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

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2015-2016 School Supply List

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


Oct. 7    Tour de Ladd
Oct. 7  Site Council 3:15 - 4:15
Oct. 14  Late Opening
Oct. 15  Community Mtg 6:00 
Oct. 19 - 21  Book Fair
Oct. 21 - 22  Conferences NO SCHOOL
Oct. 23  NO SCHOOL
Oct. 28  Picture Retake Day
Oct. 29  Spirit Day - Book Character Day
Oct. 29  Clothes to the PTA clothes closet
Oct. 30  NO SCHOOL
Nov. 1  Change you clock - Fall back
Nov. 2 - 6 Fregenet Book Collection
Nov. 9 - 13 Fregenet Book Sale 

Draft Technology Matrix

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to the 20015-2016 school year. It is wonderful to see all the excited, smiling faces back at school. I know you are completely inundated with paper and notes from all of us, so I will keep it brief. I am sure you noticed that we have had quite a few staffing changes this year. Please join me in welcoming everyone. Caryn Anderson, a familiar face, is joining us in 2nd grade. David Scholten is joining us in 5th grade. He is replacing Lisa Kane who accepted a position as a reading specialist at another school after school let out. We also welcome Lori Ryan in our special education resource room. She is filling the role previously held by Nicole Chaplin who accepted a position at another school in the district. Nina is continuing on in our kitchen. She will be joined by Krista Swoboda-Gillman and should receive another permanent person at the end of next week. We will miss Paula and Char, but wish them the very best in their new adventures.

    I know many of you have been commenting on how fabulous the building looks this year. Larry Hobbs, our fabulous custodian worked incredibly hard to get everything ready over the summer. Unfortunately, Larry will be leaving us today. If you get a chance to say goodbye I am sure he would appreciate it greatly. We will miss him terribly. I will be working with custodial services to fill Larry's huge shoes.

    Lastly, we are well over our projected numbers of 492.It looks like we have 516 kids at this point. Rest assured that I have already begun the process of advocating for our building for additional support. I will certainly keep you posted as I get answers on the matter.

    Take care,



    September 25 - PJ Day

    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

    Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

    September 30, 2015
    This is a photograph of a child holding books.

    The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


    Kids show the way to kindness

    September 29, 2015

    The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


    More modernized high schools begin to blossom

    September 29, 2015

    The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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