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Good evening!

My head has been all about the field trip the past couple of days! I forgot to let everyone know that tomorrow we are doing our “fort and electronics” party that the kids earned the last points for on Friday. They are welcome to bring a blanket and their “devices” to build forts with their desks and play on their devices for an hour tomorrow. I’m sorry for my tunnel vision and the short notice! The field trip went really well!!
Thank you!
Ms. Perrigo

 

Dear Parents and Families,

I can’t believe this will be one of my last posts for our school year! I’m feeling excited and a little sad.  The students have grown, shared, and learned so much this year. I’m excited for them to start their next chapter, 5th grade, but also sad to let them go. I’m excited that I will get to share in that adventure next year with some of them since we will be teaching the blends. (I will have about 17 5th graders and about 13 or so 4th graders in my homeroom class next year.)  We have had a fantastic 4th grade year together. We want to thank all parents/guardians for your support of our classroom family and your child.  We have had a remarkable year! We wish the students the best in 5th grade and we hope they come back and visit us in the years to come! We would love to hear all about their accomplishments!

On Monday, June 17th, we will be tidying up the room. I am asking that each student bring in a plastic grocery bag or reusable bag (with their name on it) on Monday to school or ASAP. This bag will be used to carry all their packets and left-over school supplies. We will be cleaning out our desks and cubbies too!

Tuesday June 18th is our last day of school (Half-Day). On Tuesday we will have a school-wide “Field Day” where students will participate in activities around the school. We will finish the day with an assembly. The students will get out at 11:30. Report cards will be mailed home the week of June 24-28th.

All library books will be due on June 10th.  The Awesome Prize Box will be available starting Monday, June 10th. If you have your library books turned in by this date you may come and choose a prize! Mrs. Ferguson has been collecting treasure all year long! You don’t want to miss out!

We will be taking our last field trip to Amazon and will be having an end of the year celebration tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th. PLEASE remember to put sunscreen on your child before they leave home in the morning! It is supposed to be EXTREMELY HOT and SUNNY! You may also want to send sunscreen with your child to apply after swimming for playing in the park. We will have some, but if you prefer your own brand that’s great too. Please send a water bottle with your child! We don’t want anyone to become dehydrated. There will be a faucet for them to refill it at the park.  

The last two weeks of school the students will be reflecting upon their year and preparing for the summer months. We will write about our year and the students will write letters to the “future” student who will sit at their desk. I know each child has words of wisdom to share with future 4th graders!

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday June 11th: Amazon End of Year Field Trip

Last Day of School/Half Day/ Field Day; Dismissal at 11:30am: Tuesday June 18th

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

4th Grade Families,

The Jog-a-thon is 17 days away!  Here is a Jog-a-thon fundraising update. 

Total Amount Raised so far: $2750     Goal: $15,000   Goal %: 18

Amount 4th Grade has raised online:  $565

Participation Rate: 13% of Students School Wide have participated in online fundraising

Days Remaining to donate online:  24

Online Fundraising Closes:  June 7

How to Help: We need your help to raise as much money as possible for the PTO.  The Irving PTO has helped purchase additional teacher time each year over the last 8 years.  PTO’s contribution to supporting students is invaluable.  In order to continue to provide the same support to Irving we need to raise as much money as possible during the Jog-a-thon.  The PTO has set a goal of $15,000.  If each student were to collect $45 in pledges we would reach our goal.  Please use the link below to contribute to the Jog-a-thon and also help spread the word via social media and email.  You can send links to friends and family as well.  Thanks for your efforts in supporting the Irving school community!

Use this website:  https://99pledges.com/fund/irvingtigers

Thank You for Supporting Irving Students and the Irving PTO!

 

First, THANK YOU for making our staff appreciation week last week so amazing! The thoughtfulness of our PTO and Irving parents and families is humbling!

This is our “State Testing” week. Students are progressing through the 4 state tests in small chunks throughout the day with plenty of brain breaks, snacks and fun!

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 24th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $9.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 17th.  Each classroom is only allowed to bring 4 parents total per room. We have all the volunteers signed up. Thanks for your understanding of Aurora’s policy and space limitations.   Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:15pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Each student needs to bring a lunch and a snack. Lunches should be in a disposable bag and clearly marked with your child’s name as there will not be a place to store them after lunch. Please send only beverages that have a lid. We are also asking that students do not bring any glass containers. Please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 20th of May if your student needs a lunch ordered from the cafeteria. Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus rides. Please remember that these items are brought at your own risk. The school and teachers are not responsible for these items. However, the buses will be locked at all times while we are not on them. We will be arriving back at Irving as close to 3:15pm as possible. Please make sure that your child has a ride home if they are a bus rider. Also, please make sure you have a volunteer form on file at the office. The forms are good for 5 years, so if you previously completed one you should be covered, see Jil in the office regarding this. If you have any questions, or are available to chaperone please let your child’s teacher know.

Upcoming Events:

Monday May 13-Friday May 17th: Irving’s 3-5th Grade Testing Week

Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn Day & PTO Meeting

Friday May 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Aurora Colony.

