No School Friday, February 4th
Irving families, this is a reminder that there is no school on Friday, February 4th for students. Teachers will be engaged in Professional Development and planning.
Next Irving PTO Meeting
Please join us for the next Irving Elementary PTO Meeting on Wednesday, February 16th from 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom. Zoom Link will be emailed to parents.
Grades 3-5 Author Visit in March
Irving Elementary is excited to welcome Children’s book author, Dennis Matthew in March prior to spring break.
Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter, and author currently living in Oklahoma. For over 20 years Dennis has had the joy and honor of working with children in public schools and through nonprofit work. In 2018, he launched his authorship, bringing children’s stories integrating social-emotional wholeness, language enrichment, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and character development to life. His published works so far are Bello the Cello, My Wild First Day of School, and How Grizzly Found Gratitude.
Dennis Matthew’s books are centered around social-emotional learning. Through dialogue and discourse in the classroom, teachers will be able to connect what is learned during the author visit to what is being taught in the classroom. Dennis will visit each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom and lead writing workshops. Additionally, every student at Irving will receive a copy of his book Bello the Cello.
We are thankful to the Bethel Education Foundation and the Irving Elementary PTO to help pay for this wonderful opportunity for our students! And, thank you to Nicole Butler for helping plan author visit!
Irving 4th & 5th Grade Parents
Irving will be starting two new open (optional) groups every-other Monday and Tuesday at 2pm, starting the week of 1/31 for 4th and 5th grade students. Groups will be led by Irving Elementary Counselor Elizabeth Johnson and Bethel Family Navigator, Susie Hammond. Please see the flyers below for new affinity groups at Irving: Empowering Students of Color (Irving) and Irving Gender Sexuality Alliance (flyer)