Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sumpter Parent Club

We are again in that busy part of the year with lots of things happening rapidly.  I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the following...


Awesome 3000 Volunteer opportunity: Mrs. May and Mrs. Morris could use some help organizing, picking up, and delivering Awesome 3000 packets to our Sumpter students. The packets are delivered to our students on Thur., May 3rd. (Please talk to Mrs. May or Mrs. Morris if you are interested)

Teacher/Staff appreciation week is coming up on May 7th - 11th! Be sure to let your teacher and other Sumpter staff know how much they are appreciated with notes, hugs, small gifts, food, and words of encouragement! You are invited to join us for a planning meeting on Thur, April 19th @ 9:15 to organize some Parent Club sponsored activities -- food, decorations, notes. Contact Tara Hurley if you are interested in helping out. or 503-391-7065

Sumpter Community Fundraiser planning meeting is Tues the 17th @3:30. Please come and join us. Also, we are looking for people who can help out with admission and raffle ticket at the event on May 18th. Please contact Pat Hurley at or 503-391-7065

Boxtops - Please continue to bring in your boxtops! We have made almost $2,000 for our school this year with boxtops! Great work!

We have collected some 5th grade baby pictures from the parents of your students. We have only received about 20 so far and are concerned that more parents/5th grade students may like to have their baby picture included and haven't submitted them yet. The deadline was two days ago but we would like to extend the due date to May 1st !!! We would like to have parents email those digital baby pictures to the following email address: If the parents do not have digital photographs, they can put the baby photograph in an envelope with their teacher's name (also please include the student's name) and bring it to the office and ask the office staff to put it in the "Parent Club Box". This way we can scan the photo ourselves and have them returned to the correct teacher's box.

If you have 5th Grade Band, Field Trip or Assembly pictures (i.e. Magician, Chinese acrobats, etc) that you would like to be considered for the Yearbook please email them to Tawni Gall ( or place them on a CD and give them to the office staff to be put in the Parent Club box. Please include the grade and the name of the event when you submit photos.

Crossler Parent Club Info

The Crossler Parent Club would like to invite any parents of 5th grade students who will be attending Crossler to their meetings. They will be having meetings:

Monday, May 14 at 4:00 pm in the Crossler library

Monday, June 11 at 4:00 pm in the Crossler library

They will be electing officers at the May meeting.  If anyone is interested in attending, or would like to run for office, please attend. Michelle McCallister is the new president.



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Loans to help with Flooding Damage

Low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to residents and businesses impacted by the severe winter storm system that occurred January 17 – 21, 2012.


These loans are available to disaster impacted residents and businesses in Marion and neighboring counties of Clackamas, Jefferson, Linn, Polk, Wasco and Yamhill


Key points


Loans for repairing or replacing disaster-damaged property

  • Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace their disaster-damaged primary residence.
  • Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to replace disaster-damaged personal property, including vehicles.
  • Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets.
  • Interest rates can be as low as 2.063% for homeowners and renters, 4% for businesses and 3% private non-profit organizations. Terms may be up to 30 years, SBA determines loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's financial condition.

Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster

  • Small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations of any size may borrow to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster (regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage) The maximum business disaster loan is $2 million for any combination of property damage and working capital.


Three ways to apply

1. Apply in person at the location below where SBA representatives will issue loan applications, answer questions   about SBA's disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each resident or business owner complete their disaster loan application.

2. Apply online using SBA's secure Web site at     

3. Apply by mailing your application to SBA at 14925 Kingsport Rd., Ft. Worth, TX 76155-2243


Marion County

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Maps Credit Union – South Salem Branch

4615 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Opens Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30 am

Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm


In addition, disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing, or visiting SBA's Web site at  Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877‑8339. 


Links to SBA's website for –

SBA disaster assistance information

Apply on line at