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

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All children from the youngest of tots to graduating high school seniors are welcome to join the Salem Public Library Be Creative Program through August. The program is free with activities at both the Salem Central Library and the West Salem branch too. It’s a great way to encourage reading over the summer break with many fun activities and prizes. 
Read more.
Sign up.      
Read about the prizes.      

Looking for ideas for summer reads? Open this brochure.

Att: Parents:

Take a look at Letter Pals 

This is how the program works. Register your child for the Summerfest.  Letter P.A.L.S. Letter P.A.L.S. creates a  three-page letter every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the Summerfest 2009 Event, June 22 – August 2, for everyone to read at the Letter P.A.L.S. website.  They also  have Paws for Reading questions at the end of each letter to make sure everyone paid attention The program is designed to encourage reading and help students retain their reading abilities over the summer break.

Congratulations to Vice Principal Ms. Rager  

Best wishes to Vice Principal Rager, as she accepts a full-time Vice Principal position at Scott Elementary School in East Salem. 

Ms. Rager has worked at part-time at Myers and Harriett Elementary the past two years.  We wish her the best in her new endeavors

Mr. Jeff Ponds will be the part-time Vice Principal at Myers and one other elementary school in Salem-Keizer. Welcome Mr. Ponds to Myers with an email.

Kindergarten Graduation

Best wishes to the many graduating students from Ms. Powell's, Ms. Brewster's, and Mr. Matthew's classrooms.   We look forward to seeing these fine students in September as 1st graders.

Enjoy the first grade music program, directed by Myers Music Teacher, Ms. Skelton.  Students, many performing for the first time  delighted an audience with many a song including the Penguin Polka.


Spencer and Jeremiah  were just clowning around Friday, May 22nd when students had an opportunity to dress-up as clowns. Everyone had great fun with just a few antics.





Bring this flyer with you to the participating Jamba Juice from 
May 18th-May 24th  and 20% of your purchase will benefit Myers. Enjoy and thank you for thinking of us!

Salem Kids Relay Race

Teams of four students, grades 1st-5th  have been practicing their baton hand-offs and sprinting down the Myers track before and after school so they could run at lightning speed for the Salem Kids Relay Race at McCulloch Stadium  Saturday, May 9th.

Before the race even started, the entire school congregated for a Spirit Rally in the gym.  The 5th graders paraded in to the gym in Myers tradition some with faces painted painted in the school colors of blue and white. Classes competed in the Myers school chant and many 5th graders performed a dance routine. After the performances, 5th grader Jonathan K. crashed through the circular ring to lead the entire school out to the track.

Pictures at left is the 2nd grade girls team, Alicia, Meredith P., Zoe D., and Madeline S., sporting their ribbons.


Pictures at left is the 2nd grade boys team, Garrett J., Eduardo R., Eduardo P., and Cameron L.

Statesman Journal newspaper article
Statesman Journal database of times and photos 
CCTV TV Viewing Schedule

Appreciative students gathered together in the East Family Room to make "thank you cards " for their devoted Salem Kids Relay coaches.  The following volunteers spent countless hours meeting with students before and/or after school so Myers students were in shape for the relays.  Warm thanks to Mrs. Davenport, Amy Divelbiss, Ms. Kuenzi,  Mr. Oak, Sandra Oliver,  Mr & Mrs. Ratzlaff, Ms. Thompson, and Scott Whitlow. Thank you also to Mr. Hanson and Ms. Herbert for timing all of the Myers students and to Mrs. Page for organizing and coordinating teams and coaches.  You are the best!  

Mary Oberst, gifts the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)  Program with new books 

Oregon 1st Lady, Mary Oberst, made a guest appearance at Myers. She spent the afternoon reading to students and presented the SMART Program with new books.. Read more about SMART,  find out how you can promote SMART, and how to become a SMART volunteer.

Young authors have a night to remember

Alex N., from Ms. Kahler's Rm. was one of more than fifty first graders to read their original written works to a large audience sipping hot chocolate at the Ike Box
Thank you Ike Box!

Ms. Kahler's blog with pictures
Ms. Berry's blog with pictures

Awesome 3000 Fun Runners 

Pictured to the left is Myers student, Lance M., just one of the many Myers runners that came out in spite of the weather last Saturday. If you see Ms. Herbert, Ms. Kahler or Ms. H-D thank them for volunteering for this great event! Read about this  fundraising event sponsored by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation in the Statesman Journal article

Check your child's time

Statesman Journal Photo Gallery

See the many Awesome Myers runners... 


