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Volume 15, Issue 3
March 2017


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Bugs and water at CPO 1

Tues., Mar. 14, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Japanese beetles have been discovered in Cedar Mill and Bethany. The Oregon Department of Agriculture is the lead agency for a critical effort to stop this dangerous invasive pest. Staff will provide information about the planned project to eradicate the Japanese beetle before it can spread beyond the current affected area. If the community cooperates, we can halt this pest before it affects our roses, grapes, orchard fruits, cane berries, corn, hops, and Oregon’s nursery and turf grass industries.

In addition, Jim Meierotto, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Tualatin Valley Water District, will visit to discuss several TVWD projects and ask us what issues are important to us.

We’ll kick off the meeting with updates from the Sheriff’s office and the park district. There will be time at the end of the meeting for “Emerging Issues,” where we can discuss concerns and observations.

On April 11, CPOs 1 and 7 will hold a joint candidate forum so we can hear from all the candidates for both the Beaverton School District Board and the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation board. The election will occur on May 16.

CPO 1 is the community involvement organization for residents of Cedar Hills, Bonny Slope, and Cedar Mill. Meetings are open to everyone. For more information, visit the website.

BSD names new North Bethany Elementary School

The Beaverton School Board selected the name for the 34th K-5 elementary school that will open in the North Bethany area in Sept. 2017: Sato Elementary School. The Beaverton School District acquired ten acres for this elementary school in March 2006 from Sharon and Bruce Hosford. The purchase price was $4,000,000.

This new school’s construction was fast-tracked by one year to provide relief to the overcrowding at nearby Springville K-8. The North Bethany area continues to grow at a record pace. The District recently concluded an elementary boundary process to determine the attendance area for the new school.

Yoshinosuke and Asano Sato came to the Bethany area from Washington state in 1926. They were Japanese-Americans who lived and farmed on Brugger Road growing strawberries, blackberries, youngberries and vegetables on their property. From several accounts, they were industrious and hard working. Children in the area picked berries at their farm. Their four children attended Bethany School and Beaverton High School.

After Pearl Harbor, the Sato family was sent to the Minidoka Internment Center in Idaho from May 1942-August 1945. Two sons, Shin and Roy, enlisted in the U.S. Army with the 442nd Regiment of American-born Japanese. The 442nd suffered tremendous casualties, with 28% of the soldiers killed or wounded. Shin died in combat in 1944. Roy was wounded twice and received the Purple Heart.

After Roy was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945, he returned to his parent’s farm with his wife. However, the farm was never the same because it had not been maintained properly in their absence. The Sato family are buried in nearby Bethany Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Local blood drives

Thurs., Mar. 9, 1:30-7 at the Village Baptist Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd.

Thursdays, Mar. 6 and 13, and Monday Mar. 20, 1:30-7 at Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Rd.

March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is inviting the public to give blood now to become part of its lifesaving legacy. Blood donations are in high demand, and a little help from you can save the life of another.

For more information and to find other blood drives, visit

Israeli folk dancing schedule

Mondays, Mar. 6 & 20, 6:30-9 pm, $6 at the door, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Learn and enjoy Israeli folk dances brought to you by Sue and Friends, on the first and third Mondays of each month. Beginners class is held from 6:30 to 7 pm and easy to intermediate level dances are 7-9 pm.

For details please visit Portland Israeli Folk Dance News at, or email Sue at

Washington County Forum

Speakers for the March meetings of the Washington County Forum are the following:

Mar. 6: Pat Welle, Mercy Corp volunteer. Welle will present an introduction to the Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian aid agency.

Mar. 13: Salma Ahmad, President, Islamic Society of Greater Portland. Ahmad will be exploring what is happening within Washington County’s Islamic community.

Mar. 20: Mary Nolan will discuss the issues and solutions regarding the modern Planned Parenthood.

Mar. 27: Richard Reid, Co-chair, Oregon Communities for a Voice in Annexation (OCVA). Reid will be discussing annexation in Washington County.

Mar. 27: Jillian Schoenen, from “Emerge Oregon.” Schoenen will be encouraging women to get involved in Oregon politics.

