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

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

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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

Fall Break is September 22nd-October 10th!

Believe it or not, we have almost completed two months of school. I am amazed at just how much we have accomplished during these first few weeks that school has been in session. We have completed all of our beginning of the year testing and reading groups have begun. We have had Back-to-School Night along with a family picnic, a great Reading kick off and Parent / Teacher Conferences.  With our early start it has been so exciting to see how well the students have adjusted to being back in school! 

Our Fall Break is September 22nd through October 10th and students will be out of school. However, some students will be invited back during the third week of our Fall Break for intervention support in reading or math. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you to let you know whether or not your child will need to attend Intervention Week (10/6-10/9). School hours during Intervention Week will be 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club Hours During Intersession

The Boys & Girls Club will be open during our intersession to accomodate our students and families. Their hours during intersession week will be:

Monday - Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

**You can register your child at the Boys & Girls Club for only $5 a year.

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

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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