Abernethy Elementary School

The little school
under the elms.

2421 SE OrangePortland, OR 97214Ph (503) 916-6190Fx (503) 916-2600

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Abernethy News

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  • PPS NUTRITION SERVICES HIRING FOR AUGUST 2017

     Do you want to help inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals? Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services is recruiting for Roving Food Service Assistants to provide students delicious, high quality, nutrient rich, and safe meals. Our kitchens and cafeterias provide a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for enjoying and sharing meal time. We want you to be a part of our team! Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Anya Friday or Charles Hardin at 503-916-3399 or apply at https://careers.pps.net – Roving Food Service Asst. - 15742 
  • CHANGE IN THE SCHOOL CALENDAR

    Schools ends Thursday, June 15 this year
    March 7, 2017: The PPS Board voted to change the April 7 teacher-planning day to an instructional day and to extend the school year to June 15.
    New "June" Calendar reads as follows:
    June 13th Field Day
    June 14 5th Grade Continuation
    June 15 Last day of School
  • Date change for the end of school

     

    We just learned from reading the PPS Pulse that the last day of school has changed. We want to make sure you are aware of this change.

    Last day of school is now June 13, 2017

    Due to inclement weather on December 8 and 9, the PPS Board of Directors voted at their December 13 board meeting to add two days to the end of the school year. The last day of school is now June 13, 2017. View a PDF of the 2016-17 calendar here. The impact of the snow days on December 15 and 16 will be reviewed in January.

Principal's Message

  • As we move into October I wanted to make you aware of a calendar change for the month.
    We are moving the book character spirit day from Wednesday, October 19th to Monday October 31st.  We would love to see your creativity with a book character costume.  Most characters are in book so it shouldn't be an issue.  If you run into a situation where it causes drama, we will happily accept you in your chosen halloween costume.  Please remember that this is a family friendly event.  Avoid anything that will make our youngest friends cry.  Also, do not include any weapons (knives, guns, swords…) with your costume.  Teachers also ask that masks are not worn during the school day.  You can put them on for the parade.  

    Take care,

    Heather Hull

     

District News

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  • End-of-Year Student Award Ceremonies

    At the end of every school year, the School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their stories with you.

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    Hello PPS families and staff,

    On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.

    This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.

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  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.

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