Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

The Latest from Clear Lake…

Howdy All,

A couple of reminders and some new info;

Walk And Roll Tomorrow Morning
Tomorrow- Wednesday the 10th- is Walk and Roll to school day. Every student who walks or rolls (bike, scooter, yes- even roller blades) to school in the morning will receive a couple of small prizes and have their name entered into a drawing for some great prizes. I will walk to school from Barger and Praslin, starting at 8:05 and head East on the North side of Barger. Please join me and our “walking school bus” as we burn some energy to start the day. Regular bus and transport for students at the end of the day- this is a morning event.

Jog-A-Thon Tomorrow
Also scheduled for tomorrow is our annual Jog-A-Thon. Our PTO event for final fundraising this year. Please come join us at the track behind CL-Shasta at 1:30pm for the 30 minute event. Each class will have a starting position where the students will receive a popsicle stick for every lap they complete. PTO has a bottle of water for each student- please encourage your child to wear a hat and walking appropriate shoes. The weather will be FANTASTIC and perfect for this fun all-school event.

Bethel Multicultural Fair All are welcome to Bethel’s 4th annual Multicultural Fair. There will be free delicious tastes of food from around the world, amazing performances, and interesting information about the many diverse cultures in our community. Join us Friday, May 19th, 6:00-8:00 at Prairie Mountain School.

Feria Multicultural de Bethel Todos son bienvenidos a la 4ta Feria Multicultural anual de Bethel. Habrá sabores deliciosos libres de la comida de alrededor del mundo, actuaciones asombrosas, e información interesante sobre las muchas culturas diversas en nuestra comunidad. Únase a nosotros Viernes, 19 de mayo, 6: 00-8: 00 en Prairie Mountain School.

That’s it for now- thanks for reading.

John Luhman

The Latest From Clear Lake…

Mark your calendar for May 10- Wednesday: our Spring Walk & Roll to school day event is that morning and our annual Jog-A-Thon is that afternoon at 1:30 pm. Here is the WALK & ROLL flyer with info about Mr. Luhman’s “Walking School Bus” down Barger the morning of the 10th. Every student who Walks or Rolls that morning will receive a prize and be entered into a drawing where one lucky district student will win a bicycle! We have a scooter, bike helmets, bike locks, safety lights and more for our own school drawing.

Then, at 1:30pm, please join us at the track behind CL/Shasta for our annual Jog/Walk-A-Thon. Our PTO has funded over $7,000 this year in requests for chromebooks (computers), the 4/5 Track program, OBOB, class books, field trips, and more.  Every dollar counts and any amount is appreciated by the PTO.

Food Heros In The Making
4th grade students recently had their first experience preparing a yummy and HEALTHY dessert treat as part of a

“FOOD HERO” lesson provided free by OSU Extension Service. In conjunction with our CATCH program to promote more child activity and healthy eating (do you know your “GO,” “SLOW,” and “WOAH” foods??) the FOOD HERO lessons aim to teach students how to make good tasting, healthy treats for home. 

Crunch Time In PE Class

Students in Mrs. White’s (our PE specialist who works with all classes each Wednesday) PE class are always doing some fun and physically active things during her Wednesday PE class. Last time I dropped in I saw an “abdominal and leg workout”- not to mention flexibility and agility game called the Noodle Relay. Students lay on their back in a line of four and pass a short Noodle foam piece over their head to the next person. Once the first person passed the noodle, they quickly get up and go to the top of the line and lay down- ready for the noodle to come to them. This relay was a great bit of exercise and every student was having fun trying to meet the challenge as a team. Try that in your fitness club!!!

Have Fun on Children’s Day / Book Day
Visit the Downtown Eugene Public Library this Sunday, April 30, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for an international celebration about children, cultures, and books for the whole family. The bilingual festival includes stories, music, live dances, creative activities, and registration to use the library, refreshments, and gifts for children’s books. Admission is free.

Diviértete en el Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros
Visita la Biblioteca Pública de Eugene el domingo, 30 de abril entre la una y las cuatro de la tarde, Una fiesta internacional que celebra niños, culturas, y libros para toda la familia. El festival bilingüe de todo un fin de semana incluye cuentos, música, bailes en vivo, actividades creativas, carnetización e inscripciones para poder usar la biblioteca, refrigerios, y regalos de libros para niños. La entrada es gratis. 

News From The Bethel Farm
You are invited to attend the upcoming volunteer training/orientation and learn how to get involved in the Bethel Farm. All are welcome and encouraged. Volunteers will learn about basic gardening skills and will enjoy the benefit of taking home produce when extra is available.

  • Monday, May 1st, 5:30-6:30 pm @ The Bethel Farm Barn
  • Please RSVP to Jo Rodgers at:  jo@lanefood.org
  • The Bethel Farm is located behind Prairie Mountain School.

