Fairfield Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Events at Fairfield

Family Exploration Night

Please join us for our annual Family Exploration Night this Thursday April 20th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Students and families will pick up their passport and venture through many exciting, creative, and crafty activities. Fabulous Flying Falcons, Marble Mazes, Cups…Cubes…and Sticks Challenge, BLAST OFF! – just to name a few of our fun activities for the whole family. The Southtowne Rotary has generously donated a book for each child that fills their passport! Come join us for a challenging but very fun evening!

Book Fair Week

The Book Fair is here. Students may purchase books during the school day. During Family Exploration Night, the Book Fair will also be open. This is a buy one, get one free event!

Volunteers Needed!

We have plenty of more opportunities for help.

  • 5th Grade Drama Club is back and any help you can provide is appreciated. It is one rehearsal a week (until the date gets closer). Let me know if you would like more information. Special thanks to the families who are spearheading and helping out. We could use you too!
  • Feeling like a little recess? Come lead a PlayWorks recess game! It’s fun, it’s exercise, and it’s positive for kids.
  • Track for 4th and 5th grade students is in full swing and help is needed. The first track meet is Thursday beginning at 4:00 p.m. If you can help out with practices or meets, please let me know.
  • And…jog-a-thon is coming! 🙂

Please connect with me if you have questions, concerns, or would like to explore getting involved!

Jenny  – jenny.sink@bethel.k12.or.us

FF News

Smarter Balanced Testing Is Here

Families – the SBAC state test window has opened at Fairfield. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be testing for the next 8 weeks. If you know it is your child’s week to test you can best support them by doing the following:

  • Encourage them – let them know they can do their best by giving their best effort
  • Make sure they get some rest – have a designated bed time that gives them ample rest
  • Encourage them to make sure to eat breakfast in the morning

Kids have been working so hard all year. We know that the efforts of their hard work will show.

Play Works Recess Week

So many families have volunteered for this week and we are so appreciative!! This week we are re-teaching students rules for popular playground games such as – SWITCH, WALL BALL, FOUR-SQUARE, BASKETBALL BUMP, JUMP ROPE, and our Play Works game of the week which looks like an organized game of TAG. If you are interested in helping out for a chunk of time between 9:45 and 12:45, please let me know.

The idea behind Play Works is to encourage students to participate in an organized game, to practice sportsmanship, to encourage each other, and to give all students an opportunity to feel included. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out!

Fairfield Family Leadership Team Mtg.

Monday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. you are invited and highly encouraged to join me for a Family Leadership team meeting. This is an opportunity for you to view our school wide improvement goals, especially those goals focusing on school culture, community, inclusion, and improvement.

If you are interested, please join me at 6:00 p.m. Snacks and childcare will be provided. This is a great opportunity for us to work together to further strengthen our partnership. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Pride at Fairfield

At our Pride Assembly Friday we definitely had great pride to share! A great note of pride was the number of students who had perfect attendance this last 12 weeks of school. The majority of students were 5th grade! Congratulations to all students who were recognized for perfect attendance, a life skill, an OBOB acknowledgement, and for showing great assembly behavior. We have so much to be proud of at Fairfield! Our final pride assembly will be in June. We look forward to celebrating many end of the year accomplishments!

Coming up at Fairfield

4th and 5th grade Track – Track is here for our 4-5 students. Interested in helping out for an afternoon or two during the week? Let us know. We need you.

4-10, 2:45 p.m. – 5th Grade Audition for Alice in Wonderland

4-10, 6:00 p.m. – PTO Meeting

4-10, 7:00 p.m. – School Board Meeting

4-13, 7:00 p.m. – 5th Grade Music Program

4-14 – Popcorn Day

4-17 to 4-20 – Fairfield Book Fair

4-20, 6:00 – 7:30p.m. – Family Exploration Night


Getting Involved at FF

Interested in finding creative ways to get involved?

Play Works Recess Week

We could sure use your help this next week…It’s Play Works Recess Week! Play Works is an organized recess program that has been implemented at Fairfield. This next week is dedicated to going back to the roots of the games, revisiting rules, and working together. We are looking for volunteers to come out and play the games with kids during recess. Recesses are 9:45, 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, and 1:15 – 2:00. If you’re interested in coming out and playing some wall ball, four-square, basketball bump, organized TAG, hopscotch or Switch, Fairfield is the place to be. Game rules will be available so you’ll be learning along with kids. Please reply, call our school, or email me if you’re interested in coming out for any time you can offer.

PTO Monday

Our April PTO meeting is Monday the 10th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come join us as we plan for our much-anticipated Jog-a-Thon in May. Our kids love this event. While we are earning money for our school, the main focus is on our kids having fun while they get out and move, challenging themselves to do their best. We need help which means, we need you. Please join us if you can.

FF Family Climate Team Meeting

Are you interested in learning of our school-wide goals? Can you offer input in to further building up our Fairfield community? Do you have ideas for how to increase parent involvement? Can you provide input as to what families need to support their students and to feel welcome at Fairfield? Please join me Monday April 17th at 6:00 p.m. This is a workshop format meeting where you will have an opportunity to work closely with me to generate ideas to further create an inclusive and inviting climate at Fairfield.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities and/or have questions, please let me know.


