Danebo Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Danebo Parents,

As you may already know there was a police officer-involved shooting outside of Cascade Middle School Friday morning. We are all relieved that there were no students or staff involved and all of them are safe.

By all accounts, the staff and students at Cascade responded quickly and correctly to the Lockdown. This is why we practice our ALICE safety procedures on Lockdowns, Lockouts, and communication.

Although this tragic incident occurred at another Bethel school, some children at Danebo may be emotionally impacted by this news. Please let us know if you believe they may need support at school on Monday.

Children can be reassured that serious incidents like this at schools are very rare. We emphasize safety and regularly remind children that they must follow a teacher’s directions in an emergency situation.

We send all our thoughts to the students and staff at Cascade, who had a difficult day. And we reaffirm our conviction to keep our school as safe as it can be.

As always, contact me with any questions or concerns.

Mari Ford

News From Danebo’s Principal

Fiesta de Familia

Join in the fun at the Fiesta de Familia, this Friday January 11th, 6:30 at Willamette High School. It will feature student-created art, music, poems and more. Click here for more information. (PDF)

Fiesta de Familia

Únase a la diversión en la Fiesta de Familia, este viernes 11 de enero, a las 6:30 en Willamette High School. Contará con arte creado por estudiantes, música, poemas y más. Haga clic aquí para mas información (PDF).

Whooping Cough Update

Currently there are active cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the community, though we have not had a confirmed case in Bethel School District. We would like to take this time to provide some information about pertussis, signs and symptoms to look for, and treatment and prevention recommendations.

Lane County Health Department recommends the following:

  1. If your child has symptoms of pertussis – as described below – please keep them home from school and consult with their health care provider.
  2. Ensure your child is up to date on his or her immunizations. Contact your health care provider or school to review vaccine records.
  3. If you are pregnant and have had contact with someone diagnosed with pertussis, call your health care provider to discuss prevention options during pregnancy.

What is Pertussis?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract, caused by bacteria found in the mouth, nose, and throat of an infected person.

  • Pertussis is spread through direct contact with nose and throat mucus and airborne droplets.
  • Pertussis can occur at any age, but infants and young children are at the highest risk of life-threatening consequences.
  • Immunization is the most effective way to prevent the spread of this illness.


Symptoms of pertussis include cold-like symptoms followed in one to two weeks by coughing fits that can keep coming for weeks to months.  During coughing attacks, young children may gag, gasp or strain to inhale, making the high-pitched whooping sound. This may be followed by vomiting or exhaustion. Fever is usually absent or minimal.

Treatment and Prevention:

  • Pertussis is treated with antibiotics.
  • Women in the third trimester of pregnancy should also be on the watch for pertussis symptoms because medication can decrease the risk of spreading the infection to newborns.
  • Immunization is the most effective way to prevent pertussis. Children need a series of five DTaP vaccinations starting at two months of age until kindergarten. Adolescents and adults need a Tdap booster vaccine. Women should receive a dose of Tdap during the third trimester of each pregnancy.


  • Now is a good time to review your child’s immunization record to see if they are current on all vaccinations.
  • Pregnant women should receive pertussis vaccine preferably at 27 and 36 weeks’ gestation, so that they can develop antibodies to pertussis and pass them to their babies before birth.
  • If your child has symptoms of pertussis, keep them at home, consult their health care provider, call the school, and contact the Health Department.
  • When sick with any illness, remember that frequent handwashing with soap and water, staying home, and covering your coughs and sneeze will prevent others from getting sick.



If you have further questions, please call either Lane County Public Health at 541-682-4041 or contact our school and ask for the Health Assistant.

Actualización sobre la tos ferina

Actualmente hay casos activos de tos ferina (tos ferina) en la comunidad, aunque no hemos tenido un caso confirmado en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel. Nos gustaría aprovechar este tiempo para proporcionar información sobre la tos ferina, los signos y síntomas que se deben buscar y las recomendaciones de tratamiento y prevención.

