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

School News & Announcements

Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Irvington Assistant Principal Announcement

Dear Irvington Staff and Families:
 
Thank you to everyone for their encouragement and support as I transition into the role of principal at Irvington. I have incredibly huge shoes to fill as Lisa McCall moves into her district level Senior Director position, but I believe that our Irvington community has the commitment and creativity to continue the hard work we have been doing without missing a beat. I am closely examining the anonymous comments made during the principal selection community meeting in order begin addressing them as we start the next school year. Irvington has a tradition of working on concerns as a community, so as the opening of school draws closer I will be calling upon parent volunteers who are interested in collaboratively working toward solutions. I would love to hear any ideas or suggestions you might have for making Irvington an even better school, so please feel free to email me your thoughts or to set up a time for a meeting or phone conversation.
 
I have exciting news that our new Assistant Principal is Celina Garrido-Meyer. I couldn't be happier with this decision as Celina already has four years of experience as an Assistant Principal. I had the opportunity to work with Celina at Scott K-8 four years ago and have seen firsthand how dedicated Celina is to building community and supporting teachers so they are able to best educate students, our most important priority. For those of you who don’t already know Celina, here is some additional information about Celina’s path as an educator.


With a background in psychology Celina started her journey as an educator in before and after school programing. By serving pre-school age children to high school students and families, she learned more about the whole child and became interested in public school education.  As a volunteer and coach in many of our Portland Public School settings, she fell in love with teaching.  Celina then pursued her teaching license and student taught in the primary grades at Richmond Japanese Immersion School.  Her career began as a teacher at Boise Eliot and King school, where she taught in upper elementary grades with passion and commitment.  This experience helped her become a teacher leader in classroom management and school improvement efforts. Celina was then asked to consider an Assistant Principal position at Scott K-8, where she was an integral part of building strong programming and family engagement.  As a new mom of a beautiful little girl, she is thrilled to join us at Irvington.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Celina to the Irvington community!

School Supply Lists for the 2014- 2015 School Year

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

FIRST GRADE
  • 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)
 
SECOND GRADE 
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

 
THIRD GRADE & 2/3 BLEND CLASS
  • 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
 
FOURTH GRADE
  • 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

FIFTH GRADE
  • 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)

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