¿Está interesado en encontrar maneras creativas de involucrarse?Juega a Works Recess Week

Podríamos usar su ayuda esta semana que viene … ¡Es Play Works Recess Week! Play Works es un programa de retiro organizado que se ha implementado en Fairfield. La próxima semana está dedicada a volver a las raíces de los juegos, revisar reglas y trabajar juntos. Estamos buscando voluntarios para salir y jugar los juegos con los niños durante el recreo. Los recesos son 9:45, 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, y 1:15 – 2:00. Si usted está interesado en salir y jugar un poco de bola de la pared, cuatro-cuadrado, bump del baloncesto, TAG organizado, rayuela o interruptor, Fairfield es el lugar a ser. Las reglas del juego estarán disponibles para que aprendas junto con los niños. Por favor conteste, llame a nuestra escuela, o envíeme un correo electrónico si usted está interesado en salir para cualquier momento que usted puede ofrecer.

PTO Monday

Nuestra reunión de PTO de abril es el lunes 10 de 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Venga a unirse a nosotros como planeamos para nuestro muy esperado Jog-a-Thon en mayo. A nuestros hijos les encanta este evento. Mientras que estamos ganando el dinero para nuestra escuela, el foco principal está en nuestros cabritos que se divierten mientras que salen y se mueven, desafiándose para hacer su mejor. Necesitamos ayuda que significa, nosotros lo necesitamos. Por favor únete a nosotros si puedes.

FF Reunión del Equipo Climático Familiar

¿Está interesado en conocer los objetivos de nuestra escuela? ¿Puede usted aportar su opinión para construir aún más nuestra comunidad de Fairfield? ¿Tiene ideas sobre cómo aumentar la participación de los padres? ¿Puede proporcionar información sobre lo que las familias necesitan para apoyar a sus estudiantes y sentirse bienvenidos en Fairfield? Por favor, únase a mí Lunes 17 de abril a las 6:00 p.m. Esta es una reunión de formato de taller donde usted tendrá la oportunidad de trabajar en estrecha colaboración conmigo para generar ideas para crear un clima incluyente e invitador en Fairfield.

Si usted está interesado en cualquiera de las oportunidades y / o tiene preguntas, por favor hágamelo saber.


Coming Up…

4-7                           Fairfield Pride Assembly

4-10, 3:00 p.m.     Alice and Wonderland Auditions, 5th Grade

4-10, 6:00 p.m.     PTO Meeting

4-13, 7:00 p.m.      5th Grade Music Performance

4-17, 6:00 p.m.      Fairfield Family Climate Team –

4-17 – 4-20              Book Fair Week

4-20, 6:00-7:30     Family Engineering Night

News From FF

Student Safety Alert

We are sharing the following information at the recommendation of Eugene Police.

Around 12:30 today, Tuesday April 4th, a man in a white SUV allegedly tried to kidnap a young woman who was on foot near Everyone’s Market on Echo Hollow Road.

The young woman – who is not a student – managed to escape and is safe and unharmed, but police want everyone to be aware of their surroundings and keep an eye out for a white GMC Yukon with tinted windows.

Again, no one was harmed but students are asked to be especially aware of their surroundings.

Selecting The New Science Curriculum

Bethel’s updating its science curriculum for the coming school year, looking for one that will include new learning expectations.

A District committee has carefully reviewed various textbook options for elementary, middle and high school science.

Parents and staff members have the opportunity to examine the committee’s final curriculum selections next Monday and Tuesday, April 10 & 11, 3:30-6:00 in room 17 at Shasta Middle School.

Questions? Contact Brian Flick, Bethel’s Director of Teaching and Learning, or Amy Tidwell, Bethel’s Director of Special Services.

Selección de la nueva ciencia

Bethel está actualizando su plan de estudios de ciencias para el próximo año escolar, buscando uno que incluya nuevas expectativas de aprendizaje.

Un comité del distrito ha revisado cuidadosamente varias opciones de libros de texto para la ciencia de la escuela primaria, media y secundaria.

Los padres y miembros del personal tienen la oportunidad de examinar las selecciones finales del comité el próximo lunes y martes, 10 y 11 de abril, 3: 30-6: 00 en la sala 17 en la Escuela Secundaria Shasta.

¿Preguntas? Contacto Brian Flick, el director del Bethel de enseñar y de aprender, o de Amy Tidwell, director del Bethel de servicios especiales.

West African Drum and Dance Club is Back

West African Drum and Dance Club Performance

Please join us, Wednesday March 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a very fun and entertaining event! Students participating in the West African Drum and Dance Club will perform for all Fairfield families followed by an amazing and exciting performance by FeFaFe. Please join us! Last year the event was so much fun.

Second/Third Grade Music Program Is Coming

Our 2/3 music program is Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. The kids have worked hard and we are looking forward to a fun performance.