Irving MS Back to School Night Reminder

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Good Evening, Parents/Guardians!

You are invited to our Back to School Night (BTSN) tonight, September 19. Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents/guardians to walk their child’s class schedule, meet their teachers, and learn about each of their classes. To help conserve paper, please take a picture of your child's schedule, write it down, or follow your child's schedule using the ParentVue App so you know where to go throughout the evening. 

The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6:00-6:30 - Optional programming

  • ESOL presentation in room 227
  • Special Education presentation in Barker Hall
  • Family Life Education Curriculum Review in the Library

6:35-7:10 - Welcome video & 1st period

7:15-7:25 - 2nd period

7:30-7:40 - 3rd period

7:45-7:55 - 4th period

8:00-8:10 - 5th or 6th period (Parents/guardians will go to the 5th or 6th period class and NOT to Learning Seminar)

8:15-8:25 - 7th period

8:30-8:40 - 8th period

This year, to help parents/guardians who are coming straight to school, we will have a food truck in front of the school until 7:00pm. Please note the Food Truck is not associated with FCPS or Irving Middle School and Irving does not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of food. The food truck is available to help make BTSN more convenient.

Please feel free to call the main office if you have any questions about Back to School Night and we hope to see you tonight.

 

Sincerely,

Meg Gollinger

Director of Student Services

Irving Middle School

magollinger@fcps.edu

8100 Old Keene Mill Springfield, VA 22152  | Main Office: 703-912-4500
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Food for Neighbors volunteers drove, picked up, carried, sorted, and packed up over 2200 lbs of donated food on Saturday, September 7!

Portrait of a Graduate

Greetings and thank you for a great third week of school - the first full week! Our students have settled into school and class routines and we are excited to see what students have already accomplished in just a few days. This year we will continue to focus on Portrait of a Graduate (POG) which are 5 attributes that every FCPS student will have fully developed by the time they graduate from high school. Be sure to ask your child how they were a Communicator, Collaborator, Critical and Creative Thinker, Goal-Oriented and Resilient Individual, and/or Global and Ethical Citizen this week! For more information about POG, please take a look at the FCPS resources available at this link. POG skills are easily transferable to any setting - how is your family using the skills associated with POG?

Food For Neighbors

Thank you for an amazing Red Bag Collection last Saturday; all of our volunteers were amazing! We collected over 2200 lbs of food that will be sent right back out to our students in need. 

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. 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 bags, a desired food list, and pick-up date reminder texts. Our next collection day is October 26th. If you would like to donate food, please register as a Red Bag Donor today at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ 

Thanks for helping us provide food to students who need that extra support!

Free and Reduced Meals

The Free and Reduced Meals Application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

Free Showing of "Angst"

Free showing of the documentary “Angst” on November 13 - Angst is a 56-minute, eye-opening documentary that explores anxiety, its causes, effects, and what we can do about it. The film features kids and young adults affected by anxiety, mental health experts, and Olympic athlete and mental health advocate Michael Phelps, in opening up the conversation and providing hope around a topic many find difficult to discuss. The documentary will begin at 7:00pm at West Springfield High School and a panel discussion with mental health experts will follow. For more information, click here.

Library News

We’re excited to be so busy here in the new school year as students are visiting the library to borrow books.  One reason that everyone is checking out books so early in the year is to prepare for our new, school-wide, daily reading program called “Take Ten.”  During “Take Ten” time, students will read for the first ten minutes in their 5th or 6th period class; each Friday, students will share a brief reflection about what they’ve read over the week.  The “Take Ten” program officially begins on Monday,September 9th, though many teachers and classes have gotten so excited about it, that they’ve already begun.  

Students may visit the library to borrow, return or renew books at 7:10 each morning, during their learning seminar time, and immediately after school.

Heart and Sole

Heart and Sole, a Girls on the Run program, is coming to Irving Middle School! Heart and Sole is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 6th-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Starting the week of September 23rd, the team will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:25 PM – 4:00 PM. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k at the end of the season on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th! The standard program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it, with the lowest program registration cost being $22 for the season. Registration begins on August 19th  at www.gotrnova.org.