Apr. 3: A panel of PCC (Rock Creek) students will be discussing immigration and sanctuary issues.

Apr. 10: Denny Doyle, Mayor of Beaverton. Doyle speaks on the state of the city.

The forum meets over lunch every Monday, Sept. to Jun. (except holidays) at the Peppermill Restaurant in Aloha, 17455 SW Farmington Rd. There is no charge for admission. Doors open at 11:30 am and the speakers start at noon. Lunch is available to order from the menu.

Following the speaker, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Asking questions of our speakers is a privilege of forum membership.

To join the forum, visit

For more information visit

If you can’t make it to the Forum, like us on Facebook, and when we are able to go live, you’ll get a notice and can tune in easily. You can also go to our FB page and view our live recordings after the meeting.

Cedar Mill Garden Club

Wed., Mar. 15, 11 am, Cornell Farms Nursery, 8212 SW Barnes Rd at the corner of SW Barnes and Leahy

The Cedar Mill Garden Club will meet at the new café first for an early lunch at 11, followed by a tour of the nursery by the owners, including new plant selections for 2017. All interested gardeners are invited and the CMGC meetings are free. For more information about the Cedar Mill Garden Club visit the Facebook page or website:

A State that Stands Out

Tues., Mar. 14, 7 pm, Beaverton Lodge, 12900 SW 9th St. Free, presented by the Beaverton Historical Society. Donations accepted.

The Beaverton Historical Society is hosting author Michael McCloskey, who will share some of Oregon’s historical achievements from his new book, “Oregon: A State that Stands Out.” McCloskey has a law degree from University of Oregon, and after a 45 year career with the Sierra Club, he chaired Portland’s Heritage Tree program for eight years. McClosky will present on some 500 points about Oregon, including fun facts and little-known historical firsts. Please note, there is a new location, at Beaverton Lodge, 129000 SW 9th St.

Movie discussion group to be formed among Viva Village March events

Viva Village is dedicated to enabling older adults in the Beaverton area to remain in their homes and communities through a variety of trained volunteer and paid support services and activities. Following are the activities and classes for March.

Movie Discussion Group: Organizational Meeting

Fri., Mar. 3, 7pm, private home in Beaverton’s Triple Creek neighborhood (97008).

Come with suggested movies and your preferences for frequency, day, and time to meet. Please RSVP: or call Rosemary at 971-400-9512.

All are welcome to participate in these other Viva Village March Events.

Monthly nature walk: Sat., Mar. 4, 10-11 am. Lowami Hart Woods Park, 14895 SW Hart Rd, Beaverton 97007. For more information visit; click on Calendar or 503-841-2358.

Village 101 Presentation: Mon., Mar. 6, 2-3:30 pm. Private Home in Five Oaks/Triple Creek neighborhood. Information session for prospective members and/or volunteers. RSVP at or 503-746-5082.

Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond: Wed., Mar. 8, 12:30 pm. Seasons & Regions Restaurant, 6660 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland 97219. Please RSVP: Frieda, or 510-693-2955.

Presentation: Memories of Life in the Shanghai Ghetto. Wed., Mar. 15, 10 am, Multnomah Village Neighborhood House, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland 97219. Presenter: Ernie Culman. Questions: contact Frieda at 510-693-2955.

Monthly Thursday Night Social. Thurs., Mar. 16, 6 – 8. Thai Apsara Restaurant 11793 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. (On Trader Joe’s side of Beaverton Town Square). RSVP: or 503-746-5082.

Book Club. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Tues., Mar. 28, 6:30-8:30. Private Home, Central Beaverton Neighborhood. RSVP: or 503-644-7417.

Men’s Coffee Break. Tues., Mar. 28, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Java Lounge, Cedar Mill (Corner of NW Cornell and Dale Ave). Information: Contact Ross Miller, 503-713-3563.

