“SUN Community Schools in Multnomah County are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life.”
Ron Russell SUN Community School
Spring SUN | April 8th – June 6th | Monday- Thursday | 3:00 PM – 5:20 PM
Free daily supper for participating students at 3:00 PM
All Ron Russell students are invited to join us for the SUN program where students are encouraged to explore their interests and try new things! The SUN program offers educational support in addition to recreational and enrichment activities. Students can sign up for classes Monday through Thursday but are required to sign up at least 2 days a week. Please read below for the topics and descriptions of the fall classes!
Students have three options for transportation after the SUN program. They can take the bus, walk, or parents can pick them up. The bus is only available for participants who already take the bus to school. Parents can choose their preferred transportation method on the registration form.
Period 1 Activities: 3:20-4:10PM
Do you enjoy taking pictures? In this class, we will take pictures of objects and people both indoors and outdoors. You will learn how to take photos from the best angles, how to take photos with different lighting, and how to edit your photos!
Ever feel tired, anxious, or overwhelmed by the responsibilities of home and school? Come learn about self-care, which involves intentionally taking time to care for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Each week students will have the opportunity to try a different self-care activity and learn how to incorporate self-care into their daily routines. Such as yoga, music, crafts, and more!
AKA Science: Forces and Motion
Catapults, coin tricks, and circuits–oh my! Power up for fun as you experiment with energy and motion. Sink a diver in a bottle, send a balloon rocket zooming, and design a marble speed track…then take stuff home to amaze your friends and family!
Are you looking for leadership opportunities to affect change within your school and community? Boost your self-esteem and leadership skill. Learn NOW what it takes to reach your academic and personal goals. Join REAP to ignite your leadership potential and win the FUTURE NOW!
This exciting program focuses heavily on personal management skills and social skills in a way that is highly conversation-based and activity-oriented, providing adolescents with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. Topics include peer pressure, refusal skills, self-esteem, coping with anxiety, and more. We do many team-building activities!
Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, we will be studying the 24 Yang (short) form; this includes warm-up, instruction and practice of Tai Chi forms and Qigong (or chi Kung). Translated as “breathe work” or “energy work,” this consists of a few minutes of gentle breathing sometimes combined with movement.
Period 2 Activities: 4:15-5:20PM
Everyone is welcome to join knitting club, whether you already know how to knit or if you have never tried it before! If you are interested in learning how to make a homemade scarf out of just yarn and knitting needles, then this is the right class for you!
Students will design by using both their mathematical and artistic skills. Students will learn to draw plans, sections, obliques, and use color to represent their designs. The project will be a flower garden, surrounded by an arcade with five small buildings. Students will experience how to design studio works by exploring and developing design solutions and learning how to communicate their ideas to others! Learning how architects see, draw, model, feel, and think!
Like to shoot some hoops? Come out and play some basketball for fun! You do not need to be the best player. Everyone and anyone is welcome!
This class will specifically teach dances to songs performed to energetic Latin style and popular music. The choreography incorporates popular dance moves from Latin dances such as salsa, meringue, cumbia and bachata as well as elements of fitness and toning. Students should bring athletic clothes and shoes to participate!
Theater is a great way to learn how to work with others, think on our feet, and go with the flow. Through fun and silly activities, we will develop our confidence on stage and in life! Discover basic theater skills through theater games, improvisation, play writing, character development, and movement as you create a performance piece to perform.
Do you enjoy playing games? Come and join our gaming club as we play games on the computer, brain games and games on the Wii! Wii games consist of Mario Kart, Just Dance, Wii Sports, and many more!
Block Classes Activities: 3:20-5:20PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Participation in this narrative role-play supports exercises in mathematics, science, history, culture, ethics, critical reading, and media production. Use your creativity, passion, and problem-solving skills to design and sustain your own character arch while navigating the fantastical realm of imagination.
Are you a Latino or consider yourself to be a leader or are interested in becoming one? Conexiones is a space for Latino students to develop positive cultural identity, communication skill-building and prepares students for college and career exploration.
Crafts and Outdoor Fun
Spring is approaching, which means that warmer weather is here! In this class, we will enjoy the beautiful weather by spending time outdoors playing games. We will also complete art projects both indoors and outdoors. Join this class if you enjoy arts, crafts, and the great outdoors!
Like to cook? Want to learn how to cook some meals? If so, sign up for our cooking class where each class period we will cook something new and you will get to taste it when it’s done!
*TUESDAY AND THURSDAY*
Come out and play some soccer! In this club we will learn the fundamentals of soccer and work as a team! We will play friendly soccer games against other schools as well!
PAS is a bilingual and bicultural program dedicated to empowering Latinx students to be leaders in their community. Students will explore identity and culture through art, music, language, and film to discuss issues they face in their every-day lives. We emphasize building healthy relationships with our families and communities, as well as building youth power for social change.
Pride Club is about embracing who you are and accepting others for being themselves. Come to support friends and family and find a safe space to be yourself! In Pride, we will talk about issues facing LGBTQ people, watch movies, and have fun in a safe space.