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Shop with Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of Service Unit 9 — from Wilsonville, West Linn and Lake Oswego — are holding their annual Trefoil Bazaar on Saturday. Scouts of all ages will be offering holiday gift items and crafts for sale.

Everything is handmade by the Scouts, and nothing costs more than $5. The bazaar will be held at Athey Creek Middle School, 2900 SW Borland Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Honor teachers with a donation

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation announces the return of its Honor Our Teachers holiday gift fundraising campaign. The campaign will run through Dec. 16.

Visit the foundation website at wlwvfoundation.org to make a donation in your favorite teacher’s name. Teachers who are honored with a donation will receive a certificate they can post in their classrooms and a letter listing the families who donated in their honor. Donations must be received before Dec. 16 for honored teachers to receive their certificates and letters.

All tax-deductible HOT donations will be included in the foundation’s annual gift to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Over the past two years, the foundation has provided the district with $400,000 to be used to preserve effective class sizes throughout the school district.

Donations may be sent to your child’s school or mailed to the foundation at 1980 Willamette Falls Drive, 120-117, West Linn, OR 97068.

Cross gifts off your list at Trillium Creek book fair

Trillium Creek Primary School is hosting a book fair the week of Dec. 2. The fair will be open Monday through Wednesday until 3:30 p.m. and will stay open until 7 p.m. Dec. 5. The book fair will close at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

The school has added a new element to the book fair this year. Cash donations are being accepted at the register and will be used to purchase books that will be donated to the West Linn Food Pantry. Students from Trillium Creek will shop the book fair using the donated funds, selecting titles they think other children would enjoy. The food pantry will distribute the books to families receiving holiday food baskets.

Sign kids up for Sno-blasters

West Linn students who love the snow might be interested in joining the Sno-blasters ski/board lesson program at Mount Hood Meadows. Trips include charter bus transportation to the ski resort and a variety of discounted lift, lesson, rental and transportation-only packages. It’s a fully chaperoned way for kids to learn to ski or improve their skills.

The program is designed for students in first through fifth grade, and all skill levels are welcome, from novice to expert. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Science fair volunteers needed

Students in grades six through eight soon will be invited to participate in the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Fair. The science fair is scheduled for Mar. 7.

Right now, adult volunteers are needed to serve on an interschool committee. The committee will work directly with CREST staff to coordinate judges and awards, handle logistice and keep records for future science fairs.

Scientific expertise is not required. Volunteers need have only a keen interest in supporting young scientists and engineers. Contact CREST’s Amy Schauer to volunteer or with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Give at Stafford

The Giving Tree is back at Stafford Primary School this year. Each year, the PTSA sponsors this gift-giving campaign to benefit the Clackamas County Department of Human Services. All gifts collected are donated to children in foster care.

If you are interested in giving, stop by the school, located at 19875 SW Stafford Road, to pick a tag off the tree. Return the tag with a new gift; items should not be wrapped in wrapping paper. The last day to donate is Dec. 17.




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