Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dog running loose at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Dog running loose at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Rd SE, on Baxter Hill. Obviously lost and searching but skitterish.


Black/gray dog similar looking to a lab but not the same muzzle.  Won't let anyone catch him but he has been circling the church complex and parking lot all day today, December 29, Tuesday.


Have called Marion County Dog Control but they aren't certain they'll get out here.  In addition, the dog may not be visible for awhile, Appears to be searching for its home.



Jeanne Wolff

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

1770 Baxter Rd SE

Salem OR 97306

ph    503.399-8601

Fax 503.370-8710




Monday, December 29, 2014



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2014 12:30 PM

Warming locations will be open in Salem this evening as follows.

For Families with Children and Couples-
First Congregational Church, 700 Marion St NE
Hours: 7:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Check in 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., though folks accepted after 10:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed! Volunteer sign-up link: http://vols.pt/VAa9QL

For Single Men-
UGM, 345 Commercial St NE
Check in after 7:30 p.m.

For Single Women:
Simonka Place, 5119 River Rd
Check in after 7:30 p.m.

Homeless Youth between the ages of 11-24 can come to the HOST Emergency Shelter located at 1115 Liberty St. NE . The HOST Emergency Shelter operates from 8p.m.-8 a.m. daily.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: December 16th, 2014 8:51 AM

Downloadable file: Salem-20141216-00139.jpg

River Road South in Salem remains closed, northbound at Schurman Drive S and southbound at Owens Street S and Fir Street S due to a morning mudslide. This closure will remain in effect while cleanup and geotechnical assessment activities are taking place. Detour route is Croisan Creek Road S.

Contact Info:
Mike Gotterba




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sumpter Parent Club Agenda

Sumpter Parent Club Agenda

December 9, 2014


1.    Welcome and Introductions


2.    Mrs. Morris – Jump Rope for Heart


3.    Approval of November 2014 Minutes


4.    Treasurer’s Report


5.    School Report – Ms. Prats


6.    Student Store – Parent request for younger grades to participate


7.    Talent Show – it was asked at the last meeting why we do not have a talent show? Any interest?


8.    Committee Reports

Boxtops/Campbell’s Labels
Book Fair

School Store


9.    Calendar

Offsite Auction – February 15th – committee updates, approval of budget


10. Volunteer Opportunities

*Auction Committee

*Student Store – 1 Tuesday a month


11. Funds Requests: 

Jane Morris: $80 – wrist bands for assembly


12. Other Business




Sumpter Scoop

Sumpter Scoop

Home of the Stingrays  

Sumpter Elementary School                         Janet Prats, Principal     

525 Rockwood St SE Salem, OR 97306       503-399-3337     www.http//sumpter.salemkeizer.net

                                                                                                                                                  December 2014































Inside This Issue:  “Salem keizer public schools is an affirmative action equal opportunity institution.”


Principals Pen: Janet Prats Article & Calendar of Events


Stingray News & Counselors Corner


Parent Club news & Principals Pen continued…


Stingray News:

Important message to parents regarding dropping off and picking up students using the fire lane out front of the school:  A driver must remain at the wheel at all times.  You may not leave the vehicle unattended or parked.  We must remain in compliance with the laws regarding keeping those areas clear for emergency vehicles if needed.

Thank you for your understanding in this area.     

Attendance Kudos:  Thank you so much to all the parents who call in to clear student absences within three days.  This is very helpful in our records keeping and reporting. Thank you.

News from the C-Kiva:

Dear C-Kiva Parents,

We would all like to extend our deepest thanks for your support of our Harvest Party, both in donating supplies for activities and volunteering your time to help.  It was a wonderful event where we could build community in our kiva.  Teachers got to meet students from other classes, and each class got to experience a different teacher.  We appreciate all of your support during this time and throughout the year.  Thank you!

 C-Kiva Teachers


Counselors Corner:

Can Food Drive Update and Salvation Army Field Trip: The Sumpter food drive (November 3rd-20th) was a tremendous success!  The school collected 2, 940 cans of food for the Salvation army. In first place was Mr. Cain's class with 699 cans; in 2nd was Mrs. Naff with 402 cans and in 3rd was Mrs. Platz with 357 cans. Food collection bins were placed in each classroom and posters were put up all around the school to remind students of the contest. Popsicles, pizza and extra recesses were motivators, but seeing the huge barrels by the library filled to the brim knowing that less families will go without food these holidays was the biggest motivator of all.

