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Más escuelas en el Condado de Multnomah están abriendo siguiendo la planificación del estado de Oregon

Hemos recopilado lo siguiente:

  • Enlaces sobre información acerca del aprendizaje según los diferentes distritos escolares
  • Consejos para familias - Ayudar a sus hijos a prepararse para el aprendizaje en casa y en la escuela
  • Una actividad para iniciar la conversación con sus hijos sobre el regreso a la escuela

 

Información del aprendizaje en casa y en la escuela de los diferentes distritos escolares

Los Centros de salud para estudiantes

Para ver la información de esa página en español u otro idioma en la computadora o un dispositivo móvil, por favor haga clic en la esquina superior derecha donde dice “Select language” y busque su idioma preferido.

Los Centros de salud para estudiantes están abiertos en las escuelas secundarias de Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Reynolds y Roosevelt. Cualquier joven en los grados K-12 que vaya a la escuela en el condado de Multnomah o viva en el condado puede venir a las clínicas. No es necesario que asistas a la escuela donde se encuentra el centro.

Ubicaciones y horarios

Los superintendentes de los distritos escolares de Gresham-Barlow, Centennial y Reynolds hablan de qué esperar de la reapertura de sus escuelas

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Centennial School District

Para ver la información de esa página en español u otro idioma en la computadora, por favor haga clic en la esquina superior derecha donde dice “Translate” y busque su idioma preferido.

La actualización del superintendente (10 de marzo) - La información se presenta en inglés. Incluye el horario para los estudiantes del kinder al 6° grado. 

“Los planes de los grados 7 a 12 se compartirán en las próximas semanas. Afortunadamente, el verano pasado los administradores del Distrito Escolar de Centennial y el personal de las escuelas redactaron planes operacionales para el distrito y cada una de nuestras escuelas, basados en el Departamento de Educación de Oregón (ODE) - copias de los planes de cada escuela se pueden encontrar en: https://or50000628.schoolwires.net/domain/107” 

 

Corbett School District

Para ver la información de esa página en español en la computadora o un dispositivo móvil, haga clic en la esquina superior izquierda donde dice español.

Distrito escolar Corbett: Resumen del modelo de reapertura Febrero de 2021

Corbett boletín electrónico: Abril

 

David Douglas School District 

Para ver la información de esa página en español u otro idioma en la computadora, por favor haga clic en la esquina superior derecha debajo de donde dice “Translation by Google” y busque su idioma preferido. Si está en un dispositivo móvil, busque “Translation by Google” cerca del centro superior de la página.

Video - Protocolos de seguridad en persona

Horario de regreso a la escuela (17 de marzo)

 

Gresham-Barlow School District

Actualización GBSD: El Distrito Escolar de Gresham-Barlow reanudará la instrucción en persona a través de un modelo híbrido

Mensaje a la comunidad de GBSD (5 de marzo) - Incluye la línea de tiempo de implementación para el modelo de aprendizaje híbrido

 

Parkrose School District

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Sobre la instrucción híbrida de Parkrose (16 de Marzo)

 

Portland Public Schools

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¡La instrucción híbrida (en casa y la escuela) comienza esta semana! Información y actualizaciones importantes (29 de marzo)

Aprendizaje híbrido (en casa y en la escuela) de PPS K-5: Preguntas y respuestas más frecuentes (15 de marzo)

El primer día para que los estudiantes comiencen el aprendizaje híbrido (en casa y en la escuela):

  • Desde Pre-Kínder a 1º grado.: El jueves, 1º. de abril.
  • Desde 2º. a 5º grado.: El lunes 5 de abril.
  • Secundaria y preparatoria: La semana del 19 de abril.

(Nota: las fechas están pendientes según la aprobación por los miembros de la Asociación de Maestros de Portland y la Junta de Educación de PPS)

Servicios telefónicos multilingües | Español:  503-916-3582

 

Reynolds School District

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Actualización de la línea de tiempo para el modelo de aprendizaje híbrido (en casa y en la escuela) (16 de Marzo)

Viajando el el autobús

Línea de asistencia de servicios lingüísticos: (503) 492-7268

 

Riverdale School District

La información de este sitio se presenta en inglés.

 

Consejos para familias - Ayudando a sus hijos a prepararse para el aprendizaje híbrido

Estos consejos fueron traducidos de las páginas de Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Helping Your Child Prepare for Hybrid y Reach Out Oregon: Ready or Not: We Can Do This! Tips for Navigating Our Kids’ Return to School

  • Cuídense ustedes mismos
    • Es más fácil ayudar a nuestras familias si nos estamos cuidando nosotros mismos.
  • Restablezcan rutinas predecibles a la hora de acostarse, de levantarse y de comer
    • Asegúrense de que sus hijos tengan tiempo y descanso suficiente para prepararse para la escuela.
    • Tengan en cuenta que la hora de inicio de la escuela cambiará cuando comience el aprendizaje híbrido (en casa y en persona. Revisen el horario híbrido específico de la escuela de sus hijos.
    • Consideren hacer un calendario familiar para revisión fácil.
  • Hablen con sus hijos sobre lo que pueden esperar
    • Hablen sobre cómo la escuela podría ser diferente en el modelo híbrido
    • Revisen los protocolos de seguridad actuales, como el uso de mascarillas, el lavado de manos y el distanciamiento social.
  • Asegúrense de que sus hijos tengan sus materiales para el modelo híbrido
    • Consideren hacer una lista de materiales que necesitarán llevar a la escuela cada día.
  • Practiquen la separación
    • Los niños pequeños, en particular, pueden experimentar ansiedad por la separación o timidez al principio.
    • Intenten no demorarse cuando dejen a sus hijos.
    • Dígales que los quiere, que pensará en ellos durante el día y que volverá para recogerlos.
    • Considere la posibilidad de enviar un objeto de transición (como una foto o un pequeño recordatorio) que ayude a sus hijos a sentirse conectados cuando estén separados.
  • Ayude a su hijo a prepararse emocionalmente para la vuelta a la escuela en persona
    • Tenga conversaciones abiertas y sinceras.
    • Puede ayudar a su hijo a sentirse más cómodo hablando abiertamente de sus preocupaciones, respondiendo a sus preguntas y haciéndole saber que está bien sentirse preocupado.
    • Permita que su hijo tome decisiones (por ejemplo, qué ropa ponerse, qué elegir para comer), es decir, cosas que le ayuden a sentirse en control. 
  • Concéntrese  en las cosas positivas
    • Dígale que es natural que esté nervioso, pero que se sentirá cómodo una vez que se haya familiarizado con las nuevas rutinas.
    • Enfatice aspectos positivos, como la posibilidad de ver a sus amigos y a su maestro.
    • Pregunte a su hijo, “¿Qué esperas de la escuela?”
    • Compruebe con su hijo lo que le va bien una vez que empiece el colegio.
  • Prepárese para los cambios de comportamiento
    • Muchos niños pueden mostrar dificultades con la separación de los padres, cierta timidez o preocupación por los horarios, las tareas escolares o los amigos. Esto es normal durante la transición del regreso a la escuela.
    • Continúe comunicándose con la escuela, ya que el retraimiento o las preocupaciones constantes pueden indicar un problema.
    • Si está preocupado por su hijo, póngase en contacto con el consejero de la escuela.
  • Manténgase informado y conectado
    • Siga de cerca la comunicación de la escuela de su hijo.
    • Consulte con la maestra de su hijo para saber cómo está afrontando la vuelta a la escuela y cómo puede apoyar a su hijo en casa.
  • Si su hijo tiene un IEP, póngase en contacto con su distrito escolar lo más pronto posible para hablar de cómo puede ser necesario ajustar el plan de su hijo 
  • Asegúrese de documentar sus preocupaciones con el mayor detalle posible en cartas para compartir con la administración de la escuela y/o el departamento de educación especial
    • Algunos de nuestros niños tienen necesidades emocionales o de comportamiento que no tenían la primavera pasada.
  • Comparta historias sociales para ayudar a los niños a visualizar su jornada escolar
    • Las historias muestran situaciones como las nuevas normas en el autobús escolar o "por qué mi profesor parece diferente".
  • Sea amable, tenga paciencia y conozca los signos de malestar mental en adolescentes y niños
    • Los adolescentes, especialmente los que ya viven con ansiedad y depresión, pueden tener dificultades con las nuevas presiones.

