Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th Ave | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6303 | Fax: (503) 916-2616

No school Friday

Oct. 9: No school for teacher in-service day.

Growth Management Activities

Oct. 8 & 29: 
District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meetings. Details on website.

Oct. 14: Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS

Oct. 15: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.

School News & Announcements

Join us, Saturday, September 26th at 9:00 am as we work to improve all the garden/green areas around the school. There are several areas on the perimeter of the playground and outer paved areas that need attention. We will work with nature to have all spaces clean and safe for our children and community. 

This Saturday will be spent completing more of our desired projects. 

Please bring gloves and garden tools and wheelbarrows. Thank you!!

An additional project will be to paint the hall leading to the ESL Classroom behind the stage. We will need a few "painters" to take that on. Materials will be provided. 

You can register using the website below or just show up and sign in at Capitol Hill.



Please join us Wednesday October 7th at Market of Choice on Terwillger and Taylors Ferry for the annual National Walk to School Day!!

We will be meeting between 7:10 am and 7:30 am for treats provided by the market, meeting with our  community police officers and firefighters. There will be a raffle. We set off for school at 7:30 am sharp!!

Please join the fun and help promote Safe routes to school and your own general health!!!

A Message From the Principal

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 School Year at Capitol Hill Elementary!

I am very excited to begin the year as the new principal here at Capitol Hill. I have heard so many wonderful things about the students, staff, and community and am looking forward to getting to know all of you. I have been made to feel very welcome and already understand that this community is built upon long-standing relationships where people work together with a goal of creating a school where students and their learning are highly valued.

My commitment is to support our students and staff so that excellence in teaching and learning remains our highest priority. I want to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to experience success in school and that they are able to participate in activities that make learning exciting. I also want to support the many traditions and events that serve to make Capitol Hill such a desirable school.

As we enter the new year, I encourage students to be active participants in their learning and to develop and practice good student skills each new day. I also encourage them to participate in community service opportunities, whether it is Safety Patrol, working in the cafeteria, or helping other students. Students in every area of the school can demonstrate our school motto, Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.

Welcome, everyone! Together we can make this a great year!


Principal Joy Williams


Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. School Office Opens
7:50 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell / School Day Begins
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. K & 5 Lunch / Recess
11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 1 & 2 Lunch / Recess
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 3 & 4 Lunch / Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Friday Flyer

Capitol Hill Calendar

PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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