Park Academy fundraiser on tap Saturday, golf tourney in September
The Boot Scootin BBQ is shuffling into Park Academy school founder Piper Parks home on the lake Saturday.
The event will feature music by wife-husband country duo Cloverdayle and dinner by Slicks Big Time BBQ. Cost is $250 per person. Cocktail hour kicks off the night at 5 p.m. Park Academy is a nonprofit, private school for children with dyslexia and other language learning challenges.
Next month, the sixth-annual Drive for Dyslexia Golf Tournament will hit the green on the Ghost Creek course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, 12930 N.W. Old Pumpkin Ridge Road, North Plains. Thursday, Sept. 22. Tee time is set for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Team participation levels begin at $800 for a foursome and go up to $5,000, with proceeds benefitting Park Academy. Forms are available at parkacademy.org and can be mailed to Park Academy, 1915 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR 97034.
Due date is today to apply for writing group
Several candidates have already applied for The Reviews Student Writers Advisory Group (SWAG), but the formal deadline has now arrived: Applications are due today, Aug. 18.
The Review is particularly interested in Lake Oswego and Riverdale high school students in order to achieve equal representation, as we have had several applications already from Lakeridge High School.
SWAG members meet monthly and team up on stories on local happenings and issues, providing information from a teen point of view. They write as much as once per month and adhere to strict deadlines.
They are expected to come up with original topics to discuss. The Reviews editors and reporters will guide and support students.
To apply for one of these unpaid positions, send your name, year in school, which school you are attending, address, telephone number, email address and a short autobiography 50 words or less to The Review. Submit a sample article (about 300-400 words) on any topic, as well as two other ideas to write about.
Photos of the first day wanted
Every year, The Review covers the first day of school with pages of photos and interviews highlighting the whole experience for the community.
We showcase not only our own photos of children stepping down from the bus or trying out their lockers, but also proud parents pictures of their little ones clad in their new outfits. We post pictures to our Facebook page and sometimes use them to bolster our own visual art of the big fall event.
This year, the first day of school is Aug. 30 for grades 1-5; sixth-graders and ninth-graders begin the year with an orientation that same day. All other grade levels are expected to report to class on Aug. 31.
If youd like to showcase your cute kids in their first-day finery, let us know. Anyone with amusing tales of Day One or leading up to it is also welcome to reach out. Were looking for future photos from this fall and fun photos from the past. Please include your full name; your childs name, grade level and school; the year the photo was taken; and whats happening in the picture.
It doesnt matter if the kids are headed to public or private school, as long as you live in Lake Oswego or the photo was taken at a local school.