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Naas kicks off cookie dough fundraiser

The Naas Community Club kicked off its annual Cookie Dough Sales fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 13. The children of Naas help collect orders and will do so until Feb. 27.

The fundraiser is one of three held each year by the Community Club, a group of Naas parents, teachers and community members who work to support the school, its students and staff.

Funds are used to support academic extension (field trips, specialized materials, guest presenters) as well as raise funds for two major projects: building an outside covered play area and upgrading technology equipment for student use.

To order cookie dough, call the Naas office at 503-668-4454.

Boring Middle Student Shields wins in state essay contest

Boring Middle School eighth-grader Karli Shields has been recognized as a great writer. At the school’s student of the month assembly, Principal Tim Werner presented shields with the award she won in the VFW’s Statewide Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. She took eighth place.

Her essay, titled “What Patriotism Means to Me,” won the regional competition and moved on to the state competition. She was surprised by her award at the assembly.

Kelso holds movie night Feb. 21 to attract dads as volunteers

On Friday, Feb. 21, Kelso Elementary School, 34651 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring, is hosting a movie night. Students are encouraged to bring a male role model in their life to attend the event.

Although guests of all genders are welcome, students who bring in one of their favorite men, whether it’s their dad, uncle, brother or grandpa, with get into the event for free. Admission is $1.

The movie starts at 6 p.m. There will also be a two-for-one hotdog special, and community club members will be ready to give out information on volunteering at the school.

Principal Katie Schweitzer said that while Kelso has a great volunteer program, it lacks male role models. She said elementary school volunteering is assumed to be a mom’s territory, but the school would love to get local dads involved as well. The school hopes to bust some stereotypes and pique some male interest with this event.

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