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2/12: McCornack Family Week at a Glance

Posted Date: 2/09/24 (6:24 PM)

McCornack Family Week at a Glance

February 12-16, 2024

This Week:


February 9

Report Cards Sent Home With Students

February 12-16

Kindness Week 

February 15 

Family Connection Workshop (link) - Organization Series Session #1

Coming Soon:


February 18

Lancer Cheer Clinic 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click HERE to register (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE)

February 19

SCHOOL IN SESSION - Presidents Day - This was previously a NO SCHOOL DAY - Ice Storm Make Up Day 

February 20

5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Zoom meeting February 20th at 6pm

February 20

Unified Basketball Game Night: North Eugene High School vs. Churchill High School

5:30-6:30pm @ North Eugene High School

February 22 

Family Connection Workshop (link) - Organization Series Session #2

Week of Feb. 26

5th Grade Human Growth and Development lessons being taught

February 26

Morning Math Title Event for Kinder and 1st Graders.  Doors Open to Families From 8:30-9:30 a.m. Click HERE to learn more

February 27

Morning Math Title Event for 2nd and 3rd Graders.  Doors Open to Families From 8:30-9:30 a.m. Click HERE to learn more

February 29

Morning Math Title Event for 4th and 5th Graders.  Doors Open to Families From 8:30-9:30 a.m. Click HERE to learn more

February 29

Unified Basketball Game Night: South Eugene High School vs. Sheldon High School

5:30-6:30pm @ South Eugene High School

February 29 

Family Connection Workshop (link) - Organization Series Session #3

March 1

Sluggos Home Run Reading Challenge Bookmarks DUE

March 2

Community Service Saturday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 4-8

Classified Appreciation Week

March 8

Unified Basketball Game Night: Sheldon High School vs. North Eugene High School

6:00-7:00 pm @ Sheldon High School

March 5

PTO Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

March 12

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

March 25-29

Spring Break

April 1

No School - Professional Development

McCornack Parent/Family Handbook:  We strongly recommend families review and reference this handbook which is full of important information about McCornack.

Breakfast/Lunch Menus: Click the links below to access the school breakfast/lunch menus.  Breakfast and lunch are provided at no charge to McCornack students.

Feb 12-16: Breakfast MENU

Feb 12-16: Lunch MENU

Family Connections Workshops:  We are so excited to offer workshops open to all McCornack families! Feel free to sign up for any/all series that feel as though they might benefit your family. Translation services available! Childcare provided!

Topics include: Organization, Development, Connection, and Conscious Discipline.

Free Dinner is provided at each workshop from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The workshops immediately follow dinner from 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 pm. 

Click HERE for more information and to sign up for workshops

McCornack’s PTO Corner:  General PTO meetings now have childcare and translation services.  Please join us for our monthly meetings.  We look forward to seeing you!

  • Click HERE to view the slideshow presented at the last meeting and to learn more about McCornack’s PTO!

  • Your McCornack PTO board met earlier in the school year and discussed ways to support and achieve the 3 goals set forth in the SCIP (School Continuous Improvement Plan) for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Goal #2 focuses on students making progress in their reading scores. One way to do this is to  “Practice Reading at Home”. To support this goal, each month for the remainder of the year, PTO has purchased a book for each classroom. The book is chosen based on the character trait that McCornack is focusing on for the month. The book is being sent to each student’s home for a night and we ask that you please return it the following day. Please click HERE to learn more and for helpful prompts for writing journals.

Little Lancer Cheer Clinic - DATE CHANGE:

Who: Any students grades K-8th!

When: Sunday, February 18th Drop off at 9:30AM. Pick up at 2:00PM in the Cafeteria.

Participant performance will be during HALF TIME of the Basketball Game on Tuesday, February 20th. Approximate time 7:30pm.

Participants are invited to perform the night of TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th at our HOME basketball game vs. Springfield. Please drop off on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm before the game for warm-ups. We will keep your child through half time and pick up will be on the side of the student section.

Click HERE to Register

Morning Math Title Event: Reserve the DATE! Doors open for families to visit classrooms! 8:30-9:30 - Kinder-1st grade on Feb. 26th, 2-3rd grade on Feb. 27th, and 4-5th grade on Feb. 29th. Click HERE for more information!

