Tuesday, February 5, 2013
It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way in the Upper Valley when it’s time to sign up your children for Little League!
This year Parkdale Little League signups are Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. each evening at the Parkdale Community Center.
Boys and girls in the community ages 5-12 are eligible to play and the registration fee is $30 per child.
Practices will start the first week in April and games will run from the middle of April until the middle of June.
For more information or to ask about scholarships, contact Shae Baker at 541-806-3483.
The Kindergarten Round-Up is gearing up at Parkdale Elementary School for children who will turn 5 on or before Sept. 1.
Though sign-ups will be March 4-8, school staff are encouraging parents to make sure they have copies of their children’s birth certificates and up-to-date immunization records before registration.
Each child must have the necessary immunizations in order to register for school.
For more information contact the school office at 541-352-6255.
The Parkdale Elementary School Penny Drive was a great success as students and residents in the community brought in a total of $497.83 in pennies this year.
The top three classes who brought in the most pennies have won a popcorn party.
Congratulations to Megan Filiault’s first-grade class in first place, Cyndi Sischo’s second-grade class in second place, and Shannon Monroe’s third-grade class in third place.
Students earned an extra recess day sponsored by the PTO for their tremendous fundraising efforts!
Students at Parkdale Elementary will be participating in a “Healthy Heart Jog-a-thon” fundraiser this Friday, Feb. 8, at school.
Instead of getting sponsors, students are asked to bring in Box Tops for Education to receive a special prize.
Each box top is worth 10 cents when returned to the companies by the PTO.
Students will also earn credit for the laps in their Mighty Milers PE program.
Parents, families, and community members are invited to donate their box tops to local students or bring in any they have been saving to the school office.
The Parkdale Elementary School PTO is gearing up for the annual carnival scheduled for Friday, March 8, this year.
A PTO meeting to discuss the carnival was held on Monday, Feb. 11.
Parkdale Elementary staff and students would like to remind Upper Valley residents to eat out on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Cooper Spur Restaurant.
When you do, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of its food proceeds to the school’s playground equipment improvement program.
Local families and residents can make dinner reservations for that night by calling 541-352-6036.
Parkdale Community Church is now holding a Bible study group for the ladies in the valley each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church Manse at 4908 McIsaac in Parkdale.
Beth Moore’s “The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” will be the subject of study.
All ladies who would like to join are welcome.
For more information contact Tania Tyrrell at 541-352-6944 or Sandra Willems at 541-352-5569.
This Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Parkdale Grange members will again be serving up a hearty breakfast for the community at the Grange Hall.
Come visit your friends and neighbors and enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage, your choice of pancakes or biscuits with gravy, fresh applesauce and beverage for $6 for adults and $4 for children 5-12.
Children under 4 eat free.
The Mount Hood Town Hall board is inviting residents to attend its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall.
The playground proposal for the grounds will be discussed and board members would like input from the community before making their final decision.
“Improve Your Home Storage” by attending the Upper Valley Home Extension Group’s meeting on Thursday, Feb.14, at 10 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall.
Getting and staying organized in your home can be a challenge. Learn how to improve your home storage through simple techniques that will make things easier to find and save space.
A heart healthy potluck will follow the meeting and everyone is welcome to attend.
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