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

Back to School Night

Important Dates To Remember


27th/28th  Book Fair 8:00am - 3:00pm

29th/30th  Book Fair 8:00am - 8:00pm

28th  Grandparents & Special Friends Day

29/30th  Parent-Teacher Conferences No School for Students

31st   No School  


6th    School Pictures Retake Day

10th  Teacher Planning Day No School

11th  Veteran's Day  No School

17th  OMSI Family Science Night

27th  Thanksgiving No School

28th  No School

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe we have already completed our first month of school! October is here and, while the daytime temperatures don't quite feel like Fall, the crisp nights and dark evenings are ushering in the season.

On Wednesday, October 29th and Thursday, October 30th, we will hold our Parent/Teacher Conferences. This is a wonderful and important opportunity for you to get acquainted with your child(ren)'s teacher, see what they are working on in class, and address any questions or concerns that you may have. We encourage you to sign up for this important meeting. Please contact your child's teacher by email or contact the school office to schedule your conference. (Teacher and staff email addresses may be found in the Staff Pages on this website.)


This year, 7th and 8th grade teachers will be conducting arena-style conferences. The scheduled times on October 29th and 30th are:

8:00 am - 11:30 am

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

You may come to Astor during these hours to visit your students teachers in one main area.





Thank you for being a part of your child's education!



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

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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