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lane recomienda lo siguiente:

  1. Si su hijo tiene síntomas de tos ferina, como se describe a continuación, consérvelos en su casa y consulte a su proveedor de atención médica.
  2. Asegúrese de que su hijo esté al día con sus vacunas. Póngase en contacto con su proveedor de atención médica o la escuela para revisar los registros de vacunas.
  3. Si está embarazada y ha tenido contacto con alguien diagnosticado con tos ferina, llame a su proveedor de atención médica para hablar sobre las opciones de prevención durante el embarazo.

¿Qué es la tos ferina?

La tos ferina o pertussis es una enfermedad contagiosa del tracto respiratorio causada por bacterias que se encuentran en la boca, la nariz y la garganta de una persona infectada.

  • La tos ferina se transmite a través del contacto directo con la mucosidad de la nariz y la garganta y las gotitas en el aire.
  • La tos ferina puede ocurrir a cualquier edad, pero los bebés y los niños pequeños corren el mayor riesgo de sufrir consecuencias que pongan en peligro la vida.
  • La inmunización es la forma más efectiva de prevenir la propagación de esta enfermedad.


Los síntomas de la tos ferina incluyen síntomas similares a los del resfrío seguidos en una o dos semanas por ataques de tos que pueden continuar por semanas o meses. Durante los ataques de tos, los niños pequeños pueden ahogarse, jadear o esforzarse para inhalar y / o emitir un sonido agudo / chirriante. Esto puede ser seguido por vómitos o agotamiento. La fiebre generalmente está ausente o es mínima.

Tratamiento y Prevención:

  • La tos ferina se trata con antibióticos.
  • Las mujeres en el tercer trimestre del embarazo deben estar atentos a los síntomas de la tos ferina temprana, incluidos los síntomas de resfriado. La medicación puede ser necesaria para disminuir el riesgo de propagar la infección a los recién nacidos.
  • La inmunización es la forma más efectiva de prevenir la tos ferina. Los niños necesitan una serie de cinco vacunaciones DTaP comenzando a los dos meses de edad hasta el jardín de infantes. Los adolescentes (de 11 a 12 años) y los adultos necesitan una vacuna de refuerzo Tdap. Las mujeres deben recibir una dosis de Tdap durante el tercer trimestre de cada embarazo. 


  • Ahora es un buen momento para revisar el registro de vacunas de su hijo para ver si están al día con todas las vacunas y ponerlas al día.
  • Las mujeres embarazadas deben recibir la vacuna contra la tos ferina preferiblemente a las 27 y 36 semanas de gestación, para que puedan desarrollar anticuerpos contra la tos ferina y transmitirla a sus bebés antes del nacimiento.
  • Si su hijo tiene síntomas de tos ferina, guárdelos en casa, consulte a su proveedor de atención médica, llame a la escuela y comuníquese con el Departamento de Salud.
  • Cuando esté enfermo de enfermedades infecciosas, recuerde que lavarse las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón, quedarse en casa y cubrirse la boca con la tos y el estornudo evitará que otros se enfermen. 


Si tiene más preguntas, llame al Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lane al 541-682-4041 u su Asistente de Salud en la escuela.


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.

Butter Braid Products Arriving Wednesday, 12/12/18

If you participated in our PTO Fundraiser selling Butter Braids and/or cookie dough, it will be delivered on Wednesday, 12/12/18.

Orders should be ready for pick-up at Danebo by noon. If you have a small order, we will attempt to send it home with your child.

We will contact parents of students with larger orders and request that they be picked up at Danebo before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 12/12/18.

The items are perishable and we do not have refrigerator space to store the items.

Thank you SO much for supporting our PTO. Stay tuned for top seller announcements as well as the class that sold the highest amount.

It’s That Time of Year…

Where we find students who have individual cases of head lice. Click here for information on how to spot the lice and more importantly, how to treat them if you find them.

The best prevention is frequent head checks of your child.

Please contact our Health Assistant, Shanna, (541-688-8735 x2214) if you have questions.

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 and Math. 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 in English Language Arts and Math 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.

Here is a fact sheet if you have general questions or want more information about the Oregon State Assessments.

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 form and further information that explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. 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 8th, 2019.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Mari Ford


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 y Matemática. 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 de Artes de la lengua inglesa y Matemáticas 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.

Aquí hay una hoja de datos si tiene preguntas generales o si desea obtener más información sobre las Evaluaciones del Estado de Oregón.

