Academics

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. 

New Families Night & First PTO Meeting

It’s a double feature! Are you and your student new to Irving? Did your student just start kindergarten, or maybe your older student transferred from another school? Maybe your student attended Irving last year but you still feel “new” due to the disconnectedness we’ve all experienced over the past couple of years! Please join us Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6pm in the school lunch room to hear from our principal Ms. Mura and some of our PTO members about all the happenings at Irving School! Then head on over to the library for our first PTO meeting of the year at 7pm. We will be discussing open board positions, upcoming events, and more! If you can’t make the PTO meeting in person, join us on zoom at 7pm:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89384341152?pwd=Q3FMZWoyc3VoSHF4ZEUvZXNQNTY4Zz09

(Meeting ID: 893 8434 1152 / Passcode: 639601)

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.

Curriculum Night

Please join us INSIDE the school for curriculum night on Wednesday, August 31st! Childcare will be provided. Please note that because this is an indoor event, masks are required.

Please also be on the lookout for room parent sign-ups during the event! If you want to get more involved with your student’s classroom, this could be a great opportunity. Read more HERE about what the room parent role involves and reach out to Jessica Royer Ocken with any questions!

We hope to see you on Wednesday!