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

Late Start Wednesday

Oct. 14: Two-hour late start at most K-5/K-8 and middle schools. Exceptions: Rosa Parks, Beverly Cleary, MLC, alternative & charter schools.

Growth Management Activities
Oct. 14: Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS
Oct. 15: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.
Oct. 29: District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meetings. Details on website.

School News & Announcements

Open House- Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
An opportunity to learn more about the grade level curriculum and meet other families. Food and child care are provided.
Kindergarten and Grade 1- Monday, October 12, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.
Grades 2 & 3- Thursday, October 8, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.
Grades 4 & 5- Thursday, September 24th, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.
Grade 6, 7 & 8- Wednesday, October 7, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.


-SCRIP/Coffee Orders Due 

-TAG Informational Meeting, 6:30-7:00 p.m., Library
-Learning in Depth Informational Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library


-ESL Family Night, 6:00-6:30, Library
- OPEN HOUSE, 6:30-8 p.m.

-SPIRIT DAY - Hat Day!

-Leadership Meeting. 4:05- 5:30 p.m., Library
-PTA Meeting, 6:30- 8:00 p.m., Library

-Latino Families Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Library

-Grades 6,7 & 8 Social, 6-7:30 p.m., Playground/Cafeteria

--2nd & 3rd Grade Social, 6-7:30 p.m., Playground/Cafeteria
-In Touch


Irvington Principal Announcement

Dear Families,

Irvington has always prided itself on being a community school and we are continuing that tradition through a variety of events occurring this month. Our annual Open House on Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8 p.m. is an opportunity to get to know teachers better, visit classrooms, and see some of the fabulous work our students have been doing. 

The PTA has also set up a social/BBQ in the Cafeteria and playground area for each grade level so families have an opportunity to socialize and learn more about grade level requirements while students are supervised on the playground. 4th and 5th grade had their social last night, and here is the schedule for the other grades:

Grades K & 1- Monday, 10/12, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.
Grades 2 & 3- Thursday, 10/8, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.
Grades 6, 7, & 8- Wednesday, 10/7, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

I'm also happy to announce that we are starting up the Learning in Depth Program at Irvington for the second year. Learning in Depth LiD) is a research-based program out of Simon Fraser University that is designed to help students develop their inquiry skills, imagination, and become an "expert" on a topic they research over multiple years. There will be a LiD choosing ceremony on Thursday, October 15th at 1:30 in the Gym, and this year students will show off their learning during the Spaghetti Dinner in April. There will also be opportunities to connect with students from British Columbia who are researching the same LiD topics.The LiD program is being implemented differently this year for grades K-5 and 6-8:

K-5: Information about LiD is being sent home in Friday folders today. LiD is an extracurricular program at these grade levels, however we are continuing LiD check-ins twice a month. In addition, Principal Ellwood will be holding monthly LiD lunches where students can share research ideas, amazing things they have learned, and connect with their fellow researchers. Students will also have an opportunity to work with a middle level student studying the same topic. If students were a part of LiD last year, they will continue researching the same topic.

6-8: All 6th through 8th grade students will be participating in LiD this year as part of their Research class. Ms. Heard-Hopson will be sending home information with students next week. Ms. Heard-Hopson will be doing research mini-lessons, and students will apply the skills they have learned while researching their LiD topic. If a student was a part of LiD last year, they will have the option to keep their topic or switch to a new one with their peers. 

There is an informational meeting about LiD scheduled next week in the Library at 7 p.m. 
More information about LiD and the research behind it can be found at http://ierg.ca/LID/

Have a wonderful weekend,
Principal Kathleen Ellwood
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

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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