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 off to a great start for the 2014-2015 school year! It was so wonderful to see all the smiling faces of the children as they greeted their new teachers and classmates during the first day of school. It was great to see so many of our families at our “Open House” and Popsicles on the Playground. Thank you to all of our families for taking such an important interest in your child’s educational journey.

This year we welcome several new staff members to our Faubion Family:

Kindergarten: Ms. Shannon O’Neal

First Grade: Ms. Erin McKee

Second Grade: Mr. Kevin Walker

Fourth Grade : Ms. Amy Nelson Cahill

Fifth Grade: Ms. Teri Cahill

Sixth Grade: Ms. Gabrielle Quintana

7th/8th Social Studies: Ms. Melinda Lepore

7th /8th Math: Ms. Michelle Ackron

Art (Primary Grades): Ms. Nicole Reed

Music (Primary Grades): Ms. Kathy Giffert

ESL Teacher: Ms. Yael Routtenberg

Speech Teacher: Ms. Thrina Parent

Resource Teacher: Mr. Matthew Walker

PK Assistant: Mr. Doug

Communication and collaboration are key ingredients to the success of our students. Your child should have brought home our Student/Family Handbook. Please refer to this handbook for general school information and procedures. We hope that you will find the handbook as a good source of procedural information. Also, teachers use a variety of formats, such as newsletters, notes, phone calls, email, and conferences, to keep you informed about your child’s progress and classroom happenings. The office will also be sending information home through fliers and supplemental documents. Additionally, the PTA will be sending home a monthly electronic newsletter entitled "The Barker.”

Please check your child’s backpack often so that you do not miss out on important news. The classroom teacher is the best source to contact if you have a question or concern regarding your child’s academic/social progress in the classroom. If the classroom teacher is unable to address your questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Faubion (llee@pps.net).

It has been a fantastic start to the school year, and I look forward sharing and learning with the best students in the district!

Yours in Bulldog Pride,

Principal LaShawn Lee, Proudest Principal in PPS



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   Marcy Sullwold
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   TBD
7/8 Science   Melanie Ramsey
7/8 Langueage Arts   Nik Merrick
Algebra   TBD
ESL   Laura Brit
Learning Res   Saima Goodrich
Learning Res   Mathew Walker
Para Educator   Nicole Pescettili
Para Educator   TBD
Speech   Cara George
Psychologist   Susan Reavis
Counselor   Andrea Martin
Social Worker   Kelly Russell
SMS   Rory Thompson
PE   Mitch Whitehurst
Music   TBD
Art   TBD
Spanish   Michael Meyers
Mandarin   TBD
Title One Reading   Meredith Caldwell
Instructional Coach   Mary Harbolt
Library   Cheryl Jiggar
Secretary   Allie Petersen
Principal Secretary   Sabrina Faletoi

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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

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