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 & Upcoming Events

Welcome to Ainsworth

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

 School-Family Partnerships

Ainsworth Family Handbook

*Enrichment Classes Page ~ New Classes Posted*

 Ainsworth's Portaportal Webpage

Kindergarten Registration and Transfer Process to Ainsworth Information for 2015-16

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***2015-2016 PPS CALENDAR ***

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK ~ REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING AINSWORTH TEACHERS!

Run for the Arts 2015 Details

Smarter Balanced Testing Starts:

  • 4th Grade ~ Week of April 20th
  • 5th Grade ~ Week of April 27th
  • 3rd Grade ~ Week of May 11th

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!

BOOK FAIR THE WEEK OF MAY 4th & Family Book Fair Night from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, MAY 6th

SITE COUNCIL MEETING: Monday, May 4th @ 2:30-3:30 in Kris Meyer's Office. Click here for more information about Site Council

TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON:Thursday, May 7th

FOUNDATION MEETING: Friday, May 8th @ 8:15am in the Staff Lounge. Click here for more information about Foundation.

GRANDPARENT'S/SPECIAL FRIEND'S DAY: Friday, May 8th from 12:45-2:00

ART FAIR: Thursday, May 14th 

SPANISH IMMERSION NIGHT: Thursday, May 21st from 6:30-8:00pm in the auditorium

NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th

KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE FOR 2015-16 KINDER FAMILIES: Wednesday, May 27th from 8:30-9:30am

FIELD DAYS: Kindergarten on Thursday, May 28th from 12:45-1:45 and 1st-5th on Friday, May 29th from 12:30-2:00

SITE COUNCIL MEETING: Monday, June 1st @ 2:30-4:30 in Kris Meyer's Office. Click here for more information about Site Council

4th GRADE OVERNIGHT TRIP: Tuesday~Wednesday, June 2nd & 3rd

PTA MEETING: Friday, June 5th in the Staff Lounge. Click here for more information about PTA.

SCHOOL-WIDE FIESTA CELEBRATION: Friday, June 5th from 5:00-8:00pm

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON: Tuesday, June 9th

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & 5th GRADE PROMOTION & 5TH GRADE VS. STAFF KICKBALL GAME: Thursday, June 11th

TEACHER PLAN DAYS: Friday, June 12th and Monday, June 15th

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SCHOOL NEWS!

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!

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.

  

PTA SPONSORED COIN DRIVE WAS A BIG SUCCESS!

   

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

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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PPS News

Workshop gets kids with disabilities cruising

May 04, 2015
A child behind the wheel of a toy car grins while his mother looks on.

Parents and special education staff learned at a May 1 workshop how to adapt motorized, ride-on toy cars to allow children with special needs to move independently. 

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PPS breaks ground on first modernized high school in nearly 50 years

May 02, 2015
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Portland Public Schools broke ground May 2 on the $96 million modernization of Roosevelt High School, the first time that PPS will, in essence, have a new high school in nearly 50 years. 

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Young, Gifted and Black students honored

May 01, 2015
A logo showing the date and time of Young, Gifted and Black ceremony.

PPS invites the community to join in celebrating the achievements of 24 exceptional students at the district’s sixth annual Young, Gifted and Black ceremony.

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