Meadow View School
Coming up at Bethel Branch Library…
Every day, there are books, films, music, homework help, and more for you and your family at the Bethel Branch Library. Here are some special events in March and admission is always free.
- During spring break, kids and family are invited to “The Amazing Spaghetti Magic and Fun Show,” featuring tons of laughs and interactive silliness, on Wednesday, March 26, 3:00 p.m. at the Bethel Branch.
- Adults who are new to computers are welcome to “Computer Basics: Part 1,” a hands-on class at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. Get an introduction to using a computer (PC), mouse, and special keys on the keyboard, plus a helpful list of “computer-speak.” Due to limited space, pre-register at 541-682-5450 (press 2).
The Bethel Branch Library is located at Barger and Echo Hollow, sharing a parking lot with RiteAid and Carl’s Jr. For more information, call 541-682-8316 or visit www.eugene-or.gov/library<http://www.eugene-or.gov/library>.
College Knowledge Night
Bethel students and families will have the opportunity to learn more about college preparation and planning at College Knowledge Night. Representatives from more than 40 colleges will be present to answer questions and provide information about choosing the right college, how to pay for college, how to visit college campuses, college savings accounts, and much more. College knowledge Night will be on Thursday, May 8th from 6:00 pm -8:30 pm at Power’s Auditorium (Willamette High School). Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Meadow View’s middle school OBOB team will compete at the regional tournament at Powers Auditorium this Saturday, March 1st at 8:30 am. Team, NSAS (first initial of each team member), consists of Nathan Sanders, Shane Wilder, Addy Fulks, and Scott Ainsworth.
Meadow View’s elementary team will compete in the regional tournament on March 8th at Thurston High School. Our elementary team, Fierce Kittens, consists of Jaylen Gaboriault, Aaliyah Gaboriault, Alma Schuetz, and Samara Hopkins. Congratulations to our OBOB teams for making it to regionals!
We are excited to welcome students from the Willamette Improvement Team (WIT) to Meadow View School. These students (under the guidance of WHS Principal Mindy LeRoux and Superintendent Colt Gill) will be working with our 8th graders on issues such as harassment, discrimination and prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, cyberbullying, racism and school climate. Teen Talk Time will begin next week and occur once a week for 5 weeks.
Snow Days To Be Made Up In April
Bethel School District has decided to make up Snow Days during the first week of April.
Students will be in class the entire week of March 31-April 4, which had been scheduled as a Budget Reduction Week.
The District recognize the benefits to having students in class in April rather than the end of the school year in June. It also considered the wishes of families and school staff members who took part in this survey that overwhelmingly favored April as the choice for making up Snow Days.
During that week after spring break the District will be making up two Snow Days lost during December’s bad weather, and restoring three school days that were listed as Budget Reduction Days.
Students in all grades will benefit, although restoring the days in April will conflict with some families’ plans for that week. Those who have made plans to be away are asked to check with their teachers about work assignments they might miss.
Meadow View 6th-8th grade students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves and others in the game of Chess! Chess club will officially begin on Monday January 27th after school from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Campbell, is our chess club advisor and is seeking a volunteer who is knowledgeable of chess strategies and willing to share their knowledge with our players. If you are interested in volunteering please email Mrs. Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meadow View Kindergarten Orientation, School Tours
Bethel schools are open to everyone and now’s their time to see what we’re all about. Tours of our school are available from February 10-14. Just call our school office to arrange a time.
New incoming Kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to attend Meadow View’s Kindergarten Orientation February 20th at 6:30.
Families will learn all about our terrific kindergarten program, meet our outstanding teachers, and a take home a free special book just for Bethel’s incoming kindergarteners.
Spread the word if you know anyone with kids that age or anyone interested in attending our school. And call us at 541-607-9700 for more information.
Mark your calendars for the Meadow View Bingo Night, January 24th. Doors open at 6pm. Games begin at 6:30.
This is a fun fundraiser by 8th grade parents to support the 8th grade end of year departure ceremony and social event.
