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  • Ainsworth Volunteer Appreciation

    Thank you to all of the parents that were able to join us in celebrating Ainsworth volunteers. Our community volunteered over 6,205 hours this school year. Thank you for all of your support on behalf of all Ainsworth Students and staff.
  • 2017-2018 School Supply Lists

    It's that time of the year again the 2017-2018 school supply lists are out. Please click here to view them.
    If you're looking to save some time, please visit Schoolhouse supplies at the link below for more information. Schoolhouse supplies is now taking orders for the 2017-2018 school year. ORDER NOW!
    Save $5 and order by July 14; Final deadline is August 2!
    Purchase your child’s school supply list online through Schoolhouse Supplies Online at www.schoolhousesupplies.org/online.

    It’s hard to believe we are approaching the end of the school year. Using the MindUP curriculum to teach students about mindfulness as a way to cultivate happiness in their lives has been very exciting for us this year. We’ve seen a strong impact of mindfulness on the way students approach school and we hope that has carried over to home.The final two lesson in the MindUP curriculum are about mindful action in the community, centered around community service. The last unit of MindUP has been about cultivating happiness, and service to community is a way to do this.  
    To go along with these lessons we coordinated with PTA parents, student council, and another school to do a school supply drive, happening June 5th-16th. The supplies collected during this drive will go to Alder Elementary, a Title 1 school. We will be collecting new and barely used school supplies in bins in the hallways.  
    With the quickly approaching end of the year, we hope this help students and families clean out backpacks and desks, as well as give student an opportunity to engage in community service.

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  • Principal's Message

    Hello Ainsworth Community,

    We would like to welcome you or welcome you back to Ainsworth. We hope you had a fun and relaxing summer spent with loved ones. We look forward to hearing what you are most excited about for this year. We believe this will be our best year yet and have so many wonderful things in store for our students and families. Every year brings us new beginnings and opportunities to make new friends and experience Ainsworth in a new way. Together, let's make it a great year!

    Kris & Grace

District News

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  • Students honored at the 6th annual ¡Sí Se Puede! event

    ¡Sí Se Puede! or Yes, we can! is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire one another, build relationships outside their schools and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community.
  • Superintendent recruitment update: Candidate recommendations requested, potential interviews to be scheduled

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates.  We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date.  Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

  • PPS celebrates SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy

    SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy awardees were honored at the June 13 Board meeting. PPS celebrated 13 years of partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) Academy. Libra Forde, SEI Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Rodgers, SEI Academy Principal, and Linda Harris, 2006-2010 SEI principal, were presented with plaques honoring this partnership. SEI Academy was named a model school by the Oregon Department of Education in 2013 and 2014.
  • Summer facilities work update

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    Dear PPS Families,

    Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up. 

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