Weekly Update from Irving MS

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

Past Due Parent/Guardian Homework

Parent/Guardian Homework Past Due - If you have not done so already, please be sure to review the Adopted Digital Resources Page and then give your electronic consent for use of those you deem appropriate for your child. We need to collect a consent form for every child.

Parent/Guardian Homework due September 25

Parent/Guardian Homework (New Posting) -The FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) is now available online. Please review the document and then complete the SR&R form via this link by Friday, September 25

Saturday, September 19 from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Irving MS PTA is sponsoring a Chipotle Night Fundraiser 

6230 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, VA 22152-2307 

See flyer and more information in the BTSN Slides!

 

Ms. Ciancarelli is engaging students in Art. 

This looks pretty close to the real room - minus the spilled paint!

Monday, Monday!

A reminder - on Mondays, EVERY student must log in to their 3rd period ROCK Block Learning Seminar at 8:45-9:00 for the Check and Connect and to be accounted for attendance. This is the only time on Mondays students must login UNLESS, they received an invitation (via email) from a teacher to participate in Academic Support. After Check and Connect at 8:45, and any Academic Support, students should work on assignments given the previous week and read for at least 30 minutes. 

Times are also listed below: 

MONDAYS

8:45-9:00 - ALL Students - Required to Login to 3rd period for Check & Connect and Attendance

9:10-10:25 - Academic Support - invitation only (invitations sent via email)

11:10-12:10 - Teacher Office Hours - Links available from the All Students’ Course in Schoology

Paperless Report Card Option

Families have the opportunity to “Go Paperless” and receive online only report cards. Going paperless for report cards will not impact any other mailings from FCPS. To take advantage of the paperless option, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVue, then go to “My Account” and select “Go Paperless.” All parents/guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all of your associated students, no matter what the school level.

Irving MS Enrollment Forms Section Updated

Please take a look at our Enrollment Forms website! If you have not completed and submitted the required and applicable optional forms, please do so as soon as possible so we can make sure we have the most up-to-date information regarding your child.

Food For Neighbors

Food For Neighbors is an all-volunteer organization committed to helping local teens struggling with hunger. Last year, we were able to provide over 1500 weekend snack packs for Springfield area middle and high school students. If your student needs a snack pack (soup/pasta, crackers, granola bar, oatmeal, fruit snack and milk/juice) for the weekend, please email Meg Gollinger at magollinger@fcps.edu. 

With your support, we can reach even more students in need as we have over 500 students from the West Springfield pyramid who get a snack pack each week. Participation is as simple as filling a Food For Neighbors Red Bag once every other month and putting it on your porch on our pick up days. We provide the bag, a desired food list, and pick-up date reminder texts. Our next collection is November 7, but sign up now to make sure you have time to get your bag and purchase your food to fill it. If you do not already have a red bag, but would like to donate food for the next collection, please register as a Red Bag Donor today at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ 

Library News

This week all of the 8th grade English classes visited the Library’s Schoology Course and participated in a live presentation about the various ways that students may obtain books to read at this time when the schools are closed.  We highlighted many of the online resources that provide free ebook and audiobook loans to students.  Have your child show you around the WIMS library’s virtual page.  

As we look ahead to expanding the services that we can offer to students, we’d encourage you to take a few minutes to answer our Curbside Pickup Interest Survey.  Please enter a response by September 25th.  Your input will help us plan how best to proceed in planning for the possibility of curbside pickup of Irving library books.

If you have a library book from last year to return, please drop it off at Irving between 8 and 2:00 on weekdays.  On September 24th and 25th, there will be days set aside for students and parents to pick up needed items, such as textbooks.  Library books may also be dropped off on those days.   .  

We look forward to working with your students this school year!  --Ms. Monk & Mrs. Gawalt

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

After School Program

Mark Your Calendars - Our Virtual After School Program is Coming!

Our virtual program begins on Monday, September 28th!  Information regarding specific program offerings and schedule will be sent home next week, and your child will be learning more about the After School Program during their Rock Block class on Thursday, September 24th.    

In order to participate in any after school clubs and activities (virtual or in-person), students must be registered. To ensure your child’s participation, please complete this form:  After School Activities Form

If you have questions, please email Emily Geary, our After School Specialist (emgeary@fcps.edu)

News from your PTA!!

