Grades: Kindergarten through grade 5
Phone number: 541-688-8735
Fax number: 541-607-8186
Address: 1265 Candlelight Drive, Eugene, OR 97402
School Hours: 8:45 am to 2:45 pm
Driving Instructions: Beltline to Barger Drive. West on Barger to Terry. Left onto Terry. One mile to Royal. Left onto Royal. Left onto Candlelight.
Hey Danebo Families,
We have a lot of things to share about what’s going on around Danebo and in the Bethel Community. Thanks for staying in touch by reading the BLOG!
Coins, Coins & More Coins
Danebo students and staff raised an amazing $566.13 for the Children’s Miracle Network Mr. Wolverine contestants. Not only is the amount amazing, but they raised the funds in less than a week! The check from Danebo will be presented at the Mr. Wolverine Pageant on Saturday, March 8th! Thanks for supporting Mr. Wolverine & CMN!
Grading Day & Report Cards
Bethel K-8 teachers will be working on report cards on Friday, March 7th, which is a no school day for K-8 students. Danebo students will receive their report cards in Tuesday folders on March 18th. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions regarding the report card.
Bethel School Surplus Sale
Spring cleaning means it’s time for Bethel’s School Surplus Sale, this Saturday, March 8th, 8:00-2:00 at Cascade Middle School.
The giant garage sale will include chairs, desks, file cabinets, book cases, dividers, rolling carts, science equipment, overhead projectors and other school-related odds and ends…even some kitchen sinks. None of the equipment is currently being used by the school district and storage space is running out.
All proceeds will benefit the Bethel Education Foundation.
New Curriculum Review
All parents and community members have an opportunity to examine the two new English Language Arts materials/programs now being considered by Bethel School District.
It will available for review at Clear Lake Elementary on March 17th and 18th from 8:00-noon and 5:00-7:00. Parents may also review the two programs at Lane ESD on highway 99 by calling ahead at 541-461-8295, or emailing Kate Weber at email@example.com
Nominate A Deserving Educator
Here is a chance to really honor your favorite Bethel teacher, support staff, administrator or volunteer. Nominations for ACE Awards are due this Sunday night, March 9th .
The ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards are sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the local business community. The Awards are presented at an April ceremony at the Hult Center, and Bethel winners in each category earn $1,000 for the school program of their choice.
Click on the ACE Awards website and submit a nomination for a deserving Champion in Education: http://www.theaceawards.org/
Skills to Help Children Navigate Social Interactions
Does your child have big reactions to small problems? Have difficulty interacting with peers? Tend to “rule police” when playing with others? Struggle to figure out social rules?
Former Bethel Behavior and Autism Specialist, Monica Bounds, will give a free presentation at the downtown library that will offer strategies to help kids manage BIG emotions, improve flexibility, understand the thoughts and feelings of others, make and keep friends, and decode the expected and unexpected behaviors for any situation.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 16th, from 10:30-noon at the downtown library.
Ophelia’s Place: Girls Rule! A Parent-Daughter Fair
Girls ages 9-14 and a caring adult are invited to explore and experience new opportunities together. Ophelia’s Place will present workshops and classes with topics that include crafts, self-defense, science and nature, creative exploration, relationships, dance and movement, body image, internet safety, and many more.
Each girl must be accompanied by one adult. Lunch will be provided. There is at $5 suggested donation for this event on Saturday, March 15, 9:00-3:00 on the LCC campus (Center for Meeting and Learning building.)
To register: please visit the Ophelia’s Place website at http://www.opheliasplace.net
or call 541-284-7333.
Bethel College Knowledge Night
It’s never too early to think about college. Make plans now to attend College Knowledge Night at Willamette High School Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m.
More than 40 private and public colleges, universities and college access programs will be represented.
Parents and students of all ages are welcome to learn about choosing a best-fit college, where to find the money, how to visit a college campus, gap year options, and much more.
Bethel 8th graders and high school students in attendance can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of four scholarships to the accredited college or university of their choice.
Free Track and Field Clinic At Hayward Field
Bethel students are invited to a free track and field clinic at the UO’s Hayward Field, Saturday, March 22nd, 10:30-11:45. Oregon Track Club Elite and UO athletes and a coach will lead the clinic as kids will long jump, hurdle, sprint and throw the turbo javelin. There is no cost, but kids should wear their own running shoes. All kids will receive a ribbon and snack.
Pre‐registration is strongly encouraged at the Sheldon Community Center (541‐682‐5312) the week of March 17.
Thanks to Kendall Auto Group, that awarded Danebo with a $2000 check for being one of the top schools in its point category for their program, Drive for Education, we were able to purchase a brand new popcorn machine! Our fabulous volunteers will be so happy to use it for the first time on our upcoming popcorn day, February 27th. Don’t forget to send in those quarters and if you are interested in volunteering to make popcorn, please contact Tracy at the front office at 541-688-8735.
