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LET ME TELL YOU A STORY…By Don Sheneberger
Don is hosting Inuk from Greenland this year. Inuk attends Tillamook High School. When I was asked to write about being an AFS host parent I was a little taken aback at being asked to write about something so important in my life and yet so personal. Then I recalled that my priest says, “If we don’t ask them to come they won’t come” so here I am.
My first involvement with AFS came over 20 years ago as I worked with exchange students at Tillamook High School. Later I became more involved with our Tillamook students as we chauffeured students to meetings and activities in the area. I enjoyed working with students from Egypt, Thailand and Costa Rica during that time. The moment that changed my life was one evening at local meeting when a friend said “I think this would be a perfect placement for Don.” My first excuse was, “My house is too small.” Later I tried, “I’m single.” Excuses crumbled and five months later Adel from Egypt joined my life. Other students came my way during cell phone conversations while driving 75 miles an hour down a California freeway or by way of email while in Alaska or Paraguay. Each new student increased my family connections and truly made the world a smaller place. I’m still a chauffeur but I have many memories of how AFS has enriched my life. Cacho once announced that we had a visitor “the only mammal that can fly” in the house. He laughed while the bat flew around my head. Meng was able to meet Isaac when Isaac returned to visit Tillamook. Gabriele perfectly mimicked me and other teachers (sometimes behind their backs). Julian carved a Che Guevara jack-o-lantern for Halloween while Pat’s artwork was the envy of other students. Inuk says with disbelief “You fell asleep during the best movie of all time.” Everybody moaned when I started a sentence with “Let me tell you a story.” These stories have all become an important part of my life story but more important are the connections with other cultures and families. September 11, 2001 was an attack upon everything that AFS stands for. In the days following I received emails, calls and letters from around the world inquiring on my safety and extending love. The end result is that I cannot read the news dispassionately anymore because events in countries around the world now have a human face and family connected.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS
Thank you to all the volunteers who worked the Arrival Orientation in Camas. A special thanks goes to Christine Stevens for setting up the leaders, Ruth Ladage and the Camas Washougal Chapter for the food, and our wonderful Support Coordinators for setting up the student groups. The orientation was a success and a great way to start the year. Don't forget the next orientation at Camp Adams on October 16 and 17! See you there. Jean Goecks, Orientation Coordinator THANKS to Pam Bartel, a member of IOF Evergreen Court in Vancouver. Pam has arranged for the Evergreen Court to furnish pumpkins and carving tools for our pumpkin carving activity at Camp Adams. Pam is also a coordinator of the IOF BOWLING league where our kids bowl. She is also a liaison for the first time this year. Thank you, Pam and IOF Evergreen Court. OUR VOLUNTEER TRAVELERS
Lucy DeLaval, Manager of AFS Volunteer Registration recently sent out a memo informing us of the status of volunteer registration. It is as follows: “Currently there are over 3,000 volunteers that have started the registration process with AFS-USA. But we are still 2,000 short of our goal of 5,000 by October 31, 2004. AFS-USA is continuing to work on the programming of the volunteer registration website, www.afs.org/usa/volreg. In process is the ability for volunteer leaders to view their volunteer’s progress through the process. The racking has also been expanded to other key volunteers such as cluster coordinators and Area Team leaders. Also new to the website is a volunteer orientation. This orientation answers frequently asked questions and also includes the AFS mission and history. Chapter or Cluster Coordinators have a special view where you can view the volunteers and their status in your chapter or cluster. To update affiliations to utilize this view contact Bernice, our volunteer coordinator or our Field Staff. There are now two staff members working full time in Portland to update records and keep paper work moving. Where we are at now: 2800+ volunteers are in process 375+ are fully registered The goals are to have all current volunteers registered by October 31, 2004 (this is a minimum of 5,000) and to have 500 new volunteers registered by December 31, 2004. So in order to meet these goals we need all volunteers to complete their registrations and submit their volunteer agreements. If you have any questions regarding volunteer registration please feel free to contact Bernice (BMSchuch@aol.com) or Christine Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go online at www.afs.org/usa/volreg. Thank you to everyone who has started the registration process and thanks to everyone for the patience during the programming challenges!”
Don Sheneberger went to Sardinia this summer to visit Gabriele, his 2003-2004 student. “It was a great summer with lots of time for the beach, tours, and relaxation,” says Don. “Food and wine played a part of nearly every meal, and I don’t think I can throw away a cork anymore after seeing the cork-making process.” Bernice Schuchardt spent 4 weeks in Italy in July visiting Daniela Timon (Italy 1978-79 Asti, Italy), Giulia Pertusati (1993-94) and her family (in Livorno and Olgia, Sardinia), and Clio Grossi (2003-2004) in Monza, Italy). She was also in Sardinia the same time as Don, but they were unable to get together. Did you know that Monza has the largest enclosed park in the world? Maggie Frieske and her husband Rob are presently in Thailand visiting some of our Thai teachers. Below is a picture of Maggie, one of the teachers and Rob.
THANKS TO ALL PENDLETON ROUNDUP HELPERS By Ron Combs “I want to thank all my chaperones and drivers. All of you made this trip a great one. All of the students seemed to have a good time. I want to thank each of you! Francisco Garcia, Jeff Larson, Shelly White, Christine Dahldren, and Mark Gardner.” AFS expresses a big thank you to Ron Combs the coordinator and Greg Kott for taking registrations.
RUSSIA AND AMERICA – TWO GREAT COUNTRIES “Together we stand, divided we fall” By Valera Gladyshev (Russia) "Russia and America are two huge and powerful countries in the world. But they were treated in different ways of acting and living."
The world contains of various countries that are very unique in their own way. I was born and raised in the city of Cheboksary, Russia. Russia is a huge country with its beauties and attractiveness. Everything is gorgeous about my motherland: starting with nature and continuing with people. I have traveled a lot but I have never visited the United States of America. This year I was given a great opportunity to go and study in Washington State, North America. Many times I tried to imagine how it would look like and how people are different or similar to us. Although Russia is my home, my love and my family, I still found some courage in myself to leave for one year and come to see and get educated in the United States. given an opportunity to choose their own classes, which makes it a little easier for them if they know their future major. Our schools, on contrary, teach us everything there is possible. The teachers explain that this kind of study makes students more open-minded and they can hold a conversation on any topic. That is truth, I agree, but if student chooses to be lawyer then he does not need to learn sciences and mathematics. This is why American high school education is more suitable to students. But our system of education is very strong and really makes students memorize everything they learn. At my first day when I came into my biology class, I was really shocked because there where about 40 people in one class. In Switzerland the class limit is about 25 people a class. I also was astonished when in the first period all people stood up to look at the American flag and started to say something. I like it because it is a way to show how proud you are about your country. I come to school by car with my host sister who is two years younger than me. That is very weird for me because we can only drive a car at the age of 18 and I’m not allowed to drive a car in Switzerland yet. We mostly come to school by bus or train in Switzerland. I really enjoy going to school by car because it its much easier and you do not have to walk so much. Another difference is the school colors and the mascot. We do not have any color or a mascot for our school. And we also do not have football, soccer, volleyball or basketball games against other schools. I really like this kind of school because you are like a big family who tries to do the best for the own school. We finish school after nine years and then we can go to a higher school or we can have a position as an apprentice. It is more common to have a position as an apprentice than to go to a higher school and after that to go to university because it takes really long till you earn money. After the nine years of obligatory school, we do not have a ceremony with special robes and a prom. I really like this way to leave a school because of this way you always have something really big at the end of your school time to remember. We also do not take senior pictures and we do not have a yearbook either. So, I really like this kind of school. I think you have the better chance to learn what you really like to learn and so school becomes more interesting for everyone to go.
"We are completely different."
These are the differences and similarities I have experienced already during my staying in America. I am certain that there are more of them to come. I know that in the United States there are various holidays which are celebrated differently from ours. But at this moment I am enjoying every minute of my staying in America. There are more hardships and great times to come, and I will gladly share them with my host family and my new friends. And we're both open and friendly, maybe that 's what keeping us together!!!!!
"We all different but we still have something common."
