September 30th is the last day to get the free hardcover upgrade when purchasing a yearbook.

The cost of a yearbook is $20.00 thru the end of the day Friday, September 30th. Beginning October 1st , the hardcover price increases to $25.00.

You may easily order your yearbook online here. Prairie Mountain’s school code is 6677717.

Questions about the yearbook? Please contact yearbook coordinator Maureen Clark: 541-607-9858 extension 2855.

Join us tonight for a great taco dinner.

Join us tonight for a great taco dinner.

We have an important event planned for all students and families of grades K-6 tonight. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about how we can work together to help students meet high academic and behavior expectations, and learn effective strategies to help your student be successful in school. And while you are here, you can enjoy a taco dinner for $4 a plate and connect with other Prairie Mountain families.

Doors will open at 5:00, child care begins at 5:15.

The first classroom presentation for students in grades K-5 is 5:30-6:00; the teacher will repeat the presentation again from 6:05-6:35. 6th grade teacher presentations are from 6:45-7:15.

Additionally, please check-here for important information about health screenings, dental services for Bethel students and the Little Wolverine Preschool.

principal%20message%20es-msWelcome Back to School!  It has been wonderful to welcome students and families this week.   Our students have been excited to begin classes in their new grade level, and our kindergartners enjoyed Kindergarten Camp as they got to know all the kindergarten staff.  We hope that the year ahead is a time of great learning, growth, and community building for everyone.  We value all our families’ participation and know that, together, we can create great experiences and opportunities for our Prairie Mountain students.

PTO:  We’d like to invite parents/guardians to attend our upcoming PTO meeting on Monday, September 12 at 2:30-3:30 in the Elementary Library.  We have an amazing group of parent volunteers who help plan events and support our school.  Whether you come once or come all the time, PTO welcomes your participation.

Curriculum Night/Taco Night:  On September 15, families can join us between 5pm-7:20pm to attend presentations in their students’ classroom and enjoy a Taco Dinner ($4).  Interpretation and childcare is available that evening.

Transportation:  We have more buses this year and appreciate everyone’s patience as we help students board the buses safely to make their way home.  Please read our transportation reminders available here to help us see students safely to school and to home.

Math:  This year Bethel School District is fortunate to have new Math curriculum.  We are excited to have great new resources for helping students learn math.  Teachers will be sharing more information on Sept. 15 and throughout the year.

Playworks:  This year, in addition to P.E. for all grade levels, our students will continue to benefit from Playworks during recess.  Playworks emphasizes cooperation, including others, problem solving, being active, and having fun!   Bethel’s Playworks Coordinator, Nicole Zwink is our PM P.E. Teacher and works with our staff and students as they learn new games.

Staff:  This year we welcome the following new staff members:

 

Pamela Bell–                                     Educational Assistant

Merlinda Chavez Kenyon-             Educational Assistant

Kendra Jaggar-                                 Kindergarten Teacher

Brent Nichols–                                  Math/Science Teacher

Maran Reyes–                                   1st Grade Teacher

Sandra Seim–                                    Educational Assistant

 

Again, Welcome!  We’re so glad to have you with us this year.  Please feel free to contact me at 541-607-9849 or by email at carey.killen@bethel.k12.or.us

 

El Blog de la Directora Carey Killen

¡Bienvenidos a Prairie Mountain! Ha sido maravilloso darles la bienvenida a nuestros alumnos y sus familias esta semana. Nuestros alumnos han estado muy animados de comenzar sus clases en su nivel  nuevo, y nuestros niños de kinder disfrutaron del Kindergarten Camp, y conocieron a todo el personal de kinder.  Esperamos que este año les ofrece gran aprendizaje, crecimiento y un sentido de comunidad para todo el mundo. Valoramos la participación de nuestras familias y sabemos que, juntos, podemos crear grandes experiencias y oportunidades para nuestros alumnos en Prairie Mountain.