The 4th graders were able to touch the lives of many individuals and families with a hands-on learning opportunity field trip to the Salvation Army warehouse. In this VERY exciting experience the students got to see how the food bank works and how fun it can be to be a volunteer in the community. Seventy-five 4th graders sorted the food that Sumpter collected. We could see team work and friends working together as they collaborated on the best strategies to get mammoth boxes loaded with food sorted into smaller more usable boxes. Students also packed fruits and vegetables into refrigerators, assisted customers with orders and sorted dog and cat food for use by those families with pets. Many parent volunteers were along to assist the students. The students worked so hard and were so well behaved that Sheri Pratt, the Family Service Manager has asked us to come back next year!! 

~Gloria Flager, Counselor at Sumpter 



Parent Club News:

Thank you to everyone who provided food for our staff during conferences.  Conference weeks are long and the food and drink is a nice way to say thank you for those long hours! 

We have confirmed we will have our offsite auction this year. The date for this special event is February 15th.  We will be forming a committee soon.  Please watch for email updates for this event. 

The next parent club meeting is Tuesday December 9, @4pm in the library.  We hope to see you there!

~Michelle Muth

Parent Club President


Principal’s Pen continued

Please join me for a "coffee talk" in my office the second Friday in January 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  This is an opportunity for me to informally visit with our parents and community supporters.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Take good care of yourselves and your families.

Janet Prats




The Pentacle Theater presents Dr. Dolittle

with one of Sumpter’s very own students performing.

Directed by Jo Dodge

7:30 PM, January 9 & 10

2:00 PM, Janueary 10 & 11

At Central High School 1530 Monmouth St, Independence, OR 97351

For tickets, please visit www.pentacletheatre.org or call 503-485-4300.

This is the Winter Pentacle Theater’s Fundraiser.



SPD Trespass Letter of Consent



Police Officer for SGNA



Friday, December 5, 2014

Free Parking In Downtown Salem


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: December 5th, 2014 8:35 AM

Salem, Ore. - Enjoy holiday festivities in Downtown Salem - unique attractions and events, as well as diverse shopping and restaurants. The downtown district offers 3,500 free short and long-term customer parking spaces. More than 1,000 free customer spaces are available in parking garages; well-lit, dry, and conveniently located near Downtown shopping and attractions.

During the holidays, Downtown offers visitors:
3-hour time limits for free on-street parking from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until Feb. 3, 2015)
Unlimited free customer parking in Chemeketa, Marion, and Liberty Parkades
30-minute on-street parking spaces for quick visits or drop-offs

To learn more about holiday parking in Downtown Salem, or to view a map of free parking locations, please refer to www.cityofsalem.net/parking.

Daily parking permits are available for part-time and seasonal employees for $3.00 through the City of Salem Permit Application Center at City Hall, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 320. For permit questions, please call 503-589-2075.

For additional questions about Downtown parking, call 503-588-6178. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta informaci
n, por favor llame 503-588-6178.

Contact Info:
Nicole Miller, Public Information Manager
City of Salem - Urban Development Department
Tel: 503-540-2415
Email: nmiller@cityofsalem.net
Website: www.cityofsalem.net/Parking




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes

November  18, 2014


Welcome and Introductions- in attendance: Jennifer Koenig, Julia Sherman, Casie Mendez, Chris Cain, Alicia Matson, Krista Young, McKenzie Trautman, Michelle McAllister, Shannon Elkins, Jessica McAllister, Johnny Deblock, Kim Rasca, Erika Kerr, Brittany Springer,Nicole Francis, Faith Branson, Michelle Muth, Mrs. Allemann, Mr. Ochoa. and Janet Prats.


Mr. Ochoa & Mrs. Allemann: Scholastic Weekly Readers Funds Proposal- They requested $2,758.73 to cover the cost of all of the weekly readers for grades 1st thru 5th for the school.  All students receive this weekly magazine and there is a video that teachers can show lessons in class, showing current events. The students also receive a Science Spin issue each month.  Ms. D’Anna added that she loves this and uses them extensively in her classroom.  Students can access the digital issue online at home with a password from their teacher.  Mr. Ochoa talked about what a fantastic resource this is for upper grades.


Off Site Auction Confirmed:  The offsite auction/dinner has been confirmed for Sunday February 15th at 5:30pm at Amadeus restaurant downtown.  This site has been donated to Sumpter PTC by the owner and a fellow Sumpter Parent Alena Stewart.  This facility only holds 80 people so the tickets to this will be limited. A committee is being formed and donations are needed to make this a successful event. If you are interested in helping with this event please contact Michelle Muth or Jennifer Koenig at sumpterparentclub@gmail.com..


