Bethel School District Eugene OR

Danebo Doings by Mari Ford

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News from Danebo’s Principal

Estimados padres de Familia

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Danebo Kindness Campaign

Danebo students have been spreading kindness around like crazy, working to “Be the I in Kindness”. Students are being recognized for practicing kind acts with a sticker that says “Always Be Kind”.

In addition, students can share kind things that others have done for them by filling out a “Kindness” ticket in the cafeteria. Each morning on our announcements, several of the kind deeds are shared.

Thanks for supporting our kindness campaign at Danebo!


Wolverine Pageant/Children’s Miracle Network Penny Drive

Danebo students will be entertained by contestants in the Wolverine Pageant at a school-wide assembly on Monday, February 24th. Students will learn about the Children’s Miracle Network causes that the Wolverine Pageant supports.

In addition, we will have a coin drive with all benefits going to the Children’s Miracle Network. Students in each class are encouraged to bring in change to deposit to their classroom buckets. The class that brings in the most money will earn a pizza/cookie party (thanks to Izzy’s Pizza).

Thanks for supporting our Wolverine Pageant contestants and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Read Across America Week, March 2-March 4

Next week is National “Read Across America Week” and we are celebrating with some daily spirit week activities based on famous books and authors! We hope students can join us by participating in the following spirit day activities:

  • Monday, 3/2 Seuss’ Birthday (dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character)
  • Tuesday, 3/3 The Word Collector (wear a shirt with a “school appropriate” word on the front/back)
  • Wednesday, 3/4 “This is Not My Hat” (wear a crazy hat or hairdo).
  • Thursday, 3/5 “Llama, Llama Pajama” Day (wear your pajamas to school)

Family Literacy Night, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

We will end our Read Across America week activities by having our annual Family Reading/Literacy Night on Thursday, March 5th, from 6-7:30 pm.

We will serve a free dinner (pizza, salad, drinks, cookies) from 6:00-6:30 in the cafeteria, followed by reading/literacy activities in each quad from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Each child who attends will be able to take home a book of their choice, courtesy of Smith Family Bookstore and the Javon/Jesse Memorial Book Funds.

Read-a-thon, March 3rd – March 16th

Danebo students will have the opportunity to participate in our 3rd annual Danebo Read-a-thon taking place from March 3rd through March 16th.

Students will record minutes read (or read to), seek donations or pledges for the amount of time read, and secure those donations after March 16th.

All students who participate will receive a bookmark and the student in each grade level who reads the most minutes (and brings in one pledge/donation, no minimum dollar amount) will select a book to keep. In addition, the two students who read the most minutes and bring in one pledge/donation will earn a trip to Barnes & Noble with Mrs. Ford to select a book.

Information and recording/pledge sheets will come home in Tuesday folders on March 3rd.

Thanks for supporting our Danebo Read-a-thon and helping us purchase multi-cultural books for our school library.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Read Across America/Spirit Week             March 2-March 5

Family Reading/Literacy Night                   March 5

Danebo Read-a-thon                                      March 3-March 16

No School-Grading Day                                 March 6

Pledges due for Read-a-thon                        March 19

Spring Break (no school)                               March 23-27

Return to school                                               March 30

News From Danebo’s Principal

Estimados padres de Familia

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Please Take This Brief Bethel Survey

It’s time to reinvest in our schools. New funding is coming to Bethel School District and we want your ideas about improvements that will benefit all students.

The Student Success Act will provide an additional $4.6 million per year to Bethel schools, beginning this fall. This new money has two purposes: to increase academic achievement while reducing disparities among student groups, and to meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs.

Throughout January, the district held multiple meetings with the community and school staff asking for thoughts on how to best invest these new funds.

In order to include still more voices, the district has created a short online survey to capture your vision for our schools, and in particular how to support our historically underserved students. Please take this brief Student Success Act survey. Your voice matters! The survey will be open through Friday, February 14.


Por Favor, Tome Esta Breve Encuesta de Bethel

Es hora de reinvertir en nuestras escuelas. Nuevos fondos están llegando al Distrito Escolar de Bethel y queremos sus ideas sobre mejoras que beneficiarán a todos los estudiantes.

La Ley de Éxito Estudiantil proporcionará $ 4.6 millones adicionales por año a las escuelas de Bethel, a partir de este otoño. Este nuevo dinero tiene dos propósitos: aumentar el rendimiento académico al tiempo que se reducen las disparidades entre los grupos de estudiantes y satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conducta de los estudiantes.

