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Many Events Set in Our Schools for April

Article Date: Apr 03, 2018

April 3-6

Artist in Residence at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Elk Meadow will host an artist in residence during the week, who will interact with students. Elk Meadow is Bend-La Pine Schools’ art focus school.

April 4
Students Build Greenhouse at Rosland Elementary School
Students from La Pine High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) will help build a greenhouse at Rosland. The NJROTC students will earn community service hours and the Rosland students will use the greenhouse to learn about growing fruits and vegetables.

April 5, 6:30 p.m.
STEAM Night at William E. Miller Elementary School
Parents are invited to a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math night at William E. Miller that will showcase student projects.

April 5, 10 a.m.
Science Circus at Rosland Elementary School
The Tower Theatre will bring a Science Circus to Rosland to teach students in grades 3-5 fun science lessons. Students from La Pine Elementary School and Three Rivers School will also travel for this fun, interactive event.

April 5, 1 to 6 p.m.
Teacher Job Fair at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
Bend-La Pine Schools and other neighboring school districts in Central Oregon are hiring licensed teaching staff, school psychologists and other certified positions for grades K-12. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from our schools, ask questions and find out more about the schools and current openings. Advance registration is encouraged.

April 6 and April 20 at 9:05 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at Rosland Elementary School
Families of preschool age children are invited to a storytime at Rosland with the librarian from La Pine Public Library. Open to the public.

April 6, 7 p.m.
Cougar Pageant at Mountain View High School Auditorium
This fun, entertaining evening is a fundraiser for the Mountain View Sparrow, Maverick, and the school’s student assistance fund. Tickets are $5. Open to the public.

April 9-20
Food Drive at La Pine High School
The La Pine High School Class of 2018 will host a food drive for NeighborImpact. The community is invited to deliver their donations to the La Pine middle or high school or to any of the barrels set up in La Pine area grocery stores. The drive is also a competition that will help the seniors receive cash prizes to help host a drug and alcohol-free graduation party.

April 11-13
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Contact schools for details on dates and times for conferences.

April 17, 6 p.m.
High Lakes Elementary School Parent Meeting
Students’ anxiety and stress will be the focus of the Parent Teacher Organization meeting at High Lakes, featuring Dr. Rapahel Allred. Open to parents.

April 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Family Cooking Class at Rosland Elementary School
Rosland will host the third and final family cooking class in conjunction with Oregon State University Extension. Families are cooking together and creating easy, healthy meals.

April 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Arts Night at Summit High School
Summit will host an art night featuring a silent auction, senior art portfolios, photogrpahy, ceramics, sculpture, band, hands-on art dmeonstrations, face painting, a theatrical performance and more. Admission is $5 adults, $3 students. Family portraits cost $10. Open to the public.

April 19-21
“Pride and Prejudice” at Mountain View High School Auditorium
Mountain View students bring to life this romantic comedy set in Jane Austen’s English countryside. Tickets are $5. Showtimes are 7 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 21.

April 19-22
“The Government Inspector” at Summit High School Auditorium
Summit students will perform this farcical comedy set in 1836 about the surprise arrival of a government inspector in a Russian village full of corrupt officials. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 students. Showtimes are 7 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 22.

April 20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Career Day at La Pine High School
More than 40 businesses are expected to take part in the second annual Career Day at La Pine High. Juniors and seniors will interact with business professionals in a wide range of fields.

April 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ponderosa Elementary School PTA Auction
Ponderosa’s PTA will host a fundraiser in the school’s gym. The auction is free and open to the public. Child care available for $5 per person.

April 21 at 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Village Rhythm & Blues for Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
Friends of Westside Village will host a fundraiser for the school at Bend Elks Lodge. The event will include dinner, live entertainment and an auction.

April 21 at 7 p.m. and April 22 at 6 p.m.
Film Festival Fundraiser for Realms Middle School
The Banff Film Festival at the Tower Theatre is a fundraiser for Realms. Tickets are $22 and available at

April 24
Rosland Elementary School Students Help Fall River Habitat
Fourth-graders at Rosland will conduct plantings at Fall River in order to help rebuild habitat along the river.

April 25
Kindergarten Registration Begins
Registration for kindergarten begins. Check with neighborhood schools for details about related events. Families can find their neighborhood school on ourAttendance Area webpage. To register for kindergarten, students must be 5 prior to Sept. 1, 2018. To register, bring proof of age, proof of address and current immunization records.

April 26, 9 a.m.
Coffee at Cascade Middle School
Parents can meet with Cascade administrators, hear about what’s happening in the school and enjoy coffee and snacks.

April 26, 7 p.m.
Three Rivers School’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” at Tower Theatre
Three Rivers School students will perform this classic story about Alice falling down a rabbit hole and her adventures in Wonderland at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are $10 general admission, $6 children and students. Tickets available online or at the box office.

April 26-28
“Grease” at La Pine High School Auditorium
La Pine High School will perform the crowd-pleasing musical set in a 1950s high school. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and can be purchased Recommended for ages 13 and older. Showtimes are 6 p.m. April 26-28 and 1 p.m. April 28.

April 27, noon
Preschool Storytime at Juniper Elementary School
Families of preschoolers are invited to a storytime featuring a librarian from the Deschutes Public Library. Children can enjoy a free lunch at noon and the storytime begins at 12:30 p.m.

April 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Dia Del Nino at Silver Rail Elementary School
Silver Rail will host a celebration of children, families and reading, which will emphasize the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.