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Program offers tips on supporting a child

The Lake Oswego School District superintendent provides advice for buoying a child academically and emotionally.

Superintendent Bill Korach this month will offer a four-session program, Parenting Minds. Korach’s program aims to help parents: strengthen their child’s ability to problem solve in order to better face life challenges; build their child’s positive sense of self-awareness, self-confidence and resilience; and prepare their child for academic challenges related to Common Core State Standards to be piloted this year and implemented next school year.

Parents are encouraged to attend each one of the four sessions on Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Parents can attend either a daytime or evening session for each installment of the program: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. The program is offered at the Lake Oswego High School library, 2501 Country Club Road. Free childcare is available during evening sessions.

The cost to participate is $20 per person.

This is the final Parenting Minds program because Korach will be retiring at the end of the school year.

To sign up, visit the school district website at edline.net/pages/Lake_Oswego_School_District. Select the Academics & Programs tab.

For more information, contact Shari Huffmaster at 503-534-2301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rummage sale on tap soon

The two-day Forest Hills Elementary School Rummage Sale is coming this weekend — and it is one of the school’s largest fundraisers.

Sale items include furniture, children’s bicycles, toys, Christmas ornaments and shoes and clothing for adults and children. The event will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the gym at the school, 1133 Andrews Road.

Sale organizers are seeking donations, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today is the last chance to drop them off at the school gym. Organizers will not accept used mattresses, large appliances or broken or stained items. Clothing, furniture and housewares are among the recommended donations.

“We get a little bit of everything for the sale,” said Shellie Sheppard, sale organizer.

To arrange for a donation pickup, email Sheppard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cheer clinic on the horizon

The Pacer Cheerleaders are offering a 2013 Homecoming Cheerleading Clinic.

Attendees will receive instruction on chants, jumps and a dance, and participants also will get pom-poms, a hair bow and a ticket to the homecoming game. The clinic is for children in kindergarten to fifth grade.

The clinic is 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the wrestling gym at Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive. Clinic students will perform at halftime at the Lakeridge homecoming game on Oct. 10.

The cost of the clinic is $50.

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