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

Rosa Parks Elementary Started School Monday, July 21st!

We are excited that our school started year-round school Monday, July 21, 2014 for grades 1 through 5, with our Kindergartners starting closely behind them on July 24, 2014. Free breakfast is available to all students starting at 7:40 a.m., with the first bell ringing promptly at 8:00 a.m. for students to go to class. 

Come Read with Us! - August 7th

We want all our students to be great readers! Studies show that students who read well by the end of third grade are more likely to graduate from high school, succeed in college or a career and contribute to our community. Join us as PPS kicks off a partnership to help all students be strong readers in the Rosa Parks School cafeteria Thursday, August 7th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson High School graduate and children’s book author, Renée Watson will be there.

Parent-Teacher Conferences - August 20th & 21st

If you were unable to attend the Back to School Picnic/Curriculum Night on 7/28 and sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a time. Day and evening conference times are available August 20th and 21st. There is no school for students August 20-22, 2014.

Rosa Parks Parade

Weekly Parent Coffee

Weekly Parent Coffee - Starting September 12, 2014!

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!

CoreStable Fitness for Rosa Parks!

Physical Education Teacher, Da’anyel McKelvey invites Rosa Parks staff and parents to join CoreStable Fitness, a general fitness class effectively designed for people of all ages and levels. The goal of CoreStable Fitness is to address the fitness needs for Rosa Parks staff and parents, while planting the seeds of long-term healthy lifestyle habits.

This class is open to all Rosa Parks staff and parents. The first session is August 5th—28th, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:20am at the Charles Jordan Community Center. It’s only $5 for to drop in the class or $20 per four week session.

During these sessions you will learn more about:

· Exercise fitness
· How to modify
· Alleviating barriers
· Drinking water
· Healthy snacks
· When to exercise
· Stretching/yoga
· Fitness goals

· Vitamins & minerals

Come as you are! Exercises can be modified to fit the individual fitness needs of each person. Contact Da’anyel McKelvey to reserve your spot! Home: (503) 309-8100; Work: (503) 916-6250; E-mail: dmckelve@pps.net.



PPS News

Rosa Parks Launches Year-Round School

July 29, 2014
Rosa Parks celebrated its year-round school launch with a parade and a picnic. Rosa Parks students began a new year-round school schedule last Monday, July 21, part of a two-year pilot program to test and evaluate a year-round school schedule. 


Portland Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Wins Outstanding Administrator Award

July 29, 2014
Harriet Adair, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations and Support, recently received the President’s Award from the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference in June by COSA President and Vernon Elementary School Principal, Tina Acker. [More]

PPS announces new principal assignments

July 25, 2014

New principal announcements for 2014-15 include Juanita Valder, a veteran PPS vice principal, as new principal of Franklin High School and Filip Hristic, principal at Creative Science School K-8, as new principal of Roosevelt High School. 


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