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!*
Here are some ideas for fun, safe trick-or-treating. Mwaa haaa haaaaaa! *insert evil laugh*
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)!
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.
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.
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 kingpta.org/calendar.
In case you just missed this a few minutes ago: Five King students performed with Sarah Jessica Parker at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama in the first Turnaround Arts Talent Show! PPS is grateful for the Turnaround Arts grant that has funded the project and made a huge, positive impact at King. As SJP just said about King, “The hallways are brimming with pride.” Congrats, young ladies for making PPS proud! Sarah Jessica Parker & Paula Boggs also tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/SJP/status/468867589046018048
Don’t forget to head over to Mississippi Pizza TOMORROW between 5 and 8 pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to King PTA. Buy a pizza and drop your receipt off with Mr. Kenny (psst! Don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday!).
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
(Between Beech & Fremont)
Support King School by buying a pizza from Mississippi Pizza Pub on May 13th from 5-8pm! A portion of the proceeds will go to King PTA. Like you needed a better reason to take a night off cooking and pick up a delicious pizza – check out the menu!