Mulino School Carnival
The annual Mulino School Carnival will be held Friday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. The Mulino Parent Group has been working hard to provide fun and exciting games to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. This carnival has been a highlight in the community for more than 30 years because of the efforts of the MPG. Mulino adults who grew up in the community may remember going to the carnival as a child, and are now taking their children. Many of the games have changed and improved over the years, and the event will host a Book Fair in the library for those who want to take some time out to order some new reading material for their children or grandchildren. Classes are also combining efforts to create some Theme Baskets to be raffled off throughout the evening. The themes for this years baskets are: camping; movie/game night; garden; coffee/tea/chocolate; outdoor fun and arts and crafts. All the proceeds from the raffle of the baskets and the games will go towards field trips, assemblies, swim lessons and extra supplies the teachers need to make learning and school more educational. It takes a lot of volunteers to make a night of fun like this happen, and opportunities to sign up for a shift during the evening are available at the school.
It is once again that time of year where the staff at Mulino Elementary School are rounding up future kindergarteners attending the school next year. The criteria for kindergarten is that students must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. On Wednesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. the school will be open for families to come and fill out the needed paperwork. It is absolutely essential that parents take the child's birth record and immunizations records, and any questions for the staff or teachers to the round-up. For more information, call the secretary, Jennifer, at 503-829-5370.
Boy Scout breakfast
On Sunday, April 13, at the St. James Parish Hall, the Boy Scouts from Mulino Troop 161 will hold a fundraiser breakfast. This event will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until after Palm Sunday Mass at noon. The Troop has decided to not set a price on their breakfast menu, and instead ask for donations from those who attend. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, hash browns, eggs, juice, coffee and tea. Along with the breakfast, they ask for people to take in returnable bottles and cans. A drop-off site will be available in the parking lot. The Scouts have also been making convenient fire-starters that they will sell during the breakfast. This local troop also announces that they will hold a plant sale. If you order before April 15, you will receive your plants in the first part of May, just in time for Mothers Day. Order forms for the plants will be available at the breakfast, or from any Boy Scout in Troop 161.