Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

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

No School Friday for Most Schools

Friday, Jan. 30: Schools are closed Friday for a teacher planning day. Exceptions are: Metropolitan Learning Center, Rosa Parks Elementary and most charter and alternative schools, which will have a regular school day. If you are uncertain, please call your school.

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

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 will be posted soon!

 Ainsworth's Portaportal Webpage

Kindergarten Registration and Lottery for 2015-16

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TEACHER PLAN DAY ~ NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS: Friday, January 30th

RED BALL MEETING: Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:30am in the Staff Lounge. Coffee will be provided. (Future Meeting Dates: Feb 17 and Feb 24)

CONNECT TO KINDERGARTEN MEETING 2015-16: Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30pm in the Ainsworth Auditorium. Click here for more information.

2014-15 AINSWORTH TALENT SHOW: February 5th & 6th from 5:00-9:00pm at Lincoln High School

GREENSPACE SPRING EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING: Thursday, February 5th at 8:00am in the Teacher's Lounge.

PTA MEETING: Friday, February 6th at 8:15am in the Staff Lounge. Click here for more information. (Future Meeting Dates: March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th)

SCHOOL TOURS: Wednesdays, February 11th, 18th & 25th. Meet in the Ainsworth Library at 11:45am.

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

NO SCHOOL - President's Day: Monday, February 16th

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

TAG TESTING: February 18th ~ 20th. Click here to learn more about TAG ~ Talented and Gifted Program

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

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

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!

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

Budget work launches for 2015-16

January 30, 2015

PPS launches its public budget-crafting process for 2015-16 in February as the Oregon Legislative Session convenes.

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Memory brings Grammy-level jazz to King

January 30, 2015

Grammy winner Thara Memory formed a band with fellow musicians at King PK-8 School, adding jazz to the school's flourishing art scene. The just-released federal Turnaround Arts Report reviews the impact of a federal arts grant at King. 

Learn about and impact issues of race

January 30, 2015

Portland Public Schools welcomes documentarian Le Mun Wah among opportunities in February to delve into issues of race and change, including the launching of community forums with Portland Police. 

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Students Learn to Code

Thank you Volunteers that helped to make
Hour of Code
a success! Ainsworth students K-5 played
simple computer programming games  
as they experienced the fun world of computer coding. 
 Here are some Kinders with the iPads.


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