Ventura Park Elementary
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Dear Ventura Park Families,

I would like to provide you with the latest information I have regarding COVID-19 precautions.  You will also be getting regular communications from the David Douglas School District in regard to updates.

The most recent changes include:

  • Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closure for Students in Oregon from Monday, March 16 through the end of the 2019-2020 School Year 
  • There will be no building access for students or staff (excluding essential administrative and/or custodial staff) beginning at 6:00 p.m. TODAY, March 13, 2020, through the end of the school year.
  • All evening or community events previously scheduled to occur at Ventura Park during this time are canceled.

Distance Learning for All has begun! Please check your text messages, email and voice messages for more information. If you have not received any messages, or if you have questions, you can use our staff directory to contact your child’s teacher.

We will continue to keep you updated with any new information.

Thank you so much for your patience.


Holly Schauer, Principal

To stay current on VP events and information, please refer to the following sources:

Principal Holly Schauer

Principal Holly Schauer

Dear Ventura Park Families,

At Ventura Park, we nurture all children and make it a priority to provide a safe learning environment. We try our best each day to provide a perfect setting for children to grow and become their best selves. Our focus is to ensure that our students receive quality instruction from a team of teachers who are caring and action-oriented. We are truly honored to have your children here; thank you for sharing them with us.

To quote the often-cited African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” At Ventura Park, we embrace this philosophy and consider all school stakeholders to be a part of our students’ education.  Our teachers, assistants, office staff, custodians, kitchen staff, SUN program, Champions program, P3 staff, district support staff, administration, families, volunteers, outside agency partners, and all other community members work together as a team to help our students to grow and experience success.  We appreciate your involvement and collaboration!

We encourage all families to demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help them to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.  By showing interest in their children’s education, parents and families can spark enthusiasm in them and lead them to a very important understanding-that learning can be enjoyable as well as rewarding and is well worth the effort required.

Thank you for being part of our supportive VP community and for helping us to fulfill our mission of ensuring all students learn, grow and thrive at Ventura Park! Go Vikings!

Holly Schauer, Principal

School Contacts


145 SE 117th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97216

Google Map Directions

Fax: 503-261-8439



Principal Holly Schauer

Secretary Julie Nichols 

Records Secretary Barbie Racioppi

Counselor Jennifer Colson 

SUN Site Coordinator Sophie Hilton

Head Custodian Lisa Hancock

School Calendar

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  • 01 Sep- 30 Sep

    Hispanic Heritage Month

  • 07 Sep


  • 08 Sep- 18 Sep

    National Arts In Education Week

  • 01 Oct- 31 Oct

    National Bullying Prevention Month

District Calendar

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  • 13 Aug

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Board Room at DDHS South Building (1500 SE 130th)

  • 10 Sep

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Board Room at DDHS South Building (1500 SE 130th)