Our students continue to do good work…

William is a former Rachel Carson student who will be a High School Sophomore next year.  Please consider helping him with his latest commitment to community service.

 

From William:

Dear friends, family, and teachers,
On July 26 I will be riding my bike 63 miles in Portland’s Tour De Cure.  This is a ride to raise money for diabetes.  This means a lot to me given that I have friends and family who are diabetic.  Also I will be riding on the Subaru team which is a big deal for me.  I have a goal of raising at least $200 but I am hoping that I will exceed this goal to have a greater impact on the fight against diabetes.  Will you please sponsor me?  Anything you donate will help!
This is a link to my donation page
Thank you so much for being so supportive of me and I hope we can reach the goal!
-William A.

In Their Own Words…

A video made by one of our partners, Clean Water Services, about our work at our SOLVE site.


While 8th Graders are Away…

The sixth and seventh graders play!  Every year our 8th graders travel to the Olympic Peninsula for a few days, the 6th and 7th graders made individual kites that were then put together with their group’s to make a bigger kite as a community building activity.  They even got to run down the hallway to fly them.

Students creating kites out of tissue paper, straws, and string.

Students creating kites out of tissue paper, straws, and string.

 

One group has finished tying all of their kites together to make a larger kite.

One group has finished tying all of their kites together to make a larger kite.

The rain outside caused us to fly the kites down the hallway.  Running with permission in the halls was fun!

The rain outside caused us to fly the kites down the hallway. Running with permission in the halls was fun!

 


Help Support Goals for Girls

Rachel Carson students continue their community service even after leaving Rachel Carson.  A former student of ours, who is currently in high school, is involved with Goals for Girls.  Help us support her continued efforts by purchasing coffee or tea.

Seven local female soccer players (ages 16-18) as representatives of Goals for Girls are traveling to India this winter to work with 120 Indian girls (ages 9-15) from impoverished and leprosy affected communities. The girls will be involved in service projects, soccer and life skills activities that focus on promoting self-esteem, leadership and cooperation in an all female environment.

What is Goals for Girls? Goals for Girls is an international initiative of girls helping girls through the game of soccer. Goals for Girls connects girls from around the world through cultural exchange, service, teamwork, and life skills education. All of which is taught through the game of soccer.

Your purchase of coffee or tea will help change the lives of these young Indian girls.
coffee

  • Coffee is $10/8 ounce bag
  • Tea is $7/box of 20 tea bags

To purchase, contact Chelsea at:  goalsforgirlspdx@yahoo.com

 


Our New Guide Dog Puppy is HERE!

Montgomery

Montgomery

Montgomery is from Guide Dogs for the Blind.  We will be socializing him and teaching him basic commands for the next year.  Montgomery is our third Guide Dog we have raised at Rachel Carson.  Tandy and Ozark, our other puppies, are successfully working with blind partners.


Leadership Training

All 8th grade Rachel Carson students:

You should have gotten an email about Leadership Training.  It will be August 21 from 10-2 at Five Oaks. Bring a sack lunch and a pencil.

Please email Mrs. Schrader or Ms. Hall if you cannot make it.

See you there!


August SOLVE Watering

Please join us on August 6 from 9 to 11AM at our SOLVE site to water our new plants we planted this year. Meet us in the parking lot of the church on the corner of Walker and 173rd.  Bring water for yourself and wear long pants.


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