Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Duniway Elementary School

Getting Results and Sustaining Hope!

7700 SE Reed College Place | Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 916-6343 | Fax: (503) 916-2623
Childwatch: (503) 916-3625

School News & Announcements

Happy Summer!  Thank you for a fantastic School Year.  We hope you all have a wonderful break.  The office will re-open on August 11, 2014.

2014-2015 Supply Lists

The following lists are the general supply lists for each grade level.  In August, when you learn who your child's teacher will be, there might be additional supplies specific to that classroom.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Kindergarten       First       Second       Third        Fourth      Fifth 

 Kindergarten:  2014-2015

The first official day for all kindergarten students is FRIDAY, September 5, 2014.  Families will receive a letter in August providing you with additional information, including the name of your child's teacher and the date/time you will bring your child in for the beginning of the year assessment.  These assessments will take place on either Tuesday 9/2, Wednesday 9/3, or Thursday 9/4.

If you have recently moved into the neighborhood and have a child to register for kindergarten (or other grades) please contact the Duniway Office .

Stay Connected, Read the Duniway Community Update

The Duniway Community Update comes out every Friday.  To read the most recent update and past issues click HERE

A Message from the Principal

June 2014

Dear Families,

As I finish up my first year as principal, there is a great reason to be thankful.  Our students, yet again, prove to be bright, energetic, resilient, and always willing to approach learning with excitement.  Our staff is truly dedicated to their work.  Regardless of the number of years they have been on the job, they continue to look for ways to improve.  Our families remain deeply vested in our school; volunteering countless hours, raising precious funds, and being an intricate part of our school community.

For me personally, this has been a very special year.  I have learned a great deal and have also quickly figured out that I have much more to learn.  I want to thank everyone for welcoming me this year and for sharing your children with all of us each day.  As we head into summer I am excited to be winding down my first year and look forward to some “break-time” that is on the horizon.  I also feel a great sense promise for what lays ahead.  I am thrilled to be back next year to continue on this great journey.

As we look towards next year, I want to pass on congratulations and best wishes to Shelley Fillman, our Speech Language Pathologist, who is retiring.  We wish Shelley the best of luck in her future endeavors and hope to see her around Duniway in the future.  I am thrilled to announce our teaching staff for the 2014-2015 school year:

K:  Kerri Cheney, Debbie Munoz, and Allison Newton
1st:  Kim Bertelsen, Margie Doern, and Nicole Walsh
2nd: Julie Aquilizan, Bonnie Robb, and Kim Stockstad
3rd: Joanne Chow, Marjie Mildenberger, and Suzie Neff
4th:  Jessica Cudjoe, Jamie Holmes, and Patty O’Shea
5th:  Patty Calvillo, Kala Goodman, and Nina Levine
PE:  Patrick Donahoe;  MUSIC:  Adam Weiner;  Library Assistant:  Daniel Menche
School Counselor:  Kate Mouery;  Special Education:  Kathy Domingue
Speech Language Pathologist:  Rachel McMorris;  School Psychologist:  Becky Eastman
ESL:  Betty Carter-Widyaratne

On behalf of the entire Duniway staff I hope you have a wonderful summer.  Enjoy the lazy days, the warm sun, and time with family and friends.  Be safe and stay well.

With regards,




Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:45 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:45 a.m. First Bell
8:50 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:15 - 11:55   K and 1st Lunch/Recess
11:45 - 12:25 2nd and 3rd Lunch/Recess
12:15 - 12:55 4th and 5th Lunch/Recess
3:00 p.m. Dismissal

Duniway Calendar

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PPS News

Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 

PPS welcomes more than 400 new teachers

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


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. 


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