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

2015-2016 School Supply List

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


June 8 Field day

June 10 Continuation 2:00 PM

June 11 Last day of school

Draft Technology Matrix

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    I want to thank everyone for your generosity and support this year.  A few short weeks ago, we as a school, were hit very hard with staffing cuts.  Although we will still be losing some of our beloved colleagues, due to the amazing work of many of you we are in a much better position than I could ever dream of for the coming year. We will be able to offer full time PE, Music, and Library. Our last two fundraisers have put us in the amazing position where we are working on a solution that will enable us to fund our final two priorities of reducing class size and having a full time garden program.   All of this is truly wonderful news.   

    I know that people are very eagerly awaiting news of which teachers will be at each of the grade levels.   Here are the placements:

    Kindergarten: Adamski, Chin, Hurner, and Siri

    First Grade:  Bielman, Brown, and Tabor

    Second Grade: Beutler, Gerlach, and Lannigan

    Third Grade:  Kurtz, Perkins, and Springgate

    Fourth Grade: Appollo, Arthurs, and Hutchison

    Fifth Grade: Hartmann, Kane, and Wolf

    As I mentioned, we are very close to a solution that will allow us to add another classroom teacher along with a full time garden program.  If you recall, with only three 2nd grade classrooms the class sizes will be at 31-32.  The addition of a classroom teacher will allow us to reduce that significantly. 

    At this point we need some help.  If you know someone that is planning to come to Abernethy, please ask them to come in to register.  If you are not planning to be back next year, please make sure we know of those plans as well.  This will allow us to make the best possible decisions for the coming year.  We are also only at 69 kindergarteners for next year’s class.  We really need to be at about 80 to ensure we can hold all four kindergarten teachers for the coming year.  I know that there are neighbors and friends that still have not registered.  Please encourage them to do so as soon as possible. Thank you again for all your support. We will have an amazing program for the coming year.

    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

    Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

    July 29, 2015
    The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


    New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

    July 06, 2015
    Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


    Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

    June 26, 2015

    Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


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