Alert: Water at King

From the PPS website (full text: English/Español):

Immediate steps to provide safe drinking water

May 27, 2016

Portland Public Schools is taking immediate steps to provide safe drinking water to all students, faculty and staff, following tests at two schools that show lead levels that exceed the federal Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level.

  • Drinking fountains in all Portland Public Schools will be shut down by 10 pm tonight, and closure signs posted before the start of school Tuesday morning.
  •  All Portland Public Schools will have supplies of bottled water for all students, faculty and staff for the remainder of the school year.
  •  The District’s nutrition services department will use bottled water for all food preparation, and will use disposable plates and utensils for the remainder of the school year.
  •  Comprehensive district-wide water lead level testing will continue as planned this summer, with results shared with the public. Fountains, sinks, and fixtures will not be put back into service until water lead level test results meet or exceed the standard.
  • Portland Public Schools is working with Multnomah County to provide on-site blood lead level screening for Creston and Rose City Park students starting the week of June 6.
  • Additional information regarding blood lead level testing will be provided to all PPS families.


For more information on getting your children tested for lead, please talk to your child’s doctor.  Or, find a free lead screening clinic near you (from Multnomah County, ages 6 and under).

Bottled water will be provided by the district for the remainder of the school year, but we encourage you to send your child to school with water from home in a water bottle.  We will also provide bottled water at the King School Carnival on June 3.

Para más información sobre como obtener sus hijos exámenes de niveles de plomo en la sangre, por favor hable con su médico. O encontrar una clínica cerca de usted sin costo (en el Condado de Multnomah, 6 años y menores).

Agua embotellada se prestará por el distrito para el resto del año escolar, pero te animamos a enviar a su hijo con agua de una botella reutilizable.  También ofrecemos agua embotellada en el carnaval el 3 de junio.

Thank you/Gracias

Are you interested in running for a PTA board position? Here’s how!

PTAVotesbuttonIf you are interested in running for one of the available positions the last day to submit your application is Friday, May 6th. Contact one of the committee members if you are interested in submitting your name or if you have questions.

Please click the link to read the 2016 King School PTA Nominating Committee report. It explains the process in which candidates will be added to the ballot for the next PTA meeting on May 17th.

Click this link to view and download the candidate questionnaire.



PTA Elections Coming Up!

At the next PTA meeting on May 17th, we will be holding elections for next year’s PTA board. If you are interested in running for any individual position, please contact

Open roles up for grabs:

PTA President
Vice President

For a list of duties associated with each roll, click here.


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Mixed Bag Fundraiser


Hi King Elementary School Friends and Family! Help us raise funds for King. We receive 40% of every order placed. It’s easy and orders will arrive before Mother’s Day! Just shop the Mixed Bag Designs website here.  Please make sure our ID# 402748 and the student’s name is entered at the top right corner.

Happy Shopping,
King Elementary School