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

 Draft Technology Matrix


Nov. 27 & 28 NO SCHOOL

Dec. 10 5:00PM 1st grade music program

             6:00PM 4th grade music program

Dec. 11 Site Council Mtg. 3:15 - 4:30

Dec. 11 & 12 Holiday Shop

Dec. 15 SKG Mtg. 7:00-8:30

Dec. 17 Late Opening

Dec. 19 Spirit Day - pajama day!

Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 Winter Break

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families,


    I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that report cards were not completed for this grading period.  Teachers prepared for conferences and documented those conversations for their records.  Report cards will go home in February.


    PPS would like to hear from you about your childcare experience.  Please take a moment to complete the confidential online childcare survey by December 12, 2014. If you need a paper survey, contact nhauth@pps.k12.or.us.


    With the cold weather please make sure your child is dressed warmly- coats, hats, and gloves.   We will be going out for recess as much as we possibly can which means kids will likely be outside for about 30 minutes at lunch recess.  Please make sure your child is prepared for the cold wet weather.  Please also make sure that jackets have your child’s name in them just in case they are left anywhere.


    This information went out Wednesday, but I am repeating it here because we have a long winter ahead.  It seemed like all of the systems are working well and can certainly help stay up on the status of school in a fairly timely manner.


    There are 4 types of weather related calls made by the district:


    Two-hour late opening- Schools begin and busses pick up students two hours later than usual.  There is no half-day kindergarten or morning childcare. 

    Buses on snow routes- We do not have snow routes for our buses so there is no impact with this. 

    Schools and offices closed- Students stay home and all activities are cancelled.

    Early dismissal- K-8 students are not released until parent contact is made.

    Getting the news

    We communicate weather-related delays and closures to PPS families and employees using the following pathways, usually by 6:30 am. Exceptions are when a weather situation is developing and then we communicate as soon as we can make an appropriate decision. Here's where you can go for news:


    •    Online posting: In the “alert pod” on www.pps.net and all school websites.

    •    Twitter: Follow us @PPSConnect for emergency and other district news.

    •    Facebook: Like us at www.facebook.com/pps.homepage

    •    New this year: Text messaging. Text @portlandschools to 23559 to sign up for text messages about weather/emergency delays/closures


    Take care,





    Nov 21 – College day (the Civil War between OSU and UofO is near…Wear something to represent OSU, UofO or any other college)


    Dec 19 – Pajama day (wear your favorite pajamas)


    Jan 23 – Mismatch day (wear stripes, polka-dots, floral, and crazy patterns and colors together in one outfit)


    Feb 27 – Occupation day (wear something to represent a job or career)


    Mar 20 – Elegant day (wear your finest outfit today)


    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

    Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

    November 25, 2014
    The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 


    Franklin, Madison welcome 8th graders

    November 25, 2014

    Franklin and Madison high schools will hold information sessions in December for 8th graders to learn about their neighborhood high school.


    Superintendent recommends enrollment and transfer system changes

    November 25, 2014
    PPS SACET Committee Superintendent Carole Smith forwarded to the Portland School Board on Monday, Nov. 24, a plan for aligning the PPS enrollment and transfer system across all grades and school configurations with the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy. 


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