What great fun we had with 
Pee Wee Harrison and 
Meadowlark Lemon ...

Sponsored by Myers PTO

Take care of the Earth  

by taking advantage of the free Shred Day & Electronic Recycling opportunity at Roth's West 1130 Wallace Rd. N.W. (East Parking Lot off Glen Creek) Saturday, May 16th, 10 am-2pm.

It is safe and confidential and keeps trash out of the landfill. Bring your paper documents to be shredded and your old electronics to be discarded properly. (Limit 2 bags or boxes) Sponsored by West Salem Green Team Recycling Club in cooperation with Garten Services & Roth's IGA.

Congratulations to Deven N. and Isaiah P. for winning first and second prize in their age category in the West Salem Schools Poetry Contest. The contest was  for students from 4th-12th grades. Deven N., holds his original poem, "Life". 




Meadowlark Lemon the “Clown Prince of Basketball” is bringing his famous half-court hook-shot and his comical antics to Myers.

Best know for his years with the Harlem Globetrotters, Meadowlark now tours with the famous Harlem Comedy All-Stars. 








Battle of the Books Winners...   

Pictured from left to right are Team Captain Alex., B., Caden B., Carson, B., Alex., B., Cooper F.-G., Team Captain Brady, B are Principal Adams, Elizabeth A., Kaitlin P.,  Mr. Cox, Director of Library Media Services, Ms. Hamler-Dupras, and Ms. Orand.  These students were finalists in the Myers annual Salem-Keizer Battle of the Books Championship competition to determine a 1st place  team to go to the District Championship Tournament at the Salem Public Library, Friday April 17th.

One hundred sixty four students, 3rd through 5th grade, competed in the Myers Salem-Keizer Battle of the Books, BOB,  reading the 16 titles chosen by librarians. Not only did Myers students read 16 fun titles from an assortment of genres, they received an banana split party for all of their hard work.  Pictured to the left are just a few of the many smiles the ice cream brought to students' faces. Read more about the Salem-Keizer District Championship Tournament


Teachers take burger orders and bag up fries
for Literacy at
McDonald's Night

While teachers and staff took orders, bagged fries, bussed tables and swept floors, Myers families dined on burgers and fries Smiling is the owner of West Salem McDonalds as he graciously donated part of the funds from the evening's sales for Myers literacy program. Families enjoyed the evening out and students even had the opportunity to sit in the fire engine. The student that won the raffle to have lunch with Principal. Adams at McDonalds was Caleb McDonald.  Congrats Caleb!
I'm Lovin it.

 Salem-Keizer Schools Show at Bush Barn  Sponsored by Bob and Marypat Hill and Umpqua Bank. Myers artists were invited to art receptions in their honor at the Salem-Keizer Art Show. You can see their art work on display Myers lobby. 


Volunteer with hospice to help other people cope  written by former Myer's student, Emma Kraft. Emma is a volunteer with Willamette Valley Hospice and a mentor for students at Myers.

  Awesome 3000 Fun Run May 2, 2009

Salem Schools Foundation organizes the 3,000-meter, youth-only run as a fund-raising event. The run is recognized as one of the largest, timed, youth-only runs in the nation. Course distances of 1,000, 1,500, and 2,000 meters are offered for elementary runners  at Willamette University's McCulloch Stadium (directions).  Cost is $17.00 per child.

Parents can register children online, or download and print the registration form below.  The early bird registration ended April 17th 2009. A $10 late fee will be added to each runners application fee until registration ends April 24th, 2009.

Download online registration form
Download online registration form Espanol

 Come and have a fun filled family night.

PTO is sponsoring a Family Movie Night, featuring "Wall-E" on Friday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm. 

It is all about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and the story of a robot named WALL-E who is designed to clean up a waste covered Earth far in the future. We will have some ideas on how we all can accomplish this and what our school is doing to help. 

You can purchase water and popcorn for a $1.00 each  and buy raffle tickets for a movie pack and other great prizes.  Bring your pillows, sleeping bags or blankets for sitting on the floors. There will be chairs available for the adults.

