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 (Please read)

School-Family Parnerships

**NEW** Enrichment Classes PTA Page **NEW**

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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.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES:

  • Monday, October 27th: Regular school day for students
  • Tuesday, October 28th: Regular school day for students, 5:00-8pm evening conferences. 
  • Wednesday, October 29th: All day and evening conferences 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 30th: All day conferences 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, October 31st (Happy Halloween): No school, building closed (Halloween Parade at 11:00am)

TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/school-family-partnerships/9210.htm

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: Thursday, October 30th ~ We made $110 from the first Take It or Leave It Thursday at Stroheckers!  Spend $25 or more and you take your 10% discount or donate it to Ainsworth School.

Ainsworth PTA Halloween Parade: The Ainsworth PTA will be sponsoring a Halloween Parade on October 31st at 11:00 am. Students and Parents will be will meet on the front play area. The costume parade starts at 11:15. Parents are expected to remain onsite and are welcome to participate in the parade. Hurray for the PTA!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Monday, November 3rd the 1st grade classes will be celebrating Di De Los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead. Click here for more information.

Ms. Malzahn's Art Class:

BOWLING "FUN"RAISER EVENT FOR THE AINSWORTH FOUNDATION: 11:00am-1:00pm

Saturday, November 15 kindergarten
Sunday, Novem
ber 16  first grade and second grade
Saturday, November 22 third and fourth grades
Sunday, November 23 fifth grade

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!

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SCHOOL NEWS!

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...

Principal Ms. O'Neill and Vice Principal Ms. Meyer at the Buckaroo

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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