Connect to Kindergarten

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Connect to Kindergarten

Do you have a student who will be attending Kindergarten at Irvington in the Fall 2022?  

If so, please join us for a Connect to Kindergarten event this spring.

Connect to Kindergarten Events will be in person at Irvington School.  Meet the Principal, Kindergarten Teachers, current Irvington parents, see inside the school and have all your questions answered.  

We look forward to meeting you!

Save the date:

Thursday June 2, 6-7pm

This will be an outdoor, child-friendly event.


Watch Irvington’s Connect to  Kindergarten video below to learn more:


Enrolling at Irvington

Register Here!  Registering early makes a HUGE impact on our school’s funding and classroom sizes.  Register by JUNE 1 to make the biggest impact!

Additional information about registering your child at Irvington is available at the school office, 503-916-6185, and at the PPS website.

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

Learn more…

Click here to find out more about kindergarten in Portland Public Schools.

What You Need to Know (English) / Lo Que Necesita Saber (Spanish) — This Portland Public School provided document has much of what you need to know to start your children in the PPS system.  Additional translations are available on the PPS website at

Click here to learn ways to connect to our Irvington School community.  

We’re excited to meet you!

School Lunches

Our audacious goal is to be the most successful urban school district, to educate palates, inspire culinary curiosity, and nourish the health of the community through school meals.”  ~PPS Nutrition Services

Portland has a reputation for being a great food city, with restaurants that use locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients. So it makes perfect sense that meals in Portland Public Schools also are created to reflect those values.

The district’s Nutrition Services department runs two programs: 

  • Local Lunch Days  – Over 32% of our food purchases come from local farmers and producers.
  • Harvest of the Month – a weekly lunch that introduces students to great local fruits and vegetables.

The department is working with farmers and food suppliers to minimize the use of seven ingredients:

  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Artificial colors
  • Artificial preservatives
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Antibiotics in chicken, hormones and antibiotics in beef, and other animal products where possible.
  • Bleached flour
  • Trans fats/hydrogenated oils

Menu offerings include daily vegetarian options and unlimited fruits and vegetables.

See Monthly Menus

School Cafe

SchoolCafé is a safe, secure online payment system that can be used to fund student and adult meal accounts with a debit or credit card.  You can make one-time payments, setup autopay and low balance alerts, monitor transactions and even submit/track a free and reduced meal application for students in the household.

Here’s how it works: Parents put money on their child’s account at or by bringing cash to the cafeteria before school.  At lunchtime, children collect their lunch cards in the cafeteria. When children get hot lunch, they show their card to the cafeteria staff, who will make sure that the child’s account is charged the appropriate amount. Parents can monitor the balance of their child’s card on the SchoolCafe website.

Meals can also be purchased at school with cash or check payable to Portland Public Schools.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Students from pre-K through high school are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits if your family meets the income guidelines or if you receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits. Students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals may also be eligible to receive fee reductions or waivers for other services. 

Both paper and online applications are available. Eligible families can apply for benefits for the 2022-23 school year on or after July 1, 2022, when the new application is available. 

Contact the School office or click here to learn more and apply.