Chipotle Night! We're having our first PTA Spirit Night of the 2020 school year at Chipotle!!  They've even added a special online code (8T943EM), so you can order and pick it up, and we still get credit!  This is usually one of our biggest restaurant nights of the year, so we hope you can join us - THIS SATURDAY 4-8pm!!

    • Going in person?  Just mention the Irving PTA Fundraiser before you pay!!

PTA Meeting: Our 1st virtual PTA meeting is on Sept 22 at 7pm to accept the financial audit report & approve the budget for the year - both of those documents will be available on the MemberHub site (our website) https://irvingms.new.memberhub.store/

For any questions, you can reach the whole PTA board through our email IrvingMSPTA@gmail.com.  We appreciate your support of our Irving MS PTA! FaceBook page: facebook.com/wimspta

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Weekly Update from Irving MS

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

September 8

First Day of School!

Thursday, September 10

Back to School Night 

6:00-6:45 pm- 7th grade Family Session 1 (limit of 500 guests)

6:50-7:35 pm- 8th grade Family Session (limit of 500 guests)

7:40-8:25 pm- 7th grade Family Session 2 (limit of 500 guests)

Friday, September 11

Back to School Night - makeup session

9:30-10:15 am - Family Session (limit 500 guests)

 

Technology Helpline for Families - NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP?

  • Schoology Info
  • Take a look at this flyer with helpful tips, links, and phone numbers
  • Check with your school technology specialist (TSSpec) or teacher for help.
  • If you are having difficulty and need technology support please enter a request using the Family Tech Support online portal: https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/
We are Ready to Kickoff a New School Year!

Thank you for helping your child log into Schoology on Wednesday for our first ever Virtual Orientation! There were a few bumps along the way, but we were pretty pleased with how the orientation went overall. 

A reminder, Tuesday, September 8, is our first full day of school! Please make sure you and your child check their schedule on StudentVue so they know what they have for periods 1, 3, 5, & 7 so they know where to login and when. We cannot wait to see you on Tuesday!

Schedules

Please be aware that counselors are still balancing classes throughout the weekend and there is a chance that a schedule change could still happen. Links in Schoology should update automatically for students. Thank you for your flexibility as we try to ensure class sizes that are better balanced.

Forms for 2020-2021 School Year

Please complete the required forms as well any “Optional Forms” that apply to your child. To return signed forms that cannot be directly submitted, you may: 

  1. email the forms to qkarim@fcps.edu and in the subject include required forms
  2. mail the forms to Irving Middle School, Hang Nguyen, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152,
  3. bring them to Irving from 7:30 am-2:00 pm, Monday-Friday. (A staff member will meet you at the door to collect the forms). If you drop off the forms, please make sure they are in an envelope with the student’s first and last name on the outside of the envelope, so we can ensure all forms stay together. 

Required Forms for All Students

Required Forms

These three required forms must be completed and submitted prior to the start of school. All forms must be signed and dated.

  • After School Activities Form (submitted online) - we will have after school activities while we are in the virtual setting. This form helps us keep track of who has permission to participate. 
  • Military-Connected Student Form - (may be emailed, mailed, or dropped off) - this form is required for all families who have had a change in their military connected status within the last year. For more information and to access the form in multiple languages, please click here.

Optional Forms

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

All Fairfax County Public Schools must provide a scoliosis fact sheet to parents or guardians of students in grades 5-12. To review the Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations please click the HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Irving MS Return to Learn Website is Updated

Please take a look at our Return to Learn website! On the site currently, you will find our bell schedule and supply list. We will continue to provide additional information on the page, so please bookmark this link!

School Supplies

Does your child need school supplies to begin the school year?  Please contact Traci Jamison, School Social Worker at Irving MS.  A voice message can be left at 703-912-4547 or send her a message by email at tdjamison@fcps.edu.

Parent SIS Accounts

If you have not done so already, please set up a FCPS 24-7 Parent SIS account to be able to log into Blackboard and receive course emails from your student’s teachers.

Library News

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

Mark Your Calendars - Our Virtual After School Program is Coming!

To start this school year, we will maintain a fully virtual program and will be following FCPS directions to determine if we will be able to offer any in-person programming later in the year. Regardless of the setting, we are excited to offer a variety of academic and enrichment programs for our students!  

