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School Grade Levels: K-5

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

Mission Statement

 Whitman's students, families and staff are committed to creating a safe and healthy community of lifelong learners.  All individuals are valued, respected and empowered through the acknowledgement of both their academic and emotional strengths.  By having high academic expectations, Whitman students will be college and career ready.

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BOGO Book Fair – 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Library)


Parent Tea – 8:45 a.m. (Library)


Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)


Garden Work Party – 9 a.m.-Noon (Garden)


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


Safety Patrol Picnic to Oaks Park


Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)


LATE START – Doors open at 10:40 a.m.


Spirit Day: Beach Wear!


SUN Spring Classes END


Zumba! – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Café)


All School Assembly: Student Recognition – 2:15 p.m. (Café)


2nd & 3rd Grade Dental Sealants


5th Grade Field Trip to Ape Caves – 8:00 a.m.


1st Grade Field Trip to Pumpkin Farm – 9:30 a.m.


5th Grade Visit to Lane Middle School – 9:30 a.m.


Field Day RESCHEDULED to June 6


NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day (School and Offices Closed)


Mr. Ramsey’s Class Field Trip to Courthouse – 9:00 a.m.


Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoo – 9:30 a.m.


Jr. Coach Field Trip to Pool – 1:00 p.m.



School Picnic – 11:45 a.m. (Playground)

2nd Grade Writing & Science Show –  6:00-7:30 p.m. (Café)


Talent Show – 1:30 p.m. (Café)


Garden Work Party – 9 a.m.-Noon (Garden)


Field Day – K-2 (10:30 a.m.)/3-5 (1:45 p.m.)


5th Grade versus Staff Kickball – 1:45 p.m. (Playground)


5th Grade Promotion Celebration


Last Day of School

A Message from the Principal

Dear Whitman Families and Community,

It’s May! I can’t believe how fast this year is going by, and the growth our children are displaying, both academically and socially. I am proud of them every day! As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to take the opportunity to thank our teachers and staff for their commitment, dedication, and incredible skills. The way they work with our children is outstanding, and I feel incredibly lucky to be working alongside them. Teaching is the most important job there is, and our team is making a difference every day.

Please join me in celebrating and honoring our wonderful staff!


Estimadas familias y miembros de nuestra comunidad,

Hoy es mayo! No me puedo creer lo rápido que está pasando el tiempo, y el crecimiento académico y social que nuestros estudiantes están demostrando. Me siento orgullosa de ellos cada día! Al celebrar esta semana la Semana de Apreciación de Maestros, quiero aprovechar la oportunidad de agradecer a nuestros maestros y facultad por su dedicación e increíble destrezas. La manera en que trabajan con nuestros estudiantes es impresionante, y me siento muy afortunada de poder trabajar con ellos. Enseñar es el trabajo más important que existe, y nuestro equipo hace magia a diario.

Ayúdenme a celebrar y honrar a nuestra maravillosa facultad!

Ruth Tucker

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)

Core Values




Healthy Schools

 See copies of recent messages and information about lead and radon here

School Climate Plan

Whitman Calendar

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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