Connect to Kindergarten

  • Connect to Kindergarten is an opportunity for your family to learn about your school and its kindergarten program. You will meet staff and parents, learn about the curriculum and classroom routines, and register your child for school.


  • Note: The most up-to-date information is on the online chart below. The printable PDF reflects information that was available when the flyer was published on Jan. 10.

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    Kindergarten Open House Schedule, 2019-20
    Conéctese al jardín de niños (Kinder) | Kết nối Mẫu giáo | 连接到幼儿园 | Регистрация в нулевой класс | Ku xirmidda Dugsiga Barbaarinta Carruurta

    Following are the district's kindergarten open houses for 2019-20. We suggest that you call the school to confirm the dates and times to make sure no changes have been made since this was posted. We have listed the places that will have childcare available. The best way to get more information is to ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS!

    These neighborhood schools also contain language programs open to families districtwide. MOST language program spots are determined by lottery.     Focus option schools have varied subject areas, some are ALSO neighborhood schools.
    Spanish Immersion Vietnamese Immersion Mandarin Immersion Russian Immersion Spanish Immersion but is only available to neighborhood families Chinese Immersion but is only available to neighborhood families Japanese Immersion Focus Option
  • School Address Phone Date and time
    North (N) PORTLAND
    Astor K-8  5601 N Yale St. (503) 916-6244 Thu, Feb 7 6-7 p.m. and Thu, May 16 1-2 p.m.
    Beach K-5  1710 N Humboldt St. (503) 916-6236 Tue, Feb 19 6-7:30 p.m. (DLI and Adults only) and Thu, Apr 25 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PK-5  620 N Fremont St. (503) 916-6171 Wed, Feb 6 9-10 a.m. (Childcare Provided) and Wed, Feb 6 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    César Chávez K-8  5103 N Willis Blvd. (503) 916-5666 Mon, Feb 4 6-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided) and Mon, Feb 11 6-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Chief Joseph K-5  2409 N Saratoga St. (503) 916-6255 Thu, Feb 21 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Thu, Apr 11 6-7 p.m.
    James John K-5  7439 N Charleston Ave. (503) 916-6266 Tue, Feb 5 6-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Peninsula K-5  8125 N Emerald Ave. (503) 916-6275 Tue, Feb 12 5:30-7 p.m.
    Rosa Parks K-5  8960 N Woolsey Ave. (503) 916-6250 Wed, Feb 13 1-3 p.m.; Wed, Feb 13 6-7 p.m.; Thu, May 16 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Sitton K-5   9930 N Smith St. (503) 916-6277 Wed, Jan 30 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Wed, Feb 13 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Wed, Mar 13 8:30-9:15 a.m.
    Northeast (NE) PORTLAND
    Alameda K-5  2732 NE Fremont St. (503) 916-6036 Wed, Feb 13 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Adults only); Wed, Feb 13 6:30-7:30 p.m.(Adults only)
    Beverly Cleary K-8, Hollyrood  3560 NE Hollyrood Ct. (503) 916-6766 Thu, Feb 21 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Faubion PK-8  2930 NE Dekum St. (503) 916-5686 Wed, Feb 27 6-7:30 p.m. (PK & K only) (Childcare Provided) and Wed, Apr 24 6-7:30 p.m. (PK & K only) (Childcare Provided)
    Irvington K-5  1320 NE Brazee St. (503) 916-6185 Wed, Feb 20 6:30-8 p.m
    Laurelhurst K-8  840 NE 41st Ave. (503) 916-6210 Wed, Feb 13 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Wed, Feb 13 6-7 p.m.
    Jason Lee K-5  2222 NE 92nd Ave. (503) 916-6144 Fri, Feb 15 1-2 p.m. and Fri, Mar 8 5-6 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Martin Luther King Jr. PK-5  4906 NE 6th Ave. (503) 916-6456 Tue, Feb 5 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Rigler K-5  5401 NE Prescott St. (503) 916-6451 Tue, Jan 29 5-6 p.m. (Childcare Provided); Tue, Feb 26 5-6 p.m. (Childcare Provided); Tue, Apr 2 5-6 p.m. (Childcare Provided); Tue, May 21 5-6:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Rose City Park K-5  2334 NE 57th Ave. (503) 916-5600 Tue, Feb 12 6-7:30 p.m. (DLI) (Childcare Provided) and Thu, Feb 21 6-7:30 p.m. (Adults only)
    Sabin K-5  4013 NE 18th Ave. (503) 916-6181 Tue, Feb 12 9-10:30 a.m. and Wed, Feb 13 6-7:30 p.m.
    Scott K-5  6700 NE Prescott St. (503) 916-6369 Thu, Jan 31 8:15 a.m. (at Scott); Mon, Feb 4 9:30 a.m. (at Hacienda); Mon, Mar 4 9:30 a.m. (at Hacienda); Wed, Feb 13 5 p.m. (at Scott)
    Vernon K-8  2044 NE Killingsworth St. (503) 916-6415 Wed, Jan 30 5:30-7 p.m. and Thu, Feb 7 2-2:45 p.m.
    Vestal K-5  161 NE 82nd Ave. (503) 916-6437 Tue, Feb 12 6-7:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided) and Thu, May 23 9-10 a.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Woodlawn PK-5  7200 NE 11th Ave. (503) 916-6282 Tue, Feb 12 5:30-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided) and Tue, May 14 12:45-1:45 p.m.
    Southeast (SE) PORTLAND
    Abernethy K-5  2421 SE Orange Ave. (503) 916-6190 Thu, Feb 21 6-7 p.m.
    Arleta K-8  5109 SE 66th Ave. (503) 916-6330 Web, Feb 13 6-7:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)and Wed, Apr 10 6-7:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Atkinson K-5  5800 SE Division St. (503) 916-6333 Thu, Feb 7 6-7 p.m. and Thu, Feb 28 6-7 p.m.
    Bridger K-8  7910 SE Market St. (503) 916-6336 Tue, Feb 26 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.
    Buckman Arts K-5   320 SE 16th Ave. (503) 916-6230 Tue, Feb 5 6-7 p.m.; Tue, Feb 12 9-10 a.m.; Tue, Feb 12 6-7 p.m.; Tue, Mar 5 6- 7 p.m.
    Creative Science K-8  1231 SE 92nd Ave. (503) 916-6431 Thu, Feb 7 6-7 p.m.
    Creston K-8  4701 SE Bush St. (503) 916-6340 Thu, Feb 21 9-10:30 a.m.; Thu, Feb 21 6-7:30 p.m.; Thu, May 9 6-7 p.m.
    Duniway K-5  7700 SE Reed College Pl. (503) 916-6343 Thu, Feb 7 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Glencoe K-5  825 SE 51st Ave. (503) 916-6207 Wed, Feb 6 6-7:30 p.m. (Adults only) and Wed, May 15 3-4 p.m.
    Grout K-5  3119 SE Holgate Blvd. (503) 916-6209 Thu, Feb 21 6-7:30 p.m. and Fri, May 17 6-7 p.m.
    Harrison Park K-8  2225 SE 87th Ave. (503) 916-5700 Tue, Feb 19 6-7 p.m.; Tue, Apr 16 6-7 p.m. ; Fri, May 17 9:15-10:15 a.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Kelly K-5  9030 SE Cooper St. (503) 916-6350 Mon, Feb 4 6-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided) and Mon, Apr 29 6-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Lent K-8  5105 SE 97th Ave. (503) 916-6322 Thu, Mar 7 9:15-10 a.m. and Thu, Mar 7 6-7 p.m. (Ice Cream Social)
    Lewis K-5  4401 SE Evergreen St. (503) 916-6360 Tue, Feb 12 9-10 a.m.; and Thu, Feb 21 6-7 p.m.
    Llewellyn K-5  6301 SE 14th Ave. (503) 916-6216 Mon, Feb 25 6-7:30 p.m.
    Marysville K-8  7734 SE Raymond St. (503) 916-6363 Tue, Mar 5 4-5:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Richmond K-5  2276 SE 41st Ave. (503) 916-6220 Tue, Feb 12 6-7 p.m. and Tue, Mar 5 9-10 a.m.
    Sunnyside Environmental K-8  3421 SE Salmon St. (503) 916-6226 Tue, Feb 12 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Adults only) and Tue, Feb 26 9-10 a.m. (Adults only)
    Whitman K-5  7326 SE Flavel St. (503) 916-6370 Tue, Mar 19 9-10 a.m. and Tue, Mar 19 6-7 p.m.
    Winterhaven Science K-8  3830 SE 14th Ave. (503) 916-6200 Wed, Feb 6 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed, Feb 13 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed, Feb 20 3:30-5 p.m.
    Woodmere K-5  7900 SE Duke St. (503) 916-6373 Wed, Feb 6 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Childcare Provided); Wed, Feb 6 6-7 p.m. ; Wed, May 22 10-11 a.m.
    Woodstock K-5  5601 SE 50th Ave. (503) 916-6380 Tue, Feb 12 8:30-9:30 a.m. (DLI); Tue, Feb 12 6-7 p.m. (DLI); Wed, Feb 13 6-7 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Southwest (SW) & Northwest (NW) PORTLAND
    Ainsworth K-5  2425 SW Vista Ave. (503) 916-6288 Wed, Feb 6 6-7:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)and Wed, Feb 13 6-7:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
    Bridlemile K-5  4300 SW 47th Dr. (503) 916-6292 Wed, Feb 6 8:05-9:05 a.m.; Wed, May 8 8:15-9:15 a.m. (Adults only)
    Capitol Hill K-5  8401 SW 17th Ave. (503) 916-6303 Thu, Feb 21 6-7 p.m. (Adults only)
    Chapman K-5
    1445 NW 26th Ave. (503) 916-6295 Wed, Feb 13 9-10 a.m. (Adults only) and Wed, Feb 13 6-7 p.m. (Adults only) ;
    Forest Park K-5  9935 NW Durrett St. (503) 916-5400 Thu, Jan 24 6:30-8 p.m. (Adults only) and Thu, Apr 25 9:45-10:45 a.m.
    Hayhurst K-5  5037 SW Iowa St. (503) 916-6300 Wed, Jan 30 6-7:30 p.m. and Thu, May 2 6-7:30 p.m.
    Maplewood K-5  7452 SW 52nd Ave. (503) 916-6308 Wed, Feb 20 3-4 p.m. and Tue, May 14 6-7 p.m. (Ice Cream Social)
    Markham K-5  10531 SW Capitol Hwy. (503) 916-5681 Thu, Feb 7 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Adults only) and Thu, Apr 25 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Adults only)
    Metropolitan Learning Center K-12, (Alternative)  2033 NW Glisan St. (503) 916-5737 Wed, Feb 13 9:30-11 a.m.; Thu, Feb 21 6-7:30 p.m.; Wed, Feb 27 6-7:30 p.m.
    Odyssey Program @ E Sylvan K-8 (History)  1849 SW 58th Ave. (503) 916-6310 Thu, Feb 21 6-7:30 p.m.; Wed, Mar 6 6-7:30 p.m.; Mon, Mar 11 9:30-11 a.m.
    Rieke K-5  1405 SW Vermont St. (503) 916-5768 Thu, Feb 7 6:30-8 p.m. and Wed, May 15 1-1:55 p.m.
    Skyline K-8  11536 NW Skyline Blvd. (503) 916-5212 Tue, Feb 12 6-7 p.m.
    Stephenson K-5  2627 SW Stephenson St. (503) 916-6318 Wed Feb, 13 6:30-8 p.m. (Childcare Provided); Tue Mar, 12 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Tue, Apr 16 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Tue, May 21 8:30-9:15 a.m.

