Category Archives: Parenting

Park News April 2024

kids playing tug of war at camp

• Local Levy Option Update
• Climate Action Plan
• Save the Date for THPRD Summer Registration
• Youth Volunteers Needed!
• We’re Looking for Junior Lifeguards
• Summer Camp Preview
• Jackie Husen Park Community Garden
• Bilingual volunteers to help with registration
• Spring Native Plant Sale 
• Eid al-Fitr Celebration!
• THPRD invites you to Día de los Niños/Book Day

Library News April 2024

• I Lived to Tell the World Author’s Conversation
• Library Events and Programs
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

Community News November 2023

headstart preschool

• Adopt a Rabbit
• Register for Sunset Youth Lacrosse
• “Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley” book launch
• Planting party at Leedy Grange
• TVWD Fluoridation Pausing for Construction: December 2023 – Early April 2024
• Viva Village November news and events
• Green Light for Vets
• Free Preschool with Community Action’s Head Start
• Weatherization help
• Apartment Landlord Fire Training

Business News October 2023

coiling on gourds

• CMBA October Meeting
• Hometown Taste Restaurant & Lounge grand opening!
• Early Music Studio
• Preschool Open House
• Fall Festival at Anthology of Beaverton
• VGA October news
• Cedar Mill’s real estate market: Prepping your home to sell in 2024
• Polarity Therapy Sessions Available!
• Sunset Credit Union now offers fraud protection

Business News July 2023

• Farm-fresh eggs in Bonny Slope
• CMBA July meeting• Why homeowners are staying put
• Village Gallery of Arts July news
• Sunset Credit Union offers financial literacy program for kids
• Polarity Therapy sessions available!
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens NW Open House

Library News May 2023

birds singing

• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

FLIP! A new children’s museum!

FLIP: Families Learning through Inspired Play, is an effort underway to restore this important resource to families now that the former Portland Children’s Museum is no more.

April 2023 Library News

• Parent Information Series
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens 
• Programs for Adults 
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Find your next read at the CMBCL Library Book Sale!

Summer camps

• Cedar Mill Summer Camp
• Summer camps at Lovegood!
• WashCo Bikes offers Summer Camp and classes

WCK offers Parent Series and Afterschool is Cool Contest

Washington County Kids (WCK) was founded in 2009 with the vision of a world where all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Washington County is the second most populated Oregon county with over 137,549 children ages 0-17. WCK fills an important need in the county as the only county-wide coordinator serving after-school and summer programs. We are also a liaison to the county’s early learning hub.

Park News February 2023

native plant with purple blossoms

• Spring Native Plant Sale
• 2023-24 THPRD Preschool Open House
• Elsie Stuhr Senior Center Newcomers’ Welcome event
• New Dog Run coming to Ridgewood Park
• Westside Trail Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Earns Metro Funding
• Hearing on North Tualatin Mountains Nature Park trails and access

Library News January 2023

• 2023 Library Survey
• Library news and events
• Second Edition Resale 
• The Writer’s Mill

4-H in Washington County

4-H robotics

The four H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Throughout the 100+ years of 4-H, Oregon State University Extension professionals and devoted adult volunteers have been on the cutting edge of education with experiential learning—”learn by doing.” During the 1918-19 school year, Oregon became the first state to offer 4-H in a metropolitan area. Portland-area school grounds were used for the first victory gardens in World War I with help from 4-H.

Library News October 2022

zombie plushies

• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Visit Second Edition Resale for Holiday must-haves
• October Writer’s Mill

Community News October 2022

kalapuyan land

• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest
• Specialty bikes at the ReStore
• Indigenous Peoples Day
• Clean Water Services leaf disposal and food drive
• Emergency Preparedness Fair
• Booverton Halloween Festival
• 101 Extraordinarily Awful & Truly Terrible Ways to Die (In One Night)
• Who’s ready for Halloween?!
• A Spooktacular Blood Drive
• SHS Grad Party Holiday Pie Sale
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
• Metro transportation online survey
• TriMet survey and open house
• October events by Viva Village
• October happenings at The Reser
• Public Affairs Forum
• Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207
• Your organization could receive up to a $5,000 grant!
• Organizing for Caregivers with Whitney Zeigler

Community News September 2022

Petty Fever

• CASA for Children Needs Volunteers
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers
• Oktoberfest at Bethany Village!
• Oak Hills 1st annual fun run and music festival!
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Green Days Recycling Event!
• Nature Night: Cats Safe at Home
• Caring Discipline Series
• Beaverton Arts Mix!
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207 Back to School BBQ
• Beaverton Welcoming Week
• The Reser presents Dakhabraka in Concert
• Big Horn Brass Fall Concert
• Share your fall tree color photos and win!
• Washington County Forum update
• It’s time to consider a Woodstove Exchange
• Parenting Workshops
• Cultivating Humility workshop
• Beaverton High School Band
Electronic Recycle Event
• Grave Matters cemetery tour
• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
• Safe Routes to School
• Multilingual volunteer trainers for Suicide Prevention Program needed
• Waste Prevention Educator position
• September events by Viva Village
• What are some back-to-school safety tips for myself and my student?
• Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

Before-and-after-school care for kids at the Student Stops

student stop managers

The Student Stop (TSS) was the brainchild of a mom with several children at Cedar Mill Elementary in 1992, according to their Executive Director Christina Bennett and Assistant Director Marjorie Thompson. That need for quality before and after school care became a non-profit with a seven-member Board of Directors serving Cedar Mill Elementary and Bonny Slope Elementary students to this day.