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.

PTO Meeting Tonight!!

Please join us tonight, Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 pm in the library.  We will be discussing:  Spring Fundraiser, Danebo Celebration and Family Bingo NightPTO is a great way to offer valuable input into our school, meet other parents and get to know Danebo staff.  Please join us as your opinion matters!

FREE childcare, snacks and homework passes for your student(s)!

Hope to see you there!

News From Danebo’s Principal

Hey Danebo Families,

It’s hard to believe we are heading towards the end of March.  This school year has flown by.  Just a few items to keep you up-to-date on Danebo’s happenings.  Thanks for staying in touch!

Spring Break Reminder

In case you missed it, Spring Break is just one week, March 24-28. School will resume March 31st. The District was able to restore the week after Spring Break, which was originally scheduled to be a budget reduction week. We’ll see you again on Monday the 31st.

Thanks for remembering to give the office a call and let us know (if you haven’t already) if your child will not be in school the week of March 31-April 4.

Congratulations to Mrs. Healey & Mr. Peck!

Their grade levels will be heading out on some great field trips as a result of winning field trip grants from the Kendall Auto Group Drive for Education Program.  Both teachers completed grant applications and learned late last week that they had been selected as winners of the program.  Mr. Peck received $1,000 and will be taking the 2nd grade students to Wildlife Safari in the spring.  Mrs. Healey also received $1,000 and will be taking 1st graders to the Enchanted Forest in the spring.

Congratulations to Mr. Peck and Mrs. Healey and to the first and second grades for their exciting educational adventures!  And a HUGE thank you to Kendall’s Drive for Education program for supporting Bethel teachers and students!

Flowers, Cookies and Popcorn, Oh My!

You can purchase (or sell) all three of the above items in our PTO spring fundraiser that will run April 1st (no-foolin’) through April 15th.  The packets will be in student’s Tuesday folders on April 1st and great prizes will be awarded.  All students who sell at least one item will earn a prize and there are some pretty great prizes for top sellers as well.  Thanks for supporting our PTO through this spring sale.  The profits from the sale benefit our classroom programs, school-wide assemblies, field trips and other teacher-requested activities.

Speaking of PTO…

The Danebo Celebration is quickly approaching and our PTO is in need of donated items to be used in creating raffle baskets for the Celebration.  Instead of requesting grade level “themed” items, our PTO is trying to make it easier for families to donate by simply requesting any new items that can be put into themed baskets.  If you are need of ideas, some of the baskets we’ve had in the past are:  movie night, baking, BBQ, Go Ducks, Go Beavers, family game night, and crafts.  Other great donation ideas are gift cards of any amount.  Thanks for your support and feel free to send your donation to your child’s teacher.

Opportunities And Events

Whether you’re making your plans for Spring Break, Summer Break, or even this weekend you should check out Bethel’s Opportunities and Events web page. You’ll find consistently updated happenings in our district and the wider community.

School Bus Stop Sale

Pottery wheels, 100,000 sports trading cards, art supplies, retired school equipment, new craft and holiday items, and much more will be sold this Saturday, March 22nd at the Bus Stop Sale at Fairfield Elementary. The event runs from 8:00-4:00 and all revenue will help to fund the Fairfield and Malabon student stores.

Construction Zone

Most of the sidewalks in Petersen Barn Park are about to be torn out and replaced due to severe cracking and decomposition of the concrete. Pedestrians will be able to walk or walk their bicycles around the areas of construction from the first week of April until mid-May, but the best choice is to avoid passing through the park during the construction time.

Bethel Benefit Concert

A benefit concert will be held April 4th at Willamette’s Powers Auditorium for 2013 Wil-Hi grad Blake Nichols who is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Blake has been accepted into a clinical trial treatment in Texas. His initial treatment was in January and he will go back for additional treatment in a few weeks. The benefit concert will feature four bands: Rootdown, The Little Rascalz, Pluto the Planet, and The Shifts. There will also be a silent auction from 5:30 – 6:15.
The tickets are on sale at Bi-Mart stores on Royal, River Road and 18th Ave.


Thanks again for staying in touch and have a GREAT spring break!  See you on March 31st!

PTO Meeting Tonight!

Please join us tonight, Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 pm in the library.  We will be discussing:  Spring Fundraiser and Danebo CelebrationPTO is a great way to offer valuable input into our school, meet other parents and get to know Danebo staff.  Please join us as your opinion matters!

FREE childcare, snacks and homework passes for your student(s)!

Hope to see you there!

News From Danebo’s Principal

Danebo Families,

Most students were likely not aware of this, but as a result of police activity in the neighborhood north of Danebo School this afternoon Danebo Staff enacted a “Lockout”; the exterior doors to classrooms and quads were locked and students remained inside classrooms.  Teaching and learning went on as normal.

