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9930 N. Smith St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6277 | Fax: (503) 916-2673

A Visit From the Mayor!


On October 23rd Sitton welcomed Kim Melton from Stand for Children to be Principal for a Day.  We also had a special visit from Mayor Charlie Hales as Senior Director for the day!  Click here to read more about the experience of our special visitors.

Sitton's Photo Stream

Sitton School is Big News

Sitton made a splash in the local news headlines on our first day back to school.  In attendance were camera crews, writers, photographers, and Superintendent Carole Smith.  Check out Sitton PTA's Facebook Page for links to see if your student is featured!


Sitton's 2014 Vision and Mission Statement

Our VISION August 2014
 Our vision is to be a community school that welcomes and nurtures students and families, leveraging the diverse assets they possess to:
- ACHIEVE on the highest possible levels;
- ASPIRE to college and career readiness; and
- ENGAGE actively as agents of change and leadership in our school, community, and world.
Our MISSION August 2014
To realize our vision, the Sitton Community inspires productive and confident learners while promoting creative and critical thinking by:
- FACILITATING a student-centered, standards-based, integrated curriculum;
- DEVELOPING students and faculty through goal setting, data based decision making, and
differentiation; and
-TARGETING resources including time, talent, and funds to support our annual goals.

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Weekly Newsletter

Free Dental Clinic


A Message From Principal Nerenberg

We are so excited about the new school year!  We have several priorities and key initiatives we will be focusing on this year as we work to ensure that each of our students achieves on the highest possible levels.  

We are excited to launch our Dual Immersion Kindergarten class, offering a full Spanish language immersion learning experience for both native Spanish and native English speakers.  We are launching AVID Elementary programming in our 4th and 5th grades, fostering a college-going culture and college and career readiness among our students as they prepare for the transition to middle school.  We are continuing to refine our instructional program to ensure alignment to the Common Core State Standards in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.  Each of these initiatives impacts our whole community as we strive to be a community school that nurtures each of our students and families. 

Dana L. Nerenberg, Principal

PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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