News From Danebo’s Principal

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NED Show at Danebo

Last Friday, Danebo students were entertained by LeRon, a representative from the NED Show. The NED Show is uses storytelling, humor, illusions and yo-yo tricks to entertain students while encouraging students to “Never Give Up”, “Encourage Others” and “Do Your Best”. The NED Assembly was presented to students free of charge provided that we allow students to purchase the NED yo-yo’s for the week following the show.

Yo-yo’s will be sold in the gym in the morning from 8:20-8:35 am, this coming week (April 16-20), and range in price from $8-$15 each (see the attached flier). Danebo does not receive any funds from the sales of the yo-yo’s, but making them available to students allows the NED Show to continue the assemblies in other schools.

Students will be allowed to use their yo-yo’s at a designated space during recess each day.

PTO Meeting

Please join us for our April PTO meeting this Tuesday, April 17th, at 6:30 in the library. Childcare is provided and we will discuss our Family BINGO Night (Friday, April 27th), our Danebo Celebration (June 7th), Walk & Roll to School Day (May 9th) and other events.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Save the Date for Family BINGO Night

Our PTO is sponsoring the next Family BINGO night on Friday, April 27th, from 6:00-7:30. Join us for a fun evening of food, BINGO, PLINKO, and family-centered fun.

If you are able to volunteer an hour or two (before, during or after) for BINGO Night, please call the school office (541-688-8735).

Papa Murphy’s Coupon Cards

If you didn’t have a chance to purchase one of the Papa Murphy’s coupon cards that our PTO sold before spring break, stop by the Danebo office and we can sell one to you. Cards sell for $5.00 each and our PTO receives $4 from each sale. Coupons do not expire and are valid at Papa Murphy’s locations throughout Oregon.

Your Neighborhood needs YOU!

Help Reactivate OUR Neighborhood Association, the Active Bethel Citizens. Take part in our upcoming meetings:

Sunday, April 15, 2-4:00 pm (snacks provided)
Fairfield Elementary (3455 Royal Ave, Eugene)
~or ~
Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 pm (light dinner provided)
Malabon Elementary (1380 Taney, Eugene)
*Spanish Translation & Childcare Provided Upon Request*

RSVP here:

If you have questions please contact the Steering Committee at, or visit our website at or call 541-838-0042.

Anyone wishing to run for a board position should attend both meetings plus the Election Meeting at Willamette High School in the Lecture Hall on Saturday, May 12, 2-4:00 pm.

Together we can renew the vibrancy and quality of life in our neighborhood!

¡Tu vecindario te necesita!

Ayuda a Reactivar NUESTRA Asociación de Vecindarios, los Ciudadanos Activos de Bethel. Participe en nuestras próximas reuniones:

Domingo, 15 de abril, 2-4: 00 p.m. (bocadillos incluidos)
Fairfield Elementary (3455 Royal Ave, Eugene)
~ o ~
Martes, 17 de abril, 5: 30-7: 30 pm (cena ligera provista)
Escuela Primaria Malabon (1380 Taney, Eugene)
* Traducción de español y cuidado de niños proporcionado previa solicitud *

RSVP aquí:

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Comité Directivo en, o visite nuestro sitio web en o llame al 541-838-0042.

Cualquier persona que desee postularse para un puesto en la junta debe asistir a ambas reuniones, además de la Reunión de Elecciones en Willamette High School en la Sala de Conferencias el sábado 12 de mayo, de 2-4: 00 pm.

¡Juntos podemos renovar la vitalidad y la calidad de vida en nuestro vecindario!

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. There are many ways to get involved to help children and families in Eugene feel supported.

  • Offer a helping hand to a struggling parent at the grocery store, school parking lot, bus stop, or other place where parents experience stress
  • Attend a youth sports event or performance, and cheer!
  • Offer an hour or two of babysitting to a family you know
  • Be kind when a parent is struggling in a public place

Sometimes, just an understanding smile from a stranger can make all the difference. There are many more ideas at We hope to see you get involved!

Mes de Prevención del Maltrato Infantil

Abril es el Mes de la Prevención del Abuso Infantil. Hay muchas maneras de participar para ayudar a los niños y las familias de Eugene a sentirse respaldados.

