Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

School logo of fishCapitol Hill School

A Great Place to Grow

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

School News & Announcements

Please click on the following link to find your supply list for next year.


Capitol Hill TAG Plan - approved 2013-15

A Message from the Principal

Dear Capitol Hill Parents and Friends,


Summer is here and I wish you all a restful, sunny and safe summer break. The best thing you can do to support your child’s continuous learning throughout the summer is to make sure they read, read, read! Take advantage of our beautiful Oregon summers and promote your child’s imaginative, physical play outdoors. Being outside and staying active is critical for both good mental and physical health.


Staff Changes

Our 4th grade teachers, Marcy Matsuo and Terry Clifford, retired this spring. Our staff celebrated their long term careers in June and we wish them a wonderful retirement.  Jera Boettcher, para-educator, will be moving to Glencoe Elementary School. Jennifer Buchanan, 1st grade teacher, was selected as a Teacher On Special Assignment (TOSA) for Literacy by the PPS Curriculum Department where she will be training other teachers in literacy instruction. And, Cindy Dyer, educational assistant in Kindergarten, will be moving on to a new assignment. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication and wish them all good fortune as they move onto other jobs and locations.


New Hires & New Placements

Nettajane Britton will teach 3rd grade half days Monday – Fridays next year to help support our large 3rd grade class. She comes to us from Winterhaven School where she taught 3rd grade and Kindergarten.


Andrew Jaquiss will teach 4th grade. Andrew comes from Chief Joseph/Ockley Green Campus where he has taught both 4th and 5th grades plus a 4/5 blend.


Ceyriss Caron will teach 4th grade. Most recently she taught 4th grade at Beverly Cleary as well as K, 1, and 3 in years past.


Dawn Bolgioni currently teaching Kindergarten at Capitol Hill, will teach 1st grade next year.


Mary Beth Browne currently an educational assistant in Kindergarten at Capitol Hill, will be teaching Kindergarten here next year.


Other staff changes that occur over the summer will be announced in late August. Class assignments will be mailed out to parents over Labor Day weekend (August 29-Sept. 1.)


Have a wonderful summer and see you in September!



Pam Wilson, Principal


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. - 11:25 a.m. K,1,5 Lunch / 2,3,4 Recess
11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 2,3,4 Lunch / K,1,5 Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Capitol Hill Calendar

view full size

Friday Flyer

PPS News

PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.


Additional leadership news announced

July 16, 2014

Superintendent Carole Smith announced to the PPS staff on July 7 additional pieces of the school district's education leadership reorganization to best serve students and schools. 


Summer program introduces young learners & families to school

July 11, 2014
The program includes free breakfast and lunch, reading, writing and math instructuion, arts education and a weekly parenting workshop. Fifty rising kindergarteners and first graders are getting an introduction to school this summer during a pilot program called Faubion Fast Track. 


More News RSS news feed Portland Public Schools Facebook page