Hello, Lions! Our character trait of the month is COOPERATION. Woof – what a year for it – we’ve all been cooperating to make comprehensive distance learning work. I hope you’ve been having fun in your virtual classrooms this week. Are you ready for RAINBOW DAY!?!?!? It is maybe my favorite spirit day of the year (let’s face it, I love any excuse to dress up and/or be silly)… 😊. Anyhow, I know we’re all in this together and we’re going to cooperate like never before to make this school year something special!
PS: Don’t forget about the PARADE! Hope to see you there ❤️🦁❤️
- Covid-19 Testing (FREE)
- BUS STOP LUNCH CHANGES to start Monday, 9/28/20 – find updated stops, maps, menus and more information at the DDSD Nutrition Services website.
- Child Care Resources
- Find a childcare provider near you with this childcare finder.
- You may qualify for Employment Related Day Care (ERDC). ← Click link for eligibility criteria and more information. Eligibility has expanded during the pandemic.
- If you qualify for ERDC, you can use the funds to pay a Friend, Family or Neighbor (FFN) within your circle for care. (paperwork and background check required – call 503-491-6205 for more information.
- COVID-19 Resources from Oregon Early Learning.
- Multnomah County Childcare information flyers
- Family supports for distance learning
- American Academy of Pediatrics provides tips about working and learning from home and age-based tips on how to juggle parenting and working at home during COVID-19
- County Guidance on Learning Pods. As a parent or caregiver, you might be wondering about pods, small groups of children that get together at home. Information about educational, play and learning pods was added to the Multnomah County website, you can learn more here.
- Multnomah County Library Parenting Newsletter: Once a month, in English o español. Subscribe here.
- Food for Thought: Attention Economy – thoughts from a former Google employee on how the goals of social media companies may differ from your own https://vimeo.com/453747527 – thought-provoking for kids AND adults – watch together and have a conversation about digital distractions.
- If you didn’t see it in the rotator, our Trillium therapist, Gaelan, is doing a parent workshop on October 1st – a space to share your struggles and celebrations with CDL and connect with other parents. (English) (Español)
- Virtual Events
- Multnomah County Library Hosts #MaskOutHate for African Americans Virtual Event. Artists Cleo and Kayin Davis will guide brainstorming and sketching to gather ideas by participants. They will use the ideas to create mask designs. Participants will receive a free mask with a final design, and submitted participant sketches will be exhibited along with final masks! During the online workshop, movement exercises will increase awareness of mental and physical changes when wearing masks. Participants will receive a $15 gift card for their participation. Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-8:30. Register HERE. See attached flyer.
- Immigrant Refugee Community Organization Virtual Summit: Defend, Build, Be. The Immigrant Refugee Community Organization’s Community Development team will host a virtual community summit to explore how we defend, build, and be together during these challenging moments within our movements. This is a free virtual event open to our Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, Refugee, and community members of Color on Saturday, September 26, 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM on Zoom. Register HERE by September 24. See flyer for more information. Please share your questions by email to: IRCOCommunityDevelopment@irco.org.
- Dreaming Justice: Oregon Episcopal School’s Director for Inclusion Dyan Watson, and educators Kara Hinderlie Stroman, and Natalie Labossiere will share their experiences about raising, educating, and supporting Black children in mostly White spaces. Through storytelling and prose, these moms will provide glimpses into the conversations they have with their own children, as well as Black students in their care. See flyer for more information or to register. October 8th, 4:30 pm.
- Human Solutions to Host Talk with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist on October 1st 6:30-8:00 p.m. Information is HERE.
- Latino Heritage Car Parade Celebration in East County. The Latino Heritage car parade has been rescheduled for October 10 at 5:00 p.m. in east Multnomah County. There will be prizes and a raffle. Start at Reynolds Middle School, Halsey Street and 201st Ave; be there by 4:30. For more information, see flyer.
- How to Receive My Ballot if I Have Been Displaced by Wildfires? Instructions for receiving your ballot if you have been displaced by wildfires are HERE.
- IRS Extends Deadline for Economic Impact Payments. Attention SSI and other federal benefit recipients who did not file 2018 or 2019 tax returns and who have qualifying children under 17 – the IRS has extended deadlines to help children and adults get their Economic Impact Payments (EIP) by using its Non-Filer Tool.
- You must act by September 30th to get $500 EIPs for your child this year.
- Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Updates
- OHA Publishes New Expanded COVID-19 Dashboard. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has launched a new expanded county-level version of the dashboard Oregon COVID-19 Case Demographics and Disease Severity Statewide to provide more information on the demographics of COVID-19 cases in Oregon.
- OHA Releases Sports Update. OHA released an update on sports that says full contact sports are still prohibited, but everything else is allowed with precautions.