Join us for Serendipity’s fundraising gala Pearls of Hope, on April 18th, 2019 at the Loft at 8th Ave from 6-9 pm! 


We are so excited to invite all of our friends, community leaders, and generous donors to come celebrate and support 40 incredible years with us! See the invitation below for all the important details or head to the event page here!

Serendipity Center is excited and proud to announce that we are the recipients of the Oregon School Wellness Award for 2016! As one of only 3 schools in the state of Oregon to receive this amazing accolade it is a testament to the strength and vision of our food services program led by Joey Ogo and Brian Thompsen, as well as the leadership of Nicolas Townsend and the growth of the Growing Minds Garden. Serendipity would like to thank the representatives of Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, and the Nutrition Council of Oregon for visiting our campus and presenting the award in June – Specifically: Amy Gilroy, Heidi Dupuis, Joyce Dougherty, Suzanne Hidde, Kristin Hall, and Crista Hawkins. We would also like to thank our ex officio and current board members, staff, students, and families for joining us in our special celebration.

The presentation of the ODE School Wellness award coincided with another monumental achievement for our Growing Minds Garden program, the ribbon cutting and unveiling of our new greenhouse. The construction of our greenhouse was made possible by a generous grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Pudget Sound. Thanks to their contribution we will be able to provide our students with valuable instructional time during the more challenging winter months, and also provide our garden with more capacity to grow delicious fruits and veggies!

On Friday, October 30th Serendipity Center students celebrated Halloween with our annual Harvest Festival! The event, one of the most anticipated of the year, is a fun Friday afternoon featuring an apple cider press, pumpkin picking in our therapeutic garden, face painting, and a Halloween dance. Ghouls and Goblins of all grades and ages were invited to participate in the days activities.

The Harvest Festival is one of the most ambitious school-wide events of the school year. Thank you to all of the staff who volunteered to paint faces, serve cider, and do all the odd jobs necessary to make this one of the most successful and fun Harvest Festivals to date! Special thanks to our PBIS Coordinator Gretchen, our Student Council members and their supervising staff, David A. and Arianna, as well as our TTIP students for producing such a memorable afternoon.