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  • “Understanding Our Kids Online and Social World: Friendships, Cliques, and Power Plays.”

    Dear Ainsworth Parents,

    We have very exciting news, Trudy Ludwig is coming to Ainsworth to do a school assembly and a parent night! Trudy Ludwig is a children’s book author who focuses on friendships, conflict, and bullying.

    Save the date for Trudy Ludwig! She is coming to Ainsworth April 11th. In the parent evening event she will talk to parents about “Understanding Our Kids Online and Social World: Friendships, Cliques, and Power Plays.”

    We plan to have an opportunity to buy her books before and at the event and she will sign them. Remember save the date for Trudy Ludwig and we will send more information soon!


                                                                             Hannah Robertson

                                                                           Ainsworth Student Council

  • Ainsworth Science Fair

    Mark your calendars…

    The Ainsworth Science Fair is Saturday, March 17th, 9am to 1pm

    Students of all grades can enter a project, and all families (whether or not you have a project) are welcome to attend Science Fair to view the project displays, do the hands-on activities and watch the science show in the auditorium.

    Booklets and project entry forms will be available by March 5th in classrooms. When students turn in their project entry forms to the office, they will receive a tri-fold presentation board to use for their project.

    For more info, and to preview the Science Fair booklets, visit the PTA website at: http://ainsworthelementary.org
  • Portland Green Schools Committee

    Who doesn't want greener, healthier schools for our children - but can this be done on a budget?  The Portland Green Schools Committee in association with Energy Trust of Oregon has assembled a panel of key stakeholders experienced in the planning, designing, engineering and managing of Oregon K-12 school projects to discuss "Sustainable Schools - Limited Budgets, Maximum Benefits."

    As Lincoln High and other schools in the Portland Metro area plan for renovations or new facilities, the need for these schools to take a more sustainable approach while being challenged by tight budgets and a growing student population is at an all-time high.

    This diverse panel will take on the challenging topic of building green and healthy schools utilizing limited

    budgets with maximum benefits! Panelists will provide real world examples of measures and decisions that have gotten positive results working within tight budgets. Q&A to follow.

    Parents, teachers & students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

    This event is FREE, but please register:  http://bit.ly/2Djxceg

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Thursday, March 1st

    Lincoln High School Cafeteria

    1600 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97205

  • Canceled - Mindfulness Night & Celebration of Light

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  • Important information about location of Pioneer Program


    Given new information, PPS District leaders have decided the Pioneer Program will remain at the Holladay-Youngson facility for the 2018-19 school year. PPS remains committed to ensuring that all students receive a high quality educational experience in a positive and supportive learning environment.

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 20, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant Magazine honored again; reflections on March 14
  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • Sports update: Spring schedule kicks into gear

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    With Grant putting an exclamation point on winter by winning a state title in boys basketball, it’s time to turn the page on sports seasons. Competition in high school spring sports started last week. Here’s a quick overview of the Portland Interscholastic League: