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

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School News & Announcements

January 2015

28th (Wed)

1st grades field trip
Oregon Children’s Theater 10:45 – 1:30

29th (Thu)

Connect to Kindergarten

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

30th (Fri)

planning day
no school for students     

February 2015


PTA Meeting

@ 6:00-7:30



Walk To School Day

7:45 am @ Community Center



5th grade field trip

PYP Symphony



James Johns grounds clean up

@ 9:00-11:00



3rd grade class (TBD) field trip

Sauvie Island Center 9:00-1:50



Burgerville Night

@ 5:00-8:00



Literacy Alive




Presidents’ Day

school’s closed



3rd grade class (TBD) field trip

Sauvie Island Center 9:00-1:50



late opening

@ 10:00



Exclusion Day for immunizations



3rd grade class (TBD) field trip

Sauvie Island Center 9:00-1:50



Family Art Night

@ 5:30 – 7:30


23rd-March 20th

March 20th

ELPA Testing



Awards Assembly

1st & 2nd @ 12:45

3rd, 4th & 5th @ 1:30



Oregon Battle of The Books Finals


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

Budget work launches for 2015-16

January 30, 2015

PPS launches its public budget-crafting process for 2015-16 in February as the Oregon Legislative Session convenes.


Memory brings Grammy-level jazz to King

January 30, 2015

Grammy winner Thara Memory formed a band with fellow musicians at King PK-8 School, adding jazz to the school's flourishing art scene. The just-released federal Turnaround Arts Report reviews the impact of a federal arts grant at King. 

Learn about and impact issues of race

January 30, 2015

Portland Public Schools welcomes documentarian Le Mun Wah among opportunities in February to delve into issues of race and change, including the launching of community forums with Portland Police. 


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