Monday, December 3, 2012
SANDBAGGING SITES ESTABLISHED IN SALEM
Posted: December 3rd, 2012 4:21 PM
Due to the possibility of local flooding occurring over the next few days, the City of Salem Public Works Department has set up 11 temporary satellite sandbagging locations as follows:
* Orchard Heights Park--Upper Parking Lot
* Roth's--1130 Wallace Road NW
* Park and Ride--Wallace Road NW--entrance north of Brush College Road NW
* Bush's Pasture Park--Parking lot off Lefelle Street SE--lower lot near baseball field
* Fred Meyer, South Salem--3450 Commercial Street SE
* Wal-Mart, South Salem--5250 Commercial Street SE
* Courthouse Athletic Club--6250 Commercial Street SE
* Salem Chinese Evangelical Church--6836 Sunnyside Road SE
* Home Depot Hagers Grove--3795 Hagers Grove Road SE
* Lowe's Home Improvement Center--1930 Turner Road SE
* Olinger Pool--1310 A Street NE
As always, sand and sandbags are available at the City's Operations Division Complex located at 1420 20th Street SE.
The City will also deliver sand to private property upon request.
Salem residents can also help prevent local flooding when heavy rains and lots of leaves combine to clog storm drains. Simply rake leaves that have fallen in the street to the lower side of the storm drains. This helps prevent clogging until City street-sweeping crews come to your neighborhood.
Please report any local flooding or down trees to Salem Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6333.
Contact Info: Mike Gotterba, CSP, Emergency Preparedness/Communications Manager City of Salem Public Works Department 503-588-6347, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 29, 2012
News Release from: City of Salem
SALEM COMPREHENSIVE PARK SYSTEM MASTER PLAN PUBLIC FORUM
Posted: November 29th, 2012 2:01 PM
The Draft Comprehensive Park System Master Plan will be presented to the public on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Pringle Community Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pringle Community Hall is located in Pringle Park at 606 Church Street SE. Parking is available.
This is an opportunity for the public to participate in planning the future of Salem's parks system. Salem residents are encouraged to come and share their visions for Salem parks.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Toni Whitler, Parks Operations, at 503-588-6336.
Contact Info: Keith Keever, ASLA, Parks Superintendent City of Salem Public Works Department 503-588-6336, email@example.com
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sumpter Parent Club Agenda
November13, 2012, 6:45pm
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of September/October Minutes
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Committee Reports
Boxtops/Campbell’s Soup Labels
Bookfair-$5500 (four days)
Yearbook 5th grade baby pictures(preferably digital) turned into Teachers
5. Volunteer Opportunities
Feeding Teachers on Monday, November 19th during conferences
Giving during the Holidays
N.E.D. Show(Never give up-Encourage others-Do your best) on February
15th. We need parents to help sell items afterschool Friday 15th -Friday 22nd.
6. School Report
7. Fund Requests
8. Other Business
100 mile club
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This is an effort to recruit volunteers to help out at the annual Fall Leaf Haul. This is a one day leaf disposal event for Salem citizens. The event is free but we do ask for cash and food donations which go directly to the Marion & Polk Food Share and Parks Tradition Fund.
This year the Fall Leaf Haul takes place on Saturday December 1, 9am to 3pm at the following locations...
- Sprague High School
- Oregon State Fairgrounds
- Wallace Marine Park
This is a longstanding community event and the number of participants has dropped noticeably the last 3 or 4 years. Volunteers are needed to help citizens unload leaves from their vehicles into a huge pile on the pavement. Equipment then picks up the leaves and loads them into containers which get hauled away and recycled. The job is dirty, it's usually cold, and it pays nothing, but everyone involved has a good time and many people in the community benefit from this event. And besides...the Civil War is played the weekend before so there's no excuse not to participate!
I'm sending flyers and sign up sheets to Neighborhood Association Chairs, so please discuss this in your November meetings. Interested volunteers can call me directly or sign up with your Neighborhood Association.
Thank you for your time. Have a great and safe Holiday season...
City of Salem Signs & Sweeping
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Friends of Secor Park
SALEM, OR - Join Salem's Parks Department, the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, and Marion County Weed Control District for a project at Secor Park.
