Registration packets for the Atkinson Neighborhood Program will be available after the new year. The lottery for the Dual Language + Spanish Immersion program opens in March 2019. For more information on Dual Language + Spanish Immersion, please visit the PPS Dual Language Department. You will also find more information at PPS Enrollment and Transfer.
Dear Atkinson Community,
Please join me in welcoming Brenda Fox as the new principal of Atkinson Elementary School.
Brenda is a veteran principal in Portland Public Schools who has held that job at Binnsmead (now called Harrison Park) Middle School, James John Elementary School, Bridger K-8 and Lane Middle School.
|8:15 a.m.||Breakfast (optional)|
|8:35 a.m.||First bell|
|8:45 a.m.||Instruction begins|
|11:15 – 11:35 a.m.||K–2nd Recess|
|11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.||K–2nd Lunch|
|11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||3rd–5th Recess|
|12:10 – 12:40 p.m.||3rd–5th Lunch|
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. As Atkinson’s new principal I feel honored to engage in meaningful and engaging work with your students. “Atkinson is a welcoming community that CELEBRATES diversity, INSPIRES confidence, and EMPOWERS children to THRIVE."
The Atkinson community has a strong history of helping children maximize their potential. We are committed to engaging the whole child. We value the relationships we build with parents and we hope to collaborate with you in empowering your child to optimize opportunities, love challenge, inquire and show curiosity, learn from mistakes and celebrate learning. Whether you are dropping your child for the first day of kindergarten or you are a veteran Atkinson parent, the start of the school year is always filled with emotion and excitement. We want all of our students to be happy, successful, and to thrive. We hope that you find the experiences at Atkinson enriching and rewarding.
Thank you for trusting us with this great responsibility. It is truly an honor!
The new mascot and nickname for Franklin High School will be Lightning. The process to determine a new identity for the school was finalized Tuesday, when the Portland Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s recommendation.
Dear PPS Community,
We have come to the end of what has been an ambitious and groundbreaking school year at the Portland Public Schools. I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to our amazing students, their supportive families, our dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff and dynamic school and district leaders who made it all work.
This summer promises to be the biggest of the PPS bond program so far. School modernization and improvement projects will touch almost every school over the coming months with security upgrades, new roofs, asbestos remediation, new fire alarms, ADA improvements and a seismic retrofit in the works.