King school staff would really appreciate if parents could bring in boxes of tissue, hand sanitizer, and / or disinfecting wipes. These items can be dropped off at the front office or with your child’s teacher.

The Dollar Tree is a good place to pick up these items.  *achoo!*

Where to take the kids trick-or-treating

Here are some ideas for fun, safe trick-or-treating. Mwaa haaa haaaaaa! *insert evil laugh*

Lloyd Center
Trick-or-treat at participating businesses throughout the mall, then grab dinner in the food court and take your costumed tots for an ice skate around the rink (as long as their costumes will allow it)!

When: Oct. 31; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Lloyd Center Mall (participating businesses)

Trick or Treat Alberta Street
This is the 3rd annual event for the Alberta neighborhood. The first 400 costumed kids to go on a hunt for candy at Umpqua Bank will receive a trick-or-treat bag.

When: Oct. 31; 3:30-6 p.m.
Where: NE Alberta St.

Kennedy School Halloween Happenings
A prime spot for indoor trick-or-treating, this McMenamin’s event is free and open to “children” of all ages. Once the two-hour trick-or-treating is done, live music will begin around 7:30 p.m. and scary movies will be shown throughout the night in the movie theater.

When: Oct. 31; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: 5736 NE 33rd Ave.

King School depaving comes to fruition!


After years of quiet grumbling by parents about the school being girded in asphalt, approximately 6.5 tons of the material came up in about an hour thanks to enthusiastic volunteers and meticulous pre-cutting.  Following the depave, the depleted soil underneath was removed by excavator.  That soil was replaced with a new soil and compost blend and made ready for the planting.  The new greenery was carefully selected to be all native plants that will thrive in our climate, be non-invasive and require minimal maintenance and should not need watering after they become established.

King School planting plan

Thanks go to neighbor Diego Gioseffi who wrote the grant application, got it approved and arranged all of the work parties and contracted with the companies for the heavy work.  This project follows up on his previous success of installing the bioswale in the King Neighborhood Facility parking lot.  Once a huge puddle all winter, the lot now collects and filters all of its own runoff and new plantings have beautified the lot and are thriving.  Thanks also go to East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District which provided the grant and to Depave for organizing the asphalt removal party.  Don’t miss the planting party scheduled for Saturday, October 18th from 10 am to 1 pm.  The King School calendar is at

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