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"the little school under the elms"

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

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6:00 - 7:30

 Draft Technology Matrix

School Supply List


Fall portraits will be taken soon -- and we know it's only one of the many things you have going on right now -- so in an effort to help streamline things for you, this message serves as a gentle reminder of the 5 W's of Picture Day.

WHO:  Abernethy Students

WHAT:  School Picture Day 2014

WHERE:  Abernethy Campus

WHEN:  September 11th

WHY:  This photo will appear on your student's ID card, in the yearbook, and can be a lovely keepsake for friends and family.    

HOW:  To PREORDER with a credit or debit cardCLICK HERE, print the receipt, and have your student hand it to the photographer on Picture Day. 
For cash or check payments, simply pick up an order form from the school office or on location on Picture Day -- and have your student bring it to the photographer. Note that we are unable to make change onsite.

Historically, the building can get hot & humid, and many students have sports activities that day as well, so please have a clean, dry shirt to be photographed in. To further enhance the value of your investment, you may wish to consult the "Looking Your Best" section of our order form for tips & tricks (i.e. tank tops, sports shirts, and logos generally do not photograph well; neither do bare arms and underarms). All students will be photographed for ID cards, the yearbook, and school records, so please dress accordingly.

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulty with the online preordering process, contact us at Smile@AisAPhotography.com or 503-636-9650 and we will be happy to help.  Thank you very much.  


The Barry Family


1) Visit www.AisAPhotography.com

2) Select "Order Photos"

3) Enter the login code 

your student's information, select packages, update cart, and voila!, we're ready to take your payment and process your order. We look forward to seeing you on Picture Day!



School Office will open on August 18th

First day of school for 1-5 is Sept. 2nd.

Kindergarten will start Sept. 5th.  Kindergarten assessments take place Sept. 2-4


Sept. 2            Kinder Popsicle Social

Sept. 5            Business Sponsorship Kick-Off

Sept. 11          School Pictures

Sept. 17          Late Opening 10:45 start time

Sept. 18          Community Mtg. 6:30 PM

Sept. 22 & 23  Pastini Pasta-Thon

Sept. 26          Spirit Day

Sept. 26          Lost & Found goes to the PTA Clothes Closet

Sept. 27          Taste of Harvest Dinner

Sept. 29          Spanish Program Begins

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families, 

    Thank you so much to all of the parents who stepped up to run for site council.  We all appreciate your willingness to commit you time.  After reviewing the votes in a very close race, I am pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Glynn and James Loveland will be representing the parent voice on the council.  Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to vote.  

    At the last community meeting we had a discussion about what instruction in technology will look like in the coming year.  We wanted to share the technology plan that staff has been working on this spring.  The latest draft of the plan is posted on our school website www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/abernethy/.  We are continuing to refine and clarify the items in the matrix so know that there will be changes. 

    We cannot tell you how much we appreciate our amazing volunteers.  I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have dedicated their time and energy to pull off not only the big events of the year, but also the routine acts of helping all of the teachers on a weekly basis.  As a staff we would like to take the opportunity to say thank you.  If you have volunteered this year for any of the big events or in the classroom, please join us on Monday, June 2nd from 3:15 to 4:00 in the cafeteria for a small celebration.  

    The fifth grade team will be sending out details about promotion activities soon.  I was asked to make sure you have 2pm on Wednesday, June 11th​ saved on your calendar.  It is so hard to believe that we are mere weeks away from the end of the school.  

    Take care, 


    Heather Hull

    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

    Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

    September 13, 2014
    From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


    Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

    September 10, 2014

    Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


    PPS announces new chief financial officer

    September 09, 2014
    Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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