Highlights from Outdoor School
Last week 135 fifth graders from Danebo and Meadow View enjoyed three days of Outdoor School at Camp Grove. Students enjoyed team building activities, the zip line, the rock wall, arts and crafts, the low ropes course, learning about trees and water quality, campfire skits, the slip and slide and family style meals. Thank you to our incredible 5th grade team, parent volunteers and camp counselors for creating this opportunity for our kids.
Come join Native American Youth Enrichment in Education (NAYEE) for a free seed give away, potluck and storytelling event at the LCC Long House. Lots of great seeds to choose from–it’s still not too late to plant many garden crops. Share some yummy food, hear some stories about our First Relations, pick up some information about garden tips and local resources AND get some free seeds! Families and individuals welcome, be sure and bring elders who are able to come, too. Here are the details:
What – Potluck, Storytelling and Seed Give Away
When – Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where – LCC Long House, Lane Community College
For more info – call/text/email Aleta Miller (458) 205-9022
Bring a potluck food item and bags to carry your seeds home. Feel free to bring any extra seeds you might have to share as well. Hope to see you there!
Teen Proofing your Home – Raising Healthy Teens/Tweens
All parents and guardians of Meadow View students will benefit from this one hour investment:
- Take home usable tools and strategies for talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol
- Learn the trends among local teenagers
- Receive answers to your difficult questions from school and drug & alcohol counselors, law enforcement, and other professionals
- June 1, 7:00 p.m. at Willamette High School
Presented by the Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition and Bethel School District.
Click here for more information, or contact Maria Kalnbach at 541-682-8772
On Tuesday, Meadow View students and staff will practice a lockdown drill. Lockdown is the command used in the event of a threat-or perceived threat at or near our school.
During our drill on Tuesday, an intercom announcement will inform staff and students that the drill will begin. Staff will then be asked to secure their classrooms. Teachers will lock classroom doors, close the blinds, move students away from the windows, turn out the lights, and ask students to remain quiet. The drill will last about three minutes, at which point another announcement will be made that the drill is over.
Teachers will be talking to students to prepare them for the drill. Teachers will let students know that during a lockdown it’s very important to stay quiet and listen to adult directions in order to stay safe. Teachers will also share that in the event of imminent danger, they may ask students (depending on grade level) to help barricade the door to make sure no one can enter the room or ask students to quickly evacuate the building.
These are rehearsals that we hope never have to be put into practice. At the same time we are also meeting state requirements which call for schools to practice lockdown drills.
We intend to continue sharing our plans with you as we work together to ensure a safe school environment for all.
Medications in the Health Room:
If your student has medications, whether they are over the counter, prescription or inhalers that are kept in the health room please be sure to pick up these by the last day of school. Any medication left will be discarded per the district policy. We do not keep medication for the following school year.
Each school year new forms and new medication can be brought into the health room starting in September. Questions, please contact Shawna our health assistant @ 541-607-9700
Willamette Cross Country Team….
All 6th – 8th grade students are invited to participate in summer workouts with the Willamette Cross Country team. The summer program is essential for incoming freshman wishing to compete for the Willamette team in the fall. We have sign up sheets here in the Meadow View office. Please sign up by Friday, May 26th. There will be an important information meeting on May 23rd.
Meadow View Yearbooks are selling fast and there are 130 yearbooks left. We will sell the remaining yearbooks in the order they are purchased until they are gone. There is a limited supply so be sure to get your order in soon!
Walk + Roll to School Week Success!
Take a glance at some of the enthusiastic students using alternative ways to get to school. Students who participated had a chance to win fun prizes such as bracelets, new helmets, a razor scooter, walk & roll flags, stickers, pencils, and other fun items!
May 8th – 12th is WALK + ROLL to school week:
There will be daily incentives and a special drawing Wednesday and Friday.
Each student gets entered into the drawing when they use active transportation modes like walking, biking, riding their scooter, or skating to school. Be sure to stop by one of the tables located at the front of the school and by the bus entrance in the back. If you ride the bus, you can still stop by and put your name in the drawing. Let’s get moving by using a healthy mode of transportation to school!
Congratulations to the 2017 Spelling Contest Winners!
The official winners of the spelling contest that will move on to the ESD contest to represent Bethel are:
Division I – Danny Measho, 4th grade at Meadow View and Hayden King, 5th grade at Prairie Mountain.
Division II – Katana Radke, 6th grade at Meadow View and Leilani Rodby, 8th grade at Cascade.
