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Send in your photos from the first day back at school to be published in The Review!

Volunteers can help support crime victims

The Clackamas County District Attorney's office is looking for Volunteer Victim Advocates to provide crisis intervention and follow-up support to people who are experiencing trauma caused by crime.

Advocates keep victims informed of their case status, accompany victims to court (if applicable) and encourage and support them in exercising their rights under Oregon law. Many volunteers work full-time jobs along with their volunteer commitment.

County officials say essential qualities include empathy, good listening skills and being able to help people problem-solve. Advocates must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation and no criminal background. Training begins in September.

For more information, contact Krysti Bellmore at 503-655-8616 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit clackamas.us/da/victimassist.html.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - George Decker posed for a photo before heading to his first day of second grade at Hallinan Elementary last year. The start of the 2018-19 school year is less than a week away.Send us your favorite back- to-school photos!

Breathe easy, parents: Summer is almost over, and the start of school is right around the corner!

When you send your student off to his or her first day of class later this month, be sure to snap a photo. And when you're done posting it to Facebook and Instagram, send the picture to The Review so we can put it in the paper.

Send photos to Editor Gary M. Stein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to include the student's name, school, grade and favorite subject, or tell us what they most love about school.

We'll use as many photos as we can in The Review on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, and create a cool back-to-school slideshow that you'll find online at lakeoswegoreview.com.

Parks & Rec will host Open House

The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department will host an Open House event from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, to introduce the community to its new activity location at Christ Church Episcopal Parish (1060 Chandler Rd.).

Parks & Rec had to move out of its former home at Palisades Elementary School earlier this summer when the building reverted to the Lake Oswego School District; because of that, the department's offices and activities have been relocated to various locations including the Adult Community Center, Luscher Farm, Christ Church Episcopal and the public golf course.

The church will be the new home for a number of recurring events and classes, such as the Indoor Playground; music, dance and art classes; and annual events like Pal-O-Ween (now known as the Monster Mash).

Parts of the church underwent a remodel this summer in order to host the Parks & Rec programming, including the church's undercroft space, which will now host the Teen Lounge.

— The Review

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