If you have questions about the program you can reach Heather Hendershot at hmhendershot@fcps.edu or 703-912-4523.

After School Program Academic Support Week: September 16th - September 20th

Only academic support with teachers and Homework Club will be offered the week of September 16th-20th.  Barker Hall and the library (not the gyms) will be open during 2nd block during this week.  There will be NO after school activities on Thursday, September 19th due to Back to School Night.  

First Week of After School Clubs and Activities: September 23rd - September 27th

For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Activities Calendar

Please review the following for a variety of information regarding the After School Program this year.  

Late Buses

Late buses are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. The Transportation Office sent home letters with late bus numbers, however, students may check their bus during lunch with Ms. Geary.  Late buses pick up students at approximately 4:45pm.

Pick Up
  • Pick up after 1st block (3:25pm):  Your student may meet you in the FRONT of the building. You do not need to check your student out in the main office.  Please arrange with your student to meet them, as there may not be anyone available in the main office to find your student for you.
  • Pick up after 2nd block (4:35pm):  Please use the same KISS-AND-RIDE lane used during normal drop off/pick up times. Our late buses will need access to the bus loop. Please do not park in our bus look after 4pm.
  • Pick up while students are in a club/activity:  It is preferred you arrange a time for them to meet you. If you cannot pre-arrange a time, our building is locked after school and you will need to ring the bell for entry. Please report to the main office and a staff member will locate your student. Please understand our staffing for after school is limited and it may result in a delay in locating your student.
  • Pick up times:
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  All students must be picked up by 4:45pm
  • Wednesday and Friday:  All students must be picked up by 3:30pm.  The only club offered on these days is our Homework Club.
Signing up for Clubs & Activities

The majority of our clubs and activities are open-access and students do not need to pre-select which activities they would like to attend.  If a student is only open to certain students (i.e.  7th grade or 8th grade, or invite-only), it will be noted on the club calendar.  Once students arrive to an activity on a given day, they must stay at that activity for the hour block. 

2nd Block

During 2nd block (available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), we will have a variety of large-group sites open for students.  The library will be open for students who need a quiet work space.  Barker Hall will be open for students who want to have some social time with peers and play board games, etc.  The 7th and 8th grade gyms will be open for students to play basketball.  Availability for the 2nd block large-group sites is listed on the weekly clubs and activities calendar.  

Join Irving’s Peer Tutoring!

Are you a good student? Do you like helping others? Are you interested in making a big impact at Irving while you earn service hours?

Yes? Well then you should become a peer tutor!

Come to the Irving Peer Tutoring interest meeting in the library after school during first block on Monday, September 16th.

We will have cookies and a lot of information about why being a peer tutor is amazing.

If you have any questions, please see Dr. Frenck in Room 223. 

Please contact the After School Program Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu) with questions about the after school program.

Lost & Found

Irving’s Lost & Found is on display for all students to check during their lunch period.  At the end of each month, we wash and donate all clothing, lunch boxes, and water bottles.  If your child has lost an item, please advise them to check for it during lunch.  We will make announcements the week leading up to donation day to remind students to claim their belongings.  If you would like to inquire about an item, please email Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu).  

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - November 12 at 7:00 pm 

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year; we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

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Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

Irving MS PTA Meeting Reminder

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Good Morning, Parents/Guardians!

Our first attempt at Facebook Live didn’t go as well as we hoped, but we learned A LOT!  We are going to give it another try at our PTA meeting this evening. Please tune in at 7:00pm to Facebook Live via the link below. We will leave the live video up from this evening for anyone who needs to refer to it at a later time. We will also post our presentation for your review too.

If you are able, we hope you will attend the meeting as we need to vote in our PTA Executive Board and need PTA members to do so. Not a member of the PTA?  No problem! You can join tonight to be a voting member!

