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Victory garden contest, LHS alum offers tutoring, facilities planning survey

Enter in a victory garden contest

Melanie Gabriel, a seventh grader at Lake Oswego Junior High School, created a victory garden contest for kids in the Portland Metro area. She provides them with a starter kit and then it's time for them to get their hands dirty.

Here's how it works:

To get a starter kit, a parent or guardian would need to join her mom's Facebook group to arrange for pickup or delivery.

From there, students will need to research and create a victory garden of their own, then email Melanie their name, age, what they learned in the process and a picture of their garden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Melanie said if they don't have the means or space they can design a garden and submit the design.

With her saved allowance, she's awarding each month's winner from May to September with a $100 grocery gift card.

There's a new tutoring service in town

Lakeridge High School graduate Rob Fritz, along with other recent graduates in the community, has started an online tutoring service called ScreenTime Tutoring. Twelve tutors provide services in a variety of subjects for $25 an hour. ScreenTime Tutoring also offers free, needs-based services to a limited number of students. Tutoring sessions are held through Zoom.

All tutors recently graduated with honors from Lake Oswego or West Linn high schools, along with strong performances in the tutoring area of expertise. ScreenTime Tutoring offers tutoring for Pre-K through 12th grade, in nearly any subject, including SAT prep.

Inquire here for screentime tutoring

LOSD mental health services

LOSD cares deeply about the social and emotional well being of the community, and wants you to know that LOSD school counselors and social workers are available if ever you need them. Email your school counselor or, if your concern is urgent, call the 24-7 Clackamas County Crisis and Support at 503-655-8585.

Facilities planning survey

LOSD bond work continues during distance learning, and the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee is looking to the future. Think about when students are back at schools, and complete the school facility adequacy survey.


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