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

Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

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4          Parent Tea – 8:40 a.m. (Library)

5          Family Game Night! 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Café)

            NO SUN After School Activities

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

11         NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day Holiday)

12         Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

13         All School Recognition Assembly – 9:10 a.m. (Café)

17         School Picture Retake Day

            SUN Weatherization Workshop – 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Café)

18         3rd Grade Field Trip – 9:00-1:00 p.m.

19         Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)

20         1st Grade Field Trip: Humane Society – 9:30-12:30 p.m.

26-27    NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)

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)

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PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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