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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, December 4th from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 5th from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Early dismissal on Thursday, December 5th at 11:15 a.m. 

No School Friday, December 6th




Reminder About Snow Days & Late Starts

There are multiple sources to determine whether Bethel School District is on a Late Start or is having a Snow Day.

First and foremost, check our school web page or on the District home page.

If you see no news, it means all Bethel schools are on their regular schedules.

In addition, you can be the first to get news on weather-related school closures or delays by following Superintentent Chris Parra on Twitter at @Bethel_Supt and the District Twitter account at @Bethel_Schools.

Families are also encouraged to use the free FlashAlert system which provides notifications via email or a push notification with a free FlashAlert phone app. FlashAlert is the same system the school district uses to notify local media when there is a weather or emergency-related closure of a school.

Download the FlashAlert app or click here:



Know What’s Going On(line)

Bethel School District is teaming with Eugene 4J and the Eugene Police Department to offer training for parents and the public about how to prevent sexual exploitation of children, as well as cyber-bullying and sexting. A nationally-recognized child crimes specialist will lead the training. Click here for the details. (PDF)

News from Malabon

Coffee with the Counselor!

Ashley Scott will be holding a series of parent education meetings throughout the school year. Topics that will be covered during these sessions include building routines, challenging behavior, encouraging positive behavior, and collaborative problem-solving.

What do you want cooperation to look like in your home? Giving good directions is a matter of WHAT you say and HOW you say it. Connect with other parents and learn more about how to encouarge positive behavior!

Where:  Malabon Elementary Library

When:  Wednesday, November 13

Time:  8:15am to 9:00am

Questions? Mrs. Scott can be reached at 541-461-6421 or


Café con la Consejera

Ashley Scott llevará a cabo una serie de reuniones de educación para padres durante todo el año escolar. Los temas que se tratarán durante estas sesiones incluyen la creación de rutinas, comportamiento desafiante, comportamiento positivo alentador y resolución colaborativa de problemas.

¿Cómo quiere que sea la cooperación en su hogar? Dar buenas direcciones es cuestión de QUÉ dices y CÓMO lo  

dices. ¡Conéctate con otros padres y aprende más sobre   cómo fomentar el comportamiento positivo!

Dónde: Biblioteca de la Primaria Malabon

Cuándo: miércoles, 13 de noviembre

Hora: 8:15 a.m. a 9:00 a.m.

¿Preguntas? Puede comunicarse con la Sra. Scott al 541-461-6421 o



Free Medical and Dental Services

The Life and Health Free Clinic will come to the Lane County Fairgrounds November 23-24. This free services include full service optometry; illness diagnosis and minor treatments; dental fillings, cleanings and extractions; massages and kids activities.

The free clinic starts at 9:00 on both days and is first come, first served. Click here for more information (PDF).


Servicios médicos y dentales gratuitos

La Clínica Gratuita de Vida y Salud llegará al recinto ferial del condado de Lane del 23 al 24 de noviembre. Estos servicios gratuitos incluyen servicio completo de optometría; diagnóstico de enfermedades y tratamientos menores; empastes dentales, limpiezas y extracciones; masajes y actividades infantiles.

La clínica gratuita comienza a las 9:00 los dos días y se recibe por orden de llegada. Haga clic aquí para más información (PDF).


Census Heads-Up

Lynne Gross is the U.S. Census Partnership Specialist for the State of Oregon responsible for education outreach, K-12.  She is a currently licensed educator and is excited about the Statistics in Schools (PDF) program available from the U.S. Census Bureau.

She will be contacting principals to provide information about the program and the administrator kits that the U.S. Census will be distributing during the month of November. 

News from Malabon

Affordable Housing Community Meeting

The dream of affording a new home is being helped by Dev Northwest, a nonprofit that revitalizes neighborhoods, helps people build homes and start small businesses. A new 40 home development is planned for Bethel and DevNW wants you to know about it. Click here for information (PDF) on the first meeting coming up on November 6th at Prairie Mountain School.


Reunión de la comunidad de viviendas asequibles

El sueño de tener un nuevo hogar está siendo ayudado por Dev Northwest, Una organización sin fines de lucro que revitaliza los vecindarios, ayuda a las personas a construir casas y comenzar pequeños negocios. Se planea un nuevo desarrollo de 40 viviendas para Bethel y DevNW quiere que usted lo sepa. Haga clic aquí para obtener información (PDF) sobre la primera reunión que se realizará el 6 de noviembre en la escuela Prairie Mountain.


Vaping Warning

People are getting sick – and some are dying – from a lung injury after vaping. And, the tobacco industry is targeting young people with addictive products. Click here for important information (PDF) on this topic from the Oregon Health Authority


Advertencia de vapeo

La gente se está enfermando, y algunas están muriendo, por una lesión pulmonar después de vapear. Y la industria tabacalera está dirigida a los jóvenes con productos adictivos. Haga clic aquí para obtener información importante (PDF) sobre este tema de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón.

News from Malabon








Malabon PTO Harvest Festival and School Spirit Day

On Friday, November 1st, join us at Malabon for our PTO Harvest Festival from 6:30-8:00pm. Costumes are optional at this evening event. Please make sure costumes are appropriate for a family friendly school event: No blood, gore and weapons. Click here for more information about this event in English and Spanish.

On Friday, November 1st, Malabon is having our annual school spirit day during the day!  Students may wear Blue and White, their Malabon t-shirts and sweatshirts, or anything that promotes school spirit at Malabon. 

 Although we won’t be having students wear costumes at school on Thursday, 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.


Update: Student Success Act

By now, many of you have heard about additional funding coming to K-12 schools next year from Oregon’s Student Success Act (SSA.) This is exciting news! I want to share Bethel School District’s process for determining where those additional funds will be directed. Our process and plan is guided by requirements of the Act, these items in particular:

  • Equity*
  • Engagement
  • Accountability
    • Meet Students’ Mental or Behavioral Health Needs
    • Increase Achievement

*A strong focus in equity has been defined by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) as:

  • “Education equity is the equitable implementation of policy, practices, procedures, and legislation that translates into resource allocation, education rigor, and opportunities for historically and currently marginalized youth, students, and families including civil rights protected classes.”

The ODE is directing districts to reexamine our systems and processes with a goal of closing the achievement gap among our students.

Where To Start

Our process begins with Continue reading

News from Malabon

Information About State Tests

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Additionally, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 participate in science testing. Bethel has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. Click here for more information. (PDF)


Información sobre pruebas estatales

Cada primavera, los estudiantes de Oregon en los grados 3-8 y 11 participan en evaluaciones estatales en artes del lenguaje inglés y matemáticas. Además, los estudiantes en los grados 5, 8 y 11 participan en las pruebas de ciencias. Bethel siempre ha tenido una alta tasa de participación en las evaluaciones estatales, ya que tanto los padres como el personal han encontrado valor en esta verificación de “punto en el tiempo” sobre el progreso de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro sistema educativo. Sin embargo, los padres en Oregon tienen la opción de excluir a sus hijos de las evaluaciones estatales. Haga clic aquí para mas información. (PDF)


Elementary School Health Screening

Health Screenings for grades K -5 will be performed 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!


NAACP Community Resources

Please consider the Eugene/Springfield NAACP a committed partner in caring for our area’s youth. They host three great programs meant to assist parents, families and youth thrive academically and socially. Please check out the following links to sign up and learn more about their programs!:
Youth Council–
SMART Reading-