 

Una actividad para iniciar una conversación con sus hijos sobre el regreso a la escuela en persona

Traducido de la idea “future sketch” en el artículo ADDitude: How to Activate Your Child’s ADHD Brain for Distance Learning

Las preguntas guiadas resultan útiles para ayudar a nuestros hijos a anticiparse a las transiciones y cambios.

  1. Pídale a su hijo que dibuje o escriba algo que representa cómo imagina que serán sus días aprendiendo tanto en casa como en persona.
  2. Participe en la actividad dibujando o escribiendo también sus propias ideas.
  3. Compartan que dibujaron o escribieron. 
  4. Hablen de las similitudes y diferencias entre lo que dibujaron o escribieron.
  5. Hagan un plan de cómo hablar de cualquier desafío que pueda surgir.
  6. Señalan al menos una cosa que les haga ilusión.

 


 

Recopilado por Kimberly S.

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En algún momento tuve un sueño de escribir y publicar un libro. Y me refiero a esta idea como un plan casi imposible porque en esos días ni siquiera imaginaba que alguien de mi pequeño pueblo podía poner sus ideas en un volumen.

La realidad es que a medida que crecí y exploré un mundo de posibilidades, me di cuenta de que, después de todo, publicar un libro no era una idea tan loca. Aunque en realidad, reconozco que había muchas ideas en competencia en mi mente que el sueño de escribir un libro se desvaneció muy pronto.

Ahora, como adulta, me doy cuenta de la importancia de cultivar los sueños y ser la voz amiga si conoces a alguien que tiene ideas y planes, pero que no sabe cómo llegar a ellos. Y es por eso que me encanta lo que hago en la biblioteca del condado de Multnomah.

Como selectora de materiales en español hago mi trabajo pensando en libros que llegarán a las manos de personas que se preguntan cómo emprender un negocio, cómo cambiar hábitos o cómo mejorar publicar un libro entre muchos otros intereses. Me enorgullece pensar que alguien que busque esta información encontrará algunas de mis selecciones efectivas para sus proyectos.

Concluyó invitando a todos aquellos escritores que llevan años pensando en escribir o publicar su libro a que no tengan más dudas. ¡Hazlo! Este año la biblioteca ha abierto la convocatoria para todas las personas que escriban en español. Y me gustaría invitarlo a perseguir ese sueño de ver su libro en nuestra colección. Para más detalles: Proyecto de los Escritores de la Biblioteca

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Boy in wheelchair talking to a woman in the kitchen
Change is always present in our lives, but this past year has been a little extra. And by a little extra, I mean A LOT EXTRA! All this change can be hard on our kids and on ourselves. And if you or your child is neurodiverse or has a history of trauma, that adds another layer that makes dealing with change even harder. So we have put together some information on how to talk with your kids about change, help you support them now and in the future with the change that is inevitable, and hopefully help yourself as well. 

Some things to talk to your kids about:

Talk about the change. Tell them what to expect, both good and bad, and what the change will mean for all of you. Answer as many of your kid’s questions as you can, and if you can’t, be honest with them about that. Tell them you’ll figure it out together!

And talk about it early, as soon as you know there might be a change coming. Time is your friend when processing a big change. Using visuals as you talk can be really helpful, even for children that are verbal. For children who are reading, this can be a list or chart. For big, complicated changes, have lots of conversations over time.

You can also bring up examples of changes that have happened in the past. Talk about what was good and not so good about it? What did your child learn from the experience? How did they get through it, and what coping skills did they learn? Let them know that every time they experience a change, they’ll become stronger and more prepared for the next one! 

Involve your child in decisions about the change. Children typically have no control over the major changes in their lives. By involving and including them in decisions, you help them feel more in control. This can happen in big and small ways, at any age. So give them choices and also ask for their help. Children like to contribute and feel valuable, responsible, and helpful.

Acknowledge your child’s worries and fears. While you’ll want to focus on any positives associated with the change, it’s important to allow your child to feel angry, sad, or scared. These feelings are normal and your child needs to be allowed to express them. 

If your child struggles to name what they are feeling, help them label the emotion (ie, anxious, sad, nervous, worried, scared, etc). Putting a name to a feeling makes it less overwhelming and easier to manage. And coaching children through their feelings is a vital learning experience. Talk about and practice emotional regulation strategies when a child is calm, so that the child can use one of those strategies when their emotions start to escalate. Remember that behavior is communication, and difficult behavior could be a way of saying "I'm having a hard time with change."  

Also be sure to let your child know that you take their concerns seriously. Like us adults, children simply want empathy, understanding and to be heard. 

Encourage your child to write (or draw!) about their feelings around change. Always be there for them to talk to, but sometimes kids need to process on their own. Giving them a journal to write or draw in, is a great way to give them that space.

Show your child the positive ways that you handle change. This can be harder than it sounds. I know I don’t usually react positively to change. But try and talk about how you feel during times of change and about what you do to cope. For example, I show my child the lists I make to help me stay organized and focused and feel more in control.

Keep the connection going. Make sure your child knows that no matter what else changes, you are there for them. If you can, set aside time each day to give your child your undivided attention - even 10 minutes is great. You can talk, play, share an activity. If your child is older, you can watch the same movie or play a video game. A little extra attention doing something you both enjoy reassures your child, making it much easier to cope with life’s changes. And I promise, it will help you as well. 

Beyond talking with your kids, here are some other tips for helping them (and you!) through change:

  • Keep family routines the same, if you can
  • Try to keep other changes in your lives to a minimum
  • Talk with your child’s teacher or child care provider to keep them in the loop and get support
  • Make sure your child eats well, gets plenty of exercise, and gets enough sleep (again, this can be easier said than done, but we can try)
  • If you can, give your family time to prepare for the change. And remember that kids who have had more trouble with change in the past, may need extra time and support in the future.
  • And of course, read books about big life changes (see below for help with that!)

We pulled these tips together from a variety of sources, including these articles:

And we also recommend checking out Purdue University’s page on Families Tackling Tough Times Together.

This post is part of our “Talking with kids” series, as featured in our monthly Family Newsletter.  Reach out to us at learning@multcolib.org if you have questions. We’re here for you!
 

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is April 22. It’s a day to celebrate and support environmental protection across the world. 

April 22, 2021 marks 51 years since the first Earth Day in 1970. The coordinated marches across the United States on that historic day remain the largest single day protest in human history. Today, Earthday.org coordinates global protests, actions, and summits each April 22 and throughout the year.    

One way to celebrate safely at home during the pandemic is through crafting and making art.

Use what you have!  
Whether that’s some digging out those aspirational craft supplies you bought last year and haven’t used yet or digging through this week’s recycling to find materials, reducing waste by using what you have helps protect the environment. Look for materials for crafts that might otherwise be thrown away. Try using household materials in unconventional ways, such as creating a seed painting with beans and seeds from the pantry, creating art with coffee filters, using vegetable ends as stamps, or painting with toy car wheels.

Take a nature walk to gather supplies.  
Environmental protection preserves and restores our natural spaces. Enjoy nature by walking in your nearest natural space or one that’s special to you. Look for a few materials such as sticks, stones, leaves, or moss that you can gather in a non-destructive way to use in craft projects or play.  

Ideas for eco-crafting with small children

  • Make toys from things that might otherwise be thrown out, such as a dollhouse from boxes or blocks from wood offcuts.
  • Make a fairy house from those natural materials you gathered.
  • Use anything blue and green (paint, markers, crayons, playdough, icing, paper collage, etc.) on anything round (paper plate, coffee filter, cupcake, balloon, etc.) to represent the planet Earth.
  • Bake or create a gift for a neighbor to intentionally build community.

Ideas for tweens and teens

  • Make your clothes special with creative mending.
  • Sew up some reusable produce or sandwich bags from old clothes or scraps.
  • Get involved in craftivism.
  • Make postcards. Send them to your state or national representative with a message of support for environmental legislation.  
  • Paint a protest sign. Google “climate protest art” for inspiration.  

Make it public. 
Decorate a public space you control such as your front yard or front door with a friendly, creative message of support for the environment, clean energy, climate justice, social justice, or any cause dear to your family.  

