New Families

End of Year BBQ Party

Don’t miss our end of year party and unofficial kickoff to summer at Irving School on Friday, June 9! All proceeds will benefit the rising 5th grade class.

We are also looking for volunteers of people who can donate food/items or people who can help out during the event. Please sign up below if you are able to help!!
* Donate Food/Items HERE
* Volunteer to Help In-person HERE

Friday Garden Club

Irving’s Garden Club is in full swing! We hope to see you in the Irving Garden, right after school at 3pm on Fridays; garden club is free, all are welcome, and please bring your grown up to enjoy the garden with you.

This Friday, 5/19: Special guest Senorita Zaragoza will lead us in a celebration of tamales; we’ll read “May your life be Deliciosa,” sample tamales, and plant some ingredients necessary to make a tamal and accompanying salsa: corn, tomatillos, and spicy peppers. (Grown ups, please check in with Alix,, if your child has any food allergies or restrictions).  We will also plant our sunflower house, among other fun garden activities. 

Memorial Day weekend 5/26: Help us continue our celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Month by celebrating and planting Chinese vegetables and reading “Ugly Vegetables,” a story about a Chinese American girl who makes soup from her garden that the whole neighborhood loves, bringing everyone together. Taste and enjoy satsuma oranges and roasted kabocha squash (let Alix, know of any food allergies). We’ll be planting seeds and plants, finding lots of insects, a nature craft and more!! 

Friday 6/2:   Help us prepare our garden for our summer send off. We will finish planting our garden beds with yummy summer veggies and beautiful flowers. And we’ll beautify our garden with a nature craft (nature mobiles to hang from our garden trees).

Registration closes Friday

Did you miss last week’s Zoom Q&A session with Mr. & Mrs. Sak about the return of the Irving sleepover? View the replay HERE.

Ready to sign your student(s) up for the BEST TIME EVER!? Follow this Registration Link and then make sure to continue to the payment page once your form is submitted! Only one registration is needed per household. Once submitted, you will need to continue on to the separate payment page in order to pay and complete your registration. …Think you may have missed the payment page or can’t remember if you signed up your student?? Email us.

Volunteers! This event can’t run without the all-star staff and parents who volunteer to help make this amazing night a success! Please view our Volunteer Sign-up sheet for opportunities ranging from donating the morning pancakes, to supervising 1-3 hours of evening activities, to our super-stars who stay the whole night through!


There is NO cap to the number of students who can sign up for the sleepover, but there is a firm deadline for planning and district compliance purposes, so please make sure to sign up by Friday, May 5!

Questions about scholarship info, or any other questions or concerns? Ask the Saks!

The Irving Sleepover is BACK!

Join us for Tonight’s Zoom HERE!  (Meeting ID: 876 751 7411, Passcode: 537922)

Once you’ve had your questions answered, register your student(s) for the sleepover HERE! All students from the same household can be registered in the same form. Once the form is submitted, you will then be redirected to the payment link to pay & complete registration.

Scholarship information and other sleepover questions? Ask the Saks!

Garden club spring kickoff

It’s Spring and that means GARDEN CLUB is starting back up! Join us this Friday 4/21 right after school for our spring kickoff!

Help Irving’s Garden Club celebrate Earth Day and welcome spring into our garden. There’s something for everyone! We’ll start cleaning up the garden to get ready for early planting; we’ll check out our mulch bin, see what insects we can find and learn how we compost; we’ll take a field trip around the school to pick up garbage and help beautiful our shared space. Learn about native (to Illinois) plants and why they’re worth celebrating. Finally, we’ll cover our R’s and Z’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and Zero Waste.

Garden Club is free and all are welcome! **The only requirement is to come with your grownup, as otherwise we don’t have enough adults to help keep kids safe while we work with tools.**

Questions? Contact our gardening extraordinaires, Denise Frank and Alix Strunk