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 Families,

Great things are going on here at Danebo. Our students and staff are in the groove of our new reading and math curricula and teachers have attended two full days of training on these as well.  Students have had the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the classroom and continue to focus on practicing routines and expectations.

No School on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Bethel Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.  We will resume school on Wednesday, November 12th.

Picture Retake Day

Thursday, November 13th is Picture Retake Day at Danebo.  If you are not satisfied with your child’s picture that was taken earlier this year OR if your child did not have their picture taken earlier in the year, your child can have their photo taken by Life Touch on Thursday, 11/13.  Retakes will begin around 10:30 a.m. and will be finished by 12:30.  If you have questions about Picture Retakes, please contact Mrs. Grafton (Tracy) in the office (541-688-8735).

PTO News

Our Fall PTO Fundraiser is wrapping up this week with orders due Monday, 11/10/14. However, if you have a few last minute orders, we will still be able to take them on Wednesday, 11/12/14.  Please remember that checks should be payable to Danebo PTO and that all proceeds support school-wide assemblies, grade level field trips, popcorn days and other activities that benefit our students at Danebo.

Our PTO will meet on Tuesday, 11/18 at 6:30 in the library. Childcare is provided and your child receives a homework pass if you attend.  We love to have new families join us and look forward to hearing your ideas.

Parent-Teacher Conferences, December 10th and 11th

You’ve received information in Tuesday folders regarding parent-teacher conferences. They are scheduled for Wednesday, 12/10 and Thursday, 12/11.  If you haven’t done so already, please be sure that you send in your conference slip so that teachers can attempt to meet with you at a time that works for you and your family.  Our goal is to meet with EVERY family during parent-teacher conferences as this is an excellent time to continue that home-to-school connection for your child.

We will also have the Scholastic Book Fair going during conferences. If you are interested in volunteering to work the Book Fair, please contact Kim Gregory (our media coordinator) at kim.gregory@bethel.k12.or.us or 541-688-8735×2224.

Budget Reduction Day, Wednesday, November 26th

Bethel School District has two budget reduction days this school year, with the first one falling on Wednesday, November 26th.  All Bethel Schools and offices will be closed that day.

Thanks for staying in touch with the “Danebo Happenings”.  See you in December at conferences.

News From Danebo’s Principal

Hey Danebo Families,

Thanks for staying in touch with what is going on at Danebo!   Read on for some upcoming events and information!

Support Our PTO—Jog-a-thon this Friday, 10/3!

Our Danebo PTO jog-a-thon is a fundraiser for our PTO. Students will run laps and secure pledges or flat donations for their efforts.  We are in need of volunteers for the day.  If you have an hour (or more) that you can assist, please contact Tracy in our front office (541-688-8735).

Pledges and donations will be due to classrooms by Thursday, 10/9 and we have some GREAT prizes for students who participate. Toys R Us gift cards for the top 3 fundraisers, special lunch for the top runner from each class and the top runner for the school gets to be “Principal for the Morning”.

Thanks for supporting our jog-a-thon and our PTO. All funds support our school-wide assemblies, classroom field trips and teacher requests for classroom funds.

Save the Date—Open House is Thursday, October 9th from 6:30-7:30.

We will meet in the gym for some introductions and basic information from 6:30-6:45, then you will have an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom. New curriculum (English Language Arts and math) will be available for you to see as well as some of the amazing work that your child has been doing this month.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Speaking of Curriculum…

In case you haven’t heard, all Bethel students have new English Language Arts and Math curriculum this year. At the K-5 level, students are working with Journey’s curriculum in reading and with Common Core Math for the math curriculum.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about the new curricula and they will be happy to share information with you.

No School Dates

October 10th is a Statewide Inservice Day and October 31st is a K-8 Curriculum Development Day for Bethel.  No school for kids on both of those days and teachers will be working on collaborative curriculum development and a District-wide safety training.

News From Danebo’s Principal

Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

The new carpet and tile has been installed and our rooms are ready!  We have a new roof and new clocks too.  New English Language Arts curriculum (Journeys) and math (Common Core Math) are in the hands of teachers and we are ready for students to arrive at Danebo!  We are VERY excited to start our new school year.

