Capitol Hill School

A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th AvePortland, OR 97219Ph 503-916-6303Fx 503-916-2616

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    Mark Your Calendars 📆

    April 9

    No school 


    April 14  

    PTA Meeting, 6:30pm

    April 29

    Kindergarten Information Session, 6:00pm

    School News 🐟


    Vandalism at Capitol Hill   

    We have had several instances of vandalism as well as a recent break in at Capitol Hill. Apparently, several families were on the playground when the break in happened. If you see something unusual or concerning, we urge you to call the non-emergency police line or 911 depending on the severity. Safety is a priority for us and we need your help to make our school the safest it can be. 


    Student Pickup  

    Parents and approved people on a child’s pick up list must have their identification with them to take their child from school. We will be asking everyone for ID since it's hard to see who is who with the masks on.

    Bus Riders  

    If you requested transportation for your child to and/or from school, the Transportation Department set up your stops based on your address. If you want your child to get off at a different place or ride a different bus, you have to work with transportation to make that change. Changes are taking about 2 weeks at this point. Capitol Hill staff cannot make changes to your child’s assigned bus or assigned bus stop. Changes are between you and transportation. Please do not send a note or email to the office or teacher requesting a change because we are unable to alter the bus assignments.  Transportation’s contact information can be found here


    Avy’s Corner 


    Financial Support & Community Resources:

    Below are some community resources to support with food security, bill payment, and childcare options.  For additional information or resources, please contact Avy Harris (; (503)-729-0634 ).


    Food Assistance: 


    • Meals4Kids: Delivers a free meal box 1-2 times a month


        • Meals4Kids 503-953-8115  The Meals4Kids home delivery program delivers nutritious meals, milk, bread and fresh fruit directly to the homes of families in need. To sign up, fill out the form found here.


    • PPS Meal Distribution:


      • Hybrid instruction: you may have noticed that all students are eligible for free meals, and may take extra meals for siblings as well.  Teachers distribute meals at the end of instruction; please contact your teacher with questions.
      •  Distance-Learning Students:  If your student(s) are remaining in CDL, you may pick up meals at any of PPS meal distribution sites (Ida B. Wells, Robert Gray and Jackson are closest).  More information here

    Energy Assistance:
    PGE Matching Payment Program: PGE is offering a matching payment program and payment plans to assist with utility payments.  More information here, or call 800-542-8818.

    Rent Assistance:
    Multnomah County COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund Program: accessed through calling 211

    You may be placed on a waitlist, but they recommend checking back regularly.  If the waitlist is full, 211 will try connecting you directly to an agency who can provide rent relief.  More information here.

    There are still spaces with some of the local childcare providers, and you may qualify for financial assistance!  Whether your child is in CDL or Hybrid, there are options available.  Click here for more information, TEXT keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211), or contact Avy Harris for assistance.  


    Special Thanks ❤️
    Danni McLoughlin, a former parent, landscaped our school before students returned. We are sending a huge thanks to her for all of her dedication and hardwork.  

    PTA News 📬
    Please read the latest PTA Newsletter!!
    Visit the PTA Website for PTA News =

    Foundation News 📬

  • TAG, ESL and School Board Bond Presentation 10/21/2020



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  • Read the CBRC’s Budget Review Shared at the May 11 Board of Education Meeting

    Note: The following was presented May 11 by the Community Budget Review Committee. We are thankful for the hard work and commitment shared by these volunteers.

    Background and Purpose of the Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)

    The Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Portland Public School Board of Education (Board) regarding the Superintendent's Proposed Budget and any other budgetary issues the CBRC or the Board identify. The CBRC also monitors and advises the Board on the allocation and expenditure of Local Option Levy funds, which will be completed under separate cover.

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  • 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups on May 18 and May 20

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Portland Public Schools is in the process of developing and finalizing our 2021-22 budget for approval by the Board of Education, and we want to hear from you. Please join us for the 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups. Both opportunities are available to PPS students. 

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  • Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Students 16+

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    Dear PPS High School Families,

    This is a reminder that COVID-19 vaccinations are available again this Wednesday, May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center for students 16 and older and their family members. 

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  • A Note from the Superintendent: Appreciating our Teachers and School Administrators

    Dear Colleagues, 

    As Teacher and School Administrator Appreciation Week comes to a close here at Portland Public Schools, I want to share an additional personal note of gratitude to all our hard-working and dedicated professional educators and school leaders. While your commitment to our students is always evident, this past year with all of its challenges was truly unlike any other in our careers. The impact of this pandemic, economic crisis, and racial uprising, has required incredible flexibility, adaptation, and perseverance on your part. 

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