Dear Prairie Mountain Families,
We want to make sure families are aware that there have been a number of whooping cough (pertussis) reported in our region. We now have at least one confirmed case involving a Bethel student. Although this is not a health emergency, the Lane County Health Department wants to make sure this contagious disease of the respiratory system does not spread any further. Please do read the attached message to learn more about whooping cough. It includes information about what families can do if they suspect someone in the family may be infected.
Queríamos asegurarnos de que las familias sepan que ha habido varios casos de tos ferina (tos ferina) en nuestra región. Ahora tenemos al menos un caso confirmado que involucra a un/a estudiante de Bethel. Aunque esto no es una emergencia de salud, el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lane quiere asegurarse de que esta enfermedad contagiosa del sistema respiratorio no se propague más. Lea el mensaje adjunto para obtener más información sobre la tos ferina. Se incluye información sobre lo que las familias pueden hacer si creen que alguien en la familia podría estar infectado.
Multicultural Fair: A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Multicultural Fair this year earlier this month. Over 400 people of all ages attended to celebrate the diversity and rich heritage within our community, and we appreciate all the performers, restaurants, organizations, and volunteers who made it such a wonderful family event. We are grateful for generous contributions from local restaurants including: El Charro, Chapalas, Sabai, Burritos Amigos, Pastelería Colín, Tío Pepe’s, Toxic Wings, Falling Sky Deli, Sushi Island, Yi Shen, Rain NW, Empire Buffet, and Café Yumm. We live in such a vibrant community, and the annual Multicultural Fair has been a wonderful way to highlight both diversity and unity in our region.
PTO Meeting: All are welcome to attend the PTO Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2:30-3:30 in the Elementary School Library. Parents/Guardians can come hear about updates to our Title Plan, school programs and events, how they can be involved. Spanish/English interpretation and childcare can be provided.
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Hanging baskets, organic vegetable starts, perennial flowers, and more are available at Saturday’s annual Kalapuya Mother’s Day Plant Sale.
Fuchsias, nasturtiums, pansies, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, lilies, and herbs are some of the plants available at Kalapuya High School (1200 N. Terry) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You are encouraged to get there early for this popular event.
Proceeds from Saturday’s sale support the hugely successful agriculture program at Kalapuya.
Get Involved To Have A Voice
The Active Bethel Citizens neighborhood group selects its Board of Directors this Saturday, May 12th, 2:00 at Willamette. Voting will take place for two co-chair positions, secretary, treasurer and up to eight at-large positions, and you can still be a candidate! Click here to learn more on ABC’s Facebook page. If you want to have a voice in neighborhood development, activities, safety, and planning, this is your chance.
The Addams Family On Stage
Willamette’s annual spring musical is a good one: The Addams Family Musical. Nearly 50 students in the cast, crew and band pit have been rehearsing since February to bring you this musical comedy. Shows at Willamette are tonight through Saturday, 7:00 p.m., with tickets available at the door.
Bike Rodeo Round-Up
Get ready for a pair of after-school Bike Rodeos. Kids can get free bike tune-ups, free helmets, take part in a bike obstacle and agility course, and pedal a special blender-bike to make their own fruit drinks.
- May 17thBethel Bike Rodeo at Cascade Middle School 2:30- 4:30pm (for Malabon, Fairfield, Clear Lake, Shasta and Cascade students.)
- May 24thBethel Bike Rodeo at Meadow View School 2:30- 4:30pm (for Prairie Mountain, Danebo, Irving and Meadow View students.)
Join The Bethel Boosters: Here’s Why
The Bethel Boosters have been around for 50+ years and serve the entire school district. It’s a group of parents and active Bethel residents who seek to support kids and programs at all Bethel schools.
They have given out more than $250,000 in the last five years, supporting programs like art, counseling, music, elementary and middle school track, athletics, scholarships, and more.
The Boosters run the concessions at Willamette and hire out their BBQ grill for company picnics, weddings, tailgaters, etc. They stage holiday vendor fairs and a car show in the spring, and they’re open to new fundraising ideas.
Your commitment is as much or as little at you want. Memberships are a nominal $5 a year. Get more information on the Boosters’ web page at https://bethelboosters.wixsite.com/bethelboosters
The fifth annual Bethel Multicultural Fair is Friday, May 4 from 6:00-8:00 right here at Prairie Mountain. This free family event is filled with delicious food, amazing performances, and information about Bethel’s many diverse cultures.
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.