Upcoming Events


  • Student Success Act - We want to hear from you!

    Attend an input session to share feedback or take our online survey

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  • Veteran's day assembly - Oct 29th @ 6:30

    2nd and 4th graders only

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  • Fall Picture Retake Day Oct 28th

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  • Boundary Review Process Underway

    Review maps, share your feedback at Open House

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  • 2019 Immunization Results Immunization Exemption Information Twice a year, for each required vaccine, the State of Oregon requires schools to notify parents of immunization exemption rates. The rates will be posted on the school’s website and in the school office as well as sent home to parents. Attached are the exemption rates as of February 2020. Notifications will occur in March and September.

    Información Actualizada sobre la Exención de Inmunizaciones Dos veces al año, para cada vacuna requerida, el estado de Oregon requiere que las escuelas notifiquen a los padres las tasas de exención de inmunizaciónes. Las tarifas serán publicadas en el sitio web de la escuela y en la oficina de la escuela, así como enviadas a casa a los padres. Se adjuntan las tasas de exención a partir de Febrero del 2020. Las notificaciones se producirán en Marzo y Septiembre.

    Информация об Освобождении от Вакцинации Два раза в год, Штат Орегон должен информировать родителей, какой процент не вакцинированных детей за каждую трeбуемую вакцину. Эта информация теперь будут размещена на веб-сайте наших школ, в школьном офисе, а также будет отправлено письмо родителям. Прикрепленная информация указывает какой процент не вакцинированных детей составлял в феврале 2020 года. Уведомление будет доступным в марте и в сентябре.

    Fall Immunization Exemption Report 2019

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  • New, updated GBSD Mobile App coming soon


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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at Powell Valley Elementary

    Let's Talk!

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  • Changes coming to 2018-19 breakfast and lunch program

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

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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

Mrs. Cook



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Mrs. Cook

Welcome to Powell Valley Elementary School! I am honored to continue serving the Powell Valley community as the principal because our school is filled with incredibly talented students who love learning. Our staff members consistently focus on helping our students grow into responsible, respectful community members who have the skills and desire to be lifelong learners and contributors. We are committed to providing highly effective instruction that leads to strong student learning and growth. We continue to innovate our instructional programs to include a STEAM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math), using Inquiry and Project-Based Learning that is supported through our Makerspace classroom. As the world changes, we are growing as professionals. We strive to develop powerful learning partnerships with students so that teachers can facilitate deep learning experiences that are supported by integrated technology, and result in accelerated learning for students.

I believe that we, as educators and parents, have the awesome responsibility of working together as a community and with integrity, to create an inclusive environment that ensures every student is prepared for success. One of the strengths of our school is the support we are provided by our community. Whether it’s parents volunteering regularly in the classroom or library, parents supporting field trips or PTC community-building events, or community members partnering with Cornerstone Church to prepare our grounds for school each year, the time and effort our community members put into our school helps us deliver the high-quality learning environment that our students deserve.

It is a privilege to be part of the Powell Valley community and have a hand in shaping the futures of our kids!

Go Panthers!

Michele Cook
Powell Valley Elementary School