Dec. 17 Equity & Inclusion Corner

Posted by Abby Rotwein on 12/17/2021

Holidays and Celebrations 

December 21st is the Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day and longest night of the year.
Merry Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.
Kwanzaa is from December 26th to January 1st. We hope those who celebrate have a wonderful holiday.   
December 29th is Wounded Knee Day. The purpose of this day is to remember the more than 300 Lakota Sioux adults and children who were massacred by the U.S. Army in 1890. Learn more from National Geographic.
Happy New Year to all. See you in 2022.

Riverdale Grade School Food Drive - 3,001 Pounds of Food Collected!!

Thank you to all who contributed to our food drive and made it such a whopping success! We collected a school-wide total of 3,787 items! Congratulations to 4th grade and 8th grade for collecting the most items.
On a rainy Saturday morning, 8th Grade Leadership students and caregivers transported items into cars, to LiftUp Portland, and into their warehouse. After weighing the items in at 3,001 pounds, we sorted all the foods into categories.  It was hard work but well worth it! We learned more about LiftUp Portland’s work and process for distributing food.
A big “well done” to 8th Grade Leadership for their great work, and thanks to the whole community for helping to feed those in need!