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!
Students in Portland Public Schools’ Community Transition Program will get to learn valuable culinary skills, thanks in a part to a donation from a legendary singer.
Student and staff safety is a primary concern for Portland Public Schools. As part of the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond, approximately $5 million was allocated to upgrade school security systems across the district. That work, known as the Secure Schools Project, uses national best practice recommendations that focus on securing school perimeters and controlling access.
Fifth-grade students will have the opportunity to visit their future middle school during open houses scheduled from January to May. This is a great opportunity for families to visit neighborhood schools, focus option and alternative programs.
Portland Public Schools marked a significant milestone in the work to bring a long-term vision to the district earlier this month, with the first meetings of the PPS Guiding Coalition. The meetings, which included about 100 participants and were themed “Let’s Dream Together,” took place Dec. 7 at the Blanchard Education Service Center and all day Dec. 8 at Faubion School.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting