History of the Sojourner Education Foundation (SEF)

When North Clackamas School District reclassified Sojourner School from a charter to a magnet school in 2012, several highly-valued program elements were in jeopardy due to the non-certification of instructional Artists-in-Residence and the cost-prohibitive nature of filling these roles with certified teachers. These included Violin, Spanish, Orff and Flow. A small group of parents worked together to negotiate with the district and created the Sojourner Education Foundation (SEF) in order to preserve the Sojourner program.

Now, the Sojourner community votes annually to raise the money through SEF for the purpose of funding these special programs. The money SEF generates is used to pay for some program elements directly, with financial support for others paid to the North Clackamas School District. Other functions of the Sojourner Education Foundation include championing the vision of the Sojourner program, negotiating with the School District and managing Sojourner’s Marimba Program in cooperation with our Artist-in-Residence, Shera Sinell.

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Thu
5:30 pm PTA Bingo Game Night @ Sojourner School
PTA Bingo Game Night @ Sojourner School
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Sojourner PTA for a fun and FREE family night of Bingo on Thursday, January 25th from 5:30 – 7pm at Sojourner School. There will be prizes for the winners and raffle drawings between[...]
Feb
6
Tue
5:00 pm Dine-Out Night @ Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Dine-Out Night @ Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand … Join us for delicious food and drinks while we raise money for the Sojourner PTA during Dine-Out Night at Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Clackamas Town Center, 9073 SE Sunnyside Rd,[...]