Considering Serving on Lake Oswego School Board?
The Lake Oswego School Board elections are coming up. Filing for board positions begins Feb. 8.
Board members Kirsten Aird and Liz Hartman are hosting virtual meetings for community members interested in serving on the board at the following times:
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 8-9 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Board members serve four-year terms. Following are the board positions up for election this year:
Position 2: Currently held by Neelam Gupta
Position 3: Currently held by Sara Pocklington
Position 4: Currently held by Liz Hartman
For more information about the Lake Oswego School Board, visit the district website School Board page or the Oregon School Boards Association at www.osba.org
LOSD 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, from 5-6 p.m. Jan. 27, 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.
Key dates for Spanish Immersion kindergarten
Lake Oswego families interested in signing up their kindergarteners for the Spanish Immersion Program should keep an eye out for the following important dates.
• Application available on the district website: Feb. 24
• Application deadline: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 12
• Lottery date (if necessary): 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 17
• Lottery notification (if necessary): March 19
Should the district receive more applications than spaces available, a lottery will be held. Those wishing to participate in the lottery must submit their application to the district administration office no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 12.
Younger siblings of students currently in kindergarten through fourth grade in the Spanish Immersion program have priority for enrollment only at the kindergarten level. Sibling priority does not apply to current siblings on the waitlist.
Visit the LOSD Spanish Immersion website for more details.
Service Above Self award nominees sought
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 www.rotarysasee.org to nominate someone you know.
Free grab-and-go meals
Grab-and-go meals will be free for all children through June due to new flexibility from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This includes breakfast and lunch meals for all children ages 1 to 18, even if they are not enrolled in LOSD. Meal pickups are every Monday (three days of meals) and Thursday (four days of meals) at the following schools:
Lake Grove, 11 a.m.-noon
River Grove, 11 a.m.-noon
Lake Oswego High School, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Lakeridge High School, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
A face covering is required at pickup.
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