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Open Enrollment at Prairie Mountain

Open Enrollment is now open!

Families who live outside of Prairie Mountain’s attendance boundary who would like to enroll at Prairie Mountain have the option of completing Open Enrollment.
Open Enrollment allows transfer students to be permanently enrolled students instead of transfers. Students attending under Open Enrollment are not required to complete transfer paperwork every year.
Complete Open Enrollment here. Open Enrollment closes March 31st at 5:00 p.m.

Important Information for Prairie Mountain Families


Dear Prairie Mountain Families,

Please talk to your child about the following information. Student involvement is likely to be higher at high school, but there may be some students at the middle and elementary levels who also plan to participate in or recognize this event. 

A much-publicized na­tionwide effort to raise awareness about school safety has called for a student walkout of schools across the country next Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:00 a.m. (Click here for information).  The proposed walkout is intended to last for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting last month. We want to encourage Prairie Mountain parents and guardians to talk to your children about this day and whether they have been asked by other students to consider leaving school, particularly at the upper grades. We also understand that some parents may be taking their children out of school to participate.

The walkout is a student-led effort and, as with other events of this nature, is not organized, supported, or encouraged by the school.  If it takes place, we want to ensure it is conducted in a peaceful, respectful, and safe manner.

The issue of school safety is one with which we are all concerned. We respect our students’ right to express their personal views and their interest in being informed and engaged community members. However, our school and district cannot encourage walkouts or other demonstrations that affect the learning environment. During school hours, students should be in school—safe, supervised, and learning.

Your child’s safety and education are our primary focus. The safest place for students during school hours is in the school building. Should a walkout occur, we will have staff on hand to keep an eye on safety, but staff cannot join the demonstration as participants.

Students’ absence from class for the walkout will be considered unexcused or students may be marked tardy for class time they miss.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Carey Killen

Prairie Mountain Principal


News from Prairie Mountain / Noticias de Prairie Mountain

News from Prairie Mountain

Food Drive:  Thanks to everyone for participating in our “Love Your Neighbor” Food Drive in partnership with Food for Lane County.   Classrooms are gathering non-perishable food items to provide to people in our community and we appreciate students’ willingness to demonstrate community building, compassion, and service as we focus on kindness this month.  Click here to read more about activities in February focused on Food, Friendship, and Fun!

WACAI Drumming Classes:  Thanks to the West African Cultural Arts Institute, about twenty students in 3rd-5th grade are participating in a free after school drumming class twice a week and preparing for a performance in March.  We’ll look forward to seeing them perform!

PTO: Come hear about Prairie Mountain and ways you can be involved in event planning and supporting school programs and family engagement.  Childcare is available.  Meeting times alternate between right after school and evening each month.  PTO will not be meeting in February, but will meet at their next planned date of March 6 at 2:30pm.

CTE Cruise:  Planning is underway for a series of after school classes for next year’s 8th graders that will provide an early look at Career and Technical Education opportunities.   Stay tuned for more information this spring about sign-ups for this amazing opportunity made possible by the CTE Revitalization Grant that Bethel middle schools were awarded from the Oregon Department of Education.

A few dates on our Prairie Mountain Calendar:

Feb. 15                  Advanced Band attends Band Festival at WHS

Feb. 13, 15, 16   2nd Grade Field Trips to the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Feb. 19                  Presidents Day—No School

Feb. 22                  5th Grade Music Performance at 6:30pm in our North Gym

Feb. 23                  8th Grade students visit Willamette High School during the school day

Feb. 27                  8th Grade Orientation to Willamette High School at 5:30pm or 7:00pm (same info)


Noticias de Prairie Mountain

Colecta de Alimentos: Gracias a todos por participar en nuestra Colecta de Alimentos “Ama a tu projimo” en asociación con Comida para el Condado Lane. Los salones de clases están recaudando alimentos no perecederos para darselos a gente en nuestra comunidad y apreciamos la disposición de los estudiantes a demonstrar un sentido de comunidad, compasión y servicio mientras nos enfocamos en la bondad este mes. ¡Haga clic aqui para leer más acerca de las actividades en febrero enfocadas en Comida, Amistad y Diversión!

