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


June 13, 2014                                                    


WOW! Ten months have gone by very, very quickly. As I look at the calendar, I find it hard to believe that the end our of 2013-13 school year is here!   As we look toward the next school year, your child’s ending point will be our beginning point for planning 2014-15.  During our last few weeks of school, we were busy assessing your child on his or her current levels in all subjects and will be sharing those results on the last report card of the year.   Report cards for PK-5 grade were sent home with students on the last day of school.  Report cards for Middle School will be mailed home from the school district next week.


Plans are underway for next year with schedules to be formed, class lists to be organized, a few teachers to be hired and some teachers switching grades. This is a process that lasts for a large part of the summer as our allocations depend on our enrollment. If you know of any children who are kindergarten age, please recommend that their parents come to register their children early. This helps us know how many classes we will be allowed so that we may make arrangements earlier rather than later. You may contact me in writing if you want to make me aware of the types of teacher characteristics that would best meet your child’s needs. I do not take specific teacher requests, but I do pay close attention to letters concerning teacher types that work best for your child. You are the BEST expert on your child.


We continue to be a school of excellence, in no small part, because of your support. Thanks to all families who supported our school this year, by volunteering, visiting, or simply by supporting your child at home with homework or projects.   We thank all Faubion School teachers and staff for their dedication, compassion and going above and beyond for our PK-8 students and families.


On behalf of all our students, staff and parents, huge thanks goes to the PTA Board, Design Advisory Group members, Concordia University and all our valuable partnerships for their hard work and dedication to our students. Our best wishes go to our eighth graders as they transition to the High School. We are very proud of all you have accomplished. We will miss all of you!

Thanks again for all of your support. We look forward to serving those of you who will be joining

 us for our 2014-2015 school year!  Have a safe and wonderful summer break!


LaShawn A. Lee, Proudest Principal in PPS


2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Roster (As of June 9, 2014)

PK                                       Natalie Webb

5                                             Teri Cahill

Speech                                          Cara George

K                                               Felipe Lara

5                                           Teri Griffin

Psychologist                                Susan Reavis

K                                    Shannon  O’Neal

6                            Gabrielle  Quintana

Counselor                                 Andrea Martin

K/1                              Takiyah Williams

6                                   Kelsey Williams

Social Worker                              Kelly Russell

1                                              Erin McKee

7/8 Math                                        TBD

SMS                                          Rory Thompson

1                                      Marcy Sullwold

7/8 Science               Melanie Ramsey

PE                                          Mitch Whitehurst

2                                               Erin Arias

7/8 Social Studies                          TBD

Music                                                            TBD

2                                          Sandra Boon

7/8 Language Arts           Nik Merrick

Art                                                                 TBD

2                                        Kevin Walker

Algebra                                            TBD

Spanish                                   Michael Meyers

3                                    ReShawn Brown

ESL                                          Laura Birt

Mandarin                                                     TBD

3                                      Martha Stoeger

ESL                                                     TBD

Title One Reading            Meredith Caldwell

4                                        Jamie Makara

Learning Res              Saima Goodrich

Instructional Coach                  Mary Harbolt

4                                 Amy Nelson-Cahill

Learning Res            Matthew Walker

Library                                         Cheryl Jiggar

Title One Assistant          Bernice Arditi

Para Educator           Nicole Pescettili

Secretary                                    Allie Petersen


Para Educator                                 TBD

Principal Secretary                Sabrina Faletoi


I Believe

Daily Schedule

Arrival Bell Rings 8:30 am
Grab and Go Breakfast 8:30-8:45 am
Tardy Bell 8:45 am
Lunch 11:15-12:30 pm
Dismissal Bell Rings 3:00 pm

PPS News

Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

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. 


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