Thank You So Much for Your Enthusiastic Support of Our Kids and Making the Annual Fund Drive and Telethon a Success
This year's Annual Fund drive took the form of a live, televised pledge drive - the first ever for a west coast public school. We are happy to report that our community gave over $19,000 in donations and pledges!
For those of you who missed it, the Telethon aired live from our own local Willamette Falls Television station on Sunday, November 22nd and featured five hours packed with performances from local kids and compelling messages from our school administrators. One hundred percent of funds raised went straight to the classroom and our students to enhance classroom libraries and technology.
What: Gardiner Bookfair, profits of sales going towards Gardiner's Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program
When: December 16-20
Where: Clackamas Town Center Barnes and Noble
- Educators save 20% on most books and gifts w/Educator Discount Card/Barnes & Noble Members save 10-40%
- Get a coffee or soup & sandwich from our Barnes & Noble Cafe
- Plan ahead for the holidays, birthdays, & other gifts-shop in every department of the store: Gifts, Cafe, Home & Office, Games, Toys, Books, Music, DVD & more
Must show voucher to cashier to have Gardiner get the credit. Download a Voucher or pick one up in the school office.
For additional information visit the Gardiner Middle School website. For questions contact Maureen Palaro at 503-785-8175
Following months of meetings, public input sessions and union negotiations, the Oregon City School Board recently adopted its 2009-2010 budget.
What: The community is invited to an Open House celebrating Park Place Elementary School. “The Open House will include an opportunity for people to gather to share memories and celebrate the school’s history,” explained Gregory Cimmiyotti, the school’s Principal. “Guests will be able to reminisce over memorabilia, old pictures, and tour the building.”
The current Park Place School opened in 1948 and will be closing at the end of this school year.
“While we’re saddened to see our school close, the Open House is about commemorating 60 years of being an important community hub and place for children to grow and learn,” said Cimmiyotti. “We look forward to seeing our friends and fellow community members as we honor this wonderful school and its rich history.”
Who: All Park Place alumni, staff, students, families, and neighbors are invited to attend the Open House.
When: Friday, May 29th, beginning at 4 p.m.
Where: Park Place Elementary School, located at 16075 South Front Avenue.
For more information about the Open House contact the school at 503-785-8050.
Oregon City Stand for Children invites area residents to a forum for Oregon City School Board candidates on Tuesday, April 28th. The candidate forum will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center at Oregon City Evangelical Church located at 1024 Linn Avenue.
The forum will be moderated by former Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction and six-year Senator, Verne Duncan. Candidates will have an opportunity to give an opening statement, respond to questions and give a closing statement.
"It's important for people to meet their school district's decision makers, especially in such uncertain economic times," explained Debbie Cole, an Oregon City Stand for Children leader. "This forum will give voters a chance to learn more about the candidates, their points of view, and the direction they are hoping to take Oregon City Schools."
To learn more about Stand for Children or the Candidate Forum visit their website at www.stand.org.
What: OCHS Literary Magazine Debut and Bookfair, with all proceeds going to produce the Literary Magazine. Be sure to say "I'm shopping for OC" when you make your purchase.
When: Saturday, April 25. You can shop all day, and the Literary Magazine Staff will be hosting events between noon and 5 pm.
Where: Clackamas Town Center Barnes and Noble, 2nd Floor
Big Events: In-store art contest, voting from noon – 4 pm; choir, band, and acoustic guitar performances between 1:30 and 4; poetry reading begins at 4, with Lit Mag distribution to follow.
When: Saturday, April 18 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Ogden Middle School 14133 S. Donovan Rd.
Oregon City, Oregon 97045 - Lower back woods behind the track.
Why: To clear and improve the 1/4 mile trail and outdoor classroom site.
Who: Anyone interested. Bring your family and friends! However, if possible please register electronically before the event by visiting the registration page.
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.