Need greens for your home this holiday season?


Your child should have received a catalog and order form for wreaths, garland, centerpieces and swag. Orders are due by Wed the 25th. You can turn them in after school, with your money, to Haley. She will have a table near the entrance. Orders will be delivered to the child’s home.

Click here to view the catalog (PDF):

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

Mississippi Pizza & Mr. Kenny

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!).

Mississippi Pizza

Mississippi Piza
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
(Between Beech & Fremont)