Treasurer’s Report:  Jennifer Koenig  reported that $18,514.25 had been deposited from the Jog-a-thon, with expenses of $1,097.06 netting a profit of $17,417.19. After all obligations we currently have $19,381.31. If we didn’t get any more fundraising money this year we could potentially fund next years budget of $17,350 and have a surplus of $2.031.31.


School Report- Mrs. Prats reported that we currently have just under 500 students at Sumpter.  Testing is new this year with SBECK this is common core performance testing. The students have some anxiety about this as it is new. Parents can download sample questions online.


Committee Reports- Box Tops: Jennifer Koenig reported that the Box Tops were counted at the end of Oct by several parent volunteers and it was much easier dividing the counting load by Kiva. $574.10 worth of Box Tops was sent in Nov. 1st and we had another $595.90 in our account from our June submission so a check for $1,170. should be arriving mid December. The  contest is still going on thru February.


Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education:  Jennifer Koenig reported that the Campbells Labels for Education program has added ipad mini’s onto their online catalog so that is something we could work toward with this. Also they have added a Visa gift card that we could use for anything. These labels are now becoming more valuable to the PTC so Jennifer is working on a separate contest coming soon.


Book Fair:  The book fair was very successful. Thank you parents for bringing candy for the trick or treating. The school earned $800 in Scholastic Dollars for our library to purchase new materials.


Staff Meal during Conferences:  This was discussed and the idea of having a taco bar was decided on. MIchelle Muth will be putting out a sign up genius email to all parents requesting food items to make this a success.


Fund Requests: Mr. Lewis requested $280.00 for the cost of buses to take the choir to the state capital.  Jennifer Koenig made a motion to approve, Alicia Matson 2nd the motion and it was approved.


Scholastic Readers:  Johnny Deblock made a motion to approve $2,000 to go towards the readers this year. Shannon Elkins 2nd the motion and it was approved.


Gloria Flager of the climate committee requested $80 for the cost of buttons for the quarterly awards handed out for Math Facts, Attendance, Tardies, and Citizenship, Nicole Francis made a motion to approve, Johnny Deblock 2nd the motion and it was approved.


Other Business- Kim Rasca brought up a question of why don’t we have a talent show at Sumpter. This has been discussed with Mr. Lewis in the past, possibly doing it as a fundraiser for more risers for his classroom. We will discuss more next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 5:20pm. Next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 9th at 4:00pm.

Submitted by Jennifer Koenig



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 Fall Leaf Haul


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 2:46 PM

The City of Salem's Annual Fall Leaf Haul is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014, from
9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the following locations:

* State Fairgrounds, Lana Avenue Gate, Lana Avenue NE and Silverton Road NE
* Wallace Marine Park, east end of Glen Creek Road NW
* Sprague High School, 2373 Kuebler Road S

The annual leaf haul is an opportunity for Salem residents to dispose of leaves and grass clippings at no charge. Tree limbs and branches cannot be accepted.

This event is sponsored by the City of Salem, Marion County Public Works Environmental Services, Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association, and neighborhood and community groups.

Commercial landscape waste cannot be accepted.

Canned food and cash donations for the Marion-Polk Food Share are greatly appreciated.

Contact Info:
Leo Gonzalez, Project Leader
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-589-2195, lgonzalez@cityofsalem.net



Tuesday, November 25, 2014



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: November 25th, 2014 2:11 PM

When: Friday, December 5, 2014
Where: Riverfront Park Pavilion, 200 Water Street NE
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The 19th Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the City of Salem and Comcast, features the following activities:

* Roth's Fresh Markets will provide free hot chocolate and cookies for the first 300 people.

* Santa Claus will arrive to help light the Holiday Tree with assistance from the Salem Fire Department.

* Free candy canes will be provided to children.

* Sumpter Elementary School choir will perform holiday songs.

* A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village will provide attendees an opportunity to make environmentally friendly ornaments for the Holiday Tree.

* City Parks staff will assist in hanging environmentally friendly ornaments.

* Children in attendance can receive a ticket for a chance to "flip the switch" to light the Holiday Tree.

* Councilor Chuck Bennett will lead the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.



Monday, November 10, 2014

Sumpter Scoop

Sumpter Scoop

Home of the Stingrays  

Sumpter Elementary School                         Janet Prats, Principal     

525 Rockwood St SE Salem, OR 97306       503-399-3337     www.http//sumpter.salemkeizer.net

                                                                                                                                                  November 2014



































Inside This Issue:  “Salem keizer public schools is an affirmative action equal opportunity institution.”