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
On May 2nd, fifty six 7th and 8th grade Meadow View students attended a full-length professional production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Normally a pricey ticket, students were able to attend for free thanks to funding from a BEF grant, and generous donations to Ms. Peck’s Donors Choose campaign. Post-show, the group stayed at the theater for an extra 20 minutes for a question and answer session with the actor who portrayed Octavius. MV students asked great questions and participated in the discussion.
Many students had read the complete play in an elective class earlier in the year, but the field trip was open to all 7th and 8th graders.
A highlight was stopping at In-N-Out Burger in Medford for dinner on the way back.
Arriving home at 9:15, it was a long day for students, but 7th graders are already asking about plans for another play next year!
Bethel Education Foundation Mother’s Day Compost Sale
*Kalapuya High School, 1200 North Terry Street
*Purchase compost to support BEF
*Buy student-grown flower baskets and plant starts to support Kalapuya High School
*Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*18 qt. bag of compost $5 each or 5 bags for $20
Update on a Technology Fundraiser at Meadow View
Over the past few years, our fabulous Meadow View PTO has organized fundraisers to increase computer and tablet technology at Meadow View. As a result, Meadow View now has two chromebook carts (33 chromebooks per cart) and three iPad carts (two carts of 32 and one cart of 16) for teachers to utilize for enhancing instruction. A core group of teachers have received training to design and develop lessons that create digital learning experiences. Additionally, two Meadow View teachers received a district grant that added another cart of 35 chromebooks to be utilized in their classrooms. Even with our current available technology, the demand for chromebooks is so high, they are consistently checked out daily. There are not enough carts to support all the teachers and students who want to use them. Thankfully, we have an exciting opportunity here at Meadow to bring more technology into our classrooms.
Last year, a couple of Meadow View families raised funds for a 4th Meadow View chromebook cart. They began raising money and identifying businesses that are willing to match donations. Last year, there were donations of $500 and $1000. Each donation was matched by two businesses for a total of $3000!
The price of a new cart of 35 chromebooks is approximately $10,000. All money raised, goes directly towards a new cart for our school. We need your help to make a fourth chromebook cart a reality at Meadow View! If you would like to make a donation and/or are aware of a business that matches donations and will be willing to support more technology at Meadow View, please contact Judy Kethcart at 541-607-9700.
Meadow View’s annual Jog-A-Thon is scheduled for Friday, May 12th. Remember to wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather. School dress code still applies. Bring a water bottle from home. The Jog-A-Thon is held rain or shine! Pledge forms have been sent home and are due back May 19th. We will be having school spirit week from Monday, May 8th to Friday, May 12th. Families and friends are welcome to come and cheer on their jogger! This is always a fun event. Thank you for your support.
A Big Shout out to The Corson & Johnson Law Firm, P.C. & Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life for the generous donation of 28 new helmets to Meadow View students. Students were excited to be fitted for an appropriate sized helmet. Thank you Stacy Whiddon, Meadow View parent for arranging this special event.
Lacrosse Fun for 3rd Graders:
Meadow View third graders are learning lacrosse over the next several weeks. Meadow View parent, and former University of Oregon Women’s Assistant coach Rob Bray is a special guest in our school over the next few weeks. Our students at Meadow View have been lucky this year to have parents with special talents volunteering their time and equipment to teach them new skills. A special thank you to those parents, Rob Bray (lacrosse), AD Smith (basketball & soccer) and Joseph Boncayao (middle school lacrosse). We love having our families volunteering their time in our school.
4th annual Bethel/EWEB KidWind Challenge:
On Friday, April 21st, the top two teams from 7/8th grade classes across the district brought their winning turbines to compete against their peers. Students were scored based on their turbine output and their knowledge of the subject.
Congratulations to Ms. Baumann’s team for taking Third place. Way to go team “Secret Service” (Nic Adams, Ashton Mason, and Eric Tillotson). A special thank you to Meadow View’s participating teachers and students.
Meadow View’s First Elementary Track Meet was a Success!
Track season is up and running….take a look at some of our athletes in action! Students who participated showed great athleticism sportsmanship.
Middle school students have their first track meet today at WHS @ 4:15 p.m. Stop by and cheer on the Meadow View team. The next elementary track meet is Wednesday, May 3rd @ 4:15 p.m at WHS.
Explosive, Gooey & Exciting Science Fun:
Aaron Berenbach of Explosions, Inc. visited Meadow View and introduced the 3rd graders to chemistry by doing several demonstrations of chemical reactions. After the demonstrations, the students mixed some chemicals together which reacted and made a goopy substance. We’d like to give a shout out to the Harpole family for arranging and paying for this exceptional experience!