While I was in Russia I was taught that America was a very strong and a powerful country, every man is fortunate to be free and choose what is right for himself. When I first crossed the boarder of the United States I was amazed how many nice people there are. At that moment I remembered about Russians. Our people will try to help others with everything they have, we are very welcome nation. For us the guest is more important than ourselves. While I was walking down the corridor every detail seemed to me different: shops, cafes, people, buildings, etc. But it was a good change for me to experience. My host family is wonderful. They provided me with their acceptance, love and warmth. Right away they started taking me to other cities, places of interests and their family members and friends. All of them are very sociable and interesting people to talk to. It reminded me a lot about my home in Russia: the same tenderness and kindness. But the difference was that they live in a big house whereas my family lives in the apartment building, because in my country it is very expensive to afford a good house in the city. Also it is more convenient to people to stay in the town, rather than move into suburbs. On the countryside people have cottages where they stay over the summer and on holidays but they do not live there at all time. Another aspect that was bothering me was my new school. I knew it would be small and very different compare to mine, but I was ready to face the hardships. Russian schools are not divided into elementary, junior high and high school buildings. All students from first grade till eleventh are in the same school. We share all our holidays together with the small kids, help them to get ready for parties and also be their friends. Here, on the other hand, students of certain ages are in one school and others are in separate. But this is not the only difference. Another object is that American students are
(Valera Gladyshev attends Onalaska HS in Washington state and her host family is Cathy & Pete Murphy.) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MY SCHOOL IN SWITZERLAND AND THE ONALASKA HIGH SCHOOL By Nicole Bieli (Switzerland)
“Drrrr, drrrr, drrrr it is 7.30 in the morning and I have to get up for school. It is very unusual to get up so late in the morning. In Switzerland I have to get up one hour earlier, the first big difference between the Onalaska High School and my school in Switzerland, but I really like this difference. A week before school started, I went to choose my classes. In Switzerland we cannot choose our classes. We all have to take English, German, French, history, geography, math, physics, biology, chemistry, arts and sports. The classes last here for about one and a half hours, in Switzerland we have only 45-minute classes, and we also do not have every day the same classes. We have sometimes only five different classes a day and sometimes nine different classes a day. So sometimes we can leave school at 12 o’clock and sometimes we leave school at 5 o’clock. I like more to have different classes every day because it does not become boring so fast, but I think you can learn for example a language much better when you have it every day for so long than only three times a week for only 45 minutes. There are always all the same people in each class, and we do not mix grades, all people in one class are in the same age. So mostly people go together to school for about nine years but sometimes you go to different levels of school. We have three different levels of school, and after five years the teacher decides which school you will attend.
Nicole Biele attends Onalaska HS in Washington State. Her host mom is Mary Glenn.
CONDOLENCES Our condolences go out to Mariana Vargas, whose grandfather passed away in mid-September. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Lucrezia Scattu she is on the Franklin HS Varsity Dance Team.
NURULLAH’S WEB PAGE
Did you know that Nurullah Unukur has a webpage with photos from the Pendleton trip?
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/xm en_nt/album?.dir=/mail&.src=ph&. tok=phEq61BBdAZR1kvG. Remember the space is an _. (Underscore)
Misc. News and Events to Plan
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN ASHLAND – MAY
The Ashland trip to see the Shakespeare Festival takes place the first or second week of May. We will know the date for sure some time in December. We leave on a Saturday and return on a Monday. Upon arriving Saturday, we will have a free afternoon to enjoy the town and then will have dinner together at a Chinese restaurant. We have been staying at The Plaza Inn and Suites at Ashland Creek, only three blocks from the theater, which has wonderful free continental breakfasts and snack times. On Sunday, we will see two plays and will bring in pizza for dinner for those interested. We will leave early Monday for home and stop for lunch on the way. This trip has been a great success with those who have gone the past two years and is open to AFS students and family members. We are limiting the trip to the first 24 people to sign up. The costs are as follows. • tickets for 2 plays $42.00 • transportation $15.00 • Saturday dinner $10.00 • Sunday pizza $6.00 • on your own lunch for Sunday and Monday $14.00 approximately • hotel for 2 nights $50.00 Total cost approximately $137.00 (a lot less if you help with fundraisers) Last year we were able to fundraise enough to cut the cost by about $70.00 per person. This year when you register, you will be asked if you want to help fundraise to cut your cost. Our fundraisers are selling Entertainment Books and See’s Christmas and Valentine candy. To register for this trip you will need to fill out