Irvington Weekly Newsletter
October 27, 2023
Unrelated: Take a look at a photo from our fifth graders' trip to see author Renee Watson speak at Harriet Tubman Middle School. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and our students had a blast!
- By today, all classes have had conversations with their teacher about the strike. If you are looking for advice or resources for how to continue that conversation with your child, click here.
- If you need emergency childcare or can provide childcare during a possible strike, fill out this survey.
- If a strike occurs, all after-school classes will be canceled with no make-ups or refunds. If a class is rescheduling off-site, the instructor will reach out to you.
- If a strike occurs, Irvington will be open a few days a week to provide food for families. I will share the schedule as soon as it's finalized.
Report Card News
The biggest change is that teachers will be rating students' mastery of grade level standards in all subject areas. Because we're just finishing our first quarter, you can expect to see many of the standards blank. Over the course of the year, as your children are learning all of their grade's content, these areas will fill up.
If you have any questions about the report card in general, let me know. And if you have any questions about your child's report card, please connect with your teacher. Because we send report cards in the mail, you will likely receive it at your homes the week of November 13.
Message from Ms Blum
November: Counselor Corner Monthly Update
There are a few extra updates this month!
For 5th grade families: I will be introducing 5th graders to the lottery process for middle school and will explain what makes each middle school option different. I will also host a virtual parent night during conferences and those details will be shared soon. All materials will be made available to all 5th grade families. Letter to Families and MS Family Info Nights
Irvington Career Day: We will host our first, school-wide Career Day on Friday, March 15. Here is a flyer with some information. I will also be recruiting volunteers to present. Please read this letter for more details and complete the form if you are interested. Thank you!!
Join the School Directory
OBOB Sign up Deadline is November 3
Is your child interested in participating in the Oregon Battle of The Books? Make sure you sign up before November 3. All 3rd-5th grade students are eligible to participate in this Jeopardy-style trivia competition where students read from the list of 16 amazing titles, including two Newberry Awardees. Sign up link: https://forms.office.com/r/ZEjRs7h67R
And if you anticipate having some free time in the next few weeks to fill, all 3rd-5th grade teachers have a complete set of the OBOB books in their classroom to borrow.
Lost and Found
Halloween Policy at Irvington <REMINDER>
Middle School Info Sessions <REMINDER>
Phone/Watch Policy <REMINDER>
Monday, October 30: Lost and found outside, 3:00-3:30pm
Tuesday, October 31: Lost and found outside, 8:30-9:00am
Wednesday, November 1: First day of a possible strike, which would mean no school
Wednesday, November 1: Site Council, 7pm (canceled in event of strike)
Friday, November 3: No school, regardless of strike status (grading day for teachers)
Friday, November 3: OBOB sign up deadline
Monday, November 6: Popcorn Monday
Monday, November 6: PTA meeting, time TBD
Tuesday, November 7: Chipotle restaurant fundraiser night
Friday, November 10: No school (Veterans' Day)
See it all at a glance here: https://www.irvingtonschool.com/