Principal

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

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

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

Selecting The New Science Bethel’s updating its science curriculum for the coming school year, looking for one that will include new learning expectations. A District committee has carefully reviewed various textbook options for elementary, middle and high school science. Parents and staff members have the opportunity to examine the committee’s final curriculum selections next Monday and Tuesday, April 10 & 11, 3:30-6:00 in room 17 at Shasta Middle School. Questions? Contact Brian Flick, Bethel’s Director of Teaching and Learning, or Amy Tidwell, Bethel’s Director of Special Services.

Selección de la nueva ciencia Bethel está actualizando su plan de estudios de ciencias para el próximo año escolar, buscando uno que incluya nuevas expectativas de aprendizaje. Un comité del distrito ha revisado cuidadosamente varias opciones de libros de texto para la ciencia de la escuela primaria, media y secundaria. Los padres y miembros del personal tienen la oportunidad de examinar las selecciones finales del comité el próximo lunes y martes, 10 y 11 de abril, 3: 30-6: 00 en la sala 17 en la Escuela Secundaria Shasta. ¿Preguntas? Contacto Brian Flick, el director del Bethel de enseñar y de aprender, o de Amy Tidwell, director del Bethel de servicios especiales.

4/5 Track Begins Wednesday, April 5th
Yes- our 4/5 after school track program begins on 4/5!!! Once again this year Mrs. Ciaverelli and Ms. Cotter will co-coach our Clear Lake team for the season. Practices will be every Monday and Wednesday after school, 3:00 – 4:15pm. Families need to transport their children from practice and from the two meets this year. The meets are held at Willamette High’s track, 4-6pm on April 20 and May 3rd. Registration forms are available in the front office and students must submit one to make the team. All students will choose the events they wish to participate in.

The CL Bear Boutique Is OPEN
Students regularly earn “positives” here at CL for being safe, respectful, and responsible and generally following school rules and putting forth an effort to learn. The positives are in the form of various tickets; Respect Tickets, Effort Tickets, Garden of Respect Tickets, Good News Reports- just to name a few. Now students will be able to “buy” some fun things with their tickets. Starting Monday the 10th, the “CL Boutique Cart will visit two classrooms each morning of the week on a regular scheduled routine. Students will redeem tickets in bundles of 10 for things like using their teacher’s chair all day long, having lunch or breakfast with the counselor- Ms. Best- or Mr. Luhman- the principal. Maybe they redeem for a shout out of their name at Monday announcements or play two songs at Friday lunchtime as a special DJ. It’s all designed to reward students for doing things successfully and a way to have some fun for all. Staff enjoy handing out tickets when students are successful and the students will LOVE buying at the CL Bear Boutique! Watch for information to go home that explains all about the program.

That’s it for now- thanks for reading!

John Luhman, Principal

Spring Here Soon- And Daylight Savings 

Our first outside lunch of 2017!

 

What a beautiful day, today. Temps made it possible to have our FIRST outside lunch of 2017. When the weather is nice like this, we like to have students eat outside in our enclosed courtyard. It’s fun to watch the birds and squirrels out amongst us. Don’t forget that daylight savings time. Set you clocks forward one hour this Sunday to be on time for the rest of the year… until the Fall end of DST.

 

 

 

Family Fun Night March 23
PTO is gearing up to host the annual Family Fun Night event at Clear Lake. There is FREE Bingo with prizes, FREE Carnival- style games for the kids, and this year- as part of the kick off of our CATCH program (Coordinated Approach To Child Health), we will serve FREE Frozen Yogurt. The PTO does the event as a “Thanks You” to all families for supporting their work to help students & teachers by providing funds as requested by teachers for the classroom. iPads, Chromebooks, reading books, the 4/5 Track program, OBOB; just to name a few of the things PTO has provided to the school. As part of Family Fun Night, there will be a 50:50 drawing, and each grade band is asking for families to donate one item to their theme basket. Items are needed by March 22. The themes this year are;
K/1 Classes- Kitchen / Cooking basket
2/3 & Life Skills Classes: Gardening basket
4/5 Classes- Arts & Crafts basket

Remember- all of the PTO proceeds go to support the school!

State Testing Begins Soon
Students in grades 3-5 will begin State Testing soon. As with past years, testing is done on computers in our lab. G5 students will take Science, Language Arts, and Math tests. Grades 3 & 4 will do Language Arts and Math tests. Watch for more information about the test schedule and help your child(ren) by making sure they get enough sleep, and are prepared for school. If you find your child is seeming stressed out about tests, call the school and let us know so we can help them prepare and accept that doing their best effort is all we ask. Click HERE for instructions on how to access the online sample test for each grade level- even the high school exams!

Girls Rule! 2017: It’s Rocket Science!
Make plans now for Saturday, April 15th, for the 10th annual Girls Rule!, brought to you by Ophelia’s Place. For girls ages 9-14 and a caring adult, this fun event will include workshops focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts, to empower girls to pursue interest in STEAM subjects.
Girls and adults will choose their workshops the morning of the event. All attendees should come in pairs – one adult and one girl. Girls and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite space and science gear – your best aliens, astronauts, robots and scientists, or come as yourself to Churchill High School.
To register and find more information, go to www.opheliasplace.net.

Did You Know…
-Our PTO pays for the School Garden Project to come work with 5th graders in our school garden? We have use past vegetables in out lunch program!
-The 4/5 Track program holds two weekday afternoon meets of ALL elementary schools at the Willamette HS track?
-Clear Lake has over a dozen Shasta Middle School students come over each day as an elective class to assist our teachers in the classroom?
-We work very hard to have our students read a set amount of words per minute on a grade level passage in May; K=15 (from a list of words, not a passage), 1st= 68, 2nd= 106, 3rd= 122, 4th=149, 5th=171

Watch for more Did You Know facts each week…

Thanks for reading!

John Luhman, Principal

 

 

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