Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

2425 SW Vista Ave. | Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 916-6288 | Fax: (503) 916-2601

Welcome to Ainsworth

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School begins at 8:00am and ends at 2:15pm

* NEW AINSWORTH FAMILY HANDBOOK *

 Ainsworth's Portaportal Technology Resource Webpage

SUMMER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AINSWORTH AFTER-CARE APPLICATIONS

2015-2016 PPS CALENDAR

Remember to revisit our webpage often for up-to-date information

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 ~ KINDERGARTEN PARENTS ~

We are excited to meet you and welcome you to the Ainsworth Community!

  • If you have not yet registered your incoming kindergartener, please view the  Summer Registration link for necessary forms and information.
  • Please look for an email with a link to sign-up for your child's kindergarten assessment time which is a 25-minute time slot on either the 27th or 28th of August. The email will outline in more detail what to expect during this time for parents and students.
  • You will be receiving a welcome letter and detailed school information the week of August 17th

 ~ Mark your calendars for these upcoming events ~

  • August 27th or 28th - Kindergarten Assessments
  • Kindergarten Popsicle Social on Monday, August 31st from 1:00-1:45pm on the front playground where you can meet each other and receive your child's class assignment. For those who cannot attend the social, an email will also be sent to  families.
  • 1st Day of School will be on Tuesday, September 1st.
  • Please join us in the Library for coffee and tea after dropping off your little ones from 8:00-9:00am

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS FOR 2015-16

We are thrilled to let you know that Ainsworth has signed up for Schoolhouse Supplies Online
Follow the link to the Schoolhouse Supplies Online webpage: www.SchoolhouseSupplies.org/ONLINE
Find your school logo—if you see the word OPEN, we're ready for your orders
Write down your school CODE AIN002—the ordering website has changed, and you will need this code to place your order. Click on our school logo to reach your dedicated ordering page.
All orders must be received by August 4, 2015

Upcoming Dates:

Community Care Day, Saturday, August 22nd from 9:00am-noon.

First Day of School for 1st-5th grade students ~ Thursday, August 27th

First Day of School for Kindergarteners ~ Tuesday, September 1st

Portland Garden Tour | WEST~ Sunday, September 13, 2015 ~ All proceeds benefit Ainsworth PTA.

This year's tour will include five amazing and storied SW hills gardens. It is a wonderful way to enjoy beautiful, private gardens in our community while supporting our school.
More information and tickets at:http://portlandgardentour.com

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Parent Meeting ~ September 24th 5:30-6:00pm in the Auditorium
  • Open to all families interested in learning about TAG
  • Please note:
    • All 2nd grade students will be screened for TAG potential in the fall and results will be back to teachers before conferences. Teachers will let parents know if the screening suggests further TAG testing for a student.
    • Parents or teachers can nominate a student for TAG testing
    • TAG nomination (IDPF) forms are due to classroom teachers by the fall parent-teacher conference
    • Please begin conversations with your child's teacher if you think your student might qualify for TAG
    • Click here to visit the Ainsworth TAG website for more information

Back to School Night ~ September 24th from 6:00-7:30pm in the auditorium/classrooms.More details comings soon.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL YEAR AT AINSWORTH!!!

Life Long Learners!! Awesome Ainsworth Teachers attending The Summer Institute

Mr. K, Sr. Otero, Ms. Goff and Ms. Fredericks 

5th GRADE KICKBALL GAME VS. TEACHERS


1st ANNUAL AINSWORTH FIESTA

     

   

4th GRADE OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP!

     

OFFICE STAFF HAVING FUN AT THE ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE ~ Kendall and Noah


FIELD DAY! Thank you Ms. Jorgenson!!!

 

Thank you Coach Saskia, Sarah, and Lizzie ~ Ainsworth Girls on the Run 2015!

     


CHOIR/BAND PERFORMANCE! Thank you Ms. Gascoyne!


ART FAIR 2015!! Collaborative Art Installation from Mike Suri

     

    

GARDEN SPACE CELEBRATION

     

     

1st GRADE PUPPET RESIDENCY ~ Young Audiences

           

SPANISH OBOB - Folleto Duelo de Libros

Run for the Arts FUN! What a beautiful day to raise money for the arts!

   

Red Ball Auction ~ Ms' O'Neill and Peyton Chapman

Student Council Presents a new policy to teachers.

      

Biz Town Mayor Speeches ~ Congrats to Easton!


2nd Grade Culture Study Project in Ms. Arnold's class

   

4th GRADE OBOB ~ CONGRATS TO THE CHEESY CRACKERS!

 

5th GRADE OBOB ~ CONGRATS TO THE COOL CALM READERS!


3rd GRADE OBOB ~ CONGRATS TO THE OBOB KINGS!

 

WHAT FUN!!! SPAGHETTI AND MEET-BALL ~ DINNER AND FAMILY GAME NIGHT!

   

 

 

 

MS. GOFF'S 4TH GRADE TOTEM POLE PROJECT

  

MS. FALE'S CLASS HAVING FUN WITH THEIR NEW GEO-FORMS!

SRA. GONZALEZ'S CLASS ~ Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

MS. MOORE'S 1st GRADE CLASS ~ Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

AINSWORTH PARTICIPATED IN THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE: Click here for more information about this exciting event.



AUTHOR MARK FEARING VISITS AINSWORTH! Many Ainsworth teachers are participating in a monthly author's class through PSU and earned an author visit for their students! 

WILD WEATHER LABORATORY STORY-LINE!! Ms. Arnold's 2nd Grade Class had tons of fun exploring All Things Weather

  

 

THE AINSWORTH ANNUAL FOOD AND TOY DRIVE WAS A BIG SUCCESS! A big thank you to Ms. Wood and her 4th grade class and all of the Ainsworth families who participated! Each year the Ainsworth School community proudly collects carloads of food and toys to be distributed by the Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers. We might have broken a record this year!

 

KANDINSKY ART PROJECT ~Ms. Malzahn's 1st Grade Art Class

http://www.wassilykandinsky.net


4th GRADERS MOVING AFTER THE THANKSGIVING BREAK ~ Ms. Jorgensen and 4th Graders having fun to the YMCA

  

Cick here to watch students in action ~ video.mov

1st GRADE AUTHOR BOXES ~ MS. MOORE AND MS. FREDERICKS

 

WEEKEND BOWLING "FUN"RAISER

 

  

5th GRADE FUN AT RECESS ~ SNOW ART

AINSWORTH ALLY WEEK: Ainsworth students celebrated ALLY week. ~ “Someone who does something helpful when they see someone hurt”; or as Webster definition is “one that is associated with another as a helper”. Ask your students how they have been an ally at Ainsworth? See our Ally posters below.

  

PPS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER VISITS AINSWORTH: Board Member, Bobbie Regan, stopped by Ainsworth today to visit classrooms and see all of the wonderful things going on here! Pictured with Principal Tammy O'Neill and Vice Principal Kris Meyer and 5th grade art work.

DIA DE LOS MUERTO:

1st grade celebration of loved ones

Ms. Malzahn's 5th Grade Art Class

  

5TH GRADE CANDY COMPOSITIONS: Students enjoyed creating and performing their candy compositions.

Thank you Ms. Gascoyne!!

LOOK WHAT OUR 1st GRADERS ARE UP TO: Counting to 100 by 5's in Spanish. Thank you Sra Recht. Come and see this wonderful poster which is hanging in the main office!