Website Accessible Version of Summer Newsletter

  • Oak Creek Summer Newsletter

    Best ways to prevent summer learning loss:

    Have your child read at least twenty minutes per day

    • Students who read twenty minutes a day score in the 90th percentile
    • Students who read five minutes a day score only in the 50th percentile

    Visit the library

    Find reasons for your child to practice writing skills
    Write a book, a blog, a zine, a poem

    Engage in meaningful conversations with your child

    Stimulating conversations boost language skills

    Quick conversation tips

    1. Ask questions
    2. Be positibve
    3. Give your full attention
    4. Be encouraging

    Audio books

    Instead of listening to the radio, listen to audio books during long drives

    Model reading behavior

    If your child sees you reading, they will want to read as well

    Read to your child

    This builds listening skills, imagination, and increases vocabulary

    Learn a new word each week

    Post the new word with it's definition and have a contest for who can use it the most times in one week

    Cook with your child

    Have your child follow a recipe. This enhances both reading and math skills

     

    Summer Reading Resources

    Your Oak Creek Library will be open for checkout every Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. beginning June 20 through August 8. 

    The library will be closed on July 4, 2018.

    Summer library checkouts at Oak Creek Library are available for students who will be attending Oak Creek in the Fall of 2018, and who have no overdue books.

    Families will enter through the exterior library door. There will be no access to hallways or restrooms. Restroom facilities are available at Westlake Park or city provided facilities near Melrose. 

    Lake Oswego Summer Reading Program: www.ci.oswego.or.us/library/

    Fun Reading Activities: www.alline.org/euro/ereading.html

    Tualatin Library: www.tualatinoregon.gov/library/summer-reading

    Community Resources

    Youth Summer Food Programs

    Youth Summer Food Programs are free and open to all youth ages 1 to 18 years old. There is no proof of residency other requirements.

    Atfalati Park

    6600 Southwest Sagert Street, Tualatin

    (503) 431-4061

    June 20 to August 24

    Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday

     

    Bonita Villa Apartments

    14650 Southwest 76th Avenue, Tigard

    (503) 684-9655

    June 20 to August 24

    Lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday

     

    Tualatin Public Library

    18878 Southwest Martinazi Avenue, Tualatin

    (503) 431-4061

    June 20 to August 24

    Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Fore more information about the program and other locations call 1-800-3638

    or visit our website at www.summerfoodoregon.org

    Food Resources

    Tualatin School House Pantry

    Provides emergency food to residents of Tualatin, Durham, Lake Oswego, West Linn, and Wilsonville.

    (503) 783-0721

    www.schoolhousepantry.org

    Neighborhood House Community Services

    Emergency food boxes available

    Hours:

    • Monday from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

     

    (503) 246-1663

    http://www.nhpdx.org

     

    Our Savior's Lutheran Church Food Pantry

    15751 Quarry Road, Lake Oswego

    Hours:

    Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

     

    Other Resources

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    Find local community resources or child care providers. Dial 211 toll free, text your zip code to 898211, or email help@211info.org 

     

    Child Health Insurance Access Program

    (503) 675-4171

     

    Social Services of Clackamas County

    Help finding needed community resources and professional services, emergency housing, energy assistance, financial, and other services.

    (503) 655-8640

     

    Emergency Shelter Program

    Provides information and referral to emergency shelters. The program screens homeless families with children seeking emergency shelter. Families who have been residents of Clackamas County have priority.

    Housing Rights and Resources

    (503) 650-5750

     

    Housing Authority

    Provides affordable and safe housing opportunities to low income people in Clackamas County.

    (503) 655-8840