Danebo is Off to a Great Start

Our first 9 days have been great ones at Danebo! We just finished our first full week of school and the first full week with our new Kinders. Welcome to the class of 2028!

The first day of school started off with a welcome assembly, with a guest appearance by “The Virtue Queen” (aka, Mrs. Robison). Students learned about our school virtues, we sang the “Danebo Way to Go” song and introduced new staff. Students then spent time on the playground, learning PlayWorks! games and expectations. It was a busy day full of meeting new and returning students!

The Danebo Virtue Queen reminds students about our 7 virtues!

The Danebo Virtue Queen reminds students about our 7 virtues!

Pre-School at Danebo

Bethel’s Maintenance Staff were busy over the summer remodeling the Harmony House (portable just north of the school), preparing it for 15 local pre-school students to attend. The Early Education Program (EEP) has partnered with Bethel to open the EEP Pre-School onsite at Danebo. We are very excited to share space with this program and look forward to watching the students grow and learn.

Students and Families of the EEP Pre-school program check out their new classroom at Danebo.

Students and Families of the EEP Pre-school program check out their new classroom at Danebo.

Danebo PTO Needs You!

Our first PTO meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 20th, from 6:30-7:30 in our school library. Childcare is provided in the gym and we are looking forward to families joining us. We’ll talk about upcoming events and potential fundraisers and we need your ideas! We hope to see you there!

The Importance of Student Attendance

Did you know that a recent study showed students in Kindergarten and First Grade who attended school regularly, 64% were proficient readers by third grade. The same study showed that of Kindergarten and First Grade students who were chronically absent (those who missed more than 10% of school days), only 17% were proficient readers by third grade.

Danebo Staff have set an attendance goal for this year. We want every student to miss NO MORE than ONE day per month and we’ll be sharing more information with families on this idea very soon. We need your help, though, in making sure students are at school every day.

New Faces at Danebo

Please join me in welcoming new staff at Danebo:

  • Mrs. Krisia Zepeda, Danebo Secretary
  • Mrs. Michelle Gottfried, Educational Assistant in Mr. Henningsgaard’s room
  • Mrs. Becky VanLeuwen, Educational Assistant in Ms. Cunningham’s room
  • Ms. Wendy Dudelheim, Educational Assistant in Mr. Peck’s room
  • Ms. Belcher, Educational Assistant in ELD

Project Hope

Danebo students have the opportunity to receive backpacks, haircuts, shoes and socks and enjoy an family-filled evening courtesy of our community churches on Sunday, August 28th from 4:30-6:00. The event will take place at Willamette High School in the stadium and is free to all Bethel families who have a ticket (provided to families at registration).

A special thank you to the local churches and businesses for supporting our Bethel students and families.

Registration & Meet the Teacher/BBQ

Thank you to the many Danebo Families who’ve been in to update paperwork and pay supply fees for the upcoming school year. It is great to see our returning families as well as meet our new friends.

If you have not been in to complete the annual paperwork process, please plan to stop in the office between 7:30 and 4:00 this week. We need to confirm that your child’s information is correct and need all families to participate.

Our Meet the Teacher event is Wednesday, August 31st, from 5:00-5:30, followed by a free BBQ for Danebo families sponsored by our PTO from 5:30-6:30.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Preschool Promise in Bethel
Preschool Promise is a new and exciting program happening in Bethel. This free program will offer a variety of options for preschool-aged children.
Children and families eligible to take part in Preschool Promise must be residents of Bethel; Income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; your children must be between the ages of 3 – 5 years old by September 1.
If you want to know more about Preschool Promise, call 541-741-6000 or email .

Pre-escolar Promise en Bethel

El pre-escolar promise es un nuevo y divertido programa que empezara en nuestra comunidad. Es gratuito u ofrecerá una variedad de opciones para los niños de edad preescolar.
Los niños y las familias que reúnan los requisitos para participar en el Pre-escolar Promise deberán de residir en Bethel; Recibir un ingreso de, o por debajo del 200% del nivel federal de pobreza; Tener de 3 a 5 años de edad para la fecha del 1. de septiembre.

Si desea más información sobre el Pre-escolar Promise y cree que califica, favor de llamar al 541-741-6000 o enviar un correo electrónico a .

Registration for All Danebo Families

Registration for all Danebo families is Tuesday (8/16) and Wednesday (8/17) of this week from 11 am to 7 pm. Please plan to stop by and register your child for the upcoming school year. At the time of registration, we would also like to collect the $25 per child supply fee and we can take cash or checks for those fees.

We will have translation services available for our Spanish speaking families Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00-7:00.

If you are unable to come in during registration hours, please let us know by calling the school at 541-688-8735 or stop by the school during regular office hours, which are 7:30-4:00 daily.

We look forward to seeing you this week at registration.


Danebo Passes Water Tests

We promised we would share news about the water testing at our school as soon as it was received, and the results are finally in. Danebo has no elevated levels of lead in any of the 54 sources tested that would necessitate further attention.

It was hoped that we could have shared this information weeks ago, but receiving the water test results has taken much longer than anticipated because of the high number of schools throughout Oregon testing their water this summer.

We are looking forward to welcoming students back to Danebo soon!

Danebo Night at the Em’s Game

Just a reminder that if your child participated in “Sluggo’s Homerun Reading Challenge” and received Em’s game tickets, Danebo night is scheduled for this coming Monday, July 11th. The Em’s take on Hillsboro and start time is 7:05 pm at PK Park.

Each student that participated in the challenge received a ticket valid for two box seats for the game. Bring this ticket with you to the Em’s Boxoffice to exchange it for your box seats.

Wear your Danebo shirts to show your school spirit. See you at the Em’s Game on Monday!

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