Hollywood and Rose City Park Neighborhood Associations Sponsor Family Concerts in the Park July 21 and 28

Portland, Oregon — Join Hollywood and Rose City Park Neighborhood Associations for their two Family Concerts in the Park. The Saturday, July 21 concert will feature The Kooltones.  The classic rock cover band includes musicians Marty McCray, Jeff Munkers and Andy Campbell and Cam Dutz.  Several of the band members have been playing together for nearly 40 years –they’ve played about every 50’s and 60’s hit song and have expanded their repertoire to include 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even some current hits. They will get everyone dancing!

The July 28 concert will feature the group Bayou Boyz – who play Louisiana Blues, Swamp Pop, Cajun and Funk styles.  The band includes musicians:  Steve Kerin, Mark Shark, Brian Foxworth and David Kahl.  Picnickers will feel the spirit and groove to their unique sound.

The Concerts will be held at the west end of Rose City Park near Thompson and NE 62nd Avenue.  Entertainment starts at 6 pm and runs until 8 pm. Pack a picnic basket or get some carryout from a local neighborhood eatery.

Come enjoy the music and meet some of your neighbors!


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FYI Rose City Park Parents – new Vietnamese dual language immersion option

Dual language immersion (DLI) education provides social, cognitive and academic benefits to children and prepares them to be successful in a global society. Starting in 2018, one of the newest language programs – the Vietnamese DLI program – is moving to our neighborhood: Rose City Park for K-5 students.

Families of students in the Vietnamese program would like to encourage both native Vietnamese-speaking families and non-native speaking families looking for a challenging, engaging, and highly beneficial language and social program to apply. This program seeks an even mix of native and non-native speaking children. Chances of securing a spot in the Vietnamese program have traditionally been higher than the other more established dual language programs of PPS so it presents a great opportunity for families who would like their children to have an increased chance of gaining access to a dual language education.

Students entering kindergarten must apply through the School Lottery between Feb. 7 and March 2 at www.pps.net/schoolchoice and attend an open house at the school. The open house for the Vietnamese DLI program takes place next Tuesday, February 13th from 6-7 pm at Rose City Park (2334 NE 57th Ave).

A current Vietnamese-American family has a kindergartner in the program this year and is happy to answer questions about their experience. Please contact Sarah Tran (st.tran@gmail.com) if you’d like to discuss this program.

Helpful links:

PPS general DLI page:  https://www.pps.net/Page/863

2018-19 school year boundaries: https://www.pps.net/Page/2379

(Note that most DLI programs do offer neighborhood families priority if there are more applicants than spots.)

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Reminder – Neighborhood General Meeting on Tues Jan 23 7pm

RCPNA General Meeting Agenda

“A New Year and Ways to Prepare”

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018  7pm

The German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St.

Rose City Park Neighborhood Association Seeks Neighbor Input

At January 23 General Meeting!

Neighbors are invited to come learn more about what RCPNA does, provide feedback on what the neighborhood association should be doing, and most importantly, tell us how they can help. The meeting will be set up like an Open House/“speed dating” session, so neighbors can learn about the following committees:  Land Use and Transportation, Environment, Communications, Annual Clean-Up Event, Entertainment, Emergency Preparedness (NET) and Local Business.

The meeting is open to the public and the venue is ADA-and transit-accessible (TriMet bus lines 12 and 71).  Free pizza, snacks, drinks, and raffle prizes will be offered.  Doors open at 6:40 pm.



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City’s Residential Infill Project – impacts on Rose City Park

Alert: Residential Infill Project proposes to rezone all of East Portland, including the RCPNA area. Comments due on Discussion Draft by Nov. 20th
See: City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability(BDS) Residential Infill Projecthttps://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/67728
>Proposed ‘a’ Overlay Impact Area Map: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/657701. Allows duplexes and triplexes in R5 & R2.5 zones.
>Proposed Rezone of R5 (5,000 sq.ft.) properties to R2.5(2,500 sq. ft) located east of NE 57th, south of NE Sandy Blvd., north of Halsey St, see:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/657714. Allowed uses include skinny houses, Town homes (common wall), and row houses (common walls)

Comments are due by Nov. 20, 2017. You may submit comments on the Discussion Draft in several ways(Always include your name and address on testimony documents or they will not be included in the record/for review by appointed and elected officials):

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Attn: Residential Infill Project
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Your comments/testimony will be used as feedback as they(BDS) develop a proposal for the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC).

Note: Shortly, RCPNA will be conducting an e-mail survey to obtain your feedback of our Land Use & Transportation Committee(LU&TC) recommendations on this proposal. The results of this neighborhood survey will be discussed at the next LU & TC meeting on Thurs. Nov. 16th from 7-9 pm at Head Start in the Owen Blank School, located at 909 NE 52nd Ave. (next to Frazer Park). RCPNA final recommendation to the PSC will be rendered at this meeting.

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