Friday May 31st: Irving Jog-A-Thon

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Today is the Irving Variety show!  There will be a dress rehearsal from 9-10 am and then an evening performance is 7-8pm.  This year participants are in 3-5th grade.  This will be a fun event showcasing Irving’s amazing kiddos!

There will be No School this Wednesday May 8th.  This week we are finishing up our Artist in Residence lessons Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45-1:30. We could really use some parent volunteers for any or all of these lessons. Please let me know if you are available. We will also be spending some time this week reviewing math and reading concepts taught throughout the year to prepare for our upcoming State Testing week (May 13-17).

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 24th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $9.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 17th.  Each classroom is only allowed to bring 4 parents total per room. We have all the chaperones signed up for room 12. Thanks for your understanding of Aurora’s policy and space limitations.  Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:15pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Each student needs to bring a lunch and a snack. Lunches should be in a disposable bag and clearly marked with your child’s name as there will not be a place to store them after lunch. Please send only beverages that have a lid. We are also asking that students do not bring any glass containers. Please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 20th of May if your student needs a lunch ordered from the cafeteria. Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus rides. Please remember that these items are brought at your own risk. The school and teachers are not responsible for these items. However, the buses will be locked at all times while we are not on them. We will be arriving back at Irving as close to 3:15pm as possible. Please make sure that your child has a ride home if they are a bus rider. Also, please make sure you have a volunteer form on file at the office. The forms are good for 5 years, so if you previously completed one you should be covered, see Jil in the office regarding this. If you have any questions, or are available to chaperone please let your child’s teacher know.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday May 7th: Irving Variety Show

Monday May 13-Friday May 17th: Irving’s 3-5th Grade Testing Week

Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn Day & PTO Meeting

Friday May 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Aurora Colony.

Friday May 31st: Irving Jog-A-Thon

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

This week students will be taking their end of the year Bethel Writing assessment as well as their end of the year I-Ready Math test.  We’re excited to see student growth this year! They have been working extremely hard and we’re very proud of all their efforts.

This week for math homework please have your students play “Prodigy” for a minimum of 20 minutes. I have it setup so that the questions the kids are answering are practice questions for the state test that we will be taking during the week of May 13th-May 17th. If you don’t have internet or a device at home that allows your child to play prodigy, please have him/her practice their flashcards or play a math game.

The Irving Variety show is on Tuesday May 7th.  There will be a dress rehearsal from 9-10 am on the 7th and then an evening performance.  This year participants are in 3-5th grade.  This will be a fun event showcasing Irving’s amazing kiddos!

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We typically only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who have already been donating snack! Our kids have a tough time waiting until lunch! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday May 1: Popcorn Day

Tuesday May 7th: Irving Variety Show

Monday May 13-Friday May 17th: Irving’s 3-5th Grade Testing Week

Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn Day & PTO Meeting

Friday May 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Aurora Colony.

Friday May 31st: Irving Jog-A-Thon

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Families,

We have an Artist in residence that will be starting 4 lessons with our class next week. This amazing experience is brought to us by our PTO. Each grade was able to choose from a variety of activities. The 4th and 5th grades are sewing wallets with LED lights in them. Our class is the last one to start our lesson and it’s been recommended to me from the other teachers to see if there are any parents that will come in and help. 🙂 The lessons are May 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 9th all from 12:45-1:30. The kids will each be threading their own needles and sewing a small LED light with wires through two layers of felt. You can see why it would be helpful to have more than two adults in the room! Please let me know if you are able to volunteer for one or more days.

Please forgive the lack of recent blog posts and the fact that you will get a couple more today as I share important information with you.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Good morning!

I’m sorry for the late notice! I meant to send this yesterday when Jake decided to spend his Dojo points on a PJ party for the class today! So YES the kids can wear their PJs to school today!

Thanks,

Ms. Perrigo

Welcome back!

This week students will be working creating finger puppets based on their families and then will give a speech about them to the class.

On Thursday, April 4th our class will go on a guided field trip to BRING Recycling, Glenwood Transfer Station (the “dump” and recycling center), and Short Mountain Landfill. We plan to leave at 8:35am and return at 11:55am, just in time for lunch at school. There is no cost for the field trip, as transportation will be paid for by the district’s EWEB grant. It is important that your child wear closed toed, comfortable walking shoes. Chaperones will need to ride the bus, as parking at our first stop is limited and everyone has to be on the bus when we go to the landfill. This field trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand where our garbage and recycling goes. This knowledge will help support the work that Irving is doing as an Oregon Green School and will tie in with what students will continue to learn in their lessons by Partners for Sustainable Schools. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the field trip.

The Irving Pillar assembly is Friday April 5th, at 1:30-2:20. Several students in our class will be receiving awards not only for pillars, but we also have at least seven students that will be recognized for memorizing their facts. Keep up the hard work Room #12 students!!

Upcoming Events:

Monday April 1st-Thursday April 4th: Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday April 3rd: Popcorn Day

Thursday April 4th: Field Trip to BRING Field Trip

Friday April 5th Pillar Assembly 1:30-2:20

Friday April 12th: No School; Curriculum Development Day

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo