The High School Leadership class is doing fundraising in conjunction with the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CommuniCare foundation. Each dollar that the we raise will be matched by $10 from the foundation. Your donation of $10 becomes $100. A donation of $50 becomes $500!! The money we raise we will then be granting out to local non-profit organizations in the Portland area. This both serves our broader Portland community, but also gives us students the professional experience of evaluating grant proposals and interviewing representatives from the non-profits that apply. Our goal is to raise $1,500 so we have $15,000 to distribute to these non-profits. An added bonus is that up to 25% of the matching funds we receive can be used to support programs or projects at MLC. (That could be $3,750!) Please read our mission statement below to get a sense of the type of non-profits we are looking to fund, and then make a donation today!
The Leadership Class, with the support of the Metropolitan Learning Center community, is interested in working with you to promote environmental stewardship and equitable housing in the Portland metropolitan area. We believe that quality shelter and a healthy environment are fundamental rights that all living beings deserve and are imperative to our collective future. We wish to create a safer and more equitable urban environment for people of all races, genders, and classes as well as for domesticated and wild animals. Our Leadership Class will achieve these goals by funding programs such as animal shelters, homeless shelters, protections for renters, park services, and community services. We want to prioritize organizations that serve marginalized communities.
You can use School Pay if you prefer to use a credit card, or you can send your donation check to the school office; made payable to “MLC”.
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, The Leadership Class
PPS Bond project work is continuing on many fronts.
Water quality teams have replaced water fixtures in the first group of 15 schools and are now retesting the water for each school. When the water test results show that the quality of the water coming from the drinking faucets is better than the EPA recommendations for schools they are turned back on. The water is now flowing again at Astor, Chapman, Hayhurst, Richmond, Sacajawea, Skyline, Woodstock and West Sylvan.
In case of a fire, students know to evacuate the building at their teacher’s direction. In case of an earthquake, students know to brace themselves under their desks and protect their heads and necks. But what happens after those events? What happens if a school crumbles or burns, leaving students and staff without a way to contact parents and families?
Last week, Capitol Hill Elementary School attempted to answer those exact questions.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MLC Information Night
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM High School Shadow Day
6:00 PM District Board Meeting