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A Challenge, You Say?

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Exciting news!

Two anonymous donors have generously established the 2011 Annual Fund Challenge. They will match gifts up to $35,000 to generate new dollars to the Annual Fund and increase participation from community members.

$15,000 to go!

You have the opportunity to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION and DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT. What a remarkable way to make a difference now for our current students! It’s easy!

Make your tax-deductible gift online, by telephone to 503-297-1894 ext 310, or by mail to 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland OR 97225.

You also can help by spreading the word. Tell five friends or family members how important Catlin Gabel has been to you and how they too can double their dollars by making a donation. Learn more about the challenge. Thank you!

Great schools don’t just happen. We make them so.
The Catlin Gabel 2010-11 Annual Fund
Will you rise to the Challenge?

Rebecca Garner '11 wins top regional art award

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On February 23 senior Rebecca Garner will be awarded the Gold Key in art, the highest regional award given annually in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, sponsored by New York’s Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. As a result of Rebecca’s Gold Key standing, her artwork will be forwarded to New York City for national judging.

Rebecca’s artworks, from the portfolio she entered in the competition, will be on exhibition at the award ceremony, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific NW College of Art (1241 NW Johnson St., Portland) on Wednesday, February 23. All regional Gold Key artwork will be on display at PNCA from February 6 to February 25.
Rebecca also won two Honorable Mentions in drawing.
Three other Catlin Gabel students were also honored with awards:
Junior Andrea Michalowsky won an Honorable Mention in sculpture
Senior Lynne Stracovsky won a Silver Key in drawing
Senior Kashi Tamang won seven Silver Key awards in ceramics and glass, drawing, photogrpahy, mixed media, and painting
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing program is the oldest, longest-running, and most prestigious recognition program for student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing in the United States. The 15 top national winners each receive a $10,000 cash award to help pay for college, plus special recognition on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the awards program.
Congratulations, Rebecca, Andrea, Lynne, and Kashi!


CGS students observe chest surgery up close

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Oregonian article, January '11

Services, sales, and trades posted on our Bulletin Board

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Welcome to our guests from Martinique

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Nineteen students and three chaperones from Martinique are hosted by the Middle School. French language students provide the homestays.

Books about Child Soldiers in Sudan

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 As you may have heard, we'll be hosting Gabriel Bol Deng, one of the "lost boys" from the war in Sudan.  He will come to Catlin as a speaker on Wednesday, February 9th.  In support of his visit, I've assembled a group of books on the subect of child soldiers, and the war in this region of the world. 

Be sure to also check out Gabriel Bol Deng's website, Hope for Ariang, to learn more about his nonprofit organization to provide primary education to children in Sudan.  

Here's a list of titles that you may want to browse before his visit:

A Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah

Out of Exile:  Narratives from the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan, by Craig Walzer

The Devil Came on Horseback:  Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur, by Brian Steidle & Gretchen Steidle Wallace

Child Soldiers:  From Violence to Protection, by Michael Wessells

What is the What, by Dave Eggers (a powerful fictionalized memoir of a lost boy)

The Translator:  A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, by Daoud Hari

Please ask us if you need any assistance in locating the books.  Thanks.  --Sue 




Service Corps donates books to working poor families

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Bienestar thanks the Catlin Gabel community

The Service Corps book drive for Bienestar was a great success. Executive director Karen Shawcross writes, "Thank you for the awesome donation of 50 boxes of books to the children of Bienestar! These are going to our community rooms where children of farmworkers and working poor families will enjoy them in four homework clubs and our Summer Reading Safari  and Born to Learn programs. We are touched by this generous outpouring of gifts from Catlin Gabel families, and want you to know how much they will be enjoyed by children who have no books at home!"

Read more (Kids Helping Kids) on the Bienestar website.

Zenger Farm article: work of CGS PLACE urban studies class noted

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Portland Tribune article, January '11

Annual Fund makes headway toward goal – Thank You!

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Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2010-11 Annual Fund so far this year. To date, we have raised 72% of our $935,000 goal.

We are grateful to community members for their committed support and invaluable investment. One-hundred percent of the Alumni Board has participated in the Annual Fund as well as 72% of faculty-staff and 48% of parents.

Early gifts to the Annual Fund are important for planning purposes. However, it is not too late for you to give or pledge to the 2010-11 Annual Fund. We have a ways to go to reach our goal! Make your gift online, by telephone – 503-297-1894 ext 310, or by mail – 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225.

Many thanks for your support!

Great schools don’t just happen. We make them so.

Leaving Iowa Photo Gallery

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Upper School play

Thanks go to Bruce Johnson for these photos.

Gifu Kita assembly photo gallery

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Talented visitors from Japan

Thanks go to professional photographer Rich Iwasaki (Yoko's husband) for these fabulous images!

Click on any photo to increase image size and start a slide show.

Annual Fund parking space winners announced

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Congratulations to the Dodson-Grayzel family!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Annual Fund so far this year.

Early gifts to the Annual Fund are important for planning purposes. However, it is not too late for you to give or pledge to the Annual Fund. We have a ways to go to reach our goal!

Make your gift online,
by telephone – 503-297-1894 ext 374,
or by mail – 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225.

Many thanks for your support!



Welcome to our guests from Gifu Kita School in Japan!

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Fourteen students and two teachers from the Gifu Kita School visit Catlin Gabel and stay with school families from January 3 through 10. This is the 20th anniversary year of our exchange program with our sister school in Japan. Be sure to say hello, or, rather, konichiwa!

Service Corps book drive, January 10 – 21

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Community-wide sorting party on January 22

January 15 sorting party canceled

Please collect children's and youth books to contribute

We are excited to announce the next CG Service Corps activity: a book drive benefiting Bienestar, a nonprofit housing and service organization serving Washington County’s Hispanic community.

Upper School students have been volunteering at the Bienestar homework club for three years. Our book drive will further cement a wonderful partnership and boost Bienestar’s mission to educate the migrant labor population they serve.

Cross-divisional teams of Catlin Gabel students and faculty-staff will collect and presort donated books between January 10 and 21.

Parents, students, faculty-staff, and alumni are invited to two sorting parties in the barn on Saturday, January 22.

We will load books onto the retired Rummage truck for delivery to Bienestar.

Details about book drop locations to follow.

“If there’s one thing Catlin Gabel families have in abundance, it’s books!”
—Service Corps Core Steering Committee