Sun Community School

The partnership between Cherry Park and Multnomah Family Service strives to impact the lives of the students, parents, guardians, teachers, administration, and the surrounding community in general by offering a variety of resources.  These resources include an on-site after-school program, a family resource navigator, a weekly food pantry, and resource events such as clothing/food drives.  For more information on these topics please see below.

After School Program

There will be three different sessions available throughout the school year.

Session 1 – October 3rd – December 9th

To register for SUN after school please fill out THIS FORM

Session 2 – January 2nd – March 10

Session 3 – March 27th – June 2nd

Session 1 information:  Registration will become open and available beginning 9/13.  Completing registration is not a confirmation of your student’s enrollment.  Once you complete registration the SUN site supervisor will reach out with information letting you know if your student is enrolled or if they have been placed on a waitlist.  Phone calls, emails, and letters in the mail will be the methods of communication used. 

The session will run through the dates noted above.  This is a Monday through Thursday program that runs directly after dismissal at 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Students may ride the bus or be picked up directly.  The bus will leave promptly at 5:30 pm and take students to their designated stop.  Pickup will begin at 5:20 pm.  Timeliness and communication is very important.  We understand unique circumstances arrive however, there must be communication taking place.  In a situation of zero communication upon pickup by 6 pm will result in a call to CPS.  This is absolutely the last option we would want to explore which is why it is so important to communicate a status update even if running late.

Activities offered throughout the session will include starting each day with a snack, physical stimulation, leadership classes, cooking/gardening classes, arts and crafts, and a variety of other options based on the skills of our staff and volunteers. Possibly the best thing of all when it comes to the SUN after-school program is that it is absolutely FREE.  That’s right, no cost at all.

Jeff Boone is the SUN Site Supervisor.  You can reach them through email at jeff.boone@mfs.email or phone at 503-902-8766 (call or text).

Family Resource Navigator

They are here to help partner with Cherry Park families to navigate community resources and find the help they need.  We have client assistance available for emergency situations.  Ability to help with Utility Bills, Housing, Food, Unemployment, Medical/Dental/Vision, Clothing, Academic Support, Immigration, Transportation, and more!

Amanda Price is in the role of FRN.  You can reach them through email amanda.price@mfs.email or phone at 971-396-9376 (call or text).

Food Pantry 

FREE food for our Cherry Park families every Monday!

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and Gleaner’s food will be distributed on Mondays from 3:45 pm-5:15 pm in the back of the school under the covered structure on the playground.  The first distribution for the school year will be Monday, September 19th.

We will be closed during Juneteenth 6/20 and 4th of July.  For more information please read below.

Do you want nutritious food for your family for FREE? Are you wanting to cut your grocery bills? We have several opportunities for all our Cherry Park families. In addition, we have opened a FREE food pantry for all school families in the portable at the back of the school every Monday From 3:45pm to 5:15pm. Recipients will receive between a 3-5 days’ supply of healthy groceries, including fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, and pantry staples such as milk, rice, pasta and canned foods each week at this pantry. All households that have a Cherry Park student may receive food each week, regardless of income level, citizenship status, or other services that you may be accessing. You may park at the back of the school on 106th for easy access. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call our office at 503-256-6501.

To find out more about Urban Gleaners please check out their website: http://www.urbangleaners.org/