Tuesday, February 18, 2014



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: February 18th, 2014 3:22 PM

The City of Salem Public Works Department applied 1,500 tons (3,000,000 pounds) of sanding rock to provide traction to motorists during the winter storm that began on Thursday, February 6, and continued through Saturday, February 8, 2014. City forces began clean-up of the rock once snow had melted from the streets on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The City is running three sweeper trucks during nighttime hours, and four sweeper trucks plus a self-propelled power broom during daytime hours, for a total of 20 hours per day in order to pick-up the sanding rock as quickly as possible. Public Works officials anticipate it will take approximately three to four weeks in order to remove all of the sanding rock. It takes three sweeper truck loads to remove one dump truck load of sanding rock.

Until it is removed, officials warn motorists and bicyclists to use caution at intersections, hills, curves, and in bicycle lanes where sanding rock is present, as it can cause a loss of traction in dry pavement conditions.

Contact Info:
Mark Becktel, AICP, Parks and Transportation Services Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6211, ext.7346

Cliff Bash, Signs and Sweeping Services Supervisor
City of Salem Public Works Department


Tuesday, February 11, 2014



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: February 10th, 2014 2:05 PM

Current Salem emergency information is available on the City of Salem Emergency page. Go to www.cityofsalem.net and select EMERGENCIES in the upper right, or click on the link below. http://www.cityofsalem.net/Emergency-Information/Pages/default.aspx

Up to one inch of rain is predicted through Wednesday with heavier rains possible later this week. Considering the amount of rain forecast and the combined melting snow, there is a possibility of lowland and street flooding later this week. As a precautionary measure, the City is in the process of setting up fifteen sandbag locations in Salem. Sand and sandbags will be available by the end of the workday, Monday, February 10, 2014, at the following locations:

West Salem
* Orchard Heights Park-upper parking lot
* Sather Park (undeveloped), Willie Way NW between Barnabus Street NW and Lottie Lane NW
* Park & Ride, Wallace Road NW and Brush College Road NW
South Salem
* Public Works Operations, 1410 20th Avenue SE
* Bush Bark, parking lot off Lefelle Street SE
* South Salem High School Parking lot on Howard Street SE
* Fred Meyer, South Salem,706 Madrona Avenue SE
* Wal-Mart, South Salem, 5250 Commercial Street SE
* Courthouse Athletic Club, 6250 Commercial Street SE
* Salem Chinese Evangelical Church, 6836 Sunnyside Road SE
East Salem
* Lowe's, Highway 22 and Turner Road SE
* Home Depot, 3795 Hagers Grove Road SE
* Swegle School, Market Street NE and 45th Avenue NE
Central/North Salem
* Olinger Pool, parking lot at west end of A Street NE
* Ferry Street SE at 25th Street SE

Contact Info:
Mike Gotterba, CSP, Public Information Officer
City of Salem
503-588-6347, mgotterba@cityofsalem.net



Tuesday, February 4, 2014



News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: February 4th, 2014 2:02 PM

The City of Salem has announced two locations available as warming centers until 9 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, February 5-7, 2014.

* Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE
* Center 50+, 2615 Portland Road NE

Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial Street NE, will not turn away male persons seeking shelter.

Simonka Place, 5119 River Road N in Keizer, is at capacity but will not turn away female persons seeking shelter.

Most Salem area malls can be utilized as warming locations while open.

Other locations may be identified and that information will be posted on the City of Salem website at www.cityofsalem.net.

Contact Info:
Mike Gotterba, CSP, Public Information Officer
City of Salem
503-588-6347, mgotterba@cityofsalem.net



Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes

January 14th, 2014


Welcome & Introductions – In attendance: Jennifer Koenig, Faith Branson, Christine Deblock, Nicole Francis,

Janet Prats, Brittany Springer, Melissa Stinson, Karen Macedo, Alicia Matson, Liz Norris, Jean Ottoway.

Approval of December Minutes – Alicia Matson motioned to approve, Nicole Francis seconds, voted &


Treasurer's Report – Available balance of $13,235.57. Sumpter's Family Fun Night on December 4th brought in

lots of Book Fair sales and a fun time was had by all. We'll be switching T-shirt vendors & the Sumpter bottles

that students won will be arriving in the next 2 weeks.

Committee Reports

Technology: Janet Prats thanked everyone for their patience regarding our new iPads. We have not been

given a precise time frame for arrival but many teachers have been preparing by doing Webinar training. We are

also still waiting for the installation by Cherry City Electric of the remaining 3 projectors.

BoxTops: Jennifer Koenig reported that the contest is still going strong & doesn't end until the end of February

2014 so please keep them coming in! Reminder: All BoxTops have expiration dates so please keep them coming

in regularly. Campbell's labels are another great way to earn money for Sumpter and are collected all year too.

Yearbook: Don't forget to submit your 5th grade child's baby photos. Digital files are preferred, which can be

emailed to sumpterparentclub@gmail.com -or- a printed photo can be turned into the office with the student's

name, classroom # and teacher. All printed photos will be returned to you.

School ReportJanet Prats reported a current enrollment of 489 students. She said that Melinda Wilson (5th

grade teacher) and student Ethan Pulley will be spotlighted at the January 14th Board Meeting. Mrs. Wilson was

awarded Teacher of the Month by Dr. Cole Johnson and received a check for $200. Ethan Pulley entered an essay

about his teacher to Dr. Johnson's "Teacher of the Month" contest. You can read Ethan's essay here:


Volunteer OpportunitiesPlease email sumpterparentclub@gmail.com if you'd like to help plan and/or

volunteer at any of these events.

Spring Auction: We'd like to have an off-site auction! This will be an evening event for adults only and

will not be held at Sumpter so we're discussing possible dates and locations for the 2014/2015

school year. We do not have time to put this together for this year.

Spring Soc-Hop/Basket Raffle: The date for this event will be May 16th and there will be changes to

the way raffles and basket prizes are handed out to winners to streamline the process and make the

event even more fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Math Night: Mr. Tobias will be volunteering his time planning this March 1st event and a school

assembly to kick it off is in the works.

Staff Appreciation: Our annual staff appreciation week is scheduled for the 1st week of May 2014.

Fund Requests – Jane Morris (Climate Committee) requested $318.36 to purchase student awards that will be

given at assemblies at the end of each grading period. Students are very excited to receive these awards so we

will be discussing the addition of this to our yearly budget. Alicia Matson motioned to approve the fund request,

Brittany Springer seconds, voted & approved.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 11th 2014 at 4:00pm.

Submitted by Faith Branson