Irving MS Weekly Update


For a weekly schedule of After School Activities click here:  Irving Stays After


Irving MS Teachers participate in annual Tacky Sweater Contest!

Collection Drive for Armed Forces Retirement Home

Please consider donating to our Senior Veterans in the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC. A collection box is located in the lobby. Items needed include: full size containers of laundry detergent, laundry softener, Clorox, Lysol/Clorox wipes, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, lotion, hand soap, toothpaste, towel-set (bath, hand, washcloth), and socks. Items may be dropped off through December 20. Thank you for supporting our Veterans!

Library News 

Did you know that our students will have 17 days in which they’re not in school as we have our Winter Break?  Before you panic, hear this suggestion:  Make sure your child has several library books on hand to read when you need a break from them or when they need a break from screens.  Remember when the kids were in elementary school and they had the assignment to read for 20 minutes each evening?  Imagine how much reading could get done if your child read just for a minimum of 20 minutes for those 17 school days!  Are you up for the challenge?  We’d love to recommend good books to anyone who comes in to borrow some before the break.

As always, we’d like for our students to return their items on time so that others waiting for them can have access.  If you happen to notice a library book in your child’s room that has gathered a layer of dust, please check the due date stamped in the back and encourage them to return any that are overdue.

As you look ahead to the Winter Break, please remember to get a book to read or to borrow the electronic and / or audiobooks available by logging in to “Irving Middle School” and using their network ID and password on 

Mary Ann Monk & Diane Gawalt, Irving MS Librarians

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:

Parent/Guardian Programs

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

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

Join FCPS Career and Transition services to learn the importance of the IEP transition plan for effective postsecondary planning for High School 

Mind in the making series: the seven essential life skills every child needs: Mind in the making series, learn strategies for improving these skills.   

Calm Conversations with your adolescent workshop: join Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional, learn tools that foster loving and safe communication.   

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate, overcoming obstacles while optimizing strengths, preparing students to be successful in the 21st century workforce.

After School Program

Activity Schedule

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

Parking for Pick Up After School

If you are picking up your child after the 2nd after school block (4:35 pm), please do not wait in the bus loop or along the curb in front of the school.  We need this space for the late buses when they arrive to pick up students.  For kiss-and-ride after 4:30 pm, please use the normal kiss-and-ride lane.  

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

Lost & Found

Irving’s Lost & Found is on display for all students to check during their lunch period.  At the end of each month, we wash and donate all clothing, lunch boxes, and water bottles.  If your child has lost an item, please advise them to check for it during lunch.  We will make announcements the week leading up to donation day to remind students to claim their belongings.  If you would like to inquire about an item, please email Emily Geary (  

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