Prairie Mountain School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Message from our District Leaders

Hello PM families, 

Please take a moment to read the following message from Bethel School Board Chair, Paul Jorgensen, and Superintendent, Chris Parra regarding the events in our community and around the country.

Thank you,

RW

Message From District Leaders

There have been many times when communities across our nation have taken to the streets in protest of the death of a Black person. As a nation, we find ourselves here again. We have been deeply, deeply troubled by the events of the last week. The recent deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia are appalling. The grief, anger, frustration and fear expressed by members of the Black community – both nationwide and in the greater Eugene area – is very real and terribly painful.

As a school district, Bethel has been and remains dedicated to standing with the students and families of our Black and Brown communities. Even while our school buildings are closed, we seek to continue providing support and resources to our families.

But, we know we must do more. As part of the greater community that cares deeply about our students and families, it is our responsibility to speak up against bigotry, and to teach compassion and make changes when we see inequities within our system. We will continue to learn together and commit to improving the lives and experiences of the students we serve. These are values on which we can all agree, and on which we can all improve.

We are personally committing to being a part of the solution rather than ignoring and perpetuating the problem. We can grow and learn together and work to create a better community for everyone.

Paul Jorgensen                                                           Chris Parra     
Chair, Bethel School Board                             Superintendent, Bethel School District

 

Mensaje de los líderes del distrito

Ha habido muchas ocasiones en que las comunidades de nuestra nación han salido a las calles en protesta por la muerte de una persona negra. Como nación, nos encontramos aquí nuevamente. Hemos estado profundamente preocupados por los acontecimientos de la última semana. Las muertes recientes de George Floyd en Minneapolis y Ahmaud Arbery en Georgia son espantosas. El dolor, la ira, la frustración y el miedo expresados ​​por los miembros de la comunidad negra, tanto a nivel nacional como en el área metropolitana de Eugene, son muy reales y terriblemente dolorosos.

Cómo distrito escolar, Bethel ha estado y sigue dedicado a apoyar a los estudiantes y las familias de nuestras comunidades negras y marrones. Incluso mientras nuestros edificios escolares están cerrados, buscamos continuar brindando apoyo y recursos a nuestras familias.

Pero sabemos que debemos hacer más. Como parte de la gran comunidad que se preocupa profundamente por nuestros estudiantes y familias, es nuestra responsabilidad hablar en contra de la intolerancia y enseñar compasión y hacer cambios cuando vemos desigualdades dentro de nuestro sistema. Continuaremos aprendiendo juntos y comprometiéndonos a mejorar las vidas y las experiencias de los estudiantes a los que servimos. Estos son valores en los que todos podemos estar de acuerdo, y en los que todos podemos mejorar.

Nos comprometemos personalmente a ser parte de la solución en lugar de ignorar y perpetuar el problema. Podemos crecer y aprender juntos y trabajar para crear una mejor comunidad para todos.

Paul Jorgensen                                               Chris Parra     
Presidente, de la Junta Directiva        Superintendente Bethel, Distrito Escolar de Bethel

 

Bethel School District Essential Drive

Bethel School District Essentials Drive

Here’s one way we can donate and help our neighbors during COVID-19. Bethel School District is teaming with the Bethel Education Foundation and the Kendall Automotive Group to stage an Essentials Drive this Friday, 10:00-2:00 at Willamette High School.

Your donations of laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, diapers, non-perishable food, toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, etc., will be collected and later distributed to Bethel families.

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, volunteers will be accepting donations in the Willamette parking lot without the need for drivers to get out of their cars.

For more information, contact the Bethel School District Administration office at 541-689-3280.

El Distrito Escolar de Bethel acepta donaciones

Aquí hay una manera en que podemos ayudar a nuestros vecinos durante COVID-19. El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con la Fundación de Educación Bethel y el Kendall Automotive Group para organizar Essentials Drive este viernes, 10: 00-2: 00 en escuela secundaria de Willamette.

Se recogerán detergentes para la ropa, artículos de limpieza, pañales, alimentos no perecederos, papel higiénico, toallas de papel, productos de higiene femenina, artículos de tocador, etc., y luego se distribuirán a las familias Bethel.

Para mantener las pautas de distanciamiento social, los voluntarios aceptarán donaciones en el estacionamiento de Willamette sin la necesidad de que los conductores salgan de sus autos.

Para más información, comuníquese con la oficina de Administración del Distrito Escolar de Bethel al 541-689-3280.

Family Communication: 5/28

Hey Mountaineers!

We have two jokes for you!  Here’s the first one.

Q: What did the Eagles say to the students when they saw the pretty flowers?

A: Hey pupils, we see some irises!

Here’s another one.

Q: What do you call half a sand dollar?

A: You call it 50 cents!

Time is Zooming by (sorry, I couldn’t resist), and the end of the school year, June 11th, is in sight. Thank you for helping your child stay connected with their teacher. It is a special relationship they have developed during the school closure.  The end of the school year is right around the corner and we couldn’t be prouder of our Prairie Mountain!

Please keep your child engaged!

K-5 Prairie Mountain teachers are developing fun activities for their students and children will continue to have Zoom class meetings. There will also be teacher-developed reflection activities and ongoing choice opportunities (from Bethel’s supplemental web page) to engage in the last week of school. All this will also allow our teachers to gather more information about student learning so they can provide feedback to your child up to the last day of school.

6-8 Prairie Mountain teachers will be working with your child during these final two weeks to continue taking part in distance learning. Please keep encouraging your child to engage in learning and to reach out to their teachers for assistance with assignments.

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