Take a minute to thank a classified employee this week! At Malabon, these are the superstars who work one on one with our kids in small reading and math groups, answer the phones, cook our breakfasts and lunches, make sure the building is in tip top shape, run our library, bandage scraped knees, spend time with our kids at recess and so much more. At Malabon our building runs expertly because of the hard work of these wonderful people. We appreciate our support staff every day but on this National Classified Employee Appreciation Week we want to shout it even louder: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!
COOKIE DOUGH PICK-UP
2-6 PM @ Malabon Elementary
If you are unable to pick up at this time please arrange for someone to pick up for you. We do not have a place to store tubs.
If you have questions or concerns please contact our PTO president Marie Aylworth @ 541-954-2327
Launch your day with breakfast
By Josie Riggall, Dietetic Intern, Nutrition Services
You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s true! Research shows that breakfast impacts our minds and bodies. Here are the best reasons to launch your day with a healthy breakfast:
- Energy – breakfast helps us wake up and refuel
- Brain power – breakfast improves attention, memory, and learning
- Health – breakfast keeps hunger at bay and helps us make healthier choices throughout the day
- Taste – it’s delicious!
A healthy breakfast includes a variety of nutritious foods such as fruit, whole grains, dairy, and healthy protein foods like nuts, seeds, and eggs. We welcome all Bethel students to eat breakfast with us at school at no charge! Think about how your family could fit breakfast into your morning routine and launch your day the right way. J
Malabon is celebrating Dr. Seuss all week long, the first week of March! Encourage your child to participate by having them follow our schedule below:
Monday 3/2: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and “The Foot Book” Day – Wear a fun pair of shoes!
Tuesday 3/3: “Cat in the Hat” Day – Wear a fun hat!
Wednesday 3/4: “Wacky Wednesday” Day – Wear wacky clothes!
Thursday 3/5: “Fox in Socks” Day – Wear silly socks!
Friday 3/6: “I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!” Day – Wear pajamas and be prepared to drop everything and read!
Apples Support Bethel Students
The Bethel Education Foundation is well into its annual Apple Campaign, with all the funds raised going back into Bethel classrooms. The BEF is partnering with education foundations in Eugene 4j, Springfield, Creswell, and Pleasant Hill so the entire community is taking part in the Apple Campaign.
Purchase a paper apple at any of the following Bethel businesses: Burrito Amigos, Dairy Queen, Hoagies-R-Us, Oregon Community Credit Union, Pappy’s Pizza, PostNet, US Bank, Strike City, and the Willamette High School Interact Club
Or take part by purchasing a virtual apple at the BEF’s Apple Campaign website.
Home Access Center App
Stay up to date on your child’s progress at school. The free Home Access Center family app is now available for parents to use their phones or tablets to access the same student data that’s available on their computer.
- For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch – use App Store
- For Android devices – use Google Play Store app
- For Kindle Fire and Fire phones – use Amazon App Store
- Search for: eSchoolPLUS
- Once the app is downloaded type in Bethel in the District window OR select from the drop down menu for State window.
- Tap on Bethel School District and follow the prompts to enter the normal Home Access Center user name and password
Parents will find the same useful information they’ve come to expect, including notifications, attendance, classwork, calendar, progress report, report card, schedule, and transportation.
Nominations are open for the annual ACE Awards. Now in its 7th year, the ACE Awards honor local teachers, administrators, support staff members and volunteers. Sponsored by the local business community, a $1,000 cash award will be presented to the Bethel winners in each of the four categories to be used for the school projects of their choice.
There are at least four nomination criteria for each of the ACE Award categories, and past winners have all come from high-quality nomination submissions.
Submissions are being accepted until March 9th. The nominees will be celebrated and the “Champions” will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 28, at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater.
Bethel is close to finalizing the selection of new Social Studies textbooks for next school year, and you are invited to examine the choices. The preferred Social Studies textbooks will be at Shasta Middle School this coming week for your review and input.
Monday, February 23 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.), Tuesday, February 24 (8:00 a.m. – noon), and Wednesday, February 25 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Check in at the school office, then make your way to room 17 to look through all the materials. A Review Input Form will be available for you there.
State School Report Card
As our students prepare for this spring’s state testing, here is a look at last year’s State School Report Card. As you examine the report card from the 2013-14 school year, know that our school is now introducing new math and English language arts curriculum. The current school year will also be longer than it has been in the last few years.
Click here for the Malabon Elementary State Report Card.
Click here for the Bethel School District State Report Card.
As always, feel free to email or call me.
