Meadow View School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

MV Update

MV Conferences Were a Success!

Over the past two days, Meadow View has welcomed over 700 families into our school to conference with teachers and discuss all the great learning and growth each MV student has made this school year. We want to thank our teachers for putting in such long hours and celebrating each of their students individually with parents and guardians, our MV PTO for providing a delicious dinner for our teachers, and our MV families for taking the time to come in and hear about your child’s growth. We appreciate our MV community and value our school to home partnerships. 

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Prairie Mountain’s Winter Bazaar!

Friday December 6th: 4:00-7:00

Saturday December 7th: 9:00-3:00

The big day is just around the corner! Please make plans to come to our school this Friday and Saturday for PM PTO’s Winter Bazaar. We have dozens and dozens of amazing vendors lined up who will be selling a wide array of terrific products. There will absolutely be something for everyone. There is no admittance charge, so come one come all, and bring a friend! For all the details, click here Winter Bazaar

 

 

 

 

 

Free Feminine Hygiene Products

Meadow View students will now have free access to feminine hygiene products in school restrooms. A plan proposed by Superintendent Chris Parra to supply the products at all Bethel schools has been in the works since last spring, before the state legislature took up the issue. Dispensers are now being installed throughout the district and all will be in place before Winter Break.

Through conversations with students and families, it was clear that free access to feminine hygiene products was a very real need. Every Bethel school’s Health Room has had menstrual products available, but students have had to ask for them. Now, at Meadow View and every Bethel school there will be Girls’ restrooms where free supplies will be available.

 

Productos de Higiene Femenina Gratuitos

Los estudiantes de Meadow View ahora tendrán acceso gratuito a productos de higiene femenina en los baños escolares. Un plan propuesto por el Superintendente Chris Parra para suministrar los productos en todas las escuelas de Bethel ha estado en proceso desde la primavera pasada, antes de que la legislatura estatal abordara el tema. Ahora se están instalando dispensadores en todo el distrito y cada uno estará en su lugar antes de las vacaciones de invierno.

A través de conversaciones con estudiantes y familias, quedó claro que el acceso a productos de higiene femenina era una necesidad muy real. La sala de salud de todas las escuelas de Bethel ha tenido productos menstruales disponibles, pero los estudiantes han tenido que pedirlos. Ahora, en Meadow View y en cada escuela de Bethel habrá baños para niñas donde habrá suministros gratuitos disponibles.

 

State Testing Approaches

Here is some important information about this school year’s state tests.

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Bethel School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Bethel students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system.

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. Here is the ELA and Math form and further information (PDF) that explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Here is the Science, and English Language Proficiency Assessment form and further information (PDF). Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office by January 6th, 2020.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Erika Case

erika.case@bethel.k12.or.us

 

Enfoques de prueba del estado

Aquí se presenta información importante sobre las pruebas escolares estatales de este año.

Cada primavera, los estudiantes de Oregón en los grados 3 a 8 y 11 participan en evaluaciones estatales en Artes de la lengua inglesa, Matemáticas, y Ciencias. En lugar de preguntas de opción múltiple, la prueba de hoy les pide a los estudiantes que expliquen su razonamiento y, a menudo, que escriban sus respuestas. Las nuevas evaluaciones miden habilidades más complejas como el pensamiento crítico, la escritura y la resolución de problemas, de manera que las escuelas y los padres puedan evaluar si sus niños están en buen camino para graduarse de la secundaria, están listos para la universidad o una carrera profesional.

Los estudiantes tomarán las pruebas estatales nuevamente la próxima primavera. A pesar de que las pruebas no nos dicen todo sobre el progreso académico de su hijo, los resultados funcionan como una instantánea de las fortalezas y áreas de mejora de su hijo en esas materias. Las pruebas ayudan al Distrito Escolar de Bethel a tener una imagen más completa y precisa de cuán bien se desempeñan los estudiantes de Bethel, ya que evaluamos el plan de estudios, revisamos las estrategias institucionales, distribuimos recursos y seguimos mejorando nuestro sistema educativo.

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 del “punto en el tiempo” del progreso de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro sistema educativo. Sin embargo, los padres en Oregón tiene la opción de elegir que sus hijos no participen en las evaluaciones del estado. Aquí hay un formulario y más información (PDF) que le explica cómo puede elegir que su(s) hijo(s) no tome las evaluaciones estatales esta primavera. Aquí está el formulario de Ciencia y Evaluación del dominio del idioma ingles e información adicional (PDF). Si desea elegir que su hijo no participe, lea cuidadosamente la información y luego imprima, complete y envíe el formulario a la oficina principal de nuestra escuela antes del 6 de enero de 2020.

Si tiene preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo.

Erika Case

erika.case@bethel.k12.or.us

 

 

MV Update

Conferences Next Week

Hey Meadow View families! Conference time is here! We are so excited to welcome you into the school and talk with you about all the wonderful learning your child has engaged in this trimester.

When:  Wednesday, December 4th from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 5th from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Early dismissal on Thursday, December 5th at 11:30 a.m. 

