Thank you!

Dear Families, 

As this year comes to a close, I would like to thank you for your support and help. Thank you for volunteering on our field trips and other classroom projects. Thank you for helping make this year be a positive one! I hope that you have a wonderful summer! 

Here are a few activities and things to lookout for this summer:

One of my favorite activities is to READ!

There a multiple ways to build your library this summer:

  1. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading – Read 8 books, Write a quick response about favorite part & why then get a FREE book!
  2. Eugene Public Library –Build a Better World – sign up at any branch & get a FREE book among other prizes and attend fun events here. (Adults can sign up for their own summer reading & get a free flashdrive!)
  3. Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Sign up & read to earn cool prizes through Scholastic.

Other Activities: 

1 . There is the national parks pass that students & families can use until August 31, 2017. (I also re-printed them & sent them home with students.)

2. Discover fun family activities & events around the city.

3. Front Row will be available until August 31, 2017 for students to use.

Pictures  will be available until August 31st as well.  Email me for the password. 

Thank you again for a fantastic school year! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Have a wonderful summer!

Speeches, Field Day & Google Accounts

Dear Families, 

We got a jammed packed last two days of school! We have speeches to present and board games to finish and play. Hopefully, your child has been practicing his/her speech over the weekend. The speeches are to be about the activist or person they chose to research, the person’s impact on the world and on the student. If you would like to come watch your child’s speech, please let me know ASAP. I am planning on having students present at 8:45-9:15, 9:45-10:15, 10:30-11:00. 

Tuesday is our last day of school. It is a full day.  We will be having our K-5 field day in the morning then 4th grade will be having a mini field day after lunch from 12:20-1:30 pm.  Please make sure that your child is wearing shoes that they can run in. 

Students still have a few more items to bring home and they will be cashing out dojo points for various prizes on Monday so please make sure your student is still coming to school with a backpack. 

Google Accounts – All student accounts are deleted on June 30th. If you and your child would like a copy of his/her work from this year, please send me an email where I can share the folder of their work with you. After that, please download or save the work to your own computer to ensure that you’ll have a copy. Some things that are in their folders are Natural Disaster essay & Slideshow, book recommendations, Activist essay, poem, etc. 

Last Full Week of School

Dear Families, 

We are finishing up projects this week and wrapping up the school year. Please have your student bring an extra bag to school on Thursday and Friday since we’ll cleaning out our desks then. 

Classroom Library Books Please start checking and making sure to return any classroom library books. Most books will have my name on the inside back cover or on the outside. I would be happy to take a look at any books that you are unsure of. 

PTO BBQ and Buy 1 Get 1 Book Fair! – The PTO BBQ will be on Thursday 5-7pm. The book fair will be open then and also on Friday all day. 

FUN and FREE Events on Saturday, June 10th!


Here are two awesome events happening this Saturday, June 10th

Family & Neighbor Day at the Bethel Farm 12- 4pm

Join us for free bike blender fruit smoothies, farm tours, kid activities, a cooking demo, food samples, and more! Saturday, June 10th from noon to 4:00. The Bethel Farm is located in the field between Prairie Mountain and Kalapuya schools. Click here for more information.

Olympic Day Free For Students starts at 12:45 pm

Olympic Day at the NCAA Track and Field Championships is June 10 at Hayward Field. Bethel students and an accompanying adult can attend for free. Listen to Olympians, then attend the final day of the track and field championship, also for free. Click here for more information.  or SIGN UP HERE

Día de Familia y Vecino: Granja de Bethel

Únete a nosotros gratis para batidos de frutas hechos con poder de bicicleta, tours de granja, actividades para niños, una demostración de cocina, muestras de alimentos, y mucho más! Sábado el 10 de junio, 12:00-4:00. La granja del Bethel se localiza en el campo entre las escuelas de Prairie Mountain y Kalapuya. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

Día Olímpico Gratis Para Estudiantes

 El Día Olímpico en los Campeonatos de Atletismo de la NCAA es el 10 de junio en Hayward Field. Estudiantes de Bethel y un adulto acompañante pueden asistir gratis. Escuchar a los atletas olímpicos, y luego asistir al último día del campeonato de pista y campo, también de forma gratuita. Haga clic aquí para mas información.


