Message from Irving MS

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Dear Irving Middle School Families,

While our traditional form of school has ended for this school year, I want to assure you that we are working diligently, with guidance from division leadership, to develop a Distance Learning plan that supports our students. More information regarding Distance Learning will be shared in the coming days, directly from school division leadership.

Our first step is to provide technology access to our families who do not have any other method for accessing online resources. Because we have limited technology resources available, we have sent a survey via email and text message seeking to find out who needs a laptop. As of today we have had 926 of 1124 families complete the survey. If you have not had a chance to complete the survey (only one response per child is needed) please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/zVnbLfPhNyzqBNU88

As we work through the closure of school, if you find you are in need of resources/support or have questions, please continue to check the FCPS website (fcps.edu) for updates, communicate with me, your child's counselor, administrator, and/or teachers. Over the next couple of weeks, students should continue to work on the Blackboard lessons under the Continuity of Learning section and read every day. We will be in touch soon!

Take Care!

Cindy Conley

Proud Principal of

Irving Middle School

 

 

 

Estimadas familias de la escuela secundaria Irving:

Si bien nuestra forma tradicional de escuela ha finalizado para este año escolar, quiero asegurarles que estamos trabajando diligentemente, con la orientación del liderazgo de la división, para desarrollar un plan de aprendizaje a distancia que respalde nuestros estudiantes. En los próximos días se compartirá más información sobre el aprendizaje a distancia, directamente del liderazgo de la división escolar.

Nuestro primer paso es proporcionar acceso tecnológico a nuestras familias que no tienen ningún otro método para acceder a los recursos en línea. Debido a que tenemos recursos tecnológicos limitados disponibles, hemos enviado una encuesta por correo electrónico y mensaje de texto para averiguar quién necesita una computadora portátil. Unicamente 926 de 1124 familias completaron la encuesta. Si no ha tenido la oportunidad de completar la encuesta (solo se necesita una respuesta por niño), haga clic en el siguiente enlace: https://forms.gle/zVnbLfPhNyzqBNU88

Mientras trabajamos hasta el cierre de la escuela, si encuentra que necesita recursos /apoyo o tiene preguntas, continúe visitando el sitio web de FCPS (fcps.edu) para obtener actualizaciones, comuníquese conmigo, el consejero de su hijo, el administrador y / o profesores. Durante las próximas dos semanas, los estudiantes deben continuar trabajando en las lecciones de Blackboard en la sección Continuidad de aprendizaje y leer todos los días.

¡Nos veremos pronto!

¡Cuídense!

Cindy Conley

Orgulloso directora de Irving Middle School

 

 

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Irving MS Weekly Update

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Continuity of Learning Plan resources are available on 24/7 Learning. Look for the image above when you log into your Blackboard account. You must be logged into Blackboard 24/7 Learning to access the Continuity of Learning resources.

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

Irving Middle School is a Grab and Go location

Irving Middle School is one of the Grab and Go locations. We are serving breakfast from 8:00-10:30 and lunch from 10:30-2:00. Meals are free to all students and $2.00 for adults, Monday - Friday.

Continuity of Learning Plan

FCPS has developed a plan for continuity of learning while school is closed. Our goal is for students to read, write, communicate, and engage in continued learning experiences during this period. The first two weeks of school closure (Monday, March 16, to Friday, March 27) will not include any teacher-directed instruction. Students can participate in optional, self-directed learning activities posted on FCPS 24-7 Blackboard. Student work is not required or graded. These activities will be across the content areas so each child can choose activities that suit their interests.

Additionally, FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly; Channel 25 includes middle school programming.

After the first two-week school closure period, teacher-directed virtual instruction may be considered. Policies and timelines for third quarter grading are under consideration. 

Here are some tips to help you support your child during distance learning:

  • Establish routines and expectations. Balance screen time and non-screen time activities.
  • Students should take brain breaks and move regularly as they study.
  • Discuss what your child is learning and ask questions.
  • Establish times for quiet and reflection.
  • Remain mindful of your child’s stress.

Parents can begin to prepare by ensuring they have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account and are able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View. If you do not have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent account, please click here to register for an account. An activation key will be sent to you to complete your registration, along with the simple steps to set up your account. Your username and password for the Student Information System(SIS) and FCPS 24/7 Learning: Parent View will be the same.

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us

This spring all Irving Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.  

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

8100 Old Keene Mill Springfield, VA 22152  | Main Office: 703-912-4500
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Message from Irving MS

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A reminder, since all FCPS schools are closed, we will not be distributing laptops today or permitting access to the building until further notice. We do have a Grab & Go breakfast (8:00-10:30) and lunch (10:30-2:00) available for students for free and adults $2.00. We apologize for this inconvenience, however we want to make sure we adhere to the expectations sent out by the Fairfax Health department and FCPS schools.

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Message from Irving MS

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Irving Middle School will provide a “Grab and Go“ breakfast and lunch for FCPS students beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-10:30 am and lunch from 10:30-2:00 pm. Adults may purchase a meal for $2.00. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  Food distribution will be set up outside of school - no access into the school will be permitted.

