Hello Malabon Families,
We are getting ready to begin another school year! Please remember that we ask all families to come in and register their children for the upcoming year—even if they are a returning student or a preregistered kindergartener. Please bring updated address and health information.
Our registration dates are:
Tuesday, Aug. 12th, 7:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 13th 7:30am-6:30pm
Class List Posting: Thursday, Aug. 28th
Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to see who your child’s teacher will be. Class lists will be posted in our cafeteria. Visit with the teachers and friends. PTO will be providing light refreshments.
First Day of School: Tuesday, Sept. 2nd.
Doors open at 7:30, breakfast served at 7:45 and school starts at 8:15. Stop in after you drop off your students for coffee and donuts. Finalize your child’s after school transportation, care instructions and pay fees.
Construction is under way at Malabon! Information about a few changes in systems, such as parking, pick up and drop off, will be available at registration. Enjoy another few weeks of summer! If you have any questions between now and then, you are welcome to call our office at (541) 461-6421 betweem 7:30 and 3:30 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maureen Spence, Principal
Malabon kids are putting finishing touches on projects and assignments and having lots of fun along the way. Here are some highlights of events coming these next few days:
Malabon Ground Breaking June 12th
At 9:00 Thursday morning all students, staff and community members will be meeting at the north side of the building near the bus loop for a long awaited celebration. It is time to break ground for our new Malabon! Fencing is going up around the building and as soon as school is out, our construction team will begin the process of building our new school. You are welcome to join us as we thank those responsible for getting this construction under way.
5th Grade Completion Ceremony June 12th
It is time to say goodbye to a wonderful group of fifth graders! Fifth grade families, please join us at 1:30pm in our gymnasium as we wish this fine group of kids the very best as they head onward to middle school. A brief reception will follow with lots of opportunities to take pictures!
**Kindergarteners last day of school will be on this day!
Last Day of School… Field Day June 13th
We will be having our annual field day on Friday morning. Wear your Malabon t-shirts if you have them and come prepared for fun! We will be dismissing students at 11:15 on this last day. Report Cards will be sent home with students.
Start Your Summer Running!
Free entries are available for Bethel families to take part in this Saturday’s first Bethel Fit 5K fun run and FREE Youth Mile Challenge. Register here online and be sure to use the Bethel code – BETHELFIT14 – for free entry. Click here for all the event information. This easy fun run on Saturday, June 14th starts and ends at Willamette High School and is brought to you by the Bethel Education Foundation.
Ferguson’s Fairfield Garage Sale
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 21st from 9:00-4:00. Chris Ferguson will be holding a garage sale outside of Fairfiled School. Proceeds from this event will go to funding Fairfield and Malabon school stores. If you are interested in helping, just show up!
From all of us here at Malabon Elementary, have a safe and relaxing summer!
Annual Spring PTO Carnival
Our annual Spring Carnival is coming on June 6h. Click on Malabon Carnival for all the details!
Summer Track for Students
Track season continues after school is out for the summer. All kids grades 3-8 are invited to take part in the Run TrackTown Youth League, a series of seven all-comer early summer track meets. Top finishers will advance to the Run TrackTown Youth League Championship meet on July 26 at Hayward Field, as part of the final weekend of festivities surrounding the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene. Click here for more information on the All-Comers Meets.
Rites of Passage Summer Academy
The Rites of Passage Summer Academies at Lane Community College are designed to inform and inspire high school and middle school students of color in Bethel and Lane County. Students representing four racial/ethnic groups are immersed in summer programs focusing on their cultural history, literature, folklore, and traditions. These programs are designed to promote positive self-image and self-esteem. The four affinity-based programs include African American Rites of Passage, Asian Pacific American Rites of Passage, Bridge of the Gods, and Puertas Abiertas Latino/Latina Rites of Passage. These summer academies are free, but require an application. High school students are eligible for high school and/or LCC credit for participating in one of the Rites of Passage programs.
Happy Mother’s Day!
To all of our Malabon moms, grandmas, step-moms, foster moms and those who take on the mom roll when mom can’t be there. You are all appreciated so much. It is a big part of what you do every day that makes our children so successful!
