posted Jan 8, 2018, 6:39 PM by Christina Benavidez

WELCOME BACK and HAPPY NEW YEAR Bullpup Students and Families!  Hope your Christmas and New Years Break was a good one.

We are UPDATING for our brand new year, so please call the office if you have a new address, or new phone number, so I can update my files.

We have a great NEW YEAR ahead of us, and it will be a busy and fun adventure.

Mark these dates in your calendar:

Thursday, January 11th - 1st Popcorn and Pickle Sale.

Monday, January 15 - NO SCHOOL due to Martin  Luther King Holiday.

Tuesday, January 16 - No school for students at Irving for Teacher Work Day.

Thursday, January 18 - PTSO meeting at 3:20 p.m.

Friday, January 19, 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - No Bully Workshop for parents and guardians.   **PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLYER AND YOU NEED TO SEND R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND.  Thank You!

Friday, January 26, 2018 - No School for Irving Students - Innovation Day.  

ATTENDANCE is a Priority  for Irving Students! Please try to get your child to school everyday and on time.  Irving will be testing throughout the month of January. As always, please try to have your student here everyday and schedule any appointments for after school. Student success not only now, but in the future, depends on attending school.  If your child is too sick to come to school, please excuse them by 9:00 a.m. by calling 549-7570.

Please watch for students when you are dropping off and picking up your child, no double parking in the street.  Watch residential driveways and DO NOT BLOCK THEM. You can receive a ticket for this.

PTSO can always use your support, please think about joining. They do so many wonderful things for our students and school.


posted Nov 28, 2017, 5:35 PM by Christina Benavidez

Welcome back! We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful.

We have another busy busy month ahead of us with lots of fun things mixed with holiday cheer.


A Big Bull Pup shout out to our Irving Choir and Mrs. Emerson.  They did an awesome job at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Pueblo County Courthouse on the 17th of November.  They have a couple more performances to go to in December, so please support them.

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 Christmas Concert. Choir will Perform at CENTENNIAL

HIGH SCHOOL at 6:30 p.m.  

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017- Choir will perform at the PUEBLO MALL from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


  • Thank you to all who supported our Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s. It was a great success.

  • Friday December 1st -  Papa John’s Irving Fundraising night.  When you buy pizza, our school makes money.  Please help support us by ordering pizza from Papa John’s on the first Friday of each month.  Don’t forget to mention our school’s name.

  • New logo shirts,  sweatshirts, and hoodies are now available for purchase in the PTSO room. Please Continue to support our PTSO with all of their endeavors. They are a great group of parents and need all the support we can give them.  They are the best!  Please appreciate all they do for your students and our school.

  • Please continue saving your box tops and turning them in for our Spring Deadline.

Santa Pictures

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29th - 9:00a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Santa Pictures will be taken in the PTSO Room.  Each student will receive a picture as a Christmas gift from PTSO

  • Thursday, Nov. 30th - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Santa Pictures will be taken in the PTSO Room. Additional pictures are $1.00 each. Group Pictures with up to 3 people is $2.00 on Thursday ONLY.

  • Monday, December 4th - 8th is the Santa Workshop in the PTSO room.  Every student will get a letter and envelope for their purchases.  Parents are welcome from  8:20 am - 4:00 pm everyday. Please check with your student's teachers if you want to shop with them for an appropriate time of day.


ATTENDANCE will be of great importance this month as we only have 11 school days in December.

Monday December 18th - January 2nd is CHRISTMAS BREAK this year.  Students return to school on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018 .

Thank you to all parents who are valuing their child’s education and bringing them to school everyday and on time when they are not sick.  Also, thank you for calling them in before 9:00 a.m. when they are sick and are unable to come to school.   

Choir Update

posted Nov 18, 2017, 8:22 AM by Christina Benavidez

11-18-17 Good Morning, This message is from Mrs. Emerson: To all of our Choir students and their parents I would like to start by thanking you once again for a spectacular concert last night at the Court House. However, this message is especially for those parents that were stuck outside and weren't able to enjoy the concert. My deepest apologies. I was instructed to start our portion of the celebration and when I specifically asked if all Irving families were able to get back inside by that time, I was told you were given ample time. Thankfully we have two more concerts this season; Thursday, December 7th at Centennial HS and Saturday, December 9th at the Pueblo Mall. Please feel free to contact me on any choir related matter. Have a wonderful break and Happy Thanksgiving.

Choir Announcements

posted Nov 11, 2017, 7:02 AM by Christina Benavidez

Monday, November 6, 2017

Good Evening Choir Families, I want to make sure everyone knows about the upcoming concerts.

