Danebo Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

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Walk & Roll To School Day

Wednesday, 10/2, is National Walk & Roll to School Day and Danebo has some great prizes for students who use alternate ways to get to school.

Students who walk, scooter, bike, run, or bus to school will receive individual prizes and have the opportunity to enter in a drawing for a scooter, mini skateboard, bike lock and other prizes.

Students should check in at the Walk & Roll tables located in front of the office to get their prizes and raffle tickets.

Picture Day, Thursday, October 3rd

Life Touch will be at Danebo on Thursday, October 3rd to take photos of our students.

All students will have their pictures taken and parents can choose to purchase picture packets if they want. If you choose to purchase pictures, you can send your payment and packet choices to school with your child, or order directly from Life Touch online.

Assistance League Food Pantry at Danebo

Danebo is fortunate to have an amazing partnership with the Assistance League of Eugene.

Every Thursday, families can stop by the Danebo Cafeteria between 2:30 and 3:15 to pick up food staples. Items like cereal, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables are brought in each week (thanks to a partnership that the Assistance League has with Fred Meyer stores) for families to pick up and take home.

The AL Food Pantry is open to all Danebo families at no cost. We do ask that you bring your own reusable bag (but if you forget, we can help you out).

If you stop in the Food Pantry, be sure to say thanks to the Assistance League Volunteers. Without them, this amazing opportunity for our families would not exist.

Success at the PTO Jog-a-thon

Many thanks to all of the Danebo families who supported students at our PTO Jog-a-thon last Friday. Students did a great job walking and running for their 25 minute time slot AND the rain held off until later in the day!

Students should be collecting pledges and donations and bring them to school by Friday, October 4th.

Stay tuned for prizes (top sellers, top runners)!

Upcoming Events & Dates

  • Walk & Roll to School, October 2nd
  • Assistance League Food Pantry, October 3rd
  • Picture Day, October 3rd
  • Jog-a-thon pledges & donations due, October 4th
  • No School, K-8 Curriculum Development Day, October 11th
  • PTO Meeting, October 15th , 6:30 pm
  • Open House, October 17th, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm



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Upcoming Events at Danebo

We are in the swing of things here at Danebo and we have several important events coming up:

  • Wednesday, 9/25, Health Screening (Volunteers needed, 8:30-12:00)
  • Friday, 9/27, PTO Jog-a-thon (Volunteers needed, 8:30-2:30)
  • Wednesday, 10/2, Walk & Bike to School Day (Volunteers needed, 7:50am-9:00 am)
  • Thursday, 10/3, Picture Day

If you have time to spare and would like to volunteer at any of the events above, please contact Krisia in our office (541-688-8735). Volunteers need to have an approved volunteer application on file (good for 5 years).

We are in need of volunteers to count laps, cheer students on, work the water table, and write out lap completion notes for Friday’s jog-a-thon. Click here for the schedule of classes and if you can help out, please contact the office.

Speaking of PTO…

We had an amazing turn-out for our first PTO meeting last week and we can hardly wait to see all of the great things that our parents will take on this year!

Click here to read the notes from the meeting and please plan to join us next month on Tuesday, October 15th, at 6:30 pm in our library. Childcare is provided and we will have snacks and a raffle for a gift card! More importantly, we’d love to hear your voice on upcoming activities, so please join us!

Trimming the Ivy

Thank you to Mr. Peck and students in Mr. Smith’s class for their work last week on the ivy around our school.

Mr. Peck noticed that it was “getting out of hand” and spent time before and after school trimming the ivy bushes. On Friday afternoon, students from Mr. Smith’s class cleaned up the ivy trimmings, making our courtyard and entrances look so much better!

Thanks to the students and staff for their teamwork!

Student’s in Mr. Smith’s class clean up ivy.

Students in Mr. Smith’s class clean up ivy around the school.

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First PTO Meeting is Tuesday, September 17th , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please plan to join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year on Tuesday, 9/17, at 6:30 pm in the library.