You will need to complete the Bethel School District online volunteer application and background check (note: easy and fast process with no SSN required) before participating in a work party. Make sure you click “All District” or “Bethel Farm” from the menu.  The application is also available in Spanish.

Updates and news from Farmer Kasey can be found at The Bethel Farm website: http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/thebethelfarm/

Noticias de la granja Bethel¡Usted está invitado a asistir al próximo entrenamiento/orientación voluntaria para aprender cómo involucrarse en la granja! Todos son bienvenidos y alentados. Los voluntarios aprenderán acerca de las habilidades básicas de jardinería y disfrutarán del beneficio de llevar productos agrícolas cuando haya extra disponible.

  • Lunes, 1 de mayo, 5:30-6:30 pm @ El granero de la granja de Bethel
  • Responda por favor a Jo Rodgers a:  jo@lanefood.org,
  • La granja de Bethel se encuentra detrás de Prairie Mountain School.

Se requiere completar una solicitud de voluntario en línea con el Distrito Escolar de Bethel y la verificación de antecedentes antes de participar en una fiesta de trabajo (nota: proceso fácil y rápido y no requiere mostrar su número de identificación social). La solicitud también está disponible en español.

Las actualizaciones y noticias de La Granjera Kasey se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de la granja de Bethel: http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/thebethelfarm/

That’s all for now- thanks for reading!

John Luhman

An Update From Clear Lake

Greetings All,

Waste Audit Towards Merit Status

4th and 5th grade students sort classroom refuse in our Waste Audit of Clear Lake

Six years ago Clear Lake became the first Green School in the district. Working with Partners For Sustainable Schools, that certification was well-earned but has since expired and we are now looking to be recertified as a Merit level Green School. Part of earning that high-level certification requires conducting a waste audit.

We saved the classroom refuse from four rooms, the office, and one cafeteria bag of waste. Students put on gloves and helped sort items into categories of recyclable paper, non-recyclable paper, recyclable plastic, non-recyclable plastic, and a few others. Each pile was weighed and an estimate of the amount produced in a single day by the school.

Once we analyze the data, we will develop plans to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to minimize the amount of refuse that goes into the county landfill. We will update you on the status of our Merit school application as it develops.

Currently, our students dump all uneaten food items into a tray following each lunch, and that food goes into a bin in back of school. It is emptied once a week as part of the city’s Love Food, Not Waste program. The waste material is composted and bagged into nutrient-rich compost that is sold to the public. The composting process also produces biogas that can be used the same way as natural gas. Talk about efficient reuse of food!

 

REMINDER…
Bethel Free PreSchool Program
Preschool Promise is a free preschool for 175 children in Lane County, funded by the State of Oregon. It has 13 classrooms – including one at Danebo Elementary. Each site offers 900 hours of class time each year, the same as Kindergarten. Transportation is offered at some of the sites. Childcare before and/or after the program is offered (for an additional fee) at some of the sites. Enrollment Applications are available now. To learn more about Preschool Promise, please call Ann at 541-741-6000 or email education@unitedwaylane.org.  And click here for more information.

Programa preescolar gratuito de Bethel 
El Prescolar Promise es un programa gratuito a nivel prescolar para 175 niños(as) del Condado de Lane que está financiado por el estado de Oregón. Tiene 13 aulas, incluyendo una en la Escuela Primaria Danebo.  Cada ubicación ofrece 900 horas de clase cada año, al igual que el Kindergarten. Se ofrece transportación en algunas ubicaciones. Cuenta con cuidado de niños(as) antes y después del programa (con una tarifa extra) en algunas ubicaciones. Las solicitudes de inscripción están disponibles ahora. Para mayor información sobre el Prescolar Promise, favor de llamar a la Sra. Ann al teléfono (541) 741-6000 o enviar un correo electrónico a: education@unitedwaylane.org.  Y haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

That’s all for now- thanks for reading!

John Luhman

News From Clear Lake

Greetings All,

Here is the latest from Clear Lake…

Caleb Robbins shows how a paper tube is placed into a bee house to serve as a home to a Mason bee.

Former CL Student Is A Busy Bee
Former Clear Lake Student Caleb Robbins, who is now a Junior at Willamette HS, has completed a project as part of his Eagle Scout work that will benefit bees at 10 schools in the Eugene area. Caleb built 10 bee houses that will serve as annual homes for Mason bees. These bees are prolific pollinators and don’t often get the spotlight like their distant cousin- the honey bee. Mason bees need a small tube to use as their home and place to lay eggs. Caleb built these houses so that about one hundred tubes could be packed in and provide the bees a home for a year. Then, the tubes are removed and a new set placed into the house. The School Garden Project folks will identify the other 9 schools to receive a house and help with pollinating the many school gardens around Eugene. Thank, you Caleb!!!

