Seeking SUN Volunteers at Woodmere Elementary

Interested in encouraging, empowering and helping the next generation succeed?! Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) at Woodmere Elementary School is looking for volunteers to join them in bringing fun enrichment classes for this new school. Program runs Monday through Thursday, 3:00-5:00PM. Contact Katie for more info.

Advertisements

Snacks Needed for Woodmere Elementary School

Due to a federal funding shortage, Portland Public School elementary schools will not be receiving snacks until October 1st.  At Woodmere Elementary School, some students will go four hours between meals.  Woodmere is a Title 1 school, receiving free breakfast and lunch for all students. The food pantry at Woodmere is already straining to provide enough food assistance for families and the school year has only begun.  The lack of snacks is detrimental to the education of these 300 students.  If a child is hungry, they can’t focus on learning.

You can help with snack donations!  See the list below for snacks that are easy for teachers and staff to offer without preparation.

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Mandarin/Clementine oranges
  • Grapes (seedless)
  • Individually boxed raisins/craisins
  • Cereal and/or oatmeal bars (avoid nuts when possible)
  • Crackers
  • String or stick cheese

Donations are being coordinated by BDNA volunteers.  To arrange drop-off or pick-up, please send us an email with “Snack Donation” in the subject line.  Any extra donations will be sent to Whitman Elementary School or used in local food pantries.

 

Leak at Brentwood Park Dog Off Leash Area – FIXED!

The leak causing the large wet spot at Brentwood Park Dog Off Leash Area (DOLA) has been fixed according to Portland Parks and Recreation staff as of August 27th, 2019.  Interested in making improvements at Brentwood DOLA?  Contact us and we’ll pass your suggestions along!

SE 45th Ave Paving Update

Update on the SE 45th Avenue Repaving and Restriping project from Scott Cohen at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT): 

Repaving is scheduled to begin on September 13th, 2019. The project is scheduled for 14 days of work, however some additional signage and striping work may continue after the paving. The work and schedule are weather dependent.

The concept for the restriping has changed based on community feedback and updates to our engineering guidelines on street designs. Please visit the website to see latest design.

Continue reading

PCC Community Meeting Update from Oregon DEQ

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will host a Community Meeting Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 6:00-9:00PM at Lewis Elementary School (4401 SE Evergreen St)Oregon DEQ will update neighbors regarding ongoing and upcoming environmental actions at Precision Cast Parts (PCC) that relate to soil and water* clean up efforts.

Continue reading

ZUMBA Returns to Woodmere + Survey

ZUMBA is coming back to Woodmere Elementary School!!! Kristen is so excited to be back in her Community and Woodmere is more than excited to have her amazing energy back!! Please take the poll below to help choose a time on Wednesdays for this great class.  Enter your email address if you’d like to join the class or know more!