Community Transition Program, located at the Green Thumb Site, is having their final spring plant sale! All Plants 50% off! May 26 – 27 and 31, and June 1-3 from 9:30am-3:00pm at 6801 SE 60th Ave, 97206.
From Lewis Elementary PTA: Place your orders today for the popular holiday wreath and centerpiece sale. We have a nice selection of evergreen wreaths, swags and centerpieces! Order by November 17th, with pickup on December 4th. About 50% of all sales go right back into our school. Click here to order!
The Lewis PTA is happy to announce that the annual Lewis Bake Sale returns this year!
Grab some coffee and goodies when you pick up your wreath or centerpiece. The bake sale will be held on Saturday, 12/4, from 10am-12pm at the front Lewis Parking Lot. Stay tuned: we will be looking for donations of store bought baked goods as the date gets closer.
Unfortunately, the PTA is unable to host the annual tree sale this year. The June heatwave took a toll on our vendor’s trees, and he is unable to provide us with trees this year. Thank you to Dave Harsey for his decade of support of the Lewis PTA by providing us with trees. Unfortunately, we are also unable to host the traditional Lewis Holiday Bazaar this year, due to PPS restrictions. We are looking forward to reviving this tradition next year.
Tomorrow, August 28th, is the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Community Care Day for 2021 from 9AM-12PM! Support our three Brentwood-Darlington Schools by joining of the events happening. Neighbors of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please see below for notes from each of our local schools.Continue reading
From students at Lewis Elementary School:
Hi! We are a group of Lewis Elementary upcoming 5th graders! Our goal is to change the name of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School. Meriwether Lewis was a white explorer and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The exploration of Oregon by Lewis and Clark resulted in the stealing of land from Native Americans. Also, the expedition had an enslaved person present, named York, who was not paid for their work. We understand the importance of Meriwether Lewis in Oregon history however we do not believe that our school needs to be named after him. We believe that school names should be inclusive of all and are too often named after white people.
We are proposing changing the name to John R. Lewis Elementary. John R. Lewis was a civil rights leader and Congressman who is known for being one of the “big six” civil rights activists. He was born on February 21, 1940 in Alabama. As a teenager in the 1950’s he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and started his activism work while in college. In 1960 he was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizing many events like the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the Selma-to-Montgomery campaign and the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. John R. Lewis was arrested over 40 times for his activism and received the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. He was a representative of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 until his death in 2020. We believe that naming our school John R. Lewis would be a way to honor this important leader in our country’s history.
We believe that it is very important to get input from the Lewis community on the idea and the new name we have proposed. We kindly ask that you sign our petition to give your input. Thank you!
This post was originally published by school staff member Teresa P. on the Woodmere Elementary Parents Group Facebook Group. It has been reposted here with permission.
Dear Woodmere Families,
We hope you all are having an amazing summer. As you know, Portland Public Schools (PPS) will be holding classes virtually through at least November 5. We want to make sure kids have everything they need as we get ready for the first day of school for our 1st thru 5th grade students, September 2 and our kindergarten students on September 8.
From Portland Public Schools: The 2020 School Bond Renewal virtual town hall at 6PM this Thursday, June 25. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are holding the meeting online only, but it will feature breakout sessions and virtual rooms. To participate, please RSVP.Continue reading
Hello Friends of LGL!
We will be hosting a second plant sale this Saturday, May 9th from 11-2. Please read below to learn about the new varieties we will have available. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details! (RSVP on Facebook here!)Continue reading
Hello Friends of LGL!
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, April 25th from 11am-2pm. The plant sale will be hosted just outside the new people’s gate at LGL. There will be street parking only. We will practice social distancing by allowing only one person to shop at a time. If more than one person arrives at once, we will have a line set up that will keep people at least 6 feet apart. Please read on for all of the details!
The first half an hour will be for those over 60 and immune-compromised individuals only. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not arrive before 11:30!
The entire plant sale will be donation based. We ask that if you have the means, please support LGL. Nonetheless, if you have found yourself financially compromised during this time we will gladly donate the plants to you, no questions asked!
All plants available will be sold/donated on a first come, first serve basis. We will have:
- Eggplant: Long Purple, Black Beauty
- Pepper: California Wonder, Jalapeño, Serrano, Big Jim, Cayenne
- Cabbage: Red Acre, Early
- Kale: Dwarf Blue, Nero Toscana, Red Russian
- Tomato: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, San Marzano, Red and Yellow Pear
- Spinach: Bloomsdale
- Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl Blend
- Romaine: Paris Island
- Basil: Genovese, Sweet, Tulsi Holy
- Broccoli Raab
- Chard: Rainbow
- Parsley: Italian Green, Moss Curled
- Dill: Bouquet, Tetra
Suggested donation for vegetable 6-packs will be $5 and suggested donation for vegetables in 4 inch pots will be $3. We will also have some “mystery tomatoes” being sold for $1. We will accept cash, Venmo, or Paypal payments. We ask that if you plan to pay in cash that you please bring exact change. We would like to minimize the amount of cash we touch during this time.
If you plan to buy multiple plants, please try to remember to bring your own means of carrying them away.
When you arrive, please do not touch the plants until you have selected the one you plan to purchase.
We will be asking you to return your sanitized pots to us once you have planted out what you bought. More details about this will be available at the plant sale.
We hope to see you there! If you can not make it this time around, we plan to host another plant sale on Saturday, May 9th and will share more information about this as the date gets closer.
Join neighborhood farmers and growers for a free virtual community conversation and Q&A!
Interested but unable to attend? Don’t worry! The conversation will be recorded and posted following the event. We look forward to connecting with you!
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: