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

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

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School News & Announcements

September 2014 - Community

17th – late opening

     @ 10:00

18th – George MS Back To School Night

29th – SUN School begins


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 – PTA Meeting

     Kdg. & 1st grades presentations

     @ 6:30-7:30

8th – Walk to School Day

     7:45 @ Community Center

10th – Inservice

     no school

14th – Burgerville Night

     @ 4:00-8:00

15th – late opening

     @ 10:00

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

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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