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

November 2014
27th & 28th – Thanksgiving
no school

December 2014
2nd – Hearing Screening follow-up
9:00-2:00 in Rm. 35 (art room)
2nd – PTA Meeting
4th & 5th grades presentations
@ 6:00-7:30
3rd – Walk To School Day
7:45 @ Community Center
4th – picture re-takes
5th – assembly: Pressure Point
@ 10:15 for 4th & 5th grades in the Auditorium
6th - James Johns grounds clean up
@ 9:00-11:00
8th – 11th – Scholastic Book Fair
9th – Burgerville Night
@ 5:00-8:00
17th – late opening
@ 10:00
22nd-Jan. 2nd – Winter Break
no school


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

Innovative teacher, crusader for equal educational access, looks back

November 25, 2014
Robert Gerber, retired PPS speech teacher

With only a short time left to live, 92 year old Robert Gerber looks back with pride on his years with Portland Public Schools.


Student athletes shine in fall sports

November 25, 2014

Fall sports are wrapping up for the Portland Interscholastic League and PPS congratulates all of our athletes – including our newly minted middle school athletes – for their accomplishments this fall.


Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

November 25, 2014
The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 


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