This Monday, we will begin our annual safety week at Malabon. This is a topic that we focus on every day at Malabon in our discussions with students. When we ensure student safety and when students feel safe they will learn and grow academically. Part of being safe is practicing routines so that students and staff know exactly what to do in particular situations. This involves fire drills, lock-down drills, and earthquake drills. If you are in the building when one of these drills takes place, please plan to participate in the drill with students and staff.
When practicing fire drills, students are led by teachers to a designated space away from the building. We account for all students through radio communication to specific staff members prior to ending the drill. Students and staff are asked to walk quietly to and from their designated space, in case everyone needs to hear specific directions given to them.
An earthquake drill, practiced twice each year, has two parts to it. The first part involves students practicing the “duck and cover” method in their classroom, meaning that they duck under their desks and cover their heads. Once the “duck and cover” event has taken place, students and staff will exit the building as we do in a fire drill.
We practice “lock-down” drills in case a situation arises in which we are notified that student safety may be compromised (i.e, an unsafe visitor on campus or police notification regarding unsafe behavior in the neighborhood surrounding the school). Staff will receive a command over the intercom system (“Staff, please secure your rooms, this is a lock down”). Upon hearing this command, staff will lock all interior and exterior doors, close all blinds in the rooms, turn off lights and wait for further communication. Students not in their classroom at the time of the command will be escorted by staff to the nearest enclosed classroom. All exterior doors are locked at Malabon all day except for one of our front doors. In the case of a lockdown, a button is pushed in our front office to lock this door.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns at email@example.com or 541-461-6421.
Malabon School Spirit Day and PTO Harvest Festival, Friday, October 27th.
Malabon is having a school spirit day! This will be a culmination of our focus week on safety in the classroom, in the halls and on the playground happening the week of October 23rd. Students may wear Blue and White, their Malabon t-shirts and sweatshirts, or anything that promotes school spirit at Malabon. Please join us at our PTO Harvest Festival later in the evening on October 27th from 6:30-8:00pm. Our 5th graders will be performing “Thriller” to start our Harvest Festival at 6:30pm sharp. The Festival will follow with food, free games and even dog sled rides! Costumes are optional at this evening event. Please make sure costumes are appropriate for a family friendly school event: limited blood, gore and weapons.
We will be back to a regular week starting Monday, October 30th. Although we won’t be having students wear costumes at school on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, please make sure that safety is first for those of you who plan on Trick or Treating in our neighborhoods on this evening.
Bethel Bike Rodeos
Saddle up! The entire family is encouraged to join the free fun at the Bethel Bike Rodeos each Sunday the rest of October.
Kids can ride through an obstacle course, enter a free raffle for terrific prizes, receive free bike Tune-ups from professional mechanics, and learn more about safe and easy bike routes to school.
The Bethel Bike Rodeos are Sundays, from noon-2:00:
- October 15, Cascade Middle School
- October 22, Bethel Community Park (next to Meadow View School)
- October 29, Shasta Ballfields
No access to a bike? Loaner bikes will be available at each Bike Rodeo.
For more information, contact Bethel’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator Bob Beals at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicicleta de Bethel rodeos
Se anima a toda la familia a unirse a la diversión gratuita en los Rodeos de Bicicleta Bethel cada domingo el resto de octubre.
Los niños pueden montar a través de una pista de obstáculos, entrar en una rifa gratuita para premios fantásticos, receive free bike set-ups from professional mechanics, y aprender más acerca de las rutas seguras y fáciles de la bicicleta a la escuela.
Los Rodeos de Bicicleta Bethel son los domingos, desde el mediodía-2: 00:
- Octubre 15, Escuela Secundaria Cascade
- Octubre 22, Bethel Community Park (al lado de la escuela Meadow View)
- Octubre 29, Shasta Ballfields
¿No tiene acceso a una bicicleta? Las bicicletas de préstamo estarán disponibles en cada Bike Rodeo.
Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Bob Beals, Coordinador de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Bethel, en email@example.com
Updated School Calendar
The Bethel School Board has now approved 2017-18 District Calendar – Updated 8.28.17 , 2017-18 District Calendar – Spanish – Revised 8.28.17 for the coming school year.
We only have 3 budget reduction days (you will see them marked with an X), and the last day of school will be June 14th.
Meanwhile, we’re off to a great start. Join us for our Open House next Thursday, September 28th from 6:00-7:00pm. Visit your child’s classroom and see how they spend their day.
Speech/Language Screenings for 1st grade:
Each year, all first grade students in the Bethel School District take part in a screening done by the Speech/Language Pathologist in their school. The purpose of the screening is to listen to students’ articulation of speech sounds, grammar, and overall communication. The screenings usually take place during the 1st two weeks of school. A note with individual results will be sent home later in the month.
Kindergarten Hearing Screenings:
All kindergarten students in the Bethel School District will have their hearing screened at school during the 3rd week of September. If there are any concerns, you will be contacted by the Speech/Language Pathologist.
Exámenes de Discurso / Lenguaje para Primer grado:
Cada año, todos los estudiantes de primer grado del Distrito Escolar de Bethel participan en una evaluación realizada por el Patólogo de Lenguaje en su escuela. El propósito de la proyección es escuchar la articulación de los estudiantes de los sonidos, la gramática y la comunicación general. Las proyecciones ocurren las primeras dos semanas de escuela. Una nota con resultados individuales será enviada a casa más tarde en el mes.
Exámenes de Audición de Kindergarten:
Todos los estudiantes de kindergarten en el Distrito Escolar Bethel tendrán su análisis en la escuela durante la 3ª semana de Septiembre. Si hay alguna preocupación, usted será contactado por el Patólogo de Lenguaje.
Family Support Resources
DACA Clinic Information
DACA Renewal Clinic
Saturday, September 23, 8:30-5:00
Lane ESD 1200 HWY 99 N Eugene, Or 97402
All services are free
MORE INFORMATION and to schedule an appointment:
Centro Latino Americano
944 W. 5th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
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
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.
The first day of school at Malabon will go on as scheduled Tuesday, but smoke in the air from Oregon wildfires may 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 those students with pre-existing conditions who might be especially impacted by poor air quality, so even if the conditions improve slightly those students may be kept indoors for their own protection.
We have a great air handling system, but as always, in any weather-related situation parents should make the final decision on whether to send their children to school.
We are looking forward to our first day of school this Tuesday, September 5th! If you haven’t registered your child yet, please stop into our office anytime after 7:45am.
Please click here to see the changes to our dismissal procedures at Malabon. There are a few changes in our routine so take a minute to familiarize yourself with these changes if you are picking your child up in a vehicle. Our goal is to keep all safe during this busy transition. Thank you for your support and patience.
Have a great weekend!