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District hosts parent workshop, winter break grab-and-go meals; Lake Oswego High School hosts toy drive.

Lake Oswego School District to host mental health workshops

The district is introducing its series LOSD CARES: Connection and Resilience in Education, with the first workshop Wednesday, Jan. 27.

The district said mental health continues to be a top family concern. As a response, the district's wellness team — made up of school counselors, social workers and the district psychologist — is partnering with community mental health professionals to develop a workshop series to support parents and guardians on issues surrounding mental health.

Workshops will be held over Zoom and include discussions and question-and-answer opportunities.

The first workshop, Jan. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m., is titled "Resilience Panel" with Pediatric Associates of the Northwest.

Complete the interest survey here.

Contact your school counselor or social worker with any questions.

Holiday toy drive at LOHS

The Lake Oswego High School junior class is hosting a holiday toy drive to collect new and like-new toys for children all age 13 and under. Drop off your donations in front of the school at the following times:

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1 to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 18, 5 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 to 11 a.m.

Suggested donations include Play Doh, Legos, board games, toy cars, dolls, sports balls, craft kits and books appropriate for children under 13. All donations will go to Toy & Joy Makers with Portland Fire and Rescue. More information can be found at this link.

Lake Oswego School District grab-and-go meals

LOSD will continue to offer grab-and-go meals during winter break (Dec. 19 to Jan. 3). Seven days of breakfast and lunch meals will be available for pickup from the following two schools only, Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School.

Pickups will be Monday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Dec. 28, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

When families pick up their meals on Dec. 10, they'll be asked how many meals they need for the winter break schedule, to ensure the district doesn't make too many or too few.

The district will provide one meal bag per child. Face coverings are required at pickups.

SASEE nominations

The Rotary Club of Lake Oswego will present the annual Service Above Self: Educational Excellence (SASEE) awards early next year, which means nominations are now open.

The awards are given to students, educators and community members who stand out in their support and service of education in Lake Oswego schools.

Recipients receive "pay-it-forward" awards. Students and educators receive a $1,000 prize which they must donate to a charity, school or nonprofit of their choice. Community recipients receive a $3,000 scholarship in their name that will go to a graduating high school senior in Lake Oswego.

Visit rotarysasee.org to nominate someone you know.


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