Friday, August 16, 2013

Hi Beaumont-Wilshire neighbors!
We are offering outdoor nature classes for children in your area—specifically, Irving Park. We have been wanting to offer more classes in the N/NE neighborhoods so we are really excited! I hope you can pass this message along to the families in your neighborhood in case they are interested. If there is a better way for us to contact these families, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
We are excited to offer another season of Nuts About Nature Classes! Nuts About Nature is a popular preschool program run by Portland Parks & Recreation’s Environmental Education office, & we have classes this fall at Irving Park for children ages 3-8. Lil’ Nature Kids is our program for preschoolers—it’s a 2 hour drop off play & learn program for ages 3-5 with songs, stories, crafts, exploration, and more.
We also have Lil’ Nature Kids classes at Mt. Tabor, Sellwood Park, and Hoyt Arboretum, as well as classes for older children & after-school programs for children up to age 8. I’ve attached a flyer—take a look, & if you’re interested, head to our website & click on “Early Childhood Programs”. You can register online, or you can call our office with any questions at 503-823-3601.
Hope to see you in the park this fall!
Chrissy Larson (a.k.a. Teacher Balsam)
Portland Parks & Recreation
Interim Coordinator for Environmental Education | City Nature - EE
2909 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97201
503-823-3601 (office)
503-823-1149 (mobile)

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Portland Public Schools

Christine Miles, PPS Communications, 971-563-3753
Portland Public Schools seeks volunteers for Project Community Care

(Portland,Ore) Join Portland Public Schools staff and community volunteers in enhancing our buildings and grounds. Project Community Care will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24 at schools across the city.
Most activities involve landscaping, such as pulling weeds, painting and spreading bark dust. We thank the volunteers who joined Playworks Portland and Waggener Edstrom employees to get the ball rolling at Cesar Chavez School recently.
No registration is necessary for Project Community Care and all ages are welcome. Tools and supplies will be provided; individuals may also bring their own.
Last year, 7,138 volunteers participated. Please consider helping us break that record this year!
View the list of participating schools. Questions? Call 503-916-3078 or email Andre Jackson at Pictures available for your use from the Chavez cleanup (with credit Katharine Kimball for PPS) can be found here.