Welcome to the New School Year!

Greetings to all new and returning Irving families! We knew summer would fly by, and sure enough here we are starting school already. The PTO is very excited about this new year and we’ve been busy over the summer getting things ready for you. Here are some highlights:

We have a new after-school activity program, Eagle Extras!
Eagle Extras is the extra-curricular activity program brought to you by the Irving PTO. There are three sessions throughout the school year, with different offerings each session. These fee-based activities are taught by a variety of outside organizations, teachers or parents. Fees are based on the activity, and scholarships may be available to families who qualify for free or reduced lunch. More details on course offerings and registration can be found on the Eagle Extras page of the PTO website.

The PTO has a new website!
We’ve redesigned the PTO website with you in mind. Note that there is a new website address:  http://irvingpto.com

You can find posts organized by category, a calendar that combines the D97 listings with key school activities, the latest Eagle Extras offerings, a list of volunteer opportunities, PTO contact info and links to the places you can shop to support our school. We will continue to update the website frequently with additional resources and we welcome your feedback to this work-in-progress. Send it to Laura Crawford, lauracrawford47@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook!
If you’re on Facebook, please join our group: Washington Irving School Parents. This is a place for informal discussions, questions and notices about school life. Any Irving parent can answer a question. The info on Facebook is not meant to replace our regular PTO emails or any formal communications from the school or District 97, but to act as a friendly discussion since we all can’t hang out on the playground after school!

Come to Back to School/SEOPCO Movie Night!
This Friday is our annual back-to-school party, which is co-hosted with SEOPCO. We’ll be selling pizza and drinks, there will be entertainment and the movie How To Train Your Dragon. Bring something to sit on and let the kids run around while you catch up with other parents. Pizza sales start at 5:30pm, movie starts at 8:00pm on August 26 in Barrie Park.

Join us at the first PTO meeting of the year!
Want to find out more about school life, get involved or give input in person? The PTO meetings are generally the first Thursday of every month and include info on active committees and a report by Principal Hodge. The agenda is emailed in advance. The first meeting is September 1, 6:30pm in the Media Center/Library. As always, free childcare is available in the Community Room.

Thank you in advance for the time and energy you give to support the students and staff of Irving School. A strong community makes a strong school and Irving just keeps getting better and better.

Yours,

The Irving PTO

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