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Mulino News Oct. 23


Passmore Road project to go to County Planning Commission

The Clackamas County Transportation System Plan (TSP), which includes the Mulino Passmore Road project, will go before the county planning commission for the first time Monday, Oct. 28.

The project is considered Tier One, which is needed to get into the capitol Improvement Program. In years past, the county has held 42 meetings to discuss the project, said former Mulino Hamlet chairman, Mike Wagner.

“I pitched it, and it went high -- it’s one of the top four projects in the plan,” Wagner said.

Some Mulino Hamlet board members now oppose the project, and at least one board member in recent months went to the county to say “we don’t want this.” They were, however, about two years late in voicing disapproval, as the project had long been vetted.

Two hearings are scheduled before the county planning commission. Then in December, the project will be discussed when the TSP goes before the county board of commissioners, where two hearings on the plan are scheduled.

School news

Mulino Elementary School will hold a Fall Pie fundraiser, selling “yummy pies” on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Red Ribbon Week at the school will start on Monday, Oct. 28. Red Ribbon Week is when students learn “a healthy me is drug free.” Students team up against drugs, and show their support by wearing red on Tuesday. They will hold a “Peace Out to Drugs,” wearing a favorite tie-dye on Wednsday, and say “Boo to Drugs” when wearing their Halloween costumes at the end of the day Thursday.

In November, Mrs. Dalker’s and Mrs. Smith’s classes will go on a field trip to the Oregon Children’s Theatre.

Parent and community volunteers wanted

Mulino Elementary is looking for volunteers to help students with reading. At one point, Mulino had a very organized “Reading Buddies” program, with the participation of parents and community volunteers. The school is looking to recreate this program. Staff members are organizing the details, but to start, they need to see how many volunteers they can recruit. The school will provide more information and training at a later date. The volunteer would listen to students read, or perhaps help with computer-based activities to help students with their reading skills.

For more information, call the school at 503-829-6888.

Principal’s message

The reading contest against Clarkes Elementary School ends Tuesday night, and Principal Alan Wiley is urging students to “pour it on” as the contest winds to its end.

“The students are reporting to me that they have been reading a lot, so I am confident we have done well,” Wiley said. “We are looking for volunteers to help students with reading.”

He said most teachers need volunteers at the end of the school day, between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., but a couple of teachers are looking for help between 9 and 10 a.m.

Wiley is asking parents, grandparents and community members to get involved as volunteers.