Meals will be provided to all students without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Irving Middle School ofrecerá desayuno y almuerzo "Grab and Go" para los estudiantes de FCPS a partir de mañana, martes, 17 de marzo. El desayuno se servirá de 8:00am a 10:30am y el almuerzo de 10:30am a 2:00 pm. Los adultos pueden comprar comida por $2.00. Las comidas se proporcionarán por orden de llegada. La distribución de alimentos se establecerá fuera de la escuela; no se permitirá el acceso al edificio de la escuela.

Se proporcionarán comidas a todos los estudiantes sin cargo y es las misma comida para todos los niños, independientemente de su raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad o discapacidad, y no habrá discriminación en el curso del servicio de comidas.

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

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

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Irving Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.  

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option Now Available

Starting with 3rd quarter, high school and middle school parents will now have the option to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless!". All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option.

Parent Programming

Vaping, what parents need to know, West Springfield HS, Thursday, March 26th 2020, 7:00 PM, Door 12, Room 2405, ***This event is for high school and middle school PARENTS only!!

Vaping Flyer English

Vapeo, todo lo que los padres necesitan saber, Martes 26 de Marzo a las 7pm, Room 2405, Acceso Puerta 12. Esta reunión es sólo para padres de familia de High School y Middle School, la presentación será presentada en Español

Vaping Flyer Spanish

Family Engagement Policy Draft: we will be hosting three meetings in the community to gather feedback from FCPS families, students, and staff during the month of March, we need your participation. 

Visit the Parent Resource Center to sign up for upcoming workshops.  Can't make it to a workshop?  View some of the past workshops at a time and location convenient to you on the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel

Bikes for the World Collection

An Irving student and Eagle Scout candidate is sponsoring a bike collection for Bikes for the World on Saturday, May 9th, from 9:00-1:00 at Irving.  All used bikes and bicycle parts, even broken ones, will be donated to developing countries to be used as transportation.

*Children’s tricycles are not accepted.

*Bikes may be dropped off earlier in the a.m. near the bike rack in front of the school.

If you don’t have a used bike to donate but would like to help, checks and cash are also accepted to cover shipping costs. Tax receipts will be available.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Hay at jjhay@fcps.edu

Library News

Finished your book and have nothing to read?  Take a look at the Irving MS Library’s collection of eBooks and audiobooks:  Irving’s Library Catalog.  Students can login to their Destiny Discover library account and then click on “MackinVIA” in the Learning Links to access our digital books. They should use their FCPS username and password for access. Have fun exploring all the great books!

SAVE THE DATE!  We’re excited to announce that the Irving Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair April 14th through the 16th.  We will have both school-day hours and evening hours.  More details to come. 

Happy Reading!

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

WSHS Girls’ Basketball Clinics

WSHS Girls’ Basketball coaches will be hosting a free skills clinic for 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing high school basketball.  There are 2 clinics, and they will be held on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, March 12th:  2:25 pm to 3:25 pm in the 8th grade gym
  • Thursday, March 19th:  2:25 pm to 3:25 pm in the 8th grade gym **This is a change from last week!**
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 - May 12 at 7:00 pm 

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

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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Irving MS Weekly Update

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

Meghan Harris, Spanish Teacher, providing instruction and connections to Portrait of a Graduate. It is World Languages Week – Thank You, Ms. Harris, Ms. Nichols, Ms. Tan, & Ms. Naworol for all you do for our students.

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Irving Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.  

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Upcoming 8th Grade Field Trip

The 8th grade will be taking a field trip to the Udvar Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum on Friday, March 27th. Volunteers will arrive at Irving Middle School at 8:30am and will ride on the buses with the students. Volunteers will travel with their groups, will participate in activities planned by the Udvar Hazy staff, and will eat lunch on site (weather permitting). Students and volunteers will return to Irving around 1:30pm. If you are available to spend the day with us, please sign up using this link and follow the directions on the SignUp Genius. Thank you!

“Go Paperless” Report Card Option Now Available

Starting with 3rd quarter, high school and middle school parents will now have the option to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless!". All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option.

PTA BINGO Night

Join us for a night of family fun on March 20 as we play BINGO!  Doors open at 6:30p and games start at 7p in our school’s cafeteria.  We are playing for baskets of prizes- each basket taking on its own theme.  Cost- $5 for a pack of BINGO cards (yes, you can buy as many as you want!), and concessions will be sold.  We hope to see you there.

The PTA is looking for prize basket donations. If you would be willing to put together and donate a themed prize basket for BINGO night, please email the PTA executive board by emailing Irvingmspta@gmail.com.

Parent Programming

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30.

Quiere aprender a hablar Ingles? Participate in English learning classes, Beginning English classes Crestwood Elementary School, flyer here 

Can't make it to a workshop?  View past workshops at a time and location convenient to you on the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel

Library News

SAVE THE DATE!  We’re excited to announce that the Irving Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair April 14th through the 16th.  We will have both school-day hours and evening hours.  More details to come. 

7th grade students are visiting the library this week to borrow books for their next English book project.  Their visit includes a lesson about how to navigate the new library catalog, which can be accessed via the net from any computer:  Irving’s Library Catalog  

Because of their English projects, both 7th and 8th grade students should have books to read in their daily “Take Ten” reading time.  How about taking ten minutes at home to talk to your child about what they’re reading. 

