"When legal technology firm DTI moved into two floors of the Pittock Building last year, they wanted their
blank walls to hold only the most up-and-coming artists. They chose a group of artists so far off the hoity toity art world radar, they haven’t even graduated from elementary school yet.
DTI’s vice president Donna Peterson reached out to Sabin Elementary School’s art teacher, Chris Lamp, to commission work for the firm’s downtown digs. Peterson’s firm gave a $7,500 stipend to the school, and kids there created four works for the DTI’s new space. The artwork went up earlier this month in the building at 921 SW Washington Street. The firm auctioned off copies of the pieces, raising another $1,700 for
Sabin’s Art Program and Friends of Trees."
Read more at the Oregonian.
SCA is calling a Special Board Meeting to discuss the Sabin School field renovation project and vote on whether or not SCA will write a letter of support for a $20,000 grant request the field committee has made to the Nike Employee Grant Fund.
The SCA Board did not have enough information or enough time on January's board meeting agenda to discuss and vote on a letter of support for the project. With the final project work plan forthcoming early next week, we ask board members and community members alike to review the plan and join the discussion.
It seems simple - the field is rutted and muddy and needs fixing. It gets complicated because "tickle bees" live under ground in Sabin's field and Sabin LOVES bees, especially tickle bees for so many ecological and warm-and-fuzzy reasons. The rub comes in not knowing how the renovation will impact the bees and designing a project work plan that is effective at incrementally evaluating and responding to impacts. If you are interested or passionate about this, please come join the conversation!
SCA Special Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 22
3739 NE 16th Ave
Mark your calendars for the ninth annual Sabin School Auction on April 5 at the Oregon Convention Center. This year’s theme is “The ’80s,” and organizers are hoping Sabin neighbors will lend their support by:
Sponsoring the event - Local businesses interested in supporting the auction with a sponsorship, ranging from $300 to $2,500, may contact Carla Spencer at email@example.com.
Donating a vacation rental - The live auction needs large-ticket items such as a weekend or week’s stay at a vacation home. For details, e-mail Brooke Unwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donating to the silent auction - Organizers welcome donations of goods and services such as restaurant certificates, massages, store gift certificates or gym memberships. For more information, e-mail Deborah Pleva, email@example.com.
Buying tickets - Ticket holders are encouraged to wear ’80s-era clothing such as neon leggings, shoulder pads, or parachute pants. Purchase tickets at sabinauction.com.
Auction organizers hope to reach their fundraising goal of $200,000. Funds will be used to support Sabin
students and their teachers with staffing, classroom supplies, technology and experiences that teach the importance of being a respectful and responsible member of a community.
— Brooke Unwin and Carla Spencer
On Wednesday, October 9th Sabin School will participate in International Walk + Bike to School Day!
We will join together with over 4 million kids in more than 40 countries to take strides to make ourselves healthier and our world a better place. Our steps are real action toward solving the health, economic and environmental problems that our communities face today. This one day event can be a catalyst for habitual, healthy activity--for ourselves and kids as well as our environment. Providing them with positive experiences walking and biking to school will pave the way for being physically active throughout their lives!
Did I mention prizes and swag?! We will have a drawing for a Nutcase Helmet! We'll also have other fun freebies given to us by Oregon Safe Routes to School. Hot chocolate will be provided for the early arrivals! Please contact Liberty Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to help volunteer with this event or future events.
- Liberty Wilson
There are a few changes at Sabin School this year. The K-5 program has been recognized as an International Baccalaureate school. A music teacher has been added. Sabin will no longer be offering pre-K program. And, due to changes in Title 1 status, Sabin will no longer be offering a free full-day kindergarten. All students residing within the Sabin School enrollment boundary will be able to attend half-day kindergarten for free or pay $335 to attend full-day kindergarten. Income-based scholarships, reduced fees, and fee waivers are also available. Stop by the office at 4103 NE 18th Ave for more info and registration forms. Visit www.sabinschool.com to learn more about Sabin school and thanks to all the wonderful community members for their ongoing support!
Effective with the next school year, Sabin will no longer be offering a PreK program. We are sad to see this program go, but glad our wonderful PreK teacher, Ms. Mahon, will be staying with us to teach 1st grade. Due to changes in our Title 1 status, Sabin will also no longer be offering a free full-day kindergarten. However, we are excited to again offer three kindergarten classes. All students residing within the Sabin School enrollment boundary will be able to attend half-day kindergarten for free or pay $335 to attend full-day kindergarten. Income-based scholarship, reduced fees, and fee waivers are also available. Stop by the office at 4013 NE 18th Ave for more information and registration forms. If you haven't yet registered your child, come on in! Registration is open and registering early helps with classroom planning.
Where: Sabin School North Playground
When: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday, May 19
Who: You, your children, neighbors and friends
Why: Plant, thin, weed in the beds and raspberry trellis construction
What to bring: Gloves and appropriate clothing and footwear