They are soliciting donations for Bingo prizes, including ideas such as gift cards, movie tickets, sports gear, and cash donations. Donations can be dropped off at the front office.
Martin Luther King Jr. Pop Art Portraits
In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ms. Tumminelli’s art class created pop art portraits for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. The artwork is displayed in the upper grade halls.
Read With the Ducks
There is a lot of great stuff in this edition of the Principal’s Update. Meadow View has partnered with the University of Oregon to support literacy in our school.
The Read with the Ducks program is for students grades K-5.
It’s simple, bring home a reading log from school, record your minutes reading at home, turn it in when you meet your grade level goal (2 weeks), and get free tickets and popcorn to an Oregon men’s basketball game!
We have already had 71 Meadow View students and their parents attend games through this program.
Kudos to Our Parents
I am proud to report that 90% of Meadow View families attended the December parent-teacher conferences. This is a tremendous turnout and it further confirms what we already knew: the families at our school care very deeply about their children’s success.
Studies have shown that when parents and teachers work together, students tend to earn higher grades, perform better on tests, attend school more regularly, have better behavior, and show more positive attitudes toward themselves and toward school.
Congratulations, Meadow View families!
Free School Lunches
You are strongly encouraged to sign up for Bethel’s free and reduced-price student lunch program.
Not only is Bethel recognized throughout the state for being a leader in using fresh, healthy, locally grown and tasty food, all the school meals are made from scratch in our school kitchen every day.
When you sign up for the free and reduced-price meals confidentiality is strictly maintained so no students are revealed as receiving the free and reduced-price school meals. This is a federally-funded program that Bethel is eager to make available to all eligible students.
Eligibility is determined by family income. Click here for the application form, or contact our school office for details on how to verify your eligibility and register for the lunch program: 541-607-9700.
Your Child’s Next School
Big changes are coming to your child’s next school. Ground will be broken during spring break for Willamette High School’s new science and office building.
This is an exciting time for all Bethel families, as the District’s flagship school gets a major facelift and adds an important science facility that will be second to none.
Join us at Willamette this Thursday to see what will be awaiting your children when they move on to Wil-Hi. You will see the plans, meet the architects, learn about the security and sustainability features, and be able ask questions.
Free child care and even ice cream will be provided in the Willamette cafeteria, Thursday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
Trainings and Resources for Parents
Here is a valuable resource for families. IRIS Ed is a website where parents and educators can go to watch effective educational videos and read articles on topics including divorce, bilingual families, adoptive parents, Pre K-1 literacy and more.
Go to the IRIS Ed webpage, and create an account with this key code: EsETia. Bethel School District has paid for this account and encourages you to use it for free access.
Some of our 8th graders will take part in the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The results are called The Nation’s Report Card because it measures student achievement across the country. It is important because the results help the President, Congress, and all of our educators make decisions about how to improve our education system. For 8th graders who were selected, parent letters are being mailed home this week. Questions? Please call Mrs. Case at Meadow View, 541-607-9700.
- Jazz band
- Field Trips (buses and scholarships)
- Track coaches
- Geo Bee
- Teacher requests for classroom materials
- Student Council
- Scholastic News magazine
- Family nights (movie, carnival, Monster Mash)
- Staff appreciation
Want to get involved? Come to the next meeting February 4th from 6:30-7:30 in the our school’s South Media Center. The remaining PTO meetings are February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, May 6th, and June 3rd.
State Report Cards
Each year the Oregon Department of Education collects data from students’ state tests and produces a school and district report card. This information provides an overall look at each school and district based only on the standardized tests. Here are the 2012-13 Meadow View and District report cards.
Support For a Meadow View Family
Some have asked how they can support the Meadow View family who lost their 5 year old due to complications from the H1N1 virus. A memorial fund has been set up to help with covering medical expenses and costs of a wake. Donations can be made at US Bank under the name Ronan Burgess. Go to this Facebook page for more information.