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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements


APRIL

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•Late Opening, School Starts at 10:30 a.m.
•6th - 8th Grade Service Learning, 10:30-3
•I-AM Popcorn & Craft Sale

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•COOKIE DAY
•In Touch

UPCOMING DATES

- 4/23- Class Pictures
- 4/25- Spaghetti Dinner & Science Fair, 5-7 p.m.
- Saturday 5/24- Bicycle Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Reminder to please check in at the office when visiting or volunteering in your child's classroom!
Run for the Arts

The end of the Run for the Arts Collection Period is Wednesday, April 30th.   Funds and Sponsor Sheets must be turned in to the school by this date. Please make checks payable to Young Audiences or Run for the Arts when turning in pledge funds.

A Message from the Principal

Principal’s Message

Snow-day make-up and calendars proposed March 17, 2014

The Portland School Board took a look March 17 at the proposed 2014-15 and 2015-16 school calendars and heard a recommendation to add two snow-day make-up days to the school year, letting out for summer break on Friday, June 13. The board is expected to vote on the both items March 31.PPS staff indicated that the snow-day make-up days are essential to regain lost instruction time due school closures during inclement weather. 

PPS always builds in two days if needed for inclement weather. This year Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13 were set aside for teacher planning days but would become full school days for students instead. Teacher planning days will move to Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17.

The 2014-15 and 2015-16 calendar recommendations include:

Instructional days: The calendars add two instructional days for students, agreed on in the new teachers' contract.

Professional development: Teacher training would still occur on eight 2-hour late openings across the district. Focus and Priority schools, rated as low-performing by the state, would have three full-day teacher training days where students would not attend school.

First day of school: For 2014-15, school is proposed to begin Tuesday Sept. 2 after Labor Day. But for 2015-16, school is proposed to start Thursday, Aug. 27. Labor Day is not until Sept. 7 that year. Kindergarten start times will be determined once the calendar is approved but are usually three days after the official start of school.

Parent/teacher conferences: Conferences would move up to October rather than waiting until Thanksgiving week in November in order to give parents feedback on their students’ achievement earlier in the fall when they can work with the teacher more effectively to support any improvement needed.  The proposal puts parent/teacher conferences Oct. 29-31 next year and Oct. 21-23 the year after.

Thanksgiving: During Thanksgiving week, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving both years would be a no-school day. The Monday and Tuesday, however, would be full school days.

Last day of school: The last day of school for 2014-15 is proposed to be Friday, June 12 and the last day for 2015-16 would be Wednesday, June 8.

View the calendar in the Board Materials for March 17.


 Lisa McCall, Irvington Principal


 Irvington School Tours

Mrs. McCall is offering school tours on the 3rd Friday of every month. So if you have neighbors who are interested or new families in the area let them know!
To schedule a time, call Deborah O'Kelly in the front office at (503) 916-6185


Daily Schedule

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 - 1:05 p.m. Rotating Lunch/Recess
3:00 p.m. Dismissal (K-8)

Irvington Calendar

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PPS News

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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