Synchronous clubs and activities will begin the week of September 28th.   Activities will run Monday-Thursday during the 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm time window.  On Friday, we will offer activities from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  We will offer clubs and activities in a variety of topics, including academic intervention/enrichment, anime, art, book club, coding, cooking, drama, fitness/sports, STEAM, and much more!  If your child has an idea for a club they would like to start, please have them contact Ms.Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu). 

In order to participate in any after school clubs and activities (virtual or in-person), students must be registered. To ensure your child’s participation, please complete this form:  After School Activities Form

More detailed information about the program including the schedule, program offerings, and club signups will be coming soon, but if you have any questions, please email Emily Geary, our After School Specialist (emgeary@fcps.edu)

For more information about the FCPS Middle School After School Program, click here.

News from your PTA!!

It's time to join your PTA!  We're still working behind the scenes to create resources to help you get connected to the FCPS-provided resources for Irving (like ParentVue and Schoology - there are APPs for that!), and provide support to our teachers and staff as they prepare to launch into this new school year and new ways of engaging students!   If you haven't joined the PTA, please follow this link: https://irvingms.new.memberhub.store/ and "View Store." While you are there submitting your membership, you can sponsor a teacher with our "Learning Legends" to give them a shirt and a breakfast that we'll provide in a drive thru environment soon (we're a little over 1/3 of the way to our goal)...and buy a matching shirt for yourself or your child!

We are a registered 501c3 organization, so all of the money that we raise goes directly back to the school by way of mini-grants for teachers (this year, document readers might come in handy for those who need to demonstrate certain techniques like in art), school supplies for students in need, and providing photos at the 8th grade photo booth if they get to have their end of year dance this year.  Your support of the PTA also pays for local and national support that provides opportunities like the list of Special Education workshops (the list is on our FaceBook page: facebook.com/wimspta).

Our first virtual PTA meeting of this school year will be Tuesday, September 22nd at 7PM.  We'll be voting on the budget and submitting our audit to you for review.  Links to both of those items will be available soon through our PTA website in MemberHub, and a link to our meeting will be posted closer to the meeting.  

For any questions, you can reach the whole PTA board through our email IrvingMSPTA@gmail.com.  We appreciate your support of our Irving MS PTA!

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Message from Irving MS - Orientation

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WIMS Student Orientation: Wednesday, September 2 - 7:30-9:00 - ALL students

A reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, at 7:30 am, ALL Irving students will log in to Schoology via http://lms.fcps.edu and look for the “ROCK Block” picture above, click on the picture in in Schoology. Once in the ROCK Block class, click on the Collaborate Ultra button and then the session link to join the teacher’s live session. When your child has joined the session, please make sure their microphone and camera are both turned off. An image of the directions is also included below.

A Note about Headphones:

If you use headphones with a 3.5mm mini jack that plugs into the side of the laptop, you will need to turn the laptop completely off, plug your headphones in, and then turn the power back on. If you do not follow this procedure, your headphones won’t work.

If you are using Bluetooth or USB headphones, this step is not necessary.


We look forward to seeing your child tomorrow morning!

 

 

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Weekly Update from Irving MS

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

August 24

Principal’s Q & A Sessions 9:00am & 7:00pm 

A link will be sent Monday morning to access the session.

August 24-26

7th grade Laptop Distribution (see more information below)

August 27  (9:30-1:30) and September 1 (9:00-12:00)

Laptop Distribution Make-Up days

Families unable to pick up their child’s laptop during the regular pickup times will have an opportunity on either day.

September 2

Student Orientation

Virtual for ALL WIMS students more info coming soon!

September 8

First Day of School!

Save the Date!

September 10

Back to School Night - more info coming soon

 

Irving MS Return to Learn Website is Updated

Please take a look at our Irving MS Return to Learn website! On the site currently, you will find our bell schedule and supply list. We will continue to provide additional information on the page, so please bookmark this link!

Parent SIS Accounts

If you have not done so already, please set up a FCPS 24-7 Parent SIS account to be able to log into Blackboard and receive course emails from your student’s teachers.