WHEN: Saturdays, October 13th, 20th and 27th from 9.a.m. to 12 p.m. at Secor Park.
WHERE: 5453 Liberty Road South - connected to Crossler Middle School.
Secor Neighborhood Park, with its rolling meadows, and mature-growth trees, is a piece of nature in the city. However, the dirt trails are narrow and need to be cleaned up, and the forested area is becoming overrun with English ivy, Himalayan blackberries and Shiny geranium. We are asking the community come together to improve this public land by re-establishing the trails system and removing noxious weeds from the forest and creek.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes for working outside. If the weather is wet, rain gear is helpful. Tools will be provided at check-in, and volunteers will receive instructions on removal techniques and safety procedures.
To register or ask questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about noxious weeds: http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Operations/weeds/
Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the project.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Once again we have a need for your assistance. On September 24th(Monday) at 9:30 am in the media center we will prepare the jog-a-thon packets. Please bring a stapler and a staple remover. We will be putting flyers on the envelopes that will go out Sept 28th for the kids to take home and get pledges. That will give families two weeks before the jog-a-thon to collect their funds.
Many hands will make light work as we have 510 envelopes to get ready.
Thanks ahead of time for your help, we couldn't do this without your support!!!
Parent Club President
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sumpter Parent Club Minutes - Sept. 11, 2012
Welcome & Introductions (sign in)
Approval of June 2012 minutes – Motion was made by Tara Hurley, seconded by Alicia Matson
Treasurer’s Report/Budget – Patrick Hurley
Balance is $23,437.23.
Patrick gave a synopsis on how the parent club works. What long term goals we are looking at completing; over the next 3-4 years purchasing new bleachers for the music room; purchasing smart boards to go with the document cameras.
Patrick Hurley proposed to allocate $7,000 for field trips for all grades and another $2,200 for all classes to have an artist in residence experience – Motion was made by Tanya Champion, seconded by Tara Hurley.
$500 for seed money for Jog-a-thon - Motion was made by Tanya Champion, seconded by Nicole Francis.
$100 for seed money for box tops contest – Motion was made by Tara Hurley, seconded by Patrick Hurley.
Calendar and Upcoming Events
Picture Day – October 5th Amanda Kaighin is heading up picture day volunteers. If interested in helping with this please email email@example.com and we will forward your information to Amanda.
Jog-a-thon – October 15th Tanya Champion is heading this fundraiser. She is having a meeting this Thursday Sept. 13th at 9:30am at the school. If interested in helping with this fundraiser please email the parent club and we will pass your information along or attend the meeting.
On Going Fundraisers
Box Tops – A new class vs. class contest will be rolled out at the end of the week running through Feb. 22, 2013. Start bringing in the box tops!
eScrip – Please remember to sign up for eScrip through Safeway. Our school gets money from this fundraiser by you just doing your every day shopping and being signed up.
Ms. Prats reported that we currently have 506 students. Our school received a .5 FTE to help out with the blend classrooms. Mr. Tobias is still at OHSU after suffering an aneurism just before school began. He is scheduled for surgery this Thursday and is in all of our thoughts and prayers. Rachel Parks was hired to help while Mr. Tobias is out, she is a well respected teacher who has substituted for our school before and we welcome her to Sumpter during this time. The Parent Handbook that was in the 1st day packets to students is a new addition and she is hoping we as parents find it informative. She also handed out copies of the district strategic plan. One thing about parking at our school, if people would please not park on Rockwood across from the main driveway of the school as it makes the street too tight for traffic to flow and buses are having a hard time making it through the tight squeeze. Thank you for not parking on the red zones in the parking lot. She did ask that if any parent is feeling their child is having a problem to please address it with the teacher as soon as possible so the situation can be rectified.
We are in search of a new secretary for Parent Club. This position would take minute notes at the monthly meeting and prepare them to be sent out via email. If you are interested in this position please contact us via email.
If anyone is interested in helping with the yearbook please contact Patrick Hurley.
