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

Join us for the Danebo Celebration TONIGHT!

Our annual Danebo Celebration is this evening from 5:30-7:30. It’s a family centered evening full of fun activities, tasty treats and great baskets to win through our PTO raffle. New this year is a Dunk Tank with several staff members volunteering to take a turn getting wet and Zany Zoo is returning with their amazing exotic animals. Many of the activities are free, with the dunk tank, Zany Zoo and face painting requiring 1-2 tickets each.

Cunada Taqueria will have their cart parked out back with great Mexican food available for purchase. We’ll have cookies, water, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy available for purchasing as well.

Our Life Skills classroom is hosting a craft and bake sale, so be sure to stop by rooms 48 and 49 to check things out.

Activity tickets are $0.50 each and you can exchange 10 BoxTops for two tickets. BoxTops sheets are being sent home with students today and will also be available near the ticket tables this evening.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and the baskets will be available in room 5 for you to view. Students can use activity tickets to win a  staff raffle activity and we will announce those winners on Friday morning.

Please join us for a GREAT evening of fun, family and Danebo Celebrations!

See you tonight!


Safety Drills Took Place Today

Danebo students and staff successfully completed our safety drills this morning. We did a lockdown drill, followed by an earthquake drill, followed by a fire drill. Each time we practice, we learn more and our school becomes more safe. Please take a few minutes to ask your child/children about the safety drills and what they learned. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Mari Ford if you have questions or comments about your child’s experience today.


News From Danebo’s Principal

Safety Drills at Danebo

On Thursday, May 26th, students and staff will practice lock-down, earthquake and fire drills. Teachers have provided students with grade-level appropriate information on each drill and have practiced the drills prior to our all school drills on Monday.

In the lock-down drill, staff will lock all doors, close all blinds and secure students within classrooms away from windows. Upon the release of the lock-down drill, we will practice an earthquake drill where students and staff will “duck and cover” under desks and tables. Students will then exit the building at the sound of the fire alarm and meet in our designated earthquake drill spots (the baseball diamond/track) south of the building.

This week, teachers have been talking to students and practicing to prepare them for the drill.

Teachers will let students know that during a lockdown it’s very important to stay quiet and listen to adult directions in order to stay safe. Teachers will also share that in the event of imminent danger, they may ask students (depending on grade level) to help barricade the door to make sure no one can enter the room or ask students to quickly evacuate the building.

These are rehearsals that we hope to never have to be put into practice. At the same time we are also meeting state requirements which call for schools to practice lockdown drills & earthquake drills at least two times per year.

If you have questions regarding our drills, feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Mari Ford (mari.ford@bethel.k12.or.us).

Books For All Danebo Kids

Today, your child will be coming home with a book that they chose from the book give away, courtesy of the Javon Simmons/Jesse Hernandez Memorial Fund. Facilitated by Bethel Volunteer (and retired Bethel teacher), Chris Ferguson, students browsed through hundreds of books in the library, selecting one that they can keep and read over the summer.

Thanks for checking with your child to see what book they chose and finding time to read it together!

News From Danebo’s Principal

Fifth Grade Students and Parents

Shasta Middle School will be hosting their Incoming 6th Grade Orientation next week, May 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Main Gym.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to meet with 6th grade teachers and visit classrooms.  You are also invited to stay for Shastafest, Buy One Get One Free – Book Fair, Family Engineering Night, and PTO Barbeque.

Danebo Celebration Needs Your Help

Our annual Danebo Celebration is this Thursday, 5/26, from 5:30 to 7:30. We are in need of your help. If you are able to volunteer an hour (or more), please call the school office (541-688-8735) and let us know. It’s a great evening full of fun for our kids, but we need your help setting up, cleaning up, selling and taking tickets, selling cookies and water, snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. Thanks for giving us an hour of your time.

In addition, we are in need of volunteers to help during the day on Wednesday, 5/25 to make cotton candy. Again, please call the office at 541-688-8735 if you can help us out.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found pile is GINORMOUS (see picture below) and it located between the gym and cafeteria. We will put items in the cafeteria during the Celebration, but if you are at Danebo prior to Thursday evening, stop in the office and we’ll guide you to the area.

Danebo's Lost & Found pile is GINORMOUS! Stop by to sort through it.

Danebo’s Lost & Found pile is GINORMOUS! Stop by to sort through it.

News From Danebo’s Principal

School Immunizations and Exemptions

Under a new Oregon law we are required to share school immunizations rates with you. Click here for our school’s immunization statistics. We are also required to share the Lane County immunization rates. Click here for the County information.

News From Danebo’s Principal

Join us for PTO!

Our final PTO meeting of the school year is on Tuesday, 5/17/16 from 6:30-7:30 in the library. Please join us as we firm up plans for the Danebo Celebration and begin planning for next school year!

Childcare is provided (free) in the gym and light snacks are provided for parents.

Save the Date!

Our annual Danebo Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We have some great activities planned and hope that you and your family can join us for a great community event!

Can You Help?

Our Danebo Celebration is quickly approaching and we can’t do it without your help! Please call the school office if you can assist with any of the following:

  • Setting up on the day of the Celebration (from approximately 4:00-5:30 pm).
  • Cleaning up on the day of the Celebration (approximately 7:30-8:30 pm).
  • Making cotton candy during the day on Wednesday, 5/26 (the day before the Celebration). Hours are varied (anytime between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm).
  • Assisting with the various activities going on during the Celebration (for about an hour between 5:00 and 7:15 pm).

Raffle Basket Donation Items Needed

During our Celebration, our PTO raffles off themed baskets with amazing items donated to Danebo. Tickets are sold for $1.00 each and all profits support our PTO, which supports our students and staff at Danebo.

Each grade level has a basket theme and we’re asking Families to donate an item or two for each grade level basket. Information has been sent home in Tuesday folders, but the list of themes is below. Please have your items turned in to your child’s teacher by Friday, May 20th. Thank you SO much for your help!

Kindergarten—Go Ducks!

First Grade—Backyard BBQ

Second Grade—Crafts

Third Grade—Family Fun Night

Fourth Grade—Gardening

Fifth Grade—Beach Party

Life Skills/ERR—Family Movie Night

Active Bethel Citizens

You too can become a part of the Active Bethel Citizens. We need your input! To find out what’s happening in our community please come to a potluck and ice cream social.

  • May 27th, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Peterson Barn (the corner of Berntzen and Royal)
  • Bring your favorite potluck main dish or salad and ice cream topping. The ice cream will be provided.

Ciudadanos Activos de Bethel

Usted también puede formar parte de la Ciudadanos Activos de Bethel. Necesitamos de entrada! Para saber lo que sucede en esta comunidad por favor venga a una cena compartida y social del helado.

  • 27 de mayo de 6: 00-8: 00 p.m. Peterson Barn (la esquina de Berntzen y Royal)
  • Traer su comida favorita o ensalada. Se proporciona el helado.
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