Collaborate.  
Individual actions are important, but real change happens when we act as a community. Invite passersby to interact with your art. Use your creativity to help your neighbors feel connected. They might participate by adding a message, taking something, or interacting with the art. See some of this sort of art in action.  

Read.
And of course, there are lots of books you can read to help you celebrate this important day. And why not check them out from one of the leaders in "recycling," your public library! You'll find a booklist below, or you can do a general search in the library's catalog for Earth Day or Environmentalism

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

We’ve been reading a lot of memoirs around here lately.  There’s something magical about them, in how intimate and revealing they can be.  Writers of memoirs don’t always include the whole story, but there is an underlying assumption of honesty.  When we read memoirs, we can trust we're getting to know someone, and maybe even ourselves, a little bit better.    

The word “memoir” comes from the French word mémoire, which means “memory.”  It’s just you and the author’s voice, sharing impressions of their memories.  Suddenly, you’re in their world, going deeper with every page you turn.  Reading a memoir offers a unique opportunity to really connect with someone without having to talk to them.  Or, in the case of public figures, it offers an opportunity to learn more about someone you admire, but may never meet.  

Some of our favorite memoirs lately have been graphic memoirs, or autobiographical comics, combining words and visuals to reveal memories.  We enjoy finding diversity in experiences and perspectives in our favorite graphic memoirs.  Whether we’re reading about someone battling an eating disorder, or someone growing up in South Korea in the 1980s, we love getting to know fascinating people through these beautifully drawn and written graphic memoirs!

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

Looking for more tips on what to read next?  Check out our My Librarian readers advisory service and contact us for more ideas!

two students sitting outside of school on steps, looking at schoolwork, with masks on
School is once again changing for many of our kids. Some will be returning to Modified In-Person Learning either part-time or full-time, while others will continue with Comprehensive Distance Learning that will most likely look different. We tried to pull together some resources to help families know what to expect with this new hybrid learning and help support you through this time. 

Here are some great general ideas for Helping Your Child Prepare for Hybrid put together by the Anne Arundel County Public School district in Annapolis, MD. They include things like:

  • Re-establish predictable bedtime and mealtime routines (because if your family is like mine, those have gone right out the window!)
  • Be ready for behavior changes (just like adults, changes cause stress and stress can lead to some not-so-flattering behavior)*
  • Focus on the positives (something we all can try and do!)

And the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds has put together ways to support kids and teens in “Returning to the Classroom During COVID-19,” including helping them with:

  • Fitting in at school after a year away
  • Health and safety for kids and teens who might be nervous about catching the virus
  • Catching up academically

Looking at things locally, Oregon Public Broascasting’s (OPB) Education Reporter Elizabeth Miller has written a number of articles about schools returning to in-person. Including this one titled, “Here’s how hybrid will look for Portland Public Schools students.”

Local station KGW has put together “Frequently asked questions amid plans for reopening Oregon schools” and made a video about what returning to school looks like in Portland. And here are all their recent stories regarding schools in Oregon. 

If you like Podcasts, we highly recommend checking out All in My Head Podcast 3. Online School: How are we coping? This episode features teens giving their take on online school and mental health. 

And we recommend this article for parents and caregivers on Managing Your Own Anxiety During School Reopening.

And here is specific information from all the school districts in Multnomah County (who knew we had so many?!):

And Student Health Centers are now open at Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Roosevelt and Reynolds high schools, for kids 5-18. Student Health Centers are like doctor’s offices and offer comprehensive primary and mental health care services to all Multnomah County youth. There are no out-of-pocket costs.

If you have questions about finding the most up to date information regarding your child’s school we can help. Please contact the library for assistance.

*If you'd like to read more on change, and how to help support your family through change, please check out our article on "Talking with kids about change."

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

This is a long post showing meal resources in Multnomah County (and beyond). We start with school districts and then move to community orgranizations and restaurants we know of that are helping the community. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Multnomah County School Districts

Multnomah County school districts continue to provide meal assistance during comprehensive distance education. The SUN Service System also has information on accessing food during COVID-19 closures.

We have done our best to provide current information. Please confirm meal availability through the links shared below.

Centennial [updated 4/5/21]

The Centennial School District will distribute food on Mondays and Wednesdays (see below for times and locations). If there is no school on a Monday due to a holiday, food distribution will be held on Tuesday that week. 
 
Food distributions will continue throughout the time students are in Comprehensive Distance Learning. The walk up / drive up sites are:
  • Mondays
  • Butler Creek Elementary - 2789 SW Butler Rd., Gresham OR 97080 - 11am - 1pm
  • Meadows Elementary – 18009 SE Brooklyn St., Portland OR 97236 – 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Oliver Elementary - 15840 SE Taylor St., Portland OR 97233 - 11am - 1pm
  • Parklane Elementary – 15811 SE Main St., Portland OR 97233 –  11am - 1pm
  • Patrick Lynch Elementary – 1546 SE 169th Pl. – by kitchen door  Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Wednesdays
  • Centennial High School – 3505 SE 182nd Ave., Gresham OR 97030 – 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary - 17625 SE Foster Rd., Gresham OR 97080 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Powell Butte Elementary – 3615 SE 174th Ave., Portland OR 97236 – 11:30am - 1:30pm

Food for Families, a nonprofit  food pantry / mobile market created by Centennial High School  students, has distributions at Centennial High School, 4-6 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays. You will need to complete an authorization form prior to pick up. Schedule and forms are available on their website.

Corbett [updated 9/15/20]

For students on free and reduced lunch or if your family is in need during these trying times, lunch pick-up will be once a week to decrease the exposure of staff. Pick-up will be on Mondays from 9 am to 1 pm.  Meal bags will have snacks and lunches for a four-day school week for each student in your family. The Food Service Manager will be recording pickup information to comply with requirements of the Free & Reduced Lunch program.

If you need lunches delivered, or if these times do not work for you, please email Seth Tucker at stucker@corbett.k12.or.us.

David Douglas [updated 4/5/21] 

To Go meal bags with breakfast and lunch are available Monday-Friday for families in distance learning. Please check the link for locations and times. Meal sites at bus stops are Fridays only, 11:50 am-12:50 pm. Students who attend hybrid in-school learning will receive two days of meals each day they attend. 

 

Gresham-Barlow [updated 3/17/21]

Información en español| Информация на русском языке

Grab and go meals will be available for curbside pickup, Monday - Friday, 11:30 am -1:00 pm.  

Meals will be one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner meal per day.  Parents, guardians, or family members are permitted to pick up meals for students. Meals can be picked up in the front entrance of the schools listed below.
 
  • Gresham High School - 1200 N Main St - Gresham, OR 97030
  • Clear Creek Middle School - 219 NE 219th Ave - Gresham, OR 97030
  • Gordon Russell Middle School - 3625 SE Powell Valley Rd - Gresham, OR 97080
  • East Gresham Elementary - 900 SE 5th St - Gresham, OR 97080
  • Hall Elementary - 2505 NE 23rd St - Gresham, OR 97030
  • Highland Elementary - 295 NE 24th St - Gresham, OR 97030
  • Hogan Cedars Elementary - 1770 SE Fleming Ave - Gresham, OR 97080
  • Hollydale Elementary - 505 SW Birdsdale Dr - Gresham, OR 97080
  • North Gresham Elementary - 1001 SE 217th Ave - Gresham, OR 97030

In addition to serving meals at the sites above, buses will be dropping off meals in neighborhoods and at various locations in the more rural part of our school district.

Parkrose [updated 12/17/20]

Grab & Go Meal Sites including Mobile Meal Sites will be open on school days, 11:30 am-1 pm. Any child 18 or under may pick up a meal at any one of the following sites:
  • Parkrose Middle School - 11800 NE Shaver St, Portland OR 97220
  • Prescott Elementary - 10410 NE Prescott St, Portland OR 97220
  • Russell Elementary - 2700 NE 127th Ave, Portland OR 97230
  • Sacramento Elementary - 11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland OR 97220
  • Shaver Elementary - 3701 NE 131st Pl, Portland OR 97230

Each meal bag will include breakfast and lunch. Students will be entered in our computer system, to allow for contact tracing. Any parent/guardian picking up meals for their student, will also need to give us their child’s name to be entered.