We will discuss our upcoming jog-a-thon (9/27) as well as take your ideas on events to plan for the year. We also will discuss ideas on how to involve more families in our PTO group.

Childcare is provided and we will have a drawing for a Starbucks gift card for all families who attend. Students receive a homework pass if their parents/guardians attend PTO as well.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Danebo yearly School Health Screening is coming!

 On September 25th, Health Screenings for grades K-5 will be performed in the gym. Screenings will include vision checks by our local Lions group and dental checks by White Bird Dental Clinic Hygienists. Please contact Shanna, our Health Assistant if you do not want your child to participate in health screening.

!La Evaluacion de Salud Escolar annual de Danebo se acerca!

El jueves, 25 de Septiembre, las Evaluaciones de Salud para los grados K-5 seran realizadas en el gimnasio.  Las evaluaciones incluiran reviso de vision por nuestro grupo local Leones y reviso dental por nuestro  Clínica Dental White Bird.  Por favor de contactar al Asistente de Salud de su escuela si no quiere que su hijo/a participe en la evaluacion de salud.

Breakfast Changes for this Year

Changes in Danebo’s breakfast service started Wednesday, September 11th.  

  • What it was:  Chocolate Milk was available
  • What it will be:  We will only be offering white milk for breakfast.  Chocolate milk will still be available for lunch.

One of the reasons why for this change is to try to reduce the sugar intake in the mornings as well as a small budgetary savings.

  • What it was:  Bagels and cream cheese was available every day.
  • What it will be:  Bagels and cream cheese will be available every other Monday. 
  • What it was: Cereal was only available on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays.
  • What it is:  Cereal is available every day.  Also Cereal will be served with Graham Crackers to meet the grain requirements.  This change was implemented on the first day of school.

If you have questions regarding the changes mentioned above, please contact our Nutrition Services Director, Mike Vetter (mike.vetter@bethel.k12.or.us)

Information About State Tests

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Additionally, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 participate in science testing. Bethel has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. Click here for more information. (PDF)

Información sobre pruebas estatales

Cada primavera, los estudiantes de Oregon en los grados 3-8 y 11 participan en evaluaciones estatales en artes del lenguaje inglés y matemáticas. Además, los estudiantes en los grados 5, 8 y 11 participan en las pruebas de ciencias. Bethel siempre ha tenido una alta tasa de participación en las evaluaciones estatales, ya que tanto los padres como el personal han encontrado valor en esta verificación de “punto en el tiempo” sobre el progreso de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro sistema educativo. Sin embargo, los padres en Oregon tienen la opción de excluir a sus hijos de las evaluaciones estatales. Haga clic aquí para mas información. (PDF)

NAACP Community Resources

Please consider the Eugene/Springfield NAACP a committed partner in caring for our area’s youth. They host three great programs meant to assist parents, families and youth thrive academically and socially. Please check out the following links to sign up and learn more about their programs!:
Act-So– info@naacplanecounty.org
Youth Council– BTS@naacplanecounty.org
SMART Reading- NAACPLCC@getsmartoregon.org 
ASPIRE– communications@naacplanecounty.org,

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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

We are excited to see our returning students and welcome our new students to school on Tuesday, September 3rd!

In addition, we welcome new staff members Ms. Kayla Summers (Kindergarten), Mr. Will Davidson (counselor) and Mrs. Kristin Bond (music). Please join our staff in welcoming them to Danebo.

A reminder that our Kindergarten students will join us on either Tuesday, September 3rd or Wednesday, September 4th this week. Kindergarten students will not be at school on Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6th so that teachers can meet with parents during the day.

See you on Tuesday!

Danebo School Hours

Our school day goes from 8:45 am to 2:45 pm, with breakfast doors opening at 8:15 am. Following breakfast, students head to the quad area until classroom doors open at 8:35 am.

Thank you for ensuring that students do not arrive before 8:15 am as our supervision begins at 8:15 am.

Students are dismissed at 2:45 pm, with most buses gone from Danebo by 2:50 pm. Thank you for ensuring that students are picked up no later than 2:55 pm each day.

