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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

Parent Classroom Input Form

Yearbook Order Form

Site Council Survey Results

CALENDAR 

April

4/16 Late Opening

4/16 Burgerville Night (the Band is playing)

4/17 Community Mtg. 6:30

4/24 Site Council

4/25 Lost & Found sent to PTA Clothes Closet

May

5/2 Plant Sale Delivery

5/3 Auction

5/6 5th grade music program

5/14 Burgerville Night

5/16 Carnival

5/18 Band performing at Oaks Park

5/21 Late Opening

5/22 Site Council

5/22 Spanish Feista Program

5/26 No School

5/30 Lost & Found sent to PTA Clothes Closet

    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Families,

     

    Thank you so much to everyone that helped organize and support our Tech Trek.   A special thank you to Mr. Goodrich, Julia Tomes, and her group of tech trek coordinators for seeing to all of the details that allowed the event to run so smoothly.  Our 5th grade team leaders also did an amazing job being incredibly positive and motivating for all of the kids.  Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.  We certainly could not have had a more beautiful day.

     

    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 they 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 friendship 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.  If you are interested in lending your voice to the process, please make sure that you turn the class placement form in to the office by May 1.  Given the complexities of creating classes and the multiple forms of input, it is very challenging to make changes after classes are completed.  Please make sure you have everything turned in so the placement teams can do their best work.  If you know that you will be leaving Abernethy for the coming school year, please let Julie in the office know of your plans so that information can be taken into account as well.  Thank you in advance for your help with this process.

     

    Take care,

    Heather

    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)

    PPS News

    Brand new Faubion one step closer

    April 17, 2014

    The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 

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    Parents raise record amount for schools

    April 17, 2014

    The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.

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    Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

    April 15, 2014
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    Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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