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

Summer Reading Challenge


This summer, the St. Johns Branch of the Multnomah Co. Library is challenging Astor, Holy Cross, James John and Sitton schools to READ!

The school who has the most students finish the Superhero Summer Reading game by August 31st will win a Hot Lips Pizza and Chipotle Burrito party for the whole school!


Registration and School Choice Information

You may register your student for the 2015-16 school year now!

Click here to download the registration form and other paperwork you'll need for registration.

Click the following link to find out more information about registration and school choice. http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/schoolchoice.htm


Important Dates To Remember

June 24th - Last day school office open

August 13th - School office reopens

August 25th - 8th Grade Roundup 

                       PTSO Back-to-School Social

August 27th - School begins for 1st - 8th graders

        Individual Kindergarten assessements begin

September 1st - School begins for Kindergarteners

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

I want to thank you for a great school year and let you know that we are busy planning for the 2015-16 school year. While we were sorry to say goodbye to Mr. Robertson, Mrs. Tomblin, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Craig, Ms. De Paz-Menjivar and Mr. Fradkin, we're happy to welcome Mr. Gordon to the 5th grade classroom and are finalizing new hires for other positions. 

As you see above, the Superhero Summer Reading Challenge is underway and we are competing with other neighborhood schools to win a pizza and burrito party for the whole school. Make sure you turn your game boards in to get stamped as you complete your reading. 

If you have a student to register, you may do so at the Enrollment and Transfer Center at the PPS District office. Their address is 501 N. Dixon (the big pink building near the Memorial Coliseum). We will re-open the office on August 13th and you may also register your student here at Astor. 

We hope you have a restful summer, enjoy time with your families, and we look forward to seeing you in August. 


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

PPS News

New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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