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Vestal K-8 School

Our richly-diverse community nurtures life-long learning to support all students
in achieving their very highest educational and personal potential.

161 NE 82nd AvenuePortland, OR 97220Ph (503) 916-6437Fx (503) 916-2679


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  • Latest Announcements

    • 1st Day of School: The 1st day of school for 1st-8th grade students is Monday, August 29th. This is a full day of school. Doors will open at 7:50 am and we will dismiss at 2:20pm for K-5th Grade and 2:30pm for 6th-8th Grade. As always, free breakfast and lunch will be made available to all students beginning on the first day and continuing through the year. 
    • Community CARE/Block Party: On Saturday, August 27th, we will be holding our annual Community CARE Day and our 2nd annual Block Party. We invite you to join us for part or all of this day. Here are a few details about the events:

      • Community CARE: From 9:00-11:30am, families and community volunteers will be at Vestal cleaning the grounds in preparation for the 1st day of school. We will have gloves, bags, and some gardening tools on hand--feel free to bring your own as well.

      • Block Party: From 11:30-12:30pm, we invite you all to join our Community CARE volunteers for a BBQ lunch. From 12:30-3:00pm, we will move into our Block Party festivities--games, garden harvesting, water play, dance party, etc. Also, students who attend this event will be able to get their free backpack and supplies prior to the 1st day of school!

    • Backpacks & School Supplies: As always, courtesy of Schoolhouse Supplies and Unitus, all Vestal students will receive a backpack full of basic school supplies. Students who attend the Block Party can get these materials on August 27th. Students who do not attend the Block Party will get them on the 1st day of school. If your child’s teacher has additional special supply requests, s/he will notify you separately.

    • Registration: If you have friends, neighbors, or family who are planning to send children to Vestal this year but have not yet registered, please encourage them to come in to the Vestal Office as soon as possible to register with our office staff.

    • Back-to-School Nights: This year, we will be holding two separate Back-to-School Nights so that we can better tailor the information you receive at this event. Please mark your calendar for the night that features your child’s grade level: K-5th Grade (Tuesday, September 20th); 6th-8th Grade (Thursday, September 22nd). Each Back-to-School Night will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm.


  • Welcome to Vestal--thank you for visiting our new website!


    We are focused this year on the vision statement: “One community. Every child.” What does that mean?


    It means that, at Vestal, we believe every adult--administrators, teachers, staff, parents and guardians, community partners--shares responsibility for the success of every child.


    It means that, at Vestal, we come together as a community to celebrate our successes and we come together as a community to navigate our struggles.


    It means that, at Vestal, every child matters. We work to make every child feel included, valued, challenged, and engaged. Children’s needs differ, so our approaches and responses must differ. If we don’t get the approach right the first time, we are obligated to try again.


    Families and partners, I invite you to check this site regularly so that you can stay in the loop on community events, happenings, celebrations, and needs. We also post regularly on our school Facebook page (PPS Vestal School)--feel free to follow us there as well.


    Please know that my door is always open. I am best reached by phone (503.916.6437) or email ( You can also find me at the Front Door almost every morning during arrival and in and out of the Main Office during most school days.

    Emily Glasgow, Principal


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  • Roosevelt opening delayed one day, classes start Tuesday, August 30

    Dear Roosevelt High School Families and Community,

    We have been hard at work all summer preparing for the new school year. The facilities look beautiful and are ready for our students. We want to provide our teachers with an additional day to make final touches to their classrooms. We are delaying the start of school by one day; students will start school Tuesday, August 30th.

  • Healthy Schools Update: Week of August 22

    Dear PPS Families and Staff:

    We hope that you have had a wonderful summer and that everyone is excited about starting the new school year next week.

    Saturday, August 27 from 9:00am-noon is Portland Public Schools’ Annual Project Community Care Day. Join PPS staff and community volunteers to help prepare schools to welcome students back to class next week. More information is available here.

  • 2014-15 Oregon English Language Learner Report Released

    The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by ORS 327.016, which reports on financial information for English language learner programs and the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program. The report provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents.

    Please contact Chelsea Clinton, ODE Office of Research and Analysis, with any questions regarding this report.
  • Healthy Schools Update: Week of August 15

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    This week, the Portland Public School Board announced that Bob McKean, former Centennial School District Superintendent, will be Interim Superintendent until a permanent superintendent is hired. Learn more about Bob here.

    Please click below for this week’s health and safety update.

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