Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

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

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School News & Announcements

Welcome to Ainsworth

Meet New Principal Tammy O'Neil

Welcome Letter from your Principal

Late Opening Enrichment Classes

Traffic Flyer

Class Placement Letter

The NEW Ainsworth Family Handbook

Registration Information

Ainsworth School Supply List

What you need to know (from PPS)

Healthy Kids (Health Coverage Program)

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

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~ Upcoming Events ~

SCHOOL STARTS FOR 1ST-5TH GRADE: HOORAY! Tuesday, September 2nd!

KINDERGARTEN ASSESSMENTS: September 2nd and 3rd. If kinder families haven't already signed up for an assessment 30 minute time slot, please call the school as soon as possible to schedule. 503.916.6288

FIRST DAY FOR KINDERGARTENERS: Friday, September 5th

FIRST PTA MEETING: Friday, September 5th from 8:15-9:15am in the Library

GREENSPACE CLEAN-UP: Thursdays, September 4th & 11th 8:00 - 10:00am. Meet in the greenspace after drop-off and click here for more information.

GARDEN TOUR: Come one, come all to the Portland Garden Tour Ainsworth Fundraiser on Sunday, September 14th from 11:00-4:00pm. Click here to see the flyer or here for more information.

CURRICULUM NIGHT: 6:30-8:00pm (Click here for the TAG meeting portion of the night)

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~ About Ainsworth ~

Ainsworth Elementary is a Kindergarten through 5th grade school located in the southwest hills of Portland, Oregon.  Our school is an immersion and neighborhood school - which means that some of our students who attend Ainsworth are enrolled in the Spanish Immersion Program (Spanish/English) and the remaining students live within our neighborhood and are enrolled in the English (non-immersion) program.  Instruction is differentiated to meet the needs and abilities of each student. Ainsworth is committed to a balanced curriculum that includes art, media and technology, physical education and music. Our students are connected to their community through class projects and service.

Our mission is to support all students in achieving their very highest educational and personal potential, to inspire in them an enduring love for learning and to prepare them to contribute as citizens of a diverse, multicultural and international community. Our staff, families and community members’ vision is to sustain and continue to develop a school, which provides our children with the best education possible. Ainsworth’s staff, community and Site Council have developed an outstanding School Improvement Plan, which includes the following programs:

  • A rigorous and challenging curriculum that promotes personal success, educational excellence and physical well-being.
  • The development of the skills necessary for self-direction and life-long learning.
  • A sense of connection with, and service to, both the local and global community.
  • The expectations of respect for oneself and for others.
  • A campus environment that is emotionally and physically safe in its physical setting.
  • An appreciation on the part of all students for the arts.

What makes us unique?

  • A neighborhood English program and a Spanish Immersion program, K – 5th grades
  • Blocks for literacy and math
  • Focus on the Arts with music and art instruction
  • Young Audiences support in grades K – 5th, an award winning Samba Band
  • Entire staff trained in Second Steps and Steps to Respect, friendship skills and anti-bullying curriculum
  • Computer Lab with a Smart Board
  • Tuition-based full day Kindergarten
  • And much, much more

Browse our web site and experience the learning opportunities that are happening in our school every day.  The staff, students and families that make up our Ainsworth community welcome you.

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PPS News

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.

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Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
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Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 
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PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014
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Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 

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