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

School News & Announcements

Please click here for 2015-2016 supply lists.

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)!

Franklin High School Modernization Update:

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.

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

Dear Atkinson Families,
I am absolutely elated to be the principal of such an amazing school! Our incredible staff and I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year.  We hope that this year is filled with learning, growth, success, and opportunities.  Students deserve the best we have to offer, to be safe, and to have a rich learning environment, which will encapsulate their experience at Atkinson.
Thank you for trusting us with this great responsibility. It is truly an honor!
Warmest regards,
Ivonne Dibblee

Daily Schedule

8:15 AM Breakfast (optional)
8:35 AM
First Bell
8:45 AM
Instruction Begins
11:10 - 11:30 AM K/2nd Recess
11:30 AM
Half Day Kindergarten Ends
11:30 - 12:00 K/2nd Lunch
11:45 - 12:05
3rd/5th Recess
12:05 - 12:35 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

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. 


New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


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