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


-Parents of Black and Brown Students Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Library
-Irvington Community Association Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Library
-Principal's Coffee, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
-Cookie Day
-SCRIP/Coffee Orders Due

-Irvington Collaborative for Excellence, 6:30-8 p.m., Library
-In Touch
-Grandparents/Special Friends Day Visitor Names  go home
11/25- Latino Parent Night, 6-8 p.m., Library
11/27 & 11/28- School closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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,

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make the Fall Festival such a success. Special thanks to Keli Cook who organized the event. The event raised over $1000 which will go toward a school improvement project designed by the Student Leadership class.

I'd also like to thank everyone who helped out with the Scholastic Book Fair, especially Renee Montmorency and Margaret Morton who chaired the event. On-line orders can still be made through the end of today, so it's a great opportunity to pick up holiday gifts. Here's the link to the order site: http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3356742

Another thank you needs to go out to Amy Kingsbury who has bravely volunteered to be the Auction Chair for this year. Volunteers are still needed for sub-committees and we are always looking for auction donations, so please keep an eye out for future announcements. Thank you Amy for taking on this important position!

We have may opportunities for parents to be involved. On Wednesday, 11/5 an announcement was sent out showing when parent meetings are scheduled throughout the year. Even if you can't come every time, please join us when you are able to do so!

On Wednesday, 11/19 a task force of parents and teachers (called the Irvington Collaborative for Excellence) will be meeting in the Library at 6:30 p.m. We will be looking at the strengths and challenges facing Irvington, including low enrollment in our Kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Everyone is welcome to attend!

I also want to invite you to join me at the Irvington Community Association (ICA) meeting held on the second Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. in the Irvington Library. The ICA was started in our Library by parents years ago and it's a great way to know what types of things are going on in the neighborhood. 

Last, but not least, Grandparents and Special Friends Day is quickly approaching. It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. Based on parent input we have developed new security procedures. On Friday, November 21 we will be sending home two Visitor nametags in each child's Friday folder. Additional Visitor nametags can be picked up in the office the following Monday 11/24, Tuesday 11/25, or the morning of Wednesday 11/26. When Grandparents and Special Friends Day begins, parents and family members with the previously distributed Visitor nametags will be allowed to come immediately into the building and sign-in on a form in the classrooms. Visitors without a nametag will have to go through the usual procedure of signing in and getting a nametag.

I can't even begin to describe how much I appreciate everyone's optimism, help and support! 
Have a wonderful weekend,

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

Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

November 25, 2014
The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 


Franklin, Madison welcome 8th graders

November 25, 2014

Franklin and Madison high schools will hold information sessions in December for 8th graders to learn about their neighborhood high school.


Superintendent recommends enrollment and transfer system changes

November 25, 2014
PPS SACET Committee Superintendent Carole Smith forwarded to the Portland School Board on Monday, Nov. 24, a plan for aligning the PPS enrollment and transfer system across all grades and school configurations with the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy. 


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