Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Abernethy School Logo of treeAbernethy Elementary School

"the little school under the elms"

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

Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

School News & Announcements

Enrollment Balancing Activities

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

Nov. 9-23: Community meetings. New meeting added at Lane Middle School, Nov. 23, 7 pm.

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


Nov. 25  Annual Appeal Ends
Nov. 26-27 NO SCHOOL 
Dec. 3 & 4  Holiday Shop 
Dec. 9 Site Council
Music Program
1st 5:00 PM
5th 6:00 PM
Dec. 16 Late Opening 
Dec. 18  Spirit Day - Ugly sweater/ugly tie
Lost & Found Removed 
Dec. 21 - Jan.1 Winter Break 
Jan. 4 School Resumes 
Jan. 13  Site Council 
Jan. 18  NO SCHOOL 

Draft Technology Matrix

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    I know that many of you have asked about where Abernethy fits in the district boundary conversations for right sizing schools.  We are at a very critical point of the process.  Enrollment balancing scenarios will be publicly released on Thursday, October 29th at 5:45 pm, during the DBRAC meeting at the BESC and posted online on the Growing Great Schools site (www.pps.net, Click the green Growing Great Schools button).   The DBRAC meeting will be streamed live at PPS 28 Live.

    Release of the scenarios will launch the broader community process -

    The scenarios will undergo a month of review by the public and DBRAC before DBRAC makes a recommendation to the Superintendent.  The first of these review sessions is being held on November 9th from 6-8pm at Hosford Middle School (2303 SE 28th Place, 97214).

    The Superintendent is scheduled to make a final proposal to the board in January. Board review and a vote is then expected to occur in the weeks to follow.

    Please check out the brochure for Growing Great Schools for more information and meeting dates: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/enrollment-transfer/10-20-15-EB-Brochure-ScenarioDevelopment.pdf .

    I have not been informed of the scenarios yet, but assume that we will be impacted. Please think about becoming informed and lending your voice to this process. 

    Take care,




    October 29 - Book Character Day

    November 20 - Oregon Day; Timbers, Blazers, OSU, PSU

    December 18 - Ugly Sweater/Tie

    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

    Language immersion students excel in reading

    November 24, 2015
    Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

    Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


    Bond progress update, Fall 2015

    November 24, 2015
    A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

    The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


    Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

    November 24, 2015

    Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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