Dear Irving Families,
This year our 5th grade Troop 43058 of Irving Girl Scout Juniors have been working on their Bronze Award project, a service project that gives back to the community. Our girls chose to work on LGBTQ+ awareness, acceptance and anti-bullying with a sub-focus on being yourself no matter what. We leaders have supported our girls fully in this project.
We had plans to bring you an awareness week during the school year but once again the Coronavirus got in the way. However, in our most recent Zoom meetings, the girls decided that they would create window signs/coloring pages for our Irving community to color in and put up in their windows/doors for the month of June – Pride month. We will also be creating permanent signs for Irving’s hallways but those will wait until the Fall.
We would love to have your support of our Bronze Award project. Would you please print out one of our signs and color them in and place them in your windows? If you cannot print them out, would you create a rainbow image maybe with some of our words – You Belong, Be Proud of Who You Are, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Taken, and (my favorite) Love Yourself in Every Color! Thank you for your support. Please share our message, share a picture to the Irving Parent page on Facebook or any social media platform or just share these words with your children, they are even more important now.
Have a wonderful summer. These now 6th grade Cadettes will come back to Irving in the Fall!
GS Troop 43058 Leaders
It’s time to get the Irving Garden growing and we need your help!
Here’s Denise Frank explaining how it works. Sign-up Genius link is below. We will follow up with you with specifics after you sign up for a task. You can sign up for more than one if you want.
It’s divided up by garden bed and each garden bed connects with a book that the plants will be themed on. Watch the video for ALL the details. You do not need to know about gardening (honestly I am still learning a lot too) the team will coach you and let you know what needs to be done. We will also practice safe social distancing.
Here’s Denise to explain how it all works….
Let us know if you have any questions. We will add more slots for watering and weeding later in the summer also and depending on what happens in the Fall we will adjust then too.
Oak Park Public Library Summer Reading: OPPL Summer Reading is Virtual this summer! Take a look at the promotional video from the OPPL staff. You can still earn beads by reading lots of great things! Registration starts June 1st and goes through August. Enjoy!
Morning Irving! Just a reminder:
District 97 will continue to hold meal distributions every Monday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Longfellow Elementary School (for Julian and feeder schools), 715 S. Highland Ave., and Brooks Middle School (for Brooks and feeder schools), 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. Meals are available to any District 97 family in need. Each student will receive breakfast and lunch items for five days.
These distributions will continue through Monday, June 29.
If you have any questions, please contact our food service coordinator, Carla Ellis, at email@example.com.
(And if you need any pickup help, let me or anyone on PTO know and we’ll arrange drop off for you – please stay safe!).