Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Ainsworth School

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

Bus Schedules and School Meals

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

Welcome to Ainsworth

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

* NEW AINSWORTH FAMILY HANDBOOK *

 Ainsworth's Portaportal Technology Resource Webpage

SUMMER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AINSWORTH AFTER-CARE APPLICATIONS

2015-2016 PPS CALENDAR

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**SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2015-2016**

Remember to revisit our webpage often for up-to-date information

Link to Transportation

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DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Good news--nothing has changed when it comes to drop off and pick up this year. Please remember to use the crosswalk. If you are dropping off your child, there is a “kiss and drop” along the north side of the school at Elm St., between SW Montgomery and SW 21st Ave. You need to enter Elm from Montgomery, drop your child off at the designated area, and then exit by turning left onto SW 21st.  We ask that you please do not continue on SW Elm to SW Vista. We also ask that you do not turn onto SW Elm from Vista Dr. All traffic on SW Elm should be eastbound until turning left onto SW 21st Ave. Spring Street remains closed for drop offs and construction will have permits for the north side of Spring Street. If you are walking your child to the annex, you are welcome to walk along the south side of Spring Street to the annex pathway. 

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 ~ KINDERGARTEN PARENTS ~

We are excited to meet you and welcome you to the Ainsworth Community!

  • If you have not yet registered your incoming kindergartener, please view the  Summer Registration link for necessary forms and information.
  • Please use the link from the email to sign-up for your child's kindergarten assessment time which is a 25-minute time slot on either the 27th or 28th of August. If you did note receive this email, or were not able to sign-up, please email Kendall.
  • You should have received the first News & Notes of the year. If you did not receive this, please email Noah to be added to the school list serve.

 ~ Mark your calendars for these upcoming events ~

  • August 27th or 28th - Kindergarten Assessments.
  • Kindergarten Popsicle Social on Monday, August 31st from 1:00-1:45pm on the front playground.
  • 1st Day of School will be on Tuesday, September 1st.
  •      Please join us on the front field for coffee from 8:00-8:30 AM after dropping off your little ones

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, August 15th ~ News & Notes emailed to families

Monday, August 17th ~ Class Placement letters mailed to families

Saturday, August 22nd from 9:00 AM - noon ~ Ainsworth's Community Care Day - Come join the fun!! This is a special Ainsworth community event to help beautify our grounds before our students return. Ms. Jorgeson will be heading up the fun so look for us on the backfield. Please bring gloves, brooms and/or garden/weeding tools. We will have water and healthy snacks available. We hope to see the whole family!

Thursday, August 27th ~ First Day of School for 1st-5th grade students

Tuesday, September 1st ~ First Day of School for Kindergarteners

Sunday, September 13th ~ Portland Garden Tour | WEST ~ All proceeds benefit Ainsworth PTA

This year's tour will include five amazing and storied SW hills gardens. It is a wonderful way to enjoy beautiful, private gardens in our community while supporting our school. More information and tickets at:http://portlandgardentour.com

September 24th 5:30-6:00pm ~ Talented and Gifted (TAG) Parent Meeting in the Auditorium 
  • Open to all families interested in learning about TAG
  • Please note:
    • All 2nd grade students will be screened for TAG potential in the fall and results will be back to teachers before conferences. Teachers will let parents know if the screening suggests further TAG testing for a student.
    • Parents or teachers can nominate a student for TAG testing
    • TAG nomination (IDPF) forms are due to classroom teachers by the fall parent-teacher conference
    • Please begin conversations with your child's teacher if you think your student might qualify for TAG
    • Click here to visit the Ainsworth TAG website for more information

September 24th from 6:00-7:30pm ~ Back to School Night in the auditorium/classrooms. More details comings soon.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL YEAR AT AINSWORTH!!! 2014-15

Life Long Learners!! Awesome Ainsworth Teachers attending The Summer Institute Professional Development

Mr. K, Sr. Otero, Ms. Goff and Ms. Fredericks 

5th GRADE KICKBALL GAME VS. TEACHERS


1st ANNUAL AINSWORTH FIESTA

     

   

4th GRADE OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP!

     

OFFICE STAFF HAVING FUN AT THE ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE ~ Kendall and Noah


FIELD DAY! Thank you Ms. Jorgenson!!!

 

Thank you Coach Saskia, Sarah, and Lizzie ~ Ainsworth Girls on the Run 2015!

     


CHOIR/BAND PERFORMANCE! Thank you Ms. Gascoyne!


ART FAIR 2015!! Collaborative Art Installation from Mike Suri

     

    

GARDEN SPACE CELEBRATION

     

     

1st GRADE PUPPET RESIDENCY ~ Young Audiences

           

SPANISH OBOB - Folleto Duelo de Libros

Run for the Arts FUN! What a beautiful day to raise money for the arts!

   

Red Ball Auction ~ Ms' O'Neill and Peyton Chapman

Student Council Presents a new policy to teachers.

      

Biz Town Mayor Speeches ~ Congrats to Easton!


2nd Grade Culture Study Project in Ms. Arnold's class

   

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!