a registration form available at Camp Adams and include a $25.00 nonrefundable deposit. Marilyn Hays will again coordinate the trip. Her address and e-mail is : email@example.com phone 503 665 2830 address: Marilyn Hays 1122 SE Barnes Rd. Gresham, OR 97080 On the story....HOLIDAY PARTIES DECEMBER 4 it should read as follows: support network, providing ongoing community friendship and support for AFS participants and their host families. Liaisons serve as encouragers for communication and cultural understanding between families and students. They are aware of AFS guidelines and operating procedures, or at least can direct you to the needed information. Liaisons are genuinely interested in forming relationships with the student and with the host family, and to facilitate the adjustment cycles of everyone in this intercultural adventure. Liaisons gain exposure to a new culture and improve their intercultural communication skills and understanding. Everyone benefits from an active liaison relationship. Students and host families can expect to be contacted monthly by their liaison, who is required to document these monthly contacts to meet federal requirements of international exchange student programs. Maintaining regular contact throughout the year with the host family and AFS participant is key to building trusting relationships, assisting them in learning about one another, and resolving issues and concerns early on. Families are encouraged to contact their liaison as needed for advice, information, empathy, and support. Even the healthiest of families experience the ups and downs of cultural adjustment during the year, and the liaison's work is to help everyone through the rocky times. Liaisons protect the confidentiality of information that families who are happy to have students overnight. Any family willing to host 1-2 students overnight for activities and orientations please conmtact Bernice Schuchardt, 503-775-4161 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
NO-HOST RETURNEE LUNCH – OCTOBER 21
A no-host returnee lunch will be held at Romano's Macaroni Grill in downtown Portland, Thursday, October 21, from noon till 1:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to get together and visit with other returnees and talk about our lives post-AFS travel. I promise I will not ask you to host or volunteer. This is simply a casual reunion lunch. Please let me know if you can make it so I am sure we have enough room at our table for everyone. If you are a returnee and did not receive an invitation, please plan to join us. I hope to see you on October 21! Romano’s Macaroni Grill 300 SW Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97204 Phone: 503-546-3040 * Fax: 503-5463041 Please RSVP to Leta Gorman at email@example.com.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW ARRIVAL”!! Michael Thrailkill and family
is shared by the students and families, only using the information to devise appropriate support strategies. So, welcome to your new friendships within the participant/host family/liaison relationships! Make use of this significant offer of support, encouragement, problem-solving, and interest. Together you can act as a catalyst for growth in others and in yourselves! Chris Cradler, Liaison Coordinator ATTENTION; OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS
If you need a place to stay the night before an event, i.e., Christmas parties, orientations, or optional activities, contact Bernice Schuchardt (503) 775-4161, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ron Combs (503) 777-8117, email@example.com. Let us know a couple days in advance and we will arrange. We have several Announcing the birth of their second daughter, Paloma Sage Thrailkill, born Tuesday, October 5th 2004 at 3:34 pm in Portland, Oregon
6 lb 14 oz / 3125 g, 20 inches / 51 cm
LIAISONS-- BENEFIT FOR EVERYONE
The AFS participant/family liaison plays an integral role in the AFSer's life. Liaisons are key to the success of the
Michael Thrailkill is a group leader for orientations, a liaison and a student hosts for gateway, emergencies, ect.
Scream at the Beach to Host AFS Students at 4th Annual Halloween Extravaganza – FRIDAY, OCT. 22.
Come join AFS at SCREAM AT THE BEACH on Friday, October 22, for an inyour-face-LIVE-Halloween experience. Scream-at-the Beach is the Northwest’s largest and highest rated Halloween event. Professional “scare-masters” have once again transformed the Jantzen Beach SuperCenter into 36,000 square feet of living horror that continues to set new standards in adult scare entertainment. AFS students, their families, liaisons, and AFS volunteers are invited. All AFS students will receive free admission to featured attractions and their host families will get two tickets for the price of one. Guests to Scream at The Beach are thoroughly entertained by themed attractions, live shows, a game and activity zone, tarot card reading sessions, and are served by a Monster Snacks & Souvenirs Shop. The horrifying walk-through attractions include the all-new “Elshoff Manor,” “Alien Invasion,” and “Forbidden Temple.” Also included is a special haunt for “little screamers” hosted by Nigel D. Rat where children too young to venture into the scary attractions are set free to roam throughout a miniature haunted playhouse filled with hands-on activities and which also includes a coupon good for a ride on the historic carousel in the mall. The featured scary attractions are not recommended for impressionable children. For additional information, please visit www.screamatthebeach.com. If you need a ride, contact Christine Stevens at CStevens@specpoly.com. She will be sending out a postcard soon and will have a flyer at Camp Adams.
