Friday, January 19, 2018

Women's Rights Cohort Service Announcement - Weekend Events - 1/20/18 - 1/21/18

Women's Rights Cohort Service Announcement - Weekend Events


Last year on January 21st, the women's rights march took place all over the country and world. 70,000-100,000 thousand people flooded the streets of downtown Portland, and now, nearly a year later Oregon and Washington are planning events to commemorate a year since those marches took place.

Here are some events happening this weekend for you to attend
The MeToo March & SpeakOUT is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
The NXT LVL X She Shreds J20 RALLY + PARTY is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. at PICA in Northeast Portland.
The Indigenous Womxn's March: Honoring Red Fawn & Indigenous Womxn Warriors is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m.

The 8th grade Women's Rights Cohort will be meeting at the Starbucks near Pioneer Square to come together at the start of this rally. All folks are welcome to meet up and join with them in the marches!

Other Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

An Afternoon with Kathy Jetñil-Kijine Thursday, February 1 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Madison High School


Join us for an afternoon with Marshall Islands poet and activist
Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner who will share her poetry about the impact of climate change on Pacific Islanders and all of us. 

~ Free + Open to the Public ~

Sponsored by the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee and Co-sponsored by Portland Association of Teachers Social Justice and Community Outreach Committee & Rethinking Schools.


1/19 Morning Meeting Videos (for those that wanted to share these)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunnyside Middle School Service - End of Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - January 2018

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


MLK Day of Service Opportunities
"Make it a day ON, not a day off"

http://www.oregonvolunteers.org/volunteer/mlk/
https://www.hrc.org/events/mlk-day-of-service-in-portland


School 

Wednesday, January 17th - Late Start Child Care in the Auditorium from 8:30 - 10:30.

Students can sign up with Finley or e-mail me (strom.alison@gmail.com)
Thank you!  

Alison Taylor

SES PEER TUTORS If you are a 7th or 8th grader and want to help out with weekly Wednesday Study Hall with Ashley from 3:20-4:20  contact her about the potential of becoming a Peer Tutor (Ashley Bevan - abevan@pps.net

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.


Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.


Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange

Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - January 2018

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:

SES Tree Recycling Benefit 

Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7: SES tree recycling benefit

The annual SES Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Extravaganza is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7. All monies collected benefit the SES Go Fund, which supplements field trip out-of-pocket costs for many of our students and families. Middle schoolers can earn community service credits by working at or before the event. Go to the Tree Recycling - Student Sign Up to learn connect into various jobs on different dates for this event. We also need adult help; visit this SignUpGenius form to sign up for a job.
  • Dates and times: Saturday, January 6 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, January 7 from 10am to 4pm at SES, behind the school building on the asphalt.
  • Drop off service: For a simple $5 donation, bring your tree to SES on either day. Pay by cash, check (payable to SESPTSA), or pay online via PayPal.
  • Pickup service: For a $10 donation, our driver volunteers will pick up trees throughout inner NE and SE PDX. Pickup area runs from the river, east to 82nd Ave, from way NE down to way SE PDX. Visit the SES PTSA site to schedule a pickup. Or call 503-512-0864 or email SEStreerecycling@gmail.com.
  • Entertainment: There will be fun activities to partake in, such as kickball, good ole' music playing, comfort food and hot beverages, along with a bonfire to keep everybody warm.
Questions? Contact Jeff Skoke at jmsrwc@yahoo.com or Jason Kalenkowitz at jkalenkowitz@gmail.com.

School 

SES PEER TUTORS


What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.


Who:
Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract


When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.


Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan (abevan@pps.net) or Ryan Pederson (rpeders1@pps.net)

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.


Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.


Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange

Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - December + Beyond

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

\What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


The Riparian Festival 

The Riparian Festival is Friday, December 8th from 5:30 - 7:30.

Be on the look out starting this Wednesday, December 6th for service learning opportunity sign-ups in your classroom, the community kitchen, and other roles supporting our community. 

Want to support the community meal with a lasagna or baked goods? Check out the Riparian Festival - Lasagna Sign-Up and sign up to help out!

SES Tree Recycling Benefit 

Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7: SES tree recycling benefit

The annual SES Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Extravaganza is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7. All monies collected benefit the SES Go Fund, which supplements field trip out-of-pocket costs for many of our students and families. Middle schoolers can earn community service credits by working at or before the event. Go to the Tree Recycling - Student Sign Up to learn connect into various jobs on different dates for this event. We also need adult help; visit this SignUpGenius form to sign up for a job.
  • Dates and times: Saturday, January 6 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, January 7 from 10am to 4pm at SES, behind the school building on the asphalt.
  • Drop off service: For a simple $5 donation, bring your tree to SES on either day. Pay by cash, check (payable to SESPTSA), or pay online via PayPal.
  • Pickup service: For a $10 donation, our driver volunteers will pick up trees throughout inner NE and SE PDX. Pickup area runs from the river, east to 82nd Ave, from way NE down to way SE PDX. Visit the SES PTSA site to schedule a pickup. Or call 503-512-0864 or email SEStreerecycling@gmail.com.
  • Entertainment: There will be fun activities to partake in, such as kickball, good ole' music playing, comfort food and hot beverages, along with a bonfire to keep everybody warm.
Questions? Contact Jeff Skoke at jmsrwc@yahoo.com or Jason Kalenkowitz at jkalenkowitz@gmail.com.

School 

SES PEER TUTORS


What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.


Who:
Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract


When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.


Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan (abevan@pps.net) or Ryan Pederson (rpeders1@pps.net)

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.

Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.


Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange


Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

8th Graders - High School Environmental Leadership Project (with Jan Zuckerman)

HELP (High School Environmental Leadership Project), youth from around the city coming together around environmental justice in their schools and communities, is currently organizing a series of free environmental justice tours for youth (high schoolers, 8th grade ok, too). The first one on Dec 2, from 10-4 PM, will focus in on air quality since it is on the same day as the last public hearing on Cleaner Air Oregon. The hearing will be a stop along the tour, which mainly follows the MAX Yellow Line.

We hope youth will gain their own understanding of environmental justice based on their own story and those they hear during the tour.  We are looking for youth to attend one, then help to lead one in some way in the future (need-based stipends are available for this!). We are planning to do this tour again on February 3 and April 7th, so please save those dates!

Here is the registration link. All who register and show up will be part of a raffle for some fun prizes. It’ll be a cold day and the tour will be mostly via public transit, so we will have places where we stop to warm up, have lunch and snacks and move around. The time will fly by!

Space is limited, so please ask youth to register ASAP- come with a group of friends or on their own!

For more info contact ses_janz@yahoo.com

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - November + December II

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

\What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


School 

Be on the lookout for service opportunities during the Riparian Festival on Friday, December 8th

Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.

SES PEER TUTORS


What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.


Who:
Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract


When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.


Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan (abevan@pps.net) or Ryan Pederson (rpeders1@pps.net)



Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange


Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

Saturday, Nov. 25th 2:00 –4:00 pm Belmont Library 1038 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd 503.988.5123

Belmont Library Teen Program: FrankenAnimals Create your very own Franken-animal or creature by hacking apart stuffed animals and reclaimed materials, then putting it all back together using needle, thread and hot glue. For the final touch, we'll be adding in animatronics to make it one of a kind.

8th Graders - High School Environmental Leadership Project (with Jan Zuckerman)

HELP (High School Environmental Leadership Project), youth from around the city coming together around environmental justice in their schools and communities, is currently organizing a series of free environmental justice tours for youth (high schoolers, 8th grade ok, too). The first one on Dec 2, from 10-4 PM, will focus in on air quality since it is on the same day as the last public hearing on Cleaner Air Oregon. The hearing will be a stop along the tour, which mainly follows the MAX Yellow Line.

We hope youth will gain their own understanding of environmental justice based on their own story and those they hear during the tour.  We are looking for youth to attend one, then help to lead one in some way in the future (need-based stipends are available for this!). We are planning to do this tour again on February 3 and April 7th, so please save those dates!

Here is the registration link. All who register and show up will be part of a raffle for some fun prizes. It’ll be a cold day and the tour will be mostly via public transit, so we will have places where we stop to warm up, have lunch and snacks and move around. The time will fly by!

Space is limited, so please ask youth to register ASAP- come with a group of friends or on their own!

For more info contact ses_janz@yahoo.com

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Water is Life Event - Thursday, November 16th

Water is Life - Community/Cultural Exchange Event 

Water Is Life --- Youth Speak Against Fracked Gas Export

Thursday, November 16th 
Doors 6:30pm. Youth Panel 7:00pm.
Havurah Shalom. 825 NW 18th. Portland.

Youth from the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk Tribes and the Portland area (including former SES students) will discuss threats from the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Terminal.

For more info contact ses_janz@yahoo.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - November + December

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

Welcome to Term 2! What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


School 

Nov 8th + 9th - Teacher Conferences Recycled Book Sale with Gillian


During conferences I am holding a Recycled Book Sale. I would love to have middle schoolers donate books. I also have a sign up genius for volunteering at the sale for service. Can you add it to the blog and spread the word?? - Gillian
  

Can you donate books? Better yet, can you come help out and volunteer at the Book Sale??? Sign up below if you plan on coming to support Gillian

Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for students to come help out with painted paper during Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 - 11:30. Please let her know if you plan on helping out  (miameyer@pps.net)

Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.

SES PEER TUTORS


What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.


Who:
Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract


When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.


Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan (abevan@pps.net) or Ryan Pederson (rpeders1@pps.net)




Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange


Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

Water Is Life --- Youth Speak Against Fracked Gas Export
Thursday, November 16th 
Doors 6:30pm. Youth Panel 7:00pm.
Havurah Shalom. 825 NW 18th. Portland.
Youth from the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk Tribes and the Portland area will discuss threats from the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Terminal.
For more info contact ses_janz@yahoo.com

Mujeres Luchadores - Wreath Making Fundraiser
Saturday, November 18th, 8am-1pm
Woodburn, Oregon
Sign-up and arrange transportation with Cori (room 209 or clongstr@pps.net)
Limited spaces available for this incredible learning opportunity!!!

The SES Wreath and Poinsettia Sale is a school-wide fundraiser that benefits our entire community. This year our wreath sale will support Sunnyside AND Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress). Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (MLP) is a group of farm worker women who create economic development and promote leadership among women in their community. They recognize that women overcome exploitation and injustice when they organize and reclaim their rights. By purchasing our wreaths from MLP we can support these efforts.
Their wreath project has made a substantial difference in the lives of farm worker women and their families. Since 1992 MLP has been able to provide part-time employment during the three month holiday season to over 170 farm worker women. The holiday season is the time of the year with the least amount of farm work available and a time when families struggle most to pay the rent and provide for their families.
The money that women earn through the wreath project goes towards their family’s household expenses: rent, utilities, holiday expenses, warm clothing, and food. So, wreaths cost a little bit more this year, and Sunnyside may make a little less money, but in the long run so much more is gained. This decision allows Sunnyside to exercise what we try to teach and illustrate what we can accomplish as a community.