Hello Danebo Friends and Family! The month of February is here and we have many great things going on in and around our school. Thanks for staying in tune with what is going on by reading the BLOG.
Snow Days To Be Made Up In April
Bethel School District has decided to make up Snow Days during the first week of April. Students will be in class the entire week of March 31-April 4, which had been scheduled as a Budget Reduction Week.
The District recognized the benefits to having students in class in April rather than the end of the school year in June. It also considered the wishes of families and school staff members who took part in a survey that overwhelmingly favored April as the choice for making up Snow Days. Click here to see the results of the survey.
During that week after spring break the District will be making up two Snow Days lost during December’s bad weather, and restoring three school days that were listed as Budget Reduction Days.
Students in all grades will benefit, although restoring the days in April will conflict with some families’ plans for that week. Those who have made plans to be away are asked to check with their teachers about work assignments they might miss.
Check here for the answers to more questions.
Celebrating Mr. Pinney
This first week in February is National School Counselor Week and we are celebrating our amazing Mr. Pinney. He supports our students and their families by hosting social groups at lunch time; teaching weekly lessons in classrooms; facilitating our peer mediator program; and most importantly, supporting students, staff and families. We are SO fortunate to have Mr. Pinney, so please join me in thanking him for all he does for our school! Thanks, Mr. Pinney!
K-8 Curriculum Day, Friday, February 14th
There will be no school for students in grades K-8 on Friday, February 14th for a Curriculum Development Day for teachers. Teachers will be attending a workshop on administering classroom assessments, learning about our new Performance Tracker software and scoring classroom work samples.
Monday, February 17th is President’s Day, with no school for all Bethel students and staff.
Do you have a child who will be 5 on or before September 1st, 2014? If so, please join us for our Kindergarten Pre-Registration on Wednesday, February 19th. We will have two sessions (you only need to attend one)—3:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please plan on attending and bring proof of birth and current immunization information. Childcare will be provided and each family will receive a book to take home!
If you are unable to join us for the pre-registration but have a child who will be joining us for Kindergarten next school year, please contact our school office at 541-688-8735.
In addition, Danebo will be offering school tours to interested families during the week of February 10th through the 13th. If you know of someone interested in learning more about Danebo, please have them contact the school office (541-688-8735) to set up a tour day and time. All Bethel Schools will be providing tours during that week as well.
Please join us tonight, Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30 pm in the library. We will be discussing: Fall/Winter Fundraiser and Upcoming Events. PTO is a great way to offer valuable input into our school, meet other parents and get to know Danebo staff. Please join us as your opinion matters!
FREE childcare, snacks and homework passes for your student(s)!
Hope to see you there!
Dear Danebo Families,
Happy New Year! Thanks for staying connected with Danebo by reading the updates below:
New Computers in the Computer Lab
Thanks to your “YES for Bethel Schools” vote in November of 2012, Bethel students are receiving new technology in each building. Danebo students will have new computers installed in the computer lab in the next two days! 40 state-of-the-art desktop computers are being installed, thanks to Bethel’s Technology Staff, and will be ready for student and staff use next week! Stop by and take a look when you are in the building and thank you for supporting our students!
OBOB Battles at Danebo
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a program designed to get students in grades 3-12 excited about and interested in reading literature. Danebo has approximately 50 students in grades 3 through 5 that are participating in our school competitions right now. In teams of four, students read books from a list, and compete against other Danebo teams by answering questions about the 14 books. OBOB takes place after school on several Wednesdays in the next two months from 2:45-3:30. Through the OBOB school battles a winning team is selected to represent Danebo at the regional OBOB competition to be held in March.
If you are interested in checking out the OBOB Battles at Danebo, please contact our Media Coordinator, Kim Gregory.
The District Wants Your Opinion…
On when to make up school days lost to snow in December. If you’d like to “weigh in” with your opinion on when those days should be made up, click here for the survey.
State Report Cards
Each year the Oregon Department of Education collects data from students’ state tests and produces a school and district report card. This information provides an overall look at each school and district based only on the standardized tests. Here are the 2012-13 Danebo and District report cards.
Fighting The Flu In Bethel
Confirmed cases of the flu have increased over the winter break, and some cases are very severe. The Centers for Disease Control offers guidance on how to avoid getting the flu, how to look for its symptoms, and other helpful information.
The Bethel Health Center has injectable flu vaccine for Bethel children on the Oregon Health Plan and Bethel families who have no insurance or who are underinsured. They can reach the Bethel Health Center at 541-607-1430.
Privately insured adults and children should contact their doctor for flu vaccine or the Lane County Health Department at 541-682-4041.
Thanks for helping us keep all of our students and staff flu-free by:
- Frequent hand washing
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Consulting a physician regarding flu shots for your family.
- If your child does get the flu, be sure they are fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Thanks, also, for calling Danebo (541-688-8735) if your child will not be attending school for the day.