AFS HARVEST PARTY – Sat.,
WHO IS INVITED:All involved with AFS past, present and future. WHEN: Satirday. October 30, 2004 WHERE:The Old Barn – 28452 S. Salo Road, Mulino, Oregon PHONE: 503 632-7311 TIME: 2:00 P.M.
• • Dinner, dessert and drinks will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the outdoor scavenger hunt. It could be muddy and wet!
HOLIDAY PARTIES –
Please call Janice Zolezzi-Sergeant at 503632-7311 or e-mail Janice@oregonvos.net if you will be able to join us. Directions: From I-205 North and South: Take Hwy. 213 South exit #10. Follow Hwy. 213 South for 12.7 miles to S. Union Mills Road. Take a left on Union Mills Road (green sign reads “Union Mills Road, Meadow Brook, Colton”). Follow Union Mills Road 2 miles to S. Windy City Road. Take left on S. Windy City Road. Follow S. Windy City Road 7/10 of a mile (there is a big curve to the right) to S. Salo Road. Follow S. Salo Rd. ½ mile to old wood barn on the left. Mailbox reads “Sergeant.”
December 4 (Sat.) - East Side Holiday Party The Eastside Holiday Party will be held at the Westlyan Emmanuel Church, 89th and Division, from 6:00 till 10 p.m. Bring adessert from your country and a "white elephant" gift. Everyone is invited. Contact Bernice Schuchardt (503) 775-4161, firstname.lastname@example.org Or Ron Combs (503) 777-8117
December 11 (Sat.) - West Side Holiday Party. Time and place to be announced.
BOWLING WITH IOF’S TRAVELING LEAGUE
IOF has invited our AFSers for the past few years to join them on this league. Season starts in November. Bowling is on the second Sunday of each month from November to April in different locations. Whether you are experienced, or just starting out, there is room for you. The league is open to family and friends. Students, invite your liaison , family and host sibs. The schedule is as follows: Nov. 14 Firs Bowl in Eugene Dec. 12 Hollywood Bowl, Portland Jan. 9 Hazel Dell, Vancouver Feb. 13 Hollywood Bowl, Portland Mar. 13 Four Seasons, Hillsboro April 12 Century Lanes, Portland Contact: Ron Combs, 503-777-8117 or Bernice Schuchardt, 503-775-4161
SEES CANDY SALES.
We have arranged with Albertson’s at 82nd and Holgate to set up a table on Saturday, December 11 and 18 to sell Christmas candy.. We will need volunteers and students to man the tables. Times will be between 10 and 4 pm. We would like to be able to set up 3-hour shifts. This money is being earmarked for the Ashland trip in May. All students who plan to go on this activity are expected to help with candy sales. Contact Bernice Schuchardt at 503 775-4161.
Let the screams begin…again! ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Entertainment 2005 books are now available for $30. They are packed with 50%-off and 2-for-1 offers at the best places in town as well as discount offers from local and national restaurants, hotels and resorts, entertainment venues and much more. Contact Bernice Schuchardt, 503 775-4161 or e-mail at email@example.com.
2004 ANNUAL PORTLAND METRO AFS GRAPEFRUIT SALE
Portland Metro AFS is happy to offer Sweet Ruby Red grapefruit and oranges this year for our major fundraiser. Just $13.00 will buy a 20-pound box of 18 to 24 gift-quality grapefruit and $15.00 for mixed grapefruit/oranges, boxed for convenient storage for your own family or for holiday gifts. These funds will help support Metro AFS exchange students as they experience promoting peace one person at a time, by providing their bus passes, assisting with the expense of optional sponsored activities like the Pendleton Round-up, Foresters Traveling Monthly Bowling League, Jefferson Dancer Performances, Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and Chief Lelooska excursion -- enriching activities that make our student's year a memorable one. Please use the enclosed order form. We encourage you to raise awareness of AFS by soliciting orders from relatives, neighbors, friends and business associates. (this fruit makes the ideal, healthy corporate business gift!)
DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN YOUR ORDER IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
Please send your orders and checks, payable to Portland AFS, to:
Cindy & Bruce Barnes 4410 SW Dickinson Street Portland, OR 97219
Please indicate whether you will pick up your orders at the truck unloading Saturday, December 4th (11:00 to Noon) at Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th; or when you join us at one of the AFS Holiday Parties:
Questions? Call Cindy & Bruce at (503) 977-0561 or Ron & Pat Combs (503) 777-8117
Metro Eastside: Weslyan Emmanuel Church 89th & Division 12/4/03; 6:00 to 10:00 PM; RSVP (503) 777-8117 Metro Westside Party : Place TBA 12/11/04; 7:00 to 10:00 PM. RSVP Linda Landreth (503) 646-5635
Thank you for supporting Portland Metro AFS!
I have enclosed $___________for ____________ boxes of grapefruit at $13.00 per box. I have enclosed $___________for ____________ boxes of grapefruit & oranges at $15.00 per box. Name__________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ Phone_________________ AFS Contact Person________________________________ Email Address___________________________________________________________ _____I will pick up at the truck unloading between 11:00 and Noon (come say "hi" to our hard-working students!) _____Please deliver to my home (there is limited delivery capacity) _____I will attend the Holiday Party and pick up fruit at that time
Metro Eastside: Weslyan Emmanuel Church 89th & Division 12/4/03; 6:00 to 10:00 PM; RSVP Ron Combs (503) 777-8117 Metro Westside Party : Place TBA 12/11/04; 7:00 to 10:00 PM. RSVP Linda Landreth (503) 646-5635
Bernice Schuchardt 4806 SE Long Portland, OR 97206
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Want electronic newsletter? E-Mail Bernice at firstname.lastname@example.org Want souvenir/scrapbook hard copy snail mail? E-Mail Ron Combs at email@example.com Check us out for more information and the newsletter on the Columbia-Pacific website: Http://www.afscolpac.org
Oct. 16-17 (Sat-Sun.) Required Oct. 21 Oct. 22 (Fri.) Oct. 30 (Sat.) Nov. 14 (Sun.) Nov. 19 Nov. 20 (Sat.) Optional Dec. 4 (Sat.) Dec. 4 (Sat.)* Dec. 11 (Sat.) Dec. 11 (Sat.) Dec. 15 Dec. 18 (Sat.) Dec. 30 (Thu.) FLEX Jan. 15 Jan. 29 (Sat)* Required Jan. 29-30 Optional THE CALENDAR Fall Orientation at Camp Adams (Contact: Bernice Schuchardt (503 775-4161) No-Host Returnee Lunch – Romano’s Macaroni Grill, noon till 1:30 p.m. Contact: Leta Gorman 503 546-3040 “SCREAM AT THE BEACH” Contact: Christine Stevens, CStevens@specpoly.com AFS Harvest Party. Contact Janice Zolezzi-Sergeant, (503) 632-7311 IOF Traveling Bowling League. Contact: Ron Combs 503 777-8117 Deadline for ordering grapefruit. Contact: Sally Ann Wells, 503 452-1868 Chief Lalooska (Contact: Chris Cradler, 503 287-6601) EastsideChristmas Party. Emmanuel Wesleyan Church . Contact: Bernice Schuchardt (503) 775-4161 Grapefruit Pickup. Helpers needed. (Contact: Sally Ann Wells) Westside Christmas Party – Time and location to be announced. See’s candy sale at Albertson’s, Eastport Plaza 10-4 p.m.. Students needed. . Contact: Bernice Schuchardt, (503) 775-4161 Newsletter deadline. See’s candy sale at Albertson’s, Eastport Plaza, 10 – 4 pm. Students needed. Contact: Bernice Schuchardt, (503) 775-4161 TV Station, Court House & lunch at Pioneer Square FLEX, downtown (government/community) (Contact: Maggie Frieske (503) 659-7959) or Claire Floyd (503) 690-3090 Deadline for registering for Ski Trip and Ashland Shakespeare Trip Mid-Year Orientation, location to be announced. Ski Trip – Registration required. Contact: Greg Kott, 503 771-7977