Submitted by Jennifer Koenig
Friday, September 7, 2012
Hello Parents and Staff,
We will be having our first Parent Club meeting next Tuesday, the 11th at 6:45 pm in the library. Please join us to be involved in your child's school and to add your views for this 2012-13 school year. Our hope is to be finished around 8:00 pm. We will have childcare and if you could let us know if you need childcare that would be great!!! We want to be prepared with enough helpers.
Below is the Agenda!!
***PS- The school has a need and if you are good with tools they need your help. They received some new chairs from Rosedale and they are taller, so they need some tables raised. If you can help before or after school Friday or Monday go report in with Donna, the office manager and she will give you further instructions. ***
See you Tuesday!!
Sumpter Parent Club Agenda
September 11, 2012
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of June Minutes
3. School Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Parent Club Goals
6. Proposed Budget and Fund Requests
7. Calendar and Upcoming Events
Picture Day – October 5th
Jog-a-thon – October 15th
8. On-going Fundraisers
9. Other Business
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
We are so excited to see this school year start!! Our first opportunity is to help teachers unpack their boxes and get ready for 2012-13. You may do so by checking in at the office on August 28th and they will direct you from there. The second opportunity is to help stuff envelopes with important information that we will put together on August 30th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The office gals can direct you to our location for that as well.
Hope you have found the school supply list for Sumpter and if not you can go to this link: http://sumpter.salemkeizer.net and click where it says newsletter!
Hope to see everyone at the back to school recess night on August 31st. Check out the class list on the front of the Sumpter doors and then head back to the playground for some fun with old friends and new friends.
Can't wait to see everyone!
Sumpter Parent Club President
Friday, August 3, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The re-zone application at 5782 and 5792 Liberty Road S (CPCZC12-06) has been rescheduled to the Planning Commission meeting of August 21. This hearing was originally scheduled for tonight's Planning Commission meeting, but has been rescheduled to August 21 per the applicant's request so that they will have more time to work with SGNA following the comments made at last week’s SGNA meeting.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Hello Sumpter Community!
See attached final meeting notes for 2011-2012 Parent Club. We hope these notes have been useful for you through the year.
Now that school is out, we wanted to try to keep a little continuity for the new Parent Club President, Annette Brown. Instead of recreating this email list again next year, we would like to continue with it. If you have a student who is transferring to a middle school, or to Battle Creek, or no longer affiliated with the school and would like to be removed altogether, please let us know and we will remove you. Otherwise, we will keep this list going. Again, thank you so much for your support over the past year.
See you next fall. Have a great summer!
Sumpter Parent Club
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sumpter Elementary School will be closed for the summer because of renovations and repairs occurring at the school, and we need your help in getting the word out. Please share this information with community members. The school building will be a construction zone and all public access will be blocked to ensure a safe environment.
This summer work is exciting news for the district, students, teachers, and community members. When the school reopens this fall, there will be new flooring and HVAC system.
All this repair work is thanks to the support of our local voters who approved a $242.1 million construction bond measure in November 2008 to help repair and renovate more than half the schools in Salem-Keizer, as well as build four new schools in key areas in our community.
How can community members contact Sumpter Elementary office staff during the summer?
Sumpter Elementary office staff will be located at Lee Elementary School at 5650 Venice Street SE from June 19-27. The phone number will be the same as Sumpter’s main phone and fax numbers: (503) 399–3337 and fax: (503) 391-4080. Summer hours are 8:00–4:00 pm.
The office will re-open on August 13 at the temporary summer location at Lee Elementary.
Lee Elementary is less than 10 minutes from here:
1. Head west on Rockwood St SE toward Valleywood Dr SE
2. Turn right onto Valleywood Dr SE
3. Turn right onto Lone Oak Rd SE
4. Take the 2nd right onto Kuebler Blvd
5. Turn right onto Battle Creek Rd S
6. Turn left onto Avalon Ave S
If community members would like to more information about the construction occurring during the summer or want to track progress as our district implements the construction bond, they can view the district’s construction website at: http://www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/content/bond-updates.
In addition, because Sumpter Elementary will be closed, we will not be renting space to individuals or community groups at this location. We appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word so that our community members have adequate time to relocate their activities.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we work with one another to deal with the inconveniences that construction brings to our community. But we hope you join us in welcoming the improvements to Sumpter Elementary in the fall of 2012.