We hope to see you either in person or on Facebook Live tonight!

Irving MS Facebook Live

 

Thank you

 

Cindy Conley

Principal

Irving Middle School

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

Irving MS Weekly Update

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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. There are several ways you can help with this organization: 

  • With your support, we can reach even more students in need. 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 bags, a desired food list, and pick-up date reminder texts. Our first collection for this school year is September 7. If you would like to donate food, please register as a Red Bag Donor today at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ 
  • If you would like to volunteer on September 7th to help sort the food that is collected, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45AFAC29A5FC1-food10
  • If you are unable to volunteer, but would like to donate food or drinks to those sorting the food, please sign up here

Thanks for helping us provide food to students who need that extra support!

Free and Reduced Meals

The Free and Reduced Meals Application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

Library News

We’re excited to be so busy here in the new school year as students are visiting the library to borrow books.  One reason that everyone is checking out books so early in the year is to prepare for our new, school-wide, daily reading program called “Take Ten.”  During “Take Ten” time, students will read for the first ten minutes in their 5th or 6th period class; each Friday, students will share a brief reflection about what they’ve read over the week.  The “Take Ten” program officially begins on Monday,September 9th, though many teachers and classes have gotten so excited about it, that they’ve already begun.  

Students may visit the library to borrow, return or renew books at 7:10 each morning, during their learning seminar time (with passes from their teacher) and immediately after school.   

We look forward to working with your children this year and helping them to find books they like to read while fostering a life-long love of reading.  --Ms. Monk & Mrs. Gawalt

Heart and Sole

Heart and Sole, a Girls on the Run program, is coming to Irving Middle School! Heart and Sole is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 6th-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Starting the week of September 23rd, the team will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:25 PM – 4:00 PM. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k at the end of the season on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th! The standard program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more. Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it, with the lowest program registration cost being $22 for the season. Registration begins on August 19th  at www.gotrnova.org.

If you have questions about the program you can reach Heather Hendershot at hmhendershot@fcps.edu or 703-912-4523.

After School Program

Late Buses begin on September 16th.  Only academic support with teachers and Homework Club will be offered the week of September 16th-20th.  There will be NO after school activities on Thursday, September 19th due to Back to School Night.  

Late buses depart around 4:45 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

After School Activities and Clubs begin on Monday, September 23rd. 

For more information about the After School Program, please visit https://irvingms.fcps.edu/activities Website now updated for 2019-20 school year! 

Join Irving’s Peer Tutoring!

Are you a good student? Do you like helping others? Are you interested in making a big impact at Irving while you earn service hours?

Yes? Well then you should become a peer tutor!

Come to the Irving Peer Tutoring interest meeting in the library after school during first block on Monday, September 16th.

We will have cookies and a lot of information about why being a peer tutor is amazing.

If you have any questions, please see Dr. Frenck in Room 223. 

Please contact the After School Program Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu) with questions about the after school program

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - September 10 at 7:00 pm 

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year; we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

Irving MS Weekly Update

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Teachers talk about their “hopes” for the new year!

Great First Week!

Thank you for an outstanding first week! Our students are settling in and have made quick work of finding their way around the school to make it to classes on time. We are excited to share in just 4 days, we have already seen the benefits of Away for the Day -  our halls are filled with the sounds of students talking to each other and we love it! As with any new policy, we have some things to continue to work on, but so far the kids are doing a great job. Thank you for your support and help in making this first week a smooth start to a wonderful school year.

Free and Reduced Meals

The Free and Reduced Meals Application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

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. There are several ways you can help with this organization: 

  • With your support, we can reach even more students in need. 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 bags, a desired food list, and pick-up date reminder texts. Our first collection for this school year is September 7. If you would like to donate food, please register as a Red Bag Donor today at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ 
  • If you would like to volunteer on September 7th to help sort the food that is collected, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45AFAC29A5FC1-food10
  • If you are unable to volunteer, but would like to donate food or drinks to those sorting the food, please sign up here

Thanks for helping us provide food to students who need that extra support!

