Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: K-8

2225 SE 87th Ave | Portland, OR 97216
Phone: (503) 916-5700 | Fax: (503) 916-2610

Late Start Wednesday

Oct. 14: Two-hour late start at most K-5/K-8 and middle schools. Exceptions: Rosa Parks, Beverly Cleary, MLC, alternative & charter schools.

Growth Management Activities
Oct. 14
Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS
Oct. 15
: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.
Oct. 29:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (D-BRAC) meeting. Details on website.

View video of Oct. 8 D-BRAC meeting.

School News & Announcements

Dear Parents, 

The school year has begun and I want to thank you for a smooth start to the year. We never know how the first day will turn out, but I was happy with how quickly we got students started and into classes. 

As I am sure you have heard, we had a fire early Tuesday morning. The alarm sounded at 2:30 am and the Portland Fire Department was able to contain it to one room. The fire was caused by an electrical issue that has been resolved. 

I wanted to send you a short letter to update you on the events of this week and to let you know the plans for moving forward.

The school district has responded quickly, and is cleaning and refurbishing the room along with cleaning smoke from the halls and adjoining rooms around the clock. They will continue their work until we are back to normal.

Because of the repairs needed, we have relocated Ms. DaRosa’s and Ms. Hass’ fourth grade classes to rooms above the Art Room. Some of the other rooms along the west hall have some lingering smoke odor, so for today and tomorrow, we have moved Ms. Lumbard and Ms. McCormick to alternate rooms.

Although this is not the way we wanted to start the year, we are grateful that we had no injuries and only one classroom was significantly damaged. This is a reminder for us to be vigilant about practicing our fire drills and emphasizing safety with our students. We will hold one fire drill per week during the month of September and one per month after that.

I will continue to keep you informed as the work on the classrooms progresses. Please give me a call if you have questions or concerns.

John Walden

Harrison Park Newsletter

Daily Schedule

8:40 a.m. First Bell
8:45 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:45 a.m.-12:25 a.m. Lunch/Recess (K-4th-6th)
12:15 p.m.-12:55 p.m. Lunch/Recess (1st-3rd-5th)
12:45 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Lunch/Recess (2nd)
3:00 p.m. Dismissal

8:45 - 9:30 a.m. First Period
9:32 - 10:17 a.m. Second Period
10:20 - 11:05 a.m. Third Period
11:08 - 12:08 p.m. Fourth Period
12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Fifth Period
 12:55 - 1:25  Lunch
1:28 - 2:13 p.m. Sixth Period
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Seventh Period

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Harrison Park Calendar

PPS News

School staff members garner top awards

October 09, 2015

PPS teachers, media specialists, librarian assistants and students at Grant, Lincoln and Madison high schools have won high honors. 


Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


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