11 Dec 2018

Thursday Party 4-6pm at LevelUp

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized


Students are invited to Cognitopia winter party at LEVEL UP. This event is to thank students for working with Cognitopia this past term.


Adr: 1290 Oak St

Eugene, OR 97401

Level Up website: http://www.leveluparcade.com/


Please note important information below.


* TIMEThursday December 13th , 4-6pm. (from 4-6 this is a private event, after 6 this venue is open to the public).


* Staffing: this is an after school activity, staff and teachers are not on duty but will be attending the event.


* Transportation: Students will be responsible for getting home independently (if student usually ride Schoolbus home, and plan to attend this event, please remember to cancel the bus home this day).

* Cost: students will be provided food and drinks (no alcohol) and tokens to play on the arcade games.


Please call or email if you have any questions.

Thank you


4 Dec 2018

New Winter Schedule hot off the presses!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hope everyone had a good long weekend!  There are three more weeks to Fall term and we are hoping they are full of learning and fun.  The Winter schedule is now ready and can be viewed in the link above.  Just click on the picture in the link to enlarge it.  Please look it over and during advocate we will be scheduling students in individual meetings.

Please join us on Wednesday November 21st at 12:30pm for our Thanksgiving Gathering! We will be having a delicious group meal and on the menu is: rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, candied carrots, green bean casserole, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce rolls and ambrosia salad. For desert you can choose apple or pumpkin pie. Yummm!

Afterwards we will have movies, games, craft and other fun social activities!

Have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Remember there is no school on Thursday and Friday 🙂


Also, a FYI:

MLK Education Center Culinary Arts Program

What:      A FREE HOLIDAY MEAL FOR THE COMMUNITY, FREE raffle for cool prizes, and FREE food boxes


When:      Thursday, December 12th, 2018   11:00am-2:00pm

 Where:    Lane County Youth Services/Carmichael Room

                  2727 MLK Blvd ,Eugene, Oregon

                  Across from Autzen Stadium on the Serbu Youth Campus

 Why:        What could be more fun?! Enjoy a great meal with friends, family, and the community. Eat delicious turkey n’ fixings, baked ham, and pie!


The Holiday Meal began as a University of Oregon

Family and Human Services student senior project 13 years ago

Thank You to Debra Smothers for all of your hard work!

 Questions? Contact Tony (541) 682-7922 or Shellye (541)682-2404

 **No RSVP Required

5 Oct 2018

Connections Events

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1 Oct 2018

Check the calendar

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A reminder to use a planner, and make good use of long weekends. Hint – we have a long weekend coming up soon. Check Connections calendar or 4J calendar. 

7 Sep 2018

Orientation and registration is next week!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

We had well attended information nights and look forward to orientation next week!  Thank you to everyone who attended and made everything happen.  The Fall term schedule is posted in the schedule Fall-18 link above. 

Connections orientation schedule is as follows:
Monday 9/10 10:00am-2:00pm Orientation – lunch provided, please contact us if you have dietary restrictions

Tuesday 9/11 10:00am-2:00pm Orientation – lunch provided, we will be heading to a nearby park, please dress accordingly

Wednesday- Friday 9/12-14 Individual registration times by appointment

Monday 9/17 Seminars, work crews and advocates begin

If you are interested in participating in Adult Basic Secondary Education at LCC the supported orientation times are  Wednesday and Thursday, September 12&13 at 12pm.  For more information, you can access their website at https://www.lanecc.edu/abse

We look forward to seeing some familiar and new faces!

9 Aug 2018

Welcome Back!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Dear Students and Families,

My name is Jasmin Quitta-Vetro and I will be one of the Connections teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Connections is one of the transition services offered through the 4J Transition Program. Our goal is to help students with the transition from high school to independent living. High school graduates with an alternative certificate or a GED, and who have received Special Education Services are eligible for this program. In addition to myself, Anders Pettersson will be a teacher, Lori Arnold will be our Connections Transition Specialist and Heather Williams and Amy Caprile will be our Educational Assistants.

Connections is a full or part time individualized program designed to support students between the ages of 18-21 in developing and reaching their goals as they move into adulthood. The Connections curriculum focuses on promoting academic, planning, and communication skills needed to be successful in vocational, educational, independent living and social settings. As part of our program, we can provide assistance in accessing community services which students may be eligible for. Instruction takes place in several locations within the community, depending on student need. Students may take part in small group seminars, vocational work crews and/or individual advocate sessions designed to support each student’s goals.

We plan to hold two (2) informational meetings in early September. One on Wednesday September 5th between 3:30pm and 4:30pm and the presentation will be repeated on Thursday September 6th between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. This will take place at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene OR 97403. On the back on this letter are bussing and driving directions. We will be holding orientation 9/10-11 10:00am-2:00pm and individual registration times will be 9/12-14. Seminars/advocates will begin on September 17, 2018. Latest calendar updates are posted on the Connections’ Website http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/connections/.

If you intend to enroll in Connections, please contact us ASAP. Please attend the informational sessions if you have any questions, or you can speak to Jasmin or Anders using the contact information above.

Thank you, and we are looking forward to working with you this year,

Jasmin Quitta-Vetro and Anders Pettersson
Special Programs Teachers

13 Jun 2018

End of the year celebration!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Remember, No school on Friday!

Please see the previous post about the details on the field trip to Shot Gun Creek on Thursday June, 14th.

If you want to come to the field trip and exciting new option has been offered!

Heather will be meeting students at LCC DT at 11:30am and an activity van will come to pick students up to take them to Shotgun Creek. The activity van will also be bringing students back to LCC DT by 6pm!  

30 May 2018

Thursday 14th FUN DAY! (and last day of school)

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

June 14th – Activity to Shotgun Creek.

All day activity 10:00am – 6:15pm (parent/guardian pick-up).


To end the summer on a light & fun way we have scheduled a trip to shotgun creek.

We will meet our usual time at 10:00am at Connections building.

We have 2 activity vans that will transport students and gear out to shotgun creek.

We are planning to do have a longer day so we can enjoy the nature, hike, play-games and BBQ an early dinner while out there.

We will be back at Connections building by 6:15pm. Connections will supply sandwich lunch and snacks + drinks, and BBQ for later in the day (hamburgers & hotdogs).


Please make arrangements to get picked up (or if you are taking city bus home), and confirm this with your advocate.

Please bring:

Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, rain gear, good shoes (hiking),….

NOTE: Medication, if a student needs medication administered before end of day please check in with Anders. 

Here is a link to Shotgun Creek. We will be in Shelter 1. 




To honor students who are “aging out” and “moving on” to bigger and better things, they and up to two guests are invited to a luncheon at:

Lane Community College Renaissance Room

Wednesday May 23rd 11:45am-1:30pm

Lane Community College Main Campus Center Building 1st Floor

You can preview the menu at:


Lunch includes a choice of soup or salad, entrée, dessert sampler, and a drink.

Please RSVP to Heather Williams

williams_he@4j.lane.edu or 541 954-3162

by Monday 5/14 if you will be attending.

Students’ meal will be covered.

You can include up to two guests who need to pay $16.00 each by the RSVP date.

Cash is preferred, No refunds provided