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School Grade Levels: K-5

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

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

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

5        Family Movie Night: MINIONS – 6:45 p.m. (Café)

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

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

12       All School Assembly: Perseverance (Part 2) – 9:10 a.m. (Café)

15       NO SCHOOL: Presidents’ Day (School and Office Closed)

16       Kindergarten Connection – 10 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. (Library)

17       LATE START – Doors open at 10:40 a.m.

18       All School Assembly: Kindness – 9:10 a.m. (Café)

           Rummage Sale: Sorting & Pricing – 6:00 p.m. (Café)

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

26       Rummage Sale: Sorting & Pricing – 6:00 p.m. (Café)

27       Whitman Rummage Sale Fundraiser – 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Café)

A Message from the Principal

Dear Whitman Families:

Happy New Year!  It has been wonderful to come back and see our kids engaged in learning and working hard from the very first school day of 2016. During our assembly, we talked about Perseverance, the character trait of the month. I asked students to pick one thing they were struggling with, such as word problems or accuracy, and make it their goal. I encourage you to talk to your children about their academic goals, as it impacts student achievement and supports school-family communication.

¡Feliz año nuevo! Ha sido maravilloso volver a ver a nuestros niños enfocados en aprender y trabajar duro desde el primer día de clases del año 2016. Durante nuestra asamblea, hablamos de la perseverancia, el rasgo de carácter del mes. Le pedí a los estudiantes que eligieran una cosa que con la que estaban batallando, como por ejemplo problemas de matematicas o fluidez en la lectura, y que sea ese su meta de aprendizaje. Les animo a hablar con sus hijos acerca de sus metas académicas, ya que impacta el redimiento académico de los estudiantes y apoya la comunicación entre la escuela y la familia 


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

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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