Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

James John Elementary School

Home of the James John Lions!

7439 N Charleston Ave.  | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6266 | Fax: (503) 916-2641

School News & Announcements

October 2014

2nd – DeNiro & McIntosh

     Pumpkin Patch @ 8:30-11:00

3rd – Sammons & Wilcox

     Pumpkin Patch @ 8:30-11:00

4th – James Johns grounds clean up

     @ 9:00-11:00

7th - Schneider field trip

     Sauvie Island Center @ 9:00-2:00

7th – PTA Meeting

     Kdg. & 1st grades presentations

     @ 6:30-7:30

8th – Walk to School Day

     7:45 @ Community Center

9th - Kindergarten field trip

     Plumper Pumpkin Patch/Tree Farm @ 9:45-12:30

10th – Inservice

     no school

14th – Burgerville Night

     @ 4:00-8:00

15th – late opening

     @ 10:00

28th - picture day

29th & 30th - conferences

     no school for students

31st - no school for students

Daily Schedule

7:45 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:00 a.m. First Bell
8:05 a.m. Tardy Bell
10:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. K-5 Lunch and recess are on a rotation
2:10 p.m. Dismissal (Grades K-3)
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (Grades 4-5)

James John Calendar

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PPS News

Gov. Kitzhaber launches statewide reading campaign

September 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Supt. Carole Smith, State Education Chief Nancy Golden, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis and PPS board members listened to kindergarteners sing. Gov. John Kitzhaber, State Education Chief Nancy Golden and Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis joined PPS Supt. Carole Smith and other dignitaries to launch a statewide reading campaign Monday, Sept. 29. [More]

Get Ready site helps students chart path

September 29, 2014

PPS wants to make it easier for students to navigate the path to college and career. Career coordinators and school counselors teamed up with the Parent Coalition with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund to create the Get Ready for College & Career website. 


Board invests in key learning priorities

September 29, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 6-1 Sept. 23 to hire about 40 new teachers and high school support staff, immediately spending $3.5 million of a $16.8 million budget improvement for 2014-15. 


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