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Portland [updated 4/5/21]

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Beginning March 29th, all school meals will continue to be free for all students in all schools, and no student ID or names are needed to receive meals. Once a student returns to hybrid in-person instruction, meals will be served at their school at the end of each of their in-person sessions. If a student is staying in distance learning -- or if their hybrid in-person learning has not begun -- they should visit any of our new meal distribution sites between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days to pick up meals.
 
Please visit the PPS website for a list of schools.
 

Reynolds [updated 4/5/21]

Breakfast and lunch available for children up to age 18 and for curbside pickup (in cars or on foot) or in the parking lot. Mondays and Thursdays, except on holidays (please check the Reynolds website for dates).
 
Elementary Schools:  (11:30am–12:30pm)
  • Alder Elementary School - 17200 SE Alder St, Portland OR 97233
  • Davis Elementary School - 19501 NE Davis St, Portland OR 97230
  • Fairview Elementary School - 225 Main St, Fairview OR 97024
  • Glenfair Elementary School - 15300 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97230
  • Hartley Elementary School - 701 NE 185th Ave, Portland OR 97230
  • Margaret Scott Elementary School - 14700 NE Sacramento St, Portland OR 97230
  • Salish Ponds Elementary School - 1210 NE 201st Ave, Fairview OR 97024
  • Sweetbriar Elementary School - 501 SE Sweetbriar Ln, Troutdale OR 97060
  • Troutdale Elementary School - 648 SE Harlow Ave, Troutdale OR 97060
  • Wilkes Elementary School - 17020 NE Wilkes Rd, Portland OR 97230
  • Woodland Elementary School - 21607 NE Glisan St, Fairview OR 97024
Middle/High Schools:  (11:30am–1:00pm)
  • HB Lee Middle School - 1121 NE 172nd Ave, Portland OR 97230
  • Reynolds Middle School - 1200 NE 201st Ave, Fairview OR 97024
  • Walt Morey Middle School - 2801 SW Lucas Ave, Troutdale OR 97060
  • Reynolds High School - 1698 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale OR 97060
 
Public food pantries are being held at the locations listed below. It is recommended that you arrive early as supplies run out quickly.  Please check the website for closures during the holidays.
  • Glenfair Elementary School: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm
  • Reynolds High School: Last Tuesday of the month, 2:30 pm
  • Alder Elementary School: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Reynolds Middle School: Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Wilkes Elementary School: First Friday of the month, 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Davis Elementary School: Second Friday of the month, 3:30-5:00 pm
 
Agencies, Community Organizations and Restaurants

Information may change so please check their websites if a link is provided.

C3 Pantry (NE): Tuesdays and Saturday, doors open at 11:30am, shopping is 12-1pm.

Mainspring Food Pantry (NE) continues to operate as an open air, farmers market, self select, walk/roll-in food pantry, Tuesdays thru Thursdays 9:30am-12:ishpm. They make every effort to serve everyone in line. Please bring bags for your food if you have access to them since they have a limited supply. You may access the food pantry once a month.
 

Meals 4 Kids: serves qualified children and families within the City of Portland. Please visit their website to complete a request form.

Northeast Emergency Food Program (NE): open Thursday and Saturday, 12-3 pm. Food boxes are prepared in advance for walk or drive up pick up.

Portland Adventist Community Services (NE): offering prepacked food boxes for pick up,  Monday – Friday 9am– 11am. They also provide a mobile food pantry service to some neighborhoods.

Sunshine Division (SE):  free emergency food boxes to pick up or be delivered. They are located at 12436 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233. For hours and more information, please visit sunshinedivision.org or call 503.609.0285.

William Temple House (NW): offering food boxes, Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-2 pm.

Lift Urban Portland (SW):  Located at 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland 97201. Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A random number lottery takes place 5 minutes before opening to determine your place in line.

Portland Open Bible food pantry (SE):  Located at 3223 SE 92nd Ave., Portland 97266. Hours of operation are Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information about access to food for families including the Oregon Food Bank, please call 211, or  text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877 for Meals locations. or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.

Self Enhancement Inc also has a list of community food resources that includes sites in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washingon and Yamhill counties in Oregon and Vancouver, WA area schools.

Partners for a Hunger-free Oregon (SE)

Also see this food access resource guide compiled by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and his team.

Restaurants

There are many great local businesses stepping up to make sure students are fed. Please check their websites or call to confirm. Meals are available while supplies last and restaurants may also have limited hours or may close.

2305 SE 50th Ave.
Registration required. Food pickup is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-1 pm
 
1430 SE Water Street
Free lunches for children and families in need. Please call 503-234-7085
 

Logo for Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library condemns all violence against Asian Americans and people of Asian descent. We offer our ongoing support to the members of all Asian communities, families, elders and children, to thrive and succeed.

穆鲁玛郡图书馆严正谴责一切针对暨施予华裔美国人士以及亚裔人士之暴力行为。我们秉持一贯支持,为所有亚裔社区、家庭、年长者、年幼者等所有成员继续提供服务,以促进个人与社区之发展。

Thư Viện Quận Multnomah lên án mọi bạo lực đối với người Mỹ gốc Việt và người Châu Á. Chúng tôi luôn hỗ trợ các thành viên của tất cả các cộng đồng, gia đình, người lớn tuổi và trẻ em Châu Á, để phát triển và thành công.

La Biblioteca del Condado de Multnomah condena toda la violencia contra los asiático-americanos y la gente de ascendencia asiática. Ofrecemos nuestro apoyo continuo a los miembros de las comunidades asiáticas, familias, ancianos y niños, para prosperar y tener éxito.

Библиотека округа Малтнома осуждает любое насилие в отношении американцев азиатского происхождения и всех народов Азии. Мы предлагаем нашу постоянную поддержку членам азиатских сообществ, семьям, пожилым людям и детям, чтобы они процветали и были успешны .

Multnomah County Board issues statement condemning Anti-Asian hate crimes

Beverly Cleary with a cat, small image of Ramona Quimby in corner
Multnomah County Library is saddened today by the loss of Beverly Cleary. She was not just a genius whose work influenced generations of children, she was also a tireless advocate for youth literacy and libraries. Using the Northeast Portland neighborhood of Grant Park as a setting in most of her work, Beverly created stories that were of particular importance to the children of Multnomah County. She wrote real characters that were smart, mischievous, crafty, and powerful that every child can relate to. She understood children in a singular way that showed her respect for the child in all of us. 

As a young woman she worked briefly as an intern at Central Library and later went on to become a youth librarian. Later she was inspired to create the world of her most famous character, Ramona Quimby, and others, which is now memorialized in a map of landmarks at Hollywood Library. Beverly Cleary was generous in her financial support of Multnomah County Library and the Children’s Library at Central Library is named in her honor. Through The Library Foundation, she kept a strong connection to Multnomah County Library over the years and still considered MCL her library. 

For all of us at the library, she wrote about children that we might have been or known when we were young or that could be our children, playing through the backyards and neighborhoods that we love. We will be forever grateful to Beverly Cleary for all she has given to our library system, our community and children everywhere. 

. . . and Ramona Quimby, for showing us that life is so interesting she had to find out what happened next. 

Distance learning can be challenging.  If you are looking for help with schooling, here are some free tutoring resources  to consider.

Tutor.com

Who is eligible :  K-college students
Registration required : yes for some features, no for live help
Who are the tutors :  college and graduate students, teachers, working professionals
Which languages is tutoring available in : English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Other Tutor.com information : 
available with a library card
live tutoring 2-10 pm daily
essay help
worksheets
suggested websites
learning videos

Virtual K-12 Tutoring / Tutoría Virtual

Wednesdays, 3-5 pm until June 16, 2021.
Who is eligible : K-12 students who need support in math, science, social studies and/or language arts. 
Registration required : yes. We recommend registering at least two days ahead of time so we can pair you with a tutor who specializes in the subject area. We also welcome drop ins 4-5 pm.
Who are the tutors : Multnomah County Library volunteers
Which languages is tutoring available in : English and Spanish

Learn to Be

Who is eligible : K-12 students with a focus on underserved students
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school and college students, adults
Which languages is tutoring available in : English

Interns for Good

Who is eligible : Elementary and middle school students
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school students
Which languages is tutoring available in : English

ConnectOregonStudents

Who is eligible : K-12 students in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Northern California
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : Oregon high school students 
Which languages is tutoring available in : English (but includes language learning tutoring for other languages)
Other : they also offer peer support

Teens Tutor Teens

Who is eligible : Teens 13-18
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school students
Which languages is tutoring available in : English
 
 
Other Teens Tutor Teens information :
group tutoring
test prep tutoring
on-demand videos
worksheets
essay editing
 

If you are looking for extra academic support instead of live tutoring, consider these free resources:

Learning Resource Express Library has academic support resources for upper elementary school through high school. Available with your Multnomah County Library card.

