3615 SE 174th Ave, Portland, OR 97236 • Phone 503-762-3204 • Fax 503-762-3244

Powell Butte Elementary

Home of the Coyotes - Centennial School District


Please remind your student’s that unless they are in a supervised activity afterschool all Powell Butte Elementary students need to be off campus during the school year and they are not allowed to return to campus until 4:45pm.


Powell Butte (PB) Important Dates:

Important Upcoming Dates for Powell Butte Elementary (PB)

Aug. 23rd – Last Day for PB EKT Elementary Program

Aug 23rd – Urban Gleaners from 12:30 – 2:30PM

Aug. 25th – Powell Butte Renaming Ceremony, Community Service Project and Free BBQ 9-1pm. Lunch Provided

Aug. 26th – Powell Butte Clean Up Day 9-12PM. Lunch provided

Aug. 30th – Last Summer Urban Gleaner Program from 12:30-2:30pm

Aug. 31st – Last day of Powell Butte Summer Lunch Program

Sept. 5th – First Day of School for Grades 1-6th

Sept 5th – Late Start Wednesday. Classes Starts @ 9:15AM.

Sept. 5th – Staggered Start for Kindergarten students with last name A-L.

Sept 6th – Staggered Start for Kindergarten students with last name M-Z.

Sept. 6th – Urban Gleaners from 4-6pm

Sept. 7th – Notification of Kindergarten Class Lists

Sept. 10th – First day of School for Kindergarten

Sept. 13th – Urban Gleaners from 4-6pm

Sept. 19th – First Spirit Assembly. K-3 @ 12:50PM & 4-6th @ 1:35PM in Gym

Sept. 20th – Urban Gleaners and Harvest Share from 4-6pm

Sept. 21st – CSD Home Coming Parade starts at 4:30pm in parking lot

Sept 25th – Oct 15th – Fall Fundraiser

Sept. 27th – Urban Gleaners from 4-6pm

Oct. 4th – Open House @ 6pm

Oct. 6th – Urban Gleaners from 4-6pm

Oct. 8th – Start of Fall Sun Program

Oct. 11th – Parent Teacher Club (PTC) meeting @ 6pm in Library

Oct. 11th – Urban Gleaners from 4-6pm


Dear Coyote Families,

This is Marin Miller the principal, welcoming you back as we get ready for an exciting 2018-2019 school year with your weekly update of upcoming events. 



I hope you all a great summer. It has been a busy summer at Powell Butte. We had SUN classes, Zomi Classes, EKT, Ready, Set Go, Play and Learn Groups, Harvest Share and Urban Gleaners over the summer, making Powell Butte a very busy place. It was great to see all the learning and fun. I look forward to seeing you all in September as we start another great school year.




Remember every Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday our school doors open for free breakfast at 7:55am, students can go to the classroom at 8am. The warning bell is at 8:10am and school starts at 8:15am. Every Wednesday is late start. So on Wednesday’s our school doors open at 8:55am for free breakfast. Students can go to class starting at 9am. The warning bell is at 9:10am and school starts at 9:15am. Please make sure students are on time because we will be starting morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance promptly at the start of school. Remember, student attendance is very important.


School ends at 2:22pm and every minute of learning counts. Please let the office know before 2pm if there is going to be a change in the way your student gets home. After 2pm unless it is an emergency we will not be able to get a message to your students. Likewise please avoid picking up your student early at the end of the day unless it is an emergency because we really want them using every minute of class time to learn.


Please make sure to follow the Parking Lot procedures for picking up and dropping off your student. Remember, a great way to avoid the Wood Elementary Parking Lot congestion is to drop off and pick up students in the back of the school on Lafayet. There is staff supervision before and afterschool. See our Website or Welcome Back Pack for more information.


Every Thursday from 4pm to 6pm during the school year is our Urban Gleaners program and every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4pm to 6pm we also have our Harvest Share Program. Stop by to get free food every Thursday from 4-6pm during the school year. Our next Urban Gleaner day is Thursday, September 6th at 3:30pm by the Gym and Harvest Share is September 20th.


PB Weekly Updates will be every Friday between 4-8pm. The first full PB Weekly Update with (email, phone and txt) will be this Friday, August 24th 2018 and go through Friday, June 21st 2019.


Upcoming Events:


PB Summer Early Kindergarten program runs through Thursday, August 23rd for registered families and students.


The last Summer Urban Gleaners Program is Thursday, August 30th from 12:30 – 2:30PM in the front of the school. Come get some great free food.


