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Upcoming Events


  • ptc

    Hello Powell Valley Families,

    It's that time of year, conferences are just around the corner! Monday, November 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 24th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Due to COVID-19, all conferences are virtual throughout the district. Your student's teacher will send a link to schedule a 15-minute conference.  Select the day and time that works best and you will receive a confirmation email with the conference link. If you need to cancel or reschedule, click the link provided in the confirmation email. 

    We can only offer one conference per student. If you are a two-house family, please coordinate who will schedule the conference and share the conference link and time with your co-parent. You will also receive a reminder email the day before your selected conference time.

    Keep an eye out for a link from your teacher.

     Thank you and have a nice day.



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  • ptc

    Please come join Our PTC the first Monday of every month @ 6:30

    Powell Valley PTC meetings Zoom link Click here for link


    Topic: Powell Valley Parent Teacher Club Meeting
    Time: Nov 2, 2020 6:30 

    Here are the additional dates for the year.
            Dec 7, 2020 6:30 PM
            Jan 11, 2021 6:30 PM
            Feb 1, 2021 6:30 PM
            Mar 1, 2021 6:30 PM
            Apr 5, 2021 6:30 PM
            May 3, 2021 6:30 PM
            Jun 7, 2021 6:30 PM

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  • School board approves boundary changes

    View the updated boundaries that go into effect fall 2020

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  • Updated GBSD Mobile App is here!

    Learn more

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at Powell Valley Elementary

    Let's Talk!

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

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

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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

Ms. O'Daniel

Phone: 503-661-1510


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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!!