Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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"the little school under the elms"

2421 SE Orange | Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 916-6190 | Fax: (503) 916-2600

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

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School News & Announcements

2015 - 2016 PPS School Calendar




Mar. 2 - 6 Project Second Wind

Mar. 3 - Community Mtg.

Mar. 5 - Music Program; 2nd grade 5:00PM, 5th grade 6:00PM

Mar. 8 - Daylight Saving - clocks forward

Mar. 11 - Jog-a-thon kickoff

Mar. 12 - Chili Cook Off

Mar. 14 - Garden Clean up 10 - 1

Mar. 15/16 - Pasitini Pasta-thon

Mar. 18 - Late Opening

Mar. 20 - Spirit Day; Elegant Day

Mar. 20 - Lost & Found to PTA Clothes Closet

Mar. 23 thru 27 - SPRING BREAK, No School

Mar. 30 - SKG Mtg. 7:30

Draft Technology Matrix

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families,


    Site Council and PTA are partnering together for the next community meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd.  After reviewing the feedback received from our last community meeting there were a number of questions about the programs that we have here at Abernethy.  People seemed quite clear about what happens in the core classroom, but as far as music, garden, PE, reading intervention, counseling, and technology there seemed to be some wonders.   We will be holding an information night so that you can hear from the specialists about their programs and how they support student academic growth. 


    Please come join us on Tuesday March 3rd at 6:30pm to hear how all of our programs and technology are integrate into providing students with a well-rounded educational experience.  This community meeting replaces the one originally scheduled for March 18th


    Testing will begin at Abernethy the week of March 16 for 5th grade science.  Only fifth graders take this OAKS test.  Smarter Balanced (reading and math) testing for third, fourth and fifth graders will begin April 6.  In order for us to accurately plan, we are asking that all opt out forms be returned by the end of February.  Once students take one test, they cannot opt out of others.


    If students opt out, alternate activities will be provided.  As a 3-5 team, we are working on what practice, preparation and alternate activities look like.  We want to be as planned as possible, which is why we have asked for all forms by Feb. 27.  We will provide more information and more detailed schedules as we develop them.


    If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jones (sjones@pps.net or 916-6190 or stop by), as she is our school testing coordinator.


    Take care,





    Feb 27 – Occupation day (wear something to represent a job or career)


    Mar 20 – Elegant day (wear your finest outfit today)


    April 24 – Sports day (wear something sporty – from a team or sport, be creative)


    May 29 – Abernethy day (wear something to represent Abernethy – SKG t-shirt, tech trek, basketball…or make your own)

    Daily Schedule

    08:25 a.m. Breakfast Begins
    08:40 a.m. Breakfast Ends
    08:40 a.m. First Bell
    08:45 a.m. Tardy Bell
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. K-5 Lunch is on a rotation
    11:45 p.m. 1/2 Day Kindergarten dismissal
    03:00 p.m. Dismissal (K-5)

    School Menu

    School Menu Prices for the 2014-2015 school year

    Breakfast: $1.35

    Lunch: $2.70

    Adult: $4.20

    Milk: $0.50

    Abernethy Lunch Menu 2014-15-Menu-Calendar-Abernethy.pdf

    PPS News

    PPS announces opening of first bond-funded elevators plus 27 more school projects

    March 03, 2015
    Event to announce a new elevator at James John School.

    Portland Public Schools invites the media to attend the announcement of the next group of 27 schools that will receive improvements and upgrades this summer. 


    Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday

    March 02, 2015
    Timber Joey charmed Llewellyn students with his reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Schools across the district celebrated the national Read Across America day on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, with special guests and activities. At Jason Lee School, the day launched a school-wide readathon.


    Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

    February 27, 2015
    The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


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