Dear Parent/Guardian, June 12, 2008 by OF6eor4


									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.
No Westminster
                                                                                         The income guidelines for Free and
                                                   December 22…                          Reduced School Lunches are
Wednesday 12/23/09
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:
  _________________________                          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

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