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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  • School Supply List

    You can purchase the supplies  by yourself or at the www.supportabernethy.com 
  • 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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  • Students honored at the 6th annual ¡Sí Se Puede! event

    ¡Sí Se Puede! or Yes, we can! is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire one another, build relationships outside their schools and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community.
  • Superintendent recruitment update: Candidate recommendations requested, potential interviews to be scheduled

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates.  We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date.  Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

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  • PPS celebrates SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy

    SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy awardees were honored at the June 13 Board meeting. PPS celebrated 13 years of partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) Academy. Libra Forde, SEI Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Rodgers, SEI Academy Principal, and Linda Harris, 2006-2010 SEI principal, were presented with plaques honoring this partnership. SEI Academy was named a model school by the Oregon Department of Education in 2013 and 2014.
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  • Summer facilities work update

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    Dear PPS Families,

    Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up. 

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