     

Will your child start kindergarten in Fall 2019?

  • Portland has great neighborhood schools ready to welcome you. And full-day kindergarten is free for ALL families who live in the district.

    But you surely have questions, and the best way to get answers is to attend an open house. Go and meet the teachers and staff, and check out the buildings where your child will transform into a full-fledged student.

What school will your child attend?

  • Determine or confirm the school your child should attend by using our district maps, found by going to www.pps.net/maps or calling 503-916-3205. Your child is guaranteed a spot at the school in the attendance area you live.

Attending other neighborhood schools

  • If you feel a different neighborhood school would better serve your child, you will have to fill out a petition to explain why. Petitions are accepted at any time during the year, but if you would like an early decision, please apply by March 8.

    Decisions are based on the reasons for the request as well as available space. To learn more and download a petition form, go to www.pps.net/schoolchoice. You should also attend the open house of the school you want your child to attend, as well as the one for your neighborhood school.

Also: Focus Option and Dual Language Immersion

  • PPS also offers several other options for your child. Focus Option schools teach through unique lenses, such as. Arts, Science and History. If you would like your child to learn in another language along with English, there are Dual Language Immersion schools for Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Japanese.

    To be considered for these options, apply between Feb. 8 and March 8 at www.pps.net/schoolchoice and attend an open house at the school.

    To learn more about each of our Dual Language Immersion programs and the enrollment process, please attend one of the DLI Connect to Kindergarten events: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 6 pm, Board Room; Tues, Jan 29, 2019 at 10 am, Windows Cafe, 2nd Floor; Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 6pm, Board Room

    Location: Blanchard Education Service Center, 501 N Dixon St.

    Interpretation is available. Please call 503-916-3151 to request languages at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 

Public Charter Schools

  • Learn about charter schools: www.pps.net/mpg. Call the school to visit or attend an open house.

    • Arthur Academy K-5
      7507 SE Yamhill St., (503) 257-3936
    • Emerson School K-5
      105 NW Park Ave., (503) 525-6124
    • KairosPDX
      3635 N Williams, (503) 567-9820
    • LeMonde French Immersion K-8
      1010 SW 3rd Ave., (503) 208-3198
    • Opal School K-5
      4015 SW Canyon Rd., (503) 471-9902
    • Portland Village School K-8
      7654 N Delaware Ave., (503) 445-0056
    • Trillium School K-12
      5420 N Interstate Ave., (503) 285-3833