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Corbett charter option to be discussed, immunization exlusion day nears, library is bugged and more

OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON  - Will Corbett become a charter school district?Discuss Corbett charter option

The Corbett School District is considering making the entire district a public charter district, which would allow out-of-district students to continue to attend Corbett schools. The next school board meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, will include a discussion on the topic and comments from the public can be made at this meeting.

Then, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, consultant Rob Saxton will present the findings of his five-month independent review of the district. A community group called for Saxton's study on district finances, programming and quality.

Both meetings will be in the multi-purpose building at 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. The community group will hold a meeting on these topics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Corbett Community Church, 34309 N.E. Mershon Road.

About half of Corbett's students do not live inside district boundaries and the law that allowed them to attend Corbett schools has expired.

Immunization exclusion day is near

Children who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations will be excluded from school and child care facilities starting Wednesday, Feb. 20. There are multiple options to get the shots required.

An immunization clinic will be held at David Douglas High School, 1500 S.E. 130th Ave., in the South Board Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The cost is $21.97 per injection. No child will be denied a vaccine if you don't have insurance or cash. Please bring your insurance card if you have insurance.

Immunizations are also available at Student Health Centers at Centennial (503-988-5488), David Douglas (503-988-3554) and Parkrose High schools (503-988-3392.)

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Get bugged at the Rockwood library

Two female scientists bring the Portland Insectarium to the Rockwood Library at 17917 S.E. Stark St. from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Budding entomologists ages 2 and older can learn about insects and their relatives by observing live and preserved bugs at this free hands-on workshop. Original bug-themed coloring pages and activities provided. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

You and Me Book Club meets Feb. 12

This book club is designed for grown ups and kids to read the same book and come to downtown Gresham's Maggie Mae's Kid's Bookshop to discuss it.

The first meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Participants will be discussing "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown. This is appropriate for young readers in grades three through seven.

After the chat, everyone will make their own robots out of cardboard boxes.

The You and Me Book Club is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at 43 N.W. Third St. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

Register for pillow making

Kids in grades six and up can register for a free workshop to make cool decorated pillows.

Using a vinyl cutter, heat transfer vinyl and sewing, teens can make a personalized pillow. Registration is open for the class to be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Web Academy hosts open house

The Metro East Web Academy, an online public charter school, is having an open house from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. In addition to learning about the school and meeting staff, there also will be a show by Steve's Creature Feature with some scaly friends. There will be door prizes and complimentary snacks.

The event will be at the school's offices and classrooms at 1394 N.W. Civic Drive, in Gresham. For more information, visit or call 503-258-4790.

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