Irving Elementary School
2009/10 Parent Newsletter
Thursday, March 25, 2010
It’s a Great Day to be an All Star!
Weekly Calendar Principal’s Corner setting; identifying the narrative
point of view and author’s purpose;
With the changing and making inferences.
8:10 a.m. – Supervision Begins weather, we will no longer be
Note: students should not arrive to school
In Social Studies we have
prior to 8:10 a.m. unless participating in
requiring students to bring all completed our Power Point on the
the breakfast or other morning programs their winter attire for recess. I states of the U.S. and are currently
8:25 a.m. – First Bell would encourage you to have wrapping up Chapter 12 in our
8:35 a.m. – Tardy Bell them bring boots or an extra pair study of the western states.
3:05 p.m. – Bus students dismissed of shoes until the ground dries out
– Kindergarten dismissed
The students in 4-I have
more, so your child is not wearing just completed publishing their
3:10 p.m. – All students dismissed wet/muddy shoes all day. Please
Note: students not picked up by 3:25 p.m. BIO poems. Please enjoy reading
will be sent to the office to call for a ride note: If we would get more snow them while they are hung in the 4th
students will be expected to bring grade hall.
AM Preschool: 8:30-11:00 a.m. snow pants, etc. to school. The new science kits
With temperatures arrived last Thursday which means
PM Preschool: 12:30-3:00 p.m. rising, it’s still important that the 4th grade students will begin
_________________________ students come to school dressed their investigation of rocks and
appropriately for the weather. minerals.
9:15 am – 1GO to Happy Joe’s In Math, the students have
Mr. Maloney or will be starting the unit on 2
9:00 am – 2H to HyVee _________________________
10:00 am – 2S to HyVee digit times 2 digit numbers using
Fourth Grade News… the operation of multiplication.
Tuesday 3/30/10 The last few weeks in 4th The students will learn 2 different
3:30 pm – Irving Site Council Mtg. grade have been extremely busy ways to do this, using the all
ones. Now that the snow has been partials method and the compact
Wednesday 3/31/10 replaced with fog and all of its method.
No Calendar Events challenges, we find planning and Now that conferences have
revising our plans almost a concluded, the 4th grade teachers
Thursday 4/1/10 weekly occurrence. With that
Newsletter goes home would like to thank the
Take Home Folders go home said, we have been able to parents/guardians of the 4th graders
accomplish a lot during this time for being so very supportive and
Friday 4/2/10 span. cooperative of our efforts to guide
No School The 4th graders are now the 4th graders in becoming
_________________________ working in Unit 5 of our productive, positive members of
Macmillan Reading curriculum. our 4th grade learning community.
Upcoming Calendar Events… This unit’s theme, Keeping
4/5 – No School Memories Alive Can Help us Mrs. Isenhart, Mr. Larson and
4/9 – PTA Popcorn Day Today and Tomorrow, is a popular Mrs. Schmit
4/9 – Dance Marathon one with the students.
4/12 – PTA Splash Bash
4/13 – Washington MS Open House
Throughout this unit we are
4/21 – Early Dismissal learning more about the following Lifetouch picture packets
4/23 – PTA Popcorn Day skills: main idea and supporting
4/26-30 – Volunteer Appreciation Week details; cause and effect; or the money for the
4/29 – 4th/5th/Choir Music Program analyzing the plot, characters and pictures are due TODAY!
Open Enrollment… Box Tops for The Book Fair was a
DCSD Open Enrollment Education and Tyson great success, we were able to add
Applications for 2010-11 school Labels – turn in 20 to over a 100 new books to the library
year are now available. They will Mrs. Efferding and due to the generous support of
be accepted from Monday, March receive a treat provided Irving families purchasing books
15 through Monday, May 3 at 4:30 by the PTA, please cut from the book fair. Thank you!!!
pm. them out and place them Thank you also to the library
Applications are in an envelope or bag with helpers that worked at the fair and
available at: the district website the student’s name and to the Schober family for helping
(www.dubuque.k12.ia.us), at the homeroom on it and the to clean up on Thursday evening.
Main Administration Building number of box tops or I would also like to
(2300 Chaney Rd.) or any school. labels, recently many thank the families that have been
If you are not sure if you students have been donating gently used books. Some
need to reapply, please contact the forgetting to put their of the books have been added to
school office and ask for Ann. If homeroom on the our collection, others have been
you are currently open enrolled, envelope or bag so please added to our Reading Hut book
you would have received a form be sure to do so. collection for our morning reading
back from the Forum indicating if Ink Cartridges, program.
you were approved for the duration Laser Toner, and Cell
of your time in elementary school Phones – can be turned in Upcoming library events:
or just for the current school year. at the office or to Mrs. Students in grades 3-5
Please contact the Irving Efferding, we recycle continue to take the Iowa
School office if you have any these for cash. Children's Choice Challenge.
questions regarding open Irving School has earned Children can take tests up to
enrollment (552-3800). approximately $1700 in BoxTops Friday, May 7th. Children that
and $200 in recycled cartridges so have completed the challenge for
far this year. their grade level by May 3rd will
Thanks to all who receive recognition at the Battle of
participated in the QSP magazine the Books assembly on May 3rd.
booklets. Last year we earned On May 3rd, we will
over $4000 and this year should have the Battle of the Books @
Computer Lab News… be approximately $3000. 1:00 p.m. On May 20th the
The students in Be sure to check out our District Battle of the Books will be
kindergarten and 1st grade are in web page at - held at Kennedy School. Irving's
the process of completing their winning Battle of the Books team
technology sessions in the www.irving.dubuque.k12.ia.us will be representing our school at
computer lab. They have worked Kennedy. There will be 10 schools
on their computer skills while Mrs. Efferding competing in this district battle @
working on different educational 10:00 a.m. Kennedy Gym.
websites. Dates not set yet for
The 2nd grade students _________________________ Iowa Children's Choice Pizza Party
continue to work on their or Library Helpers ice cream treat
keyboarding skills and word trip to Beechers.
processing projects. Each student May 10 and 11 - Author
will receive a copy of their project Library News… Jeanette Hopkins visits grades
to bring home and/or shared at We are thrilled to be in Preschool - 2nd grade to introduce
conferences. our new space. "Wow, it looks her book: The Ladybug Waltz. Be
A group of 3rd graders is like a real library" is the general looking for a note home about
currently working on time line comment as students and parents purchasing an autographed copy of
facts and letter writing. walk through the doors and see the book and CD in April.
The 4th and 5th grades our beautiful, open, bright, library
finished several PowerPoint media center. We have the books Mrs. Moldenhauer
projects that were on display in the unpacked and shelved and
computer lab during conferences. students are checking out tons of
Just a reminder to keep books
collecting the following items…