Gilbert Heights Elementary
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Hello Gilbert Heights Families,

January 8, 2021

Dear GH Families,

I feel we are in a nice groove and it is so fun to get into classrooms and see the learning that is happening. I appreciate your patience, flexibility, understanding and partnership as we continue to receive guidance from our governor, health department, county and district.  We can do it together!  Our plan for coming back to school physically, of course, will be determined by the number of COVID cases in Multnomah County and the direction of our School Board. I want to assure you that we will continue to do our best to help your child experience great gains academically and socially even in a virtual format. 

In partnership, 

Barbara Kienle, Principal

Here is what’s new:

We are excited to have had our first PBIS assembly this week to acknowledge Students of the Month for each classroom, Awesome Attenders, and the Golden awards for Music, PE and Library for January. In addition to the virtual assembly, all students  who received an award had it mailed to their home.  We will continue to hold  PBIS assemblies each month. 

I am excited to partner with HIA and have Virtual Family Engagement Events each month. All are FREE and the ZOOM link will be shared.

February 11th , 6:00-7:00 Hooked on Science

March 11th, 6:00-7:00 OMSI:Altered States
Click the Image Below

Meeting ID: 836 0283 3596

Password: 695042

Image of Melting Ice with text that reads Altered States and OMSI: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry which is also a link to the Zoom meeting for the Virtual Community night on March 11th.

April 8th,  6:00-7:00 Matt WIlhelm: BMX tricks and Character education.

May 20th 6:00-7:00 Inka Jam:Myths and Music from South America

I am also excited to partner with SUN and start some after school classes for students. We will offer Game Club, Art Club, Cooking classes for adults, Gardening Club. This month we are pleased to offer a Crafting Class in two groups K-2nd and 3rd-5th. You can find registration and sign up information on the Sun School Page above.

Gilbert Heights Elementary School Mission Statement
Gilbert Heights will provide meaningful, equitable and highly effective instruction so that each student will grow and thrive socially, emotionally and academically.  We will ensure this occurs in a safe, respectful and culturally responsive environment where all students, families and staff feel welcomed and supported. 

Most district communication and updates for families will occur via email and online platforms, and all student education will occur in this format.  If you need assistance with this, please reach out via DDSD family support for technology: Phone number-503.261.8391, Email: The district is currently applying for grants to help provide Wifi to families in need.

Office Contacts

12839 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97236

Fax: 503-261-8454

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Barbara Kienle

Kim Anderson

Julie Keim

Records Secretary
Michelle Cook

Health Assistant
Wendy Warren


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District Calendar

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  • 11 Mar

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Virtual Meeting - View streaming link details by clicking "View All"

  • 12 Mar

    Grades K-5: No School

  • 17 Mar

    Grades K-5: PM Conferences