Upcoming Events


  • Bingo & Basket Night 

    Join us April 26th from 6pm-8pm to support Hollydale and have some fun!

    $1 Raffle/Food Tickets

    $1 for 2 Bingo Cards

    Snacks, pizza, and drinks - 1 ticket each

    NEW: A Hawaiian Shaved Ice truck will be onsite (additional fee required as a fundraiser for our school)

    Raffle baskets include:  American Girl, sports, car care, gift cards, and much, much more!

    Prizes for bingo winners include gift certificates for Restaurants, Retail Stores and various Activities.

                    Grab the family and start the long weekend off right.

                                     Hope to see you there!

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

    Sign up to receive messages from your child's school and GBSD!

    Learn more here

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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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  • Volunteer in our school

    Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to sign up.

    Volunteer Information

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  • No School for Students on Friday, April 27

    It is a Curriculum and Instructional Day for teachers

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  • Invitation to Preview Proposed Health Curriculum Resources

     We would like to invite families  to preview the new health curriculum resources that are being considered for adoption.   The materials align with the newly revised Oregon State Health Standards and were selected from the Oregon Department of Education approved curriculum list. Sample materials will be available for preview in the school office during regular school hours from April 25 – May 2.  If you have questions about the materials, please contact:

    Angie Kautz, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning 

    kautz@gresham.k12.or.us or  503-261-4584.

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District News

Principal's Message

Mrs. James



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. James

Welcome to Hollydale!

Our goal is to “Create a culture of rigor, achievement, and celebration in reading, writing, and math.”

We are fortunate to be a part of the Right Brain Initiative again this year, which brings artists in residence to each and every classroom. Our staff will be looking at more ways to integrate art into their instruction to bring learning to life for all kids. Our teachers will be working closely in grade level teams and using student data to plan instruction around the national Common Core Standards. This will allow students the chance to grow in their abilities at an individualized level. As part of that effort, we expect families to support their students by staying in communication with the school and by having all students at school on time and ready to learn each day.

We continue to strive to provide a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment for all students. We will teach students the expected behaviors across the school environment and give lots of positive reinforcement for students that are being Safe, Respectful and Responsible. This year we will be looking at more ways to involve families and the community at Hollydale. We welcome you into our school and classrooms! If you have a question, concern, or just want to become more involved in our school, please call me at 503-661-6226.

Working together we can make a difference in the lives of our children.

Debra James
Hollydale Elementary School