Learn about money and 
win a college saving bond 
Deadline is Friday, March 13th

Students can sign-up to be part of the Reading Investment Program for 2008-2009 offered through the Oregon State Treasurer's Office. Last year, six Myers students won college savings bonds for future education.  Espanol   
For more information

Winners of the Reading as an Investment Program for 2008-2009

Students, Skylar M., Logan B., Brenna R., and Connor B. each won a $500 College Savings Bond when they participated in the Reading Investment Program through the Oregon State Treasurer's Department.   Thank you Ms. H-D and Ms. Mitchell for reading and assisting students in the
Read more about Oregon Savings Bond Program

OBOB Championship

Liana S.'s team, including Kelsie, Gabe, and Kylie competed in a tight final school Championship Battle with Maike Winziers' team including Andrea, Sullie, and Marissa,  for the title of Myers School OBOB Champions. By only five points, Liana S.'s team won the opportunity to will compete in the Oregon Battle of the Books Region II tournament Saturday, March 14th at McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Oregon. These students are to be commended for their hard work reading all 16 titles in this literary competition.  Best wishes to Liana's team in their competition on Saturday.   

Grandparents lunch with Myers Student

Tuesday, March 3rd through Thursday, March 5th, students invited their grandparents and friends to come to school  and have lunch with them.  

Many grandparents enjoyed school lunches while others brought happy meals, pizza and other popular children's favorites. This is an annual event at Myers every March. 

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Update

Myers OBOB team was one of forty nine teams from schools in four counties competing in the OBOB Regional II Competition Saturday, March 14th, at McMinnville High School, McMinnville Oregon. Team Captain  Liana S., with Kylie, Spokesperson Kelsie M., and Gabe H., answered question after question correctly to win the first round of competition and continue on to single elimination rounds.  At the end the second single elimination round.

Congratulations to the following students...

Blake Arritola, Kiara Macial, Isiah Pineda, and Leah Diaz for winning the Myers Hoop Shot contest.

These students scored the most baskets in a basketball shooting competition for their age group in our school competition. This will allow them to represent Myers school at the next level of competition, the annual 

 Many of you may remember former Myers student, Seth Erickson (Who won two State Championships and was a two time national contender), Seth is now at Walker Middle School. Seth recently won first place at Walker and will compete at the next level too!! A three time State Champion? Go Seth!

 Good luck and congratulations to all students!!!!

West Salem Poetry Contest

Deven N., in Ms. Thompson's 5th grade literacy class, holds his original poem, "Life".  Deven wrote the poem for the West Salem Schools Poetry Contest for students from 4th-12th grade.  If your child is a West Salem resident, read more about how they may participate in this great event.


Mr. Ochoa's class sees a flash from the past

Union "Captain" John Baker of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company B, visited Mr. Ochoa's class to share some information about being a soldier during the Civil War. He explained weaponry, generals, and soldier's food and equipment. He even had the class try on uniforms and join in on some popular Civil War songs. The class is currently working on a Civil War research project including an essay, poster, and powerpoint presentation.

Make your reservations now for Grandparent* Luncheons  March 3rd-5th

Please purchase tickets in advance at the school office and they can be held by your child's teacher in the classroom until the day of the event.

Prices:  adult lunch: $3.00    child lunch:  $1.75

Schedule and menu for event

*Students with grandparents unable to attend are encouraged to invite a parent, a neighbor or friend they would like to honor.                                                         

Book Fair closed today at 3:30 pm
Browse some the books before they arrive
If you would like to volunteer: email Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Wintersteen

Myers is very proud of our  Principal, Ms Adams

When the school bus got stuck on the corner of Eola and Kingwood Streets, Principal, Adams didn't hesitate to get out of her automobile in the snow to direct traffic. A local viewer of Fox Channel 12 in Portland noticed Ms. Adams good Samaritan act  so the television station posted this photograph with an article on their website. Good job, Ms. Adams!

Read Across America Celebration

Students were captivated by guest readers Ms. Badiei, from CCTV and Mr. Cox, Program Assistant from Library Media Services as they read Dr. Seuss' creations. 


Through the ages, Dr. Seuss' books have not lost their luster for children still enjoy Horton Hears a Who, Fox and Soxes and many more.

Students also celebrated by wearing hats, lunching on green eggs and ham an idea from the book, Green Eggs and Ham, and birthday cake too.  Yum....  


Reading makes your heart grow
was the theme for this exciting book giveaway.  These students were thrilled with the opportunity to receive a new book.