  • Ofrezca una mano amiga a un padre con problemas en la tienda de comestibles, el estacionamiento de la escuela, la parada de autobús u otro lugar donde los padres experimenten estrés.
  • ¡Asista a un evento deportivo o actuación juvenil y anímela!
  • Ofrezca una o dos horas de cuidado de niños a una familia que conozca
  • Sea amable cuando un padre tiene problemas en un lugar público

A veces, solo una sonrisa comprensiva de un extraño puede marcar la diferencia. Hay muchas más ideas en ¡Esperamos verte involucrado!


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PTO Papa Murphy’s Orders Due

Please be sure to send any pre-order forms and money for the PTO Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser cards to school with your child tomorrow (Tuesday, March 20th).  Checks should be made out to Danebo PTO.

Fundraiser cards will be send home with students on Wednesday, March 21st.

Thank you for supporting the Danebo PTO. Remember that our PTO earns $4 from each fundraiser card sold.

Read-a-thon Minutes and Pledges Due

If your child participated in the Danebo Read-a-thon, please be sure that they have their minutes log and pledges/donations turned in by Wednesday, March 21st. Checks should be made out to Danebo Elementary.

Every student who participates will receive a book mark and the student from each grade level who reads the most minutes AND turns in at least one pledge or donation (no minimum amount required) will take a trip to Barnes and Noble with Mrs. Ford.

Funds raised from the Read-a-thon will be used to purchase new books and comfortable seating for the Danebo library.

4th and 5th Grade Music Performance

The 4th and 5th grade students will present their performance from the Link-Up work with the Eugene Symphony on Thursday, March 22nd, at 7:00 pm in the gym. Students should be in their classrooms at 6:45 and be ready to perform by 7:00.

Please join us to see the amazing work the kids have done!

Spring Break

Bethel students and staff will be on spring break next week, March 26th through March 30th.

We will return to school on Monday, April 2nd.

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Danebo Read-a-thon

Last week, your child brought home a reading log and information related to our 2nd Annual Danebo Read-a-thon.

Following our Family Fun Reading Night (and celebrating Dr. Seuss Week), we are continuing to encourage students to read at home and ask friends and family members to sponsor them for the number of minutes they read.

All students who participate in the Read-a-thon will receive a book mark and the student in each grade level who reads the most minutes (and brings in at least one pledge) will earn a trip to Barnes &  Noble to pick out a book to keep.

Funds raised from the Read-a-thon will be used to purchase new books and comfortable seating for the library.

Reading logs and pledge sheets are due Wednesday, 3/21/18. Thanks for supporting reading and the Danebo library!

Danebo PTO Fundraiser Needs Your Help!

Our PTO has been given a great opportunity, thanks to Papa Murphy’s! Students are pre-selling fundraiser cards that contain coupons for savings at Papa Murphy’s and can be used at Papa Murphy’s throughout Oregon.

The cards sell for $5.00 and Danebo PTO will keep $4 of the sale price! Funds from the sale will be used to continue providing supports to classrooms in the form of field trips, popcorn days and school-wide assemblies.

Order forms with money are due to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, 3/20/18, and cards will be sent home with students to deliver to those who purchased on Wednesday, 3/21/18.

Thank you for supporting Danebo PTO!

Danebo Students Helping CMN Babies

Danebo students are collecting coins for a Children’s Miracle Network coin drive, supporting the Wolverine contestants from Willamette High School.

Each classroom has a CMN bucket (and there is one in the office, too) for students to donate coins that will be given to the Wolverine Contestants for their Wolverine Pageant on March 17th.

Thanks for helping Danebo students help the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and Wolverine contestants reach their fundraising goals.

PTO Family BINGO Night Postponed

If you happened to see the Danebo Google Calendar on the Bethel website, you might have seen a PTO Family BINGO night scheduled for this Thursday, March 15th. We will need to postpone that and hope to have one planned for April.

If you’d like to help with the planning of a BINGO night (or other PTO events), please join us for our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the library. Childcare is provided.

Active Bethel Citizens Returns!

Active Bethel Citizens is being resurrected. Bethel’s official neighborhood association, Active Bethel Citizens had fallen by the wayside in the last year or so, meaning the Bethel area has forfeited City funds, support and other resources that could benefit our community.

Now some concerned neighbors are giving the association new life. They will be having several meetings in the next few months, and hope to elect a Board of Directors and Steering Committee by May. If you are interested in having your voice heard, please get involved.

