Thanks to local neighbors Zoe and Jon Matych for Whitman Elementary’s Little Free Library! Whitman students are really missing their school and public library visits and need new books to read. Please drop by to take and add books. If you notice any problems, email Chris.
From Portland Public Schools regarding school closure and food resources:
Dear PPS Families,
As we shared Thursday night, Portland Public Schools will extend spring break, beginning Monday, March 16 with a plan for students to return to schools on Wednesday, April 1 (staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30, two days earlier). During this time, all school activities, including athletic events and practices, are canceled. We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education, but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the extended break:
UPDATE! The PDX Avengers will be joining us for Spooktacular!
Join us for our annual Spooktacular and Trunk-or-Treat event! FREE, family-friendly festivities run from 4:00-7:00PM on October 26th at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Shop the free costume closet, visit the decorated trunks, and play fun games! Bring food to share if you are able. Allergy friendly (non-food) treats available at this event! Trunk-or-Treat is held outside, please dress appropriately. RSVP on Facebook here!
Want to decorate your trunk and win the coveted trophy? Fill out our easy form here!
¡Únase a nosotros para nuestro evento anual Spooktacular and Tronco-o-Trato! Las festividades GRATUITAS para familias se llevan a cabo de 4: 00-7: 00PM el 26 de octubre en el Centro Comunitario Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). ¡Compra el armario de disfraces gratis, visita los baúles decorados y juega juegos divertidos! Trae comida para compartir si puedes. ¡Regalos para personas alérgicas (no alimenticias) disponibles en este evento! Trunk-or-Treat se lleva a cabo afuera, vístete apropiadamente. RSVP en Facebook aquí!
¿Quieres decorar tu baúl y ganar el codiciado trofeo? ¡Complete nuestro formulario fácil aquí!
Temporary closure at Harney Park’s playground 9/10 – 10/4
Drainage repair work will begin September 10 at Harney Park’s playground, near SE 67th Avenue and NE Harney Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. This work is funded by the ParksReplacementBond.org.
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.
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.
- Mandarin/Clementine oranges
- Grapes (seedless)
- Individually boxed raisins/craisins
- Cereal and/or oatmeal bars (avoid nuts when possible)
- 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.
Join Brentwood-Darlington schools Whitman Elementary School, Woodmere Elementary School, and Lane Middle School/ACCESS MS for Project Community Care Day! Saturday, August 24, 9AM-12PM! This is a family-friendly event with jobs at all levels of ability. Bring water, gloves, and tools, if you can. (Be sure to label your items for easy retrieval!)