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

Kindergarten Assessments, Bus Schedules, Meals

Oregon Kindergarten Assessments: What are they? How are they used? Info in all supported languages.

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

School News & Announcements

IMPORTANT UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Thursday, 9/10
-Ice Cream Social, Playground, 5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, 9/17
-Kindergarten & Grade 1 BBQ & Social, Cafeteria/Playground, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/23
-Grades 4 & 5 BBQ & Social, Cafeteria/Playground, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10/1
-OPEN HOUSE, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/7
-Grades 6, 7, & 8 BBQ & Social, Cafeteria/Playground, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10/8
-Grades 2 & 3 BBQ & Social, Cafeteria/Playground, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
CALENDAR THIS WEEK

SEPTEMBER

4
-Principal's Coffee, 8:45- 9:30, Front Lobby
-SPIRIT DAY- Blue & Gold Day

Irvington Principal Announcement

Dear  Irvington Families,
Thank you for all of your support in making the opening of this school year a wonderful one! This year was particularly challenging because the staff had less time than in past years to get the school and classrooms ready.  I'd like to thank everyone who helped with the following:

Project Community Care
Last Saturday scores of families came to help clean up the Irvington grounds. Over the summer grass had grown up through cracks in the pavement and many areas looked unkempt. Thank you to the efforts of our volunteers, we were able to get everything in shape for the new school year. In addition, a contractor was hired to fill in holes in our field in order to keep students safe.

Building Needs
Staff and family members have been working around the clock (until 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening) to clear the halls and classrooms of unwanted furniture and supplies. In many cases this involved moving heavy furniture from the third floor down to the basement. It was a team effort, but the result was uncluttered hallways and work areas. Particularly touching was when numerous staff members dropped what they were doing to help a new staff member clear unwanted materials out of her room.

Office Staff
Our office staff has been doing a wonderful job registering new families. Irvington's student population is growing, and we had new faces in every grade and classroom. Processing registration forms and all of the paperwork necessary for new families is quite a task, so thank you to Lisa Smith, our school secretary, and Deborah O'Kelly, principal's secretary.

Kindergarten Supporters
When our kindergarten numbers went beyond 58, numerous parents and community members took the time to write letters to district administration and school board members. As a result we have been able to obtain a fabulous kindergarten teacher, Ms. Kaplan, for our third Kindergarten classroom. Enrollment today went up to 64 Kindergarten students, so everyone's advocacy is greatly appreciated.

6th Grade Orientation
Four years ago a group of dedicated parents started the tradition of a 6th grade orientation on the morning of the first day of school. This year a number of parents volunteered last minute to purchase breakfast items and help set-up tables and chairs. Special thanks to Bobbie Manne who spearheaded the effort!

Welcome Back Volunteer Fair
Jennifer Fortmann and a team of volunteers have been working over the summer to organize the Welcome Back Volunteer Fair being held Friday morning in the Gym at 8:45 a.m. This is an opportunity to see all of the different things going on at Irvington and how to get involved.

There are numerous others who have been equally helpful. It just goes to show that Irvington is a community school where everyone comes together and does what is needed to ensure the best possible educational experience for our students. It is truly an honor to be part of this community.

Principal Kathleen Ellwood
kellwood@pps.net

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

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