Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

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

School News & Upcoming Events

Welcome to Ainsworth

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

Family Handbook (Please read)

School-Family Parnerships

**NEW** Enrichment Classes PTA Page **NEW**

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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!

APOYEMOS FUNDRAISER: Saturday, October 25th at 7:00pm

Halloween Warehouse Blowout to benefit Apoyemos al Espanol
 ~ DJ and live band—Nu Wave Machine specializing in 80s music
Costumes optional, but encouraged
$110 per person ($10 ticket fee + $100 donation)
Tickets available at www.apoyemosk12.com
The party is hosted by John and Deanna Phillips with support from 8th grade Lincoln Cluster Spanish Immersion Families
Grand + Benedicts Fixture Warehouse
2300 SE Beta St, Milwaukie, OR 97222

APPLES TO APPLES: October 25 & 26 ~ For the fourth year now, Oregon Heritage Farms in Hillsboro has agreed to help Ainsworth by giving us a STELLAR DEAL on some of the best tasting apples around. When you purchase a box of apples for $40, $22.00 of that amount will go directly to our newly upgraded computer lab. This PTA fundraiser will directly support technology curriculum and materials. Send this form and your check (made out to: Ainsworth PTA) to the OFFICE or pay with credit card: apples4apples.org

PARENT TAG ADVISORY MEETING: Monday, October 27th at 6:30pm in Rm 4.

5TH GRADE CANDY COMPOSITIONS: October 27th & 28th ~ Click here for more information and performance schedule


  • Monday, October 27th: Regular school day for students
  • Tuesday, October 28th: Regular school day for students, 5:00-8pm evening conferences. 
  • Wednesday, October 29th: All day and evening conferences 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 30th: All day conferences 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, October 31st (Happy Halloween): No school, building closed


TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: Thursday, October 30th ~ We made $110 from the first Take It or Leave It Thursday at Stroheckers!  Spend $25 or more and you take your 10% discount or donate it to Ainsworth School.

Ainsworth PTA Halloween Parade: The Ainsworth PTA will be sponsoring a Halloween Parade on October 31st at 11:00 am. Students and Parents will be will meet on the front play area. The costume parade starts at 11:15. Parents are expected to remain onsite and are welcome to participate in the parade. Hurray for the PTA!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Monday, November 3rd the 1st grade classes will be celebrating Di De Los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead. Click here for more information.

Ms. Malzahn's Art Class:


Saturday, November 15 kindergarten
Sunday, Novem
ber 16  first grade and second grade
Saturday, November 22 third and fourth grades
Sunday, November 23 fifth grade

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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 haning 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.



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!!!


Principal Ms. O'Neill and Vice Principal Ms. Meyer at the Buckaroo

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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Ainsworth Calendar

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PPS News

Second annual Children's Book Harvest to begin in November

October 23, 2014
James John students enjoy books they chose during last year's Children's Book Harvest distribution. Portland Public Schools, the Children's Book Bank and the Portland Council PTA are teaming up again this year to encourage Portlanders citywide to recycle children's book and get them to children in need.


Student leaders amplify students' voices

October 22, 2014

This year’s student representative to the Portland School Board says she’s excited to serve at a time where the district is rebuilding programs and making schools more equitable.


PPS enrollment, hiring on the upswing

October 22, 2014

Student enrollment and hiring is going up, up, up at Portland Public Schools as primary and high school grades swell and state school funding improves.


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