A big thank you goes to the volunteers working on this one of three RIF giveways for the year.  They are Bridget. Mitchell, Vern Tabery, Karen VanCleave and Sheila Thompson. 

The RIF committee also organized a contest for classrooms to decorate areas outside their doors.  
The winner of the K-3rd  contest was Ms. Haaheim's Room and the 4th-5th grade winner was Mr. Felts's Room. All pictures here in front of their winner artwork. 


We are inviting students to bring in a photo of themselves with their grandparent and we ill post it on the bulletin board in the office area.  Please bring photos to the Library Media Center make sure your name and room number on the back so we can return it to you.

Wear a fun hat on Monday, March 2nd to celebrate 
Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

February is Heart Month 

Mr. Hanson and Mrs. Herbert are teaching the entire school this heart chant as well as many facts about the heart. 
     Heart Chant                        

The heart is a muscle,            It pumps your blood,.   
It keeps you alive                   and keeps you smart.

You've got to treat it well,     So exercise and take care of your heart!                

Valentines bring big smiles
Fourth grade teacher, Ms. Hoopes, poses with the winners of her classroom contest for best Valentine boxes.

These were not the only smiles gleaming on Valentines Days as students traded their valentines, played games and of course ate just a few yummy treats too.  


Ms. Molsee's class directed by P.E. Teacher, Ms. Herbert,
sport their moves.

Students in Rhythms Class improve coordination and learn elements of dance and movement.  They also have the opportunity to move to new and familiar music and practice proper socialization skills with peers.




7th Annual No Child Left Behind Gathering
"Literacy for All"

Come learn how to help your child succeed!  
Mark your calendar for:

When:  Saturday, February 28, 2009
Where: McKay High School
             2440 Lancaster Dr. N.E.
             Salem, OR  97303
Time:   9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Great Workshops - Free Childcare (ages 2-12) - Free Lunch - Entertainment -
Interpreters will be available.
Sponsored by
Salem-Keizer School District and the Salem-Keizer Coalition for 



Att: Parents:  Salem-Keizer School District 24J is required by state law to keep a record of each student's immunizations. Students who are not in compliance will be excluded on February 18, 2009, Statewide Exclusion Day. If you have more questions contact or email Myers School Based Health Assistant, Ms. Ocegura   State requirements

Crazy Hair Day at Myers


In the midst of winter with all of the gray cloudy days, looming, nothing put smiles on students faces faster than creating these wild and crazy hairstyles. Many students jumped out of bed an hour early to prepare their fancy dos. Teachers also got in on the fun with some very glitzy styles. Pictured above are Counselor Levak and friends, Ms. Powell's classroom and Ms. Haaheim's room.

First grade checks out in the Bookmobile

Mr. Matthews holds the door for 1st graders as they step into the Salem Public Library bookmobile. While the Bookmobile, lost funding, the Assistance League provided this opportunity so Myers students could have a tour from Ms. Fischer and Ms. Chesley, both former Myers parents.  The bookmobile had a superior selection and all 1st graders could check out a book and obtain a Salem Public Library card. What a great service.  Thank you to all involved!


Congratulations to the following students...

Blake Arritola, Kiara Macial, Isiah Pineda, and Leah Diaz for winning the Myers Hoop Shot contest.

These students scored the most baskets in a basketball shooting competition for their age group in our school competition. This will allow them to represent Myers school at the next level of competition, the annual 

 Many of you may remember former Myers student, Seth Erickson (Who won two State Championships and was a two time national contender), Seth is now at Walker Middle School. Seth recently won first place at Walker and will compete at the next level too!! A three time State Champion? Go Seth!

 Good luck and congratulations to all students!!!!

Myers students can join the Salem Public Library 
Great Library Camp-In..

 “No TV in Salem Week” and the Great Library Camp-In have moved to January. Children who make and keep a pledge to turn off their TVs during the week of January 25-31 will be eligible to come with a favorite adult for a fun evening followed by a sleep over in the Salem Public Library.

The “Let Your Imagination Soar” Great Library Camp-In will begin Friday, January 30, with campers returning home after an early breakfast on Saturday, January 31.

Salem Youth Services staff and volunteers will entertain campers and their families with crafts and activities, including helicopter spinning, paper plane folding, spaceship soaring from 6:30-8 p.m. At 8 p.m., everyone will gather in the Loucks Auditorium for a special performance by Will Hornyak, storyteller.