After School Program

Late Buses begin on September 16th.  Only academic support with teachers and Homework Club will be offered the week of September 16th-20th.

Late buses depart around 4:45 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

After School Activities and Clubs begin on Monday, September 23rd. 

For more information about the After School Program, please visit https://irvingms.fcps.edu/activities or contact the After School Program Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu) 

Volunteer Opportunity:  The Rolling Valley Elementary PTA would love your help!  We need volunteers to care for children during our PTA meetings.  Meetings begin at 7PM and typically last 1-1.5 hours.  Sign-up with a friend and earn your service hours!  RVES PTA Volunteer Sign Up

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - September 10 at 7:00 pm 

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year; we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

Irving MS Weekly Update

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For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Irving Stays After

Opening Letter to Parents/Guardians

For information regarding required forms for our upcoming Open House, please click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pjctYPbvXZCKYF_5IV_PgCgMItFW0Ejb

Away for the Day

This year Irving Middle School is adopting Away for the Day policy in regards to electronic devices other than computers. When students arrive at school they are asked to turn their phone off and store it either in their locker or backpack for the day to include after school activities. If a student needs to contact their parent/guardian, we have student phones in the main office and in every classroom.

Schools that have made the change from allowing device use to “Away For The Day,” have reported an increase in academic achievement and a decrease in emotional distractions that can arise from social media.

We will be providing more information over the coming weeks about this change in policy and working with everyone to ensure a smooth transition. We look forward to partnering with you to help all of our students grow over these very important two years into successful students socially, behaviorally, and academically! 

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. There are several ways you can help with this organization: 

  • With your support, we can reach even more students in need. 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 bags, a desired food list, and pick-up date reminder texts. Our first collection for this school year is September 7. If you would like to donate food, please register as a Red Bag Donor today at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/red-bag-program/ 
  • If you would like to volunteer on September 7th to help sort the food that is collected, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45AFAC29A5FC1-food10

Thanks for helping us provide food to students who need that extra support!

After School Program

Late Buses begin on September 16th.  Only academic support with teachers and Homework Club will be offered the week of September 16th-20th.

Late buses depart around 4:45 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

After School Activities and Clubs begin on Monday, September 23rd. 

For more information about the After School Program, please visit https://irvingms.fcps.edu/activities or contact the After School Program Specialist, Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - September 10 at 7:00 pm 

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year; we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Boxtops for Education collection in the main office

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

Irving MS Weekly Update

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Dear Parents/Guardians-

This year Irving Middle School is adopting Away for the Day policy in regards to electronic devices other than computers. When students arrive at school they are asked to turn their phone off and store it either in their locker or backpack for the day to include after school activities. If a student needs to contact their parent/guardian, we have student phones in the main office and in every classroom.

Schools that have made the change from allowing device use to “Away For The Day,” have reported an increase in academic achievement and a decrease in emotional distractions that can arise from social media.

We will be providing more information over the coming weeks about this change in policy and working with everyone to ensure a smooth transition. We look forward to partnering with you to help all of our students grow over these very important two years into successful students socially, behaviorally, and academically! 

Sincerely, 

Cindy Conley

Principal

For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Irving Stays After

Principal’s Coffee - Tomorrow Night at 6:30!

Please join me tomorrow evening for a Principal’s Coffee. Information about the beginning of the school year will be shared and parents/guardians will have an opportunity to ask questions. We hope to see you tomorrow night at 6:30 at Irving Middle School in Barker Hall!

Opening Letter to Parents/Guardians

For information regarding required forms for our upcoming Open House, please click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pjctYPbvXZCKYF_5IV_PgCgMItFW0Ejb

Communication

eNotify: These emails, text messages, and/or phone calls will provide you with important time-sensitive information that families must know. An example of an eNotify communication is a change in teacher when a staff member takes leave. 

News You Choose: Each week, families will receive a News You Choose newsletter from us - this newsletter will include important upcoming dates, school information, after school activities, and PTA news. This is the main form of communication to our families, we hope you will find it helpful and informative! 

