Our Programs

Ubuntu rock on their debut!

February 2nd, 2011
Look out for future UBUNTU appearances. (more...)

What’s coming up?

November 16th, 2010
What's happening at Gilbert Heights? (more...)

Save the Date!!

September 10th, 2010
Attention Menlo Park families! Camp Fire will be back in action on Monday October 4th! We are extremely excited to get started with year two! We are now a SUN school! This means more great opportunities to learn for both students and parents. For more information call Steven Joinson (503) 209-3167. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Last week of Camp Fire SUN!

May 27th, 2010
Today is the last official day of Gilbert Heights Camp Fire SUN program! Thank you to everyone who supported us our first year at GH! We can’t wait for next year. Also – A special thank you and good luck to Mr. Sterling who has a new adventure! You will be missed!

100 Years!

May 21st, 2010
Gilbert Heights kids had SO MUCH FUN at last night’s Camp Fire Centennial Celebration! We had a GREAT TIME learning and performing the flash mob dance and participating in the activities. One more week of after school program and then it’s time for a break – come see us for summer lunch!

Zoo-per D Duper!

May 18th, 2010
Last week we went to the Zoo and really had fun! (more...)

MinuteMen Movies are going Hollywood!

May 11th, 2010
Earlier this year a group of five 5th graders got together to write and film a short movie about the Justice System! This movie was entered into the YouthFILM Festival held on May 6th at the Hollywood Theater. The movie was awarded 2nd place. GREAT JOB MINUTE MEN MOVIES!!!

We Love Mill Park Teachers!!

May 11th, 2010
Mill Park Camp Fire thanked the school teachers for all their hard work!! (more...)

Surveys are in….

April 29th, 2010
We are surveying, brainstorming school improvement possibilities, recording music and publishing cookbooks. (more...)

Camp Namanu

April 20th, 2010
Free Orchards Campfire kids went to camp namanu on March 22nd and we had a blast. We did many fun and awesome activities such as (more...)

Pirate and Magic Club

April 20th, 2010
The CSS Camp Fire is in the middle of their 4 week spring clubs. We have had some great programs so far and our eager to finish off with a bang! We have made pirate ships and flags. (more...)

Welcoming a New Staff

April 13th, 2010
Camp Fire at CSS would like to welcome Rebecca Butterworth as our new Site Instructor! Rebecca is high energy, jumps into any activity and is very creative in her activities. Rebecca will be an amazing addition to the CSS Camp Fire family. (more...)

Spring Up

April 13th, 2010
We have been working on several projects during the first few weeks of the third term. Katie’s class is learning about music. They have been listening to Chopin and painting to express the different moods of the music in lines and color. We have some genuine artists on our hands here at Mill Park!! Sophie’s class is learning about gardening and playing basket ball. They’ve already planted some peas! Maybe when they’ve grown Lisa’s class will be able to use them in their cooking! Lisa’s class started the term by making their own aprons out of old t-shirts! Can you imagine? They are ready to start creating specialty dishes starting with frozen yogurt. All three classes have been working on their project to display at Camp Fire’s big birthday bash in May. We are ready to celebrate!

Flat Stanley

April 6th, 2010
Free Orchards made flat stanleys , and they sent them to people who took pictures all around the world. We have received many of them back.

Camp Namanu

April 6th, 2010
Free Orchards had 16 participants go to Camp Namanu on their overnight Spring Break trip. We had lots of fun, boating, rock climbing, and many other fun activities.,

Mill Park – Serving, Skating, Salivating

March 4th, 2010
Every class at Mill Park has been working on their service learning projects. We went on a field trip to Skate World and ate the most delicious food at our ESL potluck! (more...)

The Sunshine came back!

February 18th, 2010
We have been enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having outside during our daily free time! It’s nice on our normally rainy Oregon days to get outside and run around a bit. Thank you for taking the time to discover more about Free Orchards & what we’re up to!


February 9th, 2010
Is Menlo Park ready? (more...)

Mill Park Update!

February 1st, 2010
Mill Park Update (more...)

First Week of Winter Session!

January 13th, 2010
Winter Session at Mill Park (more...)

Turkey Trot

December 8th, 2009
Free Orchards Elementary held a Turkey Trot for Camp Fire Participants. During the month of November we practiced stretching and running, and learned about personal bests. Then we had our Turkey Trot where our winners were able to take home a turkey to their family! Everyone did a great job and we all had lots of fun!

Free Orchards Visitors

December 7th, 2009
Thank You to Board member Justin Berl Justin came to Free Orchards to teach us about Hanukkah! All of the participants had a wonderful time learning about latkes and playing with the dreidels that Justin brought for us. Justin helped us understand Hanukkah and to have a greater appreciation for other’s celebratory traditions. Thanks Justin we hope you can come visit again sometime soon! All of us at Free Orchards

Excited for holky polky

January 30th, 2009
Here at free Orchard we have had a great week reading Dr.Seus,playing tether ball, making up skits and making cards for eachother. We are really excited to have our first monthy birthday party. We are celebrating with ice cream, singing and the holky polky.

Exploring our Senses and Good Time Games

January 21st, 2009
At Mill Park this term, kids are playing team-building games, making crafts, and learning about their sight, hearing, and sense of smell and touch. And, of course, doing their homework! (more...)

Mill Park Camp Fire Kids are busy learning…

November 24th, 2008
Mill Park Camp Fire kids are busy learning about eggs and playing team sports. This week they also received specially decorated Homework Hero folders and are earning new Homework Hero stickers every day! (more...)
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