Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, board members Chelsea Powers and Stephenie Frederick testified at City Council on behalf of accepting the intergovernmental agreement for the Safe Routes to School sidewalk infill grant. The motion passed with full support of the commissioners! Our thanks to the hard working folks at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for keeping this project moving through the lengthy process. Look for your neighborhood representatives after the 4:12:00 mark in the official City Council video linked below. To view the presentation given by PBOT in detail, click here.
The Portland Gravel Street Service is PBOT’s new street improvement service for Portland’s gravel streets. Through this free service, PBOT crews are filling potholes and ruts and smoothing out gravel streets across the city.
On Monday, January 7th, please join Chloe Eudaly Portland City Commissioner and PBOT’s Interim Director Chris Warner at 10 AM at SE Harney and 62nd. They will be highlighting the progress PBOT crews have made with this new service and celebrate the start of work in the Brentwood-Darlington area.
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?
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.
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
‘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.
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)
Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness Date: Saturday, May 19th Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: St. Marks Lutheran Church, 5415 SE Powell Blvd Registration required: Click 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.