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Hollydale Elementary School gets $4,000 for foreign language books from Blazers and Wells Fargo

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT - Hollydalle Elementary fourth grade teacher Chastity Clegg picks up the big check for $4,000 from the Portland Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo at the Blazer game on Saturday, March 17.Wells Fargo, Blazers grant

will be used for new books

Hollydale Elementary School recently received a $4,000 gift from the Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo & Co. Fourth-grade teacher Chastity Clegg applied for the grant and was presented with the check at the March 17 Blazer game.

The money will be used to buy books in Spanish, Russian and some of the other 13 languages spoken by the 430 students at the school. The books will be used in a reading program involving parents and other adult volunteers to promote dual literacy.

All told, the Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo awarded $110,000 in grants from $500 to $9,500 this year benefiting hundreds of high-risk and low- and moderate-income students at 24 schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

In the past four years, the Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo have presented $385,000 in grants to 73 deserving local schools through the "Take It To the Court For Education" program.

Register for cartooning

workshop in Rockwood

Artist Alex Chiu will teach kids in sixth grade and older how to draw themselves as a cartoon character in a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

Participants should bring a photo of themselves or can take one with a phone. Registration is required. For more information call 503-988-5123.

Donate hygiene products

for homeless at CHS

Help out homeless students in the Centennial School District by donating personal care items so students can be clean and confident in school.

The Hygiene for Humanity programs needs soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, brushes and combs, deodorant, razors, bathroom tissue, feminine hygiene products, laundry soap, wash cloths and baby wipes.

Drop off items at Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182d Ave.

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