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

School-Family Parnerships

 Enrichment Classes Page

 Ainsworth's Portaportal Webpage

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IT'S TIME FOR THE AINSWORTH ANNUAL FOOD AND TOY DRIVE to benefit the seasonal and service workers in our area: Each year the Ainsworth School community proudly collects carloads of food and toys to be distributed by the Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers.   The holiday season comes at the most difficult time for seasonal workers’ families, and WE can make a difference!

Food items needed:                           Gift items needed:

  • turkeys                                     dolls
  • pork roasts                               remote control cars
  • potatoes                                   action figures
  • onions                                      sports equipment
  • dried beans                              jewelry
  • rice                                           make-up
  • oil                                             Legos
  • pasta                                        art supplies
  • canned goods                          gift cards
  • dried fruits and veggies
  • corn husks

Bring items to school between December 8-19.We also need parents to load cars, deliver food and toys, and help at the holiday party. The holiday party is a good opportunity to practice speaking Spanish.  Email Ms. Wood dwood1@pps.net to volunteer.

WINTER BREAK: December 22nd ~ January 2nd ~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS

RED BALL MEETING: Tuesday, Jan. 6th at 8:30am in the Staff Lounge. Coffee will be provided. (Future Meeting Dates: Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 17 and Feb 24)

PTA MEETING: Friday, January 9th at 8:15am in the Staff Lounge. Click here for more information.

FOUNDATION MEETING: Friday, January 9th at 8:15 in the Cafeteria. Click here for more information.

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!

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

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


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







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.


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.




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


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

Teachers give books as gifts before holiday break

December 19, 2014
Chief Joseph third grade tacher Susanna Walker hands out books as gifts to students. Thanks to generous Portlanders who contributed to the second annual Children's Book Harvest, every student at four PPS schools received a book as a gift on the last day of classes before winter break.


You're invited: Special Education Forum

December 18, 2014

PPS Special Education is holding a series of community forums to hear the thoughts and ideas of family, student and community stakeholders. The next forum is Jan. 21. 


PPS What I Say: Kat Caskey, college grad

December 18, 2014
Kat Caskey’s story is one of perseverance and determination despite tall odds. [More]

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Hour of Code is Coming...

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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