Wiggle Wobble Learn! Support Woodmere Students with Donors Choose!
About the Project from Ms. Breen at Woodmere Elementary School: My students are currently making their hard metal chairs wobble chairs and their actions are telling us what they need! These requested chairs will help them be able to move their bodies in ways they need to in order to focus on the learning they have been so desperately missing in person. This also helps with social distancing and anxiety, as many students feel nervous with school not feeling the same as they are 2 years older and the world has changed. These chairs are easy to move and easy to sanitize. Even the hexagon seat is fun to slide your hands on!
Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily.
Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.
Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021 Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 27 (Gateway Discovery Park and Luuwit View Park) No programming on Monday, July 5.
Free Lunch + Play locations operate Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Mobile Lunch + Play locations operate two days a week at specific times.
Free Lunches (Almuerzos gratis)
Safe distance fun and games (Distancia segura para juegos y diversión)
Vibe of Portland is hosting art and music camps for ages 5-14! See the above images for information on how to register. Some Summer Academy camps take place at Brentwood-Darlington’s very own Moose Lodge #291! Other Summer Academy camps take place at Green Tulip Peace and Nature School, whom neighbors may remember for doing face painting and activities and many past BDNA events.
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.
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!
¡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!