Hall Elementary School


Hall Elementary School

23 Orono Road

Portland, ME 04102

About Our School:

Welcome To Fred P. Hall Elementary School


Important Events:

Sept. 2 (Tues.) First Day of School for Grades 1-5 (First Bell is at 8:45AM)
Sept. 2 & 3 Kindergarten Screening, by appointment
Sept. 4  (Thurs.) First Day of School for Kindergarten (First Bell is at 8:45AM)
Sept. 11 (Thurs.) Back to School BBQ (5:00-7:00)
Sept. 18 (Thurs.) Open House (6:30-7:30)
Sept. 25 (Thurs.) School Picture Day
Nov. 17 & 18 Parent Teacher Conferences; NOON DISMISSAL for all Hall School students
Grant Supports Extended Learning for Portland Students
Read Here about the Summer Education Pledge

We Welcome our New Staff Members:

Vanessa Churchill ~ Many Rivers (3-5) Teacher, Room 18
Tonya LaChance-Bufano ~ Many Rivers (3-5) Teacher, Room 16
Erin Conway ~ Special Education Teacher
Phil Skillings ~ Physical Education Teacher
Amy Putnam ~ Speech Language Pathologist

Our Assistant Principal search is ongoing.  

Tonya LaChance-Bufano is very excited to join the Many Rivers 3-4-5 team. She has a BS from the University of Southern Maine in Social Sciences, and took her teaching certification classes at the University of New England. She taught in Los Angeles for three years and decided to move to Maine to continue teaching in her home state. She taught multi-age classes on Peaks Island for seven years and then moved to The East End Community School working under the Expeditionary Learning Model. She most recently finished the coursework for Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Southern Maine. She enjoys project-based learning and believes all students can be successful by meeting them where they are on their own path of learning, and taking them to the next level. She enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Since moving to Maine in 2009, Vanessa Churchill has been eagerly waiting for a job opening at Hall Elementary School.  Originally from Connecticut, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico when she was 15 and stayed throughout High School before continuing on to pursue her BFA in Sculpture at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.  While living in the Bay Area, Vanessa worked as an assistant teacher at the San Francisco Day School which sparked her passion for teaching.  Deciding to pursue a Masters in Education, Vanessa moved to Maine and attended ETEP at the University of Southern Maine.  She completed her internship in a Multiage 3/4 Classroom at Wells Elementary School and has since taught at Waterford Memorial School in the Oxford Hills School District.  Vanessa lives in Portland with her hound dog Jonesy and is thrilled to be a member of the Many Rivers Community.

Monthly School Newsletters 



Important Links:

Superintendent Caulk’s blog
TUMBLEBOOKS through Portland Public Library
I Keep Bookmarks

Contact Information: