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

Run for the Arts!

Important Dates

Fri, Oct. 2nd – Sponsor sheets due

Thu, Oct. 8th – Run for the Arts

                1:35 p.m. – Volunteer Start Time

                1:45 p.m. – Run Start Time

Tue, Oct. 27th – Pledge money due

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1 Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

7 Parent Tea – 8:40 a.m. (Library)

Early K Reunion – 5:30-7:00 p.m.

8 Run for the Arts!  Race begins 1:45 p.m. (Field)

Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

9 NO SCHOOL (State Inservice)

12 Fall SUN Classes Begin

TAG Parent Meeting – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Library)

13 Parent Teacher Group Meeting - 6:00 p.m. (Library)

14 Late Opening – First Bell rings at 10:40 a.m.

15 Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

16 School Picture Day

16-21 Fall Book Fair (Library)

21-22 Parent-Teacher Conferences

22 Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

29 Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

Kindergarten Field Trip: Pumpkin Patch – 9:30-1:30 p.m.

30 NO SCHOOL (Teacher Planning Day)

A Message from the Principal

Dear Whitman Families:

We are off to a marvelous start to the school year!  We are so pleased to welcome our students and families to our learning community.

Our community is working to build classroom communities, student stamina, and learning about each child’s strengths and areas of growth.  Throughout this process, our teachers and support staff have planned for differentiated instruction to meet each of our students’ needs.

We believe reading daily is one of the most important ways for our students to become better readers, and we are asking that you support us by making sure your child reads every day!

As your child’s principal, my doors are open to you.  Should you have classroom specific concerns or questions, it is always best to communicate with your child’s teacher first.  Should you have any questions, worries, wonders, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to call me at 503-916-6370 or email me at rtucker@pps.net.


Ruth Tucker, Principal

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

PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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