Malabon Staff and Students are thankful for all of the volunteers who help in so many ways throughout the school year. This Friday, April 18th, we are celebrating you! Starting at 7:45am we will be serving a light breakfast in our staff lounge. Please stop by so that we can offer our thanks for all the things you do to make Malabon the wonderful place it is for our kids. From our PTO parents to our daily volunteers that help in our classrooms. Field trip helpers, special events helpers and even our very own Chris Ferguson who was honored with the wonderful recognition of being United Way’s Volunteer of the Year last week! The hundreds of hours you all put into our school is truly appreciated. Hope to see you there!
Spring Break Reminder
In case you missed it, Spring Break is just one week, March 24-28. School will resume March 31st. The District was able to restore the week after Spring Break, which was originally scheduled to be a budget reduction week. We’ll see you again on Monday the 31st.
Opportunities And Events
Whether you’re making your plans for Spring Break, Summer Break, or even this weekend you should check out Bethel’s Opportunities and Events web page. You’ll find consistently updated happenings in our district and the wider community.
School Bus Stop Sale
Pottery wheels, 100,000 sports trading cards, art supplies, retired school equipment, new craft and holiday items, and much more will be sold this Saturday, March 22nd at the Bus Stop Sale at Fairfield Elementary. The event runs from 8:00-4:00 and all revenue will help to fund the Fairfield and Malabon student stores.
Most of the sidewalks in Petersen Barn Park are about to be torn out and replaced due to severe cracking and decomposition of the concrete. Pedestrians will be able to walk or walk their bicycles around the areas of construction from the first week of April until mid-May, but the best choice is to avoid passing through the park during the construction time.
Bethel Benefit Concert
A benefit concert will be held April 4th at Willamette’s Powers Auditorium for 2013 Wil-Hi grad Blake Nichols who is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Blake has been accepted into a clinical trial treatment in Texas. His initial treatment was in January and he will go back for additional treatment in a few weeks. The benefit concert will feature four bands: Rootdown, The Little Rascalz, Pluto the Planet, and The Shifts. There will also be a silent auction from 5:30 – 6:15. The tickets are on sale at Bi-Mart stores on Royal, River Road and 18th Ave.
Cookie Dough Orders and Money Due Friday!
Our Monster Cookie Dough Fundraiser is coming to a close. All orders and monies need to be turned in by this Friday, March 14th.
Please double check the following:
- make sure you have all the money for each order listed on the sheet
- have your child’s name on the order form
- Please indicate which day you would like to pick up the cookie dough – either April 10th or 11th – please again note the date change.
We hope to calculate the orders on Friday and hand out prizes early the following week. The limo ride prize will take some scheduling and so more information will follow.
Thank you so much for participating in this fundraiser; we greatly appreciate your and your child’s effort to help raise money for Malabon.
If you have any questions please contact our PTO President
Rebecca Walker 541-521-2120
What’s Happening in our District and Surrounding Community?
Bethel School Surplus Sale Spring cleaning means it’s time for Bethel’s School Surplus Sale, this Saturday, March 8th, 8:00-2:00 at Cascade Middle School.
The giant garage sale will include chairs, desks, file cabinets, book cases, dividers, rolling carts, science equipment, overhead projectors and other school-related odds and ends…even some kitchen sinks.
None of the equipment is currently being used by the school district and storage space is running out.
All proceeds will benefit the Bethel Education Foundation.
New Curriculum Review All parents and community members have an opportunity to examine the two new English Language Arts materials/programs now being considered by Bethel School District. It will available for review at Clear Lake Elementary on March 17th and 18th from 8:00-noon and 5:00-7:00. Parents may also review the two programs at Lane ESD on highway 99 by calling ahead at 541-461-8295, or emailing Kate Weber at email@example.com
Nominate A Deserving Educator Here is a chance to really honor your favorite Bethel teacher, support staff, administrator or volunteer. Nominations for ACE Awards are due this Sunday night, March 9th . The ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards are sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield Chambers of Commerce and the local business community. The Awards are presented at an April ceremony at the Hult Center, and Bethel winners in each category earn $1,000 for the school program of their choice. Click on the ACE Awards website and submit a nomination for a deserving Champion in Education: http://www.theaceawards.org/
Willamette Wins State Sustainability Award Bethel’s flagship school not only has the best graduation rate among the large high schools in the Eugene-Springfield area, but Willamette is also the winner of the Oregon Sustainable School Award. Wil-Hi does a tremendous job of recycling, conserving energy and water use, reducing the use of major cleaning chemicals, hosting the annual Community Recycling Round-Up, and leading the way as a Premier Level Oregon Green School. The Oregon Sustainability Award automatically enters WHS as Oregon’s nomination to the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Award, which will be announced April 22nd.
