Myers Elementary School              
2160 Jewel St. N.W.
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503 399-3175     
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                    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.

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

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

See 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.





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



Author, Trudy Ludwig
to Speak at Myers on Nov. 17th


Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children's social interactions. Trudy has been profiled on national and regional media outlets. (Click here for media coverage.) She has served as content advisor for Sesame Street Workshop's "Good Birds Club" TV episode and as an expert panel member featured on Sesame Street's video series on bullying. Children's books have always been Trudy's great passion.

Common Core Lesson Guides - teachers


Trudy is speaking to parents at 6:00 pm in the gym. Don't miss her message, it could change your child's life.  Child care will be provided. Watch for the book order form in the Friday folder before the event.




Save Your Boxtops and Labels for Education for Our
Myers School Library

Box Tops for Education &
Labels for Education can be saved at your home and sent to school with your child.
Please contact our school coordinator,
Kera Boaz 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!




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.

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