Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April Service Learning Updates

8th Grade Baby Photos!
Submit by April 20th!!!!

Make sure to include your first and last name in the email.

If you have any questions, ask Tara (tbranham@pps.net)

Late Start Babysitting

Where: The Maker Space or the Auditorim (check both)
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 8:30 to 10:45 

If you show up on Wednesday without confirming you are volunteering, we might have to turn you away due to logistics and numbers (last time we had more middle school students than younger students and it ended up feeling like people were having to "babysit" the middle schoolers)

Make sure when you sign up, you get an email response that confirms you are babysitting. If you get no response, or you get a response saying “we have enough volunteers”, that means that you were not chosen for late start babysitting. Only come if you get a positive email response. 

If you wish to sign up, email strom.alison@gmail.com


Garden Service Opportunities: Sign up on Steph's clipboard outside her office in the auditorium
Tuesday, April 3rd - 3:15 - 4:30
Wednesday, April 11th - 3:15 - 4:30
Sunday, April 29th - GARDEN DAY - 9:00 - 1:00

Community Service Opportunities:
Saturday, April 7th - Friends of Tryon Creek - Trillium Festival

In case students are looking for service opportunities, I wanted to share a couple of upcoming Nature Conservancy volunteer events that might be a fit. Feel free to share with students. We do require registration, so they will want to sign up online. One is coming up on Saturday, so is more time sensitive to announce!
Saturday, April 14
Camassia Natural Area (9:30 am-2:30 pm) – Lend a hand to this spring wildflower haven just outside of Portland. Volunteers will pull English ivy during this family-friendly event. Register here
Saturday, April 21 
Wilkes Creek Earth Day Celebration (9 am-12 pm)  Join The Nature Conservancy, Portland Parks & Recreation and Columbia Slough Watershed Council for this family-friendly event in Northeast Portland. Volunteers will help plant native species, remove invasive plants and spread mulch in honor of Earth Day! Register here
To see all of our events, they can visit: nature.org/oregonworkparties. Not all events are appropriate for middle schoolers and for many, they will need to have transportation to get there (unless the site is local and accessible by bus).

Oregon Jewish Museum (http://www.ojmche.org/)
Calling all students! Sign up now for
Youth Open Mic Night!
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00-7:00pm
OJMCHE is holding a Youth Open Mic Night for middle and high school students during our last First Thursday with the exhibit, Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin GhettoWe want STUDENTS to participate by reading their own poetry, prose, and creative writing. There is still time to sign up: write to us at education@ojmche.org now to reserve a time to read.

Tuesday, May 8th - We Can Listen
We Can Listen is a social justice series happening at TOC Concert Hall downtown (formerly The Old Church Concert Hall). The event is "NATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON ARTS, CULTURE AND JUSTICE http://wecanlisten.org

I HEART You Community Fundraiser Art Project

Is your child great at explaining math or science concepts? They could win a $250,000 scholarship!
We’re proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To enter, your child should create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. In addition to awarding a college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab.
Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony, where the prize will be presented in front ofsuperstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.
Good luck—we can’t wait to see your child’s video!
The Khan Academy team

P.S. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2018. Learn more and register today.

7th Grade Service Project Updates:

1. If you haven't already done so,  tell us your 7th Grade Service Project Plan --- 7th Grade Service Project Plans 2018... Fill out this Google Form about your 7th Grade Service Project plan

2. Know and understand the expectations by reviewing the 7th Grade Service Project - Speech Rubric

3. Use the 7th Grade Service Project - Speech Graphic Organizer to begin writing your speech!!!

4. You should be ready to give your speech by Monday, April 9th. Set up a date with your core teacher for when you will share this speech with your core class.

6th Grade  – May 22-24
7th Grade – May 21-24
8th Grade – May 21-25


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