The Bethel Education Foundation has hired Jennifer Jacobson as its very first Executive Director.
She brings exceptional knowledge of fund development, having worked with the Relief Nursery for seven years.
The BEF Board leadership remains intact with Brooke Cottle as Board President, but Jacobson has been hired to help the Foundation build capacity in order to lend even more support to Bethel school programs and students.
You’ll recognize her enthusiasm, welcoming personality, and a true commitment to kids.
Jacobson can be reached at Jennifer@betheleducationfoundation.org.
The Oregon Country Fair is more than entertainment, crafts and surprises. The Fair gives back to the community.
The Oregon Country Fair Jill Heiman Vision Fund will provide hundreds of shoes for Bethel kids in need. The Fund has granted $4,532 to Bethel’s Homeless Liaison, Donna Butera, for the purchase of new, affordable shoes.
Butera regularly sees kids who don’t have adequate shoes, and yet are expected to come to school ready to focus on learning.
Donations to the Vision Fund are collected during the Oregon Country Fair in July, and then the Fair matches those donations. Bethel sincerely thanks the Fair and those who donated to the Fund.
Detailed designs for Bethel School District’s new school buildings will be shared in three public meetings this week.
Designers from Soderstrom Architects will be seeking public input on the proposed plans for the new Malabon and Fairfield Elementary Schools, and a Science addition at Willamette High School.
The 7:00 p.m. community meetings are scheduled for Tuesday the 10th at Malabon, Wednesday the 11th at Fairfield and Thursday the 12th at Willamette.
The three projects will be funded through the Bethel bond measure which was passed overwhelmingly by voters last November. Ground breaking on the new school buildings is expected to take place in early 2014.
Hugs were abundant in the first few days of Bethel’s 2013-14 school year. Kids hugging familiar teachers; parents being pried away from new kindergarteners; friends reunited after months away.
Students weren’t the only ones coming through the doors in Bethel. The Register-Guard, KVAL-TV and KEZI-TV reported on the first day of school in our district.
Read the RG’s story on Aimee Valencia, one of the many new teachers in Bethel.
Here’s KVAL’s report about the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessments that have been mandated by the state.
KEZI focused on student safety, talking with Bethel’s Nicole Zwink.
Parents are encouraged to stay involved in their children’s education throughout the school year, and one way of doing that is by accessing Home Access Center. Click here for more on HAC.