Technology Is Happening In Room 13
Students in Mrs. Cox’s 4th grade class have been spending time learning to program “Ozobots” that were purchased

Programming an Ozobot with a chromebook- both funded by a Bethel Education Foundation Grant

from a Bethel Education Foundation Grant. Also funded were Chromebooks. Put the two together and you have some high tech work going on. The Ozobots are small “robots” that will follow lines drawn on a page and change speed or directions with changes in the colors of the lines. Or students can go to a website and choose a set of commands to program the Ozobot. They hold the Ozobot up to the Chromebook screen and a click begins a sequence of colored flashes that program specific moves into the Ozobot. It is a simple and fun way for students to begin to understand and do programming of a mechanical device. CLICK HERE to see a class video of the Ozobots moving about on paper.

 

 

Bethel Free Pre-School Program
Preschool Promise is free preschool for 175 children in Lane County, funded by the State of Oregon. It has 13 classrooms – including one in Bethel at Danebo Elementary. Each site offers 900 hours of class time each year, the same as Kindergarten. Transportation is offered at some of the sites.

Childcare before and/or after the program is offered (for an additional fee) at some of the sites. Enrollment Applications are available here. To learn more about Preschool Promise, please call Ann at 541-741-6000 or email education@unitedwaylane.org.

Programa preescolar gratuito de Bethel El Prescolar Promise es un programa gratuito a nivel prescolar para 175 niños(as) del Condado de Lane que está financiado por el estado de Oregón. Tiene 13 aulas, incluyendo una en la Escuela Primaria Danebo.  Cada ubicación ofrece 900 horas de clase cada año, al igual que el Kindergarten. Se ofrece transportación en algunas ubicaciones.

Cuenta con cuidado de niños(as) antes y después del programa (con una tarifa extra) en algunas ubicaciones. Las solicitudes de inscripción están disponibles aquí. Para mayor información sobre el Prescolar Promise, favor de llamar a la Sra. Ann al teléfono 541-741-6000 o enviar un correo electrónico a: education@unitedwaylane.org.

Internet Safety Workshop
Bethel parents, educators, and community members are invited to an information night about social media, the internet, and youth safety.

  • Come for the inside scoop on how to protect your child, tween, or teen
  • Learn about the dangers of social media, as well as the reality of its uses in today’s world
  • Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop
  • Tuesday, April 18, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 1545 W. 22nd Ave, next to the Arts and Technology Academy (formerly known as Jefferson Middle School)

This is a free event with presenters including a human trafficking expert from Looking Glass, technology team members from Eugene School District 4J, representatives from the District Attorney’s Office and Springfield Police Department, a youth-led leadership program, and a UO social media expert with information about the reality of the online world for tweens and teens.

Childcare is provided – Call to reserve: 541-682-5312

Taller de seguridad en Internet
Los padres de Bethel, los educadores, y los miembros de la comunidad están invitados a una noche de información sobre los medios sociales, Internet y la seguridad de los jóvenes.

  • Venga a recoger información sobre cómo proteger a su hijo, adolescente o adolescente
  • Aprender acerca de los peligros de los medios de comunicación social, así como la realidad de sus usos en el mundo de hoy
  • Traiga su teléfono inteligente, tableta o portátil
  • Martes, 18 de abril, 6: 30-8: 00 p.m., Club de Niños y Niñas, 1545 W. 22nd Ave, junto a la Academia de Artes y Tecnología (anteriormente conocida como Jefferson Middle School)

Este es un evento gratuito con presentadores incluyendo un experto en tráfico humano de Looking Glass, miembros del equipo de tecnología del Distrito Escolar 4J de Eugene, representantes de la Oficina del Fiscal del Distrito y del Departamento de Policía de Springfield, un programa de liderazgo liderado por jóvenes y un experto en medios sociales UO Información sobre la realidad del mundo en línea para preadolescentes y adolescentes.

Se proporciona cuidado de niños – Llame para reservar: 541-682-5312

 

That’s it for now- thanks for reading.

John Luhman, Principal

Safety Note – From Clear Lake

Student Safety Alert
We are sharing the following information at the recommendation of Eugene Police.
Around 12:30 today, Tuesday April 4th, a man in a white SUV allegedly tried to kidnap a young woman who was on foot near Everyone’s Market on Echo Hollow Road.
The young woman – who is not a student – managed to escape and is safe and unharmed, but police want everyone to be aware of their surroundings and keep an eye out for a white GMC Yukon with tinted windows.
Again, no one was harmed but students are asked to be especially aware of their surroundings.

John Luhman, Principal, Clear Lake