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.

WREATH AND GARLAND FUNDRAISER ORDERS NOW ON-LINE: This year and for the first time, you can order your holiday wreaths and garland on line. Go to the site http://ainsworthelementary.org/wreath-garland-sale/ and order before November 26th. Any questions contact Elsa Menendez emhumara@gmail.com Many thanks for Greg Epkes for his helping setting the site up.

THANKSGIVING BREAK: Thursday and Friday, November 27th & 28th ~ Enjoy time with your families.

SITE COUNCIL MEETING: Monday, December 1st from 2:30-4:30pm in Nancy Dalla Courte's Rm 25. Click here for more information.

RED BALL MEETING: Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 8:30am in the Staff Lounge. Coffee will be provided. (Future Meeting Dates: Dec. 16, Jan 6, Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 17 and Feb 24)

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!

2 HOUR LATE OPENING: Wednesday, December 17th. School starts at 10:00am

PTA MEETING: Friday, December 19th at 8:15am in the Staff Lounge. Click here for more information.

FOUNDATION MEETING: Friday, December 19th at 8:15 in the Cafeteria. Click here for more information.

27th ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: Thursday, December 11th from 9:30-1:00pm & 5:30-8:30pm. 'The hills are alive’ in this year’s holiday home tour!  Please join to usher in the holiday season with a neighborhood tradition 27 years in the making – the Ainsworth Holiday Home Tour.  Your heart will sing as you tour five lovely homes across the southwest hills, while benefiting the children of Ainsworth Elementary School. Click on the following link for tickets and more information: http://www.ainsworthholiday.com/

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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

Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

November 25, 2014
The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 


Franklin, Madison welcome 8th graders

November 25, 2014

Franklin and Madison high schools will hold information sessions in December for 8th graders to learn about their neighborhood high school.


Superintendent recommends enrollment and transfer system changes

November 25, 2014
PPS SACET Committee Superintendent Carole Smith forwarded to the Portland School Board on Monday, Nov. 24, a plan for aligning the PPS enrollment and transfer system across all grades and school configurations with the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy. 


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Hour of Code is Coming...

December 8 - 15

Every Ainsworth student will participate in 

1 hour of code introduction. 

Be on the look out for volunteer opportunities.

Come join the fun and learn along with the kids!


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