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

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Important Dates To Remember


2nd  School begins for Grades 1 - 8

3rd - 5th  Kindergarten Assessments (no school for Kinders)

8th   School begins for Kindergarteners

17th  Late Opening School begins at 10 am

18th  Back to School Night

24th  Fall School Pictures

24th  Astor PTSO General Meeting 6:30-8:00 p.m. Library

Register Now for 2014-15!

Register Now for the 2014-15 School Year!

Please stop by the Astor office and register your child for school! Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the time of registration, you will be asked to provide the following documentation:

  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Age (your student needs to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1st
  • Proof of residency (2 documents)
  • Contact information from your child's previous school (if applicable)

Click here for a detailed Registration Checklist

Please click here for an English Registration Form

Por favor clic aqui para una Forma de Registracion en espanol

School News and Announcements


Join staff members and community volunteers in beautifying our buildings and grounds.

Project Community Care will be Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

No registration is necessary and all ages are welcome. Tools will be provided and you may also bring your own.

Thank you for helping Astor shine!

Kindergarten families will soon be receiving calls to set up individual appointments for their students. This is a chance for parents and Kindergarteners to meet the teacher, see the classroom and for the teacher to find out more about their upcoming students. If you have not scheduled your appointment, please contact the school office at (503) 916-6244.

The first day of school for Astor Kindergarteners is

Monday, August 8th.

Follow this link to find out more Kindergarten.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

We are soon to begin the 2014-15 school year and I am looking forward to welcoming our new families and reconnecting with our returning students. We are excited to offer some new programs and teachers look forward to sharing that with you.

We are hosting our 8th graders at the 8th Grade Roundup on Tuesday, August 19th to welcome them back and provide some information about leadership opportunities at Astor as the "senior" students on campus. On Saturday, August 23rd our Community Care Day gives members of our staff and families a chance to connect and beautify our school. We welcome your participation. New families will have a chance to meet each other at our New Families Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 28th. This event is hosted by our fantastic PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) and we hope you would like to join this group.

Keep watching this website for dates, news, etc. and we hope you have a fun, happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! 


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)

Astor Calendar

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PPS News

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.


Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 

PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


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