12 Jan 2018

School Store OPEN!!

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

The Flannigans is the Connections school store, and it is open for business!  The Flannigans will be open each Friday from 11:30am to 1:00 pm.  The Flannigans is stocked with great frozen meals, ramen-noodles, snacks, drinks and school supplies.  If you do not have a pencil or a notebook and need one, the Flannigans has these items for free!  Please support your local store and shop at the Flannigans.  🙂


8 Jan 2018

MLK-DAY No School (Jan 15th)

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

Thought there are no classes at Connections there is still events going on in the Community. 

See below for ideas on what to do on a MLK day: 

Come out for Equality and Dignity for all People!

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr.King and his legacy is being challenged as never before, therefore now is the time to let your voice and support for his life work be heard!

Join Us 9 am Monday January 15th on the National Holiday to march from Autzen Stadium to the Shedd Institute with our community in solidarity and resolve for a better tomorrow!

MEET North Gate AUTZEN Stadium- Parking in the SERBU Parking LOT!

WE will March to the Shedd Institute for a community program from 11-12 noon


The Connections school year calendar has been updated, please refer to the link above for more information. 

Next week:

Monday and Tuesday of next week are regular school days for Connections.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday there are no Connections classes.

Thursday students will sign up for Winter term classes, if you do not have a registration time please contact your case manager. Please see the link above for the class schedule for Winter 2018.

Friday 12/15/2017 Connections Community Enrichment Presents:


Putters Family Entertainment Center 1156 Hwy 99 Time: 11 am to 1 pm


  1. Golf- adults: $6.50 students: $5.50
  2. Hang out- free
  3. Food: purchase at concession stand or bring sack lunch
  4. Please note that the arcade machine transactions are digital. There are card machines to add credits to your balance and check both the ticket and credit balances.

Getting There:

  1. Students who will be leaving from Connections Bailey Hill will travel with Anders  by LTD leaving at 10:30.
  2. Students who want to meet Downtown can join Jasmin at 10:40 at LCC Downtown first floor lobby (LTD) to take the 10:49am  bus.
  3. Meet at putters at 11 on your own

Getting Back:

  1. Arrive at 2120 around 2:00pm, for students who get the School Bus we will have a video to watch afterwards.
  2. Arrive at eugene station at 1:35pm.
  3. Get home on your own-Pick up time: 1:00pm.
1 Dec 2017

December is here!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

There will be no school for Connections on Monday, but ABSE Classes will continue as normal on Monday.
ABSE ends next week, but Connections continues during the following week – keep coming!

If you are interested in taking ABSE classes in Reading, Writing or Math Winter term please attend orientation on Wednesday 12/6 and Thursday 12/7 at noon Downtown Lane Community College room 203.  Please let your case manager or Amy C know so she can be there to support you.  You must attend both days of orientation.  

Next week is finals week for LCC credit classes, please know when your finals are!

Remember to start making plans for Winter break which starts 12/16 so that you won’t be laying on your bed with boredom written across your face for ten days. 😉

17 Nov 2017

Thanksgiving Special Double Week Post!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

We won’t have Connections or Lane Community College classes on Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24.  Remember to give thanks for what you are grateful for, and make sure to have lots of turkey and pumpkin pie.


WHEN:  Thursday, November 23rd  2017

WHERE:  Whiteaker Community Head Start Center  —  21 North Grand Avenue, Eugene

TIME:  Dinner 11 to 3pm      Give-Aways 8 to 2pm

This is much more than a free dinner. It is a day of community warmth and sharing. It is a day our community comes together to share respect and support for each other. 

3 Nov 2017

Veterans Day – No School On Friday 11/10/17

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Mark Your Planners! We will have no school on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day. All 4J schools and Lane Community College are closed on November 10.  What will you do with your three day weekend?

Lane County Veterans Day Parade in Springfield
  • Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Parade starts at 21st and Olympic in Springfield
  • vetsdayparade.org
27 Oct 2017

Flu season is upon us!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

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You’ve been warned! The flu season is here, and it is time that everyone protects him or herself from the flu (and other illnesses)! Please follow these steps:

Make sure you wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often, especially when you are entering or leaving public buildings and bathrooms.

Cover your cough with your elbow (not your hands).

If you are feeling sick, Please stay home. Get rest, feel better, and come back to Connections when you are 100% healthy! If you do stay home, please make sure that you call the staff who is teaching your class/advocate/work crew! Be responsible, always call when you are absent or late!

Get a Flu Shot! The flu shot will keep you healthy against many common flu strands this season! Ask your advocate where you can get a flu shot!

20 Oct 2017

Connections challenge: be prepared!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Right now, we are about to begin our 6th week of the Fall Term. Wow, 6th week, time sure flies when we are having fun! You know what to expect from all your seminars. You know what to expect when you attend Advocate. Be Prepared for your seminars and advocates. Make sure you bring your 3-ring binder, a pencil or a pen and last week’s classwork. Make sure you have completed the away work. Make sure you are ready to participate in class!

Be prepared for your future! It is not too late to join ABSE/GED at Lane Community College! If you are interested in participating in ABSE program fall term (and are not currently attending ABSE), please attend the mid term orientation October 23 and 24 at the LCC Downtown Campus. If you have any questions, please tell your case manager.

Be prepared for the weather! The fall season has officially arrived, and the weather seems to be fairly unpredictable. Be prepared for frequent rain, overcast skies and cooler temperature. Many of our seminars (e.g. Map It!, Smart Shopping, and Guy’s Group) take place outside. Bring a raincoat, waterproof shoes and clothes that will keep you warm even if you get wet!

Be prepared for your morning commute. You now know the bus route to the Transition Building and Downtown LCC. Give yourself enough time in the morning in order to catch the bus that will get you to class on time! Get to that bus stop early to make sure you don’t miss your bus!

Be prepared for your day! Make sure you get enough sleep at night. Make sure you eat breakfast and pack a lunch. And make sure you have your LTD bus pass, you don’t want to be without it if you need it!

We have a full week this week, and it is going to be amazing! See you at the Transition Building, on Main Campus or at Downtown LCC!

12 Oct 2017

SPROUT film festival on Thursday 10/19!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

On Thursday 10/19 Connections morning seminars will be cancelled due to a field trip to Lane Community College Main Campus to see the Sprout Film Festival. Lori’s advocates will be taking place as scheduled. We have reserved enough tickets for students.  Make sure you bring your bus pass or fare. We will be meeting at Lane Community College Downtown Lobby at 9:00am and traveling by the 9:20am bus #82 from Downtown Station bay I to Main Campus arriving 9:40am. You can go directly to Main Campus and meet the group at 9:45am at the clock tower bus stop. Please bring a sack lunch or bring money to purchase lunch from the cafeteria.  The group will take a tour of Lane Community College Campus.  We will be returning Downtown by 2:20pm.  If you do not want to attend the film festival please let your case manager know.  Afternoon classes (except for Map it!) will take place as scheduled.  

10 Oct 2017

Connections Classes in Room 310 for Tuesday 10/10

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized