Be a Reading Buddy

Rose City Park’s Reading Buddy Program will begin again soon for all Roseway Heights 1st through 8th grade students who could benefit from a friend and coach to help them become a more confident, successful reader. Buddy Program participants are parents, grandparents, university students, and community volunteers wanting to make a difference in the life of a child. Buddies read for half an hour a week with their student or students if they have time to work with more than one. The program can accommodate most schedules, so consider coming to an orientation and becoming a Reading Buddy.

Contact Lindy Delf (503-284-4115) with any questions or to sign up to be a buddy.

Big Box Proposal Withdrawn

The October land use hearing for the Big Box proposal has been cancelled – SmartCentres has withdrawn their conditional use application for developing the site. Roseway and Madison South will now begin the process of visioning for a sustainable future. This includes a collaborative effort between the landowner/developer, the neighborhoods, and the community.

Next Friends of Trees Planting

The next Roseway neighborhood tree planting is March 8, 2008. You can sign up now using the Friends of Trees automated system. This allows you the opportunity to order your trees earlier and get the largest selection. Signing up now doesn’t not obligate you to buy a tree, however, purchasing a tree does obligate you to participate in the planting day and help your neighbors plant their trees as well. You can find out more here. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Garcia at rosewaytrees@gmail.com.

People are living books. The real library of life is community.