Clases de tambores de WACAI: Gracias al Instituto de Artes Culturales de África Occidental, alrededor de veinte estudiantes de 3. ° a 5. ° grado participan en una clase de tambores gratuita después de la escuela dos veces por semana y se preparan para una presentación en marzo. ¡Esperamos verlos actuar!

PTO: . Venga a escuchar acerca de Prairie Mountain y las formas en que puede participar en la planificación de eventos y el apoyo a los programas escolares y la participación familiar. Cuidado de niños está disponible. Los tiempos de reunión alternan entre la hora después de la escuela a las 2:30pm y a las 6:00 cada mes.

CTE Cruise: se está planificando una serie de clases después de la escuela para los estudiantes del 8º grado del próximo año que brindarán una visión temprana de las oportunidades de Educación Profesional y Técnica. Estén atentos para más información esta primavera sobre las inscripciones para esta oportunidad increíble hecha posible por la Subvención de Revitalización de CTE que las escuelas intermedias de Bethel fueron otorgadas por el Departamento de Educación de Oregón.

Algunas fechas en nuestro calendario de Prairie Mountain:

15 de febrero                                    La Banda Avanzada asiste a un Festival de Banda en WHS

13, 15, y 16 de febrero                  Excursiones de 2do Grado al Museo de Historia Natural y Cultural de UO

19 de febrero                                    Día de los presidentes — No hay clases

22 de febrero                                    Actuación musical de 5to Grado a las 6:30 p.m.

23 de febrero                                    Los estudiantes de 8 ° grado visitan Willamette High School durante el

día escolar

27 de febrero                                    Orientación para 8 ° Grado a Willamette High School a las 5:30 p.m. o 7:00 p.m. (misma información)

Latino Family Night / Noche familiar latina

Latino Families are invited to a special presentation:

Home-and-School Communication and School District Resources; Collaborating for Student Success

  • Learn the best ways to advocate for your children
  • Know who to call, and when
  • Get your questions answered
  • Learn about the Bethel Health Center, family supports, nutrition services, connections to community resources, and more

When: Monday, January 29, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Where: The Bethel Family Resource Center, 3455 Royal, just west of Fairfield Elementary in the Fairfield Annex

Who: All Latino families in Bethel School District

How: All Family Resource Center programs are free. Snacks and children’s activities are provided.

Call us at 541-607-1449 for more information.


Noche familiar latina

Las familias latinas están invitadas a una presentación especial:

Comunicación entre el hogar y la escuela y los recursos del distrito escolar; Colaborando para el éxito estudiantil

  • Aprenda las mejores formas de abogar por sus hijos
  • Saber a quién llamar y cuándo
  • Obtenga respuestas a sus preguntas
  • Aprender sobre Bethel Health Center, apoyo familiar, servicios de nutrición, conexiones a recursos comunitarios y más

Cuándo: Lunes, 29 de enero, de 6:00 a 7:30 p.m.

Dónde: El Centro de recursos para la familia Bethel, 3455 Royal, justo al oeste de Fairfield Elementary en el anexo Fairfield

Quién: Todas las familias latinas en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel

Cómo: Todos los programas del Centro de Recursos Familiares son gratuitos. Se ofrecen aperitivos y actividades para niños.

Llámenos al 541-607-1449 para más información.

Updates on DACA Renewals/ Actualizaciones Sobre Renovaciones de DACA

Due to a federal court order, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA beginning January 13, 2018.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. 

You can read more about the updates at the link issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.  DACA guidance

Here are additional links that can provided more detailed information:

Here are local resources to support DACA renewals

Updates on DACA Renewals

Centro Latino Americano

Centro has some scholarships available to pay for the DACA renewal fee. You can contact Centro at 541-687-2667 or go to the Centro office at 944 W. 5th Ave in Eugene.

Catholic Community Charities

Catholic Community Charities legal services will be accepting referrals from Lane County.  The program can waive part or all of the usual $300 attorney’s fees that ILS charges for DACA renewals. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call Lise Colgan at 541-345-3628 ext. 303 or go to the Catholic Community Charities office at 1025 G Street in Springfield.

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