Interested children and their families should pick up their “No TV” pledges at the Salem Public Library Youth Services Reference Desk or at the West Salem Branch.

Pledges must be returned to the Salem Public Library by Sunday, January 25, 2009
for children to be eligible to come to the Camp-In.

Myers 1st grade teacher, Ms. Berry displays the ornate gingerbread house gifted to her by the Premo family. Marcy Premo also created a beautiful house for 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Kannier as well.  The houses were given just in time for Myers students to have a fabulous example so they could create their own gingerbread houses.  Thank you so much, Alicia and Scott for gifting Myers with your mom's talents!

Update on the Giving Tree

Thank you to the many families that contributed to the Giving Tree! Ms. Levak, Mr. Levak, Ms. Brewster, and her husband delivered approximately 350 gifts. Thanks to all of the parents, kids and staff that took tags and returned with presents. Big thanks to Teri Ann Johnson and Sydney for purchasing extra gifts, Ms. Sweigart for running to town to buy more gifts, Principal Adams, Ms. Fishell, Vice Principal  Rager, and Ms. Leavenworth for all the wrapping and helping on Friday, Dec. 19th.

Many families receiving gifts came to pick them up on Friday and the rest were delivered on Friday and Saturday morning. It was a community effort and actually went extremely well even though we experienced so much snow in the process. 

Myers 1st grade teacher, Ms. Berry displays the ornate gingerbread house gifted to her by the Premo family. Marcy Premo also created a beautiful house for 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Kannier as well.  The houses were given just in time for Myers students to have a fabulous example so they could create their own gingerbread houses.  Thank you so much, Alicia and Scott for gifting Myers with your mom's talents!

Myers Craft Night Video

Why are these Myers students wearing their pajamas?

Because they are stretching out with a good bedtime story for RIF Day (Reading is Fundamental). This was the theme of the festivities as teachers and students came to school in their pajamas, with blankets, and stuffed animals.
Every student at Myers received a free book of their choice through this reading incentive program.  Thank you to volunteers, Ms. Klump, Ms. Thompson, Mr. Tabor, and Mr. Orand for assisting with this fun event that happens three times a school year.

Library Media Center gets a new coat of paint.

A big Myers thank you to Jim and Bridget Mitchel,  Joyce Smith, and Jay Orand for helping Ms. H-D and Ms. O paint the East wall of the LMC on a Sunday afternoon.  It gives the LMC a whole new look. 




Fourth Grade Choir and Band  perform 

Thursday night, Myers 4th graders amazed their families and friends with a concert directed by Ms. Skelton and Mr. Nowickas

Myers 5th grade students directed by 
Music Teacher, Ms. Skelton,
sing Scottish ballad

Thanks to Myers families for contributing food 
so others will not be hungry

Because everyone gave so generously, many families that would have been hungry will have food on their tables. Students brought in over 2071 containers of food to give to the Marion Polk Food Share. Fourth graders brought in the most food cans and earned a pizza party for their efforts.  Please remember these are difficult times and continue to give to the Marion Polk Food Share (MPFS)  for they are running continually short of  meeting the needs of others.  Daisy T. points to the Food Drive sign with the many containers of food. 

State Testing at Myers - 
now thru 12th for 3rd-5th grades

Attention Parents: 
This site will help students  prepare for OAKS Online by providing sample tests. Because this site uses the same look and feel as the real OAKS Online tests, students can become familiar with the interface ahead of time. While students can take each OAKS Online test up to three times, this site provides ample additional testing practice for students who want to gain experience before or between actual test opportunities. 

You will need to download the browser Foxfire for Windows or Mac but there is a link there.  OAKS Online Testing and the Training Site  

School Counselor, Mrs. Levak, recommends parents take these steps to help your child do their best:

  • See your child has a regular bedtime with additional sleep during this time.

  • See your child has nutritious meals and have more family dinners.

  • Give your child more "down time". Lighten their schedule.

  • Create less stress around family activities.

  • Talk more; asking questions reiterating this is an opportunity to do your personal best, not to compete with others.

  • Stress your child's strengths to maintain good self-esteem

  • Discuss why there is a need for tests

Attention 4th & 5th graders:
Letters about literature essay competition

Students 4th through 12th grade are invited to participate in Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest.  To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves. Students have only till Saturday, December 6th, to turn in their essay to Ms. H-D. This contest is sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target Stores and in cooperation with the Oregon State Center for the Book. Read the contest rules.

