Irving Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Spirit Week February 24th-February 28th

Irving Families,

We will be having a Spirit Week starting next Monday February 24th-Friday February 28th.  Click here for Irving Spirit Dress Up Days. 

  • Monday Feb. 24  Socks and Sunglasses
  • Tuesday Feb. 25  Team Tuesday
  • Wednesday Feb. 26  Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday Feb.27  Hat Day
  • Friday Feb.28  Pirates and Princess Day

Also, come to the Irving PTO Family Dance Party on Friday February 28th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Cafeteria.  The PTO Family Dance party has a theme of Pirates and Princesses.  This fun filled family event includes: Photo Booth, Silent Auction, Raffle, Crafts, Live DJ, Games, Good Food, and Great Dancing! Hope to see you Friday February 28th.  

Please Take This Brief Bethel Survey

It’s time to reinvest in our schools. New funding is coming to Bethel School District and we want your ideas about improvements that will benefit all students.

The Student Success Act will provide an additional $4.6 million per year to Bethel schools, beginning this fall. This new money has two purposes: to increase academic achievement while reducing disparities among student groups, and to meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs.

Throughout January, the district held multiple meetings with the community and school staff asking for thoughts on how to best invest these new funds.

In order to include still more voices, the district has created a short online survey to capture your vision for our schools, and in particular how to support our historically underserved students. Please take this brief Student Success Act survey. Your voice matters! The survey will be open through Friday, February 14.


Por Favor, Tome Esta Breve Encuesta de Bethel

Es hora de reinvertir en nuestras escuelas. Nuevos fondos están llegando al Distrito Escolar de Bethel y queremos sus ideas sobre mejoras que beneficiarán a todos los estudiantes.

La Ley de Éxito Estudiantil proporcionará $ 4.6 millones adicionales por año a las escuelas de Bethel, a partir de este otoño. Este nuevo dinero tiene dos propósitos: aumentar el rendimiento académico al tiempo que se reducen las disparidades entre los grupos de estudiantes y satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conducta de los estudiantes.

A lo largo de Enero, el distrito mantuvo múltiples reuniones con la comunidad y el personal de la escuela para reflexionar sobre cómo invertir mejor estos nuevos fondos.

Para incluir aún más voces, el distrito ha creado una breve encuesta en línea para capturar su visión de nuestras escuelas y, en particular, cómo apoyar a nuestros estudiantes históricamente desatendidos. Por favor realice esta breve encuesta de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil. ¡Tu voz importa! La encuesta estará abierta hasta el Viernes, 14 de Febrero.

Math Night and More

Math NightIrving Families,

You are invited to Irving Family Math Night on Thursday January 30th from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Come explore the wonders of math with your children.  Enjoy an exciting evening of hands on learning filled with activities and games led by our amazing student mathematicians.  Pizza dinner will be served.  Looking forward to seeing you at Family Math Night on Thursday.  



Harlem Globetrotters Visit Irving Students

Irving students got a special surprise on Monday when Zeus Mcclurkin, member of the Harlem Globetrotters visited Irving.  Zeus presented the T.E.A.M Up at School Program, which was designed in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence and aims at providing students with bullying solutions through Talk, Empathize, Ask Questions, and Mobilize (T.E.A.M)  Students in grades 1st through 5th participated in the fun and informative assembly.  


The Flu In Bethel

Here is some health news as you head to the three-day weekend. Throughout the community, we are seeing an increase in student illnesses and the flu and there have been confirmed cases of the flu in Bethel schools. All flu viruses can be easily spread from person to person. That’s why we are trying to teach students about proper hygiene in order to reduce the spread of flu. We want to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season, but we need your help:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Show your children how to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough into their elbow. This will go a long way toward preventing the spread of colds and the flu.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to have a fever of 100 degrees or greater, or are otherwise sick while at school, will be brought to the school health room until a parent or guardian arrives to take them home.
  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or do not have signs of a fever, without using fever-reducing drugs.  Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

We will work closely with Lane County Public Health to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take during this flu season. Here is a fact sheet with more information about the flu.


La Gripe en Bethel

Aquí hay algunas noticias de salud mientras se dirige al fin de semana de tres días. En toda la comunidad, estamos viendo un aumento en las enfermedades de los estudiantes y la gripe. Se had confirmado casos de gripe en las escuelas de Bethel. Todos los virus de la gripe se pueden transmitir fácilmente de persona a persona. Es por eso que estamos tratando de enseñar a los estudiantes sobre la higiene adecuada para reducir la propagación de la gripe. Queremos mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas a los estudiantes y que funcionen de manera normal durante esta temporada de gripe, pero necesitamos su ayuda:

  • Enseñe a sus hijos a lavarse las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón o un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.
  • Muestre a sus hijos cómo cubrirse la tos o estornudar con un pañuelo desechable, o toser por el codo. Esto contribuirá en gran medida a prevenir la propagación de los resfriados y la gripe.
  • Conozca los signos y síntomas de la gripe. Los síntomas incluyen fiebre (100 grados Fahrenheit o más), tos, dolor de garganta, secreción nasal o congestión nasal, dolor de cuerpo, dolor de cabeza y sentirse muy cansado. Algunas personas también pueden vomitar o tener diarrea.
  • No envíe niños a la escuela si están enfermos. Los niños que tengan una fiebre de 100 grados o más, o que estén enfermos mientras estén en la escuela, serán llevados a la sala de salud de la escuela hasta que llegue un padre o tutor para llevarlos a casa.
  • Mantenga a los niños enfermos en casa durante al menos 24 horas después de que ya no tengan fiebre o no tengan signos de fiebre, sin usar medicamentos para reducir la fiebre. Mantener a los niños con fiebre en casa reducirá la cantidad de personas que pueden infectarse.

