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

The Latest School News!

From the Principal’s Desk                                                                     

Foundation Spotlight: Investing in Staff for Our Community

Thank you for your commitment and generosity in raising funds for supporting staffing for the 2015-16 school year! We got very close to our goal this year, coming in at approximately $84,314 gross. This comes to $59,542 net (after the equity formula which is ⅓ after the first $10,000) for staffing.  This additional funding source allows us to add on to our current staffing numbers.

If life's kept you busy and you still haven't had a chance to buy outings or activities from the auction, you're in luck.  We still have tickets for Movie on the Green, Ladies' Night at Switch, Dunking me/Troll/Tommy, and more.  Check it out at Be a Hero for Stephenson.

Staffing for 2015-16

I received the Superintendent’s staffing allocation on Tuesday and it is in the positive! I will continue to look for additional funding sources and crunch numbers to maximize our resources until staffing is due on Friday, March 20. Details will be shared with you in that Friday’s News Note.

PTA Highlight: Providing Activities, Programs, and Supplies for Our Community

We have a special Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 18 beginning at 6:30PM in the school gym. Light dinner and childcare is available. Share your thoughts about volunteerism, sense of community, this year’s auction, next year’s events, and other topics that affect us as a community.

We also have a PTA President-elect:  Cesar Villaca, parent of Vega (3rd) and Lexa (incoming K).

Lynetta St. Clair, parent of Kira in Kindergarten, will be our PTA Secretary.

TAG Nominations:

The TAG scores finally arrived! Per the district’s identification process, the school’s TAG Team has two weeks to submit our recommendations to the District TAG Office, which we did today. The District TAG Office will make the decision and send you a letter in the mail with their decision and the test scores.

Spring Connect to Kindergarten:

If you or a neighbor missed the January Connect to Kindergarten event, we have another opportunity coming up on Friday, April 10 from 10-11AM.  This event is for adults.  Please share this information with others.

I wish you all a terrific Spring Break!

Principal Truong



PTA Meeting Tuesday, April 14 at 8AM.  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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PPS News

Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Mustang Readers inspire younger students

March 20, 2015
George students volunteer to read weekly to Sitton students as Mustang Readers, a literacy program that benefits both sets of students. The program brings George Middle School seventh and eighth student volunteers to Sitton Elementary School twice a week to read to kindergarteners and first and second graders. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


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