Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: K-5

7326 SE Flavel St. | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6370 | Fax: (503) 916-2684



2       School Picnic                        11:50 AM

4       JR Rose Parade                   11:30 AM

6        Field Day

10      Recognition Assemblies

11      Jr. Coach Party

12      5th Grade Celebration           9:30 AM

12      5th Grade/Staff Kickball         1:30 PM

13      Kindergarten Celebration      10:30 AM

13      Last Day of School

20      Report Cards sent home

26      School Office Closes


School Office Opens August 18th

School News and Announcements

Come Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Whitman. We are having food, dancers, and fun on May 1st at 5:30 PM. Please join us and help us celebrate.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Whitman Families,

We have finally seen sunshine again!  I am hoping the sun and warm weather will be sticking around for a while.  I can’t believe the month of May is here and we have less than two months until summer.  We have a great deal of learning left to do and many activities before summer arrives. 

Whitman’s programming will be similar to the current school year.  Our enrollment has decreased by 30 some students which means a decrease to our Title I fund.   Unfortunately that means I had to eliminate a reading support position that was 10 hours a week..  We just did not have the funds to keep this position in place. 

All 3rd – 5th grade students completed their first round of the state reading and math testing.  Most students who did not earn their grade level benchmark score or meet their growth target will have one more opportunity to meet their grade level score.  Our second round for testing will be May 5th – 16th; beginning with reading.  Please make sure your child comes to school well-rested and on time, especially during those weeks. 

We have some great events coming up.  We just celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 1st.  The week of May 5th is Teacher Appreciation week, a perfect opportunity to let your child’s teachers know they are appreciated.  We will be holding a “Welcome to Kindergarten” night for our incoming Kindergarten students and their families on Wednesday, May 14th at 5:30.  Some grade levels have a field trip scheduled for this month (see calendar).  The Parent/Teacher Group will be hosting our last “Family Movie Night” of the year on Friday, May 16th.  Students will be voting on the movie they want to watch this coming week.  Weather permitting; Field Day will be Friday, May 30th.  If you are willing or able to join us, please do so.  In early June we will have our All School Picnic; an event in which volunteers are desperately needed.  I hope you can help!

I hope to see you at one of our spring activities.



Lori Clark



Daily Schedule

8:35 a.m. Supervised Drop-off
8:40 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:50 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:50 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. K-5 Lunch / Recess Rotation
3:00 p.m. Dismissal (K-5)

Whitman Calendar

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