April 2010
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Our new web site is live! gets a face lift

Our new web site takes advantage of some of the more current features available and used by our visitors. ( Including allowing visitors to follow along through their RSS feed, easily sharing the site with people on Facebook or other social media as well as following along on Twitter if you like. ) Corbett also has a Facebook page and you can become a fan here!

It is the goal of the web site to encourage participation and community by providing a local online hub for Corbett. Anyone can post their own events, things for sale, places to rent, discuss topics and share ideas from the Corbett Community Forum. Anything posted on the forum may be included in these occasional e-newsletters too!

Springdale School
Upcoming Yard Sale and a Message from the President of SSCA

Springdale Community Center

The Springdale School Community Association will host its annual Yard Sale in the east wing of the Springdale School Community Center on May 1st from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Help support "Save the Springdale School" campaign by donating your unwanted, “I’m cleaning out” items now. Boxed or bagged items can be dropped at the school on Fridays or Saturdays between 11am – 3pm. Call 503-695-6070 if you would like items picked up.

A message from the President: On Tuesday, March 30th, the president of Springdale School Community Association met with Mr. Bob Dunton, Superintendent of Corbett School District and other administrators.  At that time, Mr. Dunton explained he was informed by Multnomah County’s Compliance Officer that the use of the Springdale School is illegal.  Mr. Dunton said he was told to either present a plan to bring Springdale School up to code or fines would be levied if the facility remains in use.  To meet the current county code improvements it will be very expensive and difficult given the county’s short time frame.
The task of finding out how to make the Springdale School compliant has been a project of  SSCA.
 [ Continue Reading here]

Other Local Happenings
Columbian Garden Club
Plant Sale April 24, 2010

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  What's Available: Treasures  from members' gardens to support the Edie Faught/Columbian Garden Club Scholarship. Where: Corbett Fire Hall (next door to Corbett Fire Station) 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon. For complete details select here.

2010 Red and Black Success
Annual Auction and Dinner supporting school sports

A lofty goal of $40,000 for Corbett’s sports programs was successfully raised supporting our rich and storied sports tradition. The 4th Annual Red & Black Auction and Dinner was an incredible evening enjoyed by a sold out crowd in Corbett’s high school gym that was transformed into Hollywood Glamour.

Red and Black

For a pdf recap with more photos or more information you can simply visit!

Corbett Cares
Earth Day and Corbett Cares 4H
Our club focuses on Sustainability & Community Service.

In honor of EARTH DAY this month, our club is collecting block styrofoam and rigid plastics to take into the City of Gresham for their Earth Day Celebration and Recycling Event on April 24th. We wanted to encourage others to take a look at the other items they are collecting and some of the other fun to be had and make a day of it!

Our club is also planning on creating a permanent collection area for some of these hard to recycle items at the Springdale School Community Center in the next month or so. This will allow more people in our community to divert these things from our landfills. Our club will be responsible for delivering these items to the appropriate recycling centers too.

Select here to learn more about our club and to visit our Earth Day page with a link to a great video ( the best I have seen ) on how to have the important conversation of climate change with your friends and family. No matter what your position on this subject - this video is for you.

12th Annual Columbia Gorge Art Festival
May 15th and 16th

May 15th and 16th, 10 am to 5 pm held at the Corbett School Building
Sponsored by the Corbett Education Foundation
For information call Pam at 503-892-2373

The Liberty Project
" To foster love and compassion " -- Joseph Schneider

A mobile, half-scale sculpture of the head of the Statue of Liberty made from wire and rebar, covered in fiberglass, and mounted on a wheeled platform will be pulled or pushed down the main street as part of our Corbett Fourth of July parade.  Children and community members will make and decorate lines of “Liberty Flags” to fly from a fiberglass tower growing from the sculpture.  Read all about this wonderful project here.

Lady Liberty

Corbett Fun Fest on YouTube!

Corbett Fun Fest has a great video on YouTube!

The Corbett Fun Fest needs volunteers and sponsors! Find out how to help here! This year will be the best yet and there is now a great video from their web site on YouTube! Check it out!

Corbett Fun Fest is on YouTube

Corbett Schools News!

Corbett Schools has a new web site

The Corbett School District is now sporting a new look for their web site! You can check it out here! " The goal of the Corbett School District is to foster intellectual Development, social awareness and civic responsibility among the members of our community."

Corbett Schools
Big Bear's Deli Menu online now!

Local, affordable and yummy

Big Bear's Deli now has their menu listed from the web site! The food is very good and reasonably priced. Why go to town when you can go to Big Bear's Deli!? They even have a dollar menu for the kids!

"I took my four year old out for a special 'mommy and son' lunch recently to Big Bear's Deli.  He enjoyed a cheeseburger, chocolate shake and fries. He also said, rather loudly, that " We should eat here every day!" I don't know about that... but I do know that we had a very nice lunch with very friendly and attentive service, it was extremely affordable and you just can't beat 2 minutes from home!
- M. Schmidt

Select here for details!

Corbett Alumni Association News

Community Day of Service! Do you have plans for May 1st? ( 9 AM to 12 PM with lunch provided after! ) We will be conducting a community Day of Service at Corbett Schools. Everyone is invited! No one needs to feel left out - if you can't make it download a contribution form to mail in a donation to help with material costs for those there working! Here is the CAA web site!

Dancing Roots Farm is taking new members in 2010!

Dancing Roots Farm

Be part of the solution! Become a member of a CSA ( community supported agriculture ) As a member, you get to know who's growing your food and how. You can see that your food is free from pesticides, chemical fertilizers and genetic engineering. We all benefit by a system that promotes locally grown, high-quality, hand-crafted food. Joining our farm is ideal if you are interested in or committed to eating seasonally AND supporting local farmers. Visit the Dancing Roots Farm Web Site here.

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Upcoming survey creation needs you
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