Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Scottie Dog LogoScott School

Commitment to Excellence

6700 NE Prescott St. | Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 916-6369 | Fax: (503) 916-2671

From the Principal's Desk


Hello and welcome to Scott School!  I am Principal/la Directora Thu M. Truong.

PTA Plant Sale Delivery is April 27 from 2:00-6:00PM under the large covered area.

Scott School’s Science Festival from 6-8 PM on Thursday, April 28:  Bring the entire family.  Come see and listen to middle school students as they present their projects.  You can also view some K-5 science unit exhibits.  Dinner is provided.

Arts Dash is Friday, April 29 12:30-2:15PM:  Please return money envelopes to the classroom teacher or office by the end of the day on Friday.

Miss Gwaltney is looking for a few volunteers to help with the Drama Program's upcoming production:  If you can help with painting, sewing, etc., please contact Miss Gwaltney in room 405.

Spring Community Care Day:  Join us on Sunday, May 1 from 9AM-3PM to beautify our school property.  We will be planting, mulching, weeding, and other general lawn maintenance.  Bring the family, your tools, and a helping hand.  We hope to see you there!

Student Class Placement for 2016-17:  Classroom assignments are made very carefully by the current grade level team, specialists, staff, and administration based on information from the current year’s academic and social needs. However, if you have an interest in requesting a certain type of learning environment for your child, separation from specific students, or share info that is pertinent that we may not know about, please email or drop me a note in the office by Monday, May 2.  I request that you do not name a specific teacher.  Keep in mind that Neighborhood English classes only have 1 section at each grade level K-4 and middle school elective classes depend on student forecasting.  My email is truong@pps.net.

Your note/email should address these three questions: 1) Does your child work better in a more structured or less structured learning environment? Please explain. 2) Does your child have special learning needs, style, interests, or talents? Please explain.  3) What additional comments do you have regarding social, behavioral, or other development that will help assist us in the placement of your child?

Bike + Walk To School Month:  On Monday, May 2, there will be tables outside of the school where children can pick up a passport to keep track of each day of May that they bike, walk, or roll (on scooter or skateboard) to school.  Every student who turns in their passport at the end of the month will get a prize, and be entered into a drawing for other prizes including a scooter and elbow/knee pads!  The passports can also be printed from the Scott School Facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/groups/579152032145001/.  Participation in this event does not affect the district’s decision to provide bus transportation to and from school.

Free Bike Helmets:  Does a child in your home have access to a bike, but no bike helmet of the right size?  Safe Routes to School is giving up to 40 bike helmets to children from Scott School.  You can sign up in the school office or call Christa at 503-381-6747.

Third Annual Kermes Festival is Friday, May 6 from 4-7PM:  This schoolwide and community event is fun for the entire family?  We will have food, music, activities, information booths, raffles, and prizes.  Please call or text Daneen Bergland 503-516-9960 (English) or Eduardo Belaunzarán (Español) if you want to volunteer.

Box Tops For Education:  Time to turn in your Box Tops! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school. The money will go toward field trips. Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and bring them to school. The elementary class and the middle grades homeroom that collect the most (unexpired) box tops by May 17 will win a popcorn party for their class! And any class that collects at least 200 Box Tops will be entered into a drawing for a popcorn party!

Scott School Family OMSI Night is Monday, May 16 from 6-8PM:  I have rented OMSI just for Scott School families so there will be no entrance fee!  I am also providing 2 buses for transportation.  An adult must accompany their child(ren) for admission.  Chaperones and supervision is not provided.

Get text alerts about school closures, delays, emergencies and school events:

Text YES to 68453

Recibe alertas a través de mensajes de texto sobre casos de emergencia, cierre y retrasos en las escuelas:

Manda un mensaje de texto con la palabra YES al 68453

Nhận thông báo qua tin nhắn văn bản về việc đóng cửa, chậm trễ, trường hợp khẩn cấp của trường và các sự kiện tại trường:

Gửi tin nhắn có nội dung YES đến 68453

获取有关学校关闭、推迟、紧急情况和学校活动的短信提示发送短信 YES 到 68453

Получайте СМС-оповещения о закрытии школ, задержке занятий, ЧП и школьных мероприятиях:

Отправьте СМС (текст) YES на номер 68453

Hel qoraal fariin wargelin ah oo kusaabsan xiritaanada, dib u dhacyada, xaaladaha degdega ah iyo dhacdooyinka iskuulka:

Qoraal fariin YES u dir 68453

Register for School

Register for Kindergarten:  That’s right, it’s time to register for school for next year!  Scott will be holding 4 Connect to Kindergarten events:  February 2 at 10AM, March 3 at 5:30PM, March 4 at 5:30PM, and April 8 at 9AM.  Kindergarten Registration Packets due by May 31.

Scott offers two educational programs, Neighborhood and Immersion. Neighborhood classes offer instruction in English. Immersion classes offer instruction in Spanish. In order to be considered for Spanish Immersion, ALL families must go through the Enrollment & Transfer lottery process.  The window for the lottery opens February 18 and closes March 9.  There are 24 slots for native Spanish speakers and 24 slots for non-native Spanish speakers.

Come to our office and register at 6700 NE Prescott.  

You may click on the link below and fill out the registration form ahead of time.  Remember to bring two pieces of mail to verify address, birth certificate or passport, and immunization records.  If in a unique custody situation, please call us for additional information at 503-916-6369.

Click here for registration forms

Welcome to Scott

Scott offers a neighborhood English program and Spanish Immersion program in NE Portland with a focus on college readiness. Please check out the new PTA section and staff bios on our Web site. Do you have other ideas for improving the Scott Web site? Let us know.

Learn About Our Spanish Immersion Program

Scott students studing togther

Our Spanish Immersion program is an exciting and challenging program that serves students from all backgrounds. The Scott immersion program creates culturally competent world citizens capable of using, appreciating and developing academic and social language, both in Spanish and English, in a variety of settings. Learn more about our Spanish immersion program.

El estudiante de un programa de inmersión es un ciudadano del mundo culturalmente competente y con la capacidad de usar, apreciar y desarrollar los idiomas español e inglés tanto a nivel académico como social en situaciones variadas.

Preparing every student for college

Scott students, looking forward to college

Our goal is to prepare every student for college or career. Scott students participate in the AVID college-readiness programs, learn from local professionals and college recruiters on-site on “College and Career” days and adopt a PAC 12 college or university for their classroom to remind them daily: you can do this. Learn more about our college-readiness focus.

BUILD College Bound Families recognizes the important role of families to student success and offers intensive leadership development for parents of students who face the greatest barriers to attending and graduating college: people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, and those who have never had a family member attend college. BUILD will give parents—with an emphasis on parents of rising GEAR UP 7th/8th and 10th/11th graders—the tools to work together in advocating for their children, navigating the school system, and increasing educational opportunities.  Participants share their experiences and learn from one another, while putting knowledge into collective action. 
Contact staff at build@interculturalorganizing.org to learn more about the program and to get involved. 


Focus picture email


Learn more at www.chessforsuccess.org


About Friends of Creston:

We offer complete dental care for kids in PPS that are aged Kindergarten through 12th grade.

*Must be uninsured or on the Oregon Health Plan.

*Must qualify for free/reduced lunch.

*Must be currently enrolled in PPS.

Contact us at 503-916-5808 or www.crestondental.org

Scott School Gift Card Scrip

This is an easy way to raise funds for our school. For every card purchased, Scott School earns a portion of the sale amount. There are over one hundred businesses to choose from from grocers to movie theaters to Amazon.com!

Click here to learn more.

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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