Powell Butte Free Summer Lunch Program continues from 12-1PM every weekday (M-F). We will have free lunch in the gym until Friday, August 31st when the program ends.


Our Renaming Ceremony, Community Service Project and Free BBQ is on Saturday, August 25th from 9-1PM (See attached flyer). We will be unveiling our new sign and logo in a renaming ceremony. Then with the help of Abundant Life Church we will be performing several services projects around PB including repainting the halls in our new school colors. You can come get free BBQ, explore many community resources in our area, meet other Powell Butte Elementary families and staff and do a service project to show your school and community spirit. There will be lots of free food, fun and it will be a great way to start the school year. So we hope to see you here.


Then on Sunday, August 26th from 9-12PM we will be holding our Powell Butte Clean Up Day. A free lunch provided by Lunch Wood Church after the clean up day. Come show your school spirit and help beatify the school. There are projects for everyone’s ability and skill level. From stuffing envelopes, painting, trimming, weeding to helping clean the classroom we need you. There will be lots of free food, fun and a great way to start the school year. So we hope to see you here.


The first day of the 2018-2019 School year for 1st to 6th grade students is September 5th. Remember the first day of school is on a Wednesday so the warning bell is at 9:10AM and classes start at 9:15AM.


Our Staggered Start for Kindergarten is Wednesday September 5th and 6th. Kindergarten students with last name A-L are invited to come on Wednesday, September 5th at 9:15AM and Kindergarten students with last name M-Z are invited to come on Thursday, September 6th at 8:15AM. On Friday, September 7ththere are no classes for Kindergarteners but Kindergarten families will be notified of their Kindergarten student class placements via a phone call and email message around 6PM. The first day of school for Kindergarten is Monday, September 10th @ 8:15AM Look for Kindergarten information message for more details


Our first PBIS/Spirit Assembly of the year will be Wednesday, September 19th. The K-3 grade PBIS Assembly will start at 12:50pm and 4-6th grade Assembly will start at 1:35PM. Families are always welcome.


Our Centennial Home Coming Parade is on Friday, September 21st and starts at 4:30pm in the Powell Butte Elementary Parking lot. It is our tradition for Powell Butte Elementary to enter a float and to have our students, families, staff and community members march in the parade. We will be having a class competition. The grade level that has the most students, family members and staff members who march in the home coming parade will earn a prize. We hope to see you at home coming and showing your school spirit in two weeks.


Our Fall Fundraiser starts on Monday, September 25th and goes through Monday, October 15th. This is a great way to support our school and our students to look for more information coming home soon.


Mark your calendar for our Powell Butte Elementary Open House on Thursday, October 4th from 6 to 7:30pm. There will be free food, a chance to visit your child’s classroom games and fun. So we hope to see you there.


PB Fall SUN program starts week of Monday 8th for registered families and students.


Our Parent Teacher Club – PTC (Formally our Booster Club) does a lot to support our students. If you would like to join PTC and help support our students, please stop by the office for more information or visit the Powell Butte PTC Facebook page or come to the our first PTC meeting of the year on Thursday, October 11th at 6:00pm in the library and remember,  “We always show our Coyote Pride!” at Powell Butte Elementary.


Marin Miller, Principal

Powell Butte Elementary

(503) 762-3204



3615 SE 174th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97236

Phone: 503-762-3204

Fax: 503-762-3244

Our Vision:

Wood students will grow academically, socially and emotionally to become successful and positively contributing members of our community.



  • School begins at 8:15 and ends at 2:22 M, T, Th, F and at 9:15 on Wed.
  • Tardy bell rings at 8:15 M,T, Th, F, and 9:15 on Wed.
  • Doors open for breakfast students at 7:55 M, T, Th, F and at 8:55 on Wed.
  • Doors open for all other students at 8:00 M, T, Th, F and 9:00 on Wed.
  • Phone hours for the office are 7-3:30

Please see our 2017-18 School Calendar for Holiday and NO-SCHOOL days.



For Building Based Events, please include this on your website or newsletter:

  • The event location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the event to the Building Lead Secretary at 503.762.3204

School Calendar

  • Nov 12
    2:30 pm
    Fall SUN Program

  • Nov 13
    2:30 pm
    Closet to Closet

    PB-Powell Butte Elementary Event Calendar

  • Nov 13 - Nov 16
    Book Fair opens after school in Library

  • Nov 13
    2:30 pm
    Fall SUN Program

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District Calendar

  • Nov 14
    7:00 pm

    School Board Mtg.

    Centennial School District, 18135 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236, USA

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Our Mission:

We nurture, motivate, challenge and inspire
every child to succeed academically and socially.