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WAG –Week At a Glance

Each week the WAG will be e-mailed to our parents highlighting some of the upcoming events.

Cal Young Middle School
Parent Week At a Glance, October 20th – October 27th 


This week:

October 23rd Regular Schedule 9:00-3:40


Chess Club 3:45

XC Practice 4:00

October 24th Regular Schedule 9:00-3:40


XC District Championship Meet @ Churchill HS 2:30pm

October 25th Early Release Schedule 9:00-2:35


Picture Retakes

8th Grade Band Field Trip

October 26th Regular Schedule 9:00-3:40


LEGO Club 3:45pm-5:45pm

PTO Meeting 5:30 pm in library

Beginning Band Showcase 7:00 pm

October 27th Regular Schedule 9:00-3:40

Coming Soon:

October 30th –November 3rd Spirit Week
November 3rd Activity Night
November 8th Last Day of 1st Quarter
November 9th No School- Grading Day


Parent/Teacher Conference sign ups open

November 10th No School- Veterans Day Observed
November 13th 2nd Quarter Begins
November 16th Parent/Teacher Conference sign ups close
November 20th & 21st No School- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 22nd-24th No School-Thanksgiving Break

Cross Country: Wednesday our Cal Young Cougars will compete in the first annual 4J District Championship meet. The meet takes place at Churchill high school and will feature all eight 4J middle schools. First race is at 2:30. Let’s Go Cougars!

Picture Re-takes: Picture re-take day is Wednesday, October 25th. All students who missed the initial picture day and any who need their photo retaken should plan to have their picture taken this day. Pictures are needed for student’s School ID. Student IDs serve multiple purposes, one of which is in the cafeteria, where students are expected to scan their ID when going through the meal line.  If parents would like to order pictures online they can do so at the MyLifetouch website using Picture Day ID EVT7QFK63

PTO: Please note the date of our PTO meeting has moved! This month’s PTO meeting is now scheduled for Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm. The topic will be on school climate, student conflict and resolution. Principals Chris Mitchell and Matt Myers, Counselors Marcus Reed & Megan Spangler will be in attendance. We hope to see you there!

Beginning Band Showcase: Join us on Thursday evening for this year’s first concert with the Beginning Band Showcase. Our students have been working hard and are excited to show their skills. Concert starts at 7:00pm.

Boxes of Love: Each year, Cal Young partners with Ekklesia Church to provide food boxes with complete Thanksgiving meals to our families facing financial hardship, called Boxes of Love. These boxes are made possible through the outreach program at Ekklesia. If your family could use some help this Thanksgiving, please complete the request form below no later than Monday, November 6th. Please note: There are a limited number of boxes available and requests will be filled in the order they are received. Physical request forms are also available in the front office.

Boxes of Love Request Form

En Español

Flyer for Fall Spirit Week, Oct 30-Nov3Spirit Week: Our first Spirit Week of the year is just around the corner! Students are invited to join us in showing their school spirit throughout the final week of October/first week of November. Monday, October 30, as one of the last days of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ll have a Pink Out. Tuesday is Halloween and students are welcome to wear their Halloween costume. Please note: Students must be able fit in their seats with their costumes on to wear them. Additionally, full face masks may not be worn, except for brief moments to display “the complete look”.  Wednesday will be our most comfortable day of the week as Pajama Day. Thursday is Team Day, where students are encouraged to represent their favorite teams of any level! We’ll wrap up the week on Friday with Summer vs Winter, where we’ll see who wins the battle of fall: the waves or the slopes.

Activity Night: Our first Activity Night of the year is November 3rd 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Students are invited to come and dance the night away or join in a number of other activities in the gym, cafeteria, and around the school. We need volunteers to make this a fun and safe event. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our volunteers page where both the sign up for the event and the volunteer background check forms are available. All volunteers must have an approved background check on file to participate in this event.

From The District

Flyer for Dance Clinic with the Sheldon Colleens, October 28Sheldon Colleens: Join the Sheldon Colleens for an awesome dance clinic!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2023 9:00-10:30 AM @ Sheldon HS in the main gym. This clinic is for dancers of all ages (Pre-K-8th grade) as we will be splitting up into different clinics/groups.

Support our program AND enjoy an awesome dance experience! Dancers will be split into groups based on age. They will enjoy warm-up, stretch, technique training, and learn a fun performance routine! Cost is $23 per dancer*. Cash or checks to “Sheldon Colleens”.

MS Mentors Volunteer Program: Can you give 30 minutes a week to make a difference in the life of a Cal Young student? Be a mentor—touch a life! A small investment of time, energy, and caring can yield great dividends in the life of a middle school student. Click here to learn more: 

Toys for Tots: 4J Welcome Center will once again be hosting and collaborating with Toys for Tots this year to be a satellite distribution site for all 4J families with students from ages 0-13yrs old.

  • Deadline: November 24, no applications will be accepted after this date.
  • Application
  • Distribution Date: Saturday, Dec 9 Time/Location TBD

Español: El Centro de Bienvenida de 4J volveremos a tener usa distribución de Toys for Tots de los Marinos para las familias de 4J. Si está interesado en paricipar favor de apuntarse, la fecha limité será el 24 de noviembre. Después de esta fecha no se aceptarán aplicaciones. Para apuntarse favor de visitor la página de inscripción aquí: 

*Para camiar el idioma de la aplicación vaya hasta el final de la página donde dice “Google Translate” y seleccione español. Esto cambiara el iodoma de la página.

Fecha Distribución: Sabado, 9 de diciembre  Horario/Locación: se anuciará después


From the Community

Flyer for Family day at MKA-Friday, Nov 3, Bring the whole family!UO Volleyball: Calling all duck families! On November 3rd, mark your calendars and prepare for the University of Oregon Family Day! Your Oregon Volleyball team will take on the Utah Utes in a fun atmosphere centered around families! The University of Oregon is serving up an incredible offer you can’t pass up. Using the code 23VBFAMILY, you can gran tickets for the whole family for just $3 each. So, bring the entire family, grab your Oregon gear, and enjoy some good old family fun.


Attendance Line: Please contact the Cal Young attendance phone line at 541-790-6454 to excuse your student due to illness or other excused absence. Students who come in to school late will need a medical note or other contact from the parent to excuse the tardy.