ParentVue/StudentVue: Throughout the school year, these two tools are the best way for families to monitor student progress. Available through these “Vue’s” are student’s grades, attendance, class syllabi, class calendars, and discipline information. We are offering two sessions (7:45 AM and 7:00 PM) on Tuesday, September 10, to help parents/guardians become familiar with this tool as well as Google Classroom.

Email: Families will receive emails from staff throughout the school year and you are welcome to email administration, counselors, teachers, and staff throughout the school year as questions and needs arise. Please note we do our very best to respond within 24 hours of receiving an email. 

Twitter: Both Irving Middle School and Mrs. Conley have Twitter accounts. We post pictures of what is happening in the school as well as quick updates and reminders. We highly recommend you join Twitter and follow both! @IrvingMiddle and @WIMSPrincipal

After School Program

Late Buses begin on September 16 - Academic Support only will be offered the week of September 16-20

After School Activities and Clubs begin on Monday, September 23

Late buses depart around 4:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - September 10 at 7:00 pm 

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year; we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Boxtops for Education collection in the main office

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

Irving MS Weekly Update

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Greetings, Irving Families!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Irving Middle School! We are eagerly awaiting the start of school on Monday, August 26. This is our first News You Choose (NYC) for the school year and below you will find upcoming important dates and information to help you start preparing for the school year. A more detailed eNotify message will be sent out next week with information to help you prepare for our Open House. If you have any questions throughout the next few weeks, please do not hesitate to contact us. The main school phone number is 703-912-4500.

See you in a few weeks!

Cindy Conley

Principal, Irving Middle School

For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Irving Stays After

Communication Types eNotify

These emails, text messages, and/or phone calls will provide you with important time-sensitive information that families must know. For example, an eNotify communication is used to send an email to specific families whose students are going on a field trip.

News You Choose

Each week, families will receive a News You Choose newsletter from us - this newsletter will include important upcoming dates, school information, after school activities, and PTA news. This is the main form of communication to our families, we hope you will find it helpful and informative! 

ParentVue/StudentVue

Throughout the school year, these two tools are the best way for families to monitor student progress. Available through these “Vue’s” are student’s grades, attendance, class syllabi, class calendars, and discipline information. We are offering two sessions (7:45 AM and 7:00 PM) on Tuesday, September 10, to help parents/guardians become familiar with this tool as well as Google Classroom.

Email

Families will receive emails from staff throughout the school year and you are welcome to email administration, counselors, teachers, and staff throughout the school year as questions and needs arise. Please note we do our very best to respond within 24 hours of receiving an email. 

Twitter

Both Irving Middle School and Mrs. Conley have Twitter accounts. We post pictures of what is happening in the school as well as quick updates and reminders. We highly recommend you join Twitter and follow both! @IrvingMiddle and @WIMSPrincipal

Upcoming Communication

On Tuesday, August 6, you will receive an eNotify message with all of the links and information that you will need to prepare for the Open House and New Student Orientation. If you do not receive the email, please call the school to ensure we have the correct email address for you.

After School Program

Late Buses begin on September 16 - Academic Support only will be offered the week of September 16-20

After School Activities and Clubs begin on Monday, September 23

Late buses depart around 4:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - September 10 at 7:00 pm 

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year; we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

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Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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Next PTA meeting - June 11 at 7:00 pm

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year, we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Boxtops for Education collection in the main office

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

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For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Irving Stays After

Congratulations to the West Springfield Class of 2019!

Seniors participated in the Senior Walk and were recognized by staff and students at Irving!

