PTO Meeting Wednesday
Irving parents are invited to the PTO meeting tomorrow night in the Irving Library from 6:30-7:30pm. The meeting is a great way to find out about opportunities to volunteer and upcoming school events. Looking forward to seeing families tomorrow night!
If you think your child has the flu, the following will help you and help prevent others from getting sick:
- Stay at home for 24 hours until after fever has resolved without the aid of fever reducing medicines (e.g., Advil or Tylenol)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick. Maintain distance from other people to prevent the spread of illness.
- Wash hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also helpful in reducing the spread of the flu.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Wash hands after blowing the nose or coughing into a tissue, and dispose of tissues after use.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
- Get the flu vaccine! The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent seasonal flu.
For more information click here.
Dogs on Campus
I am asking all families to use their best judgement as responsible dog owners when bringing their dogs on campus. Everyone has their own comfort level around dogs. Some students may be afraid of dogs while others not. Please think of the impact on other individuals prior to bringing your dog on campus. If you are bringing your dog on campus at arrival or dismissal time we ask that your dog be on a leash at all times. If you are unsure in any way about your dog’s behavior around people on a busy campus or around other animals then please refrain from bringing your pet onto school grounds. Thank you in helping to keep Irving a safe and welcoming campus!
Bethel Education Foundation Grant Winners at Irving
Congratulations to Debbi Holte, Karen Ferguson, and Erin Moss in receiving Bethel Education Foundation Grants! Cheers and tears greeted Bethel Education Foundation representatives as they handed out more than $36,000 in grants to dozens of Bethel educators. The BEF will be funding a variety of exciting and innovative projects to benefit Bethel students at all grade levels, everything from technology to trips and rockets to robots.
The educators didn’t know that the BEF was coming, but they heard the small group of 6th grade Shasta band students marching down the hall leading the grant parade into their classrooms. The band members included three former Irving students! Thank you Cael Petersen, Olivia Morris, and Andrew Bowman for showing off your amazing musical talents!
The BEF has been raising funds to support teachers’ special projects for seven years!
In the interest of student and staff safety, all Bethel schools will be closed Monday, January 9th.
While conditions on the main roads have improved overnight, the neighborhood streets and sidewalks – and school parking lots – remain covered with ice and slush.
An announcement about Monday’s evening activities will be made later today.
Peers As Allies
We are excited to begin the 2nd year of partnership between the Bethel School District and Ophelia’s Place. Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based organization, dedicated to helping youth make healthy life choices through empowerment, education, and support.
Ophelia’s Place will be presenting their “Peers As Allies” class to all Bethel 5th graders in January and February. Click here to read more about an informational parent meeting Tuesday, January 10th.
Atención padres de grado 5 º
Nos alegra comenzar el 2o año de asociación entre el distrito escolar de Bethel y Ophelia’s Place. Ophelia’s Place es una organización basada en la prevención, dedicada a ayudar a los jóvenes a tomar decisiones de vida saludables a través del empoderamiento, la educación y el apoyo.
Ophelia’s Place presentará su clase “Compañeros como aliados” en cada curso de 5o grado en todo el distrito en enero y febrero. Haga clic aquí para leer más acerca de una reunión de padres el martes, 10 de enero.
All Bethel schools are on a 2-hour delay Friday, January 6th.
Buses will pick up students 2 hours later than the normal time.
With a 2-hour delay, start time for classes at Irving will be 10:30.
A cold breakfast will be available and lunch will be served.
Dismissal will be at our regular time, 2:30.
Some side roads and sidewalks are slick, and caution is urged on the morning commute. Parents are encouraged to use their best judgement about their child’s school attendance.
All Bethel schools will be closed Wednesday, January 4th, due to snow.
In the interest of student and staff safety, all of Wednesday’s evening activities are also cancelled.
The District hopes to resume classes on Thursday, January 5th, which will be a half-day due to parent-teacher conferences.