The next two Active Bethel Citizens Steering Committee Meetings will be held at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 4445 Royal Avenue. Everyone is welcome! Meetings will take place Saturday, March 10th at 2 pm and Monday March 19th at 6 pm.

Questions? Contact:

¡Vueltas activas de Bethel Citizens!

Active Bethel Citizens está resucitando. La asociación de vecinos oficial de Bethel, Active Bethel Citizens se había quedado en el camino en el último año más o menos, lo que significa que el área de Bethel ha perdido los fondos, el apoyo y otros recursos de la Ciudad que podrían beneficiar a nuestra comunidad.

Ahora algunos vecinos preocupados están dando nueva vida a la asociación. Tendrán varias reuniones en los próximos meses y esperan elegir una Junta Directiva y un Comité Directivo para mayo. Si está interesado en hacerse oír, involúcrese.

Las próximas dos reuniones del Comité Directivo de Active Bethel Citizens se llevarán a cabo en Bethesda Lutheran Church, 4445 Royal Avenue. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Las reuniones se llevarán a cabo el sábado, 10 de marzo a las 2 p. M. Y el lunes 19 de marzo a las 6 p. M.

¿Preguntas? Contacto:


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Dear Danebo families,

Please talk to your child about this. It is most likely to take place at the high school level, but there may be some students at the middle and elementary levels who also plan to participate in or recognize this event.

A much-publicized na­tionwide effort to raise awareness about school safety has called for a student walkout of schools across the country next Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:00 a.m. (Click here for information).  The proposed walkout is intended to last for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting last month. We want to encourage Danebo parents and guardians to talk to your children about this day, and if they have been asked by other students to consider leaving school, particularly at the upper grades. We also understand that some parents may be taking their children out of school to participate.

The walkout is a student-led effort and is not organized, supported, or encouraged by the school. If it takes place, we want to ensure it is conducted in a peaceful, respectful, and safe manner.

The issue of school safety is one with which we are all concerned. We respect our students’ right to express their personal views and their interest in being informed and engaged community members. However, our school and district cannot encourage walkouts or other demonstrations that affect the learning environment. During school hours, students should be in school—safe, supervised, and learning.

Your child’s safety and education are our primary focus. The safest place for students during school hours is in the school building. Should a walkout occur, we will have staff on hand to help keep students safe, but staff cannot join the demonstration as participants.

Any students who leave school to participate in a walkout demonstration will receive an Unexcused Absence, or will be marked Tardy for the class time they miss.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Mari Ford

Danebo Principal



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Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

We are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday this week with special “Danebo Spirit” days. Here is the schedule for the week:

  • Monday, 2/26, “Many Colored Days”—wear as many different colors as you can
  • Tuesday, 2/27, “Fox in Sox”—wear crazy socks and/or mismatched shoes
  • Wednesday, 2/28, “The Sleep Day”—school-wide pajama day (no slippers, please)
  • Thursday, 3/1, “Cat in the Hat Day”—wear crazy hair/hat
  • Friday, 3/2—No School—K-8 Curriculum Development Day

Family Literacy Fun Night

We will continue the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Thursday evening (3/1) with our Family Fun Literacy Night, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.

Danebo Families can enjoy a free pizza dinner (with salad, drinks and cookies) from 6:00-6:30, followed by fun family-centered literacy activities in the classrooms and quads.

Before you leave for the evening, be sure to have your child stop by the cafeteria to select their own book (in a special bag) to take home with them.

Many thanks to Danebo Staff, Papa’s Pizza, Pappy’s Pizza, Smith Family Bookstore and the Javon & Jessie Memorial Book Organization (Chris & Debbie Ferguson) for supporting the Danebo Family Literacy Fun Night.

No School Friday, March 2nd

Friday, March 2nd is a Curriculum Development Day for all Bethel K-8 students and schools, with no school for students.

Airport Master Plan Revealed

The Eugene Airport is preparing its 20 year master plan. You are invited to come see what has landed so far. An Open House will be held in the airport lobby on March 14th with the presentation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Parking will be validated. Click here for more information.

Brain Wave Study

Your 4-6 year old can earn up to $50 in a brainwave/heartrate study at the University of Oregon. Your child will play fun games while his/her heartrate and brainwaves are being recorded. Click here to learn more.


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