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                                                                     

Dear Stephenson Families,

New Third Grade Teacher

Please welcome Mrs. Sarah Batten to the Stephenson Community.  She will fill the vacancy in third grade after Ms. Andrea McGrady retires at the end of the school year.

Mrs. Batten comes to Stephenson from Bridger Elementary in Portland Public Schools where she taught fourth grade.  She lives in the Bridlemile neighborhood with her family and five orange pets. Her two children are in school at West Sylvan (Gus, 7th grade) and Lincoln (Elsa, 9th grade.)  Mrs. Batten loves working and learning with children and is excited to join the Stephenson community. She welcomes parents and volunteers into the classroom and believes that collaboration enhances student success. She looks forward to seeing you in the halls and classroom and can't wait to meet her new 3rd grade students!

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

Activities:  Field Day is coming up--June 3 12:30-2:00PM.  Parent volunteers are much appreciated.  We have 16 stations and would love to have at least one parent at each one to explain, help, and supervise.  Teachers will then be free to rove around and supervise.  If you are interested and available, please email Kasi at kroth@pps.net.  Field day set-up will begin at 11:00.

Don’t miss out on the Dunk Tank during Field Day!  You can still buy this event through the Stephenson Auction site https://stephenson.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog and then type in dunk tank.  

School Meal Account Balances

All remaining balances (positive or negative) on students’ meal accounts from the 2014-15 year are automatically held for students at their current school or transferred to students’ new schools within the district.  Families are encouraged to go online to MyLunchMoney.com to make convenient online meal payments. There is a $1.95 transaction fee.

Contact the Nutrition Services central office at 503-916-3399 or visit our website www.pps.net/departments/nutrition if you have additional questions about school meals.

Key Dates for the Rest of the Year

  • June 2  -  Final Library Due Date

  • June 3  -  Field Day PM

  • June 4  -  5th Grade Band Performance for Parents 9:30AM

  • June 9  -  PTA Meeting 8AM

    • K-1 Hats! Performance for Parents 8:30AM

  • June 10 - Field Day Make-up PM

  • June 11 - Last Day of School

    • Clap-out 5th Grade Students 2:15PM

    • 5th Grade Promotion 6:30PM


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

New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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