Irving MS Weekly Update


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


The current Library Display Case features photographs of Irving’s female staff members as they played team and individual sports.  This commemorates National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which was February 5 and will be on display through the end of the month



Inova Children's Hospital Donations

Extended until February 28th!

Our school is partnering with West Springfield High School to gather donations for patients at Inova Children’s Hospital.  We are collecting a variety of items that will provide comfort, security and happiness to patients during their stay at the children’s hospital.  Some items include:  fleece blankets, playing cards and small games, coloring books and crayons/markers, lip balm, latex-free character band-aids, travel size deodorant/shampoo/conditioner/body wash, kids’ toothpaste and toothbrushes, and many more!  All items should be new and should not be gift wrapped.  Donations may be placed in the donation bins in the main office.  For a full list of items, please visit this link:  INOVA Children's Hospital Patient Wishlist

Thank you in advance for your contributions!  For questions, please contact Emily Geary (

Courses for next year

At this time, all students at Irving have registered for some classes for next year. Students who are entering 9th grade have selected all their classes, while students who are entering 8th grade have chosen their electives. Parents/guardians can view these classes by going to the ParentVue account. If a course needs to change at this time, please reach out to your child’s counselor at Irving. If you do not have a ParentVue account, please contact Hang Nguyen at to create this.

PTA BINGO Night Prize Donations Needed

The PTA BINGO night is coming up on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 pm. The PTA is looking for prize basket donations. If you would be willing to put together and donate a themed prize basket for BINGO night, please email the PTA executive board by emailing

Eating Disorder Information

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013), 

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

Eating Disorder Parent Letter and Fact Sheet

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

Edu-Futuro’s Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Part I offers dynamic and interactive workshops! Application deadline: February 22, 2020 

Kin-ship Caregivers support group information Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? Several ongoing classes until June 11th, For the Kinship Care Café on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February and March), Kinship Care Financial Empowerment. Kinship care ARC Reflections learn how to help them cope with their emotions, ongoing classes every Thursday until April 30th

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon

Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity Friday, February 21, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School

Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities Friday, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.

Quiere aprender a hablar Ingles? Participate in English learning classes, Beginning English classes Crestwood Elementary School, flyer here 

Britepaths’ Workforce Development Program helps job seekers navigate the job search process and find meaningful employment.

Can't make it to a workshop?  View past workshops at a time and location convenient to you on the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel

Participate in National Engineers Week February 16-22 

Library News

SAVE THE DATE!  We’re excited to announce that the Irving Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair April 14th through the 16th.  We will have both school-day hours and evening hours.  More details to come. 

All 8th grade students have now been to the library to select a book for their 3rd quarter book project.  Take some time to ask your student what he / she chose and why.  It can also help students to get engaged with their title if the students read the beginning aloud with someone else.  Consider this approach if your child struggles to get into and finish the books they choose for English reading projects.

Mary Ann Monk ( & Diane Gawalt (, Irving MS Librarians

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 - March 10 at 7:00 pm 


School Code:  T9EEWQ