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!
Teachers who can unlock students’ passion. Guidance in preparing for an unknown future. Smaller class sizes. Recognition of students’ lives beyond school. And free coffee.
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The start of fall sports is a week away, with high school teams allowed to hold official practices on Monday, Aug. 13. That means the clock is ticking for athletes to complete a required physical to participate.
Portland Public Schools has adopted a detailed policy for making records available to the public.
At its July 18 meeting, the PPS Board of Education unanimously passed Resolution 5682, which approved a significant expansion of district policy for handling public records requests.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has been chosen as a member of the executive committee for the Council of the Great City Schools, a nationwide organization dedicated to improvement of urban public school systems.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kinder Families: Popsicles with the Principal + PTA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Grades 1-5 Families: Popsicles with the Principal + PTA
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Kindergarten Parent Coffee
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PTA: Popsicles on the Playground
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Site Council meeting
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Parent Coffee
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PTA meeting