Many thanks to our PTO and parent volunteers that helped with Friday’s movie night. It was a huge success! Another thank you to Mike Tingue who provided the big screen. It was great to see our community come together for a fun filled movie night under the stars.
Our PTO has done so much for our school, our staff and our students. Last week, they decorated the staff room and parents brought in delicious breakfast foods for staff. It was an amazing morning feast. Our PTO also brought Blue Valley Bistro, a Creswell Coffee Cart, to Meadow View and provided coffee for every staff member. Wow!
Thank you for everything you do to make our MV team feel appreciated. We are so thankful for our PTO and numerous parent volunteers.
We have our first PTO meeting this Wednesday, September 18th from 6-7:15 in the South Media Center. Come learn more about upcoming events and the many ways PTO supports our school.
PTO Movie Night is Tomorrow!
Bring a blanket or low back chair to sit on and warm blankets. Snacks will also be available for purchase. The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. so feel free to come get settled in a bit earlier.
Hoping for great weather, but we’ll move indoors if there is rain in the forecast!
K-5 Back to School Night and 6-8 Curriculum Night
We have two exciting events coming up. Our K-5 Back to School Night will take place on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00-7:00pm and our 6-8 Curriculum Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 6:00-7:00pm.
At K-5 Back to School Night, parents will have the opportunity to tour the classroom with their child, celebrate current learning and classroom community as well as gain an understanding of what their student will experience this school year. Grade level teams will share more information about the evening with parents soon.
At 6-8 Curriculum Night, parents will walk through a shortened, mock schedule of their child’s day, learn about the curriculum covered in each class, grading, expectations and future learning. This is a great sneak peek into your child’s daily routine as they navigate middle school and prepare for high school and beyond.
Our teachers are excited to share their expertise, plans for the school year and genuine love of teaching. See you soon!
Information About State Tests
Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Additionally, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 participate in science testing. Bethel has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. Click here for more information. (PDF)
Información sobre pruebas estatales
Cada primavera, los estudiantes de Oregon en los grados 3-8 y 11 participan en evaluaciones estatales en artes del lenguaje inglés y matemáticas. Además, los estudiantes en los grados 5, 8 y 11 participan en las pruebas de ciencias. Bethel siempre ha tenido una alta tasa de participación en las evaluaciones estatales, ya que tanto los padres como el personal han encontrado valor en esta verificación de “punto en el tiempo” sobre el progreso de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro sistema educativo. Sin embargo, los padres en Oregon tienen la opción de excluir a sus hijos de las evaluaciones estatales. Haga clic aquí para mas información. (PDF)
NAACP Community Resources
Please consider the Eugene/Springfield NAACP a committed partner in caring for our area’s youth. They host three great programs meant to assist parents, families and youth thrive academically and socially. Please check out the following links to sign up and learn more about their programs!:
Youth Council– BTS@naacplanecounty.org
SMART Reading- NAACPLCC@getsmartoregon.org
Welcome Back, Meadow View!
WOW! The 2019-2020 school year is officially up and running! It was so wonderful to see so many new and returning faces of students and families today! YOU are what makes Meadow View special. The building was filled with smiling students and staff and we couldn’t be more excited to start the school year. GO MV and welcome back!
It’s not too late!
If you have not yet paid your $25.oo school supply fee, please stop by the office and one of our fabulous MV front office staff can assist you! We can accept cash, check and card.
K-5 School Supplies: The only school supplies that students K-5 are asked to provide is a backpack.
6-8 School Supplies: In addition to the $25 fee, Meadow View students in grades 6-8 are asked to provide:
- a backpack
- pencil pouch (if binder doesn’t have one)
- ear buds
- Personal set of colored pencils
- Mechanical pencils
Everything else is covered with the $25 fee and will be provided for students via their homeroom teacher.
If this puts an undue burden on your family, please contact Meadow View at 541-607-9700. Your confidentiality will be protected.
Barger Reconstruction Warning
Anyone who has driven on Barger Drive recently is aware of the significant road construction and delays while driving through that area. The work will continue through the first few weeks of school.
- Anticipate long delays; leave early; pack plenty of patience; stay safe
- Please encourage your child to walk or bike to school. The sidewalks should be completely refurbished and open by the first day of school.