Mary Poppins at Sunset

Thursdays, Mar. 9 and 16, 7:30 pm; Fridays, Mar. 10 and 17, 7:30 pm; Saturdays, Mar. 11 and 18, 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Sunset High School, 13840 NW Cornell Rd.

mary poppins

General admission tickets, $10 Adults; $8 Students, Seniors and Youth. Purchase tickets at:, and at the box office on show nights.

A live orchestra, a flying nanny, and a chorus of roof dancing chimney sweeps will bring London’s skyline to life as Sunset High School's theater department presents one of the most treasured stories of our time, Mary Poppins, at Sunset High School.

Bert, a jack-of-all trades, introduces the audience to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. The Banks children have sent many a nanny packing before a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep and the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayer, but in a most peculiar way.

Sunset High School continues a 56 year legacy of live theater with Mary Poppins. This family musical is produced by and with Sunset High School Students with parent advisors, and features a student-built set, including a state of the art rigging system that will have Mary Poppins actually flying. Tap your feet to the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers.

SHS theatre fundraiser at Bethany Public House

Mar. 11-20, 8 am-10 pm, Bethany Public House, 4840 NW Bethany Blvd.

Dine at Bethany Public House anytime between Mar. 11-20, during the run of the Sunset High spring musical Mary Poppins and mention the fundraiser so they will donate 15% of your tab to support the theatre program.

THPRD teen counselors

Nature LITE will kick off the 2017 application process on Mar. 1st. LITE stands for Leaders In Training Experience, and offers teens ages 13 - 17 a great opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills. Participants volunteer as junior camp counselors for our summer nature camps and outreach programs while gaining valuable work experience, fulfilling school service hours and have lots of fun.

The application process will close when capacity is reached, so mark your calendars.

To learn more about the program or how to apply, visit or contact Melissa Marcum at or 503-619-3941.

Bonny Slope reading volunteers needed

8:30-9 am daily.

Come help the next generation. Bonny Slope Elementary School has many opportunities to give back. For instance, Kindergarten students can use community members who are interested in reading with them. If you are already signed up to volunteer in the School District, simply sign in at the front office and head to the Kindergarten classes.If you have not signed up to volunteer yet, please see the instructions at to get approval.

The 27th "Everything BUT the Kitchen Sink" garage sale

Fri., Mar. 10, 9-7, and Sat., Mar. 11, 9-5, Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.

With a unique Skyline favor, this Sale includes zany to practical donations from over 30 local residences. There are items for all sections of a household and items useful for semi-rural living. We strive to offer clean, functioning items at great prices. This sale has a faithful following.

Tree and native plant sale

Fri., Apr. 14, and Sat. Apr. 15, 9-5, Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.

There will be over 80 species of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees in the native plant section. All plants are from licensed nurseries. Request a native pre-order form at Orders due by Apr. 8.

In the bareroot section, there is a good selection of fruit-bearing, shade, and ornamental trees and shrubs. Most of these bareroot trees and shrubs are not true "natives," but we have selected them for their ability to thrive in our area without out-competing plants in our native habitat. There will probably be no conifer seedlings or cane berries this year.

Kindergarten roundup

The Beaverton School District is now enrolling for Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2017 in now eligible to enroll for kindergarten at their designated home school. Registration packets are available at all District elementary schools. Parents/guardians will need to provide a birth certificate and immunization record at the time of enrollment.

Each elementary school will offer parents an opportunity to find out more about the kindergarten program at their spring kindergarten information events. Please check with your neighborhood school to see when the event is scheduled. If you are uncertain about which elementary school is your home school, you can check any address to see what elementary, middle or high school attendance boundary it is located in using the District Address Locator or call 503-356-4500.

For more information on registering your child for Kindergarten, including a list of 2017-2018 Kindergarten Orientation Dates, Immunization Requirements and much more, please visit the Kindergarten Information webpage.

Writers invited to apply for Northwest Local Authors Fair at Beaverton City Library

Wed., Mar. 15: applications due.

Beaverton City Library is seeking writers in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties to apply for Northwest Local, a free author fair highlighting the work of talented writers in the tri-county area.The fair will be held Sat. May 20, 11-2, Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.

