Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Atkinson Elementary School

Where diversity is celebrated!

5800 SE Division | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6333 | Fax: (503) 916-2606

Kindergarten Registration Info

 Please click here to learn more about Kindergarten Registration. To view the information presented at our "Kindergarten Connect" event, please click here.  Por favor presione aquí para poder ver la información presentada durante nuestro evento "Conéctese al Kinder"

School News & Announcements

Important Upcoming Dates:
Tue, May 17: PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

Wed, May 18: Late Opening, 2 hour late start

Mon, May 30: Memorial Day (No School)

Tue, May 31 through Fri, Jun 3: Spirit Week
          Tuesday: Twin Day
          Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day
          Thursday: Favorite Color Day
          Friday: Favorite Book Character Day

Wed, Jun 1: Volunteer Appreciation Tea, 9:00 a.m., Gym

Wed, Jun 1: 2016-17 Kindergarten Fly in, 2:00 p.m.

Thu, Jun 2: 3-5 Music Program, 6:30 p.m., Gym

Fri, Jun 3: Field Day

Fri, Jun 3: Amigos meeting, 9:00 a.m., Cafeteria

Mon, Jun 6: Wellness and Site Council meetings, 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively

Thu, Jun 9: Last Day of School

Connect to Kindergarten Presentation

Please click here to view the information presented at our "Connect to Kindergarten" event.

Por favor, presione aquí para ver la información presentada durante nuestro evento "Conéctese al Kinder"

Atkinson Foundation:

Many of you have given generously to our Atkinson School Foundation. Giving means your time volunteering and/or your donations monetarily.  Both help provide extra funds for staffing at Atkinson and both are very much appreciated. Thank you! 

With the support of our principal, Ivonne Dibblee and Site Council the dollars donated last year are being spent to fund our library and technology lab assistant which supports the goal of providing technology learning for our students at Atkinson.  It is our hope to continue funding additional staff to support our students educational needs here at Atkinson. 

Please press Donate for Atkinson Foundation    

     To continue to support the Atkinson foundation please:

  Go to https://allhandsraised.org/donate/

  Select "Donate.” 

  Be sure to select Atkinson Elementary School as the recipient. 

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

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.  We have so many things to celebrate about our wonderful community.  The dedicated staff and families of this community continuously inspire me.  Atkinson is a diverse learning community of children and adults who encourage family support and participation and work together as creative, competent compassionate learners.  Together we help every child reach his or her potential and we look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Whether you are dropping your child for the first day of kindergarten or you are a veteran Atkinson parent, the start of the school year is always filled with emotion and excitement.  We want all of our students to be happy and successful.  We hope that you find the experiences at Atkinson enriching and rewarding.

Thank you for trusting us with this great responsibility. It is truly an honor!

Ivonne Dibblee

Daily Schedule

8:15 AM Breakfast (optional)
8:35 AM
First Bell
8:45 AM
Instruction Begins
11:15 - 11:35 AM K/2nd Recess
11:35 - 12:05 K/2nd Lunch
11:50 - 12:10
3rd/5th Recess
12:10 - 12:40 PM
3rd/5th Lunch
3:00 PM


Ivonne Dibblee
Atkinson Elementary School
5800 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: 503-916-6333 ext.73031
Fax: 503-916-2606
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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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