No School Friday, December 6th

 

Reminder About Snow Days & Late Starts

There are multiple sources to determine whether Bethel School District is on a Late Start or is having a Snow Day.

First and foremost, check our school web page or on the District home page.

If you see no news, it means all Bethel schools are on their regular schedules.

In addition, you can be the first to get news on weather-related school closures or delays by following Superintendent Chris Parra on Twitter at @Bethel_Supt and the District Twitter account at @Bethel_Schools.

Families are also encouraged to use the free FlashAlert system which provides notifications via email or a push notification with a free FlashAlert phone app. FlashAlert is the same system the school district uses to notify local media when there is a weather or emergency-related closure of a school.

Download the FlashAlert app or click here: http://www.flashalert.net/id/BethelSD

 

Book Fair During Conferences

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place during conferences Wednesday and Thursday next week (12/4 and 12/5)! Please visit the South Media Center and check out all the awesome literature and goodies they have to offer! 

Know What’s Going On(line)

Bethel School District is teaming with Eugene 4J and the Eugene Police Department to offer training for parents and the public about how to prevent sexual exploitation of children, as well as cyber-bullying and sexting. A nationally-recognized child crimes specialist will lead the training. Click here for the details. (PDF)

MV Update

Meadow View Jazz Band ROCKS

Before the sun was even up this morning, Meadow View’s Jazz Band students were on the road and headed for Portland. Under the leadership of director, Josh Dillow, our students performed at the 73rd Annual Oregon School Board Association Convention. They entertained a full house of school board members and district leaders from all across the state this morning and they sounded AMAZING! We are incredibly proud of our students and thankful to our wonderful MV Jazz Parents and Mr. Dillow for supporting such a great group of kids! Go MV!

 

Canned Food Drive Update

WOW! Did you see all the food that was collected and donated by MV families for our MV community?! Thank you for your generous donations. Our amazing Sources of Strength class has been working hard every day to collect and weigh the food and will have a final total this Tuesday! The winning house will be announced soon! Yay!

 

 

 

Free Medical and Dental Services

The Life and Health Free Clinic will come to the Lane County Fairgrounds November 23-24. This free services include full service optometry; illness diagnosis and minor treatments; dental fillings, cleanings and extractions; massages and kids activities.

The free clinic starts at 9:00 on both days and is first come, first served. Click here for more information (PDF).

 

Servicios médicos y dentales gratuitos

La Clínica Gratuita de Vida y Salud llegará al recinto ferial del condado de Lane del 23 al 24 de noviembre. Estos servicios gratuitos incluyen servicio completo de optometría; diagnóstico de enfermedades y tratamientos menores; empastes dentales, limpiezas y extracciones; masajes y actividades infantiles.

La clínica gratuita comienza a las 9:00 los dos días y se recibe por orden de llegada. Haga clic aquí para más información (PDF).

 

 

 

Meadow View Update

BINGO Night is Coming Up!

It’s BINGO time! One of Meadow View’s most popular family nights is back! Join us this Friday, November 8th from 6:30-8:00pm (doors open at 6:00) for an awesome BINGO evening. BINGO cards are $2 each or $5 for 3.

Also available for purchase are 50/50 tickets, pizza, nachos, popcorn, sodas, etc. We hope to see you at Meadow View this Friday for a night of family fun.

 

 

Canned Food Drive: November 4th-15th

Our Meadow View Food Drive has begun. Please help by donating non-perishable food items. Donations will help feed our Meadow View Community. This is a great opportunity for kids to help kids. The winning house will earn a Buddy Bingo Party!

 

Important Information about Measles

Measles Alert

There have recently been confirmed cases of measles in Oregon, including one case in Lane County. Because measles is a serious and contagious disease, Lane County Public Health has provided a message for our families. Please click here and read this important information (PDF).

Alerta de sarampión

Recientemente se han confirmado casos de sarampión en Oregón, incluido un caso en el condado de Lane. Debido a que el sarampión es una enfermedad grave y contagiosa, Lane County Public Health ha brindado un mensaje a nuestras familias. Haga clic aquí y lea esta información importante (PDF).

 

Meadow View Updates

Monster Mash is Tonight!

Tonight is the night! Come for a fun evening of carnival games, dancing and food hosted by our amazing MV PTO! Bring the whole family and wear your school appropriate costume (no scary masks, please). Admission is $5 for a family. 

Don’t miss out on:

​• Dance Party – Music by DJ, Kevin Shoop • Food for purchase: Pizza, drinks and other snacks • Carnival games – Games are FREE with paid admission • Face Painting – FREE • Balloon Animals – FREE • Glow-in-the-dark toys for sale ($.50-$1.00) • Digital Photo booth!

See you soon! 

 

Spirit Week is Next Week!

Meadow View’s Spirit week is next week! We have school-wide dress dress-up themes for each day!

Spirit Week October 28-November 1
Monday –          College/Sport Wear
Tuesday-           Hat Day
Wednesday –   Crazy Socks
Thursday-        House Color Competition (K/4th=blue, 1st/5th=orange, 2/6th=yellow, 3/7th=green, 8th wears black)
Friday-              PJs/cozy and comfy clothes day

 

Meadow View Spirit Gear: Online Orders

Want some new Meadow View swag?! We’ve set up a link for you to order new MV gear online! The order link will remain open until Friday, November 1.

