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

22nd - Fall Picture Day

23rd - Astor PTSO General Meeting 6:30 pm

8th - Run for the Playground

9th - No School Statewide Inservice

13th - PTSO Burgerville Night St. Johns Burgerville 4-8pm

14th - Late Opening School begins 10am

21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences No School for students

22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences No School for students

23rd - No School

26th - PTSO Bookfair begins

27th - Fall Picture Retake Day

29th - Grandparents Day

30th - No School Teacher Planning Day

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

We are off to a great start! Our students are settling in to their classrooms and schedules, our youngest students have completed their first day with flying colors and our school grounds look great, thanks to the efforts of those of you who came out to help on Community Care Day!

We hope you can join us at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 10th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Here, you may see your student's classroom, meet the teachers, sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences and learn about the many programs we have here at Astor.

As you found in your Opening Day packet, we have many ways in which you can find out what is happening at Astor.  In addition to Astor's webpage, you may follow us on Facebook, sign up for text messages, and join our email community list.

Also, beginning on September 10th, PPS is shifting family, student and staff communication to a new tool that gives schools the ability to send texts about emergencies, closures, delays and other important news. To receive text notifications, you must opt in to the service. You opt in by texting YES to 68453. Parents and students should confirm their cell numbers are listed in the student information system. 

I want to thank our students, parents, and staff for a fantastic start to the 2015-16 school year and I hope to see you at Back to School Night.


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)



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Astor Calendar

PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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