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School notes: Holiday events; calls for volunteers

Students at Gladstone High will learn the importance of community service by helping with the school’s annual food drive to help struggling families.

by: PHOTO BY: LESLIE ROBINETTE - Gladstone Superintendent Bob Stewart tours local schools with Oregon Education Czar Nancy Golden on Nov. 13.From Dec. 3 to 12, students will collect canned food and toys to help families in their community during the holiday season.

Donations of high-protein, nutritious foods are especially needed, including peanut butter, tuna, stew, ravioli, chili, canned chicken, beans, instant rice, breakfast cereals, oatmeal and hearty soups. Donations can be dropped off during school hours at 18800 Portland Ave.

“Knowing that 45 Gladstone students are struggling with homelessness, we are working extra hard to help,” said Gladstone High Principal Natalie Osburn. “I am so proud of the generosity and work ethic of our students and staff, who give with all their hearts.”

Center seeks volunteers to help kids

Head Start, Family Stepping Stones, and kindergarten classes at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families need volunteers who can give an hour or two a week.

Volunteers can mentor small groups, supervise play-time, guide art projects, supervise learning zones and help children build reading skills.

To get involved, call Volunteer

Coordinator Susan Trone at 503-496-3939, ext. 306.

Tree sale

The North Clackamas Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center Agricultural Program will sell cut trees and wreaths on the weekends in December. The dates are Nov. 29 -Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, Dec. 13-15, and if trees are still available, Dec. 20-22. The hours are from 3 p.m. to dark Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Sabin-Schellenberg Land Lab is located at 13201 S.E. Hubbard Road, just south of Clackamas High School.

Noble, grand and Douglas fir trees up to 9 feet tall will be available from $10 to $60. Wreaths and centerpieces, made by students, are $15 to $20. Taller trees are available by request. Send an email to Shauna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a request.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the FFA Holiday Fair also will take place at the Land Lab. The fair is fun for the whole family, offering pictures with Santa, cookie decorating and more.

All proceeds benefit North Clackamas FFA students and the agricultural science program. Contact Shauna McReynolds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have any questions.

Rotary donates $1K for books

Kindergarten students at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families have new books to read with their families thanks to a donation of $1,000 from the Gladstone/Oak Grove Rotary club.

“This donation will make a real difference in the lives of kids as they build early literacy skills,” said GCCF Director Don Brown. “Having a book of your own is a first step to becoming an avid reader.”

Bazaar seeks vendors

The SSC DECA Chapter, a part of the marketing and management program at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center, is organizing the seventh annual Sabin-Schellenberg Holiday Bazaar.

Vendors can rent spaces from $25-$35.

Proceeds from space rental will go toward the SSC DECA chapter for student scholarships and conferences.

The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, on the South (Schellenberg) Campus at 14450 S.E. Johnson Road.

There will be activities for children, food and crafts.

Please call Heather or Jani at the Schellenberg Student Store at 503-353-5923, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about bazaar spaces or volunteer opportunities.

Reading squad needs volunteers

The Duncan Reading Squad is still looking for volunteers. Not only parents, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, retired teachers and community members are welcome to join the Duncan Reading Squad.

The volunteers spend time sharing a story or having one read to them and using vocabulary/sight word flashcards that are appropriate to the students’ grade level.

The students enjoy the one-on-one time, and the volunteers have the opportunity to encourage the students and celebrate their success.

Various times are available Monday through Thursday. Available times: 8:15 to 9 a.m.(kindergarten), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (grades 2 and 3), 11 a.m. to noon (grade 5), 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. (grade 4) and 1 to 2 p.m. (grade 1).

The program is designed to allow for flexibility if the volunteer cannot make a weekly commitment.

If you are interested in becoming a Duncan Reading Squad Volunteer, contact Michelle, squad volunteer coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-810-8954 or Nichol, squad program coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-329-0112.

Volunteers sought

North Clackamas Schools is seeking adult volunteers to assist high school students with academic help as well as assistance with financial aid, college applications and job applications from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wichita Center Computer Lab, 6031 S.E. King Road.

For more information, contact Amanda McDonald at 503-353-5663, or email Amanda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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