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

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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. 

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.

Fall Picture Day

Fall pictures are on Wednesday, August 27th. Students are required to wear school uniforms for pictures. Package information will be sent home with students in the coming weeks.

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

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.


Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 

PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


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