Weekly Update from Irving MS

Upcoming Important Dates

April 18-22

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a Spirit Week!

   4/18 - Pajama Day

   4/19 - Crazy Camo Day

   4/20 - Purple Up Day!

   4/21 - Hat Day

   4/22 - Red Friday

April 21

PTA Spirit Night at Panera! - see our PTA section below for more information

April 22

PTA Movie Night - Sing Along to Encanto! See more information in our PTA section below

 May 2-6

Teacher Appreciation Week!

 Thursday, May 5

8th Grade Science SOL

 Monday, May 9

7th & 8th Grade English SOL

 Friday, May 13

7th & 8th Grade Math SOL

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child!

Did you know that Irving Middle School has almost 270 military connected students? That is about 22% of our student population! We are so grateful to our military families for the many sacrifices they make to protect our freedoms. Please join us in celebrating our military connected students and families by having your child participate in our Spirit Week, next week.


Student Laptop Chargers

It is important that all students charge laptops each night, as we do not have the ability to charge them in classrooms at the beginning of each day. For students who need to purchase a replacement charger, the cost is $23. Chargers can be purchased two ways:

  1. Go to MySchoolBucks and pay for one online and then pick it up from the Tech Office the next day.
  2. Send a check made out to Irving MS with your student to school. They will take it to the Tech Office in the morning and pick up a replacement charger   at the same time. 

Updated SOL Testing

Our SOL schedule for May has been further improved to minimize disruptions to classroom instruction.

  • On Thursday, May 5, eighth graders will take the Science SOL. Our schedule for the day will be Periods: 3, 1, 5, then 7.
  • On Monday, May 9, ALL students will take the Reading SOL in the morning. We will have testing at the start of the day and then follow with periods 7, 5, then 1.
  • On Friday, May 13, ALL students will take the Math SOL in the morning. As this is often the longest test, we will likely need to extend 5th period for lunches and shorten 7th period slightly at the end of the day.

Lady Spartan Summer Camp

2022 Spartan Basketball Summer Camps for girls and COED camps.  For more information and flyer with information contact Coach Gibson at:  WRGibson@fcps.edu  or to register here is the link.

2022 Lady Spartan Summer Basketball Camp

TJHSST Bioinformatics Society

Are you interested in biology or computer science? Do you enjoy competing and working with other students? TJHSST Bioinformatics Society is hosting its fifth annual BioCode competition, with over $1000 in prizes! To register, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/4eUi1c3JTgUnyEwr8

For more information, please check out our website: https://tjbioinfo.netlify.app/biocode/

News from Irving’s Family Liaison

Are any of these 3 tentative programs applicable to you and your family?

If so, please email your interest, and indicate which program interests you to djrolls@fcps.edu

The greater the interest, the greater the chance of getting these programs up and running!

Irving Stays After

After School Programs and Clubs

Open Gym will restart after Spring Break, during the 2nd block on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  


SOL Prep, offered by most core teachers to prepare students for the upcoming SOL tests. Will begin after Spring Break on our late bus days (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays).

*Description and schedule information can be found in Schoology. All Parents > After School Program Folder



Registration for VIP Summer Camp is now open

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th & 8th graders attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee.  Students will need to bring a bag lunch to camp each day.  We will provide a snack each afternoon.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have field trips activities on Fridays to water parks, movies etc.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation will be provided from Frost MS school to South County Middle School in the mornings and back to Frost each afternoon.

Camp Details 

Dates: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - Thursday, July 28, 2022 (students are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (8-9 is drop off, camp begins at 9am)

Location: South County Middle School 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Frost Middle School

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/gSJJV9HfUxtz2rFP8  

Registration Fee:  $50 – pay information will be sent when you receive an email confirmation that your child has been accepted into camp – Payment is due no later than May 6th to secure your child’s spot in camp!

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the Camp Supply Fee, contact Natalie Duncan, After-School Specialist at Irving MS, by emailing naduncan@fcps.edu prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 10, 2022.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing 

Questions? Please contact Natalie Duncan at naduncan@fcps.edu

Library News

Readers Unite Book Club has completed nine books this school year.  We continue to meet on Mondays after school.  Any students with an interest in reading should drop by the library to express interest and stay after for the first-hour meeting time on Mondays. 

Mary Ann Monk & Diane Gawalt, Librarians

News from the PTA

Spirit Night

Our next Spirit Night will be Thursday, April 21 at Panera in the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center on Rolling Road.

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

If you will be here at Irving for another year, please consider volunteering with the PTA. There are various support roles and event committees. Please see the attached document for descriptions of the positions. If you’re interested in volunteering please complete the online form here.

PTA Meetings

Thank you for attending this week’s PTA meeting. We reviewed our end-of-year expenditures, and introduced our candidates for the upcoming PTA elections.

Save the Date! Our final PTA meeting and elections will be Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm. 

Movie Night

The PTA will host a Movie Night on Friday, April 22. The featured film will be  “Encanto”. Bottled water, popcorn, and cookies will be provided to students during the viewing.  Parents/guardians will be attending “Hidden in Plain Sight,” an interactive program provided by the FCPD. For more information and registration for this portion of the event please visit https://bit.ly/irving0422. Spots are limited and registration is required, so sign up soon!


You can order spirit wear items at your convenience at https://www.irvingmiddlespiritwear.com/ and receive free shipping with an order of $50 or more.

For questions or comments, you can always email us directly IrvingMSPTA@gmail.com.

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