Changes to Homework & Library Books

Dear Families, 

We are in the final weeks of the school year! I have been uploading pictures of the year – here is the link: 2016-2017 Pictures (Please email me for the password.)

An update to homework – students are still required to read each night for 20 minutes and answer the response question. They will also receive a Homework Tic Tac Toe sheet that has various activities to do individually or with family. See a preview of the sheet here . Students are to get a minimum 5 in a row by the following Monday to be entered into a class drawing. We are hoping the Tic Tac Toe can encourage students to get outside and to enjoy activities other than screen time. 

Library Books – Library books are due on Friday!

Classroom Library Books Please start checking and making sure to return any classroom library books. Most books will have my name on the inside back cover or on the outside. I would be happy to take a look at any books that you are unsure of. Last summer, Mrs. Bothman found a couple of my classroom books at St. Vinnie’s!!


Final Field Trip for this year

Dear Families, 

Hope you had a fantastic 3 day weekend! We have our final field trip this week – Nearby Nature Walk.  Similar to our trip to Mt. Pisgah, students will need: 

  • dress in layers
  • wear closed toe shoes for walking
  • backpack to carry water bottle & lunch

We’ll be in groups and will stop for lunch along the walk. 

Also this week, we’ll be opening our Effort Box! It should be an exciting week!

Second Steps Lessons 3 & 4


This week in Tuesday folders, I sent home Family Letters about Lessons 3 and 4 of Second Steps. I am planning to teach the lessons next week. These lessons will cover: unsafe and unwanted touches and the private body parts rule. To read more about these lesson please follow this link:

Family activation code: CPU4 FAMI LYG4

There is an option to opt out of the Second Steps lessons. If you choose to have your child opted out of these lessons, please let me know by Monday morning. 



Playworks Week! (Volunteers needed!)

Dear Families, 

This week is Playworks week, where students will be re-learning various games and ways to solve conflicts on the playground. Students will be encouraged to play one of the 5 games. The play structure will be closed for the week.  Please encourage your child to keep an open mind about recess this week!

Additionally, we are in need of some help! Therefore, if you have some time and would like to learn some new games – please contact me. Our recesses are at 10:15-10:30 and 12:00-12:15. Thank you!

We only have 2 field trips left for this school year! Mt. Pisgah is this Wednesday, May 24th. Students will need to bring lunch, water bottle, dress in layers and wear shoes appropriate for hiking.  I don’t anticipate students needing to carry backpacks on the trip. They most likely will just be carrying their water bottles.  I will still be checking homework on Wednesday so students will still need to bring their backpacks and other items for school. 

Our final field trip is on Friday, June 2nd – a Nearby Nature Walk. 

Wear Sneakers on PE days

Dear Families, 

We are just about done with state testing. Next week, we’ll have our district testing. Students are looking forward to opening our Effort Box once all of our state & district tests are complete!  It will be a great celebration! 

Speaking of celebrations, our class finally filled up our marble jar to earn double recess and a class celebration. We still need to vote but some ideas that have been floating around are: root beer floats, blankets & fort building. I will let you know as soon as we have voted!

Reminder for PE:  Please wear sneakers or bring sneakers on PE days (M/W/Th). It is very difficult for students to participate in PE if they are wearing sandals or flip flops. 

Multicultural Fair – This Friday 6-8 pm – FREE!   All are welcome to Bethel’s 4th annual Multicultural Fair. There will be free delicious tastes of food from around the world, amazing performances, and interesting information about the many diverse cultures in our community. Join us Friday, May 19th, 6:00-8:00 at Prairie Mountain School.

Math State Testing – Be at School on Time!

Dear Families,

We are starting part 1 of the math test this week – the math performance task. We’ll be starting at 8:15 am. Since it is first thing in the morning, please help by making sure your child gets to school on time and eats breakfast. I will be greeting students earlier and making sure that we unpacked at ready to head to the lab by the time the bell rings.  Thank you for your help on this! Also, if you have any encouragement notes, please keep sending them. It’s been fun delivering them to students!

We’ll be launching into 2nd steps this week after having postponed it since I was sick. Reminder – if you have any questions, please email me ASAP. 

Additionally, you can learn about this unit here:

Family activation code: CPU4 FAMI LYG4

Should be a fun week! I’ll be posting pictures of our field trip later this week!