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

CONNECT TO KINDERGARTEN
Wednesday, February 10th
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Irvington Library
Save the Date!
Irvington School Auction
March 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


JANUARY

25
-Teacher Planning Day, NO SCHOOL
27
-How to Talk to Your Kids about Race Parent  Panel & Discussion, 6-8 p.m., Library
FEBRUARY
1
-SCRIP/Coffee Orders Due
-PTA Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Library

2
-Latino Families Meeting, 6:00-8 p.m., Library
Dinner and childcare provided
5
-SPIRIT DAY: ANIMAL DAY (Wear something representing your favorite animal)
8
-Leadership Meeting, 4:05- 5:30 p.m., Library
9
-K-5 Music Program Dress Rehearsal, 9:30 a.m., Gym
10
-K-5 Music Program, 9:30 a.m., Gym
-Connect to Kindergarten, 7- 8:30 p.m., Library
12
-School Tour, 8:45- 9:45 a.m.
-6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Honor Roll Assembly, 2:00 p.m., Gym
-In Touch

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

Irvington Principal Announcement

January 22, 2016

Dear Families,

A number of parents have asked me if any decisions have been made around changing school boundaries or changing current school configurations. The answer is that different options are still being discussed by the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC). Parents who have attended the meetings have relayed that the options currently being discussed propose transforming the majority of K-8 schools into K-5 schools, however nothing has been decided at this point because the decision has to take into account a number of factors. To clarify, DBRAC is an advisory committee that will make a recommendation to the Board of Education. The Board of Education will then make a final decision after hearing public testimony. More information about the work of the DBRAC Committee and the process can be found at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm 

Since decisions are still being made, I am unsure as to what Irvington may look like next year. There are parents who have been regularly attending the meetings and will share an update at our next PTA meeting on Monday, February 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Library. 

If I hear any additional information in the meantime, I will be sure to pass it on to the Irvington community.

Have a great weekend,

Principal Kathleen Ellwood
kellwood@pps.net
LiD Topic- Climate

Daily Schedule for 2015-16

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)

SWIFT School

 Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation

See more information about SWIFT at swiftschools.org

Learning in Depth School

 For more information about Learning in Depth visit http://ierg.ca/LID/

Irvington Calendar

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.

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PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.
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Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.

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