Irvington After School Activities

Here are the Fall 2023 after school class offerings!  For the rest of the year, you can count on the provider days to remain the same (chess will always be Mondays, for example). Some classes will alternate grade levels each term (the art classes alternate being K-2 and 3-5).  Registration opens on September 11th at 11:00am.

Note: These programs are provided to families as a resource and are not endorsed or sponsored by Irvington School or the PTA.

Some classes have a minimum number of students in order to run, so share with school friends which ones your kiddos are attending!

If you have ideas for activities you would like to see offered, contact Lexi Buell (, the parent volunteer coordinator of after-school activities.

Drama Club Explore the wonderful world of dramatic arts through theater games that focus on the tools of the actor: body, voice, and IMAGINATION! Develop your performance skills through character creation, whimsical world-building, teamwork and more!!
Art with Julie Taught by Julie Perko, who has taught after school classes at Irvington for 9 years. In Julie’s classes, students are encouraged to play and experiment while working with a variety of art media. Themes will guide each session’s art explorations. Possible themes for next year are food, oceans, and animals.
Art with Mrs. Reed K-2nd grade art class with Mrs. Reed. Students will create mixed media artworks while exploring a variety of materials and techniques. They will paint, build sculptures, make fiber art, experience print-making, and more!
Soccer/Futsol After school futsol/soccer enrichment class led by Irvington parent Mike Benkoski. Kids will learn basic soccer fundamentals, play structured games, learn team building skills, and have fun! All proceeds from this class will go to the Irvington PTA.
Sports Nut Different sport or game each week. Led by Irvington parent Mike Benkoski. All proceeds from this class will go to the PTA.
Lego Club New Lego Club hosted by Irvington’s own Tinker-Westwood family!
Yoga Playgrounds In these fun and active classes kids will stretch and energize their bodies and minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness games and creative relaxation techniques. Packed with playfulness, positivity and fun, these classes give kids the tools they need to manage their behaviors to lead happier, healthier and more peaceful lives.
Clay Club This 10 week course is designed for kids to explore their creativity through the medium of clay. Learning technique and individual expression will help them create a body of work unique to each child. Taught by Micki Skudlarczyk, founder of Portland’s Owl and Bee Clay Company.
Ukulele Students will learn to play the ukulele- chords, strumming, reading music, and singing from professional music teacher Tim Uecker. Students bring ukuleles.
Chess Club Rose City Chess Club welcomes students of all abilities and aims to reduce gender disparities in chess. Their inclusive and structured approach has resulted in many state championships. Taught by Coach Jonathan.
Tumble & Groove with Ms.Wich Irvington’s own Tumble & Groove Team learns dances & gymnastics tricks with Ms. Wich. Students will work on developing strength, rhythm, and teamwork all while learning some gymnastics and having fun to music! Ms. Wich is currently a part of a professional dance company in Portland, Oregon. Come join us! Students in grade 3-5 who have body awareness & some muscle control are encouraged to join!
Electronic Music Club EMC provides students access to the latest in music production technology. Combining production techniques, song writing, and music theory, students are able to write their own songs, in a style of music they love. Computers, keyboards, and headphones are provided. Perfect for students of all music abilities. Taught by local music professional, Erik Carlson.
French Jamie from Culture Club teaches through movement, play and games. Children learn the basics of French and fundamental life tools to be lifelong language learners. K-2 class starts at 3:00 and class for grades 3-5 starts at 4:05. 3-5 students can do homework or read in the room with Jamie until their class starts.
Spanish In this Portland Early Learning Project class students will learn and practice Spanish in an interactive class full of songs, games, books, and lots of movement.
BodyVox Movement and Dance Students work with BodyVox teaching artist Kathryn to dance, expand their imaginations, move their bodies and use movement to express themselves.
Potions & Herbology In this enchanting, hands-on arts class, make real creations for home and body like candles, tea, glitter slime, terrariums & essential oils. Taught by Allison Howard.

After School Scholarships

The PTA provides scholarships for all fee-based extracurricular activities offered at Irvington.  All students who qualify for free/reduced lunch also qualify for PTA scholarships.  Each qualified student is eligible for a scholarship for ONE after school activity per term (one ‘class’ each: Fall, Winter and Spring terms) for a total of 3 activities per year on a first come first serves basis while supplies last. 

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Afterschool Care

Irvington Extended Day program offers Pre-K and Before and After care for school age children.  Click here to learn more.

Safety Patrol

Irvington has a student safety patrol which is stationed at the Brazee/14th and Thompson/14th intersections before and after school. Fifth graders may volunteer for safety patrol and are trained by visiting Portland police officers. Safety patrol is a year-long commitment capped by a trip to Oaks Park at the end of the school year. Contact: Roseann Bennett at