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2022-23 School Supply Kits!

Visit our school’s Ordering Website and to get all the items on your Irving student’s 2022-23 school supply list in one box! Now through June 26, you can order your school supply kits straight to Irving Elementary with free shipping and options to customize. Already up to your ears in glue sticks? Click to remove them from your kit!

Questions? Contact Lauren VanderBerg: admin@irvingpto.com. And to all of our Irving Eagles, have a wonderful summer!

Join the Summer SMART Program

SMART will be offering a 7-week summer program to give current 2nd through 5th graders (rising 3rd through 6th graders) a preview of key parts of the next grade’s curriculum, starting the week of June 20th. Sessions will be taught by D97 teachers over Zoom and are meant to supplement in-school instruction. The curriculum for each session will be stand-alone, so students won’t be lost if they miss a session. 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.

Join the nearly 200 students who participated in the SMART program this year. For more information and to register by May 31, visit www.smart-oakpark.org

Irving Book Fair is Back!

Help support our school and grow your own home library at the Irving Book Fair! Now back in the school auditorium after school Monday through Thursday, April 25 – 28, 2022. We are able to accept cash, checks and credit cards at the return of this beloved in-person event!

A Silly Spring Storytime will be held on Wednesday at 6:30pm featuring read-alouds from Ms. Noonan, Mr. Blecha, Ms. Williams, Mr. Williams, Mr. Hodge and Ms. Mura …Plus popcorn and snacks!

Through the Book Fair, we are able to raise money for the Irving library, provide free books to our free and reduced lunch families, and provide opportunities for families to purchase books for their kids as well as their teachers. For any families who are interested in purchasing books for their teacher’s classrooms, many of the teachers have set aside a few books that they feel would benefit their classrooms – please ask and we’ll help you find them!

Irving Family Day with the Chicago Wolves

Tickets are $17.50 each (regularly $26, but discounted for Irving students, families and friends) and can be purchased here: https://fevo.me/irvingschool. Plus, everyone who attends will receive a Chicago Wolves knit hat! This is not a school fundraiser; just a chance to enjoy an afternoon of fun with some fellow Irving Eagles. Hope to see you there!

Getting Involved and Staying Informed!

What’s Garden Club? When does it meet? When is the Book Fair? What’s the sign up for Zero Waste or Pacers? Who do I ask about donating deserts for teachers lunches?

If these are the kind of questions that bring you to our PTO page, we want you to find the answers! There are several ways to stay up to date.

  1. Check the Getting Involved (formerly the Volunteer) Page. You’ll find contact info, the dates for events (that we know so far), brief descriptions and other links. This page is constantly updated, so check the date at the bottom for the latest updates!
  2. Check our calendar!  We will update the event details with any sign up information as it comes available.
  3. Subscribe to the blog! Where the site does have pages of info, we’ll also post announcements for things too. From the bottom of the home page, look for “Follow Blog Via Email” to enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
  4. AND Get the latest Irving PTO Update and in your inboxes! Sign up at communications@irvingpto.com!
    https://mailchi.mp/1a4ec9991d05/irving-update-percy-julian-mural-sibling-photo-day-2938289
  5. AND Mr. Hodge’s Updates: https://www.op97.org/irving/principal-updates

Thank you for your suggestions everyone!