Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

No school Friday

Oct. 9: No school for teacher in-service day.

Growth Management Activities

Oct. 8 & 29: 
District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meetings. Details on website.

Oct. 14: Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS

Oct. 15: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.

PSAT Information / Testing

Where: MLC Auditorium 

When: October 14th at 8:30am 

Please Remember to: 

  •     To get A Good Night’s Sleep!
  •     To eat breakfast before you arrive! 
  •     To be at least 5-10 minutes early!

How to prepare: 

What to Bring:

    • For students not testing at their own school and home-schooled students: 
        • Valid school- or government-issued photo ID 
        • Social Security number (optional)


  • We ask that students store all their belongings, not required for testing, in their locker.
  • Students should not bring any electronic devices, other than approved calculators, or they will be confiscated for the duration of the test. 
  • Students will get two five minute breaks but must stay within the testing area and cannot access lockers while on break.

Dough for Dollars!

Coffee with the Principal!

Fall Electives!

Hello MLC Community,

As you may know, MLC students in 1st through 8th grade are provided enriching opportunities through the Electives Program. 1X8 electives classes vary in content and skill: from Jewelry to Frisbee, Spanish to Yoga! This program allows students to select classes based on their unique interests and fosters a desire to explore.

These enriching and dynamic opportunities depend on YOU: MLC parents, friends, community members. Sharing your time and talent is a very rewarding experience. Each trimester we offer between 50 and 60 classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. We need many hands on deck and I invite you to get involved! 

Thank you for your continued commitment to all of our MLC students!

Click on this link to see our projected electives schedule!

Click on this link for more information and how to sign up!

News from cafeteria!

Hi, MLC– It’s Jaime from the cafeteria again! Welcome back!!!

Grab-and-Go Breakfast options will now be served in the morning:

8 until 8:30 (Please note: These items are not served warm.)

Warm Breakfast entrees will be served during break time: 9:45-10:00.

The change comes in hopes that we give all students a chance to eat breakfast with us. J Nourishing the bellies and minds of children so they can focus and succeed in school!

Lunch is served from 11:30 until 12:30 each day and includes an entrée, endless salad bar, and milk.

I still have quite a few negative account balances... Oh no!! Please send money (check or cash) to the cafeteria with you student. (Please note: Change can no longer be given for payments received.) You can use a card to pay online at: myschoolbucks.com There you can also create an account for your child to receive low-balance notifications when your child(ren) needs money.

If your child(ren) receives free or reduced meals please go online and fill out a new form for this year, or print a hard copy, or stop by the cafeteria for a paper form. Let’s do our best to make sure accounts do not get charged needlessly.

Thank you to all of the parents that are allowing their children to volunteer to serve lunch. I really appreciate your help in ensuring all students transition through the cafeteria with a smile on their face and a plate full of good food.

Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns!

Jaime Clement - Portland Public Schools - Nutrition Services

  • Email: Ns154@pps.net
  • Phone: 503-916-2000 x76010
Mission Statement: “Providing students with delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich meals to support learning. Educating palates, inspiring culinary curiosity and nourishing the health of the community through school meals.”




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PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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Tax ID 93-6000830

Please consult a tax advisor with questions regarding school donations and the appropriate use of PPS's Federal Tax ID number.