Weekly Update from Irving MS

Upcoming Important Dates

June 6 & 7

Laptop Collection - Please see below for more information

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 p.m.

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night at West Springfield High School

Wednesday, June 8

PTA Staff Car Wash - Volunteers needed!

Please help the PTA give back to our teachers as we wash their cars throughout the day. Please email IrvingMSPTA@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to wash cars.

Thursday, June 9

Team Day

Students will celebrate the end of year with our field day in the morning and team celebrations in the afternoon. Students should come prepared to be active outside in the morning with hats, sunscreen, and water bottles (with their name on them).

 Friday, June 10

Last day of the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Students dismissed at 12:15
  • Offices will close at 12:45, so all staff may participate in an end of year celebration.



WSHS Graduates throw their caps to celebrate graduating!

Congratulations, Class of 2022 West Springfield Graduates!

Laptop Collection

Students will return their FCPS-issued Dell laptop and power cord on Monday & Tuesday, June 6 & 7 during science classes. For students who are absent on collection days, we will have an additional collection at the beginning of the school day on June 8. Please check in with your child before June 6 to:

  • Remove stickers that have been added to the laptop. Note: please do not apply pressure to remove sticker residue, as this could damage the laptop. Any remaining residue can be removed by our tech team.
  • Check that the power cord your child brings to school is the Dell power cord given with the laptop. This is the only power cord that will be accepted. If a power cord is lost, families can pay the replacement cost ($23) on MySchoolBucks.com and students can show the emailed receipt when returning the laptop. 

Once the laptop is returned, a receipt will be sent to your child’s Google (@fcpsschools.net) email. If the power cord is not returned with the laptop, the emailed receipt will indicate that. Thank you!

Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support Set for June 7

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends. 

Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on substance use trends and supports June 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 7 webinar

The webinar will cover topics including:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances.
  • In Depth Opioid Information.
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances.
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • How to connect with support providers.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

Learn more about what you can do to help and prevent overdoses in our Healthy Minds blog.

Summer Opportunities

Unfortunately, the registration for V.I.P. Camp has closed, however, you may find resources for the Summer in the Summer Opportunities folder on Schoology. All Parents > Summer Opportunities

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

Library News

We have gotten the majority of books back, but still have many to collect.  All library materials need to be returned asap.   If the book has been lost, come and talk to Ms. Monk or Mrs. Gawalt in the library before school is out.

Irving’s SUMMER READ! Program is back!!!   Rising 7th graders and rising 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in our SUMMER READ! Program this year.  Students pick books of their choice that meet the requirements of our reading “Bingo” card, and report via Google Form when they’ve finished reading each one.  For each book completed, students earn 1 ticket that is put into a raffle and earn 1 point for their school team for the 2022-2023 school year.  Students may earn up to 24 tickets.  Four student winners will be drawn from the tickets that are earned throughout the summer.  The prizes are $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards!

All students can open the SUMMER READ! bingo card through their FCPS Google account.  The Google form to fill out after students have read books is also available online at: https://bit.ly/WIMSSUMREAD2022


News from the PTA

Congratulations to our incoming board officers: Robert Johnson - President, Katie Zeytoonian - Secretary, and Christy Whiteaker - Treasurer! 

Teacher Appreciation Events

On Monday, June 6 we will distribute bundtlettes (mini-Bundt cakes) from Nothing Bundt Cakes to our amazing teachers! We are looking for volunteers to help distribute them to teachers during the afternoon.

Wednesday, June 8 is our annual Teacher Appreciation Car Wash! Come help us show our staff some love through this act of service.

If you are interested in volunteering for either or both of these events, please email us at IrvingMSPTA@gmail.com, or sign up online through links shared in the PTA email or on the Washington Irving PTA Facebook page.

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

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