Irving Elementary School
2009/10 Parent Newsletter
Thursday, December 17, 2009
It’s a Great Day to be an All Star!
Weekly Calendar Principal’s Corner Food Pack Program...
Please note that due to What is the Food Pack
8:10 a.m. – Supervision Begins our two (2) snow days, we will be Program? The Food Pack
Note: students should not arrive to school in school on Monday, December Program is an initiative that
prior to 8:10 a.m. unless participating in provides food to children who
the breakfast or other morning programs 21 and Tuesday, December 22.
8:25 a.m. – First Bell The lunch menu for those two might have limited access to food
8:35 a.m. – Tardy Bell days are listed in this week’s over the weekend. Every Friday,
3:05 p.m. – Bus students dismissed newsletter. selected students will received a
– Kindergarten dismissed Additionally, due to the small bag of food to take home for
3:10 p.m. – All students dismissed short week, next week, we will the weekend. This Food Pack
Note: students not picked up by 3:25 p.m. contains food, in individual
will be sent to the office to call for a ride NOT have a newsletter that goes
home. servings for the child, not for the
AM Preschool: 8:30-11:00 a.m. Wishing you all a entire family. The Food Pack is not
wonderful holiday break! See you meant to be enough food for the
PM Preschool: 12:30-3:00 p.m. in 2010! entire weekend, but rather to
_________________________ supplement other food within the
Monday 12/21/09 Mr. Maloney family’s household.
6:30 pm – SE Band Concert @ Who is Eligible to
Washington Middle School Participate? This program is
intended for families with limited
Tuesday 12/22/09 income or those families with
1:30 pm – Winter Sing-A-Long Updated Lunch Menu unique circumstances which make
2:15 pm – Winter Classroom Parties
for December 21 and meeting basic needs a challenge.
The income guidelines for Free and
December 22… Reduced School Lunches are
No School – Winter Break Monday, December 21 general guidelines to help establish
Mac and Cheese eligibility, but other families will
Thursday 12/24/09 Deli Turkey on a Bun be considered if there are unique
No School – Winter Break Green Beans circumstances that make this
Mandarin Oranges assistance necessary.
Friday 12/25/09 We are still accepting
No School – Winter Break Rold Gold Fat Free Pretzels
Whole Wheat Bread applications for the Food Pack
Milk Program. Interested families
Note: We are rescheduling our
Children’s Miracle Network Dance should contact the school office for
Marathon for after the Winter Break! Tuesday, December 22 an application form. Families will
_________________________ Chicken Nuggets receive a letter home after all
PB & J Sandwich applications have been processed
Upcoming Calendar Events… Colby-Jack String Cheese to notify them if they have been
1/11-29 – Winter MAP Testing Mashed Potatoes approved or not for the Food Pack
1/12 – Math Olympiads Program.
1/12-14 – Hearing Screenings Gravy, Carrots & Pears
1/13 – Irving Spelling Bee Wheat Rolls
1/27 – Early Dismissal Whole Wheat Bread
Third Grade News… on February 18, 2010. If you Winter Weather
Third grade is excited have any questions about this fun
event, please call Mrs. Seymour at
about their new science unit with Students in grades
magnetism and electricity! 552-3868, or have your child talk
kindergarten through second grade
Hopefully, they have been coming to me at school.
are required to bring boots to
home and sharing their discoveries school every. Students in grades 3-
with you. We have investigated Mrs. Seymour
5 are required to wear boots when
the properties of magnets and the _________________________
there is snow on the playground. If
force of magnets. Students can be students do not have boots they
looking at home for how magnets Kids’ Night Out… will be asked to stand along the
are being used in household Loras College will host building at recess time in order to
appliances and other items. four Kids’ Night Out evenings in keep their feet/shoes dry. All
Recently, we did an experiment to 2010 on January 8, March 5, April students who play in the snow on
detect the force of a magnet. In the 9 and April 30 at the Graber the field are required to wear snow
next few weeks, we will be Sports Center. pants and boots. Children will be
exploring electricity and creating Kids’ Night Out is a outside in the morning and for
circuits. We will also be building fundraising event sponsored by recess if the temperature / wind
an electromagnet. Please continue the Loras College Men’s and chill is five degrees or above, so
to ask your child questions about Women’s Soccer teams. Children make sure they always wear the
what they have been learning in grades K-8 are invited to come, proper clothing for the weather.
science class. hang out and enjoy a night of fun
activities including swimming, _________________________
Best wishes for a joyous basketball, soccer, other sports,
and safe holiday season from the movies and much more. A
third grade teaching team. concession stand is available Washington Middle
Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Gooch and throughout the night serving School Parent Visits…
Mrs. Klenske pizza, snacks and various The Student and Parent
_________________________ beverages. The Loras College Ambassadors will be leading tours
Campbell’s Contest… soccer coaching staff and athletes of Washington Middle School for
Congratulations to provide supervision (including incoming 6th grade parents. If there
classrooms KB, 3B and 2K! certified life guards and athletic are any parents of incoming 6th
They are the winners of the trainers), allowing kids an evening graders who have been asking
Campbell’s classroom collection of fun and parents a chance to about middle school, please plan to
contest. KB collected 909 UPCS have a night alone. attend. You will have the
labels, 3B brought in 752 and in If parents are interested in opportunity to come and
2K Marlee Basten and her mom sending their children to Kids’ experience Washington while it is
Margie acquired special certificates Night Out, pre-registration is in session and through the eyes of
worth over 53,000 points. encouraged but not mandatory. our students.
Winners won a popsicle The cost is $12 for one child, $8 Please contact
party and school supplies. Keep for each additional child within Washington Middle School (552-
collecting those UPCS as we will the same immediate family (price 4800) with any questions regarding
do another contest in May where does not include concessions). these tours. See below for tour
the grade levels will compete with Parents are encouraged to dates…
each other for most turned in. visit the website:
_________________________ http://www.duhawks.com/f/KNO_ January 21
2010.php to pre-register and to 11:00-noon
Invention Convention… print off a waiver which must be February 26
All fourth grade students signed and dated before children 10:00-11:00 a.m.
are invited to participate in the are allowed to participate in Kids’ March 30
23rd Annual Invention Convention. Night Out. Checks should be 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Students create a new and useful, made payable to Loras Soccer. If April 19
working invention, as well as, you have any questions, please 9:00-10:00 a.m.
prepare a display board and keep a call (563) 588 4937. May 20
journal. The inventors then bring 12:15-1:15 p.m.
their finished products to be judged
at the Invention Convention at
Table Mound School in Dubuque