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

We’d love to hear from you regarding your interest in having an after school second language program offered at Danebo.  Please read the information below and complete the quick survey to share your thoughts.

Interested in an After School Language Program?

As a result of a parent inquiry about offering second language programs at Danebo, we are asking for your input about the topic. We have the possibility of partnering with a community resource to provide students the ability to take an after school language class.  We need your feedback on whether you are interested, so please complete the survey by following the link:



Surveys need to be completed by Friday, 12/19/14 and we thank you for your participation.

News From Danebo’s Principal

Hey Danebo Families,

It is hard to believe that we are in December and almost three months of school have passed. Great things are going on in classrooms at Danebo and we appreciate you taking time to remain connected to your child’s education.

Parent-Teacher Conferences This Week

Just a reminder that we have parent-teacher conferences this week on Wednesday, 12/10 and Thursday, 12/11. Thank you for ensuring that you keep your scheduled conference time this week.  Our teachers have been preparing to share a lot of information with you regarding your child’s progress and this is a GREAT opportunity for you to remain involved in your child’s education.  Conferences are Wednesday from 3:15-5:30 and 6-8:40 and Thursday from 12:30-5 and 5:30-8:40.  Other conference week reminders:

No Kindergarten on Thursday, 12/11.

Students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 11:45 on Thursday, 12/11.

No ELD Homework Club the week of 12/9-12/12.

In addition to conferences this week, the Scholastic Book Fair will be going on in our library. Purchasing books from our Book Fair provides great things—books for your family and books for our library!

Congratulations to Selco Grant Winners!

Kudos to Angie Johnson and Brenna Perkins, Danebo teachers, for securing grants from Selco Community Credit Union. Angie received $500 to purchase ipods, headphones and a splitter for a listening center for her reading groups.  Brenna received $500 to purchase supplies to bring science alive in the Life Skills classroom.  Congratulations to Angie and Brenna and thank you for going out of your way to add resources for our Danebo students.

New Computer Lab is Open!

On Friday, 12/5, our District Technology Staff moved our computers from the old computer lab to our new one, located in the back portion of the library. Our amazing District Maintenance Staff spent time over the last several months building a new computer lab, installing new carpet, painting, and completing the electrical work necessary to house 35 computers.  Final inspections were passed and classes will start using the new lab this week!  It will be a great space for teaching and learning, adding more space and a means for teachers to use the lab as a teaching station with a new ceiling-mounted projector.  Stop by and check out the new lab when you are in the building this week—it’s pretty exciting!

Interested in an After School Language Program?

As a result of a parent inquiry about offering second language programs at Danebo, we are asking for your input about the topic. We have the possibility of partnering with a community resource to provide students the ability to take an after school language class.  We need your feedback on whether you are interested, so please complete the survey by following the link:


Surveys need to be completed by Friday, 12/19/14 and we thank you for your participation.

On Track For Success

Here’s a big reason to attend next week’s parent-teacher conferences. If your child is in grades 1-8 and was enrolled last year in the Bethel School District, you will receive an On Track for Success Report.  This a research-based, Bethel-created tool that identifies students who are on-track to graduate with a regular Oregon diploma, those who are falling behind, and those who are at-risk of not graduating. An individualized report has been created for each student and teachers will share the report with parents.  The On-Track for Success Report is used by our school to help determine the appropriate measures to keep students on-track to graduation.

Click here for more information

Bethel has been presenting to schools and districts throughout the northwest interested in its On-Track for Success Report. Be sure to attend parent-teacher conferences for details on your child’s On-Track report.

Receive School Closure Alerts

Act now to receive free message notifications about school cancellations or delays in Bethel.

The FlashAlert system distributes emergency messages, such as breaking news or weather closure information from Bethel School District.

Download the free FlashAlert Messengerapp for smart phones. It sends messages over the Internet outside of the text message system (text messages are being phased out of the FlashAlert system.) You’ll find the free FlashAlert Messenger app in the iTunes store and Android Play.

To receive email alerts, go online to FlashAlert and follow the on-screen prompts.

About The Bethel Health Center

With the cold and flu season arriving it’s appropriate to remind you of the Bethel Health Center. This medical clinic is located inside Cascade Middle School and provides affordable, quality health care for all Bethel School District children. From everything from pink eye and sore throats to more serious medical complaints, the Bethel Health Center is ready to help. Contact the Health Center at 541-607-1430.

Sign Up For Free School Lunches

You are strongly encouraged to sign-up for Bethel’s free and reduced-price student lunch program. Not only is Bethel widely recognized for being a leader in using fresh, locally grown and tasty food, all the school meals are made from scratch at every school, every day. When you sign up for the free and reduced-price meals confidentiality is strictly maintained so no students are revealed as receiving the free and reduced-price school meals. This is a federally-funded program that Bethel is eager to make available to all eligible students. Eligibility is determined by family income. Click here for the application form, or contact the school office for details on how to verify your eligibility and register for the lunch program.

Music At The Shedd

The Shedd Institute for the Arts in downtown Eugene is offering private lessons, group classes, and workshops for youth and adults. Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to examine the opportunities at the Shedd this winter. Here is the Shedd’s schedule for the upcoming winter term.


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”.


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