PTO: Nos gustaría invitar a los padres / tutores a asistir a la próxima reunión de la Organización de padres y maestros (PTO por sus siglas en inglės) este lunes, 12 de septiembre, a las 2:30-3: 30 en la Biblioteca de la Primaria. Tenemos un grupo increíble de padres voluntarios que ayudan a planear eventos y a apoyar nuestra escuela. Ya sea que usted venga solo una vez o viene todo el tiempo, le invitamos a participar.

Noche de Currículo / Cena de Tacos: El 15 de septiembre, las familias pueden unirse a nosotros entre las 17:00-7:20 para asistir a las presentaciones en el aula de su alumno/a y disfrutar de una cena de tacos ($4). Se ofrecerán Interpretación y cuidado de niños.

Transporte: Tenemos más autobuses este año y apreciamos la paciencia de todos mientras ayudamos a los alumnus a subir los autobuses o salir para casa con seguridad. Por favor, lea nuestra información de transporte aqui para ayudar a los alumnos con la transportación segura.

Matemáticas: El Distrito Escolar de Bethel tiene un nuevo curriculo de matemáticas. Estamos muy contentos de tener grandes nuevos recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes a aprender matemáticas. Los maestros van a comunicarles más información sobre el curriculo nuevo el 15 de septiembre y durante todo el año.

PlayWorks: Este año, además de la educación física para todos los grados, nuestros estudiantes van a seguir beneficiándose de PlayWorks durante el recreo. PlayWorks hace hincapié en la cooperación, la participación de todos, cómo resolver problemas, la actividad física, y diversión!  La Coordinador de PlayWorks de Bethel, Nicole Zwink, es nuestra maestra de educación físicia y colabora con nuestro personal y los alumnos mientras aprenden nuevos juegos en Playworks.

Personal: Este año damos la bienvenida a los siguientes nuevos miembros del personal:

Pamela Bell:                                       Asistente educacional

Merlinda Chávez Kenyon:              Asistente educacional

Kendra Jaggar-                                  Maestra del Kinder

Brent Nichols–                                  Maestro de Matemáticas / Ciencias

Maran Reyes:                                    Maestra del 1r Grado

Sandra Seim–                                    Asistente educacional

 

Una vez más, ¡Bienvenidos!   Estamos tan contentos de tener a sus hijos con nosotros este año.  Esperamos que se sientan libres en ponerse en contacto conmigo al 541-607-9849 o por correo electrónico a carey.killen@bethel.k12.or.us

taco-barOur PTO is hosting an event for families and students in grades K-6 Thursday, September 15th.  Our doors will open at 5:00 for the Back to School Night and Taco Bar.  The evening is all about enjoying a meal with your family, connecting with other Prairie Mountain families, and learning about how you can be a strong and positive partner in your student’s success in school.

Presentations in K-5 classrooms begin at 5:30 and repeat at 6:05; 6th grade presentations begin at 6:45. Childcare will be provided from 5:15-7:15. The cost for the taco bar is $4 per plate.

Our PTO group is comprised of parents working together to provide educational support for students and teachers. Sound like something you would like to be a part of? Please join our PTO at the first meeting of this year Monday, 9/12 at 2:30 in the elementary library. Everyone is welcome.

There are many activities here at Prairie Mountain throughout the school year that cannot take place without volunteers. Please visit here to learn more about opportunities to join others in making a difference at our school.

If you would like to be a volunteer at our school, please complete the online background check. Please allow two weeks for processing. Once approved, background checks are valid for 5 years, you will need to complete a new form once your student enters middle school.

back to schoolDear Prairie Mountain Families,

        We hope you and your family have been enjoying the last weeks of summertime.  It has been wonderful to see families as they come in for registration in August, and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back in September.  The first day of school is September 6, and our doors open at 7:40am!

We hope everyone can join us in these upcoming events.

 

Estimadas familias de Prairie Mountain,

      Esperamos que usted y su familia hayan disfrutado las últimas semanas del verano.  Ha sido maravilloso ver a nuestras familias que han estado llegando a la escuela para inscribir a sus hijos en agosto, y esperamos darles la bienvenida a todos dentro de dos semanas.  El primer día de la escuela será el 6 de septiembre, y nuestras puertas se abren a las 7:40 de la maňana.

Esperamos que todos puedan venir a los próximos eventos escolares.

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