We are happy to invite all families to join us for a Kinder Connect event. This event will consist of a meet and greet with kindergarten teachers, specialists, and staff. Tours of the school and kindergarten classrooms are listed below. If you are an incoming kindergarten family and interested in attending Atkinson, registration folders will be available for you.
More information from PPS and "Kindergarten + Early Learning" is available.
Also, PPS invites you to participate in Ready4K, a research-based text messaging program for parents. Follow this link to receive text messages with fun facts and easy tips to boost your child's learning: Ready 4K
The Nutrition Services Department has created a video for incoming kindergarten parents and guardians to show them what their child will experience when they get a lunch in the cafeteria. The video discusses the meal program and shows how students enter their ID number: PPS lunch
Below are important dates and information. Please refer to your program of interest.
Kindergarten Neighborhood Program: If you live in the Atkinson neighborhood, please do the following:
If you would like, please attend a Kinder Connect event, which provides information about our school
Complete the kindergarten registration packet for the 2018 + 2019 school year
Dual Language + Spanish Immersion Program: If you are interested in the Spanish Immersion program, please do the following:
1. Attend one of the Kinder Connect events at Atkinson Elementary:
Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00pm-7:00pm for our Spanish presentation
Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00pm-7:00pm for our English presentation
2. Or, you may attend one of the following Kinder Connect events at PPS headquarters. These will be presented in both English and Spanish: (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like interpretation in another language.)
Thursday, January 25 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, January 29 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 31 from 10:00am to 11:00am
It is mandatory for families interested in the Dual Language + Spanish Immersion program to attend one of the Kinder Connect events.
The lottery for the Dual Language + Spanish Immersion program opens February 7, at 8:00am and closes March 2, at 5:00pm. For more information on Dual Language + Spanish Immersion, find details from the PPS Dual Language Department. You will also find more information about the enrollment and transfer process by checking the PPS Enrollment and Transfer office's details.
Atkinson Elementary + Kindergarten Tours
Please join us for a tour of our school and our kindergarten classrooms. Parents and incoming students are welcome to attend.
Friday, February 16 from 9:00am-10:00am
Friday, February 23 from 9:00am-10:00am
Friday, March 9 from 9:00am-10:00am
Friday, April 20 from 9:00am-10:00am
Friday, May 25 from 9:00am-10:00am
If every student collects just 10 Box Tops then Atkinson receives over $500! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Any time you purchase participating products (General Mills, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Green Giant, Kleenex, Ziplock and Hefty to name some), clip the pink Box Tops off the packaging and turn them into the office. Attach them to a Box Top Buck to be eligible for prizes. Every Box Top counts! For a complete list of participating products, visit:
http://www.boxtops4education.com. Thanks for your help!
|8:15 AM||Breakfast (optional)|
|8:35 AM||First Bell|
|8:45 AM||Instruction Begins|
|11:15 - 11:35 AM||K/2nd Recess|
|11:35 - 12:05||K/2nd Lunch|
|11:50 - 12:10||3rd/5th Recess|
|12:10 - 12:40 PM||3rd/5th Lunch|
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. This is our fourth year together and as Atkinson’s principal I feel honored to engage in such meaningful and engaging work. I love our students, teachers, and families and strive to reach our vision. “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!
Dear PPS Community,
Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.
Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.
It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PTA Dia de los Ninos Celebration Family Night
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Middle School Dual Language Program Info Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kellogg School pre-demolition open house
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Parent Coffee
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Legislative Committee meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PTA Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Board Health, Safety and Accessibility Committee
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM Science Fair
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Site Council
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Harriet Tubman community meeting at Sabin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Roseway Heights community meeting