All Because You Matter + resource round-up 10/8

Counselor Corner  /  News & Events Ms. Snyder points to a stuffed lion holding up a copy of the book: All Because You Matter

Hello, lions! I hope you have been having a great week and are able to have a GROWTH MINDSET as we roll out a sometimes challenging new platform. I know that I have personally experienced some setbacks and needed to try again in a new way – see you Monday, Mr. Deale’s class! The story I have to share with you today is brand new – it just came in the mail on Tuesday. It is illustrated by Brian Collier, an artist whose illustrations just glow. Tami Charles’ words touch my heart. When we come back in person, it will be in the Lincoln Park library, but for right now, enjoy:

Ms. Snyder reads All Because You Matter by Tami Charles and Brian Collier

Resource Roundup:

  • Here is some information on how to log into FuelEd in English and Spanish.
  • Zenger Farms volunteer opportunity!
    • OCTOBER 17, 2020 10:00-12:00pm OR 12:30-2:30pm
    • Join us Saturday, October 17th and lend a hand during a FREE volunteer work party especially for David Douglas School District families! We will come together for a variety of activities to renovate and improve Zenger Farm, including replanting our orchard and gardening. In addition to having a DJ with fun tunes, volunteers will be provided lunch and a goodie bag to take home. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!
    • Registration and masks are required, and children ages 7+ are welcome. 
    • This event is not ADA accessible.
    • Sign up here:
  • Don’t forget to register to vote! You have until October 13th to register in Oregon There are fillable PDFs in 5 languages on the website. 
  • Oregon’s COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave Program information.
  • Portland’s U.S. Representative Blumenauer and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are having a virtual town hall together on October 15th. Find the link to register on this website.
  • Joy and Justice Collaborative‘s 2nd Annual Empowered Learning Summit. Sliding scale. More information here
  • Information on the new federal public charge rule. Updated on 10/1/2020, in Spanish and English.
  • Planned Parenthood has a new online question bot named Roo. Designed for teens, “Roo answers all your awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, growing up, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask the things you don’t want to ask out loud.”  Knowledge base comes from health educators and is backed by planned parenthood.
  • General Information sessions for Oregonians about unemployment and health insurance on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Flyer.
  • You can nominate a family (or a family’s business) for the purchase of gift certificates for Asian and Pacific Islander folks affected by COVID (PDF)
  • Social and Racial Justice events (there are more from the library if you search through their events): 
  • Division Midway Alliance is holding a Community Dialogue on Displacement, Relocation, and Placemaking
    • When: Friday, October 16 & Monday, October 19th
    • From: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
    • Our goal is to create a space in which community members can come together and share their lived experiences and/or learn more about displacement, relocation, and placemaking. We will have guest speakers from the Bureau of Sustainability and the Portland Housing Bureau. Participants will also have the opportunity to brainstorm different forms in which placemaking can be made possible in SE Portland with the different infrastructure projects occurring in the area. 
    • We are currently looking for 15 community members who want to participate in the dialogue. They must be able to attend both virtual meetings. Participants will receive a $50 gift card.
    • Contact
  • Business Development Series starts this Wednesday
  • Aunt Bertha is a resource finder for free or reduced cost services you can search by zip code.
  • The Black Resilience Fund has a mutual aid request form for people who identify as Black. It’s for services and goods, no monetary requests.
  • Drive Thru Job Fair this Friday in Milwaukie (non car options available)