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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

The students did an amazing job at their 4th grade music performance last Wednesday.

This week students will be working on writing a practice “Performance Task” that aligns to our writing standards as well as prepares them for the performance task they will be responsible for writing on the upcoming state tests. We will be practicing writing a written reponse using text based evidence to support our claims.  Students in 4th grade will not be state testing until mid-May. More details to come.

On Friday, 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 8:45am and return at 11:50am, 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.  If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please let me know or return the slip that will come home in Friday folders. We are only allowed seven additional people on the trip, so it will be first come first served. 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.

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 brought in snack at the beginning of the school year! Our class really appreciated it! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday March 14th: End of 2nd Trimester

Friday March 15th: No School; Grading Day

Wednesday March 20th: PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Monday March 25th-Friday March 29th: Spring Break; No School

Friday April 4th: Field Trip to BRING Field Trip

April 5th Pillar assembly 1:20-2:20

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

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

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Dear Parents and Families,

I hope you enjoyed the snow and family time this week! Please look for information either in Friday folders or in the homework section of portfolios! The Iditaread starts today. Students have a packet that will be coming home today. There is also a note about the 4th grade performance that has ben rescheduled for March 6th at 7:00. Students need to be here at 6:45.

                                                                   THE IDITAREAD IS HERE!

We are getting ready to celebrate the third year of the IDITAREAD at home reading competition at Irving. This coincides with the Iditarod race in Alaska, and buddy teams of Irving students will be racing against one another.  The challenge is to see which team can cross the finish line first!     The competition runs March 1 through March 15.  Attached to this paper are the slips that you will send back DAILY indicating the minutes your child has read that day.  Please pay attention to the dates on the slips.  Here are the rules and procedures for the race.

  • The team minutes will be averaged by the number of members on your team.
  • There are 10 checkpoints in the race. Teams will advance based on a percentage of participation. First graders are expected to read 20 minutes a night, and 30 minutes a night for grades 2-5.
  • NO late slips will be counted. They must be returned the following day and signed by an adult.
  • Maps with team progress will be displayed and updated daily. Each team will have a unique color and name. We will also give updates on the morning announcements.
  • The winning team will earn a pizza party.
  • Have fun and let the reading begin!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday March 6th: 4th Grade Music Program 7:00pm

Wednesday March 6th: Popcorn Day

Thursday March 7th: Family Literacy Night

Friday March 8th: Spring Picture Day

March 15th: No school Report card day

March 20th: PTO meeting 6:30

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

 

Dear Parents and Families

Our 4th grade will be having our annual music performance on Thursday February 28th at 7pm in the cafeteria.  Students have been practicing and preparing the last few months for the upcoming concert. Students need to arrive at 6:45pm and head to their classroom. We will walk kiddos down to the performance. Feel free to grab a seat at 6:45pm and get ready for a wonderful show!

This Friday is the PTO Family Dance Party -Western Ho Down 6:00-8:00 There will be a live band, Chili feed, silent auction, and lots of other fun activities!

This week we resume our Sustainable School lessons for the next five weeks. Thursday we will also have Arts Attack led by our fantastic parent helpers!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday February 20th: Popcorn Day “OUR POPCORN DAY”

Wednesday February 20th: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm

Friday February 22nd: Family Dance Party-PTO 6:00-8:30pm

Thursday February 28th: 4th Grade Music Program 7:00pm

As always, if you have any questions please email or give me a call.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo