Ventura Park Elementary
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Our School

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Message from the Admin Team

At Ventura Park we work collectively every day to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential.

This year we are continuing to focus on implementing rigorous, standards-based instruction, personalizing instruction to meet every student’s needs, reflecting on our data-driven cycles for continuous improvement, and creating a joyful culture for learning.

We look forward to continuing to partner with families and the community to ensure academic success for all of our students. Student success is all about teamwork. One third comes from staff, one third comes from students and one third comes from families. Together, we’ve got this!

Lydia P. Smith & Miki Johnson
Ventura Park Admin Team

School Year Office Hours:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours:

Office is Open June 20 – June 27, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Office is Closed June 28 – August 20

Office is Open August 21 – September 1, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

School Year Office Hours resume September 5, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

First Day of School 2023-24

September 5 Teacher Work Day and Back to School event (more details to come!)

September 6 First day of school (gradual entry, more details to come!)

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School Contacts

503-256-6508
145 SE 117th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97216
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Fax: 503-261-8439

Principal Lydia P. Smith
Assistant Principal Miki Johnson
Secretary Alexandra Weitzman
Records Secretary Giovanna Barrera
Counselor Alex Bain
SUN Site Coordinator Jazmin Caliman
Head Custodian Lisa Hancock

School Calendar

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District Calendar

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  • 01 Mar

    Grades 6-8 (Excluding DDOA): No School

    6:00 am - 8:00 am

  • 11 Mar

    Fir Ridge: No School

  • 14 Mar

    School Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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