Two of our scholar athletes competed in the OSAA state tournament on Thursday and Friday. We are very proud of Rosie and Ristom for all of their hard work! Rosie won her first match 6-3, 6-3 before losing a hard-fought match in round 2. Ristom lost his first round match but advanced to the semi-finals of the consolation bracket. Thanks to everyone who came out to support them!
This past Saturday was one of the most festive events of the year, The St. Johns Parade! Our scholar athletes marched alongside the whole St. Johns community on this beautiful, sunny day and we once again won first place! Here are a few picture from the wonderful day!
We are thrilled to share that four of our scholar athletes qualified for the 2019 OSAA State Tennis Tournament. Rosie & Ristom will be representing their schools and PT&E at the tournament, which runs May 16-18 at the Babette Hornstein Tennis Center. All four qualified for the tournament after impressive performances in their district championships. Come support these Scholar athletes who have put in years of hard work to get to this moment!
Another one of our scholar athletes, Leilani, is competing in the state championships in Washington!
On Saturday we celebrated and raised money for PT&E at our second annual Kermes de Primavera. This event was organized by our parents who put in countless hours to host such a wonderful event. There was delicious food, raffle items, dance performances and a whole lot of fun!
A huge thank you to all of our parents who helped to make this event possible! Another big thank you to everyone who attended this event and helped us raise over $6,000!
All of the money raised will go towards supporting our summer program and the success of our Scholar Athletes!
What a way to spend a Saturday! Our Scholar Athletes hit the slopes of Mt. Hood to go snowshoeing with @mazamaspdx as a part of our Passport Oregon program. This was our second Passport Oregon trip of the year and we enjoyed a day of hiking, sledding and snow ball fights.
Thank you Mazamas for the wonderful day!
A huge thank you to the Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund for generously donating $20,000 to support our Ready, Set, Read! Community Literacy Program.
Ready, Set, Read!, which started in 2017, empowers families to improve their literacy skills. With one-on-one tutoring, ongoing assessment, and community engagement, families receive the support they need to develop their literacy skills. We saw significant positive results with the program in 2018 and the number of students in our program reading at grade level doubled!
This impactful program would not be possible without this generous support! Thank you to the MCM Fund for positively impacting the lives of our Scholar Athletes and their families.
Another thank you to Intel, Oregon Community Foundation, Wells Fargo, KCura Gifts, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Ross Stores, Umpqua Bank Community Giving, SMART and the Clark Foundation who have supported this important program. We appreciate you!
On Sunday 2/24 we hosted our annual Supporter Appreciation Party at the St. Johns Racquet Center. It was an evening filled with tennis and tacos while we celebrated the generosity of our community. Thank you so much to all of our supporters! We could not do the work that we do with our Scholar Athletes without you! We hope to see you at the SJRC sometime soon!
On Wednesday 1/23 we had what is becoming a regular occurrence: an adidas volunteer day! Our Scholar Athletes were thrilled to have 24 volunteers from adidas join us as we worked on an “I have a dream” project, played MLK Jeopardy and of course hit the courts for some tennis!
adidas has been a fantastic supporter of PT&E and we are very thankful for all of the time given to PT&E and our Scholar Athletes.
Thanks adidas we look forward to having you back at PT&E soon!
It has become a yearly tradition for the generous members of the West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club (WHRFC) to choose a Scholar Athlete to buy a Christmas book for. On Tuesday 1/15 members of the WHRFC came to deliver these wonderful gifts! Our Scholar Athletes were thrilled to get copies of some of their favorite books or ones they have been excited to read.
Thank you to all of the members of the WHRFC who participated in what has become a wonderful yearly tradition! We greatly appreciate your support and our students love their new books!
This past Sunday 12 members of the PT&E family took a trip to the Mazamas Mountaineering Center to learn how to rock climb! Our Scholar Athletes learned proper rock climbing technique and got a chance to climb with the help of 7 wonderful Mazamas volunteers. A huge thank you to Mazamas for making this day possible! We are excited to partner with you more in the future. Here are a few photos from the event.