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

Our office is closed for the summer and will reopen on Monday, August 10th. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Important Dates for grades 1-8:
  • August 14th- Class Letters are mailed home (see school supply lists below)
  • August 27th- School begins
Important Dates for Kindergarten Families:
  • August 4th- Kindergarten letters mailed home 
  • August 26th- Kindergarten Assessment Day
  • August 27th- No school for Kindergarteners
  • August 28th- No school for Kindergarteners- Class lists posted at Kindergarten rooms
  • August 31st- Visiting Day for Kindergarteners and parents, 8:30-11am or 1-3 pm
  • September 1st- First day of school for Kindergarteners

Irvington Principal Announcement

Dear Irvington Families,

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer.

Here are general supply lists for the upcoming school year. Additional supplies may be included in class letters, but this is the bulk of the materials your child will need so that you can take advantage of summer school supply sales.

The main office is closed until August 10th, but I can still be reached by email at kellwood@pps.net. Please remember that school begins on August 27th this year.

Enjoy the sunshine and remember that books travel too!

Kathleen Ellwood
Irvington Principal

School Supplies

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

  • 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)
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
  • 6+  glue sticks
  • 1-2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pink pearl eraser
  • 1  box of healthy snacks (enough for the class)
  • 1 package of plain Band-aids
  • $10.00 (This is used for Scholastic News & other classroom supplies)
  • 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 lined notebook paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scotch (clear) tape
  • 1 gallon size Ziploc bags
  • 1 or 2 boxes of tissues

  • 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)
  • 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

Middle Level 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: 
3 Rolls clear ("scotch") tape (NOT glue sticks- please get rolls fordispensers, not ones that have a plastic dispenser built in)
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 Common Core Math:
3 Spiral notebooks
A Calculator

8th Common Core Math:
3 Spiral Graph Paper Notebooks
A Calculator

7th & 8th Compacted Math:
A large three-ring binder just for math
Extra pencils
A scientific calculator

8th Spanish:
2 folders with pockets
1 spiral notebook

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)

Irvington Calendar

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