FCPSOn Laptops for Irving Middle School Students

Please take a look at the two letters linked HERE for information about FCPSOn and the FCPSOn fee. We will begin distribution of laptops next week. Every WIMS student will receive a new laptop, charger, and computer sleeve. 8th grade families will receive a letter regarding laptop distribution on Monday. If you are unable to attend during your assigned day, we will have an additional make-up laptop distribution day on Thursday, August 27 from 9:30-1:30.

Save the Date for Laptop Distribution

Grade for 2020-2021

Check-out Day 1*

Check-out Day 2*

Check-out Day 3*

7th Grade

Last Names A-G

9:30-1:30

Last Names H-N

9:30-1:30

Last Names O-Z

9:30-1:30

 

* Please note WIMS students MUST turn in laptops checked out in the spring prior to receiving a new laptop.

Library News

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

Welcome our New WIMS PTA Executive Board

We are excited to have a full PTA Board this year! This will be a unique year, but we know this group is up for the challenge. More to come on how to join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year!

President - Taunia Schulke 

Vice President - Robert Johnson

Secretary - Kathrin Yoneoka

Treasurer - Katherine McClure

Your new PTA Board has been working hard to figure out what a “virtual PTA year” looks like. Rest assured, there will still be some PTA volunteer opportunities to support our exceptional teachers and staff!! This year, in addition to announcements in News You Choose, the PTA will be using MemberHub as the online platform for membership, payment, and communication. Stay tuned for an announcement about how to join your PTA and the volunteer opportunities!! If you have any questions, please contact irvingmspta@gmail.com.

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Attendance: 703-912-4545 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Weekly Update from Irving MS

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

August 18 

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Laptop Collection and School Item Return

We have over 700 library books still checked out!

Please drop off borrowed laptops, library books, and textbooks to school on August 18!

August 19-21

8th grade Laptop Distribution (see more information below)

August 24-26

7th grade Laptop Distribution (see more information below)

September 2

Student Orientation

Virtual for ALL WIMS students more info coming soon!

September 8

First Day of School!

Save the Date!

September 10

Back to School Night - more info coming soon

 

Borrowed Laptop Collection & School Item Return

We will be holding another laptop and school item Collection Day on August 18 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you have a laptop, library books, textbooks, or any other school items, please plan to return them on Tuesday, August 18. 

A few reminders regarding borrowed laptops from the Spring 2020 semester: 

  • Rising 9th grade students must turn in borrowed laptops to Irving MS in order to receive a new laptop from West Springfield HS. 

  • 8th grade students must turn in borrowed laptops to receive a new FCPSOn laptop from Irving MS

It is very important that we receive these devices as soon as possible so we can deliver them to our feeder elementary schools, as they make plans to distribute devices to their students. Please review the information below regarding laptop return. 

Procedure for Returning Laptops Borrowed during Spring 2020

  • Remove all personal stickers and decals

  • Make sure the BARCODE remains on the device

  • Write Student ID Number on a post-it and attach it to your laptop

Please contact: Steve Snow (smsnow@fcps.edu) if you are unable to return a borrowed laptop on August 18 from 11:00-2:00.

Irving MS Return to Learn Website is Updated

Please take a look at our Irving MS Return to Learn website! On the site currently, you will find our bell schedule and supply list. We will continue to provide additional information on the page, so please bookmark this link!

Parent SIS Accounts

If you have not done so already, please set up a FCPS 24-7 Parent SIS account to be able to log into Blackboard and receive course emails from your student’s teachers.

FCPSOn Laptops for Irving Middle School Students

Please take a look at the two letters linked HERE for information about FCPSOn and the FCPSOn fee. We will begin distribution of laptops next week. Every WIMS student will receive a new laptop, charger, and computer sleeve. 8th grade families will receive a letter regarding laptop distribution on Monday. If you are unable to attend during your assigned day, we will have an additional make-up laptop distribution day on Thursday, August 27 from 9:30-1:30.

Save the Date for Laptop Distribution

Grade for 2020-2021

Check-out Day 1*

Check-out Day 2*

Check-out Day 3*

8th Grade

Last Names A-G

9:30-1:30

Last Names H-O

9:30-1:30

Last Names P-Z

9:30-1:30

7th Grade

Last Names A-G

9:30-1:30

Last Names H-N

9:30-1:30

Last Names O-Z

9:30-1:30

 

* Please note WIMS students MUST turn in laptops checked out in the spring prior to receiving a new laptop.

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go throughout the Summer!

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations throughout the summer!  We will continue serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Welcome our New WIMS PTA Executive Board

We are excited to have a full PTA Board this year! This will be a unique year, but we know this group is up for the challenge. More to come on how to join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year!

President - Taunia Schulke 

Vice President - Robert Johnson

Secretary - Kathrin Yoneoka

Treasurer - Katherine McClure

Your new PTA Board has been working hard to figure out what a “virtual PTA year” looks like. Rest assured, there will still be some PTA volunteer opportunities to support our exceptional teachers and staff!! This year, in addition to announcements in News You Choose, the PTA will be using MemberHub as the online platform for membership, payment, and communication. Stay tuned for an announcement about how to join your PTA and the volunteer opportunities!! If you have any questions, please contact irvingmspta@gmail.com.

Library News

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

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Weekly Update from Irving MS

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

Save the Date!

August 10-13

Rising 7th grade Irving Summer Academy - more information is below! To register for the program, please click here.

August 19-21

8th grade Laptop Distribution (see more information below)

August 24-26

7th grade Laptop Distribution (see more information below)

 

Laptops for Irving Middle School Students

Please take a look at the two letters linked HERE for information about FCPSOn. We will begin distribution of laptops in mid-August. Every WIMS student will receive a new laptop, charger, and computer sleeve. More information will be shared in the coming weeks about the distribution process.

Save the Date for Laptop Distribution

Grade for 2020-2021

Check-out Day 1*

Check-out Day 2*

Check-out Day 3*

8th Grade

Last Names A-G

9:30-1:30

Last Names H-O

9:30-1:30

Last Names P-Z

9:30-1:30

7th Grade

Last Names A-G

9:30-1:30

Last Names H-N

9:30-1:30

Last Names O-Z

9:30-1:30

 

* Please note WIMS students MUST turn in laptops checked out in the spring prior to receiving a new laptop.

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go throughout the Summer!

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations throughout the summer!  We will continue serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Welcome our New WIMS PTA Executive Board

We are excited to have a full PTA Board this year! This will be a unique year, but we know this group is up for the challenge. More to come on how to join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year!

President - Taunia Schulke 

Vice President - Robert Johnson

Secretary - Kathrin Yoneoka

Treasurer - Katherine McClure

Library News

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

Irving Summer Academy

Irving Summer Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school.  The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as give them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving.  Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders.  Due to the virtual nature of this program, this year’s program is structured a bit differently than in the past.  Students will attend a one-day program, on EITHER Monday August 10th, Tuesday August 11th, Wednesday August 12th, OR Thursday, August 13th.  During their program day, students will participate in four activities in the following topics:  Middle School Success, Team-building, Online Learning, and All about Irving.  The entire program will take place virtually (online) on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Irving staff members will be present in all activity sessions.  In addition to the live sessions, we will be sharing a variety of asynchronous (self-guided) resources with students to help with their transition to middle school.

Here is the daily schedule: 

  • 10:00-10:45 AM – Activity 1
  • 11:00-11:45 AM – Activity 2
  • 12:00-12:45 PM – Lunch Break
  • 1:00-1:45 PM – Activity 3
  • 2:00-2:45 PM – Activity 4

On your registration form, you will be asked to indicate your preference for which day your child attends, but preference cannot be guaranteed.  Program day preference is given on a first come, first registered basis.  Register now to ensure your child’s place!  An email confirming your child’s program date and additional program details will be sent during the week of August 3rd.   

For questions, please email our After-School Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu). 

To register for the program, please click here.

To view the program website (which continues to be updated!), please click here.

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Weekly Update from Irving MS

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

June 29-July 30

Summer Continued Learning -see more information below Click HERE to sign up your child to participate in Office Hour support!

Save the Date!

August 10-13

Rising 7th grade Irving Summer Academy - more information is below! To register for the program, please click here.

 

Welcome our New WIMS PTA Executive Board

We are excited to have a full PTA Board this year! This will be a unique year, but we know this group is up for the challenge. More to come on how to join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year!

President - Taunia Schulke 

Vice President - Robert Johnson

Secretary - Kathrin Yoneoka

Treasurer - Katherine McClure

Laptops for Irving Middle School Students

We are excited to share that every Irving Middle School student will be checked out a laptop to use throughout the 2020-2021 school year through the FCPSOn program. Next week we will be sharing laptop checkout dates and times, which will happen mid-August. During the checkout process, students will receive a laptop, charger, and computer sleeve. We look forward to being able to provide this resource for all of our students. 

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go throughout the Summer!

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations throughout the summer!  We will continue serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Summer Continued Learning - It’s not too late to sign up for assistance!

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-2020 school year. 

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Students must sign up HERE for Office Hours in order to receive a link to meet with a content teacher. 

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

Irving Summer Academy

Irving Summer Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school.  The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as give them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving.  Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders.  Due to the virtual nature of this program, this year’s program is structured a bit differently than in the past.  Students will attend a one-day program, on EITHER Monday August 10th, Tuesday August 11th, Wednesday August 12th, OR Thursday, August 13th.  During their program day, students will participate in four activities in the following topics:  Middle School Success, Team-building, Online Learning, and All about Irving.  The entire program will take place virtually (online) on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Irving staff members will be present in all activity sessions.  In addition to the live sessions, we will be sharing a variety of asynchronous (self-guided) resources with students to help with their transition to middle school.

Here is the daily schedule: 

  • 10:00-10:45 AM – Activity 1
  • 11:00-11:45 AM – Activity 2
  • 12:00-12:45 PM – Lunch Break
  • 1:00-1:45 PM – Activity 3
  • 2:00-2:45 PM – Activity 4

On your registration form, you will be asked to indicate your preference for which day your child attends, but preference cannot be guaranteed.  Program day preference is given on a first come, first registered basis.  Register now to ensure your child’s place!  An email confirming your child’s program date and additional program details will be sent during the week of August 3rd.   

For questions, please email our After-School Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu). 

To register for the program, please click here.

To view the program website (which continues to be updated!), please click here.

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

June 29-July 30

Summer Continued Learning -see more information below Click HERE to sign up your child to participate in Office Hour support!

Save the NEW Date!

Monday, July 13

Mrs. Conley will hold two Principal’s Virtual “Coffee” meetings - one at 11:30 am and one at 7:00 pm. Both will be recorded - link to the meeting will be shared closer to the date.

Wednesday, July 15

New last day for families to make a selection of either Virtual Learning or Face-to-Face Learning for the 2020-2021 school year.

Save the Date!

August 10-13

Rising 7th grade Irving Summer Academy - more information will be shared as soon as we know what the opening of school will look like!

 

Virtual Principal’s “Coffee”

Please join Cindy Conley at 11:30 am or 7:00 pm on Monday, July 13, for a virtual Principal’s Coffee. Mrs. Conley will share what information she has about the 2020-2021 school year and save time to take questions. Both sessions will be recorded and shared with all families if you are unable to attend. We hope to see you on Monday!

Summer Continued Learning - It’s not too late to sign up for assistance!

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-2020 school year. 

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Students must sign up HERE for Office Hours in order to receive a link to meet with a content teacher. 

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go throughout the Summer!

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations throughout the summer!  We will continue serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

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Upcoming Important Dates

All FCPS Schools are closed until further notice. For more information regarding building closures, please go to fcps.edu.

June 29-July 30

Summer Continued Learning -see more information below Click HERE to sign up your child to participate in Office Hour support!

July 10

Last day for families to make a selection of either Virtual Learning or Face-to-Face Learning for the 2020-2021 school year.

Save the Date!

Monday, July 20 

Mrs. Conley will hold two Principal’s Virtual “Coffee” meetings - one at 9:30 am and one at 7:00 pm. Both will be recorded - link to the meeting will be shared closer to the date.

Save the Date!

August 10-13

Rising 7th grade Irving Summer Academy - more information will be shared as soon as we know what the opening of school will look like!

 

Summer Continued Learning - It’s not too late to sign up for assistance!

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-2020 school year. 

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Students must sign up HERE for Office Hours in order to receive a link to meet with a content teacher. 

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go throughout the Summer!

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations throughout the summer!  We will continue serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

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Attendance: 703-912-4545 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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Summer Continued Learning

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-2020 school year. 