Authors in all genres, including adult, young adult, and children’s literature are encouraged to apply. Selected participants will receive a booth space to promote and sell their work, and writers will keep all proceeds from book sales at the event.

There is no fee to apply, but selected authors will be asked to donate two books, one for a fair attendee raffle and one to be considered for the library’s collection or sold by the New Friends of Beaverton City Library to support library programs and services.

To apply online, visit For more information, contact Mary Wise at

THPRD spring registration begins

Sat., Mar. 4, 8 am: registration opens.

Online and phone registration for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's spring classes, activities and events will be open to in-district residents starting Sat., Mar. 4, at 8 am.

Patrons registering by computer for the first time must establish an online account in advance at Those registering by phone simply need to call 503-439-9400 from Mar. 4-10 (after Mar. 10, call any park district center or the Administration Office).

Class descriptions and schedules, along with registration instructions and forms, are in THPRD's winter/spring activities guide, which is online at The book is also available in hard copy at park district centers, the Administration Office, and certain community locations, including all Beaverton-area libraries. Registrants should have class information, credit card or debit information, and a valid THPRD residency card when they enroll. Questions in advance may be directed to 503-645-6433. THPRD will again offer, on a limited basis, Spanish language assistance during phone-in registration for classes and programs. The service will be available Mar. 4, 8 am to 6 pm. For residents living outside the Tualatin Hills district, registration will begin Mon., Mar. 6, at 8:30 am.

Detectives Seek the Public's Help with Identifying Stolen Jewelry

On February 14, deputies arrested two suspects in Aloha who were in possession of over 100 stolen items of jewelry. The owners of about half of the items have been identified, but others remain unclaimed. The remaining items may have been stolen from burglaries in other areas.


Detective Tony Bass is asking anyone who has had jewelry stolen recently to look at photos of the unclaimed items. If you believe an item is yours, you can fill-out a claim form online.

Owners should claim their property, even if they do not want the items back. Please visit to view all photos and access online claim forms.

Beaverton School Board announces Zone 7 vacancy

Board Vice-Chair Linda Degman resigned her board position on February 28, effective immediately, citing personal and professional reasons. Acknowledging her mixed feelings regarding this announcement, Degman said, “This was not an easy decision for me, as I strongly believe in the power of education to positively change our children’s lives.” Board Chair, Anne Bryan, thanked Linda for her service.

The school board Zone 7 position will appear on the May 16 ballot. Those interested in being a candidate must file by March 16 with the county elections office. We expect the county elections office to begin accepting filings for the Zone 7 position on March 7, 2017. Board positions 1, 2, 4, and 5 remain on the ballot. CPOs 1 and 7 will hold a candidate forum on April 11 so we can hear from all the BSD Board candidates, along with candidates for the park district board.

The Beaverton School Board will simultaneously receive applications for appointment to the Zone 7 position to fill the current term. Applications must be received by March 20 and the term of service will end June 30, 2017. The Board will determine the process for reviewing applications and making an appointment at their March 13 business meeting. The Board will also select a new Vice-Chair at their meeting on March 13.

Metro encourages natural gardening

Several local retailers, including Dennis 7-Dees Cedar Hills and Cornell Farms, are accepting a $5-off coupon from Metro that you can use to purchase compost, native plants, and hand-weeding tools.

Is your yard chemical-free? Pledge to reduce or eliminate pesticides like "weed and feed" in your yard and receive a free yard sign in honor of your commitment. The yard sign lets your neighbors know that your yard is healthy and safe.

THPRD Natural Area restoration events

Sat., Mar 11, 9-noon, Lost Park ivy & blackberry removal.

Join us as we remove English ivy and plant native ferns throughout the forested portions of Lost Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located at the end of NW 111th Avenue, just south of Rainmont Road. Please park along neighborhood streets. Minimum age 10 years.

Sat., Mar 25, 9-noon, NE Park ivy pull

NE Park is the forested area located on the southeast corner of NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road. Join us as we remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the event. Tools, gloves, snacks, and a water cooler will be provided. Volunteers will meet the crewleader on the northeastern corner of this intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw.

Register online here:



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