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A Taste of Autumn

Celebrate Canby Public Schools at A Taste of Autumn on Saturday, October 1! Join us at Three Sisters Livestock for an evening of wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Have some fun on the farm as you support Canby Educational Foundation’s efforts in providing grants that work to enhance and enrich the lives of Canby students and teachers. To RSVP, call Mary Walsh at (503) 263-9299 (office) or (503) 516-2631.


Overnight at Opal Creek

Carus Elementary School students packed their bags for an overnight field trip to the beautiful Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic Recreation Area in the Willamette National Forest. They had a wonderful time exploring the great outdoors and learning about nature. Read a first-hand account of the trip from one of the students here.“Opal Creek” by Matthew NascoIt started when we were packing, everyone had their stuff and we loaded the chaperones cars. When everyone was on the bus it was like I was trapped in a box of monkeys. Once we got there other kids were still leaving so we had to wait until they left. While we were waiting we got bathroom breaks. The smelt like 20 skunks just sprayed in there. Once we were all off the bus we got to meet our instructors which were Meghan, Simon, and my instructor was Maysa.On the hike there was this gigantic Douglass fir and I mean it was the biggest tree I have ever seen. We saw a lot of cool stuff on the way but what I thought was the coolest was the mining tunnel, it looked like it would take years to get to the end of it. When we got to jaw bone flats, we got to check out our cabins. Our cabin was the best, cabin 4 it had two rooms upstairs and downstairs, there was a giant bathroom, a giant closet and a giant dining table. But the best room was the living room it had two recliners, a chair, a sofa and a coffee table.When we got to the cafeteria I heard we were having vegetarian food, and I thought it was going to be gross, but it was actually good. What I had was jalapeños, cheese, sour cream, and olives. When it touched my tongue my taste buds were definitely happy. After dinner we did some activities, I chose "macro mayhem" which was down by the river. When we got to the river we tried to catch stuff but it was kind of hard until ooohhh!!! There was a salamander, we were all looking ... FLASH a black shadow slithers under a rock, we never did catch it but we still had fun.When we went back to the cabin we played around and hung out. But then it was time for the night hike. The night hike was pretty boring so you don't want to really hear about. After the night hike we got ready for bed and told ghost stories and that was a day at Opal Creek.
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Encouraging Young Readers

Ninety-One School teachers understand how critical it is for young readers to develop their literacy skills early on. Beginning readers need rich and engaging reading materials, but often, the books available to them fail to hold their interest. With CEF grant money, Ninety-One School has been able to purchase a series of books that students are really connecting with. The “Danny Books” have been a big hit with the students—they read them over and over! This series has certainly helped a number of young students discover the joy of reading.
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Hands-On Learning

A long-standing program in the Canby School District, Outdoor School provides an amazing opportunity for all sixth-grade students. In addition to introducing them to a variety of hands-on learning experiences, environmental literacy, and responsible citizenry, it also allows them to explore potential careers in the areas of science and natural-resource management. This is a life-changing educational experience for many students, as well as a phenomenally enriching opportunity. CEF is pleased to support this educational program, especially for those who financially would not have had the opportunity to participate.
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The Canby Educational Foundation is dedicated to enhancing and enriching educational opportunities for all students in the Canby School District.