Myers Elementary School              
2160 Jewel St. N.W.
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503 399-3175     
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Dr. Lori Blackman's Presentation on
Impact of Screen Time and Implications

If you missed Dr. Blackman's presentation, you will want to see this. Important information about what happens to your children's brains when using screens.

Did you know the brain changes that occur when
children play video games?

A decrease in activation of the prefrontal cortex of the brain.  This is the area of the brain which is implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. Also known as the part of the brain that carries out executive function. This is only one change of many. For more explanation, see the video above.

Winners of the Essays entitled "What We're Made Of"
 Win Trips for Their Classes!

Students in all four of our 4th grades and 4th/5th grade classes submitted essays for AgFest. The prizes? Each classroom wins an all-expense paid field trip to the Oregon AgFest on April 24th.

Winners of the Honoring Our Rivers Student Artwork


Honoring Our Rivers was founded in 2000 by a group of educators and river enthusiasts in Salem to provide literary, art, and place-based conservation resources to students around the state and to facilitate transformational outdoor learning experiences.  It is the only statewide anthology of student writing and artwork that is uniquely focused on rivers and watershed and targets artistic, educational, and environmental goals simultaneously.

This year, over 1,000 students entered their artwork, writing, and poetry celebrating Oregon Watersheds.  Less than 300 students submissions were selected for publication in the all-color book, and three of the winners are from Myers!  Their work will be published in the 2015 edition, plus they are also invited to present their works at Riverfront Park in Salem on Sat., April 11th, as part of the Earth 911 event, and at Powell's Books in Portland on Sun., may 17th at 4 pm.

Ms. Brenner and Ms. Madison took a nature writing workshop last summer and provided this opportunity for their students to participate.  You can view past and present student works at Honoring Our Rivers. This year's publication should be available by the end of April.  The project is sponsored by Willamette Partnership, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Port of Portland, Wildwood-Mahonia, and a host of other organizations and businesses.

Attention Parents:

Testing and the new Smarter Balanced Assessments will be here before we know it. Here's the link to the practice test  for your information and review.

Tip  English. Tip Spanish
Tip  English  Tip  Spanish

Just a reminder: please see that your child gets adequate sleep, especially prior to testing.

Before and After School Child Care at
Myers Elementary School

On site School age programs. Read more.     Current Prices

 Tumble Books Great audio visual books for children! A must for every household with children!

See Ms. Orand in the Library Media Center for passwords.

Readabout is a a non-fiction computer based program for 3rd-5th graders tied to the students' lexile level. This means a child will start the program at their exact instructional level and work at their own pace. The program is only available on school computers. Click on the icon to learn more.

Home Row Typing Test


More practice time tests

Sharpen your computer skills by following these programs.

A note to parents:
Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.
Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.
Ludwig Beethoven's music teacher once said of him, "as a composer he is hopeless."
F. W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21, but his employers would not let him wait on a customer because he "didn't have enough sense."
A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had "no good ideas."
Caruso's music teacher told him, "You can't sing. You have no voice at all."
The director of the Imperial Opera in Vienna told Madam Schumann-Heink that she would never be a singer and advised her to buy a sewing machine.
Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the Navy as "unfit for service" until he flew over both Poles.
Louis Pasteur was rated as "mediocre" in chemistry when he attended the Royal College.
Abraham Lincoln entered the Black Hawk War as a captain and came out as a private.
Louisa May Alcott was told by an editor that she could never write anything that had popular appeal.
Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus.
Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade in school.
Success in life is about perseverance.




     New Oregon Battle of the Book Titles
for 2015-2016 3rd-5th grades, MS, & HS


       Swap Your Old Children's Books for Summer Reads

Are you wondering what to do with all of the old books just sitting on your children's book shelves?

      Please send your gently used  children's books to the Myers Library after Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day weekend). The Myers library ladies will give your children a ticket(s) their old book(s) . The last week before school is out, Myers students can choose different book(s) to keep and read over the summer.

      Children can lose their ability to read over the summer if they do not continue to practice reading.  Sending children home at the end of the school year. with books new to them is the perfect way to keep them excited about reading over the summer.

      Thank you to Salem-Keizer Education Foundation/ Bazillion Books for Kids, Escape Fiction for helping to support this event so all Myers students may receive books!

      Just a reminder: Reader's Guide at 1105 Edgewater St. NW, Salem takes trade for used childrens' and adults' books.

Thank you to everyone who has donated this trade to Myers School.  Your support helps keep our school library strong.

Thank you.

Ms. Orand

Our Sign has Arrived!

The long awaited electronic sign has arrived to keep everyone informed of high priority information.

Now Office Manager, Ms. Bovadilla, with the ease of a keystroke can keep parents up to date as they drive through to drop and pick-up children.

Thank you PTO.  You are so appreciated.

Summer Opportunity!
Kids: Want to create your own computer game(s) and learn coding? Check out the YouthSpark Summer Camps at the
Portland Microsoft Store.

2014-2015 Important Letter from our Box Tops and Labels for Education Coordinator, Mo Maurer. Please read more to see how easy it is for you to help our school.  As you may be aware, Mo Maurer, a co-chair of our Myers PTO is very busy so if you would like to coordinate the Box Tops  and  Labels for Education for Myers LMC (which can be done from your home) please contact Ms. Orand  or Mo Maurer for details.

Please Protect Our Children. 

Recently several students have stepped in dog feces while on recess and subsequently tracked it back into classrooms and on play equipment.  If you frequent the school with your animals, please consider the safety and well-being of our children, and use the refuse bags provided to pick-up after your pets.  Thank you for being a caring neighbor.

Salem Keizer Education Foundation
Check it out!  The same people that bring you the Awesome Fun Run and so much more!



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