Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Astor School logoAstor School

School Grade Levels: K-8

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

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

Music Program Fundraiser


Flutes and Clarinets and Trumpets, Oh My! 

We have a dream, that all students can learn to play a band instrument. The school band is an opportunity for students to excel and enjoy being a part of beautiful art in time. Playing an instrument requires a person to utilize all parts of the brain at once, building pathways to success.

This fall began our new general music program for grades K-5, and we are building a band program for grades 6-8. We are excited to offer band as a middle school elective. Part of building a band tradition is to create an inventory of instruments and we need your help!

Follow this link to DonorsChoose.org to donate much needed funds for instruments at Astor School.

Thank you!


Important Dates To Remember


5th - Back to School

10th - Astor Blazer Night 5:30 pm Moda Center

19th - No School  MLK Jr. Holiday

20th - Astor PTSO Burgerville Night 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

St. Johns Burgerville

21st - Late Opening School begins 10 am

24th - Chess for Success Regional Tournament 8:00am - 2:00pm

29th - Bingo for Books  6:30 pm

30th - No School Teacher Planning Day

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

I was so happy to see how many families and staff members came to OMSI for our Family Science Night. We had over 300 attendees. We want to acknowledge and thank OMSI, their staff and volunteers for helping to make this fantastic event happen. 

With our recent bout of bad weather and school closure, I'd like to remind you that you may receive a text message from me when Astor has a late opening or is closed due to inclement weather. To set up this message service, go to your cell phone and text to the number 23559. In the field box (where you are able to type), type in @Astor-Reminders and send the text. You should receive an acknowledgement to let you know you have signed up.

If I don't get a chance to say this to you in person, please have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


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

Budget work launches for 2015-16

January 30, 2015

PPS launches its public budget-crafting process for 2015-16 in February as the Oregon Legislative Session convenes.


Memory brings Grammy-level jazz to King

January 30, 2015

Grammy winner Thara Memory formed a band with fellow musicians at King PK-8 School, adding jazz to the school's flourishing art scene. The just-released federal Turnaround Arts Report reviews the impact of a federal arts grant at King. 

Learn about and impact issues of race

January 30, 2015

Portland Public Schools welcomes documentarian Le Mun Wah among opportunities in February to delve into issues of race and change, including the launching of community forums with Portland Police. 


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