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

WSHS Girls’ Basketball Clinics

WSHS Girls’ Basketball coaches will be hosting a free skills clinic for 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in playing high school basketball.  There are 2 clinics, and they will be held on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, March 12th:  2:25 pm to 3:25 pm in the 8th grade gym
  • Monday, March 16th:  3:25 to 4:35 pm in the 7th grade gym
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).   

Volunteer Opportunity

The Hunt Valley Elementary School PTA has an event coming up and they need volunteers!  Please view the link below for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

April 18 (Saturday) - Beautification Day

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - March 10 at 7:00 pm 

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

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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Irving MS Weekly Update

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Heritage Drummers performed for students after school

Upcoming 8th Grade Field Trip

The 8th grade will be taking a field trip to the Udvar Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum on Friday, March 27th. Volunteers will arrive at Irving Middle School at 8:30am and will ride on the buses with the students. Volunteers will travel with their groups, will participate in activities planned by the Udvar Hazy staff, and will eat lunch on site (weather permitting). Students and volunteers will return to Irving around 1:30pm. If you are available to spend the day with us, please sign up using this link and follow the directions on the SignUp Genius. Thank you!

Financial Aid Information for Middle School Parents

College Access Fairfax will again provide multiple sessions for parents to learn about financial aid information for students after high school. Information covered includes cost of attendance at different types of institutions, what financial aid is, how a family can apply for financial aid, a glossary of important terms and information on Virginia529 plans. While middle school students are unable to apply for financial aid at this time, we hope to make families familiar with the terms and procedures in order to ease this process when the student is in high school. The times and locations of the individual sessions can be found here. If you plan to attend one of the sessions, please RSVP by going to www.collegeaccessfairfax.org and then go to the calendar page.

WSHS Future Spartan Night

SAVE THE DATE: West Springfield High School will be holding a Rising Freshman/Future Spartans Parent Night on May 13, 2020

Information presented will be helpful to all parents with students coming to West Springfield HS for the first time. 

6:00 – 6:30 pm Special Education Presentation- Located in the Black Box Theatre (2106)

6:45 – 7:30 pm Presentation for Rising Freshman/Future Spartans- Located in the Auditorium

We have a new process to purchase PE uniforms for the 20-21 school year. Those who purchase a PE uniform on-line between 2/10-4/1 can pick up uniforms at the Parent Night on 5/13/20.

TO PURCHASE YOUR GYM UNIFORM

  • Use the link:  https://athleticunion.com/west-springfield
  • Please use the FREE SHIPPING CODE:  #Westspringfield (you must use the #)!  The free shipping code is on the top of the site as well.
  • The online store will be available February 10 – April 1 (Midnight) to purchase.
  • Please note that all orders are made to order, so please choose your sizes carefully!
  • The most cost-effective way to purchase your PE uniform is by selecting the GYM PACK (at the top of the site).   The 5-inch and 9-inch are the in-seams lengths of the shorts that are available.  Choose the length that your child prefers.
  • Please put your student’s name on the order (where it asks for a name or captain) so that your student’s order can be easily identified.  
PTA BINGO Night Prize Donations Needed

The PTA BINGO night is coming up on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 pm. The PTA is looking for prize basket donations. If you would be willing to put together and donate a themed prize basket for BINGO night, please email the PTA executive board by emailing Irvingmspta@gmail.com.

Parent Programming

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30.

Quiere aprender a hablar Ingles? Participate in English learning classes, Beginning English classes Crestwood Elementary School, flyer here 

Can't make it to a workshop?  View past workshops at a time and location convenient to you on the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel

Library News

SAVE THE DATE!  We’re excited to announce that the Irving Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair April 14th through the 16th.  We will have both school-day hours and evening hours.  More details to come. 

Every 8th grade student should have a book that they’re reading for their 3rd quarter book project.  Take some time to ask your student what he / she chose and why.  

7th grade students are finishing up with their narrative nonfiction project and will visit in the first week of March to borrow a fiction title for their 3rd quarter project.  We look forward to having your students in the library and helping them to find a book that is a good match for them!

Remember that a student’s success in school hinges so much on their ability to read well, and remember the impact that you have on encouraging reading.  Ask your student about the book they’re reading.  Share with your student what you are reading.  Do you ever have “family read nights?”  I find that I can convince everyone in the family to read for as long as it takes for a batch of brownies to finish baking;  then we enjoy the fresh brownies as we talk about what we read!  

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program

Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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).   

Volunteer Opportunity

The Hunt Valley Elementary School PTA has an event coming up and they need volunteers!  Please view the link below for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

April 18 (Saturday) - Beautification Day

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - March 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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Celebrating Custodian Appreciation Week

We are so fortunate to have this amazing team at Irving Middle School!

Thank you, Mr. Barreto, Ms. Cespedes, Ms. Youn, Ms. Doan, Ms. Marenco, Ms. Ekoue, and Mr. Roh!

 

Financial Aid Information for Middle School Parents

College Access Fairfax will again provide multiple sessions for parents to learn about financial aid information for students after high school. Information covered includes cost of attendance at different types of institutions, what financial aid is, how a family can apply for financial aid, a glossary of important terms and information on Virginia529 plans. While middle school students are unable to apply for financial aid at this time, we hope to make families familiar with the terms and procedures in order to ease this process when the student is in high school. The times and locations of the individual sessions can be found here. If you plan to attend one of the sessions, please RSVP by going to www.collegeaccessfairfax.org and then go to the calendar page.

