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)