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

Bus Schedules and School Meals

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

School News & Announcements

Please click here for 2015-2016 supply lists.

The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Thursday, Aug. 27 for students in first through 5th grade. For kindergarteners, the first day is Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Wed, Aug 26, 6-7pm - Atkinson Kindergarten 101 - Informational Night for Parents: Everything you need to know for a successful kindergarten (neighborhood and Spanish immersion) year!
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)

Franklin High School Modernization:

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.

Amazon Smile:

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.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.  You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.

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

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

Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.

PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 


Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


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