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Happy Summer!
OFFICE HOURS: Our office will be open until Friday, June 22. It will be closed through August 19, and will open again on Monday, August 20.
INCOMING KINDERGARTEN PLAY DATES: Is your child entering Kindergarten at VP? Please come to any or all of our PTO-sponsored Kinder playdates on VP’s north playground this summer! They are at 1:00 p.m. on these dates: July 12, July 26, August 9, & August 23. Hope to see you there!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: The first day of the 2018-19 school year will be Tuesday, September 4.
SUMMER SUN: Summer SUN School will be Monday-Thursday from July 9 to August 2. Registration information was sent home previously.
EARLY KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION: The Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program first parent class will be Thursday, July 19, at 5:15. The program will continue for pre-registered students weekdays July 23-August 2 from 8:30-12:30.
FREE SUMMER LUNCH: There is a free lunch for children under 18 in the Ventura City Park (not the school) at 12:00pm from June 18-August 31, Monday-Friday. Portland Parks and Recreation is also providing games and crafts in the park from 11am to 3pm.
There are also free meals for children at:
Floyd Light Middle School
July 9th-August 2nd Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 9-9:30am
Lunch: 12:30-1pm
Midland Library
June 18-August 24, Monday, Tuesday and Friday only
Lunch: 11-11:30pm
SUMMER READING: All students were signed up for the Multnomah County Library Summer Reading Program, and game boards were sent home. We hope all students will participate!
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


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

  • VP school newsletter:The Voice of the Viking, sent home every month with students.
  • VP’s twitter account: @VP_Vikings
  • VP’s Instagram account: venturaparkschool
  • Please call the office if you have any school-related questions, or call your child’s teacher if you have classroom-related questions.


School Contacts

145 SE 117th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97216

Google Map Directions

Fax: 503-261-8439


Holly Schauer

Julie Nichols 

Records Secretary
Barbie Racioppi

Jennifer Colson 

SUN Site Coordinator
Sophie Hilton

Head Custodian
Greg Robinson

School Calendar


    05 Sep

    VP PTO

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



    18 Sep

    EKT Family Class 4

    5:15 pm - 7:15 pm



    02 Oct

    EKT Family Class 5

    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm



    03 Oct

    VP PTO

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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