No Kid Left Inside!

Some photos from Kiera Asay, the 6th grade teacher, of our kids at Outdoor School this year. This year the kids got to camp out for a whole week! The PTA provided sleeping bags again this year, but now King owns 10 sleeping bags that kids will be able to use in the future. To learn more about Outdoor school (an opportunity ALL 6th graders get to experience), click here:

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Meet the new King principal!

Hello King Families,
Thank you for a great two years. I am so proud of King students and families. Please read this message from Senior Director Karl Logan.
Thank you,
Eryn Berg
Proud Former Principal of King School

Dear King Families:

I am happy to tell you that Jill Sage, currently principal at Skyline K-8 School, will become the new principal at King starting July 1.

Principal Sage’s staff and leadership experiences in the arts, language immersion, equity work and raising student achievement makes her a great fit for King. Please read more about Principal Sage in the attached announcement from Superintendent Carole Smith.

Principal Sage asked me to invite you to an open house at King School on Wednesday July 1 from 3:30 pm to 4:30. Please  stop by the school if you can to meet and talk with Principal Sage.

I hope your summer is off to a good start.

Karl Logan
Senior Director, Grant and Jefferson Cluster Schools


Estimadas familias de King,

Me alegra informarles a ustedes que la Señora, Jill Sage, directora actual de la escuela de Skyline, del kindergarten al octavo grado será la nueva directora de King, a partir del 1 de julio.

La experiencia de directora Sage con el personal y el liderazgo en campos como los artes, inmersión de idioma, su trabajo en la equidad y la elevación  del aprovechamiento de alumno le muestra ser muy adecuada para King. Favor de leer más sobre directora Sage en el anuncio adjunto de la superintendente,  Señora Carole Smith.

Directora Sage me pidió invitarles a ustedes a una casa abierta para todos en la escuela de King el miércoles, el 1 de julio desde las 3:30 p.m. hasta las 4:30 p.m.  Favor de pasar de visita por la escuela si podrá conocer y conversar con la directora Sage.

Espero que su verano haya tenido un buen comienzo.

Karl Logan
Director principal, las escuelas de agrupación de Grant y Jefferson


Before and after care for next year

For those of you who have not yet heard the news, Eryn has negotiated with Peninsula to return to King next year in a new space sharing agreement so we will continue to have before and after care at King. This was due to a productive meeting that she had with Peninsula yesterday as well as the clear and positive messages she received from several of you about the importance of this service.

Turnaround Arts & King School in DC

In case you just missed this a few minutes ago: Five King students performed with Sarah Jessica Parker at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama in the first Turnaround Arts Talent Show! PPS is grateful for the Turnaround Arts grant that has funded the project and made a huge, positive impact at King.  As SJP just said about King, “The hallways are brimming with pride.” Congrats, young ladies for making PPS proud! Turnaround Arts & King School   Sarah Jessica Parker & Paula Boggs also tweeted about it here:
SJP and King School

Buy your King Dinner Theater tickets today!

large_69959a06-7c0a-4d60-b2c0-ebd2f2b30c6cOur first annual King Dinner Theater is just one of the many events at King that demonstrate the progress of our program and give parents and community an opportunity to support it at the same time. See the fruits of the students’ hard work in a relaxing atmosphere and keep a good thing going! Buy your tickets online: or in the school office–the sooner the better so we can anticipate the catering needs. We hope to see you all there!

Connect to Kindergarten at King

20121024_115416 (2)3King School is growing and you will want to grow with us!  Do have child who will be an incoming kindergartener (5 years in September) or an incoming Pre-kindergartener (4 in September)?  We will have our annual winter open house for incoming or prospective parents on Friday, March 1st at 10:00 am.  Learn about our integrated arts and International Baccalaureate programs.  King school has the best academic achievement in the area and more enrichments like Spanish, art, dance, drama.  We are currently negotiating partnerships with a Portland State University Fine Arts Program and a renown local jazz band instructor.  Get all the details and tour the school on March 1st or simply call and set up a time to visit when it fits your schedule.  We look forward to seeing you.

The King School office can be reached at: 503-916-6456 or


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