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We are so proud of our talented Jazz Band.

Field trips, state testing, musical performances, great learning, and celebrations are all part of the picture at Prairie Mountain this month!  Our wonderful Jazz Band performed in our first Jazz Night last Wednesday, and students lined the halls earlier that day as Willamette High School and Kalapuya High School seniors walked through our hallways in cap and gown.   Our middle school students just finished their Penny Drop fundraiser and celebrated the end of the term at the middle school social on Friday.

As we approach the end of the year, we hope students and families will take advantage of some of the fun opportunities in June:

Monday, June 12              K-5 PRIDE Assembly

Tuesday, June 13              Prairie Mountain Summer Band Concert, Powers

                                             Auditorium at WHS

Thursday, June 15            PTO Barbecue Bash and BOGO Book Fair, 5-7pm

Friday, June 16                  BOGO Book Fair continues, 7:40-3:00pm

                                              8th Grade Departure Ceremony, 6:30pm

                                              8th Grade Dance Celebration, 7:45pm-9:00pm

Monday, June 19               8th Grade Trip to OAKS Park in Portland

                                               Kindergarten Celebration and Picnic, 9:45-12:00

Tuesday, June 20              K-5 Field Day; End-of-year celebratory events

                                              and excursions in grades 6-8

                                              LAST DAY OF CLASSES (Full day with dismissal at 2:10)

Free Lunches for Bethel Kids

Free lunches will be available this summer for all Bethel children ages 2 to 18. Food for Lane County is providing the meals at designated locations from June 26th to August 25th and everyone is invited.

Visit Food for Lane County or click here for a list of sites and times.

We were happy to honor our past students during the WHS Grad Walk.

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Excursiones escolares, evaluaciones estatales, actuaciones musicales, gran aprendizaje y celebraciones tienen lugar en Prairie Mountain este mes. Nuestra maravillosa Banda de Jazz se presentó en nuestra primera noche de jazz el miércoles pasado, y los estudiantes aplaudieron en los pasillos por la tarde cuando los estudiantes de Willamette High School y de Kalapuya caminaron por los pasillos vestidos para la graduacion.  Nuestros alumnus en grados 6-8 terminaron una recaudacion de fondos (Penny drop) y celebraron el fin del trimester en un baile por la tarde el Viernes.


A medida que nos acercamos al fin del año escolar, esperamos que los alumnus y las familias aprovechen algunas de las oportunidades de diversión en junio.

Lunes,12 de junio       Asamblea de PRIDE (orgullo) K-5

Martes, 13 de junio     Concierto de la banda de verano de Prairie Mountain,                                                         Auditorio de Powers en WHS

Jueves, 15 de junio   Barbacoa y Feria del libro(compra uno,recibe otro gratis) 5-7pm

Viernes, 16 de junio    La Feria del Libro continua, 7:40-3:00pm

                                        Ceremonia de Salida del 8vo Grado, 6:30 pm

                                        Baile del 8vo grado, 7:45 pm

Lunes, Junio ​​19           Viaje al Parque OAKS en Portland para el 8to Grado

                                        Celebración y Picnic para el kinder, 9: 45-12: 00

Martes, Junio ​​20         K-5 Día de Campo;

                                        Eventos de celebración de fin de año en los grados 6-8

                                       ÚLTIMO DÍA DE CLASES (Día complete con salida a las 2:10)

Almuerzos gratuitos para los niños en Bethel

Almuerzos gratuitos estarán disponibles este verano para todos los niños de Bethel de 2 a 18 años. Los alimentos para el Condado de Lane están proporcionando las comidas en los lugares designados desde el 26 de junio al 25 de agosto y todos están invitados. Visite Food for Lane County  o haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de sitios y horarios.

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Three Cheers for Prairie Mountain Track!

TRACK:  Prairie Mountain students have been having a blast with track this spring.  Our 4th and 5th graders had their first track meet last Thursday and our 6th-8th grade students competed with other middle schools yesterday afternoon.  The second elementary track meet will be this Wednesday, May 3rd at Willamette High school, and the second middle school track meet will be May 11th, also at WHS.

Read a thon:  May 1-7 brings our K-5 Read-a-thon.  Students are gathering pledges and planning to read, read, read at home. 

Jill RW receiving her PACE award. Congratulations, Jill!

Student vs. Staff Dodgeball is coming up May 4th.  Plan to join us from 6:30-7:30 for this great fundraiser for our 8th grade end-of year celebration and trip.  Click here for more information.

Congratulations to our Assistant Principal, Jill Robinson-Wolgamott who received a PACE Outstanding Service Award for leadership within our Bethel Safety Committee improving school safety and trainings district wide.



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Atletismo: Los estudiantes de Prairie Mountain se han divertido bastante en el atletismo esta primavera. Nuestros estudiantes del 4to y 5to grado tuvieron su primera competicion el jueves pasado y nuestros estudiantes de 6to-8vo grados compitieron con otras escuelas intermedias ayer por la tarde. La segunda competicion para el atletismo para alumnus del 4 y 5 gradosl será este miercoles, 3 de mayo en Willamette High school, y la segunda competicin de la escuela intermedia será el 11 de mayo, también en WHS.

READ A THON: 1-7 de mayo trae nuestro Read-a-thon en grados K-5. Los alumnos están juntando promesas de fondos si leen cierta cantidad de minutos y planean leer, leer y leer en casa.

Dodgeball Estudiantes vs Personal está llegando el 4 de mayo. Planee unirse a nosotros de 6: 30-7: 30 para esta gran recaudación de fondos para nuestra celebración y viaje de fin de año del 8vo grado. Haga clic aqui para más información.

Enhorabuena a nuestra Subdirectora, Jill Robinson-Wolgamott, quien recibió un Premio de Servicio Excepcional de PACE por su liderazgo dentro de nuestro Comité de Seguridad en Bethel, mejorando la seguridad escolar y los entrenamientos en todo el distrito.

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We were honored to host a group of students from China.


Chinese Students visited Prairie Mountain:  On Feb. 2 and 3, eleven students visited our fourth-grade classrooms from Experimental Primary School Affiliated to Beijing Fengtai Second Middle School in Beijing.  We know our students had great fun making friends with our visitors from across the globe, sharing their music across cultures, and learning about life in China.

4th Grade and 5th grade Music Performances:  Our K-5 students enjoyed lively songs about Oregon from our 4th grade students and songs in many languages sung by our 5th graders in their music performances this month.  Our K-5 music teacher Jessika Smith and all our students did a wonderful job sharing music with our students and families.

Kindergarten Pre-registration:  Families of students who will be in kindergarten next fall can come to Prairie Mountain for a registration packet or can access registration information online at the link on our website.  We’re excited to welcome the incoming Class of 2030!

PM Talent Show:  Our Prairie Mountain Talent Show is coming up February 28 at 6:30pm in our Caforium.  We’re looking forward to this annual event put on by staff volunteers.  Auditions take place Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 21 for students who turned in their permission slips last week based on the schedule posted by Jessika Smith.

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Prairie Mountain Families,

To access this blog in Spanish, please click here.

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Happy 2017 to all!   It has been an unusual start to the New Year given the interesting weather, and we are excited to have students and families back in the building.   

I’d like to recognize our Prairie Mountain Band students and their director Casey Crane for their wonderful performance in the Winter Concert in December.  Thank you for sharing your music with us!

And, we’d like to acknowledge the vital work of our Prairie Mountain custodial staff and our Bethel facilities and maintenance personnel who devoted hours in December and January to addressing weather-related issues around our building and school grounds.  Special thanks also goes to our head secretary Krista Larson who helped tremendously on inclement weather days in our front office. Thanks for all you do to help our school!

As you may imagine, our January calendar is changing quite a bit.  We will be working quickly to get updated information out to families, so please stay tuned.  

Thursday, Jan. 19:  On the Path to Graduation Night:   We invite all our 7th and 8th grade students and families to attend this important evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm in our Caforium as we talk with students about preparing for success in the coming years.  Willamette High School administrators will join us to talk about high school preparation and graduation.  Snacks, childcare, and Spanish/English interpretation will be available.  Please do plan to attend as we look ahead at the important years ahead. 

The PTO Meeting and Math Night (originally Jan. 10) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 24th from 5:30-7:00pm  in our Caforium.  All are welcome, and the evening includes music from Jazz Band, pizza, childcare, and information on our math standards and curriculum.

The following events have been postponed and a new date will be published soon:

Parent/Teacher Conferences (originally Dec. 8/Jan.5—Postponed)

4th Grade Music Performance (originally Jan. 12)

Prairie Mountain Talent Show (originally Jan. 29) 

Last, our PTO has published a newsletter to share with our school community.  To access the fabulous first edition of the Prairie Mountain PTO newsletter, please click here for English and here for Spanish. 


Carey Killen


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