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

Important Dates To Remember

13th - PTSO Blazer Night @Rose Garden  6:00-10:00 pm

15th - Coffee Chat with Principals  8:00-8:45 am

18th - NO SCHOOL  MLK, Jr. Holiday

19th - PTSO Burgerville Night  4:00-8:00 pm

20th - Late Opening  School begins 10:00 am

21st - PTSO Bingo for Books  6:30-7:30 pm

23rd - Chess for Success Regional Tournament 9:00-3:00 pm

25th - NO SCHOOL Teacher Planning Day

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

With Winter coming soon, we'd like to remind you that you can receive text messages from the district letting you know about delays, school closures and emergencies and school events. Simply text YES to 68453. It's a great way to stay informed about what's happening at Astor.

We are excited to offer a Family Movie Night on December 15th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy "Minions" with your family. You may purchase pizza and snacks and profits will help our middle school Astor Ascenders group.

Winter Break will be from will begin on December 21st and we will return to school on January 4th. I hope you and your family have a wonder holiday season, with all the joys that the season brings.


Mr. 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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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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