Abernethy Elementary School

The little school
under the elms.

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

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  • TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing

    Hi everyone~Here is all the info you need regarding TAG (Talented and Gifted) testing this year! Please know that the dates listed below are subject to change. If you have additional questions don't hesitate to reach out!

    Julie Miller, TAG coordinator jmiller9@pps.net 

    • All students who were nominated last year will be tested in October. (The first round of testing)


      • Students in grades 3-5 will be tested in the classroom this Fall using MAP tests in math and reading. MAP tests (Measure of Academic Progress) are computerized adaptive tests and scores will be used to qualify students.

      • Proctors will administer tests to all K- 2 students who are not in a school using MAP testing.

      • The TAG department will send home notices to parents/guardians regarding scores and identification hopefully by December.   

    • All 2nd & 3rd grade students will be tested on the NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) by  Friday, October 29


      • Proctors who will be administering the NNAT will be reaching out to facilitators to set up dates and times. This test is conducted in the student’s classroom and classroom teachers remain in the room with the proctor. This test will take the students approximately 30 minutes and is all done on chromebooks. 

    • All NEW nomination forms (digital-see link to form below) will be due to schools by Friday, December 3rd. 

    Tag nomination form-Spanish
  • PPS Health and Safety Measures

    This year’s health and safety measures can be found on the PPS.net/BacktoSchool2021 webpage.

  • School Supplies for 2021-2022


    School Supplies for all students have been purchased by the school.  Supply cost is $60 per student. We are asking families for a suggested donation of $60 to cover the cost. If you are able to pay more, it will go towards the scholarship of other students. If you are not able to pay the full amount, please pay what you can. Abernethy-School-Supplies-2021-2022 click to make a donation. If you are able please contribute by Sept 1 so we can cover the cost of the supplies we have ordered.

  • Abernethy School Spirit Wear!


    Abernethy School Spirit Wear!

    We have some exciting options for school spirit wear. Check it out at the link listed below. 


Principal's Message

  • Welcome Abernethy Eagles to a new school year!

    I know it is hard to believe that the beginning of the 2021-22 school year is just around the corner! We are excited to welcome back students to a full week of school in person. I also know that we are starting this school year with some questions about the Delta variant of the Coronavirus and how that might impact what school looks like this year. You can expect regular communication from me and PPS regarding COVID-19 protocols, which can be found at PPS Back to School. Currently, all students and staff are required to wear masks while in the building. Classroom furniture is being placed to allow three feet between students where possible. I would encourage students to self monitor for COVID symptoms and to stay home if they have a fever of 100.4 F or higher, shortness of breath, an unexplainable cough or a sudden loss of sense of taste or smell.

    I would like to offer my gratitude to all of you for your continuing support of public education and your neighborhood school. Last year was challenging, but we also grew and came together in new ways as a community to support our students. At Abernethy we work hard to serve all families and provide the best education possible for your children. I invite you to contact me anytime you have questions or concerns. By working together, we can accomplish the best for all students. If there is anything we can do to support you or your children please do not hesitate to let us know. I am looking forward to a year of growth, achievement, professional satisfaction, and fun as we work together. Cheers to a new year!

    Click here for important information that families and students will need as you prepare to return to school. 


    Dr. Christie M. Petersen




    Together We Will

    Equipping Our Students for Success in Their Next Learning Experience!

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