Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A kindergarten - 8th grade school
Home of the dolphins

5109 SE 66th Ave | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6330 | Fax: (503) 916-2604

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

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Message from Mr. Jones

Message from the Principal:

I am delighted to be entering my second year as Principal at Arleta K-8. There are so many factors that make Arleta such a great school, but none more important than our stellar teachers, support staff and dedicated parent community. I do my best to listen to the hopes and dreams of our stakeholders and take those factors into consideration when making staffing and budgetary decisions. Here are the changes that we have made to get ready for the 2014-15 school year:


Ø Increasing our School Counselor to full time

Ø Hiring an additional 2nd/3rd grade teacher to keep class sizes low

Ø Hiring a half-time school secretary to be more responsive to parent / student needs

Ø Hiring a half-time Reading Specialist to make sure that ALL of our students are reading at benchmark by the end of third grade.

Ø Increasing our music teacher from two hours a day to four full days a week

We are also going to be utilizing the Stop and Think Social Skills Program to directly teach social skills to all of our students. It is our goal to decrease the number of students that are excluded from school for disciplinary problems by teaching all of our students how to socially interact in the classroom, on the playground, and beyond. Here are the ten most important skills that will be focused on this year:

o   Listening

o   Following Directions

o   Asking for Help

o   Ignoring Distractions

o   Dealing with Teasing

o   Contributing to Discussions / Answering Classroom Questions

o   How to Interrupt

o   Dealing with Losing

o   Apologizing

o   Accepting Consequences

School Improvement Efforts:

We have a Site Council that meets on a monthly basis and the notes from our meetings are uploaded onto this website. Our Site Council Chairperson is Marie Bellavia (mbellavi@pps.net ). While our School Improvement Plan has not been finalized yet, we will focus on the following:

1. Parent Engagement

2. Making sure that all of our students are reading at benchmark by the end of third grade

3. Reducing the number of students suspended by 25%

Looking forward to a great year!


Seth Jones

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Daily Schedule

07:45 a.m. Breakfast Begins
08:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
07:55 a.m. First Bell
08:00 a.m. Tardy Bell
10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. K-5 Lunch and Recess on a rotation
11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. 6-8 Lunch
02:15 p.m. Dismissal (K-8)

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PPS News

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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