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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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  • Upcoming Events

    Kinder Night

    October 26, 2013

    6:00pm-7:00pm Kinder Night

    6:30pm-7:00pm Mad Science

    Where: Gym

    Community Celebrations 


     K-3 @10:00am to 11:15am

    4-6th @ 12:30pm-1:15pm
  • Newsletter


    The Vestal Voice 

  • What is a Community?

  • Attendance News

    Our school attendance goal is 90% and we are currently at 81%. The attendance challenge is for the entire school to raise our attendance rate up to 90%. Each month we will recognize the class that has a good attendance rate of 90% or above with an ice cream party. 

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    Congratulations to

    1st Grade Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Deniston at 91%

    3rd Grade Mrs. Thompson at 95%

    4th/5th Grade Mrs. Finke at 100%

    6th Grade Mrs. Van Heemstra at 95% 



  • 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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  • PPS High Schools Welcome 8th Grade students

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    Prospective high school students can visit their neighborhood high school or a focus option school at information sessions being held district-wide November through February.
  • Next Steps: Enrollment Balancing

    Dear Portland Public Schools Community,
    I accepted the role of Interim Superintendent of Portland Public Schools (PPS) at a challenging moment in time. During my first month on the job, I initiated an assessment of the programmatic and system priorities identified by the Board of Education for the 2016-17 school year. After these priorities were established, a number of additional priorities emerged that also require attention:

  • Indoor rowing education comes to Portland Public Schools

     Recent Erg Ed event in Seattle WA.
    PPS has been awarded the 2016-2017 Erg Ed Grant. This grant provides erg equipment, access to the Erg Ed Curriculum, and comprehensive teacher training throughout the year.
  • PPS employee recognized as a hero

     Bryan Meyers (left) and Steve Barton (right), courtesy Gladstone Fire Dept.
    Union painter Bryan Meyers has received a Citizen Life Saving Award from local Gladstone police. Bryan’s quick thinking and actions saved his neighbor’s life during a cardiac arrest earlier this year. Click more for a local news story that includes gripping audio of the 911 call.
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