April 2009

General29 Apr 2009 06:57 am

 Classes will be Star Reading and Math testing the next two weeks in the computer lab.

Here is the 5th grade student survey:


Here is the food service survey:


Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!

General27 Apr 2009 09:25 am

Sun Safety

A cool site to buy Energy Beads.  These are sun sensitive to UV rays and change color in the sunshine.


This week students will be learning Facts and Myths about the sun and skin care.  They will learn the ABC & D’s for what to look for on skin for cancer. They will also learn Slip, Slop and Slap in reference to skin care and the sun.

The American Cancer Society website for sun safety has some great tips.  Check them out below.


Here is an short online quiz about sun safety.


Here is an interactive site about sun safety for kids.  This may be the best one of the three!


General20 Apr 2009 10:50 am

Water Safety: Week #2

We had so much to cover last week and this is such an important topic we are expanding it into this week.

All grades will be viewing a locally made video about Lake Michigan and Pier Safety, by the Great Lakes Beach and Pier Safety Task Force, “Respect the Power”.  Check out more at: www.respectthepower.org

PE: We will be learning the rules of golf and playing miniature badminton golf in class.

General13 Apr 2009 07:28 am

Welcome Back!

I hope this finds all of the Beechnau students well rested because this is a busy two months coming up with field trips, pool school and a Pirate themed Fun Day ahead!  So get ready and hang on tight, these next few days are going to fly by and will be a lot of fun too!

This week’s lesson is on water safety.

Grades k-5 will be learning about riptides and how to avoid them.  Safety around the lake, pool  and rivers that many will enjoy in the coming months.  Please help your child remember and practice these safety rules:

  • Always have an adult watch you when you are in the pool.
  • Always obey pool rules.
  • Swim with a buddy.
  • Walk slowly in the pool area. Don’t run.
  • Swim at a depth that is safe for you. If you’re just learning to swim, stay in the shallow end.
  • Don’t push or jump on others. You could accidentally hurt someone or yourself.
  • Toys to help you float come in many shapes and sizes (an inner tube, air mattress, or beach ball, for example). Although they are fun and can help you while you learn to swim, what they can’t do is save a life.
  • Don’t chew gum or eat while you swim — you could choke.
  • http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/water.html
  • http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/beach_safety.shtml