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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

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From the Principal’s Desk                                                                     


Dear Stephenson Families, 

I hope that you are all enjoying this sunshine! It’s a nice change of pace and it looks like it will continue through the weekend.

With the sunny weather many of us like to bring our dogs to the school. We have seen an increase in the number of dogs and “strangers” so we want to take a moment to address both of these items.

  • There should be no one school property during school hours unless they have business here. Please help us keep our kids safe by directing anyone who is not wearing a badge (including those you recognize) to the school office. This helps us account for everyone who is on the school grounds, helping to ensure the safety of our children and our community.
  •  Dogs are allowed on the school property but MUST be on a leash and attended at all times. Please also make sure to pick up after your dogs and ask others to do the same. Our kids run, roll, slip, and slide on the fields and school grounds and it’s just no fun to do this when there are dog messes hiding in the grass.

Third Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, April 18.


Principal Truong



Big thanks to everyone that helped make Fall Fun Night such a success!

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!

Foundation Auction 2014



Join us March 8th at the Home Builder's Association Building on Bonita Rd. Dress to the nines or come as you are, this is a night for the kids.

Stephenson Foundation

Have something to donate to the 2014 Auction?  Click here to download a donation form.

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PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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