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,           

I cannot believe it is already mid-April and we quickly slipped into the fourth (and last) quarter this week.  Time is passing so very quickly and I know we are all anxious for lots of rainbows and sunshine! Speaking of sunshine, it is the time of year for children to go outside and enjoy the warmer Oregon weather.  Children will go for leisurely neighborhood walks, play on the playground and field, and enjoy fun games around the school as part of their educational day. Please remember to have your child wear sneakers so she/he has a safe experience outside.  The staff and students at Faubion PK-8 School have worked hard this year and are looking forward to sailing through this last quarter.

Traffic continues to be a challenge to the start of our school day. We have studied this issue and there is no simple solution to addressing the number of cars, buses, and pedestrian traffic that enter and, in many cases, exit the property to start our school day. As a driver that is occasionally caught in that traffic, I know that it can be frustrating. We estimate that approximately one-third of our students ride in cars, walk, or bike to school.  We are working extremely hard to keep our students and families safe as they enter the “rush hour” traffic.  We would like to thank Mr. Tim Kelsey, Mr. Rory Thompson, and Mr. Ralph Nickerson for assisting us in the mornings with traffic duty.  

As I’m sure most of you are aware, this is going to be our last year in our current Faubion school building.  Over the next few months, you will receive critical information in reference to the relocation to the Tubman site. In helping us plan for the 2015-2016 school year, we will be sending home a letter asking if your child will be returning to Faubion PK-8 and your preferred mode of school transportation for next year. This helps us in planning for a successful school year.   Stay informed and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.   Your involvement will contribute to a positive outcome for our children. 

Teachers play a key role in every child’s education.  During the week of May 4-8, it is our time to show appreciation to our teachers and staff members.  Showing any level of gratitude to your child’s teacher throughout that week will be greatly appreciated.  This can be anything from a simple email, card, or letter from either you as a parent or something written by your child. It means a lot to our teachers just hearing the words Thank You and knowing that you truly care.

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 will soon update the website calendar with the May and June events with the hopes of helping parents plan their schedules for end of the year activities.  

You definitely make a difference in the lives of our young people and we appreciate your support!

LaShawn Lee , Jen McCalley , and Deadra Hall (Proudest Leaders 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   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 8:45 am
Lunch 11:15-12:30 pm
Dismissal Bell Rings 3:00 pm

Faubion Calendar

PPS News

Senior scholars shine

May 21, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


PPS and PTA cheer on volunteers

May 21, 2015
A family smiles.

PPS and the Portland Council PTA joined together at the annual Volunteer Celebration Dinner May 20 to honor the service of countless community members.


PPS congratulates new board members

May 21, 2015

Portland Public Schools will be welcoming four new school board members in July, following results of the May 19 election. 


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