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

No School Friday for Most Schools

Friday, Jan. 30: Schools are closed Friday for a teacher planning day. Exceptions are: Metropolitan Learning Center, Rosa Parks Elementary and most charter and alternative schools, which will have a regular school day. If you are uncertain, please call your school.

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

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

Thousands take survey to improve schools

January 29, 2015

In less just a week, more than 2,300 parents and guardians took the PPS Successful Schools Survey to guide school improvement. Take the survey through Feb. 28 at Oregon's Kitchen Table or download a hard copy survey at www.pps.net and return it to your school.


Special Education PTA, Community Forum

January 29, 2015

Families of students in Special Education are invited to attend a PTA meeting Feb. 4 and a community forum Feb. 18.


Weigh in on language arts

January 29, 2015

Get involved in the adoption process for new Language Arts and English Language Development curriculum for grades 6-12. Attend a meeting Feb. 18.


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