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Upcoming Events


  • Hello Powell Valley Panther Families,

    We have managed to collect quite a bit of; jackets, hats, scarves and other student items in our lost and found. Parents are encouraged to come into the building after school and take a look at the items. We will put the items out during our connect to kindergarten night, and at our music night. We donate all items to Snow-Cap at the end of the year.


    Please contact your students' teacher or the office 503-661-1510 if you see anything that looks familiar.


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  • Kindergarten


    If you have a child that will be 5 on or before September 1st please register now! If you have friends, family or neighbors in the Powell Valley district with upcoming fall kindergarteners please let them know registration is open! Please visit our website, click here http://powellvalley.gresham.k12.or.us

    You will need access to your ParentVUE account and an email address to complete the registration process.


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  • Return to Learn Health and Safety Plan for 2021-22

    GBSD schools are taking health and safety precautions based on state guidance to maintain a safe learning environment. Review our Health and Safety Plan to learn about the precautions in place.
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  • Many families fell behind on required vaccines and well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re here to help you catch up before in-person school starts in September! Visit one of our Back-to-School Immunization events in August to get your child up to date and protected against serious diseases like chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus and whooping cough. Call 503-988-5558 to make an appointment. Find more information at multco.us/school/school-immunizations. Can’t make it? Get your child up to date at any Multnomah County Student Health Center (multco.us/student-health) or Multnomah Community Health Center (multco.us/health/primary-care-clinics).


    Muchas familias se retrasaron en sus vacunas de requerido y las visitas de bienestar durante la pandemia de COVID-19. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarle a ponerse al día antes de que comience la escuela presencial en Septiembre! Visite uno de nuestros eventos de vacunación de Regreso a la Escuela en agosto para que su hijo tenga su últimas vacunas y esté protegido contra enfermedades graves como varicela, sarampión, paperas, tétanos y tos ferina. Llame al 503-988-5558 para hacer una cita. Encuentre más información en multco.us/school/school-immunizations.¿Se te hace difícil llegar a lugares de vacunación? Mantenga a su hijo al día con sus vacunas en cualquier Multnomah County Student Health Center (multco.us/student-health) o Centro de Salud Comunitario (multco.us/health/primary-care-clinics).

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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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District News

Principal's Message

Phone: 503-661-1510


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. O'Daniel

Dear Powell Valley Elementary School Community,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Principal of Powell Valley Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this note finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful online school year together in September. The current COVID crisis has had all of us thinking and working together differently. I hope that all of you are remaining safe and are taking care of each other!

The Gresham-Barlow website contains useful information and updates that you might find helpful. Students will begin online school September 14, 2020. Please be on the lookout for communication from your child’s teacher soon! As the year progresses we will continue to update families with information as we receive it. 

I will be reaching out to all of you soon with a family survey, I will also be starting a virtual coffee chat with the Principal shortly after our school year gets going. 

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I will be online throughout the year to see you and hear all of the excellent learning!  I hope that you are excited for this coming school year, it may be different than what we are all used to but I know we can get through it together!! 

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.

With Gratitude and Respect,

Thelina O’Daniel

Principal-Powell Valley Elementary School

Go Panthers!!