December 7-11

A3 Student, Parent and Family Weekly News | December 7-11, 2020

Support for A3 Families

Are you and your family struggling? This summer’s wildfires and the ongoing pandemic have been a stress to many families. The A3-PTSA may be able to help. Contact Ame ( or Wendy ( to speak confidentially about your family’s particular needs. They will work with the PTSA to provide support for you through these difficult times.

Attendance Awards! 

We are pleased to announce that the top 48 attenders for the months of September through December are going to be offered an awesome gift in recognition for their hard work! We will have these available during our materials give away on January 7th and 8th.

How this will work:

  1. We will notify the recipients
  2. When families come to pick up their materials for J term on materials giveaway days, they can select from the items left in stock (first come, first serve)

Congrats to our winners and thank you for your efforts!

Calling all Artists!

Chamber Music Amici is a resident chamber group at the Richard E. Wildish Theater in Springfield, as well as we play at The Shedd. This is our 11th year of holding a contest for artists to include their art on our programs, posters and other promotional materials. The webpage with examples is here:

This year, there are three categories:

* People’s Choice Award (1 winner)

* Open Category (4 winners over 18 years)

* New! Youth Category (1 winner under 18 years)

Cash prizes will be awarded for each category, and a winner of the Open Category and Youth Category is eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

The deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020. Complete information (including updated guidelines, size and other submission requirements) is available here:


Guidelines and entry form:, as well as are attached.

Interested in Teaching?

In collaboration with Eugene and Bethel school districts, the University of Oregon, Pacific University and Bushnell University, Springfield is participating in the Pathways in Education program. The Pathways program will award scholarships to support local residents who are interested in pursuing a career in education.

The Pathways in Education program will award scholarships ranging from $2,500 – $15,000 to successful applicants. The funds are intended to assist students who wish to further their career in teaching, but not intended to completely fund an individual’s education.

The Pathways program is working to diversify our teaching force in three ways: linguistically, culturally, and socio-economically.

We are actively seeking people who speak multiple languages, are culturally diverse, and/or are first-generation college students. Meeting one of these descriptors is required in order to be eligible for the program. Priority will be given to individuals meeting in more than one eligibility area.

More detailed program and application information can be found by visiting this webpage ( Please share with individuals who you think would benefit from this program.

When applying into the program, candidates must complete the online application; located here

  • December 1 = Online application available
  • January 8 = Online applications are due by 5:00 PM
  • January 18 = Applicants selected to interview will be notified
  • February 4 = Pathways in Education scholarship interviews
  • February 12 = Scholarship award notification sent out

Partnering university application deadlines:

  • Bushnell University Accepts applications on a rolling basis, throughout the year
  • Pacific University: Master’s program deadline, May 15/July 1 – Bachelor of Education deadline, July 15
  • University of Oregon: UO Teach deadline, January 15

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the program coordinator prior to completing the application to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. The program coordinator, Nicole Reyes can be reached at 541-726-3207 or

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Teens

The Adolescent and Family Services (AFS) Clinic of Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) currently has openings for our drug and alcohol treatment program for 12-18 year old’s. Our family oriented treatment is evidenced-based and offered at no cost to families in English or Spanish as part of a research study at Oregon Social Learning Center. ALL Lane County teens/families are eligible.

The AFS Clinic is launching a new series of videos to promote our research and services.  The first few videos have been launched on the AFS Facebook page ( and on YouTube ( Please watch for more videos in the weeks to come.

We’d be so appreciative if you could help spread the word to increase our reach to adolescents and families in our community. Please consider liking our AFS Facebook Page, liking our video posts, and sharing on your organization’s or private practice’s social media platforms.  Thank you for your continued support of OSLC and our mission to improve the well-being of teens and families through research and clinical services.  If you have questions about the AFS Clinic or want to refer people directly to the clinic for services, please call AFS at 541-284-7560.  To learn more about OSLC research, please visit our website Attached is a brochure.

Ways to Support SPS Community

SPS has put together an Amazon Wishlist to replenish hygiene and other basic needs supplies within school buildings. If you’d like to donate to the wishlist please click here.

Springfield Community Responders are volunteers that respond to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator at SPS for needs specific to Springfield students; needs that cannot be met by internal school resources such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food or bedding. If you are interested in this program please read more here.