Malabon Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

News from Malabon

Malabon Gives Back

This school year hundreds of Bethel students have experienced homelessness. Bethel’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program supports children and youth who are homeless or live in temporary housing by helping students stay in school.

Our caring community assists the Homeless Education Program year-round with donations of basic needs – clothing, toiletries, laundry and dish detergent, toilet paper, emergency food, school supplies, etc. – items essential to being prepared for school.

You can support our program in Bethel. There will be a bulletin board displayed in our school’s front entrance from now through January. Choose a snowflake off a clothespin on the bulletin board, purchase the needed item and return it with the snowflake in a bag to the marked box in our front office.

Items most needed at this time are:

  • Gift cards for emergency food, gasoline, or clothing for teens (Winco, Arco, WalMart, Target, Fred Meyer, Old Navy, Buffalo Exchange, JC Penney)
  • Clothing for teens
  • Underwear in kids’ sizes 4-16 (new only, please)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Board games
  • Duffle bags
  • Gift cards for hair cuts
  • Gift cards for fast food

Thanks for your generosity and compassion in supporting our students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time accommodation.

 

Malabon Ayuda a la Comunidad

Este año escolar cientos de estudiantes de Bethel han experimentado la falta de vivienda. El programa de educación para personas sin hogar McKinney-Vento de Bethel apoya a los niños y jóvenes sin hogar o que viven en viviendas temporales al ayudar a los estudiantes a permanecer en la escuela.

Nuestra comunidad solidaria asiste al Programa de Educación para Personas sin Hogar durante todo el año con donaciones para necesidades básicas: ropa, artículos de aseo, jabón de trastes, platos, papel higiénico, alimentos de emergencia, útiles escolares, etc. – artículos esenciales para prepararse para la escuela.

Puedes apoyar nuestro programa en Bethel. Habrá un tablón de anuncios en la entrada principal de nuestra escuela desde ahora hasta enero. Elija un copo de nieve de una pinza para ropa en el tablón de anuncios, compre el artículo necesario y devuélvalo junto con el copo de nieve dentro de una bolsa a la caja marcada en nuestra oficina principal.

Los artículos más necesarios en este momento son:

  • Tarjetas de regalo para alimentos de emergencia, gasolina o ropa para adolescentes (Winco, Arco, WalMart, Target, Fred Meyer, Old Navy, Buffalo Exchange, JC Penney)
  • Ropa para adolescentes.
  • Ropa interior para niños/as de tallas 4-16 (solo ropa nueva, por favor)
  • Detergente de lavandería
  • Papel higiénico
  • Juegos de mesa
  • Bolsas de viaje
  • Tarjetas de regalo para cortes de cabello.
  • Tarjetas de regalo para comida rápida.

Gracias por su generosidad y compasión en apoyar a nuestros estudiantes que carecen de un alojamiento nocturno fijo, regular y adecuado.

 

Prairie Mountain School Winter Bazaar

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

Saturday December 5th: 9:00-3:00

The big day is this weekend! Please make plans to come to our neighboring 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 .

 

 

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 me.

Maureen Spence

Principal

maureen.spence@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 conmigo.

Maureen Spence
 Directora
maureen.spence@bethel.k12.or.us

 

News from Malabon

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, December 4th from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 5th from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Early dismissal on Thursday, December 5th at 11:15 a.m. 

No School Friday, December 6th

 

 

 

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

 

 

Know What’s Going On(line)

Bethel School District is teaming with Eugene 4J and the Eugene Police Department to offer training for parents and the public about how to prevent sexual exploitation of children, as well as cyber-bullying and sexting. A nationally-recognized child crimes specialist will lead the training. Click here for the details. (PDF)

News From Malabon

Mark your calendars Malabon Families, here are some dates you need to know:

PTO Meeting

Join us in the library this Monday from 6:30-7:30 for our monthly PTO meeting. We are always looking for new members to join this amazing team!

 

Malabon Music Concert

Malabon’s “I Got Rhythm” concert is this Tuesday, November 19th and Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00pm. Please click here for English and here for Spanish  for specific information and the scheduled night for your student. This is a 20 minute concert that showcases the vocal section of our students’ music program. In the coming months they will be focusing on keyboards, drums, guitars/ukuleles, and note recognition. 

 

No School Friday

Friday, November 22nd is a grading day for teachers. There is no school for students on this day.

