Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Stephenson Elementary School

Strive, Shine, Succeed

2627 SW Stephenson St. | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6318 | Fax: (503) 916-2675

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From the Principal’s Desk                                                                     

We also held our first Site Council meeting on October 6. The Site Council has decided to focus on Community with the specific goal of uniting different aspects of the Stephenson Community through improved communication. We will gauge and measure achievement through successful community events.  We are also the venue for parents to bring concerns, questions, and proposals in order to improve the learning experience at Stephenson.

Everyone is welcome to join in on the conversation every first Monday of each month at 2:30PM in my office. If you are unable to attend but would share your question/comment, you can contact the following members. 

Principal Thu Truong truong@pps.net

Teacher Todd Graham tgraham@pps.net

Ed. Asst. Hazel O’Connor hoconnor@pps.net

Parent Sarah Drummond-Hays sbdh2007@gmail.com

Parent Kendall Myers kendallmyers76@gmail.com

Over the past month I have heard through the grapevine that parents are worried about boundary changes. Portland Public Schools partnered with Portland State University last year to begin looking at school size and boundaries across the district. All of the changes made within the last five years has been on the East side of the river. Recently, those conversations have included the West side, specifically East/West Sylvan and Lin-coln. While we are the second to smallest school in population, there has been no hint of adjusting our bound-aries or closing our school. Among the three elementary schools that feed into Jackson Middle School, Mark-ham and Stephenson both have a density index of 16 while Capitol Hill is 21 (the higher the number means the denser the population). If Stephenson’s future is concerned, be assured that I will let you know as soon as I know.

Thank you to the families who responded to the Foundation’s survey. They continue to meet, discuss, and plan for our events. I will send more information as they become more available.




 Important PTA Meeting Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00PM.  We hope to see you all there!


Find out all about Stephenson PTA on our dedicated PTA page. (You can download hard copies of membership and volunteer forms there if you prefer not to complete them online.
Join us!!  Click here for our online membership form and easy payment via PayPal:  join the PTA.

We NEED YOU!  Click here to register your volunteer interests.  Check out the Volunteer Corner for current needs, upcoming events, and information.

Thank you so much in advance for being such an involved and contributing community!

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