Parkrose School District Centennial Celebration

Parkrose School District enrolled its first students in September 1913. On September 6 and 7, 2013, the district will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a variety of events, including:

Friday, Sept. 6

5:00 p.m. Tailgate Party and Varsity Football Game

Saturday, Sept. 7

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Rossi Farms

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parkrose Farmers’ Market festivities

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Children’s Parade from Prescott Elementary to Senn’s Dairy Park, followed by a BBQ at the park

3:00 p.m. Alumni Soccer Game

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Back to School Movie Night at Rossi Farms

9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Parents’ Dance at Russellville Grange (21 and older only)

For more information, and to sign up for the Alumni Soccer Game, visit the district’s Centennial Event web page.


Parkrose School Supply Giveaway, August 25, 2013

The Oregon Central Korean Seventh-Day Adventist Church is holding a school supply giveway on August 25 from (NEW TIMES) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Portland Adventist Community Services, 11020 NE Halsey St.

According to an email from Pastor Daniel Park,

We began distributing school supplies in 2011 after seeing research done by
the New America Foundation. The research shows almost 70% of the students in the Parkrose district is on free or reduced lunch enrollment. Since then, we’ve been distributing school supplies to the school district students (close to $20,000 worth of supplies to over 400 students since 2011) and we are going even BIGGER this year. We are joining hands with the Portland Adventist Community Services to provide free medical and dental services as well as providing quality school supplies to those in need. By
working with local businesses, our goal is to provide the highest quality for our students.

Park says the free school supplies will include backpacks, calculators, binders, pens, paper and more. There will also be free medical and dental clinics (but no vaccines).

National Night Out, Where Are You?

Tonight is the annual National Night Out, in which neighborhoods across the U.S. come together to celebrate, ostensibly as a way of fighting crime in the neighborhoods.

My family has attended National Night Out in Knott Park for several years. This event was previously put on by the Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors, assisted by Parkrose United Methodist Church. I know there have also been prior events at Argay Park and in the Woodland Park neighborhood. But this year, unless the events aren’t being publicized or registered with the City of Portland, nothing is happening. And I’m curious. What happened? Is it because of budget cuts in the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement? Or did everyone simultaneously lose interest?

I wish I’d remembered about National Night Out before today. We just moved recently (although we are still in Parkrose Heights), and we might have organized something for our apartment complex.

The nearest events this year are at Ventura Park (tonight) at 6:00 p.m. and at Glenfair Park on Wednesday, August 7 starting at 5:00 p.m.

Parkrose Schools Community Cleanup Day

Parkrose schools are hosting a community cleanup day on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Anyone in the community is invited to help get school grounds ready for the school year. Bring your own yard tools and rags. Access to bathrooms and water will be provided at each school site. Sacramento Elementary will have refreshments available (I’m not sure about other sites).

Parkrose Area National Night Out Events Begin August 2

Join your neighbors for a National Night Out event this week — see below for details.

Tuesday, August 2

Parkrose Heights: National Night Out in Knott Park (NE 117th and Russell) at 6:00 p.m., including a hot dog dinner, entertainment from local band Cheap Date, and games for kids.

Glenfair: National Night Out in Glenfair Park (NE 154th and Couch) starts at 5:00 p.m. Includes carnival games, balloon animals, and a bouncy house and slide.

Sumner: National Night Out barbecue at 4415 NE 87th Avenue (in the fire station parking lot). They’ll supply hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda; bring a side dish to share.

Saturday, August 6

Parkrose: Neighbors’ Night Out at Senn’s Dairy Park (NE 112th and Prescott). The event begins at 6:00 p.m. Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy local musicians and community information.


Movies in the Park

Portland Parks and Recreation is offering an extensive schedule of Movies in the Park this year! Three are coming to Parkrose/Gateway.

Yogi Bear was originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at the new Gateway Park (NE 106th and Halsey, site of the former J.J. North’s restaurant). It has now been postponed to August 9, due to rain. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes pre-movie entertainment from Over the Edge and the Mike Horsfall Duo. There will also be popcorn, food vendors and children’s activities.

Rescheduled to Saturday, August 20 Saturday, July 16 will be , The Karate Kid at Knott Park (NE 117th and Knott). Pre-movie entertainment includes The River City Trio, Portland Teen Idols and a climbing wall. This event also begins at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, August 28, you can see How To Train Your Dragon at Argay Park (NE 141st and Failing). Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes The River City Trio.

Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Meeting June 28


JUNE 28, 2011

Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors (PHAN) will hold their next general meeting on June 28, 2011 at:

United Methodist Church

11111 NE Knott St (111th and NE Knott)

7:00 PM

The Guest Speaker, Teri Poppino, will discuss how to go about setting up a “Neighbor Watch.”  Teri is the local Crime Prevention Coordinator for six neighborhoods in East Portland, including our area of Parkrose Heights.

Even though this is a Parkrose Heights meeting, we are inviting all interested parties, from any neighborhood to participate.  Therefore we are encouraging you to invite all your friends and neighbors, regardless where they live to attend.

The more areas with a neighborhood watch program, the bigger bite we can take out of crime in NE Portland.

If you have any questions, feel free to call:

Jim Murphy, 503-254-7060

Coordinator for PHAN

(meeting notice courtesy of East Portland Neighborhood Office)


March Community Dinner

Parkrose’s free community dinner at Parkrose United Methodist Church will be Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome for food, friends, and a puppet show! Parkrose United Methodist Church is located at 11111 NE Knott Street.

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