October 29. 

The All-school Dance and Haunted House will be Friday, October 26. 

12) We will have a table set up Monday at lunch for students to register to vote! All students 16+ can register, and anyone who turns 18 before Nov 6 can vote in the upcoming election! You will need a Oregon state ID, or the last 4 digits of your social security number, or a driving permit. NCS ID won't work. Come register to vote! The deadline for this election is Oct. 12th!

13) 48 students qualified for the drawing for excellent attendance this week! We entered their names into an automated randomizer and the winners were announced in class. 

That’s it for now – Have a wonderful week! 

Monday, October 1st announcements

1) Jon and Dustin now have a "Student Feedback Form" which students can complete when they would like to report: an event in class; an admin, teacher, or student issue; a concern with facilities, etc.  Students can submit the form anonymously if that is more comfortable.  Additionally, a student can request that an administrator address the issue, or ask for mediation.  Completed reports can be submitted to anyone on the admin team.  We want to assure students that they have a voice in this community, and their concerns will be taken seriously.

 Students may want to complete a form if:

-  An administrator, teacher, or student made a comment/action, intentionally or unintentionally, which made you feel uncomfortable, angry, or humiliated;

-  A teacher's lesson was particularly fun or interesting;

-  A teacher did something that really brightened your day or helped you through a bad time;

-  Someone on the staff appears to be intentionally singling you out, treating you unfairly, or failing to hear your concerns;

 2) CAHOOTS is here every Monday morning from 10am-12pm and every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30pm, providing students support and resources for mental health and medical needs at this free drop-in clinic. Some of the services provided include: mental health counseling; mediation with family or friends; food, clothing, sexual health and hygienic support, and more. Jon has a sign up sheet in his office.

 3) There’s a new club starting this week- movie club begins on Monday after school. Other clubs are:

-GSA every Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room.  The GSA is a safe queer space for students, staff also welcome. 

-Smash Bros on Tuesdays after school in Amber's Room.

-Magic the Gathering on Tuesdays after school in Wendy/Billy’s room.

 4) A reminder to students - Making tea/cocoa/coffee is a break only activity. Please do not ask your teachers to make a cup of tea during class time.

 5) Thank you to everyone for cleaning at the end of classes and at the end of the day! The space looks awesome! This week’s common area cleaners are: Billy’s class MWF and Mari’s class on TTH.

 6) Remember to email bullyfree@networkcharterschool.net if you witness or experience any bullying. We will keep your name completely confidential.

 7) Save the date! Spirit week is the week of October 29. The all-school dance and Haunted House will be Friday, October 26th. More info coming soon. If you signed up to help with the Haunted House, meet in Denise’s room during lunch to assign roles.  

 8) Picture day is Wednesday, October 17th. More details to come.

 9) Interested in having your art displayed in the yearbook? Koi has signs up with info. Check it out or find him and ask.  

 10) 27 students were entered in the weekly drawing for excellent attendance this week! Please see Jon for details before or after school, or during lunch or breaks!

Monday, September 24 announcements

1) Dustin reminds students that all schedule changes must be turned in (completed) by the end of lunch, on Wednesday, Sept. 26th. Late schedule change requests will not be considered.

2) Reminder that the Gay-Straight Alliance, or GSA, meets every Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room.  The GSA is a safe queer space for students, staff also welcome.  We will plan some events, provide education, talk and laugh.  Grab your lunch and come join us. 

3) Come play Smash Bros Tuesdays after school in Amber's Room!  Magic the Gathering is also on Tuesdays after school in Wendy/Billy’s room.

4) Thank you to Amber and Michelle’s classes for cleaning the common areas last week. This week’s cleaners are from Carly’s classes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Wendy’s classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you!!

5) If you witness any bullying, if you are the victim of bullying, if you see cyber bullying happening, the administration has created a confidential bullying reporting email. If you email bullyfree@networkcharterschool.net, we will keep your name completely confidential and we will be able to follow up and investigate bullying. Please continue to treat each other well!

6) 14 students had excellent attendance this week! We entered their names into an automated randomizer and 5 have been selected. Please see Jon for details, and/or to collect your reward during breaks or lunch.

Monday, September 17 announcements

1) Network offers many clubs:

-GSA meets every Wednesday at lunch in Denise's room.  The GSA is a safe queer space for students, staff also welcome.  We will plan some events, provide education, talk and laugh.  Grab your lunch and come join us. 

 -Come play Smash Bros Tuesdays after school in Amber's Room!  

 -Magic the Gathering is on Tuesdays after school in Wendy/Billy’s room.

 -If a student is interested in starting a club, s/he must have demonstrated interest from other students and find a teacher to sponsor it.  

 2. Denise would like to meet with all 9th graders during (dis)connect at Heartwise, for the 9th grade on track meeting, on Wednesday September 19th.  It will take about an hour.

 3. We are starting common area cleaning today, at the end of the day. This week’s PM classes that will pitch in are Amber’s on MWF and Michelle’s on TTh. Your teachers will give you instructions. Thank you!!

 4. Network takes bullying very seriously. If you witness any bullying, if you are the victim of bullying, if you see cyber bullying happening, we (the administration) have created a confidential bullying reporting email. If you email bullyfree@networkcharterschool.net, we will keep your name completely confidential and we will be able to follow up and investigate bullying. Please treat each other well.  We are a small, close-knit community school and want to make sure everyone feels safe, and can learn and thrive here at Network.

 5. Thirty three students were entered for excellent attendance this week! We entered their names into an automated randomizer and 5 students were selected. Please see Jon in the front office for additional details.