Danebo Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

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Assistance League Food Pantry

Thursday, December 18th, will be the last Assistance League Food Pantry for the calendar year. It will resume on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.

Stop in the cafeteria between 2:35 and 3:15 on Thursday to pick up a bag of non-perishable staples (peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, cereal, rice, beans, tortillas, etc.) from the Assistance League volunteers.

If you happen to participate in the Assistance League Food Pantry, please take a moment to thank the volunteers who pack the bags, clean up and spend their time ensuring that we are able to offer this program to our families. We are fortunate and it is great when families can share their gratitude with the volunteers.

Winter Break

Friday, December 20th, is our last day with students before the winter break.

Bethel Schools will be closed Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd.

School will resume on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

On behalf of the Danebo Staff, we wish you a safe, healthy and restful holiday break.

The Flu In Bethel

Throughout the community, we are seeing an increase in student illnesses and the flu. 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.

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Butter Braids Orders Arrive Wednesday, December 11th

Many thanks to those families who sold Butter Braid products for our PTO Fundraiser.

The orders will arrive on Wednesday, December 11th, mid-morning, and most will be sent home with students. Larger orders will need to be picked up in the school office by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, as we do not have a way to store the items that need to be refrigerated or frozen.

If you have questions regarding your order, please contact the office and we will put you in touch with our PTO volunteers.

Our total orders were just short of $5,000 and our PTO will keep about half of that amount.

Top sellers were Jeremiah (2nd grade), Kylee (1st grade), and Addisyn (1st grade). Mrs. Johnson’s first grade class won the pizza lunch party (thank you, Izzy’s Pizza for the donation) for bringing in the highest amount per student.

Thanks to those who participated!

Two Teachers, $1498 from Bethel Education Foundation

Mrs. Bond received a $500 BEF Grant!

Congratulations to Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Johnson who were awarded grants today by the Bethel Education Foundation (BEF).

Mrs. Bond received $500 to assist with purchasing an online music curriculum (Quaver), while Mrs. Johnson received $999 to purchase Ozobots (programmable robots that teach students coding skills).

The BEF awarded grants to many Bethel Teachers and are a great support of our students and staff.

Congrats Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Johnson!

 

Free Feminine Hygiene Products

Danebo students will now have free access to feminine hygiene products in school restrooms. A plan proposed by Superintendent Chris Parra to supply the products at all Bethel schools has been in the works since last spring, before the state legislature took up the issue. Dispensers are now being installed throughout the district and all will be in place before Winter Break.

Through conversations with students and families, it was clear that free access to feminine hygiene products was a very real need. Every Bethel school’s Health Room has had menstrual products available, but students have had to ask for them. Now, at Danebo and every Bethel school there will be girls’ restrooms where free supplies will be available.

Productos de higiene femenina gratuitos

Los estudiantes de Danebo ahora tendrán acceso gratuito a productos de higiene femenina en los baños escolares. Un plan propuesto por el Superintendente Chris Parra para suministrar los productos en todas las escuelas de Bethel ha estado en proceso desde la primavera pasada, antes de que la legislatura estatal abordara el tema. Ahora se están instalando dispensadores en todo el distrito y cada uno estará en su lugar antes de las vacaciones de invierno.

A través de conversaciones con estudiantes y familias, quedó claro que el acceso a productos de higiene femenina era una necesidad muy real. La sala de salud de todas las escuelas de Bethel ha tenido productos menstruales disponibles, pero los estudiantes han tenido que pedirlos. Ahora, en Danebo y en cada escuela de Bethel habrá baños para niñas donde habrá suministros gratuitos disponibles.

Save The Dates

               Thursday, 12/12               Assistance League Food Pantry

               Thursday, 12/19               VIP Assembly (9:30)

                                                            Assistance League Food Pantry

               Monday, 12/23                 Winter Break begins

               Monday, 1/6                     School Resumes

               Monday, 1/18                   No School, MLK Day

               Friday, 1/31                       No School, K-8 Curriculum Development Day

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Prairie Mountain’s PTO Winter Bazaar!

Friday December 6th: 4:00-7:00

Saturday December 7th: 9:00-3:00

The big day is just around the corner! Please make plans to come to our school this Friday and Saturday for PM PTO’s Winter Bazaar. We have dozens and dozens of amazing vendors lined up who will be selling a wide array of terrific products. There will absolutely be something for everyone. There is no admittance charge, so come one come all, and bring a friend! For all the details, click here Winter Bazaar .

