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. 

Rosa Parks Parade
Check out the video from our Rosa Parks Back to School Parade!

Back to School Picnic

Rosa Parks families are invited to join us Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the southwest front lawn for a picnic celebrating going back to school. This event is free to Rosa Parks students and their immediate families. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come join the fun!

Come Read with Us!

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.

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.



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PPS News

Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.


Additional leadership news announced

July 16, 2014

Superintendent Carole Smith announced to the PPS staff on July 7 additional pieces of the school district's education leadership reorganization to best serve students and schools. 


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