Maureen Spence, Principal
We have a great opportunity to extend your child’s learning. Our PTO supported Malabon’s purchase of a subscription to Mobymax.com. This program has fun and educational math and reading activities that your child can practice at home. This is a voluntary and free program through the school. Any child between K-8th may benefit from the use of this program. Students receive game time rewards for correctly completing online lessons. Email staff member, Mrs. Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a login and password. She can also answer questions you may have. Processing time can take up to one week. If your child has Rob Peterson for reading or math, they may already have an account.
Calling All Kindergartners
This is the time for all incoming kindergartners – and their parents – to make plans for school.
Bethel School Visitations are February 2-5, and Kindergarten Orientations are February 10-12.
In September Bethel will offer FULL-DAY Kindergarten as part of the District’s commitment to prepare every student to graduate ready for College or the Workplace. This fall Bethel will have:
- All-day Kindergarten classes
- Academic & Social/Emotional development
- Even more creative, caring, effective teachers
- New textbooks & modern technology
- Safe & secure environments
- Two brand new schools
Come See for Yourself. Click here for all Kindergarten Orientation days/times.
Exposure to Measles Virus
Lane County Public Health (LCPH) has identified four businesses in the Eugene area that were exposed to measles between December 30, 2014, and January 7, 2015. It is recommended that anyone who visited the following locations on the given dates contact Lane County Public Health at 541-682-4041.
Winco Foods on Barger Drive; December 30, 2014 (12/30/14) and January 7, 2015 (1/7/15)
Mongolian Grill at Sheldon Shopping Center on Coburg Road; December 31, 2014 (12/31/14)
Lumber Liquidators on West 11th; December 31, 2014 (12/31/14)
Bi-Mart on Willakenzie; January 2, 2015 (1/2/15) and January 3, 2015 (1/3/15)
Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease that begins with flu-like symptoms that progress into high fever and a rash that covers the whole body. Symptoms usually take 10-12 days to appear, and an individual is able to transmit the virus from four days prior to four days after rash onset.
No School Day Reminders
This Friday, December 5th, is a no school day for students. Teachers will be working on report cards. Next week is Parent/Teacher conferences. On Thursday, December 11th, students will be dismissed at 11:15. There is no school for students on Friday, December 12th. No kindergarten classes on Thursday the 11th or Friday the 12th.
Our winter vacation begins on Monday, December 22nd and we return to school on Monday, January 5th, 2015!
Your Parent/Teacher conference time should have come home in this week’s Tuesday Folder. We are looking forward to seeing you at your scheduled time on either Wednesday, December 10th or Thursday, December 11th.
On Track For Success Here’s a big reason to attend next week’s parent-teacher conferences. If your child is in grades 1-8 and was enrolled last year in the Bethel School District, you will receive an On Track for Success Report. This a research-based, Bethel-created tool that identifies students who are on-track to graduate with a regular Oregon diploma, those who are falling behind, and those who are at-risk of not graduating. An individualized report has been created for each student and teachers will share the report with parents. The On-Track for Success Report is used by our school to help determine the appropriate measures to keep students on-track to graduation.
Bethel has been presenting to schools and districts throughout the northwest interested in its On-Track for Success Report. Be sure to attend parent-teacher conferences for details on your child’s On-Track report.
We would like to show our giving spirit this holiday season by supporting families in our own Bethel community. The Malabon Giving Tree is an opportunity for Malabon families and staff to contribute essential items needed year round. They are distributed as needed to Bethel families through Malabon’s TLC Room. These basic needs are not intended as Christmas presents. Your donations make a difference in your neighbors’ lives throughout the year. There will be a Tree of Giving set up in the Cafeteria from Now – Jan 13th. You may choose a snowflake, purchase the needed item and return it, unwrapped, to the box in the front Office. Thank you!
Receive School Closure Alerts
Act now to receive free message notifications about school cancellations or delays in Bethel.
The FlashAlert system distributes emergency messages, such as breaking news or weather closure information from Bethel School District.
Download the free FlashAlert Messengerapp for smart phones. It sends messages over the Internet outside of the text message system (text messages are being phased out of the FlashAlert system.) You’ll find the free FlashAlert Messenger app in the iTunes store and Android Play.
To receive email alerts, go online to FlashAlert and follow the on-screen prompts.
Getting School Ready
Do you have a kindergarten student or a child coming in to Kindergarten next year? If so, The Early Learning Alliance/United Way would like your input. Click on Getting School Ready for more information.
Malabon Green Team
“Malabon needs your help in starting a Green Team led by parents! Here is a link to a quick survey if you are interested in finding out more: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1916471/Malabon-Elementary-Green-Team-Survey .”
Happy Holidays Malabon Families!