Weekly Update from Irving MS

Upcoming Important Dates

April 30

Band Car Wash - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Irving Middle School

Food for Neighbors Red Bag Collection Day - be sure to set out your red bags for drivers to pick up in the morning!

May 2-6


Teacher Appreciation Week! Show our teachers some love this week as we celebrate them and their amazing work this year!

Thank you to the PTA for providing lunch for our staff on Wednesday, May 4 and a treat cart on Thursday, May 5!

 Thursday, May 5

8th Grade Science SOL

 Monday, May 9

7th & 8th Grade English SOL

 Friday, May 13

7th & 8th Grade Math SOL


Students and staff wear purple for Purple Up Day during our Military Connected Child Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of our military families!

School Computers & SOL Testing

We will begin our SOL testing on Thursday, May 5, with the 8th grade SOL. In order for testing to go smoothly, please make sure your child brings their FULLY charged school laptop to school every day and especially on our testing days. We have a very limited number of chargers and an even smaller number of loaner laptops. We need all students to bring their fully charged school laptop to school every day.

West Springfield HS Summer Camps

For more information contact Coach Gibson at WRGibson@fcps.edu or use the link below.

2022 Lady Spartan Summer Basketball Camp

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.

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 Program Parent Survey

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality. This Survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal Approval Number 22224.  

Over 90% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 21,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!


After School Programs and Clubs - ends Thursday, May 26

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

Looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your middle schooler? Try reading the same young adult (YA) book, selected by your child and have book chats as you read through the book. This is a great way to encourage reading, connect to the interests of your child, and talk about something that connects the family. There are so many wonderful YA book options that are great for a family book club. Ms. Monk and Ms. Gawalt are available to recommend some excellent Virginia Readers’ Choice options from this year or one of many other books. If you would like to start a family book club and your child needs recommendations, please have them speak to our librarians. 

News from the PTA

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTA is hosting a lunch on Wednesday and a snack cart on Thursday. We are asking for donations of chips and desserts to go along with the meal on Wednesday, and a variety of snacks (e.g. granola bars, chips, candy, etc.) for Thursday. Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4AAFAF29ABFB6-teacher for more details and to sign up for donations. Let’s show our amazing and dedicated teachers and educational staff how much we appreciate them!

PTA Opportunity

We are still searching for our next PTA Vice President! The Vice President position is a flexible role that has traditionally had a focus on communication. See the linked descriptions of board positions (page 1 page 2) for more details. If you would like to run or nominate someone else for this position, please submit the linked nomination form to irvingptanomcommittee@gmail.com.

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

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