Get the Box Tops App

Now with the new Box Tops App, you don’t even have to clip out your box tops OR remember to deliver them to the school! Just take a photo of your receipt and the app will credit Irving for all of your eligible purchases. Supporting our school has never been so easy!! Learn more here or watch this 1-minute video to see how it works. EVERY little bit helps, so thank you for supporting our Irving Eagles! Plus, if you use referral code NRC26LRK when you sign up, Irving will get 50 Bonus Box Tops ($5) when you scan your first receipt now through 09/25/2022!

World Language Program

The World Language Program will come back to Irving this Winter! But we can’t do it without you! This program is taught by both Irving community members and staff. We have taught American Sign Language, French, German, Greek, Mandarin Chinese, Polish and Spanish in the past! This program runs either during lunch/recess or after school in the cold winter months. Students are introduced to basic words and phrases in each language. Do you speak another language? Would you be interested in sharing your knowledge with the Irving student body? We would love to offer whatever language you can bring! Instructors are paid. We will also need to recruit a co-chair to train for next year! Please reach out to Lauren VanderBerg at irvingworldlp@gmail.com with interest or any questions. 

Ways to Get Involved

There are SO many ways to get involved at Irving and we would LOVE your help in any way you can spare! Just to name a few:

  1. Become a Room Parent – Get a direct connection into your student’s classroom! We would love to have two room parents per classroom, but are especially in need of parents in rooms that have NO volunteers yet; check here to see if your student’s classroom still needs help! Once all of our slots are full, we will schedule a short kick-off meeting to get everyone on the same page and ready to hit the ground running. You can also learn more about what the role involves here.
  2. Lead or Join a Committee – From helping with planning extracurriculars like our “Eagle Extras” to the book fair, the school yearbook, and everything in between, we would LOVE your help! Please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinators and let them know you’re interested!
  3. Volunteer for One-Time Only Opportunities – If you’re not sure you have time for any regular, ongoing commitments, we would still love your help! Please submit this form to indicate your interest and we will reach out when help is needed with things like event set-up, manning the cash register at one of our fundraisers, delivering new family yard signs or other one-time only activities.

SMART Math Program

SMART will be offering a 6-week fall program to give current 2nd through 5th graders an extra boost in math, in the early evenings starting the week of October 10th. New this year based on feedback from parents and teachers: SMART will have both “regular” and “advanced” math classes this fall. The “regular” classes will practice and reinforce grade-level material and the advanced classes will go beyond grade-level material. Sessions will be taught by D97 teachers over Zoom. Students from any elementary school in Oak Park and River Forest are welcome. Total cost is $72 for the full term. Financial aid is available for those who need it.

Join the nearly 300 students who participated in the SMART program last year. For more information and to register by Friday, September 23, visit www.smart-oakpark.org.

Eagle Extras is BACK

Registration begins TONIGHT, September 14 at 8:30pm! Looking for a fun and easy way to have your Irving student try something new? We’ve got classes from Mandala-making to TV News creating; Cheerleading to LEGO building, and lots lots more! The classes take place right after school so there is no extra work on your part to get your kids to another location — how great is that?! Scholarships and payment plans are also available. Get ALL the details, including the registration link at our Eagle Extras page: https://irvingpto.com/eagle-extras. Questions? Email us at eagleextras@irvingpto.com.

Movie Night on Friday 9/16

Please join us on the Irving blacktop for the return of Movie Night! We will be featuring an outdoor screening of “Night at the Museum” starting just after dusk (approx. 7:30pm). But we don’t have to wait until dark for the fun to begin! There will be a DJ starting around 6pm, as well as pizza and concessions available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets or even sleeping bags to enjoy the evening right in our school’s backyard!