A lo largo de Enero, el distrito mantuvo múltiples reuniones con la comunidad y el personal de la escuela para reflexionar sobre cómo invertir mejor estos nuevos fondos.

Para incluir aún más voces, el distrito ha creado una breve encuesta en línea para capturar su visión de nuestras escuelas y, en particular, cómo apoyar a nuestros estudiantes históricamente desatendidos. Por favor realice esta breve encuesta de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil. ¡Tu voz importa! La encuesta estará abierta hasta el Viernes, 14 de Febrero.

News From Danebo’s Principal

Estimados padres de Familia

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Join us for a fun family-centered evening of BINGO tonight from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Danebo Cafeteria.

We have several BINGO games planned, including a 50/50 game where you have a chance to win half of the prize amount. We’ll also have a 50/50 raffle where you can win half of the prize amount.

Pizza, cookies, and drinks will be available for purchase and we’ll have the PLINKO game for kids to play for a small fee.

Join us for some family fun tonight!

No School Friday, January 31st, 2020

Danebo Staff will be attending professional development activities on Friday, January 31st (tomorrow), so no school for students.

Upcoming Dates

  • PTO BINGO night, Jan. 30th, 6pm-7:30pm
  • No School, Jan. 31st
  • Popcorn Day, Feb. 7th
  • No School, Feb. 17th
  • Popcorn Day, Feb. 21st
  • PTO “Parent’s Night Out”, Feb. 21st

News From Danebo’s Principal

Estimados padres de Familia

Usted puede presionar el botón de traducción a su lado derecho localizado en el blog de la página de nuestra escuela y le traducirá la forma escrita en español.

Popcorn Day, Friday, 1/24

Tomorrow is Popcorn Friday at Danebo. First grade is sponsoring the popcorn day with a special treat in each bag.

Students can purchase up to 4 bags for $0.25 each, so remind them to bring their quarters on Friday!

Save the Date

Our PTO is sponsoring  “Family BINGO Night” next Thursday, January 30th, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.

Join us for an evening of fun BINGO and Plinko games with prizes for all. We will have pizza, drinks and cookies for sale as well as two 50/50 opportunities (one BINGO game and one raffle).

Look for volunteer forms and fliers in Tuesday folders on January 28th and thanks for ensuring that students are accompanied by adults if they join us.

See you next Thursday!

Speaking of PTO…

We had another great turn out for our Danebo PTO meeting this week and for the first time ever, it was broadcast on Facebook LIVE! If you missed it, check out Danebo Elementary PTO’s Facebook page for the meeting post!

Remember that notes from the meeting (& all of our PTO meetings from this school year) are located on Danebo’s webpage, on the right side. You can click on the link for PTO Minutes. If you aren’t able to join us for the meetings, you can still stay in touch with what’s going on!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 18th, at 6:30 pm in the library. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Dates

  • PTO BINGO night, Jan. 30th, 6pm-7:30pm
  • No School, Jan. 30th
  • Popcorn Day, Feb. 7th
  • No School, Feb. 17th
  • Popcorn Day, Feb. 21st
  • PTO “Parent’s Night Out”, Feb. 21st

The Flu In Bethel

Throughout the community, we are seeing an increase in student illnesses and the flu and there have been confirmed cases of the flu in Bethel schools. All flu viruses can be easily spread from person to person. That’s why we are trying to teach students about proper hygiene in order to reduce the spread of flu. We want to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season, but we need your help:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Show your children how to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough into their elbow. This will go a long way toward preventing the spread of colds and the flu.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to have a fever of 100 degrees or greater, or are otherwise sick while at school, will be brought to the school health room until a parent or guardian arrives to take them home.
  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or do not have signs of a fever, without using fever-reducing drugs.  Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

We will work closely with Lane County Public Health to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take during this flu season. Here is a Fact Sheet with more information about the flu.

