Sponsor a Backpack for a Brentwood-Darlington Student

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Brentwood-Darlington is home to five schools, including Woodmere Elementary School.  Woodmere is a diverse Title I school located in the northeast corner of the neighborhood and serves families from Brentwood-Darlington, Lents, and Mt Scott-Arleta.  In past years, Woodmere has worked with Schoolhouse Supplies and a corporate sponsor to provide a backpack full of supplies to every child attending.  This program relieves a significant burden on families and helps every student start the year on the right foot.  Unfortunately, Woodmere’s longterm sponsor is no longer participating for the 2019-20 school year.  This leaves over 300 students without the supplies they need to be successful.  But you can help!

Sponsor a backpack (or more!)  A donation of $20 sponsors a full Tools for Schools backpack for a student at Woodmere Elementary.  All donations are tax deductible through Schoolhouse Supplies*!  Want to contribute more?  Check out the different levels below:

  • $1,000 – Backpacks and supplies for 50 students in need
  • $2,000 – Backpacks and supplies for 100 students in need
  • $4,000  SCHOOL CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 200 students in need + in-school backpack event for 10 volunteers
  • $6,000  HONOR ROLL CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 300 students in need + in-school backpack event for 10 volunteers
  • $8,000  SALUTATORIAN CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 400 students in need + in-school backpack event for 15 volunteers
  • $10,000  VALIDICTORIAN SCHOOL SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 500 students in need + exclusive in-school backpack event for up to 20 volunteers

To donate online CLICK HERE.  Be sure to put “Woodmere School” in the Additional Comments box so your funds are directed correctly.  If you are interested in making a larger contribution, volunteering, or learning more about Schoolhouse Supplies, contact Executive Director Alice Forbes.

Volunteer to pack supplies!  If you are unable to contribute financially, you can show up in August to help pack supplies into backpacks!  Look for more information on that as the date nears.

Have a business?  Your employees have the opportunity to volunteer at your sponsored school and engage with students and teachers while packing supplies into backpacks. This meaningful volunteer experience will occur just before or during the first week of school (August 2019).  This direct engagement provides a deep connection for your staff: 100% of surveyed participants reported that they are proud of their company for sponsoring this program.

*Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID#: 20-4223437

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Woodmere Food Pantry Needs Donations!

Woodmere Elementary Food Pantry has empty shelves and needs donations!  This pantry sends home over 30 backpacks of food weekly, as well as being open for families in need.  To donate contact the SUN office at 503-734-5423.

Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00AM-6:30PM

Most needed items:

  • Canned veggies
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Canned soups
  • Dried beans (Black, pinto)
  • Lentils
  • Rice (White or brown)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Oatmeal

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!

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