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!
Portland Public Schools will again be a featured part of the
city’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute event. The 34th edition will
be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Highland Christian Center, 7600 NE Glisan
St. The event will feature digital, musical and artistic performances,
and an array of community speakers.
The PPS Visioning initiative has entered a new phase in January, with a series of community meetings in which students, families, educators and volunteers will be able to share what they think the future of education in Portland should look like.
Christy Wheeler of Sellwood Middle School recently won the Oregon Counselor of the Year Award from the Oregon School Counselors Association. We asked her to share her thoughts on the role counselors play in school communities.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Amigos meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM OLG Tend, Mend & Mingle garden work party
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OLG meeting
6:00 PM Board Work Session
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM Board Work Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kindergarten Connect — English presentation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Atkinson Preparedness Committee meeting
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM School tour
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Site Council meeting
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Principal's Coffee