Inova Children's Hospital Donations

Extended until February 28th!

Our school is partnering with West Springfield High School to gather donations for patients at Inova Children’s Hospital.  We are collecting a variety of items that will provide comfort, security and happiness to patients during their stay at the children’s hospital.  Some items include:  fleece blankets, playing cards and small games, coloring books and crayons/markers, lip balm, latex-free character band-aids, travel size deodorant/shampoo/conditioner/body wash, kids’ toothpaste and toothbrushes, and many more!  All items should be new and should not be gift wrapped.  Donations may be placed in the donation bins in the main office.  For a full list of items, please visit this link:  INOVA Children's Hospital Patient Wishlist

Thank you in advance for your contributions!  For questions, please contact Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

PTA BINGO Night Prize Donations Needed

The PTA BINGO night is coming up on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 pm. The PTA is looking for prize basket donations. If you would be willing to put together and donate a themed prize basket for BINGO night, please email the PTA executive board by emailing Irvingmspta@gmail.com.

Eating Disorder Information

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013), 

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

Eating Disorder Parent Letter and Fact Sheet Parent Programming

Edu-Futuro’s Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Part I offers dynamic and interactive workshops! Application deadline: February 22, 2020 

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30.

Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity Friday, February 21, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School

Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities Friday, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Quiere aprender a hablar Ingles? Participate in English learning classes, Beginning English classes Crestwood Elementary School, flyer here 

BritepathsWorkforce Development Program helps job seekers navigate the job search process and find meaningful employment.

Can't make it to a workshop?  View past workshops at a time and location convenient to you on the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel

Participate in National Engineers Week February 16-22  Library News

SAVE THE DATE!  We’re excited to announce that the Irving Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair April 14th through the 16th.  We will have both school-day hours and evening hours.  More details to come. 

All 8th grade students have now been to the library to select a book for their 3rd quarter book project.  Take some time to ask your student what he / she chose and why.  It can also help students to get engaged with their title if the students read the beginning aloud with someone else.  Consider this approach if your child struggles to get into and finish the books they choose for English reading projects.

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program

Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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 - March 10 at 7:00 pm 

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

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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The current Library Display Case features photographs of Irving’s female staff members as they played team and individual sports.  This commemorates National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which was February 5 and will be on display through the end of the month

 

Inova Children's Hospital Donations

Extended until February 28th!

Our school is partnering with West Springfield High School to gather donations for patients at Inova Children’s Hospital.  We are collecting a variety of items that will provide comfort, security and happiness to patients during their stay at the children’s hospital.  Some items include:  fleece blankets, playing cards and small games, coloring books and crayons/markers, lip balm, latex-free character band-aids, travel size deodorant/shampoo/conditioner/body wash, kids’ toothpaste and toothbrushes, and many more!  All items should be new and should not be gift wrapped.  Donations may be placed in the donation bins in the main office.  For a full list of items, please visit this link:  INOVA Children's Hospital Patient Wishlist

Thank you in advance for your contributions!  For questions, please contact Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

Courses for next year

At this time, all students at Irving have registered for some classes for next year. Students who are entering 9th grade have selected all their classes, while students who are entering 8th grade have chosen their electives. Parents/guardians can view these classes by going to the ParentVue account. If a course needs to change at this time, please reach out to your child’s counselor at Irving. If you do not have a ParentVue account, please contact Hang Nguyen at hbnguyen@fcps.edu to create this.

PTA BINGO Night Prize Donations Needed

The PTA BINGO night is coming up on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 pm. The PTA is looking for prize basket donations. If you would be willing to put together and donate a themed prize basket for BINGO night, please email the PTA executive board by emailing Irvingmspta@gmail.com.

Eating Disorder Information

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013), 

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

Eating Disorder Parent Letter and Fact Sheet Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link

Edu-Futuro’s Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Part I offers dynamic and interactive workshops! Application deadline: February 22, 2020 

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11th, For the Kinship Care Café on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February and March), Kinship Care Financial Empowerment. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30th

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon

Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity Friday, February 21, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School

Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities Friday, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Quiere aprender a hablar Ingles? Participate in English learning classes, Beginning English classes Crestwood Elementary School, flyer here 

Britepaths’ Workforce Development Program helps job seekers navigate the job search process and find meaningful employment.

Can't make it to a workshop?  View past workshops at a time and location convenient to you on the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel

Participate in National Engineers Week February 16-22  Library News

SAVE THE DATE!  We’re excited to announce that the Irving Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair April 14th through the 16th.  We will have both school-day hours and evening hours.  More details to come. 

All 8th grade students have now been to the library to select a book for their 3rd quarter book project.  Take some time to ask your student what he / she chose and why.  It can also help students to get engaged with their title if the students read the beginning aloud with someone else.  Consider this approach if your child struggles to get into and finish the books they choose for English reading projects.

