Irving MS Weekly Update


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WIMS Book Club for Parents/Guardians and Staff

We are excited to launch a parent/guardian and staff book club! Join us in reading the book "Middle School Matters" by Phyllis Fagell in the WIMS Book Club. We will utilize a book guide created by the author as we read and discuss the book.  The book club will meet from 6:15-7:00 pm (45 minutes before PTA meetings) on  February 11,  March 10, May 12, and June 9. Light refreshments will be provided during each meeting. If you would like to participate in the book club, please complete the form linked below and we will send the book home with your student. We look forward to rich discussions and learning from all participants!

Book Club Sign-up Form:

Thanksgiving Meals For Local Families In Need

Irving is partnering with Food For Neighbors to provide Thanksgiving Meals for students identified as struggling with hunger.  FFN has a goal to provide 250 meals to local families.  We can put together a complete meal for a family for only $50. To contribute, simply click here to donate with a credit or debit card (or PayPal). Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt from us within a few days of making your donation.

Thank you for helping Food For Neighbors provide Thanksgiving Meals to local families in need. We truly appreciate your generosity towards our local community.Please visit our website for more information and contact us if you have any questions:

Thank you!            

Karen & Mark Joseph

Co-Founders Food For Neighbors

Library News 

We’ve been keeping busy in the Irving Library!  

We’re also happy to report that our circulation rates are up!  Students are managing to read through books in their daily Take 10 sessions.  We have heard from several students that they’ve finished their “first whole book” this year in Take 10.  Ask your child over dinner what he or she is reading for Take 10.  If they don’t have a title that they’re enjoying, advise them to come to the library for suggestions and assistance.

Parent/Guardian Programs

Learn more about and/or register for the following parent programs by clicking on the link.

Irritability in Children and Youth: How to Help Children Cope 

Sibshops An exciting workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs! 

Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age 

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beginning Your Journey 

Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School 

Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs 

Additional parent resources to include YouTube videos of previous presentations can be found here.

After School Program

Activity Schedule

For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Activities Calendar

Late Buses

Late buses are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The Transportation Office sent home letters with late bus numbers, however, students may check their bus during lunch with Ms. Geary.  Late buses pick up students at approximately 4:45pm.

Pick Up Times

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  All students must be picked up by 4:45pm

Wednesday and Friday:  All students must be picked up by 3:30pm.  The only club offered on these days is our Homework Club. **No late buses these days**

Please contact the After School Program Specialist, Emily Geary ( with questions about the after school program.

Volunteer Opportunity

Hunt Valley Elementary Winter Festival

December 13th, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Volunteers are needed to staff carnival game booths and help set-up/take down the games (volunteer hours are between 4:30pm-9:30pm). Please see the sign-up genius below for volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Iris Stoyanov at or 

Festival Volunteers - Winter Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

PTA News

Next PTA meeting - February 11 at 7:00 pm 

The Vice President position is still vacant.  Please email if you are interested.


School Code:  T9EEWQ

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