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

Early morning wake-up call

Aug. 21: PPS wishes to apologize for the early morning calls regarding Project Community Care on Saturday, Aug. 23. The message was intended to go out as soon as it was recorded Wednesday afternoon but a mistake led to the timing that transpired. We have identified the mistake and it won't happen again. Thank you.

School News & Announcements

 Draft Technology Matrix

School Supply List

You are invited to stop by the gazebo on Tuesday, August 26th from 3-4:30pm to meet and greet our new staff:

 Liza Springgate, 2nd grade

Tawanda Jones, 1st grade

Quinn Sanford, Librarian

Sara Murphy, Garden Educator


We look forward to another wonderful year!



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            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
    11:15 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

    PPS welcomes 400 new teachers

    August 21, 2014

    Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


    School board grants superintendent first merit raise in seven-year tenure

    August 04, 2014

    The Portland School Board voted Aug. 4 to grant Superintendent Carole Smith the first merit raise of her seven-year tenure. 


    Rosa Parks Launches Year-Round School

    July 29, 2014
    Rosa Parks celebrated its year-round school launch with a parade and a picnic. Rosa Parks students began a new year-round school schedule last Monday, July 21, part of a two-year pilot program to test and evaluate a year-round school schedule. 


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