Our Very Own Field of Dreams

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!

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Alameda Neighborhood Ice Cream Social Sept 11th

What do we love more than ice cream? Hanging out with our neighbors on a sunny summer afternoon! The Alameda Neighborhood Association is hosting a FREE Ice Cream Social for Alameda residents. Alameda Neighborhood Social Sunday, September 11 from 3-5 pm Location Alameda School Square next to the playground Come get to know the ANA board, meet your neighbors and let your kids and dogs run around while enjoying an ice cream treat!  Hope to see you there Neighbors! Non-dairy treats available too.  

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Big Spring Clean Up! Saturday May 14

Happening this Saturday: Alameda Big Spring Clean Up! AND the “Too Good for the Dump” Flea-market! Bring your unwanted goods & materials by the load for affordable hauling, recycling and up-cycling of usable goods! Saturday May 14, 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 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 “Transite” Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions Fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing…

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Grant Constitution Team Hopes to Defend National Title

Congratulations to the Grant Constitution Team for winning an invitation to the National Competition in Washington DC in April!  The Grant Team won the national tittle last year in the “We the People” competition, which simulates a congressional hearing with judges from across the country. The team needs to raise $65,000 to send the 25 students to Washington DC and is seeking the support of neighbors and businesses to help fund this once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you are interested in sponsoring these young scholars with a tax deductible contribution see their sponsorship page:  https://grantboosters.schoolauction.net/con16/give.  

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Alameda Featured in the Hollywood Star

Have you ever been curious about the Alameda Tuesday Club? Want to know more about the history of Alameda neighborhood? The January edition of the Hollywood Star features Alameda residents and takes a look back (way back) and how and when Alameda was formed.  Meet some neighbors and read about Alameda business Garden Fever in the new edition here: Out and About in Alameda Karena Bennett brings her baby Nora to Garden Fever to shop for supplies to make holiday wreaths and other craft projects.

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PPS Open House days are coming up!

Parents mark your calendars for the upcoming Portland Public Schools open house days in February! Whether you will send your child to school for the first time in fall or have a returning student open house days are a great way to connect with school staff and preview changes for the coming year. Alameda neighbors are zoned for one of two great public schools Alameda (k-5) and Sabin (currently k-8). Alameda Elementary Open House Feb. 10, 9:30-10:45 am; 6:30-7:30 pm Sabin School Open House Feb. 2, 9-10 am Connect with schools on Facebook to follow updates here: Alameda Elementary Facebook and Alameda Parent Resource Page and Sabin Parent Facebook Group and Portland Public Schools Facebook Check PPS here for the full list of open house dates and to learn about the PPS lottery: Choosing-Your-School-2015-16_WEB

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