Skills to Help Children Navigate Social Interactions Does your child have big reactions to small problems? Have difficulty interacting with peers? Tend to “rule police” when playing with others? Struggle to figure out social rules?
Former Bethel Behavior and Autism Specialist, Monica Bounds, will give a free presentation at the downtown library that will offer strategies to help kids manage BIG emotions, improve flexibility, understand the thoughts and feelings of others, make and keep friends, and decode the expected and unexpected behaviors for any situation.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 16th, from 10:30-noon at the downtown library.
Ophelia’s Place: Girls Rule! A Parent-Daughter Fair Girls ages 9-14 and a caring adult are invited to explore and experience new opportunities together. Ophelia’s Place will present workshops and classes with topics that include crafts, self-defense, science and nature, creative exploration, relationships, dance and movement, body image, internet safety, and many more. Each girl must be accompanied by one adult. Lunch will be provided. There is at $5 suggested donation for this event on Saturday, March 15, 9:00-3:00 on the LCC campus (Center for Meeting and Learning building.)
To register: please visit the Ophelia’s Place website at http://www.opheliasplace.net or call 541-284-7333.
Bethel College Knowledge Night It’s never too early to think about college. Make plans now to attend College Knowledge Night at Willamette High School Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m. More than 40 private and public colleges, universities and college access programs will be represented. Parents and students of all ages are welcome to learn about choosing a best-fit college, where to find the money, how to visit a college campus, gap year options, and much more. Bethel 8th graders or high schoolers in attendance can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of four scholarships to the accredited college or university of their choice.
Free Track and Field Clinic At Hayward Field Bethel students are invited to a free track and field clinic at the UO’s Hayward Field, Saturday, March 22nd, 10:30-11:45.
Oregon Track Club Elite and UO athletes and a coach will lead the clinic as kids will long jump, hurdle, sprint and throw the turbo javelin.
There is no cost, but kids should wear their own running shoes. All kids will receive a ribbon and snack.
Pre‐registration is strongly encouraged at the Sheldon Community Center (541‐682‐5312) the week of March 17.
Monster Cookie Company
A PTO Fundraiser for Malabon Elementary
*IMPORTANT DATE CORRECTION*
- All orders and MONEY must be turned in by Friday, March 14.
- Money must be collected at the time of the cookie order.
- PLEASE collect Cash or a Check made out to Malabon PTO.
- Product will be delivered to the school and available for pick up after school on
APRIL 10th and 11th (due to Spring Break in March). Please indicate on your ORDER SHEET which day you prefer to pick up your orders in large bold print
THIS IS A PERISHABLE ITEM! IT WILL COME TO THE SCHOOL FROZEN FOR SAFETY.
IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE PRODUCT BE REFRIGERATED OR PUT IN THE FREEZER WITHIN 4 HOURS OF PICK UP.
- 1 tub = funny moustache
- 3 tubs = funny moustache and a Monster Cookie of your own
(NO peanut butter choice available)
- 5 tubs = funny moustache and a Monster Cookie of your own
(NO peanut butter available) and a sheet of Scratch-n-Sniff Stickers
- 8 tubs = a $5 gift card to FROYO Nation or Little Caesar’s Pizza
- 12 tubs = a $10 movie card or a limo ride to Papa’s Pizza ( 1 Full sheet)
Donations are gladly accepted, but will not count toward the number of tubs sold.
Thank you and Good Luck from the Malabon Mustangs PTO!