Carnival Donations Needed

posted Feb 19, 2018, 1:05 PM by Christina Benavidez

Our school carnival is on Friday, March 9th and we are in need of donations to help our event run smoothly.  Please help us with the following items if possible:
*Any gift cards to use for raffle baskets
*Little bags of chips
*Store bought cakes (brought in the week of the carnival)
*2 liter containers of soda, tea, lemonade
*12 pack of soda, tea, lemondade
*Cases of bottled water
We also need help with set up, clean up and running game booths.  Contact for more information.

Funner to be a Runner - March 4th

posted Feb 11, 2018, 3:18 PM by Christina Benavidez

Irving Families,

I would like to introduce you to an exciting, upcoming community event for our students. The annual Spring Runoff running race is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Dutch Clark Stadium and part of this event is the “Funner To Be A Runner” youth race (run/walk).  This race is free to all students, kindergarten through eighth grade. The school with the most participants receives a traveling trophy, earning this trophy would be a great way for our students to show the strength of our Irving community. Most importantly, this event brings the community together and promotes physical fitness, health, and lifelong wellness. I am looking forward to this opportunity for our students. Below is a list of important information if your child is interested in participating in this tremendous event.

Thank you for your consideration and support,

Chris Markert

Physical Education Teacher

Irving Elementary

The following information is required for your child to participate in this event, and is important to know:                                             

  • If your child is participating in this event you will need to arrange for transportation to and from the event for them. The person transporting them to the event needs to be prepared to remain at Dutch Clark Stadium for the duration of the event (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.).

  • Complete the Irving Race Registration below and return it to school with your child to be turned into me or their classroom teacher. This allows me to know who to be looking for on event day as we organize for the race.

  • Complete the Spring Runoff “Funner To Be A Runner” registration attached to this letter. If a parent would like to participate (run/walk)with their child, they must register and sign a waiver for the race just like the child (but does not count for the school). This registration can also be completed online at: .

  • ALL racers are required to arrive at Dutch Clark Stadium by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The “Funner To Be A Runner” registration needs to be done either online (web address is on the registration and above) or turned in before 10:30 a.m. at the Dutch Clark Stadium the morning of the race.


  • The race will occur as scheduled, regardless of weather, so please plan on attending and dress accordingly.  Students should try (not required) to wear an Irving School T-Shirt, if possible.

Phone Message 1-31-18

posted Jan 31, 2018, 5:11 PM by Christina Benavidez

Good evening Bullpup families.  Here are a few reminders and updates:  Tomorrow is our popcorn and pickle sale.  Prices start at 50 cents.  Also, Irving's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association will be ending this Friday, February 2nd. Please make sure all donations are turned into your child's teacher or online by Friday. For students in fifth grade, Heaton Middle School is holding an Enrollment Fair tomorrow from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. where families can meet teachers, coaches, and club sponsors.  Dinner will be served and there’s a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Attention families of bus students, there will be a route change for students who ride the blue bus beginning tomorrow morning, February 1st.  The Lambert Ave pickup will be moved to Park Ave at West 15th St.  Please call 549-7217 if you have questions about the new route.  Thank you and have a good evening.

Survey about 4 Day School Week

posted Jan 30, 2018, 12:10 AM by Christina Benavidez   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 12:12 AM ]

Take this survey to share your opinion.  Copy and paste the address below:



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!

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