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.

Classroom Update:  In addition to schoolwide events, there is fun learning as a class and grade level that occurs every day.  Here are a few recent highlights:  kindergarten and first grade spent a day at the zoo; second and third graders celebrated el día de los niños; fourth graders had a week of bicycle riding and safety instruction; fifth graders spent 25 hours at Starbase learning about physics, chemistry, and engineering;  sixth graders went for a week to outdoor school for hands-on, science-based instruction; seventh and eighth graders went to the Junior Achievement Finance Park to learn about income, expenses, savings, and credit.

Staff Appreciation Week is May 23-27:  Please help recognize and celebrate our teachers, coaches, educational assistant, and all the staff at Scott who work tirelessly all year to provide our children a good education and schooling experience.  You can do this individually by having your child write a card/note, bring a flower from your garden, or draw a picture.  You can also join the PTA in bringing food for lunch, helping with the coffee cart, decorating the staff room, etc.  Contact the PTA at scottschoolpta@gmail.com to help out.

Arts Dash is Rescheduled for May 26 from 12:00-2:15PM:  Because the run has been postponed, you are still able to collect more money for the Arts Dash.  Let’s hope the weather is nice.

8th Grade Promotion on June 7 from 6:00-8:00PM:  This is an important rite of passage for our middle school students and I need your help to celebrate their accomplishments by making this a memorable event.  I plan on starting with the Promotion Ceremony, followed by a sit-down potluck dinner, and then ending with a dance/photo lounge.  I need volunteers for initial decoration/set-up, transition set-up from ceremony to dance floor, food and beverage providers, and clean-up crew.  If you haven’t already connected with me, please contact me at truong@pps.net, stop by the office, or join me at the Friday Parent Group on May 27 at 8:30AM.  Thank you for your consideration.

Bike + Walk To School Month:  Every student who turns in their passport at the end of the month will get a prize and will be entered into a drawing for other prizes, including a scooter and elbow/knee pads!  Participation in this event does not affect the district’s decision to provide bus transportation to and from school.  Safe Routes to School is giving free bike helmets to children from Scott School.  Sign up in the school office or call Christa at 503-381-6747.

Field Day June 9 from 12:20-2:15PM:  Teacher Dawn and Mr. Garver have numerous, fun-filled activities for our children this year and we need your help.  Activities include a dunk tank, face painting, relays, henna, fruit roll-up contest, etc. where classes will move together for individual and group games.  We need at least 42 volunteers to make it happen!  Please contact Teacher Dawn at dsoderqu@pps.net or drop by her classroom.  You can also sign up at http://bit.ly/1TPGQpd.  We currently have 18 volunteers.

New Classroom Technology Bundles:  We have brand new technology bundles coming to every classroom!  These tech bundles include a new cart stocked with document camera, projector, desktop computer with 21” monitor, and sound system.  We expect these to arrive in June before school gets out.  

Summer Construction:  Scott School Building Closed June 14 - August 22:  This summer we are slated for bond construction work that includes an elevator from the gym to the main floor and down into the cafeteria, an ADA ramp at the front of the building for wheelchair access, and a science laboratory classroom (Mr. Laguardia’s room).  

SUN Summer School:  We will have SUN Summer School.  However, due to the construction, we are still looking for a nearby building to house the program.  As soon as we find out, we will get registration out.

Upcoming Events:

May 23-27:  Staff Appreciation Week

June 3:  Middle School Music and Art Gallery 1PM

May 26:  Arts Dash PM; Last day of SUN

June 7:  Middle School Promotion (ceremony, dinner, dance) 6-8PM

May 27:  Talent Show 12:30-2:00PM

June 8:  Kindergarten Celebration PM; Middle School BBQ & Clap Out PM

May 30:  No School-Memorial Day

June 9:  Last Day of School:  8th Grade Oaks Park all day; K-7 Field Day PM

June 1:  Volunteer Breakfast in Cafeteria

June 13:  Teachers’ Last Day and Report Cards Mailed Home

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Register for School

The Time to Register for Kindergarten is NOW. Scott will be closed during the entire summer for construction, so come in to the office and register your child for school before June 13.

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 closed March 9, but families can petition in.  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. 


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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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