ParentVue and StudentVue

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Monday, June 10 through the remainder of this school year. Additionally, the Gradebook and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Medication Pick Up

A reminder - ALL medication stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time (11:15 am) on the last day of school (Thursday, June 13).  Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Friday, June 7th Team Activity/Celebration Day

Time to get pumped for an awesome day!  We encourage your student to wear clothing that is appropriate for P.E. type activities (relay races, kickball, basketball shooting contest, volleyball) and a t-shirt with her/his team color.   Many of the morning activities will be outside, so applying sunscreen before arriving to school is suggested.  Students are welcome to wear hats and bring water bottles.  The school will have several  water cooler stations outside with paper cups for students to access.

Irving Summer Assignments

To help our students keep their skills sharp over the summer, we ask students to complete summer assignments. Because reading is so important, the Irving Middle School English teachers would like you to read at least three books during the summer. Two of the three books need to be novels that tell a story. The third book does not need to (but may) be one that tells a story. For more information and to view the reading log, click here.

Students who will enter 7th grade in the fall are asked to complete a math packet that corresponds with the class they will take. This should be submitted to the student’s math teacher once school begins. Seventh grade students going into Algebra I HN do not need to complete a math packet this summer. Students who will enter 8th grade have the option to complete practice problems, but this will not be submitted to the teacher in the fall. Math packets can be found here.

Summer Reading Information for West Springfield HS

This summer, West Springfield High School will not be assigning graded summer reading or summer assignments to allow students and their families to recharge over the summer months.  The English Department encourages students to keep up their reading skills as they read for pleasure this summer, choosing fiction, non-fiction, magazines, graphic novels, and newspapers that interest and intrigue them. The Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Adventure program provides contests, recommendations, and prizes to encourage reading over the summer:  https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/summer-reading

8th Grade Dance - Friday, June 7 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Please note the 8th grade dance is NOT a formal event. We will have signs around the building regarding what is and is not appropriate to wear. In the past, students have worn a pair of slacks and collared shirt or a skirt/blouse or dress, again NO formal attire or high heels are required for this dance (often high heels are taken off within about 10 minutes of arriving…). Also, students often attend in groups, so having a “date” is NOT a requirement to attend. The purpose of this dance is to have fun and celebrate our 8th grade students' accomplishments before they head out for the summer and on to high school. Only 8th grade students attending Irving Middle School may attend the dance.

Attention Parents!  The 8th grade dance is on Friday, June 7th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  We are in need of chaperones and light refreshments for the dance. Please see the sign ups below volunteer.  Thank you in advance for your help!  If you have questions, please email Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

8th Grade Dance Chaperone Sign Up

8th Grade Dance Refreshment Sign Up

Google Suite for Education Summer Access

G Suite for Education is available to students over the summer. All files created by, or shared with, students will continue to be available to them. Explore what your student is working on in G Suite for Education by having your student log in to his or her FCPS G Suite for Education account at home. Your student will use his or her network login credentials to access G Suite for Education. Students have the ability to reset their password using the Account Recovery service, even over the summer. However, recovery options must be set up in advance. Your student can set up those options by logging into the FCPS Account Manager.

Summer is also the perfect time to revisit the rules in your household for technology and media use, and set clear expectations for your child. The FCPS Digital Citizenship website has Device Contracts and Family Media Agreements that can help you guide family conversations. There is also a free online Digital Citizenship course available for parents and their children to work through together.

More information on G Suite for Education can be found on the FCPS Website.

WSHS Basketball Camp

Girls Summer Basketball Camp, June 17 – 21 at west Springfield high School.  Girls ages 8 – 15.  For more information contact coach Gibson at wrgibson@fcps.edu

To register online:    https://westspringfield.rschoolteams.com/page/3037

Fairfax County Public Library will visit with Irving English classes on June 11th!

Librarians from the Fairfax County Public Library will be visiting Irving English classes on June 11th to teach students how to set up and access public library eBooks.  Using eBooks through the public library is one way students can access a variety of books for their summer reading assignments, for free!  These eBooks can be accessed through the FCPL Libby App from a phone, Kindle, Nook, or other device.

If you would like your student to use your pre-existing library account, please make sure that your child has both the account number and the password on that day.