Purchase your holiday wreathes and support 
Myers School

PTO is taking pre-paid orders for stunning, green, holiday, wreathes until Tuesday, Nov. 25th. You can pay at the Myers office that will be open Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 24th and 25th, during conferences. 

There will be wreaths and a limited supply of the other styles for sale on Craft Night, Thurs.Dec.4th
as well.

Wreaths $15.00       Cross $20.00    Candy Cane $15.00       
Charm Line $11.00

                                      10 ft. Garland $12.00

Buy your tickets now for 
Craft Night
Thursday, December 4th

Tickets are being sold every morning before school in the Library Media Center for the annual Craft Night to be held in the Gym and the Cafeteria areas from 5:30-7:30 pm Thursday evening. You can purchase tickets for 25 cents each. Most crafts take only one ticket to make. The cookie decorating is a two ticket event.  Spend a night out with the family. As an added treat, Band Director, Mr. Nowickas' trio will entertain us during the fair. 

Parent-teacher conferences November 24th-25th
Información conferencias

Parents who get involved in events like conferences actually improve their child’s success in school.  Here are some tips from teachers and parents.

 Before the conference:

·         Talk with your child.  Discuss what’s going well in class and what could be better. 

·         Review your child’s homework to determine where academic strengths and possible weaknesses lie.

·         Write down your questions and what you want to tell the teacher.  

During the conference:

·         Let the teacher know that you are eager to listen and that you would like some time for the teacher to listen to you.

·         Take notes.  That will make it easier to remember the information later in the year.

·         Ask for specific advice on how you can help your child in each of the subjects he or she is taking.  

Remember that formal conferences are just one way to be involved in your child’s school success.  Volunteering in class, helping out at school events and making appointments to chat with the teacher throughout the year also are winning strategy.

Mark your Calendars for MOVIE NIGHT -- Friday, Nov. 21st at 6:30pm

Myers PTO in partnership with Hewlett Packard/DreamWorks and National PTA is proud to bring Family Movie Night to Myers Elementary -- 
on Friday, November 21st at 6:30pm, featuring KUNG FU PANDA!

We are asking for a $1 donation (not required) for admission - which includes a raffle ticket, (tickets are for various prizes, including the Kung Fu Panda DVD!). 

Additional raffle tickets & popcorn will be available for purchase that evening. PTO will also be offering the following gift
cards for purchase: Applebee's , Papa Murphy's ($5), and PTAmovienightlive($20). Myers PTO receives a portion of all gift cards sold - and all proceeds benefit Myers PTO. 

See the flyer that went home in your child's Friday folder, November 14th. 2008.

Take a look at  Movie Night Live & the PTA Video Store for more information.

Children need to bring blanket/pillow to use - they will be on the gym floor. 
(chairs will be set up in the back for the adults)

Myers 2008-2009 Honor Choir

Myers Honor Choir students performed Wed., Nov. 12th in a concert that included all Honor Choir students from West Salem at West High School .  To be a part of this select choir, students must perform in an independent audition. 

Pictured with Music Teacher, Ms. Skelton  in no particular order are: Ashley A., Elizabeth A., Kaci C., Bailey H., Scott B., Kylie C., Nicole D., Madison H., Brittney K., MacKenzie M., Keiara, M.,  Kaden P.,  Kimber R., Emily R.,  Shaleea R., Sophia S.,  Hailey S., Riley T., and Maike W. Congratulations to everyone on their accomplishment!

Ms. Molsee's students use pumpkins for Science

Pumpkins are not just for decorating and pie. Students in Ms. Molsee's room used them for a Science work sample. So much can be learned from weighing, counting seeds, and checking out that moist texture you find only in a pumpkin. Do you know if a pumpkin will float?

1st Annual 1st Grade Pumpkin Fun Run...

Take a look at these two programs available at Myers School

Friday, October 23rd, 1st graders, ran for their harvest pumpkins in a fun run organized by P.E. teacher, Ms. Herbert .  After the mile run, students came into the gym repeated pumpkin rhymes and sang songs. Each runner received their free pumpkin from Daum's Farm courtesy of a anonymous donor.

Myers students are sharing their food so others will not be hungry

These boys are working hard to fill up the large food bins in the Library Media Center.  From now through November 20th, Myers students are encouraged to bring in canned and /or packaged food for the Marion Polk Food Share.

