Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Rosa Parks School

"Children First, Learning First"

8960 N Woolsey | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6250 | Fax: (503) 916-2607

Welcome to Rosa Parks Elementary School in Portland, OR!

Rosa Parks Elementary K-5 School is nestled in the New Columbia neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. Our administration, teachers, staff and volunteers work together to achieve our goal, "to place and keep children first in all we do." We have a diverse community with over 20 different countries represented, which is closely knit together into a larger community that works hard to help our students succeed. At Rosa Parks, "failure is not an option!"

School News and Announcements

Welcome back from Fall Break!

We hope you and your family enjoyed the three-week Fall break. We are excited that our first Intervention/Enrichment Week was a success! Approximately 200 students attended school from October 6th-9th for additional reading and math support. The purpose of Intervention Week is to help our students to reach their benchmarks. Also, approximately 40 4th and 5th grade students returned for Enrichment classes. These students were meeting or exceeding their benchmarks and were invited to participate in Enrichment classes designed to challenge them even more. Check out our Facebook page to see some pictures and videos of Intervention Week! All of our students returned October 13th and seemed to be very excited about getting back into their school routine.


CoreStable Fitness

The CoreStable Fitness class taught Tuesday and Thursday morning has been off to a strong start, as there have been participants from Rosa Parks staff, parents, and the students.  We will continue this CoreStable Fitness class after our Fall Break, and we hope to have even more of a turnout as people become more and more aware of what we are doing.  Feel free to spread the word as we look to improve our healthy habits both as an individual and as a community as a whole, one day at a time!  Here is a couple of video clip and a picture of what we have been doing; feel comfortable coming as you are, and at any level. See you there!

Rosa Parks Parade

Rosa Parks Riders Basketball Tryouts!

All 3rd-5th grade Rosa Parks students are invited to join us Tuesday, November 25th in the Charles Jordan Community Center for our first annual basketball tryouts! We will have a boys team and a girls team with 12-15 players on each team. *A small fee may apply.*

We want to ensure all our students have options available to them to play basketball, even if they don't make the Rosa Parks team. Here are three options available apart from Rosa Parks:

**A small fee will likely apply.


Please contact Coach McKelvey for more information.

Creston Dental Clinic

Giving Portland's Kids a Reason to Smile!

Creston Children'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!

Creston Dental Clinic

4701 SE Bush St. Portland, OR 97206

(503) 916-5808

www.crestondental.org

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Weekly Parent Coffee

We welcome you to the Rosa Parks' Family Resource Room on Friday mornings between 8:30 and 9:30 am to share a cup of coffee and a treat, meaningful conversations and information from our featured weekly guest speaker. Conducted by Mrs. Lovings, the “Weekly Parent Coffee” is well attended and offers information on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How to get involved at Rosa Parks
  • Home Ownership
  • Personal Safety Awareness
  • Raising a family
  • Substance Abuse
  • Energy Conservation Tips
  • Energy Assistance

 . . . and much, much more!

If it’s Friday Morning . . . it’s Weekly Parent Coffee!


PPS News

Wilson brings college, career info to families

November 22, 2014

Wilson High School Career Coordinator Kate Morgan and partners held a College and Career Fair at Stephens Creek Crossing, the new low-income housing development in Southwest Portland, bringing valuable information about college readiness and admission directly to families.  

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Holiday shopping at school bazaars

November 22, 2014
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Be sure to check out the craft bazaars in many Portland Public Schools as part of your holiday shopping this year.  

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Huge book donation contributes to 2014 Children's Book Harvest

November 20, 2014
More than 2,000 students at five PPS schools received some 17,000 books from last year's first annual Children's Book Harvest. Assistant Superintendent Melissa Goff today announced that Discover Books donated 5,000 books to the Second Annual Children's Book Harvest and will donate another 5,000 after the campaign reaches 25,000. The 2014 Children's Book Harvest, a key strategy in PPS' Read Together Third Grade Reading Initiative, is underway now through Nov. 26.

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