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



Oct. 27 - 30 Book Fair

Oct. 29 - 30 Parent Teacher Conferences


Nov. 3-21 Annual Appeal

Nov. 7 Grading Period Ends

Nov. 10 Teacher Planning Day


Nov. 12 Holiday Shop Craft Night

Nov. 13 Site Council Mtg. 3:15 - 4:30

Nov. 13 Community Mtg. 6:30

Nov. 14 Report Cards go home

Nov. 21 Spirit Day - College Day

Nov. 27 & 28 NO SCHOOL

    A Message from the Principal




    Student Council, comprised of one representative from each third, fourth and fifth grade classroom, is organizing Abernethy’s Spirit Days this year.  For each month, please remember that children should dress school and weather-appropriately with shoes for recess.


    Oct 24 – Color day by grade level (wear as much of your grade level’s color from head to toe as you can)

                Kindergarten - purple

                First Grade - yellow

                Second Grade - orange

                Third Grade - green

                Fourth Grade - red

                Fifth Grade - blue


    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)

    Take care,



    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

    High school info nights for 8th graders

    October 28, 2014

    Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


    Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

    October 28, 2014
    Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


    Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

    October 27, 2014
    From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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