Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Faubion School

3039 NE Rosa Parks Way | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-5686 | Fax: (503) 916-2625

School News & Announcements


Dear Faubion Families, 

We are entering the last weeks of school and there are many wonderful learning activities planned for all students. The month of May and June are punctuated with year ending learning celebrations, promotion ceremonies, and family evening events. It is a wonderful time to recognize the accomplishments of our students and reflect on all those things that are good in life.  We have updated the website calendar with the May and June events with the hopes of helping families plan their schedules for end of the year activities.  

A reminder about student dress: please keep in mind that clothing needs to be appropriate for school.  Clothing styles today have children and young adults wearing pants that are below the natural waist and shirts and blouses that do not always provide adequate coverage of the midsection of the body.  It is important to remember that children are moving about throughout the day.  When they raise their hands to answer a question, perform stretching exercises in physical education class, or reach across their desks or the lunch table, they are unknowingly exposing their midriffs.  This is not appropriate in the school setting.  Please consider this when your child dresses for school.  Please help us insure students are wearing tights, leggings or shorts underneath jeans with holes or shredded areas.  Also remember that flip-flops or open-back shoes are not appropriate footwear for PE as they pose safety concerns.  Your cooperation with these matters is always appreciated.

While it may seem early, we are beginning the class placement process.  We would like to take this opportunity to review this, while noting that we will continue to place students using the same process that we have used for the past few years.  Each year as we build our classes for the following year, we are committed to the concept of balanced and equivalent classes, with each class representing a microcosm of our total school and community.  During the placement process we will formulate classes that contain an equal number of boys and girls, a range of academic achievement levels, a range of intellectual interests, and a range of social maturity.  We will continue to consider which children should be placed together because they positively reinforce one another, and which children should be separated because they may impede one another’s learning. Our goal is to build classes in which all children can flourish both academically and socially.    

Because your views can be very helpful to us as we develop balanced classes, each year we provide you the option of offering input about your child in writing.  This input should include how your child learns best, rather than a teacher request; teacher requests will not be accepted.  Please email your input to jmccalley@pps.net.  It will not be possible to consider your written submissions after June 5th  since the process will be well underway. Late sheets will not be utilized in the process.   Please note that your comments will be read by this year’s teacher and next year’s teacher, as well as administration.  

Although we believe that exposure to new and varied groups of children is valuable, we also recognize the importance of student friendships in the placement process. While no guarantees can be made, we will try to honor one of the friendships requested.   However, it is important that you include several potential children with whom you would like to see your child placed.  Please understand that we sometimes get conflicting requests; for example one family may request that a child be placed with another while the family of the second child may ask that the two not be placed in the same class.  Even if a parent/guardian does not submit an input sheet, teachers and administration will be taking friendships into consideration during the placement process.    

Next year there will be one PK classrooms, three Kindergarten classrooms, and three sections of grades first through third.  There are two sections of fourth through eighth grades.  Our school enrollment is increasing by leaps and bounds.  During grade-level embedded Professional Development meetings current teachers, special educators, and specialists will meet to discuss the strengths and needs of their students. Over several sessions, they will create balanced classes for the following year.  Once the teachers have created balanced classes, the class lists will be submitted to me. As soon as we have the staffing assignments set for next year, we will randomly assign a teacher to each of the classes. Parents/guardians will be notified of next year’s placement by the third week in August.   In addition, we will mail home class supply lists for the next year’s class.  We are excited to announce that Comcast will provide most school supplies and backpacks for our students again next year for every Faubion student!   As in past years, all class placement decisions will be final. If your child has any missing library books, missing textbooks or outstanding fines, we will not mail out information until those fines are cleared.

The end of the year is just around the corner. It does not seem possible that another school year has come and almost gone. We do hope your child has not only enjoyed the year but has grown in many areas. Through the year we have had so many opportunities to see how our student achievement goals have been actively embraced by all staff, students and stakeholders.  During the next school year, we will continue to link the school with the homes and the community as we strive to continually improve student achievement. As the year comes to an end, we would like to thank each of you who have shown so much support of Faubion Pk-8 School. If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you and your child.

Yours in Bulldog Pride,

LaShawn A.Lee, Jen McCalley, Deadra Hall (Proudest Principals in PPS)


As this school year draws to a close, we begin to turn our attention to planning for the 2015-2016 year at the Tubman Site.  Following are a few dates for your calendar. Be watching for our summer mailer with information on class assignment and bus transportation.

   Faubion Open House       Wednesday, August 26, 2015

       Last Name Beginning w/ A-M   9:00-11:30am

       Last Name Beginning w/ N-Z    1:00-3:00pm

   First Day of School          Thursday, August 27, 2015   

       Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 (only)

       Cup of Tea w/ Principal Lee &   Tour   9:00-10:00am

   First Day of School          Friday, August 28, 2015        

        Grades 2, 4, 6, and 8 (only)

         Cup of Tea w/ Principal Lee & Tour    9:00-10:00am

   First Day of School        Monday, August 31, 2015     

         All Grades 1-8

          Cup of Tea w/ Principal Lee  & Tour   9:00-10:00am

First Day of School            Tuesday Sept. 1st, 2015

         All Grades PK-8

       Cup of Tea w/ Principal Lee  & Tour   9:00-10:00am


             Be Sure to Pick Up Student Medications at School 

If your child has medication in the school office, a parent/guardian will need to come and pick up the medication by Thursday, June 11th . Unused medication will not be sent home with elementary students. All medications left at the Faubion PK-8 School office after June 12th will be discarded. Note: New medication consent forms with physician signatures are required for the upcoming school year for students who must take medication, both prescription and over-the-counter.

