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

Kindergarten Assessments, Bus Schedules, Meals

Oregon Kindergarten Assessments: What are they? How are they used? Info in all supported languages.

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

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!"

We are also an AVID School. AVID®(Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program designed to inspire the average student to choose a college-preparatory path.  Beginning with one class at Madison High School in 2005, we now provide the AVID program at 15 schools. In 2009, Madison High School had the first 4-year AVID graduates in the State of Oregon. In 2013-14, all of the seniors in the PPS AVID program graduated from high school.

School News and Announcements

Welcome Back to School

We are excited the 2015-2016 school year has started and is in full swing during these extremely HOT temperatures. We are confident this will be a great year for our students and staff and welcome your support and help.  Our students have been sent home with a school calendar with important dates to help you stay up-to-date with upcoming events and school closures. Be sure to check your child's backpack every night for flyers or other important information that may come home. We also encourage you to "Like Us" on Facebook to stay connected with all that's happening at Rosa Parks.

Important Reminders

  • Each child is asked to provide a $5 supplies fee to his/her teacher to help cover the cost of classroom supplies for the year.
  • We are a uniform school. All students are required to be in uniform every day, unless it is Free Dress Day. Please review our Uniform Policy on our website.
  • Free breakfast starts at 7:40 a.m. Students should not arrive at school any earlier as their is no supervision at that time.
  • School dismisses at 2:15 p.m. We are aware that unforeseen event sometimes occur and may prevent you from picking up your child on time. Please call the school as soon as possible to inform us if this happens.

Boys & Girls Club Closed August 24th - September 11th

The Boys & Girls Club will be closed August 24th through September 11th. Please plan now for after school care for your child.

Fall Picture Re-take Day - September 15th

If you are unsatisfied with your child's pictures, please return the entire photo package to the front office and your child can have their picture retaken on Re-take Day, September 15th.
If your child was absent or started at Rosa Parks after August 11th, a picture order form will be sent home prior to Re-take Day. On September 15th, have your child come to school in uniform with the order form and payment for pictures.

Parent Coffee

Every Friday, we invite all Rosa Parks parents, grandparents and guardians to join us for coffee and light snacks. Each week we have a different speaker and different topic discussed. Topics range from budgeting, helping your children with homework, community resources and more. There is a small play area for your young children and a Russian and Spanish translator are available most every week.

Time: 8:15am - 9:30am

Location: Parent Resource Room

Rosa Parks Parade

Lunchtime Mentoring Program

We are launching a mentor program focused on encouraging and inspiring students who are struggling. If you are interested, please visit our Mentoring Program page to learn more and to download a Mentoring Program Application.    

We look forward to meeting you!

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

PPS launches "Mobile First" with text messaging

September 01, 2015
This is an image of a poster encouraging PPS families and staff to opt in to receive text messages from PPS and schools. Portland Public Schools on Sept. 1 launched a multi-year “Mobile First” initiative to shift family, student and staff communications to mobile devices in an effort to better serve families. 


Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.

PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 


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