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Students must sign up HERE for Office Hours in order to receive a link to meet with a content teacher. 

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go location

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations through at least June 30. We are serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Report Cards Available in SIS

Final secondary report cards, in PDF format, were available in ParentVUE and StudentVUE starting on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 a.m.  For the first time, the Documents module will be available to students and parents.  The report cards can be found under the Documents module of ParentVUE and StudentVUE. This will allow parents, especially those who opted to “Go Paperless," to continue to see the PDF report card after the 2020-21 is closed out. A message will be posted in ParentVUE and StudentVUE letting users know where to find the report cards.

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

After School Free Summer Computer Science & Math Opportunities Offered by Thomas Jefferson High School Students Foundations of Java Webinar Series hosted by Teens Transforming Technology

This webinar series is open to all middle school students and the goal is to provide virtual enrichment opportunities for students over the summer.  Topics covered include key foundational concepts in Java (Arrays, Objects, For/While Loops) which are building blocks to further study in computer science.

Registration form:  https://forms.gle/1VeJ5v7aDaTSC4jYA

Introduction to Algebra, Java, and Python Courses by headStart Learning

These group classes are open to all middle schoolers to promote math and computer science and help students build confidence in these areas at earlier ages in FCPS.  The group will offer weekly classes in the topics of Algebra, Java, and Python throughout the summer.  This group also offers individual tutoring sessions on weekend in math and computer science topics. 

Registration form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1OriGblMCCpkR_EAhjAqSIKOePDP05JV5qRcB-OPz-uW6QQ/viewform

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Pick Up/Drop Off - Last Call - Wednesday, June 24 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you have anything to drop off (library books, text books, instruments, laptops that will not be used for summer school) please stop by out front and drop it off.

If you were unable to pick up your items, this will be the last day to pick them up. An email will be sent directly to families who still have belongings to pick up. 

Lost and Found - all lost and found items will be laid out for parents to review at tables outside of school on Wednesday, June 24. Please wear a mask if you decide to look for lost items and keep a distance of 6 feet from others viewing items. We will have hand sanitizer for use prior to entering the lost and found area.

Missing Items

While we tried our very best to make sure everything was accounted for while cleaning out over 2000 lockers, it seems there are some items that may have been misplaced. If you were the recipient of a tan coat, a red bag, a set of locker shelves, a Ravenclaw scarf, or a knee brace that did not belong to you, please email Cindy Conley - caconley1@fcps.edu.

Summer Continued Learning

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-2020 school year. 

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Students must sign up HERE for Office Hours in order to receive a link to meet with a content teacher. 

Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go location

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations through at least June 30. We are serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

8100 Old Keene Mill Springfield, VA 22152  | Main Office: 703-912-4500
Attendance: 703-912-4545 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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Parents/Guardians - Please check your email today!

An important letter has been sent via eNotify regarding Continuity of Learning opportunities for all students this summer. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Student Item Pickup and School Item Return

While we tried our very best to make sure everything was accounted for while cleaning out over 2000 lockers, it seems there are some items that may have been misplaced. If you were the recipient of a tan coat, a red bag, a set of locker shelves, a Ravenclaw scarf, or a knee brace that did not belong to you, please email Cindy Conley - caconley1@fcps.edu. 

Also - if you did not pick up your items during Locker Item pick up OR you have school items to return please also email Cindy Conley - caconley1@fcps.edu and we will arrange a day and time to meet up at school. All items left after June 26 will be recycled, donated, and/or placed in the trash. 

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  
Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go location

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations through at least June 30. We are serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Do you have a concern about your child’s mental wellness?

FCPS school psychologists and school social workers are here to help. Any FCPS parent may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker who in most instances works at your child's school. Please click here to learn more and request a consultation.

Information Regarding COVID-19

For the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus, please refer to the FCPS Website linked below. At Irving, we will continue to utilize this website as our guide regarding school activities and day-to-day operations.  https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Library News

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

 

VIP camp is going virtual this summer!  The After School Specialists at all FCPS middle schools are hosting an exciting virtual summer camp in partnership with Neighborhood and Community Services.  Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, West Springfield, and Woodson pyramids are invited to join our camp.  The camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm Mondays through Thursdays from June 29th to July 30th.  Our camp will consist of a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-guided/recorded) activities, and include program offerings in the areas of art, basketball, cooking, debate, drama, fitness, STEAM, trivia, yoga, etc. There is no cost associated with the camp, but we are requesting that all campers be registered by Friday, June 19th so we can be efficient in our planning and staffing.  Please use the link below to register your child.  