Khan Academy has free video-based lessons and practice for K-12 students.

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2021年5月17日是提交联邦和州府报税表的截止日期。虽然COVID-19 新冠病毒疫情大流行使亲临现场获得报税帮助变得很困难,但是您仍然可以通过以下方式获得准备报税方面的帮助和支持。

报税表或说明书

  • 下载, 打印报税表和说明书, 您可以通过 IRS (美国国家税务局), 和Oregon Department of Revenue (俄勒冈州税务局) 的网页获取报税表和说明书。 如果您在家无法打印报税表,
  • 邮寄报税表给您。如果您想通过邮件接收联邦报税表,请按照IRS (美国国家税务局) 网站的说明进行操作,或致电 800.829.3676。如果您想通过邮件接收俄勒冈州的报税表,请在网上填写订购表或致电 503.378.4988 或 800.356.4222 (免费电话)。
  • 在图书馆领取一些联邦报税表。图书馆提供有限数量的联邦报税表; 要查找您附近的图书馆是否有提供联邦报税表,请致电 503.988.5123 或 发送电子邮件给我们。
  • Oregon Department of Revenue (俄勒冈州税务局) 不再向图书馆发送州府报税表和说明书,因此我们没有任何俄勒冈州的报税表。 但是我们可以帮助打印您需要的报税表。 请与我们联系或可询问任何一间图书馆。

协助报税

  • IRS (美国国家税务局) 认证的志愿工作人员可以辅助您报税. 两个地点是 Lloyd Center 或 Beaverton Community Center。 请致电503.966.7942查看您是否符合资格并预约服务。 我们提供语言翻译服务,您可以在网上找到更多资讯和申请表格。 本服务由 Metropolitan Family Service 和 CASH Oregon 提供,是 IRS 志工所得税申报服务 (VITA) 的一部分。
  • CASH Oregon (俄勒冈创造财富与希望)可以协助 Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (个人纳税识别号)的申请以及续约请致电 503.874.6075 了解更多讯息。
  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (美国退休人员基金会税务辅助) 目前提供网上报税辅助。他们有很多自助报税的税务资讯,您也可以发送电子邮件向他们询问有关联邦所得税的问题
  • 如果您是自雇司机,“自雇路程税务表”可以帮助您了解如何申报自雇税款、如何计算您的驾驶收入,如何列出扣税款项、以及如何缴纳估计税款。
  • 从 IRS 美国国家税务局获得网上辅助或致电800.829.1040。
  • 从Oregon Department of Revenue 俄勒冈州税务局获得网上辅助或致电800.356.4222。
  • 获取有关波特兰艺术教育和所得税的更多信息, 请登录 波特兰税务网站,或致电503.823.5157。

其他税务协助

免费网上报税

  • CASH Oregon (俄勒冈创造财富与希望)列出了上网报税的选项,如果您符合某些条件的话,这些选项是免费的。
  • IRS Free File 使您可以免费在网上准备和提交联邦所得税。

Oregon Department of Revenue (俄勒冈州税务局) 列出了经过认可的报税软件,如果您符合资格的话,这些报税软件是免费的。

 

Genealogists will often go pretty far out of their way to track down obituaries and funeral notices.  And with good reason!  An average, non-fancy funeral notice often reveals the names of family members, the place of burial or interment, the deceased’s home address, and other details crucial to family history research.  But they can be a challenge to find.

Despite their names, Portland's two long-running daily newspapers the Oregon Journal (published 1902-1982) and the Oregonian (published 1861-present) were/are local papers focusing on readers in the Portland area.  So for the most part, these newspapers did not publish obituaries for people who lived in other parts of our very large state.

Whose obituaries can you expect to find in the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian?

The vast majority of the funeral notices, death notices, and obituaries in the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian are for people who lived in the Portland area or had some deep Portland connections.  They are usually very, very short!  Sam Nudelman’s funeral notice (at right), from the August 17, 1944 Oregonian, is a good example.  It is brief and to-the-point, listing only Mr. Nudelman's date of death, his address, a short list of his surviving relatives, and information about his funeral services and place of burial.

Sometimes the deaths of prominent figures in Oregon politics, business, or social life were written up in the Journal or the Oregonian, even if they were from Burns or Salem or Joseph.  A person’s statewide fame might make their obituary of local interest despite the fact that they lived and died far away from the Rose City.  

However, these notices often have the feel of straight news, rather than obituary.  For example, the day after former Oregon senator and long-time Eugenian Wayne Morse died in 1974,  the Oregonian ran a full-page-width headline at the very tippy-top of page one (at left).  

In the early years of the 20th century and before, obituaries for Oregon “pioneers” (that is, European-American settlers who travelled west to the Oregon country in the mid-19th century or thereabouts) were a regular feature in the Oregonian.  And the editors regularly featured obituaries for pioneers who lived and died in other parts of Oregon.  An example (at right) is the brief obituary for Mrs. Mary Goodman, of Eugene, from the January 2, 1909 Oregonian.

Are you ready to start searching for an obituary or death notice in the Oregon Journal or the Oregonian?

If you think your ancestor's obituary or death/funeral notice is likely to be in the Oregonian, you can get started by searching for their name in the library's Historical Oregonian (1861-1987).  To look for obituaries in the Journal, search for your ancestro's name in Oregon Journal (1902-1982). (To use these resources from outside the library, you'll need to log in with your library card number and password.)

If these newspaper archive resources are new to you, we can help. Get in touch with a librarian for personalized help with your research! And remember, if you don't find an obituary, death notice, or funeral notice that you think really ought to have been in the Oregonian or the Oregon Journal, librarians can always help you think of other ways to search.

When should you look somewhere other than the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian?

Are you looking for an obituary for a Portland resident, but can’t find it in the Oregon Journal or the Oregonian? Portland has had many other daily and weekly newspapers that ran obituaries over the years. Central Library has long archives of many of these papers for your researching pleasure! If you want to begin your research on your own, take a look at Research with historical Portland newspapers, beyond the Oregonian. If you’d like a hand getting started, ask the librarian on duty in Central Library’s Periodicals room (on the second floor), or contact us to get personalized help from a librarian by phone or email.

If you've done all that great newspaper research but you're not finding an obituary for a Portland ancestor, you might want to try another tack. Take a look at my post Can't find that Portland obituary? Try the Ledger Index instead -- it talks about using an early and surprisingly detailed death index to learn details about a deceased person when there isn't an obituary available.

Did the person you’re researching reside in St. Johns or Gresham? Try looking for a funeral notice or obituary in their local paper. The St. Johns Review had really lovely, robust obituaries in its early years, and most issues of the Review from 1904-1922 and 2015-2016 are fully searchable in the University of Oregon Libraries’ wonderful Historic Oregon Newspapers database. Multnomah County's own Gresham Library has an archive of the Gresham Outlook going back to 1911; librarians there can help you search, or you can get help from a librarian by phone, chat or email.

If the deceased person you’re looking for lived outside the Portland area (even if they died in Portland or in Multnomah County), look for an obituary or death notice in their hometown paper

If you’re not sure what the name of that newspaper was, or even if there was a newspaper in print at the time, the next step is to ask the public library in the town where the deceased person resided. Oregon public libraries of all sizes are listed in the Oregon Library Directory. If you need to find a public library in a town outside Oregon, ask us for help the next time you’re at the library, or ask a librarian by phone, chat or email!

 


Do you want to learn more about family history research with obituaries? My colleague Kate S. walks you through some of the basics in her post on Obituaries 101.

Or, call or email a librarian to get personalized help with your obituaries-related questions. If you’d rather have face-to-face help, ask the librarian on duty the next time you visit the library.  We're always happy to help!