As an additional precaution, Kindergarten and First Grade students remained inside for recess and transitions in the breezeways were eliminated from 2:03 until 2:30 p.m. Eugene Police were confident that there was no danger but the activity was very noticeable and the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.

This event was very minor but I try to keep you informed of the goings on at Danebo. Let me know if you have any questions.

News From Danebo’s Principal

Hey Danebo Families,

We have a lot of things to share about what’s going on around Danebo and in the Bethel Community.  Thanks for staying in touch by reading the BLOG!

Coins, Coins & More Coins

Danebo students and staff raised an amazing $566.13 for the Children’s Miracle Network Mr. Wolverine contestants.  Not only is the amount amazing, but they raised the funds in less than a week!  The check from Danebo will be presented at the Mr. Wolverine Pageant on Saturday, March 8th!  Thanks for supporting Mr. Wolverine & CMN!

Grading Day & Report Cards

Bethel K-8 teachers will be working on report cards on Friday, March 7th, which is a no school day for K-8 students.  Danebo students will receive their report cards in Tuesday folders on March 18th.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions regarding the report card.

Bethel School Surplus Sale
Spring cleaning means it’s time for Bethel’s School Surplus Sale, this Saturday, March 8th, 8:00-2:00 at Cascade Middle School.

The giant garage sale will include chairs, desks, file cabinets, book cases, dividers, rolling carts, science equipment, overhead projectors and other school-related odds and ends…even some kitchen sinks.  None of the equipment is currently being used by the school district and storage space is running out.

All proceeds will benefit the Bethel Education Foundation.

New Curriculum Review
All parents and community members have an opportunity to examine the two new English Language Arts materials/programs now being considered by Bethel School District.
It will available for review at Clear Lake Elementary on March 17th and 18th from 8:00-noon and 5:00-7:00. Parents may also review the two programs at Lane ESD on highway 99 by calling ahead at 541-461-8295, or emailing Kate Weber at kweber@lesd.k12.or.us

Nominate A Deserving Educator
Here is a chance to really honor your favorite Bethel teacher, support staff, administrator or volunteer. Nominations for ACE Awards are due this Sunday night, March 9th .
The ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards are sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the local business community. The Awards are presented at an April ceremony at the Hult Center, and Bethel winners in each category earn $1,000 for the school program of their choice.
Click on the ACE Awards website and submit a nomination for a deserving Champion in Education: http://www.theaceawards.org/

Skills to Help Children Navigate Social Interactions
Does your child have big reactions to small problems? Have difficulty interacting with peers? Tend to “rule police” when playing with others? Struggle to figure out social rules?

Former Bethel Behavior and Autism Specialist, Monica Bounds, will give a free presentation at the downtown library that will offer strategies to help kids manage BIG emotions, improve flexibility, understand the thoughts and feelings of others, make and keep friends, and decode the expected and unexpected behaviors for any situation.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 16th, from 10:30-noon at the downtown library.

Ophelia’s Place: Girls Rule!  A Parent-Daughter Fair
Girls ages 9-14 and a caring adult are invited to explore and experience new opportunities together. Ophelia’s Place will present workshops and classes with topics that include crafts, self-defense, science and nature, creative exploration, relationships, dance and movement, body image, internet safety, and many more.
Each girl must be accompanied by one adult. Lunch will be provided. There is at $5 suggested donation for this event on Saturday, March 15, 9:00-3:00 on the LCC campus (Center for Meeting and Learning building.)

To register: please visit the Ophelia’s Place website at http://www.opheliasplace.net
or call 541-284-7333.

Bethel College Knowledge Night
It’s never too early to think about college. Make plans now to attend College Knowledge Night at Willamette High School Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m.
More than 40 private and public colleges, universities and college access programs will be represented.
Parents and students of all ages are welcome to learn about choosing a best-fit college, where to find the money, how to visit a college campus, gap year options, and much more.
Bethel 8th graders and high school students in attendance can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of four scholarships to the accredited college or university of their choice.

Free Track and Field Clinic At Hayward Field
Bethel students are invited to a free track and field clinic at the UO’s Hayward Field, Saturday, March 22nd, 10:30-11:45.  Oregon Track Club Elite and UO athletes and a coach will lead the clinic as kids will long jump, hurdle, sprint and throw the turbo javelin.  There is no cost, but kids should wear their own running shoes. All kids will receive a ribbon and snack.

Pre‐registration is strongly encouraged at the Sheldon Community Center (541‐682‐5312) the week of March 17.


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