New Seasons employees voted Serendipity as their Hunger partner at the Fisher’s Landing store in Washington. Please bring your reusable shopping bag to this store for a 5 cent refund to donate to Serendipity, starting February 26th for the next 6 months. A huge thanks to Fisher’s Landing employees and New Seasons for supporting Hunger in our community; and for recognizing the incredible work being done by The Growing Minds Garden Program at Serendipity.

Today the Serendipity Board members hosted a staff appreciation breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, pastries, muffins, fruit and juice to thank all the Serendipity staff for all their hard work and dedication.  The breakfast was hosted by the following Board members:  Lori Silverman, Nicole Zumwalt and Kim La Fever.

Photo L to R: Belinda Marier, Serendipity Executive Director, Nicole Zumwalt, Board Member, Kim La Fever, Board Member, Lori Silverman, Board Member, Megan Pine Serendipity Principal

Serendipity Center was delighted to meet and tour our school with Angela Giuliano Hubbs, Multnomah ESD Student Success Improvement Leader. This new regional role was created subsequent to the successful passage of the Student Success Act. Angela will provide support and technical assistance to districts in planning and implementation. Serendipity is excited to explore the possibilities with Angela.

L – R Belinda Marier, Executive Director and Angela Giuliano Hubbs, Student Success Improvement Leader Multnomah ESD

Serendipity was delighted to have Kate Woicke, the Director of Educational Equity at Center for Equity & Inclusion tour our school.

Center for Equity & Inclusion works with their partners to build structure, competency and tools to advance and sustain equity efforts throughout all aspects of the organization. Serendipity is looking forward to partnering with CEI in the future.

Photo L to R: Belinda Marier, Serendipity Executive Director and Kate Woicke, Director of Educational Equity, Center for Equity & Inclusion

It was a pleasure to welcome three professionals from The Gateway School of Mumbai to tour Serendipity today to share ideas and better understand one another’s practices and challenges!

Left to right: Radhika Chandrasekaran, Lower School & Middle School Coordinator; Pooja Thakkar, Speech & Language Therapy Coordinator; Megan Pine, Serendipity Center Principal; and Rudri Joshi, Math Program Coordinator

H&R Block is donating $20.00 to @serendipitycenter for every new client who files their taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors in person or on-line. The total donation amount is unlimited so get into your local office (and share with friends and family) to file your taxes as the coupon is good at any US H&R Block office and online ‪until October 10th, 2020‬! Please use the non-profit referral ID 40010001101270 to make sure Serendipity receives the donation! A special thank you to Cora Rupp-Merritt, a Senior Tax Analyst and expert at the 14247 SE Stark St. office for continuing to support Serendipity!