Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

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

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

Successful Schools Survey: Thanks to the thousands of parents who have taken the survey! Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Student and staff surveys now underway. Staff: See PPS Inside banner for links.

School News & Upcoming Events

Welcome to Ainsworth

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

 School-Family Partnerships

Ainsworth Family Handbook

*Enrichment Classes Page ~ New Classes Posted*

 Ainsworth's Portaportal Webpage

Kindergarten Registration and Lottery for 2015-16

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RED BALL IS HERE!!!: This Saturday, February 28th at the downtown Hilton Hotel http://ainsworthfoundation.org/category/red-ball

SCHOOL TOURS: Last one is this Wednesdays, February 25th. Meet in the Ainsworth Library at 11:45am.

TAG TESTING: Students who have not finished will complete the TAG testing on Wednesday, February 25th. Click here to learn more about TAG ~ Talented and Gifted Program

SITE COUNCIL: Monday, March 2nd at 2:30pm in Nancy Dalla Corte's Rm 25

3RD GRADE PORTLAND PLAY: Wednesday, March 4th. There is a morning and evening performance. Please check with teachers for details.

FOUNDATION MEETING: Friday, March 13th at 8:15 in the Staff Lounge. Click here for more information.

5th BIZ TOWN: Monday, March 16th

PIZZACATO AINSWORTH FUNDRAISER: Tuesday, March 17th ~ Please support Ainsworth and take your family and friends to the Hillsdale PIzzacato today! Purchasing a gift card on this day works too!

2 HOUR LATE OPENING: Wednesday, March 18th ~ School begins at 10:00am

CONNECT TO KINDERGARTEN MEETING 2015-16: Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30pm in the Ainsworth Auditorium. Click here for more information.

SPRING BREAK: March 23rd-27th

FAMILY LIBRARY CHECK-OUT: Every Friday from 2:30-4:00pm. Mr. Hallman will be in the Ainsworth Library so families can check out a book! Come join the fun!

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SCHOOL NEWS!

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!

PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY: Ainsworth sure lucked out in having Executive Director of the Oreon Historical Museum, Kerry Tymchuk here as our Principal for a Day. He even brought artifacts from the museum! http://www.ohs.org

Did you know square dancing is the state dance? Mr. Tymchuk shows Principal O'Neill.

  

PTA SPONSORED COIN DRIVE WAS A BIG SUCCESS!

   

In 6th place with - $320 is the fourth graders!
In 5th place with - $348 is the kindergartners!
In 4th place with - $379 is the Second Grade!
In 3rd place with - $459 is the Fifth graders!
In 2nd place with - $901 is the First Graders
AND in FIRST PLACE with - $1309 is the THIRD GRADERS!!!!
Total = $3716!!!

FIRST FAMILY LIBRARY FRIDAY ~ Literacy is in the air...

 

FUN AT THE BUCKAROO: Principal Ms. O'Neill and Vice Principal Ms. Meyer

NEW PLAYGROUND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Look who is excited (video)

Thank you Sherri Jorgenson and Nancy Locke

Click here for the playground safety rules

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Curriculum Night was a big Success! Thank you to everyone who joined!

If you weren't able to attend and sign up for a parent-teacher conference, please contact your child's teacher ASAP.

Click here to see Principal O'Neill's presentation.

Click here to view the TAG (Talented and Gifted) information.

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PPS News

PPS Family Lobby Day April 3

February 26, 2015
PPS parents are invited to attend the PPS Family Lobby Day in Salem on April 3. Up to 50 Portland Public Schools parents are invited to join the Portland School Board on April 3 to travel to Salem to meet with Portland legislators and urge them to make school funding the top priority in 2015. Transportation and lunch will be provided. 

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Children's Book Harvest distributions begin

February 25, 2015
Woodlawn 3rd grade teacher Melody Flores helps students find just the right book during the distribution. The 27,000 books Portlanders donated during the second annual Children’s Book Harvest, a key strategy in the PPS Read Together project, are beginning to make their way to PPS students who need them. 

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Student art wows community at showcase

February 25, 2015
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PPS said thank you to Portlanders for supporting arts education during The Heart of Portland: K-12 Arts Showcase Feb. 19 at the Newmark Theater, highlighting visual, musical and performance art from every school just as Portlanders are paying their arts tax. 

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