Students who do not already have a public library card will be able to get one. On Monday, June 3, your child will be given a library card form to complete and return by Wednesday, June 5. Students will receive their cards on the 11th. An electronic version of the form is attached. If you would not like your child to get a library card, please contact your child’s English teacher.

Note that younger siblings may also get library cards using a copy of the same form.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu).

You can find more information about summer reading here:

Rising 7th Grade and Rising 8th Grade Reading

Rising 9th Grade Summer Assignment

Summer Camps & Opportunities

The activities page of our website also showcases known summer programs that may be of interest. To view them, visit: https://irvingms.fcps.edu/activities/community-events-camps-volunteer-opportunities

Lost and Found Items

Irving’s Lost and Found is on display for all students to check during their lunch period. At the end of every month we wash and donate all clothing, lunchboxes, and water bottles. If your child has lost an item, please advise them to check for it during lunch. We will make announcements the week up to donation day to remind students to claim their belongings. If you would like to inquire about an item, please email bekirtner@fcps.edu   

Library News

The end of the year is drawing near.  As that comes, we need to start alerting students about what library books they need to return.  Beginning this week, students will receive weekly updates, through their English classes about what items they have on loan.  Hopefully most of these things will be returned before I start sending text alerts to parents in the last week of school!  Please ask your child if there are things that need to be returned to the library, and help remind them to drop them off.

As summer is around the corner, we’re excited to recommend summer reading titles to anyone who drops by (students or parents!)

Thank you!

Mary Ann Monk & Diane Gawalt, Librarians

After School Thank you for a wonderful year!

Our after school program has ended for the school year.  

There are no activities after school on Friday, June 7th.

There are no after school activities the week of June 10th. All students will be dismissed at 2:15p.

Parent Feedback Requested for our After School Program

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.   This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal  Approval  Number 19225.

Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLDCGM2

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - June 11 at 7:00 pm

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year, we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

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Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

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Fairfax County Public Library will visit with Irving English classes on June 11th!

Librarians from the Fairfax County Public Library will be visiting Irving English classes on June 11th to teach students how to set up and access public library eBooks.  Using eBooks through the public library is one way students can access a variety of books for their summer reading assignments, for free!  These eBooks can be accessed through the FCPL Libby App from a phone, Kindle, Nook, or other device.

If you would like your student to use your pre-existing library account, please make sure that your child has both the account number and the password on that day.

Students who do not already have a public library card will be able to get one. On Monday, June 3, your child was given a library card form to complete and return by Wednesday, June 5. Students will receive their cards on the 11th. An electronic version of the form is attached. If you would not like your child to get a library card, please contact your child’s English teacher.

Note that younger siblings may also get library cards using a copy of the same form.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu).

You can find more information about summer reading here:

Rising 7th Grade and Rising 8th Grade Reading

Rising 9th Grade Summer Assignment

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8th Grade Dance - Friday, June 7 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Please note the 8th grade dance is NOT a formal event. We will have signs around the building regarding what is and is not appropriate to wear. In the past, students have worn a pair of slacks and collared shirt or a skirt/blouse or dress, again NO formal attire or high heels are required for this dance (often high heels are taken off within about 10 minutes of arriving…). Also, students often attend in groups, so having a “date” is NOT a requirement to attend. The purpose of this dance is to have fun and celebrate our 8th grade students' accomplishments before they head out for the summer and on to high school. Only 8th grade students attending Irving Middle School may attend the dance.

Attention Parents!  The 8th grade dance is on Friday, June 7th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  We are in need of chaperones and light refreshments for the dance. Please see the sign ups below volunteer.  Thank you in advance for your help!  If you have questions, please email Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

8th Grade Dance Chaperone Sign Up

8th Grade Dance Refreshment Sign Up

Fairfax County Public Library will visit with Irving English classes on June 11th!

Librarians from the Fairfax County Public Library will be visiting Irving English classes on June 11th to teach students how to set up and access public library eBooks.  Using eBooks through the public library is one way students can access a variety of books for their summer reading assignments, for free!  These eBooks can be accessed through the FCPL Libby App from a phone, Kindle, Nook, or other device.

