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Abernethy Elementary School

The little school
under the elms.

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


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  • Welcome Back Abernethy Families!!!

     2016-2017 School Supply List

    Announcements, Announcement, Announcements...
    Welcome back...There is a lot of important news/information for families regarding the 2016-17 start of year, please read to the end.
    • Community Care Day is scheduled on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9:00-12:00.  Please come help us make our grounds beautiful for the start of the new year. 
    • Changes to the transportation of students:  Please go to the following bus link and determine if your child is eligible to ride the bus.  The school will provide bus tags for students eligible to receive transportation per the Transportation Department.  If you have questions regarding your student's transportation please contact Lee Clapp - Transportation scheduler at
    • At the end of the school year, information was communicated via the district regarding how lunches will be charged to student accounts.  Students will be entering in their PPS Student ID number into a 10 key pad instead of swiping cards when purchasing lunch.  Information was sent home with report cards and mailed home in August.  To reduce the time waiting in the lunch line, please help your child learn his or her ID number prior to the start of school. 
    • This year we decided to change our Open House.  It will now be a Curriculum Night for parents.  Staff will be sharing information on curriculum and classroom procedures.  This will be an adult only event.  Please arrange childcare for the evening of Thursday, September 22nd 6:00-7:30 PM.
    • Construction is heading into the homestretch.  The district is telling us it will be substantially completed for us to return to school on time!!!  You may have noticed a rather large sink hole in the asphalt of the playground.  This should also be taken care of prior to students arriving the first day of school. 
    • We have a new website...and it should be live on Wednesday August 8-17-2016.  Please take the time to look at the site.  We would love feedback; you like it, you wish it had ?, you can't find something.  Please send your feedback to Julie Wood.
    • New Student Popsicle Social, Monday August 29th 6:30 on the Playground
    • New Family Coffee Hour, September 1st at 8:40, after drop off, meeting in the Gazebo


  • Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Abernethy. I am so thrilled to be starting another school year with all of you.

    I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of important things for us all to remember at the beginning of the year. The front door is the main entry for the school. The doors to the playground in back and the breezeway will be opened for student entry beginning at 8:30 for breakfast. After the tardy bell rings at 8:45, all doors but the front door will be locked. At that point the only door available for entry for anyone not requiring ADA accessibility is the front door.

    We welcome volunteers. Anyone remaining in the building after the tardy bell rings at 8:45am needs to sign in at the office and wear a name badge. If you plan on volunteering regularly, please make sure you have a current background check on file.

    Just a reminder, school starts at 8:40am with the tardy bell ringing at 8:45am. There is no supervision on the playground before school. If your child arrives after the tardy bell at 8:45 he or she needs to sign in at the office and get a green slip before going to class. The school day ends at 3:00pm. There is no supervision on the playground after school. Students not with an adult are asked to go directly home.

    The final reminder that I would like to draw your attention to is food. We have several rooms designated at peanut or nut free, depending on student allergy. Please be mindful as you bring snacks/lunch of the safety concerns. You will know if this impacts your child’s classroom through a note in your child’s first day packet.

    On the topic of food, there is a school wide agreement that birthdays will be recognized without food of any kind. Classroom celebrations will be arranged through the teacher and must offer a mixture of healthy options and treats if food is provided. Thank you in advance for all your support. If you have questions please contact our office at (503) 916-6190.

    I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year at Abernethy.

    Take care,

    Heather Hull



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  • Temporary ESL Welcome Centers Fall 2016

    HOURS: 8:30AM – 4PM
    OPEN: 8/22 – 8/31

    Three locations to serve your student:

    Franklin High School@Marshal
    3905 SE 91st Ave.

    Wilson High School
    1151 SW Vermont St.

    James John Elementary School
    7439 Charleston Ave.

  • 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.
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