• Reopening Information

    Leading up to the start of in-person instruction and hybrid learning, see the latest updates and resources at pps.net/reopen2021

    Comments (-1)

Abernethy Elementary School

The little school
under the elms.

2421 SE OrangePortland, OR 97214Ph (503) 916-6190Fx (503) 916-2600

Ph Fx

Ph Fx

District News

View All

Abernethy News

View All
  • Abernethy School Spirit Wear!


    Abernethy School Spirit Wear!

    We have some exciting options for school spirit wear. Check it out at the link listed below. 


  • Text YES to 68453

    Reminder, to receive text messages from the school you need to text "Yes" to 68453. By doing this you will receive all of the text messages we send out – usually concerning late busses.

Principal's Message

  • August 2020

    Welcome Back Abernethy!

     Welcome Abernethy Eagles to the 2020-2021 school year!
    We are so excited to get back together again and see all of you online for our Soft Start September 2-11, 2020. We know many of you have questions about distance learning from the recent emails from the PPS Communications Department. Please come to the community meeting where we hope we can answer them. 

    We want to share updates about the opening of the school year. As always, you can find the latest information and resources by visiting this webpage (pps.net/fall2020). I would really encourage all families to visit this page and review the FAQ for additional information that is available currently. 

    On 8/20/2020 principals were given specific expectations for the creation of daily school schedules. The school schedule is to be submitted and shared by 9/2/2020. I will be collaborating with my Instructional Leadership Team next week to create daily schedules by grade level so we can get them to our school community as soon as possible. 

    A few highlights to note are that we will begin school at our regular start time of 8:45 and the end of our learning day is 3:00 pm. Students will have both online and offline learning experiences during that time which will include time with our Specialists in Music and PE. Students will have a scheduled break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch as well. Grade level teams will plan together to ensure required minutes for offline and online learning are consistent across each grade level. I will be sharing our daily schedules prior to our community meeting on 9/1 at 6:30 pm and will have a Q & A time. Please see today's Messenger email for information about the Community Meeting. 

    Thanks for your support and patience.
    Looking forward to partnering with you for a great year.  


    Dr. Christie M. Petersen
    Preparing Every Student Well for Their Next Learning Experience!