 

Portland City Archives: A2001-004.94 : 219 N Cherry St
Nearly every house history researcher wants to see old photographs or drawings of their house.  Who wouldn't, right?  Unfortunately for Portland-area house history buffs, this can be one of the hardest bits of house history ephemera to track down!  But don't despair; there are surviving photographs of some houses and it is possible (sometimes) to find them. 

The challenge is that there has never been a comprehensive house-portrait project in Portland -- or any other city or town in our area -- so there is no treasure trove of photos of local homes that you can dig through.  You might wonder, if there's no big archive of house pictures, where should you start?  There are a few possibilities:

First, ask your neighbors or the people in your neighborhood association.  People who live on your street may have their own old photographs of family events, parties, or other occasions which include your house in the background.  And a bonus -- when you find that long-time resident and photo-saver, they may share stories about past residents of your house or other interesting neighborhood lore!

Houses sometimes appear in the background of photographs taken to record activity on the street.  The city of Portland has a lot of photographs of infrastructure and maintenance work they've done over the years. 

Many of these images are carefully preserved in the Portland City Archives collection. These images usually show city workers doing something in the neighborhood (such as repairing the sewer like in the photo at left) or were taken in connection with city planning work, like a street scene before the installation of a new traffic light.  You can search for records (including photographs) using the Archives' catalog, Efiles, and some have been published on the archives's Vintage Portland blog -- see below for more about that! But, most photographs in the collection aren't available online.  To look at original photographs in person, you'll need to visit the Archives reading room downtown (1800 SW 6th Ave., Suite 550; 503.865.4100).  

The Oregon Historical Society library is another treasure trove for house history researchers.  Their collection includes more than 2.5 million photographs and negatives of people, communities, commerce, and life in the Pacific Northwest -- the photograph collection doesn't have a section devoted to house portraits, but you may find photographs of your street, or photographs indexed under the name of a former owner of the house.  Some of the library's photographs have been digitized and can be viewed in the library's catalog, but most are available only by visiting in person (1200 SW Park Ave.; 503.222.1741).  

NOTE: As of March 2021, the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland City Archives are both closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Contact them to see what services they can offer remotely.

Another potential source for house portraits and street scenes is the Vintage Portland blog, run by the Portland City Archives.  Every weekday the site features a different historical photograph (or sometimes a map or drawing) of Portland.  The posts are sorted into categories for neighborhoods, street names, time periods, and topics.  For example, if you are curious about the development of your neighborhood as well as the history of your house, you might want to look at the blog's many aerial photographs; or you might try looking at a neighborhood street like Foster Rd., Powell Blvd., or 82nd Ave.

If the house you're researching happens to be in the Albina district, you may find a photograph of it in The History of Albina, by Roy E. Roos.  The book begins with a brief a history of the district (and former city), but it also includes brief architectural history for a selection of houses and other buildings that are representative of different eras in Albina's development.  Many of the brief house histories are illustrated with contemporary photographs or have no pictures, but some have historic photographs or drawings.

Have fun hunting for a historic photo of your house!

 

  Questions? Ask the Librarian.

*Si tú o alguien que conoces está en crisis, por favor llama al Centro de llamadas de salud mental del Condado de Multnomah al 503-988-4888. Número gratuito: 800-716-9769. Marcar para personas con problemas de audición: 711.*
*Si hay peligro inmediato, llama al 911.* 

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Tú importas. Tu salud mental importa. Todes necesitan ayuda a veces. Hay recursos para adolescentes para apoyar nuestra salud mental.

Explora algunas actividades para aliviar el estrés que puedes hacer en tu casa ahora. Baja la página para ver más recursos abajo.

¿A quién tienes en tu vida con quién puedes hablar? ¿Un padre o adulto favorito? ¿Tus amigos? ¿Algún profesional de la salud mental? Habla con alguien: Cómo hablar de los problemas de salud mental

Actividades para intentar en casa

Respira para reducir la ansiedad

Si tienes 2 minutos:

  • Respira profundamente o estírate
  • Fantasea o haz garabatos
  • Mira a una foto de un ser querido
  • Dile a alguien que quieres hablar más tarde
  • Disfruta un chicle de menta
  • Masajea tu cabeza o tus manos
  • Piensa en tres cosas que agradeces
  • Reconoce uno de tus logros. Puedes celebrar que ganaste un videojuego, una buena nota o que te levantaste de la cama. Celebra tus éxitos ya sea grandes o pequeños

 

Si tienes 5 minutos:

  • Escucha música y canta en voz alta
  • Escribe tus sueños y metas
  • Corre, salta un poco, o sube y baja las escaleras
  • Está bien llorar y reír
  • Felicita a alguien por una de sus fortalezas o cualidades
  • Juega con tu mascota
  • Limpia una parte de tu cuarto
  • Disfruta un bocadillo y  una bebida que te gusta

 

Si tienes 10 minutos:

  • Escribe en un diario
  • Llama a un amigo que no has visto en un tiempo
  • Navega por la red en busca de frases inspiradoras
  • Da un paseo enérgico o baila al ritmo de la música que te gusta
  • Encuentra algunas cosas para añadir a tu cuarto o escritorio que te hagan sonreír: fotos, frases inspiradoras o divertidas, o un recuerdo de un evento significativo
  • Encuentra un lugar tranquilo para meditar
  • Tómate tiempo en silencio. Reflexiona sobre lo que necesitas de las personas en tu vida. Piensa cómo puedes pedir ayuda.

 

Si tienes 30 minutos:

  • Encuentra un tema de escritura en línea, o elige un libro al azar, escribe la primera línea y escribe tu propia historia a partir de ahí
  • Juega un juego con alguien en tu casa o en línea
  • Cocina, hornea o haz manualidades
  • Haz ejercicios o el yoga
  • Toma un baño caliente
  • Trabaja en un proyecto en el que hace tiempo que no trabajas 

 

Recursos en línea en español

Familias en Acción: Salud mental - Recursos comunitarios de Latinx: Una lista de servicios disponibles en el Condado de Multnomah y Oregon.

Organización Mundial de la Salud - #SanosEnCasa – Salud mental: “Son muchas las cosas que podemos hacer para cuidar nuestra salud mental y ayudar a otras personas que pueden necesitar más apoyo y atención. Confiamos en que los siguientes consejos y recomendaciones le resulten útiles.”

El Condado de Multnomah - El Programa de Salud Mental Escolar: “Brinda servicios de salud mental a niños y adolescentes en las escuelas de todo el condado de Multnomah.”

Q Chat Space: “Ofrece grupos de conversación en línea para adolescentes LGBTQ+ entre 13 y 19 años. Encuentra y ofrece apoyo, diviértete, conéctate alrededor de intereses compartidos y consigue buena información.”

MedlinePlus - Salud mental del adolescente: “Ser adolescente es difícil. Te sentirás estresado por tratar de ser agradable, desempeñarte bien en la escuela, llevarte bien con la familia y tomar decisiones importantes. La mayoría de estas presiones son inevitables y preocuparte por ellas es normal. Sin embargo, sentirte muy triste, desesperanzado o sin valor alguno puede ser un signo de advertencia de un problema de salud mental.”

Child Mind Institute - Recursos en español: “Como padres, queremos poder ayudar a nuestros hijos cuando se enfrentan a emociones o comportamientos desafiantes. Obtener información confiable y clara es el primer paso para poder ayudarlos. Lea nuestros recursos en español sobre temas en salud mental, desafíos del aprendizaje y tipos de tratamientos para apoyar a sus hijos.”

Child Mind Institute - Señales de depresión durante la crisis del coronavirus: “Los niños que parecen estar atrapados en un estado de ánimo negativo podrían necesitar ayuda para recuperarse.”

Mental Health America - Otros recursos: “Para referencias a centros en tu comunidad y profesionales de salud mental que ofrecen servicios en español, contacte a las siguientes organizaciones. Algunas también ofrecen información y publicaciones sobre distintos temas de salud mental.”

National Institute of Mental Health - Ayuda para la salud mental: “Usa estos recursos para encontrar ayuda para ti mismo, un amigo o un familiar.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness - La salud mental en la comunidad latina: “Los latinos tienen la misma incidencia en las condiciones de salud mental cuando son comparados al resto de la población. Sin embargo, las inquietudes, experiencias y manera de entenderlas y tratarlas pueden ser diferentes.”