Supply Fees

If you have not had an opportunity to pay the $25 supply fee, please stop in the office and see Tami or Krisia. Paying the supply fees ensures that teachers are able to provide students with all of the classroom supplies they will need for the year.

In addition to the supply fees, teachers may ask for families to donate boxes of tissue, a bottle or two of hand sanitizer, and a backpack for their child.

We are happy to work with families who are unable to pay the full supply fee at this time. Stop in or call our office staff (541-688-8735) for more information on options.

Barger Reconstruction Warning

Anyone who has driven on Barger Drive recently is aware of the significant road construction and delays while driving through that area. The work will continue through the first few weeks of school.

  • Anticipate long delays; leave early; pack plenty of patience; stay safe
  • Please encourage your child to walk or bike to school. The sidewalks should be completely refurbished and open by the first day of school.
  • Choose alternative routes, especially for those heading to Willamette High School. The construction at Barger and Echo Hollow is big and you should expect traffic and delays to be substantial.

Here is the good news. The finished roadway will include:

  • Upgraded sidewalk access ramps
  • Traffic signal improvements
  • New median islands with trees and landscaping
  • The addition of stormwater treatment facilities
  • Lane reconfigurations near the Cubit/Echo Hollow intersection, which is annually among the most accident-prone in the city.
  • A Barger bike lane near Cubit that is separated and protected from traffic

Advertencia de reconstrucción de barger 

Cualquiera que haya conducido recientemente en Barger Drive es consciente de la importante construcción de carreteras y los retrasos al conducir por esa área. El trabajo continuará durante las primeras semanas de escuela.

  • Anticipar largas demoras; irse temprano; empaca mucha paciencia; mantenerse a salvo
  • Por favor anime a su hijo a caminar o andar en bicicleta a la escuela. Las aceras deben estar completamente renovadas y abiertas el primer día de clases.
  • Elija rutas alternativas, especialmente para aquellos que se dirigen a Willamette High School. La construcción en Barger y Echo Hollow es grande y se debe esperar que el tráfico y las demoras sean considerables

Aquí están las buenas noticias. la calle terminada incluirá:

  • Rampas de acceso a la acera mejoradas
  • Mejoras en la señal de tráfico.
  • Nuevas islas medianas con árboles y jardines.
  • La incorporación de instalaciones de tratamiento de aguas pluviales.
  • Reconfiguraciones de carriles cerca de la intersección Cubit/Echo Hollow, que se encuentra anualmente entre las más propensas a accidentes en la ciudad.
  • Un carril para bicicletas Barger cerca de Cubit que está separado y protegido del tráfico.

Free Bus Passes

The Lane Transit District is finalizing plans to provide free transit passes for all students. Meanwhile, during the month of September all students may ride on LTD for free. Parents/guardians may also ride for free to ensure their children know how to use the LTD bus system. Click here to learn more (PDF).

Pases de autobús gratis

El Lane Transit District está finalizando los planes para proporcionar pases de tránsito gratuitos para todos los estudiantes. Mientras tanto, durante el mes de septiembre, todos los estudiantes pueden viajar en LTD de forma gratuita. Los padres / tutores también pueden viajar gratis para asegurarse de que sus hijos sepan cómo usar el sistema de autobuses LTD. Clic aquí para saber más (PDF).

New Location For Bethel Free Farmers Market

The weekly Bethel Free Farmers Market has provided free vegetables, bread, and dairy products to Bethel residents since the start of 2013.

Now the Free Farmers Market is relocating from Cascade Middle School to the Bethel Farm, behind Prairie Mountain School.  This will allow the Farm to provide more of its own free, completely fresh vegetables to market-goers.

The free food will be available every Tuesday from noon-4:00 p.m., beginning September 10th.

To reach the Bethel Farm, turn from Royal Avenue onto Patriot Way and drive behind Prairie Mountain School. Be sure to park in the Farm’s gravel parking area.

Nueva ubicación para Bethel Free Farmers Market

El mercado semanal de agricultores libres de Bethel ha proporcionado verduras, pan y productos lácteos gratuitos a los residentes de Bethel desde principios de 2013.