La Gripe en Bethel

En toda la comunidad, estamos viendo un aumento en las enfermedades de los estudiantes y la gripe. Se had confirmado casos de gripe en las escuelas de Bethel. Todos los virus de la gripe se pueden transmitir fácilmente de persona a persona. Es por eso que estamos tratando de enseñar a los estudiantes sobre la higiene adecuada para reducir la propagación de la gripe. Queremos mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas a los estudiantes y que funcionen de manera normal durante esta temporada de gripe, pero necesitamos su ayuda:

  • Enseñe a sus hijos a lavarse las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón o un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.
  • Muestre a sus hijos cómo cubrirse la tos o estornudar con un pañuelo desechable, o toser por el codo. Esto contribuirá en gran medida a prevenir la propagación de los resfriados y la gripe.
  • Conozca los signos y síntomas de la gripe. Los síntomas incluyen fiebre (100 grados Fahrenheit o más), tos, dolor de garganta, secreción nasal o congestión nasal, dolor de cuerpo, dolor de cabeza y sentirse muy cansado. Algunas personas también pueden vomitar o tener diarrea.
  • No envíe niños a la escuela si están enfermos. Los niños que tengan una fiebre de 100 grados o más, o que estén enfermos mientras estén en la escuela, serán llevados a la sala de salud de la escuela hasta que llegue un padre o tutor para llevarlos a casa.
  • Mantenga a los niños enfermos en casa durante al menos 24 horas después de que ya no tengan fiebre o no tengan signos de fiebre, sin usar medicamentos para reducir la fiebre. Mantener a los niños con fiebre en casa reducirá la cantidad de personas que pueden infectarse.

Trabajaremos en estrecha colaboración con Lane County Public Health para controlar las condiciones de la gripe y tomar decisiones sobre los mejores pasos a seguir durante esta temporada de gripe. Aquí hay una hoja informativa con más información sobre la gripe.


News From Danebo’s Principal

Estimados padres de Familia

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Make Your Voice Heard—Meeting Tonight!

We need to hear about how to better support your child. Bethel will be receiving increased school funding as promised through Oregon’s Student Success Act. Now, you can share your thoughts and ideas about how to best spend this new revenue.

All Danebo parents and guardians are invited to a special Bethel School District community-wide meeting. Your input is valuable. Here is a preview of a few questions we will be asking:

— What school services have supported your child’s success in school?
— What are missing supports and opportunities for your child?
— What are your ideas for better supporting other students in the district?

When: January 9th or 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Willamette High School cafeteria

Child Care: To request free child care, please RSVP by January 6th to

Translation: The district will provide free translation services at both meetings

Please join us for one of the two meetings in January. It is a real opportunity to advocate for your child. Contact Mari Ford ( if you have any questions.

Haz oír tu voz—reunion hoy

Necesitamos saber cómo apoyar mejor a su hijo. Bethel recibirá un mayor financiamiento escolar según lo prometido a través de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de Oregon. Ahora, puede compartir sus pensamientos e ideas sobre cómo gastar mejor estos nuevos ingresos..

Todos los padres y tutores Danebo están invitados a una reunión comunitaria especial del Distrito Escolar de Bethel. Su aporte es valioso. Aquí hay una vista previa de algunas preguntas que haremos:

— ¿Qué servicios escolares han apoyado el éxito de su hijo en la escuela?
— ¿Qué le faltan apoyos y oportunidades para su hijo?
— ¿Cuáles son sus ideas para apoyar mejor a otros estudiantes en el distrito?

Cuándo: 9 o 14 de enero, 6:00-7: 30 p.m.

Dónde: cafetería de Willamette High School

Cuidado de niños: Para solicitar cuidado de niños gratis, confirme su asistencia antes del 6 de enero a

Traducción: el distrito proporcionará servicios de traducción gratuitos en ambas reuniones

Únase a nosotros para una de las dos reuniones en enero. Es una verdadera oportunidad para abogar por su hijo. Contacta Mari Ford ( si tienes alguna pregunta.

Fiesta de la Familia

All Bethel Families are invited to the Fiesta de la Familia, Friday, January 17th, from 6pm-8pm at Fairfield Elementary School.

Click on this link for more information.

Inclement Weather Days

Wondering if Bethel Schools are in session? Wondering if they are on a delayed start? Here is how you can check for sure:

  • Subscribe to the Flash Alert system (Download the FlashAlert app or click here:
  • Check the Bethel School District Website (
  • Follow Superintendent Chris Parra on Twitter at @Bethel_Supt and the District Twitter account at@Bethel_Schools.
  • Follow the Bethel School District Facebook Page
  • Watch local tv stations and listen to local radio stations

If you see or hear no news, it means all Bethel schools are on their regular schedules.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • No School, Monday, January 20th, 2020 (MLK Day)
  • PTO Meeting, Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Popcorn Day, Friday, January 24th, 2020
  • PTO BINGO Night, Thursday, January 30th, 2020 6:00pm
  • No School, Friday, January 31st, 2020 (K-8 Curriculum Development Day)
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