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                                                                     


Thank you for submitting TAG Nominations in by the deadline of November 7.  Grade 2 Nominations have an extended deadline of November 17 due to the lateness of receiving screening test scores.

The test dates have been moved up to December 1 & 2, 2014.  Please make sure that your child is present and well rested.  Make-up tests are available but limited and off-site.

Foundation Spotlight:  Investing in Teachers for our Community

Goal for 2014-15:  $90,000

Here are the four opportunities for you to contribute this year:

      1)      Golf Scramble for the Kids on October 5, 2014:  $13,000 (net)

      2 )      The Event:  February 21, 2015 at Mountain Park Grand Hall 6:00-9:00PM

a.       Drinks and desserts only

      3)       November 2015 Donation Drive (See letter here)

      4)      Grade Level House Parties

PTA Post:  Providing Activities, Programs, and Supplies for our Community

PTA ACTIVITY:  Grandparents & Special Friends' Day is Friday, November 21.  This purpose of this event is to invite extended family members and friends into the school to see their Stephenson student.  It is also an opportunity for us to thank them for supporting our school. 

Look for the invitation and registration form in your child's backpack.  To reduce waiting times at the photo booth (completely FREE thanks to the PTA) and Scholastic Book Fair, there are three sessions based on grade level:  Click on Grade Level for link to Form.

4th-5th:            Check-in at 11:45 for event at 12:00-12:25

2nd-3rd:          Check-in at 12:15 for event at 12:30-12:55

K-1st:              Check-in at 12:45 for event at 1:00-1:25

(Guests attending multiple sessions only check in once, returning to gym for subsequent event start-times.)

RSVP with the Registration Form, even if your child will not have a guest, by returning to the Classroom Teacher. Give the Invitation to the Grandparent/Special Friend so that they have instructions and times. 

PTA ACTIVITY:  Scholastic Book Fair

PTA PROGRAM:  Run for the Arts

Coordinators, Cindy Thomas (Grade 4 Parent) and Krista Folmer (Grade 5 Parent & one at Jackson), show off the total funds raised for Run for the Arts this year:  $11, 490.50!  Thank you Stephenson Community!

PTA PROGRAM:  Art Literacy

The Art Lit program is in full swing and now in Room 158.  The unit's focus is on patterns. The first lesson uses latex gloves for the activity. If your child has an allergy or sensitivity to latex, inform Heather and the classroom teacher so that an alternative can be provided.

Wishing you all the best,

Principal Truong




 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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PPS News

Wilson brings college, career info to families

November 22, 2014

Wilson High School Career Coordinator Kate Morgan and partners held a College and Career Fair at Stephens Creek Crossing, the new low-income housing development in Southwest Portland, bringing valuable information about college readiness and admission directly to families.  


Holiday shopping at school bazaars

November 22, 2014

Be sure to check out the craft bazaars in many Portland Public Schools as part of your holiday shopping this year.  


Huge book donation contributes to 2014 Children's Book Harvest

November 20, 2014
More than 2,000 students at five PPS schools received some 17,000 books from last year's first annual Children's Book Harvest. Assistant Superintendent Melissa Goff today announced that Discover Books donated 5,000 books to the Second Annual Children's Book Harvest and will donate another 5,000 after the campaign reaches 25,000. The 2014 Children's Book Harvest, a key strategy in PPS' Read Together Third Grade Reading Initiative, is underway now through Nov. 26.


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