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

Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Important Dates To Remember

6th - PTSO Game Night 6:30 pm

11th - No School Veteran's Day

12th - PTSO General Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm

19th - Astor Family STEM Night @Univ. of Portland 7:00-8:30 pm

21st - PTSO Holiday Bazaar 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • 23rd - Monday: Wear your COLLEGE gear and show your college spirit!
  • 24th - Tuesday: Wear your favorite Sports Team gear! (Go Niners!)
  • 25th - Wednesday: Civil War Day: Are you a Beaver or a Duck? Orange/Black or Green/Yellow? Show which Oregon team you support!

26th - No School Thanksgiving

27th - No School

2nd - PTSO Trivia Night @ Leisure Pub 7:00-9:00 pm

15th - Family Movie Night @ Astor 5:30-8:00 pm

16th - Late Opening School begins 10am

18th - Coffee Chat with Principals 8:00 -8:45 am

21st - Winter Break begins

January 4th - First day back from Winter Break

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Astor PTSO (Parent/Teacher/Student Organization) for all the assistance they provide to our school community. Recently, the PTSO had their first general meeting and I was happy to see so many of you in attendance. Not only does the PTSO coordinate many of the family events that happen at Astor, they assist classrooms by providing funds for items that teachers need and, of course, their big project is renovating the playground. To that end, our Run for the Playground event is happening tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th, (weather permitting) and I hope you can come and cheer on our students as they raise funds for the playground.

This is a busy month of events! Our Parent/Teacher conferences are on October 21st & 22nd. If you haven't scheduled your conference time, please contact the office to do so. The University of Portland is inviting Astor families to come to a soccer game on Saturday, October 24th. Tickets for students are free of charge and parents only pay $5 to see the Pilots play Denver. We'll hold our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day on October 29th, which includes the ever-popular Halloween Parade. We hope you can join us for one, or all, of these events!


Karl Newsome


Daily Schedule

7:35 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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Bond progress update, Fall 2015

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A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

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