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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - TV star Henry Winkler, who has dyslexia, spoke at Park Academy during one of the nonprofit school's fundraisers. The school has two other events coming up, one of which involves a performance by Cloverdayle this Saturday.

Park Academy fundraiser on tap Saturday, golf tourney in September

The Boot Scootin’ BBQ is shuffling into Park Academy school founder Piper Park’s home on the lake Saturday.

The event will feature music by wife-husband country duo Cloverdayle and dinner by Slick’s 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.

For more information on the Drive for Dyslexia, contact Jenna Kisor at 503-594-8779 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To RSVP to the event at Piper Park’s home, email Elizabeth Dove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due date is today to apply for writing group

Several candidates have already applied for The Review’s 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 Review’s 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.

Email applications to Assistant Editor Jillian Daley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop by our office: 400 Second St. For more information, call 503-636-1281, ext. 109.

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 you’d 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. We’re looking for future photos from this fall — and fun photos from the past. Please include your full name; your child’s name, grade level and school; the year the photo was taken; and what’s happening in the picture.

It doesn’t 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.

For more information, contact Assistant Editor Jillian Daley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-636-1281 ext. 109.

— The Review