Prairie Mountain School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Principal Carey Killen’s Blog


Congratulations to our 4th grade OBOB team Just Read It that competed in the regional finals for Oregon Battle of the Books on Saturday and was one of the top eight teams that day.  They did a fantastic job!  Way to go fourth graders!

This week before Spring Break grades for Trimester 2 will be arriving home to families.  We have Spirit Week March 20-24 as well as a number of fun and important events coming up:

Monday, March 20               

  • School or Sports Team Spirit Day. Wear the colors and logos of your favorite school or sports team.
  • Trimester 3 begins
  • K-5 PRIDE Assembly, 8:20am, North Gym
  • Spring Concert for Advanced Band, 7:00pm, WHS, Powers Auditorium

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Principal Carey Killen’s Blog

Principal Carey Killen’s Blog

We had so much fun last week enjoying the Talent Show on Tuesday and Bingo Night on Thursday!  We greatly appreciate all the help of our staff volunteers who put together the Talent Show and to all the students who participated in presenting their talent that evening.  You were brilliant!

Thank you as well to our staff volunteers and parent volunteers as well as our 8th grade students who helped in numerous ways at our Bingo Night.   Our school community raised funds for the end-of-year 8th grade Celebration and 8th grade Trip.  Thank you! 

Our PTO is conducting a fundraiser in March for overall school programs K-8 and are seeking to identify one Classroom Champion in each homeroom who can help distribute information and organize orders from students.  Please contact Shanna Bitikofer at or PTO President Jennifer Hartley, at or visit their website to find out more about how you can participate.

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Family Fun This Week

It’s a big week for family fun here at Prairie Mountain. The student talent show starts at 6:30 tonight in our caforium. It is always the best variety show in town.

Bingo night is Thursday, also starting at 6:30. This event is a fundraiser for 8th grade end of the year activities, and features prizes, food and lots of fun for families.

We hope you can join us for both events.

Es una gran semana para la diversión familiar aquí en Prairie Mountain. El show de talentos de los estudiantes comienza a las 6:30 de esta noche en nuestra cafetería. Siempre es el mejor espectáculo de variedades en la ciudad.
La noche de bingo es el jueves, también a partir de las 6:30 PM. Este evento es una recaudación de fondos para las actividades de fin de año de los estudiantes del octavo grado, y ofrece premios, comida y mucha diversión para las familias.

Esperamos que usted pueda acompañarnos para ambos eventos.

Bring on the Bingo!

Meet me in the gym for BINGO!

The Prairie Mountain North Gym is THE place to be Thursday, March 2nd beginning at 6:30. Our annual Bingo Night promises tremendous family fun. This event is a fundraiser for eighth grade end of the year activities. Please come and help us support this great group of students. We have plenty of great prize baskets to reward to lucky winners, along with a 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction. Maybe you will be the one to win BIG!

If you have items to donate for the grade level baskets, please turn them in to school by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, February 24th. Thank you.

Please bring cash or checks only; we are not set up for debit cards.

Event details here.

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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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