                                  Check Lost and Found! 

Our  Lost and Found area continues to have MANY items in it!! Please check the lost and found area for any items belonging to your child before school is out for Summer Vacation. Items unclaimed after school is dismissed for the summer will be given to the local Clothing Closet.

                Summer Verification of Class Placement

Faubion families will receive notification of their child’s class placement at the Tubman transition site via the mail by the third week of August. Letters from the principal and the upcoming year’s teacher, along with registration materials and a requested supply list will be mailed home. Please take a few moments to verify your address on file with our school secretary, Alissa Kramer.

                 2015-16 Kindergarten Paperwork Due!! 

If your child will be entering Kindergarten next school year, please be sure to have all paper work turned into the office prior to June 11th.   Documentation and forms needed includes:  Immunization verification from doctor’s office, a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency in the Faubion attendance area.

            Are You Moving???? 

As we attempt to verify the number of classrooms we need at specific grade levels for the 2015-16 school year, it is imperative that we maintain an accurate count on students we will have enrolled at Faubion PK-8 for the upcoming school year. If you are aware that you will be moving from the Faubion attendance area next school year, please contact the school office at 503-916-5686 as soon as possible. If your residence changes over the summer months, please notify Principal Lee (llee@pps.net).   Having this information in a timely manner is key to insuring student records are transferred and your child is able to have a smooth transition to his/her new school.

      Farewell Faubion BBQ/Talent Show

Staff, students, parents, and community will celebrate our last days of teaching, learning, and laughing in our Faubion School on Saturday, June 6, 2015, with a FREE outdoor Farewell Faubion Celebration complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy, watermelon, music, games, karaoke, and a talent show!  Students must be supervised by a family member or adult.

8:30-10:00am-MEMORY WALK

Come visit the school and take a Memory Walk tour. Take photos of your favorite desk/place.  Stroll down the Writing Gallery and write a final message of Hope and Inspiration on the Walls.

10:00-12:00pm-FUN ON THE FIELD

Have a little Fun in the Sun while running through obstacle courses, playing games, eating FREE cotton candy/popcorn, enjoying the adult and student Open mike entertainment (for adults & students) and watching the circus acts perform!


This is a fun singing opportunity that is open to the Faubion community (which includes kids and adults).  While a karaoke machine and screen will be provided, it is strongly encouraged that participants memorize the song(s) they will be performing.  All participants must limit each song performance to one song. Songs and dance performed must be appropriate for family entertainment.

 10:00-3:00pm -ART BOOTH

Student Art will be on sale. Come see their creations at the Art Booth!

11:00-1:00pm- FREE BBQ Lunch

Menu includes Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Bottled Water, Cookies, Watermelon (There will be a veggie option)

12:00-12:45pm-Brazili/Samba Showcase

              Come join us as the middle school Samba Drummers/Dancers perform their end of the year showcase

12:45-3:00pm-TALENT SHOW

Talent Show!! Come watch as our very own Faubion students showcase their talents! (On the Field)


There will be a school bus picking up and dropping off students and families that live on Hayden Island.  Bus will report to the Hayden Island bus stop at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00pm.

                                  Please feel free to bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, folding tables.

2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Roster

(Accurate as of June 9, 2014)
PK   Natilie Webb
K   Felipe Lara
K   Shannon O'Neal
K/1   Takiyah Williams
1   Erin McKee
1   Connie Compton
2   Erin Arias
2   Sandra Boon
2   Kevin Walker
3   ReShawn Brown
3   Martha Stoeger
4   Jamie Makara
4   Amy Nelson-Cahill
Title One Assistant   Bernice Arditi
5   Teri Cahill
5   Teri Griffin
6   Gabrielle Quintana
6   Kelsey Williams
7/8 Math   Michelle Ackron
7/8 Science   Melanie Ramsey
7/8 Langueage Arts   Nik Merrick
ESL   Laura Brit
Learning Res   Saima Goodrich
Learning Res   Mathew Walker
Para Educator   Dorothy Carter
Para Educator   Ralph Nickerson
Speech   Cara George
Psychologist   Susan Reavis
Counselor   Andrea Martin
Social Worker   Kelly Russell
SMS   Rory Thompson
Music   Kathryn Giffert
Art   Nicole Reed
Spanish   Michael Meyers
Confucius   Xuejiano Lin
Title One Reading   Meredith Caldwell
Instructional Coach   Mary Harbolt
Library   Cheryl Jiggar
Secretary   Alissa Kramer
Principal Secretary   Sabrina Faletoi

Daily Schedule

Arrival Bell Rings 8:30 am
Grab and Go Breakfast 8:30-8:45 am
Tardy Bell 8:40 am
Lunch 11:10-12:30 pm
Dismissal Bell Rings 3:00 pm

Faubion Calendar

PPS News

Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


PPS names Chris Russo as assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning

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A man with a beard and glasses.

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Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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