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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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Reminder – Cleanup Event on Saturday May 12

Additional 2018 information updated here

Spring Cleanup

Volunteering is fun and a great way to help support the neighborhood and meet your neighbors.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more info.

Call Kara Mumma (503) 953-5397

 

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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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