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

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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

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PPS News

School board grants superintendent first merit raise in seven-year tenure

August 04, 2014

The Portland School Board voted Aug. 4 to grant Superintendent Carole Smith the first merit raise of her seven-year tenure. 


Portland Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Wins Outstanding Administrator Award

July 29, 2014
Harriet Adair Harriet Adair, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations and Support, recently received the President’s Award from the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference in June by COSA President and Vernon Elementary School Principal, Tina Acker. [More]

Rosa Parks Launches Year-Round School

July 29, 2014
Rosa Parks celebrated its year-round school launch with a parade and a picnic. Rosa Parks students began a new year-round school schedule last Monday, July 21, part of a two-year pilot program to test and evaluate a year-round school schedule. 


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