Virtual VIP Camp Summer 2020 Registration   

If you have questions, please contact Irving’s After School Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu).  

8100 Old Keene Mill Springfield, VA 22152  | Main Office: 703-912-4500
Attendance: 703-912-4545 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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Parents/Guardians - Please check your email today!

An important letter has been sent via eNotify regarding Continuity of Learning opportunities for all students this summer. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Student Item Pickup and School Item Return

While we tried our very best to make sure everything was accounted for while cleaning out over 2000 lockers, it seems there are some items that may have been misplaced. If you were the recipient of a tan coat, a red bag, a set of locker shelves, a Ravenclaw scarf, or a knee brace that did not belong to you, please email Cindy Conley - caconley1@fcps.edu. 

Also - if you did not pick up your items during Locker Item pick up OR you have school items to return please also email Cindy Conley - caconley1@fcps.edu and we will arrange a day and time to meet up at school. All items left after June 26 will be recycled, donated, and/or placed in the trash. 

Irving MS’ Summer READ! Program

We invite all rising 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Irving MS’s Summer READ! Program.  

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Click on the READ! Choice Board and choose a challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Complete the READ! Challenge.
  3. Write a short reflection about what you read on this Google Form.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3! 😊

For every READ! Choice Board challenge that you finish and write about in the Google Form, your name is entered into a raffle.  The more things you read, the more entries you have to win prizes.  Prizes will be distributed and grade-level top readers will be announced at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  The READ! Program runs from June 12, 2020 until August 24th, 2020.

If you have questions about the READ! Choice Board options, or need recommendations for book titles, please email both Irving MS librarians: (Ms. Monk) mamonk1@fcps.edu and (Mrs. Gawalt) dlgawalt@fcps.edu  We will try to respond quickly to your questions, even throughout the summer months.  

Please remember that you have several options for obtaining reading material during the summer.  

  • The Fairfax County Public Library branches are allowing users to place books on hold and then drive by for curbside pick-up when the books are ready. 
  • Additionally, ebooks and audiobooks are available to all FCPS students through the Mackinvia.com website.  Here are complete instructions for accessing digital resources through Mackinvia
  • You may choose to purchase some titles or swap books (safely) with friends.  
Irving Middle School CONTINUES to be a Grab and Go location

Irving Middle School continues to be one of the Grab and Go locations through at least June 30. We are serving breakfast and lunch from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. You may pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.  Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults and distributed Monday - Friday.

Do you have a concern about your child’s mental wellness?

FCPS school psychologists and school social workers are here to help. Any FCPS parent may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker who in most instances works at your child's school. Please click here to learn more and request a consultation.

Information Regarding COVID-19

For the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus, please refer to the FCPS Website linked below. At Irving, we will continue to utilize this website as our guide regarding school activities and day-to-day operations.  https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Library News

Looking for something for your child to read or listen to? We have updated our selection with new titles! Click below for information on accessing free ebooks and audiobooks and for a listing of the Irving librarians’ office hours:

Information on Accessing Irving’s Digital Ebooks and Audiobooks

--Ms. Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Mrs. Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu)

 

VIP camp is going virtual this summer!  The After School Specialists at all FCPS middle schools are hosting an exciting virtual summer camp in partnership with Neighborhood and Community Services.  Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the Lake Braddock, Robinson, South County, West Springfield, and Woodson pyramids are invited to join our camp.  The camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm Mondays through Thursdays from June 29th to July 30th.  Our camp will consist of a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-guided/recorded) activities, and include program offerings in the areas of art, basketball, cooking, debate, drama, fitness, STEAM, trivia, yoga, etc. There is no cost associated with the camp, but we are requesting that all campers be registered by Friday, June 19th so we can be efficient in our planning and staffing.  Please use the link below to register your child.  

Virtual VIP Camp Summer 2020 Registration   

If you have questions, please contact Irving’s After School Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu).  

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Attendance: 703-912-4545 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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