- Choose alternative routes, especially for those heading to Willamette High School. The construction at Barger and Echo Hollow is big and you should expect traffic and delays to be substantial.
Here is the good news. The finished roadway will include:
- Upgraded sidewalk access ramps
- Traffic signal improvements
- New median islands with trees and landscaping
- The addition of stormwater treatment facilities
- Lane reconfigurations near the Cubit/Echo Hollow intersection, which is annually among the most accident-prone in the city.
- A Barger bike lane near Cubit that is separated and protected from traffic
Advertencia de reconstrucción de barger
Cualquiera que haya conducido recientemente en Barger Drive es consciente de la importante construcción de carreteras y los retrasos al conducir por esa área. El trabajo continuará durante las primeras semanas de escuela.
- Anticipar largas demoras; irse temprano; empaca mucha paciencia; mantenerse a salvo
- Por favor anime a su hijo a caminar o andar en bicicleta a la escuela. Las aceras deben estar completamente renovadas y abiertas el primer día de clases.
- Elija rutas alternativas, especialmente para aquellos que se dirigen a Willamette High School. La construcción en Barger y Echo Hollow es grande y se debe esperar que el tráfico y las demoras sean considerables
Aquí están las buenas noticias. la calle terminada incluirá:
- Rampas de acceso a la acera mejoradas
- Mejoras en la señal de tráfico.
- Nuevas islas medianas con árboles y jardines.
- La incorporación de instalaciones de tratamiento de aguas pluviales.
- Reconfiguraciones de carriles cerca de la intersección Cubit/Echo Hollow, que se encuentra anualmente entre las más propensas a accidentes en la ciudad.
- Un carril para bicicletas Barger cerca de Cubit que está separado y protegido del tráfico.
Free Bus Passes
The Lane Transit District is finalizing plans to provide free transit passes for all students. Meanwhile, during the month of September all students may ride on LTD for free. Parents/guardians may also ride for free to ensure their children know how to use the LTD bus system. Click here to learn more (PDF).
Pases de autobús gratis
El Lane Transit District está finalizando los planes para proporcionar pases de tránsito gratuitos para todos los estudiantes. Mientras tanto, durante el mes de septiembre, todos los estudiantes pueden viajar en LTD de forma gratuita. Los padres / tutores también pueden viajar gratis para asegurarse de que sus hijos sepan cómo usar el sistema de autobuses LTD. Clic aquí para saber más (PDF).
New Location For Bethel Free Farmers Market
The weekly Bethel Free Farmers Market has provided free vegetables, bread, and dairy products to Bethel residents since the start of 2013.
Now the Free Farmers Market is relocating from Cascade Middle School to the Bethel Farm, behind Prairie Mountain School. This will allow the Farm to provide more of its own free, completely fresh vegetables to market-goers.
The free food will be available every Tuesday from noon-4:00 p.m., beginning September 10th.
To reach the Bethel Farm, turn from Royal Avenue onto Patriot Way and drive behind Prairie Mountain School. Be sure to park in the Farm’s gravel parking area.
Nueva ubicación para Bethel Free Farmers Market
El mercado semanal de agricultores libres de Bethel ha proporcionado verduras, pan y productos lácteos gratuitos a los residentes de Bethel desde principios de 2013.
Ahora Free Farmers Market se está mudando de escuela secundaria Cascade a Bethel Farm, detrás de Prairie Mountain School. Esto permitirá que la Granja proporcione más vegetales gratuitos y completamente frescos a los visitantes del mercado.
La comida gratis estará disponible todos los martes desde el mediodía hasta las 4:00 p.m., a partir del 10 de septiembre.
Para llegar a Bethel Farm, gire desde Royal Avenue hacia Patriot Way y conduzca detrás de Prairie Mountain School. Asegúrese de estacionar en el área de estacionamiento de grava de la granja.
City Wants Your Opinion
The City of Eugene is redeveloping the EWEB site along the Willamette River and it will include new streets. They’re asking for your street name ideas. Click here for more information.
La ciudad quiere tu opinión
La ciudad de Eugene está reconstruyendo el sitio EWEB a lo largo del río Willamette e incluirá nuevas calles. Te piden ideas para el nombre de tu calle. Haga clic aquí para mas información.
