Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friends of Secor Park

                             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


For more information about noxious  weeds:


                                   Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the project.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Need help with Jog-a-thon packets


Hello Parents,

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!!!


Annette Brown

Parent Club President 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes

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 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.


School Report

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.

Other Business

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

Sumpter Parents!!! First parent club of 2012-13 Sept. 11th

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

South Gateway NA September 13 Agenda

This is a courtesy reminder of the next South Gateway Neighborhood Association meeting. A link to the meeting agenda is included below.  

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South Gateway NA


Join Us:
September 13, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1770 Baxter Rd SE

Click here for meeting agenda.
Click here for recent meeting minutes.

Meeting topics include:
[1] Introductions, Committee Reports, Approval of Minutes, Old Business;
[2] Police Report;
[3] New City of Salem Utility Billing Format, Mike Gotterba;
[4] Proposed Disc Golf Course for Future Battle Creek Park, Jason Bruster;
[5] Van Khieu, Candidate for Marion County Assessor;
[6] New Business and comments or concerns from attending general members

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