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The goal is to give away 2,400 books this spring.
Volunteer extraordinaire Chris Ferguson is well on his way to meeting that goal, having already visited a number of Bethel elementary schools.
Ferguson’s annual spring fling gives students the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of new books that he’s purchased or has been given by generous donors.
Children first take a walk-though tour of his book displays, then circle around for the selection process to choose the book that speaks to them.
Ferguson, a retired Bethel teacher, is passionate about volunteering. He has created school stores that students run, clothes closets that provide resources at Willamette High School, the Free Farmers Food Market that he has operated every single week for five years, holiday giving programs, and the springtime free book giveaway.
Organic vegetable starts, hanging fuchsia baskets, and perennial flowers will be sold to the public at the annual Kalapuya Plant Sale Saturday.
Nasturtiums, pansies, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, lilies, and herbs are some of the plants available at Kalapuya High School from 9:00-2:00 Saturday.
They were all grown by students in the school’s industrial-quality greenhouse, where kids get their hands dirty to learn about agriculture.
All the proceeds to go right back into the Kalapuya program.
Willamette’s annual spring musical is a good one: The Addams Family Musical.
Nearly 50 students in the cast, crew and band have been rehearsing since February to bring you this musical comedy.
Drama teacher Tana Walker is continuing the recent tradition of including a live student band in the auditorium’s orchestra pit for this musical.
Shows at Willamette are at 7:00 p.m., tonight through Saturday, with tickets available at the door.
They deserve thanks every day, but this is the week to officially acknowledge our terrific teachers in Bethel.
Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to recognize the crucial role our teachers play in the lives of our children on a daily basis.
Bethel is fortunate to have a family of incredibly passionate, creative and dedicated educators.
Some of our schools already recognized all their staff earlier this spring, but our teachers’ dedication to being the best in the profession – and their commitment to the children and families they serve – is evident all year long.