Ahora Free Farmers Market se está mudando de escuela secundaria Cascade a Bethel Farm, detrás de Prairie Mountain School. Esto permitirá que la Granja proporcione más vegetales gratuitos y completamente frescos a los visitantes del mercado.

La comida gratis estará disponible todos los martes desde el mediodía hasta las 4:00 p.m., a partir del 10 de septiembre.

Para llegar a Bethel Farm, gire desde Royal Avenue hacia Patriot Way y conduzca detrás de Prairie Mountain School. Asegúrese de estacionar en el área de estacionamiento de grava de la granja.

City Wants Your Opinion

The City of Eugene is redeveloping the EWEB site along the Willamette River and it will include new streets. They’re asking for your street name ideas. (PRINCIPAL’S NAME HERE) sounds like a great idea, don’t you think?! Click here for more information.

La ciudad quiere tu opinión

La ciudad de Eugene está reconstruyendo el sitio EWEB a lo largo del río Willamette e incluirá nuevas calles. Te piden ideas para el nombre de tu calle. (PRINCIPAL’S NAME HERE) suena como una gran idea, ¿no crees? Haga clic aquí para mas información.


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News For Incoming Kindergarten Students

Now in its 5th year, the Kindergarten Smart Start program is a carefully designed process intended to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten for your child.

During the first week of school, your child will attend school one day. During the second week of school, from Monday through Thursday, your child will attend school on a staggered start, a half-day either in the morning or afternoon. This will enable kindergarten staff to:

  • Introduce your child to school in small groups with a supportive team of educators
  • Teach expectations and routines as they learn about recess on the playground
  • Teach cafeteria procedures as they eat lunch
  • Assess students in academic areas and school readiness activities in small groups
  • Meet with families to learn more about your child
  • Determine classroom assignments to best meet the educational needs of every child

Smart Start also allows time for you to meet with your child’s kindergarten teacher before the school year begins. At this meeting, you can help the teacher get to know your child and ask any questions you may have about the upcoming school year.

During registration, you will sign up for a time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher on Thursday, September 5th or Friday, September 6th and indicate a preference for either the morning or afternoon for staggered start the second week of school (September 9-13).  Your school will notify you of the exact time of your parent/teacher meeting and confirm your staggered start time.

Kindergarten Smart Start 2019-20

Noticias para los niños de kínder entrantes

Ahora en su quinto año, el programa del inicio inteligente es un proceso cuidadosamente diseñado destinado a garantizar una transición exitosa al jardín de infantes para su hijo.

Durante la primera semana de clases, su hijo asistirá a la escuela algún día. Durante la segunda semana de clases, de lunes a jueves, su hijo asistirá a la escuela de manera escalonada, medio día, ya sea por la mañana o por la tarde. Esto permitirá que el personal de jardín de infantes:

  • Presente a su hijo a la escuela en pequeños grupos con un equipo de educadores de apoyo.
  • Enseñe expectativas y rutinas a medida que aprenden sobre el recreo en el patio de recreo.
  • Enseñe los procedimientos de la cafetería mientras almuerzan.
  • Evaluar a los estudiantes en áreas académicas y actividades de preparación escolar en grupos pequeños.
  • Reúnase con las familias para aprender más sobre su hijo.
  • Determinar las tareas en el aula para satisfacer mejor las necesidades educativas de cada niño.

Smart Start también le da tiempo para reunirse con la maestra de kindergarten de su hijo antes de que comience el año escolar. En esta reunión, puede ayudar al maestro a conocer a su hijo y hacer cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre el próximo año escolar.

Durante el registro, se inscribirá por un tiempo para reunirse con el maestro de su hijo el jueves 5 de septiembre o el viernes 6 de septiembre e indicará una preferencia por la mañana o la tarde para el comienzo escalonado de la segunda semana de clases. (9-13 de septiembre). Su escuela le notificará la hora exacta de la reunión de padres / maestros y confirmará su hora de inicio escalonada.

Haga clic aquí para ver el horario de Smart Start