 

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11:45 Dismissal Today & No School on Friday

Just a reminder that students will be dismissed at 11:45 today, Thursday, December 5th, for parent-teacher conferences. Conference will be from 12:35-4:55 and 5:25-8:40 today and our Book Fair will be open the same hours in the library.

In addition, there is No School on Friday, December 6th, for students in grades K-8 in Bethel.

State Testing Approaches

Here is some important information about this school year’s state tests.

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Bethel School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Bethel students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system.

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. Here is the ELA and Math form and further information (PDF) that explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Here is the Science, and English Language Proficiency Assessment form and further information (PDF). Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office by January 6th, 2020.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Mari Ford (mari.ford@bethel.k12.or.us) 

Enfoques de prueba del estado

 Aquí se presenta información importante sobre las pruebas escolares estatales de este año.

Cada primavera, los estudiantes de Oregón en los grados 3 a 8 y 11 participan en evaluaciones estatales en Artes de la lengua inglesa, Matemáticas, y Ciencias. En lugar de preguntas de opción múltiple, la prueba de hoy les pide a los estudiantes que expliquen su razonamiento y, a menudo, que escriban sus respuestas. Las nuevas evaluaciones miden habilidades más complejas como el pensamiento crítico, la escritura y la resolución de problemas, de manera que las escuelas y los padres puedan evaluar si sus niños están en buen camino para graduarse de la secundaria, están listos para la universidad o una carrera profesional.

Los estudiantes tomarán las pruebas estatales nuevamente la próxima primavera. A pesar de que las pruebas no nos dicen todo sobre el progreso académico de su hijo, los resultados funcionan como una instantánea de las fortalezas y áreas de mejora de su hijo en esas materias. Las pruebas ayudan al Distrito Escolar de Bethel a tener una imagen más completa y precisa de cuán bien se desempeñan los estudiantes de Bethel, ya que evaluamos el plan de estudios, revisamos las estrategias institucionales, distribuimos recursos y seguimos mejorando nuestro sistema educativo.

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 del “punto en el tiempo” del progreso de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro sistema educativo. Sin embargo, los padres en Oregón tiene la opción de elegir que sus hijos no participen en las evaluaciones del estado. Aquí hay un formulario y más información (PDF) que le explica cómo puede elegir que su(s) hijo(s) no tome las evaluaciones estatales esta primavera. Aquí está el formulario de Ciencia y Evaluación del dominio del idioma ingles e información adicional (PDF). Si desea elegir que su hijo no participe, lea cuidadosamente la información y luego imprima, complete y envíe el formulario a la oficina principal de nuestra escuela antes del 6 de enero de 2020.

Si tiene preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto Mari Ford (mari.ford@bethel.k12.or.us).

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Reminder About Snow Days & Late Starts

There are multiple sources to determine whether Bethel School District is on a Late Start or is having a Snow Day.

First and foremost, check our school web page or on the District home page.

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

In addition, you can be the first to get news on weather-related school closures or delays by following Superintentent Chris Parra on Twitter at @Bethel_Supt and the District Twitter account at @Bethel_Schools.

Families are also encouraged to use the free FlashAlert system which provides notifications via email or a push notification with a free FlashAlert phone app. FlashAlert is the same system the school district uses to notify local media when there is a weather or emergency-related closure of a school.

Download the FlashAlert app or click here: http://www.flashalert.net/id/BethelSD

No School on Thursday, Nov. 28th & 29th

All Bethel Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 11/28 and 11/29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Teachers will meet with parents and guardians next week on Wednesday, 12/4 and Thursday, 12/5, during parent-teacher conference times.

Specific meeting days and times will be sent home in Tuesday folders today (11/26). Please review your conference time and make plans to attend. If you are unable to make the conference day/time, please be sure to let us know. You can contact the office (541-688-8735) and we will work with you to reschedule the conference.

Thank you for making the commitment to attend your child’s conference. This is an important opportunity to learn what your child is doing in school and keep the home-to-school communication going.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place during conference hours in the library, stop by and check it out! Conference hours are Wednesday, 12/4, 3:00-5:30 & 6:00-8:30 and Thursday, 12:30-4:55 & 5:25-8:40.

A reminder that there is no school on Friday, December 6th.

Health Room News

We are in need of any “gently used” sweats and/or pants, sizes 4-8, for our health room. When students need a change of clothes, we currently have limited options when students need a change of clothing.

If you have any that you can donate, please bring them to Shanna in our Health Room.

Thanks for your help!