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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 - March 10 at 7:00 pm 

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

School Code:  T9EEWQ

Email: irvingmspta@gmail.com

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

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Mrs. Hay’s students reflect on their Equity Map results after a Literature Circle discussion

Student Recognition Ceremonies

8th grade: 10:45 am to 11:25 am 

7th grade: 11:55 am to 12:35 pm

Due to the amount of rain over the last 3 days, the fields will not be used for overflow parking.  Please pack your patience when looking for a parking spot. The bus loop will be available for guest parking and if possible, please consider carpooling or parking in neighborhoods near the school as the parking lot will fill quickly.

Eating Disorder Information

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013), 

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

Eating Disorder Parent Letter and Fact Sheet PTA Meeting - February 11 - Community Forum - Interior Camera Proposal

Tuesday, February 11 is out PTA meeting and the final opportunity to provide feedback regarding the internal cameras proposal. 

Community Information: https://irvingms.fcps.edu/announcements/interior-camera-information

Interior Camera Information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17KPr5jBoLXLt-dSwb-L7qXV3AqnJJjyN

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link

Edu-Futuro’s Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Part I offers dynamic and in-teractive workshops! Application deadline: February 22nd/2020 

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, will be offering beginning English classes at many locations. For the locations, click here. Registration is in person on January 30th. 

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information, are any of your families raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11th, For the Kinship Care Café on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February and March), Kinship Care Financial Empowerment register by January 29th. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30th

Library News

This week we’re seeing all of the 8th grade English classes to help them select a good book for their 3rd quarter book project.  Take some time to ask your student what he / she chose and why.  It can also help students to get engaged with their title if the students reads the beginning aloud with someone else.  Consider this approach if your child struggles to get into and finish the books they choose for English reading projects.

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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

West Springfield Rotary Club’s Annual “4-Way Test” Essay Contest: Deadline February 7th!

Calling all students!  Every year our local Rotary Club chapter sponsors an essay contest centered around the “4-Way Test”. Students are asked to write an essay about the “4-Way Test” and incorporate creativity, originality, and quality or writing into their piece. For contest overview, rules, and an entry sheet, students should see Ms. Geary during lunch.  All entries are due no later than Friday, February 7th. Early entries are encouraged!  Three winners are selected from Irving to be recognized at the local chapter’s breakfast in their honor, and the 1st place winner moves forward to a District competition with a grand prize of $750!

SCA School Dance

Our next school dance will be after school on Thursday, February 13th, from 2:25 PM to 4:30 PM.  During the dance, students may enjoy dancing in the 7th grade gym or play basketball in the 8th grade gym.  A snack of pizza, chips and a drink will be served to all students who attend the dance.  The theme for this dance is Valentine’s Day, so students are encouraged to wear red, pink, and white!  On the day of the dance, students may ride late buses home, or be picked up by a parent.

Tickets to the dance cost $5 and will be sold in the cafeteria during all lunches on the following days:  Wed. 2/5, Thurs. 2/6, Fri. 2/7, Mon. 2/10, Tues. 2/11.  Please note that tickets will not be sold the day before the dance (2/12) or the day of the dance (2/13).  On the day of the dance, students will receive a wristband which will serve as their ticket to the dance. 

Please note that on the date of the dance, there will be NO other activities.  Students may only stay after school on the day of the dance if they have purchased a ticket.

8th graders and parents, please direct questions to Dave Dachille (dmdachille@fcps.edu)

7th graders and parents, please direct questions to Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

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 - February 11 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

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School Counselor Appreciation Week 

Please be sure to thank your school counselor for all they do and celebrate National School Counseling Week February 3-7!

PTA Meeting - February 11 - Community Forum - Interior Camera Proposal

Tuesday, February 11 is out PTA meeting and the final opportunity to provide feedback regarding the internal cameras proposal. 

Community Information: https://irvingms.fcps.edu/announcements/interior-camera-information

Interior Camera Information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17KPr5jBoLXLt-dSwb-L7qXV3AqnJJjyN

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link

Edu-Futuro’s Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Part I offers dynamic and in-teractive workshops! Application deadline: February 22nd/2020 

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, will be offering beginning English classes at many locations. For the locations, click here. Registration is in person on January 30th. 

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information, are any of your families raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11th, For the Kinship Care Café on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February and March), Kinship Care Financial Empowerment register by January 29th. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30th

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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

West Springfield Rotary Club’s Annual “4-Way Test” Essay Contest: Deadline February 7th!

Calling all students!  Every year our local Rotary Club chapter sponsors an essay contest centered around the “4-Way Test”. Students are asked to write an essay about the “4-Way Test” and incorporate creativity, originality, and quality or writing into their piece. For contest overview, rules, and an entry sheet, students should see Ms. Geary during lunch.  All entries are due no later than Friday, February 7th. Early entries are encouraged!  Three winners are selected from Irving to be recognized at the local chapter’s breakfast in their honor, and the 1st place winner moves forward to a District competition with a grand prize of $750!

