Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Irvington School

School Grade Levels: K-8

1320 NE Brazee St. | Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 916-6185 | Fax: (503) 916-2639

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School News & Announcements

Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

A special thank you to all of our Project Community Care volunteers.

Irvington Principal Announcement

Dear Families of Irvington School,

On behalf of the staff at Irvington School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. Hopefully you and your family had a wonderful summer and everybody is ready to begin a new school year. For returning students and families, we are glad to have you back. For students and families new to Irvington, we welcome you to our school community.

I am honored to step into the role of Principal after serving as Irvington’s Assistant principal for the past three years. I am thrilled to have Celina Garrido-Meyer (Mrs. Meyer) serving at my side as Assistant Principal. We look forward to working with our outstanding staff and community to help every student at Irvington reach their full potential. An additional letter detailing how we will accomplish this using the Successful School Framework will be included in your first day packets.

One important change for everyone to be aware of is the change in Irvington’s daily schedule. Our start time is still 8:30 a.m., however, our dismissal time is ten minutes earlier at 2:50 p.m. The reason for the change is a requirement in order to be in compliance with the teacher contract.

We have a number of events occurring at the beginning of September. Our first day of school is on Tuesday, September 2. Please have students here by 8:30 a.m., but no earlier than 8:15 a.m. as there is no supervision before then and students are not allowed in the building unless they are accompanied by an adult.

On Friday, September 5 I will be hosting the first of our weekly Principal’s Coffee meetings in the cafeteria. These meetings will be an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, or just say hi. We’d like to invite our new families to attend our New Family Tea at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, September 8th in the Library.

Later on the evening of September 8th our first PTA meeting will be occurring from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Library. PTA meetings are a great opportunity to get involved in the school and have input in school activities and policies. Free childcare is provided, so please join us.

Our first issue of our newsletter, In Touch, will be sent home on Friday, September 5th. The newsletter, published the first and third Friday of each month, is usually sent by email. Paper copies are available to those who don’t have internet access and can also be found outside of the main office.

Thank you for all of your support as we begin this new school year. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in if you have any questions.

School Supply Lists for the 2014- 2015 School Year

Information about supplies will be mailed to families of incoming kindergarten in mid July

  • 2 packages of Yellow Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • 2 packages of Crayola markers (1 thin tip – 1 broad tip)
  • 1 package of Crayola crayons
  • 1 package of black ball point pens
  • 1 package of pink erasers
  • 2 packages of glue sticks (please bring at least 12 glue sticks)
  • 1 package of plain band aids
  • $20.00 (This is used for Scholastic News & other classroom supplies that we purchase)
Please bring the following on the first day of school:
  • 1  package of Yellow Ticonderoga #2   pencils
  • 1  package Crayola markers (Boys  bring thin tip, girls bring broad tip)
  • 1  package Crayola crayons
  • 3  glue sticks
  • 1  package of healthy snacks
  • 1 package of plain Band aids
  • $10.00 (This is used for Scholastic News & other classroom supplies)
Optional supply list will be sent home in teacher letter

  • 1 Three ring binder with pockets (no larger than 2 inches), think Avery Show Off type
  • Backpack that will hold a three ring binder
  • 1 package notebook dividers-preferably with write on tabs
  • 1 or 2 dozen Ticonderoga yellow #2 pencils
  • 1 12-count twistable colored pencils
  • 1 wide ruled notebook paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scotch tape and/or masking tape
  • 1 gallon size Ziploc bags
  • 1 or 2 boxes of tissues
  • Notebook Paper (200 sheets/wide ruled)
  • 3 glue sticks
  • Yellow #2 pencils (lots)
  • 1 ruler (inches and centimeters)
  • 3 boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 art shirt (not needed 1st week)
  • 1 backpack
  • Colored pencils
  • 1 notebook/binder
  • $10.00 (This is used for Scholastic News & other classroom supplies)
Optional supply list will be sent home in teacher letter

  • 2 Mead Composition Notebooks, wide ruled (no spiral)
  • 1 single subject wide ruled spiral notebook
  • 3 plain pocket folders (no pictures or designs):  1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow
  • Box of crayons or colored pencils
  • One pair of scissors
  • 1 pencil pouch or pencil box
  • Highlighters (at least 4 different colors)
  • Erasers
  • 1 pack wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 or 2 boxes of tissues
  • 36- #2 pencils
  • 2 large glue sticks or pkg. small glue sticks
Roll of scotch tape or masking tape
Irvington Middle Level Recommended Supply List

All mid-level students need:
A 3 Ring Binder
2 Boxes tissues
4 Dozen pencils to be used in all classes (Dixon Ticonderoga only please)
1 Container of Clorox Wipes
Optional Items: Hand held pencil sharpener, hand sanitizer, head set for computer, extra erasers, personal dictionary or electronic spell checker, drawing pad, box of ziplock bags (quart) and color markers.

For Science all grades: 
2 Rolls clear ("scotch") tape (NOT glue sticks)
1 Ruler w/metric units (cm)
1 Pocket folder for science work/notes etc (to be placed in binder)

6th Language Arts/Social Studies:
2 Spiral notebooks
1 Composition book
1 Package color pencils
1 Package of multicolored post-its
1 Package glue sticks or single large glue stick

7th  Language Arts/Social Studies:
2 Spiral notebooks
1 Composition book

8th  Language Arts/Social Studies:
2 Spiral notebooks
1 Composition book
1 Package of multicolored post-its
1 Pack of highlighters (preferably not yellow)

6th Math:
3 Spiral notebooks
A Calculator

7th & 8th Math:
A three-ring binder just for math
A scientific calculator
6th, 7th & 8th Spanish:
2 folders with pockets
1 spiral notebook

Daily Schedule for 2014-15

8:15 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:30 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:30 a.m. First Bell
8:35 a.m. Tardy Bell for Middle Level
8:40 am
Tardy Bell K-5
10:50 - 1:00 p.m. Rotating Lunch/Recess
2:50 p.m. Dismissal (K-8)

Irvington Calendar

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PPS News

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.


Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 

PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


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