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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

2014-15 Kindergarten Neighborhood & Immersion registration info here


Welcome to Atkinson!

Important dates: 

Friday, April 11 — No School, Teacher Planning Day

Wednesday, April 16 — 2 hour late start (open at 10:35 AM)

Tuesday, April 22 - Run for the Arts (forms due April 18)

Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 PM & AN on Friday 4/25 - K-2 Talent Show

Thursday, April 24 - Spelling Bee for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

May - Walk and Bike Challenge Month

Week of May 5 - Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, June 13 - last day of school



A Message from the Principal


Dear Atkinson Families,


I want to extend a  welcome to all of you for the upcoming school year. I am excited to be part of such a wonderful community and look forward to getting to know all of your children this upcoming year.


Warm Regards,


Paula McCullough



Daily Schedule

8:15 AM Breakfast (optional)
8:35 AM
First Bell
8:45 AM
Instruction Begins
11:10 - 11:30 AM 4th/5th Recess
11:30 AM
Half Day Kindergarten Ends
11:30 - 12:00 4th/5th Lunch
11:40 - 12:00
K/1st Recess
12:00 - 12:30 PM
K/1st Lunch
12:10 - 12:30 2nd/3rd Recess
12:30 - 1:00 PM 2nd/3rd
3:00 PM

Atkinson Calendar

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PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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