Menlo Park Elementary
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Our School

A Message from our principal:

Dear Families, 

I am so proud to be the Principal of Menlo Park School. The best part of this job is having a role in the lives of so many wonderful students, families and staff. As I enter into my 32nd year of working for the David Douglas School District and my 7th year as Menlo Park’s Principal, I have to say, I never imagined having school online or being in a global pandemic! These times are like none other that we have lived through. 

They are challenging times with lots of uncertainty, and with that many of us are struggling. My goal is to try to be as consistent as possible for our children and stick to my values of caring and compassion for others. I know school online is not ideal for most of us. We would all prefer to be in-person and back to how we all remember school should be. I assure you that when the metrics tell us we will be safe, we will return to in-person teaching. I appreciate all families are doing to support students in learning, and recognize it is challenging. I also applaud our staff for switching to online learning so quickly. 

This summer has allowed all of us to reflect on the spring and how we can make learning better for every student.  We will be supplying each student with their own device so every child can login to instruction every day. We also have adopted a new curriculum called Fuel Ed. All staff will receive professional development around the new curriculum, best practices for teaching online and support for technological issues. This curriculum is designed to be taught online or in the classroom so it will allow teachers to seamlessly transition from online to hybrid learning. It also has a lot of supports built in for students and families such as translation tools and workbooks for families to access. Each child will receive their own “toolkit” to use at home. These are scheduled to arrive at Menlo Park the week of Oct. 12th.Once we receive the toolkits, we will reach out to you all with a distribution plan. 

Next week we will be gradually transitioning to Fuel Ed. Teachers have been tirelessly been working to teach your children and learn the new curriculum. Please give them grace as we make this transition.  As with any change there will be bumps in the road, but by working together we can make this a good year for your child(ren). Hang in there and please let us know if we can help you or your child. Hopefully, we will be back to in person instruction soon! Don’t forget we are serving meals free to all children 18 and younger in our bus lane from 12-1 on school days. Here are some links for you to help with the transition to Fuel Ed. 


Kellie Burkhardt


January 4, 2021


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Office Contacts


12900 NE Glisan St
Portland, Oregon 97230

Google Map Directions

Fax: 503-261-8449


Kellie M. Burkhardt

Head Secretary
Hayley Porter

Records Secretary
Patricia Avery

School Counselor
Shaun Orchard

Student Behavior Specialist
Jennifer Dolton

School Calendar

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  • 12 Mar

    NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

  • 17 Mar

    Early Release Evening Conferences

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 22 Mar- 26 Mar

    NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

  • 09 Apr

    NO SCHOOL - Parent Communication/Professional Dev.

District Calendar

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  • 11 Mar

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Virtual Meeting - View streaming link details by clicking "View All"

  • 12 Mar

    Grades K-5: No School

  • 17 Mar

    Grades K-5: PM Conferences

  • 18 Mar

    Fir Ridge Campus: Evening Conferences

    12:00 am - 1:00 am