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Forest Hills to host Chipotle fundraiser for U.S. Special Olympics

The Forest Hills Polar Plunge team, the Freezing Falcons and Friends, is raising money for the U.S. Special Olympics — and you can help.

Stop by the Chipotle at 8 Centerpointe Dr Suite B in Lake Oswego for their fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5-9 p.m.

Download the flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout and Chipotle will donate 33% of the process to the cause.

The Freezing Falcons and Friends team is also recruiting members to participate in the annual polar plunge, which will be virtual this year. It's yet another way to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Contact Kasie Hansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Sign up here.

Lakeridge clubs to host letter writing workshop

Three Lakeridge student groups — Students Demand Action, Equity Council and Gay Straight Alliance — are hosting a free student letter writing workshop Sunday, Feb. 14 via Zoom. Respond to Racism will offer proofreading support at the event.

Letter Writing Workshop: 2-2:30 p.m.

Proofreading Support: 2:30-5p.m.

Register for the event here.

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.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP and receive the meeting Zoom link.

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

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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