Enjoy the snow but plan for school to be in session Monday. You can always assume Bethel schools are operating with a normal schedule unless you learn otherwise from these sources:
- Bethel School District website
- Local TV or Radio news
- FlashAlert message
You will be notified in 15 minute intervals with updated information on any school closures or delays in Bethel. This is the same system the district uses to notify local media when there is a weather or emergency-related closure of a school.
Go online to FlashAlert and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive school closure information via email or as a text message.
Parent Teacher Conference Schedule Reminder
Parent Teacher Conferences are being held this Wednesday evening from 4:00-8:00pm and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 and 4:00-8:00. No School for Kindergarten on Thursday and the rest of our kids are dismissed at 11:15. No school for all students on Friday. Please call Malabon at 541-461-6421 if you are unsure of your conference time or if you have any other questions.
Malabon’s 2013 “Tree of Giving”
We would like to show our giving spirit this holiday season by supporting families in our own Bethel community.
There will be a Tree of Giving set up in the Cafeteria from Dec 3rd – Jan 13th. You may choose a snowflake, purchase the needed item and return it, unwrapped, to the front Office.
Let’s teach our children that the Joy of Giving is the meaning of the season. Your support, help, and love make this season special!
Important Insurance Information Meetings
Make sure you and your family have current and accurate information about your new health care options available through Cover Oregon. The Bethel Health Center is teaming with United Way of Lane County to provide two informational events:
English-speaking families: December 9th 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Willamette High School.
Spanish-speaking families: December 10th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Prairie Mountain School.
The meetings will present updated information on health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act and will provide time for questions and answers.
Sign up now to receive free email and text message notifications about school cancellations or delays. Using the free FlashAlert system you will be notified in 15 minute intervals with updated information on any school closures or delays in Bethel. This is the same system the district uses to notify local media when there is a weather or emergency-related closure of a school. Go online to FlashAlert and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive school closure information via email or as a text message. Please note that some cell phone carriers are blocking text messages from FlashAlert, mistaking the alerts for spam messages.
Bethel’s New On-Track to Success Report
At 5:30 this evening, Nov. 13th (please note new time from previous years), Malabon’s PTO will meet in our Library. Among agenda items is a preview of Bethel’s new Early Warning Indicator and Intervention System called On Track to Success. This system represents a collaborative approach among educators, administrators, parents, and communities to use data effectively to keep students on the pathway to graduation.
This report will be used at Parent/Teacher Conferences on December 4th and 5th to identify your child’s On Track to graduation report. Please click HERE to view a video describing the new On Track report. Click HERE to access frequently asked questions and answers about our On-Track system.
As always, if you have questions or comments, please reply to this blog post or call our office at 541-461-6421.
Malabon Harvest Party!
This Friday, October 25th from 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for games, Activities, Pizza, Bake Sale and a Photo Area where you can take pictures amongst a harvest background!
Enterance Fee: $2 per person (Age 2 and under are free). Enterance fee covers ALL games and activities inside. Small cost for Pizza and Bake Sale items. Free water stations available to use with a bottle from home or bottled water for sale.
Our 5th graders will be performing the “Thriller” dance at 7:15
Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. If worn, costumes must follow the school expectations stated below. This event is a harvest celebration and a fundraiser sponsored by Malabon’s PTO. All proceeds will go directly to support students.
For more information contact Rebecca Walker at 541-521-2120 or UrbanDanceyGirl13@gmail.com
To volunteer, please contact Noreen Walters at 541-688-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEEDED: Donations to our bake sale!! Items need to be single serving (brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc.) And please label if items contain nuts.
**Items can be dropped off after school on Friday or brought to the harvest party a little early so that they can be priced and labeled.
Thanks for those of you who can contribute or volunteer your time!
Malabon’s 2nd Annual Animal Fair
Students across the school have been working on Animal reports to present this Friday at 1:00. This is an activity sponsored by our music teacher, Mr. Green. It is an optional project that is completed at home and presented at school. Interested students were given specific criteria to guide the development of their report and diorama. Displays will be set up in our cafeteria for an hour and all classes will have the opportunity to visit each others work. Parents are welcome to stop by and check out some impressive work by our kids.
Trunk or Treat
Our friends at Hope Chapel have extended an invitation to Malabon families to attend their Trunk or Treat event in the church parking lot this Sunday night, October 27th, at 7:00 pm. This event consists of car trunks decorated for Halloween, parked all around the parking lot of their church. Kids get to go around trick or treating each vehicle. You are also welcome to decorate your car and particpate in handing out treats. There is a prize for the best trunk decorating also! Prior to the Trunk or Treat, Hope Chapel will be having pumpkin carving, pizza and fun games for everyone starting at 5:00 at the church…3745 W. 11th Ave.
October 31st at Malabon
Individual classrooms will be having harvest celebration parties on Thursday, October 31st. These will take place after 1:00pm. Your child is welcome to wear a costume to school if it won’t interfere with regular classroom instruction and daily routines (PE, recess, instruction, etc). Masks and full face painting are things that would interfere with instruction so please save this for evening events. Costumes need to be appropriate for school (weapons, violence, blood, etc. will not be allowed).
If you are planning on sending your children out trick or treating on Thursday evening, the 31st, please remind them of all those important rules: Be safe, be respectful, be responsible, Be Malabon!
Click HERE for Malabon’s 2013 September/October Newsletter. This holds lots of information we all need to know!
Tomorrow’s PTO Meeting
Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 18th, for Malabon’s first PTO meeting of the year. We will meet our new officers, discuss ways to be involved at Malabon and there will be a special presentation from our friends at WHS! We will be meeting in our library at 6:30. Child Care is available!
Special Presentation Wednesday At Malabon
Wednesday’s PTO meeting brings a special presentation just for Malabon families.
Administrators from Willamette High School will be at Malabon’s PTO meeting to explain why Bethel is so excited about our flagship school.
Learn about the intriguing programs, modern facilities and numerous opportunities waiting for YOUR kids at Wil-Hi.
Everything You Wanted to Know About WHS But Were Afraid to Ask, at our PTO meeting Wednesday night at 6:30. We will see you there.