Sluggo’s Home Run Reading Challenge:  The reading challenge will run through February 29th.  Students track their reading on the back of the Reading Challenge bookmark, provided by the Ems. At the end of the program, schools report back to the Emeralds with how many students completed the program.  The Emeralds provide a voucher good for TWO FREE TICKETS to one of the Emeralds Reading Program Redemption games.

Donate New or Used Board Games to McCornack: McCornack is opening a board game library but we need your help! As you are shopping or downsizing please consider donating new or gently used (with all their pieces) board games to our school game library. Donations can be brought to the front office - more info on the board game library to come!

COMING SOON - Students and families will be able to check out board games to take home.  More information coming soon!

Our Character focus for the month of February is: Our Character focus for the month of February is: Citizenship "How can I make my home, school, and community a better place?"

The Bee Jamboree choices for February will be: Watching Leo vs. Extra Recess

People who have Good Citizenship:

  • Have respect for others' and their property

  • They know their rights and respect others' rights

  • Have compassion and empathy for others

  • Actively work to make their communities better

  • Know current issues and events

  • Take responsibility for their own actions

Safe Routes to School: As part of the 4J Safe Routes to School program we ask that you take a few minutes to fill out our Parent/Guardian survey for McCornack Elementary, regardless of how your student(s) get to school to inform our efforts to help students use active and shared transportation for their school commute. This link is specific for your school. If you have more than one student at this school please fill out one for the older student only. If you have students at more than one school please fill out one for each school you receive a link for. Thank you for your time.


Unified Basketball Game Nights: This year Unified Basketball Game Nights will take place at the four high schools! The teams will consist of athletes (students experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities), and partners (students in general/neurotypical development), to create a genuine inclusion opportunity for ALL players on the team to play together.

  • North Eugene High School vs. Churchill High School

Tuesday, February 20th 5:30-6:30pm

@ North Eugene High School

  • South Eugene High School vs. Sheldon High School

Thursday, February 29th 5:30-6:30pm

@ South Eugene High School

  • Sheldon High School vs. North Eugene High School

Friday, March 8th 6:00-7:00 pm

@ Sheldon High School

  • Churchill High School vs. South Eugene High School

Thursday, April 11th 6:30-7:30pm

@ Churchill High School

Click HERE for more information

Ophelia’s Place: OP provides a range of services and support to meet girls and families where they are, when and how they need it. Services are available in person or virtually, and individually or as a group. Offerings include after and out-of-school workshops and activities; school girl empowerment groups; presentations to students; and strength-based therapy.

Girls cannot overcome challenges alone. (No one can.) Because of that, we offer guidance for parents, teachers and peers, including boys. That’s where our trainings for parents, teachers, and in-school programs come in.  We also provide professional development training to youth-serving organizations.

Click HERE to visit their website

Click HERE to view their Spring Break activities

Click HERE to view information about upcoming workshops

Early Childhood Hub of Lane County: Early Childhood Hub of Lane County’s website is full of resources! From parenting classes and workshops to a newsletter full of events around Lane County for families! Visit their website to learn more and to sign up for their newsletter.  -

Eugene Schools Group for Parents of LGBTQ+ Students:  The Parent Support Group for parents/caregivers of 4j LGBTQIA+ students meets every 3rd Tuesday in the Sheldon High School Library 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Childcare will be provided by the YMCA in the cafeteria.  Click HERE for more info. For questions, please contact Lisa Kinser-Wehr.  Her phone number is 541-517-4775. You can also reach her via email

Reporting an Absence: Punctual and regular attendance is an extremely important part of an official permanent school record. When a student is absent, please call 541-790-5800 to report the absence.

Parents/Guardians visiting or volunteering at McCornack: All parents/guardians are encouraged to visit THIS LINK and fill out 4J’s Volunteer Application.  Fingerprints are not required at this time, and our volunteer approval process is expense free.  Background checks are required for any person at McCornack who is volunteering in any capacity.

McCornack’s Free Little Pantry:  McCornack’s pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and is located near the front office at McCornack.

We are immensely grateful to have this resource for our McCornack families. Please feel free to take what you need. We kindly ask for donations to keep the pantry fully stocked. 

Dana L. Brummett

Principal, McCornack Elementary School

Eugene School District 4J