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!
Crazy Hat or Hair Day Tomorrow, November 25th!
Malabon kids have earned a Crazy Hat or Hair Day! Respect Rangers have been out and about these last two weeks looking for classrooms of students being respectful, creating a positive learning environment. When a class was caught being respectful, a Respect Medal was hung on their door. Our goal was to collect 250 Respect Medals by today. Our kids, however, didn’t stop at 250. At last count, Malabon classrooms had earned a total of 317 Respect Medals! Pretty impressive! We are looking forward to a fun day of learning with a little crazy mixed in!
Reminder… No School on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
A Malabon Holiday Bazaar
Malabon PTO is hosting a HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Click on the link for more information.
The New Malabon is starting to take shape!
To see the progress, click on the video below to see a time lapse of the construction happening at Malabon!
Click on the PTO November News for events and ways you can get involved this month!
PTO’s Next Family Fun Night
Our PTO is hosting its next Family Fun Night on Thursday, November 13th, from 6:00-8:00pm at Skate World! Hope many of you can make this Free event!
Malabon’s Music Concert
K-2nd Grade, Tuesday, Nov. 18th 7:00-8:00pm
3rd -5th Grade, Wednesday, Nov. 19th 7:00-8:00pm
BEAT THE IMMUNIZATION RUSH!
Exclusion day is Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 for overdue immunizations.
We have started the process of gathering immunization information so we don’t have any students excluded from attending school in February.
Parents please provide us with any immunization updates students have, including month & year of chickenpox disease. Any updates can be given or faxed to the front office or your Health Room Assistant.
Veteran’s Day: No School Tuesday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Vacation: No School Wednesday, November 26th through Friday, November 28th
PTO’s October Family Fun Night, Thursday Oct. 23rd! Click here to read all about it!
Friday, October 24th is the “Where” Fair!
Students who have chosen to participate will be sharing their geography project with their peers. Projects will be set up in our cafeteria at 12:45. Classes will be rotating through beginning at 1:00. Parents are always welcome to join.
Thursday, October 30th, at Malabon
Individual classrooms will be having harvest celebration parties on Thursday, October 30th. 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 thes cosutmes for events not at school. 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 Friday evening, the 31st, please remind them of all those important rules: Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible, Be Malabon!
Reminder: Friday, October 31st is a no school day for students.