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

“We are writing to the community to inform you of a new project that will be getting underway this summer. Portland Public Schools has been coordinating with Portland General Electric on a project to install solar panels on the roofs of the following six schools: Arleta, Bridlemile, Hosford, James John, Laurelhurst, and Wilson. These schools were chosen by PPS because they were part of previous bond-funded roof improvement projects and were determined to be suitable for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations based on a 2013 PPS Solar Feasibility Study. There will also be an educational component of these installations as each school will have an online energy dashboard to be able to track how much energy is being generated on a regular basis, and there will be related educational materials provided to support teachers at these schools.

This project is being funded by PGE through its own renewable energy funds as well as Energy Trust of Oregon funds and will be installed on PPS facility roofs through a multi-year lease agreement. While PGE is managing this project, PPS has ensured that the design and installation of this new solar system is consistent with District standards and is properly coordinated with individual school staff and programs. PPS has also worked with PGE to minimize any impacts on summer programs at these schools.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this new project.  We are excited by the prospect of having new solar panels on these school roofs and we hope you are excited as well by the educational opportunities that they will bring to each these schools.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.”

Go Lions!

 

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-2)
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (Grades 3-5)

James John Calendar

PPS News

Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 

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New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 

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Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.

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