We have several new staff members to announce.  Please join us in welcoming them to our Danebo Community:

Mrs. Angie Johnson, 1st Grade & Mr. Ryan Winship, 1st Grade

Mrs. Kacey Kintscher, 2nd Grade & Mrs. Tori Meyer, 3rd Grade

Mrs. Sarah Boulanger, 4th Grade & Mrs. Brenna Perkins, Life Skills

Mrs. Amy Tuski, Counselor & Ms. Lauralie Kallinen, Music

Mrs. Kerstin Turner, EA working in Mr. H.’s Classroom & Mrs. Jessica Haney, EA working in Mrs. Perkin’s Classroom

Ms. Yesica Meza, EA working in Maestra Mago’s ELD Classroom


Thank You Fairfield Church of the Nazarene

Not only did we receive amazing gifts as a result of the Bethel Bond Measure (carpet, tile, clocks, roof, computer lab remodel, curriculum), but Danebo was also fortunate to be the recipients of bark in our exterior flower beds and parkways.  Many thanks to the parishioners of Fairfield Church of the Nazarene for their hours of spreading bark to make the outside of our building look as beautiful as the inside!  We are grateful for their generosity of products and time!

Members of Fairfield Church of the Nazarene spread bark at Danebo as part of their "Day of Caring".

Members of Fairfield Church of the Nazarene spread bark at Danebo as part of their “Day of Caring”.


Join Us For Registration This Week!

It’s August, which means it’s time to register your kids for school.  Please stop by the office on Tuesday or Wednesday (August 12th or 13th) between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to update your child’s registration for the coming school year.

Please plan on paying the $20.00 supply fee when you stop by.  If you are unable to come in on the registration days, please call the office (541-688-8735) and make arrangements to stop by during our regular office hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting Thursday, August 14th).

Also, save the date for Wednesday, August 27th at 5:00 for our “Meet the Teacher/PTO BBQ” event.  Classrooms will be open from 5:00-5:30 and our PTO will host a BBQ from 5:30-6:30.  Class lists will be posted by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 8/27.  We hope you can join us!

See you at registration!

News from Danebo’s Principal

Hey Danebo Families,

It’s crazy to believe that we are in the last week of school! It has been such a great year with lots of amazing learning taking place! On behalf of the Danebo Staff, we hope that you have a wonderful summer. We will be in touch with all families in early August, reminding you to come in for registration.

Below are some reminders of events taking place this week:

Books, Books and More Books!

Today, all Danebo students had the opportunity to pick out a book to take home and read over the summer. Thanks to Chris Ferguson, Amazing Bethel Volunteer, one of our library shelves was loaded with books for students to browse. Chris oversees the Jesse Hernandez/Javon Simmons Book Give Away where each student at various elementary schools in Bethel has the opportunity to select a book to keep. Thank you Chris and thanks to the outstanding donors who provide the books to the Jesse/Javon fund!

Speaking of books…if you child has come home with other books this week, it might be a result of our classroom teachers giving away our former reading textbooks. Thanks to Bethel voters (Bethel Bond that was passed in 2012), all Bethel students will have a new English Language Arts curriculum next school year. We hope to have our previous textbooks go home with students so that they can continue to read over the summer.

End of Year Celebrations

Our Kindergarten Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 12th at 11:30. Students in the morning Kindergarten session will come to school in the morning and stay for the 11:30 ceremony. Students in the afternoon session will come to school for the ceremony only. There is no regular afternoon session on Thursday, June 12th. Morning students may ride the bus in to school, but no transportation will be provided home. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our school office. There will be no Kindergarten classes on Friday, June 13th.

Our Fifth Grade Departure Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 13th at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. The ceremony usually lasts about an hour and is followed by a brief reception in the cafeteria. Parents may take their students home after the ceremony.

The last day of school for students in grades 1-5 will be Friday, June 13th. Students will be dismissed at 11:45.


Happy Trails to You…

Mr. Pinney, Mrs. Healey, Ms. McNamara and Mrs. Kozlowski! These 4 amazing “pillars” of Danebo are all retiring next week. We wish them well in their new endeavors and hope they know how much they are appreciated by all of our Danebo students, families and staff! They are irreplaceable and will be missed by all!

Get Your Summer Running

Free entries are available for Bethel families to take part in this Saturday’s first Bethel Fit 5K fun run and FREE Youth Mile Challenge. Register here online and be sure to use the Bethel code – BETHELFIT14 – for free entry. This easy fun run on Saturday, June 14th starts and ends at Willamette High School and is brought to you by the Bethel Education Foundation.

See You in August!

Thanks for staying in touch with the happenings at Danebo. Our office will remain open (7:30-4:00) through Wednesday, June 18th, then will reopen on Monday, August 4th. Registration for the 2014-15 school year will be on Tuesday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our “Meet the Teacher/PTO BBQ” is set for Wednesday, August 27th from 5-6:30. We hope you can join us for these events.


Have a GREAT summer!

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