Principals Pen: Janet Prats Article & Calendar of Events


Stingray News & Parent Club News


The  Giving Tree


Stingray News:

Food Drive: Sumpter’s food drive kicked off was on Monday, November 3rd. We will continue to collect food through November 20th.  We are looking forward to working together for a great cause!


Lost and Found:  Our Lost and Found always has many unclaimed items.  If your student has any missing clothing items, please check the Lost and Found when you attend your parent teacher conferences.  All items will be removed from the building and donated to our local charity after conferences at the end of November. 


Student Medication:  All medications needed by a student during the school hours must be kept in the office and administered only by trained staff.  State law requires all medications be brought into the school and proper paperwork to be completed by the parent for medications check-in and check-out.  Also, all over-the-counter medications must be in the original container and prescription medications must be properly labeled by the pharmacy with the students name on the prescription.  When refilling medication supplies here in the office, we must have the most current prescription bottle.



Parent Club News:

A BIG thank you to all who contributed to the Jog-a-Thon this year, it was a HUGE success!!! We raised $18,774.51!!!! This has been our best year in a long time we couldn’t have done it without you!! There were 94 students at our After Dark party, what a fun evening!  The students deserved a night out after all that hard work. 
The book fair was also a HUGE success. We made over $1500 in cash for our library and $800 in Scholastic credits.  Our Trick-or-Treat night was so much fun.  Thank you to all who donated candy and treats for the kids, the smiles on their faces were priceless! It was a great community night and fun for all. 
Thank you to all of our Picture Day volunteers, the day went well and finished ahead of time. 
Conferences are coming, please look for a sign up to bring meals to our wonderful staff.
Next parent club meeting is November 11th @4pm in the library.  We had a great turn out for our last meeting! 
Thank you so much to our Sumpter community for all of your time and donations for our wonderful school.  Our kids are really lucky to have you! 


Continued Principal’s Pen

support Sumpter this year is to donate reams of white copy paper to our school office.  This year’s curriculum requires a lot of print, which means lots of copy paper, so a single ream, a dozen or a box of white copy paper is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Please join me with other parents for our next "Coffee Talk" to be held Friday, November 7th, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity for me to informally visit with parents and community supporters.

I'm looking forward to another great month of learning and fun with your children.  Thank you for being involved in your child's education!


Janet Prats- Principal of Sumpter


The Giving Tree:


Please join Sumpter Parents Club and the Sumpter community in supporting our less fortunate families during the holiday’s.

If you are in need…   Please contact our school counselor, Gloria Flager, at 503-399-3337 by Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.

If you would like to help… Take a tag off the tree located in our library.  Purchase the item suggested on the tag.  Wrap the gift or put it in a gift bag.  Attach the tag to the gift.  Return the gift to Gloria Flager Monday, December 15th, 2014.

Thank you for participating in our Giving Tree!!!






Saturday, November 8, 2014

Master Plan for Minto Brown

 A Communication of the City of Salem

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City of Salem to Develop a New
Master Plan for Minto Brown Island Park



The City of Salem is developing a new Master Plan for Minto-Brown Island Park, and your participation and input is important to us.    

Minto-Brown Island Park is a 1,205-acre nature park close to downtown Salem.  The park has 20 miles of paved and unpaved trails, and is a favorite of Salem residents and visitors alike.  Whether you enjoy walking, running, biking, taking your dog for a walk, bird watching, or just enjoying being out in nature, Minto-Brown Island Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Public input is the key to the success of this master plan.  There are a variety of ways park users and residents can participate in this process.

1. On-line Survey
Please go to our website and fill out the first of several on-line surveys that will be posted as we go through the planning process.

2. Public Meetings
There are four public meetings scheduled, and will be held at Pringle Community Hall located at 606 Church Street SE.  Please note the dates and times below.
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.

3. Email Us
If you are unable to attend any of the public planning meetings, you can email comments to us at mintobrowninput@cityofsalem.net

4. Mail or Phone
You may also write to us or contact us by phone!
Phone: 503-588-6336
City of Salem
Park Operations
1460 20TH Street SE, Bldg. 14
Salem Oregon 97302

5. Watch two great videos on Minto Brown Island Park!
Minto Brown Island Park Master Plan
Minto Brown Island Park - Visitors Share Thoughts


For more information on the Minto-Brown Island Park Master Plan, please visit our website or watch a brief video about the new plan.

