Prairie Mountain School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Important Calendar Revisions

A snowy day at Prairie Mountain

A snowy day at Prairie Mountain

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Hi Prairie Mountain Families,

We are excited to share the District’s finalized plans to make up lost classroom time due to the six Snow Days and two Delayed Starts we’ve already experienced. These changes will allow Prairie Mountain students to recover meaningful instructional time without putting a big dent in family summer plans.

The new schedule is attached, and here are the changes:

  • February 13 (previously a high school no-school day) will become a school day for all district

students.

  • February 20 (Presidents Day) will become a school day for all students
  • March 3 (previously a no-school day for K-8 students) will become a school day for all students
  • Monday June 19th, and Tuesday June 20thwill be full school days for K-11 students (seniors will  

              have graduated)

  • June 20thwill now be the last day of school for students (it will be a full-day, not an early release)
  • If we have additional Snow Days this winter they may be added to the calendar after June 20th

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Conferences Rescheduled to January 26th

To access this blog in Spanish, please click here.

Para acceder este blog en espaňol, haga clic aqui.

We are happy to tell you that we have rescheduled the parent-teacher conferences that were postponed twice due to snow. These conferences are very important and we’re determined to provide the opportunity for all families.

Our new make-up day for conferences will be Thursday, January 26th.   We’re hopeful that two weeks’ notice will allow families time to make arrangements with work or child care in order to attend their meeting.

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Principal Carey Killen’s Blog

Prairie Mountain Families,

To access this blog in Spanish, please click here.

Para acceder este blog en espaňol, haga clic aqui.

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. 

Warmly,

Carey Killen

Principal

All Bethel Schools Closed Monday, January 9

In the interest of student and staff safety, all Bethel schools will be closed Monday, January 9th.

While conditions on the main roads have improved overnight, the neighborhood streets and sidewalks – and school parking lots – remain covered with ice and slush.

An announcement about Monday’s evening activities will be made later today.

Todas las escuelas están cerradas el lunes, 9 de enero, debido a la nieve y el hielo.

Attention Prairie Mountain 4th and 5th Grade Parents

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Peer mentorship

Attention Prairie Mountain 4th and 5th Grade Parents

We are excited to begin the 2nd year of partnership between the Bethel School District and Ophelia’s Place. Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based organization, dedicated to helping youth make healthy life choices through empowerment, education, and support.

Ophelia’s Place will be presenting their “Peers As Allies” class to all Bethel 5th graders as well to  Prairie Mountain 4th graders this winter. Click here to read more about an informational parent meeting Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00pm at the Bethel District Office.  For Prairie Mountain, the meeting will be available 4th and 5th grade parents.

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