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



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//

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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

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