Irving Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Bethel Native American Family Gathering

Bethel Native American Family Gathering-Welcome Back to School

Come and Join our Indian Education Parent committee

  • Activities for kids
  • Pot Luck Meal—Bring something to share if you can

–All Bethel Schools—

Get to know your community members

Wednesday, September 27th

6:00-7:30pm, Willamette High School Cafeteria

Click Here for flyer



Counselor’s Corner

September 2017

Welcome Back!


My name is Elizabeth Johnson and I am the school counselor at Irving.  This is my twelfth year as a school counselor and my second year at Irving. 

During September, I have visited all K-5 classes at Irving and introduced myself to the students.  It has been a blast to meet each of them and share a bit about myself.  In the coming months, as part of my comprehensive guidance curriculum, I will be teaching lessons in all classes reinforcing the Irving Pillars, as well as addressing academic, personal/social and career development.

Additionally, I will run a variety of small counseling groups throughout the year.  We work on developing skills including: building friendships, impulse control, anger management, academic solutions and addressing changing families (including divorce, grief, or other changes in living situations).  If you are interested in having your child participate, please feel free to contact me or your child’s classroom teacher.

Please stop by my office (located in the main office) and I look forward to meeting or reconnecting with you!



Elizabeth Johnson

Irving Elementary School Counselor

541.688.2620 x2413 

Curriculum Night and PTO Meeting

Curriculum night

Curriculum Night

Irving Elementary Curriculum Night is this Wednesday September 20th.  At Curriculum Night classroom teachers will be reviewing classroom expectations, curriculum, routines, and other important class information with parents.  Child care is provided for free by the Afterschool club during Irving’s Curriculum Night and the PTO meeting that follows.  We hope to see all of you this Wednesday night.  Teachers will meet parents in the their classrooms.

Here is the schedule for Curriculum Night:

Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade              6:00pm-6:25pm

Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade                6:30pm-6:55pm

PTO Meeting                                                                         7:00pm-8:00pm


PTO MeetingPTO meeting

The first PTO Meeting of the year will be this Wednesday September 20th right after Curriculum Night in the Irving Cafeteria.  All parents are invited to participate.  Childcare is provided for free by the Afterschool Club. The goal of PTO is to make Irving the best environment for students to learn and thrive.  Please come to the first PTO meeting of the year to learn more about fundraising, volunteering, and other ways to support the Irving community!


Book FairIrving Book Fair

The Irving Elementary Book Fair is this week! Come check out the great books for sale and support the Irving Elementary Library. The Book Fair is open before and after school this week. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday/Thursday open until 6:00pm

Wednesday open until 8:00pm

Friday open until 4:00pm


Information for Irving Families

 FREE Dental Care Starts Sept. 8th
The Bethel School District Health Center, White Bird Dental, and the Oregon Community Foundation are providing free dental clinics throughout the school year. All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay. Click here for more information.

Cuidado dental gratuito comienza el 8 de septiembre
El Centro de Salud del Distrito Escolar de Bethel, White Bird Dental y la Fundación de la Comunidad de Oregón están proporcionando clínicas dentales gratuitas durante todo el año escolar. Las citas para las clínicas del viernes serán programadas para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes de Bethel.Todos los estudiantes de Bethel son elegibles independientemente de la capacidad de pago. Haga clic aquí para mas información.


Elementary School Health Screening

Health Screenings for grades K -5 will be done throughout the district beginning in September.  Screenings will include vision and dental. Please contact your school Health Assistant if you do not want your child to participate in health screening. Please consider being a parent volunteer on their screening day! 

Revisiones de Salud en las escuelas primarias 

Los exámenes de salud para los alumnos de los grados K -5 se llevarán a cabo en todo el distrito a partir de septiembre. Los exámenes incluirán, examen de la visión y dental. Por favor, póngase en contacto con la Asistente de Salud Escolar si usted no desea que su hijo participe en los exámenes de la  salud. ¡Por favor considere ser un padre voluntario en el día de Los Exámenes de Salud!


Free Cooking Course

The Bethel (School District) Farm and Food for Lane County present Cooking Matters: Preparing Healthy Meals on a Budget. This is free to Bethel adults. Registration is now open…first come, first served. Click here for more information.

 Curso de cocina gratisEl Bethel (Distrito Escolar) Granja y Alimentos para el Condado de Lane presente Cooking Matters: Preparando comidas saludables en un presupuesto. Esto es gratis para los adultos de Bethel. El registro está abierto…primero llegado, primero servido. Haga clic aquí para mas información.


Duck Football Game Parking

Are you going to the Ducks vs Nebraska football game Saturday? Support the Willamette Baseball team by parking at the EWEB building (500 E 4th Ave) for $10. There are 300 parking spots available. The parking lot opens at 9:00 a.m. and all proceeds support the WHS baseball program. Spread the word.

Juego de fútbol de pato

¿Vas al juego de fútbol Ducks vs Nebraska el sábado? Apoye al equipo de Willamette Baseball estacionando en el edificio EWEB (500 E 4th Ave) por $ 10. Hay 300 plazas de aparcamiento disponibles. El estacionamiento se abre a las 9:00 am y todos los ingresos apoyan el programa de béisbol WHS. Difundir la palabra.

Bethel’s Plans For Poor Air Quality

The first day of school will go on as scheduled Tuesday, but smoke in the air from Oregon wildfires will keep all Bethel students indoors.

The school district will follow these guidelines shared by the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA):

  • When the amount of smoke in the air limits visibility to 1-3 miles, the air is unhealthy and we consider keeping all students indoors or allowing only light outdoor activity. All activities for students sensitive to air pollution will be moved indoors.
  • When visibility is one mile or less, we will definitely keep all students indoors.

LRAPA monitors the current air quality on an hourly basis on this web page, and Bethel School District will be checking the current air quality index regularly.

In addition, Bethel district nurses have a list of students with pre-existing conditions who might be especially impacted by poor air quality, so even if the conditions improve slightly, some students may be kept indoors for their own protection.

As always, in any weather-related situation parents should make the final decision on whether to send their children to school.