Trabajaremos en estrecha colaboración con Lane County Public Health para controlar las condiciones de la gripe y tomar decisiones sobre los mejores pasos a seguir durante esta temporada de gripe. Aquí hay una hoja informativa con más información sobre la gripe.

Irving News and Information

Irving Families,

Please read the latest Irving News and Information Below:


Counselor’s Corner

January 2020

Welcome Back and Happy 2020!

I wanted to, once again, thank the amazing Irving community for support of the Irving’s Holiday Help Gift Card Program this year.  Additionally, we raised 159 POUNDS of food for FOOD for Lane County!  The Irving Community’s generosity the past few months has been phenomenal!  Those helped this season were incredibly grateful and we at Irving sincerely thank you all.

In counseling lessons this month, we are focusing on: celebrating diversity and commonalities (Kindergarten), personal space (1st grade), dealing with frustration (2nd grade), bullying prevention (3rd grade) and diversity (4th and 5th grades). 

In a couple of weeks, we 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, a Girls Leadership Group (5th grade), using material from Ophelia’s Place and a 4th grade friendship group.  These groups will continue meeting through March.

As always, please check-in with your child to hear the latest regarding our classroom guidance visits!


Irving Green Team (Grades 3rd-5th)

Is your 3rd-5th grade student interested in:

  • Helping improve our school through reducing our ecological footprint (reducing our cafeteria waste, paper consumption, and electricity usage)?
  • Learning more about composting at our school? 
  • Would you like to help teach other students about composting and reducing school waste (paper, materials, supplies, electricity)? 

If so, the Irving Green Team wants to invite them to participate!

The Green Team will be led by Mrs. Moss and the team will work throughout the year to create school-wide campaigns to reduce waste, train our students & staff in waste reduction, and have fun while doing it!

Interested 3rd-5th Grade students should come to our kick-off meeting on Friday January 17th at 8am in Room 11 (Mrs. Moss Room)

The Irving Green Team will meet every Friday at 8:00am in Room 11 

We are in need of parent volunteers who would be interested in helping in our efforts this year to improve our school. Please contact Mrs. Moss ( if you’re interested. 


Irving PTO Meeting

The next Irving PTO Meeting is Wednesday January 15th in the Irving Library from 6:30-7:30pm.  Hope to see you there!  



Make Your Voice Heard

We need to hear about how to better support your child. Bethel will be receiving increased school funding as promised through Oregon’s Student Success Act. Now, you can share your thoughts and ideas about how to best spend this new revenue.

All Irving parents and guardians are invited to a special Bethel School District community-wide meeting. Your input is valuable. Here is a preview of a few questions we will be asking:

— What school services have supported your child’s success in school?
— What are missing supports and opportunities for your child?
— What are your ideas for better supporting other students in the district?

When: January 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Willamette High School cafeteria

Child Care: To request free child care, please RSVP by January 6th to

Translation: The district will provide free translation services at both meetings

Please join us for one of the two meetings in January. It is a real opportunity to advocate for your child. Contact me if you have any questions.


Haz oír tu voz

Necesitamos saber cómo apoyar mejor a su hijo. Bethel recibirá un mayor financiamiento escolar según lo prometido a través de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de Oregon. Ahora, puede compartir sus pensamientos e ideas sobre cómo gastar mejor estos nuevos ingresos..

Todos los padres y tutores Irving están invitados a una reunión comunitaria especial del Distrito Escolar de Bethel. Su aporte es valioso. Aquí hay una vista previa de algunas preguntas que haremos:

— ¿Qué servicios escolares han apoyado el éxito de su hijo en la escuela?
— ¿Qué le faltan apoyos y oportunidades para su hijo?
— ¿Cuáles son sus ideas para apoyar mejor a otros estudiantes en el distrito?

Cuándo: 14 de enero, 6:00-7: 30 p.m.

Dónde: cafetería de Willamette High School

Cuidado de niños: Para solicitar cuidado de niños gratis, confirme su asistencia antes del 6 de enero a

Traducción: el distrito proporcionará servicios de traducción gratuitos en ambas reuniones

Únase a nosotros para una de las dos reuniones en enero. Es una verdadera oportunidad para abogar por su hijo. Contactame si tienes alguna pregunta.


Child Care Services You Need And Want

Portland State University hopes to hear from you about your child care needs and experiences.  All parents of children 0-5 who complete a 10 minute survey before January 12th will receive a $30 gift card.

  • ONLINE  SURVEY:  To complete an online survey, please email the word “survey” to or text “survey” to 614-636-0012 (standard text message rates apply).
  • PHONE SURVEY:  If you would like to do the survey over the phone, please call SRG at 1-800-341-3660.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Beth Green at Portland State University, 503-725-9904.


Servicios de cuidado infantil que necesita y desea

La Universidad Estatal de Portland espera saber de usted acerca de sus necesidades y experiencias de cuidado infantil. Todos los padres de niños de 0 a 5 años que completen una encuesta de 10 minutos antes del 12 de enero recibirán una tarjeta de regalo de $30.

  • ENCUESTA EN LÍNEA: Para completar una encuesta en línea, envíe por correo electrónico la palabra “encuesta” a o envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra “encuesta” al 614-636-0012 (se aplican las tarifas estándar de mensajes de texto).
  • ENCUESTA POR TELÉFONO: si desea realizar la encuesta por teléfono, llame a SRG al 1-800-341-3660.

Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con la Dra. Beth Green en la Universidad Estatal de Portland, 503-725-9904

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