Monthly Archives: September 2015

More Kindergarten Updates!

We had another wonderful week in Kindergarten! Thank you to those families who attended Curriculum Night on Wednesday. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend – there are many other opportunities coming up for you to get to know other Irving families, either through volunteering for events or just coming by to have a good time! That being said….

From PTO:

Irving Tiger T-Shirts will be available soon for families that are interested in purchasing one for their child. Expect to see an updated size/price list come home soon in your child’s red folder. You can either stop by the office to buy one or send money with your child and a note indicating what size you would like ordered. I will deliver the money to the office and send the t-shirt home in your child’s backpack.

A Fundraising Committee will be meeting for the first time this Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. here at Irving. All parents are welcome to attend to give input into how fundraising for our school can be made more effective through efforts such as a Direct Donation Drive. Contact Athena Shay, PTO Fundraising Chair, at [] or (541) 606-7005 if you have questions or want to be involved.

The first big PTO event of the year, the Monster Mash Bingo Bash, is coming up at the end of October. This is a super fun event that also helps to raise funds for our school. Please contact Donnita Bassinger, PTO Events Chair, at [] or (541) 913-5272 if you are interested in volunteering for special events such as this.

Ongoing PTO volunteer needs include the School Store each Wednesday before school begins, Popcorn Day every other Wednesday morning, and the Square 1 Art fundraiser. These are excellent opportunities to become involved in our school community and have a positive impact for all of our students here at Irving by providing funds for field trips, classroom supplies, and more amazing things than I can even list!

One last housekeeping note:

I have updated the “Book Orders” page and hopefully the revised instructions will fix the glitch that kept so many of our families from ordering through Scholastic online. I was able to manually enter all of the paper orders I received and am pleased to say that we earned 10 free books for our classroom with the size of our order. Thank you!!


Ms. McFarland

A Fantastic First Week!

We had a fantastic first week in Kindergarten! Some of the highlights this week included Music with Mrs. Strohman and Miss Bassani, having our first P.E. lesson in the gym, and checking out books from the Library with Mrs. Ferguson.

There are some great events happening next week, too, so mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!

Monday-Thursday: Book Fair in the school library

Wednesday: Curriculum Night at 6:00 pm with a PTO meeting to follow at 7:00 pm.

Our first Scholastic Book Order forms also went home in Friday’s red folder. If you would like to order online, simply follow the link and log-in directions that are located here on our classroom blog under the “Book Orders” tab. Book orders are due this Friday, September 25.


Ms. McFarland

Ready for Kindergarten!

Welcome Families!

It was such a pleasure to meet so many of our newest Irving Tigers at the Meet the Teacher event! For those of you who didn’t have a chance to stop by, Mrs. Roehl and I saved an ABC’s of Kindergarten info packet for you and will make sure to get it to you on your child’s first day of school.

Please be sure to read through our info packet prior to your conference time. It is full of useful information about the “housekeeping” side of kindergarten, from where to pickup/dropoff to what to do if your child is ill. I can answer any questions you have about those details when we meet.

Thank you again for helping to make the start of this new school year so inspiring!


Ms. McFarland