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

School News & Announcements



If you have not yet been photographed this year, or are not pleased with your purchased photograph and would like another go at it, please come see us on October 23rd. This is the last opportunity to have your school picture taken this year.


To pre-order for Retake Day  CLICK HERE 

Detailed instructions: 


click "order photos online" 

enter: Abernethy


PICTURE RETAKE POLICY: We want you to be 100% satisfied with your photos.  This means that if you are unhappy for any reason we will retake your photo.  If you do choose to have a retake session done, please be aware that the original photo will be deleted so you will not be able to order that photo. 

1. Anyone who has not had their 2014-2015 school year school photo taken;
2. New students and students absent on the original picture days;
3. Students returning their purchased package who wish to have their photo retaken;
4. Students wanting to order for the first time (payment or proof of payment must be presented onsite without exception).


***Please note: We do not do retakes for students who are only wanting the yearbook photo redone and are not purchasing pictures.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Smile@AisAPhotography.com or 503-636-9650 and we will be happy to help.



All the best,
Gayle & Kevin Barry, Owners

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Oct. 20 SKG Mtg. 7:00 - 8:30

Oct. 23 Picture Retake Day

Oct. 24 Spirit Day

Oct. 24 Lost & Found to PPS PTA Clothes Closet

Oct. 27 - 30 Book Fair

Oct. 29 - 30 Parent Teacher Conferences


    A Message from the Principal




    Student Council, comprised of one representative from each third, fourth and fifth grade classroom, is organizing Abernethy’s Spirit Days this year.  For each month, please remember that children should dress school and weather-appropriately with shoes for recess.


    Oct 24 – Color day by grade level (wear as much of your grade level’s color from head to toe as you can)

                Kindergarten - purple

                First Grade - yellow

                Second Grade - orange

                Third Grade - green

                Fourth Grade - red

                Fifth Grade - blue


    Nov 21 – College day (the Civil War between OSU and UofO is near…Wear something to represent OSU, UofO or any other college)


    Dec 19 – Pajama day (wear your favorite pajamas)


    Jan 23 – Mismatch day (wear stripes, polka-dots, floral, and crazy patterns and colors together in one outfit)


    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)

    Take care,



    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

    Timber Joey surprises Peninsula students for SMART announcement

    October 20, 2014
    Timber Joey posed with students at Peninsula K-8 School during the special assembly. Timber Joey surprised Peninsula K-8 School's kindergarteners through second graders Monday, Oct. 10 as part of a special assembly to announce the Portland Timbers Community Fund's sponsorship of SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) at three Portland Public Schools. 


    School board declines to set achievement targets in areas measured by new state tests

    October 15, 2014
    The Portland School Board unanimously approved a PPS committee recommendation Oct. 14 that the district not set state Achievement Compact Targets for 2014-15 in areas that would be measured by the new Smarter Balanced tests until the reliability and validity of the new tests is established and districts have baseline data on this new assessment. [More]

    PPS bond development committee recommends high schools

    October 14, 2014
    Benson Polytechnic High School is one of the three high schools recommended for the planned 2016 bond. The PPS Bond Development Committee (BDC) delivered its recommendations for the high schools to be included in the planned 2016 & 2020 school improvement bonds. 


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