You can send us your thoughts on the Minto-Brown Island Park planning process through email at mintobrowninput@cityofsalem.net.




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cherriots Proposing to eliminate Route 21 which serves SGNA

Here is a letter from a neighbor who is opposed to the cut and ridership statistics from Cherriots.



Cherriots proposing to eliminate Route 21 which serves part of SGNA

Here is a letter from a neighbor who is opposed to the cut and ridership statistics from Cherriots.





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes

Oct  14, 2014

Welcome and Introductions- in attendance: Jennifer Koenig, Julia Sherman, Casie Mendez, Chris Cain, Alicia Matson, Krista Young, McKenzie Trautman, Michelle McAllister, Shannon Elkins, Jessica McAllister, Johnny Deblock, Kim Rasca, Erika Kerr, Brittany Springer, Danielle Ferrera, Nicole Francis, Faith Branson, Michelle Muth. and Janet Prats.


Guest Speaker Julia Sherman- from Girls Scouts came to speak to us regarding starting a Girl Scout troop at Sumpter, for grades K thru 5th.  In order for this to happen we would need parents who are interested in becoming troop leaders, they offer training. A minimum of 5 girls would be needed. If you are interested in having your daughter join a Sumpter Girl Scout troop and or could volunteer to be a leader let us know.


Approval of Sept. Minutes:  Alicia Matson motioned to approve September minutes and Brittney Springer second the motion. Septemberl minutes were voted on and approved.


Treasurer’s Report:  Johnny Deblock reported that $7,273.00 had been deposited from the Jog-a-thon. Jennifer Koenig stated that more money was being counted and more deposits were coming soon.


School Report- Mrs. Prats  reported that we currently have 505 students at Sumpter.  Report cards are coming out at conferences this year so that teachers can go over the new grading system with parents.  The building was rekeyed due to a lost key at the district level.  English language learner students tripled at Sumpter this year.


4th Grade Service Project- Mr. Cain reported that the whole 4th grade class would be working on a Food Drive starting Nov. 1st thru Nov. 20th.  They will then take all the food collected to the Salvation Army to donate to families in need.  All classes will be participating in a Food Drive contest. The top 3 classrooms bringing in the most items will win the following prizes: 1st place: Pizza party and extra recess, 2nd place: Popsicle party and extra recess, and 3rd place Popsicle party.  They are looking to collect pantry items only (nothing that needs to be refrigerated).  We will be sending out a sign up for parent volunteers to help in the counting process.  Mr. Cain requested $175.00 to cover to cost of buses to the Salvation Army and back and to cover the cost of the prizes.  Alicia Matson made a motion to approve, Faith Branson 2nd that motion and it was approved.


IPad Campaign: Mr. Cain, the school’s Technology Coordinator, created a giving page on DonorsChoose.org to try to raise funds for more iPad Minis.  It is titled “HELP!  Building Technology Campaign” as another way for anyone to donate funds for this cause. Mrs. Prats is reminding everyone that when you log in to this site that it will be not found under “Sumpter”, but rather under Chris Cain’s name and it will ask for the zip code, 97306 to give any donation. This information can be found on the school website as well.


Committee Reports- Box Tops: Jennifer Koenig reported that the Box Tops contest was going on thru February but that one of the deadlines to mail in the Box Tops was coming up at the end of October. She asked if anyone would like to volunteer to help count the Box Tops.  Three people volunteered to help with this big task, Alicia Matson will do B Kiva, Casie Mendez will do A Kiva, and Krista Young will do C Kiva.


Book Fair is coming up on Oct. 20th thru 20th, with a dress up as a book character on Tuesday Oct. 21st and Trick or Treat around Sumpter to all the classrooms. We hope to see you all there.


Fund Requests- Jennifer Koenig requested $400 more to cover expenses for the Jog-a-thon,  Alicia Matson made a motion to approve and Jessica McAllister 2nd the motion, it was approved.


Other Business- We are looking for someone or a few people who know how to write grants who could help out in this area.  If you are interested please contact us.

Possible fundraiser idea was a clothing drive where there is a company that pays per pound.  Michelle Muth is looking into this idea.
We are looking for another childcare provider to help watch the children while we meet each month. We currently have one person. We pay $10 per meeting and the person must be in 7th grade or higher to help out.  If interested please email us.

Meeting adjourned at 5:02pm. Next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 18th at 4:00pm.

Submitted by Jennifer Koenig