Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: K-8

5601 N. Yale St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6244 | Fax: (503) 916-2605

Back to School Night

Important Dates To Remember


10th  No School Statewide Inservice

14th PTSO Burgerville Night 4-8 pm (note new date)

15th  Late Opening School begins 10am

15th  Walk/Bike to School Day

24th  PTSO Family Game Night  6:30pm

27th/28th  Book Fair 8:00am - 3:00pm

29th/30th  Book Fair 8:00am - 8:00pm

28th  Grandparents & Special Friends Day

29/30th  Parent-Teacher Conferences No School for Students

31st   No School  

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe we have already completed our first month of school! October is here and, while the daytime temperatures don't quite feel like Fall, the crisp nights and dark evenings are ushering in the season.

On Wednesday, October 29th and Thursday, October 30th, we will hold our Parent/Teacher Conferences. This is a wonderful and important opportunity for you to get acquainted with your child(ren)'s teacher, see what they are working on in class, and address any questions or concerns that you may have. We encourage you to sign up for this important meeting. Please contact your child's teacher by email or contact the school office to schedule your conference. (Teacher and staff email addresses may be found in the Staff Pages on this website.)

This year, 7th and 8th grade teachers will be conducting arena-style conferences. The scheduled times on October 29th and 30th are:

8:00 am - 11:00 am

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You may come to Astor during these hours to visit your students teachers in one main area.

Thank you for being a part of your child's education!


Karl Newsome

Daily Schedule

7:45 a.m. Breakfast Begins
7:50 a.m. First Bell 
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. 3-5 Lunch/Recess
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 p.m. K-2 Lunch/Recess
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 6-8 Lunch/Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (K-8)

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