8th Graders visit the State Capital
Our Meadow View 8th graders went on a field trip to the State Capital in Salem last Wednesday. They enjoyed a tour of Oregon’s capital building, visited the State House of Representatives, and toured the historic Thomas Kay Woolen Mill at the Willamette Heritage Center. Students learned about the history of the industrial revolution here in Oregon, how spinning mules and power looms work, and about child labor practices in the 1800-1900’s.
Lego Grant Awarded from Toshiba
We’re excited to announce that Mr. Wright, a Meadow View 8th grade teacher has been awarded a $4,200 grant from Toshiba. The grant money will be used to purchase LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits which will be used in our STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) elective course. The Lego kits will provide students, this year and years to come, an opportunity to experience hands-on lessons in computer science and engineering. Project-based lessons and collaborative team-oriented tasks will introduce students to computer technology, science, and engineering through exploration. Each kit includes 541 pieces including a powerful programmable computer that makes it possible to control various motors. In addition, each kit includes high tech sensors such as ultrasonic, touch, color, and gyro sensor. The large number of pieces allows students to build a variety of working robots that can be programmed to complete many tasks. As quoted by Mr. Wright, “Knowing that we will be offering the STEM class as an elective during the 3rd trimester is what inspired me to apply for the grant”. Thank you Mrs. Wright for your hard work and dedication as a teacher here at Meadow View!
Here’s a big shout out to a very talented writer in 3rd grade….Congratulations to Makayla Morrison for winning 2nd place in the Word Crafter’s Young Writers Fiction contest. Her short story will be published in the 2017 WITS (Writers in the Schools) anthology. Ms. Redd, Makayla’s teacher says, “Makayla is such a talented writer! Our class always loves when she brings in her stories to share with us. We are so proud of her!”
Last Friday, third graders participated in the annual egg drop challenge. During spring break students created capsules, containers and floating devices to protect their egg from a 10 foot fall. Some eggs made it and some did not, but everyone had fun chanting “drop that egg” and celebrating each other’s creative efforts. Thank you third grade team!
The Meadow View Jog-A-Thon is quickly approaching. The money raised this year is going to help raise funds for school incentives, track, art and science enrichment activities, scholastic magazines, our 5th Grade Outdoor School Program, computers and accessories, and other fun and educational activities here at school.
We would like to offer you an opportunity to show your support. We are asking businesses and families to make an investment in our children and enhance the quality of their education by becoming Meadow View Jog-A-Thon Sponsors. Every family or business that donates $40 will have their name, or digital logo printed onthis year’s Jog-A-Thon Banner. The banner will be placed on the front of the school for all to see. For two weeks the banner will be seen by hundreds of cars daily. It will be great for the students to have their families listed as sponsors and to see the local businesses supporting our school!
With your minimum $40 donation, your company or family will:
*Have your name/business printed on the 2017 Jog-A-Thon Banner, seen by all who come to and pass by our school
*Receive a receipt verifying your sponsorship donation
*Receive recognition on our Facebook page
If you wish to be a sponsor, please pick up a form at the office and return it by April 19th with your check made out to Meadow View PTO for $40. Mail to: 1855 Legacy St, Eugene, OR 97402.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Carrie w/PTO at PTO_MeadowView@yahoo.com
Thank you for your generosity!
Girls Rule! 2017: It’s Rocket Science!
Make plans now for Saturday, April 15th, for the 10th annual Girls Rule!, brought to you by Ophelia’s Place. For girls ages 9-14 and a caring adult, this fun event will include workshops focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts, to empower girls to pursue interest in STEAM subjects.
Girls and adults will choose their workshops the morning of the event. All attendees should come in pairs – one adult and one girl. Girls and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite space and science gear – your best aliens, astronauts, robots and scientists, or come as yourself to Churchill High School.
To register and find more information, go to www.opheliasplace.net.
Internet Safety Workshop
Bethel parents, educators, community members and media are invited to an information night about social media, the internet, and youth safety.
- Come for the inside scoop on how to protect your child, tween, or teen
- Learn about the dangers of social media, as well as the reality of its uses in today’s world
- Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop
- Tuesday, April 18, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 1545 W. 22nd Ave, next to the Arts and Technology Academy (formerly known as Jefferson Middle School)
This is a free event with presenters including a human trafficking expert from Looking Glass, technology team members from Eugene School District 4J, representatives from the District Attorney’s Office and Springfield Police Department, a youth-led leadership program, and a UO social media expert with information about the reality of the online world for tweens and teens.
Childcare is provided – Call to reserve: 541-682-5312
Bethel Free PreSchool Program
Preschool Promise is free preschool for 175 children in Lane County, funded by the State of Oregon. It has 13 classrooms – including one at Danebo Elementary. Each site offers 900 hours of class time each year, the same as Kindergarten. Transportation is offered at some of the sites.
Childcare before and/or after the program is offered (for an additional fee) at some of the sites.
Yearbook Pictures Needed
Our yearbook club is looking for pictures from field trips, band concerts, class projects, music performances, OBOB, sports games, and everyday events. If you have pictures you’d like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selecting The New Science
Bethel’s updating its science curriculum for the coming school year, looking for one that will include new learning expectations.
A District committee has carefully reviewed various textbook options for elementary, middle and high school science.
Parents and staff members have the opportunity to examine the committee’s final curriculum selections next Monday and Tuesday, April 10 & 11, 3:30-6:00 in room 17 at Shasta Middle School.
Selección de la nueva matemática
Actualizando el plan de estudios en matemáticas para el año escolar que viene, Bethel busca para un programa que va a introducir nuevas expectativas de aprendizaje.
Un equipo Distríto revisó cuidadosamente varios libros de texto de primaria a secundaria matemáticas.
Padres y empleados tienen la oportunidad de examiner las sujerencias finales este siguiente martes a jueves, marzo 8 – 10, 3:30 – 6:30 en la sala 17 a Shasta Middle School.
We are sharing the following information at the recommendation of Eugene Police.
Around 12:30 today, Tuesday April 4th, a man in a white SUV allegedly tried to kidnap a young woman who was on foot near Everyone’s Market on Echo Hollow Road.
The young woman – who is not a student – managed to escape and is safe and unharmed, but police want everyone to be aware of their surroundings and keep an eye out for a white GMC Yukon with tinted windows.
Again, no one was harmed but students are asked to be especially aware of their surroundings.
March Madness 8th Graders vs. Staff basketball game was a fun filled night with a lot of talent on the court, but at the end of the night, the teachers came home with the win. Way to go! A special thank you to Mr. Ferguson for his dynamic dunks!
We greatly appreciate all the help of our parent volunteers who supported the event in numerous ways. Our school community raised funds for the end-of-year 8th grade departure ceremony, dance and field trip. Thank you for a fun filled night.
Track Season is upon us……if you have a student in grades 4-8 that is interested in joining the Meadow View track team, please plan on attending the upcoming parent meeting.
Parent Meeting for Track: Wednesday, March 22nd
Time: 6:45 p.m. Location: Caforium
On March 11th, Bethel hosted the 6-8 OBOB regional tournament. Congratulations Katana Radke, Sarah Vance, Abby Smith, Leah Mesho, and Emma Martins for making it to the championship battle. Both Fern Ridge and Meadow View earned a spot in the OBOB state finals. A big thank you to Marilyn Bounds and Nicole Radke for coaching and preparing students for battles. States, here we come!!