Christmas is just around the corner! Before you know it, we’ll be in the New Year and you’ll be looking for a way to recycle your Christmas tree…. Look to Boy Scout Troop #107! They have two options for Christmas tree recycling fundraiser: #1: Drop-off: Saturday, December 30, 2017 Saturday & Sunday, January 6 & 7, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM at the NW Corner of Wilshire Park (NE Skidmore & 33rd Ave) #2: Curbside Pick-up: Saturday: January 6, 2018 • Please place tree at curb by 10:00 AM; • Place attach an envelope marked “TROOP 107” with cash or check, payable to BSA TROOP 107 in small plastic bag on the tree or on your front porch. Suggested Donation: $5 – $50 All proceeds benefit Troop activities for the entire year. (This is our only fundraiser.) Please remove all tinsel, metal, wire or nails; Flocked trees & wreaths are OK. Questions or to Schedule a Pick-up: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call/Text: 503-916-9780
The Alameda Neighborhood Association’s Winter 2017 Newsletter is out! Check it out here. To see previous newsletters, visit our archives here.
Portland’s annual “Worst Day of the Year” bicycle ride is returning for the 17th year on Sunday, February 11th, 2018, and it we’ll see the participants roll through our neighborhood! Check out maps of the route, to see how it might affect road closures and traffic in your area, and to find out where to get views of the costumed cyclists. If you’re interested in participating, you can register here (kids 12 and under ride for free!).
Back for the 5th year! The Free Alameda Haunted House is a not-to-be-missed Halloween attraction for trick-or-treaters ages 4-12. Spooky & family friendly. WHEN: Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017, dusk to 9 pm WHERE: 3900 block of NE 28th, between Dunkley & Bryce
Dear Portland Public School Board: After thoughtful review and soliciting input from Alameda residents on PPS’s proposed changes to school boundaries in our neighborhood, we strongly object to the proposal in its current form. Specifically, the ANA objects to the current proposal for the following reasons: 1.) Alameda Elementary had a boundary change in 2011, its enrollment has been decreasing, and is forecasted by PSU to continue to steadily decline. Additionally, we have seen no data or evidence that changing Alameda’s boundaries will have a meaningful impact to enrollment in neighboring schools. 2.) The current proposal does not align with PPS’s Administrative Directive for creating “Compact Boundaries” (4.10.409-AD Section V.3.a-d). Further, the proposed changes do not promote a sense of community by keeping neighborhoods together, and instead would move children who reside just a few blocks from their neighborhood schools, and sends them miles away. PPS states that it seeks to align school boundaries with neighborhood boundaries, which this proposal clearly fails to do. 3.) The ANA has very serious concerns about safety issues at Tubman Middle School with respect to air quality, soil hazards, poor sight lines and other unsafe areas. Also, and critically important, the changes proposed by…
Happening this Saturday: Alameda Big Spring Clean Up! Bring your unwanted goods & materials by the load for affordable hauling, recycling and up-cycling of usable goods! Saturday May 20, 8:30am to 12:30pm At The Madeleine School Soccer Field parking lot $10 small load $20 large load Trucks to be negotiated 100% of proceeds to be used by the ANA on neighborhood issues. Sponsored by Metro Computers and computer accessories (nominal per part charge to drop off) On Site Too Good for the Dump Flea-market with free Clothes, furniture, tools, art, toys, or whatever gets dropped off Non-recyclables will be dumped at Metro As much as possible will be given to Free Geek and Goodwill PROHIBITED MATERIALS Paint and other liquid solvents All construction, remodeling or demolition materials Kitchen garbage Residential yard debris and trimmings Recyclables collected curbside. EXAMPLES OF HIGH RISK MATERIALS SUSPECTED OF CONTAINING ASBESTOS: Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic Walls: plaster, decorative plaster Siding: cement siding shingles Ceilings: acoustical tiles and spray-on texture Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions
In Alameda neighborhood we are proud of the diversity and uniqueness not just of the homes and streets that make up Alameda, but of our community of neighbors. In April the neighborhood association board adopted the following statement created by a group of residents a to show support for all neighbors and visitors to our community: Our community declared Alameda neighborhood a hate-free zone in 1995. Today, we reaffirm Alameda’s commitment to be a loving, caring, supportive and inclusive community for all who reside, work, do business or visit our neighborhood. We stand against hatred, racism, xenophobia, discrimination and/or marginalization of any kind. We are committed to growing, nurturing and sustaining a community where all feel welcomed, safe and included.
Have you played on, taken your dog or walked by the recreation field at Alameda Elementary (27th and Klickitat) recently? It’s in pretty sorry shape these days. With our help it could look like the beautiful and functional field pictured here–as soon as next summer! The Alameda School PTA is working to raise money this fall to improve the field to provide a safe, clean, fun field to play on. Many neighbors use this field after school and on weekend as a dog park. Learn more or support the project here http://alamedafield.org/ Portland Public Schools has approved the project which will cost an estimated $300,000 and you may wonder why PPS pay for the renovation, but with lots of deferred maintenance including water fixtures with lead that need to be replaced at many schools, the field is not a high priority. Neighbors and the Alameda PTA take action!