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

Connect to Kindergarten

Do you have or know a child who will be 5 by September 1, 2015? It's time to start planning for Fall Kindergarten!

Come to one of Woodlawn's Connect to Kindergarten events to learn more about our Kindergarten program from Kindergarten teachers, hear from the Principal about the PK-8 program, and visit the Kindergarten classrooms. Childcare will be provided for the evening event.

Thursday, January 22, 6-7:30PM or Wednesday, February 11, 9:30-10:30AM

Upcoming Events for Woodlawn Parents

Between opportunities Woodlawn offers to our parents and others offered by the district, we felt a little real estate here on the front page was needed to keep everyone in the loop. Check back from time to time for updates.

About 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.

Our diverse population creates a rich multicultural atmosphere. Woodlawn views learning as a partnership among students, families and teachers. We strive to provide a caring and supportive community where students are encouraged to become active learners.

Core values

Woodlawn teachers, staff and community partners work together to:

  • Use a school-wide, evidence-based positive-behavior support system to foster a safe learning environment.
  • Engage parents as partners in their children’s education at home and at school.
  • Respect cultural diversity while advocating for equity in our school community.
  • Demonstrate best practices to prepare all students for their next academic level.
  • Utilize a variety of assessments to guide and inform our instruction and monitor student progress.

Engagement for Learning

  • Woodlawn cultivates a safe, friendly learning environment that challenges students to develop their talents and strive for excellence.
  • Classroom teachers engage students in meaningful educational experiences to make real-world connections. Staff members help students create a plan for their future and give them skills to reach their life goals.
  • Core subject areas at each grade level include a balanced approach to literacy, the Bridges math program and Foss Science kits.

Enrichment Opportunities

Woodlawn helps students apply, extend and internalize concepts covered in the core curriculum. Enrichment activities include:

  • Field trips to the Pumpkin Patch, Portland Bridge Walking Tour, OMSI, Children’s Art Museum and the Children’s Theater
  • Right Brain Initiative residencies
  • Young Audience performances and residences
  • Upkeep of the Woodlawn Children’s Garden
  • SMART program

“ As a father of a first-grade student at Woodlawn School, I am confident that his teachers are providing him with the tools he will need to succeed as a second-grader and in the future.”

— Chris Brown, parent

Woodlawn Calendar

PPS News

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 

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Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015
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From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 

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Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 

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