Welcome to Irvington Elementary School
We’re glad you’re here!
Irvington Elementary School is a small neighborhood school located in the heart of Northeast Portland’s Historic Irvington District. We are a diverse, tightly-knit community of over 250 elementary school kids and families. At least 9 languages are spoken at Irvington. 39 percent of us are students of color and 21 percent have disabilities. Each of us is an essential part of the Irvington School family.
And you can be too!
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Back to School BBQ
Thursday August 25th, 4-7pm
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Back to School BBQ and School Supply Giveaway the last Thursday before school starts! This is a great way to reconnect with school families and meet some new ones. Besides getting together, food, and fun, there will be a raffle giveaway for backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles and sweatshirts!
Stay tuned for more details closer to the event date (get yourself in the directory so you hear the latest updates!). See you there!
In the News
Deborah has been holding down the front office at Irvington School for 28 years (!) and will be dearly missed.
Happy retirement Deborah!
This year’s Irvington Auction was a huge success!
So many of you came out and we so enjoyed each other’s company! There were some competitive bidding wars, boisterous wine bottle ringers, and even an introduction to the new principal.
Thank you to all the teachers and staff, parent volunteers, extended families, friends, local businesses, and community members who contributed to making this event truly special this year!
Support Our School
Your donation to the Irvington PTA is tax deductible and directly supports students and staff by funding essential learning programs including:
- Arts Enrichment
- Field Trips
- Garden and Grounds
- Extracurricular Activities
- Cultural Events
- Family Gym and Art Nights
- Staff Appreciation
- Library Support
This is a year of recovery for all of us, and the PTA also needs to fully recover from our fundraising shortfalls over the past school year. This will ensure that we can continue funding all of the above programs for our students and staff, now that they’re finally back in the building.
Refilling your Starbucks card? Buy it with RaiseRight! Doing a Home Depot run? There’s a card for that! Got a lucky ticket to the Columbia Employee Store? Buy a gift card as you wait in line to check out!
We are using RaiseRight, a national SCRIP program, which allows you to individually purchase gift cards from over 750 vendors and a percentage of the gift card is then donated by the vendor to our PTA. You can order e-cards (recommended – these can be used from a wallet on the app on your phone for immediate use), or have physical cards from select vendors sent to your home (for a small shipping fee). The cost of the card to you is the same (with a $0.15 transaction fee for a debit transaction), but a percentage (up to 18%!) of the amount of the card is donated to the PTA. Please do not select the option to have physical cards sent to the school or to the program manager (we will not be able to distribute your cards to you during summer and school breaks and the PTA incurs a $9 shipping fee for each order).
What you need to do:
(1) Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at raiseright.com using the Irvington Elementary PTA organization code: NRCDCZLE6ZUA.
(2) Start buying gift cards at face value to support our school.
Check it out! If you have questions, contact Amy Dachtler at SCRIP@irvingtonschool.com.
Any time you are about to go shopping on Amazon, please click on our Amazon referral link. Amazon gives us a small percentage for the referral, but it adds up – last year we made about $500 from people doing this! People who use the Chrome browser can install a plugin that will automatically redirect all amazon.com pages to smile.amazon.com.
Here’s how it works:
1. Link your account to our charity ID by visiting smile.amazon.com and search for “Irvington School.”
2. Instead of shopping at www.amazon.com, shop at smile.amazon.com (the two sites are identical).
Grab a Blue Bag!
Your cans and bottles eligible with refund value in Oregon can support our students! Pick up a Blue Bag (2nd & 4th Fridays at morning drop-off on blacktop near the school building), fill it up and drop it off at a participating BottleDrop location (bottledropcenters.com/locations). You can also donate money in your BottleDrop account–search “Irvington School PTA” at bottledropcenters.com/donate-nonprofits. Thank you!
The Irvington Green Team works with
parents and students to raise environmental
awareness and implement sustainability projects at Irvington School.
For questions about the Green Team, or to make Blue Bag arrangements, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every time you shop at Fred Meyer and use your rewards card, Irvington PTA will automatically get a contribution from Fred Meyer. You will still receive all your earned Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates!
How to link your Fred Meyer rewards card to Irvington School PTA:
2. Search for Irvington School PTA as the non profit organization you wish to support. 3. Click next to the Irvington School PTA, then press Enroll. Thank you!
How to earn cash with the products you already buy to help our school get the supplies it needs:
1. Download the Box Tops app on your phone and follow instructions on how to set up an account and sign up to support our school. Look for Irvington Elementary School, School ID# 417768.
2. Then, just shop as you normally would.
3. Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It’ll automatically identify any Box Tops participating products and you’ll give back to our school with each product you buy.
If you shop online, you can earn with your digital or email receipt, too. See how to submit those receipts at BTFE.com/digitalreceipts.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
The online Irvington School directory is now available! By joining the directory you’ll be able to connect with other Irvington families and also receive important school and PTA updates, sign-ups, and more.
This year we are using AtoZ Connect, an app and online tool. To access the directory, you’ll be asked to create a free AtoZ Connect account. You can submit as much or as little information as you prefer, which will be exclusive to Irvington families.