Craft Fair *
Popsicle Social *
If you're new to Abernethy, nearly new to Abernethy, or so familiar to our school that you named your dogs Abber and Nethy, come by and enjoy a treat. Say hello to new faces and help assuage those first-day jitters for parents and kids alike. Meet at the gazebo!
Back to School Night *
Ice Cream Social *
Tour de Ladd *
Ethiopia Reads "Bring a book, Buy a book" Fundraiser *
Character Parade *
Fall Book Fair *
Conference Week!, the Abernethy Library becomes a miniature book store featuring a wide range of titles from Scholastic Publishing. There are books appropriate for the earliest readers to the most advanced, including a selection of books for parents. Proceeds from the Fall Book Fair are used to purchase new books for the school library.
Kids Holiday Shoppe *
Each December Abernethy students shop at a "Holiday Bazaar" in the Abernethy Library which is full of inexpensive craft gifts that have been created by Abernethy parents and friends. Items cost between 10 cents and $1.00, with most things in the 25-50 cents range. The kids have great fun selecting gifts for family and friends that they can easily afford to purchase with their own money. This event is a delightful tradition that has been a part of the Abernethy calendar for many decades.
Jump Rope for the Heart Fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association*
Canned Food Drive - 2nd Week in March *
Project Second Wind is the Portland Public Schools' annual canned food drive that collects food and funding for The Oregon Food Bank. Abernethy is proud of the fact that for the past several years we were named the Portland Public Schools elementary school winner for gathering the most food and contributions in the entire city! This is a school-wide effort, which is led by Tom Goodrich. Under his leadership, the Abernethy community is inspired to work together to benefit others.
Run for the Arts Fundraiser benefiting Arts Education *
Abernethy Auction Saturday, May 4th, 2013 *
This activity is for the adults!! Our annual fundraising event is an opportunity for the parents, teachers and friends of Abernethy to get together socially, enjoy fine food and wine, and benefit the school by bidding on goods and services which have been donated to the auction. It's not only a really fun evening but also Abernethy's most successful fundraiser
School Carnival Friday, May 17th, 2013 @ 5:30pm *
The school carnival is a fun and much-anticipated annual event. The Carnival is organized by Abernethy parent volunteers, and the actual event is staffed by all the members of the Abernethy Community -- teachers, administrators, staff, parents and neighbors. The Carnival has great activities, games and prizes. While the Carnival is not budgeted as a "fund-raiser", it often raises more money that it spends. In year's past, the carnival has donated funds to purchase new PE equipment and instruments for the Music Program.
Spring Book Fair *
Each Spring, the Abernethy Library again becomes a miniature book store featuring titles from Scholastic Publishing. There are books appropriate for the earliest readers to the most advanced, including a selection of books for parents. Proceeds from the Spring Book Fair are used to purchase more books for the library.
Run for the Arts Tuesday, April 9th 2013 *
Rain or shine, the Abernethy community "Runs for the Arts" each Spring to raise money for the school's arts program. Organized by our PE teacher (Mr. Goodrich) and the Run for the Arts Committee, Run for the Arts is a non-competitive athletic effort that gets kids moving (in laps around the school) to raise funds for the school’s arts program. In year's past, Run for the Arts has also included some fun and competitive adult races, which have inspired more than a few Abernethy parents to lace up their running shoes and hit the pavement! In the last two years Abernethy has used its Run for the Arts money to help fund our artist-in-residence. The funds have also been used to pay for visiting artists, storytellers, musicians and assembly events.
Field Day Friday, June 7, 2013
Each Spring our PE Teacher, Mr. Goodrich, organizes a non-competitive, athletically challenging Field Day for all Abernethy students. The students are grouped into mixed-age "teams", where the older kids help out the younger students at the various activity centers. Field Day challenges can include everything from relay races to ball-kicking to basketball hoop, to hopscotch! The parents and teachers assist at each of the stations, and there are treats at the end of the day to reward everybody for their efforts.