We are in the final weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. Please watch the Malabon Calendar (the link is on the right hand side of this blog page) for upcoming field trips and last day of school dates. In the meantime, we are working hard to finalize district and state testing and are celebrating successes all along the way. Attendance is of great importance so please continue to make this a priority!
Classroom Teacher Assignments
We are currently working at a district level to balance teacher versus student ratios at each building. Malabon will have some changes but we hope that funding will allow us to keep the same number of staff members as we have this year. We have a strong group of teachers at Malabon and regardless of specific assignments, your child will be in great hands as they move on to the next grade level. We recognize there may be times when parents wish to share specific needs, concerns or information regarding classroom placement. A Parent Input Form is available for this reason. If you would like to have input in your child’s placement next year, please click on our Classroom Placement Input Form and classroom placement policy or pick up a hard copy in our front office, and then return it to the Malabon office by June 2 if you wish us to consider your information as we make classroom placements. This information will be considered along with the other placement factors in our effort to create balanced, teachable classroom groups. Classroom placements will be announced at our “Meet Your Teacher Event” next August.
Eugene Police Activities League Day Camp
Space is still available for this active summer day camp for kids ages 8 to 13, which runs June 23-27.
It’s designed to offer opportunities for kids to have a wide variety of new experiences, from organized competitive sports and recreational activities to arts, educational and social skill development programs.
It will be held at Arts and Technology Academy (formerly Jefferson Middle School. Register online here and look for the CAMPS category.
Cost is $75 and the registration deadline is June 13.
Bethel Multicultural Fair
All Bethel families are invited to the second annual Multicultural Fair at Prairie Mountain School on Friday, May 16th 6-8 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, prizes and booths where kids and families can learn about different cultures. UO International students will share their various cultures, and performers include the local Chinese School and gospel singers featuring Prairie Mountain’s Terrance Gray.
Teacher of the Year
We have some of the best teachers in Oregon and now students can make sure they get special recognition. Students can submit personal nominations for Kendall’s Teacher of the Year contest. The winning teachers in Bethel and Eugene School Districts will receive $500 to be used to supplement classroom material. The deadline is May 21st. You can go here for more information.
PTO Officer Elections
Are you interested in joining our Parent Teacher Organization? Are you interested in holding an office? If so, please click here to access a nomination form. Include your nomination and return the form to school. A hard copy will be coming home in Tuesday folders this week for your convenience.
4/5 Track Meet on Thursday, 5/1
Our 4th and 5th grade students who are involved in the Bethel after school Track program have their first track meet this Thursday. Students need to report to Willamette High School at 3:45pm. If you have questions call our front office or Coach DeFlaminis at 541-461-6421. Go Malabon!
We are in the final stretch of our 2014-2015 school year. It is more important than ever to have your child here on time every day. State testing is happening in 3rd- 5th grade, district progress assessments are being administered next week and ongoing class instruction is preparing all students for the next grade level. Thank you for your continued effort to make school a top priority every day.
Bethel Compost Sale
The Bethel Education Foundation’s first annual Compost Sale is May 10th. This will take place at every Bethel school.
Educational and fun activities will complement the selling of this amazing compost from the Love Food Not Waste program, which is derived from food scraps at Shasta, Willamette and other Eugene-area kitchens, businesses, restaurants, grocers and more.
You might even find a suitable gift for Mother’s Day, such as a hanging basket from Kalapuya’s green house, seedlings from Clear Lake’s greenhouse, a bee pollinator home from Shasta, or desserts being raffled at Irving.
You can place your pre-order here.
Bethel FIT 5K Fun Run
Registration is now open for the June 14th Bethel FIT 5K fun run.
The first annual Bethel FIT 5K event is a fun-raiser for the Bethel Education Foundation and will be run throughout the Bethel community. All revenue goes to the BEF which provides grants to Bethel classrooms to enhance and invest in educational excellence in the Bethel School District.
All Bethel families are invited to the second annual Multicultural Fair at Prairie Mountain School on Friday, May 16th 6-8 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, prizes and booths where kids and families can learn about different cultures.