Friday, November 17th, 2017 The choir will be singing at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Pueblo County Courthouse.  We will be singing inside in the Rotunda.  (If you walk up the huge flight of stairs on the south side of the building, the Rotunda is directly inside of the main doors.) Our performance time is from 6-6:20 p.m. Students should plan on arriving by 5:50.    Please be on time, especially since our performance time is only 20 minutes long. Students should wear an Irving shirt and jeans; they are welcome to wear Christmas accessories of any kind. Please let me know if you are unable to attend that performance.  I have to give a final count of students no later than Wednesday, November 15th.  THANK YOU!

Thursday, December 7, 2017   is our Christmas Concert.  We will perform at Centennial High School, in their auditorium.  

Students need to arrive by 6 p.m., our performance will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Since this is our 1st “Official” concert of the year and it is for Christmas, I have asked the students to dress in their nicest clothes.  (Uniforms are perfectly acceptable.)  (Please NO JEANS for this concert.)

Saturday, December 9, 2017  Irving Bullpup Choir will be performing at the Pueblo Mall.  We will have a 30 minute performance time.  Students are asked to wear jeans, their Irving shirt, as well as Christmas hats, scarves, jewelry, etc. Our time to perform is from 11:30-Noon  I ask that parents stay with us, especially since this is such a short time and students are dismissed to leave as soon as we finish performing.  Please have students arrive no later than 11:15.

As always, please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you,

Tina Emerson

Irving Elementary School

Music Director


November Bull Pups Newsletter

posted Nov 5, 2017, 9:31 AM by Christina Benavidez

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed your Fall Break, got some needed rest, had fun, and your Halloween was a spooktacular day !!

We have another busy month ahead of us with lots of exciting and fun things for our Irving Families.

Friday , November 3rd -  Awards Assembly for( K-2nd) 9:00 am- 10:00  (3-5) 10:15 am -11:15 am .

Friday, November 3rd -  Papa John’s Pizza fundraising night- please eat your pizza tonight.

Saturday, November 4th - Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast, Fundraiser from 7:30 am-9:30 am- at Applebee’s on Northside  3428 Elizabeth Street.

Saturday, November 4th - Harvest of Families, Central High School 9:00 am-12:30  pm see flyer

Thursday, November 9th - Popcorn Pickle Sale

November 20-24th is Thanksgiving Break - Enjoy your holiday and  your family and friends.

Wednesday Nov 29 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Santa Pictures will be taken

Thursday Nov 30th -  9:00am - 3:30pm  Santa Pictures  ** Each student will receive a picture as a Christmas gift from PTSO. Additional pictures are $1.00 each.  Group picture with up to 3 people is $2.00 on Thursday ONLY.

Attendance - Please try to get your child to school everyday and on time.  Student success not only now but in the future depends on attending school.  If your child is too sick to come to school, please excuse them by 9:00 a.m.

PTSO - Please continue to save and turn in your Box Tops for PTSO.  It’s so important for fundraising for our School.  Our new logo t-shirts are available to buy or order.  Support our PTSO any way you can, they are tremendous and so important to our Irving Family.  Please see your PTSO newsletter that was sent home for other important news!

COAT DRIVE for Harvest of Families, drop box in Office Entrance: Drop off new or gently used coats you don’t want any more.

PLEASE WATCH FOR STUDENTS when you are dropping off and picking up your child, no double parking in the street, observe traffic signs, no parking in teacher parking lot behind school.  We want to insure the safety of our students.

Update Information - Please call and update any phone numbers or address changes to office immediately, so we can change students records.  If you have a change of person on the enrollment form, you need to come in personally and change that in the office.

Attendance in October

posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:55 PM by Christina Benavidez

Good evening Irving Bullpups.  There are only six more days of school left in October.  Students come on October 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, and 20th.  Please make sure to have your kids here every day and on time for these six days.  There have been many absences and tardies this year.  Please talk to your child about the importance of school and being on time and present every day. Thank you for your support and have a good evening!

Community Peace Summit

posted Oct 2, 2017, 5:55 PM by Christina Benavidez

    You are cordially invited to the Community Peace Summit hosted by Pueblo City Schools.
 The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  The opening ceremony will begin at
10:00 at the Southwest Motors Events Center.    
    The purpose of the Community Peace Summit is to demonstrate how students pledge to
create peace at school and transform our district.  It also is a demonstration of our
community’s pledge of support.  The event is designed around bullying prevention activities
that have occurred at schools or are planned for the upcoming year through school-based
peace summits.


posted Oct 1, 2017, 6:23 PM by Christina Benavidez

All kids who attend school on October 2, 2017 will be in for a fun day!  We are going to have a drawing; the prizes are: school hoodies and shirts,  two scooters, helmets and protective gear for one girl and one boy.  Also, every child who attends will get a popsicle at the end of the day.

