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  • End of Year Reminders

    June 9th:  last day of afternoon LIPI for K, 3rd, 4th

    June 11th:  last day of school, last day of LIPI for 5th graders, last day of morning LIPI


    Are you leaving Peninsula or PPS?

    If you have a student in grades K-4 that will not be returning to Peninsula School next year, please let the office know via email or phone call.  You can reach our School Secretary, Hannah Cosper, at  If you will not be returning to PPS, please plan on returning your chromebook on June 11th, 14th or 15th.  The office will be open from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Students may keep their school chromebook over the summer. We will be collecting the chromebooks at the beginning of the upcoming school year.


    Summer Acceleration Academy for Peninsula Students at Rosa Parks Elementary School

    Here are the details we know so far:

    • Dates will be July 19-Aug 6th, 8:30-12:30pm, SUN will be offered in the afternoon
    • Only a limited number of current 1st-4th graders will be able to attend. We will let you know in the coming weeks if your child is recommended, wait listed, or not recommended.
    • Programs for current and incoming Kinders have not yet been finalized
    • Transportation will be provided
  • All School Library Books Due

     All school library books (book bags) are now due. Please return materials between 8am-3pm, M-F, or send books to school with your students in Hybrid or LIPI. If you need support in returning materials contact Ms. Gapp, Teacher Librarian, to arrange a home pick up. 
    If you need to return books after hours, use the mail slot by the front doors. Do not leave books unattended on the porch. Please return your bag as well, so Ms. Gapp can track who has made returns. Remember that books were not checked out to individual students this year, so she cannot tell you which books are in your student's bag. She can tell you which bag numbers have been returned (if books were returned in their original bag). Thank you. We hope you've enjoyed reading this year!



  • P. A. W. S. Radio

    Don't miss our daily (school day) episodes of P. A. W. S. Radio!
    You can also find this under Quick Links and Remote Learning. 
    PAWS Radio  

Enrichment News


    enrichment definition

    At Peninsula, reading, writing and math are fundamental. Enrichments are essential. They bring pleasure to reading and creativity to expression. Enrichment classes teach cross-curricular skills that demonstrate to students how math applies to art, music, physical education and beyond. Enrichments are the colorful ties that bind the fully educated child together. Each of these certified teachers has a "specialty," complete with its own set of adopted educational standards. Most enrichment teachers have stand-alone classes and all collaborate with homeroom teachers to make curricular connections. We want students to know math doesn't just happen in "math class," it's all around us. Enrichments are fundamental to student engagement in school. Enrichments foster agency within a child and their ability to participate in their education.  

    Each month you will receive a newsletter from all of us updating you on what is happening in enrichments.
    Archive of Specialist News Distributed via School Messenger 

    Visit our Teacher Tech Portal for additional information. 
    Each teacher has a website. Click on a name to view their website.

    "Enrichments" or Specials Teachers at Peninsula:
    Amy Close, Art
    Patrick Nearing, Music
    Matt Challender, PE
    Jenny Gapp, Library
    Samara Carranza, Counselor


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    Look to the experts for Covid-19 Information

    Please go to the  CDCOregon Health Authority, and the Multnomah County Health Department websites for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    COVID-19 FAQ
    English     Spanish

    Stop the Spread of Germs
    English     Spanish

    Sick with Covid-19?
    What to do.
    English     Spanish


    School Office Hours


    7:30am - 3:30pm


     Suggested Supply List

    PPS Recommended home classroom kit 2020-21:
    K-2 (English) Spanish
    3-5 (English) Spanish

    2019-20 Suggested School Supply List for all grades


    ParentVue is a website that offers secure, private access to school and student information, including class assignments, attendance, emergency contacts on file, the school calendar, and teacher contact details. Parents and guardians can see information for all of their students who attend Portland Public Schools in one place. At the Middle School and High School levels student's assignments and classes grades are also available in ParentVue. 

    Click on the following link to get started using ParentVue. Each parent or guardian will need an Activation key (that is linked to the email address that is on file).  The school secretary can supply the activation key. Note: if you are calling the school for the activation key, you must call from a phone number on file.

    ParentVue start-up information

    Each student also has an account to access the student version of this website, called StudentVue.


    Free and Reduced Lunch

    One Free and reduced lunch application need to be completed per family, per year. The application must be processed and approved prior to students receiving lunch at a reduced cost. If the student is not approved before the first day of school they will have to pay full price until it has been approved (approve is not retroactive). Submitting the application early can help to ensure that you won’t end up with an unexpected lunch balance. 

    Free and Reduced Lunch forms are found at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student is a returning Portland Public Schools student their ID number can be found on their report card or in ParentVue. If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

    *Please note that if you have students at schools where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for students attending Peninsula.


    Box Tops have gone DIGITAL! 

    Now it is easier then ever to raise money for the school.  Download the Box Top App, scan your receipt, and earn the school money.  
    Click on the image to see the Box Top Flier to see the how to active the app.
    Box Tops



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