Malabon Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Bethel Adds Two Days To School Year

Hi Malabon Families,

Here’s great news before the school year starts: our district is restoring two days to the end of the school calendar that had been designated as Budget Reduction Days.

The District was able to restore those days next June thanks to slight underspending at the end of the last school year, and slight increases in expected revenue.

This leaves 3 Budget Reduction Days remaining:
• October 13 (a Teacher Inservice Day when students wouldn’t attend anyway)
• November 22 (day before Thanksgiving holiday)
• June 18

I’ll send you a revised school year calendar in two weeks after it is officially approved by the School Board. Meanwhile, this news is a real boost for everyone and the excitement is building for the start of the school year at Malabon.

Malabon Registration

Hello Malabon Families,

Here are some important dates for your calendars:

Families of returning and new students, including pre-registered kindergartners, are asked to stop by Malabon sometime during our open registration hours:
Tuesday, August 15th 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday, August 16th 7:30am-6:00pm
Parents of returning students will need to update and review information already on file. New parents should bring child’s immunization records and any information about previous schools attended.
If you know that your child will not be returning to Malabon this fall, please give us a call at your earliest convenience at 541-461-6421 so that we have this information.

Meet Your Teacher Drop In:
1:00-3:00pm on Thursday, August 31st
Come in and find your classroom and meet your teacher. Class lists will be posted in our gym. Treats will be provided by PTO following class visits.

First Day of School:
We are looking forward to seeing you all starting on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. Remember, doors open at 7:45 and breakfast is served at this time. Breakfast and lunch are both free for all Malabon students.

News from Malabon

Olympic Day Free For Students

Olympic Day at the NCAA Track and Field Championships is June 10 at Hayward Field. Bethel students and an accompanying adult can attend for free. Listen to Olympians, then attend the final day of the track and field championship, also for free. Click here for more information.


Día Olímpico Gratis Para EstudiantesEl Día Olímpico en los Campeonatos de Atletismo de la NCAA es el 10 de junio en Hayward Field. Estudiantes de Bethel y un adulto acompañante pueden asistir gratis. Escuchar a los atletas olímpicos, y luego asistir al último día del campeonato de pista y campo, también de forma gratuita. Haga clic aquí para mas información.


Family & Neighbor Day at the Bethel Farm

Join us for free bike blender fruit smoothies, farm tours, kid activities, a cooking demo, food samples, and more! Saturday, June 10th from noon to 4:00. The Bethel Farm is located in the field between Prairie Mountain and Kalapuya schools. Click here for more information.

Día de Familia y Vecino: Granja de Bethel

Únete a nosotros gratis batidos de frutas, tours de granja, actividades para niños, una demostración de cocina, muestras de alimentos, y mucho más! Sábado el 10 de junio, 12:00-4:00. La granja del Bethel se localiza en el campo entre las escuelas de la montaña de la pradera y de Kalapuya. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

News from Malabon

Teen-Proof Your Home
Save the date to attend Raising Healthy Teens/Tweens – Teen Proofing your Home. This is a special event for all parents & guardians of Bethel middle school students. Learn about the teenage brain, trends among local teenagers, and leave with tools and strategies for talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol. You will also have a chance to ask questions of school and drug & alcohol counselors, law enforcement, and other professionals. June 1, 7:00 p.m. at Willamette High School. More information will be shared soon.

A Prueba de Adolescentes Su Hogar
Guarde la fecha para asistir a Cómo criar adolescentes sanos – A prueba de adolescentes su hogar. Este es un evento especial para todos los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia de Bethel. Aprenda sobre el cerebro adolescente, las tendencias entre los adolescentes locales, y deje con herramientas y estrategias para hablar con sus hijos sobre las drogas y el alcohol. También tendrá la oportunidad de hacer preguntas a la escuela, consejeros de drogas y alcohol, agentes de la ley y otros profesionales. 1 de junio, 7:00 p.m. en Escuela Secundaria Willamette. Más información será compartida pronto.


Immunization Results
Under a new state law we are required to share our school and the County’s immunization rates with you twice a year. Enjoy.

Resultados de la inmunización
Bajo una nueva ley estatal estamos obligados a compartir nuestra escuela y las tasas de vacunación del condado con usted dos veces al año. Disfrutar.


