Bronco News 11-10-2021
.Hello from the Executive Director.
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” — Abraham Lincoln
Hello CCCS Families,
This week, we honor and express gratitude to the Veterans past and present who protect our families, our freedoms, and our civil rights. Thank you to all the heroes and sheroes who contribute to the safety and wellbeing of our wonderful nation! Here are a few facts from the History Channel to share with your family in remembrance and with respect for our American heroes.
Veteran’s Day was originally “Armistice Day” in celebration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. It became a national holiday in 1938 by act of Congress. The significance of the date is in honor of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which signaled the end of the war. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officailly changed the name of the holiday to “Veterans’ Day”. For a while, the date was changed to the fourth Monday in October, but it was changed back to November 11th due to the historic significance
Veterans’ Day is different from Memorial Day as it is a tribute to all American veterans living or dead with special thanks to living veterans who served our country honorably during war. Veterans’ Day is celebrated in many areas of Europe with a two minute silence at 11:00 a.m. In the United States, an annual ceremony is held at Arlington Cemetery, home to the graves of over 400,000 patriots.
Today, there are approximately 19,000,000 living veterans who served during at least one war. 11% of veterans are women. In 2021, the top three states where veterans reside include Alaska, Virginia, and Montana. In Oregon, 8.7% of the adult population are veterans (283,045 people).
There is a good chance that you know and/or are related to a veteran. If so, we hope you will share our respect and gratitude for their courage and bravery. Thank you, Veterans! Thank you also to the heroes who support our veterans when they come home!
As at the start of CCCS Volunteers are indispensable to the success of CCCS! Covid has shaken us all in one way or another. CCCS STILL upholds the Mission to instill good Character, excellent academics, partnership with constituents, and most of all belonging and encouragement for each CCCS student! One of the things I love most about CCCS is the emphasis on “grit” that students, teachers and family members exhibit. Each of us not giving up and working toward a goal no matter how hard.
On the way through the halls I observe that teachers still LOVE to teach and want you as parents in volunteer positions to support them and all of our students. Our success is and has been our volunteer’s support through “thick and thin” as we all give grace to each other during these hard “recovery” days. But, of course, I know we can do it!
Love and respect to you all,
November 11- No school for students, Veterans Day
November 12 - No school for students, staff prep day
November 17 - Picture retakes
November 22- 24 No school, Conferences
November 25-26 No school, Thanksgiving
November 26 No school, Thanksgiving Holiday
If you are looking for a rewarding, part-time job at the school, we have an opening for an educational assistant. CCCS is a great place to work. Our team is pretty amazing, and our kids are the best! More information is available on our website at this link: https://www.coburgcharter.com/employment
We are also looking for a long-term substitute and several intermittent substitutes. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please let us know!
If you haven’t turned in your Eugene Library Application forms yet, please deliver them to the Eugene Library at this point instead of returning them to the school.
Thank you to our November sponsor, Coburg Crossing Café
Cooking fresh, hearty & homemade meals Since 1976, the Coburg Crossing Café has been family owned and operated for over 45 years. They strives to provide home style cooking and friendly service with breakfast, lunch and dinner options all day long. Food is prepared from scratch with the best in fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy. Located at 32910 Pearl Street in the city of Coburg, just off I5. Stop by Monday through Sunday from 6am-10pm including holidays!
- We are looking for two volunteers to help with picture retake day on Wednesday, November 17 beginning at 8:30 am.
- We have a new volunteer opportunity starting asap! We're bringing back Playground Pals! The goal of playground pals is to help during recess and lunch with supervision, general support, helping our students work through problem solving, making sure they're making good choices, etc. Use THIS link to sign up!
Please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available and to confirm that you have completed all of the necessary requirements to volunteer.
Hello from PCS (People for Coburg School), the school's parent group. Three things to know or help out with this week….
BLUE BAG DRIVE: Matching Funds Nov 15th - Dec 1st! BottleDrop is matching funds raised through Blue Bag collection or donations from Nov. 15th through Dec. 1st. Help us reach our goal of 100 bags! Be sure your cans are NOT smashed, and please don’t put other bags into the blue bags - just your clean bottles & cans. Don’t have a blue bag? There is a tote with empty bags at the front of the school, or email PCS@coburgcharter.org if you would like bags sent home with your student. You can drop your full bag off at any bottle drop location, or leave them at the front of the school. Just remember to return your bags by December 1st! Thanks!
Read-A-Thon - THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Read-A-Thon (and the teachers that supported this effort!) - raising funds to continue our partnership with the Eugene Public Library and fill CCCS’ 20% funding gap. We are finalizing the numbers & prizes, which will be announced in next week’s PCS eNews. If you didn’t have a chance to turn in your donation, you can still make one online at http://paypal.me/coburgpcs or drop cash/checks (made to PCS) in the black PCS mailbox by the front door of the school.
Reminders: The food drive has been moved to January. If you’d like to help organize, please look for the letter that went home with students from Andrea & Charity (or email PCS and we’ll put you in touch). The next PCS meeting will be on Friday, December 3rd @ 8:15 am in the cafeteria.
Questions or comments? E-mail PCS@coburgcharter.org. Thank you!