Helmets Needed for Woodmere Unicycle Club

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Help Mr. Stultz at Woodmere Elementary give his Unicycle Club students helmets! 

Woodmere Elementary School offers unicycling to boys and girls in grades 2-5. These kids are awesome! They are hard working, committed and focused, often performing at school and neighborhood events.  This great sport was introduced to them in a physical education class.  Students gain confidence in their abilities and improve their skills. Unicycling is hard, helping students develop their perseverance, patience, and focus.

Many of the students wishing to participate in Unicycle Club do not have helmets at home and are unable to afford one.  Students will earn the responsibility of borrowing a unicycle for the entire school year.  Those who forget their helmet at home will be able to borrow one from school, ensuring that safety remains the top priority.

Students attend weekly practice and those that learn to ride earn a t-shirt and have the opportunity to ride in the Junior Rose Parade in June. They also are part of the school-wide performance in June.

Ready to support Woodmere Elementary’s Unicycle Club?

Click here and donate at DonorsChoose.org!

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2019 OSU Master Gardener Training Registration NOW OPEN!

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2019 OSU Master Gardener™ Training Registration NOW OPEN!

 Registration is now open for the 2019 OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Training! The training includes all aspects of sustainable gardening in a fun and friendly environment.  Science-based curriculum is offered in a combination of in-person, online classes and hands-on workshops that run February through March.  This unique training is followed by volunteer educational outreach.

Become a garden educator and help your community to grow from the ground up!  Learn more and register TODAY!

A limited number of reduced-fee fellowships and scholarships are available.  The application deadline for the reduced fee slots is November 30, 2018.  For details and a link to the reduced fee slot application, visit our Master Gardener training webpage and scroll down to Option 3. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/become-master-gardener

Care Packages for Asylum Seekers

From Southeast Uplift: 

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is putting together care packages for asylum seekers locked up in Sheridan.  Below is a list of items needed for these care packages. If you are able to donate, please email Muz at Southeast Uplift.

Resources:

  • calling cards (especially for international calls)
  • burner phone
  • flash light (LED)
  • paper and pencil

Tangible:

  • radio
  • eye glasses
  • sun glasses
  • mirror
  • cosmetics
  • clothing

Essential:

  • toothbrush
  • tooth paste
  • toilet paper
  • medication (Aleve, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Vitamins)
  • socks
  • shoes
  • water bottles
  • water
  • gift cards

We The People Live Show

From Southeast Uplift:

We The People‘ is the first of its kind, human and humor focused documentary web series that highlights the challenges of modern immigration. The series aims to throw a light on real immigrant stories with a focus on the positive, light-hearted and relatable nuances of making a new place, your home. If you haven’t already, check out the trailer below:

The screening is sponsored by SE Uplift. SE Uplift collaborates with the SE Portland community to build informed, inclusive, and participatory neighborhoods that support our social and ecological well-being.  Click here to find out more.

Woodmere Library Wish List 2018-19

Heads Up, Community Members!  School may be out for the summer, but September is closer than we think!  Woodmere Elementary students have a library wish list for next year and you can help!  See the list below and then check your bookshelves or pick a book or two up from your favorite source. Let’s fill those empty shelves!
Books are listed with author then title(s).  Want to send your gift to the school?  Direct ship to Woodmere Elementary, Attn: Librarian, 7900 SE Duke St, Portland, OR 97206.  Ordering from Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and choose “Woodmere Parents Group” to make your gift twice as nice!

Woodmere Elementary 2018-19 Library Wish List

  • John Greene – The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines, Turtles All the Way Down
  • Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Getaway
  • Rachel Renee Russell – Dork Diaries – Dear Dork: Tales From a Not So Happy Heartbreaker, Tales From a Not So Secret Crush Catastrophe, Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter
  • Bob Buya – Saving Mr. Terupt, The Perfect Score, The perfect Secret
  • Dav Pillkey – Dog Man series
  • Ann M. Martin – California Diaries, Babysitters Club Graphix (Collection)
  • Lana Telgemeier – Smile, Drama, Sister, Ghosts, Comics Squad Recess
  • Victoria Jamieson – Roller Girl
  • Betsy Bird – Funny Girl
  • Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
  • Scott Roentgen – Nyxia
  • Andy Weir – Artemis, The Martian
  • Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game
  • Wendy Mass – The Candymakers, The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase, Pi in the Sky, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
  • Chris Grabenstein – Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (series), The Island of Dr. Libris, The Hanging Hill, Whack a Mole
  • Kwame Alexandro – Solo
  • Alex Gino – George, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!
  • Scott Caution – Five Nights at Freddy’s (series), The Freddy Files
  • Jillian Dodd – Spy Girl (series)
  • Corinna Luyken – The Book of Mistakes
  • Sheree Fitch – If I Had a Million Onions
  • Simon Rose – The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Emerald Curse
  • James Heneghan and Bruce McBay – Nannycatch Chronicles
  • Silvana Goldenberg – Victoria
  • Glen Huser – Time for Flowers Time for Snow
  • Allie Condie – Matched (series)
  • Kanu Kibushi – Amulet 8 (series)
  • Jane Goldman – Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Katy Kay – The Confidence Code for Girls
  • Becky Albertalli – Love, Simon, Simon vs. The Homosapiens, Leah on the Offbeat, The Upside of Unrequited
  • Max Brooks – Minecraft: The Island, The Complete Handbook Collection
  • Mavashi Kishimoto – Naruto (series)
  • Mo Willems – Should I Share My Ice Cream, Waiting is Not Easy, The Thank You Book, I Broke My Trunk
  • Chloe Perkins – Living in China
  • Barbara Dee – Star Crossed
  • Kelly Barnhill – The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Dustin Brady – Trapped in a Video Game
  • Tim Federle – Five, Six, Seen, Nate! (Better Nate Than Ever)
  • Michael Gerhart – Love is Love
  • Justin Sayre – Husky

Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness

From Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association

Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness
DateSaturday, May 19th
Time9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: St. Marks Lutheran Church, 5415 SE Powell Blvd
Registration requiredClick here to register

Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive, and the Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Associations are collaborating to bring the community together for a community forum on May 19th. Attendees will learn about, and engage with, members of Portland’s houseless community to brainstorm ideas for solving community challenges relating to houselessness, and participate in discussions and exercises led by those with lived experience of housing displacement and survival outside.

Join us early for morning coffee. Doors open at 9:30 am.Program starts at 10:00 am. Refreshments will be served. Childcare and translation services are available with prior arrangement.

This event is made possible by a Neighborhood Small Grant from SE Uplift.

White Ally Toolkit at SEUL

From Southeast Uplift:

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There is increasing scientific evidence that shows that empathy-based dialogues are the way to go if you want to have a chance to change adults’ minds. According to this research, the best way to foster “debiasing” is to first listen empathetically to skeptics so they feel heard, and after that, raise experiences and facts that invite them to a broader and more nuanced perspective.

But you don’t have to simply take this on faith. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Have you ever observed situations where someone’s views were hardened after they experienced a private lecture from someone who thought they knew “the truth”?
  2. Have you ever observed situations where someone’s views were authentically changed for the better after they experienced a private lecture from someone who thought they knew “the truth”?
  3. Have ever been times when you someone listened to you empathetically (not necessarily about race) and this experience helped expand your view of a situation?
  4. Have been times when you listened to someone closely and empathetically (not necessarily about race) and this experience helped someone else expand their view of a situation?

If anti-racism allies are going to change any minds, empathetic listening will likely be important. But, the anti-racism movement should not expect POCs to empathetically listen to white racism skeptics. White people are in a much better position to execute listening-based strategy with people who are skeptical about whether racism is real.

On a daily basis, POCs must endure the indirect expression of white skepticism that racism really matters, and they must do so as they are they are experiencing overt and subtle racism in many parts of their lives. Some people of color might want to choose to have conversations where white people’s racial skepticism is consciously expressed. But it would not be fair to expect people of color to endure this.

This is a workshop for anyone in the who believes racism still exists and has questioned how to approach the topic of race with other white people in their communities. For more info, check out this website: https://www.whiteallytoolkit.com/

RSVP REQUIRED

If you are unable to pay the $10 cost for the training please contact Muz, muz@seuplift.org, (503) 232-0010 ext 319, for information on how to obtain a scholarship to cover the cost of attending the training.

*Contact Muz at muz@seuplift.org or call (503)232-0010 ext 319 if you require special accommodations.