Inova Children’s Hospital Donation Drive sponsored by Irving SCA and West Springfield SGA

From Monday, February 3rd to Friday, February 7th, our school is partnering with West Springfield High School to gather donations for patients at Inova Children’s Hospital.  We are collecting a variety of items that will provide comfort, security and happiness to patients during their stay at the children’s hospital.  Some items include:  fleece blankets, playing cards and small games, coloring books and crayons/markers, lip balm, latex-free character band-aids, travel size deodorant/shampoo/conditioner/body wash, kids’ toothpaste and toothbrushes, and many more!  All items should be new and should not be gift wrapped.  Donations may be placed in the donation bins in the main office.  For a full list of items, please visit this link:  INOVA Children's Hospital Patient Wishlist

Thank you in advance for your contributions!  For questions, please contact Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

SCA School Dance

Our next school dance will be after school on Thursday, February 13th, from 2:25 PM to 4:30 PM.  During the dance, students may enjoy dancing in the 7th grade gym or play basketball in the 8th grade gym.  A snack of pizza, chips and a drink will be served to all students who attend the dance.  The theme for this dance is Valentine’s Day, so students are encouraged to wear red, pink, and white!  On the day of the dance, students may ride late buses home, or be picked up by a parent.

Tickets to the dance cost $5 and will be sold in the cafeteria during all lunches on the following days:  Wed. 2/5, Thurs. 2/6, Fri. 2/7, Mon. 2/10, Tues. 2/11.  Please note that tickets will not be sold the day before the dance (2/12) or the day of the dance (2/13).  On the day of the dance, students will receive a wristband which will serve as their ticket to the dance. 

Please note that on the date of the dance, there will be NO other activities.  Students may only stay after school on the day of the dance if they have purchased a ticket.

8th graders and parents, please direct questions to Dave Dachille (dmdachille@fcps.edu)

7th graders and parents, please direct questions to Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

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 - February 11 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

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2nd Semester Classes

On Wednesday, January 29, students will report to their 1st period class for 1st semester to receive their new schedule for the 2nd semester. At that time, students with a different 1st period will be released to go to their new class. We will not block the 29th or the 30th.

Irving School Counselors ROCK! 

We’re excited to announce that the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has recognized our school counseling program as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) school. Our counselors applied for RAMP status following the implementation of a school counseling program. Once a school has a program in place, it takes at least one entire academic year to collect the data and information needed to fulfill the RAMP application requirements. Last year, only 140 schools nationwide earned this honor.  

PTA Meeting - February 11 - Community Forum - Interior Camera Proposal 

Tuesday, February 11 is out PTA meeting and the final opportunity to provide feedback regarding the internal cameras proposal. 

Community Information: https://irvingms.fcps.edu/announcements/interior-camera-information

Interior Camera Information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17KPr5jBoLXLt-dSwb-L7qXV3AqnJJjyN

Interior Camera FAQs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HB9Ia0_HFY7cMnJh0uV-rOrVhwsVoIah

If you are unable to attend February 11, PTA meeting at 7:00 pm and would like to submit feedback, please fill out the Community Input Survey. You may also email jgibbins@fcps.edu with your comments on this proposal and whether you support or oppose the installation. If in your comments you include contact information I will respond to you. 

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link

Edu-Futuro’s Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Part I offers dynamic and in-teractive workshops! Application deadline: February 22nd/2020 

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, will be offering beginning English classes at many locations. For the locations, click here. Registration is in person on January 30th. 

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information, are any of your families raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11th, For the Kinship Care Café on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February and March), Kinship Care Financial Empowerment register by January 29th. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30th

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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

West Springfield Rotary Club’s Annual “4-Way Test” Essay Contest: Deadline February 7th!

Calling all students!  Every year our local Rotary Club chapter sponsors an essay contest centered around the “4-Way Test”. Students are asked to write an essay about the “4-Way Test” and incorporate creativity, originality, and quality or writing into their piece. For contest overview, rules, and an entry sheet, students should see Ms. Geary during lunch.  All entries are due no later than Friday, February 7th. Early entries are encouraged!  Three winners are selected from Irving to be recognized at the local chapter’s breakfast in their honor, and the 1st place winner moves forward to a District competition with a grand prize of $750!

SCA School Dance

Our next school dance will be after school on Thursday, February 13th, from 2:25 PM to 4:30 PM.  During the dance, students may enjoy dancing in the 7th grade gym or play basketball in the 8th grade gym.  A snack of pizza, chips and a drink will be served to all students who attend the dance.  The theme for this dance is Valentine’s Day, so students are encouraged to wear red, pink, and white!  On the day of the dance, students may ride late buses home, or be picked up by a parent.

Tickets to the dance cost $5 and will be sold in the cafeteria during all lunches on the following days:  Wed. 2/5, Thurs. 2/6, Fri. 2/7, Mon. 2/10, Tues. 2/11.  Please note that tickets will not be sold the day before the dance (2/12) or the day of the dance (2/13).  On the day of the dance, students will receive a wristband which will serve as their ticket to the dance. 

Please note that on the date of the dance, there will be NO other activities.  Students may only stay after school on the day of the dance if they have purchased a ticket.

8th graders and parents, please direct questions to Dave Dachille (dmdachille@fcps.edu)

7th graders and parents, please direct questions to Emily Geary (emgeary@fcps.edu)

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 - February 11 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

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REMINDER:  Community Forum - Interior Camera Proposal & PTA Bylaws 

Tonight, Tuesday, January 21, a community forum will be held, where information will be shared and an opportunity will be provided to ask questions regarding the interior camera proposal. During this meeting, we will also review the new proposed PTA bylaws. We need at least 10 PTA members to attend this meeting in order to vote on the bylaws. These bylaws are crucial to the ability of the PTA to continue to exist throughout the rest of this year and beyond. 

