Spirit Week at Irving is next week! Spirit Week will be a fun week to dress up and show off school spirit. Dress up days are as follows:
Monday February 11th-Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday February 12th-Inside Out/Backwards Day
Wednesday February 13th-Wacky Wednesday
Thursday February 14th-Yay Oregon Day /Go Ducks or Beavers Day
Friday February 15th-Pajama Day
*If your child brings Valentine Cards to hand out on Thursday they will be provided a time during the day to do so.
PTO Family Dance Party
The PTO Family dance Party is happening Friday, February 22nd from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Cafeteria. Country Dance party is the theme! This will be a fun night of dancing to a live band Outlaw Shine. There will also be Line Dance Lessons, Raffle, Live Auction, Chili, Ice Cream, and performances by Irving students. Cost is $5.00 per family. Looking forward to seeing Irving families at the PTO Country Dance Party.
Support Bethel Music Programs
The Emerald Valley Opry raises money for Bethel’s music programs. The next Opry is March 9th at Willamette High School and will feature Country, Irish, and Country Gospel music, along with the Cascade Chorus Barbershop singers. Click here for more information and thanks for supporting Bethel’s music programs.
Apoyo programas de música Bethel
El Emerald Valley Opry recauda dinero para los programas de música de Bethel. El próximo Opry es el 9 de marzo en Willamette High School y contará con música country, irlandesa y country gospel, junto con los cantantes de Cascade Chorus Barbershop. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y gracias por apoyar los programas de música de Bethel.
Next PTO Meeting
The next PTO Meeting at Irving is on Wednesday February 20th at 6:30 in the Library. Hope to see you there!
You are invited to Family Math Night at Irving on Wednesday February 6th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. This is a free family event and a pizza dinner will be served. We will have math games from Pre-K through advanced 5th grade math. Students also get fun math games and prize to take home. If you haven’t sent in your RSVP please do so. We are looking forward to seeing many Irving families at Family Math Night next Wednesday!
Thank you to the amazing Irving community for your incredible generosity with Irving’s Coin Drive and Holiday Help Gift Card Program this year! We far exceeded our goal of $500 and raised over $1,400!!! Because of this, we were able to help several families this holiday season. The families were tremendously grateful and we at Irving sincerely thank you all.
In counseling lessons for January, I am focusing on: difference and similarities between people (Kindergarten), personal space (1st grade), dealing with frustration (2nd grade), bullying prevention/rumors (3rd and 4th grades) and peer pressure (5th grade).
In mid-January, I will begin a new round of skill-building groups for all grades. The emphases of these groups are: Changing Families for K-2 and 3-5, and a Girls Leadership Group (5th grade), using material from Ophelia’s Place. These groups will continue meeting through March.
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As always, please check-in with your child to hear the latest regarding our classroom guidance visits!
Public Safety Forum Postponed
Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Public Safety Forum (PDF) that was initially scheduled to take place on Feb. 5th is being postponed and rescheduled to a new date in the spring. We will be notifying everyone once a new date has been set and hope that everyone can still join. If anyone has any questions, please contact Tina Gutierez-Schmich firstname.lastname@example.org
Foro de seguridad pública pospuesto
Debido a algunos conflictos de programación, el Foro de Seguridad Pública (PDF) que inicialmente estaba programado para el 5 de febrero se aplaza y se vuelve a programar para una nueva fecha en la primavera. Estaremos notificando a todos una vez que se haya establecido una nueva fecha y esperamos que todos puedan unirse. Si alguien tiene alguna pregunta, por favor contacte a Tina Gutierez-Schmich email@example.com
There is some important news to share. The District Attorney has released the final report of the investigation into the recent incident at Cascade, and video from the police officers’ cameras is also being released.
It is important to realize that the video could be very disturbing.
We are telling you now in order for you to be able to support your children who may access the video on their own online or if there are older siblings or friends who may be viewing the video . It is our interest to help your children avoid any unnecessary emotional trauma that could be caused by viewing the video.
Please check with me if you believe your child needs extra counseling support at school. Here is information you might find helpful when talking to your child.
Finally, all respect goes to the staff and students at Cascade Middle School. Their resilience has been inspiring and extraordinary.
As you may already know there was a police officer-involved shooting outside of Cascade Middle School this morning. We are all relieved that there were no students or staff involved and all of them are safe.
The staff and students at Cascade responded quickly and correctly to the Lockdown. This is why we practice our ALICE safety procedures on Lockdowns, Lockouts, and communication.
Although this tragic incident occurred at another Bethel school, some children at Irving may be impacted by this news. Please let us know if you believe they may need counseling support at school on Monday.
Children can be reassured that serious incidents like this at schools are very rare. We emphasize safety and regularly remind children that they must follow a teacher’s directions in an emergency situation.
We are sending our thoughts to the students and staff at Cascade, who had a difficult day. And we reaffirm our conviction to keep our school as safe as it can be.
As always, contact me with any questions or concerns.
Nathan Bridgens, Principal