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

The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/364.htm.

 The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553). 

 All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.  

  • Connect to Kindergarten - Feb. 18, 6:00 PM, children welcome

There is one form for 3rd and 4th grade.  There are two forms for 5th grade.

Enrollment Balancing Activities

View two scenarios and detailed maps for balancing enrollment on Growing Great Schools website. Learn how scenarios were developed.

2015 - 2016 PPS School Calendar and read about why the decision to start early was made.


 Jan. 29 Spirit Day - Color Day 
Jan. 29  Lost & Found Removed 
Feb. 1  Report Cards Go Home 
Feb. 10 Site Council 
Feb. 15  NO SCHOOL 
Feb . 17  Late Opening 
Feb. 17  Immunization Exclusion Day 
 Feb. 18 Connect to Kindergarten 

  • State wide testing - opt out forms for 2015-16 School Year

Draft Technology Matrix

    A Message from the Principal

    From the Desk of Heather Hull

    I hope that you had a wonderful winter break. If you recall right before we went on vacation, the PTA organized a meeting where we discussed emergency preparedness. It was a great meeting. If you missed the meeting, here is a link to view it (in two parts due to length):

    Safety Meeting Part 1: https://youtu.be/DtyyFoc47M4

    Safety Meeting Part 2: https://youtu.be/dhe9KozEYTw

    At the meeting I shared information about how we as a district and a school prepare for emergencies. At school we practice five types of drills so that all students and adults know what to do in the event of an emergency. The drills we practice are:

    • Fire (evacuate)- every month (variety of times and exit blocks)
    • Earthquake- 2 per year (Oct, April)
    • Lock down- 2 per year (Sept, Mar)
    • Lock down team response- 1 per year (Jan)
    • Lock out- 1 per year (Nov)

    For more information on the drills and actions click the following link:

    I also shared that we have evacuation plans with three designated location and procedures in place for parent reunification in the event that evacuation is necessary. We are only able to release students to people that are listed on the registration form.

    As a school we rely on everyone having a solid family plan that ensures that all children are picked up from school without the use of communication devices. Please take into consideration bridges and distance from school. During a major event there will likely be no telephone or Internet available. We will only be able to release to people listed on the registration form. I strongly encourage you to watch the Red Cross presentation about the realities we will face during a major event. It was eye opening to us all.

    We hope there are more opportunities in the future to work on emergency preparedness. The more prepared each of us are personally, the better prepared we are as a school and neighborhood community. Being prepared for emergencies is a great New Years resolution.

    Take care, Heather



    January 29 - Color Day

    February 26 - Mix/Match Day

    March 18 - Theme day by classroom

    April 29 - Sports Day

    May 27 - Abernethy Day


    Daily Schedule

    08:30 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 









    PPS News

    Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

    January 29, 2016

    The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


    PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

    January 28, 2016
    Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

    Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

    January 26, 2016
    The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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