 

Picture Retake Day 

Wednesday, Nov 27th, is picture retake day. You must have the old pictures to turn in.

 

Thanksgiving Vacation

No School Thursday, Nov 28th and Friday, Nov 29th

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

On December 4th,and 5th we will be holding conference for parents and teachers. There is an early release day at 11:15 on Thursday Nov 5th and there is no school on Friday Nov 6th. Please look for your scheduled conference time coming home next week.

 

 

News from Malabon

Coffee with the Counselor!

Ashley Scott will be holding a series of parent education meetings throughout the school year. Topics that will be covered during these sessions include building routines, challenging behavior, encouraging positive behavior, and collaborative problem-solving.

What do you want cooperation to look like in your home? Giving good directions is a matter of WHAT you say and HOW you say it. Connect with other parents and learn more about how to encouarge positive behavior!

Where:  Malabon Elementary Library

When:  Wednesday, November 13

Time:  8:15am to 9:00am

Questions? Mrs. Scott can be reached at 541-461-6421 or ashley.scott@bethel.k12.or.us

 

Café con la Consejera

Ashley Scott llevará a cabo una serie de reuniones de educación para padres durante todo el año escolar. Los temas que se tratarán durante estas sesiones incluyen la creación de rutinas, comportamiento desafiante, comportamiento positivo alentador y resolución colaborativa de problemas.

¿Cómo quiere que sea la cooperación en su hogar? Dar buenas direcciones es cuestión de QUÉ dices y CÓMO lo  

dices. ¡Conéctate con otros padres y aprende más sobre   cómo fomentar el comportamiento positivo!

Dónde: Biblioteca de la Primaria Malabon

Cuándo: miércoles, 13 de noviembre

Hora: 8:15 a.m. a 9:00 a.m.

¿Preguntas? Puede comunicarse con la Sra. Scott al 541-461-6421 o ashley.scott@bethel.k12.or.us

 

 

Free Medical and Dental Services

The Life and Health Free Clinic will come to the Lane County Fairgrounds November 23-24. This free services include full service optometry; illness diagnosis and minor treatments; dental fillings, cleanings and extractions; massages and kids activities.

The free clinic starts at 9:00 on both days and is first come, first served. Click here for more information (PDF).

 

Servicios médicos y dentales gratuitos

La Clínica Gratuita de Vida y Salud llegará al recinto ferial del condado de Lane del 23 al 24 de noviembre. Estos servicios gratuitos incluyen servicio completo de optometría; diagnóstico de enfermedades y tratamientos menores; empastes dentales, limpiezas y extracciones; masajes y actividades infantiles.

La clínica gratuita comienza a las 9:00 los dos días y se recibe por orden de llegada. Haga clic aquí para más información (PDF).

 

Census Heads-Up

Lynne Gross is the U.S. Census Partnership Specialist for the State of Oregon responsible for education outreach, K-12.  She is a currently licensed educator and is excited about the Statistics in Schools (PDF) program available from the U.S. Census Bureau.

She will be contacting principals to provide information about the program and the administrator kits that the U.S. Census will be distributing during the month of November. 

News from Malabon

Affordable Housing Community Meeting

The dream of affording a new home is being helped by Dev Northwest, a nonprofit that revitalizes neighborhoods, helps people build homes and start small businesses. A new 40 home development is planned for Bethel and DevNW wants you to know about it. Click here for information (PDF) on the first meeting coming up on November 6th at Prairie Mountain School.

 

Reunión de la comunidad de viviendas asequibles

El sueño de tener un nuevo hogar está siendo ayudado por Dev Northwest, Una organización sin fines de lucro que revitaliza los vecindarios, ayuda a las personas a construir casas y comenzar pequeños negocios. Se planea un nuevo desarrollo de 40 viviendas para Bethel y DevNW quiere que usted lo sepa. Haga clic aquí para obtener información (PDF) sobre la primera reunión que se realizará el 6 de noviembre en la escuela Prairie Mountain.

 

Vaping Warning

People are getting sick – and some are dying – from a lung injury after vaping. And, the tobacco industry is targeting young people with addictive products. Click here for important information (PDF) on this topic from the Oregon Health Authority

 

Advertencia de vapeo

La gente se está enfermando, y algunas están muriendo, por una lesión pulmonar después de vapear. Y la industria tabacalera está dirigida a los jóvenes con productos adictivos. Haga clic aquí para obtener información importante (PDF) sobre este tema de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón.

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