 

Check out the link below for MV gear:

 https://www.customink.com/g/fbj0-00c0-pq8p

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bethel Update: Student Success Act

By now, many of you have heard about additional funding coming to K-12 schools next year from Oregon’s Student Success Act (SSA.) This is exciting news! I want to share Bethel School District’s process for determining where those additional funds will be directed. Our process and plan is guided by requirements of the Act, these items in particular:

  • Equity*
  • Engagement
  • Accountability
    • Meet Students’ Mental or Behavioral Health Needs
    • Increase Achievement

*A strong focus in equity has been defined by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) as:

  • “Education equity is the equitable implementation of policy, practices, procedures, and legislation that translates into resource allocation, education rigor, and opportunities for historically and currently marginalized youth, students, and families including civil rights protected classes.”

The ODE is directing districts to reexamine our systems and processes with a goal of closing the achievement gap among our students.

Where To Start

Our process begins with Bethel’s Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). CIPs are required plans, updated annually, and submitted to the ODE. The CIP will establish the needs of different student groups in Bethel. The CIP is the foundation that will guide, and most importantly, inform our application for SSA funds. (Though Districts will be allocated funding based on student enrollment, we are required to formally apply for the SSA funds from the state.)

Engagement

The Act also requires engagement. Bethel has been/will be engaging in the following ways:

  • Our CIP’s needs-assessment is underway and includes a group of staff, students, and parents reviewing student data
  • Information from various student group meetings and student surveys from last spring
  • We will also meet with families of students with disabilities, students learning English, and students/families navigating homelessness
  • Provide two different opportunities for Community input—January 9th and January 14th
  • Staff input and discussions throughout January for each Bethel school

Finally, the District has to submit its CIP to the state, then once that’s approved the District will submit its application for SSA funds. It’s a long process, likely continuing into next May.

We will keep you updated along the way, and will be sure to invite you to the Community Input meetings in January. We’re excited to be going on this journey in order to create more supports for our students, particularly for those who need it the most.

 

Actualización: Ley de Éxito Estudiantil

Por ahora, muchos de ustedes han oído sobre los fondos adicionales que recibirán las escuelas desde K a 12vo  grado para el próximo año de parte de La Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de Oregon (SSA.) ¡Estas son excelentes noticias! Yo quiero compartirles el proceso deI Distrito Escolar de Bethel para determinar a dónde se dirigirán los fondos adicionales. Nuestro proceso y plan será guiado por los requerimientos de la Ley, estos artículos en particular:

  • Equidad*
  • Compromiso
  • Responsabilidad
    • Satisfacer las Necesidades de la Salud Mental o la Conducta de los Estudiantes
    • Aumentar el Logro

*Un fuerte enfoque en la equidad ha sido definido por el Departamento de Educación de Oregon (ODE) como:

  • “La equidad educativa es la implementación equitativa de la política, prácticas, procedimientos, y legislaciones que se traducen ha asignación de recursos, rigor educativo y oportunidades para jóvenes, estudiantes y familias históricamente y actualmente marginados incluyendo los derechos civiles de clases protegidas.”

El ODE está dirigiendo a los distritos a reexaminar nuestros sistemas y procesos con el objetivo de cerrar la brecha de rendimiento entre nuestros estudiantes.

Por Donde Empezar

Nuestro proceso comienza con el Plan de Mejora Continua de Bethel (CIP). El CIP son planes requeridos, actualizado atualmente, y presentada a el ODE. El CIP establecerá las necesidades de los grupos diferentes de estudiantes en Bethel. El CIP es la fundación que guiará, y más importante, informará nuestra aplicación para los fondos de SSA. (Aunque los distritos recibirán fondos en función de la inscripción de los estudiantes, estamos obligados a solicitar formalmente los fondos de la SSA del estado.)

Compromiso

La Ley también requiere compromiso. Bethel ha estado / estará participando de las siguientes maneras:

  • La evaluación de necesidades de nuestro CIP está en marcha e incluye un grupo de personal, estudiantes y padres que revisan los datos de los estudiantes.
  • Información de varias reuniones de grupos de estudiantes y encuestas de estudiantes de la primavera pasada
  • También nos reuniremos con familias de estudiantes con discapacidades, estudiantes que están aprendiendo Inglés y estudiantes/familias que navegan por la falta de vivienda.
  • Proporciona dos oportunidades diferentes que aporte a la comunidad—9 de Enero y 14 de Enero
  • Comentarios y discusiones del personal durante Enero para cada escuela de Bethel

Finalmente, el Distrito tiene que presentar su CIP al estado, luego, una vez aprobado, el Distrito presentará su solicitud de fondos de la SSA. Es un proceso largo, que probablemente continuará hasta el próximo mes de mayo.

Lo mantendremos informado a lo largo del camino y nos aseguraremos de invitarlo a las reuniones de Community Input en enero. Estamos entusiasmados de emprender este viaje para crear más apoyos para nuestros estudiantes, particularmente para aquellos que más lo necesitan.