Dear Parents and Families,

This is our last week in our Gigabot Unit! Students will begin delving into more complex coding and creating sequences and loops to program their robot to do more sophisticated things. Discuss with your kiddo what they’ve learned so far in this fun computer science unit!

February 7th is our classroom popcorn day! We could really use 2 more parent volunteers from 8:30-10:30 to help pop and bag popcorn. Thank you to the Thompsons and their sister-in-law for volunteering so far! If you are available please send me an email or give me a call! 

Week of February 12th-February 16th: Irving will be having a week-long focus on Friendship during the Week of Feb.12-16th. We have planned a fun week of activities for students. Activities will focus on Friendship and Kindness.

Here is a look into our Friendship Week Activities:

Students should bring their item for the friendship mix by February 12th! Please have your child bring 2 cups of something he or she would like to add such as Cheerios, Rice Chex, or other dry cereal, gold fish, animal crackers, pretzels, dried fruit, chocolate chips, or whatever else they think of. 🙂  

Students will get to sit with anyone they want within their grade level at lunch during the week.  Students currently sit at classroom tables.

Teachers will be handing out Kindness Cards to students who demonstrate friendship and kindness during the week. Kindness cards will be turned in for prizes at the end of the week.

Monday Feb. 12:  Alaska Sled Dog Assembly with Focus on Perseverance

Tuesday Feb. 13: Students make a friendship postcard for their buddy classroom.

Wednesday Feb. 14: Buddy Classroom Activities and exchange of friendship postcards.

Thursday Feb. 15: Kindness Quilt-Students will decorate a 4 x 4 paper tile with a drawing that represents an act of kindness.  All tiles will be put together and displayed in cafeteria.  Classes will do a Friendship Walk to see finished Kindness Quilt.

Friday Feb. 16th:  Principal’s Prize cart will visit classrooms and recognize students who earned kindness cards during the week.

If students bring Valentines for their classmates, time will be provided for the kids to pass them out to each other.

The 4th grade Music Performance is this Thursday February 1st at 7pm at Irving. Students are practicing for their show and we will have rehearsals at school the week of January 29th. It’s going to be a great show! 


Mark your calendars:

4th Grade Music Performance: Thursday February 1st

No School “Curriculum Day” Friday February 2nd

Our Popcorn Day: Wednesday February 7th

No School President’s Day: Monday February 20th

Popcorn Day: Wednesday February 21st

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.


Ms. Perrigo