GOAL:  Our goal is to get 100% of the kids to school.  We want to have the best attendance of all elementary schools for the month of October.

There are only 13 school days in October, and our goal is perfect attendance for every student. Each month we reward kids that have perfect attendance.  If your child missed a day last month, they still have a chance for perfect attendance the next month.  There are 143 students who did not miss a single day in September.  Great Job!!!!

The classroom with the best attendance for the month will be rewarded. They will have a classroom party to celebrate their attendance. Last month, Mrs. Sackett’s room enjoyed a popcorn party, thanks to PTSO!  In September, Mrs. Cortese’s class won with 96.16% of her students in attendance.  Great Job!!!!

Starting in October we are also rewarding the class with the most improved attendance. The classroom party will be either pizza, ice cream or popcorn.   Mrs. McNierney had an increase of 4.06% this month from last month.  Great Job!!!!

Did you know that students with good/perfect attendance have a higher success rate with graduating from high school?

We need to have a great October attendance rate.  Please call Mr. Patterson at 549-7570 if you have any questions or concerns about attendance.

Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can be.

Rita Pierson

October Bull Pups Newsletter 2017

posted Sep 28, 2017, 9:07 PM by Christina Benavidez

Welcome Autumn Bull Pup Families

September flew by, and we are ready for October fun to begin. We have a busy month ahead of us.  

We are in OCTOBER COUNT which is extremely important to our school. Monday October 2, 2017 we need every student at Irving Elementary HERE.  We would like 100% attendance.  We have some awesome giveaways that  Mr. Patterson, our advocate, has put together for us!!  

Please make sure you listen to Our School Messengers when they are sent, there is a lot of information that we provide our families with.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 is Lifetouch retake Picture Day.

Wednesday October 4, 2017 is Vision/Hearing Day for our students, except for the 4th grade.

Thursday October 5, 2017 is Popcorn & Pickle Sale for PTSO.

Friday October 6, 2017 is 5th grade Field Trip to Beulah Mountain Park. They have lunch provided. Students should dress appropriately for the weather.

Friday October 6, 2017 is Literacy Title 1 night.  PTSO is selling pizza at 5:00 p.m. and Movie starts at 6:00 p.m. popcorn for sale also.

Friday October 6, 2017 will begin our PaPa John’s Pizza fundraising again for the year.

Monday October 9th through Tuesday October 17, 2017 Irving Scholastic Book Fair is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Thursday October 12, 2017 is the PTSO Meeting at 3:20 p.m.

Saturday October 14, 2017 will be Irving Bake Sale at the Northside Walmart from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Please bring items to the PTSO room on Friday or to the store on Saturday.  Best items to make are cupcakes, cakepops, cookies, or brownies. Please support our PTSO as they do SO MUCH for our students and School.

Monday October 16, 2017  No school for students. It’s a teacher work day.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 No school for students. This is Parent Teacher Conference Day. Please check with your child for their paperwork to schedule your conference.

Monday October 23, through Tuesday October 31, 2017 is Fall Break for Irving Students.  Students will return on Wednesday, November 1st.

If you need to get a message to your child or change your student pick up and departures for the day, please call by 2:30 p.m. to insure we get the change correct in the office.  Calling later than this could cause problems with getting the information to your child in time.

Please call in absences by 9:00 am when your student is out of school for the day.

If your student has a doctor, dental, or professional appointment please get a school excuse for that and turn it into the office upon returning.

We are a uniform school. Please make sure your student is dressed in uniform daily. We know there is sometimes a reason not to have one on. Please call the office and let us know. We have a uniform bank where we gladly take and exchange uniforms.

We are having some issues with outside food coming to school.  Snacks such as Takis, Hot Cheetos, and assorted snacks like this are causing many issues throughout the school day and we ask that students not bring outside snacks to school. Please know that your child is provided a healthy afternoon snack each day before going home.


posted Sep 28, 2017, 9:03 PM by Christina Benavidez

To ensure the success of our students and your children, we need to make sure they attend school every day.  If your child is sick, please call 549-7570 to excuse them before 9:00 a.m. every morning. If for any reason you are finding it hard to get your child to school, please contact Mr. Patterson, our community advocate, to discuss strategies to support getting your child to school.  It is so important to establish good attendance habits to keep your children on track, not only now, but in the future.  Thank you for all of your cooperation and hard work in making your child the best they can be!  Have a good evening!

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