Atkinson Elementary School

Where diversity is celebrated!

5800 SE Division StreetPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6333Fx 503-916-2606

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  • Kindergarten News

    Kinder Connect:

    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.

    Please click HERE to view the information presented at our "Connect to Kindergarten" event.

    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:

    1. If you would like, please attend a Kinder Connect event, which provides information about our school

    2. 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

    • Wednesday, February 21 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 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

    • Monday, 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


    We look forward to meeting all new families!
  • Atkinson Foundation

    Donate to the Atkinson Foundation here!

    All Hands Raised - donate here

    Please read our Atkinson Foundation letter. 

    We appreciate your support! 
  • Box Tops for Education

    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: Thanks for your help!

Daily Schedule



    Daily Schedule 

    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
    3:00 PM Dismissal


    Lunch Menu 


  • 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!


    Ivonne Dibblee


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