School News & Announcements
Important Upcoming Dates:
Fri, June 12 through Wed, August 26 - Summer Break
Sat, Aug 22 - Project Community Care @ Atkinson Elementary, 9am to noon. Please join our staff and community volunteers in enhancing and beautifying our building and grounds. Thank you!
Thu, Aug 27 - First Day of School 1st through 5th Grade
Tue, Sept 1 - First Day of School for Kindergarteners
Mon, Sept 7 - Labor Day (No School)
Tue, Sept 15 - Back to School Night, 6pm
Wed, Sept 16 - Late Opening (2 hour late start)
Timber Joey and Timbers midfielder Diego Chara read in Spanish and English to Atkinson Elementary School during a special visit on Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
The pair shared their passion for reading with students, took questions, gave out high fives and hugs and encouraged kids to read at home.
PPS is grateful that the Portland Timbers are a community partner involved in helping the district ensure that all students read well by the end of 3rd grade.
Thanks, Timber Joey and Diego Chara, for giving back to your community and making reading fun!
Please click here to view the pictures!
Student Travel Survey - Safe Routes to School:
Please complete the Safe Routes to School survey at www.SafeRoutesPortland.org/Survey. The information gathered in these surveys helps Safe Routes encourage a safer, healthier environment at school for all students, regardless of how they get there. This data is also required for federal funding that supports Portland's Safe Routes to School program. Plus, parents who complete the survey will be entered to win a bicycle & helmet for their student ($400 value)!
Big changes are coming soon to Franklin. A groundbreaking ceremony and BBQ is scheduled for Saturday May 16th. Then in June, construction on the new campus will begin. For more information visit the Franklin Bond Website at http://FranklinBond.pps.net
If you are interested in learning more about the future of Franklin please watch this short video about the Franklin Modernization project. The video features renderings and 3-D animations that show off the latest designs for the school and highlight the amazing programs and people that make up the Franklin family. Please take a look and share it with others who are interested in the Franklin project.
Atkinson is now part of the Amazon Smile Program! Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Atkinson PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com you'll find the same prices as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
Thank you for your support!
Box Tops for Education:
If every student collects just 10 Box Tops then Atkinson receives over $500! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Any time you purchase participating products (General Mills, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Green Giant, Kleenex, Ziplock and Hefty to name some), clip the pink Box Tops off the packaging and turn them into the office. Attach them to a Box Top Buck to be eligible for prizes. Every Box Top counts! For a complete list of participating products, visit:
http://www.boxtops4education.com. Thanks for your help!
A Message from the Principal