The Latest- From Clear Lake…

The 2017-2018 School Year Is Under Way!!!
Greetings CL families, staff, and friends,
The 17-18 school year has begun- with some “firsts” for the year. It’s the first time we have had indoor recess when it was NOT raining! The recent spell of poor air quality seems to have passed. It is a first to have 6 new licensed staff in the building to start a year. We have welcomed… Mr. Sagala- K teacher, Mrs. Patch- 2/3 teacher, Mr. Gosa- 4/5 teacher, Mrs. Lees- counselor, Mrs. Mattingly- Life Skills teacher, and Mrs. Simmond- Resource room teacher. Many of the teachers gathered at the school the evening before the start of school and chalked welcome back messages and pictures for the students to see on the first day:

Clear Lake students were welcomed by fun pictures and messages on the first day of school.

The Eclipse Was TOTAL… Awesomeness
The bus left Clear Lake at 7:00am on August 21 with 22 parents and students aboard. We had a smooth ride with no problems, getting to our destination in Scio after an hour and twenty minute ride. We set up on the field at Centennial Elementary with blankets, snacks, AND eclipse glasses. The eclipse started as promised at 9:05am. Our cell phones buzzed with a couple of emergency text alerts reminding all not to look directly at the sun. Then, at the moment of totality at 10:17, we took off our glasses and saw an awesome sight for about two minutes before the sun returned. After a short while, we boarded the bus back to CL- it took us three hours and twenty minutes to return in the heavy post-eclipse traffic. All in all, everyone thought it was TOTALLY worth it!!

The total eclipse as seen from Centennial Elementary in Scio.


Monster Cookie Dough Fundraiser Starts Friday the 15th
Our Fall PTO fundraising event begins Friday. Students are invited (but NOT required) to help by selling Monster Cookie Dough. Order forms and instructions will go home Friday. Order forms AND money (cash or checks to CL PTO) are due back Sept. 29th. Cookie dough will be made FRESH by nearby Monster Cookie Dough Company and delivered frozen for after-school pick up on October 18th. Students can earn a variety of prizes while they help raise funds for the PTO- funds that go back to help teachers and students in the school.

FREE Dental Care Starts Sept. 8th
The Bethel School District Health Center, White Bird Dental, and the Oregon Community Foundation are providing free dental clinics throughout the school year. All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay. Click here for more information.

Cuidado dental gratuito comienza el 8 de septiembre
El Centro de Salud del Distrito Escolar de Bethel, White Bird Dental y la Fundación de la Comunidad de Oregón están proporcionando clínicas dentales gratuitas durante todo el año escolar. Las citas para las clínicas del viernes serán programadas para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes de Bethel.Todos los estudiantes de Bethel son elegibles independientemente de la capacidad de pago. Haga clic aquí para mas información.

Free Cooking Course
The Bethel (School District) Farm and Food for Lane County present Cooking Matters: Preparing Healthy Meals on a Budget. This is free to Bethel adults. Registration is now open…first come, first served. Click here for more information.

Curso de cocina gratis
El Bethel (Distrito Escolar) Granja y Alimentos para el Condado de Lane presente Cooking Matters: Preparando comidas saludables en un presupuesto. Esto es gratis para los adultos de Bethel. El registro está abierto…primero llegado, primero servido. Haga clic aquí para mas información.

Elementary School Health Screening- September 29th
Health Screenings for grades K -5 will be done throughout the district beginning in September.  Screenings will include vision and dental. Please contact your school Health Assistant if you do not want your child to participate in health screening. Please consider being a parent volunteer on their screening day!

Revisiones de Salud en las escuelas primarias 29 de Septiembre
Los exámenes de salud para los alumnos de los grados K -5 se llevarán a cabo en todo el distrito a partir de septiembre. Los exámenes incluirán, examen de la visión y dental. Por favor, póngase en contacto con la Asistente de Salud Escolar si usted no desea que su hijo participe en los exámenes de la  salud. ¡Por favor considere ser un padre voluntario en el día de Los Exámenes de Salud!


That’s it for now- thanks for reading!

John Luhman, Principal


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