Healthy Moves is underway at Clear Lake.
The program, in conjunction with Oregon Research Institute, brings in fitness professionals to lead PE classes.
Clear Lake drew the lucky ticket as the only school in Bethel to host the Healthy Moves program.
Among the pros teaching our kids is former Kansas University gymnast Ron Faunce. He already has students tumbling and doing headstands.
We are still recruiting parent helpers for each classroom to come in and gather the needed equipment for their class session. If you’re interested in helping, call the school at 541 689-0511.
Clear Lake has been awarded more than $2,000 in grants from the Bethel Education Foundation.
Mary Beth Lennox was granted funds to purchase CD players for a reading fluency program. Jennifer Reiss will share an educational program that supports students with Autism and Communication challenges. And Clear Lake received money to create a native plant garden in the school courtyard.
30 Bethel educators were surprised with grants from the BEF, which has handed out more than $60,000 in grant for worthy Bethel programs in the last three years.
If you can’t find the time to become a member of the all-volunteer BEF, you can get involved by donating here to further enhance and broaden our students’ educational experience.
Twenty Green Team members from grades 4 & 5 attended the “Hope in Action” conference recently. With about 300 students from the Eugene-Springfield were in attendance, the goal to show students how they migh begin to bring about the changes in the world that they want to see. There were a dozen workshops that students went to in the morning and afternoon session. The conference was put on by Partners for Sustainable Schools- the organization that certified Clear Lake an an Oregon Green School. Stay tuned as Green Team members are looking to create useful items from recycled materials found here at the school.
With our own button machine, we have been creating some fun new designs. The buttons are rewards given to students for weekly or daily classroom drawings. Students enter the drawings by being caught doing well and given one of many types of positive rewards; Respect tickets, Good News Reports, or Polite Pumpkins- to name a few. In the cafeteria, students earn Lunchroom Leader tickets for having soft voices, good table manners, and staying in their seat. The end of the week means a drawing at lunch time. Hopefully, your child will win one of these buttons at some point in the year.
Students from grades 3-5 are busy reading their books as this year’s Oregon Battle Of the Books has begun. Students make their own teams of 4-5 then begin dividing the work of who reads which one of this year’s 16 OBOB books. In late winter, “battles” will begin where judges ask teams questions about the books for points. Eventually, we will have one winning team who will move on to area competition in March.