If you would like your student to use your pre-existing library account, please make sure that your child has both the account number and the password on that day.

Students who do not already have a public library card will be able to get one. On Monday, June 3, your child will be given a library card form to complete and return by Wednesday, June 5. Students will receive their cards on the 11th. An electronic version of the form is attached. If you would not like your child to get a library card, please contact your child’s English teacher.

Note that younger siblings may also get library cards using a copy of the same form.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu).

You can find more information about summer reading here:

Rising 7th Grade and Rising 8th Grade Reading: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g8TZeegL28a6zATJWU2TaucH9pOS_d46yt1uzrgG0zc/edit?usp=sharing

Rising 9th Grade Summer Assignment: https://westspringfieldhs.fcps.edu/academics/summer-assignments

Career Day – Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 - 9:30 am

We are looking for career speakers who are willing to come to Irving and present information about their field of expertise and/or career to our students. If you are interested please contact the following teacher based on your student’s team:

7th Grade Teams

Blue Team, Brandy Peyton, bnpeyton1@fcps.edu

Yellow Team, Sara Hofman, shofman@fcps.edu

Green Team, Andrew Croce, AJCroce@fcps.edu

Orange Team, Brittany Brown, bkbrown1@fcps.edu

8th Grade Teams

Black Team, Matt Koeppen, mckoeppen@fcps.edu

White Team, Morgan Miciak, mtmiciak@fcps.edu

Red Team, Jacque Watts, jlwatts@fcps.edu

Purple Team, Tyler LoNigro, stlonigro@fcps.edu

Clinic Reminder

The school clinic is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the clinic must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  Medication left in the clinic after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Summer Camps & Opportunities

The activities page of our website also showcases known summer programs that may be of interest. To view them, visit: https://irvingms.fcps.edu/activities/community-events-camps-volunteer-opportunities

Lost and Found Items

Irving’s Lost and Found is on display for all students to check during their lunch period. At the end of every month we wash and donate all clothing, lunchboxes, and water bottles. If your child has lost an item, please advise them to check for it during lunch. We will make announcements the week up to donation day to remind students to claim their belongings. If you would like to inquire about an item, please email bekirtner@fcps.edu   

Library News

The end of the year is drawing near.  As that comes, we need to start alerting students about what library books they need to return.  Beginning this week, students will receive weekly updates, through their English classes about what items they have on loan.  Hopefully most of these things will be returned before I start sending text alerts to parents in the last week of school!  Please ask your child if there are things that need to be returned to the library, and help remind them to drop them off.

As summer is around the corner, we’re excited to recommend summer reading titles to anyone who drops by (students or parents!)

Thank you!

Mary Ann Monk & Diane Gawalt, Librarians

After School Last Day for After School Activities & Buses

After school clubs and activities will end on May 31st.

The week of June 3rd is our “Academic Support Week”. Students may stay after on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of that week with a teacher or in Homework Club. No other activities are available.  There is no after school program on Wednesday, June 5th or Friday June 7th.

The last late bus day is June 6th.

After School Parent Pick Up

Please speak with your child about their plans to stay after, including how they will be getting home. If you plan to pick up your student, please arrive by 4:45p on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Please arrive by 3:30p on Wednesday and Friday.

Late Bus Schedule

Late buses come at approximately 4:45p on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the school year. Please review the letter you received from the transportation office to determine your child’s late bus number and late bus stop- they are different from their normal bus number and stop! This information is also available in SIS.

Additional Information

Please review the Activities portion of our website for information on the structure and policies for the After School Program.  The list of available clubs for this school year has also been updated.  Information about known volunteer opportunities also appear on the Activities section of our site

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - June 11 at 7:00 pm

We would like to elect the Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year, we need members to attend the meeting in order to hold the elections. We hope to see you on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm!

Website:https://wimspta.ptboard.com/home

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Boxtops for Education collection in the main office

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

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