There are many ways to help: weeding, pruning, raking, edging, power washing the stairs and walkways, keeping the litter picked up, painting over graffiti, etc.
Plot adopters can maintain the area on their own time and with their own labor, or let the Grounds Committee arrange for paid professional maintenance for them. We have a regular crew in on a weekly basis, so the cost of adding an additional plot to their routine will be cost effective.
One last way to help with this program is to simply make a tax-deductible cash donation. The funds we receive are used to tackle the most needed landscape maintenance chores, and to purchase supplies for our campus clean-ups.
Contact Rhonda Curtis to adopt your plot, join a group who has adopted a plot, or make a cash donation. Thanks for helping to make our school grounds reflect the quality educational experice our students are receiving.
Thank you to our current plot adopters:
English Lane LHS Families: Field/Kramers, Heifield/ Turner & Bladholm/Schulberg
Curtis, Schroer/Williams, Jones, Wall, Anderson and Nicholson Families
LHS Alumni Group / Carolyn Mae Jackson
LHS Football Team / Jim Cheadle
LHS Robotics Team and LHS Speech and Debate/Rick Tinling/Jenny Owen
Pat Brady & Cassidy Aiello
Olivia Nicholas (Class of 2013)/John Nicholas
McGillivray, Kerger and Anderson Families
Kim Berry & Family
Solid Rock Church (downtown)
DJ Mayer/Soldera Properties
For In-Kind Donations, and Special Projects Help, we would like to recognize:Solid Rock Church (downtown)Sherwin Williams PaintPacific Pressure WashingYing Hong and FamilyAce Hardware (Pearl)
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions by our plot adopters
Plant List - Please ask before you plant anything in your plot as PPS or the new adopter will need to care for it.
2012-13 LHS Campus Clean-Up Dates
We encourage students, families, teams, clubs, and community members to come help spruce up the Lincoln grounds on our Campus Clean-Up days. Students earn community service, and everyone earns the great feeling from building community, setting a good example of volunteerism, and keeping our campus looking great. As these events are sponsored by the Boosters, which helps funds Lincoln's teams and clubs, our athletics coaches and club advisors highly encourage the students' attendance at these clean-ups.
Saturday August 25 9:00 am - noon - CANCELLED until Fall
Come to the clean up prepared to get wet or muddy, with some work gloves (we have extras), weeding tools, and brooms. It will be a fun community event.
Thank you to the over 150 people who came out to help on August 28, 2010 Community Care Day:
Students, parents, teams, coaches, clubs, plot-adopters and community members.
Special recognition to:
- Justie Braestrup and Sheri Sheffield, alumni parents, for donating materials and organizing the repainting of the portables and campus walls
- Pearl Ace Hardware, the Multnomah Athletic Club, A-Boy Barbur Blvd, Craig Anderson Plumbing and Parr Lumber for in-kind donations
- Dance team (23!), Girls Soccer, X-country team and Agape Church for the highest attendance of members
Tree PlantingOn May 4th, the Leadership Class participated in a tree planting ceremony on the LHS campus in a [belated] observance of Arbor Day. Three sunset red maples were planted below the patio to replace cottonwoods that were removed last fall after falling limbs posed a hazard. The new trees will help to stabilize the soil on the hillside and add some beautiful cardinal red to our campus in the fall. Thank you to Mark Franklin and the PPS Grounds crew for purchasing, delivering and planting the trees.
HS Rose Court Girls planting a rose in honor of PE teacher, Marie Allen
Plotter Frequently Asked Questions
- What supplies should we bring to work on our plot?
- What should we do with yard debris after working on my plot?
- Can we work any time? Do we need to get approval first?
- Can we do anything we want to the plot?
- Can we plant anything? Who buys plantings?
- What about the lawn at my plot?
- Will my plot be watered?
- How do I get my Community Care t-shirt? They look good!
- How do students get Community Service Credit for their time?
- How can I get more information?
From the crews that have been working on their plots, we have learned that this is a good list of supplies to bring with you (perhaps some day we'll have all these things at Lincoln for you in an easily accessible location). Of course, this depends which plot you have and what's needed!
- yard debris bags
- garbage bags (for non-compost debris)
- gloves (for everyone’s safety, heavyweight gloves are best, and always recommended)
- long sleeve shirts if you’re working on thistles, roses, or the like
- wheelbarrow (for mulch work)
- broom & dust pan
- eye protection
What should we do with yard debris after working on my plot?
Please bring your own yard debris bags. You can take them home with you to be collected on trash day or you can put them next to the Lincoln High School dumpsters. If the recycling bin is empty, you can place your yard debris inside. Otherwise leave it bagged next to the dumpster and it will be taken away for composting. The dumpsters are located in “The Pit” (entrance on SW 14th between the LHS grounds and the KGW grounds) and the south entrance of the track near the concession stands.
Can we work any time? Do we need to get approval first?
You can work whenever you like. It’s always best to come with a buddy. You don’t need to get approval.
Can we do anything we want to the plot?
Basic clean up and maintenance, including litter removal, weeding, pruning, and raking, is great. If you want to remove or replace significant plantings, please run your proposed plan by a Grounds Committee member first (see list of names at the end of this page).
Can we plant anything? Who buys plantings?
Our main priority is to keep the existing campus landscape maintained and litter-free. PPS policy prohibits installing new plantings without first obtaining PPS approval. Any selected plants should be very low-maintenance and noninvasive. If you would like to discuss the possibility of new plants on your plot, the Grounds Committee would be happy to discuss your plans with you. Please keep in mind that there are no funds for plot plantings, but if you wish to purchase items to be planted on your plot, we can provide you with our taxpayer ID number.
What about the lawn at my plot?
PPS mows our lawns every 3 to 4 weeks, but they do not edge. We would encourage everyone to edge their lawn areas. Any debris from this project needs to be disposed of by you. If it is a small amount, please put in yard debris bags and place next to a recycling dumpster. The dumpsters are located in “The Pit” (entrance on SW 14th between the LHS grounds and the KGW grounds) and the south entrance of the track near the concession stands.
Will our plot be watered?
Plots will not be watered other than by Mother Nature.
How do students get community service credit for their time?
Students should keep a log of the hours they spend on their plot and have a parent sign off on the time spent. You’ll get a lot of good karma, too.
How can I get more information?
Contact anyone from the Grounds Committee:
Rhonda Curtis, Committee Chair
Feedback Please! This is a new program, so we need to hear from you about what you need. Contact chair, Rhonda Curtis, with any feedback, ideas, and/or suggestions for the Committee.