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Ready For Kindergarten

Bethel staff spent three days learning all the elements necessary to implement all-day kindergarten.

Bethel staff spent three days learning all the elements necessary to implement full-day kindergarten.

The transition to full-day kindergarten requires more than just extending the school day for Bethel’s youngest students.

That’s why Bethel’s kindergarten teachers, assistants, administrators and specialists took part in a three day training all about kindergarten.

It included lessons on the full implementation of the district’s reading and writing program and introductory math, how to help kids with their fine motor skills, and teaching school readiness skills such as interacting with peers.

Bethel is planning a staggered start for the district’s first full-day kindergarteners in order to provide the best possible introduction to the classroom.

Fairfield Provides A Falcon Perch

Fairfield principal jenny Sink and construction project manager Pat Bradshaw join Ron Spencer of Essex Construction in putting Fairfield's copper falcon on its new perch.

Fairfield principal Jenny Sink and construction project manager Pat Bradshaw join Ron Spencer of Essex Construction in putting Fairfield’s copper falcon on its new perch.

It will be easy to tell which way the winds are blowing at Fairfield. The new school’s large copper falcon weather vane has been put into place atop the cupola above the main entrance.

Principal Jenny Sink and Bethel’s construction project manager Pat Bradshaw did the honors, riding a high-lift guided by Ron Spencer of Essex Construction.

Sink and Bradshaw are both graduates of the old Fairfield school and took pride in giving the new Fairfield Falcon an appropriate home.

The ribbon cutting ceremonies for both Fairfield and the new Malabon school will be held September 3rd.

An Inside Look

Mary Perch of 2G Construction points out some features of Willamette's new building for fellow members of the NAWIC.

Mary Pearch of 2G Construction points out some features of Willamette’s new building for fellow members of the NAWIC.

Construction of the Willamette High School science and office building has attracted a number of interested professionals.

The Eugene chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction got a special tour from member Mary Pearch, who is working on the Willamette project with 2G Construction.

The NAWIC promotes women’s advancement and growth in the construction industry through education, support and community involvement.

The local group had toured the Wil-Hi project during phase one’s construction, and staged their monthly meeting at Willamette in order to take a peek inside the new building’s phase two work.

The new science and office building is scheduled to be completed this month, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for September 1.

Summer School Returns To Bethel

Teacher Jennifer DeBlois leads a summer school math lesson. Small groups help to keep kids engaged in math and reading.

Teacher Jennifer DeBlois leads a summer school math lesson. Small groups help to keep kids engaged in math and reading.

Summer vacation includes time in school for more than 150 of Bethel’s youngest students.

Kids who just finished Kindergarten through 2nd grade have been invited to take part in the five week program to improve reading and math skills in small group settings.

The four-day-a-week program had been on hiatus for the past four years due to budget cuts.

Summer school, being held at Prairie Mountain School, includes free breakfast and lunch.

Bethel is also offering summer classes for high schoolers who need to catch up on credits.

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