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

-Spring Break
-Learning in Depth Family Night, 6:30-8 p.m., Library
-Latino Parent Group, 6-8 p.m., Library
-Irvington Collaborative for Excellence (ICE), 4:15-5:45 p.m., Library
-Parents Interested in Equity (PIE), 6-8 p.m., Library
-In Touch
-Spirit Day- CRAZY HAIR DAY!

-Run for the Arts Sponsor Sheets Due!
4/6 PTA Meeting, Scrip Due
4/7 Run for the Arts
4/10- Teacher Planning Day, No School
4/15- Late Opening

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 few weeks ago I published the results for a couple or progress monitoring tools we use to determine student progress: DIBELS, easyCBM, STAR Reading, and STAR Math. These are assessments teachers can use to help guide instruction and help determine if students are making adequate progress. Last week I had my mid-year evaluation review, and I'd like to share those results with the community in order to demonstrate how hard our staff has been working this year. I am required to have my student learning goals align with the overarching goals for Portland Public Schools.

Goal #1: By February 2015,at least 70% of third grade students will be designated as “Core” as measured by the DIBELS Composite score. By June 2015, at least 80% of third grade students will be designated as “Core” as measured by the DIBELS Composite score.

Results: According to Winter benchmark data, 77% of all of Irvington’s third graders met the mid-year goal of being at “Core” on the DIBELS assessment. In addition, 77% third grade students of color were at “Core” on the DIBELS assessment. 79% of Irvington third graders are making “Adequate Progress” overall according to DIBELS success predictors. If students are below "Core", they are receiving additional reading interventions.

Goal #2: By June 2015, Irvington’s risk ratio for students of color receiving Stage 2 or 3 referrals will be less than 1.25 based on disciplinary documentation. (This determines how 'at risk' students are for receiving a referral).

Results: Between September 2014 and February 2015 Irvington students received a total of 14 Stage 2/3 referrals. With a racial lens, the referrals broke down in the following way, far below the 1.25% rate:
  • Black students- 4 referrals, risk ratio- .04%
  • Latino students- 1 referral, risk ratio- .02%
  • White students- 6 referrals, risk ratio- .02%
  • Multi-racial students- 2 referrals, risk ratio- .04%

Goal #3: I will lead and support implementation and sustainability of the School Wide Integrated Framework For Transformation (SWIFT) utilizing the Active Implementation Frameworks at Irvington School.

Results: Currently our Leadership team is working on a staffing model that will use our staff more creatively so all students benefit from the advantages of having both regular and Special Education staff servicing all classrooms and students. Research indicates this model leads to greater academic and social benefits for all students. More information about this model can be found at http://www.swiftschools.org/

These are just a few examples of the great things going on at Irvington! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Have a wonderful Spring Break,
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

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 


Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


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