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Treats served to celebrate new school year

Oregon Trail Schools are celebrating the beginning of a new year.

Schools will welcome families with open houses and treats at the following times:

n At 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, Kelso Elementary, 34651 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring, will hold an ice cream social.

n At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, Sandy Grade School, 38955 Pleasant St., welcomes families with an ice cream social.

n At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, Firwood Elementary, 42900 S.E. Trubel Road, hosts a cookie social.

n At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, Welches School, 24901 E. Salmon River Road in Welches, will serve ice cream at Back to School Night.

n At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, Naas Elementary, 12240 S.E. School Avenue in Boring, will host Welcome Back Night.

Sandy Grade School seeks volunteer leader

Sandy Grade School is looking for a dedicated community members to be its new volunteer coordinator for the 2015-16 school year.

If interested, inquire at the elementary school’s office, located at 38955 Pleasant St.

Firwood starts school day early, prepares for early release Wednesdays

Firwood Elementary School, 42900 S.E. Trubel Road, will be changing its start time to begin five minutes earlier at 8:55 a.m.

School will end at the normal time, 3:45 p.m.

The added five minutes will ensure appropriate instructional minutes for students as early release Wednesdays will begin the second week of school on Wednesday, Sept. 2, and continue each Wednesday for the entire school year.