Cherry Park Elementary
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Our School

Dear Cherry Park Community,

Cherry Park is a place where students succeed at high levels and where families are involved. It is a where we nurture our children and provide a safe learning environment. We try our best each day to provide a perfect setting for children to grow and bloom. Thank you for sharing your children; they are truly a gift to us.

One of our goals at Cherry Park Elementary is to serve and nurture all our students. We are committed to making every year an exceptional experience for all students. Our teachers work together tirelessly in order to impact their practice in ways that would lead to better results for student learning. Our goal is for teachers to engage in collective inquiry to identify essential student learning, create lesson plans, develop assessments, analyze scores and set achievement goals. Our focus is to ensure that our students receive the best instruction from an action oriented team of teachers.

Your child’s elementary school years are a special time in his or her life. During this time children undergo important developmental changes. It is also a time when children become more autonomous and they transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is my belief that parents are the first teachers of their children and they play a central role in their child’s education. I invite you to participate in open, honest and continuous communication with your child’s teachers to ensure a successful home-school partnership. I encourage you to tell our teachers about your child’s needs throughout the year so that he or she has “THE BEST” educational experience.

There are several ways to keep “In the Know.” For the latest announcements please make sure you check the school website on a regular basis. Please take time to read our bi-monthly newsletter, The Charger Chatter as well as the “PTA newsletter.” Please check your child’s Wednesday folder each week for important updates. Of course you are always welcome to call or email if you have questions.

As principal, it is important for me that my staff, parents and students become partners in this journey that we have embarked upon. It is essential that all of us come to school every day happy and ready to give it our best. A positive attitude will enable us to become problem solvers in a fun nurturing environment.

The passion and dedication of our PTA has continually impacted our school. Our PTA is an amazing group of people who commit to focus their time, talents, energies and resources for our children’s education and welfare. For the community, our PTA sponsors movie, BINGO, ice cream, and craft nights to name a few. For the school they support quality education by returning money from PTA sponsored fund raisers directly to the school for supplemental curriculum materials, field trips, music and PE equipment, special school programs, sports scholarships and much more. I encourage you to become an active serving member of our PTA.

Thank you in advance for supporting your child’s success at school in the classroom. If I can ever be of assistance, please email or call me. It would be my honor to chat with you.


Kate Barker

Office Contacts


1930 SE 104th Ave
Portland, OR 97216

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Fax: 503-261-8428

Kate Barker

Head Secretary, Principal’s Secretary
Angie Plasker

Records Secretary
Sarah Anderson

School Counselor
Jessica Polledri

Student Behavior Specialist
Matt Soule

Student Achievement Specialist
Miki Johnson

School Calendar

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  • 17 Feb

    No School- President's Day

  • 21 Feb

    Popcorn Friday

  • 26 Feb

    Spirit Assembly-

    2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

District Calendar

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  • 17 Feb

    No School

  • 19 Feb

    Immunization Exclusion Day

  • 21 Feb

    Grades 6-8: Early Release