MayoClinic - Suicidio: qué hacer si alguien tiene tendencias suicidas: “Es posible que no sepas qué hacer si alguien que conoces parece tener tendencias suicidas. Aprende a detectar las señales de alerta, qué preguntas hacer y cómo buscar ayuda.”

La Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio - Ayuda en español: “Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español.”

Recursos en línea en inglés

Oregon YouthLine  + Lines for Life website

Oregon Warmline

Multnomah County Library - Mental Health and Self-Care for Teens

Multnomah County Library - Talking with teens about mental health

Mental Health for Teens from Multcolib (Ebooks)

Mental Health for Teens from Multcolib Teens (Physical books)

Multnomah County Library - How parents and caregivers can support teens

Coping resources for teens in electronic format from Multcolib My Librarian Ruth

National Association on Mental Illness Teen Portal

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective Toolkit

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

CDC - LGBTQ Youth Resources

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program

Mental Health First Aid: Resources 


Gracias por leer. Esperamos que hayas encontrado algo que puedas usar. Si necesitas más ayuda:

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“I routinely prescribe nature to children and families.  Nature has the power to heal."  

-Dr. Nooshin Razani, pediatrician, presenter of the TED Talk "Presribing Nature for Health"

Research suggests that taking a walk, visiting a park, or getting out in nature can relieve stress, encourage social bonds, and support physical activity.  Less stress means less depression, anxiety, and isolation...not just for kids, but for adults, too!  

Portland Parks and Recreation offers plenty of opportunities for adventure!  Search for your next destination through the Find a Park feature, and be sure to check out their list of Inclusive Playgrounds, which is growing!  Gresham also offers an array of parks and trails to explore. Troutdale, with its proximity to the Sandy and Columbia rivers, offers plenty of fun options as well, and Fairview is home to many others, including our favorite, Salish Pond Wetlands Park.

Wait, there’s more! Metro Parks and Natural Areas offer 17,000 acres of outdoor exploration!  Try out the Interactive Park Finder, and while you’re there, check out their Parks and Nature News section for the latest on the ways our community enjoys nature.  

We love keeping up with Metro’s Our Big Backyard magazine and exploring back issues for beautiful photographs. The latest (Fall 2020) issue features two articles written by members of our community.  

While you're outside, you can take advantage of the learning opportunities it offers.  Portland Parks has created an at-home nature activities page, with links to videos and other activities that tap into kids’ sense of curiosity.  You can find a Flower Scavenger Hunt, a Birds of Portland guide, and a map of Tree Museums that are open for viewing right in your neighborhood.  

There’s so much to see and do out there, so take Dr. Razani’s prescription and get outside!   Even just a little bit can do wonders for your health - mental, physical, emotional, and overall!


This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

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So by now it’s old news: same-sex couples in Oregon have the right to marry on equal footing with opposite-sex couples.  

Deciding whether or not to marry can be a very personal and emotional matter.  And planning a wedding, goodness knows, has myriad practical, interpersonal and emotional aspects. But deciding whether to marry and/or planning a wedding may also have legal implications.  For same-sex couples, the legal implications can be complex, unfamiliar or just plain unclear.  Never fear, though -- librarians are here to help!  Let’s pick apart some of the questions same-sex couples might face as they consider marriage:

Deciding if you want to marry

The opening up of marriage laws is an unequivocal joy for some couples who want to marry.  For other individuals and couples, the ability to marry legally raises both questions and concerns.

One great way to navigate this challenge is to learn more about your options.  And one option is: not getting married.  Unmarried Equality is a California-based civil rights organization which advocates for “equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people who are single, choose not to marry, cannot marry, or live together before marriage.”  Their website provides information about and support for a variety of ways to be unmarried, as well as some resources for and about people who consciously choose not to marry.

Actually getting married

Have you decided to marry?  In Oregon, the first technical step in getting married is to get a license, from the county in which you will wed.  The Multnomah County Division of Assessment, Recording & Taxation issues marriage licenses in Multnomah County, and their website lists all the requirements and fees for getting a marriage license -- and explains the steps you’ll follow once you have your license. The ACLU of Oregon also has a helpful FAQ about getting married in Oregon, which includes a directory of the marriage license offices for all 36 Oregon counties.

Once you have your license, you’ll need to find an officiant -- usually this is a religious leader or judge.  Your county clerk or registrar’s office may have a list of judges and other officials who can perform a marriage.

Next, have your ceremony!  

Miscellaneous practical matters

Marriage can change your tax status or have an effect on your estate planning, property ownership, child custody arrangements, and a whole host of other business-like issues.  Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions, by Frederick C. Hertzwit & Emily Doskow (both attorneys!) is chock full of practical information and advice about the many legal and practical issues that arise for same-sex couples who marry or register their relationships.  The book is extra new -- just updated in January 2014 -- and should have mostly up-to-date information (though Oregon marriage law changed in May, so remember to look to more current resources for specifics on Oregon same-sex marriage specifically).

If Making it Legal isn’t for you, check out one of these other books about LGBTQ couples and the law.

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Dare I say it, you may also want to think about what will happen if your relationship doesn’t last until death do you part.  If this is an issue you want to consider, it might be helpful just to hear about other LGBTQ people’s experiences with divorce.  Kathryn Martini’s thoughtful column about her own divorce in the July 2013 issue of the local PQ Monthly is one place to start.

Making it Legal also talks about special issues in same-sex divorces -- as do several of the library’s other books on LGBTQ couples and the law.  Or, you might want to consult with an attorney to get advice about your own unique situation:

Getting expert legal help

Do you have other specific questions about marriage and its implications for your taxes, child custody, inheritance and the like?  If so, you may want to get personal legal advice.  Or perhaps you and your spouse have already married or entered into a formal domestic or civil partnership, and you have questions about your status.  I’m a librarian and not an attorney, so I can’t give legal advice.  But librarians are always happy to help you locate resources!  

Here are a couple of great places to start with your specific same-sex marriage legal questions:

The civil rights organization Lambda Legal has a legal help desk (call 1-866-542-8336) which “provides information and assistance regarding discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status.”  Lambda Legal's website also includes a section about the changing legal issues around marriage and family law for LGBTQ individuals, couples and families.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights provides legal assistance to people with LGBTQ-related legal questions as well as a small library of resources on specific legal issues

And, the Oregon State Bar has a lawyer referral service that you can use to help get in touch with a local attorney who works in the right area of law for your specific needs.

 

Do you have other questions?

Please, ask a librarian anytime for more resources to help with your queer legal research (or really, with your anything research!).  Or visit your local county law library for a wider range of legal materials. 


Although we are always happy to help you locate resources and give you search tips, it is against state law for library staff members to engage in any conduct that might constitute the unauthorized practice of law; we may not interpret statutes, cases or regulations, perform legal research, recommend or assist in the preparation of forms, or advise patrons regarding their legal rights.


 

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Hạn chót để nộp tờ khai thuế liên bang và tiểu bang là ngày 17 tháng 5 năm 2021. Mặc dù đại dịch COVID-19 đã gây khó khăn cho việc giúp đỡ trực tiếp, quý vị vẫn có thể nhận được sự trợ giúp và hỗ trợ khai thuế theo những cách sau.

Bản sao chép của các biểu mẫu hoặc hướng dẫn khai thuế

  • Tải xuống và in các biểu mẫu và hướng dẫn từ trang Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Instructionstrang Oregon Department of Revenue Forms and Publications. Nếu quý vị không thể in biểu mẫu ở nhà, quý vị có thể gửi các mục đến máy in của thư viện từ hầu hết mọi thiết bị hoặc chi nhánh có kết nối mạng.
  • Có các biểu mẫu được gửi qua thư cho quý vị. Để nhận các biểu mẫu thuế liên bang qua đường bưu điện, hãy làm theo hướng dẫn trên trang mạng IRS hoặc gọi 800.829.3676. Để nhận các biểu mẫu thuế Oregon qua đường bưu điện, hãy điền vào mẫu đơn đặt trên mạng hoặc gọi 503.378.4988 hoặc 800.356.4222 (miễn phí).
  • Nhận các biểu mẫu liên bang tại thư viện. Số lượng của các biểu mẫu thuế liên bang có giới hạn tại các chi nhánh của thư viện; để tìm hiểu những gì có sẵn tại chi nhánh gần quý vị, hãy gọi 503.988.9936 hoặc gửi email tới vietnamese-staff@multco.us 
  • The Oregon Department of Revenue không còn gửi các biểu mẫu thuế và tập sách nhỏ của tiểu bang đến các thư viện, vì vậy chúng tôi sẽ không có sẵn bất kỳ biểu mẫu Oregon nào. Tuy nhiên, chúng tôi có thể in nhiều biểu mẫu mà quý vị cần; liên hệ với chúng tôi hoặc hỏi tại bất kỳ chi nhánh nào của thư viện.

