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The Fun Run is Back!

This year’s Fun Run will take place on Friday, October 14 to help us work towards our BIG goal of raising $25,000 for Irving School! This funding will support many programs that are not currently funded by District 97 but are necessary to enhance the quality of education for both our students and teachers.

Find out ALL about the Fun Run HERE and don’t forget to sign your student up for an account at MyBooster.com so they can start to collect “sponsorships” from their family, friends, neighbors and relatives to support their school! Prizes & incentives will be announced soon for collecting donations! Stay tuned for more info, and reach out to FunRun@irvingpto.com with any questions!

Friday Garden Club

We’ve got four weeks left of getting our hands dirty at Garden Club! Every Friday after school, join us in the Irving garden for about an hour (approx. 3pm-4pm). We’ve got a wonderful schedule for the remainder of the fall season:

Friday Sept 30: Let’s get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead!  This week’s garden club features special guest Senorita Zaragoza, who will read us a special Dia de los Muertos story. Then we will plant coriander seeds, mums, and lots of marigolds, which students will harvest to be used in our school and neighborhood ofrendas.  We will add extra color to our Dia de los Muertos bed with decorations, some of which we will make.

Friday Oct 7: What’s that smell??? Taste that Tea!! We will explore the power of our cranial nerve #1 by testing what botanical smells we can identify. We will also harvest herbs and tea leaves to take home to make your own tea. 

Friday Oct 14:  Tis the season to harvest … seeds! We will gather, clean, and label various seeds from the garden to plant for next year. Beans, flowers, dill, and herbs are just some of the seeds you need only buy once. We will find the hidden celery to cut up and taste right out of the garden.

Friday Oct 21: Bugs and Book Bike for a Halloween Spooktacular Garden Club! Come celebrate our last garden club of the season with OP’s Public Library Book Bike and story time. We will plant garlic, explore decomposer bugs, track down the hidden potatoes, and do the final garden clean up and send our garden beds to rest and rejuvenate over winter, until it’s time to play again in the spring. This week’s tasting may also include eating gourmet crickets!

Email alix.strunk@gmail.com or denisefrank1@hotmail.com with any questions!

DivInc Meeting

ALL are welcome at our zoom meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm! Irving’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee (“DivInc”) helps to coordinate events and programs that promote a diverse and inclusive educational environment for all Irving students. We are also seeking a Co-Chair for this year; no other school committee experience necessary! Please reach out to Laura Reeb with any interest at divinc@irvingpto.com, and either way, we hope to see you on zoom!

Link to the DivInc Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81805082702?pwd=bytwU0JFSUs3ZUM5cXBxQ2N1RmVuUT09

Meeting ID: 818 0508 2702

Passcode: 742802

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.