Monday, March 16, 2020

Resources during the PPS Extended Break

Amy Kleiner's PPS Phone --- 971-3478429

Counseling Support - from Rebecca

Information and Resources Regarding Extended Spring Break, Including Meals (which includes some interesting digital learning resources)

A google form for those interested in helping out with aide.

A spreadsheet of food pick up sites and materials

Scholastic is offering 3 hours of content for 20 days-

Coding Resources: (Scholastic is offering 3 hours of content for 20 days!)

Comic Creator:

Acrostic Poem Creator:

PPS Research Resources:

"Digital Breakouts" From Gillian

Friday, December 13, 2019

Middle School - Tree Recycling!!!

Tree Recycling information!!! 

Saturday, January 4th + Saturday, January 5th 

An event Facebook page is now up and running. 

As is the pickup reservation order form. 

Please see attached PDF document and utilize the content as you see fit. We also have a Google Signup Sheet to be accessed by both adult (parents) and MS student volunteers. It includes a variety of tasks, listed by date and subject matter, with columns to enter volunteer details. 

The Big One --> Service Learning Signup Sheet...

Of course, students can earn service learning hours. Plus, the more $$ we raise for the PTSA, the more funds will trickle to our Go Fund and be available for Catalina Island and other trips. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October Service Learning Opportunities

October Service Learning Opportunities:


Saturday, October 26th - Harvest Fair 2019 

Volunteer Sign Up Link:

Saturday, October 26th - No Ivy Day

Sign up to Be a Part of No Ivy Day 2019!
Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to join us for our 16th annual No Ivy Day. This year’s No Ivy Day will take place on Saturday October 26th. This is a multi-location event with 16 different natural area parks participating. Revel in the celebration of invasive plant removal and community participation in our treasured natural areas. Portland Metro-wide ivy removal work parties will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a gathering of food and celebration at various sites. Enjoy refreshments, raffle prizes and mingle with community volunteers.

Come show your support for our native ecosystem by joining a volunteer event at one of our sites throughout the region. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information and to register at . We must work together to maintain the health of our natural environments. Thank you for your support!


Mary VerrilliShe/her/hers
Stewardship Coordinator | Land Stewardship West
503-823-9423 (office)

Thursdays @ the Belmont Library:
  • Teen DIY - 4:00 - 5:30 (THURSDAYS - Oct 10th, Oct 24th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th)
  • Social Justice Book Groups - 6:30 - 7:30 (THURSDAYS - Oct 10th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

School Gardening:
Sunday Oct. 6th  (People drop by and work for however long they can between 9:00am-1:00pm.) Students need 3 TOTAL hours of working in the garden at some time during the school year, and this is an excellent one to join!

 Please don't drop off your middle school student and expect them to be under supervision.  Each group of up to 5 middle school students should have an adult chaperone.

For more information, contact SES Garden Coordinator, 

Community-Based Service Opportunity:  
Off the Sideline
Want to help Off the Sideline, get a FREE Off the Sideline T-Shirt, plus get a chance to watch
the Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns pre-season game on October 12? 
Volunteer to sell tickets for the Rip City 5050 Raffle. 
Volunteers work in groups of two to sell tickets before and during the first half of the game, 
which requires you to be on your feet for three to four hours. 
One lucky ticket purchaser receives 50% of the raffle sales, while the balance benefits 
the Portland Trail Blazer Foundation and Off the Sideline. 
The game starts at 5 p.m., and volunteers need to arrive no later than 2:45 p.m.

About the Organization: Off the Sideline believes all kids deserve to benefit from the 
social and health advantages of team sports participation. 
We provide access to all year-round sports programs that already exist in our communities.
 Check out the website for more info.

Nature Conservancy's Mt. Tabor  Event
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Nature Conservancy is joining forces with Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Mt. Tabor Park 
for our 6th annual volunteer event at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland (meet at Picnic Shelter A near the
 basketball courts). Lend a hand to the park and celebrate conservation in Oregon during our largest 
volunteer event of the year!

Help restore Mt. Tabor Park by removing invasive species, maintaining native plants and performing 
trail maintenance. After the work, join us for lunch and festivities.

Advanced registration and parent permission is required to particiapate. 
Please register here:

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hello Service Learning Blog

Welcome to the 2019-20 SES Middle School Service  LEARNING Blog!!!

What is "service learning anyway??? How is it different from just "service?"

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

What service learning is NOT
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

How could this article from "Oregon Humanities" about the SES 3rd grade musical from a few years back connect to our approach to service in the middle school this school year???  SES - More to the Story...

Upcoming Service LEARNING Opportunities:


Wednesday, September 18th - SES Middle School Musical Info!!!! - Auditorium after school


Thursdays @ the Belmont Library:
  • Teen DIY - 4:00 - 5:30 (THURSDAYS - Sept 12th, Oct 10th, Oct 24th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th)
  • Social Justice Book Groups - 6:30 - 7:30 (THURSDAYS - Sept 12th, Oct 10th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th)