Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Lento logoLent School K-8

Neighborhood School and
Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) School

5105 SE 97th | Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 916-6322 | Fax: (503) 916-2651

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

Successful Schools Survey: Thanks to the thousands of parents who have taken the survey! Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Student and staff surveys now underway. Staff: See PPS Inside banner for links.

Connect to Kindergarten

Welcome incoming kindergarten families! Attending your school’s Connect to Kindergarten event is a great way to get oriented to your child’s new school and begin talking to your child about kindergarten. Kindergarten is an exciting and important step for the whole family.


Your first step for preparing for school is to register for school! What are the steps to enroll in school? It’s as easy 1-2-3!

1. Verify your child is eligible for kindergarten. Must turn 5 years old by September 1 of the enrolling year.

2. Confirm your neighborhood school associated with your address that is within the Portland Public School boundaries.

3. Visit the school. You can meet the principal, teachers, tour the school, learn about the curriculum and register for school.

Connect to Kinder Events

Kindergarten Program (non-immersion)

Wednesday, February 11th


Interpreters will be available in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.


Kindergarten Immersion Program (Spanish/English)

Wednesday, February 18th


Interpreter will be available in Spanish.

You are required to attend the Kindergarten Immersion meeting in order to apply for this program at Lent.


If you miss our Connect to Kindergarten events, you should still register by June 1, 2015

Give Kids a Smile




Give Kids a Smile will provide FREE sealants, fluoride varnishes and vaccinations for uninsured and underinsured children in partnership with the American Dental Association.




First come, first served (no advance registration)

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Our preventative care

·         Sealants. Thin resin coating that fills in the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities.

·         Fluoride varnish. Concentrated topical fluoride brushed onto teeth to prevent cavities.

·         Vaccinations. In Oregon, non-exempt children who don’t have vaccinations by February 18 can’t attend school.


Please come prepared to give the child’s:

·         First and last name

·         Date of birth

·         Mother’s maiden name

·         Social security number (preferred but not required)

·         Immunization record (preferred but not required)

Successful School Survey


Your voice can improve your school

From Jan. 20 - Feb. 28, 2015



PPS will provide an important opportunity for families, staff and students to share their experiences in our schools.


The Successful Schools Survey will focus on school climate – such as whether a school feels welcoming and safe and in what ways teaching and learning is supported. The survey comes at the request of the Portland School Board and Superintendent Carole Smith.

School Survey - All Voices Matter

Surveys are filled out anonymously.

The survey will be available to 5th, 7th and 10th grade students, PPS staff and PPS families of all students at all grade levels.

The survey will be available in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.

The parent/family members survey will be administered through our survey partner, Oregon’s Kitchen Table, and the PSU Policy Consensus Center.

Goal of the survey

This measurable, specific feedback will shape an action plan for the continuous improvement of schools and services to children and families. For more information, please click here.

Freshman Class Forecasting

Franklin HS counselors assisted all 8th grade students with their forecasting. Each student was assigned a high school counselor during the tour.


Parents are REQUIRED to sign off on these courses. These forms are due to Mrs. Held no later than January 29.

Please contact your child's high school counselor if you have any questions.

Alternative High School Options

Jefferson HS Shadow Day: Thursday, February 5th

Tour the building and learn more about Jefferson’s unique co-operative program with Portland Community College, where students can earn 12-45 college credits during their High School years-for FREE! Plus, learn about the support structure offered to ensure students do well academically.


Benson HS Shadow Day: Friday, February 6th

Tour the classes and learn more about Benson’s Career Tech Academy options: Health Occupations, Industry & Engineering or Communication.


If your student is interested in learning more about Jefferson HS or Benson HS, the permission slip is DUE no later than Thursday, January 29th. No exceptions!

Creston Children's Dental Clinic

Giving Portland’s Kids a Reason to Smile!

Creston’s Dental Clinic offers free complete dental care for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.

To qualify your child must:

Be currently enrolled in a Portland Public School

Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch

Be uninsured or insured through a participating Oregon Health Plan dental care provider

Please call us today to schedule an appointment for your child!

4701 SE Bush St

Portland, OR 97206

(503) 916-5808


Upcoming Events & Reminders

February 2015
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




6-8th Grade Writer's Cafe 3:15-4:15pm



Community Coffee  8:45-9:45am


Vietnamese Parent Tea 8:45-9:45am



Kindergarten Connect 1:30-2:30pm 



Latino Parent Meeting 6-8pm


I Love Lent Family Night 6-8pm


NO SCHOOL-President's Day


Sno-Cap Food Pantry

Zenger Farms Workshop 6-8pm (Pre-registration required)


2-Hour Late Opening

Immersion Kindergarten Connect  6-7pm


PTA Meeting 6-7:30

No Boys & Girls Club



No Boys & Girls Club






Latino Parent Meeting 6-8pm


Lunar New Year Celebration at Vestal School 6-8pm

K-5 Daily Schedule

8:20a.m. Students admitted into building. 

8:40a.m. First Bell

8:45a.m. Tardy Bell

3:00p.m. Dismissal

Prompt pick-up is necessary for the safety of all children.

6th, 7th, 8th Schedule

8:20a.m. Students admitted into building.

8:25a.m. First Bell

8:30a.m. Tardy Bell

3:00p.m. Dismissal

Prompt pick-up is necessary

for the safety of all children.

2014-2015 Late Openings

All PPS K-5, K-8 and middle schools will open two hours late on eight Wednesdays throughout the 2014-15 year for staff training.

The eight Wednesdays are:

SEP 17, 2014

OCT 15, 2014

DEC 17, 2014

JAN 21, 2015

FEB 18, 2015

MAR 18, 2015

APR 15, 2015

MAY 20, 2015

2014-2015 School Calender

Here is the district calender for the 2014-2015 school year.


Lent Calendar

PPS News

Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

February 27, 2015
The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


Hayhurst Craft Fair is March 7

February 27, 2015

Hayhurst Elementary is holding its second annual Craft Fair, a great chance to buy crafts and gifts and support Hayhurst School. 


Survey open through March 6

February 27, 2015

More than 4,250 PPS parents have taken the Successful Schools Survey and the survey will now be open through March 6.


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