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Friends of SWCS

The mission of Friends is to enrich the school community by fostering relationships, supporting teachers and staff, and enhancing educational and social experiences of our students. Friends activities include: fund raisers, community building events, and teacher and staff appreciation activities.

Join Us

Friends meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at Elephant. We have a social time starting at 6:30pm and the meeting proper begins at 7 pm. Friends also meets twice during the summer to plan for the upcoming school year.


Meeting location:

Elephants on Corbett

5221 SW Corbett Ave.

Portland, OR 97239

We invite you to participate in Friends meetings and activities throughout the year. Parent involvement is a fundamental part of what makes the school experience here so special. We need both your financial support and your volunteer efforts.

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Friends Board 2016-2017

President: Emilie Schulhoff
Vice President: Melissa Allen
Treasurer: Elise Christman
Secretary: Liz Ward
JoLea Ulschmid and Hanne Rousing

Committee Coordinators 2016-2017

Community Life Coordinators: unfilled
Room Parent Coordinator: Nicole Rosen
Volunteer Coordinator: Elise Chistman