RipTide by Vance Joy (chords)

Last month I attended Ukulele University and a couple of young kids played this song.  I think I might see if any in the Lewis Community might want to try it.  You can also listen to it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy21fr7z6wY

Am           G                   C (x2)

Am                    G                       C

I was scared of dentists and the dark,

Am                    G                       C

I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations,

Am                    G                       C

Oh all my friends are turning green,

Am                    G                       C

You’re the magicians assistant in their dreams.

Am     G    C

Ooh, ooh ooh

Am    G           C (hold)

Ooh, and they come unstuck

Am   G                        C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                      Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                    C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am           G                             C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                        Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                            C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am                         G                       C

There’s this movie that I think you’ll like,

Am                         G                       C

this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City,

Am                 G                       C

this cowboy’s running from himself.

Am                             G                       C

And she’s been living on the highest shelf

Am     G    C

Ooh, ooh ooh

Am G           C (hold)

Ooh, and they come unstuck

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Fingerpicking

Am                                   G

I just wanna, I just wanna know,

C                                                 F

If you’re gonna, if you’re gonna stay,

Am                                   G

I just gotta, I just gotta know,

C                                                F (strum and hold)

I can’t have it, I can’t have it any other way

Strum once and hold:

Am                  G                     C

I swear she’s destined for the screen,

Am                      G                           C

Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen, oh

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

C                           Am                G                                C

I got a lump in my throat ’cause you’re gonna sing the words wrong.

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You never know what you will fine in the Bee.

Group leader Millie Layman strums on her “cigar box” ukelele. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock group promotes joy – “uke joy”

By DAVID F. ASHTON

for THE BEE

Just because the ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawai’ian adaptation of a small guitar-like Portuguese instrument, doesn’t mean it isn’t popular today – right here in Inner Southeast Portland.

On April 25, a group of “uke” enthusiasts gathered to show off what they’d learned in just a few weeks, and to try to recruit new players.

“Even though we started on the first of April,” said organizer Millie Layman, “This group is really taking off. We have parents and children learning – with the help of an adult who really knows how to play ukulele.”

Layman, a physical education teacher at Lewis Elementary School in Woodstock, said that the ukulele is a relatively easy instrument to learn to play, even for young kids.

“And, I’m just crazy about the ukulele – that’s why decided to start a group,” Layman explained. “I think it’s so much fun; and I wanted to make sure little ukuleles could get in the hands of kids before they were too old and start thinking that they can’t play it, or that it wouldn’t be much fun.”

The group doesn’t yet have a name, Layman commented. “But it doesn’t matter! I’m really happy we’re getting together this group of kids and adults, learning to play the ukulele together, here in Inner Southeast Portland.”

Interested in getting in on the fun? Contact Layman via e-mail: mlayman@pps.net

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Cross Country Running

overlookxclogo2011Soon school will be starting and x-country season will begin. This is a time of new beginnings and a chance to commit to getting into shape.  No better opportunity to do run with friends from our Lewis Community.  For more info click on the website: http://foottraffic.us/the-programs/youth-xc-club/

All-Comer Cross Country:
BACKGROUND: For over 15 years, Foot Traffic has been hosting and sponsoring youth & adult track and cross country races in the Portland Metro area. Our goal has always been to introduce the sport to as many people as possible with an emphasis on participation and education over intimidating practice schedules.
When Portland Parks and Recreation and Foot Traffic instituted it’s first all comer cross country meet at Overlook Park, our goal was to serve those young athletes that either didn’t have the means to participate, or simply didn’t know about the sport. So whether your young athlete is a returning runner or a first-time jogger, they are sure to exit the meets feeling excited and enthusiastic about the sport!
2015 MEET DATES:
Sept. 17th
Sept. 24th
Oct. 1st
Oct. 15th
Oct. 22nd*
*PIL & Overlook Championship Meet. PIL meet starts at 4pm. Team results. Please see below for further Championship meet information.
MEET SCHEDULE:
4:30-5:00pm: Registration
5:00pm: 1,500m (Grade 3,4)
5:20pm: 2,000m (Grade 5,6)
5:40pm: 3,000m (Grade 7,8)

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Sycamore Lane Horse and Therapeutic Riding Center

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If you want to learn more about Sycamore Lane and Therapeutic Riding Center you can visit their link at: http://www.sycamorelane.org

I have been volunteering at Sycamore Lane this summer and have really enjoyed the experience.

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Quote for today

Out of clutter, find simplicity.

From discord, find harmony.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

– Einstein !

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just another photo

Hope to see lots of families in the Lents 5k tomorrow.

A photo posted by @mlayman007 on

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Photo from last days of school

Can you believe that kids are less active in the summer than during the school year?

A photo posted by @mlayman007 on

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Photos of Field Day from Mr Colvin

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Originally posted on Twenty-Four into Twenty-Four:
Wow, what a year! Looking back through the posts on our class blog during the year is a good way to to get a feel for what we did as a class this year.…

Gallery | Tagged

Watch this video on some wonderful 5th graders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdeuivQYnas

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Video of students helping a kids helping a classmate finish a race.

Click here for video of this heart warming story of students helping a student.
http://gym-teacher.dailymegabyte.com/mom-captures-gym-teacher-something-incredible/

Mom Captures Gym Teacher Walking Up To Her Disabled Son, Doing Something Incredible 1 Day Ago No Comments
Matt Woodrum is an 11-year-old that was born with cerebral palsy, a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood and limit the body movements, but that doesn’t stop him from trying his best. The video shows one of the most kind things you’ll probably see today.

When Matt was told that he didn’t have to participate in his school’s 400-meter-race, he didn’t listen and was determined to not only participate in the race, but also get to the finish line and keep up with his classmates. As you will be able to see in the following video, as soon as Matt starts running, he had many difficulties and was unfortunately trailing behind. So, Matt’s gym teacher caught up to him right there on the field and encouraged him to continue. Suddenly, while Matt’s mom was capturing all on camera, his classmates decided to do something awesome.

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