Reading, writing, math, art, cooking, band, sewing, computers, even manicure classes — these are some of the activities that SUN Community Schools are offering Portland kids weekdays this summer.
While classes are winding up at some sites, other programs will be in full swing through mid-August. Most locations also offer free lunches, and some have free breakfast as well.
Programs that continue through mid-August include the following:
• Arleta Elementary School, 5109 S.E. 66th Ave.: Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily through Aug. 16, Arleta offers a camp format with academic and recreational activities, along with athletics and computer and art classes. Call site manager Chris Counts, 503-916-6332, for information on specific classes and times.
• Beaumont Middle School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.: Beaumont's program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes include cartooning, art, theater camp, fencing and tae kwon do. Call site manager Karen Aker, 503-916-5615, for information on specific classes and times.
• Gregory Heights Middle School, 7334 N.E. Siskiyou St.: Activities at this site, which operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 11, include circuit training, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; rock climbing, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and theater class, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Site manager is Jeanne West, 503-916-5865.
• Grout Elementary School, 3119 S.E. Holgate Blvd.: Classes including cooking, dramatics, art and tie-dye run from 9:15 a.m. to noon and 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. A drop-in program runs from noon to 3 p.m. through Aug. 11. Call site manager Peg Zander, 503-916-6421, for information on specific classes and times.
SUN Community Schools are a collaboration of Multnomah County Department of School and Community Partnerships, city of Portland Parks and Recreation, Portland Public Schools and Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose and Reynolds school districts.
For more information on the SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhood) program, visit www.sunschools.org.