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

Portland Public Schools 2025 - Take the survey!

April 1-May 8: Enrollment at PPS is expected to grow by thousands in the next decade. Take the 17-question PPS2025 survey to help shape change as we grow: in all supported languages online at Oregon's Kitchen Table or go the PPS2025 webpage to download a PDF and view frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Run for the Playground

Get Ready To Run For The Playground!

Help us raise $$ for renovating our playground. Your pledges will be used to replace asphalt with artificial turf, install designated play areas and purchase equipment and supplies for our new playground!

The schematic design is in the glass case by the school office. Stop by and see what the playground will look like.

Wednesday, April 29th

Kinders - 4th Grades: 10:00 - 10:30 pm

5th - 8th Grades: 1:00 - 1:30 pm

You may pledge by laps or by single contribution. For the first $5 raised, students will receive a T-shirt designed by our Art Teacher, Ms. Kray.

(The alternate Run Date will be May 5th if we get rained out.)

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

9th - University of Portland/Astor Science Night

10th - No School  Teacher Planning Day

14th - PTSO Used Book Sale 6:00 pm Cafeteria

15th - Late Opening School begins 10 am

17th - K-5 Family Dance Party  2:30 - 4:00 pm

21st - PTSO Burgerville Night  St. Johns Burgerville 5:30 pm

29th - Run for the Playground

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Spring is here and with it comes rain showers and warmer weather. We are almost ready to begin the last few months of school and these will be busy ones indeed. April is packed full of field trips, PTSO events, and family events that I hope you and your students will be able to attend. We will also begin state testing this month and I encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

We'd like to invite you to join us on Facebook as we now have a page, (see the link on the left side of the home page). Like us on PPS Astor K-8 School to find out what's happening, get updates, and see photos!


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

PPS hits a high note with new instruments

April 24, 2015

This fall, band teachers will put 750 new musical instruments into the hands of budding musicians, thanks to a $925,000 investment PPS is making in the district band program, eroded over years of budget cuts. 


Gifted students shine as TAG revs up

April 24, 2015
Agustin Montes-Tacuba says he loves being challenged at ACCESS.

ACCESS Academy’s Agustin Montes-Tacuba is so gifted, the fifth-grader just received a statewide award for his academics and leadership, yet five years ago, it seemed like his intellect might go unnoticed. 


Focus on Diversity: three films in May

April 23, 2015

The PPS Focus on Diversity Film & Lecture Series will be screening three great films to wrap up the school year.


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