Community Information:

https://irvingms.fcps.edu/announcements/interior-camera-information

Interior Camera Information:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17KPr5jBoLXLt-dSwb-L7qXV3AqnJJjyN

Interior Camera FAQs:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HB9Ia0_HFY7cMnJh0uV-rOrVhwsVoIah

If you are unable to attend the Community Forum on January 21 at 7:00 pm or the February 11, PTA meeting at 7:00 pm and would like to submit feedback, please fill out the Community Input Survey. You may also email jgibbins@fcps.edu with your comments on this proposal and whether you support or oppose the installation. If in your comments you include contact information I will respond to you. 

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - February 11 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

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Food for Neighbors Volunteers collected and sorted over 2000 lbs of food on January 11

Community Forum - Interior Camera Proposal & PTA Bylaws 

Tuesday, January 21, a community forum will be held, where information will be shared and an opportunity will be provided to ask questions regarding the interior camera proposal. During this meeting, we will also review the new proposed PTA bylaws. We need at least 10 PTA members to attend this meeting in order to vote on the bylaws. These bylaws are crucial to the ability of the PTA to continue to exist throughout the rest of this year and beyond. 

Community Information:

https://irvingms.fcps.edu/announcements/interior-camera-information

Interior Camera Information:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17KPr5jBoLXLt-dSwb-L7qXV3AqnJJjyN

Interior Camera FAQs:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HB9Ia0_HFY7cMnJh0uV-rOrVhwsVoIah

If you are unable to attend the Community Forum on January 21 at 7:00 pm or the February 11, PTA meeting at 7:00 pm and would like to submit feedback, please fill out the Community Input Survey. You may also email jgibbins@fcps.edu with your comments on this proposal and whether you support or oppose the installation. If in your comments you include contact information I will respond to you. 

Parent/Guardian Programs

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link.

Additional parent resources to include YouTube videos of previous presentations can be found here

Mind in the making series: the seven essential life skills every child needs: Mind in the making series, learn strategies for improving these skills.   

Calm Conversations with your adolescent workshop: join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional, learn tools that foster loving and safe communication.   

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate, overcoming obstacles while optimizing strengths, preparing students to be successful in the 21st century workforce.   

Library News 

At the end of this week, we’ll have had all 541 seventh grade students into the library to borrow a narrative nonfiction title for an upcoming English project.  The “nonfiction” part means that the book is a true account.  The “narrative” part means that the book reads like a story, with a distinct beginning, middle and end.  Please ask your 7th grader what book they choose for the assignment.  If they still need help selecting a title, send them our way, or email us with questions.  Some of our most popular titles were snatched up right away.  Though it is not required, it is an option to purchase your own copy of much-sought-after title.  Checking the holdings at Fairfax County Public Libraries is also a great option.  

The end of the second quarter is upon us.  As such, we’d like to get a good handle on where our library books are--specifically the ones that are long overdue.  This next week we’ll be sending notices to your students about any library overdues that they have.  Please encourage them to return the books; we have other students who are waiting to read them!  Soon all of the 8th grade class will be visiting to borrow a fiction title for their quarterly English project.  We’d like to have as many books as possible on our shelves from which they can select.

Mary Ann Monk (mamonk1@fcps.edu) & Diane Gawalt (dlgawalt@fcps.edu), Irving MS Librarians

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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

West Springfield Rotary Club’s Annual “4-Way Test” Essay Contest: Deadline February 7th!

Calling all students!  Every year our local Rotary Club chapter sponsors an essay contest centered around the “4-Way Test”. Students are asked to write an essay about the “4-Way Test” and incorporate creativity, originality, and quality or writing into their piece. For contest overview, rules, and an entry sheet, students should see Ms. Geary during lunch.  All entries are due no later than Friday, February 7th. Early entries are encouraged!  Three winners are selected from Irving to be recognized at the local chapter’s breakfast in their honor, and the 1st place winner moves forward to a District competition with a grand prize of $750!

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 - February 11 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
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Irving MS Interior Camera Proposal

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Good Afternoon, Irving Parents/Guardians -

Irving Middle School is considering the installation of interior cameras and we would like your feedback. Please review the information and documents linked below and complete the Community Feedback Survey. As a part of the stakeholder engagement process, I spoke with the Student Council Association today and the students asked wonderful questions. They suggested I poll the entire student population to ensure all voices are heard. So in addition to the items listed in the linked information letter, I will also be polling the entire student body during Learning Seminar.

Community Information: https://irvingms.fcps.edu/announcements/interior-camera-information

Interior Camera Information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17KPr5jBoLXLt-dSwb-L7qXV3AqnJJjyN

Interior Camera FAQs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HB9Ia0_HFY7cMnJh0uV-rOrVhwsVoIah

If you are unable to attend the Community Forum on January 21 at 7:00 pm or the February 11, PTA meeting at 7:00 pm and would like to submit feedback, please fill out the Community Input Survey. You may also email jgibbins@fcps.edu with your comments on this proposal and whether you support or oppose the installation. If in your comments you include contact information, I will respond to you.

