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

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April 1-May 1: Enrollment at PPS is expected to grow by thousands in the next decade. Take the 17-question PPS2025 survey to help shape change as we grow: in all supported languages online at Oregon's Kitchen Table or go the PPS2025 webpage to download a PDF and view frequently asked questions (FAQs).

School News & Announcements

Classroom Input Form

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



Apr. 13 - 17 Volunteer Appreciation Week

Apr. 13 Alternative Fund Run Date

Apr. 15 Late Opening

Apr. 16 Community Mtg.

Apr. 24 Spirit Day - Sports Day

Apr. 24 Auction

Apr. 27 SKG Mtg.

Apr. 30 Lost & Found to Clothes Closet

Draft Technology Matrix

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families, 

     The Fund Run was a huge success thanks to all of you!  Over 50 volunteers helped to make the run happen, thank you! If all of the pledges come in, we are on track to see Mr. Goodrich pucker up and kiss a pig!!!  Please remember to turn your pledge collections in by Friday April 17th.  Thanks again for being such a generous community and to the kids for running so hard for their school.

    We are looking to recruit a new parent member to serve on Abernethy’s Site Council Committee for the next two school years (2015/16 & 2016/17).  Site Council is a committee of teacher, staff, parent, and administration representatives tasked with increasing student achievement at Abernethy.  Site Council meets once a month and requires some additional preparatory time. If you are interested in becoming a member of Abernethy’s Site Council, please email julie at jwood2@pps.net, with your name, the grades of your children enrolled at Abernethy, and if you like, a short bio with any relevant experience or interests as it relates to supporting the improvement of student performance.  Also, if you think of someone who you feel may be an asset to the group, please encourage them to be a candidate. We will collect nominations through Friday, May 1st and elections will be held the Week of May 4th through a Survey Monkey voting survey.  Thanks for your consideration.

     It is hard to believe that we are at the point in the year where we are starting to plan for next year’s classes.  Attached to the mailer is a parent classroom input sheet.  This is your opportunity to share the type of environment that would be most helpful for your child for the coming school year.  As you share your thoughts, please refrain from requesting a specific teacher, rather share the characteristics that will benefit your child.  Please also feel free to share any friendships dynamics that strongly impact your child’s success.  The staff will be spending a great deal of time working to create the best classroom configurations possible for the coming year.  There are numerous details that are looked at in creating balanced classrooms.  Our goal is to share class placements for the coming year with end of year report cards.  This will give you the opportunity to prepare for the transition over the summer.

    Take care, 





    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)

    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

    Keep up with the PIL: April newsletter

    April 17, 2015

    Get an update on PIL growth, celebrate Nike's incredible track shoes donation and congratulate Roosevelt's Coach Kelsey on her Comcast Coach of the Year!! April PIL Newsletter

    Ipads to help boost early literacy

    April 17, 2015
    Whitman families were among those who receive free ipads as part of the pilot project to help all students read by third grade. A pilot program at four Portland Public Schools aims to bridge the digital divide while engaging families in helping students boost reading skills. 


    Beaumont students gather Vanport stories before they're lost

    April 14, 2015
    This is a poster designed by Beaumont students showing images of Vanport. Beaumont Middle School students are learning at the confluence of race relations, cutting-edge technology and college-level history as they preserve the stories of those who lived in Vanport, the Oregon city destroyed by flood waters 67 years ago. [More]

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