Meadow View School
Pre-register your incoming Kindergartener
Kindergarten orientation at Meadow View was a huge success last week. It was a great opportunity to meet our incoming students and families. If you missed orientation and have a kindergartener for the 2015-2016 school year, please come by and pick up a pre-registration packet. We literally have dozens of families from throughout Eugene hoping to attend Meadow View through Open Enrollment. In order to accurately project how many students we can accept, we need to first account for the families within our Meadow View boundary. Please encourage neighbors and friends to pre-register now.
Thank you for your continued support to make our Cosmos fundraiser a success. Last year we were able to purchase 80 Ipads. They are currently being used on a daily basis in many of our classrooms. This year we will continue to enhance technology at Meadow View through this fundraiser. All money from sold product is due by February 25, 2015.
Apples Support Bethel Students
The Bethel Education Foundation is well into its annual Apple Campaign, with all the funds raised going back into Bethel classrooms. The BEF is partnering with education foundations in Eugene 4j, Springfield, Creswell, and Pleasant Hill so the entire community is taking part in the Apple Campaign. Purchase a paper apple at any of the following Bethel businesses: Burrito Amigos, Dairy Queen, Hoagies-R-Us, Oregon Community Credit Union, Pappy’s Pizza, PostNet, US Bank, Strike City, and the Willamette High School Interact Club Or take part by purchasing a virtual apple at the BEF’s Apple Campaign website.
Review New Social Studies Textbooks
Bethel is close to finalizing the selection of new Social Studies textbooks for next school year, and you are invited to examine the choices. The preferred Social Studies textbooks will be at Shasta Middle School this coming week for your review and input.
Monday, February 23 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.), Tuesday, February 24 (8:00 a.m. – noon), and Wednesday, February 25 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Check in at the school office, then make your way to room 17 to look through all the materials. A Review Input Form will be available for you there.
State School Report Card
As our students prepare for this spring’s state testing, here is a look at last year’s State School Report Card. As you examine the report card from the 2013-14 school year, know that our school is now introducing new math and English language arts curriculum. The current school year will also be longer than it has been in the last few years.
Click here for the Meadow View State Report Card.
Click here for the Bethel School District State Report Card.
EWEB KidWind Challenge Success
Congratulations to Ms. Baumann’s and Mr. Mauer’s twenty seven 7th grade science students who competed in the 2nd Annual EWEB sponsored KidWind Challenge at Willamette High School. Students have been building wind turbines in class and were invited to see which turbines could generate the most power. Meadow View students took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the competition!
8th Grade Baby Pictures for Yearbook
Our yearbook committee is looking to include baby pictures of all 8th grade students. Students will need to turn in their pictures to the office or to Mrs. Liebl by February 19th or they will not be included in the yearbook.
Calling All Kindergartners
This is the time for all incoming kindergartners – and their parents – to make plans for school.
Bethel School Visitations are February 2-5, and Kindergarten Orientations are February 10-12 (Meadow View is on February 10th).
In September Bethel will offer FULL-DAY Kindergarten as part of the District’s commitment to prepare every student to graduate ready for College or the Workplace. This fall Bethel will have:
- All-day Kindergarten classes
- Academic & Social/Emotional development
- Even more creative, caring, effective teachers
- New textbooks & modern technology
- Safe & secure environments
- Two brand new schools
Come See for Yourself. Click here for all Kindergarten Orientation days/times.
Meadow View Bingo Night
Bingo Night will be a fun event for the whole family.
Here’s an annual school event that’s proven to be a big hit year after year. Mark your calendars for the Meadow View Bingo Night.
Friday, January 23rd.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Games begin 6:30 p.m.
$2 per card or 3 cards for $5.
This is a fun fundraiser by 8th grade parents to support the 8th grade end of year departure ceremony and social event.
Join the MLK March
It has become a Eugene tradition that you can join. The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March is Monday, January 19th and all of us are encouraged to attend. By taking part we can show our commitment to seeing that the equality and dignity of all people is maintained as a goal for our community. The march begins at 10:00 at the UO’s PK Park (next to Autzen Stadium) and finishes at the Shedd Institute in downtown Eugene. In addition, the annual MLK Day Celebration takes place at LCC’s main campus that night at 6:30. Seating is limited so tickets are required to see keynote speaker Holly Robinson-Peete. For free tickets contact Greg Evans (Eugene City Councilor/LCC instructor/Bethel parent.)
Bethel Education Foundation Supports Meadow View
Meadow View teachers received grants worth a total of $8,348! Thanks to the Bethel Education Foundation, Meadow View students will have new supplies ranging from iPad minis for listening centers to a 3-D printer for engineering projects in upper grades science and math classes. Thank you Bethel Education Foundation!
Receive School Closure Alerts
Act now to receive free message notifications about school cancellations or delays in Bethel.
The FlashAlert system distributes emergency messages, such as breaking news or weather closure information from Bethel School District.
Download the free FlashAlert Messengerapp for smart phones. It sends messages over the Internet outside of the text message system (text messages are being phased out of the FlashAlert system.) You’ll find the free FlashAlert Messenger app in the iTunes store and Android Play.
To receive email alerts, go online to FlashAlert and follow the on-screen prompts.
School resumes January 5th 2015. Have a wonderful and safe winter break!
On Track For Success
Here’s a big reason to attend this week’s parent-teacher conferences. If your child is in grades 1-8 and was enrolled last year in the Bethel School District, you will receive an On Track for Success Report. This a research-based, Bethel-created tool that identifies students who are on-track to graduate with a regular Oregon diploma, those who are falling behind, and those who are at-risk of not graduating. An individualized report has been created for each student and teachers will share the report with parents. The On-Track for Success Report is used by our school to help determine the appropriate measures to keep students on-track to graduation.
Bethel has been presenting to schools and districts throughout the northwest interested in its On-Track for Success Report. Be sure to attend parent-teacher conferences for details on your child’s On-Track report.
Meadow View will once again be hosting a Book Fair Dec. 8 – 11th. Families are invited to shop during parent/teacher conferences. We look forward to seeing you in the South Media Center for this year’s Book Fair!
The Giving Tree is now up in the front office. You may sign an ornament out that will have a need of a child at Meadow View and bring the unwrapped gift back to school no later than December 15h. Ornaments maintain confidentiality for families and do not provide identifying information. Each ornament will need to be signed out by an adult. Thank you in advance for helping families in need at our school.
Second Grade and Jazz Band Collaboration
The anchor text for second grade was an informational piece called, “Ah, Music!” It incorporated content specific vocabulary such as expression, creativity, volume, vibration, and performance. Second graders had an opportunity to experience these vocabulary words by hearing a performance by the middle school jazz band. The musicians introduced their instruments, incorporated the vocabulary words, and gave the second graders a performance they will never forget!