Connect to Kindergarten events

Roseway Heights School’s Kindergarten Connect for the parents of incoming kindergarten students is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 20, in the multi-purpose room at the school, 7334 NE Siskiyou St. Child care will not be provided.

Scott Elementary plans multiple events to share information about its 2-year-old Spanish immersion program. The program has seen great success and active community involvement. We are lucky to live in a uniquely diverse community where a 50/50 split of English and Spanish speakers can be achieved in the classroom — the ideal setup for immersion as children support each other in learning both languages.

Last year, there were three immersion kindergarten classes and one neighborhood class, with 22 families lotterying into the school.

As a neighborhood family, come claim your child’s spot in the immersion program! Attend a roundup event and meet current parents, administration and staff, ask questions and get informed early. Kindergarten is just around the corner! Scott’s upcoming Connect to Kindergarten dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 20,  5-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 12, 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17, 5-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 15, 5-6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Learn more about what’s happening at Scott: http://scottschoolparents.org/

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Roseway Heights School announces events

Roseway Heights School announces two upcoming events for community members.

* The K-8 is hosting Kindergarten Connect for the parents of incoming kindergarten students on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the school, 7334 NE Siskiyou St. Please join in this opportunity to learn about your neighborhood school. (Child care not provided.)

* Join Roseway Heights for its seventh annual fundraising auction, “Once Upon a Time.” This event has grown to be quite an amazing night, so get ready for the biggest party of the year! Find a sitter, get those costumes ready, and prepare to eat, drink and mingle with new and old friends.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1

Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 3131 NE Glisan St.

Price: $30; buy tickets online.

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Easy ways to save energy—and money—this winter

As temperatures begin to drop, heating bills across Roseway neighborhood will begin to rise. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,000 a year on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a lot of that money is wasted when heat escapes through leaky windows or ducts, walls and ceilings without insulation, or by inefficient heating and cooling systems.

Luckily, there are many things Roseway neighborhood residents can do to prepare our homes for the cold months ahead. An energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable while saving you money—and in the long-term, energy upgrades increase the value of your home.

What can you do right now to help your home run more efficiently and feel more comfortable? Here are four easy energy-saving steps that are good for both pocketbooks and the environment.

  • Take advantage of winter sun. The sun does come out in Portland in the winter. When it shines, be sure to open south-facing window curtains, drapes and blinds during the day, as sunlight can naturally heat your home. Close window coverings at night to keep the heat in.
  • Cover drafty windows. Tape a do-it-yourself, clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame. Installing window treatments, such as blinds, drapes or shades, can also help reduce heat loss.
  • Adjust the temperature. Set the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you’re not home to use less energy and lower utility bills. You can also lower the temperature slightly at night and add an extra blanket to the bed for a comfortably warm night.
  • Get a free home energy assessment to remove the guesswork and pinpoint more energy saving opportunities. Clean Energy Works will send a certified contractor to your home to identify ways to make it more efficient. Get a customized report that includes which energy efficiency upgrades will help generate the most energy savings. Those savings may be worth an additional $2,000 in incentives, and Clean Energy Works also points you to the best financing options for the upgrades.  Get started with your free energy assessment here: www.cleanenergyworksoregon.org/energy-assessment

Whether you take simple steps or use the whole-house approach—making your home perform better will stretch your investment and comfort in your older home.

About Clean Energy Works

Clean Energy Works (CEW) is a non-profit, public-private partnership that accelerates total home performance across Oregon. The organization brings together local contractors, lenders, governments, and utilities to make it easy and affordable for Oregonians to improve the comfort and health of their homes, while lowering energy waste by a third or more. Learn more online: http://www.cleanenergyworksoregon.org

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Survey seeks your thoughts on Roseway

The Roseway neighborhood is looking to develop a more cohesive image. You’ll hear more about this in the coming year, but we want to start with some basic input from YOU.

Please take 5 to 10 minutes to fill out this survey. Pass the link on to others you know in the neighborhood.

Thanks!

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2013 Roseway Neighborhood Garage Sale (UPDATED)

Maps have been updated with additonal sales!!!

THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th from 9am to 4pm (no early birds please!!)

It’s almost here! The 2013 Roseway Neighborhood Garage Sale.
32 homes throughout the Roseway Neighborhood Garage SaleRoseway Neighborhood are participating this year with loads of great items for those shoppers looking for a great find.

For those shopping at our garage sales:
You’ll find a printable map and address listing for each house as well as a general listing of what each home might be selling. The sale will start at 9am and go until 4pm (or the home owner sells out!)  Click and print the link below

2013 Printable Garage Sale Map (updated)

For those more tech savy, you can click on this link below on your home computer or Google Map enabled device (iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Tablet, etc) It will open a map and listing of each home on your smart device.

Click Here on your Google Maps enabled Smart Device  (updated)

For our sellers – Here are some tips for a successful, fun and SAFE garage sale

  1. Clearly mark the price of each item. (Printed stickers from retail stores, like Target, are very effective)
  2. Price items to sell. Remember buyers are looking for a bargain and you don’t want to have items left at the end of a day.
  3. Signage is important. Spend a little time making quality signs that are clear and easy to read and Remember to take them down at the end of the day…don’t leave them up.
  4. Organize your merchandise. Use tables, stands or whatever you have to provide shoppers a clear visibility of your items.
  5. Remember you are inviting the public into your space. Don’t leave money in the open. It’s also probably best to not allow strangers into the house to use the bathroom. Direct them to the nearest public restroom (Safeway, Albersons, etc)
  6. Protect yourself from sun and heat. Stay Hydrated!!
  7. Never leave your sale unattended.
  8. Involve your children but keep them protected from the sun and strangers.

Click below for a printable garage sale sign

Garage Sale sign

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