Danebo Elementary

Danebo Elementary

Enrollment: 339
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.

News from Danebo’s Principal

Hey Danebo Parents & Families,

I just wanted to remind you of an opportunity to share your thoughts on what you want our schools to be. Superintendent Colt Gill is hosting two Oregon Rising meetings next week (Tuesday and Wednesday) at Willamette High School, and all Danebo parents are encouraged to attend. It’s a chance to share your thoughts in a survey that will tell state leaders what kind of investment in our schools is needed. The more voices, the better. Click here for more information.

If you’re unable to attend either of the meetings, please take a few minutes to let your voice be heard by completing the survey at www.oregon-rising.org


A few other important events for you to know about:

  • Please join me as we honor our amazing Danebo Teachers during the week of May 2nd through May 6th (National Teacher Appreciation Week). Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring the best for each and every child at Danebo and we are very fortunate to have them. Thanks for letting them know how much you appreciate them!
  • Danebo will join many other schools in Bethel in celebrating “Walk and Bike to School” day on Wednesday, May 4th. Any student who walks, bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc., will receive a prize. They will also be entered in a drawing to win the following prizes:
    • Three scooters
    • Two bike helmets
    • One bike lock
    • One pair of roller skates (for shoes)
    • Five water bottles
    • $400 gift card to Paul’s Bicycle Shop (District-wide drawing that one student from Danebo will be entered into)
  • Save the Date for our annual Danebo Celebration coming up on Thursday, May 26th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Stay tuned for ways to help including volunteering to run an activity, sell food items, set up, clean up and donate items for each grade level’s raffle basket.
  • Register now for the summer sports season with Kidsports, baseball and softball. Scholarships are available. Click here for more information.

Spring Picture Day is Coming!

Danebo Elementary School Spring Picture Day: Tuesday, April 26  Picture Day ID: LO415011Y0

Spring Picture Day is almost here!

Ordering online is quick, easy, and gives you a wide selection of choices:

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
  2. Create your own package with the sizes and quantities you want.
  3. Pay online and send completed flyer with your child to Spring Picture Day to make sure your child is photographed.

Go to mylifetouch.com

Order forms will be coming home soon.  Check Tuesday folders!


News from Danebo’s Principal

Thank You Danebo Volunteers!

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are honoring our amazing Danebo Volunteers this week with a special luncheon on Thursday. Volunteers received a special invitation to join us for lunch and will be able to eat with any of the special students they work with on a regular basis. Volunteers at Danebo include those who read with students through the SMART Reading program, those who read with our first graders each day, those who assist in classrooms preparing Tuesday folder distributions, those who track our Read at Home (RAH) program and those who assist in classrooms in other ways.

Thank you to the amazing volunteers who help out each day. We could not do some of the things we do each day without your continued support! We hope to see you at our luncheon on Thursday.

Speaking of Thank You’s!

Last week, students in our Extended Resource Room received a special surprise when a friend of one of the student’s in Mr. H.’s class made a very generous donation. Ms. Betty Sparks realized that she received a “bonus kicker” on her Oregon Tax Refund and decided to donate it to Mr. H.’s class. She added some money to the “tax kicker” and wrote a check to Danebo for $500!

Mr. H. is generously sharing the donation with Ms. Cunningham so that they can purchase a computer-based reading program that will benefit students in both of their classes. They’ve used the program with some of their students this year (borrowing it from another classroom) and found that it has made a significant difference for some of their students.

Thanks again, Betty Sparks, for your amazing donation! And, just so you know, we are willing to accept ANY type of financial donations here at Danebo. We put them to great use, providing programs and services for our students.


News From Danebo’s Principal

Downtown Rotary & The School Garden Project installed new raised beds in the Danebo Garden.

Downtown Rotary & The School Garden Project installed new raised beds in the Danebo Garden.

Check Out the Danebo School Garden

There’s a new look in the garden at Danebo. Thanks to the School Garden Project, the Downtown Rotary and Anubis Ridans Motorcycle Club for their donations for materials, funds and time, our garden has 9 new raised beds, filled with soil and ready for planting. Fourth grade students will resume their weekly garden lessons and have a great new space to work in.

In addition to receiving a “garden make-over”, we had staff and families join us for a school grounds clean-up. Ivy was trimmed, leaves were picked up and weeds are gone thanks to the perseverance of several families and staff. They worked through rain, wind and cold making the school grounds look great.

A special thank you to Kevin Smith and Kevin Peck for facilitating the garden/grounds work day and to our Bethel Maintenance Staff (Tim and Skylar) for their help.

Danebo Families help with the school grounds clean up.

Danebo Families help with the school grounds clean up.

Music News at Danebo

Our Kinder and First Grade students did a fabulous job performing “The Little Red Hen” last week and this week, we’ll see some Disney Spectaculars from our 2nd and 3rd grade students. There will be a “dress rehearsal” on Thursday at 1:30 in the gym and an evening performance at 7:00. Families are welcome to join us for either performance. Thanks for signing in at the office if you join us for the afternoon show.

Popcorn Wednesdays Continue

Students love our popcorn days at Danebo and they happen every other Wednesday. We are in need of volunteers to help us out, though. Classrooms select days to “sponsor” a popcorn day, advertising ahead of time and sometimes providing a special treat in the popcorn bags. In return, they receive the profits for the day.

We have a few faithful volunteers, but when they are unable to attend, our popcorn days “fizzle out”. If you are able to give a few hours of time on a Popcorn Wednesday, please call the office and talk with Tracy Grafton. She will answer any questions and provide more details for the positions.

Spring Break

All Bethel schools will be closed March 21-March 25 for spring break. School will resume on Monday, March 28th.

Report Cards

A reminder to check your child’s Tuesday folder (like you do every week) on March 15th to find their 2nd trimester report card. If you have questions about your child’s report card, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

News from Danebo’s Principal

Selecting The New Math

Bethel’s updating its math 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 math.

Parents and staff members have the opportunity to examine the committee’s final curriculum selections next Tuesday-Thursday, March 8-10, 3:30-6:30 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 matemática

Actualizando el plan de estudios en matemáticas para el año escolar que viene, Bethel busca para un programa que va a introducir nuevas expectativas de aprendizaje.

Un equipo Distríto revisó cuidadosamente varios libros de texto de primaria a secundaria matemáticas.

Padres y empleados tienen la oportunidad de examiner las sujerencias finales este siguiente martes a jueves, marzo 8 – 10, 3:30 – 6:30 en la sala 17 a Shasta Middle School.

¿Preguntas? Llama al Brian Flick, el director de enseñando y aprendiendo o Amy Tidwell, la directora de servicios especiales.

Nominate An Educator Or Volunteer For An ACE Award

Less than two weeks remain for nominations for the 10th annual ACE Awards.

Click here to nominate.

The best and brightest in Bethel School District will be recognized by the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the local business community, all you have to do is nominate your favorite educator or volunteer.
ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards will be given to Bethel’s outstanding contributors in four categories: teachers, administrators, support staff and volunteers. Winners are awarded a handsome trophy at a Hult Center Celebration April 19th, and are given $1,000 to be used for the school program of their choice.
Nominations are due March 14th.

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