In the first quarter of the Marion Polk Food Share (MPFS) fiscal year, July to September, the network of charities experienced a 12% increase in need. To feed the local need, MPFS is distributing an average of over 90,000 pounds of food a week, and that is not enough. Please know that nearly half of the people who eat from food boxes are children: an estimated average of over 9,300 children a month.

Sending your contribution to school with your child is greatly appreciated because no one should be hungry... Thank you to the Myers Student Teachers for coordinating this important humanitarian event.

School Savings (Bank Day)

Parents, schools and Washington Mutual team up to give students hands-on money-management experience through the School Savings program. As they watch their accounts balances grow, students can learn about responsibility, discipline, consistency, money-management and goal-setting. Students earns prizes by making deposits on a consist basis. Every 2nd deposit they earn a prize. They make deposits at school and withdrawals at the bank. Please be assured, deposits are managed by accessing a secure Web site.

Bank Day is every Wednesday. Pick up your intro kit and Washington Mutual will open the account with $0.25 cents. It takes about 2 weeks for account to be set-up on the web site. Those students who already have an account can start depositing right away!

This is a great way to start your student on the path to financial responsibility.  Our parent volunteers for Bank Day  look forward to seeing your students at Bank Day!

Read Sharmaine Messer's article about her teacher, Ms. Molsee as printed in the Statesman Journal Newspaper.

Ms. Lippert captivates  Myers with her storytelling from afar...


Dressed in book character costumes,  students, teachers, and parents listened intently to Ms. Lippert's mesmerizing  tales from Africa.

Student artist, Kalub P., presented Ms. Lippert with a personalized ceramic bowl he created from the characters in her multiple books.

Students were able to purchase books at a discounted price and have their books personally autographed by Ms. Lippert courtesy of Third Street Books, McMinnville Oregon.  

Across the school in the West Family Room, The Walker Middle School Advanced Drama Troupe performed their interpretation of the famous children's book  Harold's Purple Crayon directed by their Drama Instructor, Ms Ingersoll.

Reading/Author Day is a celebration of reading. On this day, the regular class schedule is changed to devote the entire day to the activity of reading. Students  hear a successful author, enjoy a play by middle school students and are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character. Earlier in the week, they created art projects adapted from the author's books.  All this is made possible by the many volunteers and teachers and a generous donation from the Myers PTO. A special thank you goes to Ms. Hamler-Dupras for not only organizing the Myers Reading/Author Day but organizing this author visit for six schools.

Students will be voting in Library Media class prior to Election Day, November 4th. For more information contact: Ms. Hamler-Dupras

Jogathon 2008 Snapshots


Running for Mustang $$$ 

Please watch for Myers students from now through November 7th coming to collect their pledges for the jog-a-thon.  After students collect their pledges, they can participate in a school drawing.  The PTO goal this year is $12,000. When you see a Myers student, please give generously.  Thank you.






Talented Children's Author/Storyteller, Meg Lippert will give four presentations, Friday, October 26th in the Myers East Family Room. Sponsored  by a generous grant from PTO. 
Brochure to order Ms. Lippert's books 
Ms. Lippert's schedule

The Walker Middle School Drama Troupe will also perform a play from the book Harold and the Purple Crayon in the East Family Room in the afternoon.
Walker Middle School Performance Schedule

Character Dress-Up Day- Please bring your book to go with your character.  No masks or weapons allowed. Thank you.  

Hands and Words are Not for Hurting Week- 
October 19th-October 25th 
Take the Pledge

Hawaiian BBQ Day

Working together to make a difference for students...

Instead of going home after school on Friday afternoon, community members, teachers and staff  rolled up their sleeves, put on their gloves and went to work spreading hog-fuel on the track. The was event was organized by Myers alumnus, Alex Matthews, brother of teacher Ben Matthews,  to make the track more useable for Myers students over the upcoming winter.  It's nice to know that past Myers students continue to give back to our school years after they have graduated.  A big thank you to everyone that participated and especially to Alex for your efforts!

Welcome new teachers to Myers

Mr. Pena is the new bilingual teacher in Rm. 133, second grade.  His first day at Myers was Open House Night giving him an opportunity to meet many Myers families. Send Mr. Pena a welcoming email.

Ms. Colson is new to Myers as well.  She is the second grade teacher in Rm. 110. Do drop Ms. Colson a email and say hello.

