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School Grade Levels: K-8

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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

Come one, come all to the Astor PTSO Carnival!

Friday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Come with your family and enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, photo booth, karaoke and everyone's favorite, the dunk tank!

Carnival tickets will be 3 for $1. Don't forget to bring in a pair of new socks for the Sock Drive and receive 2 free tickets!

Food service begins at 5:30 p.m. and you may purchase pizza, cotton candy and sno-cones.

This year, most of the games will be giving away special raffle tickets that may be put towards a chance at winning a

Razor Kick Scooter with a helmet, a Lazerport Gift Certificate for 5 people, and more!

See you at the Carnival!

Connect to Kindergarten

Please join us for our 2nd Connect to Kindergarten event on

Thursday, May 8th

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Astor Cafeteria

Meet the Principals and Kindergarten teachers and learn about Astor's Kindergarten program.

Come with your Kindergartner!

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

Important Dates To Remember



10th     Univ. of Portland Science Night at Astor  6:30 pm

11th     No School  Teacher Planning Day       

15th     Astor Night @ St. Johns Burgerville  4:00 - 8:00 pm

16th     Late Opening School begins at 10 am

18th     Astor PTSO Carnival  5:30 pm (Food service)

                                               6:00 pm (Carnival begins)

24th     6th - 8th Grade Academic All-Star Celebration  6:00 pm

24th    Astor PTSO General Meeting  6:30 pm

A Message from the Principal


We hope that you have had a restful and relaxing Spring Break and that you are coming back to school refreshed and ready to continue with the work of learning. 

This month brings two events that we are really excited about. First, the University of Portland is partnering with us to present a Science Night here at Astor. Come and join our academic neighbors, professors, students and parents for a night of interactive science discovery. Science Night will take place on Thursday, April 10th.

The Astor PTSO is hosting their annual Carnival on Friday, April 18th. This is a fabulous event which includes fun activities for the whole family. Participate in fun carnival  games, karaoke with your friends, jump in bounce houses, and line up to dunk a teacher or staff member. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets will soon be on sale before and after school in the main hallway. 

As always, thank you to our students, teachers, staff and parents for everything you do at, and for, Astor School. Welcome back!


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

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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