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 que le explica cómo puede elegir que su(s) hijo(s) no tome las evaluaciones estatales esta primavera. 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 8 de enero de 2019.

Si tiene preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo.

Mari Ford


Immunization Results
Under a new state law we are required to share our school  and the County’simmunization rates with you twice a year. Enjoy.

Resultados de la inmunización
Bajo una nueva ley estatal estamos obligados a compartir nuestra escuela y  las tasas de vacunación  del con usted dos veces al año. Disfrutar.

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.


Butter Braid Orders Due

Thank you to those families who have secured Butter Braid/Cookie Dough orders to support our PTO.

All orders are due to school on Tuesday, November 27th and should include payment with the orders. Checks should be made out to Danebo PTO.

Butter Braids and Cookie Dough will be available for pick up at Danebo on Wednesday, December 12th.

Thank you for supporting our PTO! Click here for notes from our November PTO meeting.

Parent-Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair

On Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th, teachers will be meeting with parents for our Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Information to confirm conference dates and times will be coming home in Tuesday folders on 11/27/18.

Thank you for making this important home-to-school communication a priority. If you are unable to keep the conference time, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office and we will assist you in rescheduling the conference.

In addition to conferences, Mrs. Gregory will have the Scholastic Book Fair going on in the library. Plan to stop by, purchase books at great prices, and support our library!

Upcoming Events at Danebo

The following days are either no school days or early release days due to grading for report cards and conferences.

            Friday, November 30th                      No School (Grading Day)

            Wednesday, December 5th            No After School Club

                                                                   Book Fair open from 3:00 – 5:30 & 6:00—8:30

            Thursday, December 6th                Students dismissed at 11:45

                                                                   No After School Club

                                                                   Book Fair open from 12:30-5:00 & 5:30—8:30

            Friday, December 7th                     No School

Scholastic Book Fair Information

Find great books for your kids AND support our library!

 If the Book Fair times in the library don’t work for you, you have out of town family that want to participate, or there are items you want that aren’t available at the Fair, shopping on line is what you need.

Please be aware that the items ordered online will NOT arrive in time for the holidays, they will come directly to the school, and items will go home with your kids. If the purchase is a surprise and you don’t want your kids to know, let Mrs. Gregory know.

Thank you for supporting our school library and encouraging reading!

Website to purchase books:



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.

Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Just Around the Corner

Information for parent-teacher conferences (December 5th and 6th) will be coming home in Tuesday folders this week. Please review the information and send your conference time choices to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, November 14th.

At the same time as conferences, we will have the Scholastic Book Fair, located in the library.

Thank you for making this important home-to-school connection a priority. We look forward to seeing you!

Join us for PTO

Our next Danebo PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 in the library. Topics of discussion will be our fall fundraisers (jog-a-thon and Butter Braids) and planning for upcoming activities.

Please join us. Childcare is provided and your child will receive a Homework Pass if you attend!

See you on November 20th at 6:30 pm.

Speaking of PTO…Butter Braids are Back!

In Tuesday folders this week, you will receive order information for our upcoming PTO Butter Braid/Cookie Dough Fundraiser. If you attended Open House, you had the chance to taste these yummy treats.

Orders will be due (with payment) on Tuesday, November 26th and Butter Braid/Cookie Dough orders will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, December 12th.

Thank you for supporting our PTO!

Upcoming No School Days

  • Monday, November 12th, Veteran’s Day
  • Thursday, November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 23rd, Day After Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 30th, Grading Day for K-8

State School Report Card

As our students continue to make gains each day in the classroom, here is a look at last school year’s State School Report Card. We use the information from the report card each year to make program adjustments and plan additional supports for students.

Click here for the Danebo State Report Card.
Click here for the Bethel School District State Report Card.

Resultados de pruebas estatales

A medida que nuestros estudiantes continúan haciendo ganancias diario en el aula, aquí es una mirada a Informe Escolar del Estado Tarjeta del último año escolar. Utilizamos la información de la tarjeta de calificaciones cada año para hacer los ajustes del programa y planear apoyos adicionales para los estudiantes.

Haga clic aquí para obtener la Danebo Informe de Estado.
Haga clic aquí para el Estado Distrito Informe de Bethel Schools.