Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: PK-8

7200 NE 11th | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-6282 | Fax: (503) 916-2686

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

Welcome to Woodlawn

Woodlawn PK-8 School is nestled on the edge of Woodlawn Park in North Portland, with views of Mount St. Helens, historic Woodlawn Park, Woodlawn Children’s Garden and Mount Hood. Read more about our caring, multicultural learning community.

School News & Announcements

Apply to Pre-Kindergarten

Portland Public Schools offers a full-day pre-kindergarten program at Woodlawn. Complete the Pre-Kindergarten Application and submit it by 5pm on Friday, June 7.

Message From Principal

As educators, we know that to demonstrate the relevance of classroom instruction in the real world and extend classroom instruction it is essential to enrich the classroom units with first hand experi-ences whether it be with an actual artist, scientist, or visiting places where students apply their classroom learning. Although these experiences are important, they are not part of the core curricu-lum provided by Portland Public Schools, field trips and guest speakers are optional. To provide these important experiences, schools or parent groups volunteer to fund these optional opportunities. The Woodlawn School PTA is committed to fundraising the necessary money to subsidize the enrichment opportunities for all students organized by classroom teachers. This year’s enrichment opportunities include field trips to Portland Zoo, Oregon’s Children Theatre, Finding Kind and Bully movies, and OMSI.

The PTA has been a crucial component of our community with all that we have gone through this year. We would not be where we are today without their strong voice. I want to recognize and thank these dedicated community members. The endless hour of volunteerism and devotion to our students is in-spiring and admirable. I am very proud to have worked alongside of such a kind and respectful group of people and look forward to next year. A huge thank you goes out to Cheryl Russell PTA President, Rachael Banks, PTA Vice President, Connie Umphress, PTA Secretary, Lluvia Merello, PTA Treasure, Luretta Tinnon, PTA Treasure, Jeff Gierer, PTA Special Education Representative, and Mick Forstag, Staff Representative. I would also like to thank our Site Council Community representatives including Tim Tinnon, Site Council Facilitator, Luke Grosser, Community Representative, Cheryl Russell, Parent Representative, and Rebecca Harrison, Parent Representative. Angel Rodriguez is to be commended for his undying support during the enrollment and balancing process. Again it has been an honor and a pleasure working with all you this year and I look forward to creating great things for our school next year.

Woodlawn Students Learn With Music

photo of student with french horn

During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, every Woodlawn student explored music through grade-level residencies with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Taiko, the Oregon Children's Theater or Oregon Trail artist Rick Meyers. Read more about our partnership with The Right Brain Initiative.

Woodlawn Calendar

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PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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