Meet the Teacher is Tonight!
Hi Wonderful Meadow View Families!
Our annual Meet the Teacher event is tonight at MV from 5-6pm. Class lists will be posted in front and out back of the school at 4:45pm and doors will open at 5:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and visit classrooms before the school year starts. Our amazing PTO will be providing ice cream on the back lawn.
If you have not yet paid your $25.00 school supply fee, Meet the Teacher night is a perfect time to do so! Our team will be in the office and is available to assist you. We can accept cash, check and card.
We will have a packed house for Meet the Teacher. Please use the Bethel Park for overflow parking or consider walking or biking to school. Students in grades 6-8 will be assigned lockers at Meet the Teacher. Families of students in grades K-3 will have the opportunity to pick up parking tags from their teacher. Our entire Meadow View staff is thrilled to greet students and get the 19-20 school year started! We hope to see everyone soon!
MV Playground Update
Meadow View families, here’s the latest on the replacement of our playground structure that was destroyed by arson last spring. The entire system will have to be replaced, including the landing area. It is a significant cost, our insurance adjuster has been involved, and the district has had to solicit bids from specialized companies which design, provide and install playground equipment. The bids are due next week and the selection will be determined by pricing and function. We anticipate things will move quickly from there. Thank you for your patience as we work through this process. The finished product will be worth the wait.
YMCA at MV for Meet the Teacher Tonight!
If you are enrolled in the YMCA’s before/after school program on site at Meadow View, you will have an opportunity tonight during our Meet the Teacher event to visit the space and get to know the YMCA staff! The Site Coordinator will be here tonight and is excited to meet families and students! They are located at the end of the 6th grade hall.
The 2019-2020 School Year is About to Begin!
On behalf of Meadow View staff, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our students and families. We hope you had a wonderful summer filled with family and fun. Our Meadow View team is thrilled to begin working with you and your children in the coming months. There is so much learning and growth to look forward to this school year!
We are excited to announce our fabulous new teachers joining our Meadow View team and a some staff changes.
- Cailyn Meng, 1st grade
- Scott Cowen, 2nd grade
- Jessica Bevans, 5th grade
- Cally Young will move from 1st to 5th grade
- Kelsey Janes, K-3 Music
- Wendy Mollinary, Counselor (joining Mrs. Foytek)
- Lee Ann Erickson, 7th & 8th Electives Teacher
Meet the Teacher
Meadow View’s Meet the Teacher Night is on, Wednesday, August 28th. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and visit classrooms from 5:00-6:00. Our amazing PTO will be providing ice cream. Class lists will be posted outside the front office at 4:45. If you have not yet paid your school supply fee, our office team will be available to assist. We can accept cash, check and card. We will have a packed house for Meet the Teacher. Please use the Bethel Park for overflow parking or consider walking or biking to the school. Students in grades 6-8 will be assigned lockers at Meet the Teacher. Families of students in K-3 will have the opportunity to pick up parking tags. Our entire Meadow View staff is thrilled to greet students and get the 19-20 school year started. We hope to see everyone soon!
- Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd.
- Free breakfast is available for all students and served in our caforium starting at 8:10
- Doors open at 8:20
- School starts at 8:30 and ends at 2:30
- Kindergarten follows the Smart Start Schedule (call the office with any questions 541-607-9700)
The Project Hope Fair is on August 25th from 4:00-5:30pm at Willamette High School! Stop by the Meadow View office for a ticket to Project Hope!
Date: August 25, 4-5:30pm
Location: Willamette HS, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
*Tickets redeemable for one backpack filled with school supplies, a pair of shoes, haircuts, dinner and other community services. Each child must be present and have their own ticket. All tickets are distributed before the event. Tickets may also be used as an LTD Bus Pass for this event.
Project Hope is a partnership between local school districts and local nonprofits, churches and businesses to set students up for success in their new school year! The fair is open to students in all grades. Each student must have a ticket to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
Meadow View Parking
We will continue to follow the Parking Lot Redesign Design plan that was established for the 18-19 school year. Families with students in grades K-3 may access the front parking lot for drop off and pick up. Students in grades 3-8 will use the Bethel Park for drop off and pick up. We will have staff supervision for both the front and back of the school at arrival and dismissal.