Irving Elementary

Month of October

USD 465 Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Irving Elementary first grade teacher Elizabeth Wall for being named our district's teacher of the year! We are so proud of you!!
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Spotlight Irving Office



Graceann - Has worked for Irving since 2009 she started out as a PARA and then moved to the office where she has worked for the last 7 years.

She has a daughter in the Air Force stationed in Turkey and a son in college working towards his chiropractic degree. She enjoys working the gates at the games and spending time with her family.

Bionca - Is starting her fifth year @ Irving. She started as a Kindergarten aide and moved to the office last year. She enjoys coaching youth and middle school cheer, watching her kids sports/activities, and spending time with her family.


  • Please let the office know if your student will not be at school or if they are going to be late. We do not always get that information from the teacher.

  • Do not hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Let us know if you have any money or important papers that need to be gotten from your students backpack.


Remember–When your students enter our office they are loved

Walk to School Day

Irving students met at Island Park on October 12th to celebrate National Walk Safely to School Day. This day is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long-term well-being of our children. Students, teachers, support staff, administrators and school board members all enjoyed a nice brisk walk, some riding bikes and even riding a scooter to school.
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Attendance


Good attendance and being on time sets the tone for a child’s future beyond school. Children need to attend school everyday except in the case of an illness or an emergency. It is impossible to replace the learning that happens when students are not here. Good attendance and promptness are good habits that are expected and appreciated at all levels of education and in the workplace. Thank you to everyone for making education a priority in your household. Commit to excellence in attendance. Your child’s future depends on it!


Mr. Everett

Irving Principal

Happenings in Music



There’s a lot of music going on here at Irving! Kindergarten and 1st grade music classes have been practicing “echo” singing with their friend “Bobo!” Students are learning to match pitch, and Bobo helps them visualize high, middle, and low notes. They get to take turns in leading the class with Bobo!

Second and Third grade music students have been experiencing movement with music and have participated in full group activities that go along with the songs “Old Brass Wagon” and “Alabama Gal.”

Fourth and Fifth grade students have been learning to read music, identify orchestral instruments, and are beginning to learn songs for their program in March that will be a celebration of early American Patriotic songs, and new modern songs.


All music students use rhythm instruments and the Orff xylophone instruments as a regular part of class time. And we have exciting news! Mrs. Camp was just notified that a grant request she submitted to the USD 465 Foundation has been approved! Funds have been allocated from the Bernstorf-Frazier Memorial and will be used to repair the bass xylophones, and to purchase rolling stands for them to sit on. The grant is for $1200.

What is the Orff method of teaching? The Orff Approach is a "child-centered way of learning" music education that treats music as a basic system like language and believes that just as every child can learn language without formal instruction so can every child learn music by a gentle and friendly approach. It was developed by the German composer Carl Orff (1895–1982), The Orff method includes multiple learning elements such as singing, dancing, acting, and using various percussion instruments. The main aspects of this approach include rhythm, melody, and improvisation. The Orff method attempts to combine the elements of play with learning music.


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Flue Shot Clinic at Irving Elementary

Cowley County Health Department will be conducting a flu shot clinic at Irving Elementary on November 3rd, 2022 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. Most insurance covers the flu shot at 100%. Please sign and return the Influenza Immunization Clinic Consent Form with insurance information filled out and/or attach a copy of your insurance card to the school nurse. Cash price of the flu shot without insurance will be $25. For further information, please contact the school nurse, Felicia Mettling, at 620-221- 5199. There will be a drawing for a gift card (must have flu shot for entry into the drawing).
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#KeepHandsClean

Handwashing can help prevent 1 in 5 respiratory illnesses and 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses. Learn more about the benefits of handwashing.

https://go.usa.gov/xVQuD

Use the QR code below to sign up for flu the vaccination

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Speech Is Scampering Into Fall

The speech kids made squirrel treat boxes in an effort to boost parent involvement in fall speech conferences. The students watched squirrel videos to get the coloring just right.


Parents who came to conferences had a chance to view their students' speech portfolio and their students’ speech effort chart.


The speech students have worked on triple blends, prefixes, and scary jokes to continue carryover into daily conversation.

Homecoming Fun!

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End of Candy Bar Sales Fun

The end of the candy bar sales ended with a fun water balloon fight with Mr. Everett. Wyatt, Danika, Brody, Elian and Eliana all had fun soaking Mr. Everett for their effort in selling the most candy bars! Mr. Everett gave his best effort to get the students wet! Other Irving classes joined in on the fun by cheering on the participants. Thank you to everyone who purchased a candy bar!
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November Happenings

November 3rd-Flu Shot Clinic

November 4th-No School District Refresh Day

November 8th-Election Day

November 9th-Late Start Day

November 11th-Veterans Day

November 17th-Picture Retake Day

November 23-25-Thanksgiving Break