Irving Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner

Welcome Back!

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

During September, I am visiting all K-5 classes at Irving and introducing myself to the students.  It has been a blast to meet each of them and share a bit about myself and the role of the school counselor.  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 behind the main office) and I look forward to meeting or reconnecting with you! J


Elizabeth Johnson

Irving Elementary School Counselor

541.688.2620 x2413



Information for Families

Free 3-Gallon EWEB Water Jugs

The Bethel Farm is the site of Eugene’s first Emergency Water Distribution Station. You can pick up a free 3-gallon EWEB water jug at the ribbon cutting for the water station.

Join Bethel School District and EWEB at the Bethel Farm Saturday, October 6th, 11:00-1:00. Take home your free water jug and learn how the well at the Farm (and a new pumping station with backup power) will provide emergency water to Bethel residents if a natural disaster or emergency disrupts water service.

The Bethel Farm is located behind Prairie Mountain School at 5305 Royal Ave. On October 6th, follow the signs to the water station ribbon cutting and pick up your free 3-gallon water jug.

Jarros de agua EWEB de 3 galones gratis

The Bethel Farm es el sitio de la primera estación de distribución de agua de emergencia de Eugene. Puede recoger una jarra de agua EWEB de 3 galones gratis en la Gran Apertura de la estación de agua.

Únase al Bethel School District y EWEB en Bethel Farm el sábado, 6 de octubre, 11:00-1:00. Llévese a casa su jarra de agua gratis y aprenda cómo el pozo de la Granja (y una nueva estación de bombeo con energía) proporcionará agua de emergencia a los residentes de Bethel si un desastre natural o una emergencia interrumpe el servicio de agua.

The Bethel Farm se encuentra detrás de la pradera Mountain School en 5305 Royal Ave. Siga las indicaciones hasta en la Gran Apertura de la estación de agua y recoja su jarra de agua de 3 galones gratis.


Grow Veggies On A Budget

Bethel School District is teaming with Food for lane County and the OSU Extension Service to bring you a free class: Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your garden and harvest your fresh produce. Click here for more information.

Cultivar vegetales en un presupuesto

El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con Food for Lane County y el Servicio de Extensión de OSU para ofrecerte una clase gratis: Semilla a la cena Cultivo de verduras en un presupuesto. Aprenda formas de bajo costo para construir un suelo saludable, planificar su espacio de cultivo, elegir sus cultivos, cuidar su jardín y cosechar sus productos frescos. Haga clic aquí para mas información..


Highway 99 Improvements

The City of Eugene and Lane Transit District (LTD) are planning to add new features to the Highway 99 corridor to improve safety and livability for pedestrians, bikers, drivers, mass transit…everyone. You are invited to learn about possible options for Highway 99 at an Open House on Thursday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 at Willamette High School. This is your chance to talk with the project team and participate in a number of interactive activities to give your input on the alternatives.

Mejoras de la autopista 99

La ciudad de Eugene y Lane Transit District (LTD) están planeando agregar nuevas características al corredor de la autopista 99 para mejorar la seguridad y la habitabilidad de peatones, ciclistas, conductores, transporte público … todos. Le invitamos a que conozca las posibles opciones para la autopista 99 en una jornada de puertas abiertas el jueves 27 de septiembre, de 5:30 a 7:30 en Willamette High School. Esta es su oportunidad de hablar con el equipo del proyecto y participar en una serie de actividades interactivas para dar su opinión sobre las alternativas.


Stories and Songs

Enjoy stories and songs in Spanish for the whole family. 
Downtown Eugene Public Library: Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Bethel Branch Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd: Saturday, October 27, 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact the Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 (press 5 for Spanish) or

Cuentos y CancionesDiviértete con Cuentos y Canciones en español para toda la familia.
Biblioteca Pública de Eugene — Centro: lunes, 24 de septiembre, 6:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Pública de Eugene – Sucursal Bethel, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd: sábado, 27 de octubre, 3:00 p.m.

Para más información, llama a la Biblioteca Pública de Eugene al 541-682-5450 (para español marca el 5) o

Irving Book Fair

Scholastic Book FairIrving Families,

The Book Fair at Irving starts today!  The Book Fair will run this week, Monday September 17th-Thursday September 20th.  The library will be open for the Book Fair before school and will stay open until 6:00pm each night.  We hope to see many of you at the Book Fair this week! 



Irving Families,

Thank you for attending Irving’s Meet Your Teacher Night and PTO Back to School BBQ last night!  It was great to see students back at school!  Thank you to PTO for putting on a great family event!  I am looking forward to seeing all students Tuesday September 4th for the first day of school.  Here are some reminders for families as we start the new school year:

  • Cafeteria opens at 8:00am.  Breakfast is free for all Bethel students.  Classroom doors open at 8:20 with the school day officially starting at 8:30.  The school day ends at 2:30. If your child is late to school they must check-in at the office.  If you child won’t be at school please let us know by calling the office at 541-688-2620. 
  • All visitors/volunteers must check-into the office and get a name badge prior to going to classrooms if you are visiting classrooms or volunteering. 
  • The small south parking lot will not be used for student drop off or pick up during school hours 7:30am-4:00pm. The south parking lot will be for Irving and Afterschool Club Staff only. To ensure the safety of students, all drop off and pick up of students will occur in the main parking lot where there is supervision.   

    If you are dropping off your student in the morning we are asking you to use the main parking lot. If you are picking up in the afternoon we are also asking you use the main parking lot. If you wish to walk your student to class please park in the main parking lot.

    Kindergarten and First grade teachers walk their students to the front of the school for dismissal. All other students will walk to the front of the school for dismissal. Some students have bikes in the back nearest the playground. 2nd-5th students may exit gates to get their bikes and go home.

Old Gym Sale Saturday

The annual Old Gym Sale is set for this Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Elementary Auxiliary Gym, 3455 Royal Ave.

Truckloads of donations from Joann Fabric And Craft Stores will be available at the sale, along with a variety of other items including filing cabinets, a teacher’s desk, an entertainment center, lots of clothes, books and games.

All the money raised by super volunteers Chris and Debby Ferguson goes to purchasing the thousands of books they give away to Bethel kids, items for the student clothes closet, and more.

Irving Meet Your Teacher Night and PTO Back to School BBQ

Irving Families,Meet your teacher

Tomorrow, Thursday August 30th is Irving’s Meet Your Teacher Night and Back to School BBQ.  We are very excited to get the school year started and welcome Irving families to school!  Meet Your Teacher Night will start at 4:45 and end at 5:30.  This is a great opportunity for families and students to see the classroom and meet teachers.  Teacher classrooms will be open for you to go to when you arrive at Irving. 

After Back to school BBQmeeting with teachers, all families are invited to the PTO Back to School BBQ from 5:30-7:00pm.  Dinner is provided for all families for free.  There will be games, snow cones, and much more at the BBQ.  Thank you to our wonderful PTO for putting on this great event and helping welcome families to the Irving community!