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Centennial psychologist retires

A retirement open house will be held for Centennial School District Psychologist Becky Thompson from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Lynch Wood Library, 3615 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland.

Thompson has worked as a school psychologist for 14 years, first at the Multnomah Education Service District and then as a district employee for 11 years. Most recently, she worked at Lynch Wood and Pleasant Valley schools.

Learn how to transfer to a four-year college

Students interested in transferring from Mt. Hood Community College to a four-year college or university are invited to attend Oregon Transfer Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Vista Dining area on the Gresham campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

Representatives from Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, Portland State University and 20 other colleges and universities will answer questions about their schools.

Presented by Mt. Hood’s Academic Advising and Transfer Center, Student Outreach and Recruitment, and Associated Student Government, the event is part of a statewide effort by the Oregon Transfer Days Task Force to educate community college students about opportunities available to them as they pursue their academic and career goals.

For more information, call Calvin Walker, academic adviser, at 503-491-7173 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Individuals requiring accommodations because of a disability may call the Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Free children's health fair Feb. 9

A free children’s health fair open to all East County children and sponsored annually by the Multnomah Dental Society will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lynch View Elementary School, 1546 S.E. 169th Place, Portland.

Along with receiving free services, families can visit booths about health-related topics such as fire and bike safety, and sign up for the Oregon Health Plan.

Each child attending will receive a goodie bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste and information on caring for his or her teeth. The event will feature entertainment and prize drawings, with a grand prize of a Playstation gaming set.

The event is a part of the American Dental Association’s nationwide program, Give Kids a Smile, and mobilizes dentists across the nation to provide free oral health care services to thousands of low-income children.

Centennial earns grant for school lunches

Centennial School District has received a $29,000 Farm to School grant from the state to increase access to locally-sourced food through the school lunch program.

The money will expand Wednesday lunch options between February and the end of the year, with the intention of not only increasing the quality of lunches, but decreasing the use of pre-packaged foods.

Julie Mack, Active Healthy Schools coordinator, said the lunches can be a part of special events. Students will have the opportunity to compete in recipe contests and other promotional activities.



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