Hỗ trợ chuẩn bị khai thuế

Nộp thuế trên mạng miễn phí

Các hỗ trợ khác cho thuế

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Крайний срок подачи федеральных налоговых деклараций и налоговых деклараций штата - 17 мая 2021 г. Пандемия COVID-19 осложняет получение непосредственной  помощи. Мы предлагаем вам информацию о том, где и как вы можете получить помощь и поддержку в налоговой отчетности. Пожалуйста, обратите внимание на то, что некоторые ссылки доступны только на английском языке.

Бумажные копии налоговых форм или инструкций

  • Загрузите и распечатайте формы и инструкции для федеральных налогов с страницы Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Instructions page, а для штата Орегон с страницы Oregon Department of Revenue Forms and Publications page. Если у вас нет возможности распечатать формы и инструкции дома, то вы можете их отправить на принтеры библиотеки практически с любого устройства или из любого места, где есть подключение к Интернету.
  • Получите формы по почте. Чтобы получить федеральные налоговые формы по почте, следуйте инструкциям на веб-сайте IRS  или позвоните по телефону 800.829.3676. Чтобы получить налоговые формы штата Орегон по почте, заполните форму онлайн-заказа или позвоните по телефону 503.378.4988 или 800.356.4222 (бесплатно).
  • Обратитесь в библиотеку. Ограниченное количество федеральных налоговых форм доступно в библиотеках. Чтобы узнать, что конкретно имеется в ближайшей к вам библиотеке, позвоните по телефону 503.988.5123 или свяжитесь с нами, отправив электронное сообщение.
  • Налоговое управление штата Орегон больше не отправляет налоговые формы и инструкции в библиотеки, поэтому у нас не будет в наличии никаких бумажных форм штата Орегон. Однако мы можем распечатать многие из необходимых вам форм. Свяжитесь с нами или спросите сотрудников в любом отделении библиотеки.

Помощь в оформлении налоговой декларации

  • Волонтеры, прошедшие сертификацию IRS, могут помочь вам подготовить ваши налоги в Lloyd Center или Beaverton Community Center. Необходима предварительная запись. Позвоните по телефону 503.966.7942, чтобы узнать, соответствуете ли вы требованиям, и записаться на прием. Доступны услуги переводчика. Вы можете найти дополнительную информацию и получить приемные пакеты документов онлайн с веб-сайта организации Metropolitan Family Service и CASH Oregon в рамках программы IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
  • CASH Oregon также может помочь с заявкой и продлением индивидуального идентификационного номера налогоплательщика (ITIN). Звоните 503.874.6075 для получения дополнительной информации.
  • Служба налоговой помощи фонда AARP предлагает налоговую помощь онлайн. Есть обширный раздел самопомощи. Вы также можете отправить им по электронной почте свои вопросы о федеральном подоходном налоге.
  • Если вы являетесь самозанятым водителем, то Roadmap to Rideshare Taxes может помочь вам сориентироваться в том, как работают налоги на самозанятость, как подсчитывать свой доход от вождения, как отслеживать налоговые вычеты и как платить ориентировочно-предполагаемые налоги.
  • Получите помощь от IRS онлайн или по телефону 800.829.1040.
  • Получите помощь в Налоговом управлении штата Орегон онлайн или по     телефону 800.356.4222.
  • Дополнительную информацию о подоходном налоге на Portland Arts Education и Access Income Tax можно получить на веб-сайте Portland Revenue Online или по телефону 503.823.5157.

Другая налоговая помощь

Подайте налоговую декларацию онлайн бесплатно

  • CASH Oregon имеет список бесплатных вариантов онлайн-подачи налоговых деклараций, если вы соответствуете определенным требованиям.
  • IRS Free File позволяет вам подготовить и подать федеральный подоходный налог онлайн бесплатно.
  • У Департамента доходов штата Орегон (The Oregon Department of Revenue) есть одобренные программные обеспечения для бесплатной подготовки налоговых деклараций, если вы соответствуете требованиям.
  • Бесплатные формы деклараций имеются как в IRS, так и в The Oregon Department of Revenue 

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A November 2020 New York Times article* spoke about how “remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.” And there are plenty more recent studies and articles on this subject. As caregivers, we must listen to our teenagers and reach out if we see concerning signs. Here are some resources to help:

Mental Health America (MHA): Talking To Adolescents And Teens

MHA is a community-based nonprofit “dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.” They have a series for caregivers of teens that starts with noticing symptoms, starting a conversation, and figuring out what to do and where to go. And they have a “Parent Test” you can take to help determine if your child is having emotional, attentional, or behavioral difficulties.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and more how to help a teen who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Many staff at the library have taken this course and we highly recommend it and you can take it for free through Get Trained To Help. Beyond the course, the Mental Health First Aid folx have lots of good information on their website including 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health and 5 Signs Your Teen May Be Asking for Help

Signs of Depression During the Pandemic

From the Child Mind Institute, an article listing signs of depression to look out for in your child and ways to help them feel comfortable sharing their feelings. Their articles are available in Spanish as well. 

YouthLine

A teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides support and referrals via call, text, and chat. It is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times, 24-hours a day!). 

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care 

Cascadia is the largest “community-based behavioral health and substance use treatment services organization in the state of Oregon” and they operate a Crisis Line in Multnomah County 24/7 (503-988-4888). Check out their Crisis Intervention page for more information. 

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program   

EASA is a program that was created to help young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. Research shows that getting help as early as possible makes treatment easier and recovery quicker.

Multnomah County Library: Teens

We have written a few other blog posts that might be helpful:

And of course we have books! Please see our book lists below. 

This article is part of our "Talking with kids" series, and was featured in our monthly Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

*If you do not subscribe to the New York Times you can get full access to their articles through the library’s databases. Contact us for more information.

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We know that distance learning from home has been hard on kids and their families. Finding the joy in school and keeping engaged can be really hard for students. So we asked some experts - teachers and students - how they motivate, and stay motivated, to learn!
 
Ms Horn, a Middle School teacher and parent to a 1st and 4th grader learning from home, suggests giving students multiple ways to do their work (video, writing, drawing, etc.). Hopefully their teachers are already allowing this, but if not, she stresses communicating with  your child’s teacher and working with them to create workarounds that play to your student’s strengths. 
 
This makes sense to me... a kid may not be motivated to write a paper, but if they could do a podcast instead, that might be the push they need! 
 
One thing that has worked well for Ms. Horn with her own kids is using speech-to-text for writing assignments, since writing is the most challenging for her children. Her 4th grader uses it to get her thoughts out. Her first grader needs to physically write since he is still learning that skill, but using speech-to-text to get the letters removes the worry of spelling and lets him "do it himself!" Which is also very important to many students.
 
With how little choice and control is available right now, Ms. Horn’s best advice is to “try to find ways for [students] to have as much choice as possible while completing [their] school work.” 

Third graders from James Johns Elementary shared their expert advice on staying motivated. They mentioned that they like having fun breaks between assignments, and a consistent "reward" like 10 minutes of games/videos, drawing, stuffie time, or a virtual friend meet-up. Interestingly, every other suggestion they gave had to do with help scheduling or understanding when to do what. They suggest having a schedule posted, something that they can easily see while in school. They also enjoy having a schedule they can check off when something is done and/or having a schedule with must do (blue), should do (orange), or choice (green). I think we can all agree that whatever help with structure and organization we get right now, relieves stress and helps us be more productive and engaged. Thank you to Library Teacher Ms. Rolf for interviewing these local experts for us!

And here are some additional resources to help:

This article was written for our Family Newsletter, brought to you by Home Learning Support and available in English and Spanish. Please sign up here and you can email us at learning@multcolib.org with any questions.

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