Ventura Park Elementary
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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 Greg Robinson

School Calendar

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  • 25 Sep

    1 Hour Late Start (All Wednesdays)

  • 25 Sep

    Wacky Sock Wednesday (Every Week!)

  • 27 Sep

    NON-STUDENT DAY: Parent Communication/Professional Learning

  • 30 Sep

    Community Leadership Team Meeting

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

District Calendar

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  • 24 Sep

    Your voice Matters - Student Success Act

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Please join us at Ron Russell Middle School (3955 SE 112th Ave)

  • 27 Sep

    Grades K-5 - No School

  • 08 Oct

    Spanish Speaking Families - Your Voice Matters Session

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    DDSD Board Room (1500 SE 130th Ave - DDHS South building)

  • 08 Oct

    Your voice Matters - Student Success Act

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Floyd Light Middle School (10800 SE Washington St)

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