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10/16 School Notes / Academic Honors

SCHOOL NOTES Whitworth jog-a-thon to take place DALLAS -- Whitworth Elementary School in Dallas is holding its annual jog-a-thon fundraiser Wednesday (today).Students will run around the Dallas High School track to raise funds that will go toward purchasing new playground equipment.The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DHS, 1250 SE Holman Ave.Donations and sponsorships can still be made.For more information: Amy McFarland, Whitworth Elementary School, 503-623-8351. FC school group to hold fundraiser FALLS CITY -- The Falls City Parent Group is holding a potato feed, bingo fundraiser and tailgating party at the Falls City Community Center, 320 N. Main St., Friday starting at 4 p.m.The event precedes the FCHS Mountaineers' home football contest against cross-county rival Perrydale and is scheduled to conclude at 6:30 p.m. before the game's kickoff at 7 p.m.Admission to the potato feed is $5. All proceeds benefit the Falls City Parent Group, which raises money to support school programs and teachers districtwide.For more information: 503-787-3521. Movie night set Saturday at KVCS KINGS VALLEY -- Kings Valley Charter School is hosting a family movie night fundraiser for the school's foreign language tour in 2014 on Saturday.A Halloween-themed double feature is planned with the showing of "Frankenweenie" (rated PG) and "Warm Bodies (PG-13) scheduled starting at 6:30 p.m.Admission is by a $2 per person suggested donation. Baby-sitting is available for $5 per child. A variety of food and drink concessions will be available for purchase.For more information: 541-929-2134. KVCS accepting orders for wreaths KINGS VALLEY -- Kings Valley Charter School is accepting orders for its annual Christmas wreath fundraiser through Tuesday.Wreaths, produced by Sunrise Tree Farm in Kings Valley, come in two sizes -- 20-inch diameter ($20 each) and 24-inch diameter ($23 each). An 11-inch candle ring wreath is available for $11. Diamond-pointed swags are also available. Size is approximately 20-by-24-inches ($17 each). Items can be shipped for an additional $22 each.Items will be delivered to KVCS and available for pickup at the end of November.Proceeds benefit the KVCS parent-teacher organization.For more information: Evelyn Hukari, 541-740-2824; email to hukari@peak.org.

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