Space is available for next year for students outside Oregon City School District boundaries in kindergarten through fifth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and ninth and 10th grades at Oregon City High School (up to 50), Gardiner Middle School (up to 30), Beavercreek Elementary (up to 10), and Jennings Lodge Elementary and Candy Lane Elementary (up to 30).

HB 3681 was enacted by the 2011 Oregon Legislature and provides an additional method of school choice for students throughout the state. The Oregon City School Board recently decided to allow the maximum numbers of students into the district.

To apply, complete the online form at before the April 1 deadline.

Clothes closet seeks donations

With the goal of opening in February, the new Gladstone Community Clothes Closet at Gladstone High School seeks laundered, gently-used clothing, shoes, and jackets for kids from birth to 18. New packages of socks and underwear are also needed.

Donations can be delivered Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the portable classroom on the North End of the Gladstone High campus. For easy drop-off, donors can drive down the fire lane off Nelson Street, just north of the high school.

The center, run by the Gladstone Ministerial Association, hopes to open in February, or sooner, serving youths in Gladstone. For information, call LaRae Applebee at 503-758-4411.

School seeks guest readers

Are children mesmerized by your storytelling? Do kids find you entertaining? Volunteer at John Wetten Elementary’s Everybody Reads event, a celebration of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Guest readers can bring their own picture book, or the school will provide one.

The school day event is scheduled for March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer, call teacher Serena Mullen at 503-656-6564, ext. 269, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donate while you shop

Fred Meyer customers can help North Clackamas Education Foundation or Lunch Buddy Program earn donations just by shopping with their Fred Meyer Rewards Card.

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to nonprofit organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.

Here’s how the program works: Customers sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking their Fred Meyer Rewards Card to a nonprofit at

On the Fred Meyer website a customer can search for North Clackamas Education Foundation by their name or by their nonprofit number 82337.

To provide donation assistance to Lunch Buddy program select the Lunch Buddy program name or nonprofit number 83472.

Beginning Feb. 3, every time a patron shops and uses their Rewards Card, they help North Clackamas Education Foundation or the Lunch Buddy Program earn a donation.

Fred Meyer customers continue to earn rewards points, fuel points and rebates.

If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

North Clackamas Education Foundation supports North Clackamas Schools through enrichment grants and college scholarships. Additional Foundation details can be found at

The Lunch Buddy Program is a mentoring program where an adult has lunch once a week with an elementary student. Program details can be found at


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