We would like to thank Mr. Shimek and Ms. Smith for opening these two classrooms and getting Myers second graders off to such a good start.

Hi! I’m Mrs. Brenner and I’m a new 1st grade teacher  You can also call me “Mrs. B.” and, as a matter of fact, bees are one of my favorite insects! I’m excited to be joining the staff of Myers Elementary, and I’m looking forward to meeting all of the staff, families, and students who are part of the Myers Mustangs Family! I’ve been a “busy bee” getting my room ready for my students, attending teacher trainings, and working with the 1st grade team on planning for a super school year!

Some things about myself… I sing, play guitar, write fun kid songs, and perform with my group “The Mud Pie Trio.” (we do have a CD). In the past, I’ve organized a children’s folk choir and summer singing camp, and I love to encourage students to sing and write songs, too!

My husband's name is David, and we have a teenage son, Jackson, two cats and two fish. We like to bike, hike, and play Scrabble and Scattergories (maybe not the cats and fish).  I can’t wait to meet all of my students and their families, and I’m looking forward to a fabulous, fun, and fantastic 1st grade school year! 
Email Ms. Brenner
to welcome her to Myers.

Hello, I'm Ms. Kannier, a new 3rd grade teacher to Myers. Some Myers students may remember me from substituting last year.

I am a graduate of Western Oregon University and in my second year of teaching school.  I love to read and spend time with my family.  Ask me about my two dogs. I look forward to meeting everyone in the Myers family.
Email Ms. Kannier a warm Myers welcome.

Hi Myers! I'm Ms. Smith and I am so excited to teach 5th grade at Myers  this year.

This is my second year of teaching after graduating from Oregon State University.

Some of my interests are water skiing, wakeboarding, volleyball and anything involving sports.
Email a greeting to Ms. Smith.

Help Myers School  by signing up for Safeway eScript

E Script is through the entire year however the purchases you made from the list below between Aug. 6th -September 9th, 2008  can earn Myers School up to 10% on selected items. List of over 3,000 participating products to choose from. If you didn't register, just bring your register receipt(s)  from those dates into the Library Media Center before October 13th with the redemption code and we will enter them.
If you are not a member you can join eScript at absolutely no charge by clicking here.  

Thank you for helping Myers School. Proceeds go to help support Technology.

Thank you Collin and Ms. Smith (not pictured)  

Collin Bruitscher poses with Library Teacher,  Ms. Hamler-Dupras (H-D), in front of the Birthday Book, Collin and Ms. Smith (not pictured) painted on the Library Media Center wall. Ms. H-D encourages students to write their name on a seasonal magnet during the month of their birthday.  Thanks to Collin and Ms. Smith, students can now put their name in the Birthday Book in the LMC.



Meet your 2008-2009 Student Council Representatives

And you thought the election was over? Myers Student Council learned about elections as they campaigned and voted November 12th for officers. Student Council meets the second Wednesday of every month in Mr. Matthew's Rm. at 8:00 am. Advisors are Ms. Matthews and Ms. Brewster. 

Frantz-Geddes_Cooper.jpg (33927 bytes)Great Writers at Myers

Statesman Journal searched the city for elementary school writers for their "Student Stories September issue. Myers students, Cooper Frantz-Geddes andBaldwin_Brady.jpg (34620 bytes) Brady Baldwin gladly answered their call with their captivating stories. Watch for Cooper's  essay in the newspaper, Thurs. Sept. 18th. or you can read both boys' essays below.  
Cooper's Essay 
Brady's Essay

A Myers tradition

Students gathered on the soccer field the first day of school for the introductions of teachers and the traditional bell ringing, one ring for each year Myers Elementary has been open.  The ceremony ended with all students repeating the Myers School chant lead by P.E. teacher, Ms. Herbert. 

Ms. J. Smith's positive attitude, endless enthusiasm and energy is a huge asset to our school as she once again opens the school year at Myers. You can welcome Ms. J. Smith with an email.

Mr. Shimek is brand new to Myers.  Plan to stop by and say hello. He is so happy to be starting the school year at Myers and looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you.  Welcome Mr. Shimek to Myers 

Families are invited to a Hawaiian BBQ  Friday, Sept. 26th. 
Purchase your tickets in the Library Media Center from our friendly parent volunteers Mon-Fri. 8:30-8:45 am. 

Ticket prices are $1.75 Students $3.00 for Adults. 

Check your child's lunch schedule for times.

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