Thank you for your consideration of this proposal.

 

Cindy Conley

Principal

Irving Middle School

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Irving MS Weekly Update

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

Irving’s Curriculum Night

Irving will host this year’s curriculum night on Wednesday, January 15, from 6:30-8:30pm at Irving. There are different sessions throughout the night so you can get the information most important to you. Please see the link here for a schedule of the different sessions to include 7th grade core classes, 8th grade core classes, special education, ESOL classes and visits to elective classrooms. The snow date is January 22.

West Springfield HS Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night for rising 9th grade students will be held at WSHS on January 15th with the Parent/Student General Session running from 6:00-6:45pm, Honors and other Advanced Academic information from 6:45-7:15pm and the Curriculum Fair will take place from 6:30-8:00pm. The snow date is January 16.

Parent/Guardian Programs

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link.

Additional parent resources to include YouTube videos of previous presentations can be found here

Mind in the making series: the seven essential life skills every child needs: Mind in the making series, learn strategies for improving these skills.   

Calm Conversations with your adolescent workshop: join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional, learn tools that foster loving and safe communication.   

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate, overcoming obstacles while optimizing strengths, preparing students to be successful in the 21st century workforce.   

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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 - February 11 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

Irving’s Curriculum Night

Irving will host this year’s curriculum night on Wednesday, January 15, from 6:30-8:30pm at Irving. There are different sessions throughout the night so you can get the information most important to you. Please see the link here for a schedule of the different sessions to include 7th grade core classes, 8th grade core classes, special education, ESOL classes and visits to elective classrooms. The snow date is January 22.

West Springfield HS Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night for rising 9th grade students will be held at WSHS on January 15th with the Parent/Student General Session running from 6:00-6:45pm, Honors and other Advanced Academic information from 6:45-7:15pm and the Curriculum Fair will take place from 6:30-8:00pm. The snow date is January 16.

Parent/Guardian Programs

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link.

Additional parent resources to include YouTube videos of previous presentations can be found here

Join FCPS Career and Transition services to learn the importance of the IEP transition plan for effective postsecondary planning for High School 

Mind in the making series: the seven essential life skills every child needs: Mind in the making series, learn strategies for improving these skills.   

Calm Conversations with your adolescent workshop: join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional, learn tools that foster loving and safe communication.   

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate, overcoming obstacles while optimizing strengths, preparing students to be successful in the 21st century workforce.   

After School Program Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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 - February 11 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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Irving MS Teachers participate in annual Tacky Sweater Contest!

Collection Drive for Armed Forces Retirement Home

Please consider donating to our Senior Veterans in the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC. A collection box is located in the lobby. Items needed include: full size containers of laundry detergent, laundry softener, Clorox, Lysol/Clorox wipes, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, lotion, hand soap, toothpaste, towel-set (bath, hand, washcloth), and socks. Items may be dropped off through December 20. Thank you for supporting our Veterans!

Library News 

Did you know that our students will have 17 days in which they’re not in school as we have our Winter Break?  Before you panic, hear this suggestion:  Make sure your child has several library books on hand to read when you need a break from them or when they need a break from screens.  Remember when the kids were in elementary school and they had the assignment to read for 20 minutes each evening?  Imagine how much reading could get done if your child read just for a minimum of 20 minutes for those 17 school days!  Are you up for the challenge?  We’d love to recommend good books to anyone who comes in to borrow some before the break.

As always, we’d like for our students to return their items on time so that others waiting for them can have access.  If you happen to notice a library book in your child’s room that has gathered a layer of dust, please check the due date stamped in the back and encourage them to return any that are overdue.

As you look ahead to the Winter Break, please remember to get a book to read or to borrow the electronic and / or audiobooks available by logging in to “Irving Middle School” and using their network ID and password on mackinvia.com 

Mary Ann Monk & Diane Gawalt, Irving MS Librarians

WIMS Book Club for Parents/Guardians and Staff

We are excited to launch a parent/guardian and staff book club! Join us in reading the book "Middle School Matters" by Phyllis Fagell in the WIMS Book Club. We will utilize a book guide created by the author as we read and discuss the book.  The book club will meet from 6:15-7:00 pm (45 minutes before PTA meetings) on  February 11,  March 10, May 12, and June 9. Light refreshments will be provided during each meeting. If you would like to participate in the book club, please complete the form linked below and we will send the book home with your student. We look forward to rich discussions and learning from all participants!

Book Club Sign-up Form: https://forms.gle/25bH56Dg1vdid9Y7A

Parent/Guardian Programs

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link.

Additional parent resources to include YouTube videos of previous presentations can be found here

Join FCPS Career and Transition services to learn the importance of the IEP transition plan for effective postsecondary planning for High School 

Mind in the making series: the seven essential life skills every child needs: Mind in the making series, learn strategies for improving these skills.   

Calm Conversations with your adolescent workshop: join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional, learn tools that foster loving and safe communication.   

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate, overcoming obstacles while optimizing strengths, preparing students to be successful in the 21st century workforce.

After School Program

Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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 - February 11 at 7:00 pm 

The Vice President position is still vacant.  Please email irvingmspta@gmail.com if you are interested.

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

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