Free Lunches for Bethel Kids
Free lunches will be available this summer for all Bethel children ages 2 to 18. Food for Lane County is providing the meals at designated locations from June 26th to August 25th and everyone is invited. Visit for a list of sites and times.

Libre almuerzos para los niños en Bethel
Almuerzos gratuitos estarán disponibles este verano para todos los niños de Bethel de 2 a 18 años. Los alimentos para el Condado de Lane están proporcionando las comidas en los lugares designados desde el 26 de junio al 25 de agosto y todos están invitados. Visite  para obtener una lista de sitios y horarios.


The Bethel Farm welcomes you to come dig in!
Volunteer Work Party Day, this Saturday, May 13, 12-3:00 p.m.
Family & Neighbor Day, Saturday, June 10, 12-4:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to this free event.  Try farm fresh food, kids’ crafts, tour the farm and more.
RSVP or questions to Jo (, 541-220-6912 or to Farmer Kasey (

Bienvenidos son todos a La Finca de Bethel
“Fiesta” de Trabajo Voluntario, Este sábado, 13 de mayo, 12-3:00 p.m.
Día de Familia Y Vecino, Sábado, 10 de junio, 12-4:00 p.m. Actividades para los niños, muestras de alimentos y mucho más. ¡Gratis!
Para recibir información en español llame a Melanie Hyers a (541) 647-4027 o por correo electrónico:


Talk Time
Learning English? Come meet other learners and practice conversational English together! Thursday, May 18, 4:00, at the Downtown Eugene library. It’s free!

Hora de hablar
¿Estás aprendiendo inglés? ¡Ven a conocer a otros que también lo están aprendiendo y practica tu inglés con ellos! Jueves, 18 de mayo, 4:00, Biblioteca Pública de Eugene – Centro. ¡Gratis!

News From Malabon

Gear Up for the May Walk and Roll!

On Wednesday, May 10th Malabon will be participating in the Walk and Roll Challenge. Our goal is to encourage as many students as possible to increase their physical activity by using active transportation modes like walking, biking, scooting, etc.

For some families, it really is too far to walk to school every day. Don’t worry, your family can still participate in the Walk and Roll to School Challenge. If you live a long way from school, you could Park ‘n’ Stride instead. Mrs. Spence will meet students at Peterson Barn at 7:30am on May 10th and walk them to school. For those riding bikes, Ms. Tracy will ride along with that group from Peterson Barn. Parents are encouraged to join us with either the walk or ride to school.

We have great incentives and prizes to encourage our students to get active! All students who walk or roll to school on May 10th will be entered into a raffle for a wide variety of prizes.


Classroom Placement for 2017-2018

 The Malabon School staff will soon begin the process of developing classroom placements for next year. The placement of students into individual classrooms is an important responsibility belonging to all schools. The Malabon staff devotes a great deal of time and energy to this task so that a careful and thoughtful placement can be made for every student. Our goal is for every child to be in a supportive, challenging, and successful environment. We know this is best accomplished when we create balanced, teachable classroom groups.

A team of teachers who know your child will carefully consider his/her learning needs while making classroom placements. The specialists and the principal work with this team and consider the following factors.

  • A balance of class size and age
  • A balance of academic strengths
  • A balance of learning styles
  • A balance of boys and girls
  • A balance of social skills
  • Consideration of parental information

Parental Information

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 in the front office or you can click on Classroom Placement Request form 2017-2018 for an electronic copy. This information will be considered along with the other placement factors in our effort to create balanced, teachable classroom groups. Final teacher assignments and classroom placements for students will be announced at our “Meet Your Teacher Event” in August.



Bethel Multicultural Fair
All are welcome to Bethel’s 4th annual Multicultural Fair. There will be free delicious tastes of food from around the world, amazing performances, and interesting information about the many diverse cultures in our community. Join us Friday, May 19th, 6:00-8:00 at Prairie Mountain School.

Feria Multicultural de Bethel
Todos son bienvenidos a la 4ta Feria Multicultural anual de Bethel. Habrá sabores deliciosos libres de la comida de alrededor del mundo, actuaciones asombrosas, e información interesante sobre las muchas culturas diversas en nuestra comunidad. Únase a nosotros Viernes, 19 de mayo, 6: 00-8: 00 en Prairie Mountain School.