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

Stranger Danger Alert
There was a Stranger Danger incident on the afternoon of 2/10/15 around 3:37 p.m. It occurred when two students were walking home from school yesterday.  When they reached the corner of 14th and Thompson, an African American man told them to come over to him. The boys began running and were chased by the man. They took refuge in a driveway and the man ran past.  

This follows an incident that occurred before school on 2/2/15 when two of our students when they were walking to school.  A white male, in an older white car, stopped the boys and told them to get into his car.  The boys said no and ran away from the unknown man. 

Police encourage parents and families if  their child is approached by a stranger, call 9-1-1 immediately. Our school resource officers have been notified and law enforcement will be vigilant in our neighborhood.  In collaboration with our school resource officers our staff here at Irvington are talking to students about stranger danger and what to do if they are approached by a stranger. 
Please take a few minutes to review the important safety measures below and talk with your student about the importance of their own safety. They are good reminders for all of us:  
1.  Students should walk/ride to school with a parent or trusted adult.
2.  If walking alone, students should walk with a buddy – preferably buddies. 
3.  Students should not talk to any strangers.
4.  If approached by a stranger, students should not accept rides, candy, puppies, etc.  
5.  Report any such contact immediately to an adult (school in the morning, parent if close to home)
6.  Perhaps establish a code word:  https://dss.mo.gov/cd/fostercare/pdf/safetytip/child-safety-code-words.pdf
Irvington Chess and Go Club Celebrates Another Win!
Here is a link to the article describing how three Irvington students got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at a recent tournament:

Congratulations! Irvington is so proud of you!



-Music Assembly, 9:30 a.m., Gym
-Irvington Community Association, 7-9 p.m., Library
-President's Day- NO SCHOOL
-SCRIP/Coffee Orders Due
-LATE OPENING, School starts at 10:30 a.m.
-Families of Black and Brown Students, 6:00-8 p.m., Library

-Principal's Coffee: Irvington Winter Progress Monitoring Results
-In Touch
3/13- Irvington Auction, 5:30 p.m., Oregon Convention Center
Late Opening, School starts at 10:30 a.m.
3/23-27- Spring Break

Please bring BoxTops to the main office! Funds from last year helped to pay for new playground balls for all classrooms.

Irvington Principal Announcement

Dear Irvington Families,
This week our community experienced a frightening experience when a stranger tried to convince two of our students to get into his car. This is a reminder for all of us that we need to be ever vigilant in our community. I appeal to everyone to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. Please discuss Stranger Danger with your children and help to keep an eye on other students who walk to or from school without an adult. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!

We have a special event this Sunday I'd like to encourage everyone to attend, even if only for part of the event. Bugs, Bytes and Beakers was a parent led effort to show students how much fun science can be. This event, filled with free shows and tables with exciting activities, certainly fits the bill. In addition, I know there are a few students with related Learning in Depth topics that will benefit by attending!

A number of parents have asked for more information on the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment. I will be doing a parent workshop on the evening of Monday, 2/9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Computer Lab. Here are some additional facts:
  • Testing runs from March 10- June 3
  • No student will be testing for more than thirty minutes to one hour per day based on teacher recommendation regarding age appropriateness
  • Students are allowed movement breaks during testing
  • Students have as much time as they need to complete testing
  • Testing results will not affect student grades. Grades are determined by summative and formative assessments given by classroom teachers.
Please attend the training, call, or email if you have any further questions or concerns.

Kathleen Ellwood
Irvington Principal

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

PPS News

PPS announces opening of first bond-funded elevators plus 27 more school projects

March 03, 2015
Event to announce a new elevator at James John School.

Portland Public Schools invites the media to attend the announcement of the next group of 27 schools that will receive improvements and upgrades this summer. 


Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday

March 02, 2015
Timber Joey charmed Llewellyn students with his reